Big Gay Dog Walk Pride
(Victoria Pride Society)

Events are back in action in Victoria as the province enters Phase 3 of their COVID-19 restart plan!

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Pride Week: Virtual Big Gay Dog Walk

Tonight we get to find out who the winners are in the Victoria Pride Society’s Annual Big Gay Dog Walk, which has gone virtual this year! Host Chaz Avery will be guiding viewers through a Youtube showing of the costume contest and trick competition, starting at 7 p.m. PST. Winners will be awarded gift cards to Boom + Batten Restaurant and some doggie treats.

Pride Week: The Vicarious Show

The 10th episode of the Vicarious Show, presented by the Victoria Pride Society, premieres on Saturday at 8 p.m. PST online. The weekly variety show features queer local artists hosted by Henrietta Dubet and Shelita Cox.

Pride Week: Virtual Victoria Pride Festival

Victoria Pride Festival is going virtual this year to stay physically distant! A variety of performances of local artists will be presented online through the Victoria Pride Society’s Youtube Channel, emceed by J McLaughlin.

Invasive Plant Removal at Anderson Hill Park in Oak Bay

The Greater Victoria Green Team needs few good volunteers to help control invasive species in Anderson Hill Park in Oak Bay! These outdoor activities are a great way to meet people, connect with the community and get outdoors in a safe, physically distant manner. There are two sessions on Saturday to choose from!

  • Where: Anderson Hill Park (572 Island Rd.), meet near the entrance.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., or 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
  • Cost: Free. Reserve a spot online at

SonIk Saturday’s Canada Day Celebration

The Mint’s SonIK Saturdays invites you to put on your best red & white for some beats with special guest DJ’s from the Victoria Electronic Music Collective crew. Seating is limited on a first come first served basis to maintain physical distancing, so get there early!

  • Where: The Mint (1414 Douglas St.)
  • When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: n/a



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