Welcoming and supporting Fernwood families

›› Shonna Bell

It has been a busy summer for Family ­Programs at the Fernwood Community Centre. The Family Resource Program in the ­gymnasium was packed with kids ­joining their families at home for the ­summer; staff and participants are happy for back-to-school! Now there’s a little more room for the little ones to play.

We are […]

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Abundant youth activities in Fernwood

›› Laura Burki

More spaces in Fernwood NRG’s Out of School Care Program:

Fernwood NRG’s Out of School Care ­programming is thriving, with a dedicated staff team providing a space for kid’s in our community that is safe and inclusive. One of the guiding values for the Out of School Care Program is for children to connect […]

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Oktoberfest at Oaklands

Sausages, sauerkraut, beer and community

›› Phoenix Bain

The annual tradition of Oktoberfest returns to Oaklands on Saturday, ­October 14th. Now in its 4th year, the annual event has established itself as a must-attend ­community gathering in Oaklands.
The evening celebrates the many ­traditions of Oktoberfest from beer to delicious food to music to the chicken dance, while […]

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Finding child care solutions ­together

Fernwood NRG is part of the Mayor’s Child Care Solutions Working Group

›› Lee Herrin

In June, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps invited community, public sector, and business leaders across the City together to discuss a local response to the chronic shortage of child care in the City of Victoria.

The meeting was well attended. All of the Community […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Halloween Bonfire Burnin’ – October 31, 2017

All Hallows’ Eve is more than just candy

›› Kathryn Juricic

Stop by Fernwood’s annual Halloween Bonfire at Stevenson Park this October 31st! Come down in your best costume or just come to warm up with friends and neighbours by the fire, tended with love by Fernwood NRG staff. We’re so excited to host you in our […]

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Vinyl Supernova Record Fair – October 21, 2017

›› Ryan Wugalter

The needle will be dropped once again on Saturday, October 21 when the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 ­Gladstone ­Avenue) is transformed into Vinyl ­Supernova, Vancouver Island’s biggest vinyl LP fair!

Collections from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland will be on display and for sale at this bi-annual event, first launched by […]

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Fernwood Helping Hands: Diverting usable produce from the compost pile to your plate

>> Alex Harned

This growing season, the ­Fernwood Helping Hands team of ­volunteers are flexing their ­gleaning skills at various generous farms across the Capital Region. ‘Gleaning’ is the ­practice of ­collecting fresh, excess food. From an abundance of lettuce and kale at the local urban Mason Street City Farm, to the endless wild blackberry bushes […]

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