Sharon Tiffin

Poul Hansen gets ready for the Victoria Orchid Society Show and Sale next weekend in his greenhouse filled with thousands of orchids most grown by seed.

Surrounded by beauty

The Victoria Orchid Society Spring Show and Sale is coming up this weekend at its new location, the Lady Fatima Hall on Elk Lake Drive

Poul Hansen gets ready for the Victoria Orchid Society Show and Sale next weekend in his greenhouse filled with thousands of orchids most grown by seed.
Nicola Flint (driving) and friend Loralee Esnouf imagine what it would be like to drive a Yamaha Viking PBH 700 Outdoorsman edition worth $21

Something for everyone at the Boat Show!

The 21st annual Victoria Boat and Fishing Show took place at Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend.

Nicola Flint (driving) and friend Loralee Esnouf imagine what it would be like to drive a Yamaha Viking PBH 700 Outdoorsman edition worth $21
Vivian Glander and Paul Eden cheer as they watch Canada's Drew Doughty score the game-winner against Finland at the Sticky Wicket in the Strathcona Hotel.

Olympic Cheer!

Hockey fans gathered at the Strathcona Hotel to watch Team Canada take on Finland.

Vivian Glander and Paul Eden cheer as they watch Canada's Drew Doughty score the game-winner against Finland at the Sticky Wicket in the Strathcona Hotel.
Olivia Chow

For a special lady

Olivia Chow, MP and widow of NDPer Jack Layton and possible next Mayor of Toronto was in Victoria to attend a dinner and promote her book.

Olivia Chow
Travelling performer from Seattle

Hooping it up

The 8th more-or-less Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival was held at Central Middle School this weekend.

Travelling performer from Seattle
Front left

Occupy South Park Family School

About 20 parents and their kids camped outside of South Park Family School to be assured a spot in the fall nature kindergarten program.

Front left
Bob Doell sinks his putt at the Victoria Golf Course .

Golfing weather

Victorians are enjoying the outdoors in the mild winter temperatures.

Bob Doell sinks his putt at the Victoria Golf Course .
Mike Claxton

Model Builders

Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society meet at Harrison Yacht Pond weekly to sail their model ships.

Mike Claxton
Brent Palmer

Calling All Turkeys

The Mustard Seed food bank is still short 355 turkeys for their Christmas Hampers.

Brent Palmer
Brightly lit trucks leave Ogden Point as it made it's way through Greater Victoria for the 15th annual Lighted Truck Parade.

Festive Convoy

The fifteenth annual IEOA Lighted Truck Parade took place Saturday as people bundled up braving the below freezing temperatures.

Brightly lit trucks leave Ogden Point as it made it's way through Greater Victoria for the 15th annual Lighted Truck Parade.
Ferris wheel was closed to riders because of the wind and rain Sunday in Centennial Square.

Big Wheel kept from turning

Due to the wind and rain, the ferris wheel was closed Sunday.

Ferris wheel was closed to riders because of the wind and rain Sunday in Centennial Square.
Claire and Ryan Clarke share a smooch under the giant mistletoe hung at the entrance of Market Square. Ryan was on his way to work

Mistletoe Smooches

A giant mistletoe ball decorates the entrance to Market Square on Johnson Street encouraging couples to stop for a kiss.

Claire and Ryan Clarke share a smooch under the giant mistletoe hung at the entrance of Market Square. Ryan was on his way to work
Kenadie Bannister tries to think of what she would like for Christmas as she visited with Santa as Uptown kicked off the Christmas season with their first annual tree lighting festival.

Jolly Ho Ho Ho!

Uptown kicked off the Christmas season lighting up their Christmas tree at Uptown Plaza.

Kenadie Bannister tries to think of what she would like for Christmas as she visited with Santa as Uptown kicked off the Christmas season with their first annual tree lighting festival.
From left War vets Barbara Fosdick and Edith Hills take a moment to remember.

A Time to Remember

Thousands filled the streets at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph on the B.C. Legislature grounds.

From left War vets Barbara Fosdick and Edith Hills take a moment to remember.
Dad Given Davies and his daughter

Planting Together

Tree Appreciation Day was celebrated with volunteers planting greenery at Cuthbert Holmes Park.

Dad Given Davies and his daughter
University of Victoria first all-women team from far right to counter clockwise Ulrike Stege

Girl Power

University of Victoria held their annual Bug Push to raise money for the United Way.

University of Victoria first all-women team from far right to counter clockwise Ulrike Stege
Newest crew member Brook Dunn answers visitors questions on the helicoptor pad as visitors explored the Rainbow Warrior that was open to the public on the weekend at Ships Point.

A visit with peaceful warriors

The Rainbow Warrior flagship of the Greenpeace organization is in Victoria and open to the public

Newest crew member Brook Dunn answers visitors questions on the helicoptor pad as visitors explored the Rainbow Warrior that was open to the public on the weekend at Ships Point.
Vancouver Island Model Engineer. Steve Alder does a practice run while train enthusiast from left Felix O'Case and Railroad Historical Society member Tom West look on during the Bayview Place Roundhouse Centennial event.

All steamed up

Bayview Place Roundhouse celebration runs Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6:30 p.m.

Vancouver Island Model Engineer. Steve Alder does a practice run while train enthusiast from left Felix O'Case and Railroad Historical Society member Tom West look on during the Bayview Place Roundhouse Centennial event.
Victoria Marathon Race director Rob Reid greets marathon winner Lamech Mokono as he crosses the finish line on Belleville Street. Mokono set a new course record with a time of 2:13.42.

Record Breaking Run

Over 12,000 runners participated in the 34th annual Victoria Marathon

Victoria Marathon Race director Rob Reid greets marathon winner Lamech Mokono as he crosses the finish line on Belleville Street. Mokono set a new course record with a time of 2:13.42.
Girl Guides from left nine-year-old Laurel Aveyard and eight-year-old Emelyn Dechev hold boxes of cookies outside Tillicum Centre selling cookies for their annual fundraiser supporting Girl Guide programs and community based activities. Cookies

Sweet Treats

Girl Guides are selling cookies outside malls around time for their annual fundraiser.

Girl Guides from left nine-year-old Laurel Aveyard and eight-year-old Emelyn Dechev hold boxes of cookies outside Tillicum Centre selling cookies for their annual fundraiser supporting Girl Guide programs and community based activities. Cookies