MARCH 2021

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

Our Family Programs are starting up again!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Family Drop-In programs will be facilitated virtually via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registration can be done through a form on our website or by email: eyc@fairfieldcommunity.ca.
More details can be found on our website.

Our Community Dinners are back!

The March Community Dinner will be on the 26th. 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 in March for the link to the March dinner. The February dinner is SOLD OUT!

Out of School Care Registration

OSC Registration for the 2021/22 School Year for Families NEW to our programs will open online on Monday, April 5 at 7pm.
Please go to our website for the 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.
Families will be contacted on May 3, 2021 regarding your registrations placement.

Register now for our Spring Session Yoga classes

Please note that due to COVID-19 class sizes are limited, so don’t wait to sign-up. Give us a call at 250-382-4604, to register over the phone.
Iyengar Yoga All Levels
Tuesdays, April 6 – June 22
11:00am-12:30pm
12/$144
&
Tuesdays, April 6 – June 22
5:45pm-7:15pm
12/$144
Iyengar Yoga Support & Restore
Thursdays, April 8 – June 24
12pm-1pm
12/$120
Iyengar Yoga – Beginner Friendly
Thursdays, April 8 – June 24
5:45pm-7:15pm
12/$144
Somatic Yoga
Wednesdays, April 21 – June 23
6:45pm- 7:45pm (Note Time change)
10/$90

Zumba Classes Continue to be postponed

The Spring session is tentatively scheduled to start the week of April 19th. Based on the BC government’s current restrictions on high intensity group physical activities, the FGCA will be postponing the start of both our Zumba and Zumba Toning sessions. Please check our website for updates.

Food Forest Spring Work Bees

We need your help at the Food Forest! If you or your pod would like to have a work session, please email Emily at fairfieldcommunitygardens@gmail.com to register for a private work bee. Tools and snacks will be provided. No experience necessary!

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.
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.

Neighbourhood Food Pantry reminder!

For food safe reasons, we can only accept non-perishable food items. We cannot accept bread, eggs or dairy. We, also, cannot accept opened packages or homemade canned goods. We gladly accept anything in its original package, as long as it hasn’t been opened.
If the pantry is full, please do not leave food next to it.
Once again thank you to the community of Fairfield Gonzales for your overwhelming support!

New fact sheets about how to make your home more energy-friendly!

Did you get a flyer in your mailbox talking about heat pumps recently? Would you like to learn more about what is available to you in Fairfield Gonzales to make your home more energy-efficient, comfortable and climate-friendly? Then you’ll want to check out our first Fact Sheet about getting started on such a project.
Find it here on our website!

Join our Monthly Book Club

Next book club meet-up is Monday, March 29th online, at 7:15pm. Email us to receive the link. March’s book is “Earle Street,” by Arleene Pare. The author will be in attendance for this zoom meet-up. For details about the book and how to borrow a copy check out our website.

Next Board Meeting is on Monday, March 1st @ 7:00pm

Board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend, email us to receive the zoom link prior to the meeting. If you would like to speak at a Board meeting, email president@fairfieldcommunity.ca to be added to the agenda for Community Voices. Requests must be received by the Thursday prior to each meeting.

The City of Victoria is looking for artists to decorate our city

Public Art Opportunities for Artists deadline March1st @ 4:00pm
Public art has the power to energize and enhance our public spaces, make us think, and transform where we live, work, and play. Public art can be several stories high or bring attention to the pavement beneath our feet. It can inspire conversation and help calm our hurried lifestyles. It can also be controversial.
The City of Victoria Public Art Program is offering a variety of art opportunities for local artists, from emerging to established professionals.
Please check out their website for the details.
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