Community Centre

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About our Facility:


Meet the Staff! Johanne Thompson- Executive Director Johanne grew up in South-Western Ontario and attended the University of Windsor and earned degrees in Psychology (2000) and Music Therapy (2001). She completed her Music Therapy Internship at Oak Bay Lodge working with seniors with various stages of dementia and became an Accredited music therapist in 2005. She has worked in Social Services Management for the past decade, including a position as Director of Recreation at a senior’s residence, and Coordinator of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre.   She has also managed group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, and mental health diagnoses. In her spare time, Johanne enjoys being on stage and has performed in productions with the Sooke Harbour Players, as a Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (2010), and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (2011).  She has also directed productions of Alice in Wonderland Jr. with Sooke Harbour Players, and The Jungle Book for the Sooke Youth Show Choir. Johanne is excited to share her love of community building with the Victoria West neighbourhood. Chris Bryson- Community Centre Manager Julie Bull- Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator Beth Hume - Childcare Manager Asha Willis - Out of School Care Team Lead Louise Kelaher - Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Here at Victoria West Community Association, we pride ourselves on our dedication to the community.  With so many different activities going on at our centre daily, we have volunteer opportunities for all backgrounds and schedules. To apply for a current volunteer posting fill out an application form below and email completed form to Julie at Volunteer Application Form Boards & Committees Interested in having a say in what’s going on in Victoria West? Consider joining our board or committees. Some of these include Communications, Food Security, Finance, Governance, Harbour, Parks and Environment, Projects and Events, and Land Use. Special Events Victoria West hosts a number of community events throughout the year including Vic West Fest, Corn Roast, Halloween Fun-Fest, Breakfast with Santa, Community Info sessions, and much more. Whether you have an interest in the behind the scenes planning or day of festivities, there’s something for everyone. Children and Youth Programs Have a passion for working with children and youth? Consider volunteering at Community Centre drop-in activities. Criminal record check and previous experience volunteering with youth required. Community Gardens Interested in doing some gardening and learning more about food security? We’re looking for volunteers to help in our Community Gardens! Banfield park is home to three awesome gardens. We need help from the community to keep them that way! The VWCA is following social distancing guidelines and we have lots of learning opportunities. Tasks may include, weeding, watering, harvesting, pruning, mulching, etc. If you would like to share your growing knowledge or learn more about growing your own food, consider joining! To sign-up, please fill out this form! Garden Volunteer Sign-Up Form For more information please contact our Garden Volunteer Coordinator, To learn more about our current volunteer opportunities, email Julie at

Facility Rental

Looking for a meeting room to rent? Or room to host your event or class? Check out the meeting rooms available to rent at Victoria West Community Centre, located beside beautiful Banfield Park and the Gorge waterway. You can also rent the gym or the kitchen for your event.  The Centre has easy access to a playground, tennis courts and trails, with the Galloping Goose Trail just minutes away.  Our lovely outdoor patio overlooks the Gorge Waterway and park green space, with two large picnic table sitting areas.  A city-maintained parking lot is located beside the Centre. Internet access in the whole facility. located beside beautiful Banfield Park and the Gorge waterway. easy access to playground, tennis courts and trails, with the Galloping Goose - trail just minutes away. Our lovely outdoor patio overlooks the Gorge waterway and park greenspace, with two large picnic table sitting areas. A city maintained parking lot is located beside the centre. To book a room please contact us. View the facility rental policies here. Gym 48 x 29 sprung wood floor 174 standing or 125 seated No windows $40/hr or $35/hr nonprofit. One time $25 fee to use gym equipment (including bouncy castle). Fireplace room 35 x 19 foot room chairs and tables to seat 34 can be added electric fireplace wooden floors large windows and park view $35/hr or $30/hr non profit. Front Room 40 x 19 foot room seats 39 large windows with park view 2 children’s washrooms tile floor large sink and counter. $35/hr or $30/hr non profit. Garden Room 58 x 12 foot room seats 34 tile floor large windows with park view outdoor exit to Banfield park $30/hr or $25/hr non profit. Commercial Kitchen 14x15ft 8-10 person standing capacity Tile floor, 3 stainless steel sinks, stove, fridge, microwave, stainless steel prep table, commercial dishwasher $35/hr or $30/hr non profit Reading Room 18 x 12 foot room seats 10 large window with park view carpeted floor phone and internet access good for small groups. Wall mounted 42" TV $25/hr or $20/hr non profit. Outdoor Patio This space with a fabulous view of the park and Gorge Waterway is accessed through the common area or the park. Facility Photos

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