Saanichton Sunflower Festival
Ocean View Estates is excited to be hosting the second annual Saanichton Sunflower Festival (formerly known as the Sunflower Walk). Come walk through an array of sunflowers with your family, friends or come alone. We hope you enjoy making memories and capturing the moments in several photo-ops scattered throughout the acres of flowers.
Based on the tremendous feedback from last year, we are pleased to be offering our Sunflower Yoga again on select days as well as other events like Paint Night.
October 17 @ 2pm
Under Paris Skies: Edie Daponte
UNDER PARIS SKIES –Piaf & Dietrich
Music Inspired by the City of Love
Music lovers will have the chance to see the incomparable Edie Daponte again as she performs her sell out show Under Paris Skies.
Edie returns to the Charlie White Theatre with another show and another language to add to her repertoire! Prepare to be transported into the world of the European music hall: with songs, live band, stories and entertainment. This time Edie will explore Edith Piaf and her contemporaries including the glamourous and unique Marlene Dietrich. Singing in English, French and German, she’ll bring you characterful versions of familiar and lesser-known numbers – all brought together with emotion, drama, sparkling costumes and Edie’s trademark humour.
Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and Vancouver Island favourites, Karel Roessingh on piano, Aaron Watson on accordion and guitar and Jonathan Eng on percussion. Share the intimate theatre atmosphere and enjoy Edie’s soulful and captivating renditions of the music inspired by the city of love.
“Wonderfully playful…DaPonte’s Piaf is stunningly accurate, vibrato and all backed by a veritable who’s who of Victoria jazz musicians.”
Don Descoteau, Monday Magazine
“Edie steals the show channeling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience!”
Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine
“A true talent”
Robin Burns, CBC All Points West
Sept 26 - Oct 2
Octopus, Klimt and Swarovski Crystals
Yup, that’s just a hint about what we have in store for our upcoming fundraiser to support Victoria Women’s Transition House (VWTH)
The Red Art Gallery invited thirty talented women artists from Victoria and Calgary to decorate, paint and generally enhance a ‘pear naked’ stone pearâ¦.and turn it into a beautiful work of art!
These 30 beautifully adorned stone pears will be auctioned off with 100% of the funds to Victoria Women’s Transition House.
And, we have two generous donors who will match the funds raised â¦. So for every $200 raised from the online auction, VWTH will receive $600.
The VWTH has been one of our favourite charities over the years, and today more than ever, they need our support. During Covid, intimate partner violence has increased at alarming rates, and this local ‘safe house’ has been inundated with women and children fleeing abuse.
The”‘Painted Pear” online Auction will be held from
September 26 to October 2nd.
You can view all 30 pears here:
PAINTED PEAR FUNDRAISER LINKIf you wish to ‘beat the rush’ and purchase a pear for the “buy now” price of $400, you can do that today! Just click on the image of the pear you wish to purchase, and it is all handled online! Here is the link again.
Each of the 30 pears will be featured EVERY DAY on our Instagram and Facebook pages – please follow us there!
We will send out another reminder and the auction link a day or two before the auction goes live on-line.
Thank you so much for your support and encouraging the artists who have donated their time and talents to this fundraiser. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Dates: September 26 to October 2
Aug 12, 26 + Sept 9, 23
Local Folk Fair
Summer Market Series at Sea Cider. An interactive + meandering market, in an orchard and forest setting. 20+ curated local food, farm, artisan vendors plus food truck, ice cream, coffee + cider tastings. Plus live music, free workshops + mobile acu treatments.
Dates: Aug 12, 26 + Sept 9, 23 (Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm)