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.)
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.
Team FCA of the Fernwood Community Association is raising $1000 for the Gift of Good Food Holiday fundraiser. $500 will provide fresh vegetables and fruit for a family living below the poverty line for a year. In support [...]
Location: Victoria High School Theatre Time: Wednesday, November 7, 7 pm - 8:30 pm Emcee: Kalen Harris Moderator: Michael Prince Yes: Teale Phelps Bondaroff No: Bob Plecas If you have a question to ask, please sign [...]
This is a reminder of the Special General Meeting on October 22, regarding provincially required bylaw changes. The meeting will be at 7pm at The Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Rd. The FCA of Greater Victoria [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The North Park Neighbourhood Association is hearing proposals at its August 1 board meeting, linked below. One of the proposals is around redevelopment of the current Wellburn's building at Cook & Pandora. The public is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
Greater Victoria School District Seeks Public Input on Vic High VICTORIA, BC – The Greater Victoria School District is planning for seismic upgrades to Vic High School. Opened in 1914, the high school has an H-1 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]