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May 2019

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.

Learning to Grow ~ new family drop-in

Wednesdays April 24th to May 29th 10:00 to 11:30 Join us with your little ones in the Food Forest located in Porter Park for some hands on gardening, explorations and play. This program is loosely structured and gently facilitated, allowing for parent and caregiver participation and opportunities for community connections.

Fairfield Food Forest ~ Work Bees

Thursday, May 2nd, 3-5pm & Thursday May 23rd, 3-5 pm, on Thurlow Rd, near the intersection of Kipling st. Come learn about our permaculture garden and help it grow into a food producing forest!

Summer Camps

We have some spots left in our weekly Themed Camps as well a the specialty Youth and Kayaking Camps. See the details and registration info on our website.

Looking to Support Youth in the Community?

Volunteer for the breakfast program at Victoria West Elementary School, Monday through Friday from 8-9 am. Duties include prepping and serving breakfast for 40-50 children who come to school without breakfast. You can volunteer one day or everyday depending on your schedule and time commitment. If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about this program, please email

Community Dinner

Friday, May 10th, 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!

Storytelling: The ancient art of spinning wool and leadership development

Sunday May 5, 2019 7-8:30pm, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Rd. Please join the Fairfield Gonzales Reconciliation Circle for an evening with Stephanie Panigavluk Papik Storytelling: The ancient art of spinning wool and leadership development. Co-creating community through the practice of self-awareness, self discovery and shared leadership. Follow this link to register. We hope to see you there!

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. Facebook page:

The May/June/July issue of the Observer is out

Your spot for information on all our programs & classes, local articles, colouring contest & neighborhood events. Read it online!
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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-3pm Closed Sunday
Closed for Victoria Day Weekend May 18,19, 20

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd.

Board Meeting – Monday, May 6th, 7:00pm
Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) meetings – typically meet every 2nd Thursday at 7pm; May 2: Community meeting for 349/351 Kipling and 1400 Fairfield, May 16: Preliminary meeting for 1114 Rockland, May 30: Community meeting for 1171 Rockland. Legalizing existing 8 suites
Clothing Swap – Saturday May 25th 10am – 1pm
Book Club – Monday May 27th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, discussing Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto
Reconciliation Circle – Monday TBD, 7-8:30pm