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More than 2,100 cyclists took to Greater Victoria streets and paths Saturday as part of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returned. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTO GALLERY: Cyclists were all smiles during ninth Tour de Victoria

More than 2,100 cyclists participated, locals and visitors alike

More than 2,100 cyclists took to Greater Victoria streets and paths Saturday as part of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returned. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The 250th Free Little Library was installed in Victoria on Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Region’s 250th Little Free Library installed in Victoria

Greater Victoria now has the highest density of mapped little libraries in the country

The 250th Free Little Library was installed in Victoria on Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
Fibrations 2019 celebrated fibre arts through demonstrations and a market showcasing locally made items. (Penny Sakamoto/Black Press Staff)

For the Love of Fibre: Fibrations 2019 wrapup

Fibre arts celebrated through demonstrations and market showcasing locally made items

Fibrations 2019 celebrated fibre arts through demonstrations and a market showcasing locally made items. (Penny Sakamoto/Black Press Staff)
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The popular Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is set to ride through the Capital Region on Aug. 17 (Tour de Victoria/Matt Cecill)

Tour de Victoria: Giving you the down low on detours around the region

Thousands of cyclists participating in ninth Tour de Victoria on Saturday

The popular Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is set to ride through the Capital Region on Aug. 17 (Tour de Victoria/Matt Cecill)
Final HarbourCats home game of 2019 happening tonight at RAP

Final HarbourCats home game of 2019 happening tonight at RAP

Tickets still available for Game 1 of the West Coast League finals; first pitch at 6:35 p.m.

Final HarbourCats home game of 2019 happening tonight at RAP
Tommy Little Spruce with his son Leland before their entrance. (Jean-Francois d’Albret and Cristina de Veer submission)

Yellow Wolf Powwow draws dancers from across Canada

Saanichton event a celebration of Indigenous culture

Tommy Little Spruce with his son Leland before their entrance. (Jean-Francois d’Albret and Cristina de Veer submission)
Experience automotive classics and more at the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance

Experience automotive classics and more at the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance

Motorcar Weekend features Show and Shine, high-end Concours division, all for a great cause

  • Aug 13, 2019
Experience automotive classics and more at the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance
Filmmaker and conservationist Patricia Sims founded World Elephant Day to bring awareness to habitat destruction, unethical wildlife tourism and the ivory trade. (Submitted/Patricia Sims)

Victoria-based elephant advocate fighting to end ivory trade

Founder of World Elephant Day hopes to spread awareness, add political pressure

Filmmaker and conservationist Patricia Sims founded World Elephant Day to bring awareness to habitat destruction, unethical wildlife tourism and the ivory trade. (Submitted/Patricia Sims)
This year’s GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13. More than 8,000 participants are expected to take part in the full marathon, half marathon, 8k road race and Thrifty Foods Kids Run. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marathon guru a perfect fit for online training

Bruce Deacon’s tips a boost for GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

  • Aug 7, 2019
This year’s GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13. More than 8,000 participants are expected to take part in the full marathon, half marathon, 8k road race and Thrifty Foods Kids Run. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bakers needed for 11th annual Gingerbread Showcase

Bakers needed for 11th annual Gingerbread Showcase

Funds raised at Christmastime holiday event support Habitat for Humanity Victoria

  • Aug 6, 2019
Bakers needed for 11th annual Gingerbread Showcase
2019 Sidney Summer Car Show will bring more than 300 classic cars to Beacon Avenue on Aug. 11. (Torque Masters Submission)

Torque Masters car show coming to Sidney

Beacon Avenue will become open-air showroom for over 300 classic cars Aug. 11

2019 Sidney Summer Car Show will bring more than 300 classic cars to Beacon Avenue on Aug. 11. (Torque Masters Submission)
Chase Bartleman, a tiny tot dancer for the Tsartlip Nation, dances during the Yellow Wolf Powwow in Central Saanich. (Black Press Media File)

Yellow Wolf Inter-tribal Powwow returns to Saanich Peninsula

Tsawout community hosting 25th anniversary celebration of dance and culture Aug. 2 to 4

Chase Bartleman, a tiny tot dancer for the Tsartlip Nation, dances during the Yellow Wolf Powwow in Central Saanich. (Black Press Media File)
Jeneece Edroff’s transition to Frankie Edroff is detailed in the new documentary Penny Girl, available on YouTube now. (Facebook/ Frankie Edroff)
Jeneece Edroff’s transition to Frankie Edroff is detailed in the new documentary Penny Girl, available on YouTube now. (Facebook/ Frankie Edroff)
Peter Jonassen shows the community support for the Sooke Music Festival. (Pirjo Raits)

Rockin’ in the heart of Sooke

Annual Sooke Music Festival set for Aug. 3-4

  • Jul 26, 2019
Peter Jonassen shows the community support for the Sooke Music Festival. (Pirjo Raits)
Would-be detectives will gather in downtown Victoria to solve a murder mystery in October. (File contributed/ Cluedupp.com )

City-wide murder mystery game coming to Victoria

CluedUpp is bringing a virtual detective competition to the city’s downtown in October

Would-be detectives will gather in downtown Victoria to solve a murder mystery in October. (File contributed/ Cluedupp.com )
The popular Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is set to ride through the Capital Region on Aug. 17 (Photo contributed)

Family cycling affair Tour de Victoria rolls into ninth year

Riders can sign up for the 160 km Factor race, or distances of 140, 100, 60 30 0r 15 kilometers

  • Jul 23, 2019
The popular Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is set to ride through the Capital Region on Aug. 17 (Photo contributed)
The four-day Northwest Deuce Days festival wrapped up in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Sunday. (Photos by Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
The four-day Northwest Deuce Days festival wrapped up in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Sunday. (Photos by Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest in 2018. (File photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest in need of volunteers for September weekend

The three-day celebration of barbecue, music and more happens Sept. 6 to 8

Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest in 2018. (File photo)
Andrea Boyes (Skaterboyes) makes her way around the lacrosse box at Lambrick Park during Roller Skate Victoria’s Sunset Skate series. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Roller skating fever taking over Greater Victoria

Roller Skate Victoria offers workshops, summer camps and more

Andrea Boyes (Skaterboyes) makes her way around the lacrosse box at Lambrick Park during Roller Skate Victoria’s Sunset Skate series. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria’s Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open this weekend July 20-21) with a new exhibit. (Facebook/Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)

Learn about a life of luxury at Victoria’s historic Point Ellice House

New political exhibit part of grand reopening at the House this weekend, July 20-21

Victoria’s Point Ellice House has undergone renovations and will open this weekend July 20-21) with a new exhibit. (Facebook/Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)