Images from #Canada150 @EsquimaltBC

Esquimalt was rockin’ over the weekend as Esquimalt hosted a party in the park marking Canada 150.  It was the legends of Canadian Rock including local blues god Jason Buie, Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd and Doucette. was there and captured a few images.  If you missed it, take a look at our GALLERY

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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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33rd Islands Folk Festival kicks off TODAY @islandsfolk #yyjmusic

33rd Annual Islands Folk FestivalThe Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC. For directions, click here.  Music lovers from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to join this celebration of music, featuring all the best elements of a homegrown folk festival.

Adult Advance Weekend Passes are $125 plus GST –
Youth (over 12/under 19) passes are $62.50 plus GST         
Children under 13 get in free

Day Passes for Friday night, all day Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are available at our on-line ticket site and will also be available at the gate from 3:00pm Friday July 21.

Weekend Passes can also be purchased in Duncan at Ten Old BooksVolume One Books andat the Beverly Corners Liquor Store.

More details on tickets and performers at:

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Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2017 #yyjevents

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests. Victoria is excited to be taking part this year by introducing Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest, organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association! This day will be a celebration of vegan food and community and will offer exciting food, booths, vendors, non-profits, contests and speakers! Think, big vegan party! Everyone is invited to come and experience the values that we share as a community which celebrates the lives of non-human animals by not consuming them.

We want to acknowledge that we organize and practice our culture on unceeded Coast Salish Territory.

Vegtoria will be taking place in beautiful downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square July 22nd, 2017 from 12-5pm

This location is a central venue with open accessibility and a welcoming atmosphere.  We can’t wait  to turn it into the home of Victoria’s first Vegtoria!

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Tall Tree Music Festival Harm Reduction + Fentanyl Precautions A Success @Talltreemusic #yyj

Port Renfrew BC: Tall Tree Music Festival, held June 23-26, 2017, Port Renfrew BC, is pleased to report that zero fentanyl was detected onsite through harm reduction drug testing services and that no fentanyl overdoses or deaths occurred

Kaitlyn Nohr, Harm Reduction Director. Photo: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

Following the increase in fentanyl related drug overdoses in BC, organizers of Tall Tree Music Festival made the precautionary decision to increase harm reduction services and to increase staff on both the onsite medical team and harm reduction team for 2017. The Festival reports that zero fentanyl was detected in any of the free and confidential drug testing offered through Harm Reduction Services and no fentanyl related concerns were brought to the team’s attention over the course of the event. Most importantly, there were zero fentanyl overdoses reported by either the Harm Reduction Team, Medical Team or Volunteer Fire Dept, and only in one unrelated instance did a patron have to be transported offsite for further medical treatment. The individual was released shortly after admission and has made a full recovery. Continue reading “Tall Tree Music Festival Harm Reduction + Fentanyl Precautions A Success @Talltreemusic #yyj”

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TD Jazzfest July 2 line-up #yyjmusic #vicjazzfest @VicJazzSociety

It’s the last day of the TD Victoria International Jazzfest, and there’s still a few shows to take in:

Centennial Square is offering up FREE Live Music this afternoon til 5:30PM.

1:00 Jonnie 5 Brass Band
2:15 Susannah Adams
3:30 Boogaloo en Orbit

Vancouver Island Dynamite – Centennial Square

5:00 Vancouver Island Dynamite (Centennial Square)

(Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

7:30 Royal Theatre Elvin Bishop Band plus David Vest TICKETS: $58.50/$48.50 (plus service charges) 

8:00 Vista 18 Lust Life Jazz Band Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details.

9:30 Hotel Grand Pacific Shanna Dance Quartet Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details. Continue reading “TD Jazzfest July 2 line-up #yyjmusic #vicjazzfest @VicJazzSociety”

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LIVE Music tonight around Victoria #yyjmusic @barsnbandsyyj

Your connection to who’s playin’ tonight. Celebrate the wknd supporting Live Music & Venues.  If we’re missing a show or venue, let us know and we’ll get on that right away.  Posting shows is ‘free’.  Just click:

Here’s what’s on tonight: 

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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 150 Entertainment Schedule: June 30 #yyjmusic @Canada150 @Spirit150Vic

MAIN STAGE (Legislature Lawn):

5:30 Rococode
6:20 Carmanah
7:15 Delhi 2 Dublin
8:30 Tegan and Sara


12:30 Jake Winters and Megan McAffrey
1:20 Tree Top Trio
2:10 Kirsten Ludwig
3:00 Merry McKenty’s
4:00 Fallbrigade

Country Night

5:15 Steph MacPherson
6:00 Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers
7:00 Tan and Hide
8:00 Dylan Stone and the Unfaithful Servants
9:00 Tumblin’ Dice

For two days The Main Stage on The Legislature Lawn will host a diverse lineup of locally and nationally renowned performers. On Friday, June 30 the site will open at 12:00PM with The Family Zone, the international food village, “A Flavour of Canada”, along Belleville Street, and various other activities. On Saturday, July 1 the site opens at 11:00AM. The Family Zone and food trucks will be open as well as the return of The Coast Capital Savings Living Flag.

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