On August 26, 2018, a well-heeled gathering will take place on the Empress lawns, with a civilized game of croquet that makes its elegant comeback at Victoria’s most iconic property. Imagine a social affair on the front lawns of Fairmont Empress, with green well-manicured grass and flowers in bloom – a civilized Croquet tournament, an intriguing step-and-repeat media wall for selfies, lounge furniture, culinary delights and craft cocktails on the social lawn for an afternoon tête-à-tête, summer games of a bygone era, and guests who arrive dressed to impress.
The 7th Annual Motor Gathering will be held on August 26th, 2018 at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. Once again, the charity car show is supporting the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation and the David Foster Foundation! 100% of all money raised goes toward these two amazing causes. At the GAIN Group, our mission is to give back each year and to help families in need, we hope you will come and join us to support our annual car show to raise awareness and funds for a great cause!
Families looking for fun activities this August will love the fabulous food, and exciting entertainment at the Annual Victoria Greek Fest. Two fun weekends to enjoy the festival! Plus, admission is free – Opa!
Greek Fest offers an array of authentic Greek food, deserts, baked goods as well as a Greek deli. There are also family activities including a heritage exhibit, arts and crafts and face-painting. Greek Fest also features continuous live music and folk dancing from more than 25 different groups from cultures including Greek, Middle Eastern, European and more. Two of this year’s performing groups are coming all the way from Greece: the Elkelam group from Athens.
Now in its 15th year, Greek Fest is the Greek Community Society’s largest annual fundraiser. More than 20,000 people attended last year’s festival, and more are expected to attend this year. The festival will take place rain or shine – thanks to the festival’s large covered tents.
This year the society is once again partnering with Saanich Fire Department to raise funds for the Hot Lunch Program, which provides food for needy school children in the Victoria area. Proceeds from Greek Fest will help give children hot lunch year round.