25th Apr, 2010

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!

Can Navy

And so we have a navy – and it’s the Canadian Navy’s 100th anniversery this year. We’re celebrating that fact here in Victoria with an entire year’s worth of events. Coming up in the next few weeks are some exciting things. On May 4, you can gather at City Hall to welcome the Naval parade as it comes into town. If you discover the route they’re using (they end up at City Hall), let us know, because the Naden Band is going to be in the parade, and they’re definitely worth listening to. Then, the same day, you can attend, near the Visitor’s Centre at the Inner Harbour, the unveiling of “The Homecoming” a statue commissioned for Victoria for the anniversery of the Canadian Navy. And if that weren’t enough, on May 2, the Model Boat Association is having its annual Sailpast in honour of the Battle of the Atlantic – the longest battle of WWII at Harrison Pond on Dallas Road near Government. Any or all of these – they’re all free and they’re all going to be great!

 early musical ins

Be sure to mark your calendar for The Early Music Society of the Islands which takes great pride in presenting, as the climax of its 25th anniversary season, one of the world’s great baroque orchestras, from Cologne, Germany. Concerto Koln will perform two of the immortal Brandenburg Concerti (Nos. 4 and 5), paired with works by Sammartini, Vivaldi and Dauvergne.  April 30, 8 pm Alix Goolden Hall.


If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a boat, or you want to see what else is available, be sure to come down to the Inner Harbour for the Floating Boat show. Happening April 29 to 30 and May 1 to 2, 2010, the 7th Annual Victoria Inner Harbour Floating Boat Show will be the largest and most exciting show hosted by the BC Yacht Brokers Association and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority yet.  In addition to spending the day in one of BC’s most beautiful locations, visitors to the Victoria Harbour Floating Boat Show will enjoy the opportunity to view upwards of 200 new and pre-owned boats for sale. The Victoria Harbour Show has a boat for every budget and every lifestyle.

It’s definitely a nautical theme in the next couple of weeks, but check back next week, there’ll be a whole new list of things to see and do in Victoria. Be sure to check out the Admiral’s website, and our specials pages, especially if you are in the military – we have some very special, cheap prices to offer our men and women in uniform (and their families!)

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