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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Got ideas about Growing Food in the City?

Got ideas about ‘Growing Food in the City’? The City of Victoria is wanting to hear from you on how and where we should grow more food in our community. Have thoughts about community gardens? Where do you think they belong? Do you love to garden, but don’t currently have space? Would you like to [...]

VicPD launches new Bike Registry

VicPD has launched a new Bike Registry program as part of our work to help reduce bike theft in Victoria and Esquimalt. This year alone, we have seen nearly 400 bikes being reported stolen. Thanks to new measures initiated by our Crime Prevention Section, we have returned nearly 50% of those. This new registry will [...]

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 [...]

CFAX Interview on Fernwood

Check out this CFAX podcast of the Bruce Williams interview with FCA Land Use Committee Chair David Maxwell and FCA President Tony Sprackett, chatting about Fernwood, on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Fernwood segment starts at 34:30 of this SoundCloud podcast clip.