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October 2022


FGCA’s 2021-22 Annual General Meeting

You’re invited to come out and hear what the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association has been up to this past year as well as elect members of our Board of Directors. We hope to see you there! For more information visit

Monday, October 24th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road


Are You Our Next Board Member?

Are you under 40? Do you rent your home? Do you have skills or experience in financial oversight or strategic planning? We seek to have a Board with a broad skill set that reflects the diversity of our neighbourhood and we would love to hear from you. Even if you don’t fit these categories and want to serve your neighbourhood, we still want to hear from you! Get in touch to learn more:


Repair Café

FGCA volunteers invite you to Repair Café Fairfield: a neighbourhood initiative that educates residents about repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. Currently, we ask that you bring just one item so the volunteers can help as many people as possible. If there’s time, a second item may be fixed once others have had a turn. Repair Café Fairfield could use more handy volunteers in the area. Help out day of, or behind the scenes! For more information visit

Saturday, October 29th
Time: 2-5 pm


Neighbourhood Improvement Priorities

You are the expert on your own community! Our Neighbourhood Improvement Committee is seeking your input on what would make Fairfield Gonzales even better. Is there a park that needs rejuvenating? An intersection in need of a crosswalk? A perfect spot for a bench? Send us your ideas using this form. Not sure what to suggest? Residents have shared ideas such as new basketball hoops, benches, and scramble crosswalks. We’ll use your ideas to inform priorities for the City’s budget process, and to understand community needs.

Art at The Place Featuring Theresa Wright

As a newcomer to Victoria, Theresa decided to explore and photograph her neighborhood. Neighborhood meant anything within walking distance: front yards, houses, sidewalks, fences, people, trees, rocks, and shadows. She began a series of acrylic paintings based on these photos. They range from the long shadows on a fall day to a wet December morning in Cook St Village.

October & November
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: 1330 Fairfield Rd

Fairfield Community Gardens Work Parties

We have several Garden projects on the go and we are always looking for helpers! No experience is needed for these work parties and all supplies will be provided. Just dress comfortably and stop working when you body says it’s done for the day. For more information visit

Saturday, October 1st
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Ross Bay Native Plant Garden (between the Ross Bay Cemetery and Memorial Crescent)

Saturday, October 15th
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Olive St Commons (181 Olive St)


Ross Bay Native Plant Garden – we need your input!

We are starting a new community garden at the corner of Dallas and Memorial Crescent. Please take our survey to share your views about the project, and/or show your interest if you would like to volunteer! CLICK HERE for more information.

Youth Drop Ins / Youth Programs

Chill Zone You Drop In
Our space features comfy couches, craft supplies, books, games, sports equipment, and a computer with internet access.

Grades 5-8
Thursdays & Fridays, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
By Donation (suggested $2 per visit)

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. Our space features comfy couches, craft supplies, books, games, sports equipment, and a computer with internet access. To register, visit

Grades 5 & 6
Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, After school – 5:30 pm
$225 per month, includes Pro-D Camps

Calendar at The Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd

Clothing Swap – Will return on Saturday, November 5th, 10am – 1pm
Board Meeting – Monday, October 3rd, 7pm – 9pm
Community Dinner – Will return Friday, October 28th, 6 – 7:30 pm
CALUC Meeting – Tuesday, October 25th, 7-9 pm
Book Club – Monday, October 24th, 7-9pm (online via Zoom)
Annual General Meeting – Monday, October 24th, 6:30 pm
FGCA Reception desk is open: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
We will be closed on Monday, October 10th (Thanksgiving)

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