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March 2019

Fairfield Food Forest ~ Pruning Workshop

Saturday March 2nd, 1-4pm. Free! Learn to care for your own trees from 2nd Nature owner/operator and certified landscape technician Bobby Abbess. Please bring your clippers if you have them, water bottles and your questions – we’ll provide snacks! The Fairfield Food Forest is located in Porter Park, near the intersection of Kipling and Thurlow. If you know you’re coming, please take a minute to RSVPfairfieldcommunitygardens@gmail.com Thank you!

We are hiring ~ Facility Attendant/Custodian

We are currently looking to hire a person for two or three days a week, flexible with days between Thursdays – Mondays, 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Preference given to candidates with custodial/cleaning experience and schedule flexibility.

Community Dinner

Friday, March 22nd 6:30-8:30 p.m. Garry Oak Room,1335 Thurlow Rd. Get to know people in the community while enjoying a delicious meal. Pre-register to reserve your spot, we will have space for 50 guests! Suggested donation of $5.00 per person and $10.00 for a family. We will be offering gluten, dairy, and meat free options. Hope to see you there!

Out of School Care ~ September 2019 registration

Registration information for Before & After School Care starting September 2019 is posted on our website.

Family Drop-ins – closed for Spring Break

Our Parent & Tot, Kindergym, and Family Talk programs do not run over the School District 61 Spring Break – March 18-29.

Badminton Drop-In

Tuesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm, 1/$4, Sir James Douglas school gym.Join our group of enthusiasts for an evening of co-ed badminton. Please bring your own racquet. Birdies provided. (class is cancelled during spring, winter, & summer school breaks)

Freebie Night for Community Groups

Are you looking for a space to hold your workshop, meeting, event, gathering, info session? If your event is public and free to attend, you can book a room with us on the Last Monday of the Month, 6-8pm, at no cost. Rooms are classroom sized & can accommodate up to 35 people. Clothing swap, travel slide show, potluck, travel tips workshop, movie night, book club, board games are some of the events community members have hosted. Email us for more info, or to request a booking place@fairfieldcommunity.ca

Gardenworks Development Meeting ~ RESCHEDULED

The community meeting, moderated by the South Jubilee CALUC (Community Association Land Use Committee) for the Jawl development of the Gardenworks property (1908-1920 Oak Bay Avenue) has been Rescheduled to: Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm,Woodward room of the Begbie Hall 2101 Richmond Rd. This will be the official community meeting prior to the developer submitting their application to the City. If you are interested in this project and what is planned for this Oak Bay Avenue property, please come to the meeting. For more information on the proposal, you can see the community notice athttp://southjubilee.ca/documents/GardenworksNotice.pdf
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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Monday, March 4th, 7:00pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday: March 7th & March 21st: TBD, check website for up to date info.
Clothing Swap – Saturday March 23rd, 10am – 1pm
Book Club – Monday March 25th, 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Youth Space
Reconciliation Circle – TBD