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Saturday, August 20
Join us at the Inner Harbour for the festival of the summer! The Function is the newest all BIPOC festival in downtown Victoria and it is making it's debut in a big way. Featuring one main stage, a vendor village, local food trucks, live art, a barbershop, a photo booth & more!
July 22 – 24, 2022
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
Join us in Nanaimo Friday night for the kick off of the World Famous “Bathtub Weekend” with your hosts “Wunder bread” & “Sirreal”. Bring the kids Downtown Saturday morning for the “SailPast on Wheels” fun Parade. Sunday marks the return of the “Great International World Championship Bathtub Race” from Nanaimo to the Winchelsea Islands and back.
July 15 – August 21, 2022
Parksville Community Park
Known to locals as Beachfest, this 5 ½ week long family-orientated festival includes: the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition, sculpting demonstrations, weekend concerts, an artisan market and a special weekend evening light up of the sculptures.
August 11 – August 21
Port Theatre, OV Arts Centre, and at the Fringe Outdoor Stage in Gallery Row in the Old City Quarter
Pacific Coast Stage Company presents Nanaimo Fringe Festival! Fringe is a Performing Arts festival dedicated to the creation and development of new work, where artists retain 100% of their box office revenues. Come witness a wide range of performances - some comedic, some dramatic, all riveting.
June 29 – August 31, 2022
Oaklands Community Association
BC SPCA’s Lock-In for Love is back! From June 1-23 you can Lock-In for Love and lead your community in saving animals. Register for your free online personal or team fundraising page, ask your friends, family and co-workers to donate and “Lock-In” on June 23 for a final fundraising push and then celebrate the animals you’ve saved!
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.
Calling all Lacrosse fans… The Victoria Shamrocks are back and ready to rock the Q Centre! Check out the full 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.
Championship Soccer returns to Starlight Stadium. Check out the Pacific FC 2022 season schedule here.
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.