Oaklands Sunset Market returns

>> Phoenix Bain

Returning for the 7th season in the heart of Oaklands, the Oaklands Sunset Market begins on June 28th for ten weeks at the Oaklands Community Centre.

Creating a community gathering space since its modest beginnings in 2011, the Market has solidified itself as a Wednesday evening staple providing the neighbourhood with access to local […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Buzz, Events, Oaklands|0 Comments

Organic Pest and Disease Management

>> Alysha Punnett, Site Manager & Community Education Coordinator, Compost Education Centre

Gardening season is here!  And so are all the things that eat your garden!  Here we discuss The Big 3: aphids, slugs and cutworms.


There are green, brown, black and dusty grey aphids, all active at various times of the growing season (lucky us!).  They […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

John Larsen, Community Leader & Music Advocate

>> Marc Jenkins

Larsen Music began out of John Larsen’s Saanich home nearly 20 years ago. There was at the time a huge shortage of available rental instruments for band students on Vancouver Island. John just couldn’t stand the idea of kids wanting to play music not having access to instruments to play. So he cashed […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

City of Victoria’s LIFE Program

The City of Victoria is committed to ensuring that all residents have access and choices in their leisure opportunities. Recreation contributes to mental and physical well-being and stimulates the development of healthier and stronger individuals and families.

The LIFE program provides a combination of annual credit and program savings to eligible low-income individuals and families to use […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Buzz|0 Comments

Volunteer at FernFest 2017!

Hey amazing people and lovers of Fernwood,

Happy FernFest! The time has come for us to celebrate community in the heart of our neighbourhood, Fernwood Square. We couldn’t put on this neighbourhood celebration without the help and energy of our generous volunteers. If you’re interested in being a part of the community, meeting new people, sharing in […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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