Sharon Tiffin

Six-year-old Izzie Carmina take advantage of the break in the rain as they have fun playing in the pond formed at Gyro Park.

Kids have all the fun!

A break in the weather gave kids a chance to play in the giant puddle at Gyro Beach Park

Six-year-old Izzie Carmina take advantage of the break in the rain as they have fun playing in the pond formed at Gyro Park.
Chalk artist Corrina Keeling from Vancouver uses an old vinyl record to sketch her chalk art piece on Government Street at the start of the second annual Victoria International Chalk Art Festival.

Beautifying the streets

Artists began decorating the streets at the second annual Victoria International Chalk Festival on Government Street in Victoria.

Chalk artist Corrina Keeling from Vancouver uses an old vinyl record to sketch her chalk art piece on Government Street at the start of the second annual Victoria International Chalk Art Festival.
Lisa Aubrey

Celebrating Recovery

Hundreds gathered in Centennial Square for the second annual Recovery Day honouring those who have overcome addictions.

Lisa Aubrey
Pam Desjardine with dogs

Celebrating Labour

The annual Labour Day picnic featured information booths, entertainment and free activities and lunch for the kids.

Pam Desjardine with dogs
Canadian Lifeboat crew member Aaaron Turner cleans the ships brass bell at the Classic Boat Festival in the Inner Harbour.

Classic shine

The 36th annual Classic Boat Festival took place in Victoria's Inner Harbour.

Canadian Lifeboat crew member Aaaron Turner cleans the ships brass bell at the Classic Boat Festival in the Inner Harbour.
Mike Lyall joins the hundreds that filled the street during Sweatfest on Lower Johnson Street.

Sweat it Out

Hundreds filled the street exercising early Saturday with trainers from Body Dynamics Head Quarters

Mike Lyall joins the hundreds that filled the street during Sweatfest on Lower Johnson Street.
Ladies of River Spirit Dragon Boat team from Campbell River give a cheer after a close race at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in the Inner Harbour.

Paddling with Your Heart

The Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival will continue tomorrow in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour.

Ladies of River Spirit Dragon Boat team from Campbell River give a cheer after a close race at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in the Inner Harbour.
Buddy owned by Kristi Baird from Gig Harbour Washington competes in a Dock Dog competition at Pet-A-Palooza at Ogden Point.

Taking a flying leap!

The second annual Pet-A Palooza is being held at Ogden Point featuring the newest products for pets.

Buddy owned by Kristi Baird from Gig Harbour Washington competes in a Dock Dog competition at Pet-A-Palooza at Ogden Point.
Sohal Dharmender from the Sizzling Tandoor Restaurant gets the tandoori chicken ready for the oven at the Indian Mela celebration at Centennial Square.

A taste of India

Indian Mela has been held all week at Centennial Square featuring food, music, entertainment and booths selling Indian arts and crafts.

Sohal Dharmender from the Sizzling Tandoor Restaurant gets the tandoori chicken ready for the oven at the Indian Mela celebration at Centennial Square.
Sharon Tiffin/News staff August 10

Arts, music and flowers

19th annual Arts and Music in the gardens is taking place this weekend at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific.

Sharon Tiffin/News staff August 10
A  crowd of about 40

Making a Splash

The 24th annual Symphony Splash attracted about 40,000 people To the Inner Harbour in Victoria.

A  crowd of about 40
Ana McGregor does Zumba moves at the sixth-annual Tango and Latin Festival in Centennial Square.

Zumba Fun

The sixth-annual three day Tango and Latin Festival had people dancing in a variety of venues in Downtown Victoria.

Ana McGregor does Zumba moves at the sixth-annual Tango and Latin Festival in Centennial Square.
Nine-year-old Adrian Horridge

Welcome to Ross Bay Villa

Ross Bay Villa, a heritage home built in 1865, celebrated it's opening after many years of restoration by volunteers.

Nine-year-old Adrian Horridge
Cops For Cancer riders front from left Saanich Constable Lisa Bruschetta

Last Lap!

Four of the Cops for Cancer riders rode around Ring Road at the University of Victoria for 24 hours to raise money for the Tour de Rock.

Cops For Cancer riders front from left Saanich Constable Lisa Bruschetta
From left Victoria Councillor Ben Isitt and Edward Pullman and Ryan Mijker move a bike over a road divider near Kings Road at the inaugural Tour de Disaster.

Tour de Disaster

The City of Victoria in partnership with the Greater Victoria Bicycle Coalition held it's inaugural Tour de Disaster Exercise.

From left Victoria Councillor Ben Isitt and Edward Pullman and Ryan Mijker move a bike over a road divider near Kings Road at the inaugural Tour de Disaster.
Thousands of car enthusiasts crowded the streets to admire the vintage cars on on Government

Deuce Days

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Downtown Victoria to check out the approximately 1,000 vintage cars.

Thousands of car enthusiasts crowded the streets to admire the vintage cars on on Government
Swedish magician Charlie Caper wows the audience on the Fairmont Empress lawn at the third annual Victoria International Buskers Festival.

Do you believe in Magic

Victoria Buskers Festival will run through July 28 on seven Downtown Victoria stages.

Swedish magician Charlie Caper wows the audience on the Fairmont Empress lawn at the third annual Victoria International Buskers Festival.
Felt Artist Dale Roberts fixes the glasses on his sculpture of Dame Edna at the 26th annual TD Moss Street Paint-In.

Art on the street

Thousands wandered Moss Street viewing the work of 180 artists who brought their studios to the street.

Felt Artist Dale Roberts fixes the glasses on his sculpture of Dame Edna at the 26th annual TD Moss Street Paint-In.
Arezou Roozbeh from the Mexico Vivo dance group perform at the Festival Mexicano at Centennial Square.

Viva Mexico!

Festival Mexicano continues Sunday at Centennial Square noon to 5 p.m.

Arezou Roozbeh from the Mexico Vivo dance group perform at the Festival Mexicano at Centennial Square.
Attila from Paparazzi Nightclub walks down Government Street during the Victoria Pride Parade.

Happy Pride!

Pride Parade marked the end of Pride Week in Victoria.

Attila from Paparazzi Nightclub walks down Government Street during the Victoria Pride Parade.