Angela Hovestad

Tofino Events – Brunch for the Birds 2017

Want to get started early on this year’s Shorebird Festival in Tofino? Come join in at the Brunch for the Birds! This is a pre-event annual fundraiser held in honour of the main Tofino event created by the Raincoast Education Society. Tuck in to some delicious food hosted by both the Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant. All proceeds raised at the brunch go to fund the Shorebird Festival, wh...

Nanaimo Events – Earth, Water, & Wild Foods Day

Earth, Water, & Wild Foods Day is a free, festival-style Nanaimo event taking place this year at Bowen Park. There’s a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy! One of its biggest features are the workshops taking place the day of. These two require pre-registration in order to participate: Lawn Alternatives, 11:30am to 12:30pm. As people try to keep their lawns green and healthy in the summe...

Saanich Events – Saanich Cycling Festival 2017

Join in the fun with Saanich’s community at their annual Cycling Festival! Kids and adults alike can cycle to any of the eight “Celebration Stations” set up on the festival’s bike route. Receive a passport booklet from any of these stations to collect stamps. The more stamps you collect, the greater chances of winning a prize you will have, so start your exploration of Saanich BC at the station ne...

Victoria Events – 6th Annual Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Come see history in the making with the largest ever electric vehicle show on Vancouver Island. This free event is held on behalf of Creatively United for the Planet, a non-profit society bringing together several local businesses and individuals who are committed to living and leading a sustainable way of life. There will be electric motorcycles, bikes, and cars spread all around the entrance to ...

Victoria Events – 21st Annual Just for the Halibut Derby

Returning to Victoria is the annual ‘Just for the Halibut’ fishing derby, now in its 21st year! Held by Island Outfitters, this is a great way to cast your fishing line for a great cause! There are prizes to be won for fish of all sizes at this event. These are the big ones to look forward to: $7500 first prize $2500 second prize $1000 third prize Two ‘hidden weight’ prizes i.e. Island Outfitters ...

Nanaimo Events – TheatreOne Presents: “God is a Scottish Drag Queen”

If you’re in need of a good laugh this coming weekend, look no further than Nanaimo! For two days only in town TheatreOne proudly presents “God is a Scottish Drag Queen”. The show is performed and written by Canadian comedian Mike Delamont, a 15-time “Best of the Fest” winner and 3-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. In what’s declared “one of the funniest stand-up routines ever” according to the ...

Courtenay Events – InCON Family Gaming Convention 2017

Geeks of Vancouver Island, unite! The InCON Family Gaming Convention returns this year to Courtenay, BC. There’s a lot to check out at this three-day event! This is just a sampling of what to expect at this year’s convention: The ever-popular Cosplay Costume Contest Special guests Info boots Special demos A wide variety of tournaments (miniatures, board games, computer games, console games, and Ma...

Sidney Events – Easter Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale

Love everything retro and vintage? Are you a giant fan of antique shopping? Looking to celebrate Easter in a different way than per usual? Then this is the event for you! For one day only in Sidney seasoned and novice collector enthusiasts alike can explore the Easter Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale. See if you can fill in the blank spot of your collection by exploring and shopping for this...

Nanaimo Events – The Second Annual Easter Egg Brawl

Why should kids have all the fun hunting for Easter eggs? Now that you’re an adult, we know there are fewer chances for that sort of fun now. That’s where The Proving Grounds comes in to change things up! The Easter Egg Brawl, Proving Grounds’ second annual event, is the first of its kind (that we’re aware of) to involve weapons in an Easter egg hunt. The rules sound simple enough: when they say g...

Qualicum Events – Milner Gardens Bunny Trail 2017

Looking to celebrate Easter with your children and grandchildren? Then you will all enjoy this special event held at Milner Gardens in Qualicum. This Easter weekend the annual Bunny Trail returns to these beautiful gardens. Children can pick up specially made maps containing clues to spotting the bunnies at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre. Once they’ve gone through the trail, they can return the...

Victoria Events – Shriners Variety Show 2017

If your life is in need of a little magic, you’re in luck! For one night only the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria will be host to Canada’s two most popular illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa. They are thrilled to be performing their annual Shriners Variety Show once more. Come join in at this family-friendly event for a night filled with mayhem, mischief, laughter, and yes – magic.  Some gues...

Victoria Events – Souper Bowls of Hope 2017

Come and be a community “souper hero” at the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society’s annual Souper Bowls of Hope event. This is a tasty lunchtime occasion that’s been put together for a great cause: to raise funds in support of homeless and youth at risk on the streets of Victoria’s downtown core. Have a bowl of soup made by Victoria’s master chefs while the talented teen group Vic High R&B Band play...

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