Where tradition & culture come alive – The South Island Powwow

›› Samantha Dean

The South Island Powwow is an annual celebration hosted by the Songhees Nation to honour residential and day school Survivors in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Everyone is welcome to join us at Royal Athletic Park, located at 1014 Caledonia Avenue in Victoria, BC thanks to support […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strategic planning insights

›› Chantille Viaud

Excitement filled the air at the Field of Dreams during FernFest as members of the community connected with our team at our booth. The purpose was to gain insights into the community’s hopes and dreams for Fernwood and receive valuable feedback on the organization’s role within the neighbourhood. As our organization continues its […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Editorial|0 Comments

Fernwood’s Kappo Marta offers modern ­Japanese cuisine

›› Lauren Gaultier

Kappo Marta, formerly Marta Café, has officially opened on the corner of Bay and Shakespeare Streets—bringing modern Japanese food to Fernwood.

I stopped by for lunch recently. I sat on their large front patio and tried a variety of thoughtfully prepared dishes. I recommend getting a Teishoku meal set. If you’re like me, you […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Community Eats|0 Comments

Welcoming Christy Pham to the Board

›› Fernwood NRG

We so happy to ­welcome Christy Pham to our Board of ­Directors!

What drew you to join the Board of ­Fernwood NRG?
As a Fernwood resident, I’ve used many of Fernwood NRG’s community services and have seen some of the interesting social enterprise and events championed over the years. I thought that it would be […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Faces of Fernwood|0 Comments

Gower Park Project & Land Use feedback

Gower Park ­Revitalization Grant & PreCALUC community meeting for 1276-78 Gladstone Ave

›› Soma Morse, Land Use Committee Co-Chair – Fernwood Community Assocation

Happy summer Village Vibe readers! Hope you are staying cool, hydrated, and taking in a few of the fun events on offer in our neighbourhood. The Land Use Committee (LUC), kicked off the summer […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to grow to the max in a small space

›› Kayla Siefried

Recently I was reading a newsletter from a gardening teacher, author, and writer that I’ve been following for years, and I found his tips about “small space gardening hacks” really useful. Perhaps you are a renter like me and have a limited ability to modify the landscape around you or maybe you have […]

By |April 3rd, 2023|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Gift of Good Food exceeds goal

Access to fresh fruit and veggies important as Victoria joins most expensive cities in B.C.

›› Mila Czemerys

It was a successful year for the Gift of Good Food fundraiser. We aimed to raise $100,000 and exceeded this goal by over $50,000. These funds are currently supporting over 225 families with fresh fruit and vegetables. Thank you!

Every […]

By |February 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments