Burnside Gorge Community Centre

Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) provides social support, child care, recreation, youth and family services, and community development programs as well as a number of special events and partnership initiatives to children, youth, families and seniors in the Greater Victoria area. Programming includes:

  • Child care – Pre-school, out-of-school care, winter, spring and summer day camps.
  • Youth and Family Services – School and community based counselling services for families who struggle with parenting, homelessness, finances and other issues that are a barrier to meeting their children’s needs; youth outreach to at risk youth and youth transitioning from Government care to independence; family drop-in programs including a weekly community dinner and a Resource Room for low-income families to access free clothing, food and toiletries.
  • Housing and Asset Development – Direct housing and financial support to families in housing and financial crisis; long term asset building programs for families in subsidized housing; financial literacy workshops to youth and adults throughout the CRD.
  • Recreation and Special Events – Range of fitness and recreation opportunities for children, youth, families and seniors; community and special events such as the Selkirk Waterfront Festival, Gorge Waterway Cleanup and Santa's Pancake Breakfast; adventure day camps for youth during spring, summer and winter breaks.
  • Community Development – Burnside Gorge Community News with a distribution of 8,000; Community History projects; Public Art projects; environmental initiatives such as Friends of Cecelia Ravine and the Cecelia Ravine Community Gardens.

As both a neighbourhood house and recreation centre the BGCA is also a hub for residents and businesses and a representative voice on neighbourhood ideas and concerns. The BGCA welcomes those who live or work in Burnside Gorge to participate in neighbourhood initiatives.

Address / Contact Info

Burnside Gorge Community Association
471 Cecelia Road Victoria, BCV8T 4T4

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 388-5251
Fax : (250) 388-5269

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This program was last updated on 14 Dec 2016.