About Us


The Sidney Community Association is the Sidney organizer for Jane’s Walks!

What is a Jane’s Walk? Find out here.

Around the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Inspired by the work of Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are free, walking conversations that encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

All Jane’s Walks are free and open to all, but please RSVP to sidneycommunityassociation@gmail.com to help us plan. We hope you will join us on a walk so we can all enjoy learning more about Sidney’s neighbourhoods.

Jane’s Walk #3 – Sunday May 19, 1:30 pm Cycling Without Age Walk beside a trishaw and pilot taking seniors for a cycle through a charming Sidney neighbourhood with a stop at Roberts Bay. Learn why this new non-profit was started and what seniors think about the outings. Full information in the Recent Post in the column to the right.

Jane’s Walk #2 – Tuesday May 14, 5:30 pm Reay Creek Guided by Reay Creek residents and Ian Bruce of Peninsula Streams, this is a rare opportunity for the public to experience the lovely park and discuss the future of the contaminated pond once it is cleaned up, with neighbours… For full information, click on the Recent Post in the column to the right.

Jane’s Walk #1 – Saturday April 27, 2 pm Sidney’s Great Streets. What Makes a Great Street? Lead by members of our Transportation Committee and special guest Brent Molnar, Director of Development Services for the City of Colwood. For more information, click on the Recent Post in the column to the right. Space is limited, so register early.

We are looking for volunteers to lead walks in Sidney. Click here for more information. Or contact us at sidneycommunityassociation@gmail.com or phone Jocelyn at 250-634-4715.

So who was Jane Jacobs? Find out here

Want to get involved in the Community Association and meet other members? Join an interest group by contacting its leader:

Development: Dennis Carlsen dcarlsen58@gmail.com Habitat and Environment: Lynda Comber lyndacomber123@gmail.com Transportation: Eric Diller eric4941@yahoo.com Council Watch: Jocelyn Gifford jocelyn.gifford@shaw.ca Member Engagement: Elaine Hicks hicks.elaine@shaw.ca

About the Community Association

The Sidney Community Association believes that every Sidney resident is part of creating the future of our town. We inform ourselves about local government and connect with other residents to be engaged in the places we live (housing, zoning, development), the places we enjoy (parks, environmentally sensitive areas, beaches), and the streets we travel on (safety, accessibility, sustainability.)

The 2018-2019 Board is looking forward to working with members, residents, neighbourhood groups and the variety of organizations and interests in our town.  (see the Who We Are page to meet the Directors) 

We became a registered Society in 2016.
We are funded only by membership fees and donations. 

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Sidney by the Sea

Sidney by the Sea has a beautiful waterfront, friendly and walkable neighborhoods, lovely gardens and green spaces, interesting local shops and a unique ‘small town’ feel that is precious to residents and visitors alike. Protecting what all residents value in our town, as it grows, is a core value for the Association. Another core value is respectful, constructive discussion about municipal affairs.


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