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HSBC Canada Women’s Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Torneo Rugby Dia de la Mujer Trabajadora by Christina Jimenez Ledesma

Torneo Rugby Dia de la Mujer Trabajadora by Christina Jimenez Ledesma

Date: May 27th to 18th
Location: Westhills Stadium at 1089 Langford
Websites: http://www.ticketrocket.co/event/details/92878/hsbc-canada-womens-sevens

2 days, 12 international teams, 144 athletes, 38 matches! After debuting at the Rio 2016 Olympic games, rugby sevens has gained worldwide exposure with our Canadian women dominating and bringing home a bronze medal.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Day Block Party

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
805 Gordon Street at Humboldt - The Union Club by Nick Henrick

805 Gordon Street at Humboldt - The Union Club by Nick Henrick

Date: May 22nd @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Humboldt (between Government and Douglas)
Websites: http://mmbc.bc.ca/event/victoria-day-block-party/

This special event hosted by the Maritime Museum of BC and the Union Club of BC celebrates Canada 150 and the Union Club’s new status as a National Historic Site. Featured will be several food vendors, musical performances, and family friendly activities.

For more information visit the website.

Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Island Farms, Victoria Day by Lotus Johnson

Island Farms, Victoria Day by Lotus Johnson

Date: May 22nd @ Starting: 9:00am
Location: Starting: Mayfair Mall down Douglas to Belleville
Websites: https://www.gvfs.ca/

Celebrate Victoria with Victoria’s largest parade of the year, welcoming over 100,000+ people annually. You will enjoy Canadian and American marching bands, floats, decorated cars, community and multicultural performers. The entire parade is 3 hours of fun so be prepared with a blanket and or chair, drinks, and snacks.

The celebrations don’t stop with the parade stop by Centennial Square from 8:00am to 2:00pm for a family friendly event that will have bouncy castles, entertainment, food trucks, and more!

For more information visit the website.

African Cultural Week & AfriCaFest

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
African Textile Pattern by shaireproductions.com

African Textile Pattern by shaireproductions.com

Date: May 20th to 28th
Location: Various locations through Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo
Websites: http://www.africafest.ca/

The Victoria African and Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS) will be hosted this 5th annual festival. This weeklong celebration is the ultimate experience of African roots and will introduce first-rate, international African born artists to the art communities of Victoria, Vancouver, and Nanaimo.

For more information visit the website.

154th Annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Highland Games Day 1 by Stephen Downes

Highland Games Day 1 by Stephen Downes

Date: May 20th to 22nd
Location: Topaz Park at Finlayson & Blanshard
Websites: http://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/

Western Canada’s largest Scottish cultural event is home to events and activities for people of all ages. Entertainment includes piping and drumming, Whiskey school, Celtic Music, Highland Dance, Irish Dance, History Tents, Celtic Sports, Clan Tents, Beer Gardens, Food Concessions, and more!

For more information visit the website.

Intrepid Theatre’s 20th UNO Fest

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Uno Fest 20th by intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/uno-fest/

Uno Fest 20th by intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/uno-fest/

Date: May 17th to 27th
Location: Various Festival Venues
Websites: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/uno-fest/

This 11 day festival is packed to the brim with genre-defying, boundary-pushing performances. The festival will include 15 of North America’s very best solo shows, featuring Daniel MacIvor, Carmen Aguirre, Haley McGee, Fringe favourite TJ Dawe, and local performers.

For more information visit the website.

The Historic Wallpapers of Wentworth Villa – with Simone Vogel-Horridge

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
IMG_20170305_1241146 by Putneypics

IMG_20170305_1241146 by Putneypics

Date: April 30th @ 2:0pm to 3:30pm
Location: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum at 1156 Fort
Websites: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/historic-wallpapers-of-wentworth-villa/

Almost all old homes have traces of their past hidden within, and some very old ones, like Wentworth Villa, are so full of history that their walls do talk. Prior to the restoration of Wentworth Villa Simone Vogel-Horridge, paintings conservator and historic wallpaper consultant, had the opportunity to reveal the layer upon layers of 100 years of local wallpaper history dating back to the 1860s. In her talk Simone will share her knowledge of the wallpapers, including the handsome wallpapers of the Ella family and the stylishly embossed wallpapers of Faith Grant. Guests will also have the chance to witness as Simone conducts a live wallpaper investigation and peels back the layers on wallpapers that have not been seen for well over 100 years.

For more information visit the website.

James Hill Ukulele Extravaganza

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
ukulele by malik

ukulele by malik

Date: April 30th @ 2:0pm
Location: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School) at 2121 Cadboro Bay
Websites: http://civicorchestraofvictoria.org/index.shtml

Ukulele master James Hill will be accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and will lead the players and audience in some great musical pieces. Special guests will include Island Ukuleles and conductor, Brian Wismath. Programme will include Strauss – Die Fledermaus, Overture Hill – One Small Suite for Ukulele, and Orchestra Vivaldi – Concerto in D Major.

For more information visit the website.

27th Young Life Home Design & Renovation Tour

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Modern House in Victoria BC by pnwra

Modern House in Victoria BC by pnwra

Date: April 29th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
Websites: http://www.younglife.ca/victoria-home-tour/

This one day only annual event continues to be a community favourite. Witness the creativity and artistry in each of these 8 unique homes. This year they showcase homes like a 1930’s renovated character home in the heart of Cook St. Village, a relocated, waterfront heritage home on Dallas Rd, a church converted to a hip living space in Fernwood, a 4000 sq. ft. complete reno and landscaping home in Uplands and a modern oceanfront new build on Ten Mile Point. As the tour is only on one day this year, you can take in all the homes or pick and choose your favourites.

For more information visit the website.

International Astronomy Day

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070 by Nicholas Jones

Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070 by Nicholas Jones

Date: April 29th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Websites: https://victoria.rasc.ca/

Hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal BC Museum interactive activities and displays will be present both inside and outside the museum with presentations every hour going on in the Newcombe Auditorium.

For more information visit the website.