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11 Fun & Easy (& sometimes free) Dating & Meet up Idea’s

1.  University & College Lectures – living in a university town you can attend a variety of lectures and information series events usually for free!  Hook up to your university’s calendar today!

University of Victoria – Free Lecture Series 
Camosun Calendar of Events

2.  Local Library and Book Store Public Events – go to a book reading, signing together  or attend a special presentation presented to your community!

Greater Victoria Public Library

3.  Community Gardens – source out local gardens that are open to the public.  In Victoria we are lucky enough to have many stunning gardens within the City and free to explore. For example – Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park in James Bay.


Finnerty Gardens – University of Victoria


4.  Local Markets, Food Kiosk’s and Truck’s – meet up to enjoy different foods at markets or around your town.  Enjoy the scenic downtown areas and be a tourist in your own town!

5.  Local Wineries – take an afternoon to check out your local wineries and sample their free tastings!

6.  Natural History Society – find yours and check out their schedule for bird-watching, nature and historical lectures.

7.  Explore your local Tours and Walking Maps –  Locate interesting walking maps in your town and meet up to investigate.  In Victoria we enjoy tours of historical architecture,  China Town, Artist Stroll events, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ross Bay or Chinese Cemeteries (Historical Sites)  with Emily Carr and Billy Barker (Barkerville, B.C.) and more!

Chinese Cemetary

Chinese Cemetery

8.  Volunteer in the local park, forest trails and beach clean up – Get outdoors and meet up to do an activity together that is invigorating and giving back.  Forest trails and parks are looking for volunteers to clean out invasive plant species and our local Surf-riders are looking for beach clean up help at their events.

9.  Tour your local museums, old churches and interesting historical  buildings in your city.  Take time to walk through some of these local gems and stopping for a treat along the way.

10.  Inner City Walks or walk outside your doorstep – In Victoria we are lucky enough to have scenic walks along our waterfront with downtown parks that have walking trails!  Many of these can be reached during lunch breaks!

11.  Volunteer at local festivals & events!  – Victoria hosts many festivals and events that are in need of volunteers from concerts, walks, runs to Ted Talks!

Removing obstacles to Love Workshop


Day #1 – Tip #1

Removing obstacles to Love Workshop

Read more on love 

Read Richard Watts, Feature Writer for the Times Colonist  interview and article on love  and relationships!


Great day for prioritizing ‘love’

celebrate badge coloredThe emphasis for ‘love’ has started!  The wheel of marketing has rolled into February’s celebration focus of ‘love.’  Everyone can admit this focus is bringing us into acute awareness  of our unique experience of love!  I say, “Use this energy and prioritize your need for ‘love.’  Why?


  • If you are single and looking for love it is your primary focus, regardless of your day activities!
  • If you are married your thoughts throughout the day include whatever your experience is with your partner!  If you have feelings that are dissatisfied you wear this tension in the same way as if your feelings are those of being satisfied in your relationship.

Start today as the calendar marches into February!  Take a few minutes and consider what is important to you in “love.’  Check out our definition of love first and consider how these needs could be met in you most important relationship of your life.

.Removing obstacles to Love Workshop

Looking for Love:

  • Start by reflecting upon what is important to you in a partner.
  • Wake up to what your needs are in a partnership.

Already found you love and looking for improving your experience:

  • Start by reflecting upon what is important to you in a partner. (Try and stay out of the comparing what is happening in your relationships and check in to define your needs)
  • Wake up to what your needs are in a partnership.

*Please know that this is recommended for both great and not so great relationship experiences.  It increases your awareness of the good and bad times consciously.

Removing obstacles to Love Workshop

Love Program starting Feb 1st – 14 Days of Love Tips – follow @InsideAwareness

Day one:- Tip # 1 


Read more on love 

Read Richard Watts, Feature Writer for the Times Colonist  interview and article on love  and relationships!

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication Relationship & Life Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015