Community Events about town

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Event When & Where Details
Santa's Forest Tree Sales and Recycling Monday, December 8 - Friday, January 2, 2015
at Braefoot Community Association 1359 McKenzie Ave


Santa's Forest Tree Sales and Recycling

Braefoot Community Association 1359 McKenzie Ave.

"Spruce" up your home with one of our "pine" looking trees! We've got Douglas Fir, Nobles, Grand Fraser and more. Also on sale are wreaths and table tops.

Runs daily until December 22 or until all the trees are gone. Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm.

Tree recycling is January 1 and 2 from 9:00am - 4:00pm by donation.

Partial proceeds of the tree sales and recycling benefit the Braefoot Community Association, who provide facilities and programs for children and families throughout Greater Victoria.


North Saanich Fire Department Open House and Tree Chipping Event Saturday, January 3, 2015
at Wain Road Fire Hall

This years fun filled day is a fundraiser for local charities and families in need. Bring your tree by for chipping, enjoy a hot dog, take part in a fire safety activity and let your kids take a turn on the bouncy castle. Also we will be taking kids of all ages for fire truck rides! 

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Aditionally there will be collecting trees and bottles at our McTavish Road Fire Hall (1620 McTavish Road) also from 10:00am - 2:00pm on January 3.

Music For Medicine Friday, January 9, 2015
at The Reef 533 Yates Street

Music for Medicine hosted by the UVic Medical Brigades at The Reef goes towards buying medication and medical supplies for rural communities of Honduras!  

Live music 9:00pm - 1:00am. Okisollo Sound, Tan & Hide and Travel Light.

Tickets at the door or buy earlier from Peter Nguyen at 250-858-6099.


Sunday, March 1, 2015
at Victoria Conference Centre & Crystal Garden

The 7th annual GottaCon Gaming Convention starts at 5:00 pm on Friday, February 27 and close at 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 1 -- with nightly shutdowns between 2:00 am and 8:30 am. GottaCon will have all you need to survive such an adventure; contests, tournaments, exhibitors, demonstrations, discussion panels, entertainment and of course all types of games.

Click here to buy tickets

The Slap Happy Sticker, Poster & Street Art Expo
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:59 am
at Location TBA Feb 2015

A sticker, poster & street art expo bringing light to the work typically found in alley ways. The show will host a variety of events such as live painting, an interactive sticker gallery, blackbook sessions, sticker trades, dj's, free gear and more!

Please be sure to check out our indiegogo campaign found below:

The Shortest Day
Sunday, December 21, 2014
at The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Come in from the dark when The Victoria Film Festival unreels Canadian short films on the shortest day of the year. Bringing a newly popular French tradition to Victoria, the VFF is celebrating the fine art of short films on Sunday, December 21st. Join us for free screenings of The Shortest Day programs, including a family matinee, a Canadian comedy evening, and seasonal festivities. Matinee starts at 3PM, with the screening at 3:30PM. Parents can print off a seasonal colouring page for their young ones on the Victoria Film Festival website. Bring in your wunderkind’s work to display at The Vic and receive a complementary cup of warm apple cider!

Or, lighten up the longest night of the year in a cozy, candle-lit cinema with eight witty Canadian comedies. Starting at 7:00PM, we’re showing a selection of hilarious shorts. Outside, we are warming things up with a candle-lit walkway, or warm up from the inside with a glass of traditional European mulled wine ($5). Both screenings are offered for free, so please arrive early to guarantee seating.

Donations are welcome, and especially appreciated during the holidays. For more information on The VFF’s Shortest Day event join our Facebook event at

For more information on The Shortest Day, including a trailer, visit, or follow events around the country in real-time on Twitter with the #ShortestDay

Live Outdoor Nativity Pageant
Sunday, December 21 - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
at Topaz Park

Free for the whole family, four shows nightly at 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm and 8:00pm. 

Scouts Canada Barnard Christmas Tree Sales Saturday, November 29 - Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:00 am
at View Royal Canadian Tire Garden Centre

Volunteers from Scouts Canada and Camp Barnard will be selling freshly cut Island grown Christmas trees, supporting camping programs for youth throughout Victoria and Vancouver Island.

The funds raised will be used directly for operations and development at Scouts Canada-owned Camp Barnard in Sooke. More info on Camp Barnard here.

Hours of operation 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Cash or Cheques only, please.

Plenty of Art: Passions and Pleasures
Monday, November 17 - Saturday, December 27, 2014
at Cenote Restaurant and Lounge, 768 Yates Street, Victoria, BC.

A playful collection of fine art showcasing the individual expressions of passions and pleasures of 16 west coast artists.  

November 17 to December 27, 2014. OPENING November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Admission: Free 19+ 

Tonnes of Love Food Challenge Friday, November 21 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
at The Mustard Seed

The Victoria Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #2 and Country Grocers are challenging Victoria businesses to put their "money where their love is" and support local families through The Mustard Seed this Christmas.

A donation of $500 will provide fresh food for anout 10 families (approx. 40 people) this holiday season and Country Grocer provides all food at cost.

For more information, contact Odd Fellow Josh Miller at or call 250-881-5674.