events

May
21
Mon
Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

Stories at Fern Street (since 1989) @ 1831 Fern Street, Victoria
May 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for stories told in the oral tradition by members of VSG and special guests: young performers at the GV Performing Arts Festival category of Spoken Word: Poems, prose and stories. Admission $5; students $3 (includes tea and goodies).

May
22
Tue
Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

May
23
Wed
Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

May
24
Thu
Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

May
25
Fri
Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

May
26
Sat
Garage Sale / Open House @ Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Plse wear flat heelless shoes.

Here & Elsewhere Art Show @ ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Liza Potinho-Robertson, Anina Kunstler, Rose Spahan, Colleen Toohy, Dorothy Haegert, Wendy Picken, Alison Garrett-Hanneson with painting, photography, mixed media, glasswork and sculpture.

Victoria Flying Club Community Day & Open House @ Victoria Flying Club
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Victoria Flying Club invites aviation enthusiasts young and old to its ramp at the Victoria International Airport on Saturday, May 26th for its annual Community Day and Open House. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour this modern day historic 80 year old facility and learn about the rich history and planes that have made their home there. Several Flight Instructors will be ready and available to share the joy of flight with visitors in the Redbird FMX flight simulator or on a Discovery Flight. Vintage and modern planes will be open for viewing on the ramp, some even for sale. Career-minded individuals can bring their questions and talk with Flight Instructors about study plans.

 

VFC’s Open House will run from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An information session about VFC’s student programs, including the recently updated CPL (Commercial Pilot Licence) program, will be held at 1:30 PM in the onsite classroom. Visitors will not only get to check out what the Club has to offer, but will also have the chance to meet members from various local organizations, including CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue), NavCanada, COPA (Canadian Owners & Pilots Association), the UVic Diploma in Business Administration Aviation Option program, and the Vancouver Island Chapter of Women in Aviation.

May
27
Sun
Denis Muloin Bike Ride for Palliative Care 2018 @ Lochside Park, Sidney
May 27 @ 9:00 am

The fourth annual Denis Muloin Bike Ride for Palliative Care takes place on Sunday, May 27 along the Lochside Trail. In support of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, riders will enjoy a fun, relaxed bike ride, raising funds for the Palliative Care Unit at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and remembering Denis, a passionate advocate for cycling in the Saanich Peninsula community.

 

As the manager of Sidney’s Russ Hays Bicycle store for over 20 years, Denis’ beaming smile and easy-going manner made him many friends in the Sidney community. It was at the store that Denis met his wife Shelley, and although he never quite converted her into a cyclist, Shelley was very happy when Mike Clermont from Russ Hays suggested that they hold a memorial ride for Denis, following his passing in 2014.

 

In the 1990s, when the popularity of mountain biking was on the increase, Denis became involved with the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS) and helped to establish Hartland as a bike park. He also was on the forefront of mountain bike racing, organizing many races on the island, and shared his passion for cycling by volunteering at the North Saanich Middle School bike club.

 

Denis died in April 2014 after a long battle with cancer. His last months were spent at the Palliative Care unit at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The wonderful care that he received at SPH hasn’t been forgotten by Shelley, or by Denis’ parents, Doreen and Maurice. All were impressed by the caring staff, the community atmosphere and ease of having the facility so close to home. It was an obvious decision to fundraise for the Palliative Care unit and celebrate Denis at the same event.

 

At this year’s fourth annual Bike Ride for Pallative Care, Denis’ four children and three grandchildren all will be at the event, along with his parents and Shelley: it’s truly a family occasion, and they want other families to join them. The family-friendly event is a bike ride rather than a race! Setting off from Lochside Park (near Mattick’s Farm), riders will head out along the Lochside trail towards Sidney. Route maps will be provided with suggested stops and destinations marked, as well as scavenger hunt items to find along the way. Riders are encouraged to ride as far as they can towards Sidney, then return to the start (or get someone to pick them up in Sidney!). There will be kids prizes for the scavenger hunt.

Interested riders can get involved by registering as an Individual Rider ($25) or Family ($40). Individual fundraising pages can be set up to collect pledges online. As an incentive a generous sponsor has offered a 2-night stay at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet for the rider who collects the most fundraising pledges.

All funds raised will go to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Denis’ family recognizes that anyone might need the services of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital at some point, and are happy to know that funds raised from this event in his memory will go towards continued renovation of the Palliative Care Unit and staff training in end-of-life care.