THE FERNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The Fernwood Community Association (FCA) plays an active role in Fernwood land use and development issues. We act as a liaison between the Fernwood community and the City of Victoria.

The Fernwood Community Association operates from a heritage building at 1923 Fernwood Road. We occupy a small front office on the main floor and the rest of the building including the Main Hall (formerly “Little Fernwood”, now “Paul Phillips”) and a boardroom are available for rental and community activities.

Groups using this building include Theatre Inconnu, Pandora Arts Collective, Cafe Sympatico, and Little Fernwood Gallery, along with several recovery support groups and one-off community rentals for events, art shows, independent theatre groups, meetings and celebrations.

The FCA operates two Community Allotment Gardens in Fernwood. One is the Fernwood Community Garden on Chambers St. The FCA sublets a portion of this space to the Victoria Compost Education Centre, which itself was once a project of the FCA and is now a successful independent organization in its own right. Earthbound Community Allotment Garden on Garden St. is the location of the other FCA site.

At the corner of Chambers & Gladstone is Spring Ridge Common(s), a Community Urban Food Forest / Permaculture Demonstration Garden which the FCA initiated in 1999 and leased from School District 61 from 1999 to May 2007. The current leaseholder is the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, who have also committed to maintaining it as an accessible, permaculture green space for the community.

We are now one of the sponsors of the Fernwood Community Mapping Project. You can read about how this exciting community project grew at the Fernwood Then & Now page. (See Fernwood Community Map under WHAT’S NEW below.)

Thank You

The FCA thanks the City of Victoria for their grant of $3000 to hire a volunteer coordinator for the Fernwood Community Garden and Earthbound Gardens.

WHAT’S NEW?

Municipal Election Events in Fernwood

City Council Candidates When: Friday, October 12, 1pm-4:30pm Location: Belfry Theatre Lobby, Fernwood & Gladstone Format: Trade-fair style event Sponsored by: Fernwood Community Association The Belfry Theatre The Last Mayoral Debate (final one before the [...]

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Vining St PARTY on the Plaza Changes Direction

For 10 years Vining St PARTY on the PLAZA-VS PoP entertained Fernwoodians on the second Sunday in September. Children and  parents alike loved dancing and singing to live entertainment, indulging in fun and games, a [...]

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Vintage cars in Fernwood Square

The FCA has partnered with Joey Scarfone from Lazy Joe's Vinyl Emporium to have vintage cars in the Fernwood Square on Saturday mornings between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Aug. 25. Se this Monday [...]

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: May 2018

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his May report useful. If you [...]

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: April 2018

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his April report useful. If you [...]

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Vic High Future: Survey Link

Opportunity to provide input re the future of Vic High: Please see the note below from SD 61, with a survey link. The first of two open houses was held this Saturday and 315 people [...]

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List of upcoming tree removals from City

Please see this document detailing the trees that City has listed for removal in Fernwood this year. There is contact information on the linked document if you have any questions. https://thefca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Tree-Removals-Fernwood.pdf    

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: March 2018

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his March report useful. If you have any [...]

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Board Minutes September 2017

Fernwood Community Association  Board of Directors Meeting September 13, 2017 PRESENT: Tony Sprackett, Joanne Murray, Luranah Polson, Bill McKechnie, Clayton Jevne, Richard Olafson, Carol Sokoloff, FCA STAFF: Naomi Simpson, Julian Cervello CITY of VICTORIA: Charlayne [...]

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Fernwood Report From City Hall: February 2018

Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, provides these reports that include Fernwood-specific news items on a monthly basis, usually around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his February report useful. If you have [...]

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