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Used around town October 2019
Used.ca's sponsored events around Vancouver Island
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, Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 24 – November 1
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?
- When: October 10th
- Where: Elements Casino
To learn more or register go to www.sohosummit.com
Pacific Football Club Final Home Game – October 19
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
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)
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
Victoria Festival of Trees supporting BC Children’s Hospital – Nov 21, 2019 – Jan 6, 2020
2019/2020 Saanich Jr Braves Hockey
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.