It was a shock to receive notice yesterday from the Oak Bay Marine Group that the iconic Painters Lodge and April Point Lodge have been sold.
It has been expected that OBMG would be divesting itself of some holdings after the passing of owner and philanthropist, Bob Wright. The Times Colonist had even reported the properties were for sale back in February. But I still found it startling and sad that an integral part of his vision is no longer part of OBMG.
The beautiful Painters Lodge and April Point Lodge are internationally renowned for providing a first class West Coast experience, whether that be fishing, whale and wildlife watching, or dining. Their accommodations, spa, and service kept wanting you to go back, year after year.
I am sure you will join me in wishing the new owners every success.