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Closed due to weather! – Dec 23

The community centre will be closed today due to weather conditions. All programming for today has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. Stay safe!


Child care services closure – December 21

Our child care services will remain closed on December 21. The community centre will be open for limited services, please call before coming. Stay safe!


Closed due to weather!

The Community Centre will be closed today due to snow! We will share updates here and on our social media channels.

Apologies for any inconvenience.  Stay warm!


Burnside Boutique Grand Opening – Dec 10

We are so happy to announce the grand opening of the Burnside Boutique!
The grand opening celebration will run from 12pm – 3pm with refreshments and hourly sales. The ribbon cutting will be  at 12:30 pm!

See the details in the Grand Opening Poster

 

 



Community Meeting – Nov 21

On the Agenda: 133 -135 Gorge Road East

The proponent for a rezoning and development at 133 -135 Gorge Road East will be joining us on November 21 at 6:30pm on Zoom to provide us with plans for their multi phased development. The proponent will give a presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone welcome! Please see the zoom link below.

Topic: BGCALUC community Meeting
Time: Nov 21, 2022 06:30 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83847679782

Meeting ID: 838 4767 9782

 

 



Community Mapping Event – Sept 24

Hi Neighbours,

You’re invited to the Burnside Gorge Community Mapping Event!

What is it like to live in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood?

Through a facilitated mapping activity, we are asking neighbourhood residents and users to map your favourite places and help create a picture of what it’s really like to live in Burnside Gorge.

Each point identified on the map will be documented and linked to a story or explanation of its significance. The information collected from the community will be assembled to create a “Burnside Gorge Community Map” as told from the perspective of you – those who live, work and play in our neighbourhood.

Help identify the neighbourhood’s hot spots, hidden gems, and everything in between. Join your fellow community members to engage in conversation and story-telling to reveal what makes our Burnside Gorge neighbourhood special!

 

Join us at the Cecelia Ravine Park Plaza on Saturday September 24th, 12-4pm.

A free community lunch will be served from 12-2pm.

Honorariums will be available for attendees.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the On-site Event Coordinator: Molly Rose

Email: molly.windrose@gmail.com

Phone: 250-213-5570

 

Community Mapping Event – Sept 24

 

The Special Event permit for the use of Cecelia Ravine Park Plaza was granted by the City of Victoria. The City is looking to improve their event application and implementation processes and are inviting residents to comment on events they have attended, plan to attend, or are held near their home or business. Provide feedback to the City of Victoria Events, Arts and Culture at eventfeedback@victoria.ca. Your submissions will be considered and used by City staff in the planning process of future events.



Tree Removals & Replacements

The City has posted a Notice of Tree Removals for the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood.  The removal work will occur sometime between August 15th and October 15th and will be performed by City arborists or a contractor authorized by the City of Victoria.  Please see the full list here > Notice of Tree Removals – 2022

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Parks office at 250.361.0600 or parks@victoria.ca.


Burnside Gorge Graffiti Fighters – OWN YOUR BLOCK!

The Burnside Gorge Graffiti Fighters are a small team of neighbours working to make Burnside Gorge a better place by removing graffiti from our neighbourhood. We’re looking for new recruits! We believe if each person or couple of people adopt a street or block we could maintain the neighbourhood free of graffiti.

Graffiti isn’t just ugly: left unaddressed it invites more graffiti till eventually the neighbourhood looks uncared for.  People who live in the area feel less happy, comfortable and secure on their streets. The change from simply defaced to dangerous happens as people stop walking and moving in an area and abandon the streets to those who feel they can be destructive with impunity.  The solution is for each of us to reclaim our streets.

You may have seen graffiti on the power poles and utility boxes in Burnside Gorge.  Rather than looking away, some volunteers have picked up kits from the Burnside Gorge Community Centre to clean up and paint over the unsightly marks in our public areas.  There has been a remarkable change on the streets in just a few weeks.  One of the positives is that the people doing the graffiti removal are having fun while making the streets look better!

If you would like to become a part of the solution, contact our group at graffitifighters@burnsidegorge.ca and we’ll provide you with the kit, a partner to show you what to do and the information to get your block graffiti free.  Join our group of enthusiastic neighbours and feel better and better about your neighbourhood in Burnside Gorge.