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May 2022

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Neighbourhood Yard Sale Day

Registrations are open now. We are looking forward to the return of Neigbourhood Yard Sale Day on Saturday May 28. 2022! We will put together a map of all participating addresses. Register your Yard Sale to get your place on the map! The deadline is Wednesday, May 18. Please see the registration link; https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/events-projects/neighbourhood-yard-sale/
Community members will also have an opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness from the City of Victoria’s Emergency Management Agency Staff, who will be on site at the FGCA (1330 Fairfield Rd) during this event. Bring your questions about emergency kits, local hazards, and disaster resilience!

Youth Zone

The Youth Zone is an after school program where YOU have a say in what we get up to! Games, art, cool projects, cooking, baking, sports, awesome out trips – this is just the beginning. The Youth Zone is a fun and safe space for you to hang out with friends and develop your confidence and independence.
Here you’ll get to build skills, explore new territory, nurture your creativity, learn from community mentors, develop leadership and a sense of empowerment. Our space features comfy couches, craft supplies, books, games, sports equipment, a Wii and Xbox Station, and a computer with internet access.
Registered after school program for youth in grades 5 and 6Mondays, Tuesdays, WednesdaysAfter School – 5:30$205 per month, includes Pro-D day camps
For more information, please visit:https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/

 

Allotment Garden Meeting

Sunday May 1st3pm at the Garry Oak Room on Thurlow St.(attached to Sir James Douglas school)
Are you interested in helping build a community space where members can grow food alongside one another? The Fairfield Allotment Garden project is looking for ideas and feedback about creating this space! We would love to hear from you about: Potential garden location, what components you would like to see included, any questions or concerns about the project and ways in which you would like to be involved. Bring you ideas!

Community Dinners – April 29th, May 13th & 29th

Take out community dinners run two Fridays a month. We look forward in seeing you! Please note there is no need to pre-register, meals by donation will be available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis on May 13th &27th between 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

We’re Hiring!

FGCA has a part-time Food Programs Assistant position available. The candidate will support our food programs by doing driving, pick – ups, sorting and deliveries. Please visit the link below for more information.
https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-04-20-Food-Programs-Assistant.pdf

 

Get Growing, Victoria! – Seedlings

Date and Time: June 5th Robert Porter Park,1350 Fairfield Rd. School parking lot off Thurlow Ave. This is a City of Victoria program that provides garden materials to underserved communities, including people disproportionally impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Please complete the online form if you are interested in receiving free food start seedlings from the Get Growing, Victoria! program. This program is open to residents of the City of Victoria, with a priority to support underserved communities, including those who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Distribution will be managed by your local community or neighborhood association.

https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/events-projects/get-growing-neighbourhood-distribution/

Moss Street Farmers Market

Moss Street Farmers Market is celebrating its 31st season of providing local and organic farm-fresh produce, local foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, inspiring services and community education to Victorians, surrounding neighbours, and visitors.
 
Regular Season Markets: May through October, every Saturday, 10am to 2pm , rain or shine, on the Sir James Douglas school grounds, surrounding boulevards and Porter Park.
 
Online Shopping: Avoid customer queues by taking advantage of our convenient and quick online market and pick up your order at the market from our Online Order Pickup Tent. Our online market can be found at localline.ca/moss-street-market.
For more information about Moss Street Farmers Market, visit: https://www.mossstreetmarket.com/

Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

Celebrate Mother’s Day, beautiful spring gardens, live music at the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s 40th annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour.
Stroll through Victoria’s most beautiful spring gardens while enjoying music from students and faculty of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Two-day passes are $40 (plus service fees, depending on point of purchase) and include exclusive access to ten spectacular private gardens, one public garden treasure, and our Amazing Plant Sale! For complete information about this years event, visit: https://vcm.bc.ca/victoria-garden-tour/
 
VENUE: Gardens in the Greater Victoria area
May 7, 2022 to May 8, 2022
10am to 4pm
ADMISSION: $40 to $48.84
 

My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program 2022

This program helps residents animate public space, develop and enhance a sense of community and leave a positive legacy in our neighbourhoods. If you have a great idea for a project, reach out to your neighbourhood liaison to begin discussions on how to proceed. Some examples include, community murals, boulevard enhancement, neighbourhood improvement programs and more! For more information on how to apply, visit: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/Neighbourhoods/my-great-neighbourhood-grant-program.html

My FED Farm is back for 2022!

My FED Farm is designed to increase food security for underserved populations in Greater Victoria by distributing garden kits containing everything needed to grow food.
The project started in response to COVID-19 when the pandemic highlighted the systemic food insecurity in our community. Now in its third year, the project empowers individual households and community organizations to grow food and foster community connections as cost of living skyrockets. We will be accepting applications for garden recipients and volunteers from April 15 to May 15. For more information,
visit: https://www.get-fed.ca/myfedfarm

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour May 28 & 29. 11-4 pm Free

32 talented artists will showcase their work May 28 and 29, 2022. 11-4.
Maps available from sponsors, Fairfield businesses, artist studios and at www.fairfieldartistsstudiotour.com. In the 21st year of this renowned tour you’ll see fabulous woodworking, abstract and figurative painting, textile art, jewelry, sculpture, clay art and more. Some of Victoria’s finest artists are again participating, so treat yourself and a friend or family member to a piece of art to remember. Covid protocols in place. See you there!

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd

Clothing Swap – Saturday, May 7th 10am-1pm. In-person
Board Meeting – Monday, May 2nd 7:00pm. Online
Community Dinner – Friday, 13thth & 27th, 4 – 5:30pm. In Person!!
CALUC Meeting – Monday, May 30th 7-9pm. Online
Book Club – Monday, May 9th, 7-9pm. in person, at 1330 Fairfield Rd.
 
FGCA Reception desk is open: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
Closed Victoria Day Monday, May 23 2022
 

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