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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, February 12th


It’s the start of another new week and we’re already heading to the half way mark of February.

Whether you’re looking to do a good deed such as donate blood or make Valentine’s cards, there’s something for everyone, including testing out delicious hot chocolates around the city!

Without further ado, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, February 12th:

Animals in Love: Valentine’s Cards

Love is in the air, and in the forest, and ocean and all around us! Make fun Valentine’s cards for someone special using animal love puns and learn how different animals court. Join RBCM on the 2nd floor. Included with admission or membership.

  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
  • When: Monday, February 12th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hot Chocolate Festival

In case you haven’t had the chance to indulge in the hot chocolate craze happening in Victoria right now, there’s still time!

The Hot Chocolate Festival kicked off on January 20th and will be running until February 20th—so you have plenty of opportunities to check out the masterful hot chocolate creations around town.

The participating local businesses will be putting the money raised towards the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Centre!

Participating locations include popular hotspots like the Fairmont Empress, Chocolate & Co, Pure Lovin’, Shirley Delicious, and more.

If you want to view the full list, you can do so on their website.

  • Where: Participating businesses across southern Vancouver Island
  • When: Running from January 20th to February 20th—hours vary per business

Open Mic Night at Gigi’s Cafe

If you’re ready to show your talent to an encouraging and enthusiastic audience, Gigi’s may just be the place for you!

They offer acoustic open mic nights on Mondays and would love to have you—bring your own instrument or borrow their acoustic guitar or keyboard.

Prepare two to three songs and present your skills! Sign up starts at 6 p.m. This event is free to attend.

  • Where: Gigi’s Cafe, 1002 Hillside Avenue
  • When: Monday, February 12th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visit the Interactivity Board Game Cafe

Gather a group of close pals or coworkers and have a nice, relaxing night at the Interactivity Board Game Cafe.

There are endless amounts of games to choose from and you can also treat yourself to a delicious food or beverage menu item while you play.

If you find a game you love, you can purchase it in their store section and take it home with you!

It’s $7 to sit and play.

  • Where: Interactivity Board Game Cafe, 723 Yates Street
  • When: Monday, February 12th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Help fill up appointments (and blood bags) at a Canadian Blood Services spot near you and potentially save a life!

Plus, you get juice and chips and cookies afterwards!

To book your appointment, visit their website and pick a time that’s convenient for you. Go on your own or in a group through!

  • Where: At a Canadian Blood Services near you
  • When: Monday, February 12th—multiple time slots available throughout the day
Victoria Buzz Staff
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