Calendar: It’s for the Kids… and Everybody Else

11 05 2011

Victoria gears up to support kids and bring awareness to poverty, violence against women, AIDS and environmental issues. 

Ocean 98.5’s Radiothon for Kids  – Funds raised from the Ocean 98.5’s  Radiothon for Kids goes directly to the BC Children’s Hospital for urgently needed research, equipment, and education programs. THURSDAY & FRIDAY 6am-6pm. To make a donation or to share your story during the Radiothon – please call 519-KIDS (5437) or toll free at 1-866-547-KIDS (5437), text “OCEAN” to short code 4664 to donate $5 to the Radiothon or donate online at ocean985.com.

Science Enthusiasts & Challenge Competition – Watch as sixty Grades 6, 7, and 8 students converge on the UVic to compete for scientific glory! FRIDAY 9:30am-2:20pm in room 105, The Harry Hickman Building (UVic). Free. 250-472-4798.

Cracks in the Concrete – Workshops, discussions and strategizing that aims to inspire, strengthen and connect groups and individuals working on poverty issues. FRIDAY 6-10pm at St John the Divine (925 Balmoral), SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10am-6pm at the BCGEU (2994 Douglas). Free. 250-472-4386.

Canadian Diabetes Association – Regional annual meeting and presentation by Dr. Dorothy Williams, Brain Function and Diabetes: What is the Connection? SATURDAY 8:45am-12:15pm at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). Free. 250-382-5454 ext 222.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – Men (and anyone else who wishes to participate) will literally walk one mile in women’s shoes to raise funds and awareness for the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. 2-4pm at Centennial Square. Free to register or watch/donations appreciated. walkamilevictoria.com.

Aids Candlelight Memorial – Honour and remember those whom we have lost to AIDS and to stand insupport of those in our community living with HIV/AIDS. SUNDAY 7:30pm on the front steps of the Legislature (501 Belleville). Free. 250-382-7927.

Dogwood Initiative Open House – Enjoy quick and snappy presentations about what we’ve been up to and what our supporters have helped build this year, and meet their friendly staff. Registration appreciated. 4-7pm at 201-1842 Oak Bay. Free. 250-370-9930 ext 30, maggie@dogwoodinitiative.org.

Victoria Women’s Newcomers’ Club – Join them for lunch, a presentation from the Centre of The Universe, Victoria’s very own Observatory, and the Victoria Women’s Newcomer’s Club AGM. 11:15am at the Cedar Hill Golf Club (1400 Derby).

Win a mystery prize this week by emailing calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: MYSTERY).

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