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Event from Apr. 16, 2018 to May. 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 | Monday
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
various locations | Victoria
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For six weeks in April and May, over nine thousand Victoria-area students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Daily throughout the Festival, talented young people and adults perform in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (School and Studio), Ethnic Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds. Our Highlights concerts showcase this amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Classical Voice), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship, the largest of its type in Canada. The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Highlights Concerts to support our performers and to enjoy the many outstanding performances. Hundreds of volunteers help to make the Festival a success.

Schedule Info: The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival runs from April 4-May 12, 2018
Contact NameFuchsia
Phone250-386-9223

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Chow Down Family Cooking Class
Cowichan Green Community | 360 Duncan St Duncan
Free
Potatoes and Fish. Have you always heard the term seasonal cooking but have no idea what that means? Are you looking for a way for your family to bond, gain life skills and create healthy habits together? These classes are geared to families who face challenges accessing and preparing healthy meals and connecting with their community. The classes aim to share inexpensive meal plans that yield high nutritional value all while offering participants the opportunity to gain confidence in the kitchen and to connect with other families and resources in the Cowichan Region..

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Stories at Fern
| 1831 Fern St. Victoria
$5; $3/members
Come for stories told in the oral tradition by members of Victoria Storyteller's Guild and friends..

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Hiking Information Session
Oceanside Place Arena | 830 W. Island Hwy Parksville
$10/person
Have you ever wanted to explore some of the area's beautiful mountains? A local alpine guide shares tips and resources for family adventures and avid hikers. Ask questions before heading out on our guided hikes or self-guided exploration in Regional Parks. Get advice on clothing, equipment and route planning to help you stay safe and enjoy the outdoors. This course is mandatory for all new participants in the Alpine Hikes..

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April 17, 2018 | Tuesday
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
various locations | Victoria
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Join us April 4 to May 12, 2018 for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. For six weeks students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts..

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Kindergym
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
$3.00 drop - in
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3....

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April 18, 2018 | Wednesday
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
various locations | Victoria
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Join us April 4 to May 12, 2018 for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. For six weeks students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts..

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Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness
Saanich Commonwealth Place | 4636 Elk Lake Drive Victoria
No Charge
Emergency preparedness session for individuals and families..

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Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Building Resilience Presentation
Quadra Elementary | Victoria
Free
Tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting children ages 5-11 (K-Grade 5) who are experiencing stress and anxiety. All adults welcome..

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April 19, 2018 | Thursday
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
First Metropolitan Church | Victoria
$8-$12
Choral Highlights Concert..

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Kindergym
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
$3.00 drop - in
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3....

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Story Club
Central Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join Story Club and engage with other kids over books, games and crafts. In this series, kids will listen to stories, share their thoughts and experiences, and enjoy group activities. Snacks provided. For ages 6-9. Register online or call for more experience..

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Canvas Art
Qualicum Commons | Parksville
$25/person
Jenny Hughes will guide you through how to paint a fantastic yet surprisingly simple acrylic painting. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. 7-13 years..

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Foraging for Wild Edibles
Vancouver Island University Research Station | Deep Bay Parksville
$30/person
Curious and hungry foragers will be led in small groups on a foraging excursion, learning about ocean delicacies, Pacific oysters, and manila clams direct from their shells. Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish and other....

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SportBall - Parent and Child Outdoor Soccer (2-3 yrs)
Oaklands Community Centre | #1-2827 Belmont Avenue Victoria
6/$84
Develop skills and learn new techniques to help your child learn the game of soccer. Children and caregivers are taught fundamental concepts of game play including throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Call 250.370.9101....

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SportBall - Outdoor Soccer 4-6 yrs)
Oaklands Community Centre | #1-2827 Belmont Avenue Victoria
6/$84
Develop skills and learn new techniques focusing on soccer. Children are taught fundamental concepts of gameplay including throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. These non-competitive programs promote teamwork for kids....

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April 20, 2018 | Friday
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
various locations | Victoria
Join us April 4 to May 12, 2018 for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. For six weeks students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from experts in the arts.

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Free Drop-in Floor Hockey
Oaklands Community Centre | #1-2827 Belmont Avenue Victoria
FREE
Come to Oaklands Elementary School gym and practice your hockey skills off the ice. Equipment is provided; just bring a pair of non-marking shoes and some energy! No games on STAT holidays or Pro-D Days. Parents welcome to participate, and food....

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FlipOut Fridays
Oaklands Community Centre | #1-2827 Belmont Avenue Victoria
$5
Dodgeball, baking, outdoor games, swimming and movie nights are just a few of the activities you can expect for your FlipOut Friday nights. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment for youth to participate in their favourite activities and....

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Pro-FUN Day
Gordon Head Middle School | 1671 Kenmore Road Victoria
1 class for $40.00
We guarantee FUN! Despite the fact the camp takes place in a school, there will be no school-related business, no homework and no tests, simply games, arts and crafts, running and playing and a swim to cap it all off..

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