54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Royal BC Museum

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

February 15 – March 24, 2019

54th Wildlife Photographer of the YearExperience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

More info and ticket links at: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2018

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Light the Night

Light the Night

Centennial Square
September 21, 2018

Light the NightLight the Night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) annual walk and fundraising event – a night of solidarity and hope! The event supports people battling blood cancers and pays tribute to those affected.

Every autumn, thousands of friends, families and co-workers gather in over 240 cities across North America and walk at twilight to pay tribute and bring hope to those battling blood cancer by holding illuminated lanterns – white for patients and survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of ones lost.

The funds raised will support vital cancer research, patient services and public education initiatives in our community. Register at http://lightthenight.ca/ to walk by yourself, or create a team.

Further contact information and an FAQ are on the site. Join us at Centennial Square on September 21st in our mission to cure blood cancers! Please note: Raising min. $100 will get you a lantern and a tshirt – further incentives are available on the website!

Also check out Jane Austen’s Persuasion At The McPherson Playhouse

March straight into spring with the Royal BC Museum

Royal BC MuseumVICTORIA, BC–This March, venture outdoors for mammoth walks and outdoor photography. Learn more about ecosystems around you with programs on native and invasive species and the plants of Northern BC. Get an insider’s look at research taking place at the Royal BC Museum, which is helping us better understand the nature and history of this province.

Enjoy the fresh spring air at Island View Beach on our Fieldtrippers: Mammoth Walk on Saturday, March 3. From 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm join curator of archaeology Grant Keddie for a look at a local place where mammoth remains and other Ice Age discoveries have been made. Boots or old shoes are a must. Inaccessible for wheelchairs and walkers. Ages five and up. Approximately a two kilometre walk. Bring water and snacks. By donation.

The theme of our weekly family event for the month of March is Wonder Sunday: Animals of Nature. Join us from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (March 4, 11, 18, 25) to learn which animals are native to Vancouver Island and which came from somewhere else. Discover what you can do to protect the environment from the unintended consequences of introducing an invasive species.

Unearth mysteries in plant distribution, see rare plants, find out what a pseudoflower is and discover the power of DNA markers at curator of botany Dr. Ken Marr’s Live at Lunch talk on New Plant Discoveries from the Northern BC Alpine. Admission to this event is by donation. It takes place in Newcombe Conference Hall on Wednesday, March 7 from noon to 1:00 pm.

 In addition to our world-class exhibitions, publications and programs did you also know that we also produce original research? We invite you to drop in on Research Day for a single presentation, a session or the full day. Learn about the fascinating studies taking place across our organization in 2018 and the new knowledge that our collections have generated.

Research Day takes place in Newcombe Conference Hall on Thursday, March 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; session one, Biodiversity Past to Present, is from 10:15 am to 11:45 am; session two, BC Journeys: Cultural and Economic Perspectives in BC History, from1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; and session three, Indigenous Heritage and Reconciliation, is from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Can’t make it in person? Tune into our Facebook page where we will be live streaming each session.

Are you an animal lover? Come to Stories at Helmcken House, our monthly storytelling series, to hear folktales, myths, legends and personal stories of animals of nature. This event is on Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

Looking for the perfect spring break activity for your aspiring shutterbugs? Sign them up for Spring Break Camp at the Royal BC Museum where they can develop their skills in this photography-themed week. Spring Break Camps run March 19 to March 23, 2018 and March 26 to March 30, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (before and after camp care is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm). Spring Break Camp is $280 per person; 10 per cent discount for members.

 Don’t worry: kids don’t get all the fun. We’ve also got a Photo Camp for Adults so you can unleash your inner wildlife photographer. Learn from Shane Lighter, Royal BC Museum staff photographer and Sam Rose Phillips, professional wildlife photographer. This day-long workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced intermediates. You will spend time in the classroom and in the field, so dress appropriately and bring your camera. The workshop takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 24. Tickets are $45 per person; 10 per cent discount for members. Please note that lunch is not included.

For more information about any of these events, visit our online calendar at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/calendar.

Colwood Seaside Festival 2017 SUNDAY #yyjevents @COOKEILIDH @FortRoddFisgard

Join the City of Colwood and Parks Canada for a day of heritage fun at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, including:

Solar eclipse open house at @UVic observatory #yyjevents

Solar eclipse open house at UVic observatory

The observatory at the University of Victoria will host a special open house for the public Aug. 21 to view the total solar eclipse – the first such eclipse since 1918 to cast its shadow from coast to coast in North America. In Greater Victoria, the eclipse will cover 90 per cent of the sun. Continue reading “Solar eclipse open house at @UVic observatory #yyjevents”

CineVic Summer Film Camp #yyjarts @cinevic

Cinevic Summer Film CampYouth participants aged 11-15 will engage in hands-on filmmaking using professional grade equipment in the gorgeous setting of St. Ann’s Academy. Artists and film professionals from the local community will mentor and nourish their creativity, teaching them the basics of filmmaking from conception through to completion. Participants will have the opportunity to try various roles to find their area of interest and tell their stories in a collaborative environment. Camp days will run from 9am to 3pm with a mid-day lunch break. The week will culminate with a pizza party and big-screen premiere for friends, family, peers and the public on Friday at 3:00pm at St. Ann’s Auditorium. Continue reading “CineVic Summer Film Camp #yyjarts @cinevic”

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this JulyVICTORIA, BC–Celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, the return of the popular Museum Happy Hour series and summer fun at camp this July at the Royal BC Museum.

Join us for family-friendly fun on for Canada Day: Wonder Weekend on Saturday July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday July 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Groove to live music (including Lekwungen dancers of the Songhees Nation and Bučan Bučan), channel your artistic side with arts and crafts and enjoy our popular annual Penny Carnival. See the full schedule of events for July 1 here and July 2 here. These free events take place outside on the museum plaza and in Helmcken House. Continue reading “Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs #yyjevents @RoyalRoads

West Shore Arts Council presents a special Canada 150 screening of “Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs” on July 8, from 4pm till 6pm in the drawing room of Hatley Castle.

Learn about the history of the Dunsmuir family through this wonderful film created by filmmakers David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew. Vocalist Elizabeth Gerow, who has extensively researched the life and music of Elinor Dunsmuir, will also be performing several of Elinor’s original songs along with a lively presentation of her research into Elinor’s life and musical inspiration.

Ticket includes entry and free refreshments.

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10.

For more information on this event, visit our website here: http://westshorearts.org/


Legacy Golf Tournament Drive To End Homelessness #yyjevents @BearMountain @VicCoolAid

Legacy Golf Tournament

Imagine helping to end homelessness by golfing and feasting!

Join Cool Aid at Bear Mountain Valley Course on Friday, July 14th, starting at 1:30 pm, for the Legacy Golf Tournament, a benefit for Victoria Cool Aid Society, presented by Hatch and Muir, which supports the construction of new housing for people who are homeless.

Reserve your place today at DriveToEndHomelessness.ca or call Alan at 250-414-4781. Shuttle service from downtown Victoria is available by request.

DAVID SEDARIS at the Royal Theatre on M​ay 9 7​:30​ PM #yyjevents @rmts_Victoria

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America ’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became immediate bestsellers.

David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ.

“Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Royal Theatre
M​ay 9, 2017 | 7​:30​ PM
Tickets are $48.70*