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

Update: Vic High Learning Farm year one

›› Lauren Gaultier

After many years of planning, the Vic High Learning Farm was a joint ­initiative prompted when a former faculty ­member reached out to Aaren Topley, Capital Region’s Community Animator, of Farm to School BC, for help in creating a ­sustainable farming program. With much behind the scenes effort, Topley was able to create […]

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

The Mayor is still from Fernwood

Following her re-election as Mayor of Victoria, the Village Vibe caught up with Lisa Helps in her office to hear her reflections on the previous term and her goals for the next one

›› Lee Herrin

VV: Four years ago the Village Vibe printed an interview with you that ended with “It’s a sense of new possibility […]

By |December 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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