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Event When & Where Details
Free Event for Families: Multicultural Activities for Kids
(website)
Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 am
at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue (near Quadra)

11:00am to 2:30pm - Latin and Chinese dance performances followed by dance lessons for kids (beginners welcome!). Chinese sticky buns and healthy snacks available for sale (affordable prices). The day ends with a cool-down and story-time: renowned story teller Susu Ma reads nursery tales from around the world. Admission and all activities are free!

Global Dance: Dinner and Dance Fundraiser
(website)
Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:00 pm
at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue (near Quadra)

DJ spinning world beats for the dance floor, dance performances from Fiesta Latina dancers, $3 to $10 dishes from Sizzling Tandoor: voted Victoria's BEST Indian restaurant - (they are bringing the tandoori oven in!), $5 beer and wine. Tickets: $7 in August (purchase online with PayPal at: www.globalfashions.org/ $12 in September & at the door, $15 VIP PASS: includes admission and two drink tickets! BEST VALUE All proceeds support the World Stage Society.

Falcon-Software 6th Annual Charity Gala Event!
(website)
Friday, September 11, 2015, 1:30 am
at Olympic View Golf Club

The day beginnings @ 1:30pm with 9 holes of golf at the Olympic View Golf Club, followed by cocktails with Jason Lamb from the Zone! as the MC, proceeding into a Gourmet West Coast Buffet Dinner, live & silent auction (with original artwork from the famous Aboriginal artist, Richard Hunt) ending with a dance by the high energy Irish Celtic Band - Black Angus!

IF YOUR NOT A GOLFER - NO PROBLEM!, join us for the exciting evening festivities! All proceeds will go Wounded Warriors Canada.

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

One Day - FREE Community Event
(website)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
at Topaz Park - Blanshard and Finlayson

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm, come and celebrate community! One Day is a free outdoor community event for all ages providing musical entertainment; organized games & activities (fully accessible); FREE Kid’s Fun Zone (incl. inflatables castles, face painting, mini-golf, & bumper ball); a low cost BBQ lunch; special guests; & more. The One Day Marketplace is where local crafts people & artists can sell their wares.

To reserve a table at the Marketplace contact klandsiedel@beconsupport.ca

Victoria Run Series
(website)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
at UVIC and Beaver Lake

Victoria Run Series:

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

The Victoria Conservatory of Music Open House Party
(website)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
at Alix Goolden Performance Hall 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC

From 10:00am until 3:00pm people are invited to stop by at any time during the day for this exciting family friendly event will include live performances, tasty treats, musical goodie bags, bouncy castles, an instrument petting zoo and a free concert by the award winning children’s entertainer, Music with Marnie.  

Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride for Hospice
(website)
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 8:00 am
at Russ Hay's The Bicycle Shop - Victoria, 650 Hillside Ave

Join us for the 4th Annual Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride for Victoria Hospice! With three ride distances to choose from (25km, 60km and 100km), this family friendly cycling event is open to everyone! The rides will start at 8:00am leaving from Russ Hay’s Victoria.

Registration is just $25 ($50 families)and includes snacks, a support vehicle on route, a new water bottle and a fun ride. Participants are also encouraged to raise funds by collecting pledges to win prizes!

Scotiabank & BCSPCA Paws For A Cause
(website)
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 am
at Clover Point

Join the walk to fight animal cruelty. There will be plenty of activities for everyone including a BBQ, Kids Zone, Doggy Games, Paws Parlour and fundraising prizes!

Register now at www.spca.bc.ca/walk and help raise money to benefit animals in need.

Superheroes of Victoria 6th Annual Photo Shoot
(website)
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:00 am
at Centennial Square

11:00am - 2:30pm, over 50 Superheroes to get your picture taken with - photos by donation - donation gets you into the raffle Fundraiser for BC Childrens Hospital Foundation Tons of prizes , Face painting. Live Demos by local talent.

Community Block Party
(website)
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 pm
at Kinsmen Gorge Park

Join in the fun of a Community Block Party from noon to 3:00pm. Come hang out with neighbours from the Burnside/Gorge/Tillicum community for a fun afternoon which includes live music from "the Carlines" along with food, games, prizes, crafts, not too competitive volleyball and more.

 

Island Invasion Music Festival
(website)
Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:59 pm
at Duncan Community Lodge, on Quamichan Lake

$60 early bird tix on sale now, $80 at the door, kids free, 13 to16 $30. There are over 16 bands, 3 Zone Band of The Month, Man Made Lake, Axtec, Illvis Freshly, Dirty Harriet, The Mags, Weak Patrol, Hart N Stone and more, Camping is $10- Kids games, food trucks, beer gardens, workshops, poker run, garage crawl, slip n slide, hot rods, dunk tank, boat rides


Click here to buy tickets

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
(website)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
at Royal Roads University

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. It is the only Walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards overcoming ovarian cancer.
The Walk has raised more than $19 million to date. These funds enable Ovarian Cancer Canada to provide support, increase awareness, and fund vital research.
9:00am – registration 10:00am – Walk begins.  

The United Way's Make Your Mark
(website)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00 am
at Centennial Square

The United Way invites you to Centennial Square on Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00 am-1:00 pm to Make Your Mark. Bring a friend or co-worker and show your support for United Way’s 2015 campaign by adding your name to the pledge wall.

Welcome Back Luncheon
(website)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:30 pm
at Cook Street Village Activity Centre 1-380 Cook Street

Our way of welcoming back our members from their summer vacations, annual snowbirds to Victoria and the community to our Centre. Whether you're joining us for the first time or reacquainting yourself, you will enjoy the fabulous meal and entertainment by “Puppets for Peace”. A musical mix with humans, puppets, sing-a-long and repartee evoking the by-gone days of the British Isles. Bring your family and/or friends.

Tickets available until September 15th: Members $10 / Non-members $12.

Win Shoes for a Year!
(website)
Tuesday, September 1 -Thursday, September 17, 2015
at Tillicum Centre

Win Shoes for a Year while supporting a worthy cause! Tillicum Centre would like to invite you to fill a shoebox with basic items for women living in shelters, including the Women’s Transition House and The Cridge Centre for the Family.  Drop off your filled shoebox between September 1 - 17 to Alia N TanJay, Reitmans or Choco-Nuts at Tillicum Centre and in exchange you will receive free admission to the Victoria Women’s Expo and a chance to Win Shoes for a Year!  

Last year, the Shoe Box Project for Shelters a national charity for Canada delivered gifts to 9100 women in 188 shelters and 26 communities.   

Victoria Run Series
(website)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
at UVIC and Beaver Lake

Victoria Run Series:

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

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
(website)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
at Centennial Square

Join us again for the annual AIDS Walk for Life! The walk starts at 1:00pm, all funds raised go to support programs and services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Victoria.

For more information connect with us on facebook.com/AIDSWalkVictoriaBC

SixPack SUP Race Series Saturday, September 19, 2015
at Greater Victoria Area

The SixPack SUP Race Series launches this year with 6 Stand Up Paddleboard races from May to September in the Greater Victoria area. Brought to you by Coastline Surf Shop and South Island SUP the SixPack Race Series invites all paddlers to join in on the fun. Races are offered for Youth, Novice and Competitive Paddlers of all ages. Free for youth paddlers. Lots of draw prozes and spectators welcome.

Saturday September 19 @ Thetis Lake  10:30am - 3:00pm  

St. Luke Anniversary Weekend
(website)
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
at St. Luke Cedar Hill

Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm is a family fun day for the whole community. On Sunday at 10:00 am a homecomming service is planned. It'll be an opertunity for anyone with a connection to St. Luke's to come to the service. More information can be found here.

Sculpture Splash - An Art Extravaganza By The Sea
(website)
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
at Macaulay Point Park, Esquimalt

Come and see the most unique exhibition and sale of sculpture on Vancouver Island..in our own ruggedly beautiful seaside. A must see for everyone.  

CISV Victoria Information Night
(website)
Friday, September 25, 2015
at St. Aiden's Hall, 3703 St. Aidan’s Street

From 7:00pm - 8:30pm, everyone is welcome to come see what CISV Victoria is about.

A local chapter of an international organization that promotes international peace and friendship as well as helps youth grow to become global citizens. CISV is all about youth, from age 11 on, connecting with each other and being aware of their part in the international community. We have monthly meetings, local volunteering events, and weekend mini-camps as well as host international camps.

Etsy Made in Canada Market
(website)
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 am
at Market Square Courtyard, 560 Johnson St

Etsy: Made in Canada Market from 10:00am - 3:00pm, free admission.

Taking our online experience offline, connecting sellers, communities and buyers in person. Meet over 65 artisans from all across the island. The market will offer a broad spectrum of handmade and vintage merchandise that Etsy shoppers have come to love: jewelry, knitwear, candles, soap, purses, accessories, artists representing several mediums, children's wear, housewares, woodcrafters, and wool artists

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

Victoria Run Series:

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

One Wave Festival Wednesday, September 23 - Saturday, September 26, 2015
at Centennial Square

Combining One Wave Festival with our 22nd Pacific Networking Conference, which brings together Indigenous artists, elders, and changemakers from across the North and South Pacific. The theme of this event is “Rising tides: our lands, our waters, our peoples.” Four days of experiences at the T’Souke, Tsartlip, Songhees communities and the University of Victoria will culminate in a free, family-friendly event from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

The event will bring together local groups dedicated to Pacific issues, featuring music, poetry, interactive art, and dance from the South and North Pacific. September 23: Art Speaks With the Land and Water: An Indigenous artists' panel, September 24: Rising Tides: A Night of Pacific Films, September 25: Sharing the Harvest: A Community Honouring Feast and September 26: Free Pacific Arts and Culture Festival.
  

Centennial Square Social Salsa Sundays
(website)
Sunday June 14 - Sunday, September 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
at Centennial Square

This is a great Free multicultural family event, where people can enjoy great music and dance to the rhythms of Latin america. Sundays @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm All ages.

Victoria Flea Market
(website)
Monday, August 31 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
at Market Square 560 Lower Johnson St. Courtyard

From 10:00am - 4:00pm in historic Market Square. An authentic Paris style open air flea market.

Find vintage, recycled & revamped treasures including books, records, costume jewelry, retro fashion, stamps & coins, ephemera, funky furnishings, bike accessories, cool kitchen things and bargains of all kinds. Treasure hunt every Sunday to September 27. Eco- conscious, Ethical and Economical. Shop local with the original green business.


 

Township Classics
(website)
Sunday, September 27, 2015
at English Inn

First of our monthly House Concerts at the English Inn. World class classical Music the last Sunday of each month from September to February.

Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana
(website)
Saturday, September 19 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
at Open Space 510 Fort Street, 2nd Floor Victoria

Open Space and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria have partnered to present Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around With A. Banana, a retrospective of the trailblazing artist Anna Banana. Meet her at the AGGV on Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm and at Open Space on Saturday, September 19 at 4:00pm. At Open Space, Anna launch a major exchange work, Regifting the Bananas, where she will regift all 1,158 banana items to visitors. By donation.