FernFest adds Belfry Stage

Free festival with a Fernwood state of mind

›› Kathryn Juricic & Mila Czemerys

FernFest is a jam-packed, community-based, family, art, and music festival. We aim to hire our neighbours, showcase art, support local artists, and have a time together! The beauty of it all is the combination of many people: the volunteers, dozens of performers of […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Buzz, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll – June 8 & 9 2019

Spend your weekend enjoying local art

›› Ken Guenter

The 12th annual Fernwood Art Stroll will take place on Saturday, June 8th and ­Sunday, June 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Fernwood makers and artists will be opening their studios to exhibit and sell their art. Visitors will enjoy this ­opportunity to see artwork in artists’ gardens, studios, and […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Volunteer with FernFest

Looking for a way to get involved in the ­community, meet new people, and have a great time?

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Volunteer for FernFest June 21st & 22nd at Fernwood Square. This free, all-ages event is celebrating it’s 24th year and we need support from people like you to make it a success.

There are many volunteer […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

New Grant Street gardens

›› Sarah Reid

After nearly a year of reconstructive ­surgery, the final touches in the 1300 block of Grant Street are finally complete!

For most of 2018, the street was blocked off to thru traffic due to road and utility reconstruction. For months on end there were gaping holes in the street, no ­sidewalks, no parking, lots […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Marta Cafe + Pantry

›› Lauren Gaultier

Sometimes, it is okay to go beyond the borders of Fernwood—especially if that means, just across the street and it involves baked goods! Marta Café + Pantry opened their doors on the corner of Bay and ­Shakespeare just over three months ago and I’m thankful they did.

Borne out of a passion for great […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Dogwood’s Summit: Youth empowerment program

Looking for youth ­entering grade 10, 11, or 12 who want to make a difference in their ­community

›› Arielle Houghton

We are at an extraordinary point in time—youth around the world are raising their voices and standing up for change. From the March for our Lives to Scotland’s ­campaign to lower the voting age to the […]

By |May 29th, 2019|Buzz|0 Comments

Affordable housing development for Fernwood?

›› Ruben Anderson

Land ownership is changing in the area west of Vic High, with plans for 155 units of affordable housing to stand tall beside the school track.

There is a patchwork of lots owned by the City of Victoria, School Board 61, and BC Housing in the area between ­Chambers St. and the school. Negotiations […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments