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As Vancouver Islanders, we are united by our care and compassion for one another and our sense of community – neighbours helping neighbours. Your community needs your support. From youth struggling with mental health to isolated seniors who can’t afford a nutritious meal, you can help your neighbours when they need it most. United, we aim to raise $300,000 to fund critical services and supports in the community. The impact of this fund could reach 15,000 individuals in our region through our various programs and initiatives.
OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
Join us in honouring and appreciating the Indigenous culture, values, and history. Fun for the whole family including Indigenous drum and dance groups, Indigenous pop up market, drop in cedar weaving workshops, drop in drum making workshops, and sports activities for the kids.
Calling all Lacrosse fans… The Victoria Shamrocks are back and ready to rock the Q Centre! Check out the full schedule here.
Come run with the Defence Team at CFB Esquimalt. The annual Navy Run is open to everyone, including civilians. It’s open to all ages and abilities, including kids who get a special run of their own. This year, the runner’s shirt and participation medals celebrate the Canadian Submarine Force.
Plot your map, grab your hat, and prepare to be inspired! Visit 11 fabulous gardens on the self-guided Teeny Tiny Garden Tour for Victoria Hospice Sunday June 12. You’ll find elegant formal gardens and country-in-the-city spaces with plants of all kinds guaranteed to capture the interest of green-thumbed and armchair gardeners. Tickets are $25 and support compassionate end-of-life care at Victoria Hospice. Pick them up at Capital Iron, GardenWorks, and Heirloom Linens.
A philanthropic evening at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort will be the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s premiere gala on the West Shore. This exclusive event held on May 28, 2022 will host about 300 guests and will feature a sit-down dinner, live entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions. Purchase tickets today!
You can support Victoria hospitals and have a chance to win big by purchasing tickets for the Emerge Stronger Hospitals Lottery! The Emerge Stronger Hospitals Lottery aims to support the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Emerge Stronger campaign - a campaign raising $10 million to fund 200+ pieces of equipment for Victoria Hospitals. The lottery includes a 50/50 raffle (one winner will take home half the jackpot), an early-bird raffle prize (two e-bikes from Cit-E Cycles) and a grand prize ($20,000 cash PLUS Air Canada airfare for two to anywhere in the world).
Take part in Broadmead Care’s 19th Annual Charity Golf 50/50 & Diamond Draw supporting the veterans and seniors living at Veterans Memorial Lodge. You don’t have to golf to enter for a chance to win two amazing prizes. The winner of the 50/50 could take home up to $10,000! There is also an exquisite Diamond Ring to award to the winner of our Diamond Draw. Veterans Memorial Lodge is one place where those who gave themselves selflessly for the safety and security of Canada can spend their final days in peace and comfort. Your support will ensure Canada’s veterans receive the best possible care they deserve. BC Gaming License #132788,132790 | Must be 19+ | Please play responsibly
Championship Soccer returns to Starlight Stadium. Check out the Pacific FC 2022 season schedule here.
The Island series is a collection of century old canoes races, celebrating community, culture and competitive racing. Fairway Gorge paddling clubs motto is to bring communities together through paddling. Fairway Gorge paddling club continues tradition of canoe races in the gorge waterways for years to come.
GoByBike BC Society is celebrating Spring GoByBike Week from May 30 – June 5, 2022 and encourages British Columbians to ride their bikes as much as possible during that week. Whether it’s to work, to school, for fun, for exercise, to stretch your legs between Zoom meetings, to clear your mind … no matter the reason, just ride your bike! Getting around on smaller wheels like scooters and rollerblades counts too or taking the bus part way, carpooling halfway, or using a car for a portion of a long commute.
Register and fundraise for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 29, and help fund research into the causes and cure for dementia. The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is a way to honour and remember people in our lives who have been affected by dementia. Register and fundraise to ensure they have access to Alzheimer Society of B.C. support services and education.
The Oak Bay Half-Marathon, Relay, 10k & Kids 1k is one of BC's most scenic running events. Starting at the beautiful Windsor Park in Oak Bay and winding its way through the heart of Oak Bay's shopping district the course then loops out and back along the scenic seaside route of Beach Drive.