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New ED on the block

›› Chantille Viaud

When I was in London a couple of years ago, I dragged my friend all the way across town because I wanted to see the place that had started what is now an ­international movement. It’s called Toynbee Hall, it’s in East London, and it was the world’s first neighbourhood house, a place […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Editorial, 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 Gift of Good Food 2019

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood NRG is thrilled to be hosting our annual fundraiser The Gift of Good Food. We’ve partnered up with community centres across the capital region and are aiming to raise $100,000! This amount of funds would support 200 families with much needed fresh produce. Every $500 raised will support a family in need […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Farewell, Fernwood

›› Lee Herrin

This September will mark 21 years I have been part of Fernwood NRG: 11 years as a Board member from 1998 through 2009, and 10 years as Executive Director since August of 2009. Twenty-one years is a long time, and I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on to other challenges. I’ve […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

W(h)ither Spring Ridge Common(s)?

›› Lee Herrin

Over the last 10 years, I have written a number of editorials about Spring Ridge Common(s), and it is time for another stroll down the woodchip covered path of memories. The Common grows on land owned by the Greater Victoria School ­District (SD61), who were kind enough to offer the land, but required […]

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

Fernwood NRG Child Care selected for new $10/day prototype

Fernwood NRG’s Child Care programs are Victoria’s only location for BC’s new Universal Child Care Prototype

›› Lee Herrin

After months of applications and meetings with the Province of BC, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group’s Child Care Program has been selected as the only Victoria location for BC’s new Universal Child Care Prototype.

This means families in Fernwood NRG’s […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Buzz, Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Reflecting on social enterprise

Self-reliance makes Fernwood better

›› Fernwood NRG

The opening of the new building at 1310 Gladstone completes a ­project that has been over five years in the making.

And with the sale of the Cornerstone Café to our neighbourhood’s very own Fernwood Coffee Company, plus the recent adoption of the Yoga Den into the Fernwood NRG family, it […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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