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September 2017

Fall Fairfield & Puppets for Peace Parade

Saturday Sept 23, 2-6pm: Fall Fairfield takes over Porter Park with free snacks, food trucks, Philip’s beer garden, live music, children’s activities, puppet workshops, seed swap, pie competition, harvest hat making, clothing swap and more.

Sunday Sept 24, 11am-4pm: Peace activities, Roy Henry Vickers Peace Dancer Pageant, and a Giant Puppet Parade from Porter Park to Government House.

We have many volunteer opportunities if you wish to show your support by volunteering at this year’s Fall Fairfield. If you like working in a group setting, help organize events and want to get involved in the community please reach out to our Event Coordinator at event@fairfieldcommunity.ca

 

Fruit Pie Competition & Fundraiser, at Fall Fairfield

Back this year at Fall Fairfield ~ Complete with judges and prizes for various desirable pie-attributes. Anyone is welcome to submit their fruit pie to this fundraiser!

 

Seed Swap & Fruit Donations, at Fall Fairfield

In Collaboration with LifeCycles Project and the Victoria Seed Swap Library there will be a Seed Swap Station at Fall Fairfield September 23rd 2-6 pm. Please bring any and all seeds you wish to donate and swap for something else. Do you have fruit trees on your property? Can’t keep up with how quick they are dropping? Bring your dropping fruit to the Fruit Donation Station hosted by LifeCycles Project.

 

Reconciliation Circle

What  can you/we contribute at a local and personal level to support reconciliation with indigenous peoples? How can we learn more about the truth of Canada’s relationship with First Nations? We are convening a circle of interested people to discuss ideas, thoughts, and actions towards reconciliation in Fairfield Gonzales.  We welcome members of indigenous and non-indigenous communities to participate in this important dialogue, which we intend to be the beginning of the journey together. We know there is much collective wisdom in this community, which we want to tap into.  Come to our first gathering Monday September 18, 7pm at 1330 Fairfield Rd. or get in touch with Vanya vmcdonell@fairfieldcommunity.ca for more info.

 

Active Living Guide ~ sign up for fall classes

New fall sessions of all our recreation classes are starting soon. Time to register!

 

Family Drop-Ins ~ back on for fall

Kindergym (walking-5 yrs) A time for preschoolers and caregivers to play and learn together in a fun, positive environment.Gym equipment is setup upon which children can explore. Parent participation is required. Mondays 9:00- 10:30 a.m. resumes Sept 25th

Parent & Tot (birth-5 yrs) An opportunity for young children and their caregivers to meet and play in an informal atmosphere with toys, books and crafts. Snack provided.
Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  resumes Sept 12th

 

Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer with us!

Board of Directors: We are seeking interested individuals to stand for election to our Board of Directors at our October Annual General Meeting. We are looking for skills such as governance, community engagement and community services. Time commitment is 6-12 hours per month. For more info: place@fairfieldcommunity.ca

Task Force on Cycling Lanes: Are you a cyclist? Or have an interest in public policy and public transportation? Are you interested in the bike lanes and other cycling routes through Fairfield and Gonzales? Join our Task Force! The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is forming a Task Force on Cycling Lanes and Routes throughout the neighbourhoods. The expected outcome is a set of recommendations to the FGCA Board. For more info: planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca

Allotment Garden Working Group: The Fairfield Gonzales Allotment Garden Working Group is looking for volunteers to help to consult on, organize and promote the Fairfield Gonzales Allotment Garden proposal work.  If you are interested in an allotment garden in our community and can offer 2-6 hours of time per month, please contact fgcommgarden@gmail.com .

Calendar at The Place

FGCA Board Meeting – Monday September 11th, 7pm

Community Association Land Use Commitee (CALUC) meetings  – 7pm, Thursday September 14th, and 7pm Thursday September 28th

Clothing Swap – Saturday September 23rd, 10am – 1pm

 Office Hours

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

Closed September 2nd – 4th for Labour Day long weekend

www.fairfieldcommunity.ca  |  250.382.4604  |  place@fairfieldcommunity.ca