Remembrance Day
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Remembrance Day Ceremonies

  • What: The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was one of the most symbolic moments in history, as armistice was signed to signal the end of the Great War. Today, we use it to commemorate the bravery of soldiers, veterans, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country.
  • Where: Multiple locations around Victoria. View list
  • Time: Saturday, November 11. Many ceremonies get underway after 10 a.m. See list for times.

Creative Craft Fairs

  • What: Making it’s 40th consecutive appearance, the Creative Craft Fair offers a true extravaganza of outstanding arts, crafts, and demonstrations at this popular 3-day event at Victoria’s Pearkes Rec Centre. Attended by thousands of visitors each year, the fair offers over 125 exhibitors presenting crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewelry, bath and beauty products, woodwork, high-quality imports and much more.
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Center, 3100 Tillicum Rd.
  • When: Friday, Nov 10, 11 AM to 7 PM – Saturday, Nov 11, 10 AM to 5 PM – Sunday, Nov 12, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost: $6.00 for a day, or $6.50 for the entire weekend.

Remembrance Day Commemorations at Royal BC Museum

  • What: The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform music on themes of war and peace plus other, including songs from the time of both World Wars, patriotic Canadian songs, and more recent compositions expressing the common desire for peace and human solidarity
  • Where: Royal BC Museum
  • Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm.
  • Cost: Free.

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake

  • What: The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform music on themes of war and peace, including songs from the time of both World Wars, patriotic Canadian songs, and more recent compositions expressing the common desire for peace and human solidarity. Other events also taking place.
  • Where: Royal Theatre
  • Time: Saturday, November 11, 3:00pm
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $37.00

Why Wear A Poppy?

  • What: Parks Canada is hosting an afternoon of activities to commemorate Remembrance Day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.
  • When: Saturday, November 11 from 12 – 4 pm
  • Where: Fort Rodd Hill – 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
  • Cost: Free

31st Annual Calico Christmas Market

  • What: Calico Christmas Market celebrates the unique and lively artisan culture on Vancouver Island. Shop over 90 vendors offering high quality handmade items. Bring a food bank donation and enter to win a special prize!
  • When: Friday, November 10th, 5 PM – 9 PM
    Saturday, November 11th, 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Where: Pacific Christian School, 654 Agnes Street
  • Admission: $4. Free for children under 12

8th Annual Vintage Fair

  • What: Shop over 40 booths filled with beautiful, vintage, one-of-a-kind treasures….holiday decor, ornaments, clothing, jewelry, accessories, housewares, treats and more! Find unique gifts for yourself and loved ones!
  • When: Saturday, November 11th, 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Where: Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Centre, 195 Bay Street
  • Admission: General Admission $5. Seniors, Students & Military $4. Kids (12 and under) FREE.

Victoria Grizzlies vs Powell River Kings

  • What: Take in a hockey game as the Victoria Grizzlies host the Powell River Kings
  • When: Saturday November 11 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: The ‘Q’ Centre, 6-1767 Island Highway
  • Admission: $15

U2 Tribute Night – at the Irish Times Pub 

  • What: Celebrate the Irish mega-band U2 at hands-down the the most Irish pub in all of Victoria. It starts at 7pm with 2+ hours of U2 on the BIG sound system and a bit of a show on the TVs. Then some time after 9pm, the show transitions over to the Irish Times’ legendary LIVE music stage with an opening set from U2-2, Victoria’s trusty U2 tribute band, and then rocks well into the wee hours with “20th Century Rocks” – classic rock covers from a variety of artists.
  • When: Sunday November 12  7 PM – 1 AM
  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street

Bachata Dance Instructing

  • What: Take on a new style of dance and a different culture! The fine folks at Bachata Canada invite all friends and family to join them and learn together in a fun-filled cultural environment. You can expect to learn a couple of patterns and techniques each week, and all classes will be progressive and fun.
  • Where: Bachata Canada, 3277 Douglas St.
  • When: Monday, November 13, 7:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Cost: $15 drop in, or $50 for 4 weeks.

Cocktail Hour with Philip Duff

  • What: A jet-set bartender, Irishman and spirits expert Philip Duff is one of the cocktail community’s best-loved presenters & educators, a renowned expert on all distilled spirits (but especially gin & genever), and an in-demand on-trade & beverage consultant to drinks companies around the world. Come and enjoy an intimate evening with Philip Duff has he talks about world travel, bartending, genever and his love for education.
  • Where: Foxtrot Tango Whisky Bar
  • When: Monday, November 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Cost: $55, available here.

Basic Pattern Making Techniques

  • What: Calling all fashion lovers! Learn proven fashion industry pattern making techniques to professionally manipulate basic blocks to create your own fashion designs. In this hands-on class students will practice the pattern making skills required for creative style development.
  • Where: The Makehouse, #400-2950 Douglas St.
  • When: Monday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:30pm.
  • Cost: $135 for 3 classes

Monday Night Football at The Loft

  • What: Wall to wall flat screens and $4 off of pizza! Come watch the Miami Dolphins face the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football!
  • Where: The Loft, 229 Gorge Rd East.
  • When: Monday, November 13, 5:30pm kick-off.
  • Cost: Depends how much beer and pizza you eat!

Student & Instructor Art Show

  • What: Check out the art made by student and instructor alike! Participants in the Esquimalt Recration creative arts programs have been working long and hard, and would love to enjoy their creations with you. Support budding artists of all ages! Pieces by instructors Audrey Greenless and ShotbyAnny Photography will also be on display.
  • Where: Esquimalt Branch Greater Victoria Public Library, 1231 Esquimalt Rd.
  • Time: 10:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Cost: Free

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