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July 2019

Music Bingo Fundraiser

Calling all music bingo enthusiasts! Join us Wednesday, July 17th from 7-9 pm for a music bingo fundraiser at the Fernwood Inn. There will be prizes for music bingo winners! This event is by donation. Pay as low as $10 or as high as you would like to go! Buy your tickets here. All proceeds directly support Fall Fairfield, the FGCA’s annual free, all-ages community festival happening September 21st! Any questions? Email event@fairfieldcommunity.

Youth Music Project ~ Unearth Productions ~ vote now!

We need your vote! The City of Victoria Youth Council’s Participatory Budget Committee is funding projects and events that benefit youth in Victoria.The FGCA has put forward a proposal to help local youth develop their musical talent. Vote here:

Volunteers & Vendors

We are looking for local people and businesses to join our annual all ages festival, Fall Fairfield, Saturday September 21 from 1-6 pm! If you are interested in giving back to your community in a festival setting, please fill out our volunteer application & sign up for a volunteering shift this year! Likewise, any businesses or artisans interested in applying to be a vendor at Fall Fairfield please fill out our vendor application.

Victoria Bike Music Festival

Grab your bike and join the Victoria Bicycle Music Festival crew Sunday July 21 from 1:00pm-6:30 pm. The festival starts in Pioneer Square and ends at Porter Park. Check out local musical acts and try the generator bikes to help power the music!

Summer Camps

FGCA Youth Summer Camp (10 – 14 years) Monday – Friday, August 19 – 23 , 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm, 5/$120 In this camp, leaders will create fun games and activities to build a cohesive group identity that will explore Greater Victoria and all it has to offer. Call to register 250-382-4604 ore email
Richardson Sports’ EcoQuest Kayaking Essentials Camp ( 8-12 years) Monday – Friday, August 26-30, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm 5/$309

Fairfield Food Forest ~ Work Bees

Thursday July 18th on Thurlow Rd, near the intersection of Kipling st. Come learn about our permaculture garden and help it grow into a food producing forest!
Stay tuned for a “Free the Trees” work bee when the fencing is complete.

Summer Recreations Classes

Some of our recreation classes have summer sessions: Rumbeando, ZumbaAfrican Hand Drumming, Richardson Sport Soccer for kids

Family drop-ins ~ summer

Friends of Porter Park ~ Wednesdays, June 5th – July 10th 10:00am to 11:30am is cancelled for July 3rd, but back on for the last one on July 10th. Join us with your little ones as we explore together in the Food Forest near Porter Park.
Other Family Programs (Family Talk, Kindergym & Parent & Tot) are finished for the year. They will start back up in September.

Evening reception hours at the FGCA

Our front desk reception is now open late 2 nights a week, Mondays and Wednesdays till 8:00pm. You can or stop by in person or call to sign up for a class, pay for your rental and ask us questions!
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Office Hours

Mon, Wed 9am-8pm | Tue, Thur, Fri 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
Closed Saturday June 29th to Monday July 1st for the Canada Day long weekend.

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 2nd 7:00pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday at 7pm, July 11th: Community meeting for 1015 Cook St. Replacing house/retail with a multi-unit rental apartment building. July 25th: TBD.
Clothing Swap – Saturday July 27th 10am – 1pm
Book Club – Monday July 29th 6:30 – 8:30pm, discussing: The dark and other love stories by Deborah Willis
Reconciliation Circle – taking a break for the summer – will meet in October.