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 Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) is a proposed road map for how we will work together to reach a shared vision for the region by 2038. The Capital Regional District Board directed CRD staff to draft the RSS in collaboration with local, provincial, and federal government staff. The public was asked for their ideas at the start of the process, and is now being asked to provide further feedback. You can provide input online, or in person at the Victoria West Community Centre from January 29th-February 5th.
For more information, please see the: RSS Web Portal
To Provide your feedback, please see the:Online Feedback Form
Lovin’ Our ‘Hood
Join us Saturday, February 21st, 7:00-9:00pm.
The Vic West Food Security Collective invites you to join us for a celebration to honour our food security volunteers. Past, present and future volunteers are all welcome.
There’ll be appetizers made with local veggies, a community art project, an inspiring food film, displays, information, gifts and presentations.
Presentations at 7:30. Come share our passion for growing and sharing food.
Mark your calendars!
Saturday January 17th, 2:30
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!
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.
The Banfield Park Community Orchard Wassail was enjoyed by 90+ on Saturday January 17th. King Evan and Queen Mike kept order and the Morris Dancers kept the rain away! The trees are now awake, good spirits have the bread offering so a bountiful Summer/Fall harvest is coming. Thank you to the volunteers, feast cookers and servers, musicians, Spiral Cafe, Thrifty Foods, Fry's Bakery and all who supported this glorious community celebration. Wassail!
Photos coming soon!
Come join us in Banfield Commons to prune the fruit trees and shrubs. No experience necessary, we'll so you how easy it is. Bring hand pruners and gloves if you have them.
Sunday February 8th 1-3pm
Hosted by Vic West Food Security Collective vicwestfoodsecurity.org
February 4 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside W.
Local MLAs Rob Fleming and Lana Popham have organized a forum to discuss how to reduce risks for the environment and homeowners from leaking home heating oil tanks.
Victoria West Community Centre's Civics 101 Home Learners Class meet City of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps
Pictured above are a group of home learners from a "Civics 101" class at the Victoria West Community Centre. One of the students, Rupert (pictured standing beside Mayor Helps in the orange jacket) led the charge on urging Council to adopt a Declaration for the Right to a Healthy Environment. You can read more about Rupert here. At the very first regular council meeting, council adopted this Declaration unanimously. The following day, Rupert and the Civics 101 class spent some time with Mayor Helps at City Hall learning about what a mayor does and giving their input and ideas for the year to come. Way to go Rupert, and the rest of the Civics 101 class!
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