Tuesday, April 15, 2014

St.Ann's Academy

St.Ann's Academy is one of my favourite sites in Victoria. Such a great spot to enjoy the cities historic beauty, soak up some sun while reading a book, or even bring a first date on a casual picnic. It is also host to some great events such as the Creatively United for the Planet Festival and V.I.C Fest.  Here are a couple shots I took when I was there earlier in the week.









Sunday, March 30, 2014

Summer Music Festivals in #YYJ

Ska Fest and Tall Tree both announced their lineups last week.  Still awaiting lineups from V.I.C Fest, Rock the Shores and Rifflandia. Looking forward to a great Summer of music in #yyj.





Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Victoria Events July 24-28, Continuation of the Buskers Fest, Victoria Street Food Fest part 2, and Monster Trucks at Western Speedway!!


Victoria International Buskers Festival





From July 19th to July 28th, 2013 we will once again be home to one of the world’s most unique street theatre festivals! Buskers from around the world will converge in Victoria and present ten days of performances on event stages along our Inner Harbour and in Bastion Square. Additional daily lunch time performances will also be presented at the Bay Centre!


Victoria Street Food Festival



Victoria’s best Food Carts and Street Vendors gather in the heart of the city to celebrate the city’s top food carts and food artisans. VSFF is a VIC FEST and TECTORIA Presentation.
The food truck revolution is upon us! Major cities around the globe are seeing an astonishing rise in Food Trucks and Street Vendors offering up creative and interesting foods to locals and visitors alike! Victoria is on the map as a destination city for the food savvy so let’s embrace the ever growing culture and celebrate it within the heart of our beautiful city. This will be a free family friendly event featuring a 19+ beverage garden and the addition of live local music. The Victoria Street Food Festival July 19th & 26th, 2013. The festivities kick off at 11:00am and end at 8:00pm.

Monster Trucks


IT'S HERE....IT'S BIG.....WAYNE'S TRUCKING PRESENTS TWO ACTION PACKED DAYS ......FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT OF MONSTER TRUCKS.....PLUS THE BONE CHRUSHER MONSTER RIDE TRUCK...

Plus a complete LORDCO Demo Series Program featuring Demo Cars, Trucks, Bombers and Mini Figure 8's, a Drifting Demonstration and the CRAZY CANUCK Daredevil Car Jumper.....Buy your tickets online or at The Market on Millstream...

Friday, May 17, 2013

This weekend May 17th to 20th: 150th Victoria Highland Games, AfriCa Fest 2013 and the 115th Annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade!






May 18 & 19 – Highland Games & Celtic Festival (Topaz Park)

A full weekend of Scottish and Celtic culture, heritage, art, sport, music and dance for the entire family.
http://victoriahighlandgames.com/










AfriCa Fest 2013 Centennial Square May 17-19

Cultural exhibition
African & Caribbean Food Fair
Song, Dances & Drumming workshops
Fashion Show
Beauty Pageant
Marketplace
Music & Dance performances
Kids Zone
Board Games
Movie
Exhibition: Countries flags and Culture
Raffle
Silent Auction
Scrabble tournament
Scrabble en fran├žais
Domino...






Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Celebrate Victoria Day at the 115th annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! Look for Daisy and Farmer Vicki and the Island Farms float at the city’s largest parade event, complete with marching bands, floats and more. The parade starts from Mayfair Shopping Centre at 9:00am and proceeds along Douglas Street, finishing downtown at the intersection of Douglas & Humboldt

Friday, May 10, 2013

Quadra Village Day and Night!! Saturday May 11th



Schedule of Stage Performances 
10:20 Filipino Kayumanggi Dancers 
10:25 Sons of Norway Dancers
11:50 Filipino Kayumanggi Dancers 






Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Creatively United for the Planet April 19th-21st







The second annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival will be held rain or shine, indoors and outdoors and feature on-going free entertainment, music by amazing local performers, displays by incredible artists, schools, community groups and businesses, art making, children’s activities, food, plus a super-fun DJ dance party, participation by the Victoria Earth Walk, costumes and much more.

Guest artists include: The Gettin’ Higher Choir with Holly Artnzen and Kevin Wright, Roland Barrett, Jim Moffat, Brad Prevederos, Ronda Rozon and many others.

Location: St. Ann's Academy 
835 Humboldt St, Victoria

More info: Frances Litman  
creativelyunited@gmail.com
250-383-0206
Event Website


Thanks Harbour Living!





Monday, March 11, 2013

My list of Top Ten Spring Break Adventures

This list is not exhaustive, or listed in any particular order. They are just adventures my kids and I love to do. Most important thing is to have fun and enjoy!!



- Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre: http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/
- Beacon Hill Park Petting Zoo: http://beaconhillchildrensfarm.ca/
- Fort Rodd Hill: http://www.fortroddhill.com/
- BC Aviation Museum: http://www.bcam.net/
- Butterfly Gardens: http://www.butterflygardens.com/
- Victoria Bug Zoo: http://www.bugzoo.com/
- Maritime Museum: http://mmbc.bc.ca/
- Swan Lake: http://www.swanlake.bc.ca
-All Fun Recreation Park: http://www.allfun.bc.ca/
- Visit one of our Amazing Regional Parks: http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/