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Forecast for this weekend: a whole bunch of amazing things to do in Victoria. Here’s a list of events for October 3rd and 4th!

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 physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are six things to do September 26th and 27th!

Soft opening! Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land

Join the Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature for the soft opening of their brand new exhibit, Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land. Admission is by donation all day! Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land is a partnership between the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation: a unique exhibition that explores the lessons often lacking in the Western understanding of this majestic creature.
The exhibit is still under construction. We hope you’ll be one of the first to experience it as it’s built! For more information, please visit https://batemanfoundation.org/exhibits/grizzly-bears/

  • When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, 470 Belleville Street

American Graffiti Cruise

This Saturday downtown Victoria will be transformed into a parade of rolling art! Come down to watch or participate with your classic car/street rod. Cars4Covid participants will meet at Java Jo’s Cafe (Finlayson and Douglas) at around 6:30pm. A donation bucket will be available for anyone who wants to contribute to the VGH Foundation’s COVID research fund. Chill out and watch the cars or cruise around with them. Here’s a list of the locations from Les Pickell: ‘There will be several food destinations available including Java Jo’s, Belleville’s Diner, Dairy Queen, A&W, Beacon Drive-In, Cactus Club’

  • When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: 3075d Douglas Street

Comedy Brunch at the Mint

Comedy and breakfast foods! What a combo! Come enjoy brunch while being entertained by the most hilarious comedians in the city! Seating is limited, be sure to book your table online! There are options for 2, 4 or 6 only.

  • When: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

Planning Your Year Round Veggie Garden

Caught the gardening bug? Come learn how to grow veggies year round!
Here in Victoria, good planning makes it possible to harvest produce from our gardens during every month of the year! Knowing when to sow seeds is important but, it’s just as crucial to know when and how to transition one crop to another. Learn how to plan to grow year round, to protect your crops in winter, and how to handle pests and diseases.

  • When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney

A Joyful Restart (8PM Showing)

Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns’s imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Early Music Society of the Islands website.

  • When: Saturday, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue

Oak Bay Village Farm Market

It is the final Oak Bay Village Farm Market of the season! The best way to enter the market is to follow the Municipal driveway from Oak Bay Avenue to the entrance. The market cannot be accessed from the Granite Street side. Our market is dog friendly. Please have your four leg family member on a leash. A list of vendors is posted on the Event Page so customers can plan their market visit.

  • When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue

Iron & Wood Golf Simulators

If you’re looking to prove your athletic prowess this fall, look no further than Victoria’s latest and greatest sports-themed entertainment – Iron & Wood Golf Simulators.

And no, it’s not just golf you can try your hand at; Iron & Wood features 12 multisport games to choose from, ranging from hockey, baseball & even zombie dodgeball.

  • When:
    • Saturday: 9 a.m to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 3453 Saanich Road