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 [...]

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 [...]

Theatre Inconnu’s Silent Auction Request.

Donors you too can laugh, cry, cheer, as you watch innovative, thought provoking plays at Theatre Inconnu's home in the heart of historic Fernwood. Enjoy artful plays that are accessible to everyone as reflected in our ticket prices - from $10-$14, with special pay-what-you-wish and half price showings for every production. None-the-less operating on a [...]

Daylighting The Stream & Streamwalks

See on our Projects page, information about Daylighting The Stream & scheduled stream walks. The steam, now culverted, rose in Fernwood and ran through what is now North Park, Quadra/Hillside, and Burnside/Gorge. On February 7, we walked the first half, starting at the Cornerstone and ending, temporarily, at the green space where Cook Street, Haultain, [...]

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 [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]