UsedCrew around town – late summer 2018 edition
We have been having the best summer here on the island. We have been to Sunfest and the Parksville Beach Festival and Pride! Summer is the time of year when you want to pack in as many sun-filled memories as possible before the weather turns cooler.
We have supported more than 30 events so far this season, but the fun isn’t over yet! Come and find us at these upcoming events. We love saying hi to our fans. You are the best part of everything we do.
Petapalooza – August 18 – 19
Paw’s On Cook’s Pet-A-Palooza is BACK and bigger than ever! We have some amazing sponsors, exhibitors and shows for you this year including dock diving, bulldog races, a puppy stampede, wiener dog races, cooldown stations, a puppy waterpark, swag-bags, over 100 exhibitors, photobooths, amazing food trucks – this IS the most fun you can have with your pet all summer. Join us at St. Ann’s Academy on August 18 and 19! Pet-A-Palooza is, and always will be – FREE and PET FRIENDLY!
Motor Gathering – August 26
The annual Motor Gathering is right around the corner! Now in its 7th year, the Motor Gathering is a day to celebrate the local motoring community while raising funds for local Vancouver Island charities. Last year, it raised over $174,000 in cash donations and over $180,000 in in-kind donations for the David Foster Foundation and the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, making an immediate impact for children in need.
For 2018, the Motor Gathering takes place on August 26th at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in Duncan, BC. There will be almost 600 vehicles on display, from classic automobiles to sports cars to motorcycles and everything in between! With plenty of food, fun and games, the event is great for the whole family, and every single dollar goes towards the David Foster Foundation and the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation once again. Mark your calendars and start your engines!
Greek Fest – August 24 – 26 & August 31 – September 3
OPAAAA…! With fabulous food, exciting entertainment and joyful shouts of “OPA,” the 15th Annual Victoria Greek Fest will take place over two weekends from Friday, August 24th thru to Sunday the 26th and from August 31st thru to September 3rd, at the Greek Community Centre, 4648 Elk Lake Drive (beside Commonwealth Pool). ADMISSION IS FREE for the whole family! The Festival features delicious Greek food, Greek desserts, baked goods, traditional Greek Dancing by International Dance Groups, live music from local artists and many other different programs of entertainment from around the world. Entertainment will run continuously throughout the day.
And here is a sneak peek at where we will be in September!
Vancouver Island Blues Bash – Septemer 1 – 3
Come celebrate the end of summer by rockin’ and groovin’ to live blues, R&B, and more at the 25th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash! The party starts August 31 to September 3 and will feature headliners Tinsley Ellis and Davina and The Vagabonds at the Outdoor Stage at Ship Point (in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, 900 Block Wharf St), as well as Brickhouse and Adam Robert Thomas at The Rubber Boot Club (1605 Store St, below Swan’s Brewpub). In addition, free performances will occur from noon to 5 at Ship Point starting September 1-3. Discover the complete lineup and ticket info on the Victoria Jazz Society website: jazzvictoria.ca.
Paws for a Cause – September 9
Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, join animal lovers and furry friends at the Victoria BC SPCA’s annual Paws for a Cause walk presented by Hill’s Science Diet. Taking place at the off-leash dog park on Dallas Road at Cook Street, this year’s walk will raise much needed funds to help animals in Victoria. This year’s festival site will feature (for the first time ever!) a dog-friendly beer garden, live entertainment, food trucks, fun games, bouncy castle, a ‘Market in the Park’ featuring local vendors and people in the community. All funds raised from our walk stays in our community and will directly support the work of the BC SPCA’s Victoria branch and Wild ARC (Animal Rehabilitation Centre).
Delta Victoria’s Harvest on the Harbour – September 21
The Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort proudly presents our 3rd Annual Harvest on the Harbour – A Night Under the Stars a fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Join us on Friday, September 21, 2018 for a magical evening of food, music and a silent auction all on our Harbour Patio overlooking Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour. The evening will feature a sumptuous 4 course dinner, amazing auction items include whale watching, hotel stays, Harbour Air tickets and much more and dancing to a live band. Thanks to our community’s incredible support last year, we donated over $15,000 to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. For further details or to purchase tickets, please visit www.deltavictoriagala.com.