UrbaCity Challenge

May 31st, 2016
Jenga! by Gord Webster

Jenga! by Gord Webster

Date: June 12th @ 8:30am to 2:15pm
Location: Throughout Victoria Downtown
Website: http://urbacitychallenge.ca/

UrbaCity is a race, and it’s also a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, brain teaser and fitness test. It’s sweaty, it’s dirty, but it’s all in good fun and all for a good cause. Join in different team sizes for different categories like Brain, Brawn, Ultra Racer and Corporate Face-Off.

For more information visit the website.

Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series

May 30th, 2016
start line. by clarkmaxwell

start line. by clarkmaxwell

Date: June 3rd to 5th
Location: BC Legislature at 501 Belleville
Website: http://www.victoriabikerace.com/

One of the most prestigious competitive cycling racing events in Western Canada, over 5000 spectators attend to watch the 300+ athletes compete. This race has taken on many names over the years but now benefits the Russ Hay’s Racing Cycle Club Society.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Goddess Run 5th Annual

May 29th, 2016
Running. by Pauleon Tan

Running. by Pauleon Tan

Date: June 3rd to 5th
Location: Various Start Points
Website: http://victoriagoddess.com/

The women’s only walk and run events include BMO 5km, Westhills 10km, and the Red Barn Market 15k to celebrate women and women’s work all for charity. The 3 days are filled with fun activities leading up to and during the races.

For more information visit the website.

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

May 28th, 2016
Hoping the earth would spread its wings by Nick Henrick

Hoping the earth would spread its wings by Nick Henrick

Date: May 26th to 30th
Location: Inner Harbour at 812 Wharf
Website: http://www.swiftsure.org/

This premier long distance sailing race draws competitors from as far as California, Hawaii and New Zealand and travelling fans alike. Unpredictable winds and currents make this event, offering four different races, a true challenge. Watch them come in from Dallas Road and use the race tracker on the website.

For more information visit the website.

7th Annual Best in Show – The Dog Show for Mutts

May 27th, 2016
New Friends by Jay Melnick

New Friends by Jay Melnick

Date: June 4th @ 1:00pm
Location: Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa at 100 Harbour
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005868109484097/

This fun dog show will award the top 3 in each category with some great prizes. All proceeds benefit the Greater Victoria SPCA.

The show categories include:

  • best dressed
  • most endearing rescue dog
  • best trick
  • cutest puppy
  • cutest male dog
  • cutest female dog
  • most original hair

For more information visit the website.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

May 26th, 2016
Mammoth by Yuxuan Wang

Mammoth by Yuxuan Wang

Date: June 3rd to December 31st @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mammoths/

The Royal BC Museum will present the rare opportunity to see the larger-than-life exhibition in partnership with The Field Museum in Chicago. “Visitors can walk through the ancient landscaped where mammoths and mastodons lived and learn how today’s scientists excavate and learn more about these amazing animals, their eventual extinction and whether it’s possible to clone them today.”

For more information visit the website.

The Victoria Magic Circle’s 50th Anniversary Magic Spectacular!

May 25th, 2016
Abracadabra by clement127

Abracadabra by clement127

Date: May 29th @ 7:00pm
Location: The MacPherson Theatre at 3 Centennial
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/victoria-magic-circle-2016-mcpherson-playhouse

This is a show for the whole family, featuring a veritable who’s who of the Victoria magic scene. Many of the top pro’s in the city will perform plus special guest star from Vancouver – World Champion of Magic – Shawn Farquhar.

For more information visit the website.

The Figure in Clay – Sculpture Show

May 24th, 2016
Udi Charka, Ceramics. by Flavio~

Udi Charka, Ceramics. by Flavio~

Date: Opening Reception: May 27th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm;                                                                                                                                                           Show: 28th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm & 29th @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Dales Gallery in Chinatown at 537 Fisgard
Website: http://www.melaniefurtado.com/studentshow

Discover the process of learning the classical art of figurative sculpture through student studies in anatomy, portraiture and the figure.

For more information visit the website.

4th African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

May 23rd, 2016
Drumming by Aine

Drumming by Aine

Date: May 25th to 29th
Location: Vic West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower
Website: http://vaccsociety.blogspot.ca/

This Festival (Fair) targets Africans living in Victoria and BC, African lovers, friends and partners of Africa. Activities planned aim to encourage a sense of community pride and showcase the artistic and culinary talents of African and Caribbean participants.

For more information visit the website.

118th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

May 22nd, 2016
Reynolds Secondary School by Lotus Johnson

Reynolds Secondary School by Lotus Johnson

Date: May 23rd @ 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Douglas from Mayfair Mall to Humboldt
Website: http://www.gvfs.ca/

This is Victoria’s largest parade attracting well over 100,000 people. It features Canadian and American marching bands, hundreds of floats, cultural shows and festive clowns. Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual 3 hour event is worth coming to see.

For more information visit the website.