Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town Victoria Starts Tomorrow March 2, 2011!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town Starts Tomorrow

Volunteers Needed for Victoria’s First Annual Tartan Day Celebration April 2, 2011 #yyj

Victoria BC Tartan Day Celebration St. Andrews & Caledonian Society of Victoria ( needs volunteers to help with their first annual Victoria BC Tartan Day Event. The Victoria Tartan Day Celebration is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Market Square at 560 Johnson Street. […]

Celtic Band Cookeilidh Live at Serious Coffee Cook Street on March 12, 2011 #yyj

Local Victoria Celtic Band Cookeilidh will be playing live at Serious Coffee on Cook Street on March 12 starting at 7:00pm. Cookeilidh is a four member Celtic band residing in Victoria, BC who describes their music as “Westcoast Celtic” although they have songs from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Newfoundland as well. The name Cookeilidh […]

Detailed List of Celiac Options for Dine Around Victoria #yyj

Dine Around Victoria Celiac Friendly Offerings: The full list of all available menus for the Dine Around Victoria event is available here ( The following are the details of the Celiac-Friendly menu options for Victoria Restaurants participating in Dine Around Victoria. There are $20 menus and $30 menus. I have listed the $20 menus first. […]

Valentine’s Day – Love Quotes, a Few Dozen of My Favorite Quotations About Love

Valentine’s Day Some people consider Valentine’s Day to be just another holiday invented by greeting card companies, just another excuse for rampant consumerism.  The price of flowers increases.  One person I know said, “We should show our love every day, not just because it’s Valentine’s Day.”  And I agree with that. However, while I think […]

Valentine’s Ladies Night 50% Off Death by Chocolate Buffet at the Fairmont Empress Hotel

Death by Chocolate Dessert Buffet at the Bengal Lounge Note: Well, this event is now in the past, and, sadly, I personally missed it. I heard that the Bengal Lounge had a dessert buffet on the weekends as a regular thing and I was all excited about it. However, I phoned them yesterday (February 19, […]

New Group Buying Site Ethical Deal set to Launch February 14 #yyj

Ethical Deal Launch Ethical Deal is set to launch its Victoria BC site on February 14, 2011.  Ethical Deal offers daily deals from environmentally friendly local companies.  Daily green deals are sure to be a hit in Victoria where group buying has already taken off in a major way! See my post on Group Buying […]

Dine Around Launch! Feb 16 5-8pm $35 #yyj

Dine Around Launch! Once again Victoria’s gourmets can be treated to a sneak preview of what our chefs will be offering this year by attending the Dine Around Menu Launch. Fabulous food paired with VQA** wine tastings will take place at Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites on Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. *Tickets […]

Want to See your Event Listed?

If you would like to see your event listed on our Calendar of Events, please e-mail us with the following information (you can cut and paste this to use as a template in your e-mail): Contact Name: Contact Phone: The Event Name: Event Website (if there is one): Details of the Event: Cost of the Event: Date: […]

Please Donate Your Running Shoes, Especially if You are a Man #yyj

When I first heard of the Victoria BC program “Every Step Counts” program, it was introduced to me as a running program for homeless people. And I have to admit that I laughed. A lot. The idea that what homeless people really need is a good exercise program seemed ludicrous in light of the fact […]