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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Cycle of Life Tour is an annual 2-day cycling fundraiser for hospice care on Vancouver Island.
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
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.
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
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.
CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property (intersection of Woodway and Admirals Rd).
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.