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September 15, 2019 | Sunday
The Terry Fox Run
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park | Parksville
Walk, ride or run 3.3km, 5km or 10km to support cancer research. Registration begins at 9am and run starts at 10am. No entry fee, and no minimum pledge..

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People, Plants & Places
Island View Beach Regional Park | Sidney
Free
Enjoy this beautiful park with CRD Regional Parks naturalists and guest nature walkers and ethnobotanists Earl Claxton Jr. and John-Bradley Williams and see why Island View Beach is so special. Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter off Homathko Rd. All ages..

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People, Plants & Places
Island View Beach Regional Park | Sidney
Free
Enjoy this beautiful park with CRD Regional Parks naturalists and guest nature walkers and ethnobotanists Earl Claxton Jr. and John-Bradley Williams and see why Island View Beach is so special. Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter off Homathko Rd. All ages..

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September 20, 2019 | Friday
Open House & Pizza Party
Brentwood Teen Lounge & Central Saanich Boys & Girls Club | Sidney
Fun field games, hang out space is open. Pizza and snacks will be served. Grades 6-9..

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DigiLab: Gamers Unite
Nellie McClung Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Gather 'round an old-fashioned board game, or play computer games among friend. This program is by teens, for teen. For ages 13-18. Registered..

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Lego Stories
Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library | Sidney
Free
Listen to stories while you use the library's Lego to create a masterpiece to put on display. 5+ years..

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September 21, 2019 | Saturday
Mini-Golf Family Fun Day
Riptide lagoon Adventure Golf | Parksville
$30/team of 4; $10/adult; $5/child
A fun-filled day on the mini-golf links. Live music, BBQ, and great family activities..

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School's Out Swim or Skate
Ravensong Aquatic Centre & Oceanside Place Arena | Parksville
Reduced rate admission
Stay active on your day off from school with a skate or swim. Swim: 1-2:30pm; swim: 1:30-3pm..

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Open House & BBQ
Greenglade Teen Lounge & Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Come chill with your friends. There will be burgers on the BBQ. Grades 6-9..

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Bear Necessities
East Sooke Regional Park | Victoria
Free
We can co-exist with these magnificent forest dwellers. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to learn about what a black bear needs in their life. Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Beecher Bay Rd. 5+ years..

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Esquimalt Story Festival
Memorial Park | Victoria
Free
Stories, songs, drama, a StoryWalk, and more. Promotes storytelling as a way to inspire children to use their imaginations, dream big and express themselves. Be part of the action as stories come to life. Everyone welcome. 10:30am-1pm drop in..

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September 22, 2019 | Sunday
Rascally Raccoons
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park | Victoria
Free
A CRD Regional Parks naturalist will lead you on a raccoon trail for a day in the life of these little rascals. Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter in the Filter Beds parking lot off Beaver Lake Rd. All ages..

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StoryWalk
Beban Altrusa Playground | Nanaimo
Free
Bring your favourite teddy bear or stuffy. Self-guided, interactive activity. Take home a scarf for your stuffy, and a book (one per child)..

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September 23, 2019 | Monday
Pro D Day Swim & Skate
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
$2/person
Bring your family and friends for swimming and skating fun, music, games and prizes. Helmets free of charge for skating..

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September 24, 2019 | Tuesday
Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Building Resilience Workshop
Maple Bay Elementary | Duncan
Free
Tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting young children experiencing stress and anxiety. Register through eventbrite.ca..

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Seasonal Safari
Francis/King Regional Park | Victoria
Free
The leaves are turning yellow, and the air feels crisp. Animals know it is time to prepare for winter. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and play games, look for leaves, and explore how bats, squirrels, bears and more are collecting food in the fall and preparing a winter spot to rest. There is no fee for this program, but you must pre-register by September 20 as space is limited..

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September 25, 2019 | Wednesday
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Fernwood Community Centre | 1240 Gladstone Ave Victoria
Free
Are you and your family prepared for an emergency such as a power outage, winter storm, earthquake or tsunami? Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster..

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September 26, 2019 | Thursday
Hello Fall at Kindergym
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Come celebrate fall with a fall harvest party. Fall-themed activities and crafts, plus the usual free play fun. 1-5 years with a parent..

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September 27, 2019 | Friday
DigiLab: Tech Time
Central Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Create and innovate with DigiLab's tech toolkit, including Alienware laptops and Spheros. For teens, by teens. For ages 13-18. Registered..

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Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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September 28, 2019 | Saturday
Disco Light Skate
Oceanside Place Arena | Parksville
Regular admission
Catch dance fever under the disco lights. The flashing lights and pumping music will take you back in time..

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Hawk Watch
East Sooke Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Have you ever seen turkey vultures kettling? Join CRD Regional Parks and the Victoria Natural History Society for this annual migration event. There will be live raptor demonstrations and activities at Aylard Farm, which is accessible to all ages and abilities. For those who want to add in a hike, there are birding experts with spotting scopes at the viewpoint above Beechey Head. The hike up to the viewpoint requires sturdy footwear and includes a 15-minute trek up a steep and rocky trail. Bring binoculars, water and a lunch. Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm at the Aylard Farm parking lot off Beecher Bay Rd. All ages..

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September 29, 2019 | Sunday
Oh Deer
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary | 3873 Swan Lake Rd Victoria
Admission by donation
Celebrate all the members of the deer family with crafts, games, and lots of touchable deer items. Find out who's who in the deer world, and learn about the wonderful adaptations that make them such a successful group of animals..

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October 1, 2019 | Tuesday
Mini Golf for Youth & Adults
Paradise Adventure Mini Golf | Parksville
Free
Youth 11-18 and adults are invited to this annual mini-golf event. Space is limited; registration required..

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Glow in the Dark Skate
Frank Crane Arena | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Skate in an atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects..

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Past Events

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September 14, 2019 | Saturday
Starlight Skate
Nanaimo Ice Centre | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Enjoy the soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. Great for families after dinner..

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September 3, 2019 | Tuesday
Glow in the Dark Skate
Frank Crane Arena | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Skate in an atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects..

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September 14, 2019 | Saturday
Under the Surface
Pipers Lagoon Park | Nanaimo
$10/person
Come learn about the life surrounding and beneath the shoreline. Discover what that slimy stuff is that gets stuck between your toes. Meet at the picnic tables. 3-6 years. Parent participation required. Stay for a picnic after class..

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Under the Surface
Pipers Lagoon Park | Nanaimo
$10/person
Come learn about the life surrounding and beneath the shoreline. Discover what that slimy stuff is that gets stuck between your toes. Meet at the picnic tables. 3-6 years. Parent participation required. Stay for a picnic after class..

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Traditional Indigenous Storytime
Bruce Hutchison Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join Surrounded by Cedar Children and Family Services for a storytelling group featuring traditional storytellers, art and songs. For children and their families. To register, email counselling@sccfs.com..

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Sandy Shore Explore
Witty's Lagoon Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an intertidal exploration and discover the strange and wonderful creatures that appear between the tides. Park at the main entrance off Metchosin Rd. Meet at the Witty's Beach kiosk at the end of the Beach Trail. All ages. BC Transit #54 or #55..

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September 8, 2019 | Sunday
What's UP at Spider Lake
Spider Lake | Parksville
$45/person
Capture the end of summer. Equipment, basic SUP skills, water safety and fun delivered by Paddle Canada certified instructors..

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September 7, 2019 | Saturday
Amazing Race in the Parks
Englishman River Reg Park | Parksville
$15/person; $40/group
Discover roadblocks and detours that will put your team dynamics to the test. Fun challenges will leave you inspired to be in the outdoors..

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September 1, 2019 | Sunday
Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale
Mary Winspear Centre | Sidney
$5/person (earlybirds $20 at 8:30am)
End of summer show and sale..

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July 1, 2019 | Monday
Canada Day Celebration
Inner Harbour | Victoria
Free
Coast Capital Living Flag on the legislature lawn with 2,300 free red and white t-shirts available. Performers, activity tents, food vendors, and interactive fun for the whole family, culminating in fireworks over Victoria's Inner Harbour..

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August 17, 2019 | Saturday
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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July 18, 2019 | Thursday
DigiLab: Drop-in
Central Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Explore your artistic side with crafting supplies, and try out new technologies, like film making equipment and Makey Makey kits. For ages 13-18..

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August 1, 2019 | Thursday
Giggles and Wiggles
Bruce Hutchison Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Little listeners with extra energy will enjoy action-filled stories, songs and rhymes followed by free play and stations. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult..

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July 22, 2019 | Monday
Giggles and Wiggles
Juan de Fuca Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Little listeners with extra energy will enjoy action-filled stories, songs and rhymes followed by free play and stations. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult..

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July 16, 2019 | Tuesday
Giggles and Wiggles
Saanich Centennial Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Little listeners with extra energy will enjoy action-filled stories, songs and rhymes followed by free play and stations. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult..

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July 8, 2019 | Monday
Giggles and Wiggles
Nellie McClung Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Little listeners with extra energy will enjoy action-filled stories, songs and rhymes followed by free play and stations. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult..

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August 2, 2019 | Friday
Once Upon a StoryWalk
Juan de Fuca Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. Children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. After the StoryWalk, come to the library for a craft. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately..

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July 16, 2019 | Tuesday
Once Upon a StoryWalk
Bruce Hutchison Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. Children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. After the StoryWalk, come to the library for a craft. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately..

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July 4, 2019 | Thursday
Once Upon a StoryWalk
Juan de Fuca Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. Children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. After the StoryWalk, come to the library for a craft. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately..

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July 6, 2019 | Saturday
Vic West Fest
Banfield Park | Victoria
Free
Come out an meet your neighbours. Children's activities, live music, water activities and more..

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August 21, 2019 | Wednesday
Wild for Wetlands
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary | 3873 Swan Lake Rd Victoria
$5/person suggested donation
What makes a wetland such a great place to enjoy and protect? Find out with hands-on exploration, pond dipping for live wetland creatures, crafts and games. Drop-in. All ages welcome..

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July 14, 2019 | Sunday
Silly Boat Regatta
Maffeo Sutton Park | 100 Comox Rd Nanaimo
Free
Teams build a boat out of recycled or recyclable materials and race them in the inner harbour. Dancers, performers, crafts and education booths. Funds raised support the Nanaimo Child Development Centre..

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July 7, 2019 | Sunday
34th Wooden Boat Festival
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre | 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay
Free
Pancake breakfast, boat races, children's fishing derby, kids' boat building, live entertainment, salmon BBQ and more..

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July 6, 2019 | Saturday
34th Wooden Boat Festival
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre | 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay
Free
Pancake breakfast, boat races, children's fishing derby, kids' boat building, live entertainment, salmon BBQ and more..

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August 4, 2019 | Sunday
Victoria Symphony Splash
Inner Harbour | Victoria
Free
From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!.

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