events

Jul
25
Tue
Open Air Library @ Beacon Park, Sidney
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney! Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets. All ages; no need to register. For information, including special event dates, visit the website above, Saanich Peninsula. The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.

Jul
29
Sat
BC Aviation Museum Open House @ BC Aviation Museum
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BC Aviation Museum’s popular annual open house will take place Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum near Victoria International Airport.

This year’s open house features many popular activities, including flights by the Victoria Flying Club and Pacific Sky Aviation, Ashton Armory military vehicles, military re-enactors, radio controlled aircraft, scale models, food and refreshments by the Sidney Lions Club, and many activities for children, including face painting, games and other activities.

The museum’s full collection will be on display, along with a De Havilland DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter, DHC-3 Single Otter, DHC- 2 Beaver, Consolidated Canso, RCAF Sea King helicopter, Robinson R-22 helicopter, CJ-6 Nanchang trainer, Coast Guard Alouette III helicopter and a Trident TR-1 Trigull amphibian.

“We look forward to this Open House every year, because there are activities for people of all ages,” said Museum President John Lewis. “We will also announce the latest additions to the B.C. Aviation Hall of Fame, which is housed in the B.C. Aviation Museum.”

Admission is by donation.  Come out to 1910 Norseman Road and join in the fun!

Aug
1
Tue
Open Air Library @ Beacon Park, Sidney
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney! Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets. All ages; no need to register. For information, including special event dates, visit the website above, Saanich Peninsula. The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.

Aug
8
Tue
Open Air Library @ Beacon Park, Sidney
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney! Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets. All ages; no need to register. For information, including special event dates, visit the website above, Saanich Peninsula. The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.

Aug
15
Tue
Open Air Library @ Beacon Park, Sidney
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney! Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets. All ages; no need to register. For information, including special event dates, visit the website above, Saanich Peninsula. The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.

Aug
22
Tue
Open Air Library @ Beacon Park, Sidney
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy the fresh ocean air and free books this summer at the Open-Air Library in Sidney! Everyone is welcome to select from a wide range of reading materials, and relax with a good book on our cozy blankets. All ages; no need to register. For information, including special event dates, visit the website above, Saanich Peninsula. The Open-Air Library is a free program sponsored by Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with The Town of Sidney, PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project, Sidney Girl Guides and many others.

Sep
22
Fri
Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival @ Mary Winspear Centre
Sep 22 all-day

This year’s Festival will celebrate authors, readers and the books they love. Fourteen authors, from Vancouver Island, other regions of BC and Canada, will share their ideas and their latest books through readings and panel discussions. The Festival begins with an evening of “Wine, Words and Music” with short readings and conversation with authors Gary Barwin, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Kevin Patterson and Jack Knox. Saturday features a full day of author readings as well as half-day workshops conducted by Robert Wiersema and Charlotte Gill.  A lively panel discussion with a different line-up of authors will cap off the day. The festival concludes Sunday morning with the popular “Breakfast with the Authors,” where authors share tables with festival-goers and read excerpts from their works. A major contributor to the festival is Tanner’s Books who co-sponsored numerous, well-attended author readings leading up to the Festival. Savings: EARLY BIRD weekend passes available now to August 1 at Tanner’s or online at sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

Sep
23
Sat
Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival @ Mary Winspear Centre
Sep 23 all-day

This year’s Festival will celebrate authors, readers and the books they love. Fourteen authors, from Vancouver Island, other regions of BC and Canada, will share their ideas and their latest books through readings and panel discussions. The Festival begins with an evening of “Wine, Words and Music” with short readings and conversation with authors Gary Barwin, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Kevin Patterson and Jack Knox. Saturday features a full day of author readings as well as half-day workshops conducted by Robert Wiersema and Charlotte Gill.  A lively panel discussion with a different line-up of authors will cap off the day. The festival concludes Sunday morning with the popular “Breakfast with the Authors,” where authors share tables with festival-goers and read excerpts from their works. A major contributor to the festival is Tanner’s Books who co-sponsored numerous, well-attended author readings leading up to the Festival. Savings: EARLY BIRD weekend passes available now to August 1 at Tanner’s or online at sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

Sep
24
Sun
Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival @ Mary Winspear Centre
Sep 24 all-day

This year’s Festival will celebrate authors, readers and the books they love. Fourteen authors, from Vancouver Island, other regions of BC and Canada, will share their ideas and their latest books through readings and panel discussions. The Festival begins with an evening of “Wine, Words and Music” with short readings and conversation with authors Gary Barwin, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Kevin Patterson and Jack Knox. Saturday features a full day of author readings as well as half-day workshops conducted by Robert Wiersema and Charlotte Gill.  A lively panel discussion with a different line-up of authors will cap off the day. The festival concludes Sunday morning with the popular “Breakfast with the Authors,” where authors share tables with festival-goers and read excerpts from their works. A major contributor to the festival is Tanner’s Books who co-sponsored numerous, well-attended author readings leading up to the Festival. Savings: EARLY BIRD weekend passes available now to August 1 at Tanner’s or online at sidneyliteraryfestival.ca