Annual Oak Bay Tea Party

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2019 marks the 57th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Oak Bay Tea PartyThe Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2019 marks the 57th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Come on out and ENJOY!

The 2019 Tea Party will be held on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Willows Beach, Victoria, BC.

Tea Party Hours of Operation:

Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and
Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Shooting Star Amusements will be operating and selling wristbands Friday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. only.  Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd are ticket sales only.  Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

For Parade information and forms, click on “Events” and follow the prompts.

For information about no parking and road closures, click here and scroll down to Parking Restrictions.

Lori A. May Literary Workshops

The Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island presents two interactive writer workshops with Lori A. May

The Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island presents two interactive writer workshops with Lori A. May on Saturday, February 2nd. Literary Citizenship 101 (10 am -noon) is about sharing ideas and inspiration for audience outreach and community building.

Marketing Strategies for Writers (1:30-3:30 pm) explores passive and targeted marketing opportunities for expanding your audience.

Full details and registration at https://peavi.ca/events/seminars-workshops/.

Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria 2019

Visitors and locals alike will experience Victoria’s thriving, diverse culinary scene and enjoy special offerings from over 50 restaurants with set-price, three-course menus. Victoria’s hotels also will join in the fun and offer accommodations at reduced prices.

Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria 2019

Easily Victoria’s most anticipated foodie event, Dine Around & Stay in Town 2019 will take place from January 25 to February 10, 2019.

Visitors and locals alike will experience Victoria’s thriving, diverse culinary scene and enjoy special offerings from over 50 restaurants with set-price, three-course menus. Victoria’s hotels also will join in the fun and offer accommodations at reduced prices.

Delight in the wide range of culinary experiences and host of world-class accommodations to be had in the Greater Victoria area with Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria 2019. This is an opportunity to visit old favourites or discover new ones.

Have an event you’d like to share?  Let us know!

Third Annual Women’s March

Women’s March Victoria acknowledges that we are gathering on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples

Women’s March Victoria acknowledges that we are gathering on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. We live, work, and play on Lekwungen and Saanich territories. These peoples have never stopped stewarding the land, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.

This year’s march theme is “End Violence Against Women.” One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime – that is one too many. Too often, it is normalized and left unpunished. No matter where violence against women happens, what form it takes, and whom it impacts, it must be stopped.

This year we will gather at the BC Legislature Building at 11am, have an Indigenous acknowledgment ceremony at 11:20am, meet the organizing team of Women’s March Victoria at 11:30am.

Together we will march to Centennial Square at 11:45am, where we will meet grassroots organizers and Indigenous leaders from our communities, who will set up tables in the square. There will be musical performances and you can talk to the local activists and organizers face-to-face and get involved in the causes you are most passionate about!

Bring your families and friends!
Please RSVP on our website (not just on Facebook):
https://www.womensmarchcanada.com/victoria/womens-march-canada-victoria-march-2018_20190119

Stay tuned for more updates before Jan. 19, 2019.

Community Days at the Royal BC Museum

To say thank you to all of our visitors for their support, we like to give a little back each year. From January 2 to 9, join us for Community Days and visit by donation.

To say thank you to all of our visitors for their support, we like to give a little back each year. From January 2 to 9, join us for Community Days at the Royal BC Museum and visit by donation.

Rediscover your favourite exhibits and share museum stories with family and friends. Put down your smartphone and craft a letter for Letter Writing Week. Discover dinosaurs at our Wonder Sunday event or wander the wood-cobbled streets of Old Town.

Please consider making a donation to the Royal BC Museum Foundation during your visit. Your support helps us provide you with world-class exhibitions, groundbreaking research and engaging learning and outreach programs for learners of all ages.

Proudly supported by Helijet.

5th Annual Vegmas! Vegan Holiday Potluck

Each year, the Vancouver Island Vegan Association hosts a holiday themed community vegan potluck where everyone is invited to come and celebrate great vegan food, love for animals, and the company of friends.

Each year, the Vancouver Island Vegan Association hosts a holiday themed community vegan potluck where everyone is invited to come and celebrate great vegan food, love for animals, and the company of friends.

We are very excited to welcome the community back for a holiday feast full of our collective creations! The 5th annual Vegmas! Vegan holiday potluck is coming soon to bring us all together in the compassionate spirit.

Vegan or not, everyone is welcome to join us, but any food you bring for the potluck must be vegan.

This is a vegan event, so bring a vegan dish with at least 8 servings (no dairy, eggs, fish, honey, gelatin, whey/casein, or other byproducts) to share with others.

Make sure to bring a plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself, and a serving utensil for your dish (and a bag for your dirty dishes!)

If you’re not a cook or are pressed for time, no worries! Sharing store-bought food is fine, but please bring an appropriate amount as per the above guidelines. Please do not bring drinks as a food item.

Please also bring an ingredients list for your dish and please indicate if your dish is gluten free as we will have a gluten free table.

You must buy your tickets online. This is the only way for us to keep track of numbers reliably. If you are not able to buy tickets online, please contact us directly and we will make arrangements.

The entrance to the Cook St. Activity Centre is around the side of the building.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

We would like to acknowledge that the Vancouver Island Vegan Association organizes their events on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

Handel’s Messiah

The Sooke Philharmonic Society announces three performances of George Frederic Handel’s glorious and sacred Messiah oratorio for the December holiday season

Royal Bay Secondary School
3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way

7:30PM

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, 18 and under free

The Sooke Philharmonic Society announces three performances of George Frederic Handel’s glorious and sacred Messiah oratorio for the December holiday season. What could be more festive than this amazing music, including the uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, performed by orchestra, chorus and soloists?

For more information email: sookephilharmonic@gmail.com

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive – December 1, 2018

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Watch the Convoy roll by at these approximate times and locations:

There are a number of community light up events happening along the route as well as food drop off locations throughout Greater Victoria, for more information go to: www.ieoa.ca

More info on the event including please visit: http://ieoa.ca/trucklight.html

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

This annual event is running October weekends 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, and 29th & 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost is $12 per adult $8 per child for one Train Ride ticket or one Corn Maze ticket. With your purchase of first ticket, second ticket at $5 (+taxes). Family Combo Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $48 includes Corn Maze and Train Ride. Petting Farm is complimentary only with the purchase of first ticket or separately $2 per person.

All prices plus taxes.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

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Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

This annual event is running October weekends 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, and 29th & 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost is $12 per adult $8 per child for one Train Ride ticket or one Corn Maze ticket. With your purchase of first ticket, second ticket at $5 (+taxes). Family Combo Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $48 includes Corn Maze and Train Ride. Petting Farm is complimentary only with the purchase of first ticket or separately $2 per person.

All prices plus taxes.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

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