Calendar: Easter Bunnies, Diapers and Chess

20 04 2011

The Easter bunnies are out in force this year. Hunt for ceramic bunnies at Butchart Gardens or eggs in the Esquimalt Rec Centre. Or, if chocolate eggs and marshmallow peeps aren’t your thing, take in a chess tournament or help try to bust the Guinesse World Record for most babies changed into cloth diapers concurrently at the Great Diaper Change. Either way, there’s fun to be had.

Creating Spaces Workshop – Deconstruct what it means to be “normal” and focus on building connections and relationships. THURSDAY, April 21, 1-4pm in room C168, the Sedgewick Building (UVic). Free. 250-472-4114.

Grand Pacific Open Chess Tournament – BC’s largest chess event. Including a six round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss, a Scholastic tournament, an active tournament, Midnight Blitz and a Bughouse tournament. THURSDAY, April 21, to MONDAY, April 25, at Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville). $10-$95. Details at

Easter Bunny Hunt – Kids (17 and under) can take a special map from the admission gate and head out on a hunt to find the hidden ceramic bunnies. After marking their locations on the map, they can return to the Info Centre for an Easter treat, and also enter the contest to win a great prize. 9am-5pm at Butchart Gardens (800 Benvenuto). $2-$28. 250-652-5256.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change – Promoting modern cloth diapers through an attempt at the Guiness Book of World Records. Help break the world record for most babies simultaneously changed using cloth diapers. The more babies participating, the better! Registration required. SATURDAY, April 23, 9am-noon at Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont). $1. 250-294-8978.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Join the Esquimalt Easter Bunny on the pool deck for photos, games, fun and of course an Easter Egg Hunt! SATURDAY, April 23, 1-4pm at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser). $13 family/$3 children. 250-412-8505.

100 Sled Dogs Vigil – Help send a clear message to parliament that animal cruelty legislation changed with Bill C-229. SATURDAY, April 23, 3-5pm at the Ogden Point Breakwater (199 Dallas). Free. 250-514-6709.

Signs of Hope in Africa Easter Egg Hunt  – Bouncy castle, police/fire vehicle, face painting, games, bbq and egg hunt. SUNDAY, April 24, 10am-1pm in Beckwith Park (off Beckwith Ave). $5 kids under 13/free for adults. 250-889-4728.

This week, win the Sick Puppies latest album, Tri-Polar, by emailing (SUBJECT: SICK PUPPIES).

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