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Used Around Town February 2022
Used.ca's sponsored events around Vancouver Island

Each month Used.ca sponsors community events on Vancouver Island. We are excited to share with you the upcoming events in your own backyard!

Events at a glance:

1.) Intrepid Theatre presents OUTstages – February 4-13

2.) SUPPLY Pop-Up Launch Party – February 3

3.) Victoria Beer Week – April 1 – 9

4.) Belfry Theatre presents Little Red Warrior & His Lawyer – February 1 – 27, 2022

5.) Our Place Coldest Night of the Year – February 26

6.) 2022 Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria – January 20 – February 6

7.) Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank – August 20

8.) 2022 TC10K – April 24

9.)Dodd’s Share the Warmth Coat Drive – February 2022

10.) Vintage, Retro and Collectible Show/Sale – February 20

11.) Wounded Warrior Run BC – February 27 – March 6

12.) Naked Bungy Jump for Mental Health – March 5-6

13.) Greater Victoria Flower Count – March 9-16

14.) Greater Victoria Festival Society Irish Hooley – March 13

Intrepid Theatre presents OUTstages – February 4-13

OUTStages event

OUTstages returns to heat up your winter this February, with shows, workshops, and online artist talks from some of the country’s leading queer artists alongside local theatre-makers. Get ready to yell BINGO, go on a heart-breaking journey of pop stardom, lay back and let a soundscape wash over you, experience Indigenous excellence with musical theatre creator Corey Payette, and see a brand new work from OUTstages Residency Artist Kerri Flannigan.

SUPPLY Pop-Up Launch Party – February 3

SUPPLY Victoria event

2 PM—4 PM

Vancouver Street Plaza 

(On Vancouver St between Caledonia Ave & Green St near the Royal Athletic Park)

Directions

Join us for:

FREE ART SUPPLIES.

Free coffee & hot chocolate.

Find creative inspiration on how to upcycle waste into art!

More information: www.supplyvictoria.ca/shop

Victoria Beer Week – April 1 – 9

Victoria Beer Week event on Vancouver Island

The 8th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture returns after 2 years to a much-anticipated crowd of craft beer lovers. This Beer Week includes a mix of 12 events over 9 days, including some favourites from past years along with some bold new twists. With a focus on education and diverse craft beer selection, VBW 2022 will feature more than 50 BC craft breweries. Victoria Beer Week launched back in 2014, it has since become a successful annual festival creating craft beer ambassadors out of regular beer consumers. Full Beer School Programming is coming in January 2022. Tickets are on sale now at victoriabeersociety.com or in person at the Victoria Beer Society Headquarters (2725 Rock Bay Avenue)

Belfry Theatre presents Little Red Warrior & His Lawyer – February 1 – 27, 2022

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer event on Vancouver Island

A wickedly funny satire about power, procreation, and land claims.

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day he discovers the development company of Smith, Smyth and Goldsmithe has begun construction on his ancestral lands. 

In a fit of rage, he attacks one of their engineers, gets arrested and is assigned to Larry, his court-appointed lawyer.

Things turn surprising and farcical—when displaced Red moves in with the lawyer and his wife, Desdemona.  And sometimes—when you invite a coyote into the coop—he may just walk off with your chickens.

Kevin Loring won the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Drama for his play, Where the Blood Mixes (Belfry 2010).

Pay what you want tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or belfry.bc.ca

Our Place Coldest Night of the Year – February 26

Coldest Night Our Place event

Our Place Society and Pacific Centre Family Services Assn (PCFSA) are hosting the Coldest Night of the Year; a family-friendly walk-a-thon that brings the region together to show care and support for the most vulnerable members of society. Join us in Victoria, the WestShore or participate in your own neighbourhood. Make an impact as you lead the community for a brighter tomorrow. Sign up your family, business, community or faith group and walk with us!

2022 Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria – January 20 – February 6

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria event on Vancouver Island

Easily one of Victoria’s most anticipated culinary events, Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria gives locals and visitors alike the chance to indulge in some of the destination’s finest restaurant offerings by choosing from a $20, $30, $40, $50 or $60 set menu.

If you opt for the drink pairing, consider making a night of it at one of the participating hotels offering a special Stay in Town rate. Whether you’re looking for something budget-friendly, or luxurious, you’ll find an array of options available at $129 / $149 / $169 / $189 / $249.

Enjoy 18 days of culinary bliss from over 50 participating restaurants that have thoughtfully paired their Dine Around menus with wines of B.C, craft spirit cocktails and B.C.’s finest in craft breweries. If you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to take an advance peek at the menus and plan to try as many of Victoria’s top spots as possible over the 18 days from January 20th through February 6th, 2022.

Visit Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria to plan your culinary adventure.

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank – August 20

Tour de Victoria event on Vancouver Island

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome to ride Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank on August 20th.

If you haven’t heard, Victoria is known as the Cycling Capital of Canada and the Tour de Victoria showcases the best of it! What sets the riding in Victoria apart from other cycling destinations is the scenery and variety of terrain.

Ride the Tour de Victoria and you’ll experience oceanfront riding alongside beaches and cliffs, rolling rural roads through vineyards and farmlands, challenging mountain roads through stunning coastal rainforests, and NO highway riding. Combine this with eight ride distances to choose from, superb traffic control, ride support, a family-friendly finish festival; the Tour de Victoria is truly a world-class event! 

2022 TC10K – April 24

Victoria TC10k event on Vancouver Island

The TC10K is back in-person for the first time since 2019! For more than 30 years, this community event has been the spirit of recreational runners and walkers from near and far, bringing people of all ages together to walk and run through some of the most scenic parts of Victoria. As well as having an in-person event, we are also offering a virtual option this year!
The TC10K and Runsport are also proud to partner with a number of charities from across BC and Canada. When you sign up for the TC10K, you also have the option to collect pledges and/or donate to your favorite charity! For a list of the charities that we have partnered with, visit https://runsport.ca/partners-1
If there’s anything these last few years have taught us, it’s that we’re better together! Join us on April 24th, 2022! Visit tc10k.ca for more info and to register today!

Dodd’s Annual Share the Warmth Coat Drive – February

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is now accepting donations of warm winter clothing
at all 3 Dodd’s Furniture locations in Victoria, Nanaimo & Campbell River.
This year’s harsh, unpredictable weather has been toughest on Vancouver Island’s
most vulnerable citizens and struggling families. Non-profit organizations have
received numerous phone calls from concerned parents whose kids have already
outgrown last year’s winter clothing.

The Dodd Family hopes you’ll join us in our efforts to “Share The Warmth”
with those in need throughout the month of February.

“We’re collecting all kinds of donations! Now’s the time to drop off winter coats
and jackets, toques, gloves & scarves for those less fortunate.” said Gordy Dodd,
founder of Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress.

All new and previously-loved clothing received will be distributed by a team of
dedicated volunteers from the following Registered non-profit organizations:

 CoolAid Society and Our Place Victoria
 Nanaimo’s 7/10 Club and Canadian Mental Health Assn.
 Campbell River Salvation Army

Family Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show and Sale – February 20

Mary Winspear Centre Beacon Avenue, Sidney

 100 tables/40 vendors.

As time travel is currently not an option, the next best thing is to transport yourself and your family and friends to the Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale at the Mary Winspear Centre, Beacon Avenue, Sidney, on Sunday, Feb. 20th, 2022

This event is always a great mix of stuff!!

Vintage clothes etc. linens, ship memorabilia, stamps, maps, comic books, postcards and collector cards, gold and silver jewelry, lamps and collectibles.  Thai and Japanese pieces and First Nations collectibles. Toys: dinky cars, meccano, mechanical, 70’s video games.  Tableware and a very large assortment of carefully used books.

General Entrance: 9:30 am $5.  Earlybirds: 8:30 am $20.  Children free with an adult.

Show Closes at 4pm www.vintageretrocollectible.ca

Wounded Warrior BC Run – February 27 – March 6

The Wounded Warrior Run BC was created to bring awareness and raise funds for Wounded Warriors Canada. Between February 27 and March 6 a team of eight dedicated runners will run relay-style the length of Vancouver Island in just eight consecutive days, covering more than 700kms.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Anyone can join the Wounded Warrior Run BC team! Introducing the National Virtual Run. Join our team of by running in your own community 1k, 5kms, 10kms or 21kms. Money raised from the event will be tallied toward our main event goal of $250,000. Click here to donate.

Naked Bungy Jump for Mental Health – March 5-6

You’re invited to the 16th annual Naked Bungy Jump fundraiser at WildPlay Nanaimo!

Dates: March 5-6, 2022
Take the leap from WildPlay’s 150ft Bungy Bridge to help Mental Health Recovery Partners (MHRP) provide life-saving mental health programs on Vancouver Island. Jump in the buff for $55 or raise $200+ in pledges and plunge FOR FREE! All event proceeds will be matched by an anonymous donor and donated to MHRP. Minimum age 18+ to be on site. Email donation-related questions to admin@mhrp.ca. Space is limited and always sells out – register today to secure your spot!
Do something legendary. Soar from a bridge naked for mental health.

Greater Victoria Flower Count – March 9-16

The Greater Victoria Flower Count, sponsored and organized by Destination Greater Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and Used.ca, is a light-hearted event focused on spreading spring cheer. Victorians spend this week exploring their neighbourhoods, eagerly counting and snapping photographs of the early blooms that decorate our communities.

This year marks the 47th Annual Flower Count, and we are encouraging community members to track blossoms and #ExploreVictoraLocal safely. Using photos tagged with #ExploreVictoriaLocal and #FlowerCount, we will be assembling a virtual bouquet to share with Canada as a show of beauty in times of challenge. That’s not all – every day of Flower Count Week, Used.ca’s Find The Hidden Bloom contest allows one virtual flower hunter to walk away with a fabulous local prize package. We invite you to search UsedVictoria.com’s pages for the daily hidden bloom ad between March 9 and 16 and fill in contact details once you find it. Good luck, and happy counting!

Greater Victoria Festival Society Irish Whiskey Hooley – March 13

Join us The Greater Victoria Festival Society for our 4th Irish Whiskey Hooley supporting our St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Sunday March 13 with our Fabulous Co-Hosts The Irish Times Pub!

DATE: March 13
LOCATION: Irish Times Pub ~ 1200 Government Street
TIME: 12-3pm
COST: $75.00

Buy your tickets here.

Advance Sales OnlyMust be 19+ to attend


That should keep us busy this February! If you’d like Used.ca to be a sponsor of your event on Vancouver Island, please contact our Community Manager, Carly.