Welcome to the Burnside Gorge Community Association
A Unique & Innovative Community Centre
Volunteer for the Selkirk Waterfront Festival
The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is a multi-cultural community event providing hours of fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Check out some of the volunteer opportunities available at this year's Festival!
April Community Meeting
Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Road
Monday, April 10, 2017
Doors: 6:15 pm Meeting starts at 6:30 pm
On the agenda: The owner of 584 John Street is planning to construct a new 4-storey commercial building on the site. The proposed uses of the building include a damage restoration business and a cannabis retail storefront business. The City requires 10 parking spots and the owner is requesting a parking variance of five parking spots. The owner also plans to provide bicycle storage beyond what the City requires. The Association is seeking your feedback on this proposal; everyone welcome.
Neighbourhood Plan - Open House
Please join the City of Victoria for an Open House at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre to see the proposed changes to the Official Community Plan for Burnside Gorge and share your thoughts. There is also an online survey.
When: Wednesday, April 5, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road
If you can’t make the open house, please contact Senior Planner Marc Cittone at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
Program Closures - Spring Break
- Family Centre drop-in programs will be closed from March 20th through April 2nd due to Spring Break. There will be no community dinner during this time. Regular programming will resume April 3, 2017.
- Preschool will be closed March 21- 30 due to Spring Break and will resume as usual on Tuesday, April 4.
Regular programming will resume on April 4th. Please don't hesitate to call the office if you have any questions.
Help make our annual Selkirk Waterfront Festival a success! This year's even takes place May 27. Volunteers are needed for many areas of the festival including vendor assistants, café crew, parking crew, stage assistants, children’s fun zone leaders, and set-up and take-down crew. If you are interested in being a volunteer, call Vanessa 250-388-5251.
Get Help From Revenue Canada With Your Income Tax Return
Revenue Canada offers Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Clinics to help eligible individuals who are not able to complete their income tax and benefit returns by themselves. These clinics are free of cost and generally run between February and April every year.
Click on CVITP or phone Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281 for more info on:
- elegibility criteria
- where to get help completing your tax return - CVITP Clinics: Victoria locations
- becoming a volunteer with this program
Emergency Shelter Info During Extreme Weather Conditions
The Greather Victoria Emergency Weather Protocol helps provide shelter for homeless people during periods of harsh wind, rain, snow, and/or subzero temperatures. When extreme weather conditions are predicted and year-round shelter beds are full, participating organizations implement the Extreme Weather Protocol by opening up additional shelters and moving to overflow beds.
For up-to-date info on emergency shelter locations visit their website here: http://vewp.net/
Info can also be found at the Coalition to End Homelessness website
Photos with Santa Now Ready for Pick Up
Did you attend our Pancake Breakfast with Santa? Photos are now available for pick up! Our Front Desk hours are:
- Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm
- Closed: weekends and stat holidays
If you've attended the breakfast in previous years but haven't picked up your photo, we may still have it on file so stop by or call 250.388.5251 and we can check for you!
Family Self Sufficiency Program Accepting Applications
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? FSS may be the support you are looking for. Give us a call today to enquire about how we may be a fit for you and when our next intake will be, 250-388-5251. Learn more about the Family Self Sufficiency Program here.
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.
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.