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

Fernwood NRG to host listening campaigns and seeks support from local community

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Fernwood NRG is creating a new strategic plan this year and we need your help. A strategic plan is process to determine the direction of an organization based on the needs of the community it serves.

Fernwood NRG will be ­facilitating a series of listening campaigns in the spring with the intention of […]

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

Heart & Hands aims to become a non-profit

›› Christina Chan

How do we build ­community wealth by fostering community health? By focusing on providing accessible, inclusive services for the public good over profits.

Heart & Hands Health Collective is a grassroots community acupuncture and holistic health clinic, founded in October 2010. We have become an essential holistic health care service and referral hub in […]

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

Greater Victoria Acting Together

Restoring civil ­society, reweaving our common stories

›› Chet Phillips

Whether we’re talking neighborhoods or nations, it’s hard to believe we participate in a common story unless we also feel invited to play a meaningful role in the telling, in the dialogues and decisions that weave together a sense of shared meaning in the world.

Greater Victoria Acting […]

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

Healthy food for families

Stories from the Gift of Good Food program and how it has impacted local families

›› Mila Czemerys

“I’m a single dad with a 13-year-old boy. Receiving the Gift of Good Food every two weeks for my son and myself has been amazing! The cost of food these days—and produce—I see it going up all the time. […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Land swap between School District 61 and City of Victoria approved

›› Fernwood NRG

On the 25th of November, the Trustees of School District 61 (SD61) approved a land swap for various properties near Vic High. As reported in the April 2019 Village Vibe, this ­rationalizes a patchwork of land title and allows the School District to complete a land assembly. Ownership of Haegert Park, the land […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The City of Victoria grant program funds community lead initiatives

My Great ­Neighbourhood Grant Program application opens March 2020

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Do you have a project idea for your neighbourhood, but unsure the steps to achieve it?

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program is a division of the municipal government that supports local residents animate public spaces, develop resilient ­communities, and leave positive legacies in their […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments