Upcoming Events

Take part in fun, family-friendly activities, meet your neighbours, and celebrate what it means to be a part of the Royal Bay community.

Events
  • Join us for Neighbourhood Nights!

    EVERY TUESDAY
    SUMMER 2024 6:00PM – 8:00PN
    july 9 – August 27

    Location: Royal Bay Meadow Park Green
    No pre-registration required.
    Program may be cancelled due to weather.
    For more information, call 205-474-8665

    Bring your family, friends, and neighbours for a fun-filled evening in the park with the Westshore Parks & Recreation Community Events Team. Enjoy games, activities, and the chance to connect with our wonderful community. Whether you’re here to make new friends or just enjoy a pleasant night out, there’s something for everyone!

    Learn more here.

  • Yoga in the Park

    WITH KRISTYN ROSE

    SUMMER 2024 6:00PM Thursdays june 20 – August 29
    Excluding July 4.

    Ready to zen out in Meadow Park? Join @kristynroseyoga every Thursday all summer long for an hour of transformational movement.

    Location: Royal Bay Meadow Park Green
    Time: 6-7pm (please arrive 10 minutes early)
    What to bring: Yoga mat, water bottle, sun cover or protection, yoga props (if needed)
    Parking: Free
    Dogs: Welcome

    About your instructor: Kristyn Rose is a seasoned yoga teacher, dedicated practitioner, and compassionate guide in the realms of meditation and Yoga Nidra. As a passionate women’s health advocate and earth steward, her journey has taken her across the globe in search of healing modalities, ancient teachings, and transformative techniques. Specializing in Holistic Hatha Yoga, Restorative, Yin, and Yoga Nidra, Kristyn’s mission is to infuse the world with the powerful medicine of mindfulness and profound rest.

    Learn more here.

  • Music in the Park

    FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Don’t miss Colwood Music in the Park performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at various locations around Colwood from 5:30 to 7:30pm this summer! We’re working to bring community members together to enjoy live music and dancing with fresh local food at some of the most beautiful parks and beaches on the Island. Stay tuned for more details to come! 

    Location: Royal Bay Meadow Park Green
    Dates: June 14 The Wedding Crashers, July 12 LoveCats, and August 16 Soul Shakers 

    Location: The Commons Royal Bay
    Dates: June 8 CourtLand, July 13 Poshcoat, and August 10 The Groove Diggers 

    Learn more here.

  • Visual Arts Classes

    FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    We are pleased to announce our upcoming Educational Classes for the Summer of 2024.

    “The Between Steps” What to leave in, what to leave out, by: Nancy Slaght

    “Wet into Wet – Watercolour Abstraction, by: Dixie MacUisdin

    Location: Arts and Culture Colwood

    Learn more here.

  • In Site Arts Festival

    SEPTEMBER 14 & 15

    In Sight Festival Aims to create an Festival aims to create an event that provides an opportunity for families and individuals to experience arts and culture activities through personal engagement. This festival will showcase some of our local artists and cultural practices by presenting and connecting artists with the public. This Festival will provide a mosaic of presentations, including music, dance, children’s arts activities, art show, plein air painters, storytelling, and food.

    Learn more here.

  • Eats & Beats Beach Party 2024

    Jul 27, 2024 – 01:00PM to 08:00PM
    LOCAtioN: THE BEACHLANDS 3483 Metchosin Road, Colwood
    Get Directions >

    Head to The Beachlands at the corner of Metchosin and Latoria roads in Colwood on the ancestral land of the Lekwungen speaking people this Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 1pm until 8pm for the Beachlands Eats & Beats Beach Party! It’s live music all day with an international food truck festival, beachside beverage service with Victoria Beer Society and all kinds of fun by the ocean! We’re celebrating summer with FREE fun in the sun, sand, and sea.

    Live music, street food and beach beverages

    Picture yourself with your favourite people on the sunny beach by the ocean, cold beverage in hand, grooving to the summertime tunes of some of the best local bands. 

    Our musical line up will showcase some of the best local bands performing live against the backdrop of the ocean, including The Soul Shakers, The Temps, Sugar, Heist, and Silvertone.

    Sample international flavours from more than a dozen favourite food trucks, enjoy an ice cold beer or cider from the Victoria Beer Society beachside beer service, get into some beach games, and just chill to the tunes.

    With three free Eats & Beats shuttle buses, free bike valet parking, and free parking just up from the event, there are lots of ways to get to Eats & Beats.

    • Hop on a free Eats & Beats Shuttle: Three FREE Eats & Beats Shuttles will run all day to the event at Royal Beach. There will be one shuttle stop at Royal Bay Secondary School and one near the new Quality Foods Royal Bay. You’ll also be able to jump on a Beach Bus running between Royal Beach Park and Metchosin Road any time, all day. Follow the Eats & Beats signage! 
    • B.C. Transit makes it easy to get to the event: Take routes #50, #52, #53, or #61 to Royal Bay, then hop on the complimentary shuttle to the event. For more information visit http://bctransit.com/victoria/schedules-and-maps
    • Ride your bike. It pays to cycle! Use the free Capital Bike Valet and get $5 Eats & Beats Bucks to use at the food trucks! The Locker from Capital Bike is a safe and secure, staffed bike parking service. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail runs right through Colwood. Jump off the trail at Hatley Gardens cemetery and make your way up Adye Road then zip along Metchosin Road for an easy downhill cruise to Royal Beach.
    • Walk to Eats & Beats! Park at the Lagoon Beach for a leisurely walk along the beach to the Royal Beach site. It’s just about 1km between the Lagoon washrooms and Royal Beach. Or if you live in the area, enjoy one of the many trails into Royal Bay and down to the beach. 
    • Got your own kayak? Park at the Lagoon Beach and paddle over to Eats & Beats! 

    However you get there… don’t miss the best beach party of the summer!

    Need hotel accommodation?

    Spend the night in Colwood just up the road from the beach at the Holiday Inn Colwood. Find more accommodation options in Colwood.

    Interested in Volunteering

    Get involved and join the party! We’re looking for volunteers to help with set up, take down, stagehands, info booth and general assistance throughout the day in 4 hour shifts.

    Sign up here and we will be in touch!

  • Westshore Swap, Shop & Market

    every Sunday until September 1st from 8 am – 12 pm.

    Westshore Swap, Shop & Market is a community swap meet and local farmers market that’s fun for all ages! Visit a variety of vendors with new items to browse each week.

    Find it Sundays at West Shore Parks and Recreation in the parking lot by the Juan de Fuca Library. 

    General Admission: $2.00 each OR donate a non-perishable food bank donation at the door in lieu of $2 benefitting the Goldstream Food Bank.
    Kids under 12 are always free. 

    Learn more here.

  • New Additions to The Commons at Royal Bay

    we’re excited to share these amazing additions to the commons at royal bay!

    Scotiabank: Now Open.

    Starbucks: Now Open.

    Next Level Childcare: Now Open.

    Pure Pharmacy: Now Open.

    Noodlebox: Now Open.

    Royal Bay Dental: Now Open.

    Pizza Pizza: Now Open.

    Tim Hortons: Now Open.

    BarBurrito: Opening Soon.

    Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Past Events
  • Bloom Art Show

    SPRING 2024 April 17th – May 12th. Show hours: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10 am-3 pm & Saturday Noon – 4 pm.

    The Bloom Art Show celebrates spring with a showcase of floral-themed artwork, from bold blooms to dainty blossoms and all the bouquets in between. Bloom is a very much-loved annual tradition for our many of the local Visual Artists including those from the previous Coast Collective and we are looking forward to hosting this free event for the artists and the public.

    Learn more here.

  • Ideas Fair 2024 – a Colwood town hall event

    Saturday, April 27th at Royal Bay Secondary School. 2pm to 5pm, or drop in anytime!

    Colwood Council is focused on listening to residents to understand citizen wants, needs and expectations as they make decisions about our community.

    The ‘Ideas Fair’ town hall event is an interactive opportunity for Colwood residents to engage in conversations and share ideas with Council, staff and each other on a wide range of topics.

    Learn more here.

  • 100 Women Who Care West Shore – April 2024

    april 11th from 7 – 8 pm at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Doors open at 6:00pm for registration, meet and greet, and refreshments. 

    100 Women Who Care West Shore is designed to make an immediate, direct, and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours by bringing together 100+ women who are passionate about contributing to local community causes. The group meets for 1 hour, (over tea, coffee, or wine) and after listening to three presentations, we vote on the local charity or non-profit organization that will receive our donations for that night. Every woman writes a cheque to the selected organization, and watches how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation!

    Learn more here.

  • Classic Concert Series presented by Arts & Culture Colwood Society

    april 13th 2 – 3 pm at the St John the Baptist Heritage Church.

    “Beloved of the Sky”, April 13th / Emily Carr String Quartet

    Arts & Culture Colwood Society presents the Classical Concert Series.  The first concert will feature Emily Carr String Quartet performing Haydn, Iman Habibi and Borodin on April 13, 2024 in Colwood. Experience classical music in a quaint and intimate venue – the Historic St. John the Baptist Church. This is an opportunity to provide affordable music experiences for our local community 

    Learn more here.

  • CENiC Speakers Series Spring 2024

    March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th: 7-8 pm.

    Join conversations about Caring for our Planet, Home Energy Efficiency, The RUSH to Nature Based Solutions, the Mayor’s Message and CENiC Awards

    Register for the virtual events

    Register for these free Zoom events at EventBrite – CENiC Speakers Series

    Learn more here.

  • Royal Bay Easter Egg Hunt

    march 30th at meadow park green.

    Are you egg-cited for Easter? Because our annual Easter Egg Hunt is back! Join us on Saturday March 30th at 11:00am to hunt for chocolate eggs in Meadow Park alongside the Easter Bunny.

    The hunt starts at 11am sharp, please bring your own baskets. Entrance to the start line will be off of Latoria Boulevard in Meadow Park.

    Following the hunt families can hop through the lush trails of Royal Bay to Meadow Park Green where more family fun awaits!

    Meadow Park Green activities will run between 11:30am and 2pm.

    • Hop ’til you drop with DJ Chris Poynter
    • Family Photos sponsored by Quality Foods
    • Bounce like a bunny in the inflatables sponsored by Cascadia Liquor
    • Cookie Decorating sponsored by Acera Insurance
    • Children’s creation station by West Shore Parks & Recreation community events team.
    • Learn with Royal BC Museum
    • Kattia’s Kitchen Food Truck
    • Greek n’ Go Food Truck
    • Candy Time Concession

    All set up directly beside our beautiful playground

    We hope everyone has an egg-stra special Easter!

    *Parking at the RBSS parking lot and on the right side of the gravel road down to Beachlands Park.

    Learn more here.

  • Celebrate! Art Show

    Open to the Public: Valentine’s Day Feb 14 to March 14. Wed/thurs/fri: 10AM to 3PM. Sat: 12pm to 4pm.

    The Arts and Culture Colwood Society is thrilled to announce our inaugural event celebrating our new Arts and Culture Centre at 170 Goldfinch Road!

    The show, titled “Celebrate!” will open on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2024. This juried art show will run through March 14, 2024 and feature fabulous work by local artists.

    We envision this theme to bring art into the space, celebrating our love for community, nature and new beginnings! Thank you to the City of Colwood Mayor, Council and staff for helping us create this new centre for the arts in our community.

    Learn more here.

  • ReImagine West Shore Repair Café

    February 25, 2024 – 11AM to 3PM at Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre.

    What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a bike wheel that’s out of alignment … and what about a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring them to the Repair Café, where our fantastic volunteer repair team can assess and more than likely help you get your item repaired. And for those who want to give DIY a try, there will be tools and materials on hand for you to work on fixing some things yourself!

    Got the tools and some time? If you’re a Handy Superhero like our mascot Reggie the Wrench Guy, we’d love to have you join our righteous repair quest. Repair Café ReImagine West Shore could use more handy volunteers and we’re looking for local residents with different skills who can serve as repair experts during our Repair Café meetings. Check out our Call to Handyfolk and let us know if you can lend us a hand at an upcoming Repair Café!  

  • Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2024

    February 24th from 4PM to 7PM at Starlight Stadium.

    On February 24, 2024, join your Colwood neighbours and others across Canada for the Coldest Night of the Year Walk. You will be helping to raise funds to support people on the West Shore who are homeless, hurting and hungry, through services offered by Pacific Centre Family Services Association and Our Place Society. 

    Gather friends, family and workmates and join team Colwood to walk, spread awareness and provide a sense of hope, love and belonging to our neighbours in need. Get more details and sign up here!

  • Help Restore Ecosystems in Royal Bay

    February 24th, 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Green Teams of Canada, City of Colwood and GableCraft Homes are pleased to announce our first activity of 2024. We will be removing invasive plants and planting native plants on February 24th, 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Colwood (near Metchosin Rd & Cotlow Rd, across from Royal Beach Park).

    This is a perfect opportunity to get outside, meet new people and contribute to improving a local park. No experience needed. All ages and abilities are welcome. Gloves, tools and delicious snacks provided.

    To sign up and view more info click here.

  • Family Fun Day

    Meadow Park Green between 11am and 2pm on February 19th.

    YOU’RE INVITED ✨ Bring your families, including the furry ones, and come down to Meadow Park Green between 11am and 2pm on February 19th for some Family Day fun!

    Enjoy hot beverages, kid activities, and taking photos in the photo booth. Photo props will be supplied, bring your best smiles, or funny faces! We can’t wait to see you there.

    Learn more here.

  • The Victoria Symphony with Ken Lavigne in Concert!

    DECEMBER 18TH, 2023 7:30PM. Dogwood Auditorium, Royal Roads University.

    Vocalist Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound and modern style. From show tunes and popular favourites to arias and Christmas Classics, Ken’s lyric tenor voice spreads holiday cheer! Join us this holiday season as Ken Lavigne shares his musical gifts in concert with your Victoria Symphony.

    To purchase tickets and for concert program information visit: 
    www.artsandculturecolwood.ca/upcomingevents

  • Colwood Christmas Light Up 2023

    Join us Tuesday, December 5th from 6:00 -8:00 pm at Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road.

    The Colwood Christmas Light Up is  one of those special community events that captures the true spirit of the Christmas season and leaves people smiling.

    Friends and neighbours visit and reconnect over hot chocolate and treats while children from local schools spread cheer with their musical performances.

    Learn more here.

  • Christmas in Colwood

    Saturday, December 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Commons plaza

    Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Royal Bay, as we wait for the IEOA Truck Parade to arrive and collect donations for the Goldstream Food Bank!

    To start, grab some dinner at Quality Foods and then stroll through the magical light tunnels of Meadow Park! Make your way back at 5:30pm to The Commons Plaza where you can enjoy the musical performance by Pacific Edge Chorus. Afterwards make sure to check out the kid’s craft station, cookie decorating and Starbucks hot beverage station.

    There will be plenty of great family photo opportunities, so get ready to snap and share lots of pictures. This event is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, especially with all the Christmas hits that DJ Chris Poynter will be playing!

    Thank you to our event sponsors: GableCraft Homes, Quality Foods, Starbucks, Cascadia Liquor and Pure Integrative Pharmacy!

    Bundle up and join us for a bright and beautiful Christmas in Colwood!

  • 10,000 Tonight Food Drive

    Wednesday, November 29th from 5-9pm

    The annual 10,000 Tonight Food Drive which will be taking place on Wednesday, November 29th from 5-9pm, volunteers will be going door to door collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout the city of Colwood.

    A number of years ago, the 10,000 Tonight event was launched with the goal to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items in a single night. Since then, it has expanded to all three high schools in the Sooke School District.  All food collected will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank. 

    How can you support? 

    • Save your non-perishable food items for donation! Volunteers will pick them up from you on November 30th.  Feel free to leave them on your doorstep if you aren’t going to be home.
    • Donate with cash or cheque (made payable to the Goldstream Food Bank Society or School District No.62) to our school office or visit the Royal Bay School website to donate via school cash online
    • Spread the word – share this information with your neighbours in Colwood 

    Learn more here.

  • Westshore Craft Crawl Holiday Market

    sunday, November 5th from 10am-4pm.

    Avoid the crowds and get all of your holiday shopping done locally in just one day! This unique outdoor drive-around market features 10+ Locations with 4-6 local vendors at each – all within a few minutes drive in the central Westshore! You’ll find everything from food trucks to fibre artists, potters, bakers, makers, wooden toys, clothing, locally made preserves, glassworks, great gift ideas, delicious treats and SO much more! Make your list and grab some friends to join you for this full day experience where you can find everything you need for the holiday season!

    Please visit www.facebook.com/westshorecraftcrawl for full details including vendor sneak peeks & the list of locations plus interactive event map!

    RSVP here: https://fb.me/e/3zw920SiY

    Learn more here.

  • The Sum of Our Parts Art Exhibit

    September 29th – November 4th. exhibition hours: fridays 2-6pm, saturdays 12-6pm. opening reception September 29th 5-8pm. located at the commons at royal bay.

    Echoing ancient winds, seas and sands, Royal Bay is a place where change is the only constant, where many have found new beginnings, new homes, new ways of coming together, and thriving together.

    To celebrate the opening of Royal Bay’s new retail village, The Commons, we are transforming the space in the corner of Latoria Boulevard and Ryder Hesjedal Way with an art exhibition curated for this space, for this community, and for this important milestone in the growth of Royal Bay, Colwood, and Vancouver Island at large.

    The Sum of Our Parts is an art exhibition featuring the works of three Vancouver Island artists: Samantha Dickie, Laura Dutton, and Roberta Pyx Sutherland. The artworks curated for this show invite us to reflect on the idea of many different parts coming together and forming something greater. These works of art, sharing a space and a narrative, in closeness and in their own voice, remind us that each of us is made of a multiplicity of experiences and ideas, and at the same time we come together to form a greater, richer collective culture. Offering an opportunity to experience how we each see ourselves, how we see others, and to reveal the invisible forces that connect us.

  • Monster Mash

    sunday, october 29th from 2pm-4pm at meadow park green in royal bay.

    Are you ready to have a spooktacular time? Get the family dressed up and connect with your community this October 29th from 2-4pm at the Royal Bay Monster Mash in Meadow Park Green!

    👻 DJ Chris Poynter
    🎃 Royal Bay Bakery
    🧟‍♂️ Four Frames Photo
    ☠️ Funtime Inflatables

    We can’t wait to see you there!

  • Shore to Shore Pottery Tour

    Saturday, October 21st.

    On Saturday, October 21, 2023, rain or shine, this self-guided tour will take place at participants’ studios in Greater Victoria’s West Shore communities.

    Come out and support the artists and artisans in your neighbourhood. Get a head start on your Christmas list or add to your own fabulous collection of handmade pieces

    Learn more here.

  • Free Yoga in the Park

    every Thursday all summer long starting june 1st from 6pm – 7pm at meadow park.

    Ready to zen out in Meadow Park? Join @kristynroseyoga every Thursday all Summer long for transformational movement starting June 1st from 6pm – 7pm. All levels are welcome, just make sure to bring your mat and water bottle!

  • Royal Bay Block Party

    september 10th, 12pm-5pm at the corner of latoria boulevard & quarry street.

    You’re invited! Join us on September 10th to take advantage of the pre-sale pricing on the brand-new GableCraft Homes community, Echo Townhomes!

    At Echo, choose from 2 bed, 2 bed + den, 3 bed, & 4-bedroom townhomes designed for flexibility with quality features and finishes, plus curated options and upgrades to personalize your new home to your style!

    Bring the family to enjoy the Royal Bay Block Party featuring a live DJ, beverage garden, bouncy castle, on-location radio, oversized games, food & ice cream trucks, kids activities, local vendors, and street Hockey!

  • Open House Intro to Square Dancing

    Saturday, September 16 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Colwood Community Hall. 

    Join the Frontier Twirlers for their Open House Introduction to Square Dancing. 

    Learn more here.

  • In Sight Festival

    Saturday, September 9th, from 11:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday, September 10th, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

    Enjoy a mosiac of music, children’s activities, aerial acrobatics, visual art displays, en plein air paintings, and traditional Indigenous dances.  Let’s embrace diversity, build friendships, and connect with nature and our local community, in one of Colwood’s most beautiful natural settings.

    Learn more here.

  • Colwood Music in the Park

    Colwood hosts Music in the Park performances on Friday evenings during the summer to bring neighbours together to enjoy live, outdoor music and food while spending time together outdoors in some of our community’s lovely local parks.

    • Herm Williams Park on Kelly Road
    • Colwood Creek Park on Sunridge Valley Drive
    • Meadow Park Green in Royal Bay
    • Colwood City Hall on Wishart Road

    Learn more here.

  • West Shore Swap n Shop

    every sunday

    Westshore Swap, Shop & Market is a community swap meet and local farmers market that’s fun for all ages! Visit a variety of vendors with new items to browse each week.

    Find it Sundays at West Shore Parks and Recreation in the parking lot by the Juan de Fuca Library. 

  • Beach Food weekends with music

    Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, head to the Lagoon Beach along Ocean Boulevard in Colwood for eats from your favourite local food trucks in the fresh air by the ocean between noon and 7pm. Starting in May we’ll have live local music on Saturday evenings from 5 to 7pm on our rustic beach stage near the bird sculptures and portable washroom building.

    Learn more here.

  • Royal Bay Pop-Up Karma Market For Mamas For Mamas

    August 30th at Meadow Park. Accepting donations from 12PM-2PM & members of the community who need access to donated items will be able to pick up from 5PM-7PM.

    Donations needed! Let’s help those in need, right in our community. Accepting diapers (all sizes), wipes, formulas, and personal hygiene products such as shampoo/body wash, and tampons/pads.

    This is a crucial next step towards South Vancouver Island obtaining a physical karma Market, so let’s rally as a community to show how much we can achieve!

  • Parent Friendly Bootcamp With Jess Dovanne in Meadow Park

    Parent Friendly 

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:30am

    Regular Bootcamp

    Monday 6:30pm, Wednesday 6:00pm

    If your goal is to get in a workout, connect with your community while keeping a small person alive this bootcamp is for you. 

    Jess is a retired National rugby player and current varsity rugby coach whose main strength (apart from her stregth) is energizing humans.

    This sequence will be comprised of a warm up, high intensity easily modified movements finishing with a cool down.

    All fitness levels are welcome

    See dates and book here

  • Neighbourhood Nights

    Tuesdays at Royal Bay Meadow Park 6:00PM-8:00PM. Located off Metchosin Road at Latoria Boulevard.

    Come together in your community park for fun games, activities  and crafts.  Bring a picnic dinner, get outside , be active  and reconnect with your family and neighbours.

    Tue, Jul 4 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Jul 11 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Jul 18 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Jul 25 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Aug 1 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Aug 8 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Aug 15 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Aug 22 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Tue, Aug 29 2023, 6 – 8pm

    Learn more here.

  • Eats & Beats Beach Party 2023

    saturday, july 29th.

    Head to Royal Beach in Colwood on the ancestral land of the Lekwungen speaking people this Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 1pm until 8pm for the Royal Beach Eats & Beats Beach Party! It’s live music all day with a food truck festival, a craft beer garden, a street market, a climbing wall, paddling, cycling and more! We’re celebrating summer with FREE fun on the street, sand, and sea. 

    Learn more here.

  • Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

    July 1st, 10am – 4pm at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. free admission!

    Come celebrate Canada’s special day with Parks Canada staff and the 5th (B.C.) Regiment of RCA.

    Live music and a multitude of special interpretive programs will be offered throughout the site, and heritage-themed ice cream and soda will be served at the Canteen. Make sure to stop by the lighthouse for the annual photo opportunity with the giant Canada flag.

    Learn more here.

  • Canada Day at the Beach

    Join us for Canada Day at the beach on Saturday, July 1 from 12-7pm! 

    Colwood is hosting a special Beach Food Saturday to celebrate Canada Day! Join your neighbours down at the beach to enjoy food and music while spending time together outdoors in the ocean air. 

    Learn more here.

  • Flatdeck Musical Theatre

    Sunday, June 25th. 3pm: musical theatre & 4pm: kids zone art activities.

    Arts and Culture Colwood presents its third year of free, family friendly Flatdeck Musical Theatre productions! This year’s song and dance presentation is a sneak peak of Theatre Al Dente summer production of Tuck Everlasting! After the show, Arts and Culture Colwood will host a one hour Kids Art Zone with a fun art craft for the kids! The fun begins at 3:00pm, on Sunday, June 25th in Meadow Green Park, Royal Bay! Thank you to our sponsors GableCraft Homes and City of Colwood

  • Strawberry Tea & Craft Fair

    June 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Strawberry Shortcake – $10 per person, beverage included.

    The Church of the Advent is hosting the Strawberry Tea & Craft Fair. There is a wide variety of craft tables and our famous bake table.

    Learn more here.

  • National Indigenous People’s Day 2023 Celebrations

    Wednesday, June 21 from 10am – 3pm.

    Join the celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day at Royal Roads University. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free!

    • Experience the Canoe Landing Protocol, Canoe Challenge, Indigenous Artists and Musicians
    • Participate in field games for kids of all ages, join a craft table and take a guided nature walk
    • Enjoy lunch from food vendors on the lovely grounds on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon

    Learn more here.

  • Grand Opening – Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance Services

    tuesday, June 20th.

    Join us for the Grand Opening of another amazing addition to The Commons at Royal Bay, Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance!

    Be one of the first 100 customers to make a transaction with them and receive a gift card from Megson Fitzpatrick to another business opening in the community!

  • Royal Bay Sports Day

    Join us on June 10th from 11 am – 2 pm at Meadow Park for an action packed day of soccer related fun! 

    We are excited to be hosting another community event this summer with some exciting activities. Participate in soccer drills with former MLS Goalkeeper David Ousted, take your shot on the giant inflatable soccer net to win Royal Bay swag or just bounce around in our soccer themed bouncy castle to the music provided by DJ Chris Poynter. 

    Kattia’s Kitchen Authentic Mexican food truck and GreekNGo food truck will be there serving up some of the best local cuisines. 

    Feel free to wear your favourite soccer jersey or rep your local team! We can’t wait to see you on the field. 

  • Luxton Spring Fair

    Victoria Day Weekend – Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun – May 18, 19, 20, 21, 2023.

    Free Grounds Admission All Weekend
    Open Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm

    • Antique Farm Equipment
    • Heritage Museum
    • VI Blacksmith
    • Vendors Booths

    West Coast Amusements
    Carnival Midway Rides

    • Thursday – Opens 3pm to 10pm
    • Friday – Opens 3pm to 10pm
    • Saturday – Opens 12pm to 10pm
    • Sunday – Opens 12pm to 10pm

    Learn more here.

  • Grand Opening – The Commons

    thursday, may 25th – 9am.

    It’s finally here! The Commons at Royal Bay will be opening on May 25th. Join us as we officially welcome island-original Quality Foods and Cascadia Liquor to the new retail heart of Royal Bay. 

    Two ribbon cutting celebrations for both stores will happen at 9 am at 345 Latoria Boulevard. Come check out these two highly anticipated shops, enter to win prizes and meet the team behind The Commons – PCRE Group! 

    Learn more here.

  • Southlands Grand Opening Event

    Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th from Noon to 5pm

    You’re Invited!

    It’s the Grand Opening of our new neighborhood, Southlands at Royal Bay!

    Join us on May 6 – 7th from Noon to 5 pm for the Grand Opening of our newest Show Homes in Southlands at Royal Bay!

    Access via our GableCraft HomeStore located at 394 Tradewinds Avenue, just off Latoria Blvd by Sequoia Coffee. Door prizes, snacks, tours and more!

    Register here.

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair 2023

    Sunday, May 7th

    The Regional Emergency Preparedness Fair is a fun and informative way to learn more about how to be prepared for emergencies and about the many emergency resources available in our area.

    Check out cool emergency vehicles, equipment and emergency supplies as well as interactive activities for the kids, food vendors, giveaways, draws and more. Everyone welcome!

    Are you ready? The Victoria area has a 32% probability of a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. Now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared for a power outage, earthquake or tsunami.

    Learn more about Emergency Planning in Colwood.

  • Bloom Art Show 2023

    April 22nd & 23rd | 10aM – 4PM

    Don’t miss the Bloom Art Show 2023 – a celebration of Spring!

    Historic Pendray House in Colwood
    3221 Heatherbell Road
    FREE Admission and artists will be on site 

    This show celebrates spring with bursts of big, bold, floral artwork in a vibrant bouquet of colour. 

    Learn more here

  • Colwood Waterfront Multi-Use Pathway

    April 17th | 9aM – 10am

    The Honourable Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs, UBCM President Jen Ford, and Colwood Mayor Doug Kobayashi invite you to attent a grant announcement in Colwood.

    Canada Community-Building Fund Announcement for a Colwood Waterfront Multi-Use Pathway

    Place: Colwood Waterfront. Ocean Boulevard at Lagoon Road

  • Classic Concert Series

    Saturday, April 15th | 2pM – 330PM

    Arts & Culture Colwood Society is presenting the first in  a series of classical concerts!

    MUSICIANS:
    Tyson Doknjas & Kathryn Wiebe, Violins
    Jessica Pickersgill, Viola
    Erin Tinney, Cello

    Location:  537 Glencarin Lane, Colwood

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Meadow Park

    Saturday, April 8th | 11aM – 2PM

    Are you egg-cited for Easter?? Because our annual Easter Egg Hunt is back!!! Join us on April 8th at 11:00am to hunt for thousands of chocolate eggs in Meadow Park alongside the Easter Bunny.

    The hunt starts at 11am sharp so please arrive before hand and bring your own baskets. Entrance to the start line will be off of Latoria Boulevard.

    Following the hunt families can hop through the lush trails of Royal Bay to Meadow Park Green where more family fun awaits!

    Learn more here

  • CENiC Speakers Series Spring 2023

    every Tuesday from March 21st – April 18th | 7PM – 8PM

    CENiC (the Citizen’s Environmental Network in Colwood) is excited to be hosting our Speaker Series again this year!

    These are free events, online via Zoom, and open to anyone who is interested. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

    Our Speaker Series starts on Tuesday March 21st (7 – 8 pm) and every Tuesday for the following weeks (last one April 18th, when we announce the winners of the 2023 CENiC Awards).

    Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648451975?pwd=WU1GazRDdG5OVkI1SDNZVzNDenZPZz09

    Phone         +1 778 907 2071 Canada
    Meeting ID: 836 4845 1975
    Passcode: 251959

    Learn more here

  • Family Photo Day

    Saturday, February 18th | 10am – 1pm in meadow park
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    Celebrate Family Day by bringing your family or your pet down to Meadow Park for pictures at the park! Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and Royal Bay Bakery dog treats for your pets!

    Keep it casual and try our photo booth for fun family pics with a printout photo or go for professional photos where you can order your own prints directly from our photographer’s website!

  • Ideas Fair – A Colwood Town Hall Event

    Saturday, february 11th | 2pm – 7pm at royal bay secondary

    Don’t miss this opportunity to share your views about your community!

    Colwood Council is focused on listening to residents to understand citizen wants, needs and expectations as they make decisions about our community.

    The ‘Ideas Fair’ town hall event is an exciting, interactive opportunity for Colwood residents to engage in conversations and share ideas with Council, staff and each other on a number of topics:

    Seniors | Youth | Health | Arts & Culture | Traffic | Sewer Service | Big Ideas

    There will be a station for each topic with a staff facilitator and activities to help residents understand some of the considerations and share their views in interactive ways.

    More details here

  • Under The Lights Boot Camp With Jess Dovanne in Meadow Park

    January 23rd, 30th & february 6th | 630pm – 715pm

    Coach Jess will lead you through a minimal equipment, self controlled, easy to modify session. These sessions will be circuit based, including a dynamic warm up and cool down. Jess has worked with Athletes who are exercising for the first time to athletes training at the Olympic level.

    Learn more and book here

  • Holiday Hot Chocolate Pop Ups – Meadow Park

    DECEMBER 21ST, 630PM – 730PM
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    Slip on your mittens and bring family and friends for a wander through the magical Light Tunnels n Meadow Park on the evening of Wednesday, December 21st.

    There will be warm hot chocolate to sip as you enjoy holiday tunes by the West Coast Soul Collective.

    This free, festive event is a simply lovely way to spend an hour with people you love. 

  • Colwood Fire Santa Go Around 2022

    December 18th, 9am – 3pm
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    Santa is coming to your neighbourhood on the Colwood fire truck with your firefighter friends!

    He may not make it to every one of Colwood’s smaller streets, but when you hear the sirens, come out and say Merry Christmas! 

    He’ll have treats to share, and if you are able to share a few food items for someone in need, they would gratefully accept your donation and take it to the Goldstream Food Bank for you.

    This year Santa will also spend some time at a local park as well, so kids can come and say hello there. Click here to see the projected route!

  • Holiday Hot Chocolate Pop Ups – Herm Williams Park

    DECEMBER 14TH, 630PM – 730PM
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    Slip on your mittens and bring family and friends for a wander through the Forest Lights display in Herm Williams Park on the evening of Wednesday, December 14th.

    There will be warm hot chocolate to sip as you enjoy holiday tunes by the Royal Bay Secondary School Choir. 

    This free, festive event is a simply lovely way to spend an hour with people you love. 

  • Colwood Fire Toy Drive

    DECEMBER 10TH, 10AM – 2PM
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    The Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association is hosting a Toy Drive in support of the Salvation Army Connection Point Resource Centre. They hope to spark joy for over 700 children this Christmas.

    Firefighters will be gratefully accepting new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls aged 10 to 15.

    Drop your new unwrapped toys off on Saturday, December 10 between 10am and 2pm at the Colwood Thrifty Foods at 1860 Island Highway.

  • Colwood Christmas Light Up

    DECEMBER 3RD + 4TH
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    Celebrate the spirit of the season and reconnect with friends and neighbours at the Colwood Christmas Light Up at Colwood City Hall.

    Listen to local choirs over a warm cup of hot chocolate, hot dogs and fresh baked treats as the kids take part in fun craft activities while they eagerly await Santa’s arrival by fire truck.

  • Holiday Crafternoons

    DECEMBER 3RD + 4TH
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    Crafternoon is coming to Meadow Park Green.

    Royal Bay is hosting holiday activities leading up to Christmas and our wreath-making “Crafternoons” are part of the exciting line-up!

    Hosted by GableCraft Homes at Royal Bay and The Good Party! Let’s deck our halls and make our homes the perfect holiday space!

    The Details:

    🔔 Saturday, December 3rd – Royal Bay Wreath Workshop.

    10am – 4pm

    6 sessions, 30 participants per session.

    Registration REQUIRED, no drop-ins.

    Register here: https://bit.ly/3Vgl3ik

    🔔Sunday, December 4th – Royal Bay Kids Crafternoon

    10am – 4pm

    Kids crafts, music, food & snacks, holiday family photo ops with the big balloon display.

    NO registration is required!

    Crafts will be taking place under tents in Meadow Park green with heaters!

  • 100 Women Who Care West Shore

    DECEMBER 1ST, 6 – 8 PM
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    The Royal Colwood Golf Course is hosting the 100 Women Who Care Westshore Holiday Event! This event is designed to make an immediate, direct, and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours by bringing together 100+ women who are passionate about contributing to local community causes.

    The group meets for 1 hour and after listening to three presentations, attendees vote on the local charity or non-profit organization that will receive the donations for that night.

  • Royal Bay Secondary Food Drive ‘10,000 Tonight’

    NOVEMBER 30TH, 5 – 9 PM
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    Royal Bay Secondary is holding its ‘10,000 Tonight’ food drive event on Wednesday, November 30th. Students will be going door to door around Colwood asking for non-perishable food items or monetary donations (cash or cheque) to help support the Goldstream Food Bank during this holiday season.

    This even has played a major role in helping support our local food bank for 15+ years, ever since it’s inception in 2006.

  • Meadow Park Monster Mash

    Saturday, October 29th, 2022 | 2-4 pm
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    Inviting all you goblins, ghosts, pumpkins, cows, elephants, lions, spidermen, batmen, paw patrol, baby sharks etc. to our Halloween Dance!

    Come and BOOgie with @djchrispoynter in Meadow Park on October 29th from 2 to 4pm.

  • Free Yoga in the Park

    June to October | Thursdays at 6 P.M.
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    Bring your mat, wear some comfortable clothes, and get ready to do some feel-good poses with the Royal Bay community. Join us on Thursday evenings at 6pm in Meadow Park Green. All skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun! If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian needs to join and sign off on the waiver.

    Our long summer means more yoga! Keep an eye on the Royal Bay Facebook page for upcoming classes.

  • WSPR – Neighbourhood Nights

    TUESDAY, JULY 5TH–AUGUST 30TH, 2022 | 6–8 P.M.
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    On Tuesday nights, we are proud to sponsor Neighbourhood Nights in Meadow Park Green, put on by West Shore Parks and Recreation. 

    Come together at Meadow Park Green for fun games, activities and crafts.

    Bring a picnic dinner, get outside, be active, and reconnect with family and neighbours.

  • Eats & Beats Beach Party at Esquimalt Lagoon

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022 | All Day
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    Expect live music all day with a food truck festival, a craft beer garden, a street market, a climbing wall, paddling, cycling, and more!

  • Musical Theatre in the Park

    Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 3 p.m.
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    Come to Meadow Park Green to see Flatdeck Musical Theatre, put on by Four Seasons Musical Theatre, and support your local arts community. Bring a blanket to sit on for extra comfort. 

  • Music in the Park

    Friday, July 15th, 2022 | 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
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    The City of Colwood’s  “Music In The Park” event is coming to Meadow Park Green!

    Don’t miss out on the fun! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. 

  • Easter Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, April 16th, 2022 | 12 p.m.–2 p.m.
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    Swing by Meadow Park Green (off Trumpeter Street) for live music, face painting, a Ukrainian egg decorating demonstration, a scavenger hunt with treat bags, and more! Discover a truly fun time in the community, with plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. 

  • Family Fun Day 2022

    Monday, February 21st, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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    Swing by Meadow Park Green, right beside the playground, for live music, yard games and free family photos!

  • Meadow Park Green Grand Opening

    Saturday, August 28th | 1:00 pm
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    Join us for the grand opening celebration for Meadow Park Green, a new public space for decades of small community gatherings, family picnics, and unstructured play sessions for Royal Bay residents young and old. Local Victoria rockers Shaky Ground will get the party started. Royal Bay residents can enjoy delicious complimentary ice cream treats from Cold Comfort and have fun by playing giant lawn games, including Checkers, Twister, and Connect Four.