We’re here for ­families at the Fernwood ­Community Centre

›› Shonna Bell

Fernwood NRG Family Programming at the Fernwood Community Centre offers dynamic and supportive ­programming for a diversity of people: children, ­families, youth, seniors, students, we’ve got you ­covered.

We love seeing new faces and staying connected with our community through our Family Dinner, Student ­Dinner, Senior’s Lunch, Family Resource Program, Best Babies Program, and ­Kindergym–of course, we love the little humans that brighten our days through Out of School Care and our new Youth Program. Above all of this, we’re excited to announce even more programming through the Fernwood Community Centre for our ­neighbourhood!

The Family Programs team is now ­offering a Free Fernwood Legal Clinic, Free Tax Clinic, and Summer Camps.

Free Fernwood Legal Clinic

If you are faced with an issue that may require the services of a lawyer or have questions you would like to ask a ­lawyer, pertaining to Family Law, book an appointment through the Fernwood Legal Clinic—for free!

Thirty-minute appointments are available for booking on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm at the Fernwood ­Community Centre. Assistance is available for ­anyone on topics including: adoption, the ­Family ­Maintenance Enforcement ­Program, ­Special or Extraordinary Expenses (­daycare, medical, sports etc.), spousal ­support, assisting with court forms, child ­support, family safety, Ministry of ­Children and Family Development, property, debt and pension division, and referrals to ­community resources. To book an appointment, email maya@fernwoodnrg.ca or call 250-381-1552 ext.120.

Free Income Tax Clinic

Tax time can bring about not the greatest ­feelings but Fernwood NRG is here to help! The Family Programs team is ­working with an accountant to ease the Income Tax process. If you have an individual income under $30,000 or two incomes under $40,000, all you have to do is bring in your forms (T4s, etc.) to the Fernwood ­Community Centre, fill out a form of ours and we’ll do the rest! This program is free. For more info, email ­­maya@fernwoodnrg.­ca or call 250-381-1552 ext.120.

Summer Camp

The Fernwood Community Centre is excited to offer week-long summer camps for kid’s ages 5-12. Join for ­outdoor ­adventures, sports, arts and crafts, themed days, movies, and exploring our own ­community garden and orchard. Out trips include beach days, Beacon Hill Park, Crystal Pool, cultural events around the city, and much more.

Camps run Monday through Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm from July 2nd until August 24th, 2018. Summer Camps are $195 per 5-day week and $175 per 4-day week. Summer camp fees are eligible for childcare subsidy.

For more information or to sign-up, please call 250-381-1552 ext.107 or email shonna@fernwoodnrg.ca.