James Bay, Victoria, BC Can. 2019

Took place on 22‑24 Feb 2019

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Welcome to James Bay Window Wanderland, 

To print our 2019 WINDOW WANDERLAND map scroll down to the bottom of this page and click the button that says “download map”.

This will produce a 2 page pdf file with a printable map and a handy alphabetical list of street names with addresses. 

Many of you will be taking photographs this weekend. You can post pictures of your favourites on a world wide Wanderland map at this link. Please note the address of the display in order to place it properly.


Have fun out there, but safety first! Be mindful of traffic, wear something bright. 

Too late? Our 2nd James Bay WindowWanderland is Feb22-24 6:00 to 9:30pm.  Is it too late to register? Emphatically NOT! 

This year the map of window displays is downloadable and printable at home. This means you can register at the last minute and still appear on the online map.  No need for FoMo. 

Printed maps will be available during the event at the James Bay Community Centre at 140 Oswego and at New Horizons 234 Menzies. (Hot drinks too, by donation). The deadline to be included on these printed maps is Weds. Feb.20th.

You do not need to make a window display to participate. We need wanderers as well as display makers because without an audience there is ain’t no show. Invite some friends over. Go out as a group. Consider decking yourselves out with lights

(that battery powered set you got at Christmas is perfect) or reflective gear so you’ll be easily seen by motorists and become part or the Wanderland scene at the same time. Have fun out there, but remember safety first. 

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch at jamesbayww@gmail.com

We are delighted to bring to our Community the second installment of Window Wanderland. This community celebration is brought to you by the James Bay Community Centre and James Bay New Horizons, funding for the event was made possible by a celebration grant from the City of Victoria.

Taking part is free, everyone is welcome, you can make a display in the windows of your home, apartment, business, car, and high rise. This inclusive event brings out the artist in all of us. February in Victoria can be dreary and we all need a little more light to brighten our spirits at this time of year. The event is a great way to engage with your neighbors, or get the entire family working on a project together. Get involved, be creative, be noticed, the materials you can use are unlimited, for inspiration and guidance go to www.windowwanderland.com or checkout this youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTciTRa0_I&feature=youtu.be

This year we are encouraging you to wear colorful clothing or add a reflective or light enhancing device to your person, this will make you more visible as you walk the streets of James Bay viewing the amazing window displays.

Window Wanderland Workshops 

Dawn Olson is offering two different workshop projects for 2019. Everyone is welcome, though children will need to have their adult helpers with them. The cost is $4.00 per person. No art experience needed; all materials provided.

Workshop 1: Sat. Feb 2

Create a giant monster, animal, human or other object to suspend in your window. Bring your imagination and the measurements of the windows you want to decorate. Choose morning or afternoon time.

9:30-12:30pm James Bay Community Centre: 250 389 1470 

2:00-5:00pm    New Horizons:  250 386 3035 

Workshop 2: Sat. Feb 9 

Create an eye-catching window display from colourful translucent paper –a pleasing pattern, a giant animal or giant human or….whatever you like!  Bring your imagination and the dimensions of the windows you want to decorate. Choose morning or afternoon time. 

9:30-12:30pm: James Bay Community Centre 250 389 1470 

2:00-5:00pm: New Horizons Call 250 386 3035 

Want  to make 2019 bigger and better?

Register your display!

Invite a neighbour to do the same. 

Invite friends and have a party!

Set up a warm drink and cookie station in front of your home.

Pick up flyers at the JBCSC 140 Oswego and take them around your block or drop them off at a local business.

When you wander go as a group. Dress up…blinky lights, funny hats, faerie wings…

Send pictures of your creative process to jamesbayww@gmail.com

Remember to keep it all family freindly and pedestrian powered.


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