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June 2024

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Building Ross Bay Native Plant Garden

Be a part of the building of the NEW Ross Bay Native Plant Garden on Memorial Crescent.! Come make beds, plant native plants, and make stepping stones for the pathways. Be a part of this new community project while meeting neighbours, and enjoying snacks! See our new garden come to life! Everyone welcome.

Saturday, June 1st  & Sunday, June 2nd  |  11am – 5pm  |  Ross Bay Native Plant Garden (Between Bushby & Dallas Rd. on Memorial Crescent) 

Repair Café Fairfield

Thinking about throwing out that lamp with a broken switch or that glitchy iron? Instead, bring your broken item down to our Repair Café and have one of our volunteer fixers take a look at it and possibly fix it on the spot! Click here for a list of items you can get fixed.

Saturday, June 1st  |  2pm – 5pm  |  1330 Fairfield Rd  |  Free or by Donation

Clothing Swap – Last One before Summer!

Do you need some new duds? Come shop for free on the first Saturday of the month (except July, August, September, and January)! Donated clothing is sorted by our volunteers and includes clothes for all ages and styles! It’s free for anyone to participate – come and fill up a bag to take home. 

Saturday, June 1st  |  10am – 1pm  |  1330 Fairfield Rd  |  Free 

Summer Recreation 

Registration for our summer classes opens June 3rd! Please visit our website for a list of upcoming programs. To register call (250) 382-4604 or stop by in person at 1330 Fairfield Rd anytime between 9am – 4:30pm.

Fairfield Community Gardens-Planting & Painting Workshop

Join us for a fun and interactive way to start a garden at home without the need of a big backyard. Learn about different plants that you can easily grow and to produce food Pot will be supplied that you can paint to take home! 

All ages welcomed! RSVP to

Tuesday, June 4th  |  10am  – 12pm  |  Fairfield Food Forest (Robert J. Porter Park along Thurlow Rd.)

Community Dinners-Last One Before Summer Break!

Once a month, on the 2nd Friday, families and individuals can come enjoy a nutritious and delicious home-cooked meal with the community! There is no need to pre-register. Meals will be available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis. Everyone welcome! For take-out option, please bring your own reusable container.

Friday, June 14th  |  6pm – 7:30pm  |  Garry Oak Room (1341 Thurlow Rd.)  |  By Donation $5 for individual, $15  for a family or $20 for community support

Neighbourhood Priorities Forum

We invite all Fairfield & Gonzales residents & business owners to our Neighbourhood Priorities Forum to discuss what you love about living in the neighbourhood, and how to increase our community vitality! Tell us what’s important to you in your community, and brainstorm what you’d like to see in the future. We want to hear YOUR voice!

Childminding is available on-site. Bus tickets available for those who require support with transportation – please let us know your needs when you register.

As the City conducts its review of the Official Community Plan, FGCA wants to hear your vision for Fairfield Gonzales. We will use your input to shape priorities for the FGCA and amplify your discussions to the City and decision-makers at all levels

This event will be in world café style. Topics will include housing, community indoor space, transportation, climate change resilience, parks & outdoor space, and urban culture & vibrancy.

Can’t attend? DM or TAG us (@fairfieldcommunity) on social media on what you love about Fairfield & Gonzales, and/or what you want to see in your community! Use hashtag #LOVEFairfieldGonzales

Wednesday, June 5th  |  6:30pm – 9:00pm  |Margaret Jenkins School Gym (1824 Fairfield Rd)  |  Space is limited – REGISTER on Eventbrite!

Food Forest Fruit Smoothie Social

Join us for fruits in the Food Forest to create some smoothie bowls! All ingredients (yogurt, granola, and seeds) will be provided for a fun and refreshing experience under the warm sun. Discover the diverse array of fruit during the summer months. We will also be doing some general maintenance of the garden!

All ages welcomed! RSVP to

Saturday, June 15th  |  12am  – 2pm  |  Fairfield Food Forest (Robert J. Porter Park along Thurlow Rd.)

Family Drop-Ins

Summer is quickly approaching which means our Family Drop-Ins will be winding down soon. The last day of Family Talk will be Monday, June 24th, Parent & Tot Playgroup Tuesday, June 25th, and Kindergym on Thursday, June 27th. Thank you to all the parents & caregivers who participated and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Adult Bike Skills Worksop

Do you want to become more confident on your bike? This adult bike safety course combines classroom, parking lot, and on-road training. It is intended to build traffic cycling proficiency for adults of any age who want to ride to work, run errands or ride for pleasure. Learn the rules of the road and traffic safety as it applies to cyclists. 

Sunday, June 23rd  |  10am  – 2:30pm  |  $55  |  1330 Fairfield Rd

Art Circle – Last One Before Summer Break!

Art Circle is a drop-in non-instructional, relaxed, social and creative art program. On the 4th Thursday of each month (Jan-June) Bring your own supplies and enjoy an evening creating art and meeting fellow local artists! 

Thursday, June 27th  |  6:45pm – 8:15pm  |  1330 Fairfield Rd in the Arbutus Rm  |  Free or By Donation

Gonzales Sunset Beach Party

Gonzales Sunset Beach Party, presented by the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (FGCA) is an evening event celebrating our neighborhood’s love for arts and community at our beloved Gonzales Beach! Enjoy craft activities, food, local artisan vendors, and free Stand-Up Paddleboarding tours as the sun goes down.

Saturday, July 6th  |  4:30pm – 7:30pm |  Free |  Gonzales Park (1809 Crescent Rd)

FGCA Reception desk is open: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 4:30pm

Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.

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Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd

Board Meeting – Monday, June 3rd, 7pm – 9pm – This meeting will not be public, as the Board will be engaging in planning work instead of its regular meeting.

Clothing Swap – Saturday, June 1st, 10am – 1pm

Repair Café – Saturday, June 1st, 2pm – 5pm

Community Dinner – Friday, June 14th, 6pm – 7:30pm In person – Last One!

CALUC Meeting – Monday, June 24th, 7pm – 9pm In Person