EVENTS

April 3–May 1 ART VICTORIA ARTISTS MAKING A SCENE IN THE ’60s A new exhibit comes to Legacy Art Gallery featuring an array of works from Victoria artists in the 1960s. Making a Scene was curated by UVic graduate Emerald Johnstone-Bedell and a team of student interns. The exhibit will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles,… Read more »

Knife Party at Hotel Europa is a sensory reading experience

Hopping from Canada to Italy and back again, Mark Anthony Jarman’s Knife Party at Hotel Europa darts from place-to-place, moment-to-moment, and observation-to-observation in a collection of poignantly linked stories that blur the lines between fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, not only in their language, but also in style and content. Told almost entirely from the perspective… Read more »

Spoken word with Shane Koyczan

Only groundbreaking Canadian spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan can turn a fart into an insightful slam piece about being human. In fact, this was one of my favorite pieces that he presented on Friday night at Alix Goolden Hall to a sold-out audience. Koyczan, the first Canadian to win the Individual Championship title at the U.S.-based… Read more »

Festival showcases homegrown tomes

Wondering what 23 publishers, 300 authors, 50 bookstores, and 40 libraries will be doing in April? They’re involved in Read Local BC, a month-long campaign initiated by the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC). From April 1–22, libraries and bookstores across the province will host 23 events, including author readings and writing workshops. Ruth… Read more »

Practice makes practice

Week 1 – Asana: Creating Ease in Body We use bear breath in the gorilla pose, then transition into curved dolphins. Our summer camp cool-down activity is yoga. My 9-year-old camper with an autism spectrum disorder has a fixation with animals — mostly underwater creatures. When he’s elevated, we spend at least a half hour writing out… Read more »

BoG Shorts March 31: Res fee increase met with dissatisfaction

RES FEE INCREASES Students and UVSS board members brought dorm room furniture to the lobby of the Senate and Board Chambers at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, creating a faux dorm room to protest the proposed increases to residence fees on campus, which the Board passed during their 11 o’clock meeting. In September 2015, residence fees… Read more »

Victoria drone flight school pioneering new industry

Safety is the first priority at UAS 101, an Unmanned Aerial Systems flight school. The three-day course, run by David Carlos of Victoria Aerial Photos and Survey, is one of the few training opportunities in Western Canada for drone flight amidst the background of an emerging commercial industry. During UAS 101, students learn the foundations… Read more »

‘Fashion Machine’ features Victoria’s youngest designers

In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. In the case of Fashion Machine, the Royal B.C. Museum’s March 28–29 design event, you’re either in, or you’re a chicken. In collaboration with Theatre SKAM, The Makehouse’s Fashion Machine keeps Victoria’s youngest designers on their toes. The 9–13-year-olds design in small teams,… Read more »