Calendar: Big Bikes and Tea Parties.

2 06 2011

There’s no shortage of ways to contribute to the community while having a good time. Ride, dance, and party with a clear conscience this weekend with Monday Magazines events.

Big Bike Ride – The Heart & Stroke Foundations bicycle built for 30 rolls through town. THURSDAY & June 20-22 in downtown Victoria. 250-382-4035,

Salsa Dancing for a Cause – Raise funds for the Victoria Resorative Justice Society while dancing the night away. FRIDAY, Dance lesson 8:30-9:30pm, dancing and live music until 1am at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $20.

Brentwood Bay Festival – Browse vendors and enjoy what Brentwood Bay has to offer. SATURDAY 8am-4pm at Pioneer Park (corner of W. Saanich and Clark). Free. 250-652-1758.

Oak Bay Tea Party – Enjoy this community celebration and fundraiser for local charities. Includes midway, amusement park rides, bathtub race, air show and musical performances. SATURDAY 10:15am-9pm & SUNDAY noon-7pm at Windsor Park. Free. 250-388-4457.

Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live – Support prostate cancer research and prevention. SUNDAY 7:30am at Steve Drane Harley-Davidson (2940 Ed Nixon Terrace). Free.

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Calendar: Mighty Miniature Fun

2 02 2011

The Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society brings out it's best boats this weekend.

This week, the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society and Gottacon prove that fun can come in small packages. If that doesn’t float your boat, head out to the VFF Opening Gala or the Psychic Spring Fair.

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Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society – One of the largest model exhibitions. Large models will be on display tables and the club’s portable pool for running smaller radio controlled craft. Spectators are invited to talk with any members present and vote for their favourite model. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at the Westshore Mall (2945 Jacklin). Free. 250 385-9552

GottaCon – This hobby based gaming convention celebrates its third year. Board, card, and fantasy game tournaments, costume contest, and the latest in board games. FRIDAY 5pm-SUNDAY 7pm at the GR Pearkes  Centre (3100 Tillicum).  $40. 250-388-6432.

VFF Opening Gala – Kick of the Victoria Film Festival with a film viewing and reception. See the Atrium transformed into a magnificent South Polar spectacle. FRIDAY, film 6:45pm at Capitol 6 (805 Yates), Gala 9pm at the Atrium (800 Yates). $40 (film and gala).

Paint Your Character House – Everything you need to know about painting your character home with the chance of winning 10 gallons of Kelly-Moore premium paint. WEDNESDAY 7pm in the Windsor Park Pavilion (2451 Windsor). By donation.

Psychic Circle Spring Fair – Find out what the future has in store for you. MONDAY-February 11 9:20am-9pm, February 12 9:30am-5:30pm, February 13 11am-5pm. Free. 250-478-4226.

Let’s Have a Ceilidh – The Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society invites the public to an evening of dancing and ceilidh performances. No partner required. Wear soft-soled shoes. Registration appreciated. FRIDAY 7:30pm at the Victoria Dance Studios (2750 Quadra). Free. 250-598-0207.

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