The Lost Fleet

Martitime Museum Poster

Date: January 12th to March 31st
Location:  Maritime Museum of British Columbia at 634 Humboldt St.

This winter exhibit features the fishing vessels of Japanese-Canadians seized after the attack on Pearl Harbour. Nearly 1,200 Japese-Canadian owned fishing boats were confiscated by Canadian officials on the British Columbia coast and sold off to non-Japanese fisherman, which had longstanding affects seen even to this day.

Hjalmer Wenstob exhibition: For Ground; Background

Transfiguration: MFA Exhibition by Hjalmer Wenstob

Date: January 11th until February 16th
Location:  Victoria Art Council at 1800 Store St.

“An interdisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture, installation and carving. He is Nuu-Chah-Hulth from the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations on his father’s side, and Norwegian and English on his mother’s side. Hjalmer speaks of three dialects of his work – contemporary, traditional and community-based.”

Breathwork Basics 101

DSC_0336 by Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Date: January 16th @ 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location:  MokSana Yoga Centre at 613 Pandora Ave

Led by Jeff Sorensen a 200+hr trained yoga instructor who has studied classical pranayama, contemporary breathing techniques, and currently training in cold water therapy and transformational breathwork for peak performance. Learn the basics of breathing techniques to improve your breathing for your life.

Live at Lunch: Exploring the Deep

expl0125 by NOAA Photo Library

Date: January 16th @ 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:  Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville St.

Part of a series of monthly talks the theme of this talk is BC Seamounts.

“Seamounts-underwater mountains that rise more than 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) from the seafloor – are offshore biodiversity hotspots.”

As little about these areas Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Haida Nation, Oceana Canada and Ocean Networks Canada embarked on an expedition to explore the seamounts near the island of Haida Gwaii. Discover that they found and the role the Royal BC Museum plays in safeguarding these specimens.

Open Mic at The Mint with Pete and Mo

Microphone by lincolnblues

Date: January 14th @ 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: The Mint at 1414B Douglas St.

Showcase your talent or support your favourite acts every Monday night at the Mint. Registration begins at 7:30pm with the showcase beginning at 8:00pm. Pete and Mo will set the scene with some great music to flow through the night.

Free Cooking Demonstrations – January

Cooking with Dad event by Local Matters

Date: January 5th – 30th various dates from 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas St. #6

Enjoy Cooking Demonstrations brought to you by Mike Haddow from GoodLife Fitness. Learn new and healthy recipes to start the year off right and all free to attend.

See the website for the full list of recipes covered.

5th Annual Art Battle Victoria

brushes by Dean Hochman

Date: January 11th @ 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Location: Victoria Event Centre at 1415 Broad St.

Enjoy this live competitive painting competition. Each painter gets 20 minutes to work while patrons move around the easel closely watching the creative process. At the end of each round the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take home the pieces.