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Saturday, August 25 Great Music! Displays! Demo’s! Special Guests and More!

Saturday, August 25 Great Music! Displays! Demo’s! Special Guests and More!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th is going to be a great time with lots of special guests for the whole family to enjoy!

We are wrapping up a month of Vic 150 celebrations at the James Bay Market and have saved the best for last with an incredible line up of fantastic local musicans plus a host of fun and informative guest organizations with displays and hands on activities for the whole family!

Music Schedule:

10am-12pm: The Klez Gals (& Alex)

12pm-3pm: The Sweet Low Down w/ Zev Roman plus Special Guests Jeremy Walsch & Ivonne Hernandez!!!

And the Music is only the beginning! We also have a number of great organizations and guests bringing tonnes of interesting information, beautiful displays, a marine touch tank and fantastic demo’s! Please continue reading for full details on all the great things to do and see at the James Bay Market this coming weekend:

World Fisheries Trust

The World Fisheries Trust is a local NGO that works to foster socially and environmentally sustainable use and conservation of aquatic and marine resources.

We are very excited that they have agreed to bring their mobile touch tank to the market this coming Saturday, and everyone will have an opportunity to view and touch some of the beautiful and fascinating local sea life native to our local waters.

There is a range of programing offered through the Gorge Waterway Nature House in Esquimalt Gorge Park. The Nature House is also open to the public on a regular basis during the summer months. Equipment includes a chilled marine aquarium filled with local sea life, an interactive 3D model of the Gorge watershed, and many displays of local marine, aquatic and terrestrial life.

Victoria Natural History Society

VNHS is a member organization of The Federation of British Columbia Naturalists. The Habitat Acquisition Trust was founded by the VNHS to assist with conservation of habitat on Southern Vancouver and the Gulf Islands.

The primary objectives of the Society are:

  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and similar organizations having interests in common with this Society.

Rocky Point Bird Observatory

Overlooking Juan de Fuca strait, the unique geography and mixed forest here at the extreme southern end of Vancouver Island attracts both migrants and vagrant bird species. The unique location has allowed RPBO to monitor many species which are not well understood through breeding bird surveys or other monitoring methods. During migration, RPBO is witness to impressive numbers of songbirds, vultures, raptors, and seabirds. A remarkable 303 species have been recorded for the site. In addition, over eighty species breed (or are suspected of breeding) in the area.

Some of the great projects that the organization are involved with include the Northern Saw-Wheat Owl Project, the Hummingbird Project of BC, Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS), and Migration Monitoring. They have a demand for volunteers to commit to things like bird banding, racking and monitoring, as well as sewing bird banding bags, so contact them through their website for more info on getting involved.

Canadian Earth Institute

The Canadian Earth Institude generates positive environmental change through a complimentary set of courses and community outreach activities. Their work is based on personal transformation, practical skills, cooperation and working with community for the benefit of our world.

At the Canadian Earth Institute takes a fun, personally meaningful and inclusive approach to environmental awareness and protection. Why wait until tomorrow when we can create the world we want today?

Flax Linen Project Demo from Transition Victoria

Learn how to grow, prepare and then spin flax into durable locally grown fabric!

This will be a demonstration of the way we turn the lovely Flax plant into linen cloth. We have new handmade tools to show off and a beautiful linen table runner of our own home grown & home spun flax. Our first ever real piece of linen and we are proud!

Transition Victoria is a regional initiative whose mission states will joyfully raise awareness, nurture personal transformation, build social connections, and support visions and actions to help create more resilient, democratic, vibrant communities that no longer need to rely on fossil fuels as their primary energy sources.

Chamas First Nations Art Society

Chamas is a First Nations Non-Profit Art Society with a heart. Chamas includes a store, an art studio, a carving shed and an old-fashioned coffee house for evening entertainment. I would just like to thank Susan and Art of EntreActive for their help in getting my life back on track after being lost in the bogs of retirement.

Facilitator: Pakki Chipps, BA, MA, PhD, is a status member of the Beecher Bay First Nation on southern-western Vancouver Island, with Danish and Illulisaht (Greenland Inuit) ancestry. Her doctoral degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, concentrated on curriculum development, educational technology, multimedia development and ethnobotany. She has just returned from teaching in Greenland for two years.

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