Birds of Fernwood

›› Liam Ragan

One of the silver linings of quarantine has been the chance to acquaint myself with the Fernwood neighbourhood. I just moved to Fernwood in February after graduating from a university in Montréal. Being a bird photographer means getting to know our avian neighbours.

Abundant green space, countless trees, and the odd open field—I’ve been […]

By |February 11th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Families – the City of Victoria wants to hear from you

The City of Victoria wants to hear from families, especially single-parent families, about the future of Fernwood and the needs of those raising children! They are offering compensation to participate in a small, online discussion in February. Learn more and express your interest by filling out a brief form.

By |February 11th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Gift of Good Food exceeds goal

The Gift of Good Food fundraiser raises over $150,000 for 2021. Over 300 families will benefit from this community support.

›› Melissa Faye Reid

For the first time, the Gift of Good Food annual fundraiser reached, and smashed, its long attempted goal of $100,000. This year we raised over $150,000! This money will support over 300 families […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Have your say on planning for Fernwood, North Park, and ­Hillside-Quadra

Take the survey at engage.­ by February 28, 2021

›› City of Victoria

Planning is underway to guide the future of three urban villages, the connections between them, and the neighbourhoods around them. Leading into spring of 2020, over 1,000 people shared ideas and ­concerns.

Key ideas for Fernwood include a desire to refresh Fernwood Square while holding onto […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Murals, music, and a new way of celebrating

FernFest is adapting by hosting a mural festival and pop-up shows for 2021

›› Mila Czemerys

Over the past few years, FernFest has become well known as a Fernwood’s big neighbourhood celebration. It feels strange now to look back and remember how we all used to celebrate together… FernFest evenings with everyone shoulder-to-shoulder listening to musicians perform […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Buzz, Events|0 Comments

editorial: Thank you for helping fill the gap

›› Chantille Viaud

As I write this, we’re at the one-year mark since the first COVID-19 case was reported in B.C.

The pandemic has impacted so many parts of our lives. For some people, the impacts have been inconveniences and ­disappointments. For others, it has meant a struggle to afford food for their family.

The number of Canadian […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Editorial|0 Comments

Get your seeds!

›› Kayla Siefried

Never was there a more exciting time (and at times overwhelming) for local gardeners then the annual Victoria Seedy Saturday. A conference full of vendors, seed swaps, and gardening workshops; it’s the day that kicks off the growing season for Victorians. Alas, we are still living in a pandemic, so the regular in-person […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments