Let’s Talk About Building an Even Better Esquimalt

Community building starts with people making connections – talking at the rec centre, town square, or while enjoying a walk in one of our beautiful parks. By taking the time to share stories together, we can better understand the issues that matter most to the people of Esquimalt.

We are living in tumultuous times. The Township of Esquimalt is facing a wide range of issues and opportunities. Please join Barb at an upcoming in-person or virtual event, and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can build an even better Esquimalt together.

Community Events

Esquimalt is home to some terrific community events. Join Barb at one of these local happenings:

August 1 to Sept 8, Esquimalt Farmers Market, Mondays & Thursdays at Gorge & Memorial Parks

August 2 to 31, Memorial Park Music Fest at Memorial Park

August 9, “Honouring Peace” – Annual Commemoration for the Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Gorge Park

August 9, National Peacekeeper’s Day Parade and Ceremony at Memorial Park

August 10, Esquimalt Summer Cinema – Space Jam: A New Legacy, Bullen Park

August 13 & 14, Pet-a-Palooza: The Day of the Dog at Bullen Park (it’s Chewy-approved 🐾)

August 24, Esquimalt Summer CinemaDetective Pikachu, Bullen Park

August 27, Splash of Paint – Plein air Paint-Out!, Assorted locations throughout Esquimalt with culminating art exhibit at the Town Square!


All Candidates Meetings

Barb is looking forward to having a meaningful conversation about the future of Esquimalt with her fellow candidates for the office of Mayor. Be sure to attend or tune in.

Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce, Date and Location to be announced by the host organization.

Walk & Talk Meetups at Esquimalt Parks

Barb loves to stay active. Join Barb and her dog Chewy for a walk and talk in one of our terrific local parks. They’ve enjoyed two terrific walks so far, and look forward to seeing you on one of the remaining walks in September and early October!


Friday, September 16, 10:00am @ Highrock Park (Meet at the Main Entrance Off Old Esquimalt Road)

Friday, October 7, 10:00am @ Westbay Park (Meet at Walkway Entrance)

Connect on Social Media

Let’s talk about what matters most to you in 2022.  Barb will be reaching out to discuss a variety of important topics.  Join the conversation and talk about the ways we can build an even better Esquimalt together.


Some topics just require a little more conversation to understand the whole picture. Barb is looking forward to taking a deeper dive into a few of the issues facing Esquimalt voters this election year when she sits down to chat with David Marshall.

Let's Talk About Policing in Esquimalt

Recorded April 16, 2022 (5:34)

Let's Talk About Business & Development

Recorded May 16, 2022 (11:38)

Let's Talk About Our Township Achievements

Recorded July 12, 2022 (8:31)

About David Marshall

David Marshall is a retired Naval Officer having last served as the Base Commander of CFB Esquimalt. He has since managed a manufacturing plant, served on the executive of BC Ferries, and provided management and board-level consulting services for over 15 years. Throughout this period, David has also served on a number of Boards, including the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Leadership Victoria (Chair), Garth Homer Society (Chair), the United Way of Greater Victoria, and the Greater Victoria Harbour Society.

David is currently supporting Barb as her Campaign Manager in her bid to be re-elected as Mayor of the Township of Esquimalt.