UVic Vikes for Life – February 1
The Vikes Basketball teams take on the University of Manitoba Bisons for Vikes For Life, Join us as we welcome UVic Alumni back to campus for this special evening. This is the Vikes’ last home game of the Canada West regular season!
Presented by the UVic Alumni Association.
It all happens on Saturday, February 1 at CARSA Performance Gym at UVic.
Women’s game is at 5pm, men’s game is at 7pm. Tickets give you access to both games.
Tickets available online at vikestickets.com or in person at the CARSA Membership Services counter. GO VIKES GO!
MONSTER ERG – February 2
Cowichan – Islands Agriculture Show – February 7-8
The Islands Agriculture Show is the largest agricultural trade show on Vancouver Island and will be held February 7th & 8th 2020, at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds in Duncan, BC. The event brings together farmers, equipment dealers, services providers and the general public to educate and share the latest in new farming technology. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Cultivating Connections and Spreading Prosperity,” several conference sessions will take place focusing on 4 main topics: Food & Beverage Processing, New Opportunities in Agriculture, New Farmers and Change management. Over 60 vendors will participate in the trade show and educational displays include the Poultry in Motion mini chicken barn and the BC Dairy Classroom.
The show will be open from 8 am – 4pm on Friday, February 7th and from 8 am – 3 pm on Saturday, February 8th. Please visit www.iashow.ca or call 250-748-0822 for more information
The Ministry of Grace – World Premiere -February 4 – March 1
A grand, sweeping story of friendship and redemption.
It’s 1950 in the deserts of Southern California. Evangelist Brother Cain has a booming trade; his tent revival show moves from town to town, fleecing crowds desperate for something to believe in. When he discovers Mary, a Ntlaka’pamux woman from the Nicola Valley, reading the bible, he puts her onstage, renames her Grace, and displays her as a miracle: an Indian who can read.
It’s like a sprawling Steinbeck novel – a real saga – of encountering hypocrisy and evil, while clinging to the beliefs that guide you. Produced by the Belfry and created by an all-Indigenous team, including designer Andy Moro and writer/director Tara Beagan, one of our leading playwrights.
Starring Sheldon Elter (Clem), PJ Prudat (Mary), Lara Schmitz (Lizzie Mae), and Stafford Perry (Brother Cain)
Tickets – 250-385-6815 or belfry.bc.ca
One Voice Institute Valentine’s Day Fundraising Gala – February 14
Our first event, a unique Valentine’s 2020 Red Carpet Gala to benefit four local charities: Mustard Seed, Coolaid, Sooke Crisis Center and Sooke Food Bank to be hosted by the One Voice Institute, at 8 PM at the Da Vinci Centre, Victoria on February 14, 2020!
The gala will provide singles, couples, work teams and groups with an opportunity to laugh, dance, drink, eat, play, compete, mix and mingle, and be a part of something much bigger than just another Valentines celebration. The event has been designed to engage, unite, and entertain the island community in a whole new way, while supporting the amazing work of these four organizations
The goal is to give the Greater Victoria community an opportunity to be truly happy by giving on Valentine’s Day this year, and to promote the excellent philosophy that Giving Is Sexy! The choices for fun will be endless including exciting trivia contests, team or group competitions of mind-bending games, dance contests, mingling activities, silent auctions for prizes from gift baskets, collectibles including paintings, photography, artisan jewelry, antiques, talent judging, and much more. Buy tickets here.
Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages Festival – February 8-16
Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages, a decidedly queer theatre festival, returns for the 6th year to heat up February, running February 8 – 16 in downtown Victoria. This festival is packed with theatre, music, drag, burlesque, & storytelling.
The line-up includes live-singing drag queen and award-winning tragicomedienne Pearle Harbour in Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop is a drag cabaret spectacular featuring new arrangements of classics from Tom Waits, David Bowie & Judy Garland with Pearle’s signature hot-takes. Where the Two-Spirit Lives is a beautiful solo show in which performer/creator Marshall Vielle explores what it’s like to connect with their Two-Spirit side in modern society. The Darlings is made up of four of Vancouver’s hottest and most daring drag performers, who challenge the boundaries of traditional drag in this long-form drag show cabaret. Like Orpheus combines poetic text, movement and raw emotion to deep dive into queer club culture using Greek Myth as an entry point. eat your heART out Cabaret is the best way to spend Valentines Day – a queer celebration of performance featuring Riot Grrrls Revue, Salty Broad Productions and festival artists, hosted by the dynamic duo of local drag favourites Vivian Vanderpuss and Eddi Licious.
Victoria Yoga Conference – February 14-16
The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) takes place at the University of Victoria for a weekend of inspiration, motivation, and deep learning about the practice of yoga. From the experienced to the curious, you belong here.
The Capital Region of Victoria is home to over 50 yoga studios and has supported the conference dedicated to the practice of yoga. The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) includes yoga classes and workshops, meditation, breathwork, personal development and dance. The conference draws 600+ attendees with over 60 classes over two and a half days. There is something for everyone!
We host three annual scholarships. The first is The Breathe fore Life Scholarship, in 2020 we created the Moonbeam Scholarship and the third is a set of five scholarships of free passes to the VYC for those in financial need.
2020 U SPORTS NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS – February 20-22
We Roll for Creole Charity Casino Night – February 21
prepared for a “Ragin Cajun”good time as we are taking a trip to Bourbon Street with this
years Mardi Gras theme.
with doors opening to the famous midway games at 5:30PM. This year we have a Red
Carpet entrance with a Paparazzi style photographer to capture your arrival in your Mardi
Gras theme attire (optional). With a live band performing you can dance in between your
favorite casino games. We will also be serving Cajun inspired canapés and of course a
cash bar with proceeds from each drink going directly to Help Fill a Dream.
support of our volunteers we are aiming higher this year. Buy tickets here.
Our Place Coldest Night of the Year – February 22
For the third straight year, Our Place is participating in Canada’s National Walk for Homelessness. Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises awareness and raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.
Please consider gathering a team of friends, family, workmates or congregation together, register online, and join us at Our Place on Feb. 22 for either a 2, 5 or 10-kilometer walk.
The website to register https://cnoy.org/location/victoriapandora is now up and running with 11 teams already signed up.
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Pacific Centre Family Services Association to host a walk in the Westshore as well! The website for the westshore walk is https://cnoy.org/location/victoriawestshore and registration is open
If you are interested in joining or captaining a team or have any questions, contact Steven Seltzer at 250-940-5064, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help spread the word. We will see you out in the cold!
Saturday February 22nd
4:00pm: we start welcoming participants at The Mustard Seed
2km, 5km or 10km walk options to register online for
To register: https://cnoy.org/register
Our webpage: https://cnoy.org/location/victoriaqueens
Family, friends and co-workers are encouraged to participate and enjoy the walk and a hot dinner and live band upon return at The Mustard Seed!
Kaleidoscope Theatre’s The House at Pooh Corner – February 22-23
Based on the stories by A.A. Milne, adapted by Roderick Glanville, Christopher Robin has called a “mergency” meeting. He has decided to run away with his friends Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga, tiny Roo, Tigger and, of course, Pooh himself. They will probably go to the North Pole or to the South Pole. Why? There is a dark, mysterious threat that Christopher Robin is to be sent away to “Education.” Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he’s sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So it’s generally agreed that they’ll run away. From discovering what to feed Tigger (no haycorns, no honey, no thistles) to playing Poohsticks over the bridge, the friends are bound only by their childhood imaginations in this delightful adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Featuring Hailey Fowler, Mark Hellman, Elliott Loran, David Radford, & Kirsten Van Ritzen
Saturday, February 22 – 4pm
Sunday, February 23 – 2pm
All performances take place at: The McPherson Playhouse – #3 Centennial Square, Victoria. Purchase tickets here.
Victoria – BC SPCA Treat Week – Feb 24 – March 1, 2020
Treat Week is a FUN-draiser for the BC SPCA Victoria Branch, which helps support the lifesaving services we provide to animals in our community. Celebrated all across BC, between February 24 and March 1, supporters register to raise funds and give treats to their donors as a sweet thank you. Donations can be collected in person or online at www.treatweek.ca and registration is free!
The best part? This event can be as creative as you want it to be! Organize a baked good stand with homemade or store-bought treats, host a mimosa brunch, pizza day, cookie decorating party, movie night with candy and popcorn, cooking competition, dinner party, donuts and coffee casual Friday, or an ice cream social. Raising funds from friends and family who live far away – no problem, send a virtual thank you and encourage them to treat themselves to a little something special. For donating to help animals in need, they deserve it! Register and donate here.
Discover Tectoria – February 27
Intrepid Theatre presents Castlereigh Theatre Projects’ God’s Lake Feb 28-29
Handbags for Hope – February 28
On February 28th Handbags for Hope will be happening at the Bengal Lounge in The Empress for the last time in celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary. Join us for a fun evening of shopping in support of Childhood Cancer Research and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. There will be thousands of new to you and a silent auction of designer items. Want to help? Dig through your closets and donate any new and gently used items to our collection drive Jan. 11/12 and 18/19 at Mayfair Shopping Centre. Tickets for the event go on sale January 24 for $35 at www.team4hope.com.
2nd Annual Pink Shirt Gala – February 29
Fashion Splash – February 29
Saanich Braves 2019/2020 Season
The Saanich Junior Braves Hockey Club is one of the longest existing premier Junior B franchises in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Our leadership group have work hard to develop strong organizational policies, values, and beliefs.
Our mandate is to provide a high-quality competitive atmosphere for our players, to provide an opportunity for them to further advance in hockey and ultimately throughout life. This we believe will help to continue the strong hockey tradition in Saanich.
The Junior Braves appreciate the support of our hockey community, and the long-standing partnerships that we have worked hard to develop. We want to make everyone proud of these young athletes and help to embrace our program on and off the ice. We recognize the efforts of our volunteers, corporate partners and the fans who have a vested interest in these athletes both as hockey players and “men in the community”. (Picture attached) website: http://saanichbraves.ca/