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New UVic club devotes energies to Mercy Ships

“Hope and healing” are the words to live by for all Mercy Ships workers, volunteers, doctors and nurses. Mercy Ships is a non-profit organization that provides free medical services, including life-saving surgeries, healthcare training and community development projects on the west coast of Africa. My journey with Mercy Ships began in the classroom. I took… Read more »

Ringing in the festive beer

The author of Ecclesiastes made a fan out of me with the words, “I commend enjoyment,” for I, too, commend enjoyment. And just after this initial commendation comes the lasting legacy of Ecclesiastes: “there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves.”

The Sound of Music brings family fun to McPherson

Victoria audiences will get to experience the iconic Von Trapp family live this month at the McPherson Playhouse, where the Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) will take on The Sound of Music. The show premieres Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., and it won’t exactly be a remake of the film version we’re all so familiar with…. Read more »