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New Page

We've added a new page to our menu. Here we will keep descriptions of Fernwood community projects that the FCA sponsors or supports. On that page now we have updated info on the Fernwood Community Map, and info on another project called Daylighting The Stream. Go to the Projects page for more detailed info.   [...]

Spring Ridge Commons appeal for volunteers & donations.

Spring Ridge Commons is needing lots of TLC at this time. On-site effort is needed to tidy up several areas of the Commons to begin dealing with some major challenges (couch grass and other invasive plants). We would also like to make more progress in the north east section of the Commons by completing the [...]

Board Minutes July 8, 2015

Fernwood Community Association Board Meeting Minutes July 8, 2015 Present: Tony, Joanne, Richard, Carol, Laurie, Paul, Clayton, Dorothy, Bill Regrets or absent: Charlayne (Councillor), Naomi (admin.), Stephanie, Carlos, John Order of Business: 1. Approval of agenda 2. Previous minutes - not available for review 3. President’s report: Tony - re. BOSA development, North Park - [...]

Fernwood’s First Street Mandala!

On Saturday, August 22, Fernwoodians painted Fernwood's first street mandala on the pavement where Grant Street dead ends into Haegert Park, just past Vic High. The idea, inspired by the many mandalas painted in Portland, Oregon's neighbourhoods, arose in Fernwood about 7 years ago. At that time, calls went out for designs and Sue Hara's, [...]

Share Your Perspectives on Spring Ridge Commons

We, Amy Zidulka and Will Low, are professors from Royal Roads University who are seeking different perspectives on Spring Ridge Commons, so that we might create a teaching case that will allow students to think critically and creatively about sustainability issues, including issues of urban agriculture, how space is used within communities, and what different [...]

FCA AGM June 18, 2015

Fernwood Community Association Annual General Meeting, June 18 2015 CALL TO ORDER - Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by President Tony Sprackett, with approximately 30 members in attendance. MOTION – To approve the agenda (Laurie Rubin / Paul van Goozen). MOTION – To approve minutes of the last AGM, June 23 2014 (Robbie [...]

Board Minutes May 13 2015

Minutes of Fernwood Community Association Board Meeting May 13 2015 Present: Tony, Joanne, Clayton, Paul, Laurie, Dorothy, Richard, Bill, and Robbie (notes). [Regrets: Cam, John, Carol, Carlos and Naomi. Absent: Stephanie.] City Council Liaison: Charlayne Thornton-Joe. Guests: Frances and Dita von Aesch. 1. CALL TO ORDER – Meeting called to order at 7:35pm by President [...]

Board Minutes April 8, 2015

Minutes of Fernwood Community Association Board Meeting April 08, 2015 Present: Cam, Carlos, Laurie, Tony, Stephanie, Joanne, Clayton, Bill, Paul, & Robbie (minutes). [Regrets: Dorothy, John, Richard & Carol.] City Council Liaison: Charlayne Thornton-Joe. Office Co-ordinators: Naomi & Julian. Land Use Committee Chairperson: David Maxwell. Guests: Randi Falls, Marianne Alto, Stephen Portman, & David Lau. [...]

Board Minutes March 11, 2015

Minutes of Fernwood Community Association Board Meeting March 11, 2015 Present: Laurie, Tony, Stephanie, Joanne, Clayton, Carol, Bill, Paul, Richard, & Robbie.     [Regrets: Dorothy, Cam, John, & Carlos.] City Council Liaison: Charlayne Thornton-Joe. Office Co-ordinators: Naomi Simpson & Julian Cervello. 1.    CALL TO ORDER – Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm by President [...]