The Oaklands Community Association is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of individuals who reside, work, volunteer, or own property in Oaklands. The Board is composed of nine members who are elected during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a two-year term.
Here is our current Board of Directors:
Alex McCumber and his family are new to Oaklands, having recently joined us from Vancouver! Alex brings his experience as an architect with extensive training and professional experience with land use and planning, public consultation, mediation, functional programming, as well as building planning and design. Alex is looking forward to making a valuable contribution to the Oaklands community.
Evan Pivnick originally came to Victoria to attend the University of Victoria, and to play soccer for the UVic Vikes. Graduating in 2013, he stayed in Victoria working in the Legislature with the BC Greens, and ultimately taking on the role of Chief of Staff to the B.C. Green Caucus during the e-minority government from 2017-2020. He now runs his own full-service consulting firm, Cascade Strategies.
Evan and his partner Jess moved to Oaklands in July 2020.
Amanda Putman, a French Immersion, Spanish and English teacher currently working in School District 61, has lived in Oaklands for the past seven years. A Victoria resident since 2004, Amanda is originally from a small town near Ottawa, Ontario.
She holds a B.A. in International Development Studies and an M.Ed in Community Development and, prior to becoming a teacher, worked for a number of years in the non-profit sector.
She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, kayaking, hiking and cycling with her partner and two step-children and looks forward to contributing to the Oaklands community with the goal of keeping it a wonderful place for her children to grow up.
Martin is a Retired Military Officer and Oaklands neighbour since 2003.
Currently on Oaklands Finance Committee.
Brenda Turner has worked in Oaklands for over 25 years. She bought the daycare she operates in the neighbourhood 10 years ago. The daycare is often out and about around the neighbourhood supporting the community. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys traveling, taking photographs, and reading - she does not own a computer or cell phone! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, a Bachelor of Education as well as Early Childhood Education and Infant Toddler diplomas.
John Michael (JM) McColl lives in Oaklands with his partner Sara and his daughter Sophie. Most days you can find him chasing Sophie around the "purple park" near Oaklands School. He grew up on Salt Spring Island where he co-founded the Salt Spring Forum, an organization devoted to civic engagement. He works for the provincial government and likes good coffee, sunny days, and meeting new people.
Teresa and her family have lived in the Oaklands community for 15 years and has logged many hours at Oswald Park with her two children.
She works at Camosun College and enjoys volunteering at the Oaklands Pantry, reading, walking and spending time with family. She is looking forward to contributing to our beautiful neighbourhood and meeting more community members.
Amanda and her partner, Jaime, have lived in the Oaklands neighbourhood for nearly 10 years and absolutely love it. They have two young boys busily enjoying every corner of the neighbourhood and Amanda can’t wait until her kids can help with her flower gardens. Amanda works for the provincial government.
Paige grew up in Victoria, but has spent most of the past two decades pursuing her career in Toronto and New York City. In 2020, deep in the pandemic, she relocated to Vancouver Island and soon after found a home in Oaklands with her husband Eric and their two young daughters.
Paige has immensely enjoyed meeting her neighbours and participating in the many events the OCA hosts. She currently works as a Creative & Business Development Consultant, where she advises businesses across a range of industries. Paige has more than a decade of leadership expertise at the intersection of Communications, Marketing, and Sales.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Hamilton Park
Infant/Toddler Centre Hours: Monday- Friday 7:45am- 5:30pm
1487 Hamilton Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 2Y2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association