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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

Garden Work Party – April 27, 2019

First work party at the ­Community Centre ­gardens on Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

This year, Fernwood NRG will be working on revitalizing the gardens at the Fernwood ­Community Centre for all to enjoy. We’ll be adding raised beds for annual veggies, perennial food plants, a ­pollinator ­garden, informational signage, and a new […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Events, News, 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

Here’s the scoop on Cold Comfort

If you haven’t tried Cold Comfort, ­Fernwood’s own ice cream ­company, stop what you’re doing and get down there

›› Lauren Gaultier

Now that Spring is officially upon us, we can all get outside and enjoy some ­sunshine, flowers, and ice cream—and there is no better place than Cold Comfort to get your fix. Born out of […]

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

Solar Panel Bulk Buy

›› Ruben Anderson

As reported in the February Village Vibe, the Fernwood Community Association hosted an information session aimed at ­neighbours interested in bulk buying solar panels to generate clean, renewable energy on their rooftops. ­Representatives of ­Viridian Energy Co-operative and the ­Salish Sea ­Renewable Energy Co-op answered ­questions and busted myths—we have plenty of sunshine […]

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