Kayaking the Gorge. (Ernie Dickey)
February is drawing to a close and with the last weekend of the month upon us, it’s time to time to celebrate.
Whether you’re considering playing in the snow (snow is in the forecast) or looking for an event to do, make sure to swing into March on a good note.

From SpongeBob inspired hockey games to local Tedx talks, these 13 events happening throughout Victoria have something for the whole family to look forward to this weekend.

Victoria Royals vs Everett Silvertips

This Saturday the Victoria Royals will face off against the Everett Silvertips during Nickelodeon Night.

Nickelodeon Night is a league-wide initiative that 17 WHL clubs have been a part of, with proceeds from the jersey auctions being raised for the Children’s Miracle Network.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 6:05 p.m.

Old Growth forestation protest 

This Saturday, February 25th, VicPD is shutting down certain roads in downtown Victoria and installing CCTV cameras to allow for a peaceful protest procession for old growth forests in BC.

The same group that recently received recognition for their ‘flash mob’ dances in downtown Victoria last week is leading this peaceful march to raise awareness for and demand government action for old-growth forest groves.

The United We Stand for Old Growth march will be a kilometer long group of massive puppets, singers and dancers heading from Centennial Square to the BC Legislature.

  • Where: The protest will start at Centennial Square, 1 Centennial Square
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, starting 12 p.m.

Resonance Collective Club night

A genre celebration club night presented by the local DJ collective, Resonance.

Sets by dataist • ayaverse • screerunningand and some surprise guest DJs from the Resonance crew.

  • Where: Hermann’s Upstairs, 753 View Street
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 10 p.m.

Bon Voyage Dance Party 

D Village Collective presents Bon Voyage Dance party. We are excited to invite you to our first dance party of the year. Join us as we celebrate with our friends from SeaSpan.

We’ll be playing your favourite in Afrobeat, Amapiano and Jungle beats. This is an open event so bring a friend and Join us on the dance floor!

  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, doors open at 8 p.m.

Big Night

BIG NIGHT IS BACK! After an insane first night, the music-filled event is coming back to play more fat tunes, make more crazy art, worship our great leader with more gusto, and trip out on the lasers and pretty lights.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 9 p.m.

Hecklers: Live Stand up Comedy

Hecklers Bar and Grill presents: Live Professional Stand Up Comedy Every Saturday Night!

Featuring the best comics from Canada and Beyond. Comics as seen and heard on Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, HBO, CBC, The Comedy Network and more!

  • Where: Hecklers Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Road
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 10 p.m.


This first annual TEDx event aims to cause a shift in thinking by gathering changemakers to inspire our community and amplify the voices of our own local changemakers.

TEDxRoyalRoadsU talks showcase change making ideas about technology, science, human rights, law and business, personal development, current events, art, music, and design.

  • Where: Saturday, February 25th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • When: Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road

Dark Sounds: Poetry & Flamenco ft. Jan Zwicky

Poets Jan Zwicky and Garth Martens perform alongside two of Canada’s top flamenco artists, dancer Denise Yeo and guitarist Gareth Owen. The two performances, on February 24 and 25, will be followed by an on-stage conversation.

Dark Sounds is a flamenco literary series that joins English-language poetry with traditional flamenco. Its focus is grief, death, and the climate crisis. Endings, disappearances, cultural cataclysm. Little deaths that pile up while, all around us, the smoke steeples the horizon.

  • When: Saturday, February 25th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street

Edie Daponte Trio 

Save the date! A new concert series starts in Sidney. Beginning Saturday, February 25th, St Paul’s United Church will be kicking off a monthly afternoon concert series. 

Local favourite, Edie Daponte, along with bassist Joey Smith, and pianist Atilla Fias will present, “I wish you love”, an unforgettable afternoon of music celebrating the month of love. Tickets are $25 and $20 for Seniors.

  • Where: St Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue at 5th Street
  • When: Saturday, February 25th, doors open at 1:30 p.m. concert starts at 2 p.m.

Exploration of Age in South Asian Art 

Exploration of Age in South Asian Art examines the paradox that Buddha poignantly describes himself at 80, yet Buddhist art always images him as eternally young. Showing how South Asian art features youth, Dr. Young also addresses how new portraiture styles and photography reverse the erasure of old age in traditional visual arts.

  • When: Sunday, February 26th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Art Gallery of Victoria, 1040 Moss Street

Victoria Royals vs Prince George Cougars

The Royals face off against Prince George in front of a hometown crowd and it is Star Wars themed day! Puck drops at 3:05 p.m.

  • When: Sunday, February 26th, 3:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Sunday art lecture series

Examining the paradox that the Buddha poignantly describes himself at 80 yet Buddhist art always images him as eternally young, this lecture explores how South Asian art features youth.

Dr. Young addresses how new portraiture styles and photography reverse the erasure of old age in traditional visual arts.

  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Sunday, February 26th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon Blues Concert

Primarily a Singer/Songwriter and Soundtrack Composer, local blues artist, Jan Randall was a Music Director for Second City where he worked with Mike Myers, Ron James, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Ryan Stiles and the cast of SCTV.

Later he performed with John Cleese, Dame Edna, Bob Newhart, and many other mega stars as part of the Banff World Media Festival.

As a blues and jazz pianist, he has performed with Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Gary US Bonds, Sam Lay, Amos Garrett, Big Miller, Gaye Delorme, LJ Mounteney, Brandon Isaak, and ShaNaNa.

Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

  • Where: 1010 Fort Street
  • When: Sunday, February 26th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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