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Oct 22 to Nov 11
Vikings is an exhibition from Sweden, which stops at the Royal BC Museum as its first stop in its North American tour. Visitors can gain insight into the life of a Viking, with some misconceptions revealed through the exploration of domestic life, death rituals and power of mythology. Hundreds of artifacts are on display. "This exhibition is produced by The Swedish History Museum in Sweden and Museums Partner in Austria."
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2


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Oct 22 to Oct 31
Developed and narrated by local historian John Adams, hop on this ghost tour bus for a spooky ride. The tour lasts two hours and varies from year-to-year, departing from a secret location. This event occurs only near and on Halloween and buying tickets well in advance is recommended.



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Oct 25 to Oct 26
Catering to younger crowds, this annual event, held at Galey Farms, features u-pick pumpkin activities, games, a corn maze, train rides, a petting farm, face painting and live entertainment.
  • Galey Farms   Address: 4150 Blenkinsop Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8X 2C4



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Oct 22 to Oct 31
A fully animated cornfield, a "Crazy Train" ride, spooky theatrical performances and a bone-chilling "CarnEvil" venue for teens and adults are just some of the highlights of this annual event, which runs nightly from mid-October to Halloween.
  • Galey Farms   Address: 4150 Blenkinsop Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8X 2C4



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Oct 24, Oct 26
Pacific Opera Victoria presents Richard Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, a story of ancient legends, a ring of power, and a world of giants.

In German with English Surtitles.

October 16, 18, 24, 2014, at 8 pm
Matinée October 26 at 2:30 pm


DAS RHEINGOLD
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Oct 22 to Nov 01
This underground film festival features and promotes experimental cinema from the western world. Films are chosen by a jury but the festival is non-competitive. Antimatter has been running since 1998.



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Oct 24 to Oct 26
Be enchanted by this Halloween event suitable for all ages. Visit Heritage Acres in Saanichton (just off the Pat Bay Highway) for a step back in time into a vintage-era village. Costumed performers, crafted pumpkins, train rides, trick or treat and much more can be expected.



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Oct 22 to Nov 02
The Belfry Theatre presents Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steve Satar is A Tony Award Winning musical (2007), dealing with the rebellion and passion of the teen set.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


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Oct 22 to Oct 23
Gordon Lightfoot, legendary folk musician, comes to Victoria as part of his 2014 Canadian Tour. With more than 50 years in the business, this is one of the industry's hardest working and inspired artists. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and nominated for 5 Grammys, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986.


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Oct 22, Nov 19, Jan 21
Interested in a career in Interior Design?

Each day of our lives, much of what we do and feel is directly related to our interior environment. It influences the way we live, work and interact with others. If you enjoy creating functionally beautiful spaces and using a variety of unique materials then this program is for you.

Join us at our information session on October 22nd or November 19
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Pacific Design Academy
1252 Wharf St.



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Oct 25
This is a dazzling event filled with music and cultural dance performances by people of all ages. Local and out of the town artists show case their talents and skills.  The show includes Bollywood dances and regional folk dances. The tickets are priced at CAD $15 and can be purchased online or at the University theatre. All proceedings from the tickets go to charitable organizations.


  • Farquhar Auditorium   Address: University Centre, University of Victoria Victoria  BC  V8W 3P2


ANNUAL DIWALI (FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS) SHOW 2013
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Oct 25
Forward Equestrian is having their first annual Halloween bash, and you’re invited!

Put on your costume, and come for an afternoon of fun for the whole family.

There will be ghoulish games, monstrous food, zombie pony rides, a haunted petting zoo, and so much more!

Bring your empty drink containers and non-perishable foods to get game tickets!

WHERE:
Forward Equestrian and Wellness Center, 4420 Wilkinson Road
(778) 406-0322

WHEN:
Saturday, October 25th, 1pm to 4pm

Free parking at The Church of Latter Day Saints, (corner of Mann and Wilkinson).


4420 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC
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Oct 25 to Oct 26
Bringing together over 30 psychics, mediums, shamans and energy healers from across Vancouver Island the 5th Annual Intuitive Arts Festival offers 20 workshops on Holistic Health, Alternative Medicine and Metaphysics. The festival aims to promote positive holistic alternatives to healing that inspire and empower individuals to step into their true potential. Psychic readings, massage, energy healing, shamanic drumming and many other holistic services and products will be available for the duration of the event.

<> LEARN tools and tips about energetic healing practices to enrich your daily lives that used in Holistic Health, Alternative Medicine and Metaphysics.

<> SPEAK with professional psychics, mediums and personal coaches to find answers and guidance for your life's journey.

<> CONNECT with like-minded individuals and groups in the community that have a passion for spirituality, healing and that beyond our fives senses.

<> EXPLORE workshops, lectures, classes and seminars that are all included your admission.

<> EXPERIENCE a healing massage or energy healing session by local professionals.

The best part is that ALL of the workshops are included in your $10/day admission fee! Healthy food and beverages will be served by Good Mood Food.

What to look forward to:
Psychic Readings, Energy Healing Sessions, Tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Massage, Hawaiian Huna, Reiki, Hypnosis, Clairvoyant Reading, Jyorei, Chakra Clearing, Sacred Ceremonies, Past Life Readings, Crystal Light Bed, Shamanism, Rocks and Gems, Jewelry, Metaphysical Gifts and more . . .



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Oct 25
The social event of the season, this black tie event is in support of the Victoria Youth Clinic. Masks are mandatory, the more exquisite the better with prizes for Best Male, Best Female and Best Couple Costumes. A silent auction, guest speaker, and live jazz by Brooke Maxwell's El Superbando are all part of the evening's festivities.



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Oct 30
Local folk, indie and jazz artists play in support of Lisa's mayoral campaign. Come for a lovely evening, meet your candidate and listen to the sweet sounds of Kristin Sweetland, Chance Lovett and Colleen Eccelston.
Tickets at the door, $10.
At the Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas Street, Victoria
Doors: 8pm, Start: 9pm
  • Copper Owl Lounge   Address: 1900 Douglas Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 4K8
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Oct 31
Spend a devilishly good evening as the spirits of the past awaken and celebrate in style.

Old Town will come alive with Victorian history, as costumed players introduce you to characters and customs from a past long thought dead, inspired by archival records and Royal BC Museum collections. For the truly brave, there will also be the opportunity to summon ghosts with a Victorian Séance.

It’s sure to be a party! Join us and celebrate with the sounds of eclectic ensemble Bučan Bučan, back by popular demand.

Don’t let this opportunity pass away! Last year the event sold out early.

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Cost: $30 per person

19 and older only.
Photo ID is required for entry.
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Dress requirements: Mourning attire.


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Oct 31 to Nov 02
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. Everyone’s favourite family comes to spooky and spectacular life in an all new story, based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams. Featuring all of your favourite ghouls – Gomez (Roderick Glanville), Morticia (Francesca Bitonti), Uncle Fester (Darren Rathgaber), Grandma (Gouda Gabor), Wednesday (Rachel Paxton), Pugsley, and, of course, Lurch. Wednesday Addams has fallen for the wrong type—he’s sweet, smart and from a respectable “warm-blooded" family. Nothing changes a family more—more hilariously, more musically or more enjoyably—than a daughter in love. The magnificently macabre Addams are put to the test, hurling them into a night that will change their lives forever. Directed by Pat Rundell with choreography by Tara Britt and musical direction by Stephanie Sartore, The Addams Family is a devilish delight for all ages. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.

A Benefit In Support of Kaleidoscope Theatre.



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Nov 01
Experience the Journey of our Wild Patients!

Attend Wild ARC's biggest fundraiser of the year, our Fall for Wildlife Dinner Auction. Join us for an elegant evening of great food, silent auction and fun at the Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway from 6-10pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Guests will be treated to never-before-seen video montages following three species of wild animals through their time at the ARC. Our featured species this year will be Hummingbirds, Otters and Gulls. In addition, you can bid on the opportunity to be a Wild ARC intern for a day and have the chance to win a Trip for Two Anywhere WestJet Flies!

This is an event you won't want to miss! Tickets are $80 each or $720 for a table of ten and you can purchase them online or by calling Wild ARC at 250-478-9453 or Marsha at 250-507-7380

All proceeds support the life-saving work of the BC SPCA Wild ARC.


Fall for Wildlife Invite Card
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Nov 01
Diwali Show, the popular annual cultural event returns @ UVic Auditorium

Victoria Hindu Parishad, a registered, charitable, non-profit organization, is organizing its annual cultural program to celebrate Diwali, the most popular East Indian festival. This is one of the most beautiful and widely attended cultural events of its kind in Victoria and attracts over 1000 attendees. This program consists of a variety of Indian classical and semi-classical dances, Hindi and Punjabi Bollywood songs, as well as instrumental & musical entertainment. Come and be amazed by the talented local artists of all age groups who will perform in this event to showcase our cultural heritage to the community. Purchase tickets early as this event has been known to sell out in advance.


Diwali Cultural Show 2014
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Nov 01 to Nov 02
Featuring Juried Artisans exhibiting their products: Artwork, Body Products, Glass Work, Jewellery, Pottery, Textiles, Gourmet Food, and much more.
Lunch available Admission $1 Wheelchair accessible.

Discover ideas for Christmas gift giving as well as those gifts for yourself

Come shop and see what is new at the 29thAnnual Strawberry Vale Craft Fair

Discover ideas for Christmas gift giving as well as those gifts for yourself. Juried artisans are excited to show their many quality handmade items. From Wisdoms Essentials body line created by Sheila and Mother Nature to handmade purses by Nell. We have it all.

Come see the potter Katy Adams (Living Earth Pottery) who creates functional and sculptural pottery. Dinnerware vases masks, one of a kind functional art..

Food services to eat in or take home provided by Allan and Jenny Crandall of Jenny of Olde-Fashion Country Fair.

Traditions and non-traditional Christmas ornaments and decorations to create that festive feel within your home.

Discover Christmas Decorations, Body Care Products, Original art work, Jewellry, Pottery, Knitting, Candles, Salsa, Glass works, Wood Items, Stained Glass, Purses and bags, Children’s Toys, Christmas Ornaments, Honey jams and jellies, Paper Art and Greeting Cards, Kids Quilts and Placemats, Adult and Children’s Clothing, Pet products: Mats, Crate Pads, Treats, Wind Chimes, Lamps, Key Rings / gems, Gourmet food to take home and eat in.
These are just some of the things you find when you join us at this well established and enjoyable show.



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Nov 01
Victoria Hindu Parishad, a registered, charitable, non-profit organization, is organizing its annual cultural program to celebrate Diwali, the most popular East Indian festival. This is one of the most beautiful and widely attended cultural events of its kind in Victoria and attracts over 1000 attendees. This program consists of a variety of Indian classical and semi-classical dances, Hindi and Punjabi Bollywood songs, as well as instrumental & musical entertainment. Come and be amazed by the talented local artists of all age groups who will perform in this event to showcase our cultural heritage to the community. Purchase tickets early as this event has been known to sell out in advance.

What: Diwali Show - Victoria Hindu Parishad
When: Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre, UVic
Tickets: $15 all tickets
Please contact the UVic Ticket Centre at 250-721-8480, online at http://tickets.uvic.ca or in person at the University Centre

See details of Victoria Hindu Temple and its events, visit http://www.victoriahindutemple.com
For more info, please phone: Jay 250-382-0329, Nainesh 250-384-4212 or Sri 250-721-2672

NOTE:
Free tickets available for children ages 2 and under on lap. Please contact the UVic Ticket Centre to make arrangements.
UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For cars, pay parking is in available. Parking info and campus maps: www.uvic.ca/maps.


Festival of Lights 2014
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Nov 02
As part of their Concerts for Kids, the Victoria Symphony presents Fred Penner Singalong. This show will engage children of all ages.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:30pm with Pre-concert activities at 1:30pm in the lobby.
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Nov 03
Enjoy a hot soup and keep the bowl at this fun fundraiser held at the Inn at Laurel Point. Each bowl is handcrafted and the soup is gourmet--each served by a local celebrity. Funds go toward the Youth Empowerment Society.



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Nov 04
After six successful years of hosting the Big Band Bash, Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre is more excited than ever to invite you to participate in the fantastic event. Swing to the tunes of The Swiftsure Big Band, The Commodores and Island Big Band, featuring swing, jazz, and dixieland music. This event includes a Live and Silent Auction. Please join us for IDHHC’s premier fundraising event of the year!

$40 in advance, $50 at the door, $400 for a table of 10
  • 1550's   Address: 1550 Cedar Hill Cross Road Victoria  BC  CAN  V8P 2P4



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Nov 05 to Nov 16
Get ready to split a gut at Canada's most popular comedy tour. This edition features Demetri Martin, Jon Dore, Levi MacDougall, and Todd Glass.


Comedy Tour
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Nov 07 to Nov 09
One of Vancouver Islands largest and most popular fairs showcasing over 125 professional exhibitors from all over British Columbia. Shop for beautiful
Christmas gifts, including specialty food, stained glass, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, fine arts, First Nations art, photography, clothing, candles, handmade soaps & lotions, herbal products, art cards, home and garden décor, children’s items,
sewing, knitting, music, high quality imports
and much more.



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Nov 07 to Nov 09
One of Vancouver Islands largest and most popular craft fairs showcasing over 150 professional exhibitors from all over British Columbia. Shop for beautiful Christmas gifts, including specialty food, stain glass, jewelry, woodwork, fine art, photography, clothing, soaps, aromatherapy, high quality imports and much more. Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be given away and live demonstrations.



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Nov 07 to Nov 10
Take your playing to the next level!

Drum camp is a drumming extravaganza... Four days of drumming workshops over the Remembrance day long weekend. This is a chance to immerse yourself in rhythm - a musical vacation!

You are welcome to mix and match workshops - take as many or as few as you would like. The workshops are open to all levels of playing experience and drums, including djembes, krins, bass drums and xylophones, are provided.

There are also three great package deal options if you would like to come for several workshops: Take any two days for just $129, any three days for just $149, or ALL four days for just $169! And you can bring a friend for FREE to any workshop(s) that you attend... It's a great deal!

All workshops will be held at the Uvic School of Music.

FRIDAY
 Haitian Drumming 6:30-8 pm $30
 Drumming from Ghana 8-9:30 pm $30

SATURDAY
 Cuban Conga Drumming 10:30-Noon $30
 Brazilian Samba 1:30-3:30 pm $40

SUNDAY
 African Xylophones 1:30-3:30 pm $40
 Bass Drums (Dunduns) 7-8:30 pm $30

MONDAY
 Krin (Log Drums) 10:30-Noon $30
 Burndi Beat 1:30-3:30 pm $40
 Drum Improv Skills 7-8:30 pm $30

Register at http://www.drumvictoria.com



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Nov 07
Join the Greater Victoria Concert Band (GVCB) on Friday, November 7th at 7:30pm at the First Metropolitan United Church for an evening of fantastic nautical themed music. The GVCB has over 100 musicians from all walks of life - students, music teachers, engineers, lawyers, and accountants. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support the Maritime Museum of BC (Suggested donation $15).


In the Key of Sea
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Nov 07
Join us for an evening of nautical music performed by the Greater Victoria Concert Band's Senior level band, benefiting the Maritime Museum of BC. Admission by donation ($15 suggested). Visit gvcb.ca


The Greater Victoria Concert Band: In the Key of Sea
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Nov 07 to Nov 09
Dear Friends, Dancers and Community Celebrators,

We are getting closer to our yearly Victoria community dance celebration, an event not to be missed.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Do consider coming with friends or family. Dancing and celebrating with your love one’s is so special and wonderful for developing deeper relationships and creating community, between all of us.

Many blessings
Namaste,
Ronski

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Nov 07 to Nov 08
Handmade quilts, wall hangings, kitchen textiles, Christmas ornaments and other original quilted crafts are showcased at this annual sale, which benefits the Victoria Quilters' Guild's baby quilt projects for the neo-natal unit at Victoria General.



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Nov 11 to Dec 14
The Belfry Theatre presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, a sexy and sophisticated tale of sex and power. Based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic erotic novel, Venus in Furs.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


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Nov 14 to Nov 15
Dance Victoria presents Ballet Boyz in their spectacular show The Talent. The Boyz hail from Britain's Royal Ballet.



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Nov 14



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Nov 15
Darrin Rose is a Canadian stand-up comedian. See him live at Alix Goolden Hall.


Stand-up Comedy
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Nov 16
Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue
Silent Auction
November 16th, 2 to 5 pm.
Mary Winspear Center
Sidney, B.C.



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Nov 16
FREE Admission. Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans. Showcasing new vendors and ones you've grown to love. Additional tables featured in our brand new Museum, come take a look! An amazing sunday drive through the stunningly beautiful West Shore community to the ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. This is an event not to be missed!
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Nov 16
Highlands Winter Craft Fair, 10am-4pm

FREE Admission. Step back in time and experience what a traditional craft fair used to be like!  Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans.

We're showcasing new vendors and ones you've grown to love. Take a Sunday drive up into the hills to our ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. This is an event not to be missed!



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Nov 17
Makana
November 17, 2014
Hermanns Jazz Club
753 View St., Victoria BC
Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm
Tickets: $33.50 + service charges
Available at: www.hightideconcerts.net, Lyle’s Place 770 Yates St. (250) 382-8422 and Ditch Records 784 Fort St. (250) 386-5874

Websites:
Makana Official: www.makanamusic.com
Makana Facebook: www.facebook.com/makanafans
Makana Twitter: https://twitter.com/MakanaMusic
Makana on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MakanaVideos
Makana on Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/makanamusic
Makana on Instagram: http://instagram.com/makanamusic
Makana on Google+: https://plus.google.com/112505236374380299065/posts
Makana

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song We Are the Many went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. His performance of the song at an APEC World Leaders’ Dinner hosted by the Obamas also went viral and became the #1 news story on Yahoo worldwide for two days, garnering appearances on CNN, BBC, ABC, Democracy Now!, Sean Hannity and other major news outlets. Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest master of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, over 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

Makana is also very active in building and nurturing community and awareness in the fields of food and nutrition, land, social engineering strategies, health and spiritual growth. His hobbies include growing food and sowing clarity through philosophy on his blog, Mind Mints.
Makana’s latest album Ripe was produced by multi-platinum producer Ron Nevison (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones) and renowned producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt), with arrangements by Grammy-award winning keyboardist, composer, and arranger Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton). With music ranging from Hawaiian classics to sexy love ballads to songs of resistance, Makana is not only keeping Hawai’i’s musical traditions alive– he’s evolving them.


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Nov 17 to Nov 18
Catch the Christmas Spirit at the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair! For our 18th year, we have decked the halls with some wonderful new vendors as well as some of your olde favourites. Visitors can enjoy local,seasonal treats at our Christmas Cafe', and will find beautiful quality, homemade arts and crafts that will offer some unusual and exciting ideas for Christmas presents this year.Look forward to seeing hand-knits, Christmas ornaments,hand -made dolls,and snowmen,beeswax candles,local beauty products,wooden Christmas trees,pottery,sheepskin slippers,preserves,Christmas baking and much more! Our traditional Victorian-style fair promises a host of local tasty treats and original, quality, handmade arts,crafts and gift ideas for the whole family. Admission is $3.00.
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Nov 18
This celebration of philanthropy and the common goal to make the community a better place for all takes place at the Crystal Ballroom at Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel. A reception, appetizers and an awards ceremony will be featured.



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Nov 18
Learn to Take Better Pictures

While taking the Digital Photography short course you will receive a vast amount of information enabling you to make high-quality photographs. Students will learn the basic functions and techniques of how their camera works. Once an understanding of how a DSLR camera works is obtained, techniques will be applied to everyday scenarios such as directing natural light, posing and when to use the correct depth of field. Upon completion of this course students will be confident in their camera and themselves to make images with perfect exposure and composition.

Course Length: 12 hours instructional time.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Fee: $200.00



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Nov 20
ROYAL WOOD SINGS FOR HOPE HELP HOME

Two-time Juno nominee, Royal Wood has firmly established himself among the elite of Canadian songwriters. His recent albums “The Waiting “ and “We Were Born To Glory” both showcase the work of an artist at the height of his powers. His work represents a celebration of life and all aspects of it. Royal is a superb performer of his songs that have inspired and deeply moved his audiences across Canada.

All proceeds from this concert will go to support people with developmental disabilities.

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Nov 21 to Nov 23
Island Artisans' presents their annual JURIED show "Gifts for Myself and Others" at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street (across the Point Ellice Bridge).
Featuring some of Vancouver Islands' finest artisans, this one of a kind juried art show will feature:
Metal Work, Wood Work, Pottery, Leather Work, Quilling, Jewelry, Textiles, Sock Monkeys, Upcycled Work,Bags and Boxes, Fused Glass Work, Entertainment and Food.


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Nov 21 to Jan 05
NOVEMBER 21-JANUARY 5
THE WREATH-CYCLED COLLECTION

Join us in re-thinking the traditional holiday wreath with up-cycled materials.

We have four opportunities for you to participate:
1. Take part in our wreath-making workshops
2. Make your own wreath and donate it to our display
3. Come visit our Wreath-Cycle Collection in person
4. Participate in the online wreath auction at UsedVictoria.Com

The Wreath-Cycled Collection is proudly supported by Ellice Recycle, UsedVictoria.com, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Times Colonist, CFAX 1070 and 107.3 Kool FM.

For more information regarding these events please visit www.batemancentre.org/events



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Nov 22
This 10k course has earned the reputation of “Canada’s Most Challenging 10k”. If that's not enough, there are also half-marathon and relay options available. Great prizes can be won by participants and an after party takes place at Jack's Place Pub.



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Nov 22 to Nov 23
Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony present a classic musical telling the magical tale of King Arthur's court and the star-crossed love between Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot.

Music by Frederick Loewe
Libretto by Alan Jay Lerner

Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 8 pm
Sunday, November 23, at 2:30 pm


CAMELOT in Concert
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Nov 22
Always a mind-expanding event, this year's TEDxVictoria is sure to inspire and motivate. Spearkers include Elizabeth Brimacombe: social psychologist from UVic who studies the perceived credibility and accuracy of eyewitnesses accounts; Ann Makosinski: teenage inventor of the human-powered flashlight, from Victoria, B.C.; Jeremy Loveday: pillar of the Victoria arts community and poetry slam champion, who has won international attention for his spoken-word work on gender issues. And many more!


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Nov 22 to Nov 23
victorian christmas craft fair
november 22 2014 10-5
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commonwealth place 4636 elk lake drive

the snow is gently falling...the children are sleeping...the tree is twinkling with bright lights and under it are the wonderful treasures that were carefully chosen at the victorian christmas craft fair. For 20 years ,our local customers have been coming to the show to find the best to give during the holiday season. The victorian christmas craft sale is a one -stop gift shop for the best in hand made. Our family of over 70 artist ,artisans, and designers are eagerly waiting to meet you and to help you select the unique gifts that they have created for everyone on your list.
Come on out and support our local artisans. New this year you will find functional pottery, togo cup sleeves, bon-bons jewellery, my friend monsters,hand smoked dresses, colourful christmas blocks, fmkilnworks beautiful glass coral bowls, coasters, ornaments
Returning will be all your favourites of jewellery, vivid fine arts,fun toys and games,decorative home decor,functional wood creations,yummy gourmet foods,candles christmas everything and much more. Join us in November at the annual victorian christmas craft fair. There will be a snack bar serving snacks and beverages , ATM at the entrance of the show. Admission $3 info 250 479-6113
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Nov 23
Come and see the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and Conference Centre) 11am to 4pm Free admission Dealer Tables: $35 More info: www.victoriacomicbookexpo.ca


Victoria Comic Book Expo
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Nov 27 to Nov 28
Don Jones Productions presents
Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe. Don't miss this Christmas tradition: stories, music and friends.


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Nov 28 to Nov 29
Victoria's Premiere Indie Arts Market
Over 50 local designers, food trucks, live music and refreshments.
The first 50 people through the door will receive a free swag bag filled with awesome handmade artwork from the vendors.


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Nov 28 to Nov 30
Fine crafts, artisan foods and the decorative arts are celebrated at this annual fair, which showcases an array of locally-made products, gift ideas and original talent.
  • Crystal Garden   Address: 720 Douglas Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3M7



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Nov 29
Visit Sidney for a quieter Santa parade. It all starts at 5pm down Beacon Ave, followed by a lighted boat parade at the Sidney waterfront at 6pm.


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Nov 29
Admission by Donation
Please join us for this year’s event!
The Craft Fair features over 45 local artisans and crafters!
Stop by the Raffle table and buy a ticket for any or all of the raffle items on display throughout the day.
There’s also fun for the whole family, including a games room, kids craft table, bake sale and cupcake walk.
And if you need a break, stop in at the concession for a snack and drink.
We hope to see you there!
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Nov 29
John Fogerty performs hit songs from Creedance Clearwater Rivival 1969 for a showstopping performance.


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Nov 29
Bring the family to this festive, annual parade to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy an array of dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria's Inner Harbour to Chatham Street.
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Nov 29
Victorians once again have the opportunity for one-stop shopping that you can feel good about this holiday season!

The Fair Trade Fair features vendors selling a variety of fairly traded textiles, clothing, food, arts & crafts, coffee & chocolate, toys & gifts.

Admission is by donation, and there will be door prizes!



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Dec 01
A perennial favorite for the holiday season, the Victoria Children's recital and concert choirs perform classical arrangements sure to inspire the Christmas spirit.



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Dec 02 to Dec 03, Dec 09 to Dec 10, Dec 16 to Dec 17
This family event is quickly becoming a tradition. Bundle up and come on down to the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa and watch some movies under the stars. The hotel provides heaters and the movies, visitors just need to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Get in the spirit of the season and enjoy classics such as A Chrismtas Story, Polar Express and It's a Wonderful Life. This event is free.


Free Movies under the Stars
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Dec 03
Going into its 17th year, the Education and Career Fairs have grown from the original two fairs in Vancouver and Surrey and expanded into new regions, including Vancouver Island, the Interior and North areas. We are proud to announce our expansion to Calgary and Edmonton in 2014!

ECF's mission is to provide visitors the opportunity to develop their career path. Whether you are still in high school, looking for a job, or looking to make a career change – your future begins here!

This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from Associations, Career Training Insitutes, Colleges, Universities and Employers! FREE Seminars!

Having hosted over 50 events, ECF is one of the largest educational and career planning events in Western Canada!



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Dec 05 to Dec 07, Dec 11 to Dec 14
Victoria Operatic Society presents A Christmas Story: The Musical. This is a hilarious tale of a young boy who is determined to get a BB gun for Christmas against his parents' wishes.


A Christmas Musical
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Dec 05 to Dec 07
Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (Canada) with their magical performance of the Nutcracker.


The Nutcracker
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CBC Victoria hosts an annual food bank day aimed at raising money for the food bank. Centred around a live broadcast, come on down to the CBC for an open house from 5:30 to 8:30 with morning host Gregor Craigie. Volunteers are on site to accept donations.
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A festive afternoon/evening winter market showcasing new, juried handmade creations. Farm produce, meats, eggs, baking, artisan foods and seasonal greenery, so bring carry bags! Visit spinning and blacksmith demonstrations; iintroduce the kids to the Chicken Lady with her people-friendly feathered friends. Children's choir, magician and theater for the family, and a diversity of musicians perform throughout. Hot drinks and light meals available in the cafe. Entertainment schedule and vendor info on the website. Wheelchair accessible, and on #19, 30/31 and 33 bus routes with stops right outside.
  • James Bay   Address: . Victoria  BC  CAN



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A modern Victoria tradition, this parade lights up the downtown with trucks and other heavy equipment decorated by their operators. Mustard Seed Food Bank drop off points are found along the parade route on Government Street. The parade is organized by the Island Equipment Owners Association.
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In addition to its dazzling display of light-adorned boats, this annual event features an afternoon festive market, hot chocolate stands and visits with Santa. Donations of coats, blankets, towels and toiletries for the Victoria Cool Aid Society are accepted.



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The Santa Shuffle is a 5 km fun run or a 1 km walk.

The Santa Shuffle raises money for The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal through runners and walkers being sponsored by their friends and families. The Christmas Appeal provides hope to people in our community and every $100 that The Santa Shuffle raises feeds one family at Christmas.

The planned route is along the Vic West portion of the Galloping Goose. The meeting place is at Victoria West Community Centre.

After the race, there will be refreshments provided as well as a prize draw.

This it is a great event, for a great cause and it is a ton of fun.


Santa leads the fun at the Santa Shuffle
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The Owl Designer Fair is Victoria's most creative holiday fair. All items are handmade or upcycled by local artists and designers. Live music, workshops, and unique gifts make this show a must for anyone looking for some style in the Christmas shopping.
  • Fernwood   Address: 1923 Fernwood Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 2Y6


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The YOU Show is a festival that features a new play once a month. These are the shows that have been chosen from a competition that features local artists, taking risks. Expect bold and innovative shows.
  • Intrepid Theatre   Address: 3rd Floor 1014 Government Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1A8



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Visit the Netherlands Carrillon in front of the Royal BC Museum for a free organ concert. The public is invited come and sing along with the Newcombe Singers.
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2


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This annual event offers individuals and families in the community with a unique way to remember their loved ones during the holiday season.

Visitors are encouraged to write a tribute card in memory of a loved one to hang on the festive trees, or make a donation to Victoria Hospice. All the tributes will be published in a special Celebrate-a-Life advertisement in the Times Colonist in January.



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This annual bike ride, organized by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, is a recreational 20-km ride to view award-winning Christmas light displays throughout Esquimalt. Riders are encouraged to decorate their own bikes too. The tour departs and ends from Esquimalt Recreation at 6:30pm.



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This overnight event is for the brave of heart. Join the Beyond Belief folks as they investigate paranormal activity claims at the Maritime Museum, purportedly Victoria's most haunted locale. Bookings may be made directly through the museum.



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The Greater Victoria Concert Band presents: Music in Market Square
Free Concert
Saturday, December 14th
1:30pm-2:30pm
Market Square, 560 Johnson St., Victoria
Enjoy a free outdoor Christmas concert while you shop downtown. Performance by The Greater Victoria Concert Band’s Senior Band, directed by Michael Keddy.
Donations are gratefully accepted and will benefit Our Place Society.
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  • Market Square   Address: 560 Johnson St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3C6


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FIRST & LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRS

Come, enjoy a day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center as First Chance Christmas Craft Fair celebrates it's 24th year with an array of creative inspirations from 80+ talented local West Coast artists and artisans. This year, 98.5 The Ocean will be offering On Air Contesting and Cruiser Visits. First & Last Chance endeavors to provide an opportunity to make your holidays special. By visiting you will be entered to win a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree and hourly draws. Other features will include interactive exhibits and live music showcasing Phil Newn’s smooth jazz and Brad Prevadore’s acoustic guitar. Also, take time to stop, relax and sample fabulous food by Jenny Crandall and Farms Gate Catering.

This year, adding to the festive atmosphere are artist demonstrations. Kevin Lewis will entertain us with his unique wood chainsaw carvings. View Blythe Scott ‘s wonderful vibrant mixed media paintings. Elaine Dendy (Treetop Studios) will produce creations on her knitting machine, of which many winter items will be donated to WIN at the end of the Christmas Craft Show season. Visit Karen Dyke of Nature’s Take Out Beauty Bar who will work to help you personalize a body butter or facial scrub. Lindsay Hill (Nekkid Sheep) will also be exhibiting her wool spinning talents.

First Chance Christmas Craft Fairs is a fair not to be missed. First Chance is an arts and crafts fair of distinction. A unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the vast selection of artisans who have lovingly created their handmade wares. It connects and reconnects artisans and buyers providing direct contact for a much more intimate transaction.

First Chance Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday November 2nd, 10am-5pm | Sunday November 3rd, 10am-4pm

Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday December 14th, 10am-5pm | Sunday December 15th, 10am-4pm

Mary Winspear Centre | 2243 Beacon Avenue | Sidney, BC
80+ Juried Artisans | Interactive Exhibits | Live Music | Hourly Draws



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Enjoy a festive holiday tea service in traditional Scottish fashion.

The Holly Tea will be served on fine china, and Provincial Tartan tablecloths
and includes: Tea sandwiches, shortbread, Christmas cake, and Scotch Whisky truffles.

Tea service runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and is $8.00 per person at the door.


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This annual event is a celebration of the Christmas spirit. In support of the Salavation Army's Christmas Appeal, audiences are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy (for ages 0-18). The Naden Band offers sell-out crowds seasonal music.



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Enjoy a Summer Garden Party at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion (OBKP) in celebration of life and community. The event is by donation and features food, auctions, games and live entertainment. The OBKP is a care facility with 122 beds providing care for people with dementia and other health needs.



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Hosted by the Canadian Home Builders' Association, this Home and Garden Show features exhibitors from a variety of backgrounds to help inspire and inform visitors about home improvement.



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Get in the spirit by visiting Old Town at the Royal BC Museum. Walk back into Victorian times on cobblestone streets, pine branch garlands, a 15-foot Christmas tree, red bows and other treats to get visitors in the mood for the season. Free with museum admission or membership.
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2



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Meet Father Christmas at the Royal BC Museum throughout the holiday season on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Find him within the charming Old Town display and have your photo taken (by donation). Visits are free with museum admission.
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2



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This fundraising event takes guests on a three km train ride complete with holiday treats and Christmas cheer. Santa and live entertainment will be at the museum nightly and group bookings are available. Trains run every 20 minutes from 4:00 to 9:00pm. This event is in Duncan.



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This traditional first Christmas pageant performance has been delighting audiences in Victoria for over 25 years. The large cast and crew, including live animals, perform in Topaz Park and are members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Four shows start every half hour from 6:30 to 8pm.
  • Topaz Park   Address: Corner of Blanshard and Finlayson. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 5C7
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This annual event marks the day that Esquimalt turns on their Christmas lights. It all kicks off at 6pm with a parade starting at Canteen and Lyall, followed by a visit from Santa Claus at Archie Browning Arena, plus refreshments and music. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Rainbow Kitchen.


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Benefiting the programs of the Burnside Gorge Community Centre, this annual fund raising event showcases over 50 artisans and features live music, a kids activity zone and an array of food vendors.



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Victoria's local film community celebrate film with Holiday-themed short films and a winter party to follow. Join in the fun at the Victoria Event Centre.
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Dec 31
Ring in the New Year at City Centre Park with the little ones at 10pm. Hosted by PlayZone, families will enjoy skating, fire pits, face painting, snacks, the ever-popular balladium, door prizes and more. Advance tickets available.
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Enjoy half-price lift tickets and trail passes at this event at Mount Washington. Kokanee will be supplying swag for those lucky enough to spot the Sasquatch and fun activities will be held all week.



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Jan 01
Victoria City Council welcomes all to enjoy the New Year's Day Levee. This tradition offers visitors coffee and treats and the opportunity to meet the Council. Free parking at all city-owned parkades in downtown Victoria on this day. 12pm - 1:30pm.
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Craigdarroch Castle comes alive for the holiday season, fully adorned in traditional decor and teeming with old-world charm. A series of family-friendly performances, period-attired interpreters and guided tours are highlights of the seasonal event. The castle is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.



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IdeaWave is an annual conference held in Victoria, BC. It features speakers who present 10-minute talks that offer innovative ideas in an engaging way. Discussion breaks are held throughout the day. The event is hosted by Ambrosia Catering and Event Centre.


A Conference of Ideas
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This delectable event raises money for Victoria's Habitat for Humanity by showcasing elaborate gingerbread houses made by both amateur and professional bakers. The houses are judged by professionals and there is also a People's Choice award.



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The Palm Court & The Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress is an elegant setting for ringing in the New Year. Guests are treated to a lavish buffet dinner, live entertainment and dancing!

Reservations starting at 7:30 pm
$160 per adult, $80 per child


NYE at Fairmont Empress
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A lighthearted community challenge, this annual event promotes gardening culture and local pride in greater Victoria by encouraging municipalities to count blooms in their communities to determine who is most "bloomingest".



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The 50 best-dressed teddy bears in Victoria will be on display at the elegant Hotel Grand Pacific in downtown Victoria as part of Bear Wear, the signature fundraising event of the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children. The dressed-up bears will be displayed in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific throughout the holiday season and are available for purchase by silent auction. Bears are dressed and donated by local businesses and include many valuable extras like restaurant and activity packages, celebrity memorabilia, toys, recreational equipment and original art.

Come down to the Hotel Grand Pacific, view the bears and bid on a favourite. Kids under age fourteen are invited to enter the free raffle for a chance to take a very unique teddy home for the holidays.




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With strolling carolers, a brass band, and more than 30,000 lights, this annual holiday festival is Victoria's largest public Christmas celebration. There is also an open skating rink and a 12 days of Christmas display. With kids entertainment, this event offers something for the whole family.



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From 12 to 4pm, Helmcken House at the Royal BC Museum celebrates an old-fashioned Christmas complete with activities and crafts. Visit with museum admission or by donation.
  • Helmcken House   Address: 675 Belleville St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 9W2
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2



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This Yogathon is a fundraiser organized by the Victoria Yoga Conference. The event is by donation. A $25 donations gets participants an reserved spot in addition to free classes around town. Various local teachers guide students through 108 sun salutations all accompanied by DJ Rowan. Participants can come for the whole event or part. A silent auction will also be held. The event is held at Dance Victoria.



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Take pop to this afternoon Ceilidh at Beacon Hill Park and enjoy Celtic music, fiddlers and singing. This kitchen party takes place at the Cameron Bandshell from 1:30 to 3:45pm.
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Every year the Empress hotel plays host to more than 100 Christmas trees decorated by various companies and associations from around the city. These organizations, by having a tree in the festival, sponsor and help raise funds for the BC Children's Hospital. Visitors can stroll through the trees from mid-November through January.



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In an effort to raise some much needed funds and awareness for our not for profit rescue organization, we are holding our Annual Fundraiser at Beaver Lake Park in Victoria. The fundraiser will consist of a Walk, Raffle Ticket Sales, Silent Auction, Games, BBQ & more!
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Held by the Sooke Co-Op Preschool, this annual fundraiser event is sure to delight little ones with its full line-up of super machines available for exploring up close, including dump trucks, buses, police cruisers, fire trucks and other impressive vehicles. Face painting, inflatable play structures and other family-friendly fun are also offered.
  • Western Speedway   Address: 2207 Millstream Road N Victoria  BC  CAN  V9B 6H4



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This annual event takes place within the elegance of the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress. It features an array of award-winning wines, meads and ciders for sampling from over 30 winemakers and distillers from around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.



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Call to Artists

The Island Artisans Association is accepting applications for booth space in the upcoming Summer Show “Excellence in Crafts” to be held at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, July 6th - 7th, 2013. The venue includes free parking and is wheelchair accessible. Booth fees - $ 65 to $125 depending on size.
Applications are welcome from artisans living on Vancouver Island or the surrounding Islands. Work to be offered for sale must be three-dimensional craft, original in design, or be a personal interpretation of a traditional style, and made by the applicant.

Deadline for application - April 15, 2012.

For further information and application forms, see web site or telephone number below.



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Presented by the Lower Island FolkFest Society, this folk music festival showcases an impressive line-up of national, regional and local artists, a beer gardens, artisan and food vendors and programming for families.



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Presenting cutting edge works, this festival of all things sexy brings new, funny and though provoking works to the stage. The festival features new plays and burlesque dancing and more. Tickets are available at the door at Intrepid Theatre or in advance from the Garden of Eden.
  • Intrepid Theatre   Address: 3rd Floor 1014 Government Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1A8


A Sexy Festival
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This event celebrates local food grown in Vancouver Island's own backyard. It is an educational festival designed to showcase local producers and chefs. There are food demos and samples and include West coast style pig roast, pizza spinning and baking, markets silent auctions, oyster shucking and more. It is held at Fort Rodd Hill.
  • Fort Rodd Hill    Address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road Victoria  BC  CAN  V9C 2W8



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Symphony In The City is a glamorous affair, benefiting the Victoria Symphony's education programs. This red-carpet event takes place at Uptown – 3rd Floor of Future Shop Building.
  • Uptown   Address: Douglas Street @ Saanich Road Victoria  BC  CAN  V8Z 3L6
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This self-guided tour travels through the Saanich Peninsula, Metchosin and the Cowichan Valley to some the area's most interesting and friendly farms. Take this opportunity to learn where food comes from or gain insight into what life is like for a farmer. The farm doors are open for this free event with maps available online. Babe's Honey Farm, Muse Winery, Sea Cider Farm, Galey Farms, Damali Lavender and Valhalla Farms are a few of the farms participating.



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Bid with your time, not with your money! UnitedNOW's annual Volunteering with Benefits TimeRaiser is the perfect chance to learn about local charities and how to get involved, while winning awesome prizes at the same time! Enjoy great food, entertainment, drink specials, and the chance to meet new people! Tickets are only $15 (to cover event costs).


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The Victoria Arts & Culture Fair is a trade show featuring Victoria's vibrant arts and cultural organizations. Find out upcoming schedules and seasons of various organizations and companies and how you can get involved. This is a free event held at the Victoria Conference Centre.



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2012 marks the inaugural year for the Island Children's Festival held at the Montessori school in Saanich (by Red Barn). Celebrating children of all ages, the event is full of music, food, art and fun. Children's entertainers, dancing, crafts, yoga, jumping castle, storytellers and more can be expected. Children under six enjoy free admission.


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The Victoria Whisky Festival is an annual event that features the finest whiskey school, masterclasses and tastings. Hugely popular, booking well in advance is recommended.



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As Vancouver Island's largest bridal fair, this show gives brides and grooms all the information needed to plan their special day. Tickets are just $15 and are available online or at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations.



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Jan 27 to Mar 01
How to Disappear Completely is a Belfry Theatre Production performed as a double bill with The Best Brothers. How to Disappear Completely is a new play from Vancouver's Itai Erdal with collaborators James Long, Anita Rochon and Emilia Symington Fedy.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


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Gardeners will appreciate the selections available at this annual plant sale, which offers a diverse choice of plants, with complimentary admission to the gardens.
  • Abkhazi Garden   Address: 1964 Fairfield Road Victoria  BC  V8S 1H4



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In celebration of Robbie Burns, the Craigdarroch Castle welcomes visitors to experience a traditional haggis addressing ceremony, including tastings. Live pipe music and a quartet entertain the crowds.


Address to the Haggis Ceremony
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Jan 27 to Mar 01
The Belfry Theatre presents The Best Brothers, by Daniel MacIvor, performed as a double bill with How to Disappear Completely. The Best Brothers is a new comedy set Toronto's Gay Pride Parade.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


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Jan 27 to Mar 01
The Belfry Theatre presents The Best Brothers, by Daniel MacIvor, performed as a double bill with How to Disappear Completely. The Best Brothers is a new comedy set Toronto's Gay Pride Parade.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


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Held at Pearkes Recreation Centre behind Tillicum Mall in Saanich, this event attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life. This is an exhibition of all that Vancouver Island's outdoors have to offer.



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Jan 28
Star of CBC's hit sitcom Mr. D comes to town as part of his tour Catch My Live Stand-up Comedy Tour.


Stand-up Comedy
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Help find a cure and aid people affected by Multiple Sclerosis while enjoying a great event and day of skiing at Mount Washington by participating in Ski for MS. Participants will get a pledge form, raise a minimum amount of pledges and enjoy a day full of fun.



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Held annually, this show caters to health and wellness, showcasing products, resources and exhibits to educate and guide personal well being. Free seminars, workshops and keynote speakers are highlights.



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Jan 29 to Jan 30
Dance Victoria presents ODC Dance (USA) with two works: Triangulating Euclid, and Waving Not Drowning.


Modern Dance Performance
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This curling tournament is supported by the Canadian Curling Association and is one of the highest ranking events on the tour.



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Judges, Coaches, and Gymnasts enjoy this garden-themed competition each year. Victoria is known as the “City of Gardens” for its trademark hanging baskets and the annual “Spring Flower Count”. Join in the fun and dress in theme along with the Judges, Coaches, and volunteers!



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Feb 03
This 12 session introductory course explores the three-dimensional draping approach to executing basic garment design. Fundamental draping procedures and the importance of grain, balance and construction will be covered. While practicing design development techniques on the dress form, students develop a sense of fit, proportion, silhouette, and style.
*This course has been designed for those with some prior garment construction experience. No previous draping experience is necessary.

Course Length: 6 weeks long, 36 hours instructional time.

Start Date: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm

Fee: $495.00



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Winterlab is a theatre festival from Intrepid Theatre (Fringe, Unofest) that brings theatre companies from across Canada together for groundbreaking theatre performances.
  • Intrepid Theatre   Address: 3rd Floor 1014 Government Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1A8


Intrepid's New Annual Festival
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The Victoria Yoga Conference begins its inaugural year in February 2013. It takes place Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday and features big names in the local community including Bliss Prema, Taryn Strong, Alice Bracegirdle, Fabrizio Alberico and Jennifer Pritchard. Recording artist Will Blunderfield headlines the event. Experienced yogis and new practioners are welcome to attend with 60 classes, 40+ exhibitors plus entertainment.


Grow & Reflect in Victoria
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If you can only make it to one Bridal show in 2014, make sure its The Modern Bride Show!

A Modern Bride Exclusive! Brought to you by Shades of White Bridal Boutique. 100 Keys, 100 brides – ONE KEY will open the vintage trunk holding your dream dress! *Up to a $1,500.00 value – Must attend The Modern Bride Show to be eligible.

Visit SunLovers Award Winning Destination Weddings booth at Modern Bride for your chance to win the Honeymoon of a lifetime! A Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Top 100 Hotels in the World. Win a 7 night stay in a Swim-Up infinity pool Casita Suite. Over a $5,000.00 Value!

The Modern Bride Show wouldn’t be complete without catering to the tattoo culture on Vancouver Island. We are so excited to announce our partnership with Culture Craze. Offering for the first time, a tattoo lounge at a Bridal Show. A guest tattoo artist will be onsite where you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a series of love inspired tattoos.

OMG! The first ever Botox clinic at a Bridal Show – You do not want to miss this! Botox® is a safe, well proven procedure using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.

And so much more!
  • The Bay   Address: 2-1150 Douglas Street, Victoria  BC  Canada  V8W 3M9



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Feb 12, Feb 14, Feb 18, Feb 20, Feb 22
Pacific Opera Victoria presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, an opera based on Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor, a tale involving Scottish vendettas, manipulation, jealous lovers, passion and ultimately murder.

In Italian with English Surtitles.
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano

February 12, 14, 18, 20, 2015, at 8 pm
Matinée February 22 at 2:30 pm


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
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Feb 12
So You Think You Can Dance’s eleventh-season Top 10 finalists will be hitting the road this fall!

Fall’s hottest ticket will feature So You Think You Can Dance’s eleventh-season Top 10 finalists performing the season’s most popular routines as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark productions, and Nigel Lythgoe present to audiences nationwide all the sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they expect from the television show.


Dance Competition
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Feb 13 to Feb 15
Palm Court Light Orchestra presents Valentine Diva, featuring Lambroula Pappas as soprano. This Valentine's Day concert warms the heart with opera arias from Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme and more.

February 13, 2015 – 2:30 pm Sidney
February 14, 2015 – 7:30 pm Victoria
February 15, 2015 – 2:30 pm Duncan



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Hosted by the James Bay Market Society, this is Victoria's annual community seed and garden show for everyone itching to get growing. Featured are non-GMO, open-pollinated, organic and heritage flower and vegetable seeds direct from the growers. Small nurseries offer specialty and native plants, small fruits, nut trees, perennials and bulbs. You will also find vegetable seedlings, herbs, mason bee boxes, garden products, regional food products, displays and demonstrations, seed exchange, kids' activity room, Seedy Cafe, and expert speakers. Topics range from successfully growing tomatoes or citrus fruits, to the history of native bees, to creating food systems in our region. Join us at Victoria's premier gardening event for SEEDS, networking and education! Speaker Schedule on website. Admission $7 under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible.


So many seeds to choose from!
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Discover the best in independent film!

For 10 days in February, the Victoria Film Festival presents over 150 select indie films paired with food, drink, filmmakers and so much more, you won't believe all that we have to offer!

Join us February 7-16th, 2014 for our 20th Annual Victoria Film Festival!


The Victoria Film Festival
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This hugely popular event has been in operation for nearly two decades. Don't miss a large selection of repertory, independent and award-winning films in a variety of genres.



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Tsukino-Con is an Anime and Japanese Cultural Convention. Events include crafts, how-to panels, contests, art panels and much more. In addition to anime, other elements of Japanese culture will be explored including a tea ceremony. The convention is held at the UVic campus on the first floor of the Engineering and Computer Science building.


Anime & Japanese Cultural Convention
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Wedding planning essentials are showcased during this one-day event, which features an array of service and product vendors to meet any need. A fashion show of the latest gown designs, as well as attire for the entire wedding party, is a highlight.
  • Crystal Garden   Address: 720 Douglas Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3M7



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Feb 24
Essayist and humorist on NPR, David Sedaris brings his wit to the stage. He is the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, among others. See him at the Royal Theatre for one night only: Feb 24, 2015.


Humorist, David Sedaris
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Hear from, participate in and share with speakers and attendees as we delve into and explore what it means to be Living the Enneagram. Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Enneagram Studies (CIES).

With speakers from the U.S. and across Canada, the conference focuses on how by using the Enneagram it increases awareness with personal inner journeys, health, family, work, community and spiritual practices. The Enneagram is an ancient personality mapping system that is experiencing revived interest, research and broad application.

Interactive presentations and live performances.

Open to all levels of knowledge - From None to Experienced.

The CIES is, a non-profit organization dedicated to the continuous support and growth of humanity's relationship with itself. It provides and promotes opportunities to increase the understanding of humanity through the dynamism of the Enneagram.
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The Phoenix Walking Festival features ten scenic walks throughout Esquimalt's parks, downtown areas, oceanside and nature reserves. It begins at the Archie Browing Sports Centre. A banquet is also held on Saturday evening.



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A thrilling sale featuring 40 stalls of vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, records, decor & much more! Items from the turn of last century all the way to the early 1990's!

Roaming Vintage Fashion shows all day long! Live music, & prizes!

Friday February 28th 5:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday March 1st 10am-5pm

Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Ave
Victoria, B.C.
Admission: $3 at the door
Kids: Free!
40% of door proceeds support the Fernwood NRG
Please note: Cash only sales (ATM on site)

Please note: Vendor space is FULL for this event!


VintAgeous Vintage Fair!
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One of the most popular events for locals, this event is open to anyone who wants to make the most of Victoria's attractions. Coupon books offer free entry and discounted passes to many popular attractions and tours including Abkhazi Gardens, Miniature World, Pacific Undersea Gardens, Mineral World & Scratch Patch, Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, Imax, Willow Stream Spa, Prince of Whales tours and so much more. Many hotels and restaurants are also involved . Get tickets from various locations, including the Visitor Information Centre downtown.



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GottaCon is an annual gaming convention focused on science fiction and fantasy genres. There is something here for every enthusiast, including electronic gaming, trading cards, role-playing games, miniatures and more. Vendors, demonstrations, contests and special guests are all part of the convention.



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This annual on-day event features an array of plants for sale in and around the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP), on their grounds and within the glasshouse. It includes vegetable starts, herbs, perennials and shrubs that have been propagated with care and expertise. This event is very well attended, so come early for maximum selection. Hours are from 12pm to 3pm.
  • Gardens at HCP   Address: 505 Quayle Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V9E 2J7



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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Victoria's first French Film Festival!
Documentaries, feature films and workshops...presented in French!

The weekend starts Friday night with a documentary and a main feature, moves on to two days
of workshops, presentations, discussions and films, and ends with a screening of the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, followed by a shared community snack.

For the festival program, visit:
http://lefmvic.wordpress.com/programmation-browse-films/

$25 for a weekend pass.
Films are sub-titled in English.

Tickets on sale at:
CILS-FM, 535 Yates Street
École Victor-Brodeur
French Department at UVic
Salon Modello (2590 Cadboro Bay Rd).



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Four days of French culture are celebrated annually with this festival. A variety of events occur including a pub kick-off party, workshops and a Salon des Artisans. The festival is presented by La Societe Francophone de Victoria.



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Spend an evening learning about the art and origin of rug-making at the Intro to Oriental Rugs workshop at Ten Thousand Villages, one of Canada's Fair Trade leaders.
This free seminar will teach you how to identify the differences between Persian, Tribal, and Bokhara rugs, and also about their quality and crafting. You'll also learn about the master artisans who produce these rugs and how Fair Trade impacts their lives.
Registration for this event is recommended. Please contact Maria Lyons at 250-598-8183 or e-mail victoria.downtown@villages.ca for more information and registration.



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Mar 10 to Mar 22, Apr 01
The Belfry celebrates the theatre with this festival that features play readings, miniplays, workshops and four new plays.

  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5



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Second only to San Francisco in per capita restaurants, Victoria hosts an event to allow residents and visitors alike the opportunity to dine at some of the city's best at bargain rates. Tourism Victoria and the Victoria branch of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) organizes the event. Watch for participating restaurants around town, each offering three-course menus for $20, $30 or $40 CDN per person. Participants have included Smoken Bones Cookshack, Sen Zushi, Fiamo Italian Kitchen, Chandler's Seafood, The Empress Room and Bon Rouge. There are around 60 restaurants in all to choose from.

Overnight stays are available at participating accommodations value-priced at $69, $79, $99 and $129.



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This annual event celebrates classical Baroque music. Concerts vary by location. The festival is presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
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The Victoria Spoken Word Festival attracts poets from across the country to participate in a series of workshops culminating in diverse performances for the Victorian crowd. Ten poets are chosen.



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Mar 13 to Mar 14
Dance Victoria presents Compagnie Käfig (France), an all-male cast from Rio de Janeiro.


Modern Dance
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Harpist/composer Josh Layne has been called a 'harp genius' and a 'consummate musician'. As a performer he has given solo recitals across Canada, the US, and in Europe as well as giving performances of five of the major harp concertos. Josh made his South American debut this year in Brazil at the Rio Harp Festival to rave reviews.

His performance of the cadenza from Handel's Concerto for Harp has received over 100,000 views on YouTube. Josh has been praised for both his virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing. In the spring of 2013 he released his fourth CD of solo harp music. Called Passage: music for solo harp it features three of Josh's original compositions.



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St. Barnabas has sponsored a concert series for the past four years. This season's series line-up:

The Raven Baroque Ensemble (January 19th)
Alexander Dunn, Victoria Guitar Society with special guest soprano Anne Grimm and baritone Stephen Price (Feb. 16th)
Josh Layne, harp (March 16th)

The performers at these concerts are drawn from the local community, which boasts many very talented musicians. The concerts are all held at 3 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door. The purpose of the Concert Series is twofold: to share the gift of music with others and to support local musicians and provide them with a platform to perform; all proceeds go to the performers.



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Alexander Dunn, Victoria Guitar Society with special guest soprano Anne Grimm and baritone Stephen Price will perform a program called 'Calliope Sings" and will feature music by Beckwith, Goss, Smith, and Rutter on poetry from English Renaissance verse, Tennyson and Whitman, Dylan Thomas, and Samuel Beckett.

The performers at these concerts are drawn from the local community, which boasts many very talented musicians. The concerts are all held at 3 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door. The purpose of the Concert Series is twofold: to share the gift of music with others and to support local musicians and provide them with a platform to perform; all proceeds go to the performers.



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Synergia 2014 is a benefit concert for The Mustard Seed Food Bank with performances by local musicians.

Music by: Geoffrey Lundstrom, Teagan Johnston, Jake McFadden, Aivia

19+ Event

Advance tickets are $7. At the door costs $10.

Lyle's Place, Ticketleap
$5 with non-perishable food items, clothing, or pet food

See the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/588036184564839/

The Mustard Seed Food Bank supports families with children, couples, and individuals who can't afford food on their own due to the rising cost of living and other various challenges.

For more information about The Mustard Seed: http://mustardseed.ca/ministries/foodbank/



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Hosted by the Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society, this annual show features displays of fossils, gems, beads and faceted jewels from British Columbia and all over the world. Retail vendors, hourly door prizes, children's activities and an a silent auction are added highlights.
  • Da Vinci Centre   Address: 195 Bay St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V9A 3K4



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Each year St. Barnabas Anglican Church invites representative groups from the best of Victoria's amateur classical and choral music scene to participate in our St. Barnabas Sunday Concert Series. The purpose of the concerts are twofold: to support local amateur musicians and provide them with a platform to perform. The concerts are deliberately inexpensive ($10 at the door) and all proceeds go to the musicians.

On Sunday March 16th at 3 pm Josh Layne will perform music from Europe, Russia - Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, France - Godefroid, Germany - Bach, Beethoven, and more. Plus at least one of his own compositions.

Harpist/composer Josh Layne has been called a 'harp genius' and a 'consummate musician'. As a performer he has given solo recitals across Canada, the US, and in Europe as well as giving performances of five of the major harp concertos. Josh made his South American debut this year in Brazil at the Rio Harp Festival to rave reviews.

His performance of the cadenza from Handel's Concerto for Harp has received over 100,000 views on YouTube. Josh has been praised for both his virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing. In the spring of 2013 he released his fourth CD of solo harp music. Called Passage: music for solo harp it features three of Josh's original compositions.


Josh Layne, harpist/composer
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Over 50 exhibitors, showcasing fine foods, wines and craft beers, are featured at this annual food tasting event, which features culinary demonstrations and some of the city's most innovative and popular restaurants.
  • Crystal Garden   Address: 720 Douglas Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3M7



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Victoria Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists hosts a juried spring exhibition at the historic Pendray House, now home of the Coast Collective Art Centre.

This art and cultural event is the culmination of the best of the group's creative accomplishments within the last two years. We look forward to welcoming the art enthusiasts and patrons to the show that promises to inspire and delight.

Join us for the Opening Reception at the Coast Collective Art Centre, 3221 Heatherbell Road, Victoria on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 2:00- 4:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome!

Gallery & Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, Noon - 5 pm


Kristina Boardman, AFCA, Bonding, Acrylic on Canvas
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An annual event, this concert performance is a collaboration of the international student population at UWC Pearson College. The lively stage show celebrates global cultures through song and dance.



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Experience the food and culture from around the world specially African & African Heritage
Dance & drum workshops
Ateliers de danses et percussions africaines
Cultural exhibition : People of Africa
Foire de diversité Culturelle africaine

Marketplace & Food


Victoria Culture Days Celebration
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Tartan, bagpipes and bare knees set the scene for an impressive parade promoting Scottish culture. Local pipebands, highland dancers and heavy event athletes will trail through Victoria, from Centennial Square, down Government Street and to the Parliament Buildings lawn. The parade starts at 11am.



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Apr 09, Apr 11, Apr 15, Apr 17, Apr 19
Pacific Opera Victoria presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, the story of a young geisha who falls for an American soldier.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa

April 9, 11, 15, 17, 2015, at 8 pm
Matinée April 19 at 2:30 pm


MADAMA BUTTERFLY
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Apr 10 to Apr 12
Palm Court Light Orchestra presents Around the World in 80 Days with Frederick Hodges, pianoforte. This musical journey includes the Warsaw Concerto, music by Eric Coates, Leroy Anderson and Robert Farnon.

April 10, 2015 – 7:30 pm Victoria
April 11, 2015 – 2:30 pm Duncan
April 12, 2015 – 2:30 pm Sidney



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Apr 14 to May 17
Winner of the 203 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a play by Christopher Durang that gives a cheeky nod to Chekhov through a story about sibling rivalry.
  • Belfry Theatre   Address: 1291 Gladstone Ave Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1G5


Belfry Theatre Production
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This tasting event celebrates food’s artful presentation through colour, with each chef challenged to construct a canapé that expresses colour visually and flavourfully. This year’s colours include: blue, green, red, orange, yellow and purple! Culinary experts blind-judge for two awards and event guests vote for the People’s Choice award. Ticket includes a complimentary beer or wine, samples of all twelve canapés, door prizes and opportunities to bid on a large selection of silent auction items.


Canapés from last year's event
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Splash of Color is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy morning with your friends and family. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, this run will be sure to please.

After you have done the route and gone through our 5 ‘Color Stations’ join us at the finish line for some Easter Fun! We will be having lots of Easter themed activities, which will include...yummy chocolates, kid’s entertainment and maybe a visit from the Big Fuzzy Guy...the EASTER BUNNY!!.

Who does the event benefit? The Splash of Color Family Fun Run is owned and operated by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities to raise funds to benefit the Society’s Easter Seals Camping Program.

Is there a fundraising minimum? No, but fundraising is encouraged and you could Win a Fabulous Prize. For every $100 you fundraise, your name will go into a draw for two tickets anywhere Westjet flies in North America. So for every $100 you raise, your name will go into the draw once.
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The IMAX Film Festival is an annual affair. It features six classic films over six weeks for one low price. It's also a great time to buy an annual pass, as for a small amount more for the pass gives you access to the festival. The festival gives goers to the opportunity to revisit or see for the first time those old IMAX classics.
  • Royal BC Museum   Address: 675 Belleville St Victoria  BC  V8W 9W2
  • IMAX® Victoria   Address: 675 Belleville St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 1A1



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Open to all ages, this annual chess tournament is the largest in BC and features a six-round FIDE and CFC-rate Swiss main event. Numerous other side events and informal tournaments are available to participants during the four-day open.



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Apr 24 to Apr 25
Dance Victoria presents Ballet West (USA), featuring an ensemble of 18 principals and soloists in three works: Mercurial Landscape, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and The Lottery.


Modern Dance Performance
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Restaurants around North America are participating in the Dining Out for Life event that raises money for AIDS organizations that help people living with the disease. Restaurants throughout the island will be donating 25% of their food bill and Stella Artois will be donating $1 for every beer sold. The extensive list of participating restaurants includes Fire & Water Chop House, Ferris' Oyster Bar, Canoe, Lure, Sticky Wicket and many more.



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The Creatively United for the Planet Festival is a fun-filled, all-ages arts/cultural & healthy living family event to be held both indoors and outdoors in celebration of Earth Week.
The festival will raise needed funds for progressive environmental-based charities while heightening awareness and initiating action for positive change in an entertaining and engaging way. Costumes are welcome.

The festival is close to downtown, on a convenient bus and bike route, and wheelchair accessible.

The Creatively United For The Planet Festival will feature a variety of on-going world-class entertainment.
  • St. Ann's Academy   Address: 835 Humboldt Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 1N8



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Hosted by the Victoria Rhododendron Society, this annual plant sale offers opportunities for visitors to purchase varieties not readily available at nurseries, as well as exploring the grounds of the Abkhazi Garden. Admission is free from 9am-noon.
  • Abkhazi Garden   Address: 1964 Fairfield Road Victoria  BC  V8S 1H4



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An annual event in the Fairfield community since 2001, this art event offers opportunities to tour local artist studios, including the creative spaces of glass artists, photographers, textile artisans, painters, potters, sculptors and more. Meet-and-greets, art demonstrations and discussions are highlights of the self-guided walking tour.



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Lace up those running shoes and join the 10,000 runners and walkers in this annual race through the streets of Victoria.



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This annual event showcases a wide range of products and information to assist with home decorating projects, renovations, gardening and other home-related needs. Seminars and entertainment are added highlights.



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Vancouver Island’s premier toy & hobby show! Twice a Year! Vendors with items for sale including action figures, vintage toys, models, trains, comics, Barbie, dolls, bears, LEGO, video games, Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, diecast cars, Hot Wheels, vinyl records and more! You never know what you might find with 200 tables of fun!

General Admission - 9AM to 3PM
Adults $5 and Kids are FREE!

Early Bird entry for the serious collector at 8am for $15.
Store Promo at Cherry Bomb Toys - Early Bird Tickets $7

Free door prize entry with admission. You could win stuff!
Loads of door prizes donated by local businesses!
Special Guests!
Silent Auction for the MS Society.
Charity Carnival with all proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital. Fun for kids!
Dress up in costume and get an extra door prize entry!

Please visit our website for further show information and feel free to contact us if you need any further details.
http://www.ultimatetoyfair.com



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The Ocean Project, an international network of over 1,000 aquariums, zoos, museums, and conservation organizations including the GWEC, is working closely with the World Ocean Network to coordinate activities worldwide under the theme “Oceans of Life – Pick your Favorite * Protect your Favorite” with a special focus on getting the public to connect their favorite ocean animal to conserving the world’s oceans.

To celebrate the Gorge Waterway Education Centre and the Township of Esquimalt will host a World Oceans Day Celebration with canoe tours on the Gorge, face-painting and crafts, games, interpretive walks, environmental monitoring, educational displays, live music and food! Several other local NGOs will also be there with informative displays, and we will have some special ocean crafts for sale. All proceeds from the day will go towards environmental education programs at the GWEC.



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Mike Delamont is a popular comedian that just happens to be from Victoria. See him conquer the McPherson Playhouse, becoming the first local comedian to play at this 98-year-old historical theatre. Delamont has sold out his previous 20 shows in town.


Comedian, Mike Delamont
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A free event, the Family Sport & Recreation Festival is geared toward supporting and encouraging physical activity through a variety of fun programs. Over 40 exhibitors will be present from a variety of sports including karate, field hockey, yoga, sailing and much more. A highlight of the festival is a 350 degree zipline.



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Seminars and workshops on social media are presented at this annual event, which offers participants opportunities to expand social media knowledge. A variety of panels and guest speakers will be showcased, appealing to beginner users, business owners and tech-enthusiasts alike.



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Look Beyond Addiction Walk

Annual Look Beyond Addiction walk will be held at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney BC.

Unite In May For A Healthier Way!!!
This years event will be donated to the Foundation House.

Please come out to support this great event. Entertainment, door prizes, 2.5 km walk, speeches, etc.

Helping and supporting those with addictions.









Look Beyond Addiction
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Hosted by the BC Yacht Brokers Association, the Victoria Harbour Boat Show features an array of boats in the water and on land along with a full exhibition of products and services for boaters. Power boats, sailboats, kayaks, dinghys and more will be represented. The event is held in Victoria's Inner Harbour.



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Hosted by the BC Yacht Brokers Association, the Victoria Harbour Floating Boat Show features an array of boats in the water and on land along with a full exhibition of products and services for boaters. Power boats, sailboats, kayaks, dinghys and more will be represented. The event is held at Ship's Point in the Inner Harbour.
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For everyone who cares to have fun!
Join us between 9 am – 2 pm. We will be hiking along the Westsong Walkway from the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa to Bernard Park and return.

At the Victoria Hospice Hike for Hospice, teams and individuals invited to raise funds and have fun while hiking in this great community event complete with entertainment, fun activities and food.

Hikers of all ages and abilities, families and school teams are invited to join in the fun! Individuals and teams raise funds by collecting pledges. Teams are encouraged to have a theme and take part in the colourful Parade of Teams. The public is invited to come and cheer on participants and take part in the activities.

To register, support a participant, or find out more, call the Victoria Hospice Foundation Office or visit our website.



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“Building and
Celebrating Our Thriving Community”

A free fun filled family oriented day,
including pancake breakfast, healthy start breakfast, community booths and
demonstrations, activities for children and teens, local bands and dance
groups.

The event takes place from 9:30am to 1pm on Kings Road between Quadra and
Dowler.



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Buffet brunch, served during the peak blossoming of the surrounding gardens, is offered during this annual event, which is open to everyone. Adult and child rates apply. Reservations are recommended.
  • Abkhazi Garden   Address: 1964 Fairfield Road Victoria  BC  V8S 1H4



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Running for over 80 years, this event has a long and popular history in Victoria. See over 4500 young performers as they are adjudicated in music, dance and speech arts. Performances take place at various venues throughout the city.



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An annual expo sine 1989, this event showcases more than 40 office product and furniture suppliers and manufacturers displaying top trends, environment-friendly options and ergonomic merchandise to make any workplace more efficient and stylish.



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May 20 to May 23, May 25
A five days activities and 2 days festival that will show case African, Caribbean as well as the World African Heritage culture by exploring diverse food, rhythm, music, dance, food, people and more. We plan to accomplish this by providing a lot of food, inviting dance artistes as well as a to showcase African culture through clothes.


African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest
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This self-guided event offers opportunities to explore the creative spaces of area artists and artisans, scattered around the Cedar Hill area.



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Celebrating Scottish culture, this event offers fun for the whole family including a sheep dog herding competition, bag pipes, tug-of-war, highland dancing and music. There are also traditional Scottish competitions, such as the caber toss, stone throw and keg toss.



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The parade starts from Mayfair Mall at 9:00am and moves along Douglas Street into the downtown core.



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This annual FREE music concert is held at Fort Rodd Hill from 4pm until 7pm. It features aspiring musicians as they rock it out to a family-friendly crowd. This eco-friendly concert is also entirely powered by human and solar power. Great music, great views, great food and more.



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This family event is is a festival full of performances, workshops, food, cultural performances and more. It is held annually by the Burnside Gorge Community Association. It takes place on the Selkirk Waterfront. Hours are 10am to 3pm.



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This WKC Sanctioned Event brings out the best in the sport of kettlebells together to compete in events such as Biathlon, Long Cycle and StrongSport.



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Africa Fest is an annual event that celebrates African and Caribbean culture in Victoria. Locations and events vary and include dancing, drumming, food, artwork, clothing, crafts, fashion, education, workshops and more.


Celebrate African & Caribbean Culture
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In support of Victoria Hospice Society, this annual fund raising golf tournament features friendly competitions, prizes, a silent auction, a dinner buffet and more.



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Peninsula Runners hosts this Half Marathon, 10.73K, Relay Race and Kids 2K Challenge and Fun Dash. Runners are treated to the scenic streets and ocean views of Oak Bay. Post-race festivities and awards follow the runs.
  • Oak Bay   Address: Oak Bay Ave. Victoria  BC  CAN



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This popular outdoor adventure-based race will see 30+ corporate teams compete in fun mind-bending and physical challenges that will get racers invigorated, energized and muddy; all in support of local charity Power To Be.

Power To Be relies on the Power To Play Corporate Challenge to support its mission of providing adventure-based programs designed to support people living with significant life barriers, by connecting them with nature to discover their limitless abilities.



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The only one of its kind on Vancouver Island, this annual expo features a wide selection of pet-related exhibitions, including product displays, pet adoption agencies, breeder clubs, vet clinics and other valuable services for pets and pet-lovers alike.



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Hosted by the Island Chefs' Collaborative (ICC), this event features a long table dinner on Saturday night. Sunday is an open free event with chef demos, music, local crafters and speakers. Food vendors and seafood sales on site!


Sustainable Local Seasonal Seafood
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Benefiting the Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre, this annual fund raising event welcomes participants to walk a mile in heels, raising both funds and awareness of sexual violence in the community, including prevention, support and movement toward change.



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Swiftsure is British Columbia's premier long distance sailing race and attracts boats and sailing teams from as far as New Zealand and Russia. Currently six different races over four separate courses, the race is a test of skill, teamwork and endurance.



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Now in its 17th year, Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest is North America’s longest running curated festival of solo performance, featuring comedy, drama, musicals, inter-disciplinary work, play readings and new shows in development. Uno Fest is personal, profound, heartbreaking and hilarious, bringing 14 acclaimed solo shows from across North America to Victoria audiences. Celebrating the power of one!
  • Intrepid Theatre   Address: 3rd Floor 1014 Government Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 1A8


Alon Nashman in HIRSCH
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A festival dedicated to one-person shows, Uno Fest invites performers to submit their documentation for consideration. Bringing new and known artists to Victoria, this festival will entertain the whole family.



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In operation for nearly 20 years, the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week encourages commuters to ditch four wheels for two. There are prizes and daily events occurring throughout greater Victoria.



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The Bastion Square Grand Prix classic cycling race has been a top event looping Victoria's downtown for almost 20 years. The criterium is part of the weekend cycling series, which also features the 6.5km Dallas Road Time Trial, and the Timbits Challenge for kids aged 5-10.



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This special event takes places in various "hidden" locations throughout Sooke. Take a tour to private gardens that showcase the area's natural landscape and views. The event is in association with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra.



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On Vancouver Island the artists of Metchosin and East Sooke welcome you to the annual Stinking Fish Studio Tour and Art Sale. Metchosin and East Sooke are located in a beautiful coastal area just west of Victoria, BC. Many artists and artisans have chosen to live and work here, finding inspiration amidst the rolling landscape and lush rain forests near the sea. The Artists' studios are open throughout the year by calling them ahead to arrange a suitable time to visit.



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The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay is now in its 20th year of operation in 2014. Participants run or walk the 4km course around UVIC Centennial Stadium on May 31 and June 1st to raise funds to send children with disabilities to Easter Seals camps across British Columbia.
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Celebrating women, this gender-specific run includes a 5K, 10K and half-marathon route in Langford City Centre Park. Making this run different from the rest are finishers' necklaces, bistro-style food kiosks and chocolate stations en-route. Portions of each registration benefit local womens and childrens charities.



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Locals know that Clover Point, off Dallas Road, is the perfect spot for flying a kite and now it's home to the Victoria International Kite Festival! The even features a kid zone, with kite making, and public zone for anyone to fly their own kites. One or two extraordinary large international kites will also be features, plus quad kite teams with music.
  • Dallas Road   Address: Dallas Road Victoria  BC  CAN


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Steampunk is the collision of history, technology, imagination, and attitude. Nineteenth-century sensibilities with impossible Jules-Verne-inspired technology. Teak-panelled computers, corsets and jetpacks, top hats and rayguns.

Victoria, British Columbia, will host an art-happening of steampunk art, tech, fashion, music, architecture, and story.


The $50 weekend pass gives you access both Saturday and Sunday to steampunk jewelers, tinkerers, corsetieres, milliners, leather and glassworkers, artisans and anachronists. Additionally there are continuous panel discussions on costuming, history, literary readings, and prop-making.  Your weekend pass also  admits you to the Saturday Evening Steampunk Cabaret Burlesque, a dance party to the haunted gypsy folk antics of Tarran the Tailor and the boisterous Bučan Bučan.

Not your typical "con" or convention, the Dominion of Canada's premiere steampunk event, VSE is more intimate; a living art-show with evocative venues, and more oriented around conversation and sharing in an authentic Victorian atmosphere.

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Jun 05 to Jun 21
A biennial event, Van Isle 360 is a race traversing 580 nautical miles that circumnavigates the wild shoreline of Vancouver Island. The race is sailed in ten legs.



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Rock & Roll for Little Souls is presented by the Saanich Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation in support of the Children's Health Foundation. It features a family-friendly car show and a 50s style dance.


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The festival brings fun for the community and raises funds for the needy. Each year there is a bathtub race, an air show, a raffle, a parade, and more. People from all over the island come down to Willows Beach for this weekend each year to enjoy the festivities and warm weather beside the sea.
  • Willows Beach   Address: Beach Drive and Estevan Street Victoria  BC  CAN



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Intimate tours of 12 distinct and compact gardens at various locations across the city are offered at this annual event, all proceeds benefiting Victoria Hospice.



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UrbaCity Challenge is a version of The Amazing Race minus the reality TV. Friends and families unite in teams to test problem-solving skills, work together, use fitness and have fun. Teams have a four-hour time limit to hunt for directional clues and challenge stations. There's room for all levels of fitness.
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Held at the University of Victoria's Centennial Stadium, this annual sporting event will showcase a program of track and field events, featuring Canadian and international athletes.



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Benefiting arthritis research and programs for those living with the condition, this annual community walk departs from Bayview Place and offers opportunities for individual and team fund-raising.



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Presented in part by the Veselka Ukrainian dancers, this free event features over 400 dancers from a multitude of cultures to celebrate Victoria's multiculturalism. Performances run from noon to 7pm on the Cameron Bandshell.
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V.I.C. Fest (Vancouver Island Cultural Festival) is an outdoor festival that celebrates island culture. Held at St. Ann's Academy, the event features two main stages showcasing local island talent. Highlights include a beer and wine gardenwhere local brews and vinos may be enjoyed. Local food vendors and a gift market will also be on site. The event is all ages and kids 12 and under are free.
  • St. Ann's Academy   Address: 835 Humboldt Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 1N8


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The Victoria Male Choir is celebrating 35 years of bringing song to the Victoria community. This is our annual fundraiser.
Songs range from Broadway musical theatre to contemporary choral arrangements, with stops at the American - and Canadian - songbook, folk songs from the English-speaking world, the pops and jazz.



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The Victoria Male Voice Choir is celebrating their 35th anniversary bring song to the Victoria community. Songs range from Broadway musical theatre to contemporary choral arrangements, with stops at the American - and Canadian - songbook, folk songs from the English-speaking world, the pops and jazz. The tickets are $15 Adults children 16 and under $9 Tickets available at the door or by choir members. The concert 7PM



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This FREE fair is a family oriented event created to raise awareness in our growing multi-ethnic communities of the wide range of health services and programs available throughout the Greater Victoria Region. Participants will receive health information, links to local businesses and encouragement to become involved in wellness activities and businesses. The Diversity Health Fair will feature: -More than three dozen health and wellness exhibitors -Wellness and Fitness demonstrations and workshops -Children and family activities -Participants from Victoria’s multicultural populations including South Asian, Chinese, Latino, Afro-Caribbean, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern communities


The Fourth Annual Diversity Health Fair
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This annual event takes place in Esquimalt and celebrates the municipality's seafaring history. It features a parade, carnival rides, pancake breakfast, market stalls and an Saturday night dance. A BBQ takes place on the Friday. It all goes down at the Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Park.
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Integration events for people with developmental disabilities are showcased at this weekend sporting event, which offers a full schedule of track and field events, participant festivities, team building experiences and more.



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Starting at Royal Roads University, walk or run a scenic 8km in support of prostate cancer research. It all takes place through the forest. A 3km family-friendly stroll is also available. A variety of activities are offered for afterward too, including a KidsZone, BBQ lunch and more. Registration is $35/person.
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In addition to the famous Half and shorter sprint race, an Olympic distance event has been added to this picturesque triathlon at Elk Lake. Race weekend will include a sponsor expo, keynote speakers, entertainment on the course & finish area, kid’s activities and ample photo backdrops to help you capture the moment.



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The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is a three-day event featuring a variety of performers. It takes place at the Sooke River Campground. There are three-day passes or day passes available. Music workshops, local acoustic talent, food vendors and more are all part of this family-friendly event.
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Celebrating the awesomeness of "Tectoria's" innovators and entrepreneurs in the technology sector. This is Canada's most elaborate and fun technology sector awards, and one of its largest.
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Animal lovers come together at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa to celebrate in a 1920s glamour theme, bid on exciting auction items, watch a pet runway show, and eat a 3-course gourmet dinner -- all in support the BC SPCA life-saving work.

Thanks to generous donors and guests, in 2013 we raised $40,000 for the animals and this year will be better than ever.

Single Tickets: $125
Table of 10: $1100



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Held in Fernwood Square, this annual neighborhood festival features an array of family-friendly activities, including live entertainment, food, art, a pancake breakfast, inflatable play structures and for the adults, a beer garden.
  • Fernwood   Address: 1923 Fernwood Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 2Y6



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Celebrating Aboriginal culture in the heart of the capital, this annual festival features a full afternoon line-up of traditional entertainment as well as a First Nations arts and crafts market.



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Greater Victoria is known for its abundance of serious cyclists, and they all get together for this massive event. A full-day ride tours southern Vancouver Island to a limited number of participants. The even kicks off with a gourmet meal at the Hotel Grand Pacific the day before the trip.
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Fernwood Bites is an annual festival of tasty things. Held in Fernwood Square in Fernwood Village, the event features local eats and drinks from the neighbourhood. Proceeds go to Fernwood NRG's food security initiatives. This is a 19+ event.
  • Fernwood   Address: 1923 Fernwood Rd. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 2Y6


Culinary Festival
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Touted as Victoria's most challenging road course, the Navy 10k and 5k fun run journeys to and from CFB Esquimalt. Keep the pace with the Maritime Pacific Navy. Barbecue, awards and door prizes are also part of the event. This family-friendly event also has a 1k Kids Run.



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Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring three bands from the Greater Victoria Concert Band organization. This summer afternoon of music features a wide variety of styles and marks our season finale. Bring the whole family and celebrate with us at Beacon Hill Park’s Cameron Bandshell as part of the Concerts in the Park series, presented by the City of Victoria.


The Greater Victoria Concert Band in Beacon Hill Park
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Jun 30 to Jul 02
Canada Day celebrations are a significant part of the festival calendar in Victoria. They involve musical performances, children's entertainment, food from around the world and fireworks over the harbour.
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Run or Dye, the world's most colourful 5K, is coming to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre Lower Field. Run a colour-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometre. A Dye Festival follows the run, where participants can Tie-Dye the Sky in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.




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Round up your team of four and come out for a day of fun and adventure! The 8th Annual Amazing Race for Africa fundraiser is a timed event with teams deciphering clues and completing tasks leading them to their next destination. Prizes to be won!! A great way to spend an afternoon in beautiful Victoria! Ages 14-60+ welcome. Advanced registration required. $30/person includes race, snacks and refreshments.



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The Cultural & Arts Festival of India, gives you the opportunity to experience Dazzling classical and folk dances, melodious music, crafts, fashion show as well as taste wonderful dishes from India, all in one place. So don’t miss this rare event during the Canada day weekend. Come with your family and friends.


Cultural Festival of India
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This event is a must for chamber music lovers. Listen to a classical quartet with a different performance each Sunday in June amidst the Saanich countryside, complete with treats and lemonade. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
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Jul 01
Every year on Canada Day, head to the Gorge for a day filled with entertainment, food carts and vintage cars. The event is completely free and is fun for the whole family. Canoe rides, buskers, street hockey and a strawberry tea are a few of the festivities.



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Two days of sporting action are free to watch at Topaz Park this summer. These summer games features basketball, slo-pitch, ball hockey, dodge ball and touch football. Other events include a beer garden, bbq, awards and more.
  • Topaz Park   Address: Corner of Blanshard and Finlayson. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8T 5C7
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2014 Island Summer Games: The Island Summer Games is an annual festival of sport and entertainment hosted in Victoria, BC. Now in its 5th year of operation, the Island Summer Games offers a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, slo-pitch, soccer, dodgeball, touch football and 4-on-4 ball hockey. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to register (there is a registration fee) to create a team to partake in the sporting events. In addition to the sporting events, there will be DJ’s, a 19+ beer garden, an outdoor barbecue, food vendors, exhibitors, awards and much more! This is a charitable event, each year benefiting local non-profit organizations, including the Mustard Seed Food bank.
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The Tall Tree Music Fest takes place annually in Port Renfrew and Brown's Mountain. A 19+ event, fun can be had all weekend with camping on site (for an additional cost). It is approximately one hour and 40 minutes to drive to the site from Victoria. Well-known and emerging artists are slated to take the stage.


Port Renfrew Music Festival
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In support of the Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre, the Triathalon of Compassion is a challenging combination of swimming, biking and running.

DISTANCE

Sprint (500m pool swim – 20K bike – 5k run)

Youth 14-15 (300m pool swim – 14K bike – 2K run)

Youth 12-13 (200m pool swim – 7K bike – 2K run)

Youth 10-11 (200m pool swim – 7k bike – 1K run)

Participants can collect pledges to contribute to the cause.



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This annual festival features over 275 Canadian and international musicians of various styles of jazz, blues and world music. The 10 day festival occurs at over 12 different indoor and outdoor events in downtown Victoria.



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Join us for the 3rd annual Victoria Vegan Fest, in Market Square on Canada Day!

We'll feature speakers, vendor and non-profit tables, cooking demos, and more.

Visit our website for all the info, 12-5pm on July 1st!
  • Market Square   Address: 560 Johnson St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3C6


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Victoria Vegan Festival (#VVF2013) is a showcase of the vegan lifestyle, welcoming all, from the curious to the long-time vegan.

Taking place on Canada Day (Monday, July 1st) at Market Square in the heart of downtown Victoria – this FREE fun family friendly event will feature speakers, entertainers, businesses and non-profit groups, and of course you can expect numerous delicious vegan food samples.

Come find out how you can help make a difference in your health, the environment, and the loves of animals – it’s amazing what a few small changes, three times a day can do!
  • Market Square   Address: 560 Johnson St. Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 3C6


Explore all things vegan at the Victoria Vegan Fest!!
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Celebrate Canada Day on the Hill. Events include opening ceremonies, bands, activities for the kids and one giant birthday cake. This event runs from 11:30am to 4pm and admission is free.
  • Fort Rodd Hill    Address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road Victoria  BC  CAN  V9C 2W8
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An annual event, Gorge on Art is a free art festival that features some 45 artists. See their work displayed along the gorgeous Gorge Waterway, from watercolours and ceramics to carving and paintings. Live music and food is also featured.



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Head north of Victoria to Sidney to experience Sidney Days! This lively celebration features a barbeque, live entertainment, a giant cake, and a fireworks extravaganza! It all takes place on the Canada Day weekend and kicks off with a parade. Family fun fair, pancake breakfast, road hockey, kids' inflatable obstacle course, dog show and so much more.


Sidney Festival
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Jul 04 to Aug 31
The Island Artisans Association is exhibiting and selling the work of over 45 artisans from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands at Dales Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street in the heart of Victoria's historic Chinatown for the months of July and August. Handcrafted jewelry, clay, glass, textiles, wood, metal, paper and a myriad of other creative media highlight the talent of our local artisans. Whether you are searching for a special gift or an irresistible treat for yourself, you will find something to please and support local art with your purchase. Open 7 days a week.
  • Dales Gallery   Address: 537 Fisgard St Victoria  BC  V8W 1R3


Summer at Dales Gallery
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From early July through to the end of August the Summer Vocal Academy and the Conservatory of Music entertains with a series of over 20 concerts. These include classical and more modern musical pieces and sets.
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Presented by Suddenly Dance Theatre, this annual event showcases contemporary dance in a variety of mediums and venue spaces. Abstract narratives, forums and thought-provoking performances encapsulate the offerings.
  • Metro Studio Theatre   Address: 1411 Quadra Street at Johnson Victoria  BC  Canada  V8W 2L2



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From Roots to Reggae this annual music festival takes place at various music venues throughout downtown Victoria.



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Taking place at Elk/Beaver Lake Park, families can enjoy a pancake breakfast and day-long live entertainment. Kids can get their faces painted and have pony rides.



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Presented by the For the Love of Africa Society, this annual event offers visitors opportunities to tour some of Victoria's most impressive water gardens. Landscape designers and homeowners will be present to answer any questions and provide inspiration.



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Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Tickets (incl. HST) $32.25, $50.25, $56.25, $61.50 (Plus FMF & Service charges) www.selectyourtickets.com

Victoria welcomes hundreds of performers from around the world for the PACIFIC TATTOO, a musical extravaganza that provides exhilarating entertainment for the entire family.

A tightly woven, full production spectacle of music and movement, PACIFIC TATTOO 2014 features marching bands, drill teams, massed pipes and drums, singers, dancers, and special skills demonstrations to honour police and fire fighting services.

The PACIFIC TATTOO is the only annual international military tattoo on the west coast of North America.



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Tragically Hip Headlines Last Year's Rock the Shores
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Five Hole for Food event is an amazing community event, which brings together everyone for a good’ol road hockey game to help raise food donations and awareness during summer months for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

(Free event for the community, all ages and all skill levels welcomed, please just bring a Hockey Stick and a Can of Food) (We will have 2 courts set up)
We would like you to attend our event! Please invite your, friends, family and hockey pals! Please join us!

VICTORIA: WILL YOU PLAY HOCKEY FOR FOOD?


---VICTORIA EVENT PAGE: www.facebook.com/events/604548272906617

Official Web Page: www.fiveholeforfood.com

Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FiveHoleForFood

Trevor Linden:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Uht2vxZCI

Roberto Luongo:
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=52Oiw39Xe8o&feature=youtu.be
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Every year The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts this impressive event. The gallery invites both renowned and emerging local artists to display their work along Moss Street for more than 30,000 people to enjoy. Those who attend also have the chance to meet and speak with the artists.



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This is a live performance festival that is out doors and involves some cycling. Participants, in groups of 12 or so enjoy biking along Cecilia Ravine Park to see several live short theatre performances.



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The Victoria International Accordion Festival features a variety of events are occurring, including an accordion parade and various performances around town. See accordion performers from around the world! Other events include a dance night, workshops, movie screening, trade show and concert.


Accordion Festival
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Join us for a rewarding day of fun with friends on the water and the beach and support InspireHealth integrative cancer care. No previous paddling experience is required. Our team of registered guides and safety crews will take care of you every step of the way. Register and use one of the kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards provided or bring your own. After a great morning on the water, join us for a beach BBQ celebration with awards and prizes! Begin the journey, and support integrative cancer care!
  • Willows Beach   Address: Beach Drive and Estevan Street Victoria  BC  CAN



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Held annually at Glenora Farm in the Cowichan Valley, this music festival features an eclectic array of indie artists. Running over a weekend at the end of July, the event features a beer garden, local vendors, lounge, volleyball court and free yoga. Limited camping is available. Kids under 10 are free (with an adult).


Rock of the Woods Music Fesitval
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Taste is an annual festival that celebrates local food and wine of Vancouver Island. There are many participating venues throughout downtown Victoria with 15+ tastings, events and seminars occurring. Local farms in the Cowichan Valley and the Saanich Peninsula also participate.



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The Phillips Brewery parking lot transforms into a fun party space for live music and craft beer. This open-air event is a summer highlight. Recurs daily from 5-10pm.



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During the summer in downtown Victoria there are plenty of buskers on street corners and on the waterfront. But for this special week, there will be more than 500 performances by over 50 performers from around the world. Spot them in the inner harbour and along Government Street.



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Every August 1, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra performs a two-hour concert of classical music from a barge anchored in the Inner Harbour. A traditional performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture features cannons being fired by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.



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This annual event features family-friendly films to enjoy in the open air. A 20-foot-wide inflatable screen at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park shows popular "B" movies throughout Saturday nights in August. Bundle up. This event is free. Films start at 9pm.


Outdoor Movies
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The Victoria International Cycling Festival features three weeks of cycling action. The calendar of events includes something for every type of rider, from mountainbikers to bicycle polo, cyclocross to road biking. There is also a road race.



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An exciting new component to Victoria's International Cycling Festival, this competition challenges the world's best freeride mountain bike riders. The event takes place at the Inner Harbour-on a huge floating barge! Spectators can also enjoy beer gardens and live entertainment.



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Those with a passion for tango and those who want to learn more about this amorous art won't want to miss this three-day event. The festival will feature tango activities, music concerts, lectures and dance performances by international, Canadian and local artists. Performances will be held at Centennial Square, Victoria Arts Connection and the Alix Goolden Hall.
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This one-day, free event takes place on Amelia Street, a heritage district complete with intact heritage homes set amidst modern urban development. The event is slated to include local music, beverage garden, food, and visual arts. The street is closed to traffic for the day and is suited to for all ages.



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Bring the whole family to this all-day free event. In celebration of BC day, visit the grounds of Windsor Park in Oak Bay and enjoy live music and entertainment with an outdoor stage and performance areas throughout the grounds. The event runs from 11am until dusk.
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Celebrate BC Day 2014, presented by the Province of British Columbia, celebrates the spirit of BC through music, food, film and photography. The beautiful buildings and grounds of St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site provide the backdrop for a full day of events that seek to capture and share the essence of British Columbia for the 6th annual August long weekend celebrations in Victoria.
  • St. Ann's Academy   Address: 835 Humboldt Street Victoria  BC  CAN  V8W 1N8


Headliners Delhi 2 Dublin
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Nautical Days are held each year on BC Day long weekend to celebrate Comox’s love of the sea. It features artisans, great food and lively entertainment for all ages on the beautiful marina waterfront.
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