The Drawing Room Mirror

Ross Bay Stories The ornate, gilded, overmantel mirror in the Drawing Room at Ross Bay Villa has a history of its own. The Drawing Room Mirror – Image courtesy of Toad Hollow Photography Mr. and Mrs. Gyles donated the impressive mirror for the Drawing Room. Mr. and Mrs. Gyles had a wonderful 1890’s heritage house […]

The Beatrix Potter Connection

ROSS BAY STORIES Ross Bay Villa and Beatrix Potter? Yes, there is a connection! Left: Beatrix Potter at ‘Hill Top’, her home in England’s Lake District Right: Peter Rabbit. There are actually two connections in the Roscoe family to Beatrix Potter. The first was Francis (Frank) Roscoe’s cousin in England who was Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe. Sir […]

Lieutenant Governor comes to Visit

Ross Bay Stories  Ross Bay Villa officially “Open” after 14 years.   The Honourable Judith Guichon, O.B.C., Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia was invited by the Ross Bay Villa Society to officially open Ross Bay Villa 14 years after it was saved from demolition and after 13 years of restoration work by the volunteers of […]