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July 2021

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

FGCA Recreation Programs

Come try one of our Recreation Programs this summer:

SOMATIC YOGA will allow you to feel free of pain with somatic movements that are slow, gentle, but effective.
ZUMBA is back! Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats.
ZUMBA TONING is an innovative muscle training program with the addition of light weight toning sticks.

FGCA Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who sent us photos of how lively and beautiful Fairfield Gonzales Community is for our Photo Contest. We received 30 wonderful photos and it was hard to pick our top 3. To check out the winners click here.

Join the Fairfield Community Book Club

Next book club meet-up is Monday, July 26th online, at 7:15pm. Email us to receive the link.
We will be discussing: FROM THE ASHES, My story of being Métis, Homeless and Finding My Way”, by Jesse Thristle. A memoir of hope and resilience by a high school dropout who is now a rising Indigenous scholar, this book was the Globe and Mail Book of the Year (and a finalist in CBC Canada Reads). A story of survival through sheer perseverance and education, it tells of parental abandonment, the foster system,
care by grandparents, and life on the streets. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of prejudice and racism and, in the end, a tale of how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.

 
For details about the book and how to borrow a copy check out our website.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents:

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Victoria Pride Society are looking for LGBTQ2+ youth (ages 15-35) and LGBTQ2+ seniors (ages 60+) as a part of an intergenerational mentorship and skill-sharing program called “Listeners-in-Residence”. Youth and senior participants will be paired together for a four-month long mentorship running from September through December 2021. Over the course of this mentorship, individuals will share their queer experiences and skills as they get to know each other.

Click here for more info about this. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2021.

The City of Victoria is recruiting International Decade for People of African Descent Advisory Committee

The City of Victoria is recruiting up to nine people of African descent to be part of its new advisory committee in its commitment to acknowledge and recognize the International Decade for People of African Decent 2015 – 2024.
The new advisory committee will engage the community to develop a three-year action plan to implement the United Nations’ proclamation of promoting respect, protection and fulfillment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of people of African descent, as recognized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Advisory committee members will receive an honorarium and serve a three-year term to the end of 2024.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. To learn more and apply, visit: victoria.ca/committees.

2021 Strategic Plan Grant Awards Announced

The City of Victoria is awarding 53 grants totalling more than $470,000 to local community organizations through its annual Strategic Plan Grant Program this year. These grants help advance the City’s strategic objectives to improve the quality of life for residents of Victoria and to continue to build community resilience to respond to future challenges.
The Strategic Plan Grant program aims to build community resilience, advance Council’s stated values on equity and support the City’s strategic plan. The 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan has eight objectives that guide the City’s work:

 
1. Good Governance and Civic Engagement
2. Reconciliation and Indigenous Relations
3. Affordable Housing
4. Prosperity and Economic Inclusion
5. Health, Well-Being and a Welcoming City
6. Climate Leadership and Environmental Stewardship
7. Sustainable Transportation
8. Strong, Liveable Neighbourhoods

 
Since it began in 2015, the City’s annual Strategic Plan Grant Program has funded 339 projects, investing $3.5 million in the community.

 
A full list of grant recipients and their projects is available at victoria.ca/strategicplangrants.

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Did you know that our facilities are a pick-up point for free paint kits to cover graffiti in your street or neighbourhood? Or even better, if you would like to coordinate paint supplies and block painting parties, contact us! We are partners with the City of Victoria for the Victoria Together Against Graffiti program. For more info: https://fairfieldcommunity.ca/city-news/
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