Here is a story in the Victoria Times Colonist about this great event. I have to say that Victoria has really established itself at the forefront of the Canadian cocktail world. This proves more than anything that cocktailing is a culture in the true sense of the world. A place does not have to be one of the biggest cities in Canada to sustain a vibrant scene where people learn from each other and get together to learn and create drinks, bars, events, and products (gin, bitters, etc) which further feed the development of the culture.
Let's hope that the rest of us catch up soon.