Calendar

Upcoming Community Events

25th Annual Brown Cup – Rowing Regatta: Saturday, March 25 at the Gorge Waterway. More information at http://rowingbc.ca

LEGO Mania: March 25 – 26 at Tillicum Mall. Bring in your LEGO masterpiece featuring this year's theme – HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY, CANADA. Meet LEGO Certified Professional builder, Robin Sather, and watch him build a great scene using LEGO bricks! Register online on February 20 at www.tillicumkids.com to be entered into the Tillicum LEGO Mania Competition.

Victoria Women’s Show: March 25 – 26 at Pearkes Rec. Centre. More info. at www.victoriawomensshow.com

Soup Day: Thursday, March 30: Come on down to Saanich Neighbourhood Place (Pearkes Rec. Centre) between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for a bowl of Sheila's delicious soup and a fresh homemade bun.

Gorge Tillicum Community Association AGM: Monday, April 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Native Friendship Centre.

Wake up the Gorge: Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9, Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Road. Wake Up the Gorge is the VCKC's annual weekend of racing for OC6 Outrigger canoes and Small Boats. It kicks off the racing season for many of the Victoria and area paddling clubs who use the Gorge for racing. More info. at www.vckc.ca

Vancouver Island Pet Expo: April 8 – 9, Pearkes Rec Centre. The fun-filled family event will feature pet-related vendors along with interesting and unique entertainment. More info. at www.vancouverislandpetexpo.com

Hampton Concert Orchestra 2017 Spring Concerts, Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 pm and Monday, April 10 at 7:30 pm, at Les Passmore Seniors’ Centre, 286 Hampton Road. Admission by donation. More information at ww.hamptonconcertorchestra.com

Lions Gorge Park Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 16, 12:00 – 3:00 pm. The Esquimalt Lions present their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Esquimalt Gorge Park. The event includes entertainment, food, crafts, face-painting, a bouncy castle (weather permitting) and a massive Easter Egg Hunt. An egg-ceptional event for the whole family! More info. at www.esquimalt.ca

Emergency Preparedness Begins with You Workshop: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Pearkes Rec. Centre. Free. Register early to reserve a spot. More info. at (250) 475-5400 or www.saanich.ca

Annual Earth Day Gorge Park Clean-Up: Saturday, April 22, 9:00 am – noon, Gorge Park East, across from the Fairway Market on Gorge Road. Free coffee and refreshments.

Saanich Cycling Festival: Sunday, April 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bike related displays and activities, food and music from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Saanich Municipal Hall and festival stations along the Goose and Lochside trails where you can get bike trail and route information, refreshments and pick up your Cycle Fest passport for a chance to win prizes. More info. at www.saanich.ca

Soup Day: Thursday, April 27: Come on down to Saanich Neighbourhood Place (Pearkes Rec. Centre) between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for a bowl of Sheila's delicious soup and a fresh homemade bun.

Gentle Walk & Talk – Colquitz to Hyacinth Park: Thursday, May 4, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Meet at Colquitz Creek Park sign near Silver City Theatre at Tillicum Mall. Suitable for all walking abilities. No fee or registration required. Sorry, dogs not permitted. More info. at www.saanich.ca

Coast Capital Savings Free Skate: Wednesday, May 10, 3:10 – 4:00 pm at Pearkes Rec. Centre. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fun skate for FREE. Remember to wear your helmet at the rink. Chance to win prizes! More information at www.saanich.ca

Soup Day: Thursday, May 25: Come on down to Saanich Neighbourhood Place (Pearkes Rec. Centre) between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for a bowl of Sheila's delicious soup and a fresh homemade bun.

2017 Bike to Work & School Week: Monday, May 29 – Sunday, June 4. Get on your bike and celebrate cycling and the health, wellness and fun benefits that go along with it. Check out www.biketoworkvictoria.ca for a detailed schedule of fun and free events to be held throughout Greater Victoria and information on how to register a Bike to Work & School Week team.

Kids Mega Sale: Saturday, June 3, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm at Pearkes Rec Centre. More info. at https://sites.google.com/site/vanislandmultiplebirthsassn/kms-sales

World Ocean’s Day Festival: Saturday, June 3 at Esquimalt Gorge Park. Come out to the Gorge Waterway Discovery Centre to learn about protecting your local waterways and celebrate and learn about the ocean’s diversity and importance to our ecosystems. More info. at www.esquimalt.ca


Gorge Canada Day Picnic: Saturday, July 1, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. More info. at www.gorgecanadaday.ca