About Tony Sprackett

President of the FCA since 2006.

“Name this Park!” initiative: Begbie Green

Begbie Green is a half-acre community space located in the North Jubilee neighbourhood along Shelbourne Street, near the intersection of Pembroke and Begbie Streets. Last year, the City of Victoria worked with local residents to renew this green space. The new space includes a central plaza with seating, new pathways and fruit trees and bushes [...]

Crystal Pool: Your opinions matter

Please check this notice from Friends of Crystal Pool, which the Fernwood Community Association is a member of: Hi Friends, The time is here to tell the City what we want for improvements to Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre! Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey before July 3: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/city-of-victoria/crystal-pool-planning/ It's [...]

Fernwood Update for May: from City of Victoria

What is Happening in Your Neighbourhood? Biketoria Cycling Path Following approval in a Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday May 5, on May 12, City Council will consider approval of an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling route which will provide over 24 kilometres of enhanced bicycle infrastructure. The cycling network would be implemented [...]

Notice of Community Meeting: My Place Transitional Home Extension

Community Meeting Monday, April 11, 2016 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Central Middle School Gymnasium 1280 Fort Street The City of Victoria has been approached by BC Housing to extend the lease for My Place Transitional Home at 1240 Yates Street. Currently, the lease is set to expire April 30, [...]

Learn about Victoria’s Plan to Build Protected Bike Lanes

Victoria’s City Council will be considering the development of a series of protected bike lanes throughout the city. The development of protected bike lanes will require removing either a vehicle parking lane or a vehicle travel lane. Other implications include bicycle & pedestrian safety, dedicated street crossings, traffic volume & flow, and public transit. Learn [...]

Launch of the Vic High Soup Lunch with soup for 250+ students

Where: Vic High Kitchen, Victoria High School, 1260 Grant St, Victoria, BC When: Monday, February 29th. Chef teaching will be from 8:30am to Noon Goal: To build a self-sustaining community while teaching the basics of making nourishing, vegetarian and affordable soup by sharing resources. The Stone Soup Parable – Hungry Travellers come to a village [...]

Attend a Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop

VICTORIA, BC — The recent late-night earthquake near Victoria is a reminder that an earthquake can happen at any time. Victoria has a one in three probability of experiencing a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years, and your family needs to be prepared with enough food, water, medication and supplies to cope up to [...]

Support for Syrian Refugee Family: Fernwood / Fairfield Support Group

We are a small group of concerned residents who want to help bring a Syrian refugee family to Victoria, BC. The family we are sponsoring are a young couple with four small children. They have fled Syria and are currently in Turkey. As private sponsors, our group will be responsible for finding them a place [...]

Streetscape Improvements for North Park Village Proposed

Residents are being asked to participate in the second community event and have their say about options for new medians, crosswalks, banners, wider sidewalks and placemaking elements on Cook Street between Pandora and Caledonia. Community members are being asked to attend an open house to share their feedback on September 15 in Franklin Green Park [...]