Jennifer Blyth

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Some events cancelled due to COVID-10 but 12 Days of Christmas will brighten the season

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
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Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

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Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Tool helps travellers identify tourism experiences that meet health and safety protocols

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp
Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.

80,000 reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.
Randy Blair, Black Press Media Chief Operating Officer.

Community drives transformation of local news

Black Press Media reaches historic audience milestone

Randy Blair, Black Press Media Chief Operating Officer.
Alan Doyle, former front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, entertained current fans and newcomers to his music at the Royal Theatre last night. File photo
Alan Doyle, former front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, entertained current fans and newcomers to his music at the Royal Theatre last night. File photo
Dan Brubeck performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre July 2 as part of JazzFest.

JazzFest makes some noise in Oak Bay

Oak Bay High's Dave Dunnet Community Theatre hosts five JazzFest performances

Dan Brubeck performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre July 2 as part of JazzFest.
A Knowing Face, by Herbert Siebner, is at Eclectic Gallery.

Galleries welcome summer with eclectic lineup

What's on this month at the region's art galleries

A Knowing Face, by Herbert Siebner, is at Eclectic Gallery.
Harold Klunder, Love Song, Winchester Gallery

May welcomes eclectic exhibits

Local galleries offer a wealth of new artistic offerings

Harold Klunder, Love Song, Winchester Gallery
Musician Hank Angel debuts his new gospel-billy album, Sinner, You Better Get Ready, this Sunday at Oak Bay’s St. Philip Church.

Sinner, You Better Get Ready for some foot-tapping fun

Sunday concert at St. Philip Church raises money for Our Place

Musician Hank Angel debuts his new gospel-billy album, Sinner, You Better Get Ready, this Sunday at Oak Bay’s St. Philip Church.
Oak Bay’s Ann Redford-Nolte finishes her work for the Victoria Sketch Club exhibit opening March 15.

Artist brings whimsy to Sketch Club show

Victoria Sketch Club opens annual exhibition and sale March 15 at Glenlyon-Norfolk School on Beach Drive

Oak Bay’s Ann Redford-Nolte finishes her work for the Victoria Sketch Club exhibit opening March 15.
West End Gallery opens an exceptional exhibit of work by Greta Guzek, Island Passages, March 19 to 31.

Galleries welcome spring

Spring shows bring colour and creativity to the local galleries

West End Gallery opens an exceptional exhibit of work by Greta Guzek, Island Passages, March 19 to 31.

Artists encouraged to share impressions of the Salish Sea

Contest and auction to raise awareness and funds for local ArtsAlive initiative

Bill Zaalberg performs as Neil Diamond at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, weekends through Feb. 20.

Theatre dazzles with Diamonds

New dinner theatre show hits the David Foster Theatre stage Friday

Bill Zaalberg performs as Neil Diamond at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, weekends through Feb. 20.
Works by local artist Linny D. Vine are on exhibt this month at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Massey Gallery. The show, which also includes work by Jeffrey Boron, opens with a reception this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

At the Galleries

Local art galleries offer new exhibits to greet the new year

Works by local artist Linny D. Vine are on exhibt this month at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Massey Gallery. The show, which also includes work by Jeffrey Boron, opens with a reception this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Oak Bay author Frank Wilson sits in his favourite writing spot. Wilson has published his second collection of short stories, Nowt to Do with My Wife, Country Tales from the North of England.

Truth is no barrier to a good story

Short story collection raises funds for the MS Society

Oak Bay author Frank Wilson sits in his favourite writing spot. Wilson has published his second collection of short stories, Nowt to Do with My Wife, Country Tales from the North of England.
Sara Marreiros and Cari Burdett perform at Oak Bay United Church as part of the fifth annual Winter Solstice Concert Dec. 21.

Here comes the sun: Celebrating the season and solstice

Fifth annual Winter Solstice Cabaret brings a seasonal celebration to Oak Bay United Church Dec. 21

Sara Marreiros and Cari Burdett perform at Oak Bay United Church as part of the fifth annual Winter Solstice Concert Dec. 21.
Murphy – When Pigs Fly, a bronze sculpture by Salt Spring artist Nicola Prinsen, is on exhibit at Avenue Gallery through Dec. 16.

Galleries all a-glitter for the holidays

Galleries welcome the holidays with a host of events and exhibits

Murphy – When Pigs Fly, a bronze sculpture by Salt Spring artist Nicola Prinsen, is on exhibit at Avenue Gallery through Dec. 16.
Oak Bay’s Jason Stevens performs a one-man version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Craigdarroch Castle.

Oak Bay actor channels 17 characters for Carol at the Castle

A Christmas Carol runs at Craigdarroch Castle through Dec. 23

Oak Bay’s Jason Stevens performs a one-man version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Craigdarroch Castle.
Oak Bay printmaker Terry Vatrt removes a print from her studio press. Vatrt is among the many artists on this weekend’s Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour and will donate partial proceeds to the Syrian Refugee Fund at St. Philip church.

Studio tour duo support refugees

Terry Vatrt and Susan Park will donate partial proceeds to St. Philip’s Syrian Refugee Fund

Oak Bay printmaker Terry Vatrt removes a print from her studio press. Vatrt is among the many artists on this weekend’s Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour and will donate partial proceeds to the Syrian Refugee Fund at St. Philip church.