Calendar: O’ Canada!

29 06 2011

That’s right, it’s that time of year again. A time of Canadian flags, drinking and fireworks. Fuel your patriotic fire with these Canada Day events!

Celebrate Canada – Enjoy entertainment, food, bouncy castles, face painting, games and more. THURSDAY 2-4pm on the front lawn of Oak Bay’s municipal Hall (2167 Oak Bay). Free. 250-595-7946.

Victoria Celebrates Canada day – Featuring a monster mural, a living flag, concerts and more. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at locations throughout Victoria. For a detailed schedule, visit victoriacanadaday.ca.

Gorge Canada Day Picnic – Celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge Waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, entertainment, classic cars, kids’ activities and more. FRIDAY 8:30am-4pm at Gorge Waterway Park. Free. gorgetillicum.ca.
The Magic of Canada day – An afternoon of patriotic fun presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association. Includes human chess. 11am-2pm in Market Square (560 Johnson). Free. marketsquare.ca

Cultural & Arts Festival of India – Dancing, music, Indian food, arts and crafts, fashion show, face/hand painting, food and more from India. FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11am-6pm & SUNDAY 11am-4pm at the Victoria Hindu Temple (1934 Cultra). Free. 250-884-2365.

Marcus Tipton Memorial Drag Ball Game – Take sides in the annual contest to see who will reign supreme: the Kings, or the Queens. Don’t miss the Queens running in their heels or the Kings massing on second base. This ballgame breaks all the rules, and is sure to entertain the entire family. FRIDAY noon at Vic West Park. Free. victoriapridesociety.org.

Canada Day Lawn Party – Celebrate Canada Day with a visit to the 146-year old home of Francis Roscoe, MP for Victoria in the 1870’s. Tour the house interior and fascinating exhibits about the 10-year restoration project as well as the families who called Ross Bay Villa home. FRIDAY 1-4pm at Ross Bay Villa (1490 Fairfield). $12/$7.  250-382-4755.

Read about Canada’s participation in World War II’s battle of Ortona with this weeks prize, Mark Zuehlke’s Ortona Street Fight. Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: ORTONA) to win!

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