Events

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

 

Greek Fest returns in full swing for the event’s 21st year, bringing traditional food and entertainment to thousands of attendees at the Greek Community Centre in Royal Oak, Aug. 26 to 28 and Sept. 2 to 5. (Courtesy of Jim Koutougos)

Greater Victoria’s Greek Fest makes full return Aug. 26

Traditional dance troupe from Athens to perform during two-weekend event

 

Mixed media artist Nancy Dolan shows her work at the 17th annual Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale in Oak Bay on Aug. 14. (Photo by Joanie McCorry)

Oak Bay artist brush-up enjoys 17th year without rain

Thousands attend for event’s best year yet, artist society president says

 

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to Greater Victoria this weekend. (Black Press Media)

Weekend events rolling through Great Victoria

From bike competitions to Langford’s show and shine, family-friendly fun takes over region

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to Greater Victoria this weekend. (Black Press Media)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)

Oak Bay car festival elicits decades of automobile anecdotes

Entries in July 24 show range from Chryslers and Dodges to Lambos and McLarens

Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)

Jaguar fanatics hit the grass Saturday in Oak Bay

Windsor Park show features ’40s and ’50s Jaguar vintages

Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)
Thousands of spectators are expected for this year’s return of the Northwest Deuce Days car show to the Inner Harbour on Sunday (July 17). More than 1,000 vehicles are in town for the event. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Find your favourites and enjoy the outdoors across the region

Thousands of spectators are expected for this year’s return of the Northwest Deuce Days car show to the Inner Harbour on Sunday (July 17). More than 1,000 vehicles are in town for the event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Point Hope Maritime is opening the shipyard to the public this Sunday for its annual open house event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Celebrate dad this weekend at family-friendly events across Greater Victoria

Shipyard open house, fishing, baseball and more on tap for Father’s Day weekend

Point Hope Maritime is opening the shipyard to the public this Sunday for its annual open house event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates 60 years

Crowds braved the rain to attend the fair, parade and teacup race

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Oak Bay Tea Party chair Sandy Germain, former mayor Christopher Causton and Coun. Hazel Braithwaite paddle the waters off Willows Beach in the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge Floating Teacup Race. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teacup race returns to the waters off Oak Bay’s Willows Beach

Hold on to your tea cozies – an Oak Bay Tea Party favourite is coming to Willows Beach June 5

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Oak Bay Tea Party chair Sandy Germain, former mayor Christopher Causton and Coun. Hazel Braithwaite paddle the waters off Willows Beach in the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge Floating Teacup Race. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several music-themed events are returning to Sidney’s Beacon Park for 2022, but the costs of portable toilets has led some organizers to withdraw applications. (Black Press Media file photo)

Special events set to return to Sidney parks starting in May

Cost, availability of portable toilets a roadblock for some smaller events

Several music-themed events are returning to Sidney’s Beacon Park for 2022, but the costs of portable toilets has led some organizers to withdraw applications. (Black Press Media file photo)
Martin Cownden, president of the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association and Ken Marquardt of the former Sweet Delights get a taste of cotton candy ahead of the 2018 Spring Nosh. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay businesses abuzz with excitement over returning events

Summer night market, Spring Nosh return in June

Martin Cownden, president of the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association and Ken Marquardt of the former Sweet Delights get a taste of cotton candy ahead of the 2018 Spring Nosh. (Black Press Media file photo)
Easter events are back this year across Greater Victoria after many were put on hold over the past two years of pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Easter weekend events spread around Greater Victoria

Many events returning after being put on pause earlier in the pandemic

Easter events are back this year across Greater Victoria after many were put on hold over the past two years of pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Beer Week raises a glass April 1 after two-year hiatus

8th edition of event features 18 events over 9 days, from tastings to how-tos

Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Toffee on snow one of the delicacies at Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival

Festival returned to Nanaimo this weekend at Beban Park social centre

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Applications for the City of Victoria’s My Great Neighbourhood Grants open April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

More than $131,000 in My Great Neighbourhood grants up for grabs in Victoria

Annual city program offers up to $5,000 for community projects, $1,000 for activities

Applications for the City of Victoria’s My Great Neighbourhood Grants open April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Royal B.C. Museum is home to one of many family-friendly exhibits open this week. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)

Kids at home? Find family fun in and around Greater Victoria

In-person and online activities to pass the time until Jan. 10

The Royal B.C. Museum is home to one of many family-friendly exhibits open this week. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)
Christmas events in Oak Bay are spread out over the month including letters to Santa, and a reading by the big man himself. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Village hosts magic, music, theatre throughout December

Christmas events run right through to Dec. 24

Christmas events in Oak Bay are spread out over the month including letters to Santa, and a reading by the big man himself. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
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