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November 2017

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, buy your tickets here.


We want to connect with you!

Take our quick 2 minute survey at to help us learn how to reach you best. We have identified community engagement as one of our priorities for the coming years. This is our first step in reaching out, listening, and learning what our community wants and needs. Add your voice!


Pocket Places Workshop

Nov 5, 7-9pm, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Cultivate character and connection on your block with little free libraries, gathering spaces, community info boards, gardens and more! Learn how you can start a small project with your neighbours through small and easy enhancements. More info:


Camas Early Years Centre is open!

We are delighted to announce that our new all-day Early Years program opened on October 16th. This begins to address a significant need in our community for high quality, licensed childcare spaces. We welcome Camas Early Years Centre staff, children, and families to the FGCA community.


Observer Newspaper ~ Nov-Jan

The next issue of the Observer Newspaper is here! Drop by to pick up a copy.


Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan

The City is conducting a survey on its Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan (about revisions to the neighbourhood plan and Official Community Plan amendments) . The survey link can be found here and closes Sunday October 29.


Fairfield Neighborhood Plan

The draft Fairfield Neighbourhood plan will go live on the city’s website  Nov 7th. Attend an open house to hear more details Saturday Nov 18, 10:30am – 1pm at the Sir James Douglas school gym, 401 Moss St.


Cheesemaking Workshop

Don’t forget to sign up for one of our cheese making workshops this upcoming Saturday, November 4th, call us to sign up.


Qi Gong workshop

We also have a few spaces available in our  Qi Gong workshop “7 Secrets to Reduce Your Chronic Pain Naturally” on Saturday, November 4th, call us to register.


Community Dinners ~ World Street Food

Sunday November 19th 6-8pm, Garry Oak room , 1335 Thurlow Rd. Travel around the world with FGCA. Neighbours share steert food from their ancestral homes. Celebrate the diversity within our community through food and culture.


Art at the Place ~ Carol Koebbeman

Come to our foyer to view works by Carol Koebbeman


Community Meeting ~ FGCA Land use Committee

December 7th, 730PM at Cook Street Activity Centre: on a residential development at Cook and Pendergast, multi story. For more information:

Calendar at The Place

FGCA Board Meeting – Monday November 6th, 7pm

Community Association Land Use Commitee (CALUC) meetings  – 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month: November 9th & 23rd, 7pm

Clothing Swap – Saturday Oct 28th & Nov 25th, 10am – 1pm, no swap in December



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

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