Events

Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th

Canada Day events, a new slate of outdoor markets and of course the Big Gay Dog Walk

By Ben Waterworth
June 28, 2020
Events

Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th

Canada Day events, a new slate of outdoor markets and of course the Big Gay Dog Walk

By Ben Waterworth
Jun 28, 2020
Victoria definitely won't be doing anything like this for Canada Day, 2020, but even amid COVID-19 the Capital Region has been able to piece together some respectable celebrations (Tourism Victoria).
Events

Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th

Canada Day events, a new slate of outdoor markets and of course the Big Gay Dog Walk

By Ben Waterworth
June 28, 2020
Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th
Victoria definitely won't be doing anything like this for Canada Day, 2020, but even amid COVID-19 the Capital Region has been able to piece together some respectable celebrations (Tourism Victoria).

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All week 

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BC OUTDOOR TOURS
Free tours of the Legislative Assembly grounds are currently being offered daily between Monday and Friday. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis with a maximum of ten available per group. Tours will run at 11am and 2pm. For more information, click here.

MAKE-A-WISH CANADA BIRTHDAY VIRTUAL 5K & 10K
Join runners from around the country in July in supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation by running either a 5K or 10K distance to celebrate a social distanced birthday. Participants donate an amount of their choice to the foundation (minimum donation of $5) and log their run on the Runkeeper App. For more information, click here.

SKAM POP-UP THEATRE HOME DELIVERY
Ever wanted a live theatre production in your own backyard? Well now is your opportunity to live your dream! Victoria’s Theatre SKAM is giving you the opportunity to have a live 15 minute family-friendly show performed on a flatbed truck wherever you want it! For more information, click here.

DONATION ADMISSION TO ROYAL BC MUSEUM
A great chance to check out the Royal BC Museum right now, with admission costing a donation until this Friday. After June 26, tickets will then be 50% off the regular price until July 31. You must reserve tickets on their website to ensure entry. For more information, click here

ONLINE ROYAL BC PHOTO EXHIBITION
The museum has just uploaded more than 16,000 historical images by BC Indigenous communities which were taken between the late 1800s and 1970. For more information, click here

TEENY TINY GARDEN TOUR
The Teeny Tiny Garden Tour Virtual Edition is open until July 31st and allows viewers to enjoy a virtual glimpse into some of Victoria’s best backyard gems, with a collection of local garden owners opening their gates to showcase their unique gardens! All money raised goes towards supporting Victoria Hospice. For more information, click here

FREE CINEPLEX MOVIES
If you’re missing your trip to the movies currently, Cineplex has a solution as it has opened up over 40 films to rent for free to Canadian account holders as part of their “Understanding Black Stories” project. For more information, click here.

MONDAY, 29th JUNE

MUSIC BINGO AT THE BARD
Get your friends together and head to The Bard every Friday night for music bingo which features a variety of specials on food, drinks as well as prizes to be won. For more information, click here

TUESDAY, 30th JUNE

NAVIGATING TRICKY INTERSECTIONS IN VICTORIA WEBINAR
The Bike to Work Society will be hosting a webinar hosted by bike skills instructors who will give tips and advice on navigating greater Victoria’s trickiest intersections. The webinar begins at 11am. For more information, click here.

WASHING YOUR TEXTILES - ROYAL BC MUSEUM AT HOME
Royal BC Museum’s textile conservator Colleen Wilson will take participants on a demonstration in caring for textiles such as wedding dresses and old quilts. The demonstration begins at 12pm. For more information, click here.

VICTORIA HARBOURCATS VIRTUAL FIREWORKS
The Victoria HarbourCats will once again celebrate Canada Day but with a unique twist in 2020. A large projector will display fireworks from the past and will be complimented by a series of food trucks and a BBQ. People who don’t wish to attend in person can watch the fireworks online. The event begins at 7pm at the team’s office parking lot. For more information, click here.

WEDNESDAY, 1st JULY

VICTORIA’S CANADA DAY 2020
Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations will be streamed on the City of Victoria’s Facebook page and CHEK News from 7pm. Participants can join in virtually by submitting a short video detailing what it means to be Canadian, as well as sending in clips of them singing the national anthem for a chance to be featured on the broadcast. For more information, click here.

SIDNEY VIRTUAL CANADA DAY
A variety of live performances as well as a trip down memory lane to re-visit past Canada Day celebrations in Sydney will take place from 3pm online from the Mary Winspear Centre. For more information, click here.

CANADA DAY AT THE BARD
Celebrate Canada Day at The Bard on an expanded patio and watch live music from Gina Hosie and Vinyl Wave. A variety of specials will be available on the day. For more information, click here

CANADA DAY AT IRISH TIMES PUB
Celebrate Canada Day at the Irish Times Pub on an expanded patio and watch live music from Calvin & Charlie and a special Tragically Hip tribute by The Temps. A variety of specials will be available on the day. For more information, click here

CANADA DAY VIRTUAL RUN
Runners can choose from either a 5K, 10K or half-marathon distance and are encouraged to walk, run or even roll on a route of their choice. Distances will be logged on the Runkeeper app, with all participants receiving a free maple leaf face covering. For more information, click here.

JBAA CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
The James Bay Athletic Association are celebrating Canada Day at their clubhouse with a variety of activities including frisbee rugby and an obstacle course. The event will run between 12-5pm. For more information, click here.

HISTORY OF THE MEMORIAL DRAG BALL GAME DOCUMENTARY
The premiere of a documentary on the history of Victoria’s annual Memorial Drag Ball Game will take place this Canada Day at 12pm. The documentary goes over the history of the game, how it came to be and why it is an important annual event during Victoria Pride Week each year. For more information, click here.

ONLINE MINDFULNESS & SELF COMPASSION PRACTICE
Join Patricia & CC each week on Zoom as they go over a variety of Mindful Self-Compassion practices. Sessions start at 7pm. For more information, click here.

TO FISH AS FORMERLY: A STORY OF STRAITS SALISH RESURGENCE
This informative exhibition will be held every day between Wednesday and Saturday at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria. It tells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) and of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

MAUREEN GRUBEN: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (CARIBOU CROSSING)
An exhibition from Marueen Gruben that showcases the connection the tuktu/caribou have to her and her home Tuktuuyaqtuuq on the Arctic coast. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

CLIMATE AND ARTISTS SERIES: CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR A NEW WORLD
A weekly webinar hosted by the Creatively United Community that aims to provide knowledge and wisdom around creating policies and technologies for a greener world. The webinar begins every Wednesday at 11am, and requires registration to be involved. For more information, click here.



THURSDAY, 2nd JULY

TO FISH AS FORMERLY: A STORY OF STRAITS SALISH RESURGENCE
This informative exhibition will be held every day between Wednesday and Saturday at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria. It tells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) and of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

MAUREEN GRUBEN: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (CARIBOU CROSSING)
An exhibition from Marueen Gruben that showcases the connection the tuktu/caribou have to her and her home Tuktuuyaqtuuq on the Arctic coast. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

FRIDAY, 3rd JULY

THE VIRTUAL BIG GAY DOG WALK
The annual Big Gay Dog Walk this year will take place online, with participants and their canines encouraged to dress up in costumes as well as showcase their tricks, with prizes still on offer. For more information, click here.

FARM FRESH FRIDAYS AT VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET
Every Friday at the Victoria Public Market, a variety of locally grown fresh produce and locally made products will be available. The market is open between 11am-3pm. For more information, click here.

TO FISH AS FORMERLY: A STORY OF STRAITS SALISH RESURGENCE
This informative exhibition will be held every day between Wednesday and Saturday at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria. It tells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) and of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

MAUREEN GRUBEN: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (CARIBOU CROSSING)
An exhibition from Marueen Gruben that showcases the connection the tuktu/caribou have to her and her home Tuktuuyaqtuuq on the Arctic coast. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

LESTER QUITZAU & DAMIAN GRAHAM ONLINE CONCERT
Join Lester Quitzau & Damian Graham online from Hermann’s Jazz Club for a great concert experience that you don’t have to leave your house for. The performance will take place between 6-7pm. For more information, click here.

MUSIC BY THE SEA LIVESTREAM
Every Friday night join the special ‘Music By The Sea’ series hosted by the Victoria International Marina which features MBTS Artistic Director and pianist Christopher Donisonhe playing a collection of songs right from his very home. A series of guest artists will john Donisonhe on select weeks. The concert begins at 7.10pm For more information, click here.


SATURDAY, 4th JULY

VICTORIA’S LUXURY BRAND EXPO
Come and experience a selection of high-end products and services from areas such as fashion, wine, arts, cars and travel. There will be a variety of VIP events, fittings and other experiences. For more information, click here.

DIVAS DEL JARDIN: A SOCIALLY DISTANCED PRIDE GARDEN PARTY
Entry to this event includes a welcome drink, a TD pride sunglasses & tote as well as a coupon for a beverage at the Hallway Social House. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to a selection of charities. For more information, click here.

JAMES BAY COMMUNITY MARKET
Come see a collection of artisan vendors who feature a variety of handmade items including pottery, jewellery, hand sewn and knitted clothing and accessories every Saturday. The market runs from 9am-1pm. For more information, click here.

VICTORIA SCAVENGER HUNT: SEA, SQUARES & SPIRITS
Join this weekly scavenger hunt which takes participants around Victoria and explores art, culture and history and involves a variety of other fun activities and silly photographs. The scavenger hunt begins at 10am. For more information, click here.

TO FISH AS FORMERLY: A STORY OF STRAITS SALISH RESURGENCE
This informative exhibition will be held every day between Wednesday and Saturday at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria. It tells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) and of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

MAUREEN GRUBEN: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (CARIBOU CROSSING)
An exhibition from Marueen Gruben that showcases the connection the tuktu/caribou have to her and her home Tuktuuyaqtuuq on the Arctic coast. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am, and Thursday from 12pm. For more information, click here.

SHANNA DANCE & KRISTINA HELENE - FROM THE HEART ONLINE CONCERT
Join Shanna Dance & Kristina Helene online from Hermann’s Jazz Club for a great concert experience that you don’t have to leave your house for. The performance will take place between 6-7pm. For more information, click here.

SUNDAY, 5th JULY

VICTORIA SCAVENGER HUNT: SEA, SQUARES & SPIRITS
Join this weekly scavenger hunt which takes participants around Victoria and explores art, culture and history and involves a variety of other fun activities and silly photographs. The scavenger hunt begins at 10am. For more information, click here.

VIRTUAL VICTORIA PRIDE FESTIVAL
A variety of local queer artists will come together to perform online in a special virtual event to celebrate Victoria Pride Week The event will run from 3-5pm. For more information, click here.

CANUS & FRIENDS ONLINE CONCERT
Join a select group of musicians online from Hermann’s Jazz Club for a great concert experience featuring a variety of traditional New Orleans Jazz that you don’t have to leave your house for. The performance will take place between 3-4pm. For more information, click here.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR & DRINK & THINK TRIVIA AT IRISH TIMES PUB
Come to the Irish Times Pub every Sunday between 7-9pm for all day happy hour and a trivia night. A variety of prizes are on offer. For more information, click here.

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