Royal OnStage presents National Geographic Live

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.   

Brian Skerry, Photographer

Ocean Wild: The Light Beneath the Seas

Dolphin Photo: Brian Skerry

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.

Brian has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater using his camera to tell the story of some of the ocean’s most elusive inhabitants. His mission: to enlighten and inspire people to care about the beauty, bounty, and health of the world’s oceans.

Join him live on stage for an intimate look at dolphins’ intelligence, hangout with the enigmatic manatee, and explore the ocean in search of the first photos of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the wild.

*Ticket prices are subject to change.

*Tickets starting at $42.50

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9th Annual Intuitive Arts Festival

This 2 day festival brings together psychics, energy healers, alternative medicine practitioners and spiritual seeker from all across Vancouver Island.

9th Annual Intuitive Arts FestivalThe DaVinci Centre

The Intuitive Arts Festival brings together psychics, energy healers, alternative medicine practitioners and spiritual seekers from all across Vancouver Island and beyond. Over 44 exhibitors will be sharing their knowledge, wisdom and wares.

Included in your admission are back to back workshops, speakers and lectures happening throughout the weekend to inspire your spiritual journey. Heal the past and step into your true potential. Psychic Readings, Mediumship, Animal Communication, Energy Healing, Massage, Shiatsu, Qi Gong, Accupressure, Tarot, Palmistry, Tea Leaf Reading, Runes, Iridology, Quantum Touch, Reiki, NLP, Hypnosis, Time Based Therapies, Past Lives, Jewellery, Art, Clairvoyant Readings, Crystal Singing Bowls, Shamanism, Life Coaching, Alternative Medicine, Bodytalk, Rock\’n\’Gem, Spiritual Gifts and much more . . .

Journey inward to connect to your true self with a weekend full of mystical and experiential delights.
LEARN tools and tips about energetic healing practices to enrich your daily lives that used in Holistic Health, Alternative Medicine and Metaphysics.
SPEAK with professional psychics, mediums, counselors and personal coaches to find answers and guidance for your life\’s journey.
CONNECT with like-minded individuals and groups in the community that have a passion for spirituality, healing and that beyond our fives senses.
EXPLORE workshops, lectures, classes and seminars that are all included your admission.
EXPERIENCE a healing massage or energy healing session by local professionals.
If you’d like more information please visit our official website www.intuitiveartsfestival.com or like us on facebook www.facebook.com/intuitiveartsfestival
Exhibitor Online Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/Nyi8nvmF9B3SkNlz1
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TeenFest ***Postponed til Spring 2018***

This one day FREE exhibition, for youth ages 12 to 18 years, and their families, will give teens in the Victoria area the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders

***This event has been postponed til Spring 2018***

EThis one day FREE exhibition, for youth ages 12 to 18 years, and their families, will give teens in the Victoria area the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders.

By creating opportunities for interaction, activities, workshops and performances for this age group, TeenFest will engage and connect our youth, their families and the businesses and organizations that support them.

Event highlights include: •A chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card •Teen Talent Contest •Skateboarding •Climbing Wall •Performance by Teen Musicians, Singers and Bands •Interactive Sports and Gaming activities •60+ booths to see, learn, shop and sample •4 different areas to explore – Life & Education, Cool Stuff, Fashion & Beauty and Health & Wellness •Dance performers on the main stage •Special Guests and SO MUCH MORE!

 

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Royal BC Museum: November Events

Memory, micro-organisms and marshes big themes at the Royal BC Museum this November

VICTORIA, BC–Brighten up your dreary November with special events and activities at the Royal BC Museum. Enhance your language skills by listening to stories told in local First Nations languages, pay your respects at Remembrance Day ceremonies, and embrace your competitive side with Museum Happy Hour pub quizzes and more.

Join Dr. Genevieve Hill for Live at Lunch: From Marshes to Mountains on Wednesday, November 1 at noon. Dr. Hill will talk about her partnership with the Cowichan Tribes field technicians and how they worked together to survey cultural sites in the Cowichan Valley. This event takes place in Newcombe Conference Hall; admission is by donation.

Our Wonder Sunday family program continues this month with a focus on micro-organisms. Use microscopes to get a close look at teeny tiny plankton and other micro-organisms and learn their important role in various ecosystems. This program takes place each Sunday in November from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Included with museum admission or membership.

Home Learners are invited to take part in Who Were They Anyway? Digging into Local History on Monday, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Learn about the social history of early Victoria through photographs, documents and artifacts from the museum and archives collections. This four-week workshop series is $75 per person (10 per cent discount for members).

Come listen and learn at Have We Got a Story to Tell– Stories from This Land and its People on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Local Indigenous storytellers are sharing stories in their original languages such as lək̓ʷəŋin̓əŋ (the language of the land of Greater Victoria), SENĆOŦEN (from the Saanich peninsula), Hul’q’umi’num’ (Cowichan area and some Gulf Islands) and more. Storytellers include Elmer Seniemten George, Tiffany Joseph and MENEŦIYE. Musical performance by Wesley Hardisty. Tickets are $12 per person (10 per cent discount for member).

Museum Happy Hour returns for its next instalment. Each Museum Happy Hour will have a different pub quiz theme: “Natural History” on Thursday November 9, “Archives” on November 16 and “Sound and Music” on November 23. The event is from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm and costs $10 per person. This is a popular event that sells out quickly, so get your tickets early!

Our annual Remembrance Day presentations will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pmLest We Forget: Remembrance Commemorations include musicians, singers and storytellers. The event is included with museum admission or membership.

Experience the magic of Christmas in Old Town and get into the holiday spirit starting on November 16 (running until the end of December). Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see shops decked out in seasonal finery. Starting December 1 you will find Father Christmas in Old Town where he will be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for photos (by donation). Christmas in Old Town is included with museum admission or membership.

On Saturday, November 25, we are hosting a City of Victoria initiative called Performance as Medicine, an Indigenous Performance Art Symposium. Participants will present and explore Indigenous philosophies and contemporary expressive forms. Registration is $40 and is required for the workshops (9:00 am to 3:00 pm); from 3:30 to 5:30 you are welcome to drop by for a free performance on the Legislative Assembly lawn and a panel discussion in the museum’s Clifford Carl Hall.

We have a don’t-miss special talk for photography enthusiasts who are excited about the upcoming Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (on exhibit at the Royal BC Museum from December 8, 2017 to April 2, 2018)! Wildlife Photographer John E. Marriott: Tall Tales, Long Lenses, presents Thursday, November 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person (10 per cent discount for members).

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

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Family Sundays at AGGV

We are excited to partner with the Sierra Club of BC and World Fisheries Trust for the first Family Sunday of the season! Who knows? You might leave the Gallery an environmental activist!

Family Sundays
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Oct 15 2-4pm | Environmental Adventures | Inspired by Water Work Space Exhibition

We are excited to partner with the Sierra Club of BC  and World Fisheries Trust for the first Family Sunday of the season! Who knows? You might leave the Gallery an environmental activist!

Enjoy a fun-filled family afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas connected to current exhibitions and programming! Join us for cool activities for all ages which take place throughout the Gallery, including the gardens in warmer months. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians – every third Sunday of the month (Oct – June from 2 – 4pm)!

Program is included with admission *OR* purchase a family membership for only $75 and receive unlimited Gallery admission, Family Sundays and discounts!

 

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Canadian Federation of University Women, Saanich Peninsula, OPEN HOUSE

The Canadian Federation of University Women, Saanich Peninsula invites the community to our Open House on Sept 26th for dessert & coffee to find out more about the scholarships & bursaries provided to students on the peninsula & the friendships formed.

The Canadian Federation of University Women, Saanich Peninsula invites the community to our Open House on Sept 26th for dessert & coffee to find out more about the scholarships & bursaries provided to students on the peninsula & the friendships formed.

For additional information, please e-mail: cfuwspmembership@gmail.com

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Surviving in the Intersections: A Sexualized Violence Prevention Event

Join in the discussion on how we can prevent sexualized violence and discrimination in our community!

Darnell Moore

Join in the discussion on how we can prevent sexualized violence and discrimination in our community!

Surviving in the Intersections features keynote speaker Darnell Moore, a renowned social justice educator whose work addresses how violence impacts different intersections of identity based on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

This event will also feature a panel presentation on sexualized violence in the sex industry from Peers Victoria, and an information fair beginning at 5:30pm in the lobby with campus and community groups that work to address sexualized violence.

For more information, visit facebook.com/getconsent and antiviolenceproject.org/svaw.

In an effort to decrease barriers to this event, tickets are sold on a sliding scale. You can pay in $5 increments from $0 – $10. If you are a student or do not make a living wage, we encourage you to choose the complimentary ticket option.

The amount you pay does not correspond to a specific seat/section. No one will be turned away.

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Spooky, smart and sublime at the Royal BC Museum in October @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

VICTORIA, BC–Pull on a sweater, kick your way through the fallen leaves and head to the Royal BC Museum to explore the many special events and activities we’ve planned this October, including the final days of our feature exhibition Family: Bonds and Belonging. Continue reading “Spooky, smart and sublime at the Royal BC Museum in October @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival coming Sept. 22 #yyjevents @SidneyLitFest

The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival September 22-24, 2017

Join fourteen renowned Canadian authors who will engage book lovers with readings from their works, panel discussions, and writing workshops.

Participating authors are Gary Barwin, Pat Carney, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Pauline Holdstock, Anosh Irani, Jack Knox, Scaachi Koul, Kevin Patterson, Yasuko Thanh, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Jan Zwicky.

Our Friday night opening event, Wine, Word and Music, features live music, brief readings, and a conversation with authors. Author Tillar Mazzeo will host the evening. Readings are held on Saturday between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Two writing workshops are being offered on Saturday. Continue reading “Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival coming Sept. 22 #yyjevents @SidneyLitFest”

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Annual Fab Forts event including Victoria’s largest water gun battle

Victoria’s largest annual squirt gun battle is coming to the Fort! Join us at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites on Saturday, August 19 with your water guns at the ready for Parks Canada’s annual Fab Forts event. Come and try to “Storm the Fort,” then join an “Obstacle Course” or test your aim with “Target Practice.”

Annual Fab Forts event including Victoria’s largest water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS

Victoria’s largest annual squirt gun battle is coming to the Fort!
Join us at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites on Saturday, August 19 with your water guns at the ready for Parks Canada’s annual Fab Forts event. Come and try to “Storm the Fort,” then join an “Obstacle Course” or test your aim with “Target Practice.”

Face painting, scavenger hunt and music will be offered throughout the day. Re-enactors from the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactor Association and the Pacific Association for Recreating the Middle Ages will be on location with their colourful period costumes and captivating stories. And Parka, our Parks Canada, mascot will visit us a couple times during the day and even ask young ones and parents to join in a little dance.

Activities run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Grab your squirt gun and come soak up some history at Fort Rodd Hill! A fun event for the whole family.
Every August, several of Canada’s historic fortifications take part in “Fab Forts Weekend” to showcase and celebrate Canada’s history. Armed with squirt guns, participants Storm the Fort, venture on an obstacle course, and test their aim with Target Practice in an event that is fun for the whole family. This is the fourth year this event is being hosted in Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

If visitors want to participate in the water gun battle, they need to expect to get wet and dress accordingly. Participants can bring their own mega water gun and we will have some spare squirt guns, with buckets, sponges, etc. Visitors who would rather stay dry will have the opportunity to participate in many other games. A picnic lunch is always a great idea too! These kinds of outdoor events are one way Parks Canada is helping Canadians connect with nature and fort history.

The Government of Canada is pleased to offer free admission for all visitors to national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites operated by Parks Canada in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This event in included in the free admission.

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