Arts, events, ­development, and membership!

›› Kathryn Juricic, Fernwood Community Association Board of Directors

Bustling away behind the scenes, the Fernwood Community Association is ­flourishing with collaborations, volunteers, events, and conversation. Committees have been established and are making headway on a thriving arts and culture scene, having dialogue about what’s happening in our neighbourhood, and dialing in reform for a robust community association.

The Paul Phillips Hall is a beautiful and intimate venue space in the heart of our neighbourhood. The FCA Arts ­Committee is filled with volunteers with a vision to host a variety of events in the Hall, ­including music, theatre, interactive and multimedia exhibitions, burlesque, spoken word, and more. We hope that the Paul Phillips Hall will become a cornerstone in the ‘hood for local arts to thrive. Check out our calendar at to book the hall or come to an event!

On April 7, the Land Use Committee will be hosting another conversation about what’s happening in our ­community. Come with questions, or just to learn about the Missing Middle Housing Policy, SD61 Daycare proposed on the Vic High Field next to Fernwood Square. We’ll also ­welcome developers for early discussion about a new development of 15 family-oriented townhomes. More information and the Zoom link are on the Fernwood Community Association’s Facebook page!

Lastly, our Governance Committee is working towards a community association that is inclusive and accessible. We want to restructure the organization so that ­neighbours always feel welcome and can take responsibility for what’s happening in our community. This summer, we’re hosting an AGM where members can join in person or online to vote on these updates, and on our Board of Directors. To join, you need to be a member for one month prior to the AGM. Please sign up today and become a member at!

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