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June 2018

 

June 1-14 – Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is now in its eleventh running and has grown into one of the most respected and exciting yacht races on the entire west coast, with international media coverage, heart-stopping drama and superb racing action. 

June 8 – World Ocean’s Day - On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June!

June 8-17 – BC Seafood Festival – Featuring a star studded selection of chefs and venues around the Comox Valley.  Now in its 11th year, order online as tickets sell out fast.

June 10 – Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show features a great collection of classic cars and wooden boats.  Free Sailing for the kids and a dinner/dance on the breakwater.  This is an annual fundraiser for the Disabled Sailing Association. I have attended with my classic car and it is a fun event.

June 10 – Boat for Hope Vancouver takes place around English Bay, False Creek and Hastings Mill Park and brings together the local boating and business community to create an unforgettable experience for kids who may otherwise never be able to enjoy such an adventure.

June 15-17 – Gibson’s Landing Jazz Festival now in its 23rd year and featuring too many performers to list and a street festival followed by a dance at the Gibsons Royal Canadian Legion.

June 17 – Father’s Day – Don’t forget dear old dad!

June 22-24 - Annual Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival is 3 days of exciting racing and onshore events.  A big draw is the Survivor Showdown, Abreast In A Boat vs. Butts In A Boat – is a challenge between prostate and breast cancer survivors to help build awareness.

 

May 2018

 

May 12thThe 12th Annual Spot Prawn Festival - This year, the food scene has changed at the Festival!  Enjoy a bowl of delicious gluten free and lactose free Spot Prawn Chowder made from fresh-off-the-boat BC spot prawns served with bread from Terra Bread.  Or join us for an exciting Brunch featuring a tasting menu with 6 spot prawn dishes created by some of Vancouver's best chefs,  freshly baked bread from Terra Breads, and wine sample pours from our sponsors, Evolve Cellars,  as well as beer from Moody Ales and a coffee from Mogiana Coffee along with a sweet treat from La Glace.

May 14 – 19th – BC Boating Week - Just in time for the long weekend and the kick off to the recreational boating season!  Watch for local business offering great boating promotions and events.

May 17th – We love Joe Stanton, live at The Old Boot Eatery in Sechelt, no cover, fantastic music, good food and cold drinks.

May 20th – Saltspring Island's giant communal garage sale and everything is sold out of the back of a vehicle.  Held at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre parking lot from 9 .am. to 1:00 p.m.  Admission is free, $10 to sell from your car. 

May 26thLadysmith Community Marina Heritage Boat Festival - The annual Heritage Boat Festival at the Ladysmith Community Marina is on Saturday, May 26th from 10 am – 4 pm, and will feature over 2o heritage vessels from all over the west coast. This event is open to the public and includes free Harbour tours on Maritimer, and many new exhibits of maritime art. Meet members of the local Coast Guard and take a ride on one of their newest hovercrafts.

 

 

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