What: The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was one of the most symbolic moments in history, as armistice was signed to signal the end of the Great War. Today, we use it to commemorate the bravery of soldiers, veterans, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country.
Where: Multiple locations around Victoria. View list
Time: Saturday, November 11. Many ceremonies get underway after 10 a.m. See list for times.
What: Making it’s 40th consecutive appearance, the Creative Craft Fair offers a true extravaganza of outstanding arts, crafts, and demonstrations at this popular 3-day event at Victoria’s Pearkes Rec Centre. Attended by thousands of visitors each year, the fair offers over 125 exhibitors presenting crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewelry, bath and beauty products, woodwork, high-quality imports and much more.
Where: Pearkes Recreation Center, 3100 Tillicum Rd.
When: Friday, Nov 10, 11 AM to 7 PM – Saturday, Nov 11, 10 AM to 5 PM – Sunday, Nov 12, 10 AM to 4 PM
Cost: $6.00 for a day, or $6.50 for the entire weekend.
What: The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform music on themes of war and peace plus other, including songs from the time of both World Wars, patriotic Canadian songs, and more recent compositions expressing the common desire for peace and human solidarity
What: The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform music on themes of war and peace, including songs from the time of both World Wars, patriotic Canadian songs, and more recent compositions expressing the common desire for peace and human solidarity. Other events also taking place.
What: Calico Christmas Market celebrates the unique and lively artisan culture on Vancouver Island. Shop over 90 vendors offering high quality handmade items. Bring a food bank donation and enter to win a special prize!
When: Friday, November 10th, 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, November 11th, 10 AM – 5 PM
What: Celebrate the Irish mega-band U2 at hands-down the the most Irish pub in all of Victoria. It starts at 7pm with 2+ hours of U2 on the BIG sound system and a bit of a show on the TVs. Then some time after 9pm, the show transitions over to the Irish Times’ legendary LIVE music stage with an opening set from U2-2, Victoria’s trusty U2 tribute band, and then rocks well into the wee hours with “20th Century Rocks” – classic rock covers from a variety of artists.
What: Take on a new style of dance and a different culture! The fine folks at Bachata Canada invite all friends and family to join them and learn together in a fun-filled cultural environment. You can expect to learn a couple of patterns and techniques each week, and all classes will be progressive and fun.
What: A jet-set bartender, Irishman and spirits expert Philip Duff is one of the cocktail community’s best-loved presenters & educators, a renowned expert on all distilled spirits (but especially gin & genever), and an in-demand on-trade & beverage consultant to drinks companies around the world. Come and enjoy an intimate evening with Philip Duff has he talks about world travel, bartending, genever and his love for education.
What: Calling all fashion lovers! Learn proven fashion industry pattern making techniques to professionally manipulate basic blocks to create your own fashion designs. In this hands-on class students will practice the pattern making skills required for creative style development.
What: Check out the art made by student and instructor alike! Participants in the Esquimalt Recration creative arts programs have been working long and hard, and would love to enjoy their creations with you. Support budding artists of all ages! Pieces by instructors Audrey Greenless and ShotbyAnny Photography will also be on display.
Where: Esquimalt Branch Greater Victoria Public Library, 1231 Esquimalt Rd.