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The weekend has arrived at last with a touch of snow. Whether you are looking to relax or go on an adventure, there is no shortage of events this weekend.

Victoria Film Festival

  • What: Local and international talent taking part in the largest film festival in Victoria showcasing 120 films over ten days. Films are selling out fast, view the full online schedule.
  • When: Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 12
  • Where: Multiple venues
  • Tickets: available online

Calgary Hitmen vs. Victoria Royals

  • What: Cheer on the Royals as they turn back the clock with 80’s inspired costumes and music. The Royals have teamed up with the Victoria Hospital Foundation to raise funds from the 50/50, Chuck-A-Puck and Island Savings intermission program; partial proceeds will help purchase vital emergency room equipment.
  • When: Saturday, February 4, puck drops at 7:05 pm
  • Where: Save on Foods Memorial Centre
  • Tickets: Available online or at ticket booth


Drum & Dance Festival

  • What: A festival focused on diversity and inclusion. In the spirit of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebration, VACCS will host the Black History Month Canada 150.
  • When: Saturday February 4 from 1:00-9:00pm
  • Where: The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Road
  • Tickets: available online
    • Kick-off Celebration 1:00-5:00 pm: by donation, family friendly event. Drum workshops, performances, African and Caribbean food, music and more.
    • Live Show 6:00-9:00 pm: $25 admission, featuring a variety of world-class African dancers and artists.

A Taste of BC

  • What: Sample local food, wine, beer, spirits, cider and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • When: Saturday, February 4 from 7:00-9:30 pm
  • Where: Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Road
  • Tickets: $35, available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pemberton Holmes, Little Vienna Bakery, Peoples Drug Mart, EMCS

Americas Rugby Championship: Canada vs. Argentina

  • What: Rugby fans, don’t miss out –  back to back weekend games. 2-game combo price pricing available for February 4 and February 11. Let’s cheer Canada to a win!
  • When: Saturday, February 4, gates open 3:30 pm, kick-off at 5:00 pm
  • Where: Westhills Stadium, 1089 Langford Parkway
  • Admission: $20, available online 

Victoria Tea Festival Revival 

  • What: Local tea merchants sharing their knowledge of tea at the market. Tea talks each hour, tea tastings and vendors on site.  BYOTEA Cup for tasting.
  • When: Saturday February 4 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Nootka Court, 633 Courtney Street
  • Admission: on slide scale on $2-$10

Let the LOVE IN

  • What: Featuring Fox Glove, Sam Weber, and Luca Fogle. Celebrate love, community, and music. Partial proceeds will support the Tall Tree Music Program, helping youth in Port Renfrew through music education.
  • When: Saturday, February 4, doors open 7:00 pm, show begins 7:30 pm
  • Where: Alix Golden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
  • Tickets: $20.00/adult, $12/children under 12, available online 

Royal Canadian Legion #91 Book Sale

  • What: Selling all types of books for your reading pleasure.
  • When: Saturday February 4 from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: 791 Station Avenue


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