Canada 150 at Bullen Field #yyjmusic

Bullen Field in Esquimalt is the place to be on August 12, 2017 as the Township continues its Canada 150 celebrations with a full day of music, cultural performances, food, and more.

Nick GIlder – Sweeney Todd  Photo: Brad Edwards

The celebration—free to the public—will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with main stage performances starting at 1:30 p.m. Headlining main stage will be the Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd Group. Additional main stage performers will include Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.

“Canada 150 is a year-long celebration and we are keeping the party very much alive in Esquimalt with our celebration at Bullen Field,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “We urge everyone to join us for a great day of music, performances and community participation. We are proud to host this free event, which will be taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.”  Continue reading “Canada 150 at Bullen Field #yyjmusic”

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What’s on today around Victoria? We’ve got you covered! #yyjevents

Here’s what we have happening in Victoria today.

Live music at Butchart Gardens with Odyssey String Quartet
A potpourri of classical, gypsy jazz

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival. DETAILS

11th Victoria International Accordion Festival. Competitions and workshops on today at University of Victoria Maclaurin Bulding. DETAILS

SKAMpede 2017.  Your mobile summer performance festival located along the Galloping Goose Trail. DETAILS

Live music including:






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Victoria Pride Parade Route #yyjevents @victoriapride

If you’re heading out for The Victoria Pride parade, there’s a new start time of 11 a.m. from Pandora Avenue and Government Street to MacDonald Park at Oswego and Simcoe streets.

IMAGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS Continue reading “Victoria Pride Parade Route #yyjevents @victoriapride”

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Cook Street Village Activity Centre: Community BBQ #yyjevents

Join us for hours of fabulous food and fun! Bring your family and friends to this festive event for a BBQ lunch serving hot dog and burgers! Multicultural entertainment featuring Taiko Drummers at 11am. Get in on our raffle and 50/50 draw.

We can’t wait to see you at this fun community event!

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Canada 150 Stage Schedules for July 1 #Canada150 #yyjevents @Spirit150Vic

Here’s your July 1 Canada Day Line-up for the Legislature lawn and Ship Point Harbour Stage:

Main Stage – Legislature

12:00 Coast Capital Savins Living Flag T-Shirt Pick Up
2:00 Coast Capital Savins Living Flag Photo
3:00 Elder Blessing
3:15 Esquimalt Singers and Dancers
3:30 Lekwungen Traditional Dancers
3:50 “O Canada” – Valdy and the Children’s Choir
4:10 Stella Swanson and the Rosie Joyfuls
4:55 CIBC Reaffirmation Ceremony
5:30 Dirty Mountain
6:15 De Temps Antan
7:10 En Karma
8:05 The Funk Hunters
9:15 Arkells
10:15 Fireworks

Harbour Stage Ship Point

12:30 Mexican Folklore Dancers
1:15 Lilia’s Polynesian Dance Co.
2:00 TBA
2:50 Sooke Community Choir
3:30 Shan-EPunjab (Victoria)
4:15 Fortune Killers
5:15 Violet
6:00 Stinging Belle
7:00 Deep Sea Gypsies
8:00 Band of Rascals

There is also a family zone and food trucks available as well.

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Canada Day Events a few tips for you #yyjevents #Canada150


It’s time to celebrate 150 years of this great nation.  We can certainly tell you there is no shortage of events to take through-out the GVRD.

Here’s a quick list of events to help you sort our your travels.  Keep in mind, some road closures will be in effect around the inner-harour as well as altered transit schedules to be aware of if your busing it in.

Also, please, if you’re heading out to celebrate, be responsible and don’t drink and drive.  VicPD will be set up around the capital city to ensure everyone is staying safe.

Spirit of 150 I’s a full schedule today at the Legislature grounds and Ship Point with the action beginning at noon.  Fireworks at 10:15P following the final performance by Arkells at 9:15

The Harbour Stage (Ship Point) gets underway at 12:30 with several performances from a variety of bands including Stinging Belle, Deep Sea Gypsies and Band of Rascals.

The TD Victoria International Jazzfest continues with an afternoon full of free live music in Centennial Square from Noon – 5:30.  There’s also a beverage garden to keep you cool.  Performances by: Lain Duncan Quartet, Jaya Bramer Quintet, NFuze, Electric Timber Company and Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band.

Here is a few quick links to other events on today: Continue reading “Canada Day Events a few tips for you #yyjevents #Canada150”

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Spirit of 150 Ship Point Schedule June 29 #yyjevents

The Ship Point Harbour Stage Line-up:

12:30: Eryn Sharpe Trio
1:20: Lebeau-Peterson Duo
2:10: Kermode
3:00: Mind
4:00: Morning Show

Psych Rock Night

5:15: Scars and Scarves
6:00: Bad Hoo
7:00: Germany Germany
8:00: Dant Decaro

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TD Art Gallery Paint-In celebrates 30 years @artgalleryvic #yyjevents

Victoria, BC -It’s been three decades since the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria had the idea to hold an outdoor community arts event free to the public. This year, the thirtieth annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In promises more art, more food and more fun than ever before.

Mark the calendar for Saturday, July 15. The AGGV opens at 10:00 a.m., the street will be hopping from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the fun will continue in the Family-friendly Beer Garden until 9:00 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to support this fantastic community event, which helps people build connections and strengthens the communities where we live and work,” says Dave Golen, District Vice President, TD Bank Group. “We look forward to celebrating this special anniversary and taking part in this continued fun-filled tradition.” Continue reading “TD Art Gallery Paint-In celebrates 30 years @artgalleryvic #yyjevents”

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Spirit 15 Victoria Ship Point Schedule June 27 #yyjmusic @Spirit150Vic

The Countdown to 150!  Here’s your schedule of live entertainment today at Ship Point, Inner Harbour. Today, is Canadian Multiculturalism Day

12:30 – Balkan Babes
1:20 – Tradewinds
2:10 – Shan-E-Punjab (Vancouver)
3:00 – Ocean Rain Arts Academy
3:50 – Veselka Ukranian Dancers
4:30 – The Gabriel Debreuil Trio
5:15 – Cookeildh
6:05 – Sari Alesh
6:55 – Uminario Taiko
8:00 – Batuque Axe’

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