Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation

April 1st, 2016
"Rusalka" a tribute the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by AdolfGalland

"Rusalka" a tribute the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by AdolfGalland

Date: April 1st & 2nd @ 7:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/rwb-2016-royal-theatre

“Explore the world of Annie, a young, urban, First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the paths of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.”

For more information visit the website.

Easter at the Market

March 27th, 2016
#Easter by Jeni Rodger

#Easter by Jeni Rodger

Date: March 27th @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/easter-at-the-market/

Enjoy fun activities for the kids, including: crafts face painting and fun live kids’ music by Rob Gillespie! A special appearance will be made from the Easter Bunny himself!

For more information visit the website.

4th Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration

March 26th, 2016
Easter egg hunt by West Point

Easter egg hunt by West Point

Date: March 26th @ 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall at 2167 Oak Bay
Website: http://www.visitoakbayvillage.ca/index.php?page_id=1011

Enjoy candy hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting, coffee, treats and more!

Candy Hunt start times:

  • 0 to 4yrs: 11:30am-11:45pm
  • 5 to 7yrs: 11:45am-12:00pm
  • 8 to 10yrs: 12:00pm-12:15pm
  • 11yrs and up: 12:15pm-12:30pm

For more information visit the website.

Spring Foraging Tour

March 25th, 2016
Chives by Lotus Johnson

Chives by Lotus Johnson

Date: March 27th @ 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Contact for location information
Website: http://www.castroboateng.com/spring-foraging

The annual Spring Foraging Tours bring together people who share a passion for delicacies and search for some of Vancouver Islands wild edibles! On the five hour culinary adventure you will search for exotic wild items like Salmonberries, Fiddleheads, Thistles, Wild Arugula, Miner’s lettuce, Wild Carrot, Wild Garlic, Wild Chives, Stinging Nettles, Oregon Grapes, Elderberries, possibly Oysters & more Mushrooms. Half way through you will prepare a three course gourmet lunch with your finds.

For more information visit the website.

Esquimalt 5k presented by LifeMark Health

March 24th, 2016
Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt by Jayscratch

Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt by Jayscratch

Date: March 26th @ 8:30am
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 527 Fraser
Website: https://www.esquimalt.ca/news-events/events/5k

Runners of all levels, from walkers to elites, all are invited to register for a beautifully scenic 5k or 1k. Chip timing, incredible draw prizes, fabulous refreshments, kid’s corner with face painting, balloon animals, complimentary mini-massages and more.

For more information visit the website.

Behind the Scenes Tour- Butterflies and More

March 12th, 2016
Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Date: March 16th @ 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/behind-the-scenes-tour-butterflies-and-more/

See where the museum keeps the jars, boxes, and bins filled with specimens for display and research. Experience the working environment of talented researchers and staff. Sign up begins 1 hour prior to the start time and is limited to 10 people so keep you watch set!

For more information visit the website.

“Antiques Roadshow” – Inspired Call for Canadian Art

March 11th, 2016
Home sweet home - J.S. Gordon Oil Painting on Canvas of the Lone Rider by antefixus21

Home sweet home - J.S. Gordon Oil Painting on Canvas of the Lone Rider by antefixus21

Date: March 15th @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Oswego Hotel at 500 Oswego
Website: http://www.consignor.ca/

Certified art specialists are looking for hidden treasures for their upcoming auctions. Everyone interested in selling a Canadian painting, print or sculpture, on consignment are welcome. You will be able to receive a preliminary auction valuation and/or information about the artwork and artist.

Mini-consultations and verbal auction valuations will be available for walk-ins; appointments are encouraged to make the most out of each consultation. To schedule a walk-in contact Consignor Canadian Fine art at: 1-866-931-8415 or info@consignor.ca.

For more information visit the website.

2016 SPARK Festival

March 10th, 2016
Factory Theatre by kaykaybarrie

Factory Theatre by kaykaybarrie

Date: March 11th to 26th
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton & Belfry Theatre at 1291 Gladstone
Website: http://www.sparkfestival.ca/

With this festival spanning over 16 days over 50 performances and events, including a free all-ages dance party. New plays and ideas will be featured by some of Canada’s finest performing artists and companies.

Highlights of this year’s festival include Nicolas Billon’s 2013 Governor General’s award-winning play, Iceland; Huff, Clint Cardinal’s powerful tale of life on the reserve; the world premier of 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer – a thinking person’s puppet play from Runaway Moon Theatre; The Gay Heritage Project, written and performed by Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir; and Betroffenheit, from Vancouver’s Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, presented in partnership with Dance Victoria at the Royal Theatre.

For more information visit the website.

Superheroes to the Rescue

March 5th, 2016
Capes from behind by Sallie the Cape Lady

Capes from behind by Sallie the Cape Lady

Date: March 6th @ 2:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/kids-3-2016-royal-theatre

Enjoy the concerts for kids at the Royal Theatre. “The Mighty Maestro thinks all he needs to be a SUPERHERO is a red cape, but not even the orchestra agrees with him! Enter Mr. Invisible to save the day and teach the Mighty Maestro what it really takes to be SUPER.” Dressing up in your superhero attire is encouraged and this fun concert will include music from your favourite superhero movies.

For more information visit the website.

41st Annual Flower Count

March 4th, 2016
Plum blossoms by Lotus Johnson

Plum blossoms by Lotus Johnson

Date: March 2nd to 9th
Location: Greater Victoria
Website: http://flowercount.com/

Everyone is welcome to partake in the annual light-hearted competition between the Greater Victoria Municipalities. Organized by The Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria, the goal is to grow and showcase community pride and to showcase Greater Victoria’s beautiful shoulder-season as a tourism destination. The count is watched nationally and internationally and advertises how Victoria the (City of Gardens) has the mildest climate in Canada.

For more information visit the website.