Island Summer Games 2018

The 9th annual Island Summer Games returns to Topaz Park in Victoria, BC on June 22rd to 24th, 2018. This 3-day outdoor festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and most unique homegrown sports & entertainment extravaganza of its kind. Activities include: • Soccer • Basketball • TouchFootball • Bocce Ball • BallHockey • Dodgeball • Slo-Pitch • MascotDodgeball • Beer Garden • Fan Zone

Island Summer Games 2018

Island Summer Games 2018

The 9th annual Island Summer Games returns to Topaz Park in Victoria, BC on June 22rd to 24th, 2018.

This 3-day outdoor festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and most unique homegrown sports & entertainment extravaganza of its kind. Activities include: • Soccer • Basketball • TouchFootball • Bocce Ball • BallHockey • Dodgeball • Slo-Pitch • MascotDodgeball • Beer Garden • Fan Zone

Please visit: www.IslandSummerGames.com or contact info@islandsummergames.com for more details.

 

RUCKUS ROYALE with the West Coast League of Legendary Wrestlers

A spectacular wrestling show featuring wild grudge, feuds, and brawls of the West Coast – now recognized as one of Victoria’s biggest performing arts events of the year.

Witness the WCLOLW as they “ruin the sanctity of professional wrestling”.

The West Coast League of Legendary Wrestlers presents:

RUCKUS ROYALE
Home to the newly bled & nearly dead.

A spectacular wrestling show featuring wild grudge, feuds, and brawls of the West Coast – now recognized as one of Victoria’s biggest performing arts events of the year.

Witness the WCLOLW as they “ruin the sanctity of professional wrestling”.

DOORS at 7PM.
FIRST FIGHT at 8PM sharp.
Don’t be late, you definitely don’t want to miss a single match.

CASH BAR
19+
MERCH TABLE
SNACKS
HALF-TIME SHOW by THE MUSSEL &THE FLEX
& AFTERPARTY

$16 earlybird (before April 1)
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Earlybird tickets available before April 1st.

Low-income ticket options available – email us at: westcoast.lolw@gmail.com
The WCLOLW humbly cracks skulls on unceded Songhees and Esquimalt land.

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.

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.

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. 2018 will be the 75th race and events begin May 24th

2018 Alex Campbell Conquer Cancer Classic

In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division,help eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer on Vancouver Island by joining us for this popular and unique tournament format.

The 2018 Alex A. Campbell Conquer Cancer Classic Golf Tournament kicks off the charity golf season in Victoria with this year’s invitational event.

Date of Tournament – Monday May 7th, 2018

2018 participating courses for the 2018 Alex Campbell Conquer Cancer Classic are:

Bear Mountain
Uplands Golf Course
Gorge Vale Golf Club

In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division,help eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer on Vancouver Island by joining us for this popular and unique tournament format.

Since 1987 just over 200 members of local golf clubs have eagerly signed up to play in this unique tournament, the focus of which is to raise funds for cancer patient and family support programs and cancer research. To date, the tournament has raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS SINCE 1988.

2018 Victoria Sports News Polar Bear Swim

Victoria Sports News Polar Bear Swim

 Victoria Sports News Polar Bear Swim
Images: BradEdwards.ca

Victoria Sports News and Synergy Health Centre held the first ever Victoria Sports News Polar Bear Swim.

The splash went down at exactly 12:00 Noon as hundreds of swimmers braved a brisk breeze and frigid water at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. It was all in the name of washing off 2017 and preparing for the new year which has been a longstanding tradition across the country.  Event organizers also encouraged swimmers to bring a donation to support KidSport Greater Victoria as well as Runners of Compassion.

See more images at: BradEdwards.ca “2018 Polar Bear Swim”

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Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Walkers are welcome as long as completion time is less than 7 hours

Vancouver Island’s premier running event, offering athletes an un-matchable running experience on the pristine West Coast. Our world-class, record-breaking course is designed by runners, for runners. As the only Certified Boston Qualifier on the Island, come join us to compete, to conquer and to move from warm-up to reward.

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 38th annual event on Sunday, October 8th. Over 8,000 participants are expected in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, Marathon Relay and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

The event has become one of the largest annual sporting events on Vancouver Island. The Marathon is held annually on Thanksgiving weekend and with runners, family and friends staying for consecutive nights the economic impact on the City is considerable.

 

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

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.

Friday, August 18

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

1:00 pm – Eye Dotting Ceremony

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

2:00pm – Canada Dry Dragon Boat Festival begins

Site open, including Forbidden Village with food trucks, retails vendors, beer garden, and family cultural activities.

7:00 pm – Younger Than Yesterday

Younger Than Yesterday takes you back to the rock music of the 60s. Armed with their outfits and wigs this is a must see band for any music fan.

8:30 pm – Electric Sex Panther

A hard hitting band of young, multi-talented musicians from Victoria BC. Their sound: a tightly arranged combination of RnB, Hip Hop, soul and jazz.

9:00 pm – Lights of Courage Illumination Ceremony

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

 


Saturday, August 19

8:00 am – Races begin

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

10:00 am – Cultural Performances

Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

6:30 pm – Paddlers’ Air Band Contest

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

7:30 pm – Back-beat

Canada’s Number One Nostalgia Band! The British Invasion from the Beatles to the Zombies and other great hits from the 60’s and more.

8:45pm – New Souls 

The New Souls have mission to craft a unique sound from their boundless love and respect of soul, R&B, and funk music. Well-crafted melodies, soaring lyricism, and a dynamic rhythm section make The New Souls a must-see live act.


Sunday, August 20

8:00 am – Semi-Final races begin

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

10:00 am – Cultural Performances

Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – Award ceremonies start

Taking place on the Main Stage, staggered awards after races

Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon

Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalIt’s going to be another busy weekend at the harbour as the Dragon Boat Festival kicks into high gear.  There’s lots happening over the course of the weekend for both competitors and spectators.  Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening.  You can find more information on their official website: http://victoriadragonboat.com Continue reading “Dragon Boat Festival Schedule Aug. 18 – 20 #yyjevents @VictoriaDragon”

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