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The Gift of Good Food turns 10!

>> Nada Saad & Mila Czemerys

With the leaves changing and the days getting shorter, it’s time to announce that the Gift of Good Food fundraiser is back—this year marks one decade of this fundraiser.

In the past nine years, this program has supported over 1,500 families and raised around $850,000 towards fresh food for families.

By |November 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sign up to be a fundraising team for the Gift of Good Food

Gift of Good Food Fundraising Teams are integral to our fundraising initiative.

Teams are groups of motivated people who get together to set fundraising goals and blow them out of the water! This is a fun opportunity for families, offices, sports teams, and groups of friends to come together to use their creativity, build relationships, and […]

By |November 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteer with The Gift of Good Food

The Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser starts on November 14th and we’d love your involvement! The fundraiser runs from November 14th-December 31st, 2023. Our campaign runs online, coupled with grassroots organizing, teams fundraising, and local business support. We hope to raise $150,000 to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for 200 families from Sooke to […]

By |November 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating creativity at the Owl Designer Fair

>>Stephanie Keroack

November 18 & 19, 2023 at the Fernwood Community Centre

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and craftsmanship at this year’s Owl Designer Fair, taking place on November 18 and 19. With 40 local talented vendors, free craft workshops, live music, and a delectable food truck, this event promises a weekend […]

By |October 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Community-Designed Mural Blooms

>> Emily Mahbobi

Nestled within the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-Speaking People, known today as the Esquimalt & Songhees Nations, the Fernwood Community Centre is a vital hub for the neighbourhood. As a cherished part of Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (Fernwood NRG), the centre extends a warm embrace to community members of all ages, offering daycare […]

By |October 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome Fernwood NRG’s new Directors Rana & Aaren

>> Rana Battah

My name is Rana Battah, and I’m originally from Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Since August 2019, I’ve had the privilege of living in the Lekwungen people’s homelands. I am delighted to present myself as the new Director of Community Programs at Fernwood NRG, where I will oversee the Family, Youth, and Seniors Programing.

I […]

By |October 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VIDEA Fair Trade Fair

>> Andy Harris


VIDEA’s Winter Fair, previously the Fair Trade Fair, is BACK for another day of beautiful world crafts, fair trade and Indigenous goods, and catering from the amazing International Women’s Catering Coop.

Join us Saturday, November 25th, at the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave.). We’ll be there from 11am to 4pm! 

VIDEA’s Winter Fair will […]

By |October 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments