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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
Organist Jenny Vincent and CBC’s Quirks and Quarks radio host and science journalist Bob McDonald present an afternoon of music and space talk, bringing the audience through a sonorous cosmic odyssey on April 28 at 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria. (Black Press file)

Space and music collide in Cosmic Odyssey

CBC’s Quirks and Quarks radio host appears with organist April 28 in Victoria

Organist Jenny Vincent and CBC’s Quirks and Quarks radio host and science journalist Bob McDonald present an afternoon of music and space talk, bringing the audience through a sonorous cosmic odyssey on April 28 at 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria. (Black Press file)
Members of South Island Harmony (formerly The Victoria Village Squires) celebrates 50 years of making harmony on south Vancouver Island with a concert on April 14 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay HIgh. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Barbershop harmony hosts gala performance in Oak Bay

50th anniversary event April 14 in Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Members of South Island Harmony (formerly The Victoria Village Squires) celebrates 50 years of making harmony on south Vancouver Island with a concert on April 14 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay HIgh. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon

Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon

Victoria boy’s bid to get word in the dictionary gains steam as focus shifts to the word

Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon
Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Royal Theatre with a program by three internationally recognized female choreographers on April 6 and 7. (Paula Lobo photo)

Ballet Hispanico brings three distinct voices to Royal Theatre stage

Ballet Hispánico performs April 6 and 7. Tickets start at $29 available at DanceVictoria.com.

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Royal Theatre with a program by three internationally recognized female choreographers on April 6 and 7. (Paula Lobo photo)