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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)
Sooke Fine Arts Show is set for July 26 to Aug. 5 at SEAPARC arena. The Sooke Fine Arts Society kicks off planning for this summer’s show on Thursday. (Contributed)

Planning begins for 33rd annual Sooke Fine Arts Show

Group meets Thursday at Holy Trinity Church in Sooke

  • Feb 5, 2019
Sooke Fine Arts Show is set for July 26 to Aug. 5 at SEAPARC arena. The Sooke Fine Arts Society kicks off planning for this summer’s show on Thursday. (Contributed)
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Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria

Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria

Staff members encourage community to learn more about mental health awareness

Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria
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)
The Royal BC Museum will discuss everything from sponges and whales to Emily Carr and immigration during its February four-part adult learning series. (Royal BC Museum Photo)

Royal BC Museum’s newest series takes visitors behind the scenes

Adult sessions explores art, nature, history and more

The Royal BC Museum will discuss everything from sponges and whales to Emily Carr and immigration during its February four-part adult learning series. (Royal BC Museum Photo)
Sophia, 6, and Aileen Lingwood, check out petrified wood with program facilitator Jocelyn Lavack during Wonder Sunday (1 to 3 p.m.) at the Royal BC Museum. It’s free with admission or a museum membership. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

VIDEO: RBCM’s Wonder Sunday brings fossils into focus

Every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. kids learn about science and history through interactive activities

  • Jan 14, 2019
Sophia, 6, and Aileen Lingwood, check out petrified wood with program facilitator Jocelyn Lavack during Wonder Sunday (1 to 3 p.m.) at the Royal BC Museum. It’s free with admission or a museum membership. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Giving back builds a strong community in Victoria

Giving back builds a strong community in Victoria

National Philanthropy Day celebrates individuals, groups for their significant contributions

Giving back builds a strong community in Victoria
Take your pick of poutines around Greater Victoria and help feed hungry kids through Mealshare, during Victoria Poutine Week, Oct. 19-27. Photo contributed

Fries, gravy, cheese and goodwill: Victoria hosts Poutine Week

Buy one of the varying versions of this traditional dish and help feed hungry kids

  • Oct 6, 2018
Take your pick of poutines around Greater Victoria and help feed hungry kids through Mealshare, during Victoria Poutine Week, Oct. 19-27. Photo contributed
Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards

Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards

70 Canadian books in seven categories are up for this year’s awards

Sooke author among finalists for Governor General’s Literacy Awards
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
Victoria Festival of Authors expands, more free events planned

Victoria Festival of Authors expands, more free events planned

All things writing are in the mix between Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

  • Sep 12, 2018
Victoria Festival of Authors expands, more free events planned
The Millies, here in event-appropriate garb, perform at the Vintage Fair in Victoria this month at the Crsystal Garden. themillies.ca

Vintage fans over the moon for Crystal Garden expo

Annual event features plenty of ways to celebrate fashion through the decades

  • Sep 6, 2018
The Millies, here in event-appropriate garb, perform at the Vintage Fair in Victoria this month at the Crsystal Garden. themillies.ca
Visitors to the Cars, Rods and Rides show in Esquimalt can find numerous examples of early iron, electric vehicles, specialty cars and more. It runs Saturday Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy Gordon Garside/Esquimalt Camera Club

Cars, Rods and Rides attracts wide variety of vehicles to Esquimalt

Seventh annual event happens Sept. 8 on Archie Browning Sports Centre parking lot

Visitors to the Cars, Rods and Rides show in Esquimalt can find numerous examples of early iron, electric vehicles, specialty cars and more. It runs Saturday Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy Gordon Garside/Esquimalt Camera Club
Courtesy Kaleidoscope Theatre

PICK A PROGRAM: Learning opportunities abound this fall

Arts and cultural groups offering a wide variety of programs starting soon

  • Aug 30, 2018
Courtesy Kaleidoscope Theatre
Guests wander about Arts and Music in the Garden on the nine-acre exhibition Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Photo submitted

Art and music will fill Saanich’s Gardens at HCP

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific hosts 24th annual Arts and Music in the Gardens Aug. 25 and 26

Guests wander about Arts and Music in the Garden on the nine-acre exhibition Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Photo submitted
Teale Phelps Bondaroff delivers the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network’s 5000th book to the Republic of North Park little free library on Queens Ave. File Contributed/Charles Joerin

Victoria’s little free libraries get 5,000th book

Volunteers have been dropping off books around Greater Victoria since 2017

Teale Phelps Bondaroff delivers the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network’s 5000th book to the Republic of North Park little free library on Queens Ave. File Contributed/Charles Joerin
Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed

Pet-A-Palooza a good reason to ‘pawse’ this weekend in Victoria

Puppies, goats, wiener dog races and more on the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy Aug. 18-19

Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed
Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to Memorial Park

Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to Memorial Park

Day-long event showcases local art with live music, interactive displays and children’s activities

Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to Memorial Park
The 2018 Victoria International Wine Festival happens Sept. 20-22 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa. Courtesy Victoria International Wine Festival

WINE LOVERS UNITE: Victoria festival offers numerous tasting options

Parkside Hotel and Spa hosting Victoria International Wine Festival

The 2018 Victoria International Wine Festival happens Sept. 20-22 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa. Courtesy Victoria International Wine Festival