Canada Day Festivities at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS

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.

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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.

Be a kid again; jump in and take part in all the fun activities and explore the fort and lighthouse. Enjoy the food and snacks at the concession, but remember to leave a bit of room for a piece of the HUGE cake.

Special note: Admission and a piece of cake is FREE

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are an amazing backdrop to celebrate Canada Day. Situated right beside each other, the sites have plenty of room for community members to join in the festivities. And where better to celebrate Canada’s birthday than right on the grounds of a historic fort and next to Victoria’s iconic lighthouse? As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, events like this one help to connect Canadians with national historic sites and celebrate our collective history.
Free shuttle bus services from the Juan de Fucca park-and-ride (Ocean Blvd and Hwy 1A) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In 2017, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, admission to Parks Canada places and most special events offered during this year is free. The list of upcoming event found here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill

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Women on the Home Front

Discover how women of the Second World War contributed to our victory. Join costumed re-enactors and Parks Canada staff during this two-day event at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site.

  Women on the Home Front
Library and Archives Canada: Personnel of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps at No. 3 CWAC (Basic) Training Centre

Women on the Home Front

Discover how women of the Second World War contributed to our victory. Join costumed re-enactors and Parks Canada staff during this two-day event at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Step back in time to honour women of the Second World War and learn about the important contributions they made on the home front.

Learn the history of Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl, and what the acronym ‘CWAC’ means. Sit behind the wheel of the 1942 Willy’s Jeep for a selfie, play old fashion games, master the art of Victory roll creation, and see how to make delicious desserts from a rationing cook book. Get your family and friends to play along and join in the fun!

This is a great family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Make a day of it, bring a picnic lunch, explore the historic fort and lighthouse, and help celebrate the women who were so critical to Canada’s success during World War II. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, events like this one help connect Canadians with national historic sites and learn about our collective history.

In 2017, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, admission to Parks Canada places is free.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill

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Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this JulyVICTORIA, BC–Celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, the return of the popular Museum Happy Hour series and summer fun at camp this July at the Royal BC Museum.

Join us for family-friendly fun on for Canada Day: Wonder Weekend on Saturday July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday July 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Groove to live music (including Lekwungen dancers of the Songhees Nation and Bučan Bučan), channel your artistic side with arts and crafts and enjoy our popular annual Penny Carnival. See the full schedule of events for July 1 here and July 2 here. These free events take place outside on the museum plaza and in Helmcken House. Continue reading “Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs #yyjevents @RoyalRoads

West Shore Arts Council presents a special Canada 150 screening of “Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs” on July 8, from 4pm till 6pm in the drawing room of Hatley Castle.

Learn about the history of the Dunsmuir family through this wonderful film created by filmmakers David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew. Vocalist Elizabeth Gerow, who has extensively researched the life and music of Elinor Dunsmuir, will also be performing several of Elinor’s original songs along with a lively presentation of her research into Elinor’s life and musical inspiration.

Ticket includes entry and free refreshments.

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10.

For more information on this event, visit our website here: http://westshorearts.org/

info@westshorearts.org

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World Oceans Day

World Fisheries Trust is proud to join thousands of other educational institutions, conservation organizations, and individuals around the world to celebrate our shared ocean.

World Fisheries Trust is proud to join thousands of other educational institutions, conservation organizations, and individuals around the world to celebrate our shared ocean. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to celebrate our global ocean and strengthen our personal connection to the sea. In celebration of this international day, World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt are hosting a World Oceans Day event with interpretive walks, guided Songhees canoe tours of the Gorge, sea creature touch tanks, crafts, games, live music and food! Many other local organizations that share an interest in our ocean will be joining the celebration with informative displays and ocean-related activities for all ages.

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Dates for Public Tours at Government House @LGJudithGuichon #yyjevents

Public Tours at Government House 

June 3, July 8, and August 5 | 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Government House (1401 Rockland Avenue) 250.387.2080 | ghinfo@gov.bc.ca | ltgov.bc.ca

Visit Government House for a tour of the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Volunteer tour guides outline the role and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor and share the fascinating history of this National Historic Site. Tours of the public rooms are available to school groups and non-profit groups and must be booked at least four weeks in advance.

Public tours are scheduled one Saturday a month, starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tours are one hour in length. Admission is free and no booking is required. Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 100 people per tour so spaces will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

The upcoming dates are confirmed for 2017:

  • June 3, 2017
  • July 8, 2017
  • August 5, 2017

New dates will be posted on this page when they are confirmed.

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Inner Harbour Maritime Tour

Join us as we explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour and discover more about BC’s maritime heritage and culture!

Join the Maritime Museum and explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour and discover more about BC’s maritime heritage and culture! The tour starts at the Maritime Museum of BC and goes around the Inner Harbour, up Wharf St., through Bastion Square, down Government St., and back to the Museum. It runs for about an hour and includes the cost of admission.

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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”

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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

Creatively United Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm

The Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria
Admission to the festival is free (outdoors and Clifford Carl Hall)
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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day
Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Megawatts & Marbles and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favorites within Clifford Carl Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

Some of the presenters include: Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

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Bee Safari & Hummingbird Hunt – Spring Fling at Matson #yyjevents @HabitatAcqTrust

HAT will host ‘Nature Walks and Talks’ at the Matson in Esquimalt. We will be focusing on native flora and pollinator species, including expert led talks and walks on bees and humming birds.

10:15AM HUMMINGBIRD HUNT Local hummingbird expert Eric Pittman will speak about our tiny feathered friends

1:00PM BEE SAFARI “Madame Beespeaker” and author of ‘Victory Gardens for Bees’, Lori Weidenhammer. Bring your friends and family!

To acess the conservation area, enter the West Song Walkway from the West Bay Marina end.

Snacks will be provided by HAT. Please RSVP to volunteers@hat.bc.ca. FREE, Family friendly, all welcome!

Event sponsored by LTABC Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

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