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From left, The Bay Downtown’s Cosmetic and Fragrance staff Venus Earle, manager Cecily Meausette and Valerie Desmarais gather to promote the Unwrap the Glam Gala happening on Nov. 16 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 with $5 going towards the Hudson’s Bay Foundation in support of its mental health charitable partners. The foundation is committed to improving mental health across Canada through the Headfirst program. This event features a number of surprises throughout the night, including entertainment, product samples, door prizes, special sales and so much more. Tickets are available in store for purchase. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Unwrap the glam and make someone shine at the Hudson’s Bay

Special event raises funds for improving mental health across Canada

  • Nov 12, 2019
From left, The Bay Downtown’s Cosmetic and Fragrance staff Venus Earle, manager Cecily Meausette and Valerie Desmarais gather to promote the Unwrap the Glam Gala happening on Nov. 16 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 with $5 going towards the Hudson’s Bay Foundation in support of its mental health charitable partners. The foundation is committed to improving mental health across Canada through the Headfirst program. This event features a number of surprises throughout the night, including entertainment, product samples, door prizes, special sales and so much more. Tickets are available in store for purchase. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Monday, Nov. 11 to mark Remembrance Day. The largest takes place around the cenotaph on the legislative grounds at Belleville and Government streets, and gets underway at 10:45 a.m. (Black Press file photo)

Remembrance Day services: where to pay your respects in Greater Victoria

Memorial events happening around the region on Nov. 11

  • Nov 10, 2019
Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Monday, Nov. 11 to mark Remembrance Day. The largest takes place around the cenotaph on the legislative grounds at Belleville and Government streets, and gets underway at 10:45 a.m. (Black Press file photo)
Old Paint Duo comprises of Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill. (Contributed)

Old Paint Duo coming to Sooke coffee house

Duo performs American roots music

  • Nov 6, 2019
Old Paint Duo comprises of Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill. (Contributed)
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Teagan Liptrot is fitted for her gown by Nicole Rae, the costume designer for the Sooke Harbour Players. (Contributed)

Cinderella brings pantomime tradition to Sooke

Sooke Harbour Players production premiéres Nov. 15

Teagan Liptrot is fitted for her gown by Nicole Rae, the costume designer for the Sooke Harbour Players. (Contributed)
Citizen Kane is featured at this month’s Intermission Film Series in Sooke. (File)

Citizen Kane featured at Sooke’s Intermission Film Series

Movie considered the greatest of all time

  • Oct 30, 2019
Citizen Kane is featured at this month’s Intermission Film Series in Sooke. (File)
Slam and spoken word poet Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow (left) is the current Youth Poet Laureate and her term ends in December 2019. The Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton (right) mentors the youth poets during their term. (Photo courtesy the City of Victoria)

City of Victoria seeks next Youth Poet Laureate

Nominations for the 2020 position close on Oct. 29

Slam and spoken word poet Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow (left) is the current Youth Poet Laureate and her term ends in December 2019. The Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton (right) mentors the youth poets during their term. (Photo courtesy the City of Victoria)
Five Halloween activities for adults to celebrate the spooky season

Five Halloween activities for adults to celebrate the spooky season

Halloween isn’t just for little ghouls in Greater Victoria

Five Halloween activities for adults to celebrate the spooky season
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches its 2019-2020 concert season with Celebrating the Concerto on Oct. 27. (Submitted)

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches new season

First up: Celebrating the Concerto on Oct. 27

  • Oct 9, 2019
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra launches its 2019-2020 concert season with Celebrating the Concerto on Oct. 27. (Submitted)
Valdy is coming to Sooke for one night only, Oct. 19. (file photo)

Valdy to bring folk music magic to Sooke

Guitarist Adam Dobres will join Valdy for Sooke performance

Valdy is coming to Sooke for one night only, Oct. 19. (file photo)
Fashion Fridays: 9 fall trends that won’t break the bank

Fashion Fridays: 9 fall trends that won’t break the bank

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

  • Oct 8, 2019
Fashion Fridays: 9 fall trends that won’t break the bank
It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

After winning Gelato Festival gold, Stefano Mosi will compete at North American finals in 2020

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan
Valdy performs at the 2019 Roots and Blues festival in Salmon Arm. The award-winning Canadian folk singer will be at St. Philip Anglican Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Award-winning folk singer Valdy headlining Jazz Vespers fundraiser in Oak Bay

St. Philip Anglican Church to host 80th Jazz Vespers on Oct. 6 for community kitchen

Valdy performs at the 2019 Roots and Blues festival in Salmon Arm. The award-winning Canadian folk singer will be at St. Philip Anglican Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria restaurateur Tom Ferris passed away at the end of August. A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 3 (Facebook/ Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar)

Celebration of life scheduled for Victoria restaurateur Ferris

Tom Ferris passed away on Aug. 30 after a short battle with cancer

Victoria restaurateur Tom Ferris passed away at the end of August. A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 3 (Facebook/ Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar)
Push follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. The documentary will be shown on Oct. 9 at Awareness Film Night. (Contributed)

Sooke Awareness Film Night set to launch 25th season

Push follows UN Rapporteur as she investigates how equity firms are profiting from housing crisis

  • Sep 26, 2019
Push follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. The documentary will be shown on Oct. 9 at Awareness Film Night. (Contributed)
Nolan Bentham, plays an intra squad game with the Victoria Royals 2018 (Jay Wallace)

VIDEO: Sports doc features local prospect’s rise to Victoria Royals

WHL club ready to roar in home opening weekend, this Friday and Saturday vs. Prince George

Nolan Bentham, plays an intra squad game with the Victoria Royals 2018 (Jay Wallace)
A digital rendering shows what the upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit could look like at the Royal BC Museum. (File contributed/ Royal BC Museum)

Remains of local orca and calf reunited for exhibit at Royal BC Museum

Orcas: Our Shared Future will explore the history, ongoing trials and future of orcas

A digital rendering shows what the upcoming Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibit could look like at the Royal BC Museum. (File contributed/ Royal BC Museum)
Grab it and go: Prepare to celebrate Halloween vintage style

Grab it and go: Prepare to celebrate Halloween vintage style

Vintage Fair Victoria hosts its first Halloween-themed sale, this Friday and Saturday

  • Sep 17, 2019
Grab it and go: Prepare to celebrate Halloween vintage style
Russell Books is in the process of moving its stock across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location on Fort Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books still collecting Guiness World Records books from public for massive tower

Russell Books is in the process of moving its stock across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location on Fort Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
CONTINUING STUDIES: UVic program connects cultures and communication

CONTINUING STUDIES: UVic program connects cultures and communication

Wide variety of programs and courses available

  • Sep 14, 2019
CONTINUING STUDIES: UVic program connects cultures and communication
Gursimar Kaur Sahota, right, and Deeksha Arora dance during a funding announcement last week at the Royal Academy of Bhangra in Surrey. Photo Lauren Collins/Black Press

$9.8 million announced for B.C. arts groups by province

BC Arts Council to distribute 394 grants across more than 50 communities

Gursimar Kaur Sahota, right, and Deeksha Arora dance during a funding announcement last week at the Royal Academy of Bhangra in Surrey. Photo Lauren Collins/Black Press