Friendly Giant rooted in Fernwood

›› Kathryn Juricic

Friendly Giant is a Fernwood-owned ­business. For seven and a half years the husband and wife duo, Chelsea and Shawn Vinesen, were operating out of their home on Fernwood Road (you might recall ­seeing a few trucks here and there). The business recently moved into and renovated the old Askim’s Beer & Wine […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 – June 22 & 23, 2018

›› Kathryn Juricic

Our neighbourhood celebration has grown—but remains a gathering of friends. Every year amazing local musicians and ­performers grace the gazebo and this year is no ­different. FernFest is free and for all ages, so alongside these musical wonders, The Field of Dreams, Artisan Market, ­Non-Profit Hub, Kid’s Stage, and Senior’s High Tea add […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Musicians of FernFest 2018

›› Ross Currie

The Brass

The Brass is a community-based, non-auditioned brass ensemble founded three years back by bandleader Julia Knight. It’s a “huge mix of people, all adults. Everyone from professional musicians to people who haven’t touched their horns since High School band,” says Knight; who handles the arrangements, which run the gamut of pop, indie […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 Market Guide

50+ vendors in the heart of Fernwood

›› Mila Czemerys

The FernFest Artisan Market is a great place to find those special, handmade, local ­treasures. With over 50 artisans and local makers, there is something for ­everyone! Make sure to check it out between 10:30am and 5:00pm on Saturday, June 23rd at ­FernFest 2018. The Artisan Market […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll – June 9 & 10, 2018

On June 9th & 10th, check out the many ­Fernwood-based artists in our annual Art Stroll

›› Margaret Hantiuk

This year, the 11th Annual Fernwood Art Stroll will be taking place over the ­weekend of June 9th and 10th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There will be artists and artisans opening up their studios and showing their art […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Events|0 Comments

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation, course in Vic West

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation June 2 & 3 from 10-5pm

~optional Friday night ‘Intro to Fungal Ecology’ for beginners~ @ Vic West Community Centre

This course will introduce the art and science of mushroom cultivation by offering low-tech, home-scale methods for growing mushrooms for food, medicine, and earth renewal. We will focus on less-sterile approaches to creating […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Buzz, News|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 Line-up Release

FernFest 2018 is pleased to announce our 2018 line-up of Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver-based musicians. The Victoria Cuban All Stars and Kutapira are this year’s headliners along with a super-duper gang of groove inducing bands including Boomshack, Tight Hair, Fernwood Coalition, Tan and Hide, Stel, Slim Sandy & The Hillbilly Boppers, Haley Blais, Spliff […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments