The Oak Bay Environment Club’s 20th Annual

Rubber Duck Race

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 • 10 a.m.

2022 Creekside Concert Series

We are planning the fourth annual series of free bicycle-powered concerts along Bowker Creek in Lekwungen Territory. Stay tuned for concert dates and locations to be announced…

Manjinder Benning & Heather Cunliffe at the Aug. 6th 2021, Creekside Concert in Oak Bay

We were thrilled to host our third and final concert of the 2021 summer series on Friday, August 6th, 2021 along Bowker Creek Walkway in Oak Bay. Check out the video recording of this concert here.

Lekwungen welcome by TEALIYE/Brianna Bear

Poetry by Asiyah Robinson

Music by Manjinder Benning & Heather Cunliffe and Luke Wallace

For more details about the concert series visit:

We are grateful to the CRD Arts Commission, the District of Oak Bay, Island Savings, and the SOCAN Foundation for their financial support.

Creekside Concerts are presented by the Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride.

Song Like a Seed – An Earth Day Concert with Sara Thomsen

Programs in Earth Literacies fund-raising concert for Bowker Creek was held on Friday, April 23rd, 2021  

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society gratefully acknowledges the kind and generous support from concert organizer, Gertie Jocksch of the Programs in Earth Literacies, Sara Thomsen for lending her voice and performing talent, and concert attendees for a wonderful evening in celebration of Earth Day 2021. This concert presented a packet of songs – like seeds to care for the earth and each other; a healing balm, a call to action, to blossom, to fruit, to harvest. Each note a nudge to kindle the heart, to raise up voices, to plant our own songs, our dreams, like seeds.

 About Sara Thomsen:

“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. Singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen’s home base is in the Lake Superior region near the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior. In addition to her solo work, Sara is a weaver of song and community singing. Increasing wonder and awareness, deepening spiritual connection, and widening social engagement through song is at the heart of her work. Sara is the founder and director of the Echoes of Peace Choir and a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program led by Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly of Victoria.

We have allocated the Earth Day concerts proceeds towards the purchase of a flow measurement device for the FoBC Streamkeepers Salmon Recovery project. This helps keep the work of the streamkeepers group going. A portion of the concert proceeds remains for other needs. 
Thanks to Gertie Jocksch, Earth Literacies Program, Sara Thomsen and the Earth Day 2021 concert participants for your support.

Here are links to live-stream recordings of the 2020 Creekside Concerts:

Creekside Concert #1 at Trent Street Field

Creekside Concert #2 at Cedar Hill Park

Creekside Concert #3 at Browning Park

Cardboard Owls and Birds Craft Project at the Concerts

hand-made bird puppets on sticks

There was a free art-making activity for children, families and anyone at the concerts. Pre-cut cardboard pieces, sticks, fasteners and stickers were made available for participants to use.

Sari Alesh leading the Stickleback Comeback parade at Clawthorpe Park Creekside Concert 2019.