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April 2017

Summer Camps

For ages 3-9 we have half-day Sportball MultiSport camps. For older kids, click here for details on our weekly,  all day Fairfield Community Summer Camps  (ages 5-12), EcoQuest Camp (ages 7-12),  Kayaking Camp (ages 8-12) and our FGCA Youth Summer Camp (ages 10-14).


Community Brunch

Sunday April 23rd  10am-1pm 1335 Thurlow Rd (Garry Oak Room) The FGCA is hosting monthly community meals highlighting the diversity that makes our neighbourhoods thrive. These FREE, all ages meals feature guest speakers, performers, arts and crafts, intergenerational dialogue, and more! Because of the popularity of the event, we will hand out tickets at the door 15 min before the start of the event for 80 people. Anyone not receiving a ticket is welcome to stay but we will only have capacity to serve 80.


Victoria-Beacon Hill ~ All Candidates Meeting

Sunday April 30th, 7pm Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. The FGCA Board, in partnership with Rockland Neighbourhood Association, will be hosting an all candidates meeting for the provincial election.


Out of School Care ~ registration for September 2017

Saturday, April 8th 2017 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd. For families new to our programs, registration for before and/or after school care  for children who attend either Margaret Jenkins or Sir James Douglas. See the above link for more information & registration forms. Registration will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Edible Science ~ for kids

Sunday, April 9, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 1/$36 Hey kids…come and spend a few hours with Paula and learn all about changing a liquid into an edible, stretchy, yummy cheese!  Paula will show you how to make home made Mozzarella cheese plus you’ll learn about chemistry, history and so much more! Bring an additional $5 for a kit to make 4 lbs of mozzarella at home with your family,


Mount Edwards Community Meeting

April 24th, 2017,  7:00pm, Christchurch Cathedral School, 912 Vancouver St. This meeting is to gather input from the community on the rezoning of the Mount Edwards building at 1002 Vancouver St. to allow for transitional housing. Additional info may be posted on our website closer to the date at


Wastewater treatment project ~ community information meeting

Wednesday April 5, 5:00-8:00pm, Hotel Grand Pacific, Vancouver Island Ballroom, 463 Belleville St.The CRD is hosting an info meeting on the wastewater treatment project.


Fairfield Food Forest Work Bees

It’s time to start planning for Spring at the Food Forest! The Fairfield Food Forest is located in Porter Park, near the intersection of Kipling and Thurlow.  Please bring your water bottle and gloves (if you have them). We’ll provide a snack, tools and have extra gloves on hand.

April 22 (Saturday) 2-5pm Planting understory plants in cages, mulch & weed

May 13 (Saturday) 2-5pm Check irrigation, continue planting understory, arbour


Community Wide Yard Sale ~ save the date!

Saturday May 27, 2017. Sales all around Fairfield Gonzales neighbourhood. Soon we will share information on how to register your sale, a map of the sales & volunteer opportunities.

Calendar at The Place

FGCA Board Meeting – Monday April 3rd, 6:30-9:00pm

Community Brunch – Sunday April 23rd, 10am-1pm, Garry Oak Room 1335 Thurlow Rd.

Community Association Land Use Commitee (CALUC) meeting – Monday April 24th, 7pm

Clothing Swap – Saturday April 22nd, 10am – 1pm

Office Hours

Closed Saturday April 15- Monday April 17 for Easter

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