Health and Fitness Events
May 31—June 1: Sunshine Coast 7th Annual Rat Race
June 1:22nd Annual Panorama Classic Triathlon and Duathlon
North Saanich: Presented by the Peninsula Runners, the triathlon consists of a 500m swim, 32K cycle and an 8K run, while the duathlon is a 2K run, 32K cycle and a 7K run.
June 7–13:Atlin Meanderings — Women’s Yoga Kayak Journey
Atlin Provincial Park: A weeklong getaway to reconnect with a most important person — our self.
June 8:9th Annual Edge 2 Edge Marathon
Vancouver Island: This annual event features a marathon, half-marathon and relay through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
June 12–16:Paradise Found Yoga Silent Retreat
Salt Spring Island: This particular retreat is meditative, soulful, powerful and challenging, as your entire retreat experience is done in virtual silence. Your senses and awareness will be heightened.
June 22:10th Annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K
Vancouver: Join the half-marathon or five-kilometre run to raise funds for charity.
June 29:Iron Mountain Triathlon
Maple Ridge: Featuring half the distance of an Iron Race, this triathlon consists of a 2K swim, 90K cycle and a 21K run. There will also be a Sprint Triathlon of an 800m swim, 20K cycle and a 5K run.
July 11–13:The 10th Anniversary International Howe Sound Outrigger Race
Gibsons: A water-pulling weekend.
July 12:Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run & 30M
Vancouver: This 20th annual race will cover 30 miles from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.
Aug 3:Self-Transcendence Triathlon/Duathlon – 2008
Victoria: The 29th Annual Triathlon is the longest running triathlon in Canada. Both it and the 18th Annual Duathlon are part of the 2008 Provincial Race Series.
Squamish: A 50-mile ultramarathon and relay and a 100-mile ultramarathon.
Sept 5–7:The Weekend to End Breast Cancer
Vancouver: Walk 60K for a cure.
Sept 20:Great Lake Walk
Lake Cowichan: A 56K ultramarathon.
Sept 28:Blue Heron Half Marathon/10K
Oct 12:BMO Okanagan Marathon 2008
Okanagan: Also featuring a half-marathon and 10K run. In support of the Sunshine Foundation: Dreams for Kids.
Oct 12:Royal Victoria Marathon
Victoria: Also featuring a half-marathon and 8K run.
Oct 26:James Cunningham Seawall Race 2008
Vancouver: All proceeds benefit BC Epilepsy Society and Kidsport BC.
Motivational and Well-Being Events
June 23:Managing Emotions and Thriving Under Pressure
Vancouver: An exciting new program designed to create an understanding of where emotions are generated and how to channel them to your benefit in a professional environment and in your life.
June 25:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Victoria: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
June 26:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Vancouver: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
June 27:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Prince George: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
Aug 11:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Prince George: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoid allowing potentially confrontational situations to damage your relationships.
Aug 12:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Victoria: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoidallowing potentially confrontational situations to damage yourrelationships.
Aug 13:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Vancouver: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoidallowing potentially confrontational situations to damage yourrelationships.
Other Charity / Fundraising Events
June 13:Peninsula Co-Op Charity Golf Classic
Victoria: Enjoy a day of golf and have the satisfaction of knowing that your game benefits the Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre.
June 14: 3rd Annual MS Kick for a Cure
Victoria: A 10-hour soccer marathon to raise funds for the RONA MS Bike Tour’s Cowichan Valley Grape Escape team, the Woop de Woos.