Community Events about town

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Event When & Where Details
Esquimalt Farmer's Market Clothesline Campaign (on behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association)
(website)
Thursday, July 9 -Thursday, August 6, 2015, 4:30 pm
at Esquimalt Town Square: 1231 Esquimalt Rd Victoria

Have you gone through your wardrobe yet? Do you have old clothes just taking up space? Clear out those closets and bring your good used clothes (only) to the Esquimalt Farmer's Market – 1231 Esquimalt Road - July 9th or August 6th. Together with the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Esquimalt Farmer's Market are raising awareness about local food production, supporting the local economy and diverting usable goods from landfill. While you’re there, enjoy the Farmer's Market. Fill up your fridge with fresh local produce, your belly from one of our awesome food trucks and your home with beautiful items from our vendors. Bring your old clothes Thursday July 9th or August 6th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm to the Esquimalt Farmer's Market.

Destination Victoria: Small Local Treasures
(website)
Wednesday, July 22 -Sunday, August 9, 2015, 12:00 pm
at Coast Collective Art Center 3221 Heatherbell Road Victoria(Colwood), BC

Each year, our island summers bring legions of visitors from around the world. We invite you to come to experience our one-of-a-kind arts destination and savour original small works of art perfect to take home as a reminder of a wonder west coast vacation (equally satisfying for staycationers, too!).

This show will feature art and craft celebrating regional landmarks, landscapes, native plants and animals; unique items crafted from locally sourced materials; and one-of-a-kind small works by Vancouver Island artists. We invite island artists to capture the beauty of our region, its amazing natural surroundings and range of unique local experiences in paintings, photography, glass art, sculpture, and fabric art.

The 24th Annual “Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch” Tournament of Hope Saturday, August 8 - Sunday, August 9, 2015
at Topaz Park

Twenty four Union sponsored Slo-Pitch teams are poised to hit home runs for Child Find BC for the 24th annual “Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch” Tournament of Hope.

“This is the biggest fundraiser of the summer for Child Find BC” said Child Find BC President Crystal Dunahee, she went on to say, “the money raised through the Tournament of Hope  ($12,000 dollars last year) goes toward printing costs for Child Find BC literature and the All About Me ID Kits.” –‘and all of the services provided by Child Find BC are provided at no cost to parents and BC communities”.

Again this year there is free child care provided for the  children of players, with licensed child care professional on site from CUPE 2081 (Camosun College), along with the children’s favorite “kids game” at 1:00pm on Sunday and everyone is invited to watch as Sky Divers descend with the final game ball at approximately 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon. Over the years this tournament has become a favorite with ball teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland—many teams have been in from the beginning and some are here for the first time—the tradition continues!

 

A Day In The Park
(website)
Sunday, August 9, 2015
at Heritage Acres

Vancouver Island Model Engineers presents A Day in the Park at 10:00am - 3:30pm. Come join us for train rides, food, fun and good times. All proceeds to Parkingo Wellness Society.

Tod Inlet Nature Float
(website)
Friday, July 3 - Saturday, August 15, 2015
at Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Brentwood Bay, BC

Open on Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm, the Tod Inlet Nature Float will be hosting canoe tours, historical walks, treasure hunts (with up to $50 worth of prizes), a watershed model activity, and marine activities for kids. Everything is offered on a by-donation basis!

We're located near Butchart Gardens in beautiful Tod Inlet, Brentwood Bay. It's a great way to spend a summer's day with family or friends! Please view our website for details on when each activity is available, and for tour group sizes. You can also contact seachange@shaw.ca with any questions.

Esquimalt Arts Festival
(website)
Sunday, August 16, 2015
at English Inn

Third annual art exhibition returns to the English Inn. From 11:00am - 4:00pm, great art, great music and Strawberry Tea served up in the fine English style. Lots to do for kids too.

Free Adoption Information Session
(website)
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2:00 pm
at 850 Blanshard Street, Victoria

CHOICES Adoption & Counselling, a BC licensed adoption agency located in Victoria will be hosting a free information session with the purpose to give people a general idea of the adoption process and to answer any questions you may have. We will discuss the entire process, the requirements and the steps involved, and we will have a family come to speak about their experience. Call to register at 1-888-479-9811 or choices@choicesadoption.ca

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

SixPack SUP Race Series Thursday, August 27, 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.

Thursday, August 27 TBA 6:00pm - 8:30pm
 

The Drive to End Homelessness Golf Tournament in support of Vic. Cool Aid Society
(website)
Friday, August 28, 2015
at Bear Mt. Golf Course

Shotgun start - 1:30pm. Cost $160, dinner to follow golf. All proceeds to benefit Vic. Cool Aid Society in the fight to end Homelessness. 

KinPark Kid's Camp
(website)
Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 28, 2015
at KinPark Youth Urban Farm, 5789 Aldrelea Street, Duncan BC

KinPark Kid’s Camp is a great opportunity for children, ages 6 - 12, to learn plenty about gardening, and farming, while making long lasting memories and friendships. Our focus is on education about planting, growing, cooking, and of course eating local food at our KinPark Youth Urban Farm located in downtown Duncan. Aside from gardening, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and cooking, other activities at the urban farm include yoga, sports, games, and crafts, as well as swimming at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre.

For more information about our programming, camp counselors, and camp activities, please go to our website.

Free-B Film Festival
(website)
Friday, August 7 - Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 pm
at Aug 7 on the Legislature Lawn, Aug 29 at Broadmead Village, all other shows at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park

Free films every Fri & Sat night in August. All films start at 9PM. BATMAN • AUG 7 short film: Viva La Rose PRINCESS BRIDE • AUG 8 short film: Nautical Education RAISING ARIZONA • AUG 14 short film: Monsieur Pug THE MUMMY • AUG 15 short film: 12th Alley THE SECRET OF NIMH • AUG 21 short film: Merci, Mon Chien WILLOW • AUG 22 short film: Desorrdes Symetriques WILD WILD WEST • AUG 28 short film: A Long Weekend MURDER IS NEWS • AUG 29 Filmed In Vic! short film: Kali, le petite vampir

Integrate Arts Festival
(website)
Friday, August 28 -Sunday, August 30, 2015
at The Bay Centre- Suite #2281150 Douglas Street

Join us for a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates the diverse arts and culture community in Victoria, B.C. An opening reception will be held on the evening of August 28th (7pm -10pm) in the Bay Centre Mall! On August 29th, stroll downtown between our participating galleries, or use our bus to enjoy our art crawl from 6pm to 9pm. To close the festival on Sunday, we will host a guided bike tour with a lineup of talented artists from 12pm to 4pm.

Integrate Arts Festival
(website)
08/28/2015 00:00Sunday, August 30, 2015
at The Bay Centre (Fort Street Enterence)

The Zone @ 91-3 is proud to support the Integrate Arts Festival taking place August 28, 29, and 30.

Now in its ninth year, the festival is a non-for-profit art crawl that highlights and celebrates the small galleries, artist-run centers, and alternative arts in Victoria.

Friday August 28 will start off with the Opening Reception at The Integrate Headquarters (The Bay Center, Fort Street Entrance), from 7pm until 10pm.

The En-Masse Art Crawl takes place on Saturday, August 29. You can stroll around town or Hop On / Hop Off the Integrate bus to see as many art spaces in one night as you can! Pick up your map and brochure from the Integrate HQ, or access the art crawl map on their website!

There are many other free events taking place. More informtaion can be found here at their offical website.


Click here to buy tickets

Play in the Park
(website)
Monday, August 31, 2015
at Various Parks

For the third year in a row, Panorama Recreation will be offering a FREE opportunity for families to play together right here on the Peninsula! Taking place weekdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm in August. Each night, the Play in the Park staff will host interactive play, group games, and of course, inflatable fun on our giant 50’ obstacle course! The program will be offered at 7 different parks throughout Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich.

  • Monday: Pioneer Park, Central Saanich
  • Tuesday: Rathdown Park, Sidney
  • Wednesday: Greenglade Community Centre, Sindey
  • Thursday: Iroquois Park, Central Saanich
  • Friday: Centennial Park, Central Saanich

Find more information here!

Esquimalt Farmer's Market
(website)
Thursday, May 21 - Thursday, September 3, 2015
at Esquimalt Town Square (behind libary)

Check out the Esquimalt Farmer's Market, open from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm every Thursday starting on May 21 - September 3.

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, September 12, 2015
at UVIC and Beaver Lake

Victoria Run Series:

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

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.

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.

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  

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.  

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 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.
  

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.

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.