Events

This is the artwork of 20 year old Ezekiel, who is the oldest son of Shashi’s cousin Pascal and wife. He has captured a picture of life in a refugee camp as an aspiring artist. What this picture doesn’t tell you is that food from the NGO each month only lasts half the month, with no opportunity for work - they can only hope to find something to trade or sell to buy additional food. There is no school for the children in the refugee camp. This family had to escape for their safety from Congo to a Uganda refugee camp over a year ago. Photo supplied by Campbell River Christian Life Fellowship Church

Only about $2,000 left to bring refugee family to Campbell River

Family of seven has been in Ugandan refugee camp for three years

 

Royal Athletic Park was filled with excited festival goers on Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria’s festival investment grant program now accepting applications

Non-profits can receive up to $50,000 for large events, $25,000 for small celebrations

 

Receptionist Amanda Wagar illuminates the halls of Cain-West Medical Centre haunted health clinic, a Halloween attraction open this month at Country Club Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Haunted Island medical clinic offering terrifying treatment until Halloween

Attraction set up by Curious Comics at Country Club Centre

 

The cultural portion of the event included a bear dance. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

How a dinner table meeting morphed into better lives for Island Indigenous women

Campbell River’s Laichwiltach Family Life Society celebrates 30 years of service

The cultural portion of the event included a bear dance. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Brothers Dorian Baird, right, and Elliot placed first and second in the Tier B group with the helping hands of dad Mike.

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

Brothers Dorian Baird, right, and Elliot placed first and second in the Tier B group with the helping hands of dad Mike.
Teddy Hawkeswood, goalie for the Yetis, faces a shot from Brayden Bajkov of The MVPs in Deker division action at the Play On street hockey tournament at Maffeo Sutton Park Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Players ‘play on’ at street hockey tourney on Nanaimo’s waterfront

Play On street hockey tournament playoff round goes Sunday, Sept. 18 in Nanaimo

Teddy Hawkeswood, goalie for the Yetis, faces a shot from Brayden Bajkov of The MVPs in Deker division action at the Play On street hockey tournament at Maffeo Sutton Park Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Play On street hockey tournament and festival is coming to Nanaimo the weekend of Sept. 17-18. (Photo courtesy Play On Canada)

Hockey players will take to the streets of downtown Nanaimo

Play On street hockey tournament set for Nanaimo this coming weekend, Sept. 17-18

The Play On street hockey tournament and festival is coming to Nanaimo the weekend of Sept. 17-18. (Photo courtesy Play On Canada)
After being hampered by COVID-19 the past two years, a “full-fledged” Vancouver Island Exhibition takes place at the grounds of Beban Park from Aug. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s VIEX excited about fair’s ‘full-fledged’ return

Vancouver Island Exhibition happens at Beban Park from Aug. 26-28

After being hampered by COVID-19 the past two years, a “full-fledged” Vancouver Island Exhibition takes place at the grounds of Beban Park from Aug. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)
Greek Fest returns in full swing for the event’s 21st year, bringing traditional food and entertainment to thousands of attendees at the Greek Community Centre in Royal Oak, Aug. 26 to 28 and Sept. 2 to 5. (Courtesy of Jim Koutougos)

Greater Victoria’s Greek Fest makes full return Aug. 26

Traditional dance troupe from Athens to perform during two-weekend event

Greek Fest returns in full swing for the event’s 21st year, bringing traditional food and entertainment to thousands of attendees at the Greek Community Centre in Royal Oak, Aug. 26 to 28 and Sept. 2 to 5. (Courtesy of Jim Koutougos)
Mixed media artist Nancy Dolan shows her work at the 17th annual Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale in Oak Bay on Aug. 14. (Photo by Joanie McCorry)

Oak Bay artist brush-up enjoys 17th year without rain

Thousands attend for event’s best year yet, artist society president says

Mixed media artist Nancy Dolan shows her work at the 17th annual Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale in Oak Bay on Aug. 14. (Photo by Joanie McCorry)
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to Greater Victoria this weekend. (Black Press Media)

Weekend events rolling through Great Victoria

From bike competitions to Langford’s show and shine, family-friendly fun takes over region

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to Greater Victoria this weekend. (Black Press Media)
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)

Oak Bay car festival elicits decades of automobile anecdotes

Entries in July 24 show range from Chryslers and Dodges to Lambos and McLarens

Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)

Jaguar fanatics hit the grass Saturday in Oak Bay

Windsor Park show features ’40s and ’50s Jaguar vintages

Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)
Thousands of spectators are expected for this year’s return of the Northwest Deuce Days car show to the Inner Harbour on Sunday (July 17). More than 1,000 vehicles are in town for the event. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Find your favourites and enjoy the outdoors across the region

Thousands of spectators are expected for this year’s return of the Northwest Deuce Days car show to the Inner Harbour on Sunday (July 17). More than 1,000 vehicles are in town for the event. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival will return to Maffeo Sutton Park July 9-10. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Summer festival season starting this week in Nanaimo with dragonboat racing

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival returns after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival will return to Maffeo Sutton Park July 9-10. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Point Hope Maritime is opening the shipyard to the public this Sunday for its annual open house event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Celebrate dad this weekend at family-friendly events across Greater Victoria

Shipyard open house, fishing, baseball and more on tap for Father’s Day weekend

Point Hope Maritime is opening the shipyard to the public this Sunday for its annual open house event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates 60 years

Crowds braved the rain to attend the fair, parade and teacup race

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Oak Bay Tea Party chair Sandy Germain, former mayor Christopher Causton and Coun. Hazel Braithwaite paddle the waters off Willows Beach in the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge Floating Teacup Race. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teacup race returns to the waters off Oak Bay’s Willows Beach

Hold on to your tea cozies – an Oak Bay Tea Party favourite is coming to Willows Beach June 5

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Oak Bay Tea Party chair Sandy Germain, former mayor Christopher Causton and Coun. Hazel Braithwaite paddle the waters off Willows Beach in the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge Floating Teacup Race. (Black Press Media file photo)