Dragon Boat Festival

Our mission says it all. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is committed to bringing people together as individuals, as teams, and as businesses, by sharing our passion – dragon boating.

Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalAugust 18 | 1 p.m. Eye-Dotting Ceremony August 19 | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
August 20 | 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Inner Harbour and Ship Point

Friday

1:00 pmEye Dotting Ceremony

Taoist priests awaken the sleeping spirits of the dragon and bless the competition


Saturday

8:00 amRaces begin

Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

6:30 pmPaddlers’ Air Band Contest

Costumes, dances, skits, and more – our paddlers go all out, on the water and on the stage

9:00 pmLights of Courage Illumination Ceremony

Honour those who have been affected by cancer and help raise funds for research and treatment


Sunday

8:00 amSemi-Final races begin

Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

1:30 pmAward ceremonies 

Taking place on the Main Stage every 15 to 30 minutes, approx. 45 minutes after your final race

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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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2017 Island Summer Games

Your sports & entertainment festival Island Summer Games (“ISG”) returns June 23rd to 25th Topaz Park in Victoria, BC.

Your sports & entertainment festival Island Summer Games (“ISG”) returns June 23rd to 25th Topaz Park in Victoria, BC. (see website for exact dates & times for each sport)

 

Tournaments:
Basketball
Soccer
Ball Hockey
Co-ed Dodgeball
Co-ed Slopitch
Touch Football
Bocce ball

Amateur players of all skill levels & abilities, sports enthusiasts and scores of spectators make this 3 day outdoor event an island tradition. Never a dull moment with DJ’s, Beer garden, BBQ, exhibitors, awards, guest appearances & more!

On top of having a great time you will be supporting our charity of choice Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. Visit www.CanLyme.ca for more details.

Webpage: www.IslandSummerGames.com

#ISG2017

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11th Annual Navy Run – Do it because you Can! This Sunday June 18th #yyjevents

Esquimalt, B.C.Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

Eight Hundred runners are expected to participate in the 11th annual Navy Run taking place on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Esquimalt.  The 10K and 5K runs will start at CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property, travel through the Township of Esquimalt, and conclude with medal and award presentations by senior leaders from the Royal Canadian Navy.

This family–oriented event is open to all members of the community.  In addition to the 10K and 5K distances, there is also a kid’s fun run

WHEN:

Sunday June 18, 2017
10K and 5K – 8:45 a.m. start
Kid’s Fun Run – 8 a.m. start
Awards ceremony – approximately 11 a.m.

WHERE:        

CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property (intersection of Woodway and Admirals Rd).

More info: http://navyrunesquimalt.com

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Legacy Golf Tournament Drive To End Homelessness #yyjevents @BearMountain @VicCoolAid

Legacy Golf Tournament

Imagine helping to end homelessness by golfing and feasting!

Join Cool Aid at Bear Mountain Valley Course on Friday, July 14th, starting at 1:30 pm, for the Legacy Golf Tournament, a benefit for Victoria Cool Aid Society, presented by Hatch and Muir, which supports the construction of new housing for people who are homeless.

Reserve your place today at DriveToEndHomelessness.ca or call Alan at 250-414-4781. Shuttle service from downtown Victoria is available by request.

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Victoria Goddess Run

The 6th Annual Victoria Goddess 10K & 5K run/walk starts and finishes at Langford City Centre Park at Westhills Stadium.

(Langford, BC – February 15, 2017) There are going to be a few more tutus and smiles this year in British Columbia as the popular Victoria Goddess Run has expanded to include a lower mainland location, Port Coquitlam. With 3,000 participants expected this year in Victoria, the addition of Port Coquitlam will see at least another 1,000 women enjoying the 5K and 10K events. This announcement was made today at Frontrunners Westshore where sponsors, committee members, VIPs and media gathered to hear the 2017 Goddess Run plans.

“Since day one, our plan with the Goddess Run has been to take the successful formula we have here in Victoria and mirror it in other locations” announced Cathy Noel, Goddess Run Founder. “The Goddess Run brings out thousands of women each year who may not otherwise enter a race. For many it is their first race! Now in our 6 th year in Victoria, the timing was right to expand.”

In the first five years, $170,000 has been raised for charities in the Victoria community. With the event now in two cities, the new charity of choice for 2017 is the BC Cancer Foundation. Each event will raise money that will stay in their community.

“We are pleased to be the benefitting charity of this year’s Goddess Run,” said Sarah Roth, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation. “Together with the Goddess community we will help bring the most advanced cancer care to patients in Victoria, the Tri-Cities and across the province.”

Returning in Victoria as title event distance sponsors are BMO and Westhills, who will sponsor the 5K and 10K distances respectively. The media conference, held at Frontrunners Westshore, provided everyone with sweet treats from DeeBees Tea Pops. And Noel hinted at future partnerships soon to be announced.

“We are excited to have so many of our sponsors and partners returning each year, and we have some new partnerships which we will be announcing shortly. This is going to be another great Goddess year!”

The Victoria Goddess Run will take place on June 4, 2017, starting and finishing at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The Port Coquitlam Goddess Run is scheduled for June 11, 2017, starting and finishing at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.

For more information on the Goddess Run visit www.goddessrun.ca

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Swiftsure

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club brings you the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing three overnight race courses (78.7, 101.9, and 138.2 nautical miles) and a day-long race course.

2017 Swiftsure Race - Victoria BCThe Royal Victoria Yacht Club brings you the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing three overnight race courses (78.7, 101.9, and 138.2 nautical miles) and a day-long race course.

Monohulls and multihulls of every size are welcome to race Swiftsure. Choose from single, double handed, and fully crewed divisions. With the start line off the beautiful waterfront of Victoria, BC, and racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with its rugged coastline and challenging winds and currents, this is a must for all sailors young and old. 2017 will be the 74th race and events begin May 25th.

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Stars On Ice

The three greatest Canadian men’s figure skaters will come together for the first time in 2017 to perform in the award-winning Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt!

Stars On Ice - PlayInVictoria.netThe three greatest Canadian men’s figure skaters will come together for the first time in 2017 to perform in the award-winning Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt!

Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, 2014 Olympic Silver Medallist Patrick Chan, and two-time Olympic Silver Medallist Elvis Stojko will headline Canada’s premier figure skating tour in this season’s all-new show. Joining the trio will be more of Canada’s skating superstars including Olympic Bronze medallist Jeffrey Buttle, reigning two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond and more!

Floor $135.00 | Center Sides $85.00 101 & 109 | Sides $80.00 Sections 102,116,108,110 | Far Sides & Lower Ends $45.00 Sections 107,103,111,115 and lower 112,113,114,104,105,106 | Upper Ends $25.00 Upper Sections 112,113,114,104,105,106
Your Link to #yyj tickets-PlayInVictoria.net
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Esquimalt 5K presented by LifeMark Health April 8 #yyjevents @EsquimaltBC

Esquimalt 5K presented by LifeMark Health

Join us on Saturday, April 8th for the most scenic 5K in the region  — journeying through Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks. The event attracts all levels: walkers to elites and includes chip timing, a healthy living marketplace, refreshments and coffee, mini-massage treatments (limited quantities available, please sign up at event), and children’s corner with a variety of activities for all ages.

Continue reading “Esquimalt 5K presented by LifeMark Health April 8 #yyjevents @EsquimaltBC”

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Victoria Royals: Fan Appreciation Night March 17 @victoriaroyals #yyjsports

Victoria Royals: Fan Appreciation Night
Friday, March 17th, 2017

This Friday, Victoria Royals will show you how much they appreciate their fans!

Fan Appreciation Night will be an epic battle between the Royals and Everett Silvertips, and a fun night with LOTS of great giveaways and prizes!

First 2,500 fans receive a collectible Royals pennant
Presented by View Royal Casino, prizes will include:
$200 BC Ferries Gift Card
1-Night Stay at River Rock Casino Resort
$100 Free Slot Play
Buffet at River Rock for 2

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