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 |October 2nd, 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 2nd, 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 |September 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Falling in love with Joni. Again.

In the fall of 2016, the Belfry created I Think I’m Fallin’: The Songs of Joni Mitchel,  a tribute to one of this country’s most exceptional musical treasures. The musical was an enormous success, one of the highest-selling shows in the Belfry’s nearly 50-year history.

Using only Mitchell’s stunning words and music, songs like Both Sides […]

By |September 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Space for Hate in Victoria

>> Laurel Collins, MP for Victoria

Victoria is a place that is home to diverse, engaging and socially minded citizens. I was recently reminded of the compassion, commitment and inclusion of so many people in our community when I attended the No Space for Hate rally at the Legislature on September 20th. Thousands of individuals across […]

By |September 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Three Sisters

›› Jesse Wallis, Food Security Coordinator, Fernwood NRG

The gardens at Fernwood Community Centre are thrumming with activity, life, and growth. If you haven’t passed by to taste some of the bounty we have growing, we invite you to help yourself – smell the lavender in the tea garden, marvel at the heights of the sunflowers, […]

By |August 3rd, 2023|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Where tradition & culture come alive – The South Island Powwow

›› Samantha Dean

The South Island Powwow is an annual celebration hosted by the Songhees Nation to honour residential and day school Survivors in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Everyone is welcome to join us at Royal Athletic Park, located at 1014 Caledonia Avenue in Victoria, BC thanks to support […]

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