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Camp Qwanoes Aqua Park

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Fun, friends and great memories at Camp Qwanoes “Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park is like a floating playground on the Pacific! It’s always growing and drawing kids into some unforgettable H2O adventure!”

From every direction morning to night Something’s happening here Can you see it? Can you feel it? Something’s so good it’s hard to imagine So JUMP IN and let the adventures begin!

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orning to night, something’s happening at Camp Qwanoes. “It’s always the highlight of my summer,” said a camper last summer. Another said, “The best place on earth.” Since 1966, Qwanoes has been inviting kids to unplug from the everyday and jump into an experience like no other. Qwanoes is located beside a mountain in a spectacular oceanfront setting across from Salt Spring Island. From wake boarding and a giant aqua-park to a zip-line through the forest, there are over 75 activity options to choose from. Kids also enjoy crazy games and great music, or sleeping out with their cabin group at the beach with a stunning view of the sunrise. While having fun, kids experience real love and acceptance by caring staff from all over the world. A camper said, “Everyone here is so considerate. Even if they’re not your counselor; it can be anyone and they’ll care for you, no matter what.” Qwanoes expects to have staff from 10+ countries this summer. In the words of a camper: “Qwanoes

is amazing. Not just because of the activities or the beach or the fun times, but because it gives us all the chance to meet amazing people and bond with amazing staff members… it has been one of the highlights of my childhood. Qwanoes has changed my life forever.” Speaking of the impact camp clearly has on kids, Scott Bayley, Qwanoes’ executive director says, “What really makes a week at Qwanoes so special

is that we love kids. Kids are not only accepted but are also valued here, and they enjoy an escape from our fast-paced, plugged-in world.” Qwanoes is a Christian camp and is an ideal place for fun-filled, lifechanging adventure. All are welcome and some space is available for this summer. Check out the summer 2019 video at: qwanoes.ca/summer/media. For more info, visit: qwanoes.ca

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ide the Glide are ready to welcome you at their convenient location at #307- 208 Wharf St. Stop by and see the line-up of affordable E-bikes and electric rideables. Contemplate your new e-bike in the sitting area and enjoy free wifi. Then confirm your choice with a free test glide. For an extended test period, check out the ‘Bike to Work Week - Round 2’ option. Your solution to affordable personal transportation, Ride the Glide offers their own line of competitively priced E-bikes in addition to electric unicycles, Segway® products, electric skateboards and more. This local family-owned and operated business has been serving the community for seven years. If you want superb customer service, satisfaction and value for your dollar, then look no further. Looking for a new adventure?

Consider the ‘Delivered to You’ E-bike rental service. Ride the Glide will deliver your choice of E-bike to your desired location from anywhere in Victoria, Sooke or Sidney (south of the Malahat) and pick it up wherever you decide to end your ride. Everything you need for a safe, comfortable experience is included: helmet, comfortable grips, bell, bike lock, pannier bag, and of course, a bike/trail map. Renting is worry-free thanks to the hassle-free flat repair service, so you get back on the trail faster. Visit RideTheGlide.ca to see what they have to offer. Read about their company history and all that they do, view the E-bike lineup, review the comprehensive E-bike warranty, or simply book an E-bike rental. Reach out and ask any questions. Michael, Alicia and Corinne look forward to welcoming you soon!


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Visit one of the most diverse marine habitats on the planet Now luxuriously refurbished and updated with all the modern amenities and state-of the-art navigational and safety systems, The Mothership carries small groups of guests to visit our magnificent coast — one of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on the planet.

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othership Adventures has been exploring British Columbia’s spectacular coastal wilderness aboard the Columbia III since 1995, offering sea kayaking, natural history, cultural and special interest tours. Built in 1956 for the Columbia Coast Mission in Vancouver, Columbia III operated tirelessly for many years as a hospital ship serving the isolated communities on B.C.’s remote and rugged shores. Now luxuriously refurbished and updated with all the modern amenities and state-of the-art navigational and safety systems, she carries small groups of guests to visit our magnificent coast — one of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on the planet. From the Great Bear Rain Forest in the north to Desolation Sound in the south, the Columbia III travels the Coast’s myriad of inlets, channels, ports and coves. Mothership Adventures’ captains and crew are B.C. Ministry of Transportcertified, committed to passenger safety and possess a wealth of local knowledge gained from years of maritime experience. Our professional sea kayak

guides have guided commercially for many years and are always attentive to guests’ well-being on the water. Beginner and experienced kayakers are welcome. Gourmet meals including seafood, fresh produce and home baked desserts are prepared in our well-equipped galley. On the Desolation Sound cruise, well-known author and historian Jeanette Taylor leads this coastal history tour. Her vast and wonderful store of knowledge brings to life this coast’s fascinating history. Shore excursions by zodiac are included in each day’s itinerary. Mothership Adventures, Inc. Call toll free: 1-888-833-8887 or: 1-250-202-3229. Located in Heriot Bay, B.C. mothershipadventures.com

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Contact us for more information phone 250-202-3229 or 1-888-833-8887, or visit: www.mothershipadventures.com


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Exciting line-up of summer camps with the Vikes

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ikes Athletics and Recreation is proud to offer another exciting line-up of camps this summer. Using indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and fields on the University of Victoria campus, experienced Vikes Camp leaders will guide campers through games and activities for all ages. Choose from a wide variety of full day and half day camps in these four categories: Recreation Camps: The focus is on fun, social development and learning through play. Camp leaders plan non-competitive games, arts and crafts and activities that engage all participants. Sport Development Camps: Campers of all ages and skill levels enjoy a week of drills, skill development and interactive games in a fun, yet challenging,

environment. The focus is on skill building, teamwork and fair play. High Performance Camps: Take your camp experience to the next level! High performance camps are aimed at children and youth who are looking to rise to the challenge of enhanced skills, drills and game play led by varsity coaches and players. Climbing and Outdoor Camps: Using our Peninsula Co-op Climbing Centre and Greater Victoria’s great outdoors, we offer a fun slate of climbing and outdoor camps. Certified leaders present engaging activities that focus on fun, skill building and teamwork in a safe environment. Register for camps online at vikescamps.com or in person at CARSA Membership Services. Before and after camp care is available.


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Bluegrass music rolling through the hills and hollows Nestled in the hills of the beautiful Cowichan Valley at Laketown Ranch Music Park, two kilometres west of Lake Cowichan, is the all-ages, family friendly Cowichan Valley Bluegrass festival.

Performing will be three-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch, credited by Dolly Parton as having “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.”

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the sound of bluegrass and Appalachian old-time music is best heard outdoors, rolling through hills and hollows and drifting down mountain valleys on the wind.

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t’s back-porch music from a simpler time — honest and pure while capturing the energy of rock and roll, sadness of the blues, improvisation of jazz, rhythm and harmony of southern gospel and haunting sounds of its Celtic roots. At the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, June 14 to 16, you can experience real music played by real people around campfires and performed on stage by some of the most proficient acoustic musicians on the planet. The festival features three-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch, credited by Dolly Parton as having “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Children and teens under 18 get in free with an adult for a weekend filled with concerts, free instrument and vocal workshops with headliners, an old-time

square dance, special children’s performance and spontaneous and organized jam sessions. The site has ample camping and 5,800 square feet of covered performance space for all-weather audience comfort, and even “glamping” for those wanting to pamper themselves. Performing are Boston’s The Lonely Heartstring Band, Toronto’s acclaimed Slocan Ramblers and top local and regional acoustic bands, including Vancouver Island’s The Sweet Lowdown. Weekend adult passes are only $70. The festival is close to all the amenities of the Cowichan Valley, including water sports, river tubing, wineries, hiking, biking and the 44-metre-high Kinsol Trestle. Visit CowichanBluegrass.com for full details and tickets.


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Myths & Legends: Beach Fest in Parksville

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he Parksville Beach Festival Society presents the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition — a world-class event for master sand sculptors and an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting. Master sand sculptors will travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this remarkable competition in Parksville on Vancouver Island. Sculptors have 30 hours over four days to create their sculpture from just sand and water within the 2019 theme — Myths & Legends. Parksville’s Sand Sculpting Competition history dates back to 1982, when it hosted its’ first B.C. Open. A total of 100 people attended the first event and it was reviewed as a great success. From the B.C. Open to its’ present day title — The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, which welcomed 126,908 visitors in 2018, this event has evolved into a world-class master sculptor competition. Known to the locals as Beach Fest, this five-week long, family-oriented festival runs from Jul. 12 to Aug. 18, and includes the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, the Tim Hortons free summer concert series, buskers and an artisan market. For more information, visit: parksvillebeachfest.ca

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Reggae Solstice Summer Splash — June 21-22

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n the world of music festivals, 20-years is an eternity. Twenty years of bringing together music lovers, dedicated to a culture and to each other, is no small feat. Each year, we watch a musical and artistic community spring up around us and are amazed at the energy this community brings. The people of this city and music-lovers from out of town embrace us, open their ears and share a dance. The often overlooked diversity of the city is on full display every year at Ship Point as festival goers of all ages, from all walks, gather together to celebrate the rhythms and grooves of life. This special relationship to our audience and city has helped the festival become a hub for the international music community — an event where local and international artists come together to share and learn from each other. The audience can hear and discover a diverse array of new music from around the globe — right in their own backyard. To commemorate our 20th Anniversary, we will host our firstever Reggae Solstice Summer Splash on Friday, June 21. The Splash features reggae royalty Ky-Mani Marley and Sister Nancy. The following evening, Saturday, June 22, ska/punk legends Less Than Jake headline the main stage. What we love most about Victoria’s Ska & Reggae Festival is treating everyone to an international music feast! Enjoy three FREE nights of world-class programming — June 19, 20 & 23 — on the main stage. International ska bands like Peru’s Vieja Skina and UK’s Chainska Brassika will share the stage with Canada’s finest, like Montreal’s funk monster The Brooks, and Victoria’s soul powerhouse, The Leg-Up Program. All shows are all ages and fully licensed. Check skafest.ca for more festival shows to experience.

Main Photo: Vic Ska Reggae Fest at Ship Point. Photo by Rob Porter. Reggae Royalty Ky-mani Marly; Vic Ska Reggae Fest Crowd. Photo by Colin Smith.

Victoria Philharmonic Choir Peter Butterfield Music Director

500 years of English Church Music Howells, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and more

Organist: Donald Hunt

Saturday June 8, 2019, 8 pm Christ Church Cathedral $30 / $20 student

Ticket info: www.vpchoir.ca


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Something for everyone @ Kaleidoscope Social Butterflies Kaleidoscope’s carefully curated programs train young artists in the arts, and help them achieve proficiency in acting for stage and screen.

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Guided Events & Outings for Mobile Senior Adults Door-to-Door Service Calendar of Events

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Wine Fest An adult wine tasting event set on the beautiful grounds of St. Stephen’s Church

August 10, 1:00-4:30 pm

7921 St. Stephen Road, Saanichton

• Enjoy entertainment, appetizers, music and a vintage car display • Non-alcoholic beverages also available • Proceeds to support local needs and services

Tickets

Early bird: $35 Advance: $45, Seniors/Students $40 At the door: $50

Information at Parish of Central Saanich 250-652-1611 ParishCS.ca

aleidoscope Theatre for Young People, Vancouver Island’s resident professional theatre company for young audiences, has inspired generations of theatre lovers for over 45 years through professional theatre productions and programs through the company’s performing arts studio. At Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Studio, students focus on developing technique with an emphasis on individual and small group work. Students are provided with both in-class and out-of-class opportunities to apply these acquired techniques as they develop performance and audition pieces. Kaleidoscope’s programs offer artistic training in acting, musicianship and dance, giving students a comprehensive youth arts education. Kaleidoscope’s carefully curated programs train young artists in the arts, helping them achieve proficiency in acting for stage and screen. Training in theatre

boosts confidence, builds self-esteem, creates public speakers, breaks down barriers and instills an appreciation for the arts. As the premiere school for young actors on Vancouver Island, Kaleidoscope has consistently focused on a single mission: Training students to become highly skilled, confident and well-rounded young performers. Kaleidoscope’s innovative training inspires creativity and imagination while exploring respected techniques under the guidance of esteemed faculty, directors and industry experts.  From Spring Break and Summer Camps to weekly classes, masterclasses, workshops, Pro-D Day Camps and over 17 various programs offered at locations all over the city, there truly is something for everyone at Kaleidoscope. Registration for programs beginning Fall 2019 opens on May 1st online at kaleidoscope.bc.ca  Photo Left: Elliott Loran in The Giver.

Exciting events and outings for mobile, independent and discerning seniors

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f you live alone, no longer drive at night and would love to attend all the exciting entertainment Victoria has to offer, The Social Butterflies are just what you have been looking for. Now you are able to enjoy a wonderful, exciting evening out on the town while making new friends and new memories. No longer home alone — bored and frustrated and having to rely on others for your entertainment. Knight Limousine provides DOOR-TODOOR transportation with friendly, safe drivers — ready to assist if needed. A host accompanies each outing. You will be picked up at your home at a pre-determined time, along with other like-minded seniors, for a leisurely dinner followed by the event of your choice. After the theatre/concert, you will be returned home — safe and sound. No cares or concerns, as everything is well taken care of, leaving you to relax in good company and start enjoying the good life. Now you are a Social Butterfly, breaking out of your cocoon — happy and content — no longer watching life pass you by. During the summer months, The Social Butterflies offer various exciting day-trips which include excursions on Vancouver Island and to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver. Interesting, relaxing, fun trips have been carefully chosen to appeal to all tastes. Walkers are accepted. Cost includes transportation, ticket (best seat in the house) dinner/lunch, taxes and gratuities. This is not a business where you must pay a fee to join. Pay by credit card or cheque. To receive a Social Butterflies Calendar of Events, or for more info, phone: 250-383-4386. Visit their website to book-on-line: thesocialbutterfliesofvictoria.com


Island Events... Multiple Events

SPLASH OF LIGHT! Esquimalt’s LANTERN FESTIVAL returns! May 4th 6:30pm-9:30pm Captain Jacobson Park/ WestBay Walkway Dancers, Music, Food. Bring a lantern and join the Parade of Lights! FREE fun for everyone! Register now for free workshops: Apr27 through Esq Rec Ctr MEMORIAL PARK MUSICFEST Tuesdays, June 18 to July 30 6:00 - 7:30pm FREE concerts Different band each week! Food trucks on site. Support local! Chairs supplied, or bring your own, don’t forget your dancing shoes! www.townshiparts.org

Public Markets • Public Markets

Every Saturday, May 4 to September 28 9 am to 3 pm Corner of Menzies & Superior Fresh Local Produce, Specialty Foods Local Award Winning Artisans Great Live Music Come support your LOCAL Farmers, Food Producers and Artisans and share in the fun! www.jamesbaymarket.com

ESQUIMALT ARTS FESTIVAL Aug 25 Memorial Park FREE event! Over 25 artists/vendors food trucks, music and more! Support local! www.townshiparts.org

Sooke Country Market Every Saturday 10–2 pm • May–October Otter Point Rd and Eustace Rd WE MAKE IT BAKE IT OR GROW IT Local Produce • Plants Fresh Baking • Local Art Sookecountrymarket.com• info@sookecountrymarket.com

Honeymoon Bay Market Saturdays 10am - 2pm, May thru Sept 10 mins. west of Lake Cowichan on South Shore Road A rustic, outdoor market with a wide range of locally made items: Alpaca products; bread, pies & fresh baking; candles, creams, soaps & essential oils; jewelry; note cards; quilts; preserves; plants & garden decor; hand-picked fruits & vegetables; wooden toys; lovingly-made children’s clothes; chair massages.

BARD ACROSS THE BRIDGE Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival presents Two Gentlemen of Verona. Aug 1/2/3 Saxe Point Park Tickets through GVSF. Festival passes can be used for both Camosun and Saxe. www.townshiparts.org www.vicshakespeare.com AERIOSA presents MAJESTIC PEAKS! Aug 9/10 Saxe Point Park FREE event! Come and be amazed by these AERIAL DANCERS New show for 2019! Parking is limited; please plan ahead. www.townshiparts.org

Metchosin Farmers’ Market May 12 - October 27 Every Sunday 11am - 2pm Located on Happy Valley Rd. behind the firehall - only 30 minutes from Victoria. Lovely country market featuring: Local produce, honey, cider, maple syrup, fresh baking, fudge, pet treats, a wide array of artisan works and much more. Live island music. Join us in our relaxed rural atmosphere.

Veterans’ Memorial Park, Langford Handmade - Homemade - Homegrown Every Saturday 10am - 2pm May 11 - October 12, 2019 From our Hands to Yours Fresh Local Produce, Baked Goods, Ciders & Meads, Plants, Crafts, Local Food Trucks, Music & More! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram

Esquimalt Farmers Market provides a marketplace and gathering point that builds relationships, and encourages healthy, local living. Join us on select Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm inside Esquimalt Rec. Centre, 527 Fraser St. Sept - May, and outdoors at Memorial Park 1230 Esquimalt Rd., weekly from May 16 Sept 19! Find locally grown produce, live music, food trucks and artisans, all year! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @EsquimaltMarket or visit esquimaltmarket.com for weekly lineups and full dates.

Saturdays 10am-2pm May Long Weekend Through Thanksgiving Tofino Village Green www.tofinomarket.com

Peninsula Country Market Farm Fresh since 1991 Saturdays, June 1 - Oct 12 9am - 1 pm June 1: Look for us in Pioneer Park at the Brentwood Bay Festival! June 8 - Oct 12: Saanich Fairground 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd, Saanichton NO MARKET AUG 31 (Saanich Fair) Enjoy a country morning among friends! Local farm produce and meats, artisan crafts, baked goods, hot coffee, food service, market music, family activities! www.peninsulacountrymarket.ca Tel 250-216-0521

Celebrating our 20th Year June 6th to August 29th Every Thursday Night 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Beacon Avenue In Beautiful Sidney by the Sea There is something for Everyone! COME AND JOIN THE FUN! www.sidneystreetmarket.com


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May

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Come out and try dragon boating We are all survivors With a goal for fitness, friendship and fun

Check us out ~ get in a boat~ questions? Vic West Community Centre March 9, April 6 0900 RSVP Contact anytime: ibspaddler@gmail.com www.islandbreaststrokers.com

May

#modernlove with THE SOOKE COMMUNITY CHOIR #modernlove is inspired by rhythmic modern pop music recorded by artists as well-known as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Bruno Mars. The 50+ voice ensemble will be joined by talented collaborative pianist Kathy Russell and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Poynter. This is going to be an exciting, upbeat, toe-tapping show and definitely one not to be missed! In Sooke: May 3 @ 7:30pm May 4 @ 7:30pm May 5 @ 2:00pm Community Hall 2037 Shields Road In Parksville: May 11 @ 2:00 pm Tickets: $20, 16 & under free Online: www.eventbrite.com Shoppers Drug Mart, Sooke (cash only) The Stick, Sooke (cash only) Or at the door (cash only) Parksville tickets at the door only Details at: www.sookecommunitychoir.com

Swan Lake Spring Craft Sale Just in time for Mother’s Day Shopping! Saturday, May 4, 12-4 PM at the Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Unique handcrafted totes, quilts and fabric home accessories created by the Silver Swans craft group. All proceeds go to Swan Lake Sanctuary. www.swanlake.bc.ca 250-479-0211

‘CHOSIN POTTERY MOTHER’S DAY SALE May 4th - 12th 10am - 5pm Sterling Silver Jewellery by Morgan Saddington Porcelain Pottery by Judi Dyelle 4283 Metchosin Rd. Victoria 250-474-2676 www.chosinpottery.ca

Garden Sale Fundraiser for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen Saturday, May 4th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Aidan’s United Church 3703 St. Aidan’s Street Free admission! Planters, annuals and perennials, garden tools, garden décor, Mother’s Day gifts, crafts for kids!

Plan now to attend the 2019 Westie Walk event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Registration: 12:30 PM Time: 1 - 3 PM Location: Dominion Brook Park North Saanich Please bring your camera for taking souvenir photos. $5.00 draw tickets - all proceeds for Westie Rescue. All dogs must be on leads, and all owners will receive a free draw ticket.

May

May

Victoria Model Railway Show 2019 29th Anniversary Sunday, May 5, 10am - 4pm Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre FREE Parking. BC Transit Bus #50 Operating model railroad, commercial & individual sales and displays. Adults $7, family $15, children free with adult 250-595-4070

PLANT-A-HOLICS SALE SUNDAY, MAY 19TH 10-2pm BRENTWOOD BAY NURSERY PARKING LOT 1395 Benvenuto Unusual, hard to find plants and: ferns, geraniums, garden stakes, insecteating plants, Pacific Coast irises, roses, succulents & woodlanders Lots of parking, cheques or cash only please. St. Aidan’s United Church 3703 St. Aidan’s Place Annual Spring Book Sale Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10am-2pm

PACIFIC RIM POTTERS 33rd Spring Annual Show and Sale Saturday, May 11, 10am - 4 pm Knox Presbyterian Church Hall 2964 Richmond Rd. This popular, long established exhibit will showcase a wide variety of functional and sculptural clay creations for home and garden, made by local artists. Free admission, door prizes, refreshments, lots of parking For more info : 250 658 4523 Plants and More Sale St. Michael and All Angels Church Charity Fundraiser 4733 West Saanich Road in Royal Oak Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 1 pm Flowering baskets and pots, tomatoes, dahlias, vegetables, annuals and perennials, strawberry pots, rhubarb, shrubs, plus a hall filled with garden-themed items including tools, ceramic pots, vases and more. Food and Refreshment. Concession. Feature Artist as well. Lots of gifts for Mom!!!

May 18th and 19th from 11am - 4pm As part of the Annual Scattered Artists Tour, 14 artists at 3 locations will be displaying their work in their homes and gardens in the Cedar Hill Golf Course area. 3735 Ascot Drive, 4052 Malton Avenue and 3390 Maplewood Road. This year we feature a wonderful collection of wearable fibre art, stained glass, handmade greeting cards, pottery, paintings, jewellry and collectible knives. Come out and see what we do, how we do it and perhaps why we do it. Map at www.gobc.ca

Hundreds of fabulous books Thrift Shop Open Tea/coffee muffins available Annual Market Bazaar: November 2

June Van Isle Scottish Country Dancers Ceilidh Dance Saturday, June 1st St. Mathias Church Richmond Rd. Enjoy a lively evening of Scottish Country Dancing to live music No experience or partner necessary. All dances will be called. Dress casually and wear softsoled shoes. $5 at the door. www.viscds.ca or call 250-598-0207

You’re invited to: The 9th Annual Vintage Summer Fair Saturday - Sunday, June 8 - 9 Both Days: 11am - 5pm Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street, Victoria General admission: $5. Kids FREE. Discount for Students, Seniors & Military. Celebrate this Summer in vintage nautical style (our fair’s theme)! Shop 2 floors and our outside patio (over 50 booths!) filled with glorious, vintage, retro, antique, one-of-a-kind treasures (including clothing, jewelry, housewares, vinyl, collectibles, wedding items and much more!) Plus, enjoy fun and festive vintage-style entertainment, roaming fashion shows, vintage nautical photo booth and more! Win great prizes and get a free collectible gift with admission! We proudly support Women in Need Delightful details at vintagefairvictoria.com


Markets • Events • Craft Fairs June FOLKTORIA Two days of Multicultural Celebrations Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9 noon - 8:00pm Centennial Square@ Victoria City Hall Performing Arts, Food, Arts & Crafts, and Games. Produced by GVFFS (Greater Victoria Folk Festival Society). To volunteer, or for information: folkfestivalinfo@gmail.com www.facebook.com/FolkAtHome

20th Annual Potters Guild Show & Sale Saturday, June 8th, 2019 10am - 3pm Fairfield Community Centre beside Moss St Market Where art and function are uniquely expressed by over 25 potters from The South Vancouver Island Potters Guild Come see their latest work FREE admission - FREE parking For more information visit www.victoriapotters.ca or contact lcharman@telus.net

June

Victoria Cat Rescue Corps Strawberry Tea Saturday, June 15th, 2019 1pm - 4pm Knox Presbyterian Church 2964 Richmond Road (between Lansdowne and Taylor) Treasures, Crafts, Books, White Elephant, and more. Strawberry Shortcake and Beverage $5.50. For further info call 250-656-1100 or www.victoriacatrescue.com

July

September

St. Mark’s Fair The Qualicum Beach Community Fair July 27, 8:30am to 3:30pm Downtown Qualicum Beach Veterans Way and Memorial Avenue With 120+ vendors from the Island and Mainland, food, entertainment and children’s activities, it is one of the biggest fairs on Vancouver Island. Come and celebrate our 47th year!

The Van Isle Scottish Country Dancers FREE OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 to 9:30 pm The City Light Church, 550 Obed Avenue. Have fun, and learn some easy Scottish Country dances. FREE Basic level classes Tuesday nights September 10, 17 and 24th. No partner required. Wear soft-soled shoes. www.viscds.ca or phone 250-598-0207.

August

July 25th Anniversary Arts & Music in the Gardens August 10 and 11, 2019 10-4pm 505 Quayle Road, Victoria V9E 2J7 250-479-6162 Map, parking schedule, bus info - www.hcp.ca Admission: Adults $10, under 16 free Wheelchair accessible. Water Stations. Leashed pets welcome.

SPRING FAIR Saturday, June 8th 10am - 3pm FREE ENTRY Activities: bouncy castle, face painting, silent auction (2pm close), bake sale, jewelry table, music, raffles, cake (2pm), and more. BBQ and mac & cheese cook-off with local chefs. mountstmary.ca 250-480-3138

JUNE 14 - 16, 2019 Laketown Ranch Music Park 20 minutes west of Duncan, B.C. at Lake Cowichan SATURDAY NIGHT SQUARE DANCE unlimited camping - jamming tents 5,800 sq. ft. covered performance area for comfort, rain or shine! COWICHANBLUEGRASS.COM

Patio Gardens Vendors Market Saturday, July 13 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 6536 West Saanich Rd., Saanichton 250-652-8338 Local artisans and vendors will set up throughout the garden centre, featuring a wide variety of products. Paintings, glass, wood signs, upcycled items and much more. Lots of parking. Free admission. www.patiogardensvictoria.ca

The Esquimalt Ribfest Society and the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation invite you to join us for the SEVENTH ANNUAL ESQUIMALT RIBFEST September 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019 Bullen Park, Esquimalt, BC FREE ADMISSION Six world-class, big-rig barbequers serving the best ribs you’ve ever tasted; a craft brewery garden featuring local beer and cider; live music; kid zone with free games and crafts; vendors and entertainment for all ages. Proceeds from this family event go to local charities and school sponsored events. Check us out at: www.esquimaltribfest.com

CLASSY CADDY’S at Windsor Park Sunday, July 14, 2019 10am to 4pm Open to all Cadillacs and LaSalles, any age, any model, any condition. Open to all GM products 25 years and older. $15 per vehicle entry. Spectators FREE. Live music, door prizes for participants, food trucks. Great family fun. All proceeds raised go to the Greater Victoria Elder Care Foundation.

September 21 & 22nd, 2019 Find inspiration and celebrate the glorious colours of Fall on a self-guided tour of 10 diverse private gardens in the Comox Valley! Tickets $20 available Aug 1st (Map & Garden Descriptions included) Event proceeds support local community gardening projects through the CVHS Find us at www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca


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100-acres of discovery, education and fun

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he aim of the BC Forest Discovery Centre is to bring history alive, to entertain as well as educate, to encourage participation by our visitors and to make your visit the best we can. We are constantly upgrading, changing displays and acquiring new artifacts. Enjoy a scenic ride on our heritage railway as it circles the 100-acre property through forests and over a trestle. Then take the time to explore the numerous trails and outdoor exhibits the Centre has become famous for. The facility boasts a vastly expanded parking area, new front entrance, washroom facilities for the disabled, and an electric lift for wheelchair patrons. Getting young people interested in the forest sector through artifacts and interactive exhibitions stimulates their imagination and innovation, promoting the industry early in their lives as a possible career path.

More Exciting Every Day! More than 60,000 visitors enjoyed the Centre last year, and now with the opening of our newest exhibit, “Forests Forever”, even more families will enjoy this innovative and unique exhibition. The high-tech, $1.3-million exhibit highlights new advances in sustainable forest practices and showcases many innovations found in modern forestry. The immersive and interactive experience enhances visitors’ understanding of why B.C.’s forests are unique in the world and how science and technology are helping us to sustainably manage our forest resources. Visitors find opportunities to further explore and gain understanding of working forests in a fun and educational way. Visit: bcforestdiscoverycentre.com for hours, rates and special events schedule. The Centre is open seven days a week throughout the summer. See what you can discover in the 100-acres of Discovery Education and Fun.


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VicWest Street Fest and Point Hope Open House

Mark your calendar! Saturday, May 25 M.V. Uchuck III 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get ready for a fun-filled day that includes a tour of Point Hope Maritime, great food, live music and a vibrant festival.

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ark your calendar and bring your family and friends to the celebration of Victoria West and the annual Open House and tours at Point Hope Maritime. Harbour Road will be transformed to a vibrant public street festival that features a delicious variety of food truck fare, street performers, kids area and live music entertainment. It will also showcase of some of Vic West’s diverse businesses and organizations. Point Hope Maritime will open the shipyard and welcome the community to learn more about Victoria’s working harbour and to see some of the amazing vessels that travel the marine highway up close. During the event, the yard will have five vessels in for maintenance or repair, including the M.V. Uchuck III — a converted WW2 minesweeper that carries up to 70 tons of freight and 100 passengers on her route through Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot

Sound — dropping off supplies along her route. Guests will be invited to tour the vessel before it sets sail for the summer tour and travel season on the Island’s northern westcoast. More community partners will be present this year, including representatives of The Victoria Model Boat Society operating their miniature replica vessels. Performer Stephanie Greaves will be in attendance along with local artists. Attendees are encouraged to walk or cycle. Limited parking will be available at the south end of Harbour Road, courtesy of Dockside Green. Bike valet services also available. Free Victoria Harbour Ferry shuttle service will run between the China Town dock at the bottom of Swift Street to the Dockside Green dock at the north gate of Point Hope. Wear appropriate footwear on the shipyard — no heels or open-toed shoes. Bring your camera and be prepared for fun.

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Spectacular music in a breathtaking setting

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his is the festival you have heard about for so long and been meaning to go to. Don’t miss it this year! Music by the Sea at Bamfield is a series of 11 concerts from July 20 to 28. Audiences are in awe of the quality and diversity. Each concert includes classical and contemporary solo and chamber music as well as sophisticated jazz and alternative music. Superb acoustics and a spectacular view of the West Coast of Vancouver Island’s mystic, bold Pacific right behind the performers makes this the most inspiring venue anywhere in the Pacific Northwest – an intimate musical experience in a breathtaking setting. The concerts take place in the Rix Centre at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. This is a spectacular venue, with a scallop-shaped roof and a three-story glass wall that looks out to the Pacific and Barkley Sound. Unlike most festivals, where at any given concert, there is a specific artist or group performing that evening, Music by the Sea creates a ‘company’ of artists — both classical and jazz — from all

across Canada, and from around the world. The artists reside at Bamfield for the entire festival, and perform in a number of collaborations throughout the festival. Each concert includes a variety of performers, including jazz and classical music, with the sun setting over Barkley Sound as their backdrop — while audiences recline in comfortable chairs sipping fine wine or a glass of beer. This is a smorgasbord of music and awe-inspiring views. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Music by the Sea at Bamfield is one of those events that requires real planning to attend — getting there and staying there can be a challenge, but well worth the effort. Audiences continue to tell us they have been spoiled by these concerts and cannot imagine anything better. There is an abundance of helpful information for accommodation and transportation at musicbythesea.ca You’ll also find programs and tickets. Box office agents can assist you as well — phone: 250-728-3887.

FEATURING Kira Guloien, mezzo soprano (Toronto) Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello (Toronto) PJ Perry, saxophone (Edmonton) Steve Dann, viola (Toronto) Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo soprano (Boston) Oliver Gannon, guitar (Vancouver) Laura Veeze, violin (Edmonton) David Brown, bass (Vancouver) David Louie, piano (Toronto) Keith Hamm, viola (Toronto / Rosebud) Lucas Blekeberg, viola (Toronto / Iowa) Ernst Kovacic, violin (Vienna) Julie Hereish, cello (Quebec City / Montréal) John Stetch, piano (New York) Robert Uchida, violin (Edmonton) Carmen Bruno, cello (Montréal / Ottawa) Neil Swainson, bass (Toronto) Aaron Schwebel, violin (Toronto)

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Water Garden Tour For the Love of Africa Foundation

13th Annual WATER GARDEN TOUR Saturday, July 13 9:30 to 4:30

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ake a self-guided tour of Greater Victoria’s gorgeous water gardens and help For the Love of Africa Society with their projects in Africa. This annual Water Garden Tour is Victoria’s preeminent water garden-focussed tour of the summer season, and is a unique opportunity to peek in the backyards of at least ten privately owned water gardens throughout the Victoria area. See outstanding local gardens and outdoor spaces that showcase unique water features such as fountains, waterfalls, ponds, streams and lakes in a pesticide-free environment for birds, pollinators and other wildlife while providing a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. The gardens represent a range of simply elegant creations to botanical extravaganzas that provide visitors with an experience rich in visual texture and wonderful smells and imagination. Add the tranquility of some live music accompaniment to these visual and olfactory senses and enjoy your day meandering through some amazing gardens. The tour showcases artistic creations of watergarden designers: Tony Huibers of Shibusa Pond and Landscape Services Ltd.; Mike James of Wildwood Waterscapes Ltd.; Dave Jewitt of Ponds Victoria; Trish Gordon and Mark Rawlins of Del Sol Designs; and Aaron Wing of Chi Earth and Waterscapes, as well as homeowners who proudly showcase their private water features to the public.

Master gardeners and artists will be on hand at many homes on the tour, and a selection of musicians will perform at each location. At one site, there will be a selection of delicious desserts. Proceeds support For the Love of Africa’s projects in Tanzania, Africa. Tickets: $25. Visit: watergardentour.ca for a list of ticket vendors and online sales, or call: 250- 891-0762 for details. For the Love of Africa Society is a Victoria-based charity, active in Victoria since 2004. Projects for 2018-19 include construction of a fiveroom school Maasai village near Makuyuni and Arusha. In total, over 320 Massai children will be able to attend school. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education. Funding was provided to drill a 140 metre well for a flow of 10 gallons per minute that is of drinking quality standard, and construction of a pumphouse and purchase of a power unit. The water will supply the Nashipay Massai School and local people living in the Boma. Funding was also supplied to finish a three-classroom school, including washroom amenities for the Ndachi people. Presently children attend and sit on dirt floors to get their education. With completion of the school, the children will have proper facilities to further their education. A small team will be going to Tanzania in May 2019 to assist with the completion of this project. See: fortheloveofafrica.ca for a list of past projects.

UrbaCity Challenge ­— Game On!

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ee a whole new side of your city with The UrbaCity Challenge — Victoria’s downtown adventure race. On Sunday, Sept. 22, hundreds of racers will hit the streets and take on unique Challenge Stations — all to benefit Island Prostate Centre. One Day. Many Events. After setting out from the Crystal Gardens at the Victoria Conference Centre, racers must use clues on their maps to find Challenge Stations scattered across local businesses and public spaces. UrbaCity Challenge Stations are eclectic tests of physical fitness, brain power and problem-solving. Each Challenge Station is a mystery until race day, so racers need to act fast to find and finish each station. Depending on the Challenge Station, UrbaCity racers might need to get artistic, navigate a maze, crack a code or piggy-back their partner!

Choose Your Own Adventure in Teams of 2 or 4 Co-operation is the order of the day as each UrbaCity Challenge Station requires teams to work together. Teams of two can choose from the Fun or Fierce category, depending on how intense they

like their race. Local businesses compete in the four-person Corporate Face-Off category: a great way to build team spirit! Supporting the Island Prostate Centre All charity dollars raised benefit the Island Prostate Centre, helping local men and their families on Vancouver Island. As a non-profit exclusively funded by donations, Island Prostate Centre relies on UrbaCity and other community partners to continue their vital work providing early detection, counselling and care. In total, UrbaCity racers, sponsors and donors have raised over $300,000 for the Island Prostate Centre. UrbaCity is looking to add to that in 2019, with a goal of $75,000. The more racers fundraise, the more perks they get: higher donations bring in bonus prize draws, time reductions and the ability to skip particularly tricky stations. A financial commitment to charity can mean the difference between first and second place! Are you ready for an epic adventure in downtown Victoria? Visit UrbaCity.ca for information and to register.

13th Annual WATER GARDEN TOUR Saturday July 13th 9:30-4:30 For the Love of Africa’s Annual Water Garden Tour is Victoria’s pre-eminent water garden-focused tour of the summer season and is a unique opportunity to peek in the backyards of at least ten privately owned water gardens throughout the Victoria area. This very popular self-guided tour of designated outstanding local gardens and outdoor spaces showcases unique water features such as fountains, waterfalls, ponds, streams and lakes, in a pesticide-free environment for birds, pollinators and other wildlife while providing a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. You can discuss your water garden designs with the designers. Master gardeners, artists, and musicians will also be participating at the event. Designers participating this year are Tony Huibers (Shibusa Pond and Landscape Services); Mike James (Wildwood Waterscapes Ltd.); Trish Gordon and Mark Rawlins (Del Sol Designs); Aaron Wong (Chi Earth and Waterscapes) and Matt Garner (Year Round Yard Maintenance). All proceeds from the tour will support our projects in Tanzania, East Africa. Tickets are $25.00. Call (250) 891-0762 for details. Tickets and details at www.watergardentour.ca See also www.fortheloveofafrica.ca


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Premiere arts festival on the North Olympic Peninsula

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he Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts is the premiere arts and music event on the North Olympic Peninsula. Held each year over Memorial Day weekend, this year’s four-day festival is scheduled for May 24 to 27. The festival includes four major stages and over 70 performances. This year’s festival line-up features some of the greatest artists in the country. Even so, it retains its’ small town roots and strong community vibe. Families will enjoy the family-friendly performances offered throughout the festival.

The Derina Harvey Band — Celtic rock group and recent winners of the People’s Choice Award at the Edmonton 2018 Music Awards — This will be one of 70 performances at the event.

Some of this year’s performers include: • Las Cafeteras: A Chicano band from East L.A. Their music marries spoken word and folk music with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing. • Ben Morrison: His tones are smoky, soulful and timeless, encapsulating the spirit of country and contemporary soul of rock and roll. • Poor Man’s Whiskey: Fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock and old school jam. • LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends: Seattle singer/ songwriter performs rockin’ soul music! • Anthony D’Amato: “Folk music raised on New Jersey grit.” — Rolling Stone. • Barrio Manouche: Flamenco gypsy jazz with international roots. • Trio Voronezh: Virtuosic string trio play delightful arrangements on Russian folk instruments. Canadian highlights • Derina Harvey Band: Celtic rock group and recent winners of the People’s Choice Award at the Edmonton 2018 Music Awards. • Kutapira: Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms define this crowd-pleasing percussion explosion. • Ballet Victoria: Boutique professional ballet company with a wide range of repertoire. A consistent highlight of the festival is the Juan de Fuca Street Fair which features dozens of artisans displaying their crafts along with a wide selection of food and refreshments. You can also enjoy local performers lending whimsy and song to the festivities. With a beautiful setting nestled snugly between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, four days of artistry, a street fair filled with earthly delights, a vibrant outdoor activity schedule, a wine & beer garden and more, it’s clear why the International Festivals and Events Association considers this event to be “one of the best smalltown festivals in the country.” Four-day festival vouchers are $65. Kids 12 and under free. Price increases to $75 on May 1. $85 at the gate. Visit: jffa.org for details and to purchase tickets.


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Incredible training, comraderie and fun at Jam Camp

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oin the Jam at U-JAM’s Summer Jam Camp, from July 22 to 26 at St. Margaret’s School. This year’s theme, “West Coast Influences”, celebrates and explores music created by musicians from the left side of the continent. We have an incredible line-up of talented professionals ready to guide you through your musical journey, set goals, and give you the tools to reach them. This promises to be a week filled with incredible training, camaraderie, and of course, fun! Jam Camp is designed to help students of all ages and skill levels gain instrumental/vocal experience in an environment of encouragement and fun. Students of all instruments can apply, particularly vocalists, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, piano, strings, guitar, bass (electric and/or acoustic) and drums. Our goal is to give students of all abilities an opportunity to make music in small and large ensembles to help improve their musical skills. Taking place in the beautiful setting of St. Margaret’s School campus in Saanich, the camp offers a memorable experience of musicianship and camaraderie. Classes are offered in theory, arranging, song writing, chording, vocalizing, historical

perspectives, technology and many special areas of interest. We have group programs for piano and guitar in addition to masterclasses, performances, jam sessions and more. Play, sing in a band, meet other musicians, make music and generally have fun. Camp cost is $499 for the week plus $350 for room and board. *New* We are thrilled to offer a boarding and meal option for out-of-town campers and have added some evening events, masterclasses and more jamming. We also offer a limited number of scholarships to deserving students. Contact us for an application. U-JAM is a registered not-for-profit society with a goal of supporting and encouraging live music performance and education in jazz, rock, blues and other improvised musical styles. UjamSummerJamCamp@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. u-jam.ca/events/u-jam-summer-jam-camp-2019

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Living the dream with Saltspring Adventures Whether it’s whale watching in a top-of-the-line zodiac, kayaking in beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding placid lakes + harbours, or an epic bike ride around the Island, everyone is sure to have a fun and memorable experience.

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he Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. is less about making a living and more about living the dream. They put all of their energy into making their tours as fulfilling and rewarding as possible. Whether it’s whale watching in their top-of-the-line 12-passenger Zodiac, kayaking through beautiful marine reserves, paddle boarding on a placid lake or harbour, or an epic bike ride around the Island, everyone is sure to have a fun and memorable experience. Kayaking Day Tours: 2 to 6-hour catered or uncatered adventures. Multi-day Kayak Expeditions: Small group Gulf Island tours.

SPLASH OF LIGHT! Esquimalt’s Lantern Festival returns! May 4th 6:30pm Captain Jacobson Park Dancers, Music, Food. Bring lantern and join the Parade of Lights along WestBay Walkway. FREE event!

Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tours Paddle Boarding & SUP Board Yoga Bike, canoe, pedal boat and electric bike rentals Outdoor Education: for schools and youth groups. Adventure Packages: Bring friends and family to enjoy great discounts on whale watching, bike rentals and paddlesports. Salt Spring Island is the perfect environment for group adventures, corporate retreats and team building activities.

Kayak Lessons & Paddle Canada Certification: Learn strokes, braces, rescues, wet exits, rolling, weather, charts, tides/currents, safety and navigation. About Salt Spring Island A world-class destination with pristine parks, a rich cultural heritage and abundant marine wildlife, Salt Spring Island retains a comfortable Mediterranean-like climate and relaxing rural setting. Toll free: 1-877-537-2764. Online: saltspringadventures.com We have moved! Our office is located at 100-125 A Rainbow Rd.; The Salt Spring Adventures Dock is located at Ganges Marina.

Connecting artists with residents

MEMORIAL PARK MUSIC FEST Tuesdays, June 18 - July 30 6:00 - 7:30pm FREE concerts -different band each week. BARD ACROSS THE BRIDGE Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival presents Two Gentlemen of Verona August 1/2/3 Saxe Point Park. Tickets through GVSF AERIOSA presents MAJESTIC PEAKS August 9/10 Saxe Park FREE event! ESQUIMALT ARTS FESTIVAL August 25 Memorial Park FREE event! www.TownshipArts.org

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he Township Community Arts Council (TCAC) creates a physical and organizational arts infrastructure for the Township of Esquimalt and beyond. We advocate for and promote local artists and their work and programs, while supporting and enabling access

for residents to the arts in their own community. TCAC is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers — dedicated to creating partnerships, allocating funds within the Township and ensuring the public investment in the arts improves the livability and economic prospects of this community.

We connect artists of diverse backgrounds and disciplines with residents wanting an abundant Township where the arts are present, visible, accessible and affordable. For information about the TCAC events and people, visit: townshiparts.org.


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A play about growing up and growing old at the Belfry

The Belfry Theatre presents ‘4000 Miles’, Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about growing up and growing old until May 5. Tickets at: 250-385-6815 or: belfry.bc.ca Nathan Howe (Leo) and Lucy McNulty (Bec) in ‘4000 Miles’, written by by Amy Herzog. Photo by Tim Matheson.


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A Special Supplement to the Times Colonist