Victoria Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Splash is today. Tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 28th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!
Victoria Symphony Splash is an annual Victoria Symphony event that takes place on a floating stage moored in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It includes musical entertainment, food, souvenirs and the evening’s highlight: a live performance by the Victoria Symphony. Splash is now one of the largest annual symphony events in North America, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors from all over the world, some who visit Victoria just to see Splash! Over 400 volunteers help to bring the event to the community.
There are going to be a few more tutus and smiles this year in British Columbia as the popular Victoria Goddess Run has expanded to include a lower mainland location, Port Coquitlam. With 3,000 participants expected this year in Victoria, the addition of Port Coquitlam will see at least another 1,000 women enjoying the 5K and 10K events. This announcement was made today at Frontrunners Westshore where sponsors, committee members, VIPs and media gathered to hear the 2017 Goddess Run plans.
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood is a follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Running for the Drum and only her fourth studio release in more than 20 years. Although just because you don’t hear from her for long stretches doesn’t mean she’s not playing. Quite the opposite. Sainte-Marie’s creativity is always in motion, and her passport’s always in hand, globetrotting for lectures and performances with her high-octane backing band. Continue reading “Buffy Sainte-Marie 2 Nights July 20/21 #yyjmusic @marywinspear @BuffySteMarie @barsnbandsyyj”
THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’ Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment
March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish. Continue reading “The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj”
The Royal BC Museum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic
VICTORIA, BC–Monday in Prague, the Royal BC Museum signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Czech Republic’s Národní muzeum (national museum).
The focus of the MOU is to foster and further a mutual understanding of First Nations materials in both institutions’ collections, a significant step in the Royal BC Museum’s commitment to gain a comprehensive understanding of where First Nations artefacts are held beyond BC’s borders. This is a landmark agreement for two world-leading museums to help share curatorial expertise and best practices. Continue reading “The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj”
Details Trombonist Nick La Riviere has been called Victoria’s hardest working man in show business. This year his musical travels have taken him to Luxembourg, across Canada and the USA, and upcoming tours include Denmark and possibly the UK. Nick plays with local bands like The HiFi, Cities, The Southern Urge, The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra, and Pretzel Logic, as well as out-of-town touring bands like The Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, and Locarno. Continue reading “The Nick La Riviere Septet April 6 @HermannsJazz Club @niclariv #yyjmusic”
Mother Mother and the “No Culture Tour”(No Culture is the sixth album by Vancouver-based indie rock band Mother Mother, released on February 10, 2017. It was produced by Ryan Guldemond, Brian Howes and Jason Van Poederooyen) hit Victoria this Friday at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre 8:00 PM.
Join us Thursday April 6 at the Atrium for the launch of Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival and CINE⚡️SPARK script competition! After expanding the festival from Pacific Northwest to the entire Pacific Rim, we received a record number of submissions! Find out which selections will be screening at the 5th annual short film festival taking place May 12-14, and experience live readings of five short screenplays vying for a $10,000 production package. Presented by CineVic. Continue reading “Short Circuit & CineSpark Launch April 6th @Cinevic #yyjarts”