Archive for Community Event
Come celebrate May day at Sea Cider! This year we will be celebrating the new life in our orchard and a prosperous cider season ahead. Details to be announced soon, but expect everything from Spring-inspired food by our exclusive catering partners Truffles Catering, Food For Thought Catering, and The London Chef, dancing and a may pole, children’s activities, a complimentary glass of cider or sparkling apple juice upon arrival, and much more to be revealed soon! Bring the whole family, raise a glass, and say a fond farewell to cold weather!
Free admission, and tickets available for purchase upon arrival for food and cider tickets.
RSVP on our Facebook Page.
We hope you all had a delightful Christmas, and are revelling in consuming leftovers while you sip cider and look forward to the new year! We here at the farm are looking forward to a great deal of exciting things, such as the continual production of our ever-improving and delicious ciders, a healthy 2014 apple harvesr from our orchard, new retail products in the tasting room, and of course, the coming 2014 wedding season! We were thrilled to see 2013′s couple Anjali and Alex featured on the cover along with a feature in Real Weddings magazine. Check out the stunning photos on our Facebook Page.
Interested in holding your wedding at Sea Cider? Our events team is ready for you! Get in touch with our wedding questionnaire, and we will happily arrange a date for you to come in for a personalized quote and tour of the venue.
Here’s to joyful times and new beginnings!
|January 19, 2014|
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Excitement is building! Join us at our Winter Wassail and you will be entered for a chance to WIN our draw prize! A Cider Tasting Package that includes overnight accommodation for two at the beautiful The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa!
We invite everyone to take part in our traditional Wassail ceremony at 2 pm, as well as guided tours throughout the day. Tours of our orchard & Ciderhouse will be conducted by our owner Kristen Jordan every hour, on the half hour starting at 11:30 am.
The Quicksbottom Morris will be performing a traditional Mummers Play that includes carols and Wassail. The Island Thyme Morris will perform a traditional English Sword Dance. The entertainment will be every hour on the hour starting at 12 noon, 1, 2 and 3 pm.
Everyone will receive a complimentary warm cocktail on arrival, (non-alcoholic options too!) and our award-winning ciders will be available for sampling.
Come hungry! We’ll have an opportunity to sample delicious food items from our preferred Caterers: Truffles Catering and Food For Thought Catering and our friends from Wannawafle will be here serving up Wassail Waffles!
Shawn Soole and his team from Little Jumbo will be in the house leading Cider Cocktail demonstrations too!
We will have a fun and farmed themed photo booth set-up by Trend Décor! BYOC – Bring your own camera and have loads of fun in our farmhouse setting. Tag your pics on Instagram for a chance to win a gift basket! Darshan Photography will also be here taking pics throughout the day (official photographers).
As you can see, we have some surprises this year! STAY TUNED! We’ll have a special announcements about the event and you can rsvp on our Facebook Event Page and be notified of updates.
NOTE: Please remember to dress for the elements/dress warmly as portions of the tour and entertainment will be outdoors.
|November 9, 2013|
Come raise a glass this Saturday, November 8th, and join the Mason Street City Farm and the Island Chefs Collaborative for a five-course feast from some of Victoria’s top chefs:
Peter Zambri, Zambri’s
Jamie Cummins and David Johnstone, Relish
Jonathan Pulker, The Refiner Diner
Cocktails by Solomon Siegel, Catalano Cicchetti Bar
Sea Cider will be paired with two of the courses.
Live Music by Miss Emily Brown
& Lucas Henderson of HUTCH
Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 1315 Douglas St., Victoria
All proceeds from the event will go to Mason Street City Farm, a 1/4-acre market garden in the heart of downtown Victoria. The farm is raising funds to make its aquaponics greenhouse truly sustainable with a solar electric power system, and continue a paid internship program to train Victoria residents to start their own urban agriculture businesses.
Enjoy beer and wine pairings with each course. Wear your muck boots with your fancy pants, and prepare to be inspired and satisfied!
Tickets are $85, available at www.bootsnsuits.eventbrite.com or at Shatterbox Coffee, Yoka’s Coffee, or Salt Spring Cheese in the Hudson building, or Vintage Spirits. Buy them soon, this event WILL sell out!
|September 29, 2013|
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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse celebrates Apple Day with an open house on Sunday, September 29th, 2013,
You’re invited . . . The apple harvest is upon us and we are celebrating with ‘Apple Day,’ and an open house on Sunday, September 29th. Join us at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for this family event and experience the beauty of our orchard and the apples at harvest time. With free entry, guests are invited to explore the orchard and learn about cider making, with guided tours on the hour, hosted by owner Kristen Jordan. We’ll have lots of fun family activities: A Scavenger Hunt, Apple Bobbing, Apple Decorating, an Apple Pie Contest & more!
Complimentary glasses of sparkling cider will be offered on arrival, as well as glasses of non-alcoholic sparkling apple juice and our catering partners Truffles Catering and Food For Thought Catering will be providing apple inspired food items paired with Sea Cider’s line-up of award winning ciders. Tickets for food items and additional cider samples can be purchased at the event. We are excited to provide an opportunity to taste our newest cider release at the event – A Canadian first: Hopped Cider!
The Sweet Lowdown will be in the house! Winners of the 2013 “Island Roots Album of the Year” (Vancouver Island Music Awards), Blending original songwriting and three-part harmonies with an old-time instrumental groove, this award-winning acoustic roots trio from Victoria, B.C. creates a unique yet timeless sound that takes listeners on a pleasurable and memorable journey. Sea Cider offers an intimate venue and the perfect backdrop to sit back and be entertained.
Is your Apple Pie the best in the west? Have a new twist on an old FAV recipe? See how you stack up and enter Sea Cider’s 2nd Annual ‘Real Food Made Easy‘ Apple Pie Contest at Apple Day – Sunday, September 29th.
Categories: Under Age 16 & Over Age 16. Celebrity Judging Panel includes: Janice Mansfield - Real Food Made Easy, Aaron Hall - Delicious, Jen Reiher - The Victorian Food Blog & Shelora Sheldon – Food Writer.
Interested in entering? Please email Janice by Wednesday, September 25th: firstname.lastname@example.org
George and his crew from Pressing Matter will be here with their mobile presser! They are a mobile juice factory, offering a service that can rinse, slice, press, pasteurize and package, all in one modern system. They provide sterile processing with high-tech equipment, innovative flash pasteurization and convenient “Bag in Box” packaging that can be safely stored without refrigeration for up to a year without compromising flavour. Partial Proceeds from their service will go towards LifeCycles Project Society.
Cost: Under 100 Litres: $ 8.50 per box; Over 100 Litres: $ 6.50 per box. Learn more about them by visiting their website: http://www.pressingmatter.ca/
More updates on our Facebook Events Page.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.
Come raise a glass!
|August 22, 2013|
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Come raise a Glass! And join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Cascadia Liquor Store at Uptown Centre.
Robyn will be onsite and you will have a chance to taste Sea Cider’s Rumrunner and Bramble Bubbly.
Congratulations on your new location Cascadia!
Uptown Centre | Open 9am – 11pm daily
(in the square)
101-1376 Uptown Boulevard
|August 10, 2013||to||August 11, 2013|
The HCP will host the 19th annual Arts and Music event this August.
Come raise a glass and plan to join us August 10th and 11th at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific for art, music, antique autos and landart displays.
- Over 60 artists will display their artwork and meet visitors
- A gallery will display the works of 12 emerging artists
- Live music will play throughout the Gardens
- Spectacular Land Art Displays by the Victoria Flower Arrangers’ Guild
- Classic cars on display, with parade of classic cars at end of each day
|August 10, 2013|
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Come raise a glass! Join us at the 2013 Galiano Wine Festival, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Lions’ Park on Galiano Island.
Tickets are $35.00 and all proceeds go to the Galiano Health Care Society.
Tickets available for reservation: email@example.com (credit card required) or by calling Mike at 250-539-2003 or Linda at 250-539-3753 to reserve your tickets. Reservations close 5pm Friday 9th (note: tickets also available for sale at the Ticket Booth at the Lion’s Field from 12pm on August 10th)
Tickets on sale at Galiano Island Books, The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, Galiano Garage, The Corner Store, Twirly Tree (Post Office), and the Galiano Health Care Center, and the Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Lion’s Field on Burrill Rd.
|July 20, 2013|
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Come raise a glass! Join us at the 26th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In.
We are a proud supporter of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
180+ Artists | Moss St. from Fort to Dallas
Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is celebrating its 26th year!
The Paint-In is a community outreach initiative featuring 180+ invited professional and emerging artists from Victoria and surrounding areas. Artists take their studios to the street to display and produce their work on Moss Street between Fort Street and Dallas Road. The Paint-In is a free and fun-filled community-based art awareness and education event that sees up to 35,000 visitors.
This event allows local artists access to a receptive audience and encourages an appreciation of the arts among visitors. Over 200 volunteers and participating artists dedicate at least 4,000 hours to make this exceptional annual community event possible!
At the Art Gallery: (map)
- Open House (by donation): 10am – 6pm
- Small Works Show & Sale: 10am – 6pm
- Food & Beverage Garden: 11am – 9pm
- Latin Dance to Kumbia: 5pm – 9pm
On Moss Street:
- Over 180 Artists: 11am – 4:30pm
- TD Monster Murals (at Purcell St. & Point St.): 11am – 4:30pm
- Mobile Life Drawing Classes:
- 11am at George & Moss St.
- 1pm at McKenzie & Moss St.
- 3pm at Wilspencer & Moss St.
- New Extreme Student Art Exhibit:
- Fairfield & Moss St. in Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd.
|May 5, 2013|
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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse celebrates spring with a traditional May Day event on Sunday, May 5th. Open to the public, May Day will feature the Quicksbottom Morris and Island Thyme Morris dancers, and a complimentary glass of cider, including a non-alcoholic option. Bring the whole family to this wonderful celebration—including tours with owner Kristen Jordan, delectable nibbles from catering partners Truffles Catering and Food For Thought Catering, live music by The Sweet Lowdown, and a festive thank you to the sun for the season ahead.