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September 2020

September is here and programs are starting up at the FGCA. You will notice a few changes this year: increased cleaning, shorter open hours, and reduced capacity in some programs.
We will also require face coverings for everyone visiting the building over 12 years of age. Together let’s have a safe, happy, healthy fall!

Musical guests Lelolai FAM make their way to
Tiny Fall Fairfield, performing along the way!

Tiny Fall Fairfield ~ thanks for making it a success!

Our 10th annual Fall Fairfield was on Sunday, re-imagined as a tiny, distanced version of our usual event. Small groups enjoyed food, music, arts, sunny weather and the company of friends and neighbors. Thank you to our sponsors; the City of Victoria,Thrifty Foods, Moka House & the Gardeners of Government House. It was a much needed little dose of creative community celebration.

Family drop-ins for the fall

Our programs will be running at a limited capacity. Attendance by registration only, Registration happens every Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm for the following week. Please email: or call 250-382-4604.
Parent & Tot Playgroup + Family Talk: Laugh, Learn & Lunch (birth-5 yrs)
Mondays in the Garry Oak Room, 10am – 12pm, starts Sept 14. Max 12 participants, including children. By donation.
Outdoor Parent & Tot Playgroup (birth-5 yrs)
Tuesdays 9am – 11am, 9-11, starts Sept 15. Max 10 participants including children. By donation.

Community Inspiration Map

Thank you to everyone who shared their sources of inspiration! The map is up!
Engage with the map – get creative, the possibilities are endless! You can plan and run events and/or activities with the map, organize interpretive walks &/or scavenger hunts, or simply send us a selfie in front of your source of inspiration + a description why it is inspirational for you! Want to partner with us on our map to organize events or activities for the community? Nominate an asset, local business, or community champion that provides you with your source of inspiration? Or simply create your own asset-map for your community? Questions? Comments? :

Fall Fitness Classes

Call 250-382-4604 to register~
Gentle Yogafit Wed,6:45pm-7:45pm Sep. 16 – Nov. 25, 10/$90
Iyengar Yoga, Beginner Friendly Thu. 5:45pm -7:15pm, Sep 17 – Nov 19,10/$120
Iyengar Yoga, Support & Restore Thu. 12pm – 1pm, Sep 17 – Nov 19,10/$100
Iyengar Yoga All Levels Tue, 5:45pm – 7:15pm, Sep 15 – Nov 17, 10/$120
Zumba Mon, 5:30pm-6:30pm Sep. 14 – Nov. 14,10/$90
Zumba Toning Wed, 5:30pm-6:30pm Sep. 16 – Nov. 25,10/$90

Richardson Sports classes for kids

Call 250-382-4604 to register~
Introduction to foundational movement skills needed to be familiar with hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, rugby, lacrosse, golf, basketball and football:
Me and My Parent (2 – 3 yrs)Thur, 9:45am-10:30am, Oct. 1 – Nov.19, 8/$112
Me and My Coach (3 – 5 yrs)Thur, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 10:30am – 11:30am 8/$120
A high-energy Soccer program introduction to fundamental soccer skills:
Parent & Child Soccer (2 – 3 yrs). Wed, Sep. 9 – Oct. 14, 5:15pm-6pm, 6/$84
Soccer Stars (4 – 6 yrs)Wed, Sep. 9 – Oct.14, 6pm-7pm, 6/$84

FGCA Book Club

Next meeting is Monday, September 28th online, at 7:15pm. Email us to receive the ZOOM link shortly before the meeting. We will be discussing: “The Book of Negroes” by Laurence Hill, historical fiction based in both American and Canadian history.

Fairfield Gonzales Observer newspaper is out!

Our latest issue is out! A community newspaper highlighting neighbourhood news, events, businesses and the place to find information on FGCA programs and services. Read it online here.

Join our board

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? We are currently recruiting people to serve on our Board of Directors. Directors serve for a two year term, and will be elected at our Annual General Meeting in October. For more information visit our website or get in touch: 250-382-4604 or

Are you a member of the FGCA?

Membership in the FGCA is free! It allows you to vote at our AGM in October, run for our Board, or serve on our CALUC. It’s a great way to show your support for your community. Sign up at

Bring It Home 4 the Climate

The Capital Regional District is looking to engage homeowners in the community who are interested in being agents of change by completing home energy upgrades AND taking steps to motivate other homeowners to do the same. Bring It Home helps homeowners take the next step, regardless of where they are in their retrofit journeys, and aims to lower the barriers to conversation and action. The program offers three main benefits to participants: