The Christie-Phoenix Insurance Victoria Track Series will be having a ”Day of Champions” on Sunday, June 18, which will include a breakfast-of-champions at Rustik Bistro located at 3950 Carey Road at 10:00 am (with more details to follow). After breakfast, Victoria Track Series Season Pass holders will get to take in a Victoria HarbourCats home game against the Kitsap Bluejackets at Royal Athletic Park.
Proceeds will go to help fund the series, as well as support the 2017 charity-of-choice. The Series has donated over $20,000 during the past eight years to the Mustard Seed Food Bank and KidSport Greater Victoria.
Day of Champions packages are priced at $85 and for runners who wish to race the series. The package will include a series shirt, a ticket to the year-end silent auction and awards in October, unlimited racing in the five track meets of the 2017 series, breakfast of champions and the HarbourCats baseball game, June 18. For those who cannot make the June 18th HarbourCats game, a limited number of flex tickets will be made available.
For those wishing to support the series but not race, two tickets to the HarbourCats and two seats at breakfast are going for $40, retail value is estimated to be between $60-$70.
The Christie-Phoenix Insurance Victoria Track Series is in its eighth year and ninth including previous
versions. The series provides the only opportunity for runners of all abilities on Vancouver Island to race on the track. All ages are welcome, from nine to 99 and from beginners to Olympians.
Runners can compete for series-long standings with prizes provided by Frontrunners Footwear, Victoria premiere running apparel store. Winners of each race receive a medal and a beautiful bouquet of flowers provided by Petals Plus Florists.
All events take place at Centennial Stadium at the University of Victoria on Saturdays at 6:30 pm. A schedule is now posted. Dates are subject to change.
The Victoria HarbourCats baseball team play in the West Coast League. They are the defending 2016 league champions. They broke several records last year in performance as well as in attendance. In 2016, they were the very first WCL team to eclipse the benchmark of 50,000 at the gate, they surpassed 60,000.
Managing Partner, Jim Swanson said, "We are proud of the breakthrough season the HarbourCats had in 2016, winning the league's overall record pennant and setting many wins and attendance marks, but what makes us excited is that people and companies in Victoria have really shown us support that is growing going into our fifth season at RAP."
They won the most consecutive games in a row in league history at 19 and had the most wins in league history at 40. The HarbourCats are developing a culture of winning and a championship attitude.
"With Brian McRae coming in to lead a new coaching staff, we think we're set up for continued success, on and off the field. As well, watching for Nick Pivetta, Nathan Lukes, Alex DeGoti and Logan Lombana to soon make their Major League Baseball debuts is exciting for the organization."
Rustik Bistro opened in September 2016 at 3950 Carey Road. The bistro offers an eclectic menu with fresh-made products in-house. All baked goods are made on premise in their Six Mile Bakery next door. The bistro offers a bucolic and bohemian-style atmosphere. Some of the furniture was brought in from the closing of the Bengal Lounge – an old favourite from the Empress Hotel. Parking is free. Rustik Bistro is located where Carey Rd and Glanford Ave meet.
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