Greater Victoria

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton announced as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

 

Rehearsals are underway in Greater Victoria, and going well as Current Swell prepares for its North American tour in May when fellow local musician Jesse Roper fills in on guitar. (Current Swell/Facebook)

Greater Victoria musicians hit the road to cure pandemic blues

Current Swell adds Jesse Roper to the lineup for May tour in Canada-U.S.

 

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)

Jim Jefferies brings his standup show to Victoria in September

Australian’s Moist Tour stops at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)
Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria arts hub open house to showcase variety of styles

Rockslide Studio Gallery hosting public April 23 at new downtown home

Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)

Funk Hunters making triumphant return to Victoria, Sept. 25 in Phillips Backyard

Tickets on sale Aug. 4 for show, also featuring Moontricks, Diamond Cafe and LIINKS

Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)
Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)

Oceanfront concerts liven up Victoria International Marina in August

Music by the Sea features intimate performances by professional classical and jazz musicians

Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)
The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)

Outdoor dance-theatre shows to inhabit Greater Victoria parks, natural areas

The Impulse Theatre’s Molecular Landscapes series runs from July 29 to Aug. 8

The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)
Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)

Greater Victoria writers come together while working apart

15 local authors launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II

Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)
Saanich author Hannalora Leavitt hopes her new book, This Disability Experience, helps to dispel the ‘otherness’ that often surrounds people with disabilities. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Vancouver Island author demystifying disability and dismantling otherness

Hannalora Leavitt, who lives with a visual impairment, wants to change how people look at disability

Saanich author Hannalora Leavitt hopes her new book, This Disability Experience, helps to dispel the ‘otherness’ that often surrounds people with disabilities. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Royal B.C. Museum has added a tamba dining set, used by a Punjabi man on his voyage to Canada in 1927, to its ‘100 Objects of Interest’ online collection. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)

Punjabi dining set added to Royal B.C. Museum’s ‘100 Objects of Interest’ collection

Set used by Indar Singh Gill on his voyage from Punjab to Canada in 1927

The Royal B.C. Museum has added a tamba dining set, used by a Punjabi man on his voyage to Canada in 1927, to its ‘100 Objects of Interest’ online collection. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)
Launching May 1, the BC Ale Trail's Victoria Ale Trail Passport program encourages locals to visit the region’s participating breweries and treat themselves to homegrown craft beer. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail.

Pick up your passport to the Victoria Ale Trail

Locals invited to support Victoria’s craft breweries this May for a chance to win prizes

Launching May 1, the BC Ale Trail's Victoria Ale Trail Passport program encourages locals to visit the region’s participating breweries and treat themselves to homegrown craft beer. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail.
Saanich police officers were one group of dozens that submitted dance clips to the Greater Victoria Festival Society, to help create the Dance Across Victoria video montage. (Youtube/Screenshot)
Saanich police officers were one group of dozens that submitted dance clips to the Greater Victoria Festival Society, to help create the Dance Across Victoria video montage. (Youtube/Screenshot)
Habitat For Humanity Victoria has completed 24 homes since 1990. (Habitat for Humanity photo)

Habitat for Humanity Victoria opens doors

Artists, designer and creative folks wanted for latest campaign

Habitat For Humanity Victoria has completed 24 homes since 1990. (Habitat for Humanity photo)
Ken Winchester, a recently retired master distiller, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Whisky Awards last month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Canadian Whisky Awards raise a glass to Vancouver Island’s Devine Distillery

A Saanich Peninsula distillery will have to slide the bottles over and…

Ken Winchester, a recently retired master distiller, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Whisky Awards last month. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Gabriel Swift, 23, is one of three Victoria filmmakers chosen to receive $20,000 Telus Storyhive grants to produce Local Heroes documentaries. (Courtesy of Gabriel Swift)
Gabriel Swift, 23, is one of three Victoria filmmakers chosen to receive $20,000 Telus Storyhive grants to produce Local Heroes documentaries. (Courtesy of Gabriel Swift)
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Your Guide to Our New Normal

Black Press Media publishes informative new guide exploring COVID-19 and its local impacts

  • Feb 22, 2021
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The Sidney Museum hosts the Lego Exhibition at the Sidney Museum until March 31. Wolf Depner photo

Family Day in Victoria: Your bubble-friendly planner

Like many things this year, Family Day long-weekend will likely look a…

The Sidney Museum hosts the Lego Exhibition at the Sidney Museum until March 31. Wolf Depner photo
The Gettin’ Higher Choir will be performing alongside Wavelengths Community Choir and special guests during an online concert Jan. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Gettin’ Higher Choir will be performing alongside Wavelengths Community Choir and special guests during an online concert Jan. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)