August is here, and it’s bringing amazing events within our city! Whether you wanna keep active in a kayak or on a bike, or network your heart out – today is for you!

Here are 5 things happening in and around Victoria today!

A Guided Day Paddle in the Gulf Islands

What: Gulf Islands Day Paddle
Launching from our paddling center at Port Sidney Marina, join us a on a day paddle into the Gulf Islands
Several of the Islands including Sidney Island are accessible in a day and a strong group should be able to visit the bird reserve on Mandarte Island home to the only Tufted Puffins in the Straight of Georgia.
Where: Port Sidney Marina
9835 Seaport Place
When: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Cost: Register here!

Oaklands Sunset Market

What: Come  for the 8th annual Oaklands Sunset Market! Each week there will be live music from local musicians, a free all ages beverage garden with beer from Hoyne Brewing Company and cider from Salt Spring Wild Cider and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, kids activities in the Kids Tent, local farmers, artisans, and of course – food trucks! Bring your reusable shopping bags to stock up on fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
Where: Oaklands Sunset Market
1-2827 Belmont Avenue
When: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Talk Shop by Hidden Vic

What: Have you ever wondered how local businesses got their start? Or, have you had a business idea of your own but, for whatever reason, couldn’t put it into action? Come and  hear the stories of Alyssa Andres and Braden Parker, two young and tenacious entrepreneurs who have started businesses of their own from the ground up.
Where: Ollie Quinn
531 Pandora Ave
When: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost: $15

Leadership Victoria

What: You may be curious if you are a good fit for the leadership course.Here are a few key questions that might help you understand whether or not this is for you:
Are you a leader?
Do you want to make a difference in Victoria?
Do you want to change broken systems?
Would you like to associate with the kind of people who drive lasting change?
Do you wonder if there is more you can learn?
Do you know the influencers in town?
Do you want to grow?
Do you want to stand out?
if you can answer yes to all of those questions, this program is right for you.
Where: Leadership Victoria
620 View Street, Suite 306
When: Starts at 12:15
Cost: free

Bicycle Polo!

What: They are a friendly and diverse group of folks who enjoys playing not-so-competitive pickup games every wednesday night. they welcome all those who want to come watch, hang out or get on the court. If you would like to join in the fun, they can supply a bike and mallet. No skills or experience necessary. Wearing a helmet is recommended. The court is located behind the community centre.
Where: Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Avenue
When: 8 pm –  11 pm
Cost: Free

For more things to do, check out our events page!