The Chateau team welcome sports visitors for July

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July generally is a quieter month for  major championships and sport related events in our city.  We certainly welcome all three of these great spectator sports.


* July 1 – 2 The first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Cricket Tournament.


* July 14 – The second annual Victoria International Sevens Rugby Tournament will be held in UVic’s Centennial Stadium attracting teams from around the world.


* July 27 – 29 BC Women’s Midget Softball Championships.

Fans of Artist Robert Bateman will soon be able to see his works in our harbour area.

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Harbour Authority Announces New CPR Terminal Tenant

One of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated painters will be showcased at the CPR Steamship Terminal following a deal signed between Greater Victoria Harbour Authorityand the Bateman Foundation. Under the terms of the agreement, the Robert Bateman Centre will make its home in the historic CPR Steamship Terminal with gallery, educational and office space on the third and fourth floors, and a retail store on the Belleville street level. The Centre’s renovation period will start on August 1, 2012 and they are targeting to complete and open the gallery in the spring of 2013.

Learn More about Robert Bateman

Happy Canada Day!

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Victoria Inner Harbour looking to the Legislative buildings

Victoria Inner Harbour looking to the Legislative buildings

Here is a wonderful little video from one of our great tourism partners for you to enjoy.  Be proud! be very proud!

Did you know Canada Day will be 30 years old on Canada’s 145th birthday

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On July 1st in 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country. This union was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom. It did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday.

Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917 (50 years), that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. The government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today.

Do you know when British Columbia joined Canada?