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August 2014
Wed
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1/1-
12/31
Farmers' Market - Comox Valley
Welcome to Comox Valley Farmers' Market. Come have a warm cup of coffee and fresh baked treat as you do your shopping. In summer we operate every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 12pm at the Comox Valley Fairgrounds on Headquarters road, across the street from Vanier School. In fall and winter we will be at the Native Sons Hall on Cliffe, at the foot of Fourth Avenue in downtown Courtenay. www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com
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4/6-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Salt Spring Island
Visitors are treated to exclusively local creations stemming from Salt Spring's unique brand of "island ingenuity". Meet artists, food producers, musicians and locals at the lively Saturday Market. Each Saturday, from April through the last Saturday in October, from 8:30am to 4pm, oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges on Salt Spring Island.
Sun
Sun
4/6-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Pender Island
The Pender Islands Farmers' Market runs from Easter to Thanksgiving and is held at the Pender Islands Recreation and Agricultural Hall on Saturdays from 9:30am to 1pm. Local farmers, craftspeople and other vendors offer fresh fruit and vegetables, crafts of all varieties, and delicious food.
Sun
Sun
4/6-
9/21
Farmers' & Artisans' Market - Sechelt
We Make It, Bake It & Grow It all right here on the Sunshine Coast! We make it easy to eat within the 100 mile diet! Come get your local eggs, fresh pies and bread, organic veggies for the week, or a gift for that someone special! Everyone welcome, rain or shine! Every Saturday morning, 8:30am to 1:30pm, just off Hwy 101 in Sechelt. www.secheltmarket.com.
Mon
Mon
4/21-
9/29
Farmers' Market - Powell River
The Powell River Market is an old-fashioned, country-style market selling fresh, locally grown farm and garden produce, home baking, honey, soap, woodcrafts, jewellery, and a variety of original items hand-crafted by local artisans. Enjoy hot food and drinks in the sunshine, listening to the live music on our Open Mic Stage. Children's play area and Pony-cart rides. Livestock is present on occasion for sale and display.
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4/28-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Victoria - Moss Street
The Moss Street Market operates from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. We are located at the corner of Moss and Fairfield in Victoria, BC. Market times: 10am to 2pm. www.mossstreetmarket.com
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Sat
5/3-
10/4
Farmers' Market - Nanaimo
Get it fresh from your local farmer! Get it freshly picked! Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market is held on Fridays at the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza on Front Street beside the Bastion in Downtown Nanaimo. 10am to 2pm. Produce, meat, seafood, plants, and local arts and crafts are all at the Bowen Road Farmers' Market, every Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm.
Sun
Sun
5/4-
9/21
Farmers' Market - Errington
The Errington Farmers' Market offers fresh produce, baked goods, items created by local crafters, as well as coffee and goodies from the coffee shop in a woodsy, friendly atmosphere. There is always music playing and activities for kids. Saturdays, 10am to 1pm, from May to September in the Community Park next to Errington Hall.
Sun
Sun
5/4-
10/5
Farmers' Market - Qualicum Beach
Qualicum Beach Farmers Market at Veteran’s Way and Memorial is where you’ll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts. Saturdays from 8:30am to noon. www.qbfarmersmarket.com.
Sun
Sun
5/4-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Victoria - James Bay
James Bay Community Market provides an opportunity to shop for handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, and relax with a cup of coffee and free live music and entertainment. Then, take home fresh flowers, locally-grown fruit and vegetables, and free-range eggs. Saturdays, May to October: 9am - 3pm at Menzies and Superior Streets. www.jamesbaymarket.com
Sun
Sun
5/4-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Duncan
Duncan Farmer's Market in the Cowichan Valley offers the freshest local fruits and vegetables, baking, jams & jellies, honey, crafts, clothing, pet treats, and more! We have live music every Saturday, with singers, bands, choirs, dance troupes, jugglers, and magicians. The market is held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, from 9am to 2pm at 200 Craig Street, in the City Square adjacent to City Hall and along Ingram Street. www.duncanfarmersmarket.ca
Sun
Sun
5/4-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Sooke
At Sooke Country Market we make it, bake it or grow it. Seasonal local produce from the gardens of Sooke. Every summer, local producers and growers sell their home grown vegetables, flowers, fruits, jams and crafts. Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm, May through October, on Otter Point Road across from Eustace Road. www.sookecountrymarket.com.
Mon
Mon
5/5-
10/27
Farmers' Market - Metchosin
The Metchosin Farmers’ Market runs every Sunday, 11am to 2pm from May 8th till October 30th at 4450 Happy Valley Road, on the Metchosin Municipal Grounds between the fire hall and the Pioneer Museum. Fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts, jewellery, and more. Metchosinfarmersmarket.blog.com.
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5/12-
9/28
Farmers' Market - Victoria - Bastion Square
The Bastion Square Public Market provides an outlet for the display and sale of hand-crafted items in clay, fibre, metal, wood, glass and multiple disciplines, as well as flowers, plants and baked goods; home made preserves; chocolates, candies, candles and other country crafts; organic produce from Vancouver Iisland farmers; visual arts such as painting and photography.
Sun
Sun
5/18-
9/21
Farmers' Market - Hornby Island
This bustling market located behind Hornby Hall contains vendors offering an eclectic variety of produce, herbs, snacks, as well as unique locally-made crafts that will amuse and delight visitors. Every Saturday from 11am to 2pm from the May long weekend.
Sun
Sun
5/25-
9/21
Farmers' Market & Bazaar - Quadra Island
Quadra Island Farmers' Market & Bazaar sells fresh produce, fruits and berries, crafts and more. Saturdays, May to September, 10am to 2pm, West Road in Quathiaski Cove.
Sun
Sun
5/25-
12/21
Farmers' Market - Port Alberni
The Port Alberni Farmers' Market promotes locally grown produce and locally made products from the Alberni Clayquot Regional District. The market sells a wide assortment of meats, vegetables, fruits and fresh free-range eggs. Located at the foot of Argyle Street in the centre of the picturesque Harbour Quay. Saturdays, 8:30am to 12pm.
Sun
Sun
5/25-
10/19
Farmers' Market - Langford
Goldstream Station Market on Bryn Maur Road in the heart of downtown Langford provides an outlet for the sale of locally-grown and locally-processed agricultural products and artisan crafts and an opportunity for local musicians and entertainers to perform. Saturdays 10am to 2pm. www.goldstreamstationmarket.ca.
Fri
Fri
5/30-
8/22
Farmers' & Crafters' Market - Sidney
Every Thursday evening between June and September Beacon Avenue becomes a beacon for shoppers at the Sidney Summer Street Market, with local merchants, fresh produce, arts & crafts, great food and live music. Enjoy all sorts of live entertainment on each block. From 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
Sun
Sun
6/1-
10/5
Farmers' Market - Victoria - Central Saanich
The vibrant open air Peninsula Country Market has more than 50 vendors offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted fresh meats, organic produce, and a fine selection of arts & crafts. Enjoy a country morning among friends, live music, hot coffee, and great munchies. Saturdays at Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, 9am to 1pm. www.peninsulacountrymarket.com.
Thu
Thu
6/12-
8/14
Farmers' Market - Parksville
Parksville Summer By The Sea Market is held every Tuesday Night from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Over 100 vendors on Craig Street feature a great assortment of unique crafters, artists, food and live entertainment. Something for everyone !
Fri
Sun
6/13-
10/12
Farmers' Market - Gibsons
Two markets: The Fiddlehead Farmers' Market takes place behind the Gibsons Curling Rink in White Tower Park each Saturday from mid-June to mid-October. Find fresh vegetables from local growers, purchase locally produced soaps, candles, jewelry, garden supplies and artwork, or enjoy the folksy sounds of local singers and bands. Gibsons Landing Sunday Market is held each Sunday in Holland Park from June to September. In a scenic location overlooking the Gibsons Marina, customers can pick up organic vegetables, stock up on home-baked goodies and preserves, and shop for pottery and glassware.
Fri
Tue
6/20-
9/9
Les Misérables
Epic Musical. This musical phenomenon sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution as convict Jean Valjean, on the run and in a fight for his life, sacrifices everything to protect the people he loves. Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. Tickets from $25. Join us for a meal in our Playbill Dining Room. Contact the box office for specific times and dates of shows or check our website. www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca/season_mis.html
Sat
Sat
6/21-
8/23
Eclectic Gallery: Donna Ion and Rob Miller
Two distinctly different approaches to the landscape by two Vancouver Island artists. Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue Victoria BC. 10am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday. www.eclecticgallery.ca
Sat
Sun
6/28-
10/26
Farmers' Market - Victoria - North Saanich
North Saanich Farm Market offers seasonal produce, locally-grown mushrooms, eggs, baking, plants, and crafts. Free entertainment every week. Drop in and meet your neighbours. St. John's Church Annex, 10990 West Saanich Road, 9:30am to 12:30pm. www.northsaanichfarmmarket.ca.
Mon
Mon
7/7-
10/6
Farmers' Market - South Cowichan
Come out to the South Cowichan Farmers Market for a leisurely Sunday. Our market presents local vendors selling everything from produce, handmade artisan gifts, delicious homemade food, baked goods, coffee, tea, and popcorn. The market features entertainment, raffles and contests for both vendors and shoppers. Our aim is to support local farmers and small business people who grow, make or bake their products. At the Crossroads Centre, 4485 Trans-Canada Highway at Koksilah Road, Duncan. www.southcowichanfarmersmarket.com
Mon
Sun
7/28-
9/21
Farmers' Market - Highlands
Highlands Market features produce and crafts from local small business owners. Local food, wonderful local jomemade jams and jellies, baked goods, bedding plants for the garden or bouquets, and fine handmade crafts. A great way to meet neighbours or new residents. The market is held at Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Road, on the last Sunday of the month through September. Buyers and sellers welcome, rain or shine. 10am to 1pm. (250) 474-3453.
Mon
Fri
7/28-
8/1
Camp Create Art Camp
Camp Create Art Camp: Children will sing, paint, play games, and learn about the story of Jonah as told by pirates! Campers will experience breakout sessions each day in: music, art, puppets, drama/creative movement! The cost of the camp is $40 before July 18 and includes a Camp Create T-Shirt, camp supplies, and snacks each day! July 28 - August 1 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Lakewood Elementary. www.canvaschurch.ca/gatherings/events/camp-create/
Sat 8/2 Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk)
Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk) –All ages. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Did you know dragonflies live a dual life? Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an up-close look at the amazing world of dragonflies as they zig and zag across wetlands in search of their prey. Meet at the Retriever Ponds area off Beaver Lake Road. Saturday, August 2 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
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Mon
8/2-
8/4
Filberg Festival
32nd Annual Filberg Festival: Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Celebrate the best of arts, crafts and music surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range. www.filbergfestival.com
Sun 8/3 Van Isle Shriners Show and Shine 2014
Van Isle Shriners Show and Shine (formerly Oceanside Overdrive). In the Park on The Beach, Sunday August 3, 2014, celebrating 25 years in Parksville B.C. To register or for further information visit www.vanisleshrinersshowandshine.com
Sun 8/3 The Trail Less Travelled (Guided Adult Hike)
The Trail Less Travelled (Guided Adult Hike) –18 years+. Thetis Lake Regional Park (View Royal). Here’s a trail you may not have explored yet! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist at Prior Lake and walk the Mackenzie Creek Trail to Mackenzie Lake and return via Thetis Lake. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a spot call 250.478.3344 by August 1. Sunday, August 3 | 11am–3pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #50
Tue
Tue
8/5-
8/26
Come Sing Some Songs With Us!
Three Toonies for Tunes on Tuesdays… Drop in sings… All voices welcome. Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria. www.gettinhigherchoir.ca/choir_life/pdf/Promo/2014/0805-26/come-sing-some-songs-with-us.pdf6
Thu 8/7 Snake Day (Drop-in Event)
Snake Day (Drop-in Event) –All ages. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). CRD Regional Parks has teamed up with Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary for this slithery event: watch snake shows, hold a snake, play a snake game and more. Drop by the tents at the main Beaver Beach anytime between 11am and 2pm. Meet at the Beaver Lake Nature Centre off the main parking lot. Wheel chair accessible. Thursday, August 7 | 11am–2pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Sat 8/9 Moon Walk (Guided Walk)
Moon Walk (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Coles Bay Regional Park (North Saanich). When the moon is full and the tide is low, down to Coles Bay we’ll go! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to look for marine creatures like crabs, sea stars and the elusive moon snail. This program includes wading in the water so be prepared to get your feet and clothes wet (wear shorts and sandals or beach shoes). Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Inverness Rd. Saturday, August 9 | 9:30–11am. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Sat 8/9 Bike Ride Back in Time (Guided Bicycle Tour)
Bike Ride Back in Time (Guided Bicycle Tour) –16 years+. Sooke Potholes Regional Park (Sooke). Cycle back in time with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from Sooke Potholes to the northern terminus at Kapoor Regional Park. Learn about the historic area of Leechtown and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this wilderness area. Bring your own bicycle, lunch, water and snacks. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. Call 250.478.3344 by August 8. Saturday, August 9 | 10am–1pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
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8/9-
8/10
Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour
www.discovercomoxvalley.com/cvfarmcycletour
Sat 8/9 Chemainus Accordion Days
Chemainus Accordion Days will feature a wonderful day of top accordion bands and performers on stage at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus. This popular annual festival always attracts an appreciative audience. www.chemainusaccordiondays.com
Sun 8/10 Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Adult Paddle)
Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Adult Paddle) –18 years+. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Paddle in the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is necessary. You must pre–register: $20+GST. Sunday, August 10 | 8–11am. Phone 250.478.3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Sun 8/10 Whelks to Whales (Guided Walk)
Whelks to Whales (Guided Walk) –All ages. East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke). Pristine ocean wilderness offers much to be explored. Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to discover more about ocean dwellers near and deep. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road. Sunday, August 10 | 10–11:30am. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Mon 8/11 Sandy Shore Explore (Guided Walk)
Sandy Shore Explore (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin). Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an intertidal exploration and discover the strange and wonderful creatures that appear between the tides. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main beach. Park in the main parking lot off Metchosin Road and follow the 20–minute forest trail to the beach. Witty Beach Rd access closed. Monday, August 11 | 10am–12pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #54 or 55
Tue 8/12 Feeling Crabby (Drop-in Event)
Feeling Crabby (Drop-in Event) –All ages. Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich). Red crabs, green crabs, smooth crabs, hairy crabs. This beach has them all! Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm and meet the crabs of Island View Beach as well as some of their crusty cousins. We’ll explore under rocks, make a craft and more! Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Look for the blue tent on the beach off Homathko Road. Tuesday, August 12 | 11am–2pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Thu 8/14 Masked Bandit (Guided Walk)
Masked Bandit (Guided Walk) –All ages. Devonian Regional Park (Metchosin). A CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist will lead you on a raccoon trail for a day in the life of these little rascals. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off William Head Road. Thursday, August 14 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #54 or 55
Fri 8/15 Evening Campfire at the Beach (Campfire Stories)
Evening Campfire at the Beach (Campfire Stories) –All ages. Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich). Meet a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an evening beach walk followed by campfire stories at the Island View Beach campground. Learn more about the animals that call Island View Beach their home! Bring a beach chair. Meet at the campfire ring at the Island View Beach campground, off Homathko Road. Wheel chair accessible. Friday, August 15 | 6–8pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Sat 8/16 Go with the Flow (Line) (Guided Walk)
Go with the Flow (Line) (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Charters Interpretive Centre (Sooke). Join the Sooke Region Museum and a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for a short, steep hike through the woods to see a historical bake oven built 100 years ago by workers constructing the 27 mile-long flowline to carry water to Victoria. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a spot call 250.478.3344 by August 15. Saturday, August 16 | 10am–12pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Sat 8/16 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Guided Walk)
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich). Wear your craziest hat and join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for a fun family tea party. Take a short walk to learn a few fabulous local plants and celebrate the day with a tea party featuring our native plants. $7 + GST. Pre–registration required by August 15. Space is limited. Saturday, August 16 | 1–2:30pm. Call 250.478.3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
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8/17
Denman Island Studio Tour
With 14 venues demonstrating diverse bodies of work by more than 20 artists, Denman Island Studio Tour offers a rare opportunity to peek into little-explored corners of the artist experience, and the island itself. Lending an enchanted air to the tour are the studio settings that are particular to these islands - visitors will get to discover these hideaways and all of the treasures that are created there: painting, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, photography and textiles. www.denmanstudiotour.blogspot.com
Sun 8/17 Nanaimo Kidney Walk
Be part of The 2014 Nanaimo Kidney Walk (2.5km), FunRun (5km)and DragonBoat (2.5km). The Kidney Walks are community-led events dedicated to raising awareness and funds for kidney disease, and the importance of organ donation. Be the movement! Register to participate at www.nanaimokidneywalk.ca. Sponsor a walker, volunteer or register to be a donor.
Sun 8/17 ‘Bear’ Necessities (Guided Walk)
‘Bear’ Necessities (Guided Walk) –All ages. Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin). We can co–exist with these magnificent forest dwellers. Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to learn about the natural history of the black bear. Meet at the Witty’s Lagoon Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. Sunday, August 17 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #54 or 55
Sun 8/17 Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle)
Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) –5 years+. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Paddle in the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is necessary. You must pre–register: $20+GST (15 yrs+); $10+GST (5–14 years). Sunday, August 17 | 8–11am. Phone 250.478.3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Sun 8/17 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering
The 2014 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering is hosted by the German Auto Network at the Viscount Aero Centre at 9800 McDonald Park Road in Sidney, BC, V8L 5W5. In support of Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. 17 August, 2014. For more information: www.motorgathering.com
Sun 8/17 Victoria Kidney Walk/Family Fun Run
The 7th Annual Victoria Kidney Walk is held to support the Kidney Foundation of Canada. $35 Advance; $40 day-of. The whole family is welcome (including our furry friends)! Clover Point, Victoria. More info at www.victoriakidneywalk.ca
Tue 8/19 Island View Edibles (Guided Adult Walk)
Island View Edibles (Guided Adult Walk) –18 years+. Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich). Sample herbal tea and learn about edible and native plants as you stroll through the trails of Island View Beach with a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist and First Nations guides. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a spot call 250.478.3344 by August 18. Tuesday, August 19 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Tue 8/19 Animal Adventures (Guided Walk)
Animal Adventures (Guided Walk) –10 years and under. Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich). Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a family adventure as you learn some cool animal skills. Creep like a deer, jump like a cougar, and feel like a raccoon as we wind our way through the Francis/King forest. Meet at the Nature Centre off Munn Road. Tuesday, August 19 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Thu 8/21 Blood and Guts (Drop-in Event)
Blood and Guts (Drop-in Event) –All ages. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). They’ve got pointy teeth and sharp claws, and they don’t eat tofu! Learn more about animals that make their living by eating meat. Cougars and owls and bears–oh my! See live raptor demonstrations! Drop in at the tents at the main Beaver Beach anytime between 11am and 2pm. Wheel chair accessible. Thursday, August 21 | 11am–2pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Sat 8/23 Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle)
Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) –5 years+. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Paddle in the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is necessary. You must pre–register: $20+GST (15 yrs+); $10+GST (5–14 years). Saturday, August 23 | 8–11am. Phone 250.478.3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Sat 8/23 Chemainus Jazz Festival
The Chemainus Jazz Festival features a great array of jazz bands, from traditional New Orleans jazz through to modern jazz. The music will be all afternoon on the stage at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus. www.chemainusjazzfestival.com
Sat 8/23 Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk)
Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk) –5 years+. East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke). Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a walk to explore for blackberries, Oregon grape berries, salal berries and more. There will also be an opportunity to taste jams made from some of these natural delights. Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road. Saturday, August 23 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/
Sun 8/24 Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk)
Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk) –All ages. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Did you know dragonflies live a dual life? Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an up-close and personal look at the amazing world of dragonflies as they zig and zag in search of their prey across the wetlands. Nets and field guides will be available. Meet at the Retriever Ponds area off Beaver Lake Road. Sunday, August 24 | 11am–12:30pm. BC Transit #70 or 72
Wed 8/27 Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk)
Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich). Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a walk to explore for blackberries, Oregon grape berries, salal berries and more. There will also be an opportunity to taste jams made from some of these natural delights. We will look at and taste berries but will not be collecting them to take home. Meet at the Beaver Lake Nature Centre off the main parking lot. Wednesday, August 27 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/ BC Transit #70 or 72
Thu 8/28 Going Squirrelly (Guided Walk)
Going Squirrelly (Guided Walk) –5 years+. Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich). What does it take to survive as a squirrel? With a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist discover what keeps these furry creatures busy at this time of year. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road. Thursday, August 28 | 1–2:30pm. www.crd.bc.ca/parks/events/