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Hydro pole painting no longer permitted

After a decade of art and community ­building, BC Hydro asks Fernwood NRG to stop pole painting

›› Beth Threlfall

How to start a neighbourhood art project? Everything begins with a spark: mine was attending a community-building lecture hosted by Fernwood NRG back in 2008. Walking home afterwards, I knew I could do something for our neighbourhood, […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Halloween Bonfire 2019

›› Mila Czemerys

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. This day marks the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of winter and months of ­darkness. Celts believe that on this one night of the year, the boundary between worlds of the living and the dead becomes blurry.

On October […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Discussion around the proposed Caledonia Project: Fernwood could lose precious green space

›› Scott Fox & David Maxwell

School District 61 is considering ­granting a 60-year lease to the Capital Region ­Housing Corporation, resulting in two 3-story townhouse complexes, one 4-story ­apartment building and two 5-story ­apartment ­buildings to be constructed on school grounds. At the same time, the scheduled enlargement of the school will bring the population […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Rock Bay Creek Revival Community Watershed Celebration – September 21, 2019

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 1-4pm

At Alexander Park, 1333 Walnut Street in Fernwood, everyone welcome, kid friendly activities, free, we are marking World Rivers Day

We celebrate the Rock Bay Creek Watershed and all the watershed beings that depend upon clean fresh water. Through three City of Victoria My Great Neighbourhood Grants, we have designed and installed […]

By |September 17th, 2019|Events, News|0 Comments

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

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

FernFest is all about supporting local acts

FernFest fostering ­community ­connections through local ­performances

›› Melissa Faye Reid

On June 21st and 22nd, Fernwood Square transforms into a swirling cosmos of ­performances, markets, a bike parade, and above all else, community spirit. FernFest is back for its 24th year and, let’s just say, is only ripening with age. This free, two day, all-ages event […]

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