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Used around town October 2019

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It’s October! This means that we are one month closer to the holidays, but let’s not forget about all the very exciting events that October has in store for us.

Atomic Vaudeville, Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 17 – November 2

ATOMIC VAUDEVILLE DOES HALLOWEEN!
ROCKY HORROR LIVE! OCT 17 through NOV 2
Newly engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet become stranded with a flat tire during a storm – their only ray of light coming from the mansion of mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is tested, they meet a houseful of wild characters. Directed by Atomic Vaudeville’s Britt Small, and featuring a 5-piece band, some of Victoria’s best performance and design talent, this show is a high energy cult-classic that has to be experienced.  Buy tickets at http://dash.ticketrocket.co/tour/59

Atomic Vaudeville, Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 24 – November 1

HALLOWEEN CABARET – IT’S A MYSTERY…
OCT 24 through NOV 1
Fresh from an artist residency in Whitehorse, Yukon where the AV team developed an original production with both AV and local performers for two weeks of sold-out shows, the company returns for its 81st cabaret. The Quin twins, Tegan and Sara, are at it again, pumping out hit pop tunes and solving mysteries by the dozen. Is everything awesome when there’s a
conspiracy in the air? It’s a mystery! The AV Cabarets might be Victoria’s best-kept secret; completely original, topical, frighteningly smart, funny and sensationally entertaining. Buy your tickets at http://dash.ticketrocket.co/tour/60

TP The Town – October 5

TP the Town not only provides toilet paper, but we will also provide dignity to people in need. Something that most of us never have to think twice about, is a constant source of anxiety for people in need. We want to help eliminate the ugly choice of “Food vs. Toilet Paper.” This allows families in need to focus on feeding their loved ones. Nobody should ever have to choose between food or toilet paper.

Join us October 5th, 2019 for TP the Town. We’ll have 22 stations at local grocery stores where you can purchase discounted toilet paper and drop it off in one of our bins. Hendra Moving & Storage will pick up the toilet paper at the end of the day and store it for one year for the Mustard Seed Food Bank to make use of. We’ll be stationed from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Help us give dignity and #TPtheTown Victoria!

Ride for Refuge – October 5

What moves you? Join us on October 5, 2019, for the Ride for Refuge; an annual family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people.

Choose from a list of over 15 incredible charities (such as Sanctuary Youth Centre, The Cridge Centre for the Family, Living Edge, Threshold Housing Society) to ride for and all of the funds you raise will go directly to them.

If you want to participate but don’t feel up to walking or riding, we would love to have you as a volunteer!

For more information check out: https://rideforrefuge.org/location/victoria

SOHO Summit – October 10

Are you a small business owner, or dream of starting your own business?

If so, the SOHO Summit is for you!

SOHO Summit is a day of game-changing business strategies presented by industry experts for companies like yours.
SOHO features a handpicked selection of Canada’s small business leaders, with sessions including speakers, workshops, panels, and one-on-one coaching with expert advisors.
SOHO is about helping you grow your business, by providing you with the right tools and skills along with access to reliable experts. 

Speakers include Hugh Culver, co-creator of the only private airline in Antarctica, Humaira Ahmed the Founder of Locelle, and Paul Lamoureux of Serious Coffee, just to name a few!
Registration includes lunch with SOHO speakers, 15 minutes of private consultation with expert advisors AND free on-site parking.
Are you ready to take your small business to the next level?

  1. When: October 10th
  2. Where: Elements Casino

To learn more or register go to www.sohosummit.com

Pacific Football Club Final Home Game – October 19

Join the atmosphere as Pacific Football Club welcome Valour FC on Saturday, October 19th in the final home game of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. Winnipeg’s Valour FC travels to the West Coast to take on Pacific FC at the newly renovated 5,600 capacity Westhills Stadium in Langford. The gates open at 1:30 and kickoff at 3:30 pm PDT. There is entertainment for all with a family zone, food, $ 5 beer happy hour, and player jersey giveaway following the game.
Join in the experience as Vancouver Island paint the city purple on the 19th as the Island shows what it means to represent the West Coast.
Get your tickets now at pacificfc.ca.

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair – October 24

In the next 8 years, there will be over 900,000 job vacancies in British Columbia. This growing market is why Black Press Media has added another Extreme Education & Career Fair on Thursday, October 24th at the Bay Street Armoury (715 Bay Street, Victoria) from 11-3

If you are interested in a career change, or an opportunity to further your post-secondary studies, then Black Press Media’s Extreme Education & Career Fair is the right place for you!

Head to our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/blackpresscareerfair/ to keep up to date with all of the latest details for October 24th.

Don’t miss an opportunity to find a career path that perfectly suits you! Featured exhibitors range from BC Correction to Bayshore Home Health to BC Assessments, to Retirement Concepts..and many many more!

Fresh to Death – October 12

As any fan of craft beer knows, with the arrival of fall comes the annual harvest of the mighty hop. Many BC craft breweries celebrate this time of the season by brewing beers with hops that are as fresh as it gets. Join us on Saturday, October 12th for Fresh to Death and come celebrate the annual hop harvest and BC Craft Beer Month with 20+ fresh hop beers from some of BC’s best craft breweries! Tickets on sale now!

For more information and to purchase tickets, head to www.victoriabeersociety.com

Jon Montgomery’s Pizza Pigout – October 24, 2019

Jon Montgomery, Olympic Gold Medalist and host of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada, and KidSport Greater Victoria have teamed up again: the very popular, third annual Jon Montgomery Pizza Pigout is back at Distrikt this October!

Join many of your favourite local sports and media figures for pizza, drinks, auctions, raffles, and more. We promise a fun, casual, interactive evening – and A LOT of pizza. Come hungry!

All proceeds go to KidSport Victoria, #SoALLKidsCanPlay, to ensure that local kids in financial need have the opportunity to participate in organized sport.

Since KidSport Greater Victoria began our work in 2000, over 12,100 children have been assisted with over $2.81M in season-of-sport registration grants. These grants enable children and youth in financial need to register for a season of sport of her or his choice. 

www.jonmontgomerypizzapigout.com for more information, and to get your tickets before they’re gone!

Please note this is a 19+ event.

Crush – A Fine Wine Affair – October 20

Crush 2019 features tastings from British Columbia’s best wineries and cideries, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more. Chef Craig Stoneman will dazzle your palate with exquisite cuisine to complement the fine wine and cider tastings. The event also features the jazz stylings of the Tom Vickery Trio.

An accompanying silent auction features wine gift baskets and packages, dining, travel and other unique experiences of interest to the wine lover in every price bracket.

Tickets are $95 and all proceeds benefit Victoria’s leading professional theatre company and its beautifully renovated 19th Century building in the heart of Fernwood. Buy tickets here: https://www.belfry.bc.ca/crush/

Ballet Rocks – October 26-27

We built this ballet on rock and roll!

Featuring two-time Juno Award-winning Tal Bachman performing Live iconic Rock songs through the decades by the Kinks, Queen, Police, Christine Aguilera, The Black Keys, as well as “She’s so High” and a new release!

From Roy Orbison to Pink Floyd, Syrinx and more, a series of new works Choreographed by four Royal Winnipeg Ballet Alumni: Gerard Théoret, Paul Destrooper and Philippe-Alexandre Jacque and the late Norbert Vesak. We are honouring Vesak by remounting his iconic duet Belong, to music composed by Canadian artist and Vancouver Island resident John Mills-Cockell, bandleader of Syrinx. Belong was made famous by Prima ballerina Evelyn Hart when she won a gold medal at the 1980 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria.
Join BV as they embody the words of Jim Morrison, “Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality.”

Wicked Victoria – October 27

Greater Victoria Festival Society Welcomes you to the 5th Annual Wicked Victoria and Boo Boulevard!!!

Need a reason to wear that costume another time during the Halloween and Harvest Season!

Come on down to Boo Boulevard on Sunday, October 27th from 12 noon to 5 pm to Celebrate Wicked Victoria, an Annual event started 5 years ago to promote a walkable downtown and our amazing Harvest and Halloween City!

Whether you stroll into the “Feeling Ghoully Music Zone,” visit our “Ghostly Giving,” and learn more about some of our over 3000 non profit organizations in Greater Victoria, start some early shopping in the “Harvest Market,” or have some fun in the “Too Cute To Spook Wicked Kid Zone,” I promise you will have a wonderful time seeing all your favourite characters, costumes and ghosts!

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Show – October 19-20

Victoria’s 24th Ultimate Toy Fair!

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
October 19 & 20
Pearkes Arena
3100 Tillicum Road (By Tillicum Mall and Silver City)

Great for collectors and families!
Vendors with items for sale including action figures, vintage toys, models, trains, comics, Barbie, dolls, bears, LEGO, video games, Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, diecast cars, Hot Wheels, vinyl records and more! You never know what you might find with over 200 tables of fun! Local food vendors!

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20
General Admission – 9AM to 3PM
Adults $5 per day at the door
KIDS 12 & under are FREE!
Saturday Early Bird entry for the serious collector at 8am for $15.

In Store Ticket Promos at Cherry Bomb Toys –
Weekend Passes $7
Saturday Early Bird (Includes Sunday) $10
(only available before the event)

DOOR PRIZES!
Free door prize entry with admission. You could win stuff!
Loads of door prizes donated by local businesses!

Dress up in costume and get an extra door prize entry!

Offleashed Victoria Gala – November 1

Join us at the Offleashed Victoria Gala on Friday, November 1st, in Victoria’s Iconic Fairmont Empress! This heartwarming evening will bring together Victoria’s animal lovers – and some furry friends – for a spectacular night of tantalizing food, enticing silent & live auctions, inspiring stories of lifesaving work in our community and beyond, and of course, snuggle puppies our famous Cuddle Lounge!
All funds raised through Offleashed Victoria support the BC SPCA Victoria branch’s work in animal welfare, including ending animal cruelty and creating caring and compassionate communities.
Purchase tickets online at: https://offleashed.spca.bc.ca/victoria
or call (250) 516-2137

Victoria Festival of Trees supporting BC Children’s Hospital – Nov 21, 2019 – Jan 6, 2020

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is currently seeking support from local businesses to be a sponsor in the 28th annual Festival of Trees.
As the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season, the Festival of Trees provides your business a unique and affordable way to bring your brand to life for 6 weeks inside the historic Bay Centre in downtown Victoria. Participate in an excellent team-building experience and then sit back as 650,000 people walk the halls of the Bay Centre during their busy holiday shopping season. These shoppers will not only see your brand come to life, they will associate your brand as a supporter of the only pediatric hospital in BC.
Please visit www.bcchf.ca/fotyyj, or contact local Philanthropy Manager, Shaun Cerisano, at scerisano@bcchf.ca or 250-380-1528

2019/2020 Saanich Jr Braves Hockey

The Saanich Junior Braves Hockey Club is one of the longest existing premier Junior B franchises in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Our leadership group have to work hard to develop strong organizational policies, values, and beliefs.
Our mandate is to provide a high-quality competitive atmosphere for our players, to provide an opportunity for them to further advance in hockey and ultimately throughout life. This we believe will help to continue the strong hockey tradition in Saanich.
The Junior Braves appreciate the support of our hockey community and the long-standing partnerships that we have worked hard to develop. We want to make everyone proud of these young athletes and help to embrace our program on and off the ice. We recognize the efforts of our volunteers, corporate partners and the fans who have a vested interest in these athletes both as hockey players and “men in the community”. See more details on http://saanichbraves.ca/

Coming soon…

Vancouver Island Marketing Connect Conference – January 22-23, 2020

Vancouver Island is quickly becoming a mecca for small to medium businesses to thrive and grow.  However, many companies struggle to showcase and promote their companies using modern marketing techniques.  Marketing Connect Conference is a two day conference designed to equip businesses with marketing tools that will help increase their growth in 2020!
Learn from coveted brands who have trail blazed modern marketing techniques and who are reaping the benefits of unbreakable brand affinity and loyalty.
Topics Include: Google Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, SEO, The power of influencers.

Dates: 22-23rd of January, 2020
Location: The Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Early Bird pricing ends on November 1.
Link: https://www.marketingconnect.ca