Archive for June, 2010

New Exhibits Opening and Shows Starting Up at the Royal British Columbia Museum on June 25th

Friday, June 25th, 2010

 Museum: “Behind the Scenes” – Part 1: Natural HistoryRoyal_BC_Museum_(3)

Come and experience the Royal BC Museum as you’ve never seen it. To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, we turn inside out and reveal the hidden world of our natural history staff through an interactive exhibition and family-friendly activities. Get to know the researchers who dig, dredge, dive and document their way to new scientific discoveries. See new and ancient specimens on public display for the very first time. And children will flip for the Amuseum – a museum just for kids – with its theme of sustainability!

 IMAX:

“The Ultimate Wave Tahiti” 

This exciting ride plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti’s famed surf site Teahupo’o. As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path.

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“Whales”

This perennial favourite returns this summer for the enjoyment of local patrons and visitors alike. Meet blue, orca, white whales and dolphins while following the humpbacks in their annual cycles of feast and famine as they travel thousands of miles from the krill blooms off the frigid coast of Alaska to calve in the warm waters of Hawaii. Featuring spectacular underwater footage of mothers, calves and escorts, Whales reveals many little-known aspects of these elusive creatures and celebrates the music, play and incredible strength of the earth’s largest inhabitants.

 

For more information on times & pricing, please visit the Royal BC Museum website or talk to one of our friendly guest services agents.

TD Victoria International JazzFest June 25 – July 4, 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

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Be sure to check  out the TD Victoria International JazzFest 2010 taking place at various venues in downtown Victoria from June 25 – July 4, 2010. Full festival details and ticket prices are available on the JazzFest website.   

Enjoy over 90 high calibre individual jazz performances taking place in numerous indoor and outdoor venues/stages with over 400 musicians. A series of free admission performances in Centennial Square will also take place during the daytime with ticketed and cover charge performances scheduled in various theatres, clubs and restaurant venues in the evenings. Free workshops by visiting musicians as well.

Canadian Naval Centennial Fleet Review

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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This weekend, June 9th – 14th, 8000 sailors will be arriving from all over the world (Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S.) will join our own navy for a weekend full of events, official ceremonies, and scheduled fun.   

 Schedule of Events:

 Wednesday/Thursday:

  • Visiting Navy Ships arrive at Esquimalt harbour and off Royal Roads and anchor
  • CFB Esquimalt messes and wardroom host the visiting navies

 Friday:

  • 10:35am – Naval Parade of Nations through downtown Victoria featuring visiting sailors plus a 32-person Canadian Navy contingent.  The parade gets under way at Ship’s Point, with sailors marching along Government, Wharf, and Belleville Streets, and returning to Ship’s Point. 
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm – In preparation for the International Fleet Review, ships will move to their anchorage positions off Royal Roads, where the public will be treated to an evening fireworks display.
  • 10:00pm – Fireworks will be launched from a floating barge close to the entrance to the Esquimalt Naval dockyard and will be focused toward the Canadian and visiting ships anchored off of Royal Roads.

 Saturday:

  • 9:00am – 1:00pm – Ceremonial Fleet Review where a designated Canadian ship will take the reviewing officer through visiting the Canadian Fleets.
  • 11:30am – Following the passing of honours the review will conclude with a SkyHawks parachute demonstration
  • 12:00pm – Fly-past of Canadian Forces aircraft
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Snowbirds Show

 Sunday:

  • Local sport groups and sailors of the Canadian Pacific Fleet host the international sailors at a series of sports and recreational events including cricket, rugby, and soccer.
  • For more details, please visit the Canadian Forces Website at: www.navy.forces.gc.ca

Latest News…

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Royal Scot is happy to announce that our LCD tv’s & DVD players have arrived

& are being installed in the rooms today!!!! 

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Looking for some entertainment?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

4322Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents:

“LOOT” by Joe Orton
June 8th to 20th at the McPherson Playhouse

 

“From the pen of one of the original creators of black comedy, Orton’s Loot is a hilarious farce which follows the mad antics of two young men who have robbed a bank but have nowhere to hide the money. Relentlessly anarchic and wildly funny, Loot will have fans of absurdist comedy rolling in the aisles with laughter”

 

Starring:

 Christopher Mackie, Sean Allan, Sasa Brown, Kholby Whardell & Kayron Khoshkan

 

 Ticket prices: 

Preview (June 8th & 9th, at 8pm) – $23.50

Wednesday Matinee (June 16th, 2pm) – $36.50 for adults; $31.50 for students/seniors

Tuesday to Saturday Evenings (8pm) – $40.50 (adults); $35.50 (students/seniors)

Weekend Matinees (2pm) – $40.50 for adults; $35.50 for students/seniors

 

Ticket Information:

Tickets at the McPherson Playhouse

#3 Centennial Square

(250) 386 – 6121

For more information or to buy tickets online, visit http://bluebridgetheatre.ca/loot

Government Street Sunday Market

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The weekly market has started up again for the summer!  Wander along Government Street and enjoy the festive music, food and vendormarkets all provided by local artists, musicians and entrepreneurs.  This is just a taste of all that Victoria has to offer in a few small blocks of the main downtown street. 

 The Market runs every Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm at Fisgard St in Chinatown.

 Some of the products, goods and services provided are music from various regions, home baking, jams and jellies, jewellery, woodworks and furniture, clothing, drums, hats and accessories, books, handmade paper, clay animals, hair and body products, hiking sticks, stained glass, beads, artwork, herbs, bakery for dogs, dried flowers and various other oddities.

 For more information call Thea Harris at (250) 598 – 2593