Victoria 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 9-10

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 – Live Music

8:30 pm – Live Music

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 10

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 – Live Music

8:45pm – Live Music


Sunday, August 12

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

The Origin of the Duan Wu (Dragon Boat) Festival

Popular legend has it that villagers carried their dumplings and boats to the middle of the river and desperately tried to save a well respected poet, Qu Yuan, from drowning, but were unsuccessful. In order to keep fish and evil spirits away from the poet’s body, they beat drums and splashed the water with their paddles.

They threw rice into the water as a food offering to Qu Yuan and to distract the fish away from his body. However, late one night, the spirit of Qu Yuan appeared before his friends and told them that he had died because of a river dragon. He asked his friends to wrap their rice into three-cornered silk packages to ward off the dragon.

These packages became a traditional food known as zongzi, although the lumps of rice are now wrapped in reed leaves instead of silk. The act of racing to search for his body in boats gradually became the cultural tradition of dragon boat races, which are held on the anniversary of the poet’s death every year.

Legacy

Today, people still eat zongzi and participate in dragon boat races to commemorate Qu Yuan’s sacrifice at the Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu festival) on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Victoria 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 9-10

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 – Live Music

8:30 pm – Live Music

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 10

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 – Live Music

8:45pm – Live Music


Sunday, August 12

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

The Origin of the Duan Wu (Dragon Boat) Festival

Popular legend has it that villagers carried their dumplings and boats to the middle of the river and desperately tried to save a well respected poet, Qu Yuan, from drowning, but were unsuccessful. In order to keep fish and evil spirits away from the poet’s body, they beat drums and splashed the water with their paddles.

They threw rice into the water as a food offering to Qu Yuan and to distract the fish away from his body. However, late one night, the spirit of Qu Yuan appeared before his friends and told them that he had died because of a river dragon. He asked his friends to wrap their rice into three-cornered silk packages to ward off the dragon.

These packages became a traditional food known as zongzi, although the lumps of rice are now wrapped in reed leaves instead of silk. The act of racing to search for his body in boats gradually became the cultural tradition of dragon boat races, which are held on the anniversary of the poet’s death every year.

Legacy

Today, people still eat zongzi and participate in dragon boat races to commemorate Qu Yuan’s sacrifice at the Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu festival) on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Victoria 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 9-10

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 – Live Music

8:30 pm – Live Music

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 10

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 – Live Music

8:45pm – Live Music


Sunday, August 12

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

The Origin of the Duan Wu (Dragon Boat) Festival

Popular legend has it that villagers carried their dumplings and boats to the middle of the river and desperately tried to save a well respected poet, Qu Yuan, from drowning, but were unsuccessful. In order to keep fish and evil spirits away from the poet’s body, they beat drums and splashed the water with their paddles.

They threw rice into the water as a food offering to Qu Yuan and to distract the fish away from his body. However, late one night, the spirit of Qu Yuan appeared before his friends and told them that he had died because of a river dragon. He asked his friends to wrap their rice into three-cornered silk packages to ward off the dragon.

These packages became a traditional food known as zongzi, although the lumps of rice are now wrapped in reed leaves instead of silk. The act of racing to search for his body in boats gradually became the cultural tradition of dragon boat races, which are held on the anniversary of the poet’s death every year.

Legacy

Today, people still eat zongzi and participate in dragon boat races to commemorate Qu Yuan’s sacrifice at the Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu festival) on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Island Summer Games 2019

Vancouver Island’s 10th annual amateur sports & entertainment festival, the Island Summer Games, returns to Victoria, BC, June 21st to 23rd, 2019. Special to this year is the 20th Anniversary of Harbour CIty 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! This 3-day outdoor festival is the largest and most unique event of its kind on Vancouver Island. Beer Garden, DJs, Entertainment, Vendors, BBQ, Prizes and more.

 

Island Summer Games 2019

The 10th annual Island Summer Games returns to Topaz Park in Victoria, BC on June 21st to 23rd 2019

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.

 

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 23rd.

Victoria Royals Hockey – Playoffs Game 2

The Save On Foods Memorial Centre is home to the Victoria Royals Hockey Club of the WHL. Catch all the action and pick up your tickets for the hottest ga,e in town.

The Victoria Royals defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-0 Friday, as goaltender Griffen Outhouse stopped all 28 shots he faced, to take a 1-0 series lead in Round 1 of the WHL Playoffs.

Game Details: 

• Black and Blue Playoff Hockey presented by Dodds Furniture & Mattress, Gillis Plumbing, League and Williams Lawyers, and Victoria Hyundai.

• Victoria Royals (34-30-2-2), second seed in BC Division.

• Opponent – Kamloops Blazers (28-32-6-2), third seed in BC Division.

• Saturday, Game 2 Tickets – bit.ly/2CoQEYE

• Puck drop for both games – 7:05 p.m.

Check the rest of the playoff schedule and get tickets here:

http://victoriaroyals.com/schedule/266/227/home

All games played at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Victoria Royals Hockey

The Save On Foods Memorial Centre is home to the Victoria Royals Hockey Club of the WHL. Catch all the action and pick up your tickets for the hottest ga,e in town.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

– ROYALS vs. SILVERTIPS – MARCH 15th – SOLD OUT FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

Check the schedule and get tickets here:

http://victoriaroyals.com/schedule/266/227/home

All games played at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Juan de Fuca Skating Club Ice Show ‘Imagine…’

Juan De Fuca Skating Club presents: Imagine is a 2hr professionally produced ice show at JDF Arena transformed into a theatre like setting. Experience spectacular lighting, sound, choreography, set and costume design.

Juan de Fuca Skating Club Ice Show ‘Imagine…’

Juan de Fuca Arena
1767 Island Hwy Victoria

March 9 and 10th, 2019

Cost: $12 general, $8 child &Senior, $10 reserved

Juan De Fuca Skating Club presents: Imagine is a 2hr professionally produced ice show at JDF Arena transformed into a theatre like setting. Experience spectacular lighting, sound, choreography, set and costume design. One of British Columbia’s and Victoria’s largest and best ice shows of the year is suitable for all ages. Imagine the British rock invasion of the 60’s, under the sea or in New York City. Just some of the imaginative places we go. Come and let your imagination run wild!

Victoria Grizzlies Junior A Hockey – Home Game

Victoria Grizzlies Ultimate Ticket Packages. Going to a Grizzlies game is a fun, affordable night out for families and fans in the West Shore. New ticket packages include free food, souvenirs, and special entertainment! Check out our new ticket packages

Catch all the action of Victoria’s Junior A Hockey Club, The Victoria Grizzlies.

They play TODAY.  For tickets and information on how to get to the game visit the official Victoria Grizzlies page at: VictoriaGrizzlies.com

The complete schedule including game time at:

https://www.victoriagrizzlies.com/stats/schedule/18

GRIZZLIES BOX OFFICE:

Call or visit the box office to purchase tickets.
You can also purchase single game tickets online:
https://tickets.victoriagrizzlies.com/TheatreManager/1/online?event=0

Box Office located at #6-1767 Island Highway (Q Centre Arena)

Call: (250) 385-1555 or Email: info@victoriagrizzlies.com

 

Victoria Grizzlies Junior A Hockey – Home Game

Victoria Grizzlies Ultimate Ticket Packages. Going to a Grizzlies game is a fun, affordable night out for families and fans in the West Shore. New ticket packages include free food, souvenirs, and special entertainment! Check out our new ticket packages

Catch all the action of Victoria’s Junior A Hockey Club, The Victoria Grizzlies.

They play TODAY.  For tickets and information on how to get to the game visit the official Victoria Grizzlies page at: VictoriaGrizzlies.com

The complete schedule including game time at:

https://www.victoriagrizzlies.com/stats/schedule/18

GRIZZLIES BOX OFFICE:

Call or visit the box office to purchase tickets.
You can also purchase single game tickets online:
https://tickets.victoriagrizzlies.com/TheatreManager/1/online?event=0

Box Office located at #6-1767 Island Highway (Q Centre Arena)

Call: (250) 385-1555 or Email: info@victoriagrizzlies.com