Herbs for Women’s Health

Kamilentee by Marco Verch

Date:  June 13 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Carolyne Taylor & Associates at 26 Bastion Square 18-A
Websites:   http://younlimited.com/event/an-introduction-to-womens-herbal-health-for-all-ages-part-1-2/

Join Herbalist, Lily Fawn in an introductory class focused on herbal health for women.

During the 2 hour intensive you will receive a complimentary tea bar, make one of the recipes discussed and go away with some more knowledge of how herbs can help your body daily.

World Oceans Day – Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf by iamcertifiedsweet

Date:  June 10 @ 11:00am
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf at 12 Erie St.
Websites:   http://www.worldoceansday.org/events-current-year/world-oceans-day-fishermans-wharf-yyj

Learn about the Salish Sea from a variety of experts in the ocean studies fields of research, conservation, education. Learn about your own impact, participate in the all ages activities and watch the live divers!

Reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue

Wyland World Ocean’s Day at the Robert Bateman Centre

Hull Art of Noregian Bliss in Papenberg, Germany by Wessel Blokzijl

Date:  June 8 @ 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville St.
Websites:   https://batemancentre.org/events/wyland-world-oceans-day/

World-renowned celebrity marine wildlife mural artist Robert Wyland will be hosting a free mural painting demonstration and Nature Sketch event outside Steamship Terminal’s Inner Harbour. Wyland is best known in Victoria for his 130 ft. long x 7 story high Whaling Wall titled “A-5 Pod” on Wharf St. This event will support World Ocean’s Day and a plastic free sea.

Prior to the event Wyland is docking at the Ogden Point Harbour for a few special hours on the Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship’s maiden voyage from Seattle to promote his latest mural blessing that he painted on the ship’s hull.

YYJ Eats

Community Yelp Event: Culinary Connections at Atlas Eats by Yelp Inc.

Date:  June 5 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: St. Ann’s Academy at 835 Humboldt St.
Websites:   http://www.victoriachamber.ca/events/YYJ-Eats-tickets-on-sale-2056/details

This annual event showcases a variety of local restaurants, breweries, wineries, cideries & spirit makers throughout the Greater Victoria. Entrance into the event gives you 10 tasting tickets with additional tasting tickets available during the event.

9th Annual Best in Show – The Dog Show for Mutts

Jason Edward’s dog Duke by Mike Baird

Date:  June 2nd @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott, Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa at 100 Harbour Rd.
Websites:   https://www.facebook.com/events/456604438104709/

Come and enter your mutts in this annual fundraiser for the BC SPCA Victoria Branch. With the show will be food, exhibits and activities for the whole family.

The contest will award prizes to the top 3 in each category including: Best Dressed, Most Endearing Rescue Dog, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy, Cutest Male Dog, Cutest Female Dog and Most Original Hair.

ReFind Art

Earth Day Crafternoon by Denise Corcoran

Date:  May 29th to June 10th
Location: The Bay Centre at 1150 Douglas St. Suite 2
Websites:   https://www.habitatvictoria.com/refind-art-2018.html

Visit the lower level of The Bay Centre to see the Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s art auction and fundraiser. The works of 31 local artists and businesses who are donating their time and talent in support of Habitat Victoria’s Build Program.

The artists are challenged with the task to create a piece of art using materials found at the Habitat Victoria ReStores, transforming used and discarded household items and building materials into beautiful works of art or upcycled furniture.

Go and bid and vote for your favourite art pieces!

Happy Birthday Robert!

Family Hike- Get to Know Print by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Date:  May 26th, 2018 @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville St.
Websites:   https://batemancentre.org/events/happy-birthday-robert/

Celebrate Robert Bateman’s 88th birthday and the Robert Bateman Centre’s 5th anniversary. Everyone can go into the centre by donation, public tours will occur at 10:00am & 2:00pm and a special Curatorial Tour will begin at 12:00pm. Don’t forget to sign the birthday card for Robert!

75th Swiftsure Yacht Race, Victoria BC

Jill Fitz Hirschbold Photography

For the public, there are many opportunities to experience the historic 75th running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race – and it’s all free!

On Thursday, May 24th, at the Causeway Docks of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, watch as yachts begin to arrive in the afternoon, and chat with the racers on the docks.

Friday, May 25th until 6 PM, walk the docks and, later in the afternoon, have your picture taken with Captain Jack Sparrow & Scarlett as they swash buckles. Make this the year you participate, celebrate and purchase historic 75th Swiftsure memorabilia and clothing at the tent at the top of the Causeway Docks.

On Saturday, make your way to Clover Point for 8 AM. There will be a pancake breakfast available from the Central Saanich Lions Club, while Swiftsure Commentators Michael Nusbaum and Daphne Goode share race information with the public over a PA system.

At 9 AM, a large gun blast and puff of smoke from the bow of HMCS Nanaimo will signal the first of six race starts. Each 10 minutes, a new race start is announced in the same way.

Once all races are underway, a Royal Canadian Air Force 442 Squadron will deploy a Cormorant helicopter for an over-the-water Search and Rescue demonstration in coordination with the Canadian Coast Guard.

Egypt: The Time of Pharoahs

Pharoah by Mindy McAdams

Date:  May 18th to December 31st @ 10am to 5pm daily
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville St.
Websites:   https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/egypt

“With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.”

In conjunction with the Egypt exhibit the Imax Victoria will be playing the film Mysteries of Egypt a 38 minutes film that will transport you back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians.