(Victoria Royals' Skate with the Players)

It’s officially the first weekend of March, can you believe it?

With spring on the horizon (we hope) and cherry blossoms already blooming, there’s a whole bucket list of things to do and to see this weekend in Victoria – all you have to do is read ahead and pick your favourites!

Victoria Royals vs. Vancouver Giants

The Royals are back home to face the Giants in the midst of of their 3 games in 3 days, and they’ve also partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division (CMHA) for a mental health awareness game.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
  • Cost: Get your tickets here 

Coastal Scots Scottish Studies Symposium

You are invited to “Coastal Scots,” a day-long exploration of the lives and experiences of Scottish peoples in the coastal regions of Britain and North America, underlining the ways in which the physical environments and cultural geographies of littoral zones shaped the history of Scottish communities over the past three hundred years.

  • Where: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 924 Douglas Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Ladies Learning Code: HTML & CSS for Beginners

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging! The web without HTML and CSS would be would be a world without colourful, pretty websites, not to mention the web applications we all use daily. It’s easy to learn, and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just a text editor and a web browser!

  • Where: Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Get your tickets here

Victoria Seed Library – Seed Swaps

Drop in seed swap table with seeds for sharing and information about growing and saving seeds. Sign out the varieties that interest you, and then return seeds from your healthiest or tastiest crops to share with others.

  • Where: Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Chinatown Walks Historical Walking Tours

A 90-minute historical walking tour through Canada’s oldest Chinatown, including a visit to the Chinese temple and a stop for a traditional Chinese treat. Find out how the Chinese celebrate the Dong Zhi festival to mark the winter solstice.

  • Where: Starbucks, 1689 Government Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $15 – $20

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

Create your own pieces of one-of-a-kind sea glass jewelry!

Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the wire-wrapping process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of Vancouver Island.

  • Where: The Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $19.99

Old Hollywood Glam Theme Beauty & Health Gala and Expo!

We are so honoured to have gathered a great team of naturopaths, aestheticians, makeup artists, hair stylists, eyelash technicians, skin experts, and many more professionals to make sure our attendees learn from the best in each and every category, and have a chance to ask any question and have one on one conversations.

  • Where: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

HEARTLESS 2020

Heartless’ mission is to raise proceeds and sponsorship for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. In Canada, most people are not able to afford the proper treatment to combat heart and stroke causes – about nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke and one of three Canadians have serious heart problems. As as result, the Atmos Team decided to give back and we are looking for your help to do it – please join us in our cause to help people empower their lives.

  • Where: Victoria International Marina, 1 Cooperage Place
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Get your tickets here

Masquerade Ball 2020

With a healthy dose of curiosity and sense of fun for an exceptional experience you won’t soon forget. Be ready to be entertained and to dance the night away to a Victoria favorite, DJ BELLYFISH. Canapes will be served throughout the evening, along with a midnight snack. There will be a silent auction and a cash bar.

  • Where: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 1315 Douglas Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Get your tickets here

Jams for the Land: Fundraiser for the Gidimt’en Yintah Access

Come together to support the stronghold efforts of the Gidimt’en Yintah Access and see some live music by Niloo and Pastel Blank!

  • Where: Felicita’s Campus Pub, 3800 Finnerty Road
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Cost: Cover to get into Felicita’s: $3
    • Suggested donation: $5-$30*

It won’t happen for another 16 years! | Leap Year Pub Crawl YYJ

Join LinkUp Tours for a special Leap Year Pub Crawl in Victoria BC.
Leap Year 2020 YYJ! 2 fun local hosts, 4-5 venues, exclusive food and drink specials, VIP entrance, ice-breakers, games and prizes.

  • Where: Yates Street Taphouse, 759 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Music Bingo in Support of Nature Trails Society

It’s Leap Day! Spend it right by playing music bingo for a great cause!
Bingo prizes include Frontrunners swag, a gift card to Irish Times, SpinCo starter card and more! Plus, enter a raffle to win another great prize: a $100 Thrifty’s gift card.
Proceeds will go toward supporting the Nature Trails Society’s vision to create an epic network of accessible, multi-discipline trails that animates locals and inspires tourists to revel in nature.
  • Where: The Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Cost: Entry fee is $25

UVic Free Speech Club – Pub Night

Come join us at our monthly pub night at the Bard And Banker! Come enjoy passionate and engaging conversation about important political and philosophical topics, and most of all, get an opportunity to meet and talk to people who have a different opinion from your own.

  • Where: Bard & Banker, 1022 Government Street
  • When: Saturday February 29th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Flow Jam Party #2 in Victoria

Please feel free to bring your props: Hula hoops, poi, staff, contact juggling balls, LED whips, fabric fans – you name it. We will be clearing out the venue to leave everyone with as much space as possible to flow.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 – $15

Super Smash Bros. Esports Tournament

Esports Victoria in partnership with Vancouver Island Smash Club and Victoria Smash Club is organizing a Super Smash Ultimate and Melee Tournament on March 1, 2020 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC. Please bring setups.  Participants in the tournament will also receive a ticket at registration to spectate the hockey game.
Battle your way to the finals to get a chance to display your match on the giant jumbo tron. Finalist may also win a cash or item prize.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Sunday March 1st, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Victoria Royals vs. Vancouver Giants & Skate with the Players

The Royals’ famed Skate with the Players is back! Immediately following the game, you can lace up and hit the ice with the entire team for one of fans most favourite traditions. The skate lasts around 45 minutes, and skate rentals are available.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Sunday March 1st, puck drops at 3:05 p.m.; Skate with the Players immediately to follow
  • Cost: Get your tickets here

Wounded Warrior 

Come cheer on the Wounded Warrior runners as they finish the last of the run that started all the way up in Port Hardy on February 23rd.

  • Where: The Legislature (Back off of Superior Street), 501 Belleville Street
  • When: They’ll be arriving Sunday March 1st at 4:30 p.m.

Victoria Home Renovation & Decor Show

Are you considering a large renovation to your home? Whatever plans you have to improve your home, you’ll find the specialists you need to do it properly. We have local professionals on location, ready to discuss your needs and provide you with advice and assistance for all the projects you have in mind.

  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
  • When: Sunday March 1st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
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