Each month Used.ca proudly supports local community events here in Greater Victoria and on Vancouver Island. A new year brings exciting local events to start off the New Year right this January.
1.) Easter Seals Chip In for the Kids – January 6-7
2.) Donations Wanted for Art at the Lake – February 4, 11 & 18
3.) Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria – January 26 – February 11
4.) TC10K 2024 – April 28
5.) Our Place Coldest Night of the Year – February 24
6.) 2024 Goddess Run – March 3
7.) Fashion Splash – February 17
8.) Victoria Symphony presents Victoria in Love – January 27-28
9.) Intrepid Theatre’s OUTStages Festival – January 31 – February 11
10.) Modern Wedding – March 3
11.) The ReLove Market – February 10-11
Easter Seals Chip In for the Kids – January 6-7
For a donation to Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan – a fully accessible overnight summer camp program for children and adults with disabilities – Local Lions Clubs will dispose of your live Christmas tree in an environmentally-friendly manner. It’s a great way to end the holiday season of giving, knowing your donation will help send children and adults with disabilities to camp.
Drop Off Locations
Tillicum Shopping Centre
Save-On-Foods – Fort & Foul Bay
Westshore Town Centre
Broadmead Village Shopping Centre
Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. (January 6th only)
BC Forest Discovery Centre
Donated Wanted for Art at the Lake – February 4, 11 & 18
We are seeking donations of all kinds of art and collectibles for an online auction fundraiser for the Prospect Lake District Community Association:
– prints, originals, oils, watercolours, pastels, prints, posters … – statuary, vases, vessels, interesting sets of glassware
Donations will be gratefully received at the Prospect Lake Community Hall between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday February 4, 11 and 18. Volunteers will meet your vehicle to unload your items.
Proceeds will be used to help maintain the Prospect Lake Community Hall, one of the few remaining community owned halls in BC.
Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria – January 26 – February 11
Victoria’s favourite foodie festival, Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria, returns for its 20th anniversary January 26th through February 11th, 2024! Over 50 of Victoria’s most beloved restaurants will be serving up set three-course menus at deliciously low prices.
Can’t decide where to start? Then don’t miss the Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria Gala happening Thursday, January 25th. Serving up mouthwatering bites from over 50 of Victoria’s top eateries, wineries, and breweries, Victoria’s food and beverage scene will pull out all the stops to delight guests, building excitement for the dining experiences that await during the 17-day Dine Around program. Gala tickets are on sale now and make the perfect holiday gift for the foodie on your list!
Make it a night on the town! Check into one of downtown Victoria’s best hotels and enjoy discounted rates on some of the finest stays in the city.
TC10K 2024 – April 28
Oh Snap! The TC10K is making a ’90s comeback! Join us on Sunday, April 28th, 2024, as we celebrate like it’s 1990 to honor the 35th annual of this legendary event. Lace up those kicks, dust off your brightest neon gear, and get ready to time-warp to an era when mixtapes set the mood and pop culture icons ruled the world. It’s going to be all that and a bag of chips. Whether you’re strolling, jogging, or sprinting, you’re in for a blast from the past. So, hit the streets of downtown Victoria with us, and let’s get jiggy with it, reliving the ’90s while making new memories in 2024 at the TC10K. Hit me baby one more time! Register now!
Our Place Coldest Night of the Year – February 24
Please join us on February 24 for Coldest Night of the Year. Coldest Night is an event that takes place across Canada, when tens of thousands of people will step outside the warmth and comfort of their homes to shine a light of welcome and inclusion. In the Victoria area, Coldest Night of the Year is organized by Our Place Society and Pacific Centre for Family Services Association. All money raised will support our vital local services. Please join us on February 24, downtown or in the Westshore, for our 2km or 5km walk. Together, we’ll stand up for the people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Each step we take brings someone closer to safety, health and home. You can learn more about Coldest Night here.
2024 Goddess Run – March 3, 2024
Did you set a 2024 New Year Goal to run/walk a 5K or 10K? If you did, then we have the perfect event for you! Join the Victoria Goddess Run taking place on March 3, 2024 at Beaver Lake.
Included with registration is a medal, Goddess Toque, Outway Goddess Socks, personalized race number with timing, online Facebook Training Group and if you join now, access to our 5K & 10K training plans.
This year’s event will raise money for Victoria Women’s Transition House, Military Families Resource Centre and Victoria Hospice. We’ve raised $265,000 to date for charity.
Register today for the 13th annual Goddess Run – www.goddessrun.ca. Shine bright like a diamond in 2024!
Fashion Splash – February 17
Victoria’s premier local designer fashion event, Fashion Splash 2024, aims to showcase our talented local fashion industry here on Vancouver Island, featuring local designers, models, and beauty industry professionals. This year we have added a Fashion Market.
Guests can expect a vibrant atmosphere complete with cocktails and refreshments, an interactive photo booth, and a stylish selfie lounge while waiting for the fashion show to start. The VIP experience will include a front row seat to the fabulous fashion show, an exclusive swag bag, food and a drink and live entertainment before the show.
This years Fashion Splash event will be supporting the Victoria Women’s Transition House, and all of the proceeds from the silent auction will go towards supporting those in need. Join us for an exciting evening of fashion and charity! Buy tickets here.
Victoria Symphony presents Victoria in Love – January 27-28
Love is in the air with dances and romances performed by the Victoria Symphony. The stage of the Royal Theatre heats up with the story of Romeo and Juliet, as told through the music of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein’s West Side Story. Plus, Broadway vocalist Lizzie Klemperer will have the audience swooning with favourites ranging from Les Misérables to “Moon River” and more.
January 27, 7:30 pm & January 28, 2:30 pm at The Royal Theatre.
TICKETS FROM ONLY $29! Purchase tickets here.
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
Lizzie Klemperer, vocalist
Intrepid Theatre’s OUTStages Festival – January 31 – February 11
Intrepid Theatre’s 10th anniversary OUTstages Festival returns to heat up your winter from January 31 to February 11 with a line-up of leading artists from across the country. There is theatre, comedy, drag, dance, late-night cabarets, and free workshops. This year’s festival includes a world premiere from award-winning storyteller Ivan Coyote and a co-presentation with Dance Victoria. Tickets start at just $10 to make theatre affordable and accessible to the community, plus free tickets for queer youth. https://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/outstages/
Modern Wedding – March 3
Modern Wedding is the largest wedding and event showcase of it’s kind on Vancouver Island. Our innovative marketing team works to bring a fresh approach each year making it a “must-attend” event for couples and industry leaders. Modern Wedding is the only Downtown wedding showcase that attracts brides and grooms with high expectations. You will be immersed with breathtaking visual displays from our carefully selected vendors. Attendees should expect nothing less than chic, elegant, sophisticated inspiration.
Modern Wedding encompasses the complete package when organizing a special event or wedding. The absolute opposite of ordinary is the best way to describe the experience we offer. Insta-worthy displays will fill the Crystal Garden. Indulge in mouth-watering tasting booths, incredible swag bags and one of a kind contests & give-aways. The Modern Wedding Show will be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Getting married or hosting a special event in 2024? RSVP, YES! March 3 at Crystal Garden for Victoria’s luxury wedding and event showcase. Committed to inspire, impress and influence.
The ReLove Market – February 10-11
The ReLove Market is an empowering fashion community dedicated to the pursuit of personal expression balanced with environmental sustainability. We bring local curators and fashion enthusiasts together in a welcoming, inspiring and creative in-person forum to share ideas and textiles! Featuring local artisans, resellers of secondhand & vintage clothing, makers of sustainable fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle. Join us for the finest in secondhand & vintage clothing February 10 & 11 from 11am-5pm at KWENCH (2031 Store St). And don’t forget your reusable shopper for all your fabulous finds.