Friday, January 7, 2011

Festivals, Festivals, Festivals!




There are some super festivals coming up in 2011. They'll be here before you know it - get out the calendar! Here are few to wet your whistle.

The 6th annual Victoria Whisky Festival starts Friday January 21st and continues until Sunday January 23rd. All the details on their website: http://www.victoriawhiskyfestival.com/



The Victoria Film Festival is a fantastic way to check out the latest cutting-edge films. http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/





The Victoria International Cycling Festival takes place this May and June. It is a celebration of "pedal power pride". There are lots of exciting events including Ryder Hesjedal's 'Tour de Victoria on May 28  and the 'Grand Prix' on May 29th. http://www.vicf.ca/





A popular August event and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a Working Harbour. Watch 90 Dragon Boat Teams from across North America race across a 500-metre water course in Victoria's Beautiful Inner Harbour. http://www.victoriadragonboat.com/





Not to be missed! Victoria's Fringe festival runs from August 25th to Sept 4, 2011. 


And you can apply now to bring your own talent to the stage! Entrants are selected by lottery in regional categories and ten spots are reserved for in-person applications from Victoria-based companies on a first-received, first-accepted basis. 

All the details at http://intrepidtheatre.wordpress.com.



Of course there are lots more! Let me know your favourite and I'll in add in more soon.... lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca