The Gift of Good Food surpasses goal

The numbers are in… hundreds have come together to support 160 families

>> Mila Czemerys & Kathryn Juricic

Seven events, twenty-one fundraising teams, nine business supporters, ten donation boxes, eight fundraising videos, seven media outlets, two very tired organizers, fifteen amazing ­volunteers and five hundred and eight donors later, The Gift of Good Food surpassed its ­fundraising […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Story Line: Connecting neighbourhoods through collaborative public art

>> Ross Currie

Those of you who passed through the intersection of North Park Street and Cook Street in October might have been pleasantly surprised to see the beginning stages of an expansive mural encompassing the Women In Need Resale Shop (WIN) and Logan’s Pub buildings. Now that we’ve seen the finished product, it’s quite a […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

WORKSHOP: Building Community Through Neighbourhood POCKET PLACES

Cultivate character and connection on your block with little free libraries, gathering spaces, gardens and more!

Date: Sunday, November 5th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road
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Open to people from all neighbourhoods across Greater Victoria! Book exchange boxes, benches, community info boards – many easy and small enhancements can help […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

Volunteer with The Gift of Good Food 2017

The Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser starts in less than a month and we’d love your help! We raise money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables (Good Food Boxes) for low-income families who use support services at various community centres across Greater Victoria. That produce is delivered on a consistent basis for an entire […]

By |October 24th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apply now for a Resilient Streets Micro-grants

Deadline October 31, 2017

Did you recently attend the Fernwood Resilient Streets Kick-off workshop? Interested in building more connections with your neighbours on your street or in your apartment/condomium building? Got some ideas on how to build community & resilience with your neighbours that you want to make happen?

If you live in Greater Victoria, then you […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments