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This event repeats every 27 days until 27/09/18


Art Show and Sale
by
PORTRAIT PAINTERS
 
 
August 31st  to September 26th
Viewing hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
 
 
hosted by:
THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road
Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca

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This event repeats every day until 29/08/18


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

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Join internationally renowned authors and environmentalists David Suzuki and  Peter Wohlleben for a unique celebration of the natural world. Moderated by CBC's Gregor Craigie, this special event is a rare opportunity to see the two master storytellers together in conversation. Sharing the stage for the first time, the duo will offer insight into the wonders of old growth forests, questions about society's changing connection to nature, and thoughts on our shared future. Both authors have written numerous books about the natural world, including the acclaimed The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals (Wohlleben) and Tree: A Life Story and The Sacred Balance (Suzuki). They can speak to the role art can play in activism and the potential for literature to create lasting change. A Q&A and book signing with the authors will follow the main event.

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Awareness Film Night's  24th season premiere will be "Era of Megafires" and post-screening discussion with Jens Wieting, Forest and Climate Campaigner, Sierra Club B.C.
Why have wildfires gotten worse and what can we do about it?
The rise of highly destructive megafires has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems.  This 2018, 60 minute film is a multimedia presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessberg of Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company North 40 productions.
Facing the reality of this issue can be nothing short of daunting.  But like all wicked problems, through education we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
Jens Wieting will bring the issue to us north of the border dwellers, examining how Dr. Hessberg's research might suit the forestry practices of B.C. and Vancouver island.
By donation.
awarenessfilmnight.ca

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This fall, explore two very different takes on marriage by local authors known for their wisdom and sensitivity. The winner of this year’s Great BC Novel Contest, Bill Stenson’s Ordinary People follows a couple who lose their dog one hot summer day in 1971 and find something far more mysterious—and devastating. Across the pond, Kathy Page’s Dear Evelyn follows one British couple through their dramatic WWII romance to the subtler struggles of lifelong partnership.

Don’t miss this double launch by some of our very best novelists.

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Adventures unfold as tales are told,
In Nonsense Verse or much much worse.
Whatsoever you'd prefer to hear,
Faerie blessings or a curse,
We may deliver to your ear,
If you are here to hear. 
Stories told by members of Victoria Storyteller's Guild and friends
Refreshments served.
$5 / $3 
Please visit www.victoriastorytellers.org

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Canadian Club of Victoria luncheon with Mike Pennock – “Community Health: The Surprising Importance of Happiness”

Noted public health epidemiologist Mike Pennock travelled to Bhutan in 2006 and returned with a new approach to measuring community health.  Since then he has designed Victoria’s “Happiness Surveys” and has consulted in the US and abroad. His findings are inspiring change – and building happier communities.  


The luncheon is open to the public.  Reservations are required by October 12.
Tickets:  Members $30, Guests $35 Reservations:  Phone (250) 370-1837

 

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She’s a celebrated author and mother who brings the wisdom of her Cree, Lakota, and Scottish roots to everything she does. Now, the award-winning Monique Gray Smith returns with the sequel to her semi-autobiographical 2013 novel, Tilly. In Tilly and the Crazy Eights, the title heroine finds herself on the road with eight elders as they journey to Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. Sparkling with humour, pain, hope, and resilience, their story will open eyes to the richness of First Peoples culture and the challenges that lie ahead.

With an author who doubles as an international speaker, this is sure to be a powerful launch. We can’t wait!

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Patrick DeWitt is one of Canada’s most prominent young novelists. Best-known for his blackly funny western, Sisters Brothers (soon to be a film!), he trades grit for foie gras in French Exit, a “tragedy of manners” that riffs on high society in New York and Paris. With a refreshingly dark take on the world’s most romanticized city, the story of a mother and son mired in scandal, codependency, and metaphysical lore promises to be the most demented novel you’ll read all year.

Join us for an evening of conversation with a truly original talent. 

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Hilarious stand-up comedy hosted by comedienne Kirsten Van Ritzen starring her Fall Comedy class. Cheer as ordinary funny folks take the stage and make their Stand Up Comedy debuts. An evening of victorious sweat and laughter - featuring guest comics Lenore Lemay and David Bruce.
Don’t forget to vote! Then arrive early to order tasty food from the Pub Menu (kitchen open until 9pm) or a beverage from the fully licensed bar. Doors open 7pm.   Advance tix $8 + fee Eventbrite.ca  or $10 CASH at the door.    
Warning: adult language/content 19+ 
Accessible venue. Rec centre entrance/elevator to 2nd floor Sports View Bar & Grill. 

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This event repeats every day until 29/11/18


THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIET
2495 Arbutus Road
Yutus Road            Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
 
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca
 
 
 
Art Show and Sale
By
Red Tree Artist Collective
Pender Island Artisans
 
Reception: September 30, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 
September 28, 2018 – November 28, 2018
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri. 
    9:00am – 4:00pm

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Solar plate etching, a polymer printing process, is a non-toxic, chemical-free process to easily transfer photos or drawings onto a zinc plate that can then be printed multiple times using the intaglio inking method. During this two day workshop we will be making two plates. One using a photographic transparency and one using a drawing or painting on mylar. We will be using the sun to print our plates or an exposure box if the sun isn’t available. Day two we will prep the plates for printing and print the intaglio plates using black and white and then some colour.
The course runs September 15 AND 16 from 10am to 4pm. Costs are $225 for GZP members and $245 for non-members. There is also a $20 materials fee for 2 solar plates. Otherwise, most materials included.
To register email Alain at gzpsbc@yahoo.com or phone at 250-382-2186 by September 6, 2018
 


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Trade screen time for face time (well, masked face time) with Instagram poetry sensation Atticus. His new collection, The Dark Between Stars, continues the “soft summer love song” of Love Her Wild with moody and romantic vignettes about wine, sunsets, jazz clubs, and the delicate dance between light and dark that keeps the world in motion. Don’t miss out!

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Open Space and The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective present Gordon Grdina's The Marrow Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver-based JUNO Award winning oud/guitarist whose career has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and classical Arabic. His singular approach to the instruments have earned him recognition from the highest ranks of the jazz/improv world.
The Marrow combines Middle Eastern music with avant-garde jazz. It includes renowned bassist and composer Mark Helias (bass), seasoned improvisational cellist Hank Roberts (cello) and Vancouver-based percussionist Hamin Honari (tombak, daf, frame drum).
The music, all original compositions by Grdina mostly based on classical Arabic and Persian modes, provides a context for creative group interplay and solos that often involve extended tonality. The music is intricate, sometimes delicate, other times high-risk exciting. Together, The Marrow promises to enthral and delight.
Admission is free / by donation. Doors open at 7:00.

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The wait is over! Ian Rankin returns this fall with a thrilling new novel starring everyone’s favourite “dour Presbyterian Edinburgh cop,” John Rebus. Even better? The author has added Victoria as the final stop on his Canadian tour for In a House of Lies. Stop by the store for an exclusive signing with the king of crime fiction. A personalized copy may be the perfect gift for the mystery lover in your life…

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This event repeats every day until 28/11/18


THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road            Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca
 
 
 
Art Show and Sale
By
Red Tree Artist Collective
Pender Island Artisans
 
Reception: September 30, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 
September 28, 2018 – November 28, 2018
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri. 
    9:00am – 4:00pm

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