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Used Around Town June 2024
Check out Used.ca sponsored events around Vancouver Island
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Each month Used.ca proudly supports local community events here in Greater Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Summer is fast approaching and with it comes these fun and exciting events happening in June!

1.) Island Prostate Centre Father’s Day Walk/Run – June 16

2.) Island Kids Cancer Association Golf Tournament – June 26

3.) Sunfest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

4.) Relove Market – June 8-9 & June 15-16

5.) Laketown Shaketown – June 28-30

6.) Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club Shred-a-thon – June 8

7.) Capital Bike Go By Bike Week – June 3-9

8.) Broadmead Care’s Charity Golf Tournament, Silent Auction & 50/50 Draw – June 6

9.) Passion & Performance Spring Showcase – June 8

10.) ArtisTREE Festival – July 27-28

11.) BC SPCA Victoria Lock-In for Love – June 5-22

12.) SKAMpede – July 12-14

13.) Victoria Pride Festival – June 27 – July 7

14.) 31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House – August 15

15.) Victoria’s 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival – June 19-23

16.) Victoria’s Canada Day presented by City of Victoria – July 1

17.) Victoria Track Classic – June 12

18.) Victoria International JazzFest – June 21 – 30

19.) Phillips Backyard Music Festival Series – July 5-7 & August 9-11

20.) Vancouver Island Crab Fest – July 13

21.) Bacon Beer and Bourbon Festival – June 22

Island Prostate Centre Father’s Day Walk/Run – June 16

EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE. Who will you be walking for?

With another year of the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run approaching, Island Prostate Centre is reflecting on the incredible impact that this event has had over the last 21 years. It’s thanks to our dedicated community that we’ve been able to raise crucial funds and awareness for prostate cancer support services in our community.

We invite you to join us once again for this year’s event on Sunday, June 16, 2024. As we come together as a community to celebrate another year of making a difference, remember that at Island Prostate Centre, “What’s Raised Here Stays Here.” Every dollar raised directly supports our local community, ensuring that vital resources remain accessible to those patients (and their families) who need them most. Register here.

Island Kids Cancer Association Golf Tournament – June 26

Join us for IKCA’s third annual gold tournament at Cordova Bay Golf Club on Wednesday, June 26th. This high-energy high-impact day helps support children and families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis on the Island. Enjoy 18 rounds in a fun and lively environment all while making a meaningful contribution to your local community. Registration is open today at www.ikca.ca!

Sunfest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

BC’s largest country music festival is back this BC day long weekend! Don’t miss Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Steven Lee Olsen, Josh Ross, The Reklaws & many more! Special kick-off party on Thursday with The Washboard Union and others. Festival tickets & camping passes are on sale now!

Relove Market – June 8-9 & June 15-16

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 sustainable fashion & lifestyle with back to back weekends June 8 & 9 and June 15 & 16 at Market Square from 11-5pm. Our Spring/Summer season outdoors offers fun in the sun while shopping accompanied by live music from some of Victoria’s wonderful local artists.

Laketown Shakedown – June 28-30

Don’t miss the party of the summer this Canada Day long weekend at Laketown Ranch! Two nights of world class talent on the Main stage Saturday & Sunday, with Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes, bbno$, grandson, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and many more. Kick-off party Friday June 28th featuring Jurassic 5’s very own DJ Nu-Mark, Vancouver Island’s favourite son Jesse Roper, plus many more on the Lakenight stage 🤩 🎟 Tickets on sale now starting at $69 + fees!

Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club Shred-a-thon – June 8

The Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club is an all-woman service organization, created in February 1991.

The Club became a Lions Club in June 2020 to comply with Lions Club International requirements.. We are still the same group of strong women working hard to help the local community, the only difference is that we have added the word ‘Lions’ to the name of our Club. Please visit our website to learn more about us: https://victoriachinatownlionesslionsclub.ca

Our major annual Fundraiser, is the popular Chinese New Year Dinner. We are excited to be holding our Annual Paper Shredding Event on Saturday June 8, 10am – 1 pm in the Save On Foods parking lot at Fort and Foul Bay. Our Mission is to provide service to those in need, with a particular emphasis on our local Community as well as Women and Children’s needs, following the principles of Lionism. Our website lists many of the organizations we have helped.

Capital Bike Go By Bike Week – June 3-9

Join thousands of cyclists in the Capital Region for the 30th Anniversary Edition of Spring Go By Bike Week (June 3-9)!

Go By Bike Week is a 100% FREE tri-annual event encouraging everyone to try cycling for the week! Cycling is proven to improve happiness and productivity, as well as both mental and physical health. Plus, riding contributes to a cleaner, greener environment for future generations to enjoy. And let’s not forget, it’s super fun!

Aside from these benefits, Capital Bike organizes Celebration Stations along popular cycling routes, runs challenges, and offers hundreds of prizes! Learn More at CapitalBike.ca/gobybikeweek/

Broadmead Care’s Charity Golf Tournament, Silent Auction & 50/50 Draw – June 6

Broadmead Care’s Charity Golf Tournament is bringing you the chance to WIN BIG with our Charity Golf 50/50, Diamond Draw and Online Silent Auction.

·        Purchase 50/50 tickets for a chance to win up to $10,000

·        You could be the owner of this stunning diamond ring by purchasing a ticket to our Diamond Draw for just $20

·        Browse and bid on our huge selection of auction items made possible by your favourite local businesses

You have until June 6 to participate! Your support will help transform the outdoor gardens and courtyards of Veterans Memorial Lodge into places where everyone and everything can thrive! Do it all … right here www.broadmeadcare.com/golf

Passion & Performance Spring Showcase – June 8

Passion and Performance Victoria is back for our Annual Spring Showcase! This is our biggest showcase yet, with more styles than ever; a jam-packed event, full of exciting routines. We are proud to be an all-adults studio with dancers of all skill levels, ages and abilities. From drag, to chair dancing, to tap dancing – the Spring Showcase will
feature all of our classes in one show. If you’ve yet to attend a P&P show, it’s an event unlike any other! Purchase your tickets here.

ArtisTREE Festival – July 27-28

ArtisTREE Festival is a two day arts festival taking place at historic Government House located on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Featuring up to 150 juried artisan booths to both shop at and inspire, as well as a live music all weekend, art installations, en plein air artistic demonstrations, installation and performance artists and an Indigenous art and culture showcase. Family Friendly! Free to attend! Children’s crafts, activities and performers are part of the fun all weekend long. Experience the magic that will take place over 36 acres in the heart of Victoria’s Rockland neighborhood. Leave the car at home. Walk, bike or stroll to the event. Shuttles will be available for transport. See website for shuttle information. Accessibility friendly. Food trucks and beverage carts onsite. Find all the event details here.

BC SPCA Victoria Lock-In for Love – June 5-22

Join us to make a difference for animals – June 5-22, 2024! Lock-In for Love is a fun and easy peer-to-peer fundraising campaign where individuals or groups wishing to participate create an online donation page and fundraising goal, and share with their family, friends, colleagues, clients and network to work together to raise money to meet their goal and help animals in need in Victoria. We wrap up with an event day, where we invite our participants in and celebrate in the Centre, meet some animal ambassadors, enjoy some yummy treats and see first hand the ways you helped make a difference for animals. Register here.

SKAMpede – July 12-14

SKAMpede Fest returns this Summer! The beloved outdoor live performing arts festival, which in the past has featured clowning, dance, music, and theatre, will be back along on Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway from July 12 to 14. Patrons of the festival have the option of purchasing tickets to two tours on the Galloping Goose and Songhees Walkway. On the tours they will get to enjoy performances from both emerging and acclaimed professional theatre
artists. his year’s festival features Embrace Arts Foundation, SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles, Theatre on Earth Collective, and more! Pay-What-You-Can tickets launch on June 10th. For more information go to skam.ca.

Victoria Pride Festival – June 27 – July 7

Victoria Pride Festival is June 27th – July 7th, 2024! Come out and enjoy our signature events like the Memorial Drag Ball Game, Big Gay Dog Walk, Pride in the Word, and the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival in the Park! Victoria Pride Society is dedicated to the pursuit of a fair and just world for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and is proud to celebrate Pride with a ten-day Pride Festival that emphasizes inclusion, diversity and equity. For more information visit our website at: https://victoriapridesociety.org/pride-2024/

31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House – August 15

Putt it Forward for Vancouver Island Families staying at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon!

Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament presented by RLC Park Services, and we can’t wait to see you there! Your day at Olympic View promises on-course fun and festivities, exciting prizes, exclusive golfer gifts, 50/50 draw and more, all to support families from your community.

Your continued support provides a home away from home for BC and Yukon families who must travel to Vancouver for their child’s lifesaving treatment, and gives sick children the healing power of being together with family.

Victoria’s 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival – June 19-23

One of the jewels of the west coast music scene, Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival is celebrating its landmark 25th Anniversary with its biggest lineup yet. Taking place over five days (June 19-23) at various venues around downtown Victoria with a stacked lineup featuring the likes of ska-punk icons Less Than Jake and the Suicide Machines, rap royalty Dead Prez, South American reggae legends Gondwana, Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest has something for every music lover. The festival aims to welcome everyone, offering a mixture of paid and free events, with the majority being all ages. There is really no event like it on the west coast, or any other coast for that matter. Come find out why Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest remains such a beloved part of the musical calendar after a quarter century of Welcoming the World! Buy tickets here.

Victoria’s Canada Day presented by City of Victoria – July 1

Victoria Inner Harbour’s first ever drone show and headliner DJ Shub, a Juno award-winning Indigenous artist, will be featured in the City of Victoria’s reimagined Canada Day on July 1. The big show will return to the Legislature lawns and Belleville Street.

“This July 1, bring your family and friends to Victoria’s spectacular waterfront for an exciting, inclusive Canada Day celebration!” invited Mayor Marianne Alto. “Taste your way around the world, dance the afternoon and night away with some of Canada’s most talented musicians, be taken on Indigenous and multicultural journeys through storytelling and cultural performances, and stay for the spectacular drone and fireworks finale that will light up the night sky. Come join the festivities with friends and neighbours, new and known!”

Hey Ocean, Mauvey, Posh Coat, Yvonne Kushe and the lək̓ ʷəŋən Traditional Dancers will be just some of the artists featured in a diverse showcase of powerful, live performances on the main stage. Large screens will reflect and celebrate diverse voices, from grassroots artists to cultural leaders.

An International Food Village on Belleville Street will provide an array of local food trucks offering a global feast. The Family Zone on the Legislature lawns will feature a variety of kid-friendly activities hosted by the Victoria Fire Department, Victoria Bug Zoo and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Click here for all the details.

Victoria Track Classic – June 12

The Track Classic is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th beginning at 6 p.m. with youth and preliminary races followed by the featured or professional events at 7:00 p.m. As a world athletics sanctioned event, athletes earn points towards their rankings which leads to selection onto national teams such as the Olympics.

This year’s Victoria Track Classic features events such as men’s 100 meters, women’s 100-meter hurdles and men’s and women’s 400, 800 and 1500 meter distances, javelin, pole vault and women’s discus. 

For ticket information please visit Ticket Information. Kids 12 and under are free. 

Victoria International JazzFest – June 21 – 30

Experience 10 hot days and nights of the coolest music in town at the 40th anniversary of TD Victoria International JazzFest. Join us for the longest-running multi-day professional music festival on Vancouver Island, featuring over 60 performances of jazz, blues, world music, and more on various stages around Victoria and in Esquimalt.

Line up includes Booker T’s Stax Revue, Veronica Swift, Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East, Ziggy Alberts, Cory Henry, Lakecia Benjamin, Ulysses Owens Jr. & Generation Y, MarchFourth, Blue Moon Marquee, Scott Hamilton, LA LOM, Hilario Duran, Avataar, Five Alarm Funk, and many more, including free performances! Purchase your tickets here.

Phillips Backyard Music Festival Series – July 5-7  & August 9-11

Phillips Backyard, your favourite summer festival, is returning with two incredible weekends of huge international artists, killer music and all the fun experiences that go along with it! Featuring Jungle, Orville peck, Noah Cyrus, Black Pumas, Jessie Reyez, Earl Sweatshirt, Saint Motel, Half Moon Run, Cautious Clay, Drama and so much more, enter to win and make sure you get your tickets before it sells out!

Vancouver Island Crab Fest – July 13

Get ready for a good time at Banfield Park on Sat, July 13, 2024 in support of the Vic West Community Center, Reciprocity Connects, BC Crab Fisherman Association. Join us for a day filled with delicious crab buckets, live music, vibrant beverage gardens and fun activities for the whole family.

Items in the crab buckets are sourced fresh from local suppliers and the coastal waters of Southern Vancouver Island. Reserve your meal and snag your Crab Bucket! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in fresh crab and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Vancouver Island.

Bacon Beer and Bourbon Festival – June 22

Inspired by unique pairings between chefs and mixologists, Bacon Beer and Bourbon celebrates the best seasonal beers, bourbon cocktails, and smells and tastes of pork-forward chef creations. We focus on bold, rich flavours that elevate any guest’s BBQ season in an ode to the sun gods. We are not a beer festival, a bourbon festival, or simply a bacon Festival. The goal is for you to have a good time, which is what we focus on.