Community Events about town

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Event When & Where Details
SuperSauce
(website)
Friday, May 1, 2015
at Tally-Ho Sports Bar & Grill

SuperSauce will be having their 80's to Modern Rock Dance Party at 9:00pm. No cover fee.  

Sprint Car Night At Western Speedway
(website)
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

This will be the first points race of the 2015 season for the WILROC Non Wing Sprint, Stock Cars,OTRA, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars.  Practice 3:45,  front gate opens at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30.  Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18)/Military $10.00, Kids (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $35.00

Sooke Rotary Auction & Spring Fair
(website)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
at SEAPARC ARENA 2168 Philips Rd, Sooke

The Sooke Rotary Auction & Spring Fair promises a day of fun, food, and bargains galore. Come have some fun and support a good cause -- this event funds much of the club's community service projects. Time:10:00am - 8:00pm 

Forty Quilts - Quilt Show
(website)
Saturday, March 28 - Saturday, May 2, 2015
at Sawyer Sewing Centre

The quilt show opens on Saturday, March 28 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and runs through the month of April in honour of organizer Nancy Martens' best friend Jeanne Cloverdale. This show is about illustrating the power of friendship, raising funds for numerous hard-working cancer organizations as well as highlighting the amazing quilting community.

Entrance to the show is free, but donations are welcome. All funds raised from donations and the auction on Saturday, May 2 will go to the BC Cancer Foundation.  

Denis Muloin Memorial Ride
(website)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
at Red Barn Market, 5550 West Saanich Road

$25/person or $40/family All ages Please email Mike Clermont at mikec@russhays.com for more info.

Quadra Village Day Saturday, May 9, 2015
at Kings Road (between Quadra and Dowler)

Drop by and enjoy free family-friendly activities. Free pancake and continental-style breakfast, demonstrations and exhibits by community groups and live music. Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm.

Email quadravillageday@gmail.com to sign up for volunteering.  

Afternoon Delight Auction Event
(website)
Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:59 am
at Olympic View Golf Course

Broken Promises Rescue present "Afternoon Delight Auction Event" Sunday May 24 from 11-4pm. Hundreds of auction items. Sandwitch and Salad buffett. Tickets $25. 

Canstruction Victoria Monday, May 11, 2015
at Mayfair Shopping Centre

Canstruction Victoria is a unique event that has teams creating colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food! Check out this year's competition and their structures at Mayfair Shopping Centre from May 1 - 11!

  • Friday, May 1 + Saturday, May 2: Teams start buidling their structures during Mall hours
  • Sunday, May 3 is Judging (6:30pm)
  • Sunday, May 3 -Monday, May 11 is the exhibit, open to the public during Mall Hours for voting. Voting is by donation -- either $2 or two cans of food for the Mustard Seed Food Bank!
  • 'Family Can Day' is on Saturday May 9 from 11am to 2pm. Meet the Superhero's of Victoria and be a Superhero yourself by bringing two or more cans to help build a mountain of food against the evil hunger!
     

At the end of the event, all food will be donated to the Mustard Seed! Last year, Canstruction Victoria donated 29,000 cans of food which made it one of the largest donations in Mustard Seed's history!

Find out more here.

 

Braefoot Family Fun Night Tuesday, May 12, 2015
at Braefoot Park 1359 McKenzie Avenue

Come out and enjoy a BBQ, mascots, local businesses, games and activities including bouncy castle, crafts and face painting. Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, entry is by donation, with proceeds supporting facility upkeep and Braefoot programs. 

Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Bombers and Super Moto Exhibition
(website)
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

See the popular Island Series Stock Cars, Mini Stocks,Bombers/OTRA,  and a Super Moto exhibition!!  Practice and the front gate opens at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30.  Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18)/ $10.00, Military/Kids (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $35.00 

Victoria's Brain Tumour Awareness Walk Spring Sprint 2015
(website)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
at UVIC, parking lot #10 Ring Road

Hosted by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, this event is a 2.5 /5 km walk/fun run around Ring Road. It is a stroller and wheelchair friendly event.

Walk registration starts at 8:30am, walk starts at 10:00am. Free registration in advance or on walk day.  

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
(website)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
at Butchart Gardens
We will be hosting a fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at The Butchart Gardens. Tickets to this black tie event will include dinner, access to view The Gardens before and after the event until 10:00pm, music provided by a concert pianist as well as speeches throughout the evening.
 
The situations that MSF handles are extremely delicate, as they are often the first responders to any conflict worldwide. For more than 40 years, MSF have been providing medical help to people caught in many kinds of catastrophes, including armed conflicts, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, epidemics of disease and malnutrition crisis.

 
Broken Promises Rescue Afternoon Delight Auction Event
(website)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
at Olympic View Golf Course - 643 Latoria Rd

Afternoon Delight Auction from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Hundreds of auction items, sandwich and salad buffet, chair massage and fun foto booth. Tickets $25 each.   

Sustainable Foraging
(website)
Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 pm
at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

This is a 6 part course offered through Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, we will be covering everything from sustainable harvesting techniques, ecosystems information about Victoria, ethno botany and plant ID. When you finish this course you should have everything you need to begin confidently foraging wild foods yourself and have the tool necessary to ID unknown plants and find out if they are good for food or medicine.

You can register through Swan lake website, the course runs Monday nights 6:00pm - 8:00pm from Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, May 26 price is $120.

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open House
(website)
Saturday, May 30, 2015
at Royal Victoria Yacht Club - 3475 Ripon Rd

Come join us at 11:00am - 3:00pm for our open house. Meet new ffiends, check out the club, enjoy great food and beverages and go for a sail.

2015 Young Artists Competition
(website)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
at Rebalance MD

The event is open to all secondary school students on the Lower Island. Students submit one work of theirs that best represents this year's theme, "Metamorphosis." There are six cash prizes and innumerable opportunities to gain recognition and build one's professional portfolio. Time 9:30am - 12:00pm.


  Email design@rebalancemd.com to apply!

Ecole Quadra School's 100 years!
(website)
Saturday, June 6, 2015
at Ecole Quadra School

Please come out and enjoy games for kids  and adults (free), tour the recent earthquake upgrades to the school, Historical rooms, lots of raffle prizes, food and music while we celebrate 100 years of contribution to the community.

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Battle of BC Team Demo Championship
(website)
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

The Battle of BC Team Demo Championship/Princess & Pirate Night: LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Cars and Trucks, Bombers and Mini Figure 8’s. Admission Prices: Adults $22.50, Sr/Youth(13-18) $20.00,  Military/Children(7-12) $12.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Children) $55.00 , 6 and under free. The front gate will open at 4:30 pm, qualifying at 5:30 pm and racing at 6:30 pm.

Sprints, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks/Dwarf Cars
(website)
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

Non Wing Sprints, Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and Dwarf Cars.  Practice and the front gate opens at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30.  Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18)$10.00, Military/Children (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Children) $35.00. Children 6 and under are free.

Late Models, Stock Cars, Dwarf Cars and Modifieds
(website)
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

Late Models for Twin 50’s along with the Stock Cars, Dwarf Cars and Modifieds.  Practice and the front gate opens at 4:30,  Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18) $10.00, Military/Children (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Children) $35.00

Mud Mulisha Mud Run
(website)
Saturday, August 22, 2015
at Vancouver Island

These obstacle course races are expertly designed to challenge all fitness levels! Participants can expect to climb, drag, crawl, push, pull and run their way along the course, and most certainly get covered in mud! At the end, there will be an ice cold beverage and an after party waiting for racers to celebrate and share their course stories.This year, choose from three different beautiful and unique locations/dates: Bear Mountain (Saturday, May 23), Mount Washington (Saturday, June 18), and Shawnigan Lake (Saturday, August 22). Head here for registration and details.


Click here to buy tickets

Championship Night
(website)
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Western Speedway

Non Wing Sprint, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, OTRA and Dwarf Cars.  Practice and the front gate opens at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30.  Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18)$10.00, Military/Kids (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $35.00

Victoria Run Series
(website)
Saturday, May 16 - Saturday, September 26, 2015
at UVIC and Beaver Lake

Victoria Run Series:

Saturday, May 16: 1500m/5000m - Faster sections may occur - depends on numbers.  Time: 6:30pm, Track at UVIC.

Saturday, May 30: 800m/3000m - Time: 6:30pm, Track at UVIC.

Saturday, June 6: 1000m, 1500m, 5000m - Time: 6:30pm, Track at UVIC.

Saturday, June 27: 400m/800m/1500m/3000m/5000m - Time: 6:30pm, Track at UVIC.

Saturday, September 12: 6K - Time: 1:00pm, Cross Country at Beaver Lake.

Saturday, September 19: 6K - Time: 1:00pm, Cross Country at Beaver Lake.

Saturday, September 26: 4K and 8K - Time: 1:00pm, Cross Country at Beaver Lake.