The Black Cat Tattoo Winter Market – Sunday, December 11, 2022

›› Bryce Warnes

Black Cat Tattoo is hosting their 2nd Annual Winter Market on Sunday, December 11 at the Fernwood Community Centre at 1240 Gladstone Avenue. The market runs from 10am to 6pm and features 30+ vendors.

Last year’s Black Cat Winter Market attracted hundreds of visitors who showed up to support local artists and makers. This year’s market includes even more […]

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10 ways to support the Gift of Good Food

›› Mila Czemerys

The community is coming together to raise funds to get fresh fruit and veggies into the hands of those who need it most. There are lots of ways to can jump on board and help out.
Check ‘em out:

1) Buy new glasses at Goo Goo ­Goggles
Do you have benefits you need to use up […]

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Holiday Meal and programs at the Centre

›› Shonna Bell

We are looking forward to ­welcoming you to the Fernwood NRG Holiday Meal this December 19 at 5:00pm. Please remember to register at We enjoy seeing the faces every Monday, but it’s always extra special when we get to decorate and be festive. Once again, we are thrilled to be able to […]

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The Unplugging, a play about connection and climate change at the Belfry

›› Mark Dusseault

Playwright Yvette Nolan was inspired to write The Unplugging after the death of her mother and the realization that she had not learned enough about her Anishinaabe heritage.

She was also fascinated with ­connections and what we do when we become disconnected.

“Medicine is about connection, ­connecting things that have been disconnected. But at this […]

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Patisserie Daniel celebrates 30 years in business

›› Lauren Gaultier

Daniel Vokey, owner of Patisserie Daniel, opened his first shop on Fort Street 30 years ago in 1992 and, after significant growth in his wholesale business, he opened his second location on Cook Street in 1994. Eventually, after starting a family, he decided to scale down his wholesale operations, close the Fort Street […]

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Supporting child care professionals

›› Eric Swanson

We’re at a historic moment for child care, in BC and across Canada. Promises by the provincial and federal governments to build a quality $10aDay system are becoming reality. The number of life-changing $10aDay spaces – including those provided by Fernwood NRG – is steadily increasing, as are fee reductions for those still […]

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Anawim House Christmas Tree Sale 2022

›› Sara Gill

Anawim House is very excited to announce their annual Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser! We have been selling trees for over thirty years as a fundraiser for the drop-in and residential program.

The very popular Island grown, fresh cut Christmas trees will be on sale at the house from November 30! You can drop by […]

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