Upcoming Community Events

Gentle Walk & Talk – Gorge Waterway Park: Thursday, November 23, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Meet at the Gorge Waterway, near Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, at the end of Tillicum Road. Suitable for all walking abilities. No fee or registration required. More info. at

Knit Wits for Teens: Neckwarmers: Friday, November 24 and Friday, December 1, 3.30 pm 5.00 pm at Saanich Centennial Branch Library. For ages 13-18. Learn the basics of knitting and create a simple neckwarmer in this two-part program. We supply instructions, yarn and knitting needles. Register at or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information.

Soup Day: Thursday, November 30: The last Thursday of every month is Soup Day at Saanich Neighbourhood Place (Pearkes Rec. Centre.) Come on down between 11.30 am and 1.00 pm for a bowl of delicious soup and a bun. Proceeds go towards supporting food security programs at Saanich Neighbourhood Place. A 'souper' lunch for a great cause!

Deck the Hall: Winter Lights Festival: Saturday, December 2, 5:00 – 8.30 pm, Saanich Municipal Hall. Kick off your holiday season at Saanich Municipal Hall with a festive lights display and a variety of seasonal activities. Children’s Christmas Concerts, photos with Santa, arts and crafts, seasonal entertainment, food and refreshments. FREE. More info. at

A Day with Santa: Sunday, December 9. Join us for a FREE full day of family-orientated holiday activities: 10:00 – 11:30 am: a movie at Silver City; 12:00 – 1:20 pm: skate and/or kindergym with Santa at Pearkes Rec. Centre; 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Christmas craft at Tillicum Centre. More info. at

Lights on the Gorge: Sunday, December 17, 1:00 – 6:00 pm, at the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club and Gorge-ous Café. An informal, local, multicultural celebration of light will be back just before Winter Solstice this year: music, readings and more. To help, volunteer or for more information visit the GTCA website at

January 1, 2018: Happy New Year! Please remember to to renew your Gorge Tillicum Community Association membership when it expires ($5.00 for individuals and $25.00 for businesses).

Spring Bridal Exhibition 2018: Sunday, January 14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Pearkes Rec. Centre. More info. at

Victoria Boat and Fishing Show: February 16 – 18, Pearkes Rec Centre. More info. at