Concert for a Winter’s Day

Concert for a Winter’s Day

Concert for a Winter’s Day

Join us for an afternoon of fine music in this annual fundraiser for First Met’s Music Bursary Fund. In Recital: Eve Daniell (soprano) and Rykie Avenant (piano). Included works by Barber, Quilter and the Canadian premiere of John Pickard\’s The Phoenix. Tickets at the First Met office; Ivy\’s Books, 3188 Oak Bay Ave.; and Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Ave.

More info by contacting: kelly.charlton@firstmetvictoria.com

$20 adults, $5 students, children 12 and under free

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

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

Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society Donates $5K to Young Musicians

LAKETOWN RANCH BENEVOLENT SOCIETY DONATES $5,000 TO YOUNG, LOCAL MUSICIANS

LAKETOWN RANCH BENEVOLENT SOCIETYCOWICHAN VALLEY, BC: The Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society will be presenting a $5,000 cheque to the Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation (CVPAF) for 10 scholarships to young, local musicians. CVPAF executive board members, Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society representatives and a few of the scholarship recipients will be meeting at Adage Studio on Tuesday, November 28th at 2:45pm. Members of the media are encouraged to come for interviews and photos.

For Laketown Ranch and Wideglide Entertainment – the event production company that created Sunfest Country Music Festival and Laketown Rock Music Festival – supporting young musicians in the Cowichan Valley is hugely important.

“Giving back to our community has always been a part of our mandate and a measure for the success of our events. Last year we created the Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society in order to continue this giving in a more official capacity”, said Greg Adams, owner of Laketown Ranch and President of Wideglide Entertainment.

The Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society chose to donate to the CVPAF because of their unyielding support of Cowichan Valley youth in the performing arts and their families.

“First and foremost, we want to support the families in our community. We hope these scholarships will not only help these kids pursue their musical passions, but also give their parents a break from bearing the financial weight of music lessons”, said Adams.  

Also read: Corb Lund & Ian Tyson • Royal Theatre • (Victoria, BC)

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

Big Band Dance Cabaret refugee fundraiser

Big Band Dance Cabaret fundraiser for refugees, sponsored by First Metropolitan United and St. John the Divine Anglican churches.

Big Band Dance Cabaret fundraiser for refugees, sponsored by First Metropolitan United and St. John the Divine Anglican churches. Save the date for this fun way to spend an evening with friends or meet someone new, support our community refugee projects and maybe even learn a few dance moves!

All to the tunes of the Best Coast Big Band. Tickets available at the First Met and St. John the Divine church officers or at the door.

*** $15 ($32 per family – 2 adults plus children under 17)

The Island Farms Santa Claus Parade

Island Farms Santa Claus ParadeThe Island Farms Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is November 25.  It starts at 4:45 pm at the corner of Government & Belleville at the Legislative Buildings and travels down Government Street near Centennial Square.  Parade Route HERE

Please support the Mustard Seed Food Bank and bring a non-perishable food donation. Donations will be collected on the parade route.  Help for those in need is especially appreciated during the holiday season.

Afterwards, join the fun at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN!

More Christmas fun in the city IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

TP the Town in support of Mustard Seed

TP the Town is a one-day fundraiser aimed at collecting thousands of rolls of toilet paper (TP) within Greater Victoria for those in need.

TP the Town is a one-day fundraiser aimed at collecting thousands of rolls of toilet paper (TP) within Greater Victoria for those in need. This year marks the 3rd annual TP the Town campaign in support of the Mustard Seed, organized by The Prodigy Group. On October 14th head to participating Save-On Foods and Country Grocer locations to purchase and donate toilet paper. It’s your ROLL to give!

Participating Save-On Foods + Country Grocer locations: -Country Grocer – Royal Oak, 4420 West Saanich Road -Save On Foods – Saanich (Uptown), 3510 Blanshard Street -Save On Foods – Fort and Foul Bay, 1950 Foul Bay Road -Save On Foods – Westside Village, 172 Wilson Street -Country Grocer – Esquimalt, 1153 Esquimalt Road

 

Conservation Connection Forum & Benefit Banquet

Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet.

Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet. The Benefit Banquet is this year’s major fundraiser event for HAT’s conservation programs, and as a community we hope to come together to celebrate and lift up habitat protection for the region.

The evening involves Keynote Speaker and HAT Board Member Dr. Rick Kool speaking on The Blue Boundary Report: developing a collaborative plan for the sustainability of Vancouver Island. We will be having a delicious buffet-style spread provided by Truffles Catering, locally roasted coffee by Smoke & Mirrors, and a cash bar with wine and beer by Phillips Brewery and Symphony Winery.

There will also be a tremendous collection of silent auction and raffle prizes to be bid upon, which we will be posting regularly about on our Facebook Page. Look for things like a gift card to Saanich Native Plants and a cozy stay at the Wildergarden on the Sooke Basin.

The Conservation Connection forum is an opportunity for people from across the region representing different organizations, municipalities, and stakeholders working towards habitat conservation to come together to collaborate and learn together and from each other. Through the forum, attendees enjoy expert speakers, breakout groups to discuss and network, and the opportunity to share and display some of the projects or priorities they have in a constructive environment.

For a full listing of speakers and topics visit our blog here. Here are the details, and attached is a poster:

When: Thurs, October 12th 2017 Conservation Connection Forum from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with an optional nature walk at 4 pm Benefit Banquet from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Where: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC

Tickets: purchase at hat.bc.ca/c4c or by calling 250-995-2428  $45 for banquet | $60 for conference | $100 both

* Last call for registration: Oct 1st

Contact: hatmail@hat.bc.ca

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.