Friday, June 15
Cabaret – Edie DaPonte, a renowned, professional singer who sells out shows regularly with her Edith Piaf repertoire, headlines the final Cabaret of the season. Cost is $5 for the event 7:30 p.m. at Oak Bay United Church. https://www.facebook.com/events/190093678308459/
Dance while we can – Dinner, dance, and silent auction fundraiser for Victoria Hospice. hit hte dance floor with the Frayed Knots at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. All fund raised are donated to hospice through the Cycle of Life Tour (July 28 and 29). Tickets $25 to $70 available through eventbrite.ca.
Saturday, June 16
Royal BC Museum Fieldtrippers – In-seine sailfins, shrimps and sea slugs are on tap with researchers from the Royal BC Museum as they conduct a beach seine at Willows Beach. As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimps and other invertebrates, will be brought into shore using a large net. Everyone will get an up-close look at what lives in the eelgrass forest beneath the waves. Friends of Uplands Park will provide small nets and containers for you to catch critters. At the end, you can return your collection to the sea. Participation by donation to the Royal BC Museum. Meet at the north end of Willows Beach from noon to 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 17
Father’s Day Garden Party Tour – Enjoy eight lovely Oak Bay gardens plus afternoon tea and a silent ballot auction at Windsor Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be an alternative plant sale at the pavilion featuring drought and deer-resistant plants. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions and share ideas. Tickets $25 and proceeds are in support of BC SPCA Wild ARC and Oak Bay’s Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society. Visit spca.bc.ca/events/event/fathers-day-garden-party-tour/ for more.
Tuesday, June 19
Community Conversations – Youth Mental Health and Substance Use: Parents, youth and the community are invited to join the conversation. Featured guests include Cindy Andrew, Helping Schools Program Consultant, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research; Reg Fleming, Island Health, Discovery Youth and Family Services Co-ordinator and EJ Weston, 18, LGBTQ+ and Mental Health Advocate. In the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High from 7 to 9 p.m.
Coffee with a cop – In a continued effort to enhance communication between the public and Oak Bay Police Department Constables Julie Chanin and Sheri Lucas will be at Monterey Recreation Centre at 10 a.m. for coffee.
Young People’s Symphony Orchestra – UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium is hosting this 90-member orchestra, led by conductor David Ramadanoff, has achieved wide recognition as an outstanding youth ensemble performing challenging symphonic repertoire. The orchestra’s 2018 tour of the Pacific Northwest includes performances in Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre, UVic. Tickets: $10-$15 at 250-721-8480, online or in person at the University Centre.
Wednesday, June 20
Community town hall – Town Hall meeting to address concerns from Oak Bay property owners and tax payers with regards to BC government proposed tax changes and the affects on local tax payers and the unintended consequences of these tax proposals to Oak Bay home owners. Town hall to be held at the Dave Dunnet theatre from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 22
Genevieve and the Wild Sundays – Delight in a wonderful performance by a lively, all-female group of folk musicians who bring catchy tunes and lyrics to life with guitar, fiddle, upright bass, percussion, mandolin, and soaring harmonies, in concert at St. Matthias Church at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $18, in advance through eventbrite or $20 at the door.
Saturday, June 23
Sausage Fest – The third annual Oak Bay Firefighters Sausage Fest will be held at Willows Beach from noon to 9 p.m.
Orca Month Display – Visit the Orca Month display table at the Oak Bay Green Committee’s recycle depot at Carnarvon Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your own hard plastics, styrofoam and electronic waste for recycling, and learn more about clean-ocean campaigns. Music. Picnic to follow.
Car trunk/boot sale – Round-up those items you no longer need, put them in your vehicle and drive them to the North Oak Bay Community Association Trunk Sale. Vendors pay a $5 fee which will be collected when you arrive. Sale runs 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at corner of Cedar Hill X and Henderson roads. Admission is free to buyers.
Tuesday, June 26
Oak Bay High alumni AGM – Oak Bay High School Alumni Association hosts its annual general meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. in the school library. Meeting includes election of officers, constitution and bylaw amendments and goals for the coming year.