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Community Meeting Notice - Monday, June 15, 2015
On the agenda:
The owner of the business at 2550 Rock Bay Avenue is proposing to add 1614 square feet to the second floor of their building to expand office and design centre space. The Association is seeking feedback from the community on this proposal. Everyone welcome. Coffee and tea will be served.
Doors: 6:30 pm
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Save the Date - Selkirk Waterfront Festival 2015
Saturday, May 23rd, 10am-3pm
Mark the date on your calendar! Don’t miss this free, fun-filled family event that offers something for everyone! The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is an annual event hosted by the Burnside Gorge Community Association. Highlights include the Giant Swing Ride, fun inflatables, facepainting, balloon animals and duck pond in the Family Fun Zone; the international food court with some of Victoria’s foodie favourites (Puerto Vallarta Amigos, the Hungry Rooster, and the Greek Community Society to name a few) and unique items for sale in the Artisan Craft Market.
See full event details HERE.
Burnside Heritage Walking Tour
Please join us on May 30th for a Saturday morning stroll around the neighbourhood and the launch of the new Burnside Gorge Heritage Walking Tour brochure.
Published by the Victoria Heritage Foundation, the brochure includes descriptive notes on 60 interesting houses built between the 1880s and the 1940s. We’ll be looking at some of these houses on a 1-hour walking tour that starts from the Community Centre at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th. Please see the facebook event page for details.
Volunteer Opportunity - Balfour Street Sale
The Balfour Street Sale is looking for a coordinator. This annual event is 20+ years old and needs your help to make it happen! It usually takes place in July on the Saturday before Father's Day. For more info, email Lona at: lmcrae[at]uvic[dot]ca
The Resource Room is accepting donations of clean and gently used spring and summer wear for boys and girls (preschool age to teens) as well as men's and women's clothing.
No stuffies, books, videos or hats at this time, please. Thank you!
Join the Family Self Sufficiency Program
Do you worry about your finances? Do you have concerns about debt? Are you on the Rental Assistance Program or do you live in subsidized housing? The Family Self Sufficiency Program is currently recruiting. Call today to speak with an FSS Advisor, 250-388-5251. Learn more about the Family Self Sufficiency Program here.
Need Legal Advice?
The Burnside Gorge Community Centre hosts a free, weekly Legal Clinic on Tuesdays, from 2-3pm. Appointments are booked in 15 minute increments. All legal questions welcome. Call 250-388-5251 to book your appointment.
Own Your Block
Is there graffiti on the telephone poles in your neighbourhood? Revitalize them with your own paint-out kit! Click here for details.
Help Us Stay Afloat on the Harbour
- live or work in the Burnside Gorge community?
- have a desire to support the Burnside Gorge community?
- want to be involved in making Burnside Gorge a safer and more attractive community?
- have a passion for the Victoria harbour's commercial vitality?
- want to actively participate in supporting activities and commerce in the Victoria harbour?
If you answered yes to the above questions, the Board of Directors for the Burnside Gorge Community Association would like you to apply to join us and represent the community in a local harbour association!
Youth Self Sufficiency Program featured on Shaw TV Victoria
The Youth Self Sufficiency program supports youth in Ministry care, on Youth Agreements or without supports as they transition into adulthood. Visit our Media Page or click here to learn more about the YSS program.