Youth Food Conference 2017

This is a big deal! The very first Youth Food Conference in the CRD!!! The official launch of the Youth Food Network, this event will be a celebration of connection making for all youth ages 14-24 in the Capital Region district.

This is a big deal! The very first Youth Food Conference in the CRD!!! The official launch of the Youth Food Network, this event will be a celebration of connection making for all youth ages 14-24 in the Capital Region district.

The focus is food; good food, local food, Indigenous food systems, diversity in cultural food systems, how to grow food, how we think about food, how to get involved in local food initiatives, where your food comes from, and so much more…

This event is 100% FREE! What do you get with your free ticket? 4-5 Local Based Meals (a welcome dinner, a packed lunch from Whole Foods, a breakfast with Tree Island Yogurt and Singing Bowl Granola with fresh fruit, and a house cooked lunch and maybe a bonus).

Access to all 3 event days (Friday 4pm-8pmSaturday 9am-4pmSunday10am-3pmFriday activities (Inspirational speakers, meal time and mingle with youth musician, youth panel, project panel, film screening) Saturday activities (morning 3 hour workshop, lunch, afternoon 3 hour workshop) Sunday activities (breaky, workshops debrief, break out room 1, breakout room 2, lunch, send offs)

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Brewery & The Beast – Phillips Brewing Co.

Brewery & The Beast is a premium culinary experience that features the highest quality meats through the vision of an extraordinary line-up of chefs. Only the finest selections of locally sourced products are featured at our events. Farms from BC and Alberta who are committed to responsible and ethical farming practices supply chefs with an outstanding variety of proteins to be included in their preparations.

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***

Brewery & The Beast Phillips Brewing Co.

Brewery & The Beast is a premium culinary experience that features the highest quality meats through the vision of an extraordinary line-up of chefs. Only the finest selections of locally sourced products are featured at our events. Farms from BC and Alberta who are committed to responsible and ethical farming practices supply chefs with an outstanding variety of proteins to be included in their preparations.

Brewery & The Beast was created to educate our guests on the importance of becoming a conscientious consumer. It is more important than ever to support local farmers and food producers by purchasing their harvest in restaurants, grocery stores, and markets. By providing our guests with a tangible experience of how these foods taste, information about the farms they come from, and where they can purchase these products, we can achieve the goals of the event; keep our local and regional food systems thriving while continually supporting the local restaurant and food & beverage industry.

Brewery & The Beast is an experience our guests can feel good about. Food, drink, music, and community: locally sourced ingredients are the highlight of inspired dishes prepared by the best chefs in each city.

The Phillips Brewing Company offers a diverse selection of their award winning beers to pair with chefs dishes. Left Field Cider and premium BC wines are featured for pairing with the cuisine of the day, a wide variety of quality non-alcoholic options are available to enjoy, and live music from The Electric Timber Company provides the soundtrack.

Brewery & The Beast is committed to community. Each one of our events provides funding and support to local and national, industry based foundations, charities, and scholarships. Our beneficiaries include The BC Hospitality FoundationSAITIsland Chefs Collaborative, and the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Program.

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Esquimalt Ribfest

Esquimalt Ribfest is a Family event that raises funds for local charities. Donations are distributed by Firefighters Charitable Foundation. The Ribfest Committee and the workers are volunteers who give their time to serve our community.

The Esquimalt Ribfest is about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation, and fun!

Come for a weekend of ribs, amazing local entertainment, delicious local craft beer and cider. Free kid’s activities, local vendors, all for guaranteed Family Fun.

All funds raised are returned to the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Esquimalt Ribfest Society. The proceeds go to local charities and school sponsored activities.

Thank you!

Last year was our most successful event ever because of your participation at the Esquimalt Ribfest. All proceeds benefit our local charities in serving the neighbourhoods where we live.

We are community, We are family, We are volunteers

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Great Canadian Beer Festival

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is proud to celebrate our 25th year! Returning to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday September 8th, 4 – 9pm (*new hours) and Saturday September 9th, 12 – 5pm.

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is proud to celebrate our 25th year!

Returning to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday September 8th, 4 – 9pm (*new hours) and Saturday September 9th, 12 – 5pm.

75+ breweries and cideries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is a non-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and to raise awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 25th year, the GCBF is the longest running, and one of the largest craft-only festivals in Canada.

The first GCBF was held in 1993 in the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival grew each year and by 2003 it moved to the Royal Athletic Park where over 8000 people attend the two day event.

 

Your Link to #yyj tickets-PlayInVictoria.netTICKETS either day – $43 (includes tax)
Still the best gig in town!​ 6 ticket maximum.
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 22 2017

 

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Ribfest Schedule is out. Music, Ribs, mmmm #yyjevents @EsqRibFest

The Esquimalt Ribfest is about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation, and fun!

Come for a weekend of ribs, amazing local entertainment, delicious local craft beer and cider. Free kid’s activities, local vendors, all for guaranteed Family Fun.

All funds raised are returned to the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Esquimalt Ribfest Society. The proceeds go to local charities and school sponsored activities.

Here’s the line-up for this years:

Friday, September 8th

4p Scenes from Everyday Land
5p Rock Steady
6p Big Smoke

Continue reading “Ribfest Schedule is out. Music, Ribs, mmmm #yyjevents @EsqRibFest”

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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.

PlayInVictoria.net was there and captured a few images.  If you missed it, take a look at our GALLERY

Have an event you’ld like to share with us? It’s free! Drop us a note www.playinvictoria.net/submit-event/

 

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35th Filberg Festival – Comox

The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association’s (FHLPA) largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event.

35th Filberg Festival

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.

The principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The Festival has established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show. Over 300 people volunteer each year to make this event a reality.

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1979, which is responsible for maintaining and restoring the heritage lodge and outbuildings in the Filberg Park. The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Associations largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event. All funds raised from this and other fundraising activities are used for this purpose and for the operational costs associated with managing the Filberg Park for the community to enjoy.

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Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour @IAmCalebHart

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Deanna Young Promotions
presents The Breakwater Barge. Join us Friday August 4th from 5PM to 9:30PM for Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths. Caleb will be performing double duty as he opens the barge with a solo set then plays 2 full sets with The Royal Youths!

“When you can switch between singing reggae to soulful R&B to sounding just like Shaggy seemlessly, you’re going to blow some minds. Just watch his cover of Shaggy and Rayvon’s ‘Angel’. It’s no wonder his set with the Royal Youth’s at Sugar Nightclub won them a performance spot at Rifflandia. Hart also capped off his year winning a Western Canadian Music Award with his other band Tasman Jude. Continue reading “Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour @IAmCalebHart”

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Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Deanna Young Promotions
presents The Breakwater Barge. Join us Friday July 28st from 5PM to 9:30PM for Jon + Ra. Opening the night will be some sweet grooves from our buddy Dj Murge!!

This fantastic duo will have you swooning. Featuring Jon Middleton (of Jon and Roy) and Sierra Lundy on vocals. One of the highlights from last year’s barge season. Featuring a wide assortment of songs from originals to a breathtaking version of Son of a Preacher Man to a great rendition of Jackson.
Continue reading “Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour”

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Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2017

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests.

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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