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  2. Alcheringa Gallery

    Calvin Hunt

    Calvin Hunt’s solo exhibition exemplifies his cultural knowledge and 45 years of carving experience. From Masks to Totem Poles, to Power Boards, this exhibition truly captures an evolution in fine art along with the diversity, spirituality and transformation of Kwakwaka’wakw culture. As Calvin says” Fine art constantly evolves; it allows a lens through which the fluidity and creativity of the art of the Northwest Coast is expressed. Working within the elements of traditional Southern Kwakiutl art, my art work crosses the continuum of history and the present.”
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  4. Broad Theatrics

    Funny Women

    Grab your girl squad and enjoy an evening of laughter starring a dozen female comedians. From newcomers to professional, these funny women have a wide range of life experiences to share and will have you rolling in the aisles! Presented by Kirsten Van Ritzen (CBC Radio’s “Laugh Out Loud, APTN’s “She Kills Me”, ‘M’ Award Nominee Top Comedian). Licensed for this special event (beer/wine), treats and light snacks available. Seats are limited. Advance tix $12 + fee at Eventbrite.ca highly recommended. Any remaining tickets $15 cash only at the door. Doors open 7pm. Show 8pm Adult language/content. Accessible venue, all genders welcome! www.broadtheatrics.com
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  6. vic storyteller's guild

    Stories JUST SO in June

    This, our last gathering until next fall And just when you think you've heard it all Along comes a tale that takes a brand new turn At the Storyteller's Guild stories are told Not by reading yet not word for word Not memorized, so, how are they learned? Could it be magic do you suppose? Best come check it out Monday JUST SO You'll know what goes on at STORIES at FERN
  7. Arts Editor

    June 12 | Sisters from Other Mothers

    Tuesday, June 12 Sisters from Other Mothers Martin Batchelor Gallery Visual artworks by Linda Darby, Virginia SmallFry and Jane Storrie runs through June 27. These friends and colleagues have exhibited together for the past 17 years. This is their third show at the Martin Batchelor Gallery. The three women share the same goals: to explore and celebrate the creative life. The artists seek authenticity in their individual styles, offer critiques of completed artworks, and work together to promote shows and sales. This exhibit will be Martin Batchelor’s last show in the Cormorant Street gallery location. After operating for 22 years, his tenancy ends as the present building is being refurbished. On June 16 at 8 p.m. the jazz quintet Chafafa presents an upbeat evening at Martin Batchelor Gallery. 712 Cormorant St, 250-385-7919, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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    June 13 | Water Warriors

    Wednesday, June 13 Water Warriors Edward Milne Community School Awareness Film Night Season Finale: Water Warriors is a 22-minute film about a New Brunswick community's successful fight to protect their water and way of life from a large corporation’s plans to set up a fracking site in their midst. A familiar scenario: it sure looks hopeless at times, but they persevere. All over the world people are standing up and saying no more eco-destruction and no more corporate takeover of The Commons. The film will be followed by an Open Mic where people are invited to share with moviegoers the community-building and activist endeavors they are involved with that are working towards a more just, sane, beautiful, ecologically viable, connected world. By donation. Edward Milne Community School Theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd, Sooke. 7-9 p.m.
  9. Arts Editor

    June 13 | Orca's Spring Book Launch

    Wednesday, June 13 Orca’s Spring Book Launch Munro’s Books Join Orca Book Publishers for the spring launch of six of their wonderful new kids books. Meet the authors and illustrators, enjoy some refreshments and get a book signed. Authors are Laurie Elmquist, Shantala Robinson, Maggie de Vries, Mike Deas, Michelle Mulder, and Regan McDonell. Free. Doors will open at 7, 7:30-9 p.m. Munro’s Books at 1108 Government Street.
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    June 14 | FEAST: Food & Film Festival

    Shown here is chef and author Michel Richard Thursday, June 14 FEAST: Food & Film Festival Vic Theatre FEAST, presented by the Victoria Film Festival, will host six mouthwatering screenings over three days: June 14, 15, and 16. Kicking it off on Thursday, June 14 at The Vic Theatre is the film Fermented, a documentary about the revival of the ancient process that has become the latest food trend. Mother Nature’s Market & Deli will be serving fermented themed snacks including delicious local kombucha brewed by Cultured Kombucha and vegan based cheeses by The Cultured Nut. Followed by Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, a film that offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the mythical Michelin Guide of fine dining. With grand chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Andoni Aduriz, Yoshimi Narisawa, Victor Arquinzoniz, Guy Savoy, Michel Richard and many more, Michelin Stars sets the gastronomy bar at the highest level possible. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Toque Catering paired with cocktails presented by Sheringham Distillery. On Friday, June 15, two films will screen starting with The Goddesses of Food. This documentary investigates what holds women chefs back in the modern world of cuisine and will be accompanied by Sea Cider tastings and food bites by Kitchens of Distinction. Following Goddesses of Food, The Strath Liquor Store and Victoria Caledonian Distillery are partnering to take the viewers on a trip around Scotland from the comfort of The Vic Theatre seats with a screening of Scotch—A Golden Dream, a beautiful film which honours the history and the art behind the golden elixir. On Saturday, June 16, the final two films are Chef Flynn and New Chefs on the Block which will close out the Food & Film Festival. Chef Flynn is a documentary about a 10-year-old boy starting a supper club in his living room who quickly outgrows his bedroom kitchen and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. New Chefs on The Block is an intimate multi-year portrait of two chefs who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. As usual, food will be on site along with real-life industry stories provided by the chefs and owners from Accio and Top Soil. Ticket prices are $20-$25. All events are 19 and older. Full details are available at www.feastfoodfilm.ca. FEAST: Food & Film is an annual food-focused Festival brought to you by the Victoria Film Festival to highlight local and regional food and drink paired with great films.
  11. Arts Editor

    June 15 | Moving Change

    Brendan Fernandes, Steady Pulse, Recess, New York, 2017. Performers: John Alix, Khadija Griffith & Oisín Monaghan. Friday, June 15 AGGV Offsite / Insight Surprise Locations! Brendan Fernandes is a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA from the University of Western Ontario (2005) and his BFA from York University in Canada (2002). Says the artist: “My unique cultural background as a Kenyan-Indian-Canadian has confronted me with the hybrid and transitional nature of identity. This compels the aspects of my artistic practice, in which I question my own authenticity, all the while articulating issues that surround and debate a cultural and political agenda. In sum, my work explores the thesis that identity is not static, but enacted, challenging accepted ways of thinking about what it is to have an ‘authentic’ self.” Fernandes has exhibited widely domestically and abroad, including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal; The National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Sculpture Centre, New York; The Quebec City Biennial; and the Third Guangzhou Triennial in China. On June 15, 16 and 17, the performance Moving Change, by Brendan Fernandes consists of three performance interventions at sites across the city. Fernandes will text the exact time and locations so keep checking aggv.ca/offsite-insight/ for more information. You can have a sneak peek of the performance on June 13 at an open rehearsal of Brendan Fernandes’ performance of Moving Change from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street. The very next day there will be a chance to ask questions of the artist at the AGGV between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. when there will be a conversation with the internationally renowned Fernandes, and Amanda Jane Graham, Director of Engagement from Carolina Performing Arts. See aggv.ca/offsite-insight/.
  12. Arts Editor

    June 15 | Eyes of Society

    June 15 Eyes of Society Robert Bateman Centre Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii, is a collection of over thirty works of art by ten Haida and non-indigenous artists. Coming from different regional and cultural backgrounds in Canada, all the artists explore the meaning of “sense of place” on the islands of Haida Gwaii through their own artistic traditions. Through their art, language and beliefs, they investigate the notion that artists, traditionally, have been the “eyes of society.” For indigenous communities like Haida Gwaii, art has long been a vehicle for the transmission of traditional knowledge and values from one generation to the next. Traditional forms and representational imagery convey the stories of the people, enabling the continuity of a shared identity, which defines the group and provides social cohesion. What can the “Watchmen of Haida Gwaii” teach the rest of us about our relationship with our own land, the place we identify as home? What suitable context can we adopt to define the relationship between First Nations and the non-indigenous peoples, who jointly inhabit this land and rely on artists from all backgrounds to be the “eyes of society?” The exhibit conversation starts with the 2016 short documentary Eyes of Society, which documents the kayak trip of 6 artists travelling from the Haida village sites of T’aanuu to SG̱ang Gwaay Llanagaay. It is an opportunity to present together First Nations and non-indigenous artists from different backgrounds an exploration of the meaning of “place” through difference artistic ways of seeing. What results is a diverse collection of work representing a cross-section of Canada’s diverse population. Each of the artists reflects his or her own experience of Haida Gwaii and, through an examination of core Haida traditional knowledge and values, establishes a common ground towards a shared future. Eyes of Societyfeatures the artwork of April White, Anja Karisik, Sophie Lavoie, Jim Hart, Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Gary Landon, Andrew Sookrah, W. David Ward, and Robert Bateman. The exhibit will also feature the documentary Eyes of Societyby Joe Crawford and Allison Smith of Braid Films. The Eyes of Society opening will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on June 15 including a special presentation as the artists talk about the vision behind their work. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 for non-members, free for members. Reserve your ticket at www.batemancentre.org/events. Space is limited.
  13. Arts Editor

    June 16 | Annabelle Marquis: Spread Your Wings

    Untitled by Annabelle Marquis, 40 x 40 inches, mixed media Saturday, June 16 Annabelle Marquis: Spread Your Wings West End Gallery June 16 - 28, artist Quebec Annabelle Marquis’s stunning work will be on display at West End Gallery. Her large canvases explore beyond collage’s usual settings of abstraction and surrealism, bringing together a wild amalgam of textures and prints, creating kaleidoscopic compositions that test our perception. Marquis turns the canvas into a detailed story, where the viewer is simultaneously sucked-in and blown-away while contemplating her artwork. The subject of a new piece often comes to her through the decoupages she’s gathered; at other times the mixture of paper on canvas dictates the subject. Marquis revels in the benefits of accidental occurrences, constantly striving to push herself out of her comfort zone. Each piece is created with authenticity and integrity, fresh and spontaneous, full of joie de vivre. Says the artist:“My works are like children; each has their own individuality. You have wishes and expectations on what they will become, but things never turn out as you first thought and that’s fine as it is!” Marquis won First Jury Grand Prize at the Annual Concours-Gala Internationnal des Arts Visuels in 2009 for Mixed Media, and again in 2011 for Technique. In 2014 at the 30th Annual Concours-Gala Internationnal des Arts Visuels, Marquis was presented with the Grand Prize in Painting for her piece “Proie Convoitée.” This great honor of Grande Lauréate des Lauréats is awarded only once every 10 years by the Québec Society of Painters and Sculptors. 1203 Broad Street. Open daily, 250-388-0009. See more at www.westendgalleryltd.com.
  14. openspaceartsociety

    corsano / brennan / dashes(--)

    Open Space's New Music program presents Chris Corsano, Elisa Ferrari, and John Brennan's collaboration, corsano / brennan / dashes(--) on Friday, June 22 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00.– – / dashes is a sound collaboration between John Brennan and Elisa Ferrari.– – pays homage to the incidental and ephemeral microtonal exchanges that occur through layering sustained dissonant frequencies, live samples, subtle movements and vocalization of text borrowed from dictionaries, language, and sound manuals.In their improvised performances, – – combines sounds of amplified objects, feedback manipulation and modified percussion with field recordings and voice. Central to their approach to improvisation is an emphasis on the sonic interstices and slippages between the listeners/performers’ inner thoughts and the perception of the acoustic environment outside.Artist bios:Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been working at the intersections of collective improvisation, free jazz, avant-rock, and noise music since the late 1990's. His work incorporates spontaneously composed amalgams of extended techniques for drum set and non-percussion instruments of his own making that are incorporated into his kit. Examples of these invented instruments include violin strings stretched across drum heads, and modified reed instruments that transform the drums into resonators which can, in turn, be used to incite strips of metal to react to the drum membranes' Chladni-plate-like modes of vibration. Corsano's dedication to collective improvisation has resulted in his appearance on over 140 records and 1000 live performances. Born in Italy, Elisa Ferrari is an artist and curator living in Vancouver, unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She works with text, image, and sound. To consider acts and implications of retrieval, she produces projects that manifest as installations, sound walks, artist books, and performance; often addressing or incorporating archival fragments. Ferrari holds a BFA from the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and a MAA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD). From 2013 to 2017 she worked as Events and Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator at VIVO Media Arts Centre. She is part of – – / dashes, a sound performance collaboration with John Brennan. She is currently collaborating with Stacey Ho on a book of graphic scores for deep listening and sound making.John Brennan is a sound artist, drummer, and new music curator living in Vancouver, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Between 2012 and 2016 he founded and curated Destroy Vancouver (DV) an improvised music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts Centre that brought together international improvisers with local and national sound artists and musicians. His recent performance and improvisation has expanded to include sound installations and sound sculptures that consider the relationship between the sonic memory of musical instruments, performance, and improvisation. Admission is free / by donation.
  15. Soile Stratkauskas

    Victoria Baroque: Bach and Beyond

    Victoria Baroque wth Christi and Chloe Meyers, violin Victoria Baroque opens its eighth season with Bach’s dazzling Double Violin Concerto, starring the outstanding violinist sisters Chloe and Christi Meyers. Playing on 18th-century instruments, the Victoria Baroque brings audiences closer to the vibrant sound world of the Baroque period. J. S. Bach: Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor J. B. Bach: Overture Suite in G minor Vivaldi: Quartet for flute, violin, bassoon and continuo in C Telemann: Concerto for four violins in G Muffat: Sonata for strings in G from Armonico Tributo “rich and emotionally laden tone from Meyers, both tender and lyrical” -Music in Victoria Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St, Victoria Tickets: General $28, Senior $25, Student $5 On sale at Royal & McPherson Box Office (from July 1st); three weeks prior at Iv's Bookshop, Munro’s Books and Long & McQuade; and at the door. More info: victoria-baroque.com, victoria-baroque@shaw.ca, 250 590 9770
  16. Goward House

    An Artist's Journey

    Art Show and Sale By Frances James Reception: July 8th July 27, 2018 – August 29, 2018 Viewing hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00am – 4:00pm
  17. Cindy Wright

    Aquatint Workshop: Spray and Sprinkle

    Learn how to create tonal ranges in your etchings using the aquatint process. Two methods of application will be taught; acrylic spray and rosin sprinkles. Class runs June 9/10 from 10am to 4pm each day. Some printmaking experience is required. $225 for members and $245 for non-members. To register, contact Alain at 250-382-2186 or email us at gzpsbc@yahoo.com
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    This new building at 754 & 760 Pandora

    I was dismayed to see such a dull and lifeless cover on the latest edition of Focus magazine. Usually your covers are bright and cheerful and immediately recognizable. It is obviously a front cover advertisement for a real estate developer: this orwellian looking building could serve as a warning to those planning to live in Victoria that downtown living means condos and work cublicles of factory farm proportion. To be optimistic, I hope residents will view the cover while thinking about the upcoming municipal elections, and give the side-eye to a city council that assists developers to pave every blade of grass and block every inch of sky in the city.
  19. openspaceartsociety

    The Tree House Project

    Toronto-based artist Jennie Suddick's exhibition The Tree House Project envisions the tree house as both a personal space and a realm of the imagination, a lens through which to consider changing landscape, autonomy, and nostalgia. During June of 2017, Suddick invited the Victoria community to share unrealized childhood plans for tree houses and other forts in a workshop held at Open Space. From the collaborative sketches assembled, she has created scale paper architectural models and detailed drawings that bring new life to these thwarted childhood ambitions. Visit with the artist while she is in residency at Open Space from Jun 13-22 from 3-5pm. Please join us Saturday June 16 at 2:00pm for an artist talk and workshop with Jennie Suddick. The opening reception will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday June 21. The exhibition will run June 13-July 28, 12-5pm Tuesday-Saturday at Open Space.
  20. Awareness Film Night

    Film "Water Warriors" and Open Mic

    Awareness Film Night Season Finale: "Water Warriors" is a 22 minute film about a New Brunswick community's successful fight to protect their water and way of life from a large corporation's plans to set up a fracking site in their midst. A familiar scenario: it sure looks hopeless at times, but they persevere. All over the world people are standing up and saying no more eco-destruction and no more corporate takeover of The Commons. The film will be followed by an Open Mic where people are invited to share with moviegoers the community-building and activist endeavors they are involved with that are working towards a more just, sane, beautiful, ecologically viable, connected world. If you feel inspired to inspire us or inform us or even to gather some compadres, send off an email with a few details to: info@awarenessfilmnight.ca. Or, just show up, and if there is room left on the speakers list, you're on! By donation.
  21. Munro's Books

    Book Launch with Robert Amos

    A beloved local artist and writer turns his eye to one of the greats this spring. In E.J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island, Victoria’s own Robert Amos collects paintings, sketches, and handwritten letters from Hughes’ estate that show the iconic painter’s love for his island home. Bask in all things local at this very special launch.
  22. Xchanges Gallery

    Working While Working

    Nicholas Vanderguten, “Working While Working.” In this multimedia installation, a filmed performance of on-the-clock labour by artist Nicholas Vandergugten is paired respectively with music by local folk artist Cosy Father, and autobiographical monologue by German Ocampo Salazar. Visitors experience a unique iteration through non-harmonized audio and video components that replace fixed narrative readings with synchronistic occurrences. Evoking the transformative potential of both physical and emotional work, this installation celebrates the dramatic retelling of internal personal struggles. Opening, Friday, June 1, 7-9pm. Gallery hours Saturday, Sunday, June 2-17, 12-4pm.
  23. Alcheringa Gallery

    Skimming the Water: Paddle Exhibition

    Skimming the Water: Paddle Exhibition Alcheringa Gallery In an artistic context, Northwest Coast paddles have evolved from tradition and function into a method for artists to interpret their style onto a truly unique ‘canvas’. This exhibition pairs emerging artists alongside renowned artists, in an attempt to examine the contemporary art form. At Alcheringa Gallery on Fort Street. http://www.alcheringa-gallery.com
  24. Victoria Adams

    Tick, tick, tick…

    Mr. Miller, reflecting on time and space, paints a confusing picture of irreconcilable global, social and political contradictions. He seems to be entangled in James Kunstler’s waves and cycles in history. He mixes metaphors, inviting us to pedal, rather than coast, through ungentle shocks. At the same time, he refers to Victoria as a lifeboat which maintains its cultural coherence during rough and threatening times, but has a genius for inertia. His characterization of Victoria’s most valuable skills, continuity and mutuality, is fragrant to the nose of people who have the power to write their own version of this civic narrative. Why would modern citizens wish to revere Victoria’s exploitative, imperial past? Why would they pay lip service to the un-ceded territory belonging to indigenous people who settled this ancient land long before colonial settlers arrived? Whom do the skills of social continuity and functioning mutuality truly serve? In this zero-sum game, global capital is the winner; those who are subjugated by its rule remain victims of the wars to plunder resources. Or, the victims of injustice to perpetuate privileges of the few at the expense of the many. I have always been circumspect re those who benefit from great-power domination. They come to Canada telling us what to value, how to get along with the powers that be. It’s amazing how adopting the abundant mind-set of a ruler, allows one to see win-win situations everywhere. And guarantees one a share of growth and dynamism. Obviously Mr. Miller has read few Grimm fairy tales—tales which may have given him another perspective on reality. One has to wonder whether Mr. Miller’s lifeboat is yet another biblical tale which has more in keeping with Noah’s ark. In an epic storm, it would be helpful to know if there’s an experienced person at the helm; anyone capable of navigating without a map or compass. Relying on a divine source to perform a miracle and save this island paradise and its much maligned common good from extinction, may not be what the current and Mayor and Council are capable of doing for Victoria. It’s wise to remember three important lessons about community development: – Life is a one-time offer, so it’s best to use it well. And, a comfort zone, like a safe harbour, may be a beautiful place, but nothing lasts forever. And, while Andres Duany, an American architect, planner and evangelist of “New Urbanism” suggests, “a rising tide lifts all boats”, he conveniently overlooks the fact that a tsunami destroys most ships. So, in the end, what you do with what you’ve got is the test of whether, as an individual, civic community or planet, you’ll survive turbulent times.
  25. Victoria Adams

    Victoria needs … who?

    Victoria Civic Election 2018 Victoria needs…who? – Slates are readying for council jobs that few may actually want, by Ross Crockford This election needs the best candidates to step up. Who they are is just as important as the people they’ll serve. Like municipal staff, elected officials are paid by taxpayers to serve the public interest. What exactly is the job of elected Council members? Some say their job is to balance public and private interests. This is likely to be a contradiction in a world ruled by ambitions and needs of global-finance capital. Others say that the public interest is just another fig leaf—to justify the enhancement of private interests, primarily corporate entities; this, at the expense of the health and well-being of citizens. Is municipal governance a framework to reward only favoured, private interests? And primarily through civic authority over land-use and taxation? The loudest, most influential voices in municipal affairs are property owners (both commercial and residential). Although tenants may represent six out of ten households in Victoria, and pay taxes like homeowners, they can be ignored by decision-makers. Rental tenure remains insecure. The presence of tenants is now diminishing in a City that places greater value on high-end property owners and speculative investors. Many, many questions face voters and candidates in this election. How do electors choose from among the incumbent members of Council or new candidates? By their fine words and promises? While they overlook whose interests and what decisions they’ve made? Can electors rely on loyalty to partisan interests – green, blue, or rainbow, to decide for them? Or toss a coin? If you’re not immersed in high competition of coliseum gladiators, or mired in the minutiae of local political spats, you may be reflecting on the big picture—the big picture which asks how a candidate serves the public interest? Where the common good lies in an economic and social environment dominated by private interests hungry for entitlements from the public purse? Who enjoys most benefit from an increasingly deregulated environment? Who bears the heaviest burdens? Public Scrutiny? Mr. Crockford suggests that Victoria gets plenty of scrutiny in a town that eats and breathes politics. If so, where’s the strong evidence of investigative reporting? Or even critical comment by the media in Victoria, other than Focus Magazine? That Victoria is home to the Provincial legislature and City Hall, is no guarantee any genuine public consultation exists. Or that openness, transparency, accountability which form the foundation of democracy are upheld. Judging from the number of in-camera meetings held, and stymied Freedom of Information requests, trust by decision-makers is in short supply. What if we demanded that candidates or elected representatives reveal their monthly income and expenses? Their investments? Political donations? Potential conflicts of interest? Meetings with lobby groups or individuals? Those seeking public office might demonstrate public trust by disclosing such information. What does Victoria need? Mr. Crockford concludes as follows: Victoria needs articulate people with common sense, experience handling employees and questioning consultants, practical ideas about how to improve the City, and the determination – and the time – to see them realized. These important qualities are expected of an elected official. What is critical, however, is whom these elected officials intend to serve among the special interests and power brokers? Will such individuals disclose their personal beliefs and any biases that frame their choices? Have they ever disclosed publically an error or misjudgment, and if so, what have they done to remedy the matter? Where are the candidates red lines? How easy it is—in our island paradise City—to drift with the flow. What takes courage is challenging the City’s prevailing narrative, being open to criticism; welcoming new ideas which may undermine our comfort levels. Individuals who can manage this kind of courage are rare. But they’re worth their weight in gold. We need elected candidates of this calibre if we are to build a healthy, inclusive and sustainable City. And, as informed and engaged citizens, we need to do our part to see that such candidates present themselves, earn our trust, and be held to account as valued members of Victoria City Council.
  26. vic storyteller's guild

    The Geography Teacher's Orders

    Victoria Storyteller's Guild presents: A true tale crafted from events in the personal life and chaotic times of an Argentinian Canadian. Marta Bruno Singh is known for her passionate telling. She visits us from Ottawa. Tix $15 at the door More info: 250-370-2964
  27. vic storyteller's guild

    Stories at Fern

    Legends, folktales, ancient myths or urban myths are told in the oral tradition of storytelling. Members of Victoria Storyteller's Guild and friends invite you to sit back and enjoy. Refreshments served. $5 / $3
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    This house was moved from near the Leg to near the Ogden Point Breakwater. Victoria preserves its heritage. This is one of the things I love about Victoria.
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