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Aug
1
Wed
Boccia Players wanted @ Colwood Community Hall
Aug 1 – Nov 30 all day

We are looking for players who enjoy a positive atmosphere and a challenging experience to play the amazing game of Boccia. A game of skill and strength similar to lawn bowling and curling. We support all levels of disability and have players of all ages, from 14 years and above.

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.

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Website: www.esquimaltmarket.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esquimaltmarket/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsquimaltMarket
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esquimaltmarket
Weblink: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/markets/subpage/farmers-market-awards-best-2017

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]

Aug
15
Wed
Vegetarian Cooking Workshop @ Ukranian Cultural Centre
Aug 15 – Aug 22 all day

August 15 & 22, 2018 from 6:30-8pm at the Ukranian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

Interested in healthy eating? Need to lower your cholesterol or fighting other health issues? Our whole food, plant based vegetarian cooking workshops are fun, informative and delicious. Come and join us on an exciting journey and learn how to make simple plant based dishes all without cholesterol. Take home some yummy and easy menu ideas and recipes too.
Demonstrations, recipes and full meal provided. Health care professionals will give presentation and answer questions.

Pre-registration: $24.70 https://victoriahealthypeople.org/events

Sep
8
Sat
One Day – FREE Community Event @ Topaz Park
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
One Day - FREE Community Event @ Topaz Park

One Day is an outdoor community event for all ages which provides free musical entertainment; a low-cost BBQ lunch and refreshments; organized games and activities that anyone can participate in (fully accessible!); a FREE Children’s Fun Zone which features inflatable castles, face painting, and mini-golf; special guests; and much more. There is also a Marketplace at One Day where crafts people and artists can sell their wares – contact us if you would like to reserve a table at One Day’s Marketplace.

The purpose of One Day is to celebrate the diversity in our community through the planning of a free, family-oriented celebration of everyone in our community. One Day is our community’s kick-off to community living month – come celebrate with us!

Sep
10
Mon
SingYourJoy Chorus September Start-Up @ Oak Bay United Church
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SingYourJoy Chorus September Start-Up @ Oak Bay United Church

Mark your calendars and pre-register today!
SingYourJoy starts again on MONDAY, September 10th.
SingYourJoy, Victoria’s young adult chorus, is a NON-AUDITIONED group of people (ages 16 – 29 ) who love to sing.
There are no fees to participate – just your commitment to spend your Monday evenings learning, laughing and SINGING!
If you’ve never experienced SingYourJoy – this is your chance to be part of a great community!

Rehearsals: Mondays 7 – 9pm at Oak Bay United Church (corner of Mitchell & Granite Streets – bus routes 2, 7, 8)

We welcome new and returning singers on TWO evenings – September 10 & 17! In person registration starts at 6pm on these nights.
Our 13 week season ends in concert on Friday, December 7th.

SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus – a non-auditioned chorus for young adults (16-29) from all walks of life, joining our voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships, and growing community. Co-directed by Christine Chepyha & Gordon Miller.

Sep
15
Sat
Nanaimo Wellness & Spirit Fair @ Bowen Park Complex
Sep 15 all day
Nanaimo Wellness & Spirit Fair @ Bowen Park Complex

Greetings,
My name is Gypsy Hart and I’ve been blessed to live here on Vancouver Island over the past 10 years since moving here from Alberta. I’ve been an advocate in supporting small businesses and enjoy the diversity my community offers. I’m also a local Nanaimo small business www.IslandHealing.net and have a vision to pay it forward to my community by organizing a modest wellness and metaphysical fair which will be held at the Bowen Complex on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.
This is your invitation to be involved and support this free public event through your media/publications organization. The intention is to create a buzz for this event through the use of television, radio and other sources of mass communication enhancing visibility and to help broaden our target audience.
I would like to build a relationship with your organization. Please send any feedback as to the best approach to receive complementary public exposure in our community. This is the first time I’m hosting this exciting community event and would like to make this an annual event. Please help make this an amazing experience for me the organizer and the Exhibitors & Speakers involved.
Please come take part with offering your presence which would significantly make a difference in what promises to be a first-class public event and an excellent opportunity for local Vancouver Island businesses to associate themselves with this ‘Nanaimo Wellness & Spirit Fair’.
Presented by Island Healing the ‘Nanaimo Wellness & Spirit Fair’ showcases products, services, and resources for growth, and fosters the individual quest for wholeness and self-understanding. In representing such a diverse field, the tradeshow fair offers extraordinary individuals, businesses, and organizations that offer products and services that facilitate the quest for our community to discover the latest trends in nutrition, fitness, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
There are no Multi-Level Marketing companies at this event. These are businesses offering their true self and passion for their business ventures and having a ripple effect in their community.
See our website www.WellnessandSpiritFair.com for details.
Opportunity to become a SPONSOR https://wellnessandspiritfair.com/sponsors
Please “LIKE” Nanaimo Wellness & Spirit Fair on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NanaimoWellnessSpiritFair and pass along information about the event to your community circle.
We are spotlighting our community non-profit organization Haven Society this year. Please submit a donation or forward the contribution link to your network https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/34025
For more information or to set up and interview contact Gypsy Hart at 250-816-5816 or [email protected]
Lets look forward to a great fair supporting and bringing awareness to our local Vancouver Island business as together we help unite communities.
Gypsy Hart
Event Coordinator

IslandHealing.net & ZeroGYoga.ca
Holistic & Spiritual Wellness on Vancouver Island