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Welcome to the first day of November!

Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today:

Campus Honda 24-Hour Video Game Marathon

On November 1st – 2nd, Campus Honda is hosting a 24-hour video game marathon with over 20 games to choose from, in their bid to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Interested parties can sign up to play by adding their name to this online spreadsheet. And if it’s missing a game or console you really wanted to play, all you have to do is send an email to sespiloy@campusautos.com to have it added to the list!

  • When: 9 a.m., Friday November 1st – 9 a.m., Saturday November 2nd
  • Where: Campus Honda boardroom, 506 Finlayson Street, or online at this link.

First Annual Summit Park Pumpkin Parade & Chili Cook-off

Join the Hillside Quadra collective for a chili cook-off, and bring your Halloween pumpkin. They will put candles in the pumpkins and line them up so that the whole neighbourhood can admire them for an enchanting fall experience.

Be sure to bring a mug for hot drinks, and a bowl and spoon to sample chili from local cooks.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Summit Park

Dia de los Muertos Halloween Party

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday known as ‘Day of the Dead’, or Latin Halloween at this costume party.

The event will feature live performances by Andres Zuñiga singing Salsa/Bachata/Cumbia.

  • When: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Where: V-Lounge, 3366 Douglas Street

Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery

Prepare to be mesmerized by this theatrical adaptation based on the series created by Susan Hammond, written by Douglas Cowling, and adapted by Roderick Glanville.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Where: Royal Theatre & McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square

Paint It!

Are you interested in having fun and learning a new skill at the same time?

All adults are invited to learn how to paint and enjoy the satisfaction of creating an art piece with step by step instruction.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre, 2610 Rosebank Road