Other Uses 

In the mid-19th century, the Lekwungen, and others by invitation, came to Beacon Hill and surrounding areas to gather the edible bulbs of the flowering camas. A Songhees elder, Jimmy Fraser, gave the name “Meegan”, meaning “warmed by the sun”, to the hill and open meadow in Beacon Hill Park where people sat to have their bellies warmed in summer. This meadow was also used as a playing field for qoqwialls, a game played with oak sticks hollowed out spoon-fashion at the end. A ball was propelled along the ground toward goals at each end of the field. Today, the not-too-different game of cricket is played nearby.





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