David Suzuki LIVE

May 28th, 2015

David Susuki

Date: May 30th @ 4:10pm
Location: Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Website: http://thevic.ca/item/david-suzuki-live-at-the-vic

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki will be in Victoria, part of his new book tour “Letters to My Grandchildren.” He will participate in a discussion Q&A following a screening of Windy Bay produced by The Nature of Things in the early 1980s.

For more information about David Suzuki and his foundation visit his website.

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open House

May 27th, 2015

Sailboats

Date: May 30th @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Royal Victoria Yacht Club at 3475 Ripon
Website: http://www.rvyc.bc.ca/index.php/club-news/406-open-house-2015.html

The entire community is welcome to visit the club at the open house. Sailors, fishers, power-boaters, families & paddlers – everyone is welcome!

For more information about the Yacht Club visit their website.

Victoria International Kite Festival

May 26th, 2015

Kite Festival

Date: May 29th – May 31st
Location: Clover Point
Website: http://victoriakitefestival.com/

This International Kite Festival will have professional kite enthusiasts, amateurs and spectators alike. A special children’s zone will host activities including kite making. The public is welcome to come and fly their own kite.

One or two extraordinary large international kites will be featured along with performances from quad teams with choreographed kite flying along with music.

Visit the website for more details about this great event.

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemple presents “Magnificent Mozart”

May 25th, 2015

Christ Church CathedralDate: May 29th @ 7:30pm
Location: Christ Church Cathedral at 930 Burdett
Website: http://www.capriccio.ca/

The performance features two masterworks – The Solemn Vespers of a Confessor and the Coronation Mass, with orchestra and guest soloist, Anne Grimm, soprano; Dawna Beach, mezzo-soprano; Josh Lovell, tenor; Stephen Barradell, bass.

Feast, Food & Film

May 24th, 2015

Champagne and food

Date: May 28th to 31st
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
Website: http://feastfoodfilm.ca/

Join the event for fun, entertainment, information and delicious spins on dinner and a movie as we sample our way around the globe. It’s the insider’s guide to food: global, local and everything in between as we turn the spotlight on Italian, Peruvian cuisine, champagne and more.

Visit the website for a full schedule and list of venues. 

Selkirk Waterfront Festival

May 23rd, 2015

Selkirk waterfront

Date: May 23rd @ 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 471 Cecelia
Website: http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/events/selkirk-waterfront-festival-2015

This annual family event has activities, entertainment and food for everyone. Highlights include the Giant Swing Ride, fun inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, duck pond in the Family Fun Zone and unique items for sale in the Artisan Craft Market.

An international food court will have some of Victoria’s foodie favourites including Puerto Vallarta Amigos, the Hungry Rooster, Langos by Louie, Mama Rosie’s and the Greek Community Society. Performances from local artists including Caleb and the Colts, the Labeau-Petersen Band, the Soul Shakers and a set by Salsa Caliente Dance.

Today you can go down to the inner waterway to catch the Fairway Gorge Super Sprints Dragon Boat Races.

Night at the Museum: Gold

May 22nd, 2015

Date: May 23rd @ 6:30pm to 9:00pmGold Exhibit
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

Witness the new exhibition Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC come alive with this year’s Night at the Museum. The night will be filled with hands-on activities, games and interactions throughout the feature gallery and will end the event with early morning yoga and a hearty breakfast.

The adventures will include creating your own currency next to a million dollar gold coin, gold panning, orienteering through darkened galleries searching for golden nuggets, a special IMAX viewing and behind-the-scenes midnight tour with the Royal BC Museum security guards. There might also be an encounter with the infamous Billy Barker!

For more information visit the website.

Robert Bateman Centre’s Second Anniversary

May 21st, 2015

batemanDate: May 23rd @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville
Website: http://batemancentre.org/

Help celebrate the second anniversary of the Robert Bateman Centre with a community day. Free tours, face painting and family activities from 11:00am to 3:00pm, all brought to you by Island Savings.

For more information visit the website.

6th Annual Best in Show Dog Show for Mutts

May 20th, 2015

SPCA

Date: May 24th @ 1:00pm; registration 11:30am
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe at 100 Harbour
Website: http://www.spca.bc.ca/

This popular event is a fundraiser for the BC SPCA, presented by the Delta Victoria team. Contest categories include: best dressed, most endearing rescue dog, best trick, cutest puppy, cutest male dog, cutest female dog, most original hair. Prizes include hotel stays, doggie treats, and more, and will be awarded to the top three in each category. A BBQ lunch is available as well as tax receipts will being provided on donations of $20 or more.

Can’t make it to the event but still want to help? To make a donation, or for more information, email Andrea at andrea.mckinnon@deltahotels.com.

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

May 19th, 2015

SwiftsureDate: May 21st – 25th
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour at 950 Wharf
Website: http://www.swiftsure.org/

This Internationally participated race starts from Clover Point, leaving a mark at Neah Bay to port, leaving to port 5 nautical miles from Hein Bank and crossing a finish line across the Ogden Point Breakwater.

This premier long distance sailing race draws competitors from as far as California, Hawaii and New Zealand. Unpredictable winds and currents make this event, offering four different races, a true challenge.

Displays, vendors, and activities will be throughout the event for participants and spectators alike.

For more information visit the website.