WIN STUFF: free for all! (and more events)

28 07 2010

So you might not realize this, but there are a lot of free goodies on this page left to get! Unless you see a cross struck through it, it’s here waiting for your fast fingers to pick it up. Al Purdy’s anthology? Still lonely. Bowerbirds CD? It sleeps alone at night. Don’t be shy — help these great prizes find a new home. Email your deepest winning desires to

While you’re at it, got a date for BC Day? You could. Check out these great events going on right on your Island this week. Want to win something else? Email (subject: BC DAY) and win your own self-guided tour across the province (well, at least the book that can help you) Waterfalls of British Columbia: A Guide to BC’s 100 Best Falls by Tony Greenfield.

Sheepdog Trial – Watch historic international working sheepdogs and their handlers, with a concession on site. Bring a sweater and a chair. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10am-5pm at Taylor and William Head (Metchosin). $5.

Comox Filberg Festival – Experience the music of Babe Gurr, Connie Kaldor, Four Men and a Dog, Jesse Winchester, Jim Cuddy, Spirit of the West, Valdy and more. With circus performers, children’s fair, arts & crafts, artisans, food and more. FRIDAY-SUNDAY 11am-8pm & MONDAY 11am-6pm at 61 Filberg (Comox). $15/kids free. 250-334-9242,

Hansel & Gretel – Catch the preview performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s number, with a special added chamber concert at 4:30pm. SATURDAY & MONDAY 2pm at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt). Free. 250-370-0321.

Victoria Symphony Splash – Watch the floating stage with Maestra Tania Miller, the Victoria Symphony and special guests. Grand finale of fireworks and cannons. Kids activities, food and more. SUNDAY 1-11pm at Ship Point (Inner Harbour). Free. 250-385-6515.

Victoria Music Celebrations – Featuring the talents of BC Kitchen Party, Vince Vaccaro, Balkan Babes, Acres of Lions, Cynthia Davis, Hansel & Gretel, Greg Sczebel and more. With food and fun. MONDAY 11am-dusk at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt). All-ages. Free. 250-370-0321

Westhills Celebrations – Featuring Greg Sczebel, Alma de Espana, Luke and Tess Pretty, The Midnights, Ed Peekeekoot, Xanthic Blue, Caroline Spence and more. With food and fun. MONDAY 11am-dusk at City Centre Park (1089 Langford). All-ages. Free. 250-370-0321.

Concerts on Mount Tolmie – Celebrate the day with Raven Baroque, performers dressed in period costumes, of the Island String Players Society. MONDAY 1:30pm at Mt. Tolmie Reservoir. Free. 250-360-3000.




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