Archive for April, 2011

2011 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

tchotel_2011_en_US-11655-2ROYAL SCOT HOTEL & SUITES HONORED AS TOP FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTEL IN VICTORIA IN THE 2011 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

Victoria, BC – April 26, 2011- Royal Scot Hotel & Suites was chosen as a Best Family Hotel by TripAdvisor® in its 2011 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its ninth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com™ and content from across the web.

“With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels for the ninth year of the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “From the best bargain hotels to best luxury hotels, remarkable service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

For reviews on the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites, click here.

Easter Events for Kids in Victoria

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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Friday April 22, 2011 – Monday April 25, 2011  9:30am – 5:30pm

The Easter long weekend brings out the bunnies. Kids can take a special map from the Admission gate and head out on a hunt to find the ceramic bunnies. After marking their locations on the map, they can return to the Info Centre for an Easter treat. This is also the time for them to enter the contest to win a great prize.

The Rose Carousel menagerie includes thirty animals ranging from bears, to horses, to ostriches, to zebras and mirrors the world from which The Gardens draws its visitors. Carousel rides are $2 (including taxes), admission to The Gardens is required.

 

SIGNS OF HOPE IN AFRICA – EASTER EGG HUNT

Sunday, April 24th, 2011  10:00am—1:00pm

 Beckwith Park | Quadra St at Beckwith Victoria, BC

Signs of Hope in Africa hosts this community Easter Egg Hunt. Come join the fun with family and support Signs of Hope in Africa with bouncy Castle, face painting, crafts, games, clowns, police/fire vehicles, BBQ and Level Ground coffee!

Cost: 14 & under $5.00, Kids over 14 and Adults FREE

 

LIONS EASTER EGG HUNT AT ESQUIMALT GORGE PARK

Sunday, April 24, 2011  12:00-3:00pm

The Esquimalt Lions Club will again be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Esquimalt Gorge Park. There will be entertainment, food, crafts, face-painting, judging Easter bonnets, and of course hunting for Easter eggs. Cost: Free

 

BEAVER LAKE PARK

Saturday, April 23, 2011  10:00am

 12th Annual Neal Estate Team Easter Egg Hunt for BC Children’s Hospital Over 10,000 Chocolate Eggs Will Be Hidden!!!
Plus Face Painting, Crafts, Easter Bunny and LOTS of other GREAT PRIZES!

Suggested Donation is $5 per Child.

 

WEST SHORE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011  11:00 am – 2:00pm

Veteran’s Memorial Park, Langford.

DFH Real Estate is pleased to be partnering with West Shore Rotary for this year’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

 

BC FOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE EASTER HUNT

Sunday, April 24th, 2011  10:00am – 4:30pm

The Easter Hunt is now a fun, all-day event! Members may use their season’s passes for this event.

Families will explore the grounds in search of nature’s surprises and secrets from the past by going on a scavenger hunt. Each child will receive a bag of Easter treats at the end of the hunt. Spend the rest of the day riding the Green Hornet, playing in the bouncy castle, and making an Easter craft in the 100 year old schoolhouse. Be sure to visit with the Easter Bunny before you go!

ESQUIMALT EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA IN THE POOL

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Join the Esquimalt Easter Bunny on the pool deck for photos, games, fun and of course an Easter Egg Hunt! Cost: Regular Admission Rates Apply, $12.25/family, $3.00/child

Stars on Ice – Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Stars on Ice® Brings an All-Star Cast of World-Renowned Figure Skaters to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier Will Share the Ice with 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and a Stellar Lineup of Olympic, World and National Champions

Tickets For Victoria On Sale Now

(Victoria, BC) – Canada’s premier figure skating Tour, Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung, has brought together a superstar ensemble of Olympic, World and National Champions from all over the globe for its 21st season. This year’s cast promises to deliver fans of all ages the ultimate live figure skating experience with a gathering of legends past, present, and future. The Tour glides into Victoria, BC on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 for a 7:00 PM performance at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning will be joined by 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek (United States), along with a phenomenal cast of some of the world’s most respected athletes, including Olympic Gold Medalists Jamie Salé & David Pelletier; Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen (United States); Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle; Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette and more.

The Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung Tour, founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, is one of the leading entertainment events in the nation. “Canada has always been revered for its superior winter sports athletes. This year I am honored to have some of the world’s greatest figure skaters join us as we come together to deliver one of the most spectacular shows that this country has ever seen, ” said Browning. “It is most exciting that Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek has joined us this year, and I’d like to personally welcome him to the cast. It is our pleasure to have him onboard.”

Tickets for the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung Tour in Victoria go on sale Friday, December 10th. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Tickets start at $25 and are available via Select Your Tickets (www.selectyourtickets.com, 250-220-7777) and the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for more information as well as exciting show announcements.