Archive for July, 2009

20th Anniversary of Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The Royal Scot is happy to support the annual Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash! 

 

SymphonyThis is a spectacular event that sees Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. 

Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor symphony event in Canada, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors.

Exciting 2009 Splash Young Soloists: Christine Wong (piano) and Josh Lovell (tenor). Our soloists are supported by the Leslie and Murray Glazier Young Musicians Fund.

                  Event Timeline

                 2:00PM  -  Children’s activities on the legislature lawn

                 4:00PM  -  Opening act: The Vic High R&B Band

                 7:30PM  -  Maestra Tania Miller and the Victoria Symphony

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Admission Details

Admission is by a $5 donation, this year everyone who donates $5 or more will receive a Birthday Button which they can wear proudly to show their support for Bayview Symphony Splash and the Victoria Symphony. You’ll find volunteers with donation buckets roaming the crowds or you can track down one of our donation barrels. All proceeds go to support the Victoria Symphony.

 

Call us to book your room on August 2nd and we will make your admission donation for you and provide you with your Happy Birthday Button upon check-in!

Build up to the 2010 Olympics begins in Victoria!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

As British Columbia locals we feel a sense of pride to be hosting the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.  At the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites we’re getting into the spirit with some great rates and packages for the preliminary events.

Start with what could be the prelude to the 2010 Olympic Women’s Gold Medal Hockey Game.

Canada vs USA Women’s Hockey Exhibition Game 

 

Exhibition Hockey Game 

The Canadian and American women’s national hockey teams will face off at 7:00 pm, Monday, October 5, 2009 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Canada’s National Women’s Team will face the United States’ Women’s National Team in a series of six exhibition games, ahead of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC.

The October 5th hockey game is presented in partnership with Community Living Victoria, Sport Host Victoria, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, City of Victoria and Hockey Canada with the majority of fundraising proceeds going to Community Living Victoria and the National Women’s Hockey Program.

   

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay begins October 30th in Victoria!

Olympic Torch Relay

 The Olympic flame arrives in Victoria directly from Athens, Greece and will begin its journey across Canada, travelling more than 45,000 km (28,000 miles) before arriving back in Vancouver on Feb. 12, 2010. signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at B.C Place Stadium.  The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay route will be the longest domestic torch relay route in Olympic history.

The flame will arrive early in the day on October 30th to much fanfare and excitement at a ceremony at the Inner Harbour, and a large-scale community celebration is being planned for that evening – again in the Inner Harbour – to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay’s first day in Canada.  Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the festivities!

 Book the Exhibition Hockey Package and receive 25% off your stay for the Olympic Torch Relay

Moss Street Paint-In

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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On Saturday, July 18th from noon until 4:00pm check out Moss Street from Fort St. to Dallas Rd.  There is a Food & Beverage Garden from 11:00am – 9:00pm with dancing to Kumbia from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.  This annual event attracts more than 25,000 people to view art works as well as eat, drink and dance.  The weather is going to be fantastic this year!!!

For more information call our Guest Services Department or visit the website.

New Marine Centre at Sidney is Now Open!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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The New Marine Centre is now open in the town of Sidney, 30 minutes north of downtown Victoria.  Giant aquariums are home to hundreds of fish, invertebrates, marine plants, lurking octopus, and a rainbow of anemones.  The kids will love it!  Ask the Guest Services Department for directions.

Rediscover Victoria!

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The city is heating up, summer is here and there are so many reasons to rediscover Victoria!

With so many opportunities to enjoy this amazing city, from wonderful dining experiences, great shopping and beautiful scenery I thought you might want to learn some of the little treasures that maybe only locals really know about.  So for those who visit Victoria often for all the usual reasons, maybe it’s time your family took a long weekend.  With all the great deals to be had right now, I have to ask, how can you not?

So here are some great events coming up this July…

 

Shakespeare Summer Festival

The Victoria Shakespeare Society returns with its sixth consecutive summer festival.  This year the Society is excited to present Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest at the Camosun College Lansdowne Campus.

 

The Victoria Summer Music Festival

Chamber Music of the Highest Order…

July 21 to August 1, 2009

Luminara! 

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Ten years of light! Luminara is celebrating its tenth year of illumination, music and cultural diversity. Inspired by the many festivals of light held in countries around the world, Luminara has become a tradition in Victoria, and every year the community turns out in glowing costumes with homemade lanterns to find the candle-lit installations and local performers in the dark of Beacon Hill Park.

More Hidden Gems!

And then lets not forget the amazing beaches Victora has to offer…

Saanich’s Gyro Park, Mount Douglas Park, Uplands Park/Cattle Point, Willows Beach, Island View Park, Sidney Spit Marine Park, Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, Thetis Lake Park, Witty’s Lagoon, Sooke Potholes, French Beach Provincial Park, China Beach, Mystic Beach

Wow, I love this city!

Check out Taste – Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

swirl, sniff sip, savour…

From July 16-19 experience Victoria’s first annual festival of food and wine.  Taste will showcase the local taste of Vancouver Island and wines from BC.    Check out their website or contact our Guest Services Department today guestservices@royalscot.com for more info!

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