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July 2018

5 Points Corner Project Open House

Monday July 16, 6:30-8:30pm Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd. The FGCA is partnering with community members to re-imagine the public space at the corner of Oscar, Moss, and Fairfield to create an inclusive, inviting space for people. Join us at our open house to share your thoughts and ideas!

Seniors services co-op

A group of community members are working together to create Fairfield/Gonzales LIVES, a community-based organization for seniors wishing to continue to live at home, to provide access and easy navigation to home or health care services with a single phone call. Join us at one of 2 meetings to learn the details of how this will be available to you: Thursday August 30, at 3pm or 7pm, in the Garry Oak Room at 1335 Thurlow Rd. Bring your questions! Email fairfieldgonzalesLIVES@gmail.com to get in touch.

First Nations Interpretive Walk with Mark Albany

Saturday July 14, 10am-12pm Beacon Hill Park Sign up on Eventbrite – FREE
We invite the community to join Mark Albany, member of the Songhees Nation and First Nations Counsellor with School District 61, on an interpretive walk offering a First Nations perspective on the land we inhabit. Mark will lead participants in an experiential learning opportunity through Beacon Hill Park.

Join our Board of Directors

Are you someone who is eager to engage in your neighbourhood and support community-based service delivery? We are seeking members to stand for election to the Board at our October AGM. Responsibilities include attending monthly director meetings, participating with an association committee, and ensuring the association meets its legal obligations. Learn more at our info session:
Tuesday August 21 7pm Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Summer Recreations Classes

Some of our recreation classes have summer sessions: Zumba, African Hand Drumming, Iyengar Yoga ~ All Levels Welcome, Sportball Soccer for kids

What gym activity would you like to do?

We are looking to run a recreation program in the Sir James Douglas school gym (at 401 Moss St) Thursday evenings 6-8 and can’t decide what to do! Take our quick survey & give us your thoughts.

We are collecting Silent Auction items

Fall Fairfield, our annual all-ages community event, is hosting a silent auction on September 22nd. We are looking for community contributions so if you have any items you would like to donate, please contact event@fairfieldcommunity.ca. There will be promotional opportunities for your contribution.

Summer Camps

We have a few spots left in our summer camps. Call 250-382-4604 to register:
8:00am – 5:30pm Ages 5, has completed Kindergarten – 12 years
3 spaces: Jul 3–6, 4/$160 ~ Let’s Get Moving
8 spaces: Jul 23–27, 5/$195 ~ Oceans of Fun
3 spaces: Jul 30–Aug 3, 5/$195 ~ Scientific Discoveries
3 spaces: Aug 13–17, 5/$195 ~ Movie Madness
9:00am – 3:00pm Ages 8 – 12 years
4 spaces: Aug 27–31, 5/$300 ~ Kayak Camp

Good Food Box

Pick-up every Wednesday at the FGCA 3:30-5:30pm. Making good fresh food affordable and accessible, and distributing locally grown food to participants. Anyone can order a box – the more people participate, the better the program becomes.
Order online (min 1 week before) www.thegoodfoodbox.ca

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm | Closed Sunday
Closed June 30-July 2 for Canada Day long weekend

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Monday, July 9th, 7pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – Meet every 2nd Thursday (may change according to needs) 7-9pm
Clothing Swap – Saturday, July 28th, 10am-1pm
Book Club – Monday, July 30th, 6:30-8:30pm, in the youth space
Reconciliation Circle – no meeting in July