Participate in Ride Don’t Hide to Support Women’s Mental Health

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Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride that strengthens and supports the mental health of women and their families. This fun event attracts over 2,500 participants and the goal is to raise $400,000.

Hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA), and part of the Victoria International Cycling Festival, this year’s Ride Don’t Hide Victoria will be held on Sunday June 23 on the Victoria waterfront at Dallas Road, Ogden Point. The cost to participate is $35. You can register here.

Ride Don’t Hide is not a race. There are routes for all ages and abilities, complete with rest stops, water and fans to cheer you on!

Bring the family and enjoy some fun and exercise together in the beautiful outdoors. There will be performers, entertainment, food vendors and activities for the kids.

Make your weekend even better! Book one of Chateau Victoria’s newly renovated Traditional Rooms during the Ride Don’t Hide weekend. Call 1-800-663-5891.


Celebrate Victoria Harbour on June 16th

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Experience the uniqueness of Victoria Harbour – the character, history, industry and beauty – on Sunday June 16th on the waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and on Songhees and Ship Point, the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Just blocks from Chateau Victoria, you’ll find loads of activities for the whole family from 11am to 4pm including:

  • Sand Sculpture Showcase and Workshops – learn the basics of sand sculpting
  • The Harbour Race – open to everyone of all experience levels
  • Traditional Greenland Sea Kayak Rolling Demonstration
  • Paddling Tours and Fun Races – enjoy traditional paddling in dragon boats
  • Maritime Entertainment – rousing choruses of sea shanties
  • Walking Tours of the Harbour – learn about Victoria’s Waterfront
  • Try a Boat or Board – sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and rowing boats
  • Victoria Harbour Ferry Ballet – a 20 minute marine ballet performance
  • Point Hope Maritime Tours – shipyard tours celebrating 140 year history
  • Maritime Museum’s Pirate School – create treasure maps and become skilled buccaneers
  • Seaquest Explorer Open House – moored at Ship Point dock

Harbour Ferry Shuttles will be shuttling between Songhees and Ship Point so that everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy all there is to see and do.

For more details and a schedule of activities visit Celebrate Victoria Harbour’s website.


Chateau Victoria is Pleased to Announce the Winner Our Facebook Contest

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It’s official. The winner of our Facebook contest prize – A Dream Getaway to Victoria package, which includes 3 nights’ accommodation at Chateau Victoria – is Sunny Gill.

Sunny, along with hundreds of other contestants, ‘liked’ our Facebook page, completed the entry form, and then went to our sponsor’s Facebook pages for multiple chances to win.

It paid off. Sunny’s winning package includes:

That’s a total prize value of $1795 + tax!

Congratulations Sunny! We know you’ll have a great time enjoying these wonderful Victoria attractions.


Extreme Makeover of Our Mustard Seed Food Bank

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Today, the gang at this downtown Victoria hotel are helping Heroes with an ambitious make over to the Mustard Seed facility that helps so many in our community.

Many Thanks to Paul Latour for leading this amazing positive change for Victoria.

Do you want to help your community?  Click here to learn more.