Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

The top ten things to do in Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China, the 5  000-year-old capital of 13 dynasties, has a vast array of history, art, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Its recent incarnation as a crucial part of the international and infrastructural One Belt, One Road initiative — a massive infrastructure and trade project connecting China to 70 other countries — also makes for great shopping and amazing displays of… Read more »

Searching for a taste of home

A list of Victoria restaurants that don’t just serve burgers and fries If you are a person of colour who has recently moved to Victoria, you will quickly realize that you are in the minority. Perhaps you arrived recently from an Asian, African, or Central/South American country; grew up in a major city like Los… Read more »

Air quality concerns cancel Men’s Soccer openers in Prince George

Cancellation follows new Canada West policy prohibiting games played in unsafe smoke conditions As wildfire smoke continues to blanket the skies of the Pacific Northwest, the UVic Men’s Soccer team have postponed their first two regular season matches against the UNBC Timberwolves in Prince George due to concerns with air quality. The Vikes and Timberwolves… Read more »

The benefits of horsing around

It’s a cold, brisk Friday morning at Echo Riding Stables in the outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia. Several horses are in the grass surrounding the stables, wrapped in blankets, waiting for their riders to show up for the day. The air smells of damp moss and farmlands and a rooster crows loudly in the background…. Read more »

From deep dives to home-run highs

Our interview with UVic alumnus and Vancouver Canadians GM JC Fraser For JC Fraser, an ex-Scuba diving instructor and UVic French History major, his journey into the sports business industry is a story that would likely would come out of a Hollywood filmmaker’s script. From applying to be a Vancouver Canadians summer intern because “it… Read more »

Barrett leads Canada over China at basketball showcase in Victoria

Professional hoops returned for the second time this calendar year to Greater Victoria, as the Canadian men’s national team took on team China as part of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on June 24. Since the NBA’s Toronto Raptors held an open scrimmage on the UVic campus in September, Victoria’s basketball… Read more »

How to handle silverfish this summer

If you live in Victoria (or in any damp city), you’ve probably seen those nasty little bugs that inhabit our bathrooms, kitchens, and closets. They’re silver with long antennae and turn into powder when you smoosh them. They are the not-so-elusive silverfish. Silverfish are gross and seem to respawn in seconds. So how do you… Read more »

Name twins at UVic

The struggle of having a common name and having to share it My name is Sarah Mayer. The year I was born, Sarah was the fourth most popular female name according to BabyCenter. I am the butt of every white girl joke, many memes across the internet (insert that Zachary Piona vine here), and so… Read more »

Sedins put on a show in final home game

The end of an era | Henrik and Daniel Sedin would never want this. All the recognition, tribute videos, and social media posts of support from teammates and other players across the NHL is something they wouldn’t push for. Unlike other sports stars, such as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who announced at… Read more »