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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 [...]

Trip to Chile

School Supplies Carlos Flores, a director on the FCA Board of Directors, made a trip to Chile, his place of birth, and presented dollars donated by the Fernwood Community Association, CUPE Local 50 and other individual donors. as follows: Donations: US$500: Vecchiola Workers Union #2, striking copper miners US$800: MELI WIXAN MAPU First [...]

Board Minutes February 11, 2015

Minutes of Fernwood Community Association Board Meeting February 11, 2015 Present: Dorothy, Tony, Stephanie, Joanne, Clayton, Carol, Bill, Paul, Richard, & Robbie. [Regrets: Cam, John, Laurie, & Carlos.]     Office Co-ordinator: Naomi Simpson. City Council Liaison: Charlayne Thornton-Joe.   CALL TO ORDER – Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by President Tony Sprackett. MOTION – [...]