As the stewards of St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site, the Provincial Capital Commission is our most important contact. The Vision of the PCC is to connect and celebrate the Capital with all British Columbians. The Mandate of the PCC is to foster pride and awareness of the diverse cultures and rich history of their province; to provide responsible stewardship of public assets, and to be a self-sustaining Crown Corporation. For a fascinating glimpse of St. Ann's Academy, both past and present, follow the links at this website.
The origin of the Sisters of Saint Anne dates back to September 8, 1850 when, in the parish church of Vaudreuil, in the Canadian province of Quebec, Esther Blondin and four companions pronounced religious vows.
Providence Farm is owned and has been used for a number of activities by the Sisters of St. Ann for over 140 years. Since 1979, The Vancouver Island Providence Community Association has been entrusted with the stewardship of these lands. Each week, over 850 people access the farm, either by their direct involvement with the rehabilitation programs, the seniors' horticulture program, the Allotment Gardens, the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, the Cowichan Valley Alternate School, the Cowichan Folk Guild, or the Good Food Box program.
Located a short drive or a leisurely walk from the downtown harbour, just off Fort Street at 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC, Canada, Craigdarroch Castle is a beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion, built in the 1890s by wealthy BC coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. It is now owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society and almost totally funded by its 150,000 annual visitors.
With an architecture described as both "San Francisco Victorian" and "English Gingerbread," all agree that Emily Carr House is on the must-see list of Victoria's attractions.
Founded in 1941 by the Sisters of St. Ann, Mount St. Mary is a Catholic health organization dedicated to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus by providing compassionate, loving care to adults of all faiths who require long-term support.
The Society of Friends of St-Ann's Academy is part of a larger collective of Catholic, archive, cultural and historical organizations enabled through memberships with the following establishments. Becoming a member of the Friends grants you many benefits from these member organizations. Contact us to know more.