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May 2018

Community Wide Yard Sale

Saturday May 26th, 2018 9am-1pm ~ Fairfield Gonzales is the place to be on Yard Sale Day!. Join in the fun and host a yard sale: register online and get on the map or spend the day chasing bargains in the ‘hood. Folks pay a nominal $10 registration fee and we provide signs, distribute the map, and help with advertising. We will be hosting a BBQ from 11-1 in our main parking lot. Repair Cafe and Clothing Swap are on from 9-1 at 1330 Fairfield Rd..

Summer Camps

Some of the exciting activities in our week-long camps (5-12 year olds) include karate, photography, foam parties, swimming, skating, movie theatre visits, tidal pool explorations, crafts and lots of fun in the sun! There are plenty of opportunities to be silly, get messy and chill out with friends. We also offer specialty kayaking (8-12 years) and Eco-quest camps (7-12 years).

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 11am – 4pm
Take a self-guided tour of over 20 Fairfield and Gonzales area artists’ studios featuring painting, sculpture, fabric art, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more! Look for tour maps in FAST brochures at Fairfield Community Place, around the community.

Neighbour Day

Sunday May 6 is Neighbour Day, an opportunity to open our doors and engage with our neighbours in fun and creative ways. Wondering where to start? Borrow a cup of sugar, invite a neighbour for tea, or check out the dozens of cool ideas in the Resilient Streets Toolkit or the Neighbour Day Toolkit.The City’s Neighbourhood Team will be “popping up” Thursday May 3rd 3-4pm in Cook Street Village to help get you prepped with a native seed packet to share with your neighbours.

Cheese Making with Paula Maddison

Come and spend a few hours with Paula Maddison, a deep in the bones ‘slow foodie’, multi-talented lass who has a passion for hand crafting cheese. Classes are not only delicious but a lot of fun. Two classes on Saturday, May 26:
10am-12pm Cheese Making 101: Panir, Blanco, and Whole Milk Ricotta, $65
1pm-3pm Haloumi, $65

Cook St Village Block Party

Sunday, May 27 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM On Cook Street (Oscar St. – Chapman St.)
Over 150 businesses, artisans & makers, community groups, and food & beverage vendors, live music on the Main Stage throughout the day, and an all ages licensed area.

Bike Maintenance 101

Demystify your bike and learn the very essentials of bicycle repair and maintenance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to fix a flat tire, check your brakes and gears, identify worn components, lubricate your drivetrain and ensure your bike is safe to ride. Become one with your bike!
Saturday, June 2, 10am-1pm, 1/$45

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
Closed May 19 – 21 for Victoria Day long weekend
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Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Monday, May 7th, 7pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – Meet every 2nd Thursday (may change according to needs) 7-9pm
Cultural Kitchen Workshop ~ Nigeria – Saturday, May 12th, 5:30– 8:30pm, (registration is full)
Clothing Swap – Saturday, May 26th, 10am-1pm
Book Club – Monday, May 28th, 6:30-8:30pm, in the youth space
Reconciliation Circle – Monday May 28, 7-9pm