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Art of the Cocktail

Art of the Cocktail, A festival celebrating the art, craft, and tradition of the cocktail. Victoria BC Canada, Crystal Garden and the Chateau Victoria.

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Clayoquot Oyster Gala

The Clayoquot Oyster Festival is a celebration of the abundance and beauty of the sea. In Clayoquot Sound, oysters give us lots to celebrate about. On most of the oyster farms in Clayoquot Sound, oysters hang on long lines in the deep, cold waters filtering water to eat and grow. Currently about 50,000 gallons of Pacific Oysters (Crassiostrea Gigas) are harvested annually in the area.

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Comox Valley Shellfish Festival

This year's annual Shellfish Festival will include gala shellfish dinner, shucking competition and more

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Dining Out For Life 2012

On Thursday, March 29th, thousands of islanders will fill their plates to fight AIDS. 65 restaurants will donate 25% of your food bill to AIDS Vancouver Island. Invite your friends, colleagues and family to join you to dine out and fight aids for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner! Diners will have the chance to win a luxury cruise for two courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCenters (Vancouver Island) and Azamara Club Cruises. As well, Stella Artois will donate $1 from every sale of their beer in participating restaurants on March 29th.

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Feast BC - Tofino

Feast Tofino celebrates the abundance of local produce, seafood and sustainable boat to table practices. May 18 - June 2 2012

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Feast of Fields

September 22 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Metchosin Farm (542 Wootton Road). Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual fundraising event. Attending a Feast of Fields is a gastronomic experience you do not want to miss. Throughout the 16 years of Feasts on the island, people have tasted the creativity that flows through our talented island chefs, farmers and food artisans. Food is paired with locally produced wines and ales, cider and mead to bring a rounded and full bodied decadent explosion to your lucky taste buds. Wander around the beautiful atmosphere of Metchosin Farm, sample delicacies, listen to music and socialize with like-minded folks – you will be supporting the important work and food security initiatives that FarmFolk CityFolk invests in. Tickets are $95/person. Two pieces of ID are required to enter the event due to BC liquor laws. For now, we are only selling adult tickets. Please stay tuned to our website: for more up to date information in regards to minors allowed at the event (also due to BC liquor laws). Tickets are on sale starting on June 1st online at or in person at Cook Culture (1317 Blanshard Street in Victoria). The event sells out every year, so don’t miss out on your opportunity. A shuttle Bus is organized for pick up at Mayfair Mall in Victoria at 12:00 with an extra pick up at the Juan De Fuca branch Vancouver Island Regional Library at the West Shore Recreation Center in Colwood at 12:20. Tickets are $10/person for the return trip. Vehicle parking is available off of Whitty Beach Road.

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Parksville Uncorked

4 Days of Fine Food • Fabulous Wine • Great Company February 23th – 26th, 2012 Together in the common cause of fine wines, decadent edibles, and great company, Parksville's finest beach resorts are proud to sponsor the 4th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival.

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Tofino Wine and Food Festival

The Tofino Food and Wine Festival began in 2003. It was an idea formed between two foodies who worked in the food and wine industry, at a restaurant set amidst the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens

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up your media, your vancouver island apple technician

Up Your Media is Vancouver Island's mobile Apple computer specialist. Regularly scheduled service calls to the West Coast, Port Alberni, Duncan, Cumberland, Parksville Qualicum and Nanaimo. Macinstosh computer repairs, training, upgrades and support.