›› Denise Stocco

In August 2019, the Fernwood ­Community Association (FCA) reached out to the ­residents of Fernwood to find out their likes, their needs, and their priorities in anticipation of the update of the ­neighborhood plan by the City of Victoria. A paper survey was ­distributed in the Village Vibe and in local stores. The survey was also available online.

We are grateful to local businesses who accepted to have copies in their space: Castle Building Centre, The Local General Store, Fernwood Inn, Little June, Fernwood NRG, ­Parsonage Café, Koffi, and Wellburns.

We are pleased to report that we got 425 surveys back. We want to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Results will inform ongoing discussions and engagement with the City regarding neighbourhood planning.

We are grateful to The Fernwood Inn, Little June, Parsonage Café, and Belfry for their generosity in providing prizes for the draw. We are pleased to announce the ­winners: Jan Tyler Allen, Peggy Beere, Kathryn Juricic, Dan Kellow, Amaiah Paradine, J. & M. Sakaluk, Cat Weathers, and Adrian White. Prizes can be picked up at the FCA office, 1923 Fernwood Road, Tuesday to Friday between noon and 4:00pm.