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The outdoor library in Sidney will have a range of titles for all ages. Black Press file photo

Sidney Open Air library returns for selected Tuesdays this summer

Saanich Peninsula Literacy aims to encourage and create bookworms with outdoor library

The outdoor library in Sidney will have a range of titles for all ages. Black Press file photo
Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Thousands will attend the ninth Northwest Deuce Days show along Government Street on July 21

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July
Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Hollywood Park hosting District 7 Minors championship tournament, Majors at Hampton next

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield
Victoria’s new artist in residence Kathryn Calder brings music to the city

Victoria’s new artist in residence Kathryn Calder brings music to the city

Calder takes over the role from visual artist and muralist Luke Ramsey

Victoria’s new artist in residence Kathryn Calder brings music to the city
U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance

U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance

Second annual Summer Jam Camp features a star-studded local faculty

  • Jun 26, 2019
U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance
Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Calling all artists: mural project coming up

Open Space overseeing proposal submissions process for downtown wall painting

Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
Plenty of food options are available during the Gorge Canada Day Picnic, like the fresh strawberries and cake offered by the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club. Photo courtesy Gorge-Tillicum Community Association

Many food options at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic

A multitude of food trucks on hand, but pancake breakfast among the most popular choices

  • Jun 23, 2019
Plenty of food options are available during the Gorge Canada Day Picnic, like the fresh strawberries and cake offered by the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club. Photo courtesy Gorge-Tillicum Community Association
Seniors dancers from Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association are practising four hours per week leading up to the Year End Showcase on June 9. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VIDEO: Ukranian dancers showcase their moves for Victoria audience

Year-end showcase an opportunity to catch a colourful, cultural event

Seniors dancers from Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association are practising four hours per week leading up to the Year End Showcase on June 9. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
This week’s presentation of Brave, bold and feminist: The future of philanthropy, brings special guest speakers to the Victoria Conference Centre theatre on Wednesday. The event is a lead-in to the Community Foundations of Canada’s international conference here June 6-8.

Conference Foundations of Canada’s international event a hot seller in Victoria

Special presentation here Wednesday features some of the top minds in feminist philanthropy

This week’s presentation of Brave, bold and feminist: The future of philanthropy, brings special guest speakers to the Victoria Conference Centre theatre on Wednesday. The event is a lead-in to the Community Foundations of Canada’s international conference here June 6-8.
New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

Late, beloved longtime umpire to be honoured with Hudlins vs. Fernwood game, June 8 at RAP

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria
Veterans’ efforts celebrated at Fort Rodd Hill

Veterans’ efforts celebrated at Fort Rodd Hill

Two veterans will be honoured for their wartime contributions at Fort Rodd…

  • May 15, 2019
Veterans’ efforts celebrated at Fort Rodd Hill
Bike to Work Week: 25 years and counting (kilometres)

Bike to Work Week: 25 years and counting (kilometres)

Victoria organizers encourage you to get on your bikes and ride May 27 to June 2, and beyond

  • May 14, 2019
Bike to Work Week: 25 years and counting (kilometres)
Bolen Books owner, Samantha Bolen (right) and daughter, Madeline Holmes hold just some of the titles available in the Hillside Mall store. You can read whatever you like as a participant in the upcoming Summer Readathon fundraiser for literacy on June 1. bolen.bc.ca.

Put your love of reading to good use June 1

Bolen Books hosting Summer Readathon to help the Victoria Literacy Connection

Bolen Books owner, Samantha Bolen (right) and daughter, Madeline Holmes hold just some of the titles available in the Hillside Mall store. You can read whatever you like as a participant in the upcoming Summer Readathon fundraiser for literacy on June 1. bolen.bc.ca.
Parade marshals lead the celebration of Khalsa Day down Victoria streets during last year’s event. (Victoria News file photo)

Khalsa Day parade hits Victoria streets Sunday

Second annual celebration gets underway at 10 a.m. from Cecelia Road temple

Parade marshals lead the celebration of Khalsa Day down Victoria streets during last year’s event. (Victoria News file photo)
International Astronomy Day is coming to Victoria on April 27. If you’re viewing the night skies you may even spot Tiangong-1 (artist depiction here), the Chinese space station that will plummet to Earth soon. (Courtesy Aerospace Corp.)

International Astronomy Day lands in Victoria tomorrow

Various space-oriented activities happen April 27 at Royal B.C. Museum, Observatory Hill

International Astronomy Day is coming to Victoria on April 27. If you’re viewing the night skies you may even spot Tiangong-1 (artist depiction here), the Chinese space station that will plummet to Earth soon. (Courtesy Aerospace Corp.)
Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral

Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral

Grade 8 students’ abstract designs enlarged, used to create lamppost panels

Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral
Penny Sakamoto browses the selection of handmade bowls at last year’s Souper Bowls of Hope fundraiser. This year’s event will take place April 4 at the Crystal Gardens. (Photo Provided)

Souper Bowls cook up support for Victoria youth

Youth Empowerment Society fundraising event set for April 4 at Crystal Gardens

Penny Sakamoto browses the selection of handmade bowls at last year’s Souper Bowls of Hope fundraiser. This year’s event will take place April 4 at the Crystal Gardens. (Photo Provided)
Chocolate, charity make for a good mix

Chocolate, charity make for a good mix

Soroptomist International members assembling chefs for chocolate-inspired competition, fundraiser

Chocolate, charity make for a good mix
Victoria-based artist Marlene Howell’s work is part of The Lost Fleet exhibit on through March 31 at the Maritime Museum of B.C. The exhibit looks at the seizure of Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels and the internment of citizens during the Second World War. Courtesy Maritime Museum of B.C.

Dark chapter in Canadian history recalled with Maritime Museum exhibit

The Lost Fleet tells story of Japanese internment, decimation of their West Coast fishing fleet

  • Feb 25, 2019
Victoria-based artist Marlene Howell’s work is part of The Lost Fleet exhibit on through March 31 at the Maritime Museum of B.C. The exhibit looks at the seizure of Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels and the internment of citizens during the Second World War. Courtesy Maritime Museum of B.C.
Doug Trimmer of Brother Nature sells perennial, annual and vegetable seeds at the Saanich Seedy Saturday earlier this year. (James MacKenzie/News staff)

Seedy Saturday blossoms at Victoria Conference Centre this weekend

Speakers cover wide range of topics, including how to utilize small spaces for gardening

Doug Trimmer of Brother Nature sells perennial, annual and vegetable seeds at the Saanich Seedy Saturday earlier this year. (James MacKenzie/News staff)