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Tofino Family Day 5k - Tofino

Chesterman Beach
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0

Monday, February 09, 2015

Get moving with your friends and family on BC's family Day! Join us for a 5km run, walk, or jog on beautiful Chesterman Beach! There will be a 1km kids race to kick things off. Come early to register and take part in the pre-run warm up, hosted by Katt Dunn -Rosene of Tofino's Endless Fitness. Ace Route: Jog from North Chesterman public access trail along the water line to the rocks at Frank Island, then right to the rocks at South Chesterman, back to Frank Island and back to the starting line..which becomes the finish line. After Party: Everyone is invited to the finish line to jump for joy at the accomplishment of doing something amazing for themselves and their family!


Night Shift: Wild Romance - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2

Saturday, February 14, 2015

You don't have to be in love to come to our next Night Shift event. Wild Romance will be an evening of performances, presentations and adult only activities looking at the wilder side of reproduction, mating and courtship. Come away from event with your brain full of strange facts such as: The longest penis (relative to its body size) in the animal kingdom belongs to the barnacle Female porcupines have a very short mating season, only 8 to 12 hours Slugs are hermaphrodites, having both male and female reproductive organs 19 and older only. Photo ID is required for entry. Starts at 8:00 PM


Friends of the BC Archives - Ship Building in Victoria and Vancouver in WWI - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Archives Lecture - Ship Building in Victoria and Vancouver in WWI - Chris Madsen From 1917-1919, BC became the largest producer of war-purpose merchant ships for the Imperial Munitions Board, coordinated in part by Peter Butchart, the Vancouver Island cement magnate. This transformational role for BC created a legacy of military shipbuilding that continues today. Chris Madsen is a Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College and Royal Military College of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. He teaches senior and mid-rank officers from the Canadian Forces and foreign armed forces in the area of military planning and operations. Event runs 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Parksville Uncorked - 7th Annual Wine & Food Festival - Parksville

Various Locations Throughout Parksville
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2H5

Daily from February 19, 2015 to February 22, 2015

Don't miss out on experiencing Parksville Uncorked, the 7th Annual Wine & Culinary Festival. Some of Parksville's finest beach resorts have come together once again to feature the very best wines & gourmet foods from throughout British Columbia. This festival offers something for everyone! Whether you are a novice or an experienced wine lover, come & enjoy tastings, seminars, featured wine dinners, bubbly brunches & wine inspired spa treatments. Last year's festival was a sell-out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

See our website for location information & details.


Dine Around & Stay in Town - Victoria

Various Locations
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1T3

Daily from February 20, 2015 to March 9, 2015

Victoria's most anticipated dining event! Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria's culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants. View the selection of three-course menus, but be warned, your stomach may start growling immediately in expectation of a taste of Victoria.

Don't just come for a bite either, choose to stay the night! Many of Victoria's hotels offer accommodations during the event with rates from $69 to $129.


Galiano Literary Festival - Galiano Island

134 Madrona Dr
Galiano Island, British Columbia
V0N 1P0

Daily from February 20, 2015 to February 22, 2015

This year, the 6th Annual Galiano Literary Festival will be held February 20th - 22, 2015. This year's theme will be exploring Nature and The Environment. The Festival will be again held at the beautiful Galiano Oceanfront Inn which provides a relaxed and unique atmosphere. Our goal was and remains to bring lovers of the book, be they readers, writers or publishers, together in a fun, informal and educational festival. The 2015 Galiano Literary Festival will begin with a Welcome Reception at the Galiano Inn which gives guest authors a chance to meet each other and the other attendees at the festival. Participants will be treated to a variety of sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday.


International Mother Languages Day - 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2

Saturday, February 21, 2015

UNESCO's International Mother Languages Day is an important anniversary to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world. At this event, The Importance of Indigenous Languages, you will take a closer look at the Royal BC Museum's Our Living Languages exhibition, examining the diversity of First Nations languages in British Columbia and hear from panellists about the value of learning, teaching and sharing Indigenous languages. Panellists Dr Lorna Williams and Dr Peter Jacobs


Victoria Seedy Saturday - Victoria

720 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3M7

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The gardener's destination for local, organic seeds, plants, fruit and olive trees, seedlings, used garden book and seed exchanges, Master Gardeners, food and garden products, kids' activities, displays, expert speakers. NEW: worm composting workshop for 5-8 year olds; hands-on seed cleaning workshop; film showing of "Open Sesame: the story of seeds". For inspiration, education and networking, join us! $7 cash at the door, under 16 free.


The Pirates of Penzance - Nanaimo

The Port Theatre 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 6Z4

Daily from February 28, 2015 to March 1, 2015

The South Island Musical Theatre Society's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance will keep you both chuckling and toe-tapping with its light-hearted humour, political satire and wonderful music, including such well known songs as "Poor Wandering One" and the often-parodied "I Am The Very Model of A Modern Major-General". Keep your eyes and ears open for some present day updating of this classic, and get ready to be wowed by this young and extremely talented cast of local actors!


Pacific Rim Whale Festival - Tofino


Daily from March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2015

Join the fun on Vancouver Island's wild West Coast, as we celebrate the arrival of nearly 20,000 grey whales on their migration from the Baja Peninsula to Alaska's Bering Strait.

Experience the wonders & charm of the 29th annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival & the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

It's an all-out celebration of coastal living! It's about grey whales & marine life education, inspirational talks & interpretive walks, children's fun for the small & culinary events for the tall, First Nations cultural workshops & more - come & experience a coastal tradition!

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