Posts Categorized: Culture

Great Canadian Beer Festival flows back in to Victoria

Canada’s longest-running craft beer tasting festival is back Every year, Royal Athletic Park is filled to the brim with a mix of over 9000 locals and tourists visiting one of the most popular beer tasting events in Canada—The Great Canadian Beer Festival. If there’s something to be sure of, it’s that this festival (running on… Read more »

From dawn ‘til busk

The streets of Victoria are filled with two things — tourists and buskers. The latter are pretty interesting, it turns out On any given summer day, Alyssa Jean Klazek can be found dancing barefoot on the sidewalk of the inner harbour, guitar in hand. Busking keeps her on her toes — both literally and figuratively — as she pulls from her… Read more »

At 32, Fringe festival as exciting as ever

Popular UVic-heavy theatre festival kicks off August 22 The Fringe Festival may be in its early 30s, but it’s not showing any signs of a mid-life crisis. The festival, now 32 years old, runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, spanning across Victoria with a plethora of theatrical genres in a cultural explosion of comedy,… Read more »

Crafting crosswords

How one former cartoonist confounded people in both the Martlet and the New York Times For student journalists who have written for the paper over its 70-year existence, the Martlet is often dreamed of as a first step towards working for a prestigious institution like the New York Times. How often does that really happen, though?… Read more »

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival gets nautical in its 28th year

Two of Shakespeare’s works set to take place on the grounds of Camosun College To watch The Tempest, Pericles, or both — for Shakespeare fans in Victoria, that is the question. Returning for a 28th season, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF) is set to debut two of Shakespeare’s nautical-themed plays this summer at the Camosun College… Read more »

Local youth string ensemble fundraising for an Emerald Isle excursion

Group hoping to travel, commit random acts of violins A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award–nominated group of local youth musicians have their sights set on Ireland, but they need community support to string it all together.  Coastline is a Victoria-based Celtic music group comprised of fiddle, cello, guitar, and piano players up to the age… Read more »

New book humanizes health care in Canada

Andrew MacLeod’s “All Together Healthy” offers accessible criticisms for an all-too-often inaccessible health care system The joke goes like this: the premise of Breaking Bad would never work in Canada. That’s funny, right? It’s because we have publicly subsidized health care and the United States doesn’t. There aren’t any high school chemistry teachers turned meth cooks… Read more »

Grade school science students show off

It’s a grey Sunday afternoon and the quad is fairly quiet, but the Elliot lecture wing is buzzing. UVic is hosting the 57th annual Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair for the second time and the public viewing portion has just begun. The main areas of the building are packed with 135 poster boards and 170… Read more »