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September 2019

Fall Fairfield ~ Saturday Sept 21, 1-6pm

Save the date! Join us for our annual, all ages, festival celebrating community connections and the harvest season. This year we are hosting a Food Forest workshop and storytelling segments on top of our groovy programming. For the Fall Fair program schedule and more event details, please click the Facebook link below or visit our website. We want more pies for our 4th annual Pie Competition fundraiser so sign up here. For general inquiries please email
See our event facebook page for all the event details

Food Forest Work Bees

Sunday September 8th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Thursday September 19th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm No experience necessary! We’ll supply the tools and snack, but please bring your water bottle. The Fairfield Food Forest is located in Porter Park, near the intersection of Kipling and Thurlow.

Basketball Facilitator

Do you like to play basketball? The FGCA is looking for volunteers to help facilitate its new basketball drop-in on Thursday evenings from 7:45-10pm starting on October 3rd 2019. Facilitators need to be comfortable with collecting money, managing adult participants, and supervising groups of 4-20 participants. First aid and criminal record check required. Contact us at

Are you a member?

Membership in the FGCA is free! It allows you to vote at our AGM in October, run for our Board, or serve on our CALUC. It’s a great way to show your support for your community. Sign up

Join our board

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? We are currently recruiting people to serve on our Board of Directors. Directors serve for a two year term, and will be elected at our Annual General Meeting on October 28, 2019, 6:30pm. For more information visit our website or get in touch: 250-382-4604 or

Advertise in the Observer Newspaper

You can place an ad in our neighbourhood paper for as little as $40+tax. We distribute 5000 copies per issue throughout Fairfield and Gonzales, publishing 4 issues per year. Get in touch to ask questions and reserve ad space –

Reception is open in the evening

The FGCA reception desk is now open until 8:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Call or drop by to sign up for a class, may a payment or ask a question.

Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan – Public Hearing

A public hearing to consider the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan and related Official Community Plan amendments, including design guidelines, is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.
When: Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square
Members of the public can address Council in person or submit written correspondence to Written correspondence must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the day of the hearing and will form part of the public record and be published in the meeting agenda. Drop-in child minding is available at City Hall for parents and caregivers who want to participate in the public hearing!
Visit the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan webpage to view the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan and related documents.

Richardson Sports classes for kids

Check out our soccer classes and our multisport programs. Leaving competition on the sidelines, programs instructors use games, songs and positive reinforcement.
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Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-8pm | Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
Closed Aug 31 – Sep 3 for the Labour Day long weekend.

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Art at the Place: work by Alexa Gibbs is on display in our foyer Sept & Oct.
Board Meeting – Tuesday September 3rd, 7pm
Book Club – Monday September 30th, 6:30 – 8:30pm,we will be discussing: Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote
Clothing Swap – Saturday September 28th,10am – 1pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday at 7pm, (September 5this cancelled) September 19th, agenda TBD.
Reconciliation Circle – taking a break – will meet in October.
Repair Cafe – Next one is Saturday October 19th 10am-1pm