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Spring has sprung!

Enjoy the splendors of the Victoria spring with 9 things to do this weekend!

Beauty and the Beast on Ice

What: Beauty and the Beast on Ice is the classic tale told by skaters through, music, acting and athleticism. The Beast is played by Olympian, Vaughn Chipeur – get ready for some twists and flips!
Where: Archie Browning Arena
1151 Esquimalt Road
When: Saturday: 2pm and 7pm shows
Sunday: 1pm show
Cost: 3 and under – free
Age 4 to 10 – $10
11+ – $15
Families – $40

Gigantic Garage Sale

What: Clean out your garage, get rid of your ‘stuff’ and make a few dollars. Household items, kids stuff, books, clothes and sporting equipment are only some examples of what you’ll see at our sale.
Where: Archie Browning Arena – curling rink
1151 Esquimalt Road
When: Saturday
9 am – 12 pm
Cost: No cover charge!

Spring into Summer Craft Sale & Market

What: All items are hand made locally. There will be a variety of unique artisans including Aromatherapy, Playdough, Jewelry, Woodworking, Sewing, Quilting, something for everyone.
Where: Esquimalt United Church
500 Admirals Rd
When: Saturday
10 am – 4 pm
Cost:  Free!

Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup Finals weekend

What: Come check out the Finals weekend of the Vancouver Island Soccer League! After battling for 7 months through rain, wind, and chilly evenings, four matches will take place to decide who gets to claim their respective Cup Finals trophies.
Where: Royal Athletic Park
1014 Caledonia Ave
When: Saturday: 12pm and 2:30pm matches.
Sunday: 12pm and 2:30pm matches.
Cost: $5, kids 12 and under free!

The Comedy of Errors

What: The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of twins, separated at birth, who share a name with their sibling and happen to find themselves in the same city. As their two worlds collide, chaos ensues, resolving into a tale of family reunion, love, and self-reflection. An exceptional creative team will bring both youthful energy and expertise to create a modern-day Mardi Gras party atmosphere setting.
Where: Phoenix Theatre
Finnerty Road, University of Victoria
When: Saturday, 8pm.
Cost: Tickets are $26.

Keep the Hope Alive 5km Run and Walk for Michael Dunahee

What: Family fun 5km walk/run through the beautiful streets of Esquimalt. Stroller, wheelchair and also dog friendly. This is an event where we can gather and enjoy the company of friends and families and raise funds for Child Find BC. The funds raised will help Child Find BC continue to do the work that they do to keep our families educated and safe in the world today. Please come out and join us for this annual event!
Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
527 Fraser Street
When: Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm.
Cost: Free

Game 2 – Victoria Royals vs. Vancouver Giants

What: Take in game 2 of the first round of the Victoria Royals – Vancouver Giants playoff series. High flying Royals snipers Matthew Phillips and Tyler Soy will look to bombard the Giants defense, while Giants’ sharpshooters Tyler Benson and Ty Ronning will look to do some damage of their own.
Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
1925 Blanshard Street
When: Saturday, puck drop is 7:05pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $19.

LEGO mania 2018 at Tillicum

What: LEGO Mania is back at Tillicum Centre! This year’s theme is Sports & Recreation! This is a free event for children to build, display, and have a chance to win prizes based on their LEGO creation. Registration is close, but viewing is free!
Where: Tillicum Centre
3170 Tillicum Road
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free

Fossil Fair

What: Discover the past with their amazing annual Fossil Fair! Who was here from millions of years ago to the last Ice Age? Dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, clams, sharks, corals and many other weird and wonderful creatures lived in the ancient seas and forests of Vancouver Island. You can even bring your own fossils for identification!
Experts from the Victoria Palaeontology Society will share their knowledge, discoveries, and ongoing scientific research. Kids of all ages can do a scavenger hunt, colour or make fossil and dinosaur rubbings, and observe tiny fossils through microscopes.
Where: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
3873 Swan Lake Road
When: Saturday and Sunday
10am – 3pm
Cost: Admission by donation

19th Annual Look Show

What: The 19th annual Look Show is the biggest show in the Victoria art scene. Over 100 artists in three locations of the Bay Centre. Join the exhibitors for the opening weekend of the Show!
Where: The Bay Centre
1150 Douglas Street
When: Saturday and Sunday
1pm – 5pm
Cost: Free