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First Night New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Panorama Recreation. Enjoy an evening of live family entertainment that is topped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Other event activities will include swimming, skating, face painting, and fun on the inflatable obstacle course. 4:45-9pm. 1885 Forest Park Dr. 250-656-7271.


spirit of 150 Victoria First Night Celebration in the Inner Harbour. A family-friendly multi-cultural, live stage show complete with food vendors and spectacular fireworks timed with those across the country. Large screens will simulcast Canada 150 First Night Festivities. 5pm.

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Family storytimes and Baby Times at the Greater Victoria Public Library. Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate with their children. Drop in; space is limited. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete schedule of drop-in programs, visit or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. Good Morning storytime at Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library. Bring your littlest ones to the library for stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Ages 0-5. Thursdays 10:15-11am, November 24-December 15. 250-656-0944.

ChIlDren Christmas storytime at the Greater Victoria Public Library. Ho, ho, ho! Enjoy a festive storytime, a craft, and a tasty holiday treat in anticipation of Christmas Day. Drop in; space is limited. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. December 7-10. For more information, visit or call 250-940-GVPL (4875).

COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY DENTISTRY family centered practice extended hours evenings and weekends the latest equipment and caring staff request an appointment online

FamIlIes 119–1591 McKenzie Ave, Victoria

250 477 7321

Victoria’s favourite dentists believe a healthy smile starts early. Free first visit for children under 5.


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Christmas Hours at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Drop by to say hello to Wrinkles the Turtle, check out the buzzing bees, and feed the ducks. Regular hours December 19-January 6 are 8:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1 & 2. 3873 Swan Lake Rd.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support Circles in Victoria. Every second Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30am or every second Wednesday evening

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