Posts Categorized: Culture

Don’t go chasing Instagram likes

  Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. These days, it’s starting to seem like social media and travel go hand in hand. While travelling to any landmark — be it the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon — selfie sticks have become commonplace. Friends no longer say “bon voyage” to one another but rather… Read more »

A Gr4ve encounter

Johnny Gr4ves on Victoria’s music scene, Rifflandia, and his upcoming EP The road to being a successful young musician is paved with nearly insurmountable obstacles. Underage performers have a difficult time playing in clubs and bars where reliable audiences can be found, and while the internet is a great way to get your name out… Read more »

Luke Wallace and the quest to save the salmon of Bristol Bay

Salish Sea activist and musician brings Fish First tour to Victoria Folk musician and Salish Sea resident Luke Wallace will be stopping in Victoria on October 4 as part of his Fish First music and film tour. In June 2018, Wallace travelled with his music equipment, film crew, and other artists-at-large to Bristol Bay, Alaska,… Read more »

Rainy Rifflandia Recap

Music lovers congregated to Royal Athletic Park for Rifflandia’s 11th year   Music has the ability to bring people together in ways that would otherwise never be possible. It’s easy to let go of your problems when you’re dancing in a crowd that spans from one side of a field to the other, to forget… Read more »

Accessing my abilities in Cuba

I am a student at UVic who gets around campus with the help of a guide dog. I am legally blind. With help, I was able to study for a month in Cuba this summer, where no one placed limits on me because of my disability. I participated in a field school organized by UVic… Read more »

“I call that place my church”: the Victoria house concert scene

More than just a couple of bucks in front of 12 people Inside the Tim Hortons on Ravine Way, the line-up is brimming with Victorians clamouring for their midday double-double fix. Tom Mrnka, co-organizer of the Musical Garden house concert series, hunches in the cracked green vinyl of the booth. A beleaguered employee rattles past… Read more »

The men behind the pints

John Rowling and Gerry Hieter have been in the Victoria beer scene since there first was a Victoria beer scene   Beer has seen a serious makeover in the past few decades. From what was once mainly the beverage of choice for fraternity parties, it has become something that is recognized as having a terroir… Read more »