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CTV Vancouver Island is proud to support not-for-profit community and charitable organizations across the island.   To submit an event for consideration, please email islandcommunityevents@ctv.ca.  

Please Note: due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to every request.  We thank you for choosing CTV to help promote your event and wish you great success.

September Events
September 2 – 4
Saanich Fair   
Calling all families! Enjoy a weekend of exciting rides, adorable animals and a whole lot more at the Saanich Fair! Don’t miss out on the fun September 2-4 at the Saanich Fairgrounds!

September 2 – 4        
BC Forest Discovery Centre Labour Day/Samson’s 107th Birthday
Head out to Duncan for Samson the train’s 107th birthday! Join the BC Forest Discovery Centre for this three day Labour Day event including cake, reduced admission, and tons of family fun!

September 7 – 10
Alberni District Fall Fair
Attention families! September 7 – 10 is the Alberni District Fall Fair! Enjoy a full array of livestock, agriculture displays, home arts exhibits, home show, live entertainment, a community wide parade, midway, logger sports, FMX Freestyle Motocross and so much more.

September 10            
BCSPCA - Paws for a Cause   
Put your best paw forward and walk in support of our furry friends! Lace up your sneakers and enjoy a walk with friends and family along Dallas Rd to help raise funds for this great cause!

September 16
Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic  
Calling all young surfers! From toddlers to teens, grab your surfboards and embrace Tofino’s cold water waves! Pack for a day outside and watch as kids surf in competitive divisions, freestyle in non-judged expression sessions and have fun in the sand. Compete, show off your freestyle moves and celebrate surfing at this free event!

Sept 18 – October 8                 
Be United
Be the “I” in United! Head to the United Way display at the Bay Centre to enter to win a $1000 Bay Centre gift card as well as a $1000 donation to the charity of your choice! Just stand in for the “I” in “United”, snap a photo, and share is on social media! Be “United” today!

September 23 – 30
Cultural Heritage Festival
Celebrate coastal lifestyle with the Pacific Rim Arts Society! Experience a variety of multi-disciplinary arts with a spotlight this year on West Coast Women. Visit the art show at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, with a unique focus on Nuu-chah-nulth women. Purchase your tickets today!        

September 23 – October 6
Tour de Rock
Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is celebrating its 20th year raising funds and awareness to fight childhood cancer. Visit tourderock.ca to find out how you can get involved.

September 29 - October 1
Queen of the Peak Canadian Women's Surf Championship
Cheer on female athletes of all ages as they surf the waves off Tofino’s shores during the Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championship! Don’t miss this great weekend of competition and fun!

September 30
Moon Festival Lantern Celebration
Experience the magic of the Moon Festival Lantern Celebration! Take part in this free family event featuring live traditional Asain dance, lantern making for kids, musical performances and more!

October Events
October 3 – 5  
Greater Victoria Bike to Work Days
Pump up your tires and get rolling during Greater Victoria Bike to Work Days. Whether you’re just getting started or a regular bike commuter we want to celebrate your pedal power!  Pop by one of 6 Celebration Stations throughout the region for prize giveaways, refreshments and fun!

October 20     
The Bite of Nanaimo
The Bite of Nanaimo is TheatreOne’s annual food festival fundraiser where guests sample the city’s finest cafés, restaurants, bistros, distilleries and breweries who offer their best menu items as they compete for awards. Don’t miss this delicious event!

October 21
Japanese Cultural Fair
Experience and learn about Japanese culture from demonstrations such as Judo, Shodo (calligraphy), Haiku, and tea ceremony and more. Make sure to enjoy some delicious Japanese food at this free family friendly event!

October 20 – 22 & 26 -30
BC Forest Discovery Centre - Halloween Train
Get your family together for the BC Forest Discovery Centre’s Halloween Train! Ride the Green Hornet through ghostly scenes and past spooky Halloween characters at the museum. Kids can take part in trick or treating, making Halloween crafts, haunted houses and more!

October 25 & 26
The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit
Are you a political leader, business owner or local youth? Join over 500 influential leaders get together and share ideas, ask questions, network, learn about new initiatives and explore opportunities. It’s a venue and forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to understand the State of the Island Economy.

October 28
BCSPCA - Offleashed Victoria Gala 

The BC SPCA Victoria Offleashed Gala is a beautiful night of classic, old-world Victoria elegance, bringing together Victoria’s animal lovers to raise funds and awareness to support the lifesaving work of the BC SPCA Victoria.