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Duncan Spring Events – The Raptors Celebrate the Egg

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:56

Have you ever wanted to see a bald eagle, a falcon, a hawk, or an owl in real life? This Easter weekend, the Raptors (a.k.a. the Pacific Northwest Raptors) invite you to celebrate one of the holiday’s most iconic symbols: the egg!

Come and see the many different types of eggs that some of the birds of prey lay at the rescue centre. Test your knowledge and find out what a baby eagle, hawk, and owl look like with the momma-bird-baby-bird matching game! There will also be crafts, an Easter egg hunt, and the chance to see these incredible birds up close.

If you’ve been looking for unique events related to Easter and spring on Vancouver Island, this is it!

Event Name: The Raptors Celebrate the Egg

Date: Friday, March 30 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 10:30am to 3pm

Location: The Pacific Northwest Raptors, 1877 Herd Road, Duncan

Contact: The Pacific Northwest Raptors

Telephone: 250-746-0372

E-mail: info@the-raptors.com

Official website: http://pnwraptors.com/

Cost: $8-16. Families $44-50.

Featured image credit: By michael_swan, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mmmswan/27621680385/. Licensed by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/.

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Duncan Spring Events – Easter Fair at the HUB

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:32

Are you looking for something fun to do this Easter weekend? Do you want to celebrate without having to pay an entry fee for you and your family? This free event in Duncan may be up your alley! Come join in for some egg-celent family fun at the Easter Fair at the HUB at Cowichan Station. Check out what the fair has in store!

  • Bouncy castle
  • Forest egg hunt
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Woodworking (kids can work on a birdhouse project at the wood workshop)
  • Music
  • Popcorn
  • Face painting
  • Crafts
  • Huge DVD sale through the HUB Film Club ($1 a DVD with 4,000 to choose from!)

All proceeds made will go towards the renovation of the upstairs rooms at the HUB in the original schoolhouse to create even more space for community programs and activities.

Come and see what’s in store at this amazing family fair of fun!

Event Name: Easter Fair at the HUB

Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Time: 9am to 1pm

Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan

Contact: Donna Shaw

Telephone: 250-748-0763

E-mail: donna@liveedgedesign.com

Official website: https://www.facebook.com/TheHubAtCowichanStation/

Cost: free.

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Cobble Hill Spring Events – Easter at the Merridale Orchard

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:55

Want to have a delicious brunch this Easter weekend while also doing something fun with the kids? This year, Merridale Ciderworks will be celebrating Easter and you are invited to bring your family and loved ones to celebrate!

Brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday at Merridale, which will include some delicious Easter-inspired specials. These would be perfect if you want to celebrate a midday meal with the family! On Sunday, April 1, there will be a very special Easter dinner that everyone can enjoy. Check out the menus online for more details.

All weekend long, kids can participate in the Easter Word Scavenger Hunt. After being armed with a map of the orchard, kids can seek out and collect words that form a secret phrase. Once the special sentence has been discovered, the kids can bring their sentence back to the Merridale farmhouse for a special prize!

Call Merridale to book your seats at the brunch and dinner, or to find out more about our special event. We look forward to celebrating Easter with you!

Event Name: Easter at the Merridale Orchard

Date: Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2, 2018

Time: 11am to 5pm

Location: Merridale Ciderworks, 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill

Contact: Merridale Ciderworks

Telephone: 250-743-4293

E-mail: info@merridale.ca

Official website: https://www.merridale.ca/

Cost: various.

 

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Duncan Spring Events – 2018 Easter Eggspress

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:40

Want to celebrate Easter in a fun way this year? Do you live in or are visiting Duncan BC for the Easter weekend? Come bring kids over to the BC Forest Discovery Centre, then, for the 2018 Easter Eggspress! This is not only an Easter event and a Duncan spring tradition, it’s also the BC Forest Discovery Centre’s kick-off to their new season.

There are all sorts of activities happening during this 3-day event! Kids who arrive can go on an Easter Scavenger Hunt and win a goodie bag when they’re finished! They can also partake in creating crafts at the crafts table! For those not hunting for eggs, there will be unlimited Green Hornet train rides offered throughout the day during the weekend.

Hungry? The Centre’s concession menu now features pizza in addition to their other goodies! Grab a slice or a bite to eat of one of our other tasty options.

For more information, please contact the BC Forest Discovery Centre.

Special thanks to Save-on-Foods for supplying the goodie bags this year!

Event Name: 2018 Easter Eggspress

Date: Saturday, March 31 to Monday, April 2, 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm

Location: BC Forest Discovery Centre, 2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan

Contact: Carol Miller

Telephone: 250-715-1113, ext. 23

E-mail: info.bcfdc@shawlink.ca

Official website: http://bcforestdiscoverycentre.com/

Cost: $6-8. Children under 3 years old: free.

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Victoria Spring Events – Easter at the Market

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:26

Looking for a family-friendly and fun way to celebrate Easter? Come join in the festivities at the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson! There will be a free family event taking place from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

  • Come and enjoy live music from VINYL WAVE!
  • Get involved at the Easter Craft Table.
  • Come get a balloon at the Balloon Twisting by Grover’s Balloons
  • Get a photo of yourself at the free photobooth set up in the middle of the Market by Island Photobooth, featuring lots of Easter Props!

For more information check out the Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Name: Easter at the Market

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 6-1701 Douglas Street, Victoria

Contact: Victoria Public Market

Telephone: 778-433-2787

E-mail: admin@victoriapublicmarket.com

Official website: https://www.facebook.com/events/223779881519920/

Cost: free.

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Nanaimo Spring Events – Easter Eggstravaganza Aquatic Adventure

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:11

Want a fun way to celebrate Easter this year? Come check out the Easter Eggstravaganza aquatic adventure at Beban Pool! On March 31, kids can gather eggs in the pool and redeem them for prizes!

There will also be face painting, aqua jousting, a water running mat, sponge throwing, inflatables to play with, and so much more!

Contact Nanaimo Parks & Recreation for more details.

Event Name: Easter Eggstravaganza Aquatic Adventure

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 1:30pm to 4pm

Location: Beban Pool, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

Contact: Nanaimo Parks & Recreation

Telephone: 250-756-5200

E-mail: parksandrecreation@nanaimo.ca

Official website: https://www.nanaimo.ca/your-government/news-events/events

Cost: Family: $14. Adults: $7. Students & Seniors: $5.25. Children: $3.75.

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Tofino Spring Events – Feast Tofino 2018

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:23

Now in its seventh year, Feast Tofino is the big foodie event of the year! Come to Tofino and sample genuinely Canadian West Coast food!

Local and visiting chefs, fishers, and foragers will be sharing their specialty dishes and cuisine as well as providing lectures and other special events on boat-to-table living to anyone looking for a taste of cuisine from the backyard of Clayoquot Sound. In Tofino, the idea of boat-to-table dining (similar to farm-to-table dining) isn’t just a trendy thing to do in Tofino… it’s the culture, their way of life.

Dine out and stay at local participating restaurants and accommodations this year! The many events that take place during the festival book up fast and sell out early, so stay tuned to Feast Tofino’s official website or check out their Facebook page so you don’t miss out on the event you most want to attend! Prices and dates will vary depending on the event and its venue. The best way to stay up to date is to contact the event organizers.

Event Name: Feast Tofino 2018

Date: April 20 to May 6, 2018

Location: Various venues, Tofino

Contact: Feast Tofino

Official website: http://www.feasttofino.com/

Cost: various.

Featured image credit: “Halibut with asparagus over polenta @ Shelter Restaurant” by Michelle Lee,  https://www.flickr.com/photos/michellerlee/5761099600/. Licensed by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/.

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Port Alberni Spring Events – Easter Bunny Bonanza

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:17

Are you visiting or do you live in Port Alberni? Looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter with the kids? Join the Easter Bunny and his friends then for an afternoon of fun at the Echo Community Centre! The Easter Bunny Bonanza will be held on Saturday, March 31.

There will be a variety of Easter-themed activities to enjoy for the whole family! Go hunting for Easter eggs, enjoy treats, crafts, games, and many more fun and interactive things to do!

Tickets are available now; children will need to be registered before participating in this event.

Special thanks go to the Port Alberni Toy Run, the event’s sponsors, and the great volunteers for making this community event possible! Happy Easter!

Event Name: Easter Bunny Bonanza

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: Echo Community Centre, 4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni

Contact: Echo Community Centre

Telephone: 250-723-2181

Official website: https://www.portalberni.ca/

Cost: $6. Registration required for children.

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Campbell River Spring Events – BIA’s Annual Easter Event

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:03

Do you want to do something fun and exciting this Easter weekend? Do you live in or are visiting Campbell River this year? Downtown has all sorts of fun activities going on! Join in the fun at this year’s Annual Easter Event, which will take place on Saturday March 31. Bring the family to this fun-filled event!

At 11am Ostler Park will be the main setting for a giant Easter Egg Hunt. The first 300 kids to arrive will receive free Easter baskets, bubbles, and wands. Afterwards, head on over to Spirit Square where you can get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! There will also be lots to see and experience, such as:

  • Shoo Shoo the Clown
  • Captain Thunderpants
  • Jim Chisholm
  • An electric train
  • An animal activity farm
  • Games
  • Bounce-a-rama
  • A Fun Swing
  • Face painting
  • Easter Egg Dyeing
  • Henna designs
  • Storytime plus crafts at the Art Gallery

Many food vendors will be around and serving a delicious salmon barbecue, mini doughnuts, cotton candy, and Kettle Korn.

Happy Easter!

Event Name: BIA’s Annual Easter Event

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 11am

Location: Ostler Park and Spirit Square, Downtown Campbell River

Contact: Jan Wade

Telephone: 250-287-8642

Official website: http://www.downtowncampbellriver.com/easter-event

Cost: free.

 

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Qualicum Spring Events – VIU’s Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:42

Are you looking for something fun to do this Easter weekend? Do you love relaxing in springtime gardens? This event can help! Come to Milner Gardens and enjoy the time you spend with your kids on the annual Bunny Trail. You can also drop in for a cup of tea!

Kids can pick up a map of the Bunny Trail at the Welcome Centre. These contain the clues you will need to spot the bunnies! Return to the Pool House Gift Shop once your map is completed and you can win a free treat!

The Camellia Tea Room* will be open for tea, and they will also have a selection homemade soups with a scone, scones with Devon Cream and Milner Jam, and desserts. They will be open from 1pm to 4pm.

*Full High Afternoon Tea service and reservations to the Camellia Tea Room will unfortunately not be available during the Bunny Trail event weekend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Name: VIU’s Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Date: Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2, 2018

Time: 10am to 4:30pm

Location: VIU’s Milner Gardens, 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum

Contact: Milner Gardens

Telephone: 250-752-6153

E-mail: milnergardens@shaw.ca

Official website: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/

Cost: Adults & Seniors: $9. Youth (13-18 years): $5. Children 12 & under: free (must be accompanied by an adult). Members: free.

 

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