Victoria Pride Week #yyjevents @VictoriaPride

2018 Victoria Pride Week is quickly approaching, and it’s going to be another great week of events culminating with the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival on July 8th.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlites:

July 1: The Annual Memorial Dragball Game
Vic West Ball Park @ Bay St & Wilson, across from Save on Foods

July 8:  The Victoria Pride Parade and The Victoria Pride Festival in MacDonald Park. The parade begins at the corner of Pandora and Government, continuing south on Government, turning west on Belleville and then south on Menzies until turning west at Kingston; parade moves south on Oswego ending at MacDonald Park at the corner of Oswego and Simcoe.


Complete list of events HERE
Gallery of images Victoria Pride Parade 2011 – 2017

Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies.

Victoria Pride WeekThe Victoria Pride Society was born from a casual picnic in Beacon Hill Park over 20 years ago. Since the time of its creation, the Victoria Pride Society has focused on supporting the inclusiveness, accessibility, and diversity of Pride Week events. Today, we are one of a few national Pride Societies who encourage all people to walk the Pride parade route – generating thousands of people ‘proudly’ walking the streets of Victoria for themselves, colleagues, or loved ones.

As our community, sponsors, and supporters grow, so too does the opportunity to share who we are, where we come from, and most importantly, our personal pride. Being ‘proud’ transcends any one week of any given year. Being ‘proud’ is an achievement garnered throughout a lifetime. The Victoria Pride Society is here to provide support, connection, education, and celebration for every individual in their own quest to be proud.

Don’t forget to download a copy of our bylaws and constitution.

PlayInVictoria.net Celebrating 7 Years #yyjmusic #yyjevents

PlayInVictoria.net

This summer, PlayInVictoria.net celebrates its 7th year of working in the community and providing many organizations, not-for-profits, venues and festivals a platform in which they can utilize to elevate awareness and reach a larger audience.

Plugged into a variety of social media networks, PlayInVictoria.net prides itself in the hundreds of hours of community volunteer time it commits to on an annual basis.  PlayInVictoria.net is also very active in the local arts and entertainment community supporting, promoting, marketing and tweeting all things Victoria.  We are often asked why we do this, and the answer is simple.  We live here and are proud of this city we call Victoria.

Sometimes words can’t express our pride, so we threw this little video together that pretty much sums it up.  Grab a coffee and enjoy.

You can also visit us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

Need a super cool website, video or social media network like this too? It’s all SOSNow.ca

Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum

Take Part in Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum this May

VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum’s May activities focus on family matters in anticipation of the exciting new feature exhibition, Family Bonds and Belonging, opening on June 2. The popular companion exhibition, about the young man who inspired the nation, Terry Fox: Running to Heart of Canada is open and runs until October 1. Continue reading “Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum”

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival underway #yyjarts

The Festival – is entering its 90th year!

For six weeks until May, over nine thousand Victoria-area students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts.

Daily throughout the Festival, talented young people and adults perform in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (School and Studio), Ethnic Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds. Our Highlights concerts showcase this amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Classical Voice), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship, the largest of its type in Canada.

The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Highlights Concerts to support our performers and to enjoy the many outstanding performances.

Hundreds of volunteers help to make the Festival a success.

More info at: http://www.gvpaf.org/news.aspx

International Stars of Magic Charity Performance April 8#yegmusic @wschamber1

International Stars of Magic Charity Performance

Belmont Secondary School
3041 Langford Lake Rd
Victoria BC V9B 0L9

April 8, 2017
6:00 PM
Tickets: $20

International Stars of Magic. Spend a magical evening with world-renowned magicians; Eric Bedard, Jason Verners, Shayne King, David Attwood, Kigen Martin and Heather and Sandra McNeill. Join us at 6pm and enjoy close up magic with our walk-around magicians, balloon twisters, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and much more! Show runs from 7-9pm. Continue reading “International Stars of Magic Charity Performance April 8#yegmusic @wschamber1”