›› Shonna Bell

We are looking forward to ­welcoming you to the Fernwood NRG Holiday Meal this December 19 at 5:00pm. Please remember to register at FernwoodNRGHolidayMeal.eventbrite.ca. We enjoy seeing the faces every Monday, but it’s always extra special when we get to decorate and be festive. Once again, we are thrilled to be able to provide toys for families and children who need them. Toy selection aka Santa’s Workshop will be located at the first set of gym doors and accessed from outside. An extra special thanks to ­Burnside Gorge Community Association and Santa’s Anonymous for the donations. If you would like to bring non-perishable food items, diapers, or menstrual hygiene products instead of cash, or in addition to a donation for ­dinner, those items are also welcome. When I am considering donating something I always ask myself, “Would I want this for myself?” I think it’s important to give the things we would really want for needing ourselves or our loved ones.

The Holiday Meal will kick off a break in programming for Community Programs. Staff will take a much-deserved break, but of course, we will be back in January with lots to offer:


  • Parent-Child Mother Goose, 10:30am – 11:30am, registeredFernwood Community Meal, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Mothers for Recovery, 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm (child-minding provided)


  • Quadra Village Best Babies ,10:30am – 12:30pm, registered


  • Victoria Best Babies postnatal, 11:30am – 1:30pm, registered


  • Victoria Best Babies prenatal, 11:30am – 1:30pm, registered


  • Oak Bay Family Resource Program, 10:30am – 11:30pm

If you are pregnant or a new ­parenting person we also have a clothing room, maternity included. You can reach out to familyresource@fernwoodnrg.ca if you would like to find a time to come see what clothing is available. We also ­appreciate donations. Please check in at the same email above to see what items we are ­looking for.