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18 events

January 23, 2020 | Thursday
Facility Tour & Info Session
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Free
New to the area and interested to learn more about the variety of programs and services available? Attendees will each receive two free passes..

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January 24, 2020 | Friday
Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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DigiLab: Tech Time
Central Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Create and innovate with DigiLab's tech toolkits including Alienware laptops and Spheros. This program is by teens, for teens. For ages 13-18. Drop in event..

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January 25, 2020 | Saturday
Facility Tour & Info Session
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Free
New to the area and interested to learn more about the variety of programs and services available? Attendees will each receive two free passes..

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Peninsula Panthers' Skate
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Come skate with your favourite Panther. Games, autographs, and a chance to meet the players of your home Jr. B team..

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January 26, 2020 | Sunday
Winter Wildlife
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary | 3873 Swan Lake Rd Victoria
By donation
Whether they migrate, hibernate or tolerate the cold season, winter wildlife have amazing ways to deal with this challenging season. Come learn through crafts, games and activities how different animal species adapt to survive the winter months..

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Wonderful Woodpeckers
Mill Hill Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Discover all of the tricks of the woodpecker trade. What makes them so good at what they do? Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and learn how to identify different woodpeckers by sight, sound and habits on this fun guided walk. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Ave. All ages. BC Transit #53..

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February 4, 2020 | 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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February 13, 2020 | Thursday
Cupid's Cuties at Kindergym
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Regular drop-in admission.
Happy Valentine's Day. Come for some love-ly free play fun and valentine card crafting. Some spaces available for reservation in advance..

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February 14, 2020 | Friday
Pro-D Day Skate and Swim
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
$2
Bring your family and friends for skating and swimming fun, music, games and prizes. Skate: 1-2:20pm; swim: 1:30-3:30pm..

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February 15, 2020 | Saturday
Seedy Saturday
Victoria Conference Centre | 720 Douglas Street Victoria
$8; children under 16 free
Presentations, workshops, vendors and exhibitors. Trade seeds at the Seed and garden book Exchange, meet other gardeners, and expand your gardening repertoire. Children's activity area..

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February 17, 2020 | Monday
Free Family Day
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Free
Celebrate family day with free admission to swimming, skating, weight room and fitness classes..

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Family Day Yoga Class
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Free
A chance for families to enjoy active and relaxing time together. Children must be 4+ years. Registration required (each family member must register)..

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February 21, 2020 | Friday
Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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February 22, 2020 | 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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March 3, 2020 | 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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March 21, 2020 | 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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March 27, 2020 | Friday
Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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January 17, 2020 | Friday
DigiLab: Volunteer Training Session
Central Branch Library Community Room | Victoria
Free
Develop leadership skills, earn volunteer hours, and use your creativity and tech skills to inspire your peers. Learn how to develop and lead a DigiLab program using the library's tech tools and craft kits. To lead a DigiLab program, you must attend a training session and complete a Teen Volunteer Referral Form. Ages 13-18. Registered..

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January 15, 2020 | Wednesday
Under the Bird Tree
Francis/King Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Birds are fun for little ones—especially when they are by a winter bird feeder. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and look for our fine-feathered friends, make a bird seed craft, and enjoy a short exploration in the woods. 5 years and under. There is no fee for this program, but you must pre-register by January 11 as space is limited..

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January 12, 2020 | Sunday
What's That Evergreen
Devonian Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Come take a closer look at the survival strategies of our local evergreen plants. With a CRD Regional Parks naturalist, you'll learn common species and discover what keeps these plants green year-round. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off William Head Rd. 5+ years. BC Transit #54 or #55..

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January 20, 2020 | Monday
Facility Tour & Info Session
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Free
New to the area and interested to learn more about the variety of programs and services available? Attendees will each receive two free passes..

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January 1, 2020 | Wednesday
Admission by Donation
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Start the New Year off by bringing a non-perishable food item in exchange for drop-in admission to Panorama or Greenglade. All items will be donated to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. Cash donations also accepted. All day..

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December 18, 2019 | Wednesday
Holiday Storytime
Juan de Fuca Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Ho, Ho, Ho! Enjoy a festive storytime, a craft, and a tasty holiday treat in anticipation of Christmas Day. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registered..

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December 9, 2019 | Monday
Holiday Storytime
Langford Heritage Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Ho, Ho, Ho! Enjoy a festive storytime, a craft, and a tasty holiday treat in anticipation of Christmas Day. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registered..

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December 7, 2019 | Saturday
Cookies and Crafts Open House
All Greater Victoria Public Library Branches | Victoria
Free
To celebrate the holidays, and to thank you for supporting your library, each GVPL branch will have free festive refreshments for all, and crafts for the kids. Come in for a treat and a chat. Drop-in..

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December 5, 2019 | Thursday
Wonderful Wintry Weather
Juan de Fuca Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Celebrate wintry weather with tales of snow and forest friends. Enjoy songs, rhymes and a paper craft. For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult..

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December 13, 2019 | Friday
Lego Stories—Holiday Edition
Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library | Sidney
Free
Use the library's Lego and listen to seasonal stories while you build a festive masterpiece. Your creation will be on display in the library. Ages 5-12..

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December 21, 2019 | Saturday
Winter Holiday Storytime
Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library | Sidney
Free
Join Virginia for stories, rhymes, and songs that celebrate the season. Stay and make a simple winter-themed craft. Enjoy some festive treats. All ages welcome..

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December 1, 2019 | Sunday
5th Annual Creches Exhibition
St. Aidan's United Church | 3703 St. Aidan's St. Victoria
Free
Free Victoria Children's Choir concert. Donations to Out of the Rain Youth Shelter welcomed..

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November 30, 2019 | Saturday
5th Annual Creches Exhibition
St. Aidan's United Church | 3703 St. Aidan's St. Victoria
Free
1-3pm: Family time with cider, cookies and crafts. 8-9pm: Ted Boulden Singers Concert. Donations to Out of the Rain Youth Shelter welcomed..

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November 29, 2019 | Friday
5th Annual Creches Exhibition
St. Aidan's United Church | 3703 St. Aidan's St. Victoria
Free
Live music and cider. Donations to Out of the Rain Youth Shelter welcomed..

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November 17, 2019 | Sunday
Christmas Vintage, Retro & Collectible Craft Fair
Mary Winspear Centre | Sidney
Earlybirds $20 at 8:30am. $5 at 9:30am (show closes at 4pm). Contact Josiejones@shaw.ca or 250-220-1645..

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December 8, 2019 | Sunday
Afternoon Tea with Santa
Pendray Tea House | Victoria
$58/adults; $30/children 6-12; 5 and under free
Follow Santa's footprints through Pendray's Tea House gardens and cobblestones pathways as you enjoy the enchanting lights, Christmas trees, and charm of "A Winter Wonderland". A special tea with a selection of yummy treats will be offered to kids between 6 and 12 years of age. Santa will be waiting by the Christmas tree for a complimentary photo and surprise Christmas gift..

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December 15, 2019 | Sunday
Family Sunday
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Victoria
An afternoon exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages..

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November 17, 2019 | Sunday
Family Sunday
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Victoria
An afternoon exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages..

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November 23, 2019 | Saturday
Music Bingo
Greenglade Teen Lounge | Sidney
It's music bingo night. For grades 6-9..

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Free Skate
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Free
Bring your family and friends. Sponsored by Peninsula Co-op. Skate rental included..

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November 22, 2019 | Friday
Pro D Day Swim & Skate
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
$2/person
Bring your family and friends for a swim or skate. Skate: 1-2:20pm; swim: 1:30-3:30pm..

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November 21, 2019 | Thursday
Prehistoric Pals @ Kindergym
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Regular drop-in admission.
Prehistoric crafting along with free-play fun. A limited number of admissions may be reserved in advance online..

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November 11, 2019 | Monday
Everyone Welcome Skate
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
Bring your family and friends for a skate. Helmets available free of charge..

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November 7, 2019 | Thursday
Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Building Resilience Workshop
Hillcrest Elementary School | Victoria
Free
A Presentation by Julie-Anne Richards, Clinical Counsellor. Tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting young children experiencing stress and anxiety. Register through eventbrite.ca..

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November 6, 2019 | Wednesday
Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Building Resilience Workshop
Arbutus Global Middle School | Victoria
Free
A Presentation by Julie-Anne Richards, Clinical Counsellor. Tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting young children experiencing stress and anxiety. Register through eventbrite.ca..

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