National Geographic Presents “The Surgery Ship”

March 22nd, 2017
080718-N-4128S-317 by U.S. Pacific Fleet

080718-N-4128S-317 by U.S. Pacific Fleet

Date: March 24th @ 7:00pm
Location: The Roxy Theatre at 2657 Quadra
Websites: http://mercyships.ca/

Join Mercy Ships Canada for a community pre-screening of The Surgery Ship, Episode 1: The Power of Yes and No, a new National Geographic series about the medical charity work of Mercy Ships in Africa. Come see what life is really like on board a Mercy Ships hospital ship. Afterwards stay for a Q&A with Mercy Ships National Director Tim Maloney and alumni Mackenzie Mosely. Part one of the eight part series is set to air on National Geographic in April, 2017.

For more information visit the website.

Awakening Memory

March 21st, 2017
The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #32 by Sonny Assu

The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #32 by Sonny Assu

Date: March 24th @ 7:30pm
Location: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society at 510 Fort
Websites: http://openspace.ca/programming/awakening-memory

Open Space is presenting this exhibition featuring Coast Salish artist Sonny Assu, lessLIE, and Marianne Nicolson. Awakening Memory is curated by France Trepanier. Awaking Memory focuses on both customary and contemporary stories to explore the history, agency and value of an art object from Indigenous perspectives. The exhibition also considers the dynamic relationships between historical Indigenous cultural objects and contemporary Indigenous art practices.

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Jeff Dunham: Live Comedy

March 20th, 2017
Peanut and Jose 001 by AdorableEmu54

Peanut and Jose 001 by AdorableEmu54

Date: March 22nd @ 7:30pm
Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre at 1925 Blanshard
Websites: https://www.vividseats.com/theatre/jeff-dunham-tickets/jeff-dunham-3-22-2091048.html

See comedian Jeff Dunham return to Victoria with his Perfectly Unbalanced tour!

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Wedding & Fashion Show

March 19th, 2017
WIHCorinthian12djonesphoto by David Jones, CPP

WIHCorinthian12djonesphoto by David Jones, CPP

Date: March 21st @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe at 100 Harbour
Websites: http://www.victoriawow.com/showrsvp

Enjoy this fun and interactive event with tables from the city’s most highly regarded wedding and evens vendors. Amazing Swag Bags will be awarded to the first 75 brides and grooms (one per couple). A silent auction features products and services from Victoria’s top wedding companies. Also featured will be a cash bar and amazing door prizes with all proceeds benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.

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LANtasy 2017

March 18th, 2017
LANtasy by LANtasy Gaming Society

LANtasy by LANtasy Gaming Society

Date: March 20th @ 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum
Websites: https://www.lantasy.com/

All ages are welcome for this celebration of all things gaming. Doesn’t matter if you’re a fresh rookie or a seasoned pro everyone is welcome. There will be something for everyone such as video games, board games, roleplaying games, tabletop games, cosplay and more.

For more information visit the website.

Antique Builders Hardware – Jewellery for Old Houses

March 17th, 2017
Door handle by benfo

Door handle by benfo

Date: March 19th @ 2:00pm
Location: Wentworth Villa Archiecture Heritage at 1156 Fort
Websites: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/antique-builders-hardware/

“Learn the evolution in engineering, function and design of Builders’ Hardware before, during and after the construction of Wentworth Villa. Examine for yourself the variety of styles and finishes available to Victorian homebuilders and their clients through a private collection of hardware and period cateloques. See Wentworth’s original hardware still in operation after 150 years.”

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4th Annual Dry Heave – Indoor Dragon Boat Festival

March 16th, 2017
_DSC0373 by alex

_DSC0373 by alex

Date: March 18th @ 9:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Victoria West Community Association at 521 Craigflower
Websites: http://www.vipaddling.com/

Too cold to train outside? The 2017 Dry Heave Indoor Dragon Boat Festival is here! Compete in teams of four in at least three 200m races. Medals will be awarded! No experience necessary with Dragon Boat coaches available for first-timers.

For more information visit the website.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

March 15th, 2017
St. Patrick's Day Parade by Victoria Pickering

St. Patrick's Day Parade by Victoria Pickering

Date: March 17th @ 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: White Eagle Hall at 90 Dock
Websites: https://www.cityofgardenschorus.ca/

Enjoy this family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance “Shamrocks and Shenanigans!” This will be a good old-fashioned St. Patrick’s Day ceili gathering and wearin’o’ the green, with entertainment by Mile, Zero, Band and the City of Gardens Chorus. Refreshments available will include Irish Stew, soda bread, appetizers and sweets for you to enjoy alongside the games, prizes and cash bar.

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The Thinking Garden: Film Launch

March 13th, 2017
far from by Jack Fussell

far from by Jack Fussell

Date: March 15th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: David Lam Auditorium (Maclaurin Building A144) at UVIC
Websites: http://womensfarm.org/

By popular demand this second screening of this film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. “Three generations of women created a community garden in the dying days of apartheid. They called it “the thinking garden” –hleketani- a place where women gather to think about how to effect change. Twenty-five years later the garden is still going strong, helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS.”

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March Cooking Explorations at Snowdon House

March 12th, 2017
Goat cheese Cheesecake at Txori by Narisa

Goat cheese Cheesecake at Txori by Narisa

Date: March 14th & 21st @ 1:00-2:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Snowdon House Gourmet at 1890 Mills
Websites: http://snowdonhouse.ca/communuity

Enjoy the second round of their 2017 series of cooking exploration at the Snowdon farmhouse! All classes include their Snowdon House Gourmet products as well as their Infused Vinegar Spritzer. You will get new recipes with each class and generous tasting sizes. The March menu includes Seafood Quiche with Dill & Lemon, Parsnip Poutine with Creamy Tzatziki Salad and Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Raspberry & Mint Gelee.

For more information visit the website.