Esquimalt Residents Association (ERA): Helping Connect Our Community

Esquimalt Residents Association is a volunteer non-profit organization. 

Upcoming Events: Click on images for more details



Previous Activities

  • Esquimalt Buccaneer Days



The Esquimalt Residents Association (ERA) is a grassroots community group committed to informing, engaging, connecting and advocating for the people of Esquimalt. ERA is non-partisan and inclusive, and exists to increase active community participation.

AIM: Strengthen relationships and build a fun, vibrant, and liveable community.


Please consider attending some of our ERA meetings and getting a feel for some of the work that we can accomplish together within our community.

There is room for individuals to work
on projects for Esquimalt without the commitment of being a board director. 

Together we can action items of significant interest to you and the community.

Board meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month,
7 – 8:30 pm at the Rec Centre. (Room varies.)


f70ecc7c-5135-4d08-9e5d-82b5b35613f1          Community Safety Town Hall

Esquimalt Residents Association and Victoria Police Esquimalt Division presented a Community Safety Town Hall on Wednesday, November 16th from 7 – 9 pm at Crows Nest @ Archie Browning Recreational Center, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. Topics included:

  • Personal Safety
  • Crime Prevention – Environmental Design
  • Crime Reporting & Suspicious Activity
  • Being an Effective Witness

The ERA would like to share an appreciative THANK YOU to Victoria Police HQ and Esquimalt Division for a very informative public safety town hall including participation by VSAC, Trans Inclusion and Mens Trauma.  Please see VicPD “Read more” below for more details and links to additional information.





was Sat Oct 22 at the Archie Browning Centre in the Crows Nest.
Started at 12 noon with a get acquainted mixer.

Featured speaker was Esquimalt Mayor Desjardins, at 1 PM

The AGM was at 2 PM. 


Urban Deer Workshop

ERA hosted a workshop entitled, “Successfully Living with Urban Deer,” featuring special guests from the BCSPCA WildArc and the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society.

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Visit this link for a video of the evening:

** Note – turn up the volume full. The sound improves at the 2 minute mark.

About 20 residents attended, armed with many questions for our guests.
The presenters told us about the history of the deer that are in the region, their feeding patterns, their reproduction cycle and where they spend their lives. Discussion was had on protection of people and pets, prevention of traffic accidents, and garden invasions. Our guests provided the audience with common sense ways to reduce the harm from urban deer. They offered interesting results of a contraceptive that was trialed at CFB Esquimalt and that is is planned as a pilot project in Oak Bay after federal and provincial permits are obtained.

Many thanks to our guests and to all who participated and made the event happen! An album with a few pictures has been added to our ERA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.868054476624732.1073741845.503832593046924&type=1&l=53f9d1ce33


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Examples of recent projects that have been completed: Gorge Swim Fest,
“All Candidates Mixer, hosting “Resilient Neighbourhoods” Workshops.



 Esquimalt residents and friends are welcome to   Join our ERA

Donations are also welcome.

Volunteers are the important key to the success of these events.   We need your person power!!  Please sign up to make this another successful year.

 1390578_505659369530913_528387218_n The Esquimalt Residents Association is a volunteer-run organization. Please follow the links above to find news and information on committees, minutes, and more. We are currently updating our website so please check regularly for the latest news  and opportunities to get involved in your community.

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