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Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

From shoeshine boy to management, Victoria man shares memories of 52 years with the Strath

Joel Chudleigh started working at the Strathcona Hotel as a shoeshine boy in 1970

Art Battle - Matt Love photography

Foam fingers and flying paint all a part of Art Battle

On Feb. 10, a dozen Victoria artists will go into battle

  • Jan 26, 2023
Chai Tease -Sinergy Productions handout

‘Chai Tease’ launches new burlesque production company

A Greater Victoria entrepreneur shares the art of the tease

  • Jan 28, 2023
Fashion Splash handout

Local designers make a splash!

Fashion Splash returns to showcase designers and artists from across Greater Victoria

  • Jan 27, 2023
Fashion Splash handout
VICTORIA, B.C.: August,12, 2019 - Behind the scenes of upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna. 
The small-town drama follows a teenage Maddie, who discovers dark secrets about her father and must reconcile herself with the father she knew, and the man he may actually be. 
Directed by Arnold Lim, produced by Ana de Lara, written by Susie Winters and Executive Produced Robin Chan.  VICTORIA, B.C. August  12, 2019. (PATRICK COBLE
/BLUE LAKE FILMS LTD).

Ready, set, action

Victoria film festival celebrates 29 years

  • Jan 26, 2023
VICTORIA, B.C.: August,12, 2019 - Behind the scenes of upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna. 
The small-town drama follows a teenage Maddie, who discovers dark secrets about her father and must reconcile herself with the father she knew, and the man he may actually be. 
Directed by Arnold Lim, produced by Ana de Lara, written by Susie Winters and Executive Produced Robin Chan.  VICTORIA, B.C. August  12, 2019. (PATRICK COBLE
/BLUE LAKE FILMS LTD).
Kevin Strelaeff points out one of his first tattoos. (Tim Collins)

The Good, the Bad, and the “What the Hell were you thinking?”

Seven things to know before you get yourself a tattoo

  • Jan 25, 2023
Kevin Strelaeff points out one of his first tattoos. (Tim Collins)
The Bateman Gallery is searching for a new location that will allow for more visitors and interactive exhibits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Bateman Gallery moving from Steamship Terminal home

Foundation aims to ‘inspire thousands of global visitors’ with new location after 10 years

The Bateman Gallery is searching for a new location that will allow for more visitors and interactive exhibits. (Black Press Media file photo)
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)

Untamed star brings nature show to Victoria

Filipe DeAndrade will talk about living with intention and finding your passion in life

  • Jan 18, 2023
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)
Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)

This new all-pink Asian diner just might have Victoria’s best burger

A new Victoria resident offers the first item in his food blog

Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)
Don Denton/Boulevard
January 7 2020 -  Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing (L) and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.

Beer news for the new year

A Matter of Beer with Mathieu Poirier

  • Dec 30, 2022
Don Denton/Boulevard
January 7 2020 -  Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing (L) and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.
Don Denton/Tweed
February 19 2018 -Wine room in house on Beach Avenue for Tweed.

PERFECTLY POTABLE

Wine notes by Robert Moyes

  • Dec 29, 2022
Don Denton/Tweed
February 19 2018 -Wine room in house on Beach Avenue for Tweed.
The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG)’s annual holiday fundraiser - Don Craig photography

Give The Gift of Good Food

Fernwood fundraiser helps provide fresh produce for families facing food insecurity

  • Dec 29, 2022
The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG)’s annual holiday fundraiser - Don Craig photography
Harry Manx handout

Harry Manx’s music brings East and West together

“Mysticssippi” blend of blues and ragas at Mary Winspear

  • Dec 29, 2022
Harry Manx handout
Queer Songbook handout

An evening of pop music & community

Queer Songbook Orchestra uplifts 2SLGBTQ+ narratives

  • Dec 28, 2022
Queer Songbook handout
yden Josephson’s pentimento paintings at Gage Gallery

Imagination and Introspection

Royden Josephson’s pentimento paintings at Gage

  • Dec 28, 2022
yden Josephson’s pentimento paintings at Gage Gallery
Snowed in Comedy Tour handout

Snowed In Comedy Tour brings laughs coast to coast

Four all-star comedians in Canada’s biggest stand-up

  • Dec 28, 2022
Snowed in Comedy Tour handout
Guerraro

“A mind-blowing musical extravaganza”

Guitarists from around the world play a mosaic of sound at International Guitar Night 2023

  • Dec 28, 2022
Guerraro
Dance Victoria handout

Optical illusions and cinematic elements

Bygones kicks off Dance Days

  • Dec 28, 2022
Dance Victoria handout
Dance Days

Dance Days: a community celebration

10 days of inventive performances and free dance classe

  • Dec 28, 2022
Dance Days
Vivian Vanderpuss handout photo

Drag queen Vivian Vanderpuss lights up Victoria

Contestant on Canada’s Drag Race

  • Dec 28, 2022
Vivian Vanderpuss handout photo