Events

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

 

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

 

A Fresh Connections event from this year, gathering single Vancouver islanders together to form friendships and relationships. (Courtesy of Fresh Connections)

The Singles Amazing Race comes to Greater Victoria

Interactive race around Oak Bay promises a shot at love

 

Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)

Interactive art takes centre stage at Quadra Village festival in Victoria

More than 100 displays will be included in the Out There Art Festival Aug. 28 to Sep. 6

Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)
Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)

Oceanfront concerts liven up Victoria International Marina in August

Music by the Sea features intimate performances by professional classical and jazz musicians

Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)
FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual Feast of Fields event goes online this year, but participants can still enjoy delicious locally grown and produced foods and beverages through a harvest box program. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feast of Fields offers virtual farm connection, hands-on Greater Victoria produce box

Attendees encouraged to reimagine annual event’s feast, at home

FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual Feast of Fields event goes online this year, but participants can still enjoy delicious locally grown and produced foods and beverages through a harvest box program. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)
Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Popular Greater Victoria Greek Fest shifts focus to food

Drive-thru allows annual cultural celebration to continue in Saanich amid coronavirus concerns

Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Uptown Shopping Centre will host a free roller skating night on Friday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with no-cost roller skate rentals courtesy Rollerskate Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lace-up, get moving at free roller skating night at Uptown

Skates, performance provided by Rollerskate Victoria

Uptown Shopping Centre will host a free roller skating night on Friday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with no-cost roller skate rentals courtesy Rollerskate Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Even if a clinic makes some strides towards inclusion, there are still many barriers that trans folks face when it comes to sexual health and reproductive care. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

West Shore centre hosts queer youth safe sex event

AVI Health and Community Services Feb. 26 event to promote safe sex

Even if a clinic makes some strides towards inclusion, there are still many barriers that trans folks face when it comes to sexual health and reproductive care. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Ocean views, sophisticated style, caring customer service… and WINE!

Ocean views, sophisticated style, caring customer service… and WINE!

Old world charm and new world comforts make 40 Knots Winery the perfect event space

  • Feb 17, 2020
Ocean views, sophisticated style, caring customer service… and WINE!
A Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration will take place on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lion dance, Kung Fu demonstrations celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunday’s event rings in the Year of the Rat

A Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration will take place on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (Black Press Media file photo)
There will be live tattooing at this weekend’s Victoria Tattoo Expo (Facebook/Victoria Tattoo Expo)

Tattoo expo brings more than 100 artist to Greater Victoria this weekend

Events run Friday through Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

There will be live tattooing at this weekend’s Victoria Tattoo Expo (Facebook/Victoria Tattoo Expo)
20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)
The murder mystery event which took place Oct. 5, 2019, was open to all ages with prizes for things like best costumes and best little detective. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)

Victorians take to the streets to solve a murder mystery

Over 1000 Victorian took part in the “The latest Krays”, chasing clues across the city

The murder mystery event which took place Oct. 5, 2019, was open to all ages with prizes for things like best costumes and best little detective. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)
CCTV cameras will be used for two days, during this year’s Symphony Splash event. (Black Press file photo)

VicPD to use temporary cameras at Symphony Splash

40,000 expected to attend, police say cameras will help keep public safe

CCTV cameras will be used for two days, during this year’s Symphony Splash event. (Black Press file photo)