Vimy Ridge 100/Canada 150 at Victoria High School

>> Don Kissinger

One hundred and three years ago, approximately one in four Victoria High School students and staff joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force which fought in the First World War.

Honour rolls prominently adorn the front entrance of the school and one honours 497 of those who died in the “War To End All Wars.” A […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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