Posts By: Alan Piffer

Events Calendar: December 14 – 23

MUSIC  Friday, Dec. 14 The Jon and Roy Holiday Special John and Roy headline this holiday show with guests Frazey Ford, Wake Owl, Kim Churchill and The Archers. Sounds like a folkin’ good show to me. When I think of “Holiday Special with guests,” I can’t shake the image of a cheesy ‘80s TV sitcom… Read more »

Be a better berry-picker (and stop drinking that orange juice)

The Martlet took a stroll through UVic’s own local community market, held in the Michèle Pujol room of the Student Union Building (SUB) on Oct. 24. Upon visiting various booths at the market, we learned about health, organic gardening, and ways in which high-tech ideas can help people with something as lo-tech as gathering fruit… Read more »

Reflections on pastimes from the Land of the Rising Sun

The Martlet visited the Japanese Cultural fair, held at the Esquimalt Rec Centre on Oct. 20, 2012, to take in a smorgasbord of cultural displays from the Land of the Rising Sun, including traditional dances, kendo, taiko drum performances and much more.

Events Calendar: November 16 – 23

RECREATION Sunday, Nov. 18 Mystery Creature (Guided Walk) On this guided nature tour, participants get to solve riddles to find a series of clues that add up to reveal the identity of a “mystery creature.” It sounds like fun, but I think a lot of kids (and adults) might be a little disappointed if the… Read more »