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ARTicipation @ Christ Church Cathedral
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all day
ARTicipation @ Christ Church Cathedral

Artists are invited to paint and sketch inside and outside the cathedral, then submit their works to the fall art show in September.

Camp Goodtimes Volunteers Needed! @ Shawnigan Lake
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all day
Camp Goodtimes Volunteers Needed! @ Shawnigan Lake

Camp Goodtimes needs passionate, dedicated & fun-loving adults who love to work with kids! Every year volunteers help create a magical summer experience for kids with cancer.
Please consider joining us this summer to make Camp Goodtimes an unforgettable experience.
Save the date: Volunteers are required to participate in an Overnight Training Weekend from June 2-3 at Loon Lake (Metro Vancouver).
Note: Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older.

Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market @ Cobble Hill Hall Grounds
Aug 1 – Oct 28 all day
Cobble Hill Farmers' Market @ Cobble Hill Hall Grounds

Sundays, June 3rd to October 28, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This ‘Bee Friendly’ village market is a fantastic new community event held in beautiful and historically agricultural Cobble Hill in a grassy field with shade trees and plenty of parking close by. You will be greeted by 30 friendly vendors who are happy to talk to you about their products and wares as well as how their products or activities support local bee populations. Enjoy purchasing locally made or grown fresh produce, meats, eggs, flowers, honey, crafts, herbs, body care and much more. This is a very family friendly event with a diversity of interactive children’s activities and vendor demonstrations, great weekly live music and shady seating, delicious food and lots of fun for everyone. Come and check out the newest member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets where all of the vendors Make, Bake or Grow their products.

Elks Children’s Camp @ Camp Elkhaven
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all day

Located on Denman Island, near Courtenay, and overlooking Baynes Sound, on the Strait of Georgia, Elkhaven includes 35 acres of forest area. Kitchen, dining area, washrooms and a large dormitory that sleeps 45 indoors. For outdoor camping there is an orchard with 7 grassy acres, as well as an outdoor cookhouse with picnic tables. Outdoor toilets are located throughout the camp for camping groups. A volleyball net, fire pit and horseshoe pitch offer avenues for outdoor group activities.

INNOCENT EYES : war from a different perspective @ The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial (HAMM)
Aug 1 – Oct 13 all day
INNOCENT EYES : war from a different perspective @ The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial (HAMM)

The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial is proud to present its 2018 feature exhibit “INNOCENT EYES; war from a different perspective” showing August 1 through October 13. This exhibit consists of over 30 panels which tells stories of children, by children, for children who have been affected by wars and crisis. Spanning 100 years, IE stories cover the joys, the tears, and the resilience of children as well as encouraging modern era children to become aware of alternate choices made in a technical age. There is even an interactive storybook story of the real Winnie the Pooh. As part of the three month exhibit HAMM will also host a free Children’s Peace Concert in August and a special film screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA in September. October HAMM will present an island wide child and youth art show by the Baha’i communities of Vancouver Island. For more information contact HAMM…

James Bay Community Market @ The James Bay Community Market
Aug 1 – Sep 29 all day
James Bay Community Market @ The James Bay Community Market

The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.

You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor and naturally crafted body products. We also have top-quality traditional baked goods, specialty sauces and seasonings and dried soup mixes. Hungry? You will find prepared food you can eat right on site on our picnic area. We also have a vast array of farm-fresh products from farm fresh meats to seasonal veggies and fruits.

Along with a unique community shopping experience, live local music by some of the area’s most talented musicians will entertain you throughout the day. There is also a children’s play area and plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambiance of the market.

Come see us rain or shine every Saturday May 5th to September 29th from 9 to 3 on the corner of Menzies and Superior in James Bay and take advantage of lots of available parking (free on Superior).

U-Pick at Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm @ Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all day
U-Pick at Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm @ Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm

U-Pick your own FOOD
Be Self- Sufficient
Nanoose Edibles Farm Market proudly presents
Family You Pick Weekends
Fridays noon – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Sundays 10am – 5pm

Each year we have a variety of crops to u-pick from and it will be updated on our Facebook page:

Moss Street Market – 27th Season @ Sir James Douglas School
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm
Moss Street Market - 27th Season @ Sir James Douglas School

With over 30 local, organic farmers, Moss Street Market is Victoria’s premier farmers market. We also features another 100+ crafters, artisans, bakers, food vendors, distillers, brewers, and vintners. all with locally-made offerings. There’s something for everyone at the market — enjoy amazing meals from our truck vendors or a cuppa from our coffee tent, live music from fine local musicians, or the kid’s activity tent.

The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is open to the public! @ The Centre of the Universe
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm
The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is open to the public! @ The Centre of the Universe

To celebrate 100 years since the opening of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, the Centre of the Universe will be open, presenting its scale model exhibit and historical gallery to the public from 10am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday, starting June 3rd until the end of summer!

Esquimalt Farmers Market Outdoor Season! (THURSDAYS) @ Memorial Park
Aug 1 @ 4:16 pm – Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm
Esquimalt Farmers Market Outdoor Season! (THURSDAYS) @ Memorial Park

Esquimalt MLA, Mitzi Dean, and Mayor Barb Desjardins are set to ring the market bell to open Esquimalt Farmers Market’s (EFM) first outdoor market of the summer season on Thursday May 24th at 4:30 pm. This is the fourth season of the successful market, which was awarded the title of Best Mid-sized Farmers Market in British Columbia for 2017 by the BC Association of Farmers Markets.

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year. The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun. “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food. Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding). EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding! Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Along with many vendors selling fresh produce, starter plants, prepared foods, beer, wine and crafts, the May 24th line-up also includes:

Musicians: Esquimalt Ukulele Club, Little Crow & Morien Jones
Food Trucks: Greek on the Street, Country Crepes, Indecent Risotto and Deadbeetz.
Mr. Organic: with hands-on composting demonstrations and organic gardening advice.



For more information contact:
Katrina Dwulit – Executive Director and Market Manager
e-mail – [email protected]

Vanessa Pattison- Vice President, Marketing & Advertising.
e-mail – [email protected]