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April 2019

Recreation Classes ~ spring sessions

Lots of new classes starting up soon, including; Rumbeando, Balance Strength and Stretch, Circle of Security ParentingUnderstand your Energy Body, Soccer for Kids + new sessions of our current offerings. Call us to sign up 250-382-4604

Summer Camps

Registration is open for our summer camp programs. There are plenty of opportunities to be silly, get messy and chill out with friends! See the camp details and registration info on our website.

Repair Cafe

Saturday April 6th 10 am-1pm 1330 Fairfield Place. Watch our volunteer fixers bring your broken items back to life!

Fairfield Food Forest ~ Work Bee

Saturday April 13th, 1-4pm No experience necessary! We’ll supply the tools and snack, but please bring your water bottle. See the list of plants we have in the food forest.

Fairfield United Church ~ Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 20th from 11 am-12 pm in Porter Park. The Fairfield United Church in partnership with the FGCA is hosting an all-ages Easter Egg hunt. Visit for more information.

Community Dinner

Friday, April 12th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Garry Oak Room,1335 Thurlow Rd.
Get to know people in the community while enjoying a delicious meal. Pre-register to reserve your spot, we will have space for 50 guests! Suggested donation of $5.00 per person and $10.00 for a family. We will be offering gluten, dairy, and meat free options. Hope to see you there!

Out of School Care ~ registration

Registration for families new to our programs happens in April. Will will also have Pro-D Day registration for the 2019-2020 school year this month. See our website for registration details.

City of Victoria Walking and Cycling Corridors ~ get involved

The City of Victoria is reaching out to the community to seek design input into 2019 transportation capital projects, including the City’s All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling network. Open House & Design Workshops: Saturday April 6, between 10am – 1pm + Monday April 8, between 11am – 1pm AND 3pm – 5pm at Victoria City Hall.
On-street information stations: Sunday April 7, see website for the 3 locations

City of Victoria Invitation to Discuss a Proposed Sidewalk on Gonzales Avenue

From Richardson Street to Richmond Avenue, this will connect the sidewalk to the existing sidewalk along Pemberton Park east of Richardson Street. Meeting: April 9, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Glenlyon Norfolk School – Gudewill Learning Commons

Neighbourhood Yard Sale Day ~ Fairfield Gonzales

Saturday May 25th 9am – 1pm Shop at numerous garage sales throughout the Fairfield and Gonzales neighbourhoods. Check out our website to find out how to host a garage sale and get on the map.

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour

May 4th & 5th, 11am – 4pm. Looking for something to do the weekend of May 4 & 5? Visit over 20 artists’ studios in the Fairfield and Gonzales neighbourhood. Website: Facebook page:

Home energy efficiency

The City of Victoria recently presented to the FGCA Board on home energy efficiency initiatives. Make life more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Fairfield Gonzales by improving the energy efficiency of your home or business. EfficiencyBC is your one-stop shop that includes free coaching for energy upgrades, available incentives, financing options, FAQs, contractor info, and more! Other useful links: CRD Heat Pump IncentiveCity of Victoria Climate Action info
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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
reception will be closed April 17th for a staff meeting (programs will be on)
Closed for Easter Weekend April 19-22

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Monday, April 1st, 7:00pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday at 7pm; April 4: preliminary meeting 1171 Rockland, April 18: preliminary meeting 1125 Fort st. Check website for up to date info.
Clothing Swap – Saturday April 27th, 10am – 1pm
Book Club – Monday April 29th, 6:30 – 8:30pm meeting to discuss: “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza 
Reconciliation Circle – Monday April 8th, 7-8:30pm