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Modern Wedding Show – January 12

Modern Wedding is the largest wedding and event showcase of its kind on Vancouver Island. Our innovative marketing team works to bring a fresh approach each year making it a “must-attend” event for couples and industry leaders. You will be immersed with breathtaking visual displays from our carefully selected vendors. Attendees should expect nothing less than chic, elegant, sophisticated inspiration.

Modern Wedding encompasses the complete package when organizing a special event or wedding. The absolute opposite of ordinary is the best way to describe the experience we offer.

Insta-worthy displays will fill the Crystal Garden. Indulge in mouth-watering tasting booths, incredible swag bags and one of a kind contests & give-aways. The Modern Wedding Show will be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

The 2019 show boasted a $15,000 wedding giveaway, a $9,000 honeymoon vacation including airfare and 100 lucky brides had the opportunity to win their dream wedding gown.

Getting married or hosting a special event in 2020? Our event promises to offer a guest experience even more spectacular than last. RSVP, YES! January 12 at Crystal Garden for Victoria’s luxury wedding and event showcase. Committed to inspire, impress and influence.

Vancouver Island Soccer League All Star Final – January 11

The Island’s best amateur soccer players will play for bragging rights and to hoist the Inter Provincial Silverware. The day gets started with the Under 21 all-star team taking on the Division 4 all-star team at 10 am. At 12 pm, the Division 2 team will take on the Division 3 team.Then our Inter Provincial main events:

2:30 pm will see a VISL team in the Masters Division host a Masters all-star team from the Fraser Valley Soccer League (FVSL).

The feature event at 4:30 pm will have the VISL top flight Division 1 all-star team host the FVSL top flight Premier Division all-star team.

Victoria Festival of Trees – November 21 to January 6

Festival of Trees is a cherished community tradition and has become the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in Victoria, serving our community for the last 27 years. Thanks to sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals, the Bay Centre is transformed into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Starting on November 21st and lasting until January 6th, bring your family, your date or yourself down to the Bay Centre and immerse yourself in the holiday magic that only the Festival of Trees can provide. While there, be sure to vote for your favourite tree for your chance to win a $500 Bay Centre gift card.

To make a general donation to support the Festival of Trees, please text the word TREE to 45678.

SUPPLY Victoria Courses – January 11

SUPPLY Victoria is a nonprofit creative reuse centre that redistributes used art, office, and school supplies and offers creative reuse classes for youth and adults. This month SUPPLY will be hosting an exciting workshop at the Vancouver Island School of Art:

  1. Basketweaving w/ Internet Cables (ages 16+) – $50 – January 11th – 3:00pm-5:00pm

This fun and hands-on art classe with an environmental mission help teach sustainable methods and principles working with materials diverted from the landfill. Learn more about this incredible resource for artists, students, and teachers at

Easter Seals Chip in for the Kids – January 4-5

Easter Seals’ annual Christmas Tree Recycle, Chip In for the Kids, will be happening January 4th & 5th, 2020.  People can dispose of their Christmas tree in an environmentally-friendly manner at one of our 8 sites on Vancouver Island.  All funds raised from Chip In for the Kids go towards Easter Seals programs and services, including our Easter Seals Camps and Easter Seals House.

Lion and Lioness Club members, along with Davey Tree Services and Competition Tree Service (at the Duncan and Shawnigan Lake locations) will be accepting Christmas trees in exchange for a donation at the following locations from 10am to 4pm on January 4th & 5th, 2020:

  1. Tillicum Shopping Centre
  2. Broadmead Village Shopping Centre
  3. Save-On-Foods – Fort & Foul Bay location
  4. Westshore Town Centre
  5.  University Heights Shopping Centre
  6.  Mason’s Store – Shawnigan Lake (Jan 4 only)
  7.  BC Forest Discover Centre, Duncan
  8.  Chemainus (Jan 5 only)

Check out more here!

Nanaimo – Marketing Connect Conference Jan 22-23

Want to decode the daunting world of digital marketing so you can grow your business in 2020? Join us at Marketing Connect Conference where over the course of 2 days you will learn from marketing gurus representing world renown brands such as Hoot Suite, Forbes Magazine, Lyft Rideshare, Ecologyst, and more!

At the end of the 2 days you will be left inspired and with a playbook of how to’s guaranteed to help you grow your reach in 2020! Tickets on sale at and details at

Use promo code USED30 for discounted tickets!

B.C. Children’s Hospital SHINE Fashion Tea – February 2

The 3rd annual SHINE Fashion Tea will be held at Victoria’s iconic Empress Hotel. Come and enjoy a sit-down afternoon tea in the Crystal Ballroom, a fashion show, live music, and a wide selection of auction items. All funds raised go to B.C. Children’s Hospital! 

SHINE 2020 will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020, hosted once again by HGTV’s Love it or List It host, Todd Talbot and his wife, Rebecca. 

Tickets for the event are available online, including options for corporate table sponsorships and/or VIP options. All tickets include a Pre-Tea Social Mixer in the Palm Court, Welcome Cocktail, Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show with reserved table seating. 

VIP tickets include a private VIP Bubble Reception in the Library, Pre-Tea Social Mixer in the Palm Court, Welcome Cocktail, VIP swag bag preferred runway reserved table seating in the ballroom.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram @shinefashiontea
For ticket purchase, please visit the SHINE Fashion Tea event page:

Victoria Beer Week – March 6-14

Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14, 2020, showcasing BC craft breweries in unique event settings. With a focus on education and diverse craft beer selection, VBW 2020 will feature 50 BC craft breweries at venues throughout the city. Whether you’re an aspiring Cicerone, or simply want to celebrate the province’s bounty of craft beer, Victoria Beer Week has an experience brewing just for you. To learn more about VBW, explore the full event schedule, or grab tickets, head to

Saanich Braves 2019/2020 Season

The Saanich Junior Braves Hockey Club is one of the longest existing premier Junior B franchises in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Our leadership group has to work hard to develop strong organizational policies, values, and beliefs.

Our mandate is to provide a high-quality competitive atmosphere for our players, to provide an opportunity for them to further advance in hockey and ultimately throughout life. This we believe will help to continue the strong hockey tradition in Saanich.

The Junior Braves appreciate the support of our hockey community and the long-standing partnerships that we have worked hard to develop. We want to make everyone proud of these young athletes and help to embrace our program on and off the ice. We recognize the efforts of our volunteers, corporate partners and the fans who have a vested interest in these athletes both as hockey players and “men in the community”.

2020 Handbags for Hope – Donations – Jan 11-12 & Jan 18-19

February 28 marks the return of the popular BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser Handbags for Hope to Victoria as it enters its final year. Join us for a night of shopping all in support of Childhood Cancer Research.
Clean out your closets and donate your new and gently used handbags, scarves, and jewellery at Mayfair Shopping Centre by Toys R’ Us Jan 11-12 and Jan 18-19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria – January 16 – February 2, 2020
Easily one of Victoria’s most anticipated culinary events, Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria gives locals and visitors alike the chance to indulge in some of the destination’s finest restaurants offerings by choosing from a $20, $30, $40 or $50 set menu.
Whether you’re travelling from near or far, if you opt for the drink pairing, consider making a night (or weekend) of it at one of the participating hotels offering a special rate.
As if two weeks of culinary bliss wasn’t enough, the cherry on top is the Dine Around Kick-off Gala on January 16, 2020. Hosted at the Victoria Conference Centre, this elegant affair offers the opportunity to savour mouth-watering samples from over 50 participating restaurants, wine and beer from VQA Wineries and B.C.’s finest craft breweries, lively entertainment, and lots of socializing and fun!
If you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to take an advance peek at the menus and plan to try as many of Victoria’s top spots as possible over the 15 days. Visit Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria to plan your visit!
Victoria Flea Market – January 5 – April 5

Calling all Hunters and Gatherers! Take a trip down memory lane, and join the growing number of locals in a regular weekend activity that’s social and profitable. Whether you are a collector, a connoisseur or a creative type looking for inspiration, the market has something in store. Early birds, scavengers, and magpies flock together all winter long at the VFM for the bargains and social contact that treasure hunting encourages. Fun for all ages, and kids are free.

Whatever you collect you’ll find it at the Victoria Flea Market. It’s a pickers paradise and probably Victoria’s best-kept secret; a meet and greet with benefits and a famous haunt for lovers of all things rare and wonderful. Flea markets are the original green business and we proudly do our part to make Victoria a more sustainable and vibrant community. Join us at the Trafalgar/ProPatria Legion 411 Gorge Rd. E. every Sunday until April 5th.

Victoria Symphony Shaken, Not Stirred: Music from James Bond and Other Spies – January 25-26

Just as synonymous with James Bond as the smoking gun, Aston Martin and shaken, not stirred martini is the stunning Bond music. From Russia with Love, Skyfall, Goldfinger, and Thunderball are just a few of the classics that you’ll hear in this spy-themed performance with tenor David Curry and Maestro Sean O’Loughlin. Other notorious spy anthems from Mission Impossible and The Pink Panther are also on the program.

UVic Vikes Shoot for the Cure – January 24, 2020

The Vikes Basketball teams take on the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack for Shoot for the Cure, an annual initiative where the athletes fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society. Wear pink and show your support. Presented by CTV, CFAX 1070, and 107.3 Virgin Radio.

Donate to the Canadian Cancer Society at the game, and get a limited edition Vikes Nation t-shirt! (Minimum donation required, limited quantities)

It all happens on Saturday, January 25 at CARSA Performance Gym at UVic. Women’s game is at 5pm, men’s game is at 7pm.

Tickets available online at or in person at the CARSA Membership Services counter. GO VIKES GO!

Mustard Seed Food For Families Gala – February 8

A delectable gala fundraiser in support of The Mustard Seed Food Bank.
The Union Club and The Mustard Seed are pleased to present the 2nd annual Food for Families Gala on February 8th, 2020.
An evening filled with soulful sounds of R&B as well as a beautifully crafted 3-course dinner by The Union Club’s very own Executive Chef, Nicolas Hipperson. Gather your family and friends or colleagues together in celebration and support of The Mustard Seed.
As a guest this evening, you will enjoy a champagne reception, silent and live auction and wine with dinner. All proceeds from this event will be used to further support families through the Mustard Seed’s food distribution initiatives in Greater Victoria.