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April 2021

Please check our website for the most up-to-date information on programs as we adapt to public health regulations.

Out of School Care ~ Registration for September 2021

For Families NEW to our programs, OSC registration for the 2021/22 school year will open online on Monday, April 5 at 7pm. Please go to our website for the registration link (link will be available closer to the registration date) and all the details pertaining to the registration process. You MUST get a registration ticket in order to register for OSC.
Families who procure a ticket will be required to e-mail their forms on Monday, April 12 2021, to the respective program manager.

Summer Camps

We will be enjoying different themed activities, out trips and guests each week.
Registration Requests can be made through our online form:
Families currently in our care can submit requests beginning Tues April 6th at 7:00pm
New Families (not currently in our programs) can submit requests beginning Tues April 13th at 7:00pm

FGCA Special General Meeting

April 12, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm, via zoom
On April 12, 2021, we are hosting a General Meeting of the members to make some changes to our governing documents. The agenda for the evening is:
  • 6:30pm City of Victoria Climate Action Plan presentation and Q&A
  • 7:00pm General Meeting
  • 7:30pm Adjournment
Join us via zoom, by computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85397361464?pwd=dkljaVd3UmYzVnIxSnc3L0daU1JXUT09
Or by telephone: Call 778 907 2071
Meeting ID: 853 9736 1464
Passcode: 726869
Members will vote on two Special Resolutions, one to make changes to the Constitution and one to make changes to the Bylaws. Information about the changes:
Constitution and bylaw changes FAQ
Special Resolutions
Proposed new Constitution
Proposed new Bylaws (changes are highlighted in yellow)
If you did not receive this notice via email, you are not currently a member of the FGCA. You can sign up here, but your membership will not be approved by the Board in time to vote at this meeting.

April FGCA Board meeting

April 12, 7:30pm, immediately following the Special General Meeting

Save the Date: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association Town Hall

Do you have questions for the Mayor and the Councillors who have represented Fairfield Gonzales? The Fairfield-Gonzales Community Association invites you to our Town Hall on April 29, 2021.
We know residents of Fairfield Gonzales have concerns and suggestions on housing, development, sheltering in parks and bike lanes. How about the revised neighbourhood boundaries being considered by City and other topics that are important to you? Here’s your chance to ask your question and get an answer from Mayor Lisa Helps, Councillors Geoff Young and Ben Isitt and potentially other public representatives.
Send your question to questions@fairfieldcommunity.ca by Thursday, April 22 and then join our virtual Townhall on Zoom, Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm! Zoom link will be posted at www.fairfieldcommunity.ca after April 22.

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get to work in the Food Forest!

This year, we will be using SignUp.com to help us ensure we can get the work done in a safe and organized manner. To sign up for Monday April 12th or Saturday April 17th, go to: https://signup.com/go/Tidftus .If you would like to connect to do some work at the forest at another time, please email fairfieldcommunitygardens@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen. Or just head on over and see what you can contribute!
  • Please bring tools if you have them, otherwise we will provide sterilized tools.
  • No experience necessary.
  • We will be working in the garden with a maximum of 2 plus a coordinator, in separate zones to ensure physical distancing and tools do not overlap.
  • If you’re a family or a household, please sign up for both spots- thank you!

Get Growing, Victoria!

This is a free vegetable seedlings distribution program created by the City of Victoria. In partnership with over 50 community and non-profit organizations, 80,000 vegetable and herb seedlings, along with gardening education materials through Growing Together, will be distributed to support communities in 2021.
Get Growing, Victoria! partners with community organizations and neighbourhood associations to share seedlings with individuals and households in need through City of Victoria neighbourhood distribution days. See what Fairfield Gonzales is offering in partnership with this program
If you are facing barriers and interested in gardening or would like to learn more about this program, please contact FGCA at event@fairfieldcommunity.ca.

Family Time via Zoom (online)

Tuesdays 10:00am – 10:30am. Please join Justine and Rachel for for singing, fingerplays, felt board stories and more. To get the link to the zoom meet-up, fill in the form on our website

Community Dinner ~ April 30th

The April Community Dinner will be on Friday April 30th. The International Women’s Catering Cooperative (IWCC) will continue to prepare delicious meals that will be frozen and picked up at the centre. Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family. Priority to people who register through Eventbrite, check our website mid April for the link to reserve meals, they sell out fast!

Recreation Update

On March 29th, the Province announced new restrictions in effect until April 19th at 11:59 pm. Among the restrictions is that Indoor Low Intensity Group Exercise (including yoga) is prohibited. For more information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
Consequently, the start of the Spring session of yoga is suspended until the week of April 19th at the earliest. We will be pro-rating refunds for those registered once the new start date is confirmed.

Become a Volunteer

Spring is here, outdoor activities are reopening, get your hands on the ground! We have several volunteer gardening positions available. Whether you want to volunteer alone or with others, work independently or with guidance, there is something for you! Our front garden and Food Forest are in need of some care. You can also volunteer with your kids! If you are interested in bringing your skills and/or want to learn more about native plants/ permaculture, contact our Community Development Coordinator Virginie at event@fairfieldcommunity.ca. If you are looking for other volunteer opportunities, check our website too! More info: https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/volunteer/

Join the Fairfield Community Book Club

Meeting up via Zoom video conferencing. Free & easy to use with your home computer, laptop, iPad or smart phone. Next book club meet-up is Monday, April 26th online, at 7:15pm. Email us to receive the link. April’s book is “Little Fish,” by Casey Plett. For details about the book and how to borrow a copy check out our website.
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Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays & Statutory Holidays
Closed April 2-5 for the Easter long weekend