Hillside-Quadra is a thriving, eclectic neighbourhood and the Hillside-Quadra News strives to showcase that.
Sample some of this vitality and diversity through stories about the people, places, issues, activities and culture of this community.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 31 May 2017.
Through volunteerism Quadra Village Community Centre cultivates a culture of Purpose, Service, Belonging, and Connection. The organization draw on the traits and skills of its volunteers to enhance its programs and to elevate personal and community capacity.
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.
May 14, 2017. Looking for somewhere to connect with neighbours while your kids have fun playing? Then be sure to check out the new kinder gym program at the Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym – Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting June 1st.read more
Posted May 14, 2017.
Garson Kanin’s 1946 classic comedy Born Yesterday is up next for Blue Bridge. Running from May 30 – June 11.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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”.read more
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.read more
Plans for the 2017 summer season at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre are well underway. Included in the upcoming four-play season are productions of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker (April 25-May 7), Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday (May 30 – June 11), Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (July 4-16), and a new musical revue of the songs of Cole Porter entitled Red, Hot Blue! (August 2-13).read more
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.