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August 2018

Save the date – Fall Fairfield Sept 22, 1-6pm

Fall Fairfield is an annual music, arts, and experiential festival in the heart of Fairfield. Fall Fairfield is a free, all-ages event, bringing together local businesses, artists, performers, and people across Victoria in celebration of Fairfield’s dynamic culture and the harvest season. This is Fairfield Gonzales’ time to shine! All are welcome!

Job Opportunities at the FGCA

We have many positions posted; Early Years Coordinator, Preschool Manager (maternity leave cover), Out of School Care Assistant Manger, a few Youth and Family Counsellor positions and several Out of School Care Leader positions – see ourwebsite for all the details.

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.

City of Victoria Neighbourhood Plan Updates

Gonzales ~ The City has launched a survey on the revised draft Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan (closes August 6) – we encourage you to have your say! You can read the draft plan, summary, FAQs and link to the survey at . Email the city at, if you have any questions about the plan or the survey.
Fairfield ~ What is Gentle Density and how does it fit into Fairfield?
You can find out more by joining us at the pop-up storefront, #4 313 Cook St, next to the butcher. Tell us what you think about housing in Fairfield in the online Gentle Density Survey. Visit for more information.

Fall Recreation Classes ~ registration open

Registration for fall recreation classes is now open. More sessions of the usual favourites, plus some new offerings. Visit our website links for details on our Adult classes and our Children classes. Call 250-382-4604 to sign up.

Art at the Place

The foyer of Fairfield Community Place serves as a space to display art work from local, visual artists. If you would like to display your artwork in our foyer, please reach out to Our current exhibit features work from Austin Willis, who uses bright colours and bold lines in pursuit of energetic positivity. Keep an eye out for his murals around town! Come by and enjoy the large, lovely paintings by Austin in our foyer.
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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
Closed August 4th – 6th for BC Day long weekend

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – no meeting in August
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – Thursday August 2 – no meeting, Thursday August 15 – public meeting for 1015 Cook St.
Clothing Swap – Saturday, August 25th 10am-1pm
Book Club – Monday, August 27th, 6:30-8:30pm, in the youth space
Reconciliation Circle – no meeting in August