Chinese New Year Victoria February 18

Chinese New Year VictoriaChinese New Year
Victoria, BC

Chinese New Year Victoria. Come join the celebration and ring in the year of the DOG. We will be performing our annual Chinese lion dance parade. Three new lions will be awakened with a special eye dotting ceremony. Sunday February 18th 12PM at Gate of Harmonious Interest.

There are many Chinese New Year traditions including giving kids money in red envelopes for good luck.

Households also clean their homes in the run up to the Chinese New Year to clear out any bad luck and make room for the good.

To avoid bad luck it’s taboo to say negative words or discuss concepts such as sickness or death.

Setting off fireworks is a major part of Chinese New Year Victoria celebrations. According to the myth, fireworks were used to scare away a mythical beast called Nian that ate crops, villagers and children.

It is also bad luck to break glassware or ceramics. If something is smashed, it should be wrapped up in red paper while uttering phrases about good fortune.

 

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Victoria International Wine Festival Sept. 23 @vicwf @parkside_hotel #yyjevents

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population.

For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. In September the Victoria Wine Festival will takes place showcasing some of the best international wines. This festival is directed at building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, and demonstrating new wines and acknowledging beloved wine standards to veteran consumers. Continue reading “Victoria International Wine Festival Sept. 23 @vicwf @parkside_hotel #yyjevents”

Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon

Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalIt’s going to be another busy weekend at the harbour as the Dragon Boat Festival kicks into high gear.  There’s lots happening over the course of the weekend for both competitors and spectators.  Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening.  You can find more information on their official website: http://victoriadragonboat.com Continue reading “Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon”

Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, so let’s celebrate with a gun salute, live music and cake! Join the excitement as the Royal Canadian Artillery launches its Canada Day annual gun salute at noon sharp. New this year the salute will be fired from Fort Rodd Hill’s beach at noon sharp. Slices of Victoria’s biggest birthday cake are served shortly thereafter—Thrifty Foods Colwood take great pride in decorating the cake each year.

Enjoy live music performed by military bands and local young talents throughout the day. Continue reading “Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents”

Local Whale Watching Company Launches New Vessle #yyj @TVicTweeters @Whale_Sightings

VICTORIA – Prince of Whales Whale Watching, British Columbia’s largest and most trusted whale watching company, is excited to welcome guests aboard the Salish Sea Dream — a sleek new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly $3.5 million catamaran that will provide a new experience for tourists and locals on the “Ultimate Day Tour.”

The custom-built 78-foot catamaran will depart Vancouver each morning, taking guests on a whale-watching tour en route to the B.C. Capital.

Continue reading “Local Whale Watching Company Launches New Vessle #yyj @TVicTweeters @Whale_Sightings”

Happening in June @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Beat the heat at the Royal BC Museum this June

VICTORIA, BC–This June the Royal BC Museum has themed programs around three exciting events: the opening of the new cutting-edge Family: Bonds & Belonging feature exhibition, National Aboriginal Day and World Oceans Day.

Summer hours are in effect now until October 7. On Fridays and Saturdays the Royal BC Museum is open until 10:00 pm (closing at 5:00 pm Sunday to Thursday).The Food Truck Festival behind the museum is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (closing at 6:00 pm Sunday to Thursday), until September 4. Continue reading “Happening in June @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj

THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’
Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment 

March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish. Continue reading “The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj”