Archive for April, 2015

Averill Creek Vineyard 10th Annual Open House & Spring Wine Release

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Averill Creek

Date: May 3rd @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Averill Creek Vineyard at 6552 North Road, Duncan

Averill Creek winery is having their tenth annual open house! They will have complimentary wine tastings & winery tours, delicious local cuisine offered by Thistles Catering and the release of their new 2014 wines!

Visit their website for a full list of released wines and more information.

2015 MEC Bikefest Victoria

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bike Tools

Date: May 2nd @ 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: MEC(Mountain Equipment Co-op) at 1450 Government St

MEC Bikefest is a celebration of cycling for all those who share in the joy of riding on two wheels. Bikefests’ are happening all over. Highlights of the 2015 MEC Bikefest Victoria include gear swap, new products from a variety of vendors, presentations from local athletes and adventures, free clinics and workshops, industry leading road biking exhibitors, sports health & wellness groups, community groups and clubs, prizes, giveaways and more!

For more information about the Bikefest visit their website.

Uno Fest 2015

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Uno Fest

Date: May 8th to 24th @ various times
Location: Intrepid Theatre Club at 1609 Blanshard & Metro Studio Theatre at 1411 Quadra

Uno Fest is North America’s longest running festival of solo performances running since 1997. With over 300 shows performed the Intrepid Theatre has hosted a wonderful festival year after year.

For this years’ line up and tickets visit their website.

15th Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

Monday, April 27th, 2015


Date: May 3rd @ 9:00am to 3:00pm (8:00am early bird)
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Road

Cherry Bomb Toys brings us Victoria’s 15th Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair!

Look forwards to seeing multiple vendors with items for show and sale, door prizes, special guests and more. Wear your costumes for more door prizes.

The day will have new & old collectible toys, dolls, barbies, tin comics diecast cars, trains, legos, models, GI Joe, Star Wars, video games, Transformers, vinyl, action figures & many, many more.

See the website for more information.

Dine Out for Life

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Dine Out For Life

Date: April 30th All Day
Location: Various Restaurant Locations

AIDS Vancouver Island is having their 10th annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser. When you dine out at participating restaurants that day, 25 percent of your meal bill goes to benefit AIDS Vancouver Island’s programs on Vancouver Island.

To see a full list of participating restaurants and more about AIDS Vancouver Island visit their website.

Mendelssoh Violin Concerto

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mendelssoh Violin

Date: April 27th @ 8:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St

Part of the McPherson & Royal Theatre’s Legacy series the Victoria Symphony is proud to debut Finnish sensation Elina Vahala playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Sibelius’ Symphony no. 4, an introspective journey through struggle and despair, is followed by his glorious and uplifting Symphony no. 7.

Please see the website for show times and prices.

8th Annual Colour Your Palate

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Colour Palate

Date: April 28th @5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: University Club at 3800 Finnerty Rd

This fundraising event for the artsREACH program puts local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. This years’ colours include: blue, green, red, orange, yellow and purple!

Professional judges will blind-taste and vote for winners in two categories: “Best Tasting Creation: and “Most Colourful Creation”. Guests at the event receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer, visit each chef’s station and sample each creation. Also included is a vote for “People’s Choice” award, a silent auction and a wonderful door prize!

Visit their website for more information.

Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony

Date: April 25th @6:45pm to 8:45pm
Location: Royal Roads University at 2005 Sooke Rd

Join the Royal Roads University and the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club at the Parade Square below Hatley Castle for a traditional Military Sunset Ceremony. This event is the kick off for Royal Roads’ year-long celebration of 75 years of learning and leadership, with 55 years as a military college and institution and 20 years as a public applied research university.

The Ceremony will include the Royal Military College of Canada Pipes and Drums, the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, the US Air Force Academy’s Drum and Bugle Corps, a fly past by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, as naval guard from Maritime Forces Pacific, guns of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, and member of the Pacific Regional Cadet Support Unit.

For more information about the ceremony please visit their website.

Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Date: April 25th @noon to 9:00pm & April 26th @noon to 4:00pm Creatively United Festival
Location: The English Inn at 429 Lampson St

This all-ages community event features local food, over 35 local musical acts, 60 innovative displays, electric car and bike displays and demonstrations, world-class photography, poets, afternoon tea and a silent auction!

Other planned activities include yoga, healing arts, a locally-sourced organic dinner party, short films and documentaries, kid’s activities, art and art-making and much more. Costumes welcome!

The English Inn is well situated off of a busy bus route, is wheelchair accessible and will have bike lockup during the festival.

Please visit the website for more information.

Tango & Latin Night with Grammy Award Nominee Pablo Diemecke

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Palermo by Vincenzo Fileccia

Date: April 24th @ 7:30pm (doors at 6:00pm)
Where: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
Website: Here

“Violinist Pablo Diemecke is a Grammy Award Nominee (2002) for “Best Classical Album”with the Carlos Chavez Violin concerto, a live recording with the National Symphony of Mexico.  He was Concert Master with the Victoria Symphony for over two decades and his solo engagements have taken him throughout North America and Europe.

Like a sparkling gem in a treasure box, you can expect this concert to feature varied flavours and musical colours and textures, virtuoso playing, gorgeous light romantic works and an exploration of a wide range of musical emotions.

The ensemble also features Shima Takeda on violin, Lawrence Skaggs on cello and Elizabeth Massi on viola.

You may want to bring your dancing shoes as your Latin spirit will surely be released tonight!”