Community

Families take to the ice at Saanich arena on Christmas Eve

Six-day Ice Festival continues on Thursday

  • Dec 24, 2019

Time lapse: Oak Bay residents enjoy Christmas Eve on Willows Beach, Victoria Golf Course

A look at residents enjoying their day or getting some last-minute shopping done

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Christmas Eve time-lapse video of Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria Golf Club, Willows Beach
HMCS Ottawa returns in time for Christmas
Esquimalt switches on Christmas for 2019
Fix-A-Heart has helped save lives

Memorial for Oak Bay girls killed on Christmas Day set up at Willows Beach

The memorial will stay up until Dec. 30 for community members to pay their respects

Boxing Day hockey tourney returns to Oak Bay

The 11th annual tournament is an Oak Bay tradition

VIDEO: Saanich mayor helps locals buy groceries during Christmas Blessings Challenge

Mayor Fred Haynes, Royal Oak Country Grocer pay it forward with $25 gift certificates

  • Dec 24, 2019

Victoria tech companies band together to raise $70,000 for The Mustard Seed

The VIATEC Foundation will gift another $60,000 to other Victoria organizations

Saanich Christmas elf delivers 1,416 pairs of socks to locals just in time for holidays

Care facilities, schools, retirement homes among sock recipients

  • Dec 23, 2019

‘It was in rough condition’: Vintage toy car gets new life by Oak Bay man

Christmas gift from 1952 restored to original look, given to Jeneece Place

5 places where you can do a polar bear swim in Greater Victoria

‘It’s got me hooked for life,” says Metchosin man who’s done it 47 years in a row

Sidney Scout Group creates Christmas joy for kids in need

1st Tsartlip Scouts, Beavers and Cubs create 50 Christmas gift bags

Salmon counters ‘disappointed’ with 119 cohos in Colquitz this season

Long-time volunteer blames predators, sediment contamination for lower numbers

Harbour clean up in Sidney draws 70 volunteers

Peninsula Streams Society organized the clean up of Tsehum Harbour

Victoria businesses raise more than $15,000 on sustainable ‘Black Friday alternative’

Businesses embrace ‘Blue Friday’ to raise money for Surfrider Foundation

Saanich plumbers give back to community with free service before Christmas

Business doesn’t want people forced to choose between Christmas presents and hot water