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Thursday, May 2017

Walk 4 the Salish Sea!

Thursday, May 25 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm
“Mile 0”, 1 Douglas street
Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Canada
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"This is a global movement and not just a fight against another dirty pipeline… This is not simply an indigenous issue; climate change and the catastrophic impacts that we have witnessed to date and the potential impacts that will manifest in the future, are a matter of grave concern of all people around the world.” -Stewart Phillip, Grand Chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs We are all Coast Protectors and the Salish Sea and all the waters flowing…

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Pulling Together- All Nations’ Gathering Against Kinder Morgan

Thursday, May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsawout First Nation, 7728 Tetayut Rd.
Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4 Canada
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On the 1st night of the Walk 4 the Salish Sea! pllease come together for a community potluck feast, speakers and music in solidarity with W̱SÁNEĆ Nations and fellow community members against the tar sands, Kinder Morgan and all dangerous fossil fuel expansion, threatening climate, coast, indigenous sovereignty, Douglas Treaty and water rights on the first night of the Walk 4 the Salish Sea!, a 4-day walk from Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby. (https://www.facebook.com/events/955947501203696/ or visit walk4salishsea.ca)…

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Weekly Performance Program/Group Launch Celebrating Diversity

Friday, May 26 @ 8:00 am - Friday, November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive
Victoria, V8Z 7K2
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The newly formed West Coast Reach Association is launching performing programs celebrating diversity of ages, cultures and abilities (including special needs), Thursday afternoons/evenings at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Please see www.westcoastreach.org/ for full information.

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$15 - $2017

Is the Future Really Green? – Salt Spring Forum Presents Peter Robinson, David Suzuki Foundation CEO

Friday, May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring, 100 Jackson Ave
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2V8 Canada
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The recent provincial election saw the BC Green Party triple its presence in the BC legislature. What could this major shift mean for the future of the province, environment and economy? How can the economy and environmentalism work together? The Salt Spring Forum hosts a very timely discussion with Peter Robinson – CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, and former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Housing – to discuss these stirring questions and more. Peter Robinson began his…

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Core Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, May 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer Training May 27th @ 9am-1pm | Location TBD Have you been wanting to get involved with our chapter, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve already volunteered with us, but want to get even more involved? If so, join us for our next Core Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, May 27th from 9-1 (location TBD). Awesome lunch and SFVI swag for those who join us! Core Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. They often go on…

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$189.00

Embodied Expressions

Saturday, May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
XL-Yoga, 1113 Langley St.
Victoria, V8W 1V9
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We believe … Every woman in every body is whole and worthy. In just under two weeks, my friend and collaborator Jill Moran and I are excited to share our training and expertise as well as our own personal work with body-image baggage in an experiential yoga and art event. Embodied Expressions will help women create a healthier and happier relationship with their own bodies. Moving back and forth between yoga positions and artistic expression, together we will compassionately create…

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Container Gardening

Saturday, May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St
Victoria, BC V8T 1C9 Canada
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This workshop is a hands-on workshop for container gardening, designed so you can use a whole variety of containers - everything from old rubber boots to coffee cans to large planting boxes! We will examine what needs people have and the suitability of each kind of container from apartment balconies to porches to large gardens. We will discuss soil mixes, drainage, annuals vs. perennials vs. vegetables and the best suited plantings for each container. After that, we will get our…

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Qualicum SUP Challenge 2017

Sunday, May 28 @ 9:30 am - Monday, May 29 @ 2:30 pm

The Qualicum SUP Challenge is the 2nd race of the SixPack SUP Race Series http://sixpackraceseries.wix.com/sixpacksup. Races for every skill level including new racers and seasoned competitors. New this year will be a competitive 1km sprint race and a 200m Sprint Race for Victory ($200 cash prize fund for this one). As well as 1km recreational race, 4km competitive, 1km youth, 200m mini grom, relay races, BBQ, draw prizes and more. This race follows the ACDC race in Port Alberni on…

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Wildwood Open House May 28

Sunday, May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Road
Cedar,
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The Ecoforestry Institute Society is pleased to invite you to join us as we celebrate Wildwood's next chapter under our stewardship.  Bring your family and friends to the Wildwood Open House on May 28, beginning at 10 am.  Take a forest tour, have a look at the renovations and vision we have for the Wilkinson Heritage Homestead, join us for tea and refreshments.  There's a Fun Zone for kids where they can draw and colour and learn about the forest…

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, May 28 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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Hemer Park and late lunch at the Crow & Gate Pub

Sunday, May 28 @ 10:00 am

Fossil Fuel Freedom Fest – Celebrate Resistance!

Sunday, May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the FINALE of the 4-day Walk 4 the Salish Sea!, May 25-28, from Victoria BC to Burnaby! For more info about joining the walk, go to the website: http://walk4salishsea.ca RSVP & share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/955947501203696/ Day 4- SUNDAY MAY 28th REMEMBER TO PACK A LUNCH & WATER! 9 am - Meet Grandview Park (1657 Charles St, @ Commercial, Vancouver) Ceremony, drumming, short speeches, welcoming of Walkers. Music by Solidarity Notes Choir & others. Large performance art piece by…

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Walk Fairfield Circle

Sunday, May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Square Dance for Climate Justice!

Sunday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cates Hill Chapel, 661 Carter Rd
Bowen Island, BC Canada
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Come shake up the dance floor with The Wooly Bears string band! It's going to be a night to remember with the talented Galen Armstrong calling this square dance. All proceeds go toward keeping our climate and waterways safe from Kinder Morgan's tarsands pipeline and tankers proposal. This project poses unacceptable risks to our oceans and waterways, our climate, economies, and communities. First Nations have vowed to stop it in the courts, so people, businesses, and community groups are raising…

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Rally for the Peace River

Monday, May 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

The Site C dam now under construction in northern British Columbia is one of the largest resource development projects of this generation. The joint federal provincial assessment of the dam found that its impact on the unique ecosystem of the Peace River Valley would be severe, permanent and irreversible. Hundreds of First Nations gravesites and other cultural sites would be destroyed. First the Harper government, and now the Trudeau government have backed the dam without ever explaining how doing so…

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Thursday, June 2017
Free

Gorge Waterway Nature House Opens (Spring Public Hours)

Thursday, June 1 @ 10:00 am - Monday, August 14 @ 3:00 pm
Gorge Waterway Nature House, 1070 Tillicum Road
Victoria, V9A 2A1
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The Gorge Waterway Nature House is a educational space operated in partnership with World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt. GWAS provides and manages the human resources for the Nature House through volunteers and summer students. The Nature House was designed to be a local community hub of environmental education and link environmental research with public outreach and youth education. The Nature House has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening and its capacity was further maximized after extensive…

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O.U.R CSA Goody Box Jun-Oct 20 weeks

Thursday, June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
OUR Ecovillage, O.U.R. Ecovillage 1565 Baldy Mountain Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R2W2 Canada
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Registration for O.U.R. CSA Goody Box is now open! OUR Veggie Box includes vegetables for 2 or 3 people and fruit where available, a recipe, and an occasional sample of a locally-made product or service Full Season: $650 or 3 payments of $225 Half Season: $325 (Jun–Aug or Aug–Oct) OUR Lifestyle Box includes vegetables for 4 or 5 people and fruit where available, a surprise O.U.R. item, (e.g. eggs, sausages, canned goods), a recipe, and an occasional sample of a…

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Free

Esquimalt Clothing & Toy Exchange

Saturday, June 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, April 22, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, May 20, 2017,
and Once on Saturday, June 3, 2017
Wheeley Hall, Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Road
Victoria, V9A 2N4
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This is a once a month event where people can go and take some clothes to swap for something new-to-them. The clothing swap is held in a casual setting where people can peruse at their leisure. Bring a bag of clothing, take as much or as little as you want. Clothing Exchange Info: Bag(s) of clean, gently used clothes to swap/exchange for new-to-you items. Please no ripped, torn or stained items. Toy Exchange Info: Please ensure if the item has…

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Backyard Foraging

Saturday, June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St
Victoria, BC V8T 1C9 Canada
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This outdoor workshop that will teach you a whole new appreciation for the weeds in your garden! We will discuss identification techniques, edibility, common medicinal uses and how to use weeds as soil condition indicators. Wander around the Compost Education Centre gardens and neighbourhood to examine weeds growing under a variety of conditions and learn to decipher what they are trying to tell us. Instructor Bio: Katherine Harding is a wild foods enthusiast and the owner of The Wild Foods…

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$ 35

AN EVENING WITH GERSHWIN

Saturday, June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cordova Bay United Church Hall, 813 Claremont Ave.
Victoria,B.C. V8Y 1J9,
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Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 7:30 - 9:30 an event will take place at Cordova Bay United Church Hall, 813 Claremont Ave.,Victoria,B.C. V8Y 1J9.   Admission is $35   For Ticket vendors or online tickets see www.fortheloveofafrica.ca   ( see events)  or call (250) 891-0762.  Featured artists are:  Louise Rose, Robert Holliston, Cathy Fern Lewis, Jack Edwards & Marsha Elliott, Lynn Dennis, and Mur Meadows.       Intermission with refreshments served and closed bid auction. All proceeds go to…

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Strip Tide – A Dirty Show for a Clean Coast

Saturday, June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street at Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2L2 Canada
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Come out for an evening of inspiring burlesque that celebrates our wet and wonderful coast! All proceeds from this show will go towards First Nations legal challenges against the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers expansion - Pull-Together.ca Strip Tide is a fundraiser brought to you by Pull Together and Wet Coast Burlesque. Together we hope to change the tides of pipe line destruction, and keep our beaches stripped clean of oil. Featuring Performances by: - Misty Moss - Sinful DeVille…

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, June 4 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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$5

“Spirit of Nature” Walks or Guided Tour at Mary Lake

Sunday, June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s) with no end date
Mary Lake Property, 1772 Millstream Rd
Victoria, V9B 6E4
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We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this special property. This land has been under conservation ownership since 1947 so nature definitely has a strong presence here. The Mary Lake property has 7 different ecosystems, contains a 7 acre lake with various riparian areas and both the Earsman and Millstream creeks which are part of the 13,000 year old watershed flow thru it. There is definitely something special about Mary Lake. 1 - 4…

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Walk from Gyro Park to Mt. Tolmie or 10 Mile Point(Average pace – 5kms per hour)

Wednesday, June 7 @ 10:00 am
Cadboro-Gyro park, 2640 Sinclair Road
Victoria, BC V8N 6B4 ca
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We will start from Cadboro Bay, walking along the beach, up through the streets towards UVic, along the Alumni Chip Trail and up to Mt. Tolmie. On the way back we will walk through Finerty Gardens and Mystic Vale ending back in Gyro Park. Alternate route: We will walk along the beach heading up through the streets and wooded areas to Ten Mile Point, then up to Phyllis Park to admire the view of Mt. Baker and back down through…

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Free

Community Leadership Development Program Information Session

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm
Leadership Victoria Boardroom, #306 - 620 View Street
Victoria, V8W 1J6
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Are you curious about the Community Leadership Development Program? Here’s an opportunity to get a preview of what the program is all about. We’ll explore the principles and basic concepts behind our approach to community leadership development: What is community leadership and how does it relate to workplace leadership? What are the attributes and skills of community leaders? How does the Community Leadership Development Program help you build your skills? What kind of commitment does the program need from you,…

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Explore Friday Harbor, USA, June 8-10, 2017

Thursday, June 8 @ 10:30 am

Remove ivy and other invasives from Lillian Hoffar Park in North Saanich

Saturday, June 10 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

Lillian Hoffar park is in need of the amazing GVGT volunteers! This little special park is full of invasive plants including English Ivy, Holly, and St. John's Wort! Thankfully we have been rallied for support so please join on June 10 to help restore this habitat!  Meeting Spot and Parking Meet at the entrance to the park at 10563 McDonald Park Road in North Saanich. Parking is available along the streets of White Birch Road HERE. Getting yourself there Transit. To…

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$150.

Envisioning Change: An Art Therapy Workshop for Women in Transition

Saturday, June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Open Hearth Studio, 64 Government St
Victoria, V8V 2K3
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Are you a woman in a time of transition? Or feeling like something needs to change? Are you looking backwards and evaluating the past? Are you wondering what’s next? Changes – whether in your outer context or your inner life – are often challenging, sometimes sad, and almost always unsettling.  Add to that the often unrealistic expectations of our North American culture, and messages like “Set Your Ultimate Goals!” “Make changes NOW!” or “Just get past it and move on!” can…

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Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit

Saturday, June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St
Victoria, BC V8T 1C9 Canada
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Learn how to make your own herbal first aid kit to have on hand for treks out into the woods or your backyard. We will talk about the medicinal plants used in the kit, what they’re medicinal properties are how to use them and together assemble a kit including: a wound salve, insect sting remedy, wound powder. You will leave with a list of items to stock your first aid kit, how to identify common plants used in first aid,…

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Let’s remove Scotch Broom on Coburg Peninsula in Colwood!

Sunday, June 11 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Coburg Peninsula, 3310 Ocean Blvd
Victoria, BC ca
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We will be removing Scotch Broom and other invasive plants like Himalayan Blackberry with the Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative of the CRD  Working rain or shine!  Meeting Spot and Parking We will meet in the parking area near the bathrooms on Ocean Blvd at the end of Lagoon Road <-- click here for map link How to get to the location Transit/Cycling. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to BC Transit or use Google Maps. Carpool. If you need a…

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, June 11 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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World Oceans Day at Fisherman’s Wharf YYJ

Sunday, June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf Victoria – Official, 1 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V1A1 Canada
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Come and help us celebrate the oceans, in particular the diversity and abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea! Learn how small changes in our everyday lives can add up to a big difference for the planet. Funds raised support local conservation projects and green initiatives at Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch this page for updates on participants and events - including live divers!

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Hike through the Broadmead Hills (Average pace – 5kms per hour)

Wednesday, June 14 @ 10:00 am

We will start at the Broadmead Shopping Centre, hike through the trails of the Broadmead hills, up into the Boulderwood area then down through a residential area ending with a walk around Rithet's Bog. This hike will take approx 1 1/2 hours, we will stop at Starbucks for coffee afterwards.  Please arrive at least 5 minutes early as we leave at 10 am. The terrain on this hike will include trails with exposed tree roots, uneven rocks and mud.  Proper hiking shoes…

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Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shoreline Surf Cafe, 2121 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Microplastic contamination is an emerging threat to marine ecosystems. Many aquatic animals, including fish, mammals, molluscs, and other invertebrates have been shown to ingest microplastics. These particles can disrupt digestive and reproductive processes, act as vectors for other harmful pollutants, and reduce overall animal health. In British Columbia, bivalves are economically important for both aquaculture and wild harvest. As nonspecific filter feeders they are susceptible to ingesting and concentrating microplastics from the water column. Shellfish aquaculture often uses plastic infrastructure…

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Invasive Plant Removal AND BBQ in North Saanich!

Saturday, June 17 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

The strata that surrounds this amazing habitat and forest need our help to reduce the spread of a number of invasive plants before they completely consume the forest!  We will help till 2pm then have the BBQ afterwards so we hope that some of you can stay for the BBQ around 2:30pm! Meeting Spot and Parking Meet at at 743 Kispoix place here. There is parking in the cul-de-sac. LET'S TRY AND ALL CARPOOL SINCE ITS A FAR LOCATION FROM VICTORIA!…

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Free

Orca Celebration and Action Day

Saturday, June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Barnabas Church Hall, 1525 Begbie St
Victoria,
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Speakers, music, displays

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, June 18 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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MEC Paddlefest

Sunday, June 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Willows Beach, Stanley Ave
Victoria, BC Canada
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Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. We've got lots on deck at our annual MEC Paddlefest, and everyone's welcome. Go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitor's booths, and hunt for deals at our annual gear swap and boat auction. Bring your friends and family, and celebrate the fun of floating with good times outside!

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Walk from Cadboro Bay/Gyro Park to Mt. Tolmie (Average pace – 5 kms per hour)

Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:00 am
Cadboro-Gyro park, 2640 Sinclair Road
Victoria, BC V8N 6B4 ca
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We will start from Cadboro Bay, walking along the beach, up through the streets towards UVic, along the Alumni Chip Trail and up to Mt. Tolmie. On the way back we will walk through Finerty Gardens and Mystic Vale ending back in Gyro Park. Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes. Coffee at Starbucks afterwards.  Please arrive at least 5 minutes early as we leave right at 10am.

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$CA20

Nature-Based Poetry: Igniting the Muse

Thursday, June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Monthly
Rob Abbott’s Private Residence, 1-525 Maple Mountain Road
Duncan (Maple Bay), V9L5X7
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You are invited to join Rob Abbott, a pioneering sustainability catalyst, nature-based poet, and Co-Founder of Soul Quest Canada as we cultivate the muse that enables our poetic expression during this monthly poetry group - come with your imagination, come with your curiosity, come with your soul-stirred from wanderings on the land. During these monthly gatherings, we will explore how poetry comes from and can take us deeper into a conversation with soul. Equally, we will write and share poems…

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Cumberland Camping Weekend

Friday, June 23 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm
Cumberland Lake Park & Campground, 1100 Comox Lake Road
Cumberland, BC Canada
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Join this fun camping weekend with friends and comrades, camping on stunning Comox Lake and joining the annual Miners' Memorial Weekend in nearby Cumberland - the best small town on Vancouver Island!!

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MEC Paddlefest 2017

Saturday, June 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria BC Willows Beach, Stanley Ave
Victoria, BC Canada
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This Event is perfect to see all the new products for kayaks etc anything to do with paddling come down. M.E.C people are so helpful.

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, June 25 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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Matticks’s Farm loop (Average pace – 5kms per hour)

Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:00 am
Adrienne’s Tea Garden, Matticks Farm, 5325 Cordova Bay Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This walk/hike will start and end at Mattick's Farm. We will be walking on roads, on the beach, through several parks, through a ravine, and up 5 fairly challenging ridges. We will end with coffee and/or lunch at Mattick's Farm. Meet in the parking lot at the front entrance to the restaurant.  Please arrive at least 5 minutes early as we leave at 10.

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Sunday, July 2017

Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, July 2 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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$5

“Spirit of Nature” Walks or Guided Tour at Mary Lake

Sunday, July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s) with no end date
Mary Lake Property, 1772 Millstream Rd
Victoria, V9B 6E4
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We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this special property. This land has been under conservation ownership since 1947 so nature definitely has a strong presence here. The Mary Lake property has 7 different ecosystems, contains a 7 acre lake with various riparian areas and both the Earsman and Millstream creeks which are part of the 13,000 year old watershed flow thru it. There is definitely something special about Mary Lake. 1 - 4…

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Walk from Gyro Park to Mt. Tolmie or 10 Mile Point(Average pace – 5kms per hour)

Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:00 am
Cadboro-Gyro park, 2640 Sinclair Road
Victoria, BC V8N 6B4 ca
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We will start from Cadboro Bay, walking along the beach, up through the streets towards UVic, along the Alumni Chip Trail and up to Mt. Tolmie. On the way back we will walk through Finerty Gardens and Mystic Vale ending back in Gyro Park. Alternate route: We will walk along the beach heading up through the streets and wooded areas to Ten Mile Point, then up to Phyllis Park to admire the view of Mt. Baker and back down through…

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$25

11th ANNUAL WATER GARDEN TOUR

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:25 pm

A self-guided tour of eleven gorgeous greater victoria water gardens. Tickets are $25 and will be available after June 1st.  See our website www.watergardentour.ca  for ticket vendors or online sales or call (250) 891-0762 for details.  Designers, musicians and artists will be at many gardens.  All proceeds of this tour go to For the Love of Africa Society.  Enjoy the day visiting gardens, knowing you'll be helping youth in  Tanzania.  A win-win for everyone.

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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, July 9 @ 10:00 am
Elk Lake Parking Lot, 670 Brookleigh Road
Victoria, BC ca
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This is a leaderless walk around Elk lake, I have posted it but will not be there. It is an easy walk just stay on the trails towards the water and you cannot get lost. For those interested just meet at the main parking lot Hamsterly beach, north end of Elk Lake. You can get there by going north on highway 17 then turn left on Sayward Rd. The intersection where the Petrocan gas station is. Follow the road and…

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Hike through the Broadmead Hills (Average pace – 5kms per hour)

Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:00 am

We will start at the Broadmead Shopping Centre, hike through the trails of the Broadmead hills, up into the Boulderwood area then down through a residential area ending with a walk around Rithet's Bog. This hike will take approx 1 1/2 hours, we will stop at Starbucks for coffee afterwards.  Please arrive at least 5 minutes early as we leave at 10 am. The terrain on this hike will include trails with exposed tree roots, uneven rocks and mud.  Proper hiking shoes…

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