8th Annual Best in Show – Dog Show for Mutts

May 30th, 2017
Join me in a Roll in the Grass by Jane Central

Join me in a Roll in the Grass by Jane Central

Date: June 3rd @ 1:00pm
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa at 100 Harbour
Websites: http://www.spca.bc.ca/support/supporter-of-the-month/delta-victoria-ocean-pointe.html

This annual fundraising event for the Greater Victoria SPCA features dog contests including best dressed, most endearing rescue dog, best trick, cutest puppy, cutest male/female dog and most original hair. For the human attendees a BBQ lunch will be available and prizes for the top 3 in each category.

For more information visit the website.

Robert W. Cameron Cycling Series

May 29th, 2017
Caleb3_17_13-98-X3 by turbulentflow

Caleb3_17_13-98-X3 by turbulentflow

Date: June 2nd to 4th
Location: Various locations throughout Greater Victoria
Websites: http://www.victoriabikerace.com/

Presented by PISE this event is one of the most prestigious competitive cycling racing events in Western Canada with over 5000 spectators in attendance and 300+ athletes competing.

For more information visit the website.

Cheese & Charcuterie

May 28th, 2017
Charcuterie Board from Prohibition Tasting Room by qasic

Charcuterie Board from Prohibition Tasting Room by qasic

Date: May 29th @ 6:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Fin and Pearl at Whole Foods Market at 3587 Blanshard
Websites: http://shopuptown.ca/store/fin-pearl/

Channel your creative flair into delicious cheese and charcuterie platters. Gain the tools to put together beautiful, easy-to-make platters for casual meals with friends for summer entertaining. In-house entertaining experts will be putting the focus on fresh cheeses, sliced charcuterie and lighter fare for patio parties.

For more information visit the website.

Asian Heritage Cultural Celebration

May 27th, 2017
DSC_3925_pp by Walter

DSC_3925_pp by Walter

Date: May 28th @ 10:30am to 2:30pm
Location: McPherson Library at Uvic
Websites: http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/events/calendar/2017/05/asian-heritage-month.php

This event will feature classical and folk dances from Afghanistan, China, India, Philippines and Thailand. Food kiosks and family activity tents are included in this event.

For more information visit the website.

Kaleidoscope presents: The Kerplunks!

May 26th, 2017
String Section by Ron Lute

String Section by Ron Lute

Date: May 28th @ 2:00pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse at 3 Centennial Square
Websites: http://kaleidoscope.bc.ca/

The Kerplunks provide a unique live performance with a full four-piece multi-instrumental band, presenting a wide variety of upbeat lyrics and many differing music styles that parents can truly enjoy. The Kerplunks get the whole audience singing along, on their feet and participating in the actions.

For more information visit the website.

HSBC Canada Women’s Rugby Sevens

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

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

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

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

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.