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October 2017

Repair Café Fairfield

Saturday September 30th, 10am – 1pm, Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.. A neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers.

 

FGCA Annual General Meeting

Saturday October 21st, 2-4pm, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Everyone is invited to come out to hear what the FGCA has been up to all year, and FGCA members vote to elect the board of directors.

 

Board nominations

Nominations for the Board of Directors will close on Friday October 13, 2017. If you would like to stand for the Board of Directors, please send a short bio along with a completed nomination and consent to act as a Director form to place@fairfieldcommunity.ca. If you would like to learn more about serving on the Board, get in touch! Directors must live or own a business within the boundaries of Fairfield Gonzales.

 

Community Dinners ~ Friendsgiving Potluck

Sunday October 22nd, 6-8pm, Garry Oak room , 1335 Thurlow Rd. Celebrate the fall harvest with friends in the community. We invite you to bring your favourite harvest dish & share in the abundance of the season!

 

Jack-o-lantern carving Family Fun

Saturday, October 28th  10-12am Join us from to carve a Jack-o-lantern, make a fun Halloween craft & enjoy a little treat! This event will be a fundraiser for understory plants at the Fairfield Community Food Forest. Location- Food Forest in Porter Park or The Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow Rd), depending on weather. Tickets: $20/family or $10/Caregiver & Child

 

Art at the Place ~ Kathy Dufour

Stop by our foyer to see works from local artist  Kathy Dufour. Kathy has been an artist for many years working with different mediums like glass and recently reconnecting with painting. Kathy hopes to depict the fragility of the environment and our society to convey the importance of protecting and preserving that which we are a part of.

 

Daycare at the FGCA

Our portable renovations are complete and our daycare will open on October 15th! We are so excited to welcome children & their families to this beautiful new space.

 

Resilient Streets Micro-grant

Apply now! – Deadline October 31, 2017 Did you recently attend  the Fairfield Gonzales Resilient Streets Kick-off workshop? Interested in building more connections with your neighbours on your street or in your apartment/condomium building? Got some ideas on how to build community & resilience with your neighbours that you want to make happen?

If you live in Greater Victoria, then you can apply for  an easy-to-access Resilient Streets micro-grant. Fairfield Gonzales is a Resilient Streets host neighbourhood where  Building Resilient Neighbourhoods is offering 2 types of micro-grants to help you get started.  Find out more and apply HERE for either of them.

 

Crossing Guard needed at Sir James Douglas School

Beacon Community Services is looking to hire a crossing guard for the intersection of Moss & Fairfield. Please click on this link for job information and how to apply.

 

Thank you for a memorable Fall Fairfield!

It is with the fullest of hearts that the FGCA thanks you for your contributions to this year’s Fall Fairfield Festival and Puppet Parade. The event was many months in the making. We have immense gratitude for the dedication shown by all those involved, especially our event partners, Puppets for Peace. The music, the puppet shows, the theatre, the games, the crafting, the hats, the pies, the interactive vendors, the beverages, the food, the cardboard castle, the parade, the stories, the magic of fall, the Little Yellow Guy, ALL OF IT! Thank you.

Calendar at The Place

FGCA Board Meeting – Monday October 2nd, 7pm

Community Association Land Use Commitee (CALUC) meetings  – 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month: October 12th & 26th, 7pm

Clothing Swap – Saturday October 28th 10am – 1pm

 Office Hours

Monday to Thursday  9am – 4pm Friday 9am – 6pm | Saturday  9am – 3pm | Closed Sunday

Closed October 7-9 for Thanksgiving weekend

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