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Douglas Park by Lotus Johnson

Date:  June 17 @ 11:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Victoria on Douglas St.

Annually held on Father’s Day spanning over nine city blocks in the street. This year the event is also hosting the First Peoples’ Festival and presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First People’s culture.

Also look forward to seeing:

  • 350 local artists and makers
  • activations created by local businesses and organizations
  • licensed food and beverage areas
  • 5 stages with live entertainment

The Tree House Project

Tree House by Ngoc Phan

Date:  June 13th to July 28th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Open Space Gallery at 510 Fort St.

Reflect on your childhood imagination, dreams and play with this ongoing and expanding project.

All of this is translated by multi-disciplinary artist Jennie Suddick, who “envisions the tree house as both a personal space and a realm of the imagination, a lens through which to consider changing landscape, autonomy, and nostalgia.”

Suddick invited the public since last summer of 2017 to share their unrealized childhood plans for tree houses and other forts. Taking these with some collaborative efforts scale paper architectural models and detailed drawing have been brought to life.

FEAST: Food & Film

Feast: Food + Film (1 Week) by VicFilmFestival

Date:  June 14th to 16th
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas St.

This annual 19+ event highlights regional food & drink with the backdrop of great films.

The feast will host six screenings and tastings provided by: Mother Nature’s Market, Toque Catering, Sheringham Distillery, Sea Cider, The Strath Liquor Store, Victoria Caledonian Distillery and more!

Herbs for Women’s Health

Kamilentee by Marco Verch

Date:  June 13 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Carolyne Taylor & Associates at 26 Bastion Square 18-A

Join Herbalist, Lily Fawn in an introductory class focused on herbal health for women.

During the 2 hour intensive you will receive a complimentary tea bar, make one of the recipes discussed and go away with some more knowledge of how herbs can help your body daily.

World Oceans Day – Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf by iamcertifiedsweet

Date:  June 10 @ 11:00am
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf at 12 Erie St.

Learn about the Salish Sea from a variety of experts in the ocean studies fields of research, conservation, education. Learn about your own impact, participate in the all ages activities and watch the live divers!

Reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue

Wyland World Ocean’s Day at the Robert Bateman Centre

Hull Art of Noregian Bliss in Papenberg, Germany by Wessel Blokzijl

Date:  June 8 @ 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville St.

World-renowned celebrity marine wildlife mural artist Robert Wyland will be hosting a free mural painting demonstration and Nature Sketch event outside Steamship Terminal’s Inner Harbour. Wyland is best known in Victoria for his 130 ft. long x 7 story high Whaling Wall titled “A-5 Pod” on Wharf St. This event will support World Ocean’s Day and a plastic free sea.

Prior to the event Wyland is docking at the Ogden Point Harbour for a few special hours on the Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship’s maiden voyage from Seattle to promote his latest mural blessing that he painted on the ship’s hull.

YYJ Eats

Community Yelp Event: Culinary Connections at Atlas Eats by Yelp Inc.

Date:  June 5 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: St. Ann’s Academy at 835 Humboldt St.

This annual event showcases a variety of local restaurants, breweries, wineries, cideries & spirit makers throughout the Greater Victoria. Entrance into the event gives you 10 tasting tickets with additional tasting tickets available during the event.

ReFind Art

Earth Day Crafternoon by Denise Corcoran

Date:  May 29th to June 10th
Location: The Bay Centre at 1150 Douglas St. Suite 2

Visit the lower level of The Bay Centre to see the Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s art auction and fundraiser. The works of 31 local artists and businesses who are donating their time and talent in support of Habitat Victoria’s Build Program.

The artists are challenged with the task to create a piece of art using materials found at the Habitat Victoria ReStores, transforming used and discarded household items and building materials into beautiful works of art or upcycled furniture.

Go and bid and vote for your favourite art pieces!

Happy Birthday Robert!

Family Hike- Get to Know Print by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Date:  May 26th, 2018 @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville St.

Celebrate Robert Bateman’s 88th birthday and the Robert Bateman Centre’s 5th anniversary. Everyone can go into the centre by donation, public tours will occur at 10:00am & 2:00pm and a special Curatorial Tour will begin at 12:00pm. Don’t forget to sign the birthday card for Robert!