Calendar: Food and Fundraisers

26 01 2011

Foodies and humanitarians rejoice this week. Fundraisers and food abound in Victoria this week, giving everyone an opportunity to to feed your belly and help the world.

If Cook Street Village’s Multicultural Food Fair leaves you longing for bellydancing and a smaller waistline, email (SUBJECT:BELLY FIT EARTH) and win Alice Bracegirdle’s dance workout DVD.

Save Mary Lake Live Web-a-thon – Join the Mary Lake Conservancy for this innovative live web broadcast! On air guests include Oliver Swain, Elizabeth May, Guy Dauncey, and Vicky Husband. Snacks, music, poetry, video and live “tweet bar.”  THURSDAY 4-8pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). Free. 250-478-5858,

Robert Burns Dinner – The Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association invites the public to join them for a traditional Burns Dinner. Dress is Scottish or semi-formal. Registration required. SATURDAY 5pm at the Royal Oak Golf Club (1230 Government). $45. 250-478-0746, 250-480-9355.

Multicultural Food Fair – The Cook Street Village Activity Centre presents this fantasmagoria of delight featuring food from the Middle East, Mexico, India, China, Greece, Sweden and Japan. Live entertainment by Asmira’s School of Oriental Bellydance. SUNDAY 11am-2pm at 1-380 Cook. $15. 250-384-6542.

Night of Hearts: Artists for AIDS – Join AIDS Vancouver Island for an evening of music and art. Meet the artists and view the 2011 Artists for AIDS collection while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. WEDNESDAY 5-8pm at the MacPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). Free.

Salmon Kings Fundraiser Game – Come out and watch the Victoria Salmon Kings and help raise money for Together Against Poverty Society.  Almost half of the ticket price going to support TAPS legal advocacy projects for low-income Victorians. WEDNESDAY 7-10pm at the Save-On-Foods Arena. $20. 250-361-3521.

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