Calendar of Events

What a year! In 2012 we turned 100 and to celebrate we held some 40 centennial events. Here is a look back at the events that celebrated Esquimalt’s Centennial Year.

October 2011

October 8: 
Centennial kick-off event held at Town Square behind Municipal Hall on October 8. Some 1000 people joined in to this early start to our celebrations. Read about the event in the October 2011 issue of the Esquimalt Current community newsletter. The event featured the first public performance of centennial theme song “Esquimalt Shines” by Fraser Campbell (get your copy here

October 30: 
Centennial Concert Series at St. Paul’s: Works from the Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods.

November 9:
100 centennial tulip bulbs planted at Sailor’s Walk in Esquimalt

November 20: 
Centennial Concert Series at St. Paul’s: From Sea to Shining Sea

December 2011

December 31:
New Year's Eve Walk hosted by Volkssport 

January 2012

January 1: 
New Year's Day Levee at Municipal Hall 

January 29: 
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: A Great Noyse, Renaisance Wind Band

February 2012

February 20 – 26: 
Esquimalt Celebrates Provincial Heritage Week "Energy in B.C.: A Powerful Past, A Sustainable Future"

March 2012

March 10: 
LifeMark Health Esquimalt 5K 

March 21-23: 
Nifty-Fifty Curling Bonspiel 

March 25: 
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: Vox Humana 

April 2012

April 8: 
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 

April 16: 
Memorial for HMCS Esquimalt 

April 21: 
Senior's Centennial Spring Tea 

April 29: 
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: Early Baroque

May 2012

May 12: 
Esquimalt Shines Home and Garden Contest Official Launch 

May 15 -28: 
Show Us Your Esquimalt Photo Contest sponsored by Victoria News. Exhibit located at atrium in Esquimalt Recreation Centre 

May 25: 
Esquimalt High School Alumni Welcoming Home Wine and Cheese Party 

May 26: 
Esquimalt High School Alumni Reunion 

May 31: 
God's Acre Candlelight Tribute Ceremony 

June 2012

June 3: 
World Oceans Day Festival at Esquimalt Gorge Park 

June 7: 
Freedom of the Township 

June 8: 
Coast Salish Acknowledgement Project Unveiling Ceremony 

June 8: 
Aboriginal Day Celebration and Formation Appreciation BBQ at CFB Esquimalt 

June 8 – 10: 
Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and unveiling of Centennial Book, written by Sherri Robinson. Also a special centennial ale, “Shoaling Waters India Session Ale” launched by Spinnakers Brew Pub. 

June 21: 
Esquimalt Centennial Golf Tourney at Gorge Vale. See the event program here.

June 22: 
Photographic Display: It Takes a Village: Esquimalt Faces, Places & the Navy 

June 23/24: 
Love Your Community at Memorial Park 

July 2012

July 12: 
Esquimalt Centennial Walk hosted by Volkssport 

August 2012

August 3: 
Performers announced for September 8th Centennial Community Celebration at Gorge Park. Click here to view poster. 

August 12: 
Esquimalt Arts Festival at St. Paul's

August 18/19: 
Summer Flower and Arts Festival at the English Inn

September 2012

September 1: 
Township Date of Centennial 

September 8: 
Centennial Community Celebration at Esquimalt Gorge Park. What a celebration! See the day's program here.

September 16: 
Esquimalt Centennial Cemetery Tour 

September 22: 
Esquimalt Lantern Festival 

October 2012

October 3: 
Council Historical Evening (Mayor's Centennial Speech

December 2012

December 4: 
Celebration of Lights 

December 8: 
Grand Opening of the Centennial Memorial Walkway 

December 15/16: 
Centennial Carole Sing 

For more information on Esquimalt Centennial 2012, please contact:
Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250-414-7122