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SATURDAY MAY 7

Animals Through the Ages – The Civic Orchestra of Victoria

  • What: A fun-filled animal themed and musical adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets: $22/adult, $18/senior, $10/student, children under 10 FREE when accompanied by an adult – $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the BCSPCA and the Victoria Humane Society. Showtime at 2:00pm
  • Where: Alix Golden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue

West Shore RCMP Open House

  • What: The West Shore RCMP is hosting their annual Open House loaded with fun activities for the family including Police Dog Demonstration, Cops for Cancer BBQ, Police Traffic Services Demonstration,  Explosive Disposal Unit Bomb Robot and more!
  • Where: West Shore RCMP Detachment | 698 Atkins Ave

Butterfly Ball

  • What: An enchanting fundraising gala for dads and daughters in support of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Tickets: $170/dads, $95/daughters – includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auction, The Photo Booth, Light-up Bottomless Slushy Glasses for the girls and a surprise bag. Event from 4:30-9:30pm.
  • Where: Victoria Marriott Hotel, 728 Humboldt Street

Social Media Camp

  • What: Canada’s largest social media conference. Learn about communications, sales, e-learning, digital marketing, inbound marketing and more. Cost varies.
  • Where: The Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street

7th Annual Island Savings Family Sports and Recreation Festival

  • What: Fun for the whole family. Brought to you by PISE and the the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. Over 30 activities to enjoy on site includes outdoor rock climbing, tennis, rugby, Adrenaline Zipline by donation, proceeds to benefit the SportStart Grant and so much more to enjoy. Event from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence, 4371 Interurban Road

The Robert Bateman Centre’s Junior Nature Sketch Club

  • What: Experience art outdoors, guided by a naturalist and sketch artist. Event for children age 5-12 years old, $50/child includes sketch book and pencil and an exhibition at centre. Event from 9:30-11:30am or 1:00-3:00pm.
  • Where: The Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

  • What: Take mom to enjoy a made-from-scratch Afternoon Tea menu. $32/person, $22/child. Seating form 11:00am-5:00pm, reservations recommended call 250-590-3953
  • Where: Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, 540 Fisgard Street

Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

  • What: Take your mother for a stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy music from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and guest musicians. From 10:00am-4:00pm, Fee: $30/adult, $12/child
  • Where: 10 private gardens to view.

Quadra Village Day

  • What: FREE event for all ages. Free pancake breakfast from 9:30am-11:00am. Enjoy musical and dance performances, lots of fun activities from carnivals, Hands on Pottery, Mother’s Day crafts, face painting, FREE haircuts and so much more. Event from 9:30am-1:00pm.
  • Where: Kings Road, between Quadra and Dowler

Sidney Anglers Salmon Derby

  • What: Check in & distribution of derby packages on Friday May 6 at the Mary Winspear Centre from 12:00-8:00pm. Derby begins Saturday morning at 6:00am, scale closes at 4:00pm. Dinner at 6:30pm, cash prize awarded at 8:00pm
  • Where: Sidney – on the water!

Emergency Preparedness Workshops in the Capital Region

  • What: Prepare yourself and your family before and after a catastrophic event on Vancouver Island. What to include in your home and vehicle emergency kits. What to do when a earthquake hits. FREE event from 10:00am-12:00pm. To register call 250-412-8500.
  • Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street

Goldstream Farmers Market

  • What: Opening day! Fresh produce which is home grown, hand crafted goods from local artisans, enjoy lunch and baked goods. Live entertainmen on site. Market open from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Veterans Memorial Park

James Bay Market

  • What: Quality handmade, homemade and homegrown products for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy locally roasted coffee and seasonal drinks. Kids tent on site offering crafts, games, face painting and fun shops. Market open from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Corner of Menzies and Superior Street

Moss Street Market

  • What: “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” organic farmers market. Local artisans and chefs offering a selection of their tasty creations. Everything is local and produced by the person at the stall. 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Where: Moss and Fairfield Road

Sooke Country Market

  • What: Fresh local vegetables and fruit, baked treats and breads, jams, plants, flowers and seeds, eggs, crafts, handmade items from local artisans. Market open from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Otter Point Road and Eustace Road

 

SUNDAY MAY 8

Our special edition covers locations to bring mom!

Mother’s Day at Butchart Gardens

  • What: Enjoy tea with your mom in the Dining Room Restaurant or enjoy the Mother’s Day Buffet in the Blue Poppy Restaurant.
  •  Where: 800 Benvenuto Avenue

Afternoon Tea – $39.75 Mother’s Day Brunch – from 11:00am-3:00pm $36.50/adults, $18.25/children, under 5 FREE. Reservations recommended 250-652-4422 ext 320.

Mother’s Day Brunch

  • What: Chef’s will be on-hand and in live-action serving belgian waffles, farm fresh eggs, breakfast bowl, ceviche cocktail bar and carving station. Saanichton salad bar, seafood station, cheese trolley, chinese streamer station and dessert table. $70/person, $35/children, under 5 FREE. Brunch from 10:00am-1:30pm.
  • Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street

Reservations recommended 250-389-2727

21st Annual Mother’s Day Paint-In and Craft Fair

  • What: Community outdoor festival of artists, artisans and entertainers. Live music, activities and crafts for children. Admission and parking FREE. 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Where: Royal Roads University – laws of Hatley Castle

Mother’s Day Brunch at Harbour Towers

  • What: Annual Mothers day brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm. $40/adults, $22/children, kids under 5 FREE.
  • Where: 345 Quebec Street

Reservations call 250-480-6578

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

  • What: Take mom to enjoy a made-from-scratch Afternoon Tea menu. $32/person, $22/child. Seating from 11:00am-5:00pm.
  • Where: Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery, 540 Fisgard Street

Reservations recommended call 250-590-3953

Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

  • What: Take your mother for a stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy music from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and guest musicians. From 10:00am-4:00pm, Fee: $30/adult, $12/child.
  • Where: 10 private gardens to view.

Mother’s Day at Muse

What: Chef Judi has prepared a tantalizing brunch menu. Brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm. $38/adults, $17/child, under 5 FREE.
Where: Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Road

Reservations recommended 250-656-2552

Mother’s Day BBQ at Legacy Park

  • What: Join in for an afternoon of celebration with food, music, drinks and activities for the family. Parking at Strawberry Vale Community Centre. BBQ from 1:00-4:00pm.
  • Where: Welland Legacy Orchard, 1215 Stencil Avenue

Mother’s Day Portraits at Merridale Cidery

  • What: Book your Mother’s Day Brunch at Merridale and receive a complimentary portrait session. Brunch from 11:00am-3:00pm. $24.95/adults, 412.50/kids, under 2 FREE.
  • Where: Merridale Ciderworks, 1230 Merridale Road

Reservations recommended 1-800-998-9908 

*Limited portrait appointments. Call 250-896-0786 to secure spot or fill out form online.

Mother’s Day Dinner

  • What: Enjoy a 3 course dinner with mom. Choose from one or two options including dessert and starter for $25/person. Dinner from 4:00-9:00pm
  • Where: Ma Millers Pub, 2903 Sooke Lake Road

Reservations recommended 250-590-0888

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