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January 2019

Community Dinner

Friday, January 18th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Garry Oak Room,1335 Thurlow Rd.
Get to know people in the community while enjoying a delicious meal. And bring the little ones, as we will have a children’s craft table. Pre-register to reserve your spot, we have space for 50 guests! Donations will be accepted this year with a suggested donation of $5.00 per person and $10.00 for a family. Due to dietary sensitivities we will be offering gluten, dairy, and meat free options. We hope to see you there!

Recreation Programs ~ start up on Jan 7th

Our offerings include: Guitar Ensemble Jan 10-Mar 14, African Hand Drumming Jan 22 – Mar 12, Richardson Sport for kids Jan 17 – Mar 14, and more. Call to sign up!

Art At the Place

January/February Artist: Brian Simons A self taught artist, Brian has derived much of his inspiration from the Group of Seven, French Impressionists and the writings of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith). His artwork will be on display in the foyer this January and February.

Clothing Swap ~ looking for volunteer hosts

We are looking for folks who want to lend a hand sorting clothes and greeting visitors at our monthly Swaps. For more information, please contact event@fairfieldcommunity.caNext Swap: Saturday, January 26th, 10am – 1pm 1330 Fairfield Rd. Shop for free! We have clothes for all ages. Bring along your beloved but outgrown items to exchange for new duds, or come empty handed & fill up a bag! Please bring items in clean and gently used condition. Clothing will only be accepted during the event hours, and many of the remaining items will be packed afterwards for donation to charity.

Preschool Open Houses

Five Points Preschool Open House Wednesday, February 6th 1:30-2:30pm
Moss Rock Preschool Open House Wednesday, February 6th 1:30-2:30pm
Come visit our preschools, learn more about our programs and chat with our Early Childhood Educators about registration for September 2019.

Budget Town Hall ~ City of Victoria

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Victoria City Hall. City Council has given preliminary approval to the 2019 Draft Financial Plan and is looking for input from the community before finalizing the budget in early February. The community is invited to attend the City of Victoria’s Budget Town Hall to ask questions and give feedback, or watch the live webcast and participate online. The City’s budget determines levels of funding for transportation, development, parks and recreation, and other important services that impact everyday life. The proposed 2019 operating budget totals $244.7 million and the draft capital budget totals $118 million. Learn more:

Strategic Plan Engagement Summit ~ City of Victoria

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for check-in) Victoria Conference Centre. Victoria citizens who would like to share ideas, learn together and build community, are invited to give a day to their city and participate in the City of Victoria’s Strategic Plan Engagement Summit. The public is invited to roll up their sleeves and join their neighbours to dive deep into the proposed Strategic Plan, to help set the course for the city over the next four years and map out the City’s 2019 Engagement Road Map. Register now at:

Online Survey ~ City of Victoria

How the City invests tax dollars is one of the most important decisions in the community each year. Help provide direction on the City’s draft Financial Plan and draft Strategic. Plan by completing an online survey by January 20, 2019. Take the survey at: City Council will consider the draft plans and all public input received, in early February. Learn more at
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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, January 7th, 7:00pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings  typically meet every 2nd Thursday, Jan 10 & Jan 24, check website for up to date info.
Clothing Swap – Saturday January 26th, 10am – 1pm
Book Club – Monday January 28th, 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Youth Space
Reconciliation Circle – Monday January 14th, 7:00 – 9:00pm