Good Food Grooves // Cartoon Lizard // Grapefruit is Impossible

Fernwood NRG and Vinyl Envy are proud to present Good Food Grooves: a fundraiser concert with live music from Cartoon Lizard, Grapefruit is Impossible, Isabella Harned & Laura Glover. Cartoon Lizard (Victoria, BC) A five piece psychedelic pop outfit. One of Victoria’s most impressive bands with elements from a handful of influential sounds, original catchy and nostalgic feeling poppy/rockin’ tunes. https://cartoonlizard.com/

Grapefruit is Impossible (Victoria, BC) An original hip hop group, bringing the live grooves to bust a move to. Blending a handful of different styles: hip hop, jazz, funk with a citrus twist. https://soundcloud.com/grapefruit-is-impossible

Isabella Harned & Laura Glover (of St. Lawrence Warehouse Company, Montreal QC) When quiet tender folk meets lush and dreamy harmonies, these wonderful performers will grace the shop again and warm up the room for you with their guitar and voices! http://stlawrencewarehousecompany.com/

All proceeds from this show support The Gift of Good Food. This fundraiser provides fresh vegetables and fruit to families who need it across Greater Victoria. Every $500 we raise provides a year’s worth of produce to a family. Cash bar with beverages by Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., 19+ event, tickets $15 (limited capacity)

Another event you may like: New Year Eve at Merridale Cidery

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IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive – December 2, 2017

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

 Victoria Christmas light truck parade

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

  • Leave Ogden Point 5:45 pm
  • Fairfield at Foul Bay 6:20 pm
  • Oak Bay at Monteray 6:40 pm
  • Blanshard at Yates 7:00 pm
  • Douglas at Hillside 7:15 pm
  • McKenzie and Island Highway 7:30 pm
  • Helmcken overpass 7:40 pm
  • Goldstream at Millstream 8:10 pm
  • Arrive at Western Speedway 8:30 pm

Ogden Point

Volunteers will be accepting a can of soup and food donations for the James Bay Community Project.

GVHA Ogden Point Christmas Light Up is on Saturday Dec 2 from 3 – 5:30 pm Popcorn by donation, local food trucks, beer garden, live Christmas music, photo booth and Santa too!

Tourism Victoria Visitor Center – Wharf Street at Gov’t Street

Look for the Mustard Seed tent and volunteers collecting cash and food donations by the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre.

The Bay Center

Look for the Mustard Seed tent and volunteers collecting cash and food donations outside the Bay Centre on Government Street.

Buddies Toys
103 – 1831 Oak Bay Ave

There will be an open door and warm place to wait for the trucks, kids can do a craft and drop off non perishable food donations.

More info on the event including drop off locations throughout Victoria: http://ieoa.ca/trucklight.html

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Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on the Farm Merridale Cidery and Distillery

Christmas at Merridale Cidery. Are you looking for the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas this year? Come home to the Merridale farm this holiday season where we are offering a one of a kind Christmas experience.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, be transported into a Christmas wonderland with a walk through our courtyard adorned with thousands of lights and displays. Warm up in the farmhouse with light appetizers and drinks, and then enjoy an original musical theatre production before savouring a delicious long table dinner. It’s truly a Christmas event that won’t be forgotten.

November 25 – December 23: $49 per person

Event link: https://www.merridale.ca/eats/evening-fare

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Gift of Good Food Quiz with Benji Duke

Do you remember that time the Fernwood NRG and Northern Quarter combined to bring you a special edition of Benji’s Pub Quiz to raise money for Bridges for Women through the wonderful Gift of Good Food. Well, we’re doing it again!

Gift of Good Food

Gift of Good Food Quiz with Benji Duke

Do you remember that time the Fernwood NRG and Northern Quarter combined to bring you a special edition of Benji’s Pub Quiz to raise money for Bridges for Women through the wonderful Gift of Good Food. Well, we’re doing it again! Every $500 raised feeds a family in need with fresh fruit and vegetables for a full year! That is amazing and so can you be! Northern Quarter will also donate 10% of food sales to the cause, so please come with an appetite and enjoy the great food.

You may also like: Good Food Grooves // Cartoon Lizard // Grapefruit is Impossible

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Christmas on the Farm: Merridale Cidery

Christmas on the Farm Merridale Cidery and Distillery

Merridale Cidery – Christmas

Christmas at Merridale Cidery. Are you looking for the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas this year? Come home to the Merridale farm this holiday season where we are offering a one of a kind Christmas experience.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, be transported into a Christmas wonderland with a walk through our courtyard adorned with thousands of lights and displays. Warm up in the farmhouse with light appetizers and drinks, and then enjoy an original musical theatre production before savouring a delicious long table dinner. It’s truly a Christmas event that won’t be forgotten.

November 25 – December 23: $49 per person

Event link: https://www.merridale.ca/eats/evening-fare

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Have a Christmas event to share? Let us know: PlayInVictoria.net/

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Stein & Dine – Oktoberfest 2017

Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market

Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market on Saturday October 21st, 2017 @ 7:30PM. It’s an indoor festival, providing an intimate urban experience for festival attendees.

What to expect? Lots of laughs, live entertainment, games, Germanic inspired dishes provided by Roast and a fantastic selection of BC craft beer and cider to wet your appetitie.

Each ticket grants you:

one (1) branded 12oz stein
three (3) drink tickets (12oz serving)
one (1) food ticket

Each year the tickets sell out fast, so don’t hesitate on yours! BUY TICKETS

 

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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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Art of the Cocktail

It’s a VIP experience of cocktail sampling featuring unique and familiar spirits. Along with the big players, the Grand Tasting will also highlight artisan, small, and regional distillers.

The Cocktail event of the year!

Tickets are now on sale! The Grand Tasting sells out every year so don’t miss out on getting yours!

It’s a VIP experience of cocktail sampling featuring unique and familiar spirits. Along with the big players, the Grand Tasting will also highlight artisan, small, and regional distillers.

While on your cocktail journey, savour delicious complimentary appetizers from some of the most innovative chefs in Victoria. VIP access allows you to beat the crowds (and the lines) and enter the Grand Tasting an hour before the general public, giving you more one-on-one time with distillers and Brand Ambassadors.

Dress to impress in your fabulous After Five attire, because this year the Best Dressed at the Grand Tasting will win 4 Tickets to the 2017 Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala.

Doors open for general admission at 7PM

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18th Annual Japanese Cultural Fair

Tastes and traditions of Japan come alive at 18th Annual Japanese Cultural Fair FREE admission Greater Victoria residents have the chance to experience the best of Japanese food, entertainment and crafts in just one day at the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s 18th annual Japanese Cultural Fair Oct. 21 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

“The 2017 fair is our chance to share our Omotenashi – Japanese hospitality that entertains guests wholeheartedly,” said VNCS President Tsugio Kurushima. “It’s a family-friendly fair with activities and events – and delicious food – for all ages.”

This year’s fair will again offer up a blend of new and old activities. Returning by popular demand are the sell-out bento box and sushi sales, the only-at-the-fair YYJ Dogs (hot dogs with special Japanese toppings), taiko drumming performances, and tea ceremony demonstration.

New activities this year include Haiku teaching table, a session on Japanese pop music, a look at Japanese classical theatre, and a Judo demonstration. Other cultural displays include a pottery session for youth, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), Koto (Japanese zither) and Kyudo (Japanese archery). The full schedule available at VNCS.ca.

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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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