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Congratulations, you made it to Friday!

On tonight’s agenda you have your pick of cheese or whisky to taste, hockey to watch, and more! Whether you’re cutting loose or relaxing at home, we hope you have a great start to the weekend.

Here’s 5 things to do today, January 18th.

Royals vs. Warriors

Come watch the Victoria Royals battle it out against the Moose Jaw Warriors!

The first 1,000 fans who visit the CIBC concourse table at Gate 1 will be given special tickets that will be used during the first intermission of the game. One of these lucky ticket holders will get $500 to take home!

  • When: Puck drops at 7:05
  • Where: Save on Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street.

Cheese Tasting 101

Everyone loves cheese. How often have you seen your lactose intolerant friend indulging in its deliciousness?

At Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen you’ll learn the words to describe the taste, color and texture of your favorites cheeses and how to pair them with other food and drinks!

  • When: 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen, 2272 Oak Bay Avenue

Oaklands FREE Drop-In Floor Hockey

Oaklands Elementary School is opening up its gym for people to play fun recreational games of floor hockey!

The night is geared towards kids aged 9 – 17 but parents are welcome to play. Sticks and equipment are provided, just bring some non-mark shoes (and non-perishable food donations if you have them!).

  • When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oaklands Elementary School Gym, 2827 Belmont Avenue

Lego Exhibition

Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile.

Guests will learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, a special opportunity to guess how many bricks comprise the giant Lego Pyramid as well as the opportunity to enjoy the special presentation film on the origin and development of the Lego building system.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Ave

Victoria Whisky Festival

7 different world-renowned distilleries are meeting at Hotel Grand Pacific for an epic night of whisky tasting.

If you plan on attending, the festival recommends practicing quality over quantity. Don’t forget to drink lots of water during the tasting and have a solid meal before the event if you want to make the most out of your evening.

  • When: Event begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street