Upcoming Fibrations Festival

10 years of celebrating community and all things fibre

The annual Fibrations Festival will celebrate ten years of bringing together fibre artists from across BC with a one-day outdoor free event featuring more than 60 artists on Sunday, September 19 from 10am-6pm. This community based festival takes place in the park next to Fairfield Community Centre […]

By |September 9th, 2021|Buzz, Events|0 Comments

Have Your Say on Enriching Victoria’s Music Scene

The City is looking for input from local musicians, music businesses and music lovers on the City’s draft Music Strategy, which outlines the role of music in Victoria, and a series of recommendations to grow the music sector.


The community is invited to share feedback on the Music Strategy’s recommendations through an online survey by Friday, […]

By |September 8th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Femmes Risin’ in Fernwood

New mural a labour of love, community, and dreaming within Black & Indigenous Futures

›› Stephanie Papik

When I first purchased 1919 Fernwood Road in 2019, I ­envisioned a mural along the driveway entrance, a mural on the back of the building, or possibly one inside. I shared this dream with good friend and artist Nicole Neidhardt. […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Indigenous Voices|0 Comments

Orange shirts, reciprocity, and ­decolonizing our backyards

›› Craig Candler
“…the legacy of ­colonialism is still with us… in ­speaking with Canadians across the country, the two ­questions I am most often asked are “What can I do?” and “How can I make a ­difference?” – Jody Wilson-­Raybould, From Where I Stand
Many of us are asking these questions this summer. Orange shirts and […]

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Guide to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report was ­published over 6 years ago, ­outlining 94 Calls to Action, meant to advance reconciliation and bridge the ­systemic gaps faced by Indigenous people, and yet we’ve seen minimal to no progress on it from our governments.

We can do better than our history.

Fernwood NRG is committed to ­learning […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Join our Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining the ­Fernwood NRG Board of ­Directors?

›› Kelsey Singbeil

The Fernwood NRG Board is an enthusiastic group of neighbourhood residents dedicated to fostering a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable Fernwood. We welcome new directors with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives!

The board meets regularly throughout the year to support Fernwood NRG’s ­programs and […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

You can’t be what you can’t see

›› Councillor Sharmarke Dubow

I was proud to watch when Her ­Excellency Ms. Mary Simon was installed as the 30th Governor General of Canada. I was reminded of the day I was sworn into office and the messages I received telling me how much this moment meant to them.

Indigenous, Black, and other racialized people are underrepresented […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments