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152nd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Victoria

Topaz Park
Victoria, British Columbia
V9B 3P9
Toll-free
Phone250-598-0120

Daily from May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

The 152nd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is a great weekend for the entire family to celebrate Scottish culture.

Saturday events include kilted mile athletics, tug of war competition, haggis hurling competition, sheep dog herding competition, Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge, Amateur B & Novice heavy event competition, pipe band performances, falconry & sword fighting demonstrations, cultural & heritage presentations, music & entertainment activities.

Free large children's entertainment area.

Scottish & Celtic vendor (food & goods) along with two beer gardens & a single malt whisky tasting school.

Traditional Scottish Games; great entertainment activities & hospitality continue on Sunday!

See website for schedule.

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Art & Bloom Festival - Courtenay

Woodland Gardens
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9J 1V7
Toll-free
Phone250-338-6901

Daily from May 16, 2015 to May 18, 2015

The Annual Art & Bloom Festival is focused on presenting a limited variety of art forms. Emphasis will be placed on original works by painters, potters, sculptors, glass blowers, original stained glass designers, garden art and other unique art forms. This art show features artists from the Comox Valley & beyond & is set in the beautiful setting of Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, alive at this time of year with 1000s of blooming rhododendrons & trails that run through this park-like property.

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Cumberland Empire Days - Cumberland

Various Locations
Cumberland, British Columbia
V0R 1S0
Toll-free
Phone250-336-2445

Daily from May 16, 2015 to May 18, 2015

After more than 119 years of celebrating historic ties to Britain, the Cumberland Empire Days is still going strong. With events including pancake breakfasts, soap box derbies, fashion shows, dancing, crafts, sport, music & a parade, there is fun for all. This annual event held over the Victoria Day weekend celebrates Cumberland's heritage & features a parade, May Queen festivities at Village Park & street market.

54

Fort Rodd Hill - Annual Military Historic Encampment - Victoria

603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
V9C 2W8
Toll-free
Phone250-478-5849

Daily from May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Stroll through the fort amidst marquee and bell tents representing various periods from the 1850s to the 1950s during Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site's 18th Annual Historic Military Encampment. Admire equipment, uniforms and motor vehicles from Canada's military past. You'll be fascinated by the authenticity of the re-enactors, as they chat to you about life generations ago.

55

Gabriola Island Farmers' Market - Gabriola Island

Aggi Hall (South Rd)
Gabriola Island, British Columbia
V0R 1X0

Weekly on Saturday May 16, 2015 to Saturday October 10, 2015

Here on Gabriola, we have something of a reputation for being an Artists' Island. Weekly Farmers' Market with produce & crafts is a great opportunity to experience the local art, crafts & produce.

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Hornby Island Farmers' Market - Hornby Island

3500 Shingle Spit
Hornby Island, British Columbia
V0R 1Z0
Toll-free
Phone

Weekly on Saturday May 16, 2015 to Saturday September 26, 2015

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 & delight visitors of all ages & backgrounds. The market begins on the May 16, 2015 until July 4, 2015. Then the market is 2-days per week Wednesday and Saturday starting July 8 until September 5, 2015 and then reverts weekly on Saturday from September 5 to September 26. Please check our website for more information.

57

Tofino Public Market - Tofino

161 Third Street
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Toll-free
Phone

Weekly on Saturday May 16, 2015 to Saturday September 26, 2015

The Tofino Public Market Society presents Saturday markets between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Tofino's Village Green Every Saturday from the May long-weekend to the end of September. "Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Gather it" is the market's principle. In a festive atmosphere with fresh food, live music and other activities, visitors and locals can shop and peruse from local artisans, home bakers, market gardeners, and wild food harvesters. Come down to the park and check out what people are making, baking, growing and gathering.

58

BioBlitz 2015 - Victoria

603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
V9C 2W8
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-478-5849

Daily from May 22, 2015 to May 23, 2015

Fun 30-hour event where volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and others work together to find and identify as many plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible. Count, map and learn. Work side-by-side with experts. Add to the site's official species list. Highlight the importance of protecting biodiversity of these extraordinary National Historic Sites. Three ways to participate: - Drop-in family activities on the beach, forest and meadow. Friday night and Saturday. No registration. Regular entry fees apply. - Teachers, bring your students for a learning opportunity. Friday, May 22-International Biodiversity Day! School group entry fees apply. Please RSVP. pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/edu/a.aspx - Register as a volunteer expert/citizen scientist on May 22 and/or 23. Registered volunteers do not pay site entry fees. To register as a BioBlitz volunteer: inaturalist.org/projects/bioblitz-2015-fort-rodd-hill-fisgard-lighthouse-nhs

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Kaleidoscope Theatres - CAMP X - Victoria

603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
V9C 2W8
Toll-free
Phone800-838-3006

Daily from May 23, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are pleased to welcome again Kaleidoscope Theatre with a new and exciting presentation of CAMP X. Continuing in the tradition of War of the Eagles, Kaleidoscope's CAMP X will be a site-specific, outdoor installation exploring the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Immersing audiences into a historically accurate setting exploring one of Canada's biggest wartime secrets, CAMP X will explore the themes of life on the homefront during World War II, the training of agents and early espionage tactics, communications, and Canada's contribution to war time efforts. Discover a world of spies and counter-spies Who to trust? Showtimes: Four shows: May 23, 24, 30, and 31 (2pm each show)

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Swiftsure International Yacht Race - Victoria

Inner Harbour
Victoria, British Columbia
V8R 6H1
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from May 23, 2015 to May 25, 2015

This premiere race of the Pacific Northwest showcases three overnight race courses (80, 103 & 139 nautical miles) & one long-day race course.

The event is for monohulls & multihulls of every size. There are single, double handed & fully crewed divisions to choose from.

With the start line off Victoria BC's beautiful waterfront & racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with its beautiful coastline & challenging winds & currents, it is a must for all sailors young & old.

Coupled with the party atmosphere around Victoria's Inner Harbour, this is an event that isn't to be missed.

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