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25th Anniversary FernFest

Free festival with a Fernwood state of mind

FernFest is a free, community-based, music, art, and family ­festival ­happening on June 24 & 25, 2022. We showcase local musicians and artists you may not have heard of but are bound to love. The beauty of this event is the combination of many people: the ­volunteers, dozens […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s celebrate National ­Indigenous Peoples Day

Fernwood NRG invites you to join us to ­honour National ­Indigenous Peoples Month throughout June and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

›› Shonna Bell

Fernwood NRG and the Fernwood ­Community Center are on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. As an organization and a team, we […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FCA & NRG: Closer & ­stronger together

›› Kelsey Singbeil and Alieda Blandford

Over the last few years, the distance between 1923 Fernwood Road and 1240 Gladstone Avenue has become shorter and shorter. While the buildings may not have actually moved closer together, the organizations that call them home, the Fernwood Community Association (FCA) and Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (Fernwood NRG) have bridged […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Park goings on

We have a lot to ­celebrate these days

›› Sarah Murray, NPNA

The first six months of 2022 has given us so much to celebrate! The Multicultural Festival at Royal Athletic Park on May 8 was a resounding success. Folks of all ages danced to the live music, shopped from a wide range of vendors, played games […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gardens are for gathering

›› Kayla Siefried, Compost Education Centre

Sometimes I reflect on the additional ­benefits of gardening, beyond the yummy foods my family and I get to eat, and the ecosystem services that are provided for pollinators and soil building.

Today, I’m reminded what a joy it is to connect with other humans in the garden, and what a […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

WELCOME BY DIANE SAM – Friday, 5:00pm, Main Stage

We are so grateful to have Diane Sam at FernFest to open our festival.

 

The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers are not able to attend due to a personal matter. Sending them our thoughts at this time.

Originally started in this area of Fernwood back in 1978 with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre under the guidance of our late […]

By |June 14th, 2022|Performers|0 Comments

Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights – Friday, 5:10pm, Main Stage

What do surrealist painter, Hieronymus Bosch, and reggae have in common?

Both artistic expressions are at the forefront of the roots-rock/reggae-inspired group Baby Boy & his Earthly Delights. Think of The Clash’s dabble into reggae with Sandinista! with the sweetness of Jack Johnson and you’re close to the vibe of Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights.

Led by […]

By |June 14th, 2022|Performers|0 Comments
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