Victoria, and especially Fernwood, is home to an incredible mix of artists, designers, performers, entrepreneurs and innovators who contribute to a vibrant arts and culture scene. The City of Victoria is developing Create Victoria, a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan, designed to nurture conditions for this creativity to flourish. The plan will align ideas, […]
“If you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros.” Jaime Lerner
>> Hazel Lyder
If these words resonate, then we’ve got two projects at the Oaklands Community Association that will be right up your alley!
Are you up for the challenge of designing, sourcing and constructing an environmentally friendly […]
>> Ross Currie
Vinyl Envy has been open for a little under two years, with its doors opening in April of 2015 under the ownership of Michael Cline. Since then it has morphed into a space for live performances, working under the handle of record store & live event lounge; something that Cline had envisioned for […]
Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival returns in March
>> Mark Dusseault
More than 80 theatre artists from across Canada will descend on Fernwood this March for the Belfry’s annual SPARK Festival – an opportunity to see some of the best theatre in the country.
SPARK will kick off on March 9 with the premiere of the musical BlissKrieg from […]
›› Kathryn Juricic & Mila Czemerys
Our generous neighbourhood has, once again, outdone itself in supporting The Gift of Good Food. Together, through grassroots fundraisers, hundreds of community members and lots of creativity, we raised $64,000!
Thank you, on behalf of the eleven community centres and transition houses, from Sooke to Saanich, for helping us provide 125 […]
Vancity EnviroFund awards $39,500 to Fernwood Helping Hands – a push for greater local food access at the neighbourhood level
>> Alex Harned
Food access and the Good Food Box go hand in hand. While growth has transpired to reach more people (from the Gift of Good Food, weekly ordering and deliveries, to partnering with over 10 […]
>> Aaren Topley
The garden at Vic High is waking up after a deep freeze and is ready to start growing. In their garden you might walk by on Gladstone Avenue, Vic High students have been able to learn about traditional food systems and connecting with the land from the people’s territory they reside on.
Last year, […]