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”

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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”

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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”

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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/

info@westshorearts.org

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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.

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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

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

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Bee Safari & Hummingbird Hunt – Spring Fling at Matson #yyjevents @HabitatAcqTrust

HAT will host ‘Nature Walks and Talks’ at the Matson in Esquimalt. We will be focusing on native flora and pollinator species, including expert led talks and walks on bees and humming birds.

10:15AM HUMMINGBIRD HUNT Local hummingbird expert Eric Pittman will speak about our tiny feathered friends

1:00PM BEE SAFARI “Madame Beespeaker” and author of ‘Victory Gardens for Bees’, Lori Weidenhammer. Bring your friends and family!

To acess the conservation area, enter the West Song Walkway from the West Bay Marina end.

Snacks will be provided by HAT. Please RSVP to volunteers@hat.bc.ca. FREE, Family friendly, all welcome!

Event sponsored by LTABC Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

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Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum

VICTORIA, BC–There is a lot to celebrate at the Royal BC Museum this month: April Fool’s, National Canadian Film Day, Earth Day, Astronomy Day and the long-awaited, widely anticipated opening of the Terry Fox exhibition.

The Royal BC Museum will try its best to fool you with its annual (and insanely popular) April Fool’s scavenger hunt from March 31 to April 10. Visitors are challenged to roam our galleries and spot anachronistic artifacts, oddball animals and materials that just don’t belong. The pranks are geared for kids and adults alike, and visitors can pick up a game sheet in our lobby before they head upstairs. Participation in the hunt is included with museum admission or membership. Continue reading “Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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CONFABULATION: True stories on the theme “For Science!” #yyjevents @viceventcentre

CONFABULATION: True stories on the theme “For Science!”

Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street (between Johnson & Pandora)
Victoria BC

Date of Event 03/16/2017
Time of event 07:30 PM
Price (CAD) 10.00

Event Website www.confabulation.ca/events/victoria-for-science/

Details Confabulation’s sixth show, “For Science!”, happens at the Victoria Event Centre on Thursday, March 16th. It’ll be a unique night stacked with true stories about meltdowns, discoveries, breakthroughs and genius. Science gone right, wrong or mad. Join 6 fantastic storytellers and your hosts Carol-Lynne and Cassandra for a night of entertainment, libations, oohs, awws and a-has! Continue reading “CONFABULATION: True stories on the theme “For Science!” #yyjevents @viceventcentre”

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