Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival #yyjarts @CineVic

Short Circuit returns with a showcase of films from around the Pacific Rim!

{April 18, 2017 – Victoria, BC}  —  After a call for short films from all countries, states, and provinces bordering the Pacific Ocean, we received a record number of submissions for our 5th annual festival! This year we present a journey around the Pacific Rim, with 16 films selected to showcase the diversity of stories from around the edge of the water. We’ve also got panels and pitch events to up your game, and parties to celebrate the films and filmmakers. Presented by CineVic.

Please check for list of films and full schedule of festival events. 
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Sing Your Joy: Relations April 7-8 revisited @UnitedInOakBay @CoastLineCanada @SingYourJoy #yyjmusic

Sing Your Joy: Relations
A look back to April 7 – 8, 2017
Oak Bay United Church

SingYourJoy continues connecting our RELATIONS and building community through their passion for song. SingYourJoy is Victoria’s Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller.

There latest performance took play at April 7th and 8th at Oak Bay United Church.  It featured the award winning fiddle group Coastline, a string ensemble comprised of BC’s top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez. With intricate arrangements of traditional, original and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world, Coastline is pushing boundaries and always having a great time whenever they play.

SingYourJoy: a non-auditioned chorus for young adults from all walks of life, joining our voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships, and growing community.

Photography & Video by: Brad Edwards Photography (

National Canadian Film Day 150 #yyjevents @IMAXVictoria @RoyalBCMuseum

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival. This program features four intriguing BC films which were preserved in BC Archives before they were transferred to analog video in the 1980s, and more recently digitized for better access.  The fifth film only ever existed as an edited original, which was fully restored by the BC Archives for National Film Week in 1986.
The films featured from the BC Archives are:

May 5: Shari Ulrich Trio in Concert @UnitedAtOakBay #yyjmusic @ShariUlrich

Shari Ulrich Trio in Concert Friday, May 5, 2017 Doors: 7pm Show: 7:30pm Oak Bay United Church 1355 Mitchell Street Victoria, BC V8S 4P9 Shari Ulrich (Juno award winner, CFMA Songwriter of the Year, and veteran of The Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, UHF, BTU and The High Bar Gang) performs with her daughter Julia Graff (on violin, mandolin, guitar & vocals) and fellow High Bar Gang member Kirby Barber (on bass, guitar and vocals). Continue reading “May 5: Shari Ulrich Trio in Concert @UnitedAtOakBay #yyjmusic @ShariUlrich”

Joy of Life Festival weekend May 5 Alix @GooldenHall #yyjmusic

Joy of Life Festival weekend offers Juno winners and three musical thrills: Fiddle, song and jazz

VICTORIA, BC – A new combination of three unique musical experiences put together by the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music Head, Daniel Lapp offers a fresh sound sensation with a special Canadian twist on the first weekend in May.

“The challenge with celebrating Canada’s 150th and deciding to program ‘all Canadian’ content is that there is SO MUCH great Canadian music – many, many concerts worth of iconic music! Each of the 3 concerts will have a ‘Canadiana’ theme and we will traverse the country from East to West, North to South celebrating our culture in music and song,” says Daniel Lapp, the inspired brains behind the Joy of Life Festival. Continue reading “Joy of Life Festival weekend May 5 Alix @GooldenHall #yyjmusic”

Images from Vimy 100 #vimy100 #yyjevents

Remembering Vimy Ridge 100 Years Later

As part of the Vimy 100 commemorations happening across the country and around the world, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, hosted an evening of military training exercises, period uniforms and live music.

The evening ended with a powerful commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.  6 C3 105 – mm Howitzers were stationed on the beach below, and fired off 100 rounds.  One for each year since the first shots were fired in 1917.

It was windy, the rain came and went, it was cold but that didn’t keep thousands from coming out to remember those that fought.

VIMY 100 Fort Rodd Hill -

To see more images from April 8, 2017 click here: VIMY 100


Relations: Sing Your Joy encore performance TONIGHT #yyjmusic @singyourjoy @ivonneHmusic @CoastlineCanada

Sing Your Joy: Relations

Coastline Fiddle Group - High was out last night taking in the always fun and entertaining performance of Sing Your Joy.  Accompanying them for the show was Coastline, the award winning youth fiddle band.

Tickets can be picked up at the door. Performance at 7PM.  Be sure to stick around for the free cake afterwards and meet singers, and the members of Coastline who will also be selling their CD’s.

Oak Bay United Church
1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria BC V8S 4P9
(corner of Mitchell and Granite Streets in the heart of Oak Bay)
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The Complete Victoria Jazzfest Line-up Announced! #yyjmusic @VicJazzSociety #VicJazzFest


In addition to thepreviously announced Marquee Series Performances, TD JazzFest 2017 will feature:

  • 5 headlining performances from jazz heavyweights at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre @ Oak Bay High School
  • 4 nights of altogether very danceable funk, blues, hip hop, and New Orleans music in Centennial Square and Distrikt Nightclub
  • 9 groups representing all genres of jazz, from deeply traditional to absolutely avant-garde at Hermann’s Jazz Club


Tickets on sale Monday, April 10!
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Esquimalt 5K presented by LifeMark Health April 8 #yyjevents @EsquimaltBC

Esquimalt 5K presented by LifeMark Health

Join us on Saturday, April 8th for the most scenic 5K in the region  — journeying through Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks. The event attracts all levels: walkers to elites and includes chip timing, a healthy living marketplace, refreshments and coffee, mini-massage treatments (limited quantities available, please sign up at event), and children’s corner with a variety of activities for all ages.

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The Odds, Electric Timber Company @DistriktVic May 18 #yyjmusic @oddsmusic

The Odds 0 Electric Timber Co. May 18Just announced:

The Odds hit Victoria May 18th with special guests the Electric Timber Company.

Doors open at 8P with the show at 9P.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be picked up at The Strathcona Hotel, Lyle’s Place and online at


Odds (1987-1999)

The band was formed in 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting of vocalist-guitarists Craig Northey and Steven Drake (both of whom had led different bands appearing on a Vancouver music compilation album, Spotlight ’86), bassist Doug Elliott and drummer Paul Brennan. The band members claim the name came when Brennan asked Drake, in a town somewhere on the BC coast, “What are the odds of us ever escaping bullshit gigs like this?” Continue reading “The Odds, Electric Timber Company @DistriktVic May 18 #yyjmusic @oddsmusic”