Tillicum Centre’s Lego Mania 2018 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25.

5 must-do things this weekend in Greater Victoria

Soccer playoffs, hockey playoffs, Dunahee run, art show and Lego

Soccer playoffs

Royal Athletic Park hops all weekend with playoff soccer action as the Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup finals converge. Of note: Div. 3 Challenge Cup Saanich Fusion vs Gorge-Us Guys, noon; George Smith U21 Cup, Cowichan vs Vic West; 2:30 p.m. VISL Cup finals continue Sunday at RAP: Tony Grover Cup Gorge vs Cowichan noon Senior Mens, Div. 1 Jackson Cup, Lakehill vs Gorge (both Saanich teams) 2:30 p.m.

Keg Spring Cup at Centennial Stadium as both the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s soccer team are set to host some of the top university teams in Western Canada on March 24-25. UVic plays at 2 (women) and 4 p.m. (men) Saturday, playoffs on Sunday.

Fossil Fair

Saturday and Sunday at the Swan Lake nature house, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, enormous clams and sharks lived in the ancient tropical coral seas and palm tree forests that covered Vancouver Island. Paleontologists will share their personal fossil discoveries. Bring your own fossils for identification. Kids can follow a scavenger hunt, or make fossil and dinosaur rubbings. Hosted by the Victoria Paleontological Society. Admission by donation.

Lego Mania 

Tillicum Centre’s Lego Mania 2018 is Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25. This year’s theme is sports and recreation.

Michael Dunahee Fun Run

The 27th annual Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive Drive 5km Family Fun Run/Walk starting at 10 a.m. at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street Esquimalt BC. This is a fun family event and everyone of all ages are encouraged to come out and “Keep the Hope Alive” by walking, running or rolling your way in support of the Dunahee family and Child Find BC. Commemorative T-Shirts for participants are available upon registration.

Hockey nights

These Western Hockey League B.C. Division rivals Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants opens the playoffs at home tonight and Saturday (7:05 p.m.) at Save on Foods Memorial Centre.

In the BCHL, the Grizzlies battle the Powell River Kings at 7 p.m. at The Q Centre tonight for Game 5. If needed they’ll head to Powell River for Game 6 on Saturday. The Grizzlies are down 3-1 in the best of seven. They already completed one reverse sweep of the Alberni Bulldogs in round one of playoffs.

Saturday the Saanich Braves face the Campbell River Storm in a VIJHL final 7:45 p.m. at Pearkes.

Blossom Ride

Dust off the bike and come out and see the blossoms and flowers with the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition starting at 10 a.m. An easy 16 km, the ride starts and ends at Centennial Square with regular stops to smell the flowers. Bring a lunch.

LOOK what’s up in art

Victoria Arts Council gallery crawl, a.k.a. the 19th annual LOOK Show runs March 25 to April 15 at three different locations: LOOK 1: 636 Fort Street, LOOK 2: The Bay Centre lower level next to Ardene and LOOK 3: The Historic Temple Building at 525 Fort Street.

Just Posted

‘Two ducks, five bucks’ for annual rubber duckie race in Bowker Creek

Oak Bay High Environment Club host event Saturday in celebration of vital Oak Bay creek

Victoria beaches 1,560 pounds lighter after Surfrider cleanup

200 people came out to clean the beach on Earth Day

Sooke makes call for regional fire dispatch

Some municipalities decide to take service off-Island

Greater Victoria School District adopts new dress code policy

Two years in the making, SD61 moves to more inclusionary guidelines

Legal action against B.C. specualtion tax a last resort

Group of Arizona home owners feel they’ve been swept up in an attack on land speculators

Parents call for change to health laws after Oak Bay teen’s death

Accidental overdose has Elliot Eurchuk’s parents seeking change to B.C Infants Act

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of April 24

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

B.C. bill aims to keep Indigenous kids in communities, out of care

Changes to Child, Family and Community Service Act could connect MCFD, Indigenous communities

Most Read