Savour Cowichan Festival

Raise your glass to celebrate the best of the Cowichan Valley at this year’s Savour Cowichan Festival, brought to you by the Tourism Cowichan Society. During the ten day festival span, a lavish marquee event ‘Barge On In’ will be held on a
floating barge in Mill Bay plus five signature events with Cowichan Valley artisan food and beverage producers host a myriad of other community based epicurean events.

Savour Cowichan - PlayInVictoria.netRaise your glass to celebrate the best of the Cowichan Valley at this year’s Savour Cowichan Festival, brought to you by the Tourism Cowichan Society. During the ten day festival span, a lavish marquee event ‘Barge On In’ will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay plus five signature events with Cowichan Valley artisan food and beverage producers host a myriad of other community based epicurean events.

Funds raised during the marquee event will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

The Savour Cowichan Festival is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the Cowichan Valley’s spectacular cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink. For ten days, artisanal food and beverage producers have typically hosted more than 40 community epicurean events throughout the Cowichan Valley and we hosts our Marquee + signature  events.

Indulge your taste buds with seasonal fare at a myriad of fine restaurants with special drink and food pairings, winemakers dinners, chef demonstrations, cooking classes and multiple tasting events showcasing the freshest flavours of the Cowichan Valley produced by the region’s top chefs. Meet master winemakers, cider makers, brewmasters and the sommeliers who love what they do, and of course you are encouraged to sample liberally!

List of events throughout the community.

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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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The UrbaCity Challenge

The UrbaCity Challenge is Victoria’s own urban adventure race! Teams compete in a free-form course, deciding their own route and completing unique challenges as they go. Heritage buildings and boutique shops are the backdrop for amazing feats of physical prowess and mental agility!

UrbaCityThe UrbaCity Challenge is Victoria’s own urban adventure race! Teams compete in a free-form course, deciding their own route and completing unique challenges as they go. Heritage buildings and boutique shops are the backdrop for amazing feats of physical prowess and mental agility! No one knows just what the challenges will be, and time is limited, so racers have to be quick on their feet in more ways than one. All fundraising pledges go directly to Victoria’s own Island Prostate Centre.

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Terry Fox Run – Sunday starting at 9AM

Run Day Details
Registration: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 10 am; Hair “Do”: 10:15 am to noon
Warm-up for Run: 10:20 am
Run Start: 10:30 am
Event End: 12:00 pm
Location: Mile 0, Beacon Hill Park (junction Dallas Rd & Douglas St near Terry Fox Monument)
For Run information please contact Darren Wark at darwark@telus.net  or 250-589-3273
For Great Canadian Hair “Do” information please contact Linda Johnstone at lindajohnstone@shaw.ca or 250-477-6545
There are also runs in Cental Saanich and Western Communities.  More info HERE

Route Information

Registration is done on grass, limited accessibility for bikes, wheelchairs and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
Route distance: 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km
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Last Day of Esquimalt Ribfest #yyjmusic @esqribs @TheVillanovas

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

Come for a day 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:

 

Sunday, September 10th

12n Bijoux du Bayou
1:30p The Villanovas
2:45p Curl
4p Lauren Webb
5:00 50-50 draw, Ribber Awards and People’s Choice
5:15p Angel Forrest
6:30p David Vest
7:45p Bill Johnson

For more information, visit: http://www.esquimaltribfest.com/welcome-2/

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Esquimalt Ribfest kicks off Friday #yyjevents @esqribs

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

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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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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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2017 Cycle of Life Tour

The Cycle of Life Tour is an annual 2-day cycling fundraiser for hospice care on Vancouver Island.

2017 Cycle of Life Tour

The Cycle of Life Tour is an annual 2-day cycling fundraiser for hospice care on Vancouver Island. This year’s tour will take 80 riders on an unforgettable cycle touring experience through the beautiful Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Valley and Gulf Islands. Cyclists will pedal nearly 200km of smooth country road to raise critical funds for patients and families in need of compassionate end-of-life care. Hospices provide specialized care to preserve quality of life for those living with terminal illnesses. They also support the families with counselling and bereavement support. Despite the value of their care, however, no hospice on Vancouver Island is fully funded by the health care system The 2017 Cycle of Life Tour is already 50% sold out! Register today or find out more at www.cycleoflifetour.ca

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VISA’s Summer Fundraiser: Red, Hot & Blues BBQ

Come and enjoy some hot BBQ, cool drinks and blues music. Take in our outdoor gallery with artwork for sale and bid on great silent auction items. Along with fabulous guests, great food and tunes, there will be some fun activities throughout the evening.

Come and enjoy some hot BBQ, cool drinks and blues music. Take in our outdoor gallery with artwork for sale and bid on great silent auction items. Along with fabulous guests, great food and tunes, there will be some fun activities throughout the evening. (Vegetarians and gluten free people, we’ve got your back)

All proceeds go towards helping VISA thrive and make it possible for us to continue to nurture creativity and artistic expression in the community. Tickets are $40 each and include food and 1 drink so hurry and get the hottest ticket in town 🙂

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