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It’s time we talked about Oaklands

Community Needs Assesment coming up

›› Hazel Lyder

We at the Oaklands ­Community ­Association want to deepen our ­understanding of how we can contribute to making Oaklands a better place to live. Yes, we know lots of things are already working really well and we will definitely spend some time acknowledging the ‘good’ but let’s also think […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Buzz, Oaklands, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood gets an urban flower farm

Welcome City Fields Flower Farm

›› Mila Czemerys

In backyards across Victoria, spring is ­starting to make its presence felt. This is especially exciting for the four flower ­farmers who make up City Fields Flower Farm, a new, multi-site-Fernwood included-urban flower farm offering spray-free and compost-fed dahlia ­bouquets at reasonable prices.

Sharing a love for the outdoors, ­growing, […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Meet your Neighbour Day – May 7, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that people don’t know their neighbours these days?
›› Jennifer Chown

If you do get that feeling, you’re right. In a 2012 survey by the Vancouver ­Foundation, 46% of people said that they never see their neighbours. The survey found that the neighbour-to-neighbour relationships that do exist are polite, but they’re […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Inn reinvests in community

Fernwood Inn turns ten; plans to open a new restaurant

›› Kathryn Juricic

The Fernwood Inn is having a big year. First of all, on April 2nd, they turned ten—ten! That’s a lot of beer poured, burgers assembled, and hair lost. But let’s be honest, they’re definitely a pillar of our community. ­Prominently a happy shade of […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

SKAM: Community focused theatre

›› Ross Currie

SKAM’s origins can be traced back to short one acts in a Chinatown café in 1995. The name is an acronym for its ­founders: Sarah Donald, Karen Turner, Amiel ­Gladstone and Matthew Payne. Still going strong to this day, SKAM is under the guidance of founding member Matthew Payne as ­Artistic Producer, alongside SKAM’s ­Operation Manager […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Garth Homer teams support Fernwood

›› Kathryn Juricic

Teams of Garth Homer Society clients are helping Fernwood Community ­Centre ­programs run smoothly nearly every day of the week. Volunteer teams come to clean all the toys for our ­Daycares and ­Family Resource ­Programming. Other teams help us take out the recycling and set-up the tables for our Family Dinner.

We’ve had two […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Common flourishes thanks to youth

Volunteers mobilize to build new tool shed and irrigation system at Spring Ridge Common

›› Alex Harned

Spring activities are all a buzz at the ­corner of Chambers and Gladstone in ­Fernwood-and it’s not all about the cherry blossom bustle. It is in large part due to the ­talented, dedicated, next ­generation of youth who are putting […]

By |April 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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