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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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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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)

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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

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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

 

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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

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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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TP the Town October 14 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. 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

Start time: 9:00AM

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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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