2017 Bear Mountain Bike Festival presented by McDonalds

February 25th, 2017
bh1 by Vik Approved

bh1 by Vik Approved

Date: March 4th & 5th @ 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Bear Mountain Golf Club at 1999 Country Club Way
Websites: https://bearmountain.ca/recreation/bike/bear-mountain-bike-festival/

This is one of the most anticipated and most exciting cycling events on Vancouver Island. This event draws 500+ participants and thousands of spectators. Events will include X-Country, Enduro riding, Bike Expo as well as fun activities for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

For more information visit the website.

Voices of Women Throughout Canadian History: An Art Show

February 24th, 2017
Part of the famous five Calgary by Bernard Spragg. NZ

Part of the famous five Calgary by Bernard Spragg. NZ

Date: March 2nd to 12th
Location: The Bay Centre at 2-1150 Douglas
Websites: http://www.cacgv.ca/events/cacgv-events

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host this exhibition to help celebrate International Women’s Day and local women artists. This is a lightly juried show featuring female artists of all levels and disciplines. The exhibition is all inclusive, displaying a variety of mediums such as print, painting, sculptures to just name a few.

A reception will be held on March 2nd from 7:00pm-8:30pm to showcase some local musicians with refreshments served.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Beer Week

February 23rd, 2017
Spinnakers by jan zeschky

Spinnakers by jan zeschky

Date: March 3rd to 11th
Location: Various Location throughout Victoria
Websites: https://victoriabeerweek.com/home/

This nine-day festival of events highlights the broad selection of the BC craft breweries we have to offer throughout Greater Victoria and BC. This event pairs over 50 BC craft beer and local Victoria artisan food vendors while educating beer enthusiasts. Events include smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events at various venues throughout the week.

For more information visit the website.

Cooking Explorations at Snowdon House

February 19th, 2017
Waffles by thwartedagain

Waffles by thwartedagain

Date: February 21st & 28th @ 1:00pm-2:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts at 1890 Mills
Websites: http://snowdonhouse.ca/

Gather at the farmhouse for their first series of cooking explorations of 2017, featuring their Snowdon House Gourmet products! Enjoy dishes of Tomato & Pomegranate Salad, fresh Ricotta Cheese on Garlic Crostinis topped with Ginger or Coconut Dahl Lavender Lemon Dessert Waffles topped with Lavender & Rose Sorbet! Register by calling 250-658-3419.

For more information visit the website.

Drink with People You Love

February 18th, 2017
Drink mixing by Scott Schiller

Drink mixing by Scott Schiller

Date: February 21st @ 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Nourish Kitchen & Café at 225 Quebec
Websites: http://www.nourishkitchen.ca/workshops/drink-with-people-you-love?rq=drink

To celebrate the incredible sense of community in Victoria’s hospitality scene Nourish is hosting an industry party, with non-industry people welcome as well. Some of Victoria’s favourite bartenders will be on site to help launch the new beverage menu. These bartenders include Alisha-Isla Fleming from Clive’s Classic Lounge, Brant Porter from Pizzeria Prima Strada, Caledonia Wright from Veneto Tapa Lounge and Marlee Baxter from Stage Wine Bar.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS) & AfricaFest

February 17th, 2017
Culture Fest: North Africa & the Middle East by Howard County Library

Culture Fest: North Africa & the Middle East by Howard County Library

Date: February 18th to 28th
Location: Various Location throughout Great Victoria
Websites: https://vaccsociety.blogspot.ca/Home

To celebrate Black History month enjoy various events hosted by the VACCS ranging from film screenings a gala, dance classes and more.

For more information visit the website.

Indoor Salt Spring Market

February 16th, 2017
Salt Spring Island by Georgia Hennessy Jackson

Salt Spring Island by Georgia Hennessy Jackson

Date: February 18th @ 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Farmers Institute at 351 Rainbow, Salt Spring Island
Websites: http://www.saltspringtourism.com/event-calendar/

For this one day only enjoy the favourite outdoor vendors and other local Salt Spring Island businesses showcased at this indoor event. Enjoy food, music, art work, crafts, kid’s stuff and happiness!

For more information visit the website.

2017 Dine Around & Stay in Town

February 15th, 2017
JOH_6910 by star5112

JOH_6910 by star5112

Date: February 17th to March 5th
Location: Various restaurants throughout Greater Victoria
Websites: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/events/dinearound/

If you enjoyed the Gala or missed out everyone will enjoy this most anticipated dining event. Dive into Victoria’s culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants with three course menus costing $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.

For more information visit the website.

DreamBig Campaign

February 14th, 2017
DreamBig Campaign Picture by makeherlab.co

DreamBig Campaign Picture by makeherlab.co

Date: February 16th @6:30pm-9pm; Screening 6:45pm & Panel Discussion: 7:50pm
Location: City Hall of Victoria at 1 Centennial Square
Websites: https://makeherlab.co/products/dream-big-campaign-city-hall

Dream, Girl, the documentary showcasing the stories of ambitious and inspiring female entrepreneurs is coming to Victoria. This documentary is listed in Oprah’s Soulful 100 and has been screened at all the Twitter offices worldwide. The DreamBig event, which includes a screening and an all-star female panel discusses entrepreneurship in Victoria. All tickets are by donation to support initiatives that encourage and provide hand-on experience to girls in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and business in order to help them dream big. Presenter include Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria; Meredith Moll, VP, Sales & Marketing; Erin Athene, Founder, Purpose Social & Isabelle Mercier Turcotte, Founder, LeapZone Strategies.

For more information visit the website.

Dine Around & Stay in Town Gala Launch

February 13th, 2017
Spanish Tapas by Javi Vte Rejas

Spanish Tapas by Javi Vte Rejas

Date: February 16th @ 5:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Victoria Conference Centre at 720 Douglas
Websites: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/events/dinearound/

It’s back, and it’s bigger than ever! Tease your taste buds at Victoria’s largest annual food festival. Enjoy mouth-watering samples and handcrafted libations from over 60 restaurants, more than 20 VGA wineries and many of BC’s finest craft breweries.

For more information visit the websites.