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Things to do in Victoria, BC in June

June in Victoria! June doesn’t always measure up to the warm spell we get in May along the West Coast and you may have heard it called “Juneuary” for this reason; however, the forecast is looking bright for 2023.. and, there’s a lot to look forward to this month, even if the days cool off!

Check out these events from Sidney to Sooke:

Pride Month 

The Victoria Pride Festival will be held from June 29 to July 9, with events happening all week. Pride uplifts and supports 2SLGBTQIA+ people, creating space and opportunity to centre joy and connectedness and take action against stigma and discrimination.

Saanich Pride in the Park is on June 14 in Beckwith Park. 

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. A time to reflect on both history and present day.

We acknowledge, with respect and gratitude, the lək̓ʷəŋiʔnəŋ (Lekwungen)-speaking peoples (Songhees and Esquimalt) and the WSÁNEĆ peoples (Saanich), on whose traditional territories we operate from in Victoria, BC. As individuals, we have a responsibility to recognize the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, and to consider how we can contribute to a collective society that reconciles history and respects the Indigenous peoples who have lived here for time immemorial.

A few resources we appreciate:

The Narwhal

MediaINDIGENA

The Secret Life of Canada

All My Relations

BC Friendship Centres’ Take Action Resource List

Check out National Indigenous Peoples Day gatherings around Southern Vancouver Island to celebrate Indigenous cultures and learn more about the arts, community projects, and stories generously shared by event contributors.

Brentwood Bay Festival | June 3, Pioneer Park 

A family event kicking off with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Central Saanich Lions and featuring a parade, games, vendors, treats, and performances – including Juno award winner, Fred Penner! 

Ride Don’t Hide | June 4, Windsor Park #WhyIRide #NoOneRidesAlone

Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ride Don’t Hide is an organized bike and walk event to raise funds and awareness to help maintain and improve mental health. 

Sooke Cold Water Dip Community Group | June 4 & 11, Ella Beach 

Everyone’s talking about the benefits of cold exposure. If you’re like me, you may love the idea of cold-water ocean dips when it’s a topic of interest and then freeze up when it comes to the real deal. (lol)

Going with a group makes a difference if cold water exposure is something you want to explore as a new habit. The power of positive peer pressure!

Plus, this Meetup offers an opportunity to connect with likeminded people in your community who enjoy trying new things to level up their health and wellness.

Langford Attainable Home Ownership Program Information Session | June 7, Langford Business Centre

Applications are open for the Langford Attainable Home Ownership Program, designed “to help qualified buyers secure up to 75% of the down payment* for their home.” Click here for our summary of the program.

The session will be a great opportunity to seek clarity on the program requirements relevant to you.

The Seaside Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival | June 9-11, Sidney 

General day admission to Folk ‘N Fiddle is $32.63, the Friday Night Gala is $57.15, and the Cabaret Super Pass is $81.15. 

Enjoy performances by The Fretless with Madelaine Roger, Stephen Fearing, Mariel Buckley, and more! 

Float: A Made.Market (Summer Series) | June 17, Langford

Made Markets are organized seasonally, showcasing local makers on Vancouver Island, plus food trucks and music!

The markets are by makers, for makers, brought to life by Margaux of Margaux b. Pottery and Michelle of MOTHER.lifestyle.

Victoria’s 24th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival | June 21-25, Downtown Victoria 

The Ska & Reggae Festival is organized by the Victoria BC Ska Society, a community-based non-profit, to provide entertainment and education on ska, reggae, and other Jamaican-rooted music genres. The festival includes other musical genres and focuses on creating an empowering space for youth, local artists, and music lovers to come together.

Thank you for being here,

Alex Hughes* and Ricki-Lee Jewell, Victoria, BC Real Estate Agents

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

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