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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The Gorge Swim Fest Society is hosting the 2014 Gorge Swim Fest on August 10th from noon to 4 pm. One venue is right in our backyard at the Banfield Park dock at the foot of Styles Street. The other venue is also close at Esquimalt Gorge Park and is being held in conjunction with the Esquimalt Arts Festival.
The Victoria West Community Association is just shy of 500 Facebook "likes". "Like" our facebook page by August 29th and be entered to win at $50 program gift certificate to the fall program of your choice. Be a friend and share this great news with your Facebook friends.
It is with regret that we announce the departure at the end of August of our Centre Manager, Kate Longpre, is leaving us to move to Trinidad and Tobago with her family. While there, Kate will be busy completing a Masters degree in Community Development through the University of Victoria and home-schooling her two children.
Over the past two years, Kate has rapidly grown the Centre into a friendly, vibrant asset for our community. Usually in one of her many creative disguises, she is always our biggest promoter and cheerleader at every event. We are grateful she came our way and we will miss her.
Johanne Thompson becomes our new Centre Manager on September 1. As a former social services manager for VIHA and manager of the Volunteer Centre in Sooke, she brings strong administrative and organizational skills to her new job. She lives with her husband and four children in East Sooke.
Johanne will be working part-time with Kate during the first part of August. We hope you will drop by and welcome her to Victoria West and the Centre.
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!