May is the busiest month of the year for hosting major sporting events in Victoria

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We welcome all teams to our city and wish you the best of luck:


* May 3-6 – The Canadian Open Synchro Swim Championships. Teams from across Canada arrived in Victoria May 1st.


* May 6-727th Annual Garden City Gymnastics Meet at the Panorama Recreation Centre.


* May 13-14 – Davy Conn Memorial Baseball Tournament with teams from Nanaimo, Vancouver and      Seattle.


* May 18-21 – U16 Girls and Boys National Waterpolo Championships


* May 19-20 – Luxton Pro Rodeo attracts international professionals to Langford


* May 24-30 – The National Coaching Institute is hosting an International Coaching Conference at PISE.


* May 26. The Kettleball Spring Classic (Fitness Challenge sanctioned by the World Federation).


* May 27 – Swiftsure International Yacht Race


* May 27 – Subaru Shawnigan Lake Triathlon


* May 27-28 – Victoria Highland Games


* May 27 – April 1. The Canadian University/College Golf Championships at Cordova Bay

Chef Garrett Schack on Yum TV

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Vista 18 is blessed with a TV celebrity and we are all so glad he is cooking and not singing or dancing.  Some talents are meant to keep private.

Enjoy the show and be sure to visit Vista 18 on your next trip downtown.

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

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May 17 to September 16, 2012
The blockbuster exhibition of the year! Imagine the thrill of discovering something new about a creature that lived millions of years ago. Since the first dinosaur fossil was identified almost 200 years ago, people have wondered how these fascinating animals lived, moved and behaved.

Dinosaurs explores how paleontologists today use modern technologies, along with new discoveries and ideas, to investigate and reinterpret puzzling dinosaur mysteries, such as what they really looked like, how they moved and the hotly debated theories of why – or even whether – they became extinct.

Our program schedule during Dinosaurs is jam-packed with  events, presentations and hands-on activities.

For details from the Royal BC Museum site, Click HERE

The Chateau welcomes the following city wide conferences to Victoria in May

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May 2012 Citywides
Wednesday, May 9 – Friday, May 11
arrow450 delegates
BCRPA (BC Recreation & Parks Association) Symposium 2012Tuesday, May 15 – Thursday, May 17
450 delegates
LGMA BC (Local Government Management Association of BC) Annual ConferenceSunday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 30
arrow500 delegates
2012 CUTA (Canadian Urban Transit Association) Annual Conference