Serve in the Neighbourhood

Serve in the Neighbourhood

We look for ways to serve in the James Bay & Victoria Neighbourhoods through participation & promoting events.

 Scroll down to see some of the activities taking place in our neighbourhood! 

Upcoming Events

Concert for a Winter's Day

Saturday, January 20, 2018

James Bay Children's Chorus

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 & other dates

Gender Justice & Leadership

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 & other dates

coldest night of the year

Saturday, February 24, 2018

James Bay Window Wanderland

February 24 - 25, 2018


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Amber Rainshadow & Glimmer

Catching up on a special highlight in 2017.........A little while ago, Amber welcomed into her life Glimmer, her new assistance dog, who some of us have already met. Amber was invited to address the audience on that... Read More

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Celebrating Epiphany

Celebrating Epiphany Walk the labyrinth in Irving Park looking for the light, revelation &  guidance for the new year As the Wise Ones were guided by the star, walking the labyrinth is a way to open up to the... Read More

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James Bay United Church Events for December.

✔️Stop by the Thrift Shop on Friday and enjoy a chance to meet up with with friends from the neighbourhood. There is hot chocolate on the menu for December! The shop will have its final sale day of 2017 on Dec.... Read More

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Seventh Annual Winter Solstice Concert "Weaving the light” Dec. 23

Sat, 23 December 20172:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Oak Bay United Church1355 Mitchell St, Oak Bay, BCBC V8S 4P9 The concert is presented by Cari Burdett of Lila Music Centre, and long-time collaborator and Fado singer Sara... Read More

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Celtic & World Music @ St. Ann's Academy Chapel. Dec. 17

The Society of Friends of St. Ann's Academy would like to extend their warmest holiday wishes to you and your families this season. In collaboration with the National Historic Site, we are pleased to present the... Read More

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OUR PLACE Christmas Events Dec. 2 & 14

Events at Our Place Society & Opportunities to Give   Christmas Craft Fair Fair Support the artists and crafters of Our Place, Cool Aid, Anawim House Pacifica Housing and check a few gifts of your Christmas... Read More

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James Bay Neighbourhood Maps

CRD Interactive Community MAP. Take the tour of the options available. Find age friendly resources in the neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Green MAP. Although some things have changed since Tim Perry created this... Read More

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Dickens Fair presented by James Bay Market Society

Check out the information for the 37th Annual Dickens Fair. Location: James Bay Community Center – 140 Oswego Street, Victoria BC V8V 2B1 Date: Saturday, December 2nd 2017 10am – 4:30 pm Admission: $2 Children... Read More

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Traditional Christmas Tea @ Sylvan United Church

Time for a road trip to Mill Bay? A very warm welcome awaits you. Travelling north, Sylvan United Church is at 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road, just past Frances Kelsey School.  Read More

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Explore your neighbourhood!

CRD Interactive Community MAP. Take the tour of the options available. Find age friendly resources in your neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Green MAP.   Read More

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Local Trips with Victoria Parks & Recreation

Hello Everyone,It’s time to sign up for some outings in 2018! Registration opens next Tuesday, November 28th. Many of you probably have received an email to let you know we have a new software registration system.... Read More

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James Bay Beacon

From one awesome website to another.....Congratulations to James Bay Beacon for their beautiful new website!  Read More

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Prison Theatre returns with ANTIGONE, a fabulous sci-fi remount of the Greek tragedy with a restorative justice twist. Created and performed by the men at William Head Institution. Added this year: a matinee on... Read More

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Rotary Club offering locally made fruitcakes for tasty fundraiser.

Victoria-Harbourside Rotary Club offering locally made fruitcakes for tasty fundraiser. 
Local Rotarians are once again getting into the spirit of the season with fruitcakes that not only taste good, they do good.... Read More

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Help Our Place Win $50,000

Take 5 Minutes to Help Our Place Society Win $50,000, Oct. 10-19th.  Our Place Society works every day to support Victoria’s most vulnerable residents. We are fundraising for the new Empowering Employment Program to... Read More

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Afternoon Concerts in the Park

1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. September1 Joal Kamps Folk-Pop2 Mufaro Marimba World/African3 Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra Klezmer/Swing4 Dug Nugget Folk/Bluegrass/Rock 8 Sam Cave Acoustic Soul9 Luke Wallace Environmental... Read More

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Time for a cruise to cool off?

This article by Phillip Jang, from the July 31, 2017 Times Colonist, is a reminder of the availability of an accessible cruising adventure to the Gulf Islands. The photo of Pender Island is from the BC Ferries... Read More


James Bay Resources and Information.

Capital Park Victoria. Our neighbour on Michigan St.  The James Bay Beacon is a monthly newspaper. It is a community-based publication, welcoming articles from virtually everyone in the neighbourhood. This is a... Read More

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UPDATE on local trips

Hello Everyone,The first fall bus trip just rolled out of the driveway this morning so I thought this would be a perfect time for an update. We have added a couple extra trips to accommodate the waitlists. These are... Read More

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Road Trips & Rambles - Summer Outings & Fall/Winter Schedule

Shelley BrownParks & Recreation ProgrammerParks, Recreation & FacilitiesCity of Victoria Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying the fabulous summer we are having. Some people asked if we could have some... Read More