Archive for September, 2009

New Concerts Just Announced

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

More concerts coming to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre!

Three Days Grace w/ Special Guests The Used & Defaultthreedaysgrace

Monday, November 16, 2009
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Platinum-selling artist Three Days Grace have just announced their 20 city national tour with special guests The Used and Default.  Tickets go on sale on Saturday, October 3rd.  For more details visit www.livenation.com or www.threedaysgrace.com. 

Three Days Grace released their third album Life Starts Now on September 22. The album was recorded in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and reunites the band with producer by Howard Benson.

Blue Rodeo w/ Special Guests The Sky Diggers

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:30 pm

bluerodeoThe definition of a rebel is someone who goes against the grain.  Damn the torpedoes!  Full speed ahead!  For nearly thirty years, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less traveled – and succeeded far beyond anyone’s expectations.  The band emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop.  Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omnipresent on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and hockey arena in Canada.  In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their quietest album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone.  And now, in the digital age, while everyone else is think of ways to sell single songs through the internet or snippets of songs on cell phones, Blue Rodeo has recorded a double album designed specifically to be enjoyed on vinyl.  Due for release on November 10, The Things We Left Behind, is the real deal.  Double gate-fold sleeve, 12 x 12 cover and two records, four distinct sides programmed to take the listener on a trip.

Blue Rodeo has delivered summer anthems and highway tunes, wedding songs and prom themes.  They’ve represented Canada musically at World Fairs and the Olympics, on late-night talk shows and in big Hollywood pictures.  You’ve heard them at hockey games and playing at the cottage down by the lake and yet, for all their success, for each listener they are confidantes. Close friends who tell important truths. Good buddies who get you smiling again.

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Concerts in Victoria…

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Check out the upcoming concerts coming to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre!

Blue Man Group

Friday, October 2nd, 2009blue_man_group
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm

Blue Man Group is a creative organization dedicated to creating exciting and innovative work in a wide variety of media.Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Stone Temple Pilots w/ Special Guests

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Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria
Doors: 600 pm
Show: 700 pm

Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up 15 singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a “Best Hard Rock Performance” Grammy Award in 1994 for “Plush,” and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.

Of all their peers, Stone Temple Pilots alone had sustained commercial success, earning greater critical acclaim with each release, building a body of work that remains popular and its enduring acclaim has only highlighted the absence of the band, who quietly went their separate ways after the turn-of the millennium release of Shangri-La Dee Da. Despite the presence of the greatest hits album Thank You in 2003, there has been a generation that has never witnessed the live power of the vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz live in concert, a situation that will be remedied this summer when the band reunites for a long-awaited and highly anticipated tour.

Kelly Clarkson with Special Guests Eric Hutchinson & Parachute

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Doors 6:30 PMkellyclarkson
Show 7:30PM

The high-energy tour kicks off in Portland, Maine on October 4th and concludes in New Orleans on December 13th, covering 26 total U.S. and Canadian markets.  Steve Moore of MEG/AEG LIVE Nashville will promote the tour.

Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums since her 2002 debut.  Her current All I Ever Wanted release shattered Billboard records, when My Life Would Suck Without You jumped from #97 to #1 in its first week of release.  Concert attendees can expect to hear these latest hits including I Do Not Hook Up from the tour’s namesake album, along with her signature pop anthems.

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Last Day of Summer

Monday, September 21st, 2009

It may be the last day of summer, but there is plenty to look forward to this fall! 

Especially the changing of the leaves at Butchart Gardens.

Glory in the crowning beauty of Autumn when the Japanese Garden comes to center stage. A stunning parade of red, russet and golden maples is joined by magnificent arbutus and copper beech trees along with dozens of varieties of chrysanthemums.

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Ask about adding Butchart Gardens tickets to your stay at time of booking.

Vancouver Island Baby Fair

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Join us at the largest event on Vancouver Island dedicated to pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and grandparents too!

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This year’s Vancouver Island Baby Fair in Victoria is bigger and better than ever! Bring your little ones to see some of their favourite bands perform! The Kerplunks are on the main stage Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12pm and 2pm, and Bobs and Lolo will perform Sunday, Sept. 27 at 12pm and 2pm. Plus all of your favourite features of the Vancouver Island Baby Fair will be there, including the baby races, photo contest, tonnes of shopping and lots of great resources for new and expecting parents

Saturday, September 26  10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Sunday, September 27    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pearkes Recreation Centre – 3100 Tillicum Road

Admission

$6 / per person (add $1 for a weekend pass)

Kids 12 & under FREE

Team Canada vs Team USA Women’s Hockey

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Did you have a chance to check out any of the women’s hockey on the weekend?  Don’t worry if you didn’t you’ll have another chance coming up next month!

Canada faces off against the US on October 5th, 2009 at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre, right here in Victoria!

We’ve got packages available that include accommodation in a Studio Suite and two main level blue line tickets to the game for $195.00 + taxes.

Call today to book!

Exhibition Hockey Game

Last Chance to See Butchart Gardens Fireworks for 2009!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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This Saturday, September 5th is your last chance to see the Fireworks show at Buthart Gardens for the Summer.  The fireworks begin at 8:45pm

Enjoy superb fireworks in The Gardens’ magnificent setting. Every summer Saturday night these lavish shows dazzle visitors with their unique blend of spectacle and music. Bring warm clothing and, if desired, a cover to sit upon the ground. Blankets are available for purchase on site.

After the show you will enjoy a recital from the rare Aeolian Pipe Organ situated in the loft of the Organ Pavilion. Originally this building was a barn used for the milking of cows kept on the property. Live performances are played on this wonderful old organ for a half hour following each Fireworks show. In Waterwheel Square you’ll find some live toe-tapping acoustic guitar music.

Consider a lovely summer Saturday picnic available on the Residence Lawn.

See YouTube postings of some of the shows.

See Flickr postings of some of the shows.

Talk to one of the friendly Guest Services Agents at the Royal Scot and they would be happy to arrange your trip for you!