Victoria West Community Association
The Victoria West Community Association is run by volunteers. Follow the VWCA link above to find committees, minutes, and more.
The VWCA also runs the Community Centre, where you can join programs all year long or rent event rooms. Follow the Community Centre link above.
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Mushrooms, Health and Our Ecosystem Workshop
Saturday November 1st at 2-4pm
Victoria West Community Centre, Fireplace Room
It's mushroom season! To help you appreciate this local food and medicine source, join us in a discussion on identifying the 4 major types of mushrooms and their rolls in the ecosystem. Learn the key features of some common local mushrooms including edibles, medicinals, poisonous, psychoactive, and others. Proper harvesting and foraging technique plus preserving, preparing, using and cooking mushrooms will also be presented.
Some time will be spent identifying mushrooms so bring a few from your garden or local area.
The Annual Halloween Fun Fest took place on Saturday October 25th. This event would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, and sponsors. Thank you so much for the activities you provided, great fun was had by all!
Come out and sing in a Community Choir! Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm, from October 16-December 11 and will be instructed by Patricia MacKay. Children and Adults are welcome to come and sing Holiday Favourites to perform at our Annual Breakfast with Santa. This amazing program is offered at no charge!
The New Youth Project is a FREE 25-week community action project provided by the Victoria West Community Centre for youth ages 14-18. The project's mission is to meaningfully engage with youth, to invite and involve young people in their community, building on their strengths, capacities and passions.
The project will include 3 groups of 6 youth, who will meet for 3 hours a week on either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday evenings from October to May. The objective of these groups is to strengthen the ability of youth to make a positive impact on society through selfless action, collaboration, initiative and community partnerships.
Habourside Rotary is the project's founding force, and it is through their support that The New Youth Project has been made possible. We would like to extend our gratitude to Harbourside Rotary for their generous contribution.
The communications committee is working on revamping the VWCA Website and would like to know what you think. Let us know by filling out our little survey.
The Pep is a new volunteer newsletter, bought to you by the Victoria West Community Association, to help Victoria West volunteers and those who are planning Victoria West community events and projects keep in touch.
The Pep is organized into two major categories:
Short Term Opportunities: Like the Vic West Fest or Potlucks: for those who like to help but are short on time.
Longer Term Opportunities: Like the Food Security Collective or emergency preparedness: for those who would like to be a part of an on going project to help build awareness and strategies in the event of an earthquake or learn how to grow a garden.
Sign up here today!