Community Events

The Sooke Country Market

Jul 30, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

The Sooke Country Market

Aug 6, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

Western Speedway - Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night

Aug 6, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of Seawings Express, featuring Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Old Timer’s Racing Association, Bombers, Nexx Financial Claimers, & Marlin Motors Hornet Cars

Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Old Timer’s Racing Association, Bombers, Claimers, & Hornets will battle it out on a night all about Trophies as the Fans will enjoy a night full of Trophy Dashes & Main Events. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:00. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: FREE!! Compliments of Seawings Express

J.S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR

Aug 6, 2016
08:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral

Early Music Society of the Islands with Early Music Vancouver and Christ Church Cathedral present J.S. Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor. This concert event unites eight renowned soloists, an ensemble of the world’s finest Bach chamber music vocalists, and Montreal’s 26-piece Arion Baroque Orchestra under the baton of acclaimed conductor Alexander Weimann. Among his most staggering works, the Mass in B Minor showcases Bach’s sweeping musical genius and technical mastery while evoking a full spectrum of expressive shades and colours. Experience one of the greatest musical works of all time on period instruments at one of Victoria’s most acoustically-stunning venues.

For further information visit: www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca

Tickets from $26 (for member subscribers) to $35 available at:

• McPherson Box Office, www.rmts.bc.ca or via telephone: 250-386-6121
• Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade

Western Speedway - P&R Western Star Daffodil Cup Weekend

Aug 12, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Featuring NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Sprint cars, Old Timers Racing Association, & Dwarf Cars. BONUS!! Popular Country Band “Montgomery County” will perform after Saturday night's races!

NSRA Winged Sprint Cars Highlight this all Open Wheel Weekend, as they race for the coveted Daffodil Cup Trophy. Wilroc non-wing Sprint Cars, Old Timer’s Racing Association, & Dwarf Cars will also be in action. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:00. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $25.00, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) $22.50, Military & Kids(ages 7-12) $14.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $70.00.

The Sooke Country Market

Aug 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

BioBlitz 2016 @ Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Aug 13, 2016 / Aug 14, 2016
All Day
Sidney Spit

Help us find and identify as many different organisms as possible in 24-hours! Work side-by-side with experts and add to the park reserve’s official species list. Two ways to participate: join scientists for drop-in nature activities or become a citizen scientist for the weekend and camp overnight! Also join us to celebrate Coast Salish culture with traditional singing, dancing and clam tasting.

CANADIAN NATIONAL B HORSESHOE PITCHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Aug 17, 2016 / Aug 20, 2016
All Day
The Victoria Horseshoe Club

The Victoria Horseshoe Club will be hosting the national chamionships! Competitors from across Canada, from juniors to seniors in their 90's will be competing! Parade of athletes starts at 9:00am August 17.

Atmosphere Gathering music festival

Aug 19, 2016
12:00 AM
Village of Cumberland

Atmosphere is an intimate west coast festival that happens in the Village of Cumberland every August. A beat driven live and electronic dance festival with a focus on art, community and good times.

World class production on 3 unique stages all smack dab in the middle of Cumberland. The soul rebels, Liquid Stranger, Frazey Ford, and Deli to Dublin are a few examples of what to expect from the most unique and dynamic musical line up on Vancouver Islands 2016 summer schedual. Workshops, activities, games, food and all night dancing in a 30 000 pound Big Top circus tent are a few reasons to see why Vancouver Islanders are so excited.

The Sooke Country Market

Aug 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

Western Speedway - Island Batteries Night at the Races

Aug 20, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Featuring The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Late Model Drivers Challenge Twin 50’s, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, & Island Powder Coated Modifieds

Champions will be crowned in the Late Model & Modified Divisions. Stock Cars & Mini Stocks will also be in action. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:00. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) & Military $10.00, Kids(ages 7-12) $7.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $35.00. Or try our Triple 6 Special: 6 admissions, 6 Hot Dogs, 6 Coca-Cola $49

The Beverly Corners Show & Shine

Aug 21, 2016
08:00 AM
Cowichan Sportsplex

The 17th annual Beverly Corners Show & Shine. We welcome cars, trucks and motorcycles of all types.

Exhibitor registration is $15 pre-show or $20 at the gate. Gates open at 8:00 AM, registration will close and judging will commence at 10:30 AM, vehicles arriving after this time will not be eligible for judging.

There will be 26 judged categories with prizes for each, including $500 cash for Best in Show. Spectator admission is by cash donation and/or non perishable food item. All proceeds are donated locally, including to the Food Bank, Cowichan Sportsplex and the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, who will be making an appearance at the show. For more information and to pre-register your entry, please go to our website:
http://beverlycornersshownshine.com/

The Sooke Country Market

Aug 27, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

4th Annual Yard Sale & Community Party

Aug 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
1139 Yates Street, Victoria BC

Join us for our 4th Annual Yard Sale & Community Party

We’ll have lots of gently used clothing, furniture and household items for sale.
There will be a barbeque, music and family-friendly activities!

If you have items you’d like to donate, please call our office at (250) 382-7927. Drop off will be August 24 – 26, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at our office on Yates Street.

This event is a fundraiser of the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society, which provides programs, education, support and outreach to people living with HIV/AIDS in our community. To learn more, please visit our website at vpwas.org!

Western Speedway - Wilson & Proctor Big Rig Weekend

Aug 27, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Featuring NABRA Big Rigs, Lordco Demo Series, NEXX Financial Claimer Cars, & Richlock Rentals Drifters

The smell of Diesel will be in the air as the ground pounding NABRA Big Rigs take to the track. Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Figure 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, & Capital Drift will also be in action. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:00. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $22.50, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) $20.00, Military & Kids(ages 7-12) $14.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $65.00.

Be You Charity Golf Tournament

Aug 28, 2016
01:30 PM
Olympic View Golf Course

Join us for BeYouPromise.Org’s first charity golf tournament. The tournament will be a Texas Scramble Format with a 1:30pm shot gun start. All funds raised go directly to support our preventative educational outreach programs.

Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf (cart included), a reception and silent auction prizes, dinner, and entertainment on-course.

The Sooke Country Market

Sep 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

Western Speedway - Reg Midgley Canada 200 & BC Street Stock Invitational

Sep 3, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Saturday, September 3rd -Featuring Late Models, & Street Stocks. BONUS!! Popular Country Band “Montgomery County” will perform after the races!

Come watch the fastest Late Model drivers in BC & the Pacific Northwest battle it out for bragging rights in Reg Midgley Canada 200 Qualifying, followed by Qualifying Races to determine the starting lineup of Sunday’s 200 lapper. The BC Street Stocks will be in action for a full night of Qualifying, Heat races, & a 75 lap Feature Event. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:00. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) & Military $10.00, Kids(ages 7-12) $7.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $35.00. Or try our Triple 6 Special: 6 admissions, 6 Hot Dogs, 6 Coca-Cola $49

Sunday, September 4th - Featuring Late Models, & Street Stocks

The best Street Stock Drivers in BC will battle it out on day 2 of the BC Street Stock Invitational weekend to determine 2016’s Champion. The Late Models will take to the track for a gruelling 200 laps to crown the winner of the most coveted Late Model Race in Western Canada, the Reg Midgley Canada 200.

Parkinson's Superwalk

Sep 10, 2016
09:00 AM
Esquimalt-Gorge Park

A 2km or 1km fundraising walk for people living with Parkinson's. All funds raised go to support Parkinson's Society British Columbia, which is a non-government funded, not-for-profit organization that supports people living with Parkinson's on Vancouver Island and the rest of B.C. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. For more information, or to volunteer to help with the walk, please contact kate_wood@live.ca

The Sooke Country Market

Sep 10, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

Western Speedway - O'Dell Slinger Service Superhero Night

Sep 10, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Kids in Superhero costumes get in free! featuring the Lordco Demo Series, NEXX Financial Claimer Cars, & Marlin Motors Hornet Cars

Bring the Kids to check out their favourite Superhero! Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Figure 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, & Hornets will all be in action. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:30. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) & Military $10.00, Kids(ages 7-12) $7.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $35.00. Or try our Triple 6 Special: 6 admissions, 6 Hot Dogs, 6 Coca-Cola $49

One World Festival

Sep 16, 2016
05:00 PM
Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus

Two days of festivities. Day one will feature the Cowichan History Display- Take a Walk Down Memory Lane, five “Eye-Opener” films, and diverse cultural cuisine demonstrations. The following day will highlight a diverse range of cultural music, performances, cultural fashion shows, art exhibitions, activities for kids, and international foods. Additionally, there will be diverse commercial vendors, community service information booths, health and wellness services, workshops and multicultural activities.

The Sooke Country Market

Sep 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

One World Festival

Sep 17, 2016
11:00 AM
Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus

Two days of festivities. Day one will feature the Cowichan History Display- Take a Walk Down Memory Lane, five “Eye-Opener” films, and diverse cultural cuisine demonstrations. The following day will highlight a diverse range of cultural music, performances, cultural fashion shows, art exhibitions, activities for kids, and international foods. Additionally, there will be diverse commercial vendors, community service information booths, health and wellness services, workshops and multicultural activities.

Contact: Pema or Carolina
Phone: 250-748-3112
Email: festival@cis-iwc.org
Organization: Cowichan Intercultural Society

Western Speedway - Freedom Rent to Own/Cash Advantage Championship Night

Sep 17, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Richlock Rentals Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Old Timer’s Racing Association, & Dwarf Cars

Champions will be crowned on this final night of the Season for Wilroc non-wing Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Old Timer’s Racing Association, & Dwarf Cars. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:30. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18) & Military $10.00, Kids(ages 7-12) $7.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $35.00. Or try our Triple 6 Special: 6 admissions, 6 Hot Dogs, 6 Coca-Cola $49

The Sooke Country Market

Sep 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

Hydroforce Excavating Championship Night

Sep 24, 2016
04:30 PM
Western Speedway

Featuring the Lordco Demo Series, NEXX Financial Claimer cars, Marlin Motors Hornet Cars, Richlock Rentals Drifters, Car Jump/Rollovers, Boat Races, & FIREWORKS!

Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Figure 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, Hornets, & Capital Drift will all be out in Full Force as Champions will be crowned in each division. Car Jumps/Rollovers & FIREWORKS! will conclude the 2016 Season. Back gate opens at 2:00 PM, practice starts at 4:30. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Fan Fest 6:00(Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $22.50, Sr/Youth(ages 13-18)  $20.00, Military & Kids(ages 7-12) $14.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $65.00.

Kidney Walk Victoria

Sep 25, 2016
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Clover Point

Kidney Walk for Kidney Transplantation and Organ Donation is an opportunity for patients on dialysis, organ transplant recipients, their families, living donors, the medical community, and the public to come together to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and organ donation. Bring your family and friends and make a tangible difference in the lives of the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. Each step is part of our collective passion to create a better future.

Join us - your participation will help thousands of people affected by kidney disease and make a difference for those who hope for a better future while awaiting a kidney transplant.

REGISTRATION: 9 am
START: 10 am
WALK DISTANCE: 2.5K

The Sooke Country Market

Oct 1, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

The Sooke Country Market

Oct 8, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

The Sooke Country Market

Oct 15, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

The Sooke Country Market

Oct 22, 2016
10:00 AM
Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road in downtown Sooke

The Sooke Country Market is on it's 21st season and is a rain or shine event that operates on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm right through into October.

Sooke region producers will unveil their fresh grown produce, plant starts, seeds and preserves, artisan bakers will tempt with delicious home baked breads, pastries and nourishing snacks. Fine artists and craftsmen enhance the festive market with body care products, unique handcrafted jewelry, knitted creations and unique west coast inspired art. Local performers the Chick Wagon Band will be playing from 11 am- 1 pm.

The Sooke Country Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and this community-run market gives customers a unique opportunity to meet and get to know the people who grow and make their food.

First Chance Christmas Craft Show

Nov 5, 2016 / Nov 6, 2016
10:00 AM
Mary Winspear Center

Presenting the 27th First Chance Christmas Craft Show

Enjoy a festive day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center. Nestled in the quaint ocean side town of Sidney, discover First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by visiting First Chance, the first premiere arts and crafts show on the Saanich Peninsula.

$4 Wknd Pass | Kids U12 FREE | Wheelchair Accessible | ATMs On site

Designed to alleviate “Christmas holiday stress”, First Chance is slated to feature unique and original items from 80 plus local west coast Artists and Artisans. First Chance is the perfect place to indulge in an exceptional Christmas shopping experience with over 25 categories of items to choose from. Offering something for the art connoisseur in us all ~ from pottery, metal works, sculptures, wood working, glass and yarn works, weaving, body & skin care, jewelry and sweet & savory treats. Meet the artists, enjoy the atmosphere and find that perfect gift! Your admission fee covers access to both days, Saturday and Sunday, along with hourly give-a-ways from our vendors. This is your chance to get an early jump on your Christmas shopping!

Highlights include:
$200 Vendor Shopping Spree and Hourly Give-A-Ways: By paying your cover when you visit us, your name will be placed in the

vendor shopping spree give-a-way as well as the hourly vendor give-a-ways;

First Chance Welcomes Back Local Vineyards and Distilleries:

- Hornby Island Estate Winery will be there with their high quality Sparkling Wines and Beverages using "Magic Bubbles" with over a million handcrafted tiny bubbles in each and every bottle,

- De Vine Vineyards will be there offering a lovely selection of wines and spirits to chose from as gifts or even perhaps for yourself.

Artist Demonstrations: Watch artists as they create their art onsite.

Live Music: Once again, it is a pleasure to showcase Brad Prevedores with his acoustic guitar;

Food Vendors: Jenny Crandall’s Olde Country Fare will once again be in the Bodine Hall offering a wonderful array of food, coffee & tea to satisfy cravings as you shop.

First Chance is the perfect place to indulge in an exceptional Christmas shopping experience. Everything you’re looking for - the unique, the original and the organic - it’s all under one roof.

Come take part in this memorable holiday extravaganza!

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