CANCELLED – Sorry – all of the following events have been cancelled due to some unfortunate and unexpected events in the life of the main organizer.

WHAT: An opportunity for people to meet and knit in public on some of the benches featured in a new Victoria guidebook, Victoria Bench by Bench

WHY: Over the last decade, knitting in public has become an increasingly popular pastime. It brings knitters out of isolation and the art of knitting to a wider audience. Knitting on the benches around Victoria is a delightful way to pass the time, gain a fresh perspective of Victoria, and participate in a celebration of the fibre arts: knitting, weaving, spinning, felting, crochet.

WHO: Knitters and the general public

WHEN: May 1st, 15th and 29th, June 5th (Sundays, 1 – 3 pm)


  • May 1st Fisherman’s Wharf (12 Eries St. at the “Frank Sinatra bench” in front of the Moka House, Shoal Point, page 58 in the book)
  • May 15th Gonzales Beach (West End, 1700 Ross St., page 74 in the book)
  • May 29th Selkirk Waterfront (2940 Jutland Rd., page 120 in the book)
  • June 5th Market Square (500 block of Johnson or Pandora, page 12 in the book)

HOW: You are invited to join us on any or all of these Sundays:

  • meet Rebecca Kennel, the author of Victoria Bench by Bench
  • meet Marilyn Guille, the producer of Victoria FibreFest, now in its 9th year
  • check in with Foursquare and receive a free knitting lesson (the first person to check in will receive a copy of Victoria Bench by Bench)

More info:

Bring your knitting!

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