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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Kickstart your 2015 resolution to lead a more active life right here in Vic West. The Victoria West Community Centre will be starting Drop-In Fitness classes beginning in January 2015! These classes will take place from Monday-Friday from 9:15-10:15am and will feature a variety of programs including Bellyfit, Yoga, and Yogalates. Drop-in Only Classes will cost $5.75 per class. You can come for a Free Trial Bellyfit Class on Monday January 5th at 9:15am-10:15am.
10-Passes are available.
Please call the Centre at 250-590-8922 for more information
Mark your calendars! - Saturday January 17th - time to be announced soon
Last year's event was fantastic! Morris Dancers, crowning of the Wassail King and Queen, hot apple cider, 12th night cake, hot local soup and bread, magical lantern lights...a grand traditional winter outdoor celebration to honour the Orchard. You won’t want to miss it!
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!
For the most up to date information on the Johnson Street Bridge construction please visit www.johnsonstreetbridge.com.
We are pleased to inform you of the committed VWCA members who have stepped up to serve the community in 2015:
President - Bernie Gaudet
Vice-president - Jack Meredith
Treasurer - Mike Medland
Secretary - Jaclyn Casler
Past President - Diane Carr
Land Use - Doran Musgrove
Harbour - Audrey Whittall
Food Security - Robin Rombs
Governance - Nan Judd
Centre - Kim O'Leary
Communications - Dar Purewall
Events: Jack Meredith
SOCK AND GLOVE DRIVE
In honour of the holiday season and helping those in need, The New Youth Project youth are accepting SOCK and GLOVE donations that we will deliver to Our Place Society in the New Year. We ask that the socks and gloves be new and unused, and preferably warm enough for these cold winter months! We are also accepting non-perishable food items and new and unused toiletries.
Accepting donations up until December 31st, 2014.
Thank you and Happy Holidays from The New Youth.