Salt Spring Island Day Trip

Sep
14
When: Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 8:45AM - 6:45PM
Where:

Salt Spring Island

Add to CalendarSalt Spring Island Day Trip09/14/2019 08:45 AM09/14/2019 06:45 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip InformationSalt Spring Island is the largest (70 square miles or 180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, some might say most popular, of the Southern Gulf Islands. Written up in the New York Times as “one of the prettiest artist towns in North America” a visit here will help you find out why they think so…For a fabulous day out! Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada's "Island of the Arts" including world class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories, island tours and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment. And of course check out what started the market all those years ago - organic produce, farmstead cheeses, organic and delicious homemade snacks and food. Meet over 140 artisans and food producers who all contribute to Salt Spring's international reputation as a hotbed of world-class artists and organic farmers.Fall Fair Highlights:Watch the Zucchini Races with dozens of hand decorated zucchinis vying for top spot!Sheep Dog DemonstrationsThe Tractor PullThe Pet Parade!Livestock and the 4HThe FairgroundsLive MusicDelicious Food (including famous pies from the Women's Institute)Hundreds of fruits, vegetables, preserves, baked goods, flowers, arts and more on displayWhat to Wear:Bring clothes for warm and cold weatherSun Protective ClothingWhat to Bring:Water bottle SnacksMoney for shoppingA small cameraA packed lunch and dinner (unless you would like to buy your food)Sunscreen (incase it is hot)Meeting Location: VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor) Trip Includes:Transportation to and from Salt Spring Island, Saturday Market , Ruckle Provincial Park, free time downtownPolicies, Health & SafetyWe have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy. How to Sign UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.You will need to have your:Student card,Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor ReceptionLunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning CommonsWaiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.ContactKelsey Moon – Activity Program CoordinatorKelsey.moon@viu.ca250-753-3245 x 2737Salt Spring Islandfalse

VIU - Cultural Connections - Road Trips - Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

Trip Information

Salt Spring Island is the largest (70 square miles or 180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, some might say most popular, of the Southern Gulf Islands. Written up in the New York Times as “one of the prettiest artist towns in North America” a visit here will help you find out why they think so…

For a fabulous day out! Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada's "Island of the Arts" including world class pottersjewellersfibre artistswoodworkers, fine art & photographybody careclothing and accessoriesisland tours and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment. And of course check out what started the market all those years ago - organic produce, farmstead cheeses, organic and delicious homemade snacks and food. Meet over 140 artisans and food producers who all contribute to Salt Spring's international reputation as a hotbed of world-class artists and organic farmers.

Fall Fair Highlights:

  • Watch the Zucchini Races with dozens of hand decorated zucchinis vying for top spot!
  • Sheep Dog Demonstrations
  • The Tractor Pull
  • The Pet Parade!
  • Livestock and the 4H
  • The Fairgrounds
  • Live Music
  • Delicious Food (including famous pies from the Women's Institute)
  • Hundreds of fruits, vegetables, preserves, baked goods, flowers, arts and more on display

What to Wear:

  • Bring clothes for warm and cold weather
  • Sun Protective Clothing

What to Bring:

  • Water bottle 
  • Snacks
  • Money for shopping
  • A small camera
  • A packed lunch and dinner (unless you would like to buy your food)
  • Sunscreen (incase it is hot)

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor) 

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from Salt Spring Island, Saturday Market , Ruckle Provincial Park, free time downtown

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy. 

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception

Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
Kelsey.moon@viu.ca
250-753-3245 x 2737

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