All-candidate meetings in Fernwood

City of Victoria Municipal Election Day is Saturday, October 20th 2018
In order to inform the public on issues and solutions, the Fernwood Community Association (FCA) is sponsoring 3 all-candidate meetings, one for Council, one for Mayor, and one for School Trustee. You are invited to participate as a voter.
Meet the Candidates for City of Victoria Council […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

Give where you live

Think local, act local

›› Ruben Anderson

Fernwood has become a destination. People and families are choosing to move to Fernwood, drawn by the personality and character of our neighbourhood and our vibrant village. This is a big change from the rough times we saw here fifteen years ago and is a direct result of the love, […]

By |October 9th, 2018|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

VS PoP changes direction

›› Laurie Rubin

For 10 years, Vining St PARTY on the PLAZA (VS PoP) entertained ­Fernwoodians every second Sunday in ­September. Children and parents alike loved dancing and singing to live ­entertainment, indulging in fun and games, a community BBQ, ­browsing the market, and, of course, bidding on 400 auction items.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, participants, […]

By |September 28th, 2018|Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Revenue growth is not evenly distributed

Over the past 23 years, Fernwood NRG’s revenue has grown dramatically, but the proportion coming from grants and contracts has shrunk from 69% in 2003 to 28% in 2017. Donations and fundraising efforts have grown slowly to 9% of revenues in the same period.
›› Lee Herrin

I first started with Fernwood NRG as a Board […]

By |September 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Gary Conn—A Fernwood friend travels on

›› Allan Gallupe

Gary lived at the corner of Fernwood and Vining for 28 years. He was a good friend and neighbour to all. You’d often find him on his front porch greeting passersby, always ready for a chat. Maybe there’d be a few bikes for sale on the front lawn, picked up on the garage […]

By |September 28th, 2018|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Belfry’s 2018-19 Season

›› Mark Dusseault

Here at the Belfry, our mandate is to produce contemporary theatre, with an emphasis on Canadian plays. We program engaging, exciting and entertaining stories—plays that open a window onto a world with which we are unfamiliar, or that provide a new perspective on the world we know.

Some have recently premiered elsewhere. Some are […]

By |September 5th, 2018|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Paint, community, & telephone poles

Paint-a-pole on ­Saturday, ­September 8th on Fernwood’s Pole ­Painting Day—it’s free!

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood has become known for our quirky, colourfully painted telephone poles. Where did all these paintings come from, you ask?

Fernwood started painting our telephone poles on a large scale in 2011. At the time, our telephone poles were not looking so spiffy; many were […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Artist's Aside, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments