A HOST OF AMAZING EVENTS ON SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND
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Mon 5 to April 5. Restoration
Ecology NP 503. Space
still available in UVic Continuing Studies online course. Email
email@example.com for details.
Wed 7, 2:30-4:30pm Community
Urban Food Forest Work Party
(every Wednesday). Over the winter months we will be planting native
and evergreen plants; making plant labels; mulching; and improving
soil health. Tools and gloves are provided. In the spring when
there is a substantial harvest, all volunteers are offered a free bag
of fresh produce. Meet 360 Duncan Street, Duncan. Cowichan Green
9, 6:30pm Elizabeth
May, MP, Pender Town Hall Meeting.
Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island.
Sat 10, 10-3pm Haliburton Farm Seedy Saturday,
741 Haliburton Road. Produce, Preserves, Seedlings, Seeds, Tours,
Community Seed exchange. Speaker at Noon: Christina Nikolic of
The Organic Pantry. http://haliburtonfarm.org/wp/
Sat 10, 1–2:30pm Wonderful Woodpeckers Guided Walk
(5 years+) at Francis/King Regional Park. Join a CRD Parks naturalist
and learn how to identify different woodpeckers by sight, sound and
habits on this fun guided walk. Meet Francis/King Nature Centre off
Sat 10, 2-4pm Flick the Switch. Launch of the
largest school solar array in BC at Gulf Islands Senior Secondary, 112 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island. Many speakers, including
Elizabeth May and Guy Dauncey.
10, 6:30pm Elizabeth
May, MP, Salt Spring Town Hall Meeting,
Gulf Islands Secondary School Gymnasium, 112 Rainbow Road, Salt
11, 1–2:30pm What’s
That Evergreen? Guided Walk
(8 years+) at Francis/King Regional Park. Join a CRD Parks naturalist
to learn common species, what keeps these plants green year round and
enjoy evergreen tea. Meet Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road.
11, 2:30-3:30pm Elizabeth
May, MP, Saanich Town Hall Meeting,
Gordon Head Rec Centre Auditorium, 4100 Lambrick Way, Saanich.
12, 7pm Nanaimo Green
Party Nomination Meeting.
Speech by Elizabeth May. Beban
Park Community Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.
13, 5-7pm Green Drinks
Victoria at The Drake
Eatery, Market Square, 517 Pandora
13, 7pm Elizabeth May,
MP, Sidney Town Hall Meeting,
Mary Winspear Centre – Bodine Family Hall, 2243 Beacon Avenue,
13, 7:30pm Wildlife
911: When Our Wild Neighbours Need Help
(and When They Don’t). Sometimes our wild neighbours need our help,
becoming sick, injured, or even orphaned as the result of an
encounter with common urban dangers like windows, cats, or cars.
Join Heather Schmitt from BC SPCA Wild ARC (Animal Rehabilitation
14, 6pm Elizabeth May, MP, Galiano Town Hall Meeting, Community Hall,
141 Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island.
14, 6:30-7:30pm Organic
Master Gardener Program
Free Info Session. For information about the course, see Gaia College
Royal Roads: http://cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses/GLHO3890-Y14.htm.
14, 7pm The Clean
Documentary about Vancouver partners Jen and Grant who swear off
consumerism to produce the least garbage over a year. Discussion on
ideas for lowering our garbage footprint and forming a Zero Waste
Committee. Edward Milne School, 6218 Sooke Rd. By donation.
15, 6:30pm Elizabeth
May, MP, Mayne Island Town Hall Meeting,
Community Centre, 493 Felix Jack Road, Mayne Island.
17, 1–2:30pm Horth
Hill Highlights Guided Hike
(8 years+) Horth Hill Regional Park (North Saanich). Join a CRD Parks
naturalist to discover the plants at your feet, the birds over your
head and great views from the top. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Meet
info kiosk in parking lot off Tatlow Road.
17, 7pm Elizabeth May,
MP, Saanich Town Hall Meeting,
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Saanich.
17, 7pm Owl Prowl
Guided Adult Walk (18
years+) at Mill Hill Regional Park (Langford). Join CRD Parks guest
naturalist David Allinson for this adventure into the dark woods to
look for and call owls. $7 + GST. Pre–registration by January 16.
Space limited. Call 250.478.3344. BC Transit #53
18, 9:30–11:30am Winter
Birds of Island View Beach
Guided Walk (9 years+) Join a CRD Parks naturalist to look for hawks,
owls, sea ducks, loons and more. Wear warm clothes and bring
binoculars if you have them. Meet grassy area next to picnic shelter
off Homathko Road.
Mon 19, 7pm Look - No Carbon! The Future of Transportation,
with Guy Dauncey and Christina Ianniciello. BCSEA Victoria Chapter,
Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral.
19, 7pm An
Evening with the Right Honourable Joe Clark,
presented by Elizabeth May, MP. Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney
20 to Feb 17. Marine
Mammals of BC
workshop series. UVic Continuing Studies -
20, 7:30pm Plant
Treasures of the Olympic Mountains,
with Hans Roemer. VNHS, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House.
21, 7pm Climate Change
and Victoria’s Ecosystems.
Presentation by Dr. Richard Hebda, Curator of Botany and Earth
History, Royal BC Museum. Habitat Acquisition Trust AGM.
Everyone is welcome. Swan Lake Nature House.
21, 7pm Elizabeth May,
MP, Central Saanich Town Hall Meeting,
Saanich Fairground – Cedar Room (Main Hall), 1528 Stelly’s Cross
Road, Central Saanich.
22, 7pm The
Moral Imagination: Can Art Bring Peace? Can
theatre contribute to peace-building in communities that have
undergone violent conflict? By donation to The
Power of Hope. Royal
23, 6:30pm Elizabeth
May, MP, Saturna Island Town Hall Meeting,
Saturna Island Community Hall, 109 East Point Road, Saturna Island.
25, 1–2:30pm Who’s
Hooting? Guided Walk,
all ages. Mill Hill Regional Park (Langford) Join a CRD Parks
naturalist to learn some owl calls, find out about these excellent
night hunters. Meet info kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue.
BC Transit #53
26, 7:30pm Latitude
70°, entering another world…Adventurer
Françoise Gervais will share some of her astonishing images of her
last Arctic expedition in the frozen world of Greenland, Baffin
Island and Labrador. UVic Fraser 159. Free, everyone welcome.
27, 12 Noon The Clean
Energy Economy. Free
BCSEA Webinar (at your computer) with Jeremy Moorhouse, Clean Energy
27, 2pm The
Hydrogeology of Salt Spring Island,
with Isabelle Larocque. SSI Water Council Society, Fritz Movie
Theatre, 901 North End Road, Salt Spring.
27, 6:30-9:30pm Organic
Master Gardener Program:
Discover the connection between soil health, plant health, human
health and environmental health. $695 tax exempt. Royal Roads
27, 7:30pm Return of
the Raptors, with Dr.
Ron Ydenberg (SFU). Populations of raptors—hawks, eagles and
falcons—were decimated by massive applications of pesticides in
agriculture and in forestry in the decades following WW II. But their
populations recovered after DDT was banned in the early 1970s, and
nowadays they are a common sight, even in cities. UVic Fraser 159.
Free, everyone welcome.
28, 7pm LNG Townhall:
No Fracking with our Future!
With over 14 massive LNG terminals and supertankers proposed for the
coast of BC, there is rising concern and opposition from communities
across the province as the true impacts of fracking and LNG come to
light. Speakers Damien Gillis and Dr. Eoin Finn, retired KMPG
partner. Mid Island Council of Canadians Chapter of The Council of
Park Community Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.
28, 7pm Election Day
In Canada: When Voter Suppression Comes Calling.
A documentary on electoral fraud in Canada. Peter Smoczynski previews
his film on the worst electoral fraud in Canadian history. OPEN
CINEMA Connect the Docs & FOCUS Magazine. Discussion with Briony
Penn, SFU Professor Anke Kessler, Micheal Vonn (BC Civil Liberties
Association), Andrew McLeod (journalist). Moderated by Sebastian
Silva. Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Join us for The Joint
pizza, Bubby Rose's brownies, Fernwood coffee and cash bar. $12.50
advance, $15 at the door.
Sidney Advance Tickets:
29, 11am–3pm Sooke
Potholes Hike Guided Adult Hike
(18 years+). Explore the Potholes with a CRD Parks naturalist. Wear
sturdy shoes, pack a lunch, and bring a camera if you have one. Free,
but you must pre-register. Call 250.478.3344 by January 28.
29, 5:30-7:30pm Green
Drinks Saanich Peninsula,
Zanzibar Cafe, W. Saanich and Stelly's X. Rd.
Cycling Adventures: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Victoria-Meetup/
Outdoor and Social Club:
Club Tread: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Club-Tread/
Nature Walks: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Nature-Walks/
Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Outdoor-Club/
Sea Kayakers: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Sea-Kayakers/
Shore Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/
Victoria Road-Ride Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/
Victoria Green Team:
Valley Outdoor Club:
Valley Walking/Hiking Group:
vegan events - meetings, bake sales, other activities.
Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Help us win the
battle against invasive species and assist in our meadow project at
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Scheduled volunteer days.
Day (except Monday) Victoria Public Market, Hudson’s Bay, Douglas
St. Maryanne Carmack. firstname.lastname@example.org
250 884 8552
day, 9:00-4:30 Goldstream Nature House Eagle Extravaganza – see
eagles feasting off the remains of the Chum salmon run use nature
house binoculars. Cozy in by the fireplace with a hot cuppa. Ask
Naturalist all kinds of questions.
Mon, 10am -12pm Brodick/Bow Parks (Saanich) Invasive Species removal.
Volunteers needed. Training, gloves, and tools provided. No dogs.
Tue, 9am Tuesday Morning Birding. Meet foot of Bowker Ave, waterfront
off Beach Drive in Oak Bay. Bill Dancer 250-721-5273. Novice and
experienced birders all welcome.
Wed, 11-5pm Haliburton Food Box Program Room available for summer and
winter food box program. Receive a luscious weekly box of
certified organic seasonal produce, become closer to the farmers who
grow the food. email@example.com
or call 250 658.0758
Wed, 3:30pm-5:30pm Cowichan Community Green is looking for volunteers
to join us for Work
Party Wednesday at the Community
Urban Food Forest. If you are new to food forests or
gardening, this is a great opportunity to learn lots about plants and
ecosystems! Meet Urban Food Forest gardens behind CGC's office
@ 360 Duncan Street, Duncan.
Wed and Sun, 9am Bird Walks with naturalists, Swan Lake Nature
Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Margaret Lidkea 479-0211
Thur and Sat. Volunteer events at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature
Sanctuary. Charlotte Houston firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat, 10-Noon Moss Street Winter Market for homegrown produce,
homemade food, baking and handicrafts, music, kids activities. Garry
Oak Room, off Thurlow St, Fairfield. www.MossStreetMarket.com
Sat, 8am Morning Birding. See http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/calendar.html
for each week’s location. VNHS. Novice and experienced birders all
Sat, 9-12pm Beacon Hill Park Ivy Pull. Volunteers welcome. Cornelia