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The importance of child care

Child care centres are places for community connection and support

›› Chantille Viaud

When I was growing up, I didn’t understand why my mom spent so much of her energy on the child care centre she was trying to build. I remember stressed whispers between her and my dad late at night, going over financials and floor […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food supporting more families than ever before

›› Mila Czemerys

Thank you to the 547 people who donated to the Gift of Good Food in 2019. Together, we raised $89,164! This is the most money we have ever raised for the cause. This year, 178 families are receiving fresh produce every two weeks.

It has been a pleasure working with our partner organizations: Bridges […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Tree Care and Fruit Tree ­Pruning Workshop – Saturday, February 22

Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Fernwood Community Orchard

›› Alex Harned

The City of Victoria is offering a series of free, monthly workshops on tree planting and maintenance as a part of the UNECE global campaign, Trees in Cities Challenge wherein cities around the world are working to catalyze nature-based solutions to climate […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Eclectic as ever, the Belfry ­announces the line-up for the 2020 Spark Festival

Four new plays debut at the ­Belfry this March

›› Mark Dusseault

Joe saved whales off the coast of Newfoundland. Laura moved to Trump’s ­America. And back in Canada, two groups of ­artists trundled across the country to talk to ­people, aged 1 to 100—you’ll be surprised and delighted by what they learned.

Spark is as eclectic as […]

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Three bakeries of Fernwood

›› Lauren Gaultier

We all know Fernwood is a hub for cool cafes—we have no less than five. Did you know that we are also the home to some incredible bakeries?
Origin Bakery, on Pandora Avenue, was opened by co-founders and long-time friends Marion Scott & Tara Black in Fernwood in 2010. This entirely gluten-free bakery puts […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Community Eats, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Your gardening year ­starts at Seedy ­Saturday

›› Heather Leary

As the snow becomes a distant memory, thoughts turn to the planting season just around the corner. The best place to start is Seedy Saturday Victoria, running from 10am to 4pm on February 15th at the ­Victoria Conference Centre.

Born as a seed exchange event, Seedy Saturday has grown into Victoria’s premiere seed and […]

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Greens in the coastal garden

›› Kayla Siefried

Just a week ago, I harvested 11 different varieties of greens from the gardens at the Compost Education Centre. It was incredible to take in the variety and beauty of the greens freshly harvested and consumed in mid-January! We live in a particularly unique climate, where it is very possible to have many […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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