October 19, 2017
A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada’s wealthiest communities to pitch some tents and draw attention to housing shortages for disadvantaged people across British Columbia.
The latest location for the wandering group of 15 people is Willows Park, a seaside recreation area in the Victoria suburb of Oak Bay, known for its tea rooms, elderly population and turn-of-century mansions worth millions.
Homeless camp spokeswoman Chrissy Brett said the campers arrived Wednesday after taking down their tents at the District of Oak Bay’s municipal hall. She said the campers spent seven nights on municipal property.