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

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

Oaklands Sunset Market still growing in 8th season

›› Heather Leary

The Oaklands Sunset Market has returned for an 8th season with more vendors, more activities, and more reasons for the community to come together each week. The ­market is welcoming more vendors than ever before with a broader mix of local artisans, crafters, growers, bakers, food producers, and more. A variety of entertainment […]

By |August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation, course in Vic West

Skills for Low-Tech Mushroom Cultivation June 2 & 3 from 10-5pm

~optional Friday night ‘Intro to Fungal Ecology’ for beginners~ @ Vic West Community Centre

This course will introduce the art and science of mushroom cultivation by offering low-tech, home-scale methods for growing mushrooms for food, medicine, and earth renewal. We will focus on less-sterile approaches to creating […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Buzz, News|0 Comments

FernFest 2018 Line-up Release

FernFest 2018 is pleased to announce our 2018 line-up of Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver-based musicians. The Victoria Cuban All Stars and Kutapira are this year’s headliners along with a super-duper gang of groove inducing bands including Boomshack, Tight Hair, Fernwood Coalition, Tan and Hide, Stel, Slim Sandy & The Hillbilly Boppers, Haley Blais, Spliff […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Buzz, Events, News|0 Comments

Psych & Soul musical showcase at The Met in North Park

Coming up on June 8th & 9th, feast your ears on eight bands over two nights at one church just around the corner

›› Alexa Verstraten

In 3 short years, Vinyl Envy—at 1717 Quadra Street—has quickly become a community hub for local music and live performance! New and used record store by day, live music venue by […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Buzz, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments