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  2. Dear Editor, I am glad that Focus will be focusing on reducing traffic volumes. A recent California Air Resources Board climate report says California needs to reduce per capita car travel by 25 percent in just 11 years to meet their climate targets, even with a 10-fold increase in electric car sales. We need to achieve at least as great a reduction, just to meet BC’s inadequate targets. However, it is important to understand how the carbon footprint of transportation can be reduced in cities. Automobile traffic, and the resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution expands and contracts with the amount of available road capacity and parking. Therefore projects like the McKenzie Interchange make congestion and the climate emergency worse. Conversely, anything that reduces road capacity for cars makes traffic disappear – and the climate pollution disappears with the traffic. This does not depend on generosity, just common sense decisions by people. Numerous experiences of disappearing traffic have been documented. In the latest installment the Seattle Times reported “The cars just disappeared” after Seattle’s Alaska Way elevated freeway, which carried 90,000 cars per day, was closed in January and the predicted traffic chaos didn’t happen. Making Government Street a pedestrian priority zone would be an effective climate action, as would replacing parking with trees. Measures like bus lanes and protected bicycle lanes both make traffic disappear, and provide low-carbon mobility. The carbon footprint of construction is also an important issue. Reducing the amount of concrete and steel used to build underground parking garages, by replacing parking minimums with parking maximums as Mexico City recently did, is one way our municipal governments can make a big difference. Cities cooperate globally on climate action. If we stand out from the crowd (as Mexico City just did in parking policy) the power of Greater Victoria’s good example will be felt around the world. Eric Doherty, Registered Professional Planner, Victoria
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    Sooke Region Food CHI and Awareness Film Night present their 12th annual Farm and Film Gala From 6:30-7:45 in the theatre foyer: vendors of all things from and for the farm and garden, information tables from community organizations and tea, coffee and goodies made by the EMCS Culinary Arts students (by donation). From 7:45-9:00 film and gift baskets: "After Winter, Spring" is a film set in a small rural community in the Perigord region of southwest France, cultivated for over 6000 years, caught between their traditional ways of farming and an uncertain future. Their stories are beautifully and lovingly filmed and recorded by their neighbor, filmmaker (and farmer) Judith Lit. Through the compelling stories of these hard-working farmers inextricably connected to their land and their animals the film explores the nature of small farms and the rapid changes of the last 2 decades. "The film is never less than a pleasure to watch" Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly By donation. awarenessfilmnight.ca
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    Exhibition Dates: May 4 - June 8, 2019 Opening: May 4th at 4:00 pm Exhibition Talk: June 8th at 4:00 pm This ground-breaking exhibition looks at some of the boldest contemporary image-makers on the Northwest Coast. ŚXEL,ES - New Painting (ŚXEL,ES, in the Coast Salish Indigenous language of SENĆOŦEN, means ‘any image or graphic such as markings, drawing, paintings, etc.’) brings together a collection of Coast Salish and Northwest Coast artists who are pushing the boundary of expected themes and characters with bold and emphatic works. These artists – informally part of the New School of Northwest Coast Painting – are bringing an excitingly different perspective to contemporary indigenous art. This hallmark group exhibition at Alcheringa Gallery showcases the vivid interpretation of traditional motifs through new ideas of abstraction, colour, political commentary, form line, and adaptation of symbols. The sense of painterly rhythm and movement creates an individual energy that is totally unique to the personality of the artist, while still referencing cultural traditions. The exhibition will feature some of Canada’s top artists including a series of four rare and new Susan Point paintings, a Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun painting (who is internationally renowned and rarely exhibited in Victoria), and a new lessLIE painting (whose work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada). Going far beyond subject matter or theme alone, this exhibition hopes to attune ourselves to the individual artists’ approach, technique, conception, application and execution. Finally, these New School of Northwest Coast Painting artists continue to showcase the resurgence of Canadian contemporary indigenous art. Artists include Susan Point, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, lessLIE, Maynard Johnny Jr, Dylan Thomas, Angela Marston, KC Hall, Andrew Dexel, and Trevor Hunt
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    Many of us don't give a second thought to the ground beneath our feet and its origins, given its apparent permanence and stability. However, the histories of majestic mountains and mundane pebbles tell of fantastical, wondrous and awe-inspiring events that led to their creation. Mass Movement is an exhibition that challenges our perception of the familiar landscapes that we inhabit and reveals the mystery and drama beneath our feet. The exhibit consists of a series of drawings that incorporate elements of photographs, maps and geological diagrams to explore geological processes and rock formations. Opening: April 5, 2019, 7-9 p.m. Artist Talk: 1 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019
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  7. The major problem with commercial fisheries is the term "harvest". Fishing is not a form or in any way like, farming. It is hunting..... And all societies - except enlightened science based ones- know that if you over hunt something, it is gone forever.
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    Harbour of Hope Swings into Spring Harbour of Hope Refugee Assistance Society is excited to announce its Swinging Spring Soirée at the Odd Fellows Hall on 1315 Douglas Street; April 12, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The Soirée features live jazz, global cuisine, libations and a silent auction.Live music performed by Up in the Air Trio and violin virtuoso Sari Alesh. Come celebrate with us and meet relatives of our sponsored families, as we join forces to sponsor and support refugees in their integration to life in Canada. Levity and inspiration will combine for a memorable evening in this historic hall. Tickets are limited to this event, and can be purchased on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/swinging-spring-soiree-tickets-58343622345 Harbour of Hope Refugee Assistance Society is a small group of individuals committed to making a difference in the world, one life, one family at a time, through the sponsorship and successful integration of refugees in our community. Harbour of Hope has currently undertaken sponsorship of two families, and it is a very real possibility that both families could arrive in Victoria in the next six months, as both have entered the interview process with Canadian Immigration. Harbour of Hope is blessed with a Matching Donor. Tim Smith, principal of Westrek Geotechnical Services, is marking his company’s 20th anniversary with a $50,000 matching donation to Harbour of Hope. Mr. Smith immigrated to Canada in 1987 and strongly believes that our country is strengthened by immigration and diversity. The upcoming Swinging Spring Soirée will be the major fundraising event of this Matching Donor campaign. Harbour of Hope is a Canadian registered charity and donations will be issued a tax receipt. Harbour of Hope Refugee Assistance Society https://harbourofhope.org/ Sari Alesh Sponsored Family Members - photo by Tony Bounsall
  9. Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Yariv Aloni, Music Director MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 (Italian) SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Three Dances COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dances The GVYO dances through its season finale! Mendelssohn’s beloved Italian Symphony opens with youthful energy and whirls its way to the final movement, a feisty saltarello. Bedrich Smetana celebrates Czech culture with three lively dances from The Bartered Bride: Polka, brimming with energy; Furiant, a vigorous folk dance; and Dance of the Comedians, a scokná or “jumping dance”. Copland’s Rodeo, originally written for the ballet, brings cowboy culture to life: Buckaroo Holiday, Corral Nocturne, Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe-Down will have you tapping your toes. Kick up your heels with the GVYO! Tickets: Adult $25 Senior $22 Student/Child $10 UVic Ticket Centre: 250-721-8480 tickets.uvic.ca
  10. In my Grandmother's day 1886, they used to tar and feather anyone who got into the roe herring, for it was the children's gold.
  11. Stephen Hume's comments are so factual and accurate. I have witnessed the decliner of our fishery since my arrival on the West Coast in 1974. The most significant deterioration began in 1996 and continues to this day, politicians fiddle while our precious fish and it's natural environment burn. I have no doubt that our leadership deficient Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau, will claim that those decisions are made in the interest of preserving jobs. This near-sightedness will soon eliminate our salmon and the related fishery jobs, to be followed by both the sports fishing and tourist economy. Should we be prepared to see Government sponsored commercials for contaminated, foreign, farm fish? We need to make changes if we are to save our planet, our environment and our fish, WHERE DO WE START? NOEL MURPHY SQUAMISH STREAMKEEPER,
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    Skyping Afghanistan: Stories of Canadian Military Families Live on Stage Imagine having an argument with your wife about how she should deal with her in-laws, but there’s a 15 second delay on your satellite phone so by the time she hears you, she’s already said something more. Taking the stage in Victoria this April 11 - 14, 2019 is Calling Home, a new documentary play about Canadian military families separated during deployments to Afghanistan. The show brings to life the heartbreaking, relatable, and even hilarious experiences of families trying to keep a sense of connection alive across time zones. Playwright Dr. Kristin Atwood interviewed military personnel and their spouses during the course of her doctoral research, hearing Canadians speak about "family being doled out in 15-minute increments" via Skype, telephone and mail. The play weaves verbatim interviews with live projection, music, and movement to dig into the women’s and children’s experiences that are often overlooked in tales of war. The show is directed by Victoria’s Kathleen Greenfield, co-creator of fan-favourite five-star shows Little Orange Man, Kitt & Jane, and Interstellar Elder, and director of the William Head on Stage prison play Sleeping Giants. SNAFU’s initial workshop performance of Calling Home sold out at a record speed, so be sure to grab tickets in advance. Calling Home is live at the Metro Studio Theatre April 11 - 14th, with tickets available through Eventbrite and the SNAFU website, www.snafudance.com. Show Title: Calling Home: Stories from Military Families Created and produced by Victoria-based company SNAFU Co-Created by Kristin Atwood and Kathleen Greenfield Directed by Kathleen Greenfield WHERE: The Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street WHEN: Thursday April 11th @ 7:30pm Friday April 12th @ 7:30pm Saturday April 13th @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm Sunday April 14th @ 4:00pm GET TICKETS: Tickets on sale now through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/calling-home-stories-from-military-families-tickets-58537416990 Cost: $20 Students, Seniors, Active military members, veterans, and their families will receive a discounted ticket price of $15
  13. In the mid 1990's I was involved in the herring spawn dive surveys, where every 1500 feet along the beach in spawning areas, a diver swam along a lead line starting at 30 ' depth into the beach with a quadrant. Dive records had been kept for 30 years and the DFO managers had some solid evidence to base their herring stock abundance estimates. Unfortunately that method of assesment was dropped for sonar surveys, with no overlap of methods so the new sonar methods could be calibrated. The derby fishing by seine boats was madness, often leading to over harvesting of allowable catch by 25-30%. Now thankfully the over fishing has been replaced by boat quota shares in a slower fishery where-in the catch can be truthfully reported. Still, with prices paid for roe so low, we have to wonder if this is really a fish pellet production fishery for pet food and salmon farms.
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    Electric vehicles are no longer the way of the future; they are part of the mainstream today. Members of the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club (VEV), along with EV owners in Sooke, will be comparing notes on the joys and the challenges of driving electric vehicles. After a short talk and panel discussion, attendees will be invited to talk one-on-one with the owners and inspect their vehicles. There will be a large variety of makes & models to see – with info on both new & used. An electric bicycle and a Segway will also be on display. This event, focussing on viable solutions to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, is sponsored by Transition Sooke as part of its Speaker Series. This will be a fun-for-all event, with information booths and activities for adults and children alike. So bring the whole family!
  15. Amazing article. Well done. I hope more and more people read this. Would be great if someone in Ottawa paid attention to this all.
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    DOA film

    March 21 DOA A classic Film Noir from 1949, Directed by Rudolph Mate (Gilda). Followed by a discussion on Film Noir with filmmaker Peter Sandmark. Flux Gallery, 821 Fort Street Hours: Tues – Fri noon to 5pm FLUX exhibits innovative media art works by local, national and international media artists, providing artists and the community a gathering place for the exchange of ideas and dialogue on media arts practice. https://medianetvictoria.org/flux/
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    ?Having trouble viewing this email? Saturday Night Art Lectures Saturday Night Art Lectures at VISA Saturday Night Art Lectures with John Luna We are delighted to announce the return of our Saturday Night Art Lectures, with artist, art historian and writer, John Luna. The first of the series is this Saturday, March 9, 6:30-9:30. See below for more information about this lecture. Cost is $15 and refreshments (coffee, tea, beer and wine) will be available for purchase. There will be a 15 minute intermission halfway through the presentation. You are also welcome to leave at this point if the three-hour lecture format is too long for you. If you have not yet experienced one of John Luna's lectures, you are in for a feast for your mind and your imagination. John will take you on a journey with his depth of knowledge and sense of humour, from the 1500s up the current decades in a presentation that includes art, literature, music, fashion and more. You will learn many things you didn't know or hadn't considered before and leave the lecture a changed person. There is something for everyone in these lectures. Come and find out for yourselves what others are raving about when they talk about the John Luna Saturday Night Art Lectures. For the full schedule of upcoming lectures see poster below: We recommend you arrive early to these lectures to assure yourself a seat as seating is on a first come, first serve basis. There is lots of free parking in the parking lot. All lectures take place at 950 Kings Road (entrance near parking lot), second floor, Room 2. Visit Our Website STAY CONNECTED: Vancouver Island School of Art, Vancouver Island School of Art,2549 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E1 Canada SafeUnsubscribe™ focusedit@shaw.ca Forward this email | Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by director@vancouverislandschoolart.com in collaboration with Try it free today
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    UNO Festival

    ★★★★ “A master storyteller" The 2019 Festival opens with Michelle Thrush's Inner Elder Inner Elder takes the audience on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush as she explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this performance offers a magical experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world. The Calgary Herald says that Inner Elder is "Intimate, honest storytelling." Save $5 with early bird tickets, use promo code 'dream' until March 15. Enter this code on the Buy Tickets page or use in-person at Ticket Rocket. Inner Elder plays The Metro Studio on May 1, 8pm and May 2, 8pm. BUY TICKETS
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    Gallery at Mattick’s Farm March Featured Artists Kylee Turunen and introducing Deana BrownFebruary 27th - March 24th Meet our artists Sunday March 10th 1-4pmWe're excited to announce that online purchases are now availablehttps://www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com/shop/
  20. VÉRONIQUE MATHIEU & STEPHANIE CHUA - In Praise of Women: Music for Violin and Piano - March 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm Dear Friends, The fourth concert of Music At Wentworth Villa's 2018/19 season will take place at 2.30 pm, Sunday, March 24th, 2019. We look forward to welcoming two exciting Canadian artists: violinist Véronique Mattieu and pianist Stephanie Chua who will offer an innovative and diverse program entitled In Praise of Women, featuring works for violin and piano by women composers spanning 350 years. Tickets are almost sold out for this event, so do not delay in purchasing your tickets if you wish to attend! Tickets You may purchase your tickets by using the button above, online at wentworthvilla.com/event/veronique-mathieu-stephanie-chua, by contacting us at info@wentworthvilla.com or by telephone: 250-598-0760. For full details of our series please visit www.wentworthvilla.com/music. Doors will open at 1.30 pm, so please arrive early to reserve your ideal seat with one of our reusable name cards, before exploring the ground floor of Wentworth Villa and the museum exhibits. Complimentary refreshments will be served during the 20 minute intermission and our performers' recently released CD True North will be available for purchase ($15). At the end of the program we will hold our customary short Q & A session so please do not be shy to speak up.
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    Quiet Nature

    Quiet Nature: The Woodblock Prints of Walter J. Phillips Quiet Nature: The Woodblock Prints of Walter J. Phillips is the third in a trio of exhibitions being celebrated at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Season Opener on Saturday, March 9. The by-donation, Public Open House will run from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and also marks the openings of Fiona Tan: Ascent and Landscapes of Edo: Ukiyo-e Prints from the AGGV Collection. The exhibition, on display in the AGGV’s Ker Gallery until May 20, examines the work of renowned British-born print-maker Walter J. Phillips (1884-1963). Phillips emigrated to Canada, settling in Winnipeg at the age of 29, he subsequently spent many years teaching art at the Banff School of Art (now the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity) as well as Alberta’s Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, or SAIT,) before finally retiring to Victoria in 1960. “Phillips is considered to be the artist who brought the tradition of the Japanese woodblock print to Canada,” said exhibition curator and AGGV Chief Curator, Michelle Jacques. “He had learned to make etchings from Winnipeg artist Cyril Barraud in 1915. How­ever, attracted to the “beautiful simplicity” of woodblock print­ing, beginning in 1917, he set out to teach himself its methods.” During an extended stay in England in 1924-25, Phillips con­nected with William Giles, one of the most innovative British printmakers of the early 20th century. Phillips learned much from Giles, and through him, met Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953), a Japa­nese woodblock printmaker who had moved to London in 1908. Urushibara had a successful career in London, and was influen­tial in the revival of colour woodblock printing in England. From Urushibara, Phillips learned Japanese techniques for register­ing (lining up) his paper on the woodblock, and sizing his paper (treating its surface with a solution of water, gelatin and alum so that the paper is less porous and the printed image is sharp­er). Quiet Nature: The Woodblock Prints of Walter J. Phillips contains work exclusively from the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Added Jacques, “although Phillips didn’t produce any new work upon moving to Victoria, his connection to the city has influenced the AGGV’s holdings of his work. There are 140 works by Phillips in its col­lection; nearly half of them were donated by the artist himself. In addition, after his passing, his wife, Gladys Phillips, donat­ed the beautiful 1957 watercolour entitled Experimental Farm, near Saanichton, to the Gallery.” For more information visit aggv.ca
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    PLUMAGE: THE MAJESTIC ART OF BIRDS Robert Bateman Centre, 300-470 Belleville St. 250-940-3630, Open 10-5 daily, www.batemancentre.org Plumage – The Majestic Art of Birds is a unique collection of paintings, photography and sculpture spanning more than 150 years, that focuses on the ability for birds to reflect nature’s expression of colour, beauty and creativity. Drawing together historically significant artworks by major North American naturalists and artists, as well as contemporary images by local wildlife photographers, the exhibition celebrates one of nature’s most diverse and dynamic animal groups. March 7-June 15 Featured artists: John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Charles Darwin was a student of Audubon, and quoted him several times in “On Origin of Species”. Often cited as “the most expensive book of all time,” his major work was a colour-plate book entitled “The Birds of America” (1827–1839), considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. James Fenwick Lansdowne, OC OBC (1937-2008) was a renowned Canadian painter, illustrator, printmaker and author. Born in Hong Kong but later brought up in Victoria, BC, Lansdowne’s works have been exhibited around the world. Major Allan Brooks (1869-1946) was born in India, but emigrated to Canada in the 1880s, and became one of the most important North American bird illustrators during the first half of the twentieth century. He became a household name in Canada, featuring in numerous publications, including National Geographic Magazine and Taverner’s Birds of Western Canada. Terry Venables is a locally-based wildlife photographer, with a particular passion for birds and the natural ecosystems of Southern Vancouver Island.
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    Doris Day, etc

    Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughn, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and more! Sung by the amazing Sarah Carlé, Stephanie Greaves and Maureen Washington with Karel Roessingh on piano, Damian Graham on drums and Ryan Tandy on bass Tickets - $35 (plus surcharge) bluebridgetheatre April 5 and 6 at 8pm April 7 at 2pm Subscribe to our 2019 season and get 20% off this concert ticket! Already a subscriber? Save even more! THIS OFFER GOOD UNTIL MARCH 15 Call the box office at 250-382-3370 Box Office Hours - 12-4 Wednesday-Saturday The Box office is subject to unexpected closures - please leave a message so that we can return your call!
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    Ko Kirk Yamahira

    Ko Kirk Yamahira March 8 to April 6, 2019 Opening: Friday, March 8, 7 to 10pm (with a short performance at 8pm) Deluge Contemporary Art 636 Yates Street, Victoria BC | deluge.ca Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5pm Photo: Mark Woods; courtesy Frye Art Museum. Photo: Mark Woods; courtesy Frye Art Museum. “I consider that the subjectivity is formed through the repetitive process of deconstructing the existing objects, and ruminating on such process. There is no specific aim to find a meaning, neither in the creative act itself, nor through the creative process. The totality of the meaning can be found in the continuation of the process. Therefore the reason for the creative act would be found in different inquiry. The obsession of pursuit of the meaning is unlocked by the pure enjoyment of the creative act. The obsession in turn would release the meaning of the search by forgetting the initial inquiry. There are innumerable ways to enact the process, however there is one answer to the result of the process. Within the answer contains two opposing perspectives that has no hierarchy. The point of view, both subjective and objective, as well as the scale of the perception would affect the location of the answer. I sense the distance to the answer gets ever more shorter as I repeat the inquiry. The answer certainly exists in the past and it could simply be overlooked. The past always has the potential for the new discoveries for me. Since the inquiry originates within my mind, thus the approach to look and find the answer can change completely. It shifts while depending of my state of mind. So it is both firm, as well as transient. Creation of the artworks comes after my deconstructive process on already existing canvas, separating vertical and horizontal threads.” For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, Yamahira deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of the canvas’s hidden support structure as well, cutting out sections of the wooden stretcher bars to create detached segments bound by loose thread. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Tokyo and London, Yamahira moved to Seattle from New York in 2015. He has exhibited in galleries in the United States and Japan, both individually and as a member of the artist collectives Art Beasties and SOIL. Deluge Contemporary Art 636 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 Canada
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    Festival of New Works

    TD FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS Performance Hall 1701 Elgin Rd By Donation Join us for three provocative and engaging showcases of new artistic works from a variety of disciplines including music, dance, and theatre. The festival offers our Year II Performing Arts Diploma and Certificate Students an opportunity to create, direct, and/or develop a piece from an idea into a staged performance. Mentored by esteemed faculty working in multiple disciplines and with a cast of their peers, you have the chance to see new work at its early stages! Each evening offers a different program of emerging work (to be announced closer to date). Thursday, March 28th 7:00pm Friday, March 29th 7:00pm Saturday, March 30th 7:00pm (includes Scholarship Presentation) Admission is by donation and seating is limited. Box Office opens at 6:30pm sharp. No reservations. We encourage you to arrive early to ensure your spot.
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    “Woven Light” Photography Show Featuring work by Jackie Suanders-Ritchie and Patrice Snopkowski. At Main Gallery, The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria V8P 3Y3 from March 27 to April 15, 2019. Opening reception will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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    Jersey Boys

    TONY, GRAMMY AND OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL DIRECTED BY DES McANUFF PLAYING VICTORIA’S ROYAL THEATRE May 28 – June 2, 2019 Dates have been announced for Victoria’s Premiere engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS,the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Royal Theatre May 28 – June 2, 2019. The musical will make its Victoria premiere on May 28 and play through June 2, 2019. JERSEY BOYSis the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). Directed by two-time Tony®Award-winner Des McAnuff,JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickmanand Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. JERSEY BOYS isthe second Broadway show this year presented in Victoria by Broadway In Victoria. The other being the critically acclaimed THE KING AND I. Catch a sneak peek of Jersey Boys! Log on to www.JerseyBoysTour.com/watch. JERSEY BOYSis the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.” JERSEY BOYSopened in New York on November 6, 2005 and by the time it closed over 11 years later on January 15, 2017, it was the 12thlongest running show in Broadway history, passing such original Broadway productions as 42nd Street,Grease,Fiddler onthe Roof, and The Producers.JERSEY BOYSwill return to New York with a new production in November 2017. TheJERSEY BOYSUS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006 and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. JERSEY BOYS is also currently touring the United Kingdom and Australia. JERSEY BOYSworldwide has been seen by over 25 million people (as of January 2018). TheJERSEY BOYSdesign and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova(Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein(Costume Design), Howell Binkley(winner of the 2006 Tony®Award for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS),Steve Canyon Kennedy(Sound Design), Michael Clark(Projections Design), Charles LaPointe(Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich(Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose(Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music). JERSEY BOYSis produced by Dodger Theatricals,Joseph J. Grano,Tamaraand Kevin Kinsella,Pelican Group,withLatitude Linkand Rick Steiner. JERSEY BOYSwill premiere in Victoria at the Royal Theatre May 28 – June 2, 2019. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Saturday 8:00pm and Sunday 7:30pm. With 2 Matinees on the weekend: Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm. Tickets for JERSEY BOYSbegin at $114.75 and are available in person at the Royal and McPherson Theatre Box Offices, online at RMTS.bc.ca or by phone at 250-386-6121. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.JerseyBoysTour.comor www.BroadwayInVictoria.com. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.The cast recording is available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons(Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.Seasons Greetings: A JERSEY BOYS Christmas, a holiday CD featuring international cast members of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, is available on Rhino Records. For more information on JERSEY BOYS,go to www.JerseyBoysTour.comor www.BroadwayInVictoria.com.
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