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November 2019

Community Dinner

Friday, November 29th 6:30 – 8:30pm
Get to know people in the community while enjoying a delicious meal. Enjoy a conversation while satisfying your taste buds! And bring the little ones, as we will have a children’s craft space.
Please register to reserve your spot; we have space for 50 guests! Donations will be accepted this year with a suggested donation of $5/person and $10/family.
Due to dietary sensitivities we will be offering gluten, dairy, and meat free options. We hope to see you there! Please email for more info or to volunteer.

Community Clothing Swap

Saturday, November 23rd, 10am – 1:00pm, Garry Oak Room,1335 Thurlow Rd.
Come shop for free every 4th Saturday of the month (except December)! Bring along your clean, gently used items to exchange for new duds, or come empty handed & fill up a bag! For all sizes, from babies to adult. Clothing will only be accepted during the event hours, and many of the remaining items will be packed afterwards for donation to charity.
Contact Virginie at or phone 250-382-4604

Basketball drop in

We now have drop-in basketball in the Sir James Douglas school gym! 18+ years Thursdays, Nov 14 – Dec 5 2020, 7:45pm – 10pm, 1/$5

Badminton drop in

Tuesdays (cancelled during School Breaks), 8 – 10pm, 1/$4

Moss Rock Preschool – Spaces Available!

We have a couple of spots open in our Moss Rock Preschool. Our focus is heavy on exploration-based learning in a warm, diverse and nurturing environment. Our Educators pay close attention to the choices their preschoolers make and, with that, continue to create an evolving program that best suits the children’s individual needs.

Recreational Programming: November Updates

Register for ENERGY HEALING Workshop with Nancy Crites, Saturday, November 2nd, 10am – 1pm! IYENGAR SUPPORT + RESTORE has been extended (Thursdays, November 21 – December 12 from 12 – 1pm), as well as IYENGAR ALL LEVELS WELCOME (Tuesdays, November 19 – December 10 from 11am – 12:30pm).
*Iyengar Classes are taught by Lauren Cox.

Good Food Box Fundraiser

Mark your calendars because the Gift of Good Food fundraiser launches November 18th to December 31st 2019. Visit our campaign HQ for more information or to donate directly HERE. We’re partnering with Community centres across the Capital Region to reach a goal of $100,000! This money will be used to provide 200 families with fresh fruit and veggies every two weeks for an entire year.
Ways to get involved: Start a fundraising team with friends, neighbours, staff and/ or families. In 2018, Teams raised a total of $26,115.00. This year our Team goal is $33,333.33 (3’s are our lucky numbers 😉
EVENTS: Nov 21 (from 6 – 10pm) – Good Food Quiz at Northern Quarter (Make a reservation at Norther Quarter, Nov 22 & 23 (from 10am – 5pm) – Owl Designer Fair + Nov 30 (from 10am – 4pm) – Oaklands West Coast Winter Market.
Get in touch with Melissa at with any questions or to join a team!

Richardson Street Corridor

The City of Victoria is beginning public consultation activities for the 2020 All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling and pedestrian infrastructure projects, including the Richardson Street corridor.
On Sunday, November 3 the City is hosting a tour to introduce preliminary design concepts to the public and hear about community needs. RSVPs are requested (but not required) to
When: Nov 3, 10am – 12pm
Where: leaving from southeast corner of Richardson at Vancouver St.
On Monday Nov 4 FGCA is hosting an interactive discussion about preliminary design concepts for improvements along the Richardson Street corridor.
When: Nov 4, 6 – 6:45pm
Where: Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.
Space is limited, please pre-register at
If you can’t make these dates, you can also take the City’s survey here:

Find your copy of The Observer!

Do you already know to look out for The Observer ~ our quarterly community newspaper? The Observer highlights neighbourhood news, events, businesses and is the place to find information on FGCA programs and services.
Find your copy (covering Nov, Dec, Jan activities and news) in various locations around Fairfield or come and visit us at Fairfield Community Place. Don’t forget we now offer extended reception hours, and are open until 8pm Mondays thru Thursdays!
OR check out an e-version here!

Check out our new calendar on our website

On the homepage of our website we now have a banner that reads “What’s Happening”, you can click & see a full calendar of everything that’s going on.

Alert! Poisonous Mushrooms

There have been several pet deaths reported around the city from pets eating poisonous backyard mushrooms.
Here is a useful link warning of the dangers of Death Cap Mushrooms.

Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-8pm | Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-3pm | Closed Sunday
Closed November 9th -11th for the Remembrance Day
long weekend.

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Art at the Place: Artwork by Andrea Fritz is on display in our foyer Nov + Dec.
Board Meeting Monday, November 4th @ 7pm
Book ClubMonday, November 25th @ 6:30 – 8:30pm, we will be discussing: Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod
Clothing SwapSaturday, November 23rd @ 10am – 1pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday at 7pm, November 2nd: Community meeting for 931 McClure & November 21st: Community meeting for 902 Foul Bay & Preliminary Community meeting for 1120, 1124 and 1128 Burdett.
Community DinnerFriday, November 29th 6:30 – 8:30pm
Reconciliation CircleThursday, November 14th 7 – 8:30pm
Repair Cafe – Next one is Saturday, January 25th, 2020 10am-1pm
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1330 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC V8S 5J1