Community Events about town

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Event When & Where Details
Victoria Shamrocks
Friday, August 1, 2014
at The Q! Centre, 1767 Island Hwy.

The Home Closer vs. Nanaimo. Tailgate Party & Beer Garden beginning at 5:30, player appearances between 6:15-6:30.

First 200 fans receive a Triple O's Burger (with donation)

Lemonade and Loom Band Bracelet Stand Fundraiser for Dacian
Saturday, August 2, 2014
at 935 Ambassador Ave, off of Quadra

Dacian's friends will be making bracelets and selling lemonade to help him purchase a wheelchair accessible van.

Stop by between 11:00am and 3:00pm to show your support.

Butch Taylor Memorial Vancouver Island Truck Show Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 2014
at Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr.

Over 100 new, show, working and vintage trucks on display. Live auction, trade booths, food & Beverages, train rides, bouncy castle and more. Spectators entry by donation.

Outdoor movie Saturday and Sunday nights. All proceeds to benefit BC Children's Hospital 'Convoy for Kids'

For more information call Ron at 250-480-8101

Western Speedway: Hornet Wednesday
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
at Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Rd.

Every Wednesday come and see exciting Hornet action for $5.00.

Check out the website for the full racing schedule.

Fill-A-Truck Event
Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:00 am
at Country Grocer Parking lot, 4420 West Saanich Rd.

Get rid of your reusable clothing & small household  items while supporting a charitable cause. Help the Canadian Diabetes Clothesline Fill-A –Truck from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. All proceeds will support the Canadian Diabetes Association's initiatives. For more information, contact the Clothesline Office at 1-800-505-5525 or visit the website.

Western Speedway: 60th Anniversary/Fan Appreciation Night
Saturday, August 9, 2014
at Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Rd.

60th Anniversary pre-sale special- 25 tickets for $50. Fan appreciation night: stock cars, OTRA, mini stocks, bombers, dwarf cars, and hornets.

Gate opens at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, racing begins at 6:30. Go to the website for more information and ticket prices.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Big Wild Challenge
Sunday, August 10, 2014
at The Coast Trail, East Sooke Park

Featuring a 12 / 21km trail run. Post-challenge celebration at Aylard Farm with games, yoga and a BBQ.

Spend time outside, while raising money for conservation. Go to the website for more information and registration.

August Babies Birthday Bash Saturday, August 16, 2014
at Velox, 3957 Gordon Head Rd.

Bocce & touch rugby, bring your instuments and Jam with the Deb Rhymer Blues Band.

Advance tickets only $15 per couple, $10 for single. Beginning August 1st, $20 per couple.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Lori or Barry at 250-217-7817 or Jim at

Proceeds to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and The Prostate Centre.

2014 Kidney Walk/Fun Run
Sunday, August 17, 2014
at Clover Point

Be a part of the movement and help raise money and support for this serious disease.

Registration is $35 in advance (through the website) or $40 day-of.

Sign in beginning at 9:00am.

Gabriola Theatre Festival
Thursday, August 14 until Sunday, August 17, 2014
at Gabriola Island

Free outdoor stage performances, Kids Corner, Artisans Avenue, photo booths, pancake breakfasts, raffles, speakeasies and salons. Plus a roaring twenties theme.

Please go to the website for the full schedule and ticket information.

Falcon-Software's 5th Annual Charity Golf Invitational
Friday, August 22, 2014
at Olympic View Golf Course, 643 Latoria Rd.

18 holes of golf and prizes, pre-tee lunch, post-round West Coast buffet dinner, live entertainment, silent auction and more.

Proceeds to benefit the BC SPCA. Please go to the website for more information and tickets.

Play in the Park Friday, August 1 until Friday, August 29, 2014
at Different Parks

A free opportunity for families to play together. Interactive play, group games and giant inflatable obstacle course. 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Monday- Centennial Park, Central Saanich

Tuesday- Iroquois Park, Sidney

Wednesday- Wain Road Park, North Saanich

Thursday- Rodolph Park, Central Saanich

Friday- Greenglade Community Centre, Sidney

Lake Hill Community Challenge Fundraiser for Dacian
Friday, August 1 until Sunday, August 31, 2014
at Cascadia Liquor Stores

In support of Dacian, a 10 year old boy with Muscular Dystrophy, Cascadia Liquor Stores are donating $1 from every Stone Road Wine (red or white) purchased in the month of August.

Chef Survial Challenge VII
Sunday, September 7, 2014
at Madrona Farm, 4317 Blenkinsop Rd.

Watch Vancouver Island's hottest chefs compete in a hilarious fundraiser for farmland conservation.

Tickets are $40 a person or $100 a family. Includes a BBQ feast, culinary arts performance, music, kids tent and ziplining.

12:00pm-5:00pm. Check out the website for tickets and more information.

7th Annual One Wave Festival
Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2014
at Centennial Square, Douglas & Pandora

The Pacific Peoples' Partnership is hosting a Pacific arts and cultural festival featuring music, poetry, live art and dance from the South and North Pacific. 12:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday. Puppets for Peace and the Changemakers' Summit will happen on Friday.

For more information and the schedule, please visit the website.