Christine van Reeuwyk

Rehearsals are underway in Greater Victoria, and going well as Current Swell prepares for its North American tour in May when fellow local musician Jesse Roper fills in on guitar. (Current Swell/Facebook)

Greater Victoria musicians hit the road to cure pandemic blues

Current Swell adds Jesse Roper to the lineup for May tour in Canada-U.S.

Rehearsals are underway in Greater Victoria, and going well as Current Swell prepares for its North American tour in May when fellow local musician Jesse Roper fills in on guitar. (Current Swell/Facebook)
Out of the Fire features the stunning artistry of photographers Dale Roth and Michele Ramberg and features Oak Bay artist Gregory Kozak. (Photo by Roth and Ramberg)

Oak Bay author pulls artists Out of the Fire, highlights south Island metalworkers

Pirjo Raits’ second Salish Sea-focused artist spotlight launches in April

Out of the Fire features the stunning artistry of photographers Dale Roth and Michele Ramberg and features Oak Bay artist Gregory Kozak. (Photo by Roth and Ramberg)
Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)

Oak Bay High musical theatre team brings sea creatures to live performance

The Little Mermaid on Dave Dunnet stage starting March 3

Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)
The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of new Canadian musical The Quest. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

The Quest makes its world debut on Oak Bay stage

Performing arts students work with playwrights to stage new musical

The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of new Canadian musical The Quest. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Scott Gillies crafted this 3D chalk artwork outside Saanich municipal hall. (Colin Plant photo)

Saanich chalks up interactive 3D art in bid to defeat pandemic blues

Latest pop-up art requires just the right view to catch its best side

Scott Gillies crafted this 3D chalk artwork outside Saanich municipal hall. (Colin Plant photo)
Self-Indulgence, Gear Head sculpture by Laura Rechwan. (Courtesy Laura Rechwan)
Self-Indulgence, Gear Head sculpture by Laura Rechwan. (Courtesy Laura Rechwan)
Andre De Grasse inspirational as an athlete and an author. (Courtesy Scholastic Books)

Victoria author pens inspirational children’s book with Canadian Olympian De Grasse

Race With Me! takes young readers into race day with a champion sprinter

Andre De Grasse inspirational as an athlete and an author. (Courtesy Scholastic Books)
A woodsy backdrop sets the Local Folk Fair Summer Market at Sea Cider in Central Saanich apart from street markets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Central Saanich market offers shopping, snacking in the woods

Local vendors range from food and farm fare to a variety of artisans

A woodsy backdrop sets the Local Folk Fair Summer Market at Sea Cider in Central Saanich apart from street markets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Greater Victoria photographer creates vivid story of Nagasaki bomb aftermath

Ken Mizokoshi’s collective work has been featured in Japan, New York City; Victoria could be next?

Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gage Gallery moving to Bastion Square

Vivid Connections, a showcase by Laura Feeleus and Elizabeth Carefoot, opens new venue June 29

Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)

Canadian Heritage funds new roof for Mungo Martin house in Victoria

Indigenous-run space operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum

A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)
Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Colwood’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance

Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance

REACH – The Benefit Concert is Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church

Courage, ability shine in REACH benefit performance
The Royal Oak middle school Youth in Action team is nominated for the Outstanding Youth award as part of the National Philanthropy Day awards. Photo by Gio Marcolin/Courtesy NPD Victoria

Finalists announced for Victoria’s National Philanthropy Day awards

Social change-elevating works by community members recognized in six award categories

The Royal Oak middle school Youth in Action team is nominated for the Outstanding Youth award as part of the National Philanthropy Day awards. Photo by Gio Marcolin/Courtesy NPD Victoria
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre showcases the spectacular musical Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from July 31 to Aug. 12. (Submitted photo)

Blue Bridge brings demon barber to Victoria stage

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs July 31 to Aug. 12 at the Blue Bridge theatre

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre showcases the spectacular musical Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from July 31 to Aug. 12. (Submitted photo)
Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue

Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue

The exhibition continues to Aug. 25 and is open to the public weekday mornings

Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue
5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Car Free YYJ, family fishing, Sooke bluegrass, walk for cancer and a mascot’s birthday

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria
Brand showcases change art landscape in Oak Bay gallery

Brand showcases change art landscape in Oak Bay gallery

Explorations: Past, Present and Future is at the Gage Gallery to May 26

Brand showcases change art landscape in Oak Bay gallery
Juxtaposition key to art in The Lines Between at Gage in Oak Bay

Juxtaposition key to art in The Lines Between at Gage in Oak Bay

The artist will be on hand for the opening reception on Sunday, April 29

Juxtaposition key to art in The Lines Between at Gage in Oak Bay
Django jazz live in Oak Bay Saturday

Django jazz live in Oak Bay Saturday

Pearl Django performs Saturday, April 28 in the Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre,

Django jazz live in Oak Bay Saturday