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Event from Aug. 13, 2019 to Sep. 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 | Tuesday
Big & Little - Wild Woodpeckers
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary | 3873 Swan Lake Road Victoria
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Includes hands-on discovery, an outside still, story and craft. Members: $16.20 per adult/child pair, $5.40/additional child; Non-Members: $18/pair and $6/additional child..

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Open Air Library
Iroquois Park | 2295 Ocean Ave Sidney
Free
Outdoor Open Air Library where you can read books, visit with others and enjoy the outdoor park facilities with your family. Take one book home with you when you leave..

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Fairy Gardens
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$15/Child
These gardens are fun to create … even parents enjoy making them and here is a chance to participate with your child in a mini garden making session! We will make these take-home gardens for outdoor use, using some natural materials gathered from the garden. Adults are welcome to stay or drop off. *All materials are provided.*

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August 15, 2019 | Thursday
Nature Explorers - Marvelous Mammals
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary | 3873 Swan Lake Road Victoria
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A series of 2-hour classes, each exploring a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more. Nature adventures for 7-10year olds August 1 - Interesting Invertebrates August 8 - Stellar Stewardship August 15 -....

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"Stock the Lockers" kick off barbecue
Harewood Centenniel Park | 740 Howard Avenue Nanaimo
free
You're invited to the Stock the Lockers kick-off event! Come to the barbecue hosted by Country Grocer and bring the family--there will be a bouncy castle and face painting for kids..

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August 16, 2019 | Friday
Family Nature Sketch
Witty's Lagoon Regional Parks | Victoria
$7/person + GST
Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and an art teacher from the Robert Bateman Centre to learn the basics of nature journaling as you explore the beach at low tide. Materials provided. 5+ years. BC Transit #54 or #55..

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August 17, 2019 | Saturday
The James Bay Community Market
| The corner of Menzies and Superior Street Victoria
Free
The James Bay Market Society - The James Bay Community Market is an open air, rain or shine market operating on the corner of Menzies and Superior in James Bay every Saturday, May to September from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm..

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Vic west toy library
HighPoint Community Church | 949 Fullerton Ave Victoria
$15/6 months or $30/year
We are a volunteer run toy library where parents, grandparents or caregivers can borrow a large variety of educational toys, games and new play materials on a regular basis, significantly contributing towards the development and education of your....

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Saanichton Family Festival
Saanichton Fairgrounds | Brentwood Bay
Free
Games, prizes, inflatable obstacle course and vendors from the Peninsula Country Market..

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Zine Daze: A Zine and Art Fair
Central Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Zinesters, artists, printmakers and publishers will come together in a showcase of local creativity. Art and zine workshops will take place throughout the day. Everyone welcome..

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Water Gun Wars at Fort Rodd Hill
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites | 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road Victoria
regular admission to the site applies
Victoria’s largest water gun battle is back at Fort Rodd Hill! Bring your water guns and prepare for a day of family fun. Try our signature ice cream, check out military vehicles, and help build a fort! Are you ready to battle at the Fort?.

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August 18, 2019 | Sunday
Glow in the Dark Skate
Nanaimo Ice Centre | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Skate in an atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects..

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Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an up close and personal look at the amazing world of dragonflies as they zig and zag in search of their prey across the wetlands. Nets and field guides will be available for use. Meet at the Equestrian Centre parking lot off Beaver Lake Rd. 5+ years. BC Transit #70, #72, or #75..

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August 19, 2019 | Monday
Junior Lifeguard Camp
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $95.00
Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life! In this level they will learn the foundation of lifesaving skills and techniques of how to stay safe in and around a water environment. Candidates may earn their Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol in addition to the JLC waterlog. This is for new or returning JLC members. More advanced JLC students are encouraged to take Bronze Star over the summer..

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Sundance With A Splash
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $175.00
This popular camp for your child includes four swim lessons, fun swims, unstructured play, games and lots of active fun! Join us and make your splash this summer!.

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Beach Adventures
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $165.00
A week of awesome beach adventures to different beaches in Greater Victoria. Activities include exploration walks, beach games, driftwood fort-building, and sand castles. Finish off the week with a swim in the pool..

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KIndness is Cool
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $140.00
Kindness is being kind to yourself and others. Learn yoga poses, relax on nature walks, make nourishing smoothies, and get creative with art such as making friendship bracelets and dream catchers. Spend the week engaged in random acts of kindness. Includes swimming..

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Tuff Kidder
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $150.00
Obstacles, challenges and parquor: Learn the skills to get you through obstacle courses. Train and remember, fun and perseverance are the key lessons, not who wins. Finish the day with a swim at Gordon Head or skate at Pearkes..

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Gymnastics and Swim Camp
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $160.00
Practice your gymnastics during the morning, then it's off to swim in the afternoon, what a combo!.

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Skateboard Camp
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
5 classes for $165.00
Skateboarders of all levels are welcome to enjoy this popular camp which also includes: swimming, art, games and out trips. Join the crew for serious shred, make new friends and walk away with awesome memories. Helmets a must, elbow, knee and wrist pads strongly recommended..

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