6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

Creatively United Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm

The Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria
Admission to the festival is free (outdoors and Clifford Carl Hall)
Ticketed Event Information

 

6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day
Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Megawatts & Marbles and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favorites within Clifford Carl Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

Some of the presenters include: Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

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Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum

Take Part in Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum this May

VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum’s May activities focus on family matters in anticipation of the exciting new feature exhibition, Family Bonds and Belonging, opening on June 2. The popular companion exhibition, about the young man who inspired the nation, Terry Fox: Running to Heart of Canada is open and runs until October 1. Continue reading “Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum”

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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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Annual UVic Science Fair

Welcome to the website of the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF). The 2017 fair will be held at the University of Victoria on Sunday April 9 – Monday April 10, 2017

Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF) PlayInVictoria.netANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR AT UVIC

UVic is once again hosting the annual Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair. On Sunday, April 9 and Monday, April 10, junior scientists from grades four through 12 will converge on the UVic campus to show off 150 science projects. Twenty-one schools are represented, plus several home-schooled students. Public viewing of the projects is available at these times: 

What: Public viewing of all projects on Sunday afternoon
When: Sunday, April 9 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Elliott Lecture Wing, UVic (both floors, some classrooms)

What: Public viewing of all projects again on Monday morning
When: Monday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Elliott Lecture Wing, UVic (both floors, some classrooms)

What: Awards ceremony on Monday afternoon
When: Monday, April 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Room A144, MacLaurin Building, UVic

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Howitzer to mark 100th Anniv. of the Battle of Vimy Ridge #yyj #vimy100

To commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge four Howitzers will fire a 100-round salute from the waterfront near Fort Rodd Hill beginning at 8:30 p.m. on April 8, 2017.

The four C3 105-mm Howitzers will fire blank ammunition every 15 seconds until the salute is completed, a process that should take just over six minutes. The guns have been timed to mark the beginning of the artillery barrage that started the First World War battle 100 years ago at 5:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) on April 9, 1917 near Vimy, France.

The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter the Howitzer’s surrounding area.

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The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #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”

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The Relativity Project: The Science of the Brain April 13 #yyjevents

Relativity Project is back with another session of Social Learning. We are incredibly fortunate to have two keynote speakers who will present to us on The Science of the Brain!

Get your EARLYBIRD tickets now for only $15! Our last event sold out quickly so grab them while they last!

-Engaging Keynote Speakers
-Interact with Science Experiments
-Craft Beer from your favourite local producers*
-Premium Cocktails
-Contests & Prizes
-Hosted at 4o7 Events Venue– a beautiful waterfront events venue
-Food available for purchase – stay tuned for caterer! Continue reading “The Relativity Project: The Science of the Brain April 13 #yyjevents”

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TELUS brings the home of the future to Victoria #yyjevents @telus

Westshore Parks and Recreation Centre – Parking Lot
1767 Island Highway

Date of Event 03/04/2017
Time of event 11:00 AM

Price (CAD) 0.00

Event Website fibre.telus.com/futurehome/

Details Join us at the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview the future of home technology. Residents can visit the Future Home from Saturday, March 4 until Sunday, March 12, 2017. The 585-square-foot Future Home offers an immersive experience to demonstrate how technology will soon make our lives safer, healthier and more efficient than ever before. New experiences include an EcoHub that looks at the energy saving and eco friendly items in a home at the click of a button and an intelligent kitchen with a smart stove, counter, skillet and interactive recipes.

Visitors can also see how a UV light can clean a stove hands-free. All Future Home visitors are invited to enter to win a prize pack courtesy of Samsung, which includes a 55”

Samsung UHD LED Smart TV (retail value $2,300), a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE 9.7 (retail value $550) and a Samsung Galaxy S7 (retail value $899).
Email Lisa.Ballinger@telus.com

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Entertainment veteran speaks on theatre industry March 7 @UVic #yyjevents

From Olympics to Stratford, entertainment veteran speaks on theatre industry

How do you organize a major event when the entire world is invited? On March 7 at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre, join Canadian entertainment veteran Paul Shaw—who spearheaded the production elements of global events such as the 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Torch Relays and Expo 86—for a public lecture about working in commercial and not-for-profit theatre.

Continue reading “Entertainment veteran speaks on theatre industry March 7 @UVic #yyjevents”

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Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards Fair

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards Fair

University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road Student Union Building
(Michele Pujol room and the Upper Lounge)

Date of Event 03/08/2017

Time of event 11:30 AM

Price (CAD) 0.00

Event Website

www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/students/scholarships/jcura/index.php

Details Connect with the next generation of Canadian researchers! This award, worth $1,500, offers exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out research in their field of study under the mentorship of a faculty member. The students will be delighted to discuss their research with you, displayed in poster format or as an artistic presentation.

Email ltcsec@uvic.ca

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