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Find out what – and who – is shaping the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood and get engaged with the latest goings-on.

Planning for the Future of Hillside-Quadra

June 15, 2017.
Over the next few years, the City of Victoria and several institutional partners, including BC Housing, School District 61 and the Capital Regional District, will reach out to Hillside-Quadra residents to develop a vision and a plan for the neighbourhood. Please share your ideas and participate in the grassroots planning process that unfolds in the autumn of 2017 and beyond. This is our opportunity to shape the future of our neighbourhood and city – and everyone has a role to play.

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Coming to a Hillside Crosswalk Near You!

15 June, 2017
Surely getting a simple change such as a pedestrian activated crossing light at Graham St. would not be too difficult? At least that’s what I thought going in! Thus began a very long process of working with the neighbourhood land use committee and navigating the corridors of City Hall.

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Get in the Gym!

Posted May 31, 2017.
Our goal is to get more people in the community involved in recreational and social activities at the gym. By providing a variety of different programs and events, we aim to make the gym a fun and inclusive space for everyone.

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Art Making Is Better With Others

Posted May 31, 2017.
For many of us, the enjoyment in making art lies in its being a solitary activity and so the idea of making art with others seems counter-intuitive. But making art as part of an art group or with others in, for example, a classroom environment has many benefits.

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Re-remembering Hillside-Quadra Resident Doug Hudlin (1922-2014)

May 14 2017. Yesterday’s Quadra Village Day celebrations brought longtime Hillside-Quadra resident Doug Hudlin (1922-2014) to mind for a number of people. In response to this, we’re posting the following tribute to Doug that first appeared in the print edition of the Hillside-Quadra News in 2014.

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Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym Now Open!

March 19, 2017. On February 1 the gymnasium at the former Blanshard Elementary School opened its doors to the community as “The Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym”. Under new management, through the Quadra Village Community Centre (QVCC), the gymnasium is now widely available for community use.

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Looking Forward to Quadra Village Day 2017

March 19, 2017. A look forward to this year’s Quadra Village Day on Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 am to 1pm. This completely free event celebrates and builds community spirit. Pancake breakfast, children’s games and activities, and live music are just some of the attractions.

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Seeds for Thought

5 March, 2017. Kayla Siefried (Education Coordinator at the Compost Education Centre) inspires us to flex our green fingers in preparation for spring as she reflects on the value of food seeds and the beauty of the film “SEED: An Untold Story”.

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Horror Genre Inspired Dance Comes to The Roxy

March 5, 2017. Victoria-based independent dance company, Broken Rhythms, is performing its original, multimedia production “Universal Horrors” at The Roxy Theatre on March 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19. The award-winning show is inspired by classic horror films and movie monsters and brings some of the genre’s most well-known characters and stories to the stage.

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Reynolds Musical Theatre Students Prepare to Entertain with their Production of “Guys and Dolls”

13 February, 2017
Currently, over 100 Reynolds Secondary School students – actors, singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and technical crew – are hard at work on bringing a production of this classic musical comedy to the stage. By the time the curtain rises on the first night – March 6 – cast, crew, pit band, set builders and painters will have worked together for five months to realize their vision for the production.

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