Victoria Tea Festival
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Blending old world traditions with new tastes and experiences
Taste. Discover. Shop. Experience.
11am – 5pm Sunday, February 17 @ the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
The annual Victoria Tea Festival promises to be even hotter than last year’s inaugural event, featuring an expanded program of guest lecturers, tea samples from around the world, and a selection of irresistible teas and accessories for sale by exhibitors. In a city renowned for its tea culture, the Victoria Tea Festival promises to rejuvenate traditions and introduce exciting new trends surrounding the world’s second-favourite beverage (second only to water).
Camosun College Child Care Services and presenting sponsor Silk Road Tea take the lead in hosting the Victoria Tea Festival, Sunday, February 17 at the Victoria Conference. “The one-day event will focus on sensory experiences that will both entertain and enlighten visitors,” says organizer and Camosun’s Child Care Services Manager Lisa Stekelenburg. "And it’s all for a good cause: the Tea Festival is a fundraiser for the College’s Child Care Services, which operates five licensed centers between both campuses."
Over 35 exhibitors, an expansive silent auction, musicians and activities galore all combine to create a fun, festival atmosphere.
Six lectures scheduled throughout the day include:
- A Culinary Exploration of Tea,
- Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader,
- TEE HEE! The Teapot as a Conversation Piece,
- Tea – Steeped in Benefits,
- The New Teas—Rooibos, Honeybush & Yerba Mate, and
- The Art of Hosting Tea Parties.
Lectures cost $5 each or $12 for three—tickets available at the door.
Festival passes are $20 each in advance or $25 at the door (including GST). Tickets are on sale now at Silk Road, Camosun College Child Care Services, all Serious Coffee Locations, The Bay Centre guest services and Ooh Cha Teahouse (Vancouver). Lecture tickets are available on site: $5 each or $12 for three.
For all the details visit: www.victoriateafestival.com
Manager, Child Care Services
Last updated: January 31, 2008 9:39 am