|What to do in Victoria before and after the CYCC|
|Written by Brian Raymer on Fri, Feb 13 2009 (00:50)|
The 1st Annual Summer Chess Fest will start immediately before and overlap the start of the Canadian Youth Chess Championships. Over 1000 people of all ages are expected at the Summer Chess Fest. The Summer Chess Fest will take place in Confederation Park and in front of the Royal BC Museum. Events include blindfold chess, bullet, outdoor chess games, demos, twilight blitz, lectures, learn to play chess, treasure hunts, and a drawing contest. Check out www.summerchessfest.pbwiki.com for details about all the events and updates.
The Summer Chess Fest events are outdoors and will be free entry. Some events may be invitational or limited entry. Spectators are welcome and encouraged at all events. Thank you to the City of Victoria and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for their support toward making the Summer Chess Fest a success.
Other Festivals will be taking place before and after the CYCC. The Moss Street Paint In and Luminara are must see events for residents and tourists alike.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint In (July 18)
Location(s): 1040 Moss Street and Moss Street from Fort Street to Dallas Road
This popular free annual community event showcases the talents of Victoria's artists and the techniques that they employ. Up to 100 artists line the boulevards of Moss Street from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The Food and Beverage Garden, featuring entertainment and dancing, is open until 9:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery Parking Lot, 1040 Moss Street.
Contact for more Information: (250) 384-4171 or visit www.aggv.bc.ca
Summer Chess Festival (July 20 - 21)
Location(s): Confederation Park, Royal British Columbia Museum Plaza
A new annual chess festival with activities such as human outdoor chess games, demos, twilight blitz, lectures, learn to play chess, treasure hunts, and a drawing contest.
Contact for more Information: (250) 595-0025 or visit www.cycc2009.pbwiki.com
Luminara Victoria (July 25)
Location(s): St. Ann's Academy & Beacon Hill Park
Community lantern festival featuring beautiful lantern displays, live music and performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lantern and be part of the magic!
Contact for more Information: (250) 388-4728 or visit www.luminaravictoria.com