"IN SIGHT FESTIVAL"

Saturday, September 10th    / 12pm - 3pm

Sunday, September 11th    / 10am - 4pm

Sunday - free admission

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Located at:  603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Colwood  V9C 2W8

Enjoy a mosiac of music, childrens' activities, aerial acrobatics, visual art showcase, en plein air painting and traditional Indigenous dancers.  Let's embrace diversity, build friendships, connect with nature and our local community, in one of our own most beautiful natural settings.

Saturday, September 10th

Noon - Band of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, RCA

1:00pm - 2:00pm   Island Circus Space

2:00pm - 3:00pm  Kids Zone

Sunday, September 11th

10:00am  Welcome to the Land / Songhees

10:15am   Esquimalt Dancers

  11:00am   Lekwungen Dancers

1:00 pm - 3:00pm  The Chris Millington Band

All Day Art Show & Plein Air Painting

Kids Zone

Food Court - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91

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Featuring:  The Chris Millington Band

Sunday, September 11th      1pm - 3pm

The Chris Millington Band has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years at many of Greater Victoria’s premier events, from New Year’s Eve galas at the Fairmont Empress, to summer dance parties at The Butchart Gardens, The Mary Winspear Centre, Symphony Splash and Government House. Our aim is to pack the dance floor. There is nothing better when the music is so strong that people have to get out of their seats and move! Let us put a smile on your face and take you away to anywhere you want to go with non stop popular songs and grooves, from Bruno Mars to Jennifer Lopez, to Keith Urban, to funky R&B and classic rock. We are excited about headlining the inaugural In Sight Festival at Fort Rodd Hill! Come join us for some of your favourite songs and be prepared to boogie!

Chris Millington saxophone/bandleader - performed with The Temptations, David Foster

Duncan Meiklejohn vocals/guitar - performed with Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, David Foster

Jennie Carson vocals - The Timebenders

Morry Stearns keyboards/vocals - performed with Brian Adams, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs

Bradley Clarke drums/vocals - performed with David Foster, Nelly Furtado

Dave Flello trumpet - performed with The Temptations, Holly Cole, David Foster

Don Cox bass - performed with CDN Armed Forces Music Branch 

Go to:  https://seamill.com/

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Band of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, RCA

Saturday, September 10th,     12pm -1pm

The Band of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, is a unit of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve and is the only Brass-Reed Army band on Vancouver Island. It has its roots in Victoria in 1864, making it the oldest continually-operational military band west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The band serves the community on a part-time basis and the musicians are both military and civilian, students, professionals, school teachers and full-time parents. www.5fieldband.ca"

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Featuring:  Island Circus Space

Saturday, September 10th    1pm - 2pm

Stunning Aerial Acrobatics performed by Island Circus Space.


Circus Artists: Sean Heisler, Rose McTavish, Kaelyn Schmitt


Get ready to be amazed by world class and internationally experienced aerial acrobats. From performing all around the world to right here at home, our artists have over 15 years of experience and are excited to share their work and love of circus with their local community. They are also all actively involved in giving back through teaching at our local Circus Studio( Island Circus Space) in Victoria and love any opportunity to inspire others through their performances.

Each Acrobatic performance will be followed by a short artist talk back and Q+A. This will give 'insight' into what it takes to put together a professional circus act, what inspires the artists in their craft and what is unique about the circus discipline they have chosen to perform.

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Lekwungen Dancers

Sunday,  September 11th   11:00 am

There are about 25 in our group when we are all together, Momma being our oldest in her 80's, truly blessed we are to have her along with all the amazing kids.

The group is highly sought after to represent the Lək̓ʷəŋən people at significant events throughout the region.  They have performed to welcome visiting royalty, the Lieutenant Governor and the Prime Minister, Mayor and Councils and many others.  One of their favourite performances is to greet Indigenous people from around the world. 

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En Plein Air Painters

Sunday,  September 11th      10am - 4pm

Enjoy the experience of watching a painting come alive throughout the day!

Several Artists will be creating paintings of the surrounding area at Fort Rodd Hill Historic Site. 

At 1pm ti- paintings will be on display at the Arts and Culture Colwood Society's Information booth.  Make your way to the display and cast your vote for a Public choice.  The first place artist chosen by the public will receive a $350 award. 

An artists jury will then award 2nd prize of $250 and a 3rd prize of $150.

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Art Showcase

Sunday, September 11th,     10am - 4pm

Join us for an art showcase featuring South Island artists.   Enjoy walking the pathways and engaging with the many visual artists that will be showcasing their painting and artistic creations.   This one day Art Showcase will enhance the beautiful natural surroundings of Fort Rodd Hill to add color and ambience to the site.  And yes - all the art will be for sale.