Issuu on Google+

4-PAGE PULLOUT > INTERNATIONAL BUSKERS FESTIVAL JUNE 30 –JULY 6, 2011

Katie Stevens was only 17 when she was sexually assaulted at a university party — but the hardest part was when the police didn't believe her.

Wounds Healing the

CANADA DAY > WEEKEND OF FUN AND FIREWORKS | PRIDE WEEK BEGINS

37:26

[2]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

NEWS & VIEWS > THE WEEK

EDITOR’S NOTE

Pride Week is serious business t’s not all feathers, fans and neon at Pride Week this year. One Victoria group is making sure the serious side of Pride is getting as much attention as the more eyeball catching parade. The third-annual Pride Business Fair will be kicking DANIELLE off Monday, July 4, at Victoria POPE Event Centre from 6 p.m. to 9 news@ p.m. The event, put on by nonmondaymag.com profit Island Community In Business Society, is a chance for LGBTQ-friendly businesses to show their support in the community. With nearly 30 businesses attending it’s a relative hotspot to meet your next employer. “We’re lucky that Canadian society provides a place for everyone, and that includes people who are enthusiastic about celebrating their freedom of sexual orientation … but we’re here to represent the business side of that community,” says Danielle Topliss, a solicitor with S.J. Law and a director of Island Community in Business Society. “I’m a Topliss lawyer, but I’m quite happy not to be a topless lawyer.” See more Pride Week events at mondaymag.com.

I

MONDAY SAYS GOODBYE Sad news this past week when Jane Heffelfinger, leading Victoria arts philanthropist and "mother" of Monday and Pacific Opera Victoria, passed away at the age of 84. Heffelfinger died Wednesday, June 22, from multiple health challenges after surviving open heart surgery in 1978, three heart attacks and a brain hemorrhage in 2004 and a broken hip in spring of 2010. While the family told media Heffelfinger’s death wasn’t a surprise, arts and culture groups around Victoria are mourning the loss. “The Heffelfingers were true givers — not just givers of their money, but of their time, energy and connections. They just don’t make people like that anymore,” says Philomena Hanson, former Monday employee and publisher of Victoria Arts Marketing. Among her accomplishments, Heffelfinger founded Pacific Opera Victoria in 1980, and married George Heffelfinger, who fronted the funds to create Monday in the mid ’70s. She won countless awards and was known across Canada for promoting the arts. Lyn Quan of Monday knew Heffelfinger for close to 20 years and says all of her memories are fond. “She was always so warm, and when she’d talk to you she’d hold your hand and call you darling,” says Quan. “It was as though you were the most important person in the room.” A public memorial will be held in coming weeks.

COLWOOD CRAWLTURE JAM We’ve all seen the madness of the Colwood Crawl, but have you spotted 100 adults on their hands and knees crawling through a Highway 1 intersection? You will — at least if a few students have their way.

MARY ELLEN GREEN

The ceiling collapsed on the Cool Aid Society last Friday, June 24. No one was hurt, but the non-profit lost a dozen computers and supplies at 707 Johnson, which housed the REES (Resources, Education, Employment and Support) Program for mental needs. The group is now seeking donations and a new window-front location.

“Stop Crawling and Stand Up!” is the slogan five Royal Roads University students are using to convince residents to join on all fours, or at least plan a route around the “Colwood Crawlture Jam,” about to hit the Trans-Canada Highway at McKenzie Wednesday, July 6, at 5 p.m. The rush hour mayhem started as part of a media ethics course, which encouraged students to practice culture jamming — subverting cultural expectations — as a form of ethical practice. “Often people don’t keep in mind that this is actually something we could avoid — this doesn’t need to exist,” says Erin Richards, 24, a professional communications student at RRU. The team is working with university staff, media, city planners, activists and even police on the project. And while the students say they don’t have all the answers, they do have suggestions for people wanting to halt the crawl: carpool, bike, negotiate flexible work times, work from home one day a week, petition the city for greater roadways, or even relocate out of the crawl. The goal of the project is just to get people thinking. “This isn’t a protest or a demonstration, it’s just a call to attention and a chance to add a little humour to something that can be so frustrating for so many people,” says Richards. “We are going to be literally crawling along the three crosswalks of the intersection every time the light turns red.” Crawlers should join the jam team outside Saint Joseph’s Church Hall on Burnside and McKenzie before 5 p.m. A safety crew will be on hand with vests and stop signs. For more info, search Crawlture Jam on Facebook, or @crawlturejam on Twitter. M

n old beer commercial used the slogan, “I am Canadian” to sum up patriotic pride. Naturally, the images that most stick in my mind had something to do with attractive people hanging out by the lake, or drinking in a bar and cheering on hockey-playing beavers — or something to that effect. When I chose to become Canadian none of those happy yet frivolous images were in my thoughts. GRANT Immigrating to Canada at 13 wasn’t my choice. It MCKENZIE was a decision that my parents made for the family as a whole. As a ginger-haired teenager, life was already editor@ awkward without the added burden of suddenly mondaymag.com being the foreign kid who no one could understand. You see, I didn’t speak English, I spoke Glaswegian with an East Kilbridian burr. My working-class brogue had erased the “th” sound from my vocabulary, so words like “think” and “thought” became “fink” and “fought.” I also used such foreign phrasing as “Aye” for “Yes” and “Ta” in place of “thanks.” There were even times when you would have thought I was speaking Gaelic rather than just trying to ask a teacher for permission to go to the washroom. “I’m burstin’, miss. Cannano use the loo?” This language barrier became even more impenetrable when I attended French class. The teacher, who hailed from Quebec, thought I had been sent by Candid Camera. To her, I sounded like a tractor ripping her language up by the roots and shredding it to tatters before her ears. In time, my accent softened and I came to love this foreign land as much as my birthplace. I never stopped being proud of my heritage, but I also became equally proud of growing to be more than I was, a citizen of two countries with memories in each that make me the person I am today. I chose to become a Canadian citizen because of all that it stands for. And it is because of this choice that I will fight to make sure we don’t lose our way, that we protect our values, rights and strengths. Being born here doesn’t make you Canadian. You have to choose that right. You have to vote, to challenge and to defend what it means. If you want better health care, fight for it. If you want more rights for seniors, speak up. And if you want to live in a country where young women aren’t afraid to go to a simple party, then you have to tell our youth what consent really is and by damn you won’t put up with any shortcuts. I am Canadian. And I am proud. M

A

summer

CLEARANCE

SALE

menswear & womenswear

ALL 20% - 75% Off Hurry In for Best Selection!

WEEKLY REPORT CARD SUBJECT

I choose to be Canadian

GRADE

CANADA DAY PRIDE A high grade goes to anyone gutsy enough to stand out by wearing a full-body Canadian flag outfit, or flashy Pride Week ensemble. Bonus marks to anyone with the panache to mix up a few more culturally-diverse looks. Email your Pride to news@mondaymag.com and win something!

PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE CRD director Mike Hicks gets the low mark for becoming the Island's most childish politician by poking fun of the Dogwood Initiative by saying the team is "at home eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until school starts in the fall." Come on Hicks, you wanna bully? We'll take you.

COPS VERSUS SOCIAL MEDIA We're interested to see VicPD jump onboard the social media tattle-tale bandwagon and use YouTube to find people to identify the man who attacked busker Darth Fiddler. While no one likes a rat, we love Darth and the community formed around catching this lame stage hog.

TM

MENSWEAR WOMENSWEAR

960 YATES STREET 250 250.. 386. 386 . 1496 www.philipnyren.com

ALSO SHOP: www.philipnyren.com/shop MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[3]

&NJMZ$BSSÂąT

1PTUDBSET)PNF Writing Contest

Henderson Park Par 3 Golf Course

$8.50 ADULT 9 - HOLES

2291 Cedar Hill X Road

'PMMPXJOUIFGPPUTUFQTPG&NJMZ$BSS XIPTFOU QPTUDBSETIPNFUPGSJFOETBOEGBNJMZXIJMF TIFXBTJO-POEPOBOE1BSJTTUVEZJOHBSU8SJUFB NJOJTUPSZ DSFBUFBQPFNPSKPUEPXOBXFFNFTTBHF -JNJUXPSETBOEPOMZMFHJCMFFOUSJFTXJMMCFDPOTJEFSFE $PNQMFUFEQPTUDBSETNBZCFESPQQFEPGGBUUIF 3PZBM#$.VTFVN BMM(SFBUFS7JDUPSJB1VCMJD-JCSBSZ CSBODIFTPS5IF#BZ$FOUSFCZ+VMZ  0OFFOUSZQFSQFSTPOQMFBTF

2503707200

FIND THE

M AND WIN

a prize from Monday Magazine

'PSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPOPO 5IF0UIFS&NJMZ3FEFšOJOH&NJMZ$BSS BOEGPSUIFSVMFTBOESFHVMBUJPOTPGUIJT DPOUFTU QMFBTFWJTJUUIF3PZBM#$.VTFVN PSXXXSPZBMCDNVTFVNCDDB

Each week we hide an “M� on the cover. Last week it was hidden in the pint of beer. Prove that you’ve found the “M� and get it into our office to win! Drawn Monday at noon. Submit entries to: 818 Broughton St.,Victoria, V8W 1E4 with daytime phone number or fax it to our number at 250-382-6014. Winner this week:

MAGAZINE

[4]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

DEBBIE MOLLET

hughes

CONTENTS

designs for men & women

VOL. 37, NO. 26 June 30 - July 6, 2011

NEWS & VIEWS

MONDAY LIFE

3

THE WEEK

25

GEORGIA NICOLS HOROSCOPE

3

EDITOR'S NOTE

26

SUDOKU, STR8TS & PATHEM

3

REPORT CARD

6

LETTERS

7

KIERAN REPORT

7

CITY WATCHDOG

further reductions… summer sale

MONDAY GUIDE

FEATURES

11

check it out !

11

THIS WEEK’S PICKS Canada Day

17

THEATRE Atomic Vaudeville @ Belfry

19

MUSIC Hip hop collective finds optimism

20

MUSIC Grapes of Wrath return to Victoria after 19 years

22

FILM Anti-Glee laughs

23

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ON THE COVER

CANADA DAY

In celebration of Canada’s 144th year, Victoria is hosting an explosive birthday party with three full days of non-stop action.

13-16 BUSKERS FESTIVAL Street performers from around the globe will converge in downtown Victoria July 15 to 24 for the Victoria International Buskers Festival — a great lineup of freeto-attend, family-oriented acts.

Katie Stevens is reclaiming her life after surviving a sexual assault at 17 on the University of Victoria campus, dealing with Saanich Police and her long healing process.

InWear Michael Kors Eileen Fisher Lida Baday Cole Haan and more

Matinique Tiger Marlboro Belstaff DKNY Pure

shop now for your best selection 5 6 4 y a t e s s tr e e t • 2 50 - 3 8 1- 4 4 05 • 7 da y s hughesclothing.com

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT

GREEN LEARNING

THE ARTS

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

NATURE AND THE HUMAN SOUL Cultivating Visionary Leadership in a Time of Global Change

8 PHOTO COVER PHOTO BYCOVER K J DAKIN

MAGAZINE is published by Black Press Group Ltd. at 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC, V8W 1E4

EDITOR IN CHIEF

NEWS

ARTS

Grant McKenzie

Danielle Pope

Mary Ellen Green GROUP PUBLISHER

Penny Sakamoto SALES DIRECTOR

Oliver Sommer CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

Bruce Hogarth PRODUCTION SALES ASSOCIATE

SALES MANAGER

Ruby Della-Siega

Janet Gairdner

Susan Duhamel, Sean McLaughlin Lyn Quan CLASSIFIEDS

Annual subscription rate (52 issues): $117 (inc. GST) in Canada, $225 elsewhere. Canadian publications mail R#112895. ISSN 0832-4719. Agreement #0040112958.

Loralee Smyth Operations Manager, BCClassified.com Rae Bilash, Katey Robutka, Tim Slevan, Wendy Young Classified Advertising

PHONE: 250-382-6188 CLASSIFIEDS: 250-388-3535 DISTRIBUTION: 250-360-0817 FAX: 250-382-6014 E-MAIL:

An evening talk with

BILL PLOTKIN, PH.D. Responding to a pervasive hunger for meaning, for belonging to place, and for service in our time of global crisis. Dr. Plotkin introduces a new ecopsychology of human development – a visionary model for the human life span, one that is rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world – that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when wild nature guides us.

reception@mondaymag.com editorial@mondaymag.com calendar@mondaymag.com sales@mondaymag.com

Tuesday, July 12, 7pm – 9pm $20 (tax exempt)

www.mondaymag.com

To learn more about Continuing Studies visit www.royalroads.ca/continuing-studies, give us a call at 250-391-2600 ext. 4801 or 1-866-890-0220, or email us at continuingstudies@royalroads.ca

All contents copyright 2011.

Seating is limited, best to register early!

CO N T I N U I N G S T U D I E S MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[5]

NEWS & VIEWS > OPINION

MAIL

Unmeaningful pretension Re: A master of meditative beauty, June 23 - 29 What in the name of Angelina Jolie where you smoking, Robert Moyes! It must have been some pretty freekin good shit to make you give “Tree of Life” five stars. Only in the mind of a stoned teenager or the vapid flatland of star-

Don’t just sit there and fume, write to us. Snail: 818 Broughton, V8W-1E4 E-mail: letters@mondaymag.com Click mondaymag.com to comment directly Not every letter makes it to print, but we do read everything we receive.

addled Hollywood could such a piece of shallow pretension pass as some kind of deeply meaningful art. In my opinion, you should be made to stand outside the Odeon theatre on a Saturday night and hand out $10 bills as you give an apology to all the bored-looking patrons. STEPHEN POTTER, VICTORIA

Social justice needed Re: If I was a senator, June 23- 29 Your note was a most refreshing comment on political issues. Now if a similar one could get into MPs base salaries (higher than senators), expenses and multi-million-dollar retirement schemes subsequent to only six years (while the ordinary peons receive poverty level

funding) beginning 10 years later, there might be an inroad to establishing some social justice. DAN ADAMS, VICTORIA

Rioters are still learning Re: Cyber mob's lust, June 23-29 In his article, Brian Kieran concludes, "... we are still left with the depressingly inescapable realisation that we have

spawned a generation bereft of a sense of accountability." I make different assumptions about the rioting and looting. I can see that young people have grown up in a moral vacuum because of my generation. I see the rioters as acting out their resentment of a system that oppresses them, unable to articulate it in any other way. I see the looters as spoiled brats with an inflated sense of entitlement, but who spoiled them? Most of them are learning huge life lessons right now that will change them forever. If we rub it in with excessive punishment they might learn the wrong lesson. Send them to restorative justice where they will be encouraged to pay back to those hurt by their actions. Most were naive and misled. How can my generation have the hypocrisy to condemn them? EDWARD BUTTERWORTH, VICTORIA

Joining the human chain Re: A fight to choose life, June 9-15 Thanks for covering this important topic and kudos to Jean for organizing such an important event. I've got it marked in my calendar to join the Sept. 10 Human Chain! STEPHANIE SLATER, VICTORIA

Cruel path was chosen Re: Code of Justice, June 9-15 I think the prison story is great to hear and it definitely has its own society. I don't know what abuse these beings went through, but we are all given the ability at every moment of every day to choose right from wrong and these beings chose a cruel and destructive path. They knew they could end up in prison and they now go there. SU MINA, VICTORIA [6]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

NEWS & VIEWS > OPINION

STREET SMARTS

KIERAN REPORT

What's the best part of being Canadian?

Costly recall campaigns need to be turfed f ever there was a case to be made for throwing the baby out with the bathwater it is now and its name is “Recall.” Acting chief electoral officer Craig BRIAN James has called on KIERAN the Legislature to bkieran@ clean up recall regumondaymag.com lations. His report on the matter was prompted by the failed campaign to recall Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal MLA Terry Lake. For starters, James was irked by the fact that the recall organizer, Chad Moats, refused to return signature sheets when it became clear the recall attempt would fail. Moats thumbed his nose at Elections BC and, for the amusement of local reporters, fed 1,000 petition sheets into a shredder. Was his goal populist and noble? Hardly. It was simply a profile building exercise to position him for a run for the local NDP nomination. In raising the issue, James has shined the torch of accountability on one of the most flawed electoral concepts to find its way into B.C.’s Great Book of Laws to Live By. Recall, made law by the Mike Harcourt New Democrats in 1995, is an abuse of populist privilege and should be stricken from the legal ledgers. Sadly, there

I

is enough political cowardice about to ignation to the threat of recall, there has ensure its survival for many decades. not been a single resignation because of Anyone who thinks recall is a noble an actual successful recall campaign, and concept in need of tweaking needs their there have been about a dozen so far. head examined. It was born of political From 2001 to 2003, there were seven expediency, is used — mostly by the NDP attempts to recall a member of Premier — as a blunt political instrument and sur- Gordon Campbell’s new government — vives by virtue of populist mythology. all failed. Here on the Island targets Former Premier Bill included Jeff Bray, Judith Vander Zalm introduced Reid and Mike Hunter. the idea of recall in his The current HST fiasco Craig James April 1990 Throne Speech. spawned a slew of recall has shined He did so only because bids in the wake of the Reform was on the rise remarkably successful the torch of and was fanning populist initiative campaign orgaaccountability flames on the right flank nized by Vander Zalm. on one of the of Social Credit. Most notable on the In October 1991, when Island were the failed most flawed the Socreds were receiving attempts to get rid of Ida electoral their walking papers at the Chong (Oak Bay-Gordon concepts to polls, the recall and initiaHead) and Don McRae find its way tive referendum received (Comox Valley). 80 per cent voter support. Make no mistake, not into B.C.’s Premier Harcourt, feeling one of these campaigns Great Book bound by the vote, introhad anything to do with of Laws to duced recall into law in the failings of an individ1995. ual MLA or the HST. They Live By Liberal MLA Paul were all motivated by Reitsma (ParksvilleVander Zalm’s unquenchQualicum) was the first politician to feel able self interest — spurred on by the its sting. Reitsma was caught writing opportunist NDP. letters to newspapers under fake names, NDP President Moe Sihota summed it praising himself and attacking his ene- up perfectly in an internal party memo: mies. He resigned his seat in 1998 when “Below the surface ... it is a partisan it appeared that a recall petition would effort.” garner enough signatures to succeed. By the way, each failed recall attempt While we can chalk up one MLA res- costs taxpayers at least $500,000. M

Hockey.

WILFRED ALECK, Victoria

Being part of a big international family. RONNIE SIMPSON, Victoria

Being Native.

JACQUELINE EAGLE, Manitoba

Apathy.

JORDAN HARTLEY, Ontario

CITY WATCHDOG

Photos by Mary Ellen Green. Participate in Street Smarts: contact editor@mondaymag.com

an, I ordered some awesome stuff a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers decided to go on strike, leaving me to live with the limited supply of cool T-shirts I have now. “The media is out there saying we [were] on strike — we’re not on strike. We had one day [of rotating strike] in Victoria and then SIMON we got locked out,” says local CUPW presiNATTRASS dent Janet Barney. snattrass@ Oh? Never mind. mondaymag.com Barney adds the union had planned a rotating strike — amounting to reduced hours for postal workers, but still allowing for mail delivery while negotiations were underway — when Canada Post told workers that the arrangement was far too expensive and shut down operations. “We’re a public service, we’re here to serve the public,” says Barney. “We [were] willing, but Canada Post said ‘no’.” Still, the postal workers probably just want higher wages. That’s what unions are all about, right? “We’re fighting for the next generation,” says Barney, effortless-

M

ly shooting down my assumptions. “What the corporation wants to do is make the younger generation work more and get paid less.” She goes on to explain that Canada Post’s proposal to CUPW included, among other points of contention, a new two-tiered system which would see new hires brought in with a weaker benefits We’re a public package and lower wages than workers hired under the current service, we’re contract. Add to that the 60-somehere to serve thing jobs lost in Victoria over the the public ... past year, and it seems like postal workers had a legitimate reason We (were) to protest last week in response to willing, but the now successful federal backCanada Post to-work legislation. said ‘no’ Denis Lemelin, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says union members will obey the back-to-work order. But adds CUPW will closely examine the legislation that passed on the weekend, and the union plans to take an aggressive stance during the upcoming arbitration process. With friends and neighbours being denied the right to strike, organize and to seek a better life for themselves and their comrades, I’m finding it hard to even think of my new T-shirts now. M

THE POLL Should the Canadian Senate be abolished? No, I'm waiting to be appointed

8%

54%

38%

Make it Elected, Equal and Effective

Yes, it's no longer relevant Total Votes: 13 To participate in next week’s poll, go to mondaymag.com

Neighbours denied the right to strike

Look who reads Monday Magazine mondaymag.com

I read Monday because it keeps me aware of the rich variety oof entertainment and cultural events available in this city. Jack Hodgins, Author of Master of Happy Endings

There are lots of reasons to read Monday. What’s yours? email: eeditorial@mondaymag.com ditoriiall@monddaymag com MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[7]

NEWS & VIEWS > FEATURE

I

t’s Halloween weekend, 2007, and a 17-year-old girl is about to board the ferry to visit her friend at the University of Victoria. She’s thinking about parties, independence and being free from parental eyes for the first time. “The weirdest part is, I can remember the last thing my mom told me before I left was ‘Watch your drink,’ but I thought, why would that matter — that would never happen to me,” says Katie Stevens, now 21. “You never think it’s going to happen to you.” That DANIELLE POPE n i g h t , St e ve n s news@mondaymag.com did party with her friends. They squished into costumes — Stevens’ a classic white Marilyn Monroe dress — they drank, they laughed, they danced. That night, Stevens left her friends to make out with the boy she’d been talking with. “Don’t worry,” she told them, “I’m not going to have sex with him. I just want to kiss someone. I’ll be back in five minutes.” But Stevens wasn’t back, and soon friends were on a mad search. Hours later, she was found by a residence adviser in a hallway, nearly unconscious, foaming at the mouth and unaware of everything. On the heels of recent assaults gaining media attention this year in Victoria, stigma has remained one of the most challenging factors in dealing with sexualized violence. For four and a half years, Stevens, a Vancouver native, has been dealing with an assault she now believes involved a date rape drug, discrimination from police and lack of information. In an effort to promote dialogue about violence against women, she has come forward with her story.

NO SHAME KATIE STEVENS IS RECLAIMING HER LIFE AFTER SURVIVING A SEXUAL ASSAULT AT 17, DEALING WITH SAANICH POLICE AND HER LONG HEALING PROCESS

obtain a search warrant. While they were in possession of the report from the rape kit, police did not interview the Sexual Assault Response Nurse. No GHB was found in Stevens’ blood, though by the time she was taken to hospital it was nearly 16 hours after the assault, and GHB leaves the system within 6 to 12 hours. In a phone call that Stevens would later receive from police, the constable told her, “I believe you don’t remember what happened, but that you did have consensual sex.” “According to Saanich Police, it seemed like Katie and this guy just had a couple of drinks and decided to have sex,” says LoBosco. “They’re saying there wasn’t enough evidence to press charges for an assault, but a lack of evidence doesn’t mean that he’s innocent and Katie’s a liar — it just means you can’t charge him. It seemed like they had decided what type of person Katie was and that she didn’t deserve the same type of treatment that a victim of any violent crime should have.”

NO PROTECTION

Only weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled a person cannot give advance consent to sexual activity while unconscious. Since 2007, legislation has also been passed regarding consent while under the influence and the legal age of consent in B.C. has been raised for teenagers from age 14 to 16. Due to questions raised in the writing of this article, Stevens’ case is now being reviewed by the Saanich Police Professional Standards Office, overseen by the Office of the Police Complaints Commission. Media spokesperson Cst. Dean Jantzen says that, due to the review, he is now unable to comment on the 2007 incident, though he stated that the department works closely with community organizations like the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre (WSAC) to provide officers FIGHT OR FLIGHT additional response training and debriefing sessions. Paramedics and police arrived on “We want people to know we campus the night of Stevens’ attack. are sensitive … and, just as society She was questioned, but was unrechanges and evolves, so do we. The sponsive. It was best friend Sarah way police conduct investigations in LoBosco, then 18, who told atten2011 is more sophisticated than it was dants, “I think she’s been sexually years ago,” Jantzen says. “The reality assaulted; something is really wrong is, police have a dramatically differ— she needs to go to the hospient role from organizations like the tal.” Stevens refused hospital care, WSAC … our role is to keep as many though, for fear of her parents’ reacpeople safe as possible, but we don’t tion. Paramedics gave her a blood pretend to have all the answers.” sugar test, but did not test for GHB Stephanie Capyk, executive direcand did not take her to the hospital. tor of WSAC, says that she’s been “When Katie left us, she wasn’t impressed with police involvement in even drunk — she’d had maybe two recent years, but believes there still drinks, and was maybe a bit tipsy,” has to be a strong community worksays LoBosco, now 21. “When we ing together to end sexual violence. KJ DAKIN found her, I’d never seen anyone like “If we are made to believe we are Katie Stevens, now 21, was sexually assaulted at a University of Victoria student party in 2007. that in my life. She was limp, there responsible for terrible things hapwas drool on her face and all she pening to us, we don’t want to come would say is, ‘It’s OK, I kicked him in forward and share that,” Capyk says, the balls’.” many sexual partners she’d had, who she was seeing, what adding the more reports come forward, the greater the Stevens awoke the next morning dizzy and off balance, her drug and alcohol intake was and how often she partied. chance for societal change. “Making a survivor feel empowunlike any hangover she’d ever known. She was missing her “I can remember thinking, ‘They’re going to get this guy, ered has to be part of the healing process.” underwear, then went to the bathroom and wiped blood. because I’m doing everything right. I’m telling them everySitting alone in the lobby of the police department that Later, she would find fingerprint bruises on her right arm. thing I can, and they’re going to get him,’” Stevens says. day with a dying battery in her phone, Stevens found out Police were called again and, finally, Stevens went to the But while police were able to locate and question the she would be driven to the ferry and had only enough time hospital to perform a rape kit. alleged assaulter, they would not release his last name or Continued on Page 10 Meanwhile, Stevens’ friends were questioned by police — information to Stevens. Police also said there was no reason questioned about what Stevens was wearing that night, how to suspect any date rape drug had been used, and did not [8]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

New pricing includes net HST and parking

Move in Now change without notice. E & O.E.

changes and modifications. Prices subject to

The developer reserves the right to make

1 & 2 level modern lofts wrapped in this fully restored historic landmark. 3 fully furnished display suites. This neighbourhood just keeps getting better. Welcome to Smoken Bones Cookshack – our newest addition to the retail level at The Hudson. Keep watching for more great new shops and services at The Hudson that’ll make living here an even better experience.

Sales Centre: 301 - 770 Fisgard Street

www.hudsonliving.ca

Open noon - 5pm daily except Fridays

250.388.0018

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[9]

NEWS & VIEWS > FEATURE NO SHAME: KATIE'S STORY Continued from Page 8

DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

For all travellers 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC tel 1 800 663 1424 ywcahotel.com Your stay supports YWCA community programs

Worth checking into.

www.mondaymag.com KIM CHI CHICKEN TACOS. TRY THEM FOR LUNCH.

1150 Cook St. Victoria, BC 250-385-4747

to tell her brother on the other line to run and get her father. “I said ‘Dad, I’ve been raped. I’m coming home on the seven o’clock ferry,’ and then the line went dead,” Stevens says. A female officer drove Stevens back to the ferry. Stevens sat in the back of the cop car, crying, while she says the officer turned up the radio. Before leaving, she asked the officer for a hug, but Stevens remembers she was “really awkward about it.” “I remember her saying to me, ‘Just remember, this is only sex. That’s all this is.’ That day was so lonely for me; it was the worst day of my life,” Stevens says. “I needed someone there to stop all the negative thoughts I was having, but I was totally alone while I blamed myself.” An ocean away in Vancouver, Dave Stevens remembers that call. “I sat at the dining room table hearing my daughter weep as shock settled over me and gripped my heart,” he says. “I could not comprehend it all … She was in pain, and I could hear shame creeping into her voice. All I wanted to do was let her know how much I loved her.” Within moments, Dave had to tell the five other family members. “I recall Dave’s face looking at me. His voice was bleak. He said, ‘It’s Katie. She’s been raped,’” says Katie’s mother, Diane. “I remember suddenly not having any air in my lungs and I collapsed where I was.” The family made a call to friends in Victoria who raced to catch the ferry and escort Stevens over. When she walked off the ferry, Stevens was surrounded in a nest hug from her family. Yet the following days and months would see a combination of Stevens missing school, undergoing therapy and sometimes self-medicating, which Diane says was hard for the family to watch. Meanwhile, Dave and Diane were firing letters at Saanich Police and UVic administration. At first, the family was optimistic that the information provided would lead to a conviction, but eventually they were told police could not find any justification for charging the suspect. “There was no evidence to suggest that the male provided or forced Katie to consume the a/n liquor or any drugs,” police stated in the 2008 letter. “Some of your questions and concerns appear to be speculative or subjective in nature.” “Now I was angry with someone other than the guy,” says Dave. “[Saanich Police] had to take his word that it was consensual sex between two young people that had too much to drink. The fact that Katie had no recollection and was found passed out in a hallway was not enough to push things more.” Dave also received a letter from UVic administration outlining the policies around underage drinking, but received no word on whether or not the student was allowed to stay in residence. Jim Dunsdon, UVic’s Associate Vice-President Student Affairs, says that while he cannot speak to the 2007 assault or the response given by the university, he says UVic has evolved its policies to meet a growing awareness to cases of sexual violence. Recent changes include an increased number of staff, revamped training models, a revamped residence agreement and greater connections with external organizations. “We’ve invested a lot of time in our residence community, and it’s a top priority to keep those communities safe for our students,” Dunsdon says. “I think our expectations around standards of behaviour are some of the highest in any insti-

East A

C AFÉ

AND

L OUNGE

Specializing l in vegetarian cuisine

Victoria’s newest social location come in and enjoy the finest coffees and teas, lounge seating in a funky niche, free wifi and our sundrenched afternoon patio. home of the $1.95 coffee!

Great Food • Fast Service • Fully Licensed THE CHEAPEST TRIP TO AFRICA YOU’LL EVER TAKE! We feature the most delicious and authentic East African cuisine in Victoria, along with music and decor to complete your experience!

come get your Mojo on! …bring a friend! Open every d day ((exceptt M Monday) d ) ffor di dinner

832 fort street • 250.590.5355 monday - saturday. 8am until late

5:00pm – 9:00pm • Buffet Dinner

#5-612 Head St., Esquimalt

250-475-NILE (6453) [10]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

KJ DAKIN

Sarah LoBosco comforts her best friend, Katie Stevens.

tution. A critical part of our strategy is education, and we’re doing a greater job of educating our residence staff and our students.”

THE NEXT STEP Stevens has spent the last four and a half years working through her trauma. Despite skipped classes and insecurities, she won the top psychology student award and was co-captain of her rugby team. She also visited a number of high schools to speak to students about her experiences and about what consent means. Still, Stevens says she has real questions that may never be answered, like why society still puts the onus on women to avoid getting raped. “When a person buys a nice fancy car that has an alarm on it and it still gets stolen, the police don’t say, ‘Excuse me, what colour did you say it was? I’m sorry, but don’t you think you were asking for it? Red cars make men go crazy,’” she says. “Yes, you can try to protect yourself, but there is only so much you can do ... It’s taken me years to realize this wasn’t my fault.” The impact wouldn’t just stop at Stevens. LoBosco would also spend years weighed with the guilt of “not taking better care” of her friend — at least until Stevens urged it wasn’t her fault, either. The two have remained close for almost seven years. “Katie would sometimes call me in the middle of the night, saying ‘I just need to hear it one more time,’ and I would tell her, ‘It’s not your fault.’ But that whole time, I was never taking my own message,” says LoBosco, who adds the experience has made her a more impassioned advocate for feminist issues. “Anything less than an enthusiastic ‘yes’ should always be considered a ‘no.’ We need more emphasis placed on that in schools — silence is not consent.” Stevens believes when it came to her own healing process, having that first person to talk to — LoBosco — was integral. That, and the support of her family. “A woman doesn’t really get over being assaulted. It is a permanent shadow that is always there. Yes, you learn to live with it. You work around it. But it is a trauma. The body remembers,” Diane says. “Katie is still coming through it, and … I believe she will be dealing with this for years to come. [But] she will continue to grow stronger, and I am so thankful for who she has become.” Stevens agrees her life will always be altered by the event, but she is considering becoming a sexual assault therapist in the future and, she says, she has things to be thankful for. “I’m not mad at him [my assaulter] anymore. I’m mad at the society that allows for this to happen, that fails to protect its daughters and blames them for their own assaults,” says Stevens. “I hope that one day he reads my story, he sees my face and recognizes our night, but nowhere can he find his name. Then he’ll see he is invisible the way I was — the way my shame wished me to be. In a way, I’m thankful for this experience; I proved to myself that I am strong. I am proud of who I am today.” M

MONDAY GUIDE > ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

City Something

MARY ELLEN GREEN arts@mondaymag.com

TOP PICKS

OUR FOR JUNE 30 - JULY 6

JAZZFEST GOES GYPSY

FRI-SUN

Gypsophilia, Halifax’s septet of gypsy-jazz musicians, came together in 2004 because of their love of Django Reinhardt. It wasn’t long before they started adding elements of tango, klezmer, funk, New Orleans jazz, indie rock and bebop into the mix, creating a unique sound that is a complex crossbreed of those genres. This acoustic instrumental gypsy jazz band is embarking on a crossCanada jazz festival tour, stopping in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Victoria and Vancouver promoting their latest album, Constallation, which they recorded in Montreal with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Stars). Check out Gypsophilia as part of the 27th TD Victoria International JazzFest at the Victoria Event Centre, Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m. M

SATURDAY EXPLORING INTERACTIVE MEDIA ART ediaNet is hosting a new summer production program in partnership with Open Space Gallery, exploring interactive media art with workshops and lab sessions by artists and mentors, running July 23 to Aug. 9. Talks are designed to give participants the tools to create and build their own interactive media projects. Mentors and artists include Justin Love, David Parfit, Farheen Haq, Peter Sandmark, Scott Amos and Kirk Schwartz. Interactive installations will be open for the public to view from Aug. 9 to 13, with an artists’ reception (open to the public) on Friday, Aug. 12. Registration closes July 8. For more information about the program, visit media-net.bc.ca/programs/videolab.html. M

M

n celebration of Canada’s 144th year, Victoria lawns. Receive a free red or white T-shirt and be is hosting an explosive birthday party with part of something truly huge. three full days of non-stop action. Main stage celebrations kick off with the Running throughout the three-day celebra- National Anthem and a welcome from Esquimalt tion is A Flavour of Canada. First Nations at 3 p.m. Live music Come down to Ship Point from will sound out from the stage from anywhere between 11 a.m. and 8 this point on, until the fireworks CANADA DAY p.m. and enjoy the multicultural erupt. CELEBRATION cuisine that is characteristic of Bands include Current Swell, Friday, July 1 to Canadians. Taste samples from Quoia, Vince Vaccaro, Shane Philip, Sunday, July 3 Mexico, Greece, Argentina, India family favourite, Fred Penner and Victoria's Legislature and other countries to open your many more. lawns and Ship Point senses to the diverse flavours that To finish off a wondrous, patriotin the inner Harbour Canada’s multiculturalism caric day, fireworks will be set off from Free entertainment ries. In addition to the exquisite the Inner Harbour at 10:20 p.m. all day from noon food, entertainment and perforThis may be the needed cool down mance will be held. for those participating only on July On July 1, from 12 p.m. to 4 1, but will heat up the rest in prepap.m., children (and adults) will gather to take part ration for the next two days Victoria has in plan. in creating the Monster Mural. A 20-foot mural will The Flavour of Canada stage at Ship Point be set up on the Legislature lawn for artists of all will have eight hours of live, local music for the ages to show their creative skill and their love for whole family from noon until 8 p.m., Saturday Canada. and Sunday. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., join 3,000 other For more information on the rest of the great Canadians to build a living flag on the Legislature festivities, visit victoriacanadaday.ca. M

I

SPRING POTTERY CLASSES 4 Week Pottery Class starts July 20

Earth & Fire re

Pottery Studio and Gallery 1820 Government St. • 250-380-7227

INDIA COMES TO VICTORIA

FRI-SUN

      

Please come meet your new Saanich-Gulf Islands MP

Elizabeth May Open House: 11am - 2pm Thursday June 30th. # 1, 9711 - 4th St., Sidney Phone: 250.657.2000

Constituency office now open to serve you: Caring, conscientious non-partisan service

he Victoria Hindu Temple in Saanichton (1934 Cultra) is hosting the Cultural & Arts Festival of India this weekend. This free event is open to anyone who is curious to learn about Indian culture, food, art and more. There will be food, henna painting, crafts, a fashion show, palmistry and classical and folk dancing performances. This is a great way to celebrate Canada’s mulitcultural landscape over the Canada Day weekend. Festivities kick off Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Sunday is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ore information, visit victoriahindutemple.com. M

T

       



 

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30

JULY 6 2011 mondaymag com

[11]

Leadership Building leaders. Building community.

Our mission is To develop, support, and celebrate leaders who are passionately engaged in building a vibrant community.

Advertising Feature

LEADERSHIP VICTORIA AND VANCITY:

Making connections for a stronger community By Jennifer Blyth Black Press

From the perspective of first a participant and now a volunteer, Danella Parks knows first-hand about the many benefits of the Leadership Victoria program. A member of the program’s 2004-05 cohort, today Parks remains involved through her role as Community Development Manager for Vancity in Victoria, and by volunteering her time and talents in various capacities, from recruitment and selection to the Victoria Leadership Awards. “It’s about having an ongoing relationship with the community and seeing how all the different pieces can work together in so many ways,” Parks says, commending Leadership Victoria on the scope of the program. “Its breadth allows it to look at all aspects of the community and offers the opportunity to reach so many people across the community, bringing them together to work toward a common goal.” Founded in 2000, Leadership Victoria is a community-based, voluntary organization committed to developing, supporting and celebrating outstanding community leaders. Over the last decade, it has become the go

Vancity’s Danella Parks (bottom row, far right) and her fellow Leadership Victoria participants from 2004 -2005. to organization for community leadership in Greater Victoria, graduating more than 230 leaders from diverse backgrounds who continue to work to improve their community, and facilitating over 40 community action projects that span a wide range of themes, issues and partnerships. Leadership Victoria leads three essential initiatives: the signature ninemonth, experiential-based learning program; the annual Victoria Leadership Awards, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, University of Victoria, Vancity and Rotary Clubs of Victoria; and special programming providing opportunities for key people

to gather and challenge conventional wisdom on pressing social issues. Quite simply, “Leadership Victoria believes the community’s future is in our hands,” explains Ivan Watson, alumnus and Leadership Victoria’s Communications Director. “Because community leadership can be taught and learned, as a community we are accountable for developing emerging leaders and ensuring the current generation passes on its skills and wisdom to promising new leaders.” As the community faces many challenges, experienced, trained leaders are required more than ever to tackle those challenges head on.

“Our program is designed to impact in three strategic ways: to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge of effective leadership; to benefit the community with an active network of engaged alumni; and to enhance leadership capacity in the workplace,” explains Jack Shore, Leadership Victoria’s Executive Director. “Many employers sponsor staff to take our program and they’ve found that their employees return with increased practical skills, greater understanding of organizational challenges, stronger cross-sector networks and enhanced motivation gained as part of high performance teams.” Such is the case with Vancity. Beyond Parks’ personal involvement with Leadership Victoria, Vancity is also involved at a corporate level, sponsoring staff as participants, making presentations, providing grant support for community action projects and community learning days, and sponsoring the Vancity Youth Award at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards. In all, for participants, volunteers, mentors and corporations, the benefits are many. “I invite anyone who is interested in Leadership Victoria to approach Jack (Shore) and learn about the many opportunities available,” Parks says.

Community Action Projects, 2010-11 Team Four Peace, with community partner South Island Dispute Resolution Centre Society Goal: To recommend strategies for delivering a conflict management/resolution program for elementary schoolaged students who are newcomers and may have language or cultural barriers. Two events with community stakeholders first explored what was happening and needed, then emphasized interaction to create an action plan where participants can now share resources, skills and arrange cross-organization opportunities to strengthen services for the children. Team Salmon – Bulldog Green Initiative, with community partner Belmont Secondary School & Climate Action West Shore Goal: To work with Belmont students to develop a sustainable, long-term recycling initiative. By surveying those affected and studying similar programs elsewhere, a communication strategy was created to help students and faculty better understand the importance of recycling.

Team Eggplant – Youth Action for Homelessness, with community partner the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness Goal: To engage youth and raise awareness of issues surrounding homelessness in the Capital Region. The team created a youth video contest, reviewed by high-profile judges, with prizes including laptops, educational bursaries, and scholarships for a local film school.

Vancity’s Maria McLeod, centre, and Team Fruit Salad

Team Fruit Salad – Growing the Good Food Box, with community partner the Capital Region Good Food Box Goal: To assist the Good Food Box to become a self-sustaining organization by securing one large or several smaller community agencies as long-term partners. Aiming to establish the University of Victoria as a venue for the public to order, pay for and pick up Good Food Boxes, the group identified main stakeholders, established a working relationship between the Good Food Boxes and campus sponsor organizations, and promoted the service at UVic.

Get involved and make a difference in your community! Leadership for Participants:

• Join an active network of Victoria’s top leaders from diverse backgrounds • Enhance your skills from project management to public relations, to strategic planning to fund development, taking your ideas to implementation over nine months • Obtain new opportunities for career advancement • Gain greater understanding of leadership in context • Take advantage of a personalized mentorship program and team coach

Leadership for the Community:

• The tangible legacy of community action projects which improve Greater Victoria’s quality of life across a range of areas • An active network of leaders serving on boards and committees for the public good

Leadership for Employers and Sponsors

• Enhanced leadership capacity in the workplace • Skilled employees who think, act and inspire strategic approaches • Staff who have gained intimate understanding of market conditions and have worked collaboratively to ensure project success

Get involved today!

For more information, to volunteer, lend support or to apply to the program please contact: • 306 - 620 View St., Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 • Jack Shore, Executive Director, 250-386-2269 ext. 31 or email jack@leadershipvictoria.ca • Visit online at www. leadershipvictoria.ca Twitter: leadershipvicbc Facebook: leadershipvictoria YouTube: leadershipvictoriabc

Everything to create a Healthy You using the best products from all over the Globe BlendTec Total Blender

Excalibur Dehydrator

GreenStar Juicer

Titanium Non-Stick Cookware Set We now have 100% Latex natural mattresses, mattress pads & pillows

Weighted Acu Hula Hoops Radiant Health Saunas Far-infrared with Colour Light Therapy

Triangle Healing offers an amazing range of well-researched products that enhance well-being!

250-370-1818 • 770 Spruce Ave. www.trianglehealingproducts.com [12]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

M

PULLOUT GUIDE BROUGHT TO YOU BY

www.mondaymag.com

Be sure to pick up your full festival program guide, available at the festival kiosk, lower level, the Bay Centre.

Don't miss Greg Frisbee and his Frisbee show

July 15 - 24

TAS TASTE THE FLAVOURS FLA OF THE O INTERNATIONAL INTERN BUSKERS BISTRO BUSKE

6 STAGES DOWNTOWN MORE THAN 400 PERFORMANCES SHOWS RUNNING FROM NOON - 10PM

Inner Harbour Harb bistro & bar presen by Victoria is presented chef Steve Walker-Duncan

FOR FULL DETAILS REFER TO THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

WELCOMING THE WORLD TO DOWNTOWN VICTORIA

S

You’ve wandered around marvelling at the sights and sounds of all the wonderful talent of the Buskers Festival hungry...Don’t miss the and now you’re h Buskers Bistro, a pop-up International Busk restaurant on the Inner Harbour slip renowned Island chef and to be led by renow Steve Walker-Duncan. businessman Stev

treet performers from around the globe will converge on downtown Victoria July 15 to 24 for the Victoria International onal Buskers Festival.

Asked to take part and create a themed menu that will offer the likes of Flamin’Oz Pork Sliders and an a Equilibrium Circus Salad, Chef Walker-Duncan jumped at Walker the opportunity.

This free-to-attend, family-oriented festival presents six downtown wn performance stages featuring local, national and international busker usker acts along with a number of stand-alone street performance locations tions recognized as “Busk Stops.” “It’s going to be a great show with a diverse group of highly talented ted entertainers,” says John Vickers, Executive Director of the Victoria International Buskers Festival Society. “We are very fortunate to have attracted some world-class entertainment and our greater community is in for a real treat.” Festival participants include multi-time Guinness World record holders in juggling, a five-person fire throwing group from the UK, a contortionist from Australia, a US-based acrobatic team and others. “We received more than 500 performer applications,” says Vickers, adding that the range of talent is extraordinary. “From Eastern Europe to South America, we received applications from all over the world and to be frank, I never realized there’s an entire community out there that travels the globe throughout the year performing at various international busking events.” The festival brings a number of firsts to downtown Victoria, including some unusual performance locations. Among the six festival stages will be one presented on the front lawn at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and another on Langley Street in Bastion Square.

During the festival, Langley Street will close daily to thru-traffic from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to accommodate a festival stage, located just north of the Bastion Square crosswalk.

The Island chef iis h honoured to be taking part in a festival that he hopes will become a summer institution for Victoria.

On the front lawn of the Fairmont Empress, outside of the Tea Room entrance, evening trapeze and fire show acts will be spectacular, Vickers says. Those planning to attend the festival are encouraged to pick up a program guide to find out who is performing where and when. Programs are $2 and are now available at the festival kiosk on the lower level at The Bay Centre. Partial proceeds from program sales will go to the Victoria Youth Clinic, which provides health and counselling services to disadvantaged youth.

July 1 - Sept. 18

OVER

60

PARTICIPANTS

Offering local gourmet food with an international flair and the festival’s only licensed bar, the International Buskers Bistro is not to be left off your festival itinerary!

Steve Walker-Duncan

OVER 60 VENDORS SHOWCASING STREET PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS, HAND MADE GOODS, JEWELLERY, CARVERS & ARTISANS THURSDAY / FRIDAY / SATURDAY

7 - 10:30 PM

DURING BUSKERS FESTIVAL JULY 15 - 24 • 12 - 10 PM VENDOR INFO @ 250-413-6828

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[13]

5

THE 100.3 THE Q! / THE ZONE @91-3 STAGE

6

STAGES DOWNTOWN

THE HARBOUR AIR STAGE

July 15 - 24 A DREAM COMES TO LIFE IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA Back in 2009, Government Street resident John Vickers was strolling along the Inner Harbour Causeway, watching tourists enjoy the antics of a local busker. “I recall thinking that with such a vibrant busking community and with our picturesque harbour and downtown, Victoria would be a beautiful location for an International Buskers Festival,” Vickers recalls. Already acquainted with such an event in his native Maritimes where the Halifax International Buskers Festival had established itself as a top street performer festival in North America, the idea took hold. “I decided to re-visit the Halifax event and couldn’t believe how much it had grown,” he says. “I was told the event attracted over 200,000 people annually and was the top tourism draw in that province. Similar festivals are held in Edmonton and Kingston and I felt Victoria would also make a great home for such an event – I was determined to see it happen!” Back in Victoria, Vickers' first assignment was to encourage the formation of a society to operate the festival and in 2010, the Victoria International Buskers Festival

INTERNATIONAL BUSKERS BISTRO

2

THE TELUS STAGE

1

John Vickers

THE TOURISM VICTORIA STAGE

Society was formed. “Our original plan was to recruit an executive director with festival-related experience, however when that fell through, I was encouraged to take the position myself and I’ve been running with the ball since last fall.” Vickers is no stranger to other events in the city. His annual display of Pumpkin Art, which for a number of years appeared at Government House, continues to draw thousands each year around Halloween. The Oak Bay business community now hosts his late October show and you’ll find his works in merchant windows along Oak Bay Avenue starting Oct. 15. His full display will be presented around the Oak Bay municipal building at Halloween. (Visit www.pumpkinart.ca)

4

3

BUSK STOPS

BUSKER PROFILE: SHARON MAHONEY

THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR AUTHORITY STAGE

While Sharon Mahoney performed with Victoria’s local busking scene for years, she now tours internationally to busking events around the world. “It’s going to be great heading back to my hometown to perform at Victoria International Buskers Festival,” says Sharon who just returned from performing in the Festival of Fools in Belfast, at the Glastonbury Festival in England and the Stockholm Street Theatre Festival in Sweden. “Victoria has some wonderfully talented street artists and it’s brilliant the city is supporting such an event and is hosting some fantastic artists from all over the world.”

Vickers is also the creator of the Victoria Masquerade Ball, a black tie and costumed fundraiser held in late summer at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel. Masquerading couples (some wearing Venetian costumes all the way from Italy) now walk the red carpet for a regal evening of mystery and intrigue.

In 1991 and ‘92, Sharon studied Improvisational Acting at the Second City Theatre in Toronto, followed by an Honors B.A. in Theatre Arts and Psychology at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. During her time at Bishop’s, various roles included Fabian from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, The Hysteric from The Passion and Nora from George F. Walker’s Escape from Happiness. Studying clowning in her fourth year of theatre school, she developed a clown that was the basis for her character Tallulah. Sharon later continued clowning studies in the UK and Europe, following the methods of the acclaimed French clown Philippe Gaulier.

The three-set music mixer event features intermission fundraising, silent auction and hand-served appies – attend the 2011 Victoria Masquerade Ball Saturday, Sept. 17, with proceeds to the local SPCA. Venetian masks for the ball will be available during the Buskers Festival at a booth on the Inner Harbour slip. For ticket and event details, visit www.victoriaball.com

“I have grown up with and always loved Lucielle Ball, Gracie Fields, The Marx Brothers, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders. They are essentially all ingenious clowns,” she says. “When I first started street performing, I saw lots of street shows where there were circus skills based in nature. I have huge respect for this type of skill, but it was always the clown that connected with me. When I travelled to Europe I saw more artists focusing on the character and that provided more inspiration. I was determined to do a show with what I felt was my strongest skill as performer: my comedy, my characters, and basically, my clown.”

Nanaimo Blues Society Presents the 6th Annual Maffeo-Sutton Park - Water front view Rain or Shine Weekend Pass - $95 + HST $40 + HST - 19+ Beer Garden

August 26-27-2

Friday - Downchild Blues Band, David Gogo, Bill Johnson & many more! Saturday - Duke Robillard, Fathead, Steve Kozak & many more! Sunday - Jim Byrnes, Cousin Harley, Lester Q & many more! [14]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

Full line-up & info at

8

www.nanaimoblues.com

M

PULLOUT GUIDE BROUGHT TO YOU BY

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

www.mondaymag.com

The TELUS Stage (1) – Ship Point Area along Inner Harbour

THE BAY CENTRE STAGE

6

The Harbour Air Stage (2) – Ship Point Area along Inner Harbour The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Stage (3) – Lower Causeway along Inner Harbour The Tourism Victoria Stage (4) – Fairmont Empress Lawn 100.3 The Q / The Zone @ 93-1 Stage (5) – Beside Maritime Museum, Bastion Square The BAY CENTRE Stage (6) – Centre Court (12 & 1pm Daily)

BUSKER PROFILE: FRASER HOOPER Award-winning UK-based clown Fraser Hooper has built a huge international following delighting audiences of all ages with his unique brand of contemporary clowning. After a glittering career in menswear and two years on the London cabaret circuit in the popular double act The Hoons, Fraser Hooper decided to go solo. Twenty years on, he's still playing to sold-out theatres across the UK and at comedy and street festivals worldwide. Highlights have included the Gwacheon Theatre Festival in Korea, The QE2, the World Buskers Festival in New Zealand, the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the National Theatre in London and nearly every major street festival in Europe and Canada. With a nod to the great silent clowns, Fraser uses mime, audience participation, comedy juggling and eccentric dance to delight all ages in hilarious shows that receive rave reviews wherever he plays. At present there are no plans to go back to menswear.

Dave Harris

FAMOUS BUSKERS Surprising as it may seem, many musicians, actors, comedians, entertainers and other variety artists began their careers busking on a street corner, at a shopping mall, café strip or train station. Some were "discovered," while others simply persisted on to greater things over time. Society is now starting to see busking as an art that focuses on expression and entertainment, and

learning that busking has in fact been the starting point for some of the world's greatest entertainers. Among the prominent performers who began their careers playing on sidewalks were Neil Young, the Barenaked Ladies, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffet, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Tracy Chapman, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and many others!

BUSKER PROFILE: BECKY HOOPS As a child Becky Hoops was often told to use her “inside voice” and to stop goofing around.

she was blown away by the first contemporary circus show she had ever seen.

Later, despite her desperate desire to be a hairdresser, her family persuaded her that a bright young lady who had won the mathematics award in high school should go to university.

She was hooked!

So off she went and following her interest in other cultures, she finished a degree in International Development Studies at Ontario’s Trent University. Throughout her studies she felt an intense need to be active, creative and ridiculous but didn’t quite know where to funnel this energy. After university something pulled Becky to Trois-Rivières, Quebec to learn French and it was here

Becky immediately moved to Montreal where she began training. Eventually, after some exploration, she discovered her love for hula hoops and naturally fell into clowning. Now, although she is primarily focused on performing, Becky also participates in social circus projects that have brought her as far as China, the Northwest Territories, Cameroon and Haiti. From training, to travelling, to spotlights, to teaching, to taking advantage of her “outside voice” at festivals, Becky loves every aspect of this life she has chosen.

FREE FILM SCREENINGS

Fridays & Saturdays in August CAMERON BANDSHELL, BEACON HILL PARK FRI, AUG 5 PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (PG) SAT, AUG 6 TEEN WOLF (PG) SAT, AUG 13 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (PG) SAT, AUG 20 WHO IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE? (PG) FRI, AUG 26 STEAMBOY (PG) SAT, AUG 27 SHORT CIRCUIT (PG) CENTENNIAL SQUARE FRI, AUG 12 MUPPETS FROM SPACE (G) FRI, AUG 19 MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (PG) FREEBFILMFEST.COM

The 17th Annual

Arts & Music at Glendale More than

August 6+7 Sat+Sun 11AM -5 PM

60 Local Artists

505 Quayle Rd, Saanich | Info/Tickets: www.hcp.ca

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[15]

PICK UP YOUR FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE AT THE BAY CENTRE! The Victoria International Buskers Festival is a programmed event. Find out who is performing – not to mention when and where – by picking up a Festival Program Guide, available for $2 from the lower level kiosk at The Bay Centre.

July 15 - 24

Partial proceeds from the sale of the guides goes to the Victoria Youth Clinic, a confidential, free health clinic for youth aged 12 to 24 who receive comprehensive primary health care services in a safe, welcoming and accessible youth-friendly environment. The clinic, which operates from both the James Bay Community Project and near Bastion Square, has a special commitment to youth who may be at risk for poor health outcomes.

BE A FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER! If you're a fan of busking and all the excitement that goes with a festival of this kind, join the fun as a volunteer!

Darth Fiddler

Among the volunteer opportunities available will be:

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

• Stage managers at five of the festival stages, responsible for overseeing stage activities, reporting issues to the Communication Coordinator and communicating with performers;

Vote for your favourite festival performance!

• Runners – who will assist stage managers and coordinators with various tasks;

Visit the Inner Harbour slip to find the TELUS People’s Choice award tent where you’re encouraged to vote for the performance you feel is the best of the festival!

• Traffic director – posted at the Langley & Yates Street closing to direct traffic to alternate routes and parking;

The performers will appreciate your vote – the top busker act receives $1,000!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: THE VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL BUSKERS FESTIVAL 2011 would like to gratefully acknowledge the wonderful community support of the following: PRESENTING SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSOR

• Program guide sellers – at the festival kiosk in The Bay Centre which will sell t-shirts, hats and

program guides, and by the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre to sell program guides. Apply online at www.victoriabuskers.com or call 250-382-2880.

CRIDGE CENTRE BRINGS ENTERTAINMENT HOME The Cridge Centre for the Family is thrilled to welcome the Victoria International Buskers Festival, and the community, to The Cridge Village Seniors’ Centre. Centre organizers are thrilled to be able to bring acrobats and clowns to their clients and families who might not otherwise get to experience the festival, and to open their doors so that everyone can come join in the fun along with their senior residents, childcare clients and residents of their supportive housing.

PARTNERS

CONTRIBUTORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

MAGAZINE

Victoria’s News & Entertainment Weekly mondaymag.com

GREAT EVENTS HAPPEN HERE!

The Cridge will be hosting two shows – Wednesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. and Friday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. – both presented in the upper Cridge parking lot at 1307 Hillside Ave. Seating will be made available for seniors; otherwise, bring your lawn chair or plan to get comfy on the ground!

OH CANADA! We've got history.

` 1899 - 1902, Canadian soldiers wore a maple leaf on their helmets. ` 1904, Canadian Olympic athletes wore maple leafs on their shirts. ` World Wars I & II, the maple leaf was put on soldiers’ caps, badges, and equipment. ` February 15, 1965, the red maple leaf flag became the National Flag of Canada. ` 1980, Terry Fox wore a maple leaf for his ‘Marathon of Hope’ run across Canada.

[16]

Lindsay Benner

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

Show us what Canada means to you. Come down to the Royal BC Museum on July 1 and take part in our free Family Sidewalk Chalk party! We supply the chalk and the sidewalk, Canada supplies the inspiration, you supply the artwork! Fun for the whole family! 10am to 3pm. ` Free Royal BC Museum lanyards for the first 400 paid admissions. ` Free Royal BC Museum Canada Day pins for the first 1500 people. ` Royal BC Museum open until 10pm on Canada Day.

www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

MONDAY GUIDE > ARTS

Rollercoaster of tragedy, comedy and musical theatre ATOMIC VAUDEVILLE BRINGS HIT TO THE BELFRY By Mary Ellen Green

CALLING ALL

WRITERS!

arts@mondaymag.com

et ready for a tragic roller-coaster ride of laughs and music with Atomic Vaudeville, as the local company makes its debut on the Belfry Theatre stage with its awardwinning musical, Ride The Cyclone, July 5

“We normally rehearse in our own studio, which is also an apartment,” says Small. “Being here at the Belfry, we have a dedicated rehearsal space, there’s a scene shop, so our set is being redone with stronger materials, we have a week of tech time . . . and when to 17. it’s a musical, there’s a lot of things to consider, like It’s been two years since Ride the Cyclone was sound levels and lighting levels, so having the time to mounted in Victoria, and this time it will be bigger play with different looks is invaluable.” and brighter with a sturdy set fit for touring and new Written by Richmond, with lyrics and music by he props, including a laser. and Brooke Maxwell, Ride The Cyclone won Toronto’s “We rented a laser machine for Ricky Potts’, song, SummerWorks Prize for Best Production and the Now ‘Space Aged Bachelor Man’ Magazine Audience Choice because it takes place in outer Award last summer. The Belfry space with cats. It’s a very run will kick off a fall tour to RIDE THE CYCLONE B-moviesque vision of outer Vancouver, Whitehorse and a Belfry Theatre space,” says Britt Small, who return to Toronto where they’ll (1291 Gladstone) is directing the play alongside do a four-week run at Theatre July 5-17 writer and Atomic Vaudeville Passe Muraillen — the same Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm co-founder, Jacob Richmond. theatre they performed in at Saturday at 4pm This Legoland sequel, also SummerWorks, but this time Sunday at 2pm written by Richmond, features they won’t have to set up and Tickets: $20 or $25 classmates of Penny and Ezra strike the set everyday. high school students from Uranium, Sask. The six “When we performed at are half price, victims of a tragic roller coaster the SummerWorks Festival, university and college students accident are a touring chamber we were in Theatre Passe save 25 per cent. choir, who are each given one Muraille, which is a beautiCall 250-385-6815 or final chance to perform their ful theatre, but the difference tickets.belfry.bc.ca last hurrah by mechanized forhere is the amount of tech tune-telling machine, Karnack. time. We had to set up our What ensues is a hilarious 80 set in 15 minutes and strike minutes of assorted personalities and musical genres, it everyday. We had to choreograph setting it up,” with each student given the chance to both express says Small. It will be the first tour Atomic Vaudeville their individuality and their dismay, coming to terms has produced in their eight-year history. with their untimely deaths. “The Belfry have been great mentors for us, espeThis character-driven play portrays a wide array cially preparing the show for the tour and helping of personalities we all know, including the girl next build the set,” says Small. door, the immigrant, the only openly gay kid and the Choreographed by Treena Stubel with costumes dreamer, and features songs ranging from broadway, by Ingrid Hansen, lighting by Michael Franzmann to rock ‘n’ roll, spooky swing, classical and rap. and set design by Hank Pine and James Insell, Ride Having the opportunity to mount the play at the The Cyclone features an all-star cast of local favouBelfry before taking off on tour has given Atomic rites including Rielle Braid, Matthew Coulson, Kelly Vaudeville a chance to work out some kinks and get Hudson, Elliot Loran, Sarah Jane Pelzer, Kholby the show to its fighting weight, says Small. Wardell and Alex Wlasenko. M

G

ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR THURS. JUNE 30 AN IMPROVISED TENNESSEE WILLIAMS - Southern drawl, rich imagery, layered prose, and sexual tension, what more could you want? 8pm at the Intrepid Theatre Studio (2-1609 Banshard). $12. 250-213-1634. THE NAUGHTY SHOW - Comedy show hosted by Kirsten Van Ritzen with special guest Tristan Rynsewyn. (19 years and up). 8pm at The Ramada Hotel Lounge (123 Gorge). Free. 250-480-3709. THE CHEESECAKE BURLESQUE REVUE - Presents The Fruit Salad Cabaret. Featuring special guests The Legendary Gouda Gabor, Psycho Princess Bruce and Gotta Getta Gimmick. Proceeds support the Victoria Pride Society. 8pm at Lucky (517 Yates). $15. cheesecakeburlesque.com.

MON. JULY 4 VICTORIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - Presents Hamlet MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 7:30pm and A Comedy of Errors TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY 7:30pm. To Aug 13 at Camosun Landsdown Campus (3100 Foul Bay). $22/$16. 250-589-7926.

TUES. JULY 5 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - This dark comedy portrays a husband and wife, George and Martha, in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. ending in a revelation that has shocked audiences for years. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To July 17 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $24. 250-386-6121.

RIDE THE CYCLONE - A teenage chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan die in a roller coaster accident at a traveling fair. Karnack, a mechanized fortune-telling machine, gives the teens a chance to express themselves to the world after death. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To July 17 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $12-$23. 250-3856815.

ONGOING FLIGHTS OF FANCY - Imaginations take flight as children of all ages are transported into the world of pirates, treasure and magic with the classic tales of Peter Pan and Treasure Island. Audience participation is encouraged. SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 2-3pm. To Aug. 12 at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $10-$35.

WORDS SAT. JULY 2 PRIDE AND THE WORD - Featuring the impressive local talent of LGBTQ writers. Hear excerpts from recent works and stories from their personal point of view. 6:30pm at the Ambrosia Event Centre (638 Fisgard). $10. victoriapridesociety.org.

WED. JULY 6 OF DAMSELS AND DRAGONS - An introductory course on dragonfly watching with local entomologist, Gord Hutchings. 7-9pm at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary (3873 Swan Lake). $35/$25 for Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary members. 250-479-0211.

The Rules are Simple:  250 words or less  must be prose, not poetry  submitted electronically  previously unpublished original

FLASH FICTION

CONTEST

How to Enter:  entry fee of $10  deadline July 4, 2011  submit online to flashfiction@mondaymag.com Only winners will be contacted

Winning entries published July 28 in Monday Magazine. Winner receives $100, one-on-one chat, cup of tea and story critique with a local author. Questions? Contact Grant McKenzie at editor@mondaymag.com

MAGAZINE

Victoria’s News & Entertainment Weekly mondaymag.com

Payment Details Cash, cheque, VISA, MC. Identify payment as Flash Fiction. Or pay in person 8:30AM - 5PM Monday to Friday at 818 Broughton Street, Victoria V8W 1E4 or call in your credit card during office hours.

Reaching back to move forward ...

Email your listing info to calendar@mondaymag.com or enter it online at mondaymag.com

ONGOING

SAT. JULY 2

THE FRIDAY QUIZ - A surreal quiz show with live music and $150 of Ditch Record vouchers to be won. Hosted by Benji. FRIDAYS 7:30pm at Fort Café. 250-382-3130. VICTORIA ANARCHIST READING CIRCLE - Discuss the lastest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585. TRIVIA PUB QUIZ - General knowledge, guess the song, who said it, (or our variation) who tweeted it! Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita's (UVic). 250-721-8626. QUIZ WHIZ NIGHT - Test smarts and friends with a supreme trivia challenge. TUESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 250-385-1784. UVIC ASTRONOMY OPEN HOUSE - Here's your chance to discover everything you've wanted to know about the sky. WEDNESDAYS 9-10pm at the Bob Wright Centre (UVic). Free. 250-721-7700, mshen@uvic.ca.

GORGE ON ART - Featuring over 45 invited professional and emerging artists displaying their work along the scenic Gorge Waterway. 11am-4pm at Gorge Waterway Park.

GALLERIES FRI. JULY 1 WEST END GALLERY - 15th Annual Canadian Glass Show, group exhibition. To July 7 at 1203 Broad. XCHANGES GALLERY - ICanada, fundraising exhibition and art sale to celebrate and challenge what it means to be Canadian. Proceeds benefit XChanges Gallery. 7pm-dusk at 2333 Government. $5.

SUN. JULY 3 ACRES OF ARTS FESTIVAL - This art festival supports animal rescue groups in the Greater Victoria Area. 10am-4pm at 3221 Heatherbell.

TUES. JULY 5 ROCKSTEADY COLLECTIVE Exhibit featuring over a dozen West Coast artists. Part of Ska Fest. 8pm at Market Square (560 Johnson). $8.

WED. JULY 6 MALTWOOD PRINTS AND DRAWINGS GALLERY - Lords and the Land, exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in tenth- and eleventh-century Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. To Sept. 28 at the McPherson Library (UVic).

ONGOING WINCHESTER GALLERIES -A Feature of Selected Works, group show exhibiting the work of Robert Florian, Jeff Burgess, Gabor L. Nagy and Wendy Page, to June 30 at 2260 Oak Bay. Early and Late Works, exhibit of work by John Fox, to July 30 at 758 Humboldt. DOMINGUEZ GALLERY Mountain's Peace, work by Louise Marion. To June 30 at 2075 Otter Point.

“Qepothet te Mestiyexw - Bringing People Together” “Honouring our ancestors through our elders & recognizing our future through our youth” Hosted by the Sto:lo and Coast Salish Communities

July 12 - 14, 2011 Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia Sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information visit www.35theldersgathering.com MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[17]

MONDAY ARTS Shivers delivered by Slam Dunk

WE’RE HOPING TO

SPONSOR THE HECK

OUT OF YOUR MOVING DAY.

By Nick Lyons arts@mondaymag.com

arly this year, Victoria’s party punk darlings Slam Dunk made a decision that would baffle even the most generous of souls. After putting the final touches on their first full-length album, The Shivers, the band proceeded to give it away for free as a download on their bandcamp page. “We probably did it because none of us understand business,” Bass player/singer Caitlin Gallupe jokes. “We overheard some people talking about this thing called the internet, and we were impatient to get the record out so we just threw it up there for free.” Upon listening to The Shivers, it quickly becomes obvious why the band was in such a hurry to release it; it’s that good. Recorded in a West Saanich barn over a mere two days, the album manages not only to capture the energy of Slam Dunk’s live set, but distills it into an even more potent form. Crowd favorites such as “Feral Child” and “Slow Dance” burn brilliantly on an album that ends too quickly. As fans desperately downloaded free copSLAM DUNK ies, Slam Dunk continSaturday, July 2, ued to sell out shows in both Victoria and 7pm at Norway Vancouver. This sumHouse (1110 mer, the band embarked Hillside). Tickets on a cross-Canadian $7 at the door or trek to promote the Ditch Records, album, playing all-ages 250-386-5874 shows whenever possible. The final show will be a homecoming stop at The Norway House; not surprisingly, the show is open to all ages. “Playing all-ages shows is the honourable thing to do,” says Gallupe. “I promised myself when I was 16 that if I was ever in a band I would only play all-ages shows, because it just seemed crazy to exclude all the under 19s. That said, we’ve rarely played them as allages venues in Victoria are hard to come by.” The Norway House show will be in celebration of the release of the physical incarnation of The Shivers 12-inch vinyl pressing featuring one-of-a-kind, homemade covers. “We scrounged a whole bunch of old scratched unplayable records from the record store, gutted them and turned the sleeves inside out,” says Gallupe. “Then, we painted them black and silkscreened them gold and glued them back up.” While Slam Dunk’s approach to business may be questionable, its approach to garage rock is undeniable. Come down to see what all the fuss is about. M

E

APPLY AND YOU COULD TURN THE 1ST DAY OF THE MONTH

INTO THE BEST DAY OF THE MONTH.

SPONSORMESPRING.CA

10

$

CANADIAN 6 Pack Cans

90

Reg Price $12.60

SONORA DESERT RANCH 750 ml & 1.5 l

POLAR ICE VODKA 750 ml

[18]

23

$

65

Reg Price $28.65

MILLER GENUINE DRAFT 12 Pack Bottles

10

Reg Price $28.70

2852 DOUGLAS ST, VICTORIA BC Tel: 250 386 5880 Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm, Sun: 11am-11pm

Starting at

899

$

WISERS SPECIAL BLEND 750 ml

! y a D a d a n a C y p p a H

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

21

$

25

$

85

Reg Price $29.85

Prices in effect June 29th - July 4th, 2011. Prices include tax, not deposit. Please enjoy our products responsibly.

MONDAY GUIDE > MUSIC

Hip hop collective finds optimism in love of Bill Murray VANCOUVER’S SWEATSHOP UNION IN A NEW HEAD SPACE WITH RELEASE OF MORE UNIFIED EP By Mary Ellen Green arts@mondaymag.com

t’s hard enough to get three groups of artists to agree on anything, but somehow, hip-hop collectives Pigeon Hole (Dusty, Marmalade), Dirty Circus (DJ Itchy Ron, Metty the Dert Merchant, Mos Eisley) and Innocent Bystanders (Mos Eisley, Conscience) could come to a consensus on something — their love of Bill Murray. Not only can Vancouver’s Sweatshop Union, comprised of those three separate entities, come together in the spirit of the enigmatic actor, they named their new collaborative album after him. “Bill Murray is just one of those things, when we’re backstage, it’s one of those conversations, it’s like the one thing we can all agree on — we all like him, we like his movies, we all agreed that if there was one person we could party with, it would probably be Bill Murray,” says Dusty. “I like his face. He’s got this ‘I don’t give a fuck’ outlook on his face all the time.” The Bill Murray EP, officially released in May, marks a conscious move in a positive direction for the Union, with a shift to a writing style that is more optimistic and uplifting. “In the past when we’ve worked on an album, everyone goes their repeated ways, works on their songs and brings them to the table, and what we liked ended up on the

I

record. This one, we wanted to make an effort to have a even tracks about John Lennon and of course, Bill Murray. more powerful, uplifting feel and approach to the songs,” “‘Bill Murray’ was the last song we made for the record. says Dusty. “It’s not like we’re complaining about the We started work on it after we decided to call the album Bill situation we’re in and being down on ourselves, we were Murray — we figured we needed a Bill Murray song,” says trying to almost trick ourselves and project ourselves Dusty. “Through the process of trying to find a name for into being more positive and furthering ourselves, if that the album, we didn’t want a name that was going to make makes any sense.” it cheesy, so we figured Bill Murray would be the perfect Written over the winter months, antidote to that situation. It makes Dusty says it was hard at times to no sense, but people like it, so I’m remain in that positive frame of glad we rolled with it.” SWEATSHOP UNION mind. The Bill Murray EP is also their Friday, July 1, 9pm “I had to kind of trick myself to first album without Kyprios, who Sugar Nightclub (858 Yates) get into that mood and that zone left the group to pursue solo projTickets: $15 in advance at Lyle's to write the songs. At the end of ects. Place and Ditch Records. it I felt like I had made myself “He’s always been more inclined feel more positive and that I was to do a solo thing and with this new capable of doing more stuff. It record we wanted a focused sound actually worked. and effort and because he was focusing on his solo effort “I would wake up in the morning, obviously I just we decided it would make the most sense if he just conwanted to sleep in, but I would force myself to get up centrated on that and we concentrated on the Sweatshop every morning and sit down at the kitchen table and try to record,” says Dusty. write and write and anything that wasn’t along those lines The album was recorded at the Creative Music Academy that we were going for, I would just scrap. I would throw in North Vancouver, the Bill Murray EP was engineered and it aside and make sure that the end result was something mixed by Jamie “Preme Diesel” Kuse. positive and uplifting.” You can catch all the Bill Murray antics of the The end result is a refreshingly honest and inspiring Sweatshop Union, alongside Fight in the Fields, Tha Beat wake-up call, exploring everything from apathy to the stress Assassins and DJ SPEEDY SHOES, at Sugar Nightclub on and responsibilities of being a first-time parent. There’s Canada Day. M

JAMIE SANDS

The Sweatshop Union's Mos Eisley, Metty the Dert Merchant, DJ Itchy Ron, Conscience, Dusty and Marmalade are playing a Canada Day show at Sugar Nightclub.

Email your listing info to calendar@mondaymag.com or enter it online at mondaymag.com

MUSIC CALENDAR GIGS THURS. JUNE 30 JAZZFEST - Jazz, catch the fever. THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY. For detailed information, visit jazzvictoria.ca. THE CHANTRELLES - A nine piece Motown-machine. With Norma Macdonald and Kaya Fraser. 9pm at Logan's. $8. PRETTY LIGHTS - Colorado based electronic/trip-hop producer makes his fist appearance on the island. 9pm at 9one9. $25.

FRI. JULY 1 PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY - White is right on this night. Wear it. Be it. Color the club white. DJ Erik Blare sets the mood with his high-octane tunes. 10pm at Paparazzi. $8. THE KEG KILLERS - Booze soaked amphetamine punk. With The Stockers and The Role Models. 10pm at Logan's. $10.

SAT. JULY 2 MCKINLEY WOLF - Blues. With Rockland Moran. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free. DYLAN STONE - Alt country and folk rock. With Cameron Latimer and For The Birds. 9:30pm at Logan's. $TBA.

SUN. JULY 3 SUSANNAH ADAMS - Smooth and sultry jazz. 4pm at The Well. By donation.

MON. JULY 4 PRIDE KARAOKE - Stacey and Thor host. MONDAY 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.

TUES. JULY 5 OPEN MIC - Sing, recite poetry, do a standup comedy routine. It's a wide-open field. (No racist/bigoted or otherwise offensive material permitted). 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.

WED. JULY 6 80S NIGHT - DJ Boneshaker blows your mind straight to the 80s. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3. DJ RUFINO - Raw soul funk. 9pm at Logan's. Free.

ONGOING OPEN MIC - Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free. THURSDAY BLEND JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free. CAROLYN MARK - Country punk. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7. OPEN MIC - Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free. KARAOKE - Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free. NYPD - A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

THE COURTYARD SESSIONS Afternoon performances by some of Victoria’s most celebrated musical talents. SATURDAYS 1-4pm. To Aug. 20 at Market Square. Free. marketsquare.ca. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH - Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 1:30pm at Logan’s. Free. SOLID! - Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. SUNDAY BLUES JAM - Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free. CANUS - Hot jazz. SUNDAYS 4pm at Hermann's. Free. HOOTENANNY - Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin'. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich "Stompin Tom" Anderson and more. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan's. Free. JACK’S OPEN MIC SUNDAYS Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free. BLUEGRASS SUNDAY - Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free. OPEN MIC - Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free. JAM SESSION - Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free. 90210 MONDAYS - DJs Jay Somethin' and Levi Somethin' Else spin all your favourite pre-mollenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA. OPEN MIC - Hosted by David and Katherine. TUESDAYS 7pm at The Well. $3. OPEN MIC - Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free. OPEN JAM - Hosted by the Front Porch String Pickin' Band. TUESDAYS 8pm at Tudor House. Free. OPEN STAGE - Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free. OPEN MIC NIGHT - Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

CONCERTS

THE GRAPES OF WRATH Canadian folk-rock. With West Coast Sons. 8pm at the Ambrosia Conference Centre (638 Fisgard). $25/$20. 250-475-1948.

VICTORIA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY - Featuring Jude Waldman after open mic. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

FRI. JULY 1

SKA FEST - Ska permeates downtown. Including performances by Gramps Morgan, Ken Boothe, Ky-Mani Marley, The Planet Smashers and more. To July 9. $15 and up. For detailed information, visit victoriaskafest.ca.

TUES. JULY 5

RAVEN BOROQUE - Ten musicians in period costume perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons and other hits from the 1650s. 1:30pm at the resevoir on top of Mount Tolmie. Free. 250-514-8916. SUMMER ORGAN SERIES - Toronto organist Ian Sadler presents a celebratory program. Music by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Vierne, Elgar and more. 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $15. 250-383-2714.

SAT. JULY 2 SWAMP MUSIC PLAYERS - Blues & neo-folk. 7:30pm at Merlin's Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $10. 250-598-7488.

SUN. JULY 3 THURS. JUNE 30 QUIET SONG - Join Emily Redhead and Katelyn Clark for a beautiful evening of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clara Schumann, Franz Schubert and Murray Adaskin. 7:30pm at Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $15/$10 for students. 250-595-7105. EMMA BEATON & MARIEL VANDERSTEEL - Canadian folk. Jam session to follow. Call ahead, seating is limited. 7:30pm at 2560 Vista Bay. $15. 250-472-0999.

RAVEN BAROQUE - This group of 12 musicians in Renaissance and Baroque costumes performs their repertoire of concertos by Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and other favourite composers from the Baroque era. 1-2pm in Market Square. Free. marketsquare.ca. SANGIT SURABHI - Performing with violin, flute, harp, guitar, harmonium, tabla and voice, the group will delight listeners with their arrangements of soulful songs. 7:30pm in Wood Hall (900 Johnson). Free. 250-592-6211, sangitsurabhi.ca.

ONGOING SUMMER IN THE SQUARE - Bring your lunch, some sunscreen and soak up some sun and free tunes. From classical to world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there’s something for everyone. WEEKDAYS noon-1pm. To Sept. 2 at Centennial Square. Free. Visit victoria.ca for a list of performers. BRENTWOOD BAY’S MUSIC IN THE PARK - Summer fun in sun. WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm. To Aug. 17 in Pioneer Park. Free. Visit brentwoodbay.info for a list of performers.

DINNER MUSIC BARD & BANKER - Geoffrey Lundstrom THURSDAY 8pm. BARTHOLOMEW'S - Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. Randy Tucker SUNDAYS 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAYS. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

CANOE BREWPUB - The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. DJ Primitive FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Draft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm unless otherwise noted. FERNWOOD INN - The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm. GLO EUROPUB - Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm. HERON ROCK BISTRO - Clark Brendon Trio FRIDAY 7:30pm. Sean Drabitt Duo MONDAY 7pm. IRISH TIMES - Black Angus THURSDAY 8pm. OCEAN POINTE RESORT - Jazz piano featuring Bill Mulley. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-9pm. THE OSWEGO HOTEL - Diane Pancel WEDNESDAY 7pm. STRATH’S CLUBHOUSE - Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm. THE SUPERIOR - Andrew Slade THURSDAY. Chris Neal FRIDAY. Chris Sartisohn Trio SATURDAY. Bill Johnson TUESDAY. Even Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm unless otherwise noted. SWAN'S - Ginzou Knives FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore & the Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Freefall WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[19]

MONDAY GUIDE > MUSIC

Canadian classics back to rock THE GRAPES OF WRATH PLAY VICTORIA AFTER 19 YEARS AWAY By Mary Ellen Green arts@mondaymag.com

fter an almost 20-year hiatus, the Ca“Right from the get go, muscle memory kicks in, nadian band that inspired some of the I guess, and it was like, wow, we really know the worst perms of the ’80s is back with stuff. There were a few things we had to relearn its brand of folk-rock. The Grapes of from the records. I had to relearn guitar solos Wrath, one of Canada’s top bands in and Chris had to relearn drum solos, but that’s all the late ’80s and early ’90s with hits like “All the dressing, as far as the meat goes, we remembered Things I Wasn’t,” and “I am Here,” broke up in most of the lyrics and most of the song structures. 1992 — the year they played their It was a lot of fun, and it has been last show in Victoria. a lot of fun.” Now the guys are back and After perfecting their hits for THE GRAPES OF playing the Ambrosia Conference the second time, The Grapes of WRATH Centre, Thursday with the same Wrath decided to hit the road for Thursday, June 30, tunes and the same hair that made a few shows, riding the wave of 8pm them stars. interest and success that came Ambrosia Conference The Grapes of Wrath are from that show in Surrey. Cente (638 Fisgard) brothers Tom (bass, vocals) and “I really enjoy playing the Tickets: $20 advance, Chris Hooper (drums) and longsongs. I don’t know that I enjoyed $25 at the door. Call: time friend Kevin Kane (guitar, it as much back in the day, because 250-475-1948 vocals), all from Kelowna, B.C. we were playing a lot more, we Kane now lives in Toronto, Chris were touring a lot and it really in Vancouver and Tom on Salt turned into a job. Now when we Spring Island. get out there and play the songs, “As much as it was hard to believe that it could there’s a certain satisfaction, getting to play these happen, I kind of had a feeling that it was going songs again.” to happen. I had dreams that we were playing And they have plans to work on some new on stage again,” says Kane. “Everything I dream material. comes true, I’m Nostradamus.” He laughs. “We’re not doing any new material yet, because The original three members got together to we haven’t had the chance to get together to work, play a festival in Surrey, B.C. in July 2010. “We but once we get around to it, I can’t imagine it got an offer from a festival in Surrey for the whole will take long. We go with our instincts because band. At that time Tom and I had been doing a few instincts are usually right, especially after this acoustic shows, so we threw the offer to Chris and long,” says Kane. before we knew it we were in a practise space playOpening the show will be Victoria duo The ing our old songs for the first time in 18 years.” West Coast Sons. M

A

SUPPLIED

The Grapes of Wrath are still sporting the same curls that inspired many a perm.

Butchart’s Summer Festival

QUEER CITY CINEMA PRESENTS

WIDEOPENWIDE

SATURDAY JULY 2

The Paperboys

Bijoux du Bayou

queer film & video

COAST TO COAST 2011 TOUR

victoria edmonton saskatoon winnipeg halifax st. johns ■

A VICTORI / 8PM / 9 & 8 JULY ACEnd or P S N E P O Flo treet, 2 S t r o F 0 51

a

ce.c a p s n e p o

This Saturday Night

“Canajun Pardis Gras”

7:15pm - 9pm Fireworks 10:15pm SUNDAY JULY 3

MONDAY JULY 4

Odyssey String Balkan Babes Quartet Balkan style a Classical, Gypsy capella choral voices Jazz, Pop, potpourri 8pm 8pm

Night Illuminations every night at dusk Firework Saturdays

10:15pm

TUESDAY JULY 5 WEDNESDAY JULY 6

Greg Madill Original music from the Island 8pm

The Paperboys Full throttle Latin, Roots & Celtic 8pm

Boat Tours 45-minute history and coastline tours

butchartgardens.com/boattours

Gourmet Picnics Available

Enjoy the fun of The Rose Carousel

Reservations 250.652.8222

butchartgardens.com/carousel

Entertainment Calendar: butchartgardens.com/ent or at our Visitor Centre Tel 250.652.5256

M

Check us out on facebook at TICKETS $6/SCREENING AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS:

QUEERCITYCINEMA.CA

QUEER CITY CINEMA GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES FUNDING SUPPORT FROM THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS AND THE SASKATCHEWAN ARTS BOARD

[20]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

www.facebook.com/MondayMagazine

Email your listing info to calendar@mondaymag.com or enter it online at mondaymag.com

FILM & CINEMA CALENDAR OPENING TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Uni 4/Caprice) Michael Bay returns to blow up whatever escaped his clutches in the first two iterations of this bombastic and noisy series about those shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons. Starts Wed., June 29. LARRY CROWNE -(Odeon/Uni 4/ Caprice) Tom Hanks directs himself in a romantic comedy about a middleaged man who loses his job and is forced to go back to school to reinvent himself. Julia Roberts plays his hot teacher. Starts Fri. MONTE CARLO -(Odeon/Uni 4) Three young women vacationing in Paris are whisked off to the Monte Carlo high life after one of them is mistaken for a British heiress. Starts Fri.

CONTINUING ++½ BAD TEACHER -(Odeon/ SilverCity) Cameron Diaz sets a bad example -- and has lots of fun -- playing a foul-mouthed, lazy and scheming junior high teacher. Co-starring Justin Timberlake. See review. +++½ BRIDESMAIDS -(Odeon/ SilverCity) SNL's Kristen Wiig co-wrote and stars in this raucous but smart and heartfelt comedy that celebrates female friendship (while often being rather rude). CARS 2 -(Capitol/SilverCity/Uni 4/ Caprice) Disney's animation classic from a few years back gets a snappy looking sequel, this one with a storyline involving international espionage. Featuring voices by Owen Wilson and Michael Caine. ++GREEN LANTERN -(Capitol/ SilverCity) Vancouver superhunk Ryan Reynolds plays a chartreuse-coloured superherohunk in yet another comic book adaptation, this one about a test pilot who is given amazing powers then asked to save the Earth from a diabolical threat. Although not as dreadful as the trailer threatened, this is an overwrought mess with little to recommend it. +++¼ KUNG FU PANDA 2 -(Capitol/SilverCity) It's sequel time and Po (Jack Black) joins forces with other kung fu masters to defeat a

LEAVING THURS. ++THE HANGOVER, PART II

charming premise: when an 11-year-old prairie gal wakes up to the fact that her family really isn't very glamorous she hops on her bike on heads off in search of the woman she thinks just has to be her real mom -- Dolly Parton. +++½ HANNA -(Sun.-Tues., July 3-5: 7:00, 9:15) A 16-year-old girl, trained as an assassin by her CIA rogue agent of a father, is on the run across North Africa and Europe as ruthless intelligence agents try to track her down. Starring Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana and a very persuasive Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones). The plot cheats a bit, but this thriller couched in terms of a fairy tale is engaging and very well directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). L'AMOUR FOU -(Wed.-Thurs., July 6-7: 7:00, 9:10) This portrait of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent and his sometimelover and business partner, Pierre Bergé, celebrates the decadence and beauty at the heart of haut couture.

IMAX ++++BORN TO BE WILD -(10am, noon, 3:00, 5:00) Take a remarkable safari as this documentary takes you up close and personal with the people who nurture orphaned baby elephants and orangutans en route to re-releasing them into the wild. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. This is a great film! FAST FIVE -(8:00 on Thurs.-Sat.; 7:00 on Sun.-Wed.) In the latest Fast & Furious installment, those sort-of good guys once again end up on the wrong side of the law as they finds themselves trapped between a vicious drug lord and an implacable federal agent. Starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. This is fine, trashy fun. JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES -(1:00; and 7:00, but Thurs.-Sat. only) RESCUE: DISASTER RESPONSE -(11am, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00) This highadrenaline film depicts the courageous men and women who respond when global disaster strikes.

THE ROXY

SCREENINGS MOVIE MONDAY - Screening +++ One Week. This bittersweet Canadian film stars Joshua Jackson as a man who discovers he has a terminal illness and takes off on his motorbike to discover the life he'd been avoiding for too many years. 6:30pm & 8pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. moviemonday.ca.

CINECENTA Cinecenta at UVic screens its films in the Student Union Building. Info: 721-8365. cinecenta.com. THE ARBOR -(Wed., June 29: 7:10, 9:00) This acclaimed British film very consciously plays with the conventions of fact, fiction and documentary as it takes a layered approach to portraying the working-class family of playwright Clio Barnard. THE YEAR DOLLY PARTON WAS MY MOM -(Thurs., June 30: 7:00, 9:00 & Fri., July 1: 7:00 only & Sat., July 2: 7:00, 9:00) This first feature from Montreal filmmaker Tara Johns has an unbeatably

++½ WATER FOR ELEPHANTS -(7:00; Sat.-Sun., 4:05) Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon star in a crowd-pleasing adaptation of the bestselling novel about an illicit love affair set in the exotic world of a travelling circus during the Depression. Glamorous but sentimental and cliched and reeking with phoniness, this romantic melodrama benefits hugely from a stirring performance by Rosie the elephant. ++THE HANGOVER, PART II -(9:05 only) In this follow-up to the raucous raunchfest of last year, that tragically awry bachelor party in Vegas seques into a different set of pre-nuptials in Thailand. Sadly, this sequel is tedious and rarely funny. JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER -(1:00, Sat.Sun.) A third-grader "sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life." Movie critics are having less optimistic expectations.. HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL -(2:35, Sat.-Sun.) This kid-friendly animation is a wacky take-off of classic fairy tales, as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf are called on to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

rious theatre a o r p l o s t u f m u s i ca m e o th a b l y u s p i e ce ce d . ” b o r “ . . . p u t ra g e o e r p r o d u o and a has ev ONTO R d ng prisi Cana ND MAIL, TO r u s ys EA GLOB a l wa s ' w o r t h , y n n w s l y f u f i ve s h o u o t o h “ ... ri illed wit f ” and id ideas . ONTO l R of so AGAZINE, TO

11 0 2 , 5 – 17

E H T E D I R LONE C Y C

JULY A

dire villain. Although the plot is pretty basic, the set design is both clever and gorgeous and the characters have heart. With voicings by Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman and Seth Rogen. ++++MIDNIGHT IN PARIS -(Odeon) The latest from Woody Allen is a delightfully romantic whirl through Paris, both in the present day and during the fabled 1920s. The fine cast includes Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard. MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS -(Odeon/SilverCity) Jim Carrey stars in an amiably goofy comedy about an uptight businessman who learns to unwind when his fancy Manhattan apartment gets invaded by a flock of cute penguins. ++PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES -(SilverCity) Penelope Cruz sets sail with Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and the other piratical ne'er-do-wells of The Black Pearl in the fourth edition of this increasingly tedious -- and alarmingly lucrative -- action-comedy series. ++½ SUPER 8 -(Odeon/SilverCity) The latest from writer-director J.J. Abrams is a sci-fi-ish thriller that is set in 1979 and shows what happens as a group of kids react to very strange goings-on in their small town -- think Stand By Me meets Invaders From Mars. Although often entertaining and definitely well-acted, this is calculated sentimentality, with many heavyhanded borrowings from Steven Spielberg. +++++THE TREE OF LIFE -(Odeon) The latest from reclusive cine-poet Terrence Malick (Thin Red Line) is a uniquely beautiful and philosophical tone poem that shifts perspective from a dysfunctional '50s family to the deepest patterns of earthly and cosmic time and space. Winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. +++X–MEN: FIRST CLASS -(Capitol/SilverCity) The earliest days of all those X-People are explored in a splashy and surprisingly entertaining action flick starring everyone from James McAvoy to Kevin Bacon.

de c Vau i m o t

ville’s

nd a a , y ged a r t a dy, e m o c d It’s a mon

NOW

Starring Rielle Braid Matthew Coulson Kelly Hudson Elliott Loran Sarah Jane Pelzer Kholby Wardell Alex Wlasenko

M

ide. r l a c musi

ich cob R usic by a J y b and m ll + lyrics e Maxwe d k n B ro o R i c h m o S m a l l b tt Jaco d by Bri nd e o t d i re c b R i c h m o + Jac

Buy Tickets Now 250-385-6815 belfry.bc.ca/tickets $ 20 or $ 25 Student discounts available SUPPORTED BY

Belfry Theatre 1291 Gladstone at Fernwood Victoria

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[21]

MONDAY GUIDE >

FILM

Anti-Glee comedy delivers low-brow laughs By Robert Moyes arts@mondaymag.com

lthough far from ideal, Bad Teacher clearly has a good idea of what makes low-brow comedies work. There is

A

also a core of talented performers to sell its scuzzy message that being nice basically sucks. In short, this anti-Glee portrait of junior high school life avoids the dunce cap but fails to make the honour roll.

A revved-up Cameron Diaz stars as Elizabeth Halsey in the eponymous role of an amoral, lazy-to-the-bone teacher who has only been treading water in her job until her scheme of marrying a rich guy and spending his loot comes to fruition. But then her fiancé realizes she’s just a gold-digger and dumps her flat. Suddenly out in the cold, she returns to her school job the next year with an even worse attitude than before. Rather than teach English literature she shows Hollywood movies about inspirational teachers to her students — in between either ignoring or abusing them or simply sleeping off the hangover from last night’s booze-up. Her life suddenly comes back into focus when a new teacher shows up in school. Although the nerdy Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake) dresses in bad plaid and is an emotionally wet puppy recovering from a nasty breakup, he is also the heir to a fortune. This is all the encouragement Elizabeth needs and she sets about recalibrating her man-seeking missiles — quite literally, in this case, as she is desperate to get breast implants. Unfortunately, the surgery is going to cost $10,000 that she doesn’t have. And thus the plot

“MARVELOUSLY ROMANTIC. A CREDIBLE BLEND OF WHIMSY AND WISDOM.” -A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A JOYOUS DELIGHT! IN THIS BEGUILING AND THEN BEDAZZLING NEW COMEDY, NOSTALGIA ISN’T AT ALL WHAT IT USED TO BE— IT’S SMARTER, SWEETER, FIZZIER AND EVER SO MUCH FUNNIER.” -Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“EXHILARATING! BRIMS OVER WITH BRACING HUMOR AND RAVISHING ROMANCE – INFUSED WITH SEDUCTIVE SECRETS. OWEN WILSON IS PITCH PERFECT. MARION COTILLARD IS SUPERB.” -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

“ROMANCE, FANTASY, LAUGHS, AND A WHOLE LOT OF STARS!” -David Germain, ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAD TEACHER ++¾ Continues at the Odeon & SilverCity

begins to chug happily along as Elizabeth launches a series of get-rich schemes. As Elizabeth pursues her goals with memorably trampy panache, she arouses first the suspicions and then the enmity of an “inspirational” teacher across the hall. Perky when she isn’t being sucky, Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch, Dinner For Schmucks) keeps trying unsuccessfully to rat Elizabeth out to the school’s principal, a doofus whose only passion in life is dolphins. Soon, Elizabeth and Amy are fighting for Scott’s affections. And then, when cash-strapped Elizabeth hears that there is a $5,000 award for the teacher whose students bring in the best test scores in the state — an achievement very close to Amy’s heart — the rivalry between the two goes from spiteful to very nasty indeed. Teacher is more than funny enough to get a passing grade. Diaz, a star who isn’t really an actress, has more than enough awareness of her persona to inhabit the character of Elizabeth with an abundance of wickedly self-serving glee. (And to the script’s credit, Elizabeth goes through a bit of a character arc while hardly wavering in her commitment to being shamelessly selfabsorbed.) Timberlake and Punch bring lots of shading to their characters, while several of the supporting actors also do fine work. Funny without being too needlessly vulgar, this movie will be a fine conclusion to a day spent baking your brains at the beach. M

ROGER EBERT,

“THE ONLY OTHER FILM I’VE SEEN WITH THIS BOLDNESS OF VISION IS KUBRICK’S ‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.’” MICK L A SALLE ,

Kathy Bates Adrien Brody Carla Bruni Marion Cotillard Rachel McAdams Michael Sheen Owen Wilson

OPENING NIGHT

#####

THE CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR.”

Cannes Film Festival

PETER TRAVERS,

“BRAD PITT GIVES A PERFORMANCE OF INDELIBLE EXPLOSIVE POWER.”

Midnight in Paris Written and Directed by Woody Allen COARSE LANGUAGE

WWW.SONYCLASSICS.COM

EXCLUSIVECheck ENGAGEMENT NOW PLAYING! theatre directories for showtimes VIEW THE TRAILER AT WWW.MIDNIGHTINPARISFILM.COM

[22]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT

ODEON

780 YATES ST. • 250-383- 0513

VIOLENCE

TwoWaysThroughLife.com FACEBOOK.COM/EONEFILMS YOUTUBE.COM/EONEFILMS

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT NOW PLAYING CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES FOR SHOWTIMES

CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT

ODEON

MONDAY GUIDE

517 YATES

[NEAR WHARF]

SUN. JULY 3 VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC - All your favourite track sports, plus Olympians Dylan Armstrong and Jessica Zelinka. 2-4pm at Centennial Stadium (UVic). $8-$20. 250-812-2518, trackclassic. com. PRIDE BUSINESS FAIR - Come and find out who's proud in the LGBTQ business community. 6-9pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Free. islandcib@yahoo.ca.

TUES. JULY 5 BIG & LITTLE - This program for 4 to 6 year olds and their adult friends includes hands-on discovery, an outside ramble, a story and a craft to take home. Registration required. TUESDAYS 10-11:30am. To Aug. 23 at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary (3873 Swan Lake). $12-$17.

WED. JULY 6 TRAVELLING SNAKE SHOW - Get hands-on time with skin, bones and live snakes. (Ages 6 and up). Registration required. 1-2pm at the Vancouver Island Regional Library (10091 Resthaven). Free. 250-656-0944.

ONGOING CFB ESQUIMALT TOURS - Walking and bus tours of Victoria's only militatry installation. Bus tours WEEKDAYS 11am, walking tours SATURDAYS 11am. To Aug. 27 at the Museum Square (CFB Esquimalt base). 250-363-2595. BUTCHART GARDENS SUMMER FIREWORKS - Enjoy the dazzling lights of fireworks. SATURDAYS 10:15pm at Butchard Gardens (800 Benvenuto). $3-$30. butchartgardens. com. CHESS IN THE SQUARE - Learn to play giant chess, blitz, casual games and more. Presented by the Victoria Junior Chess Society and the DVBA. SUNDAYS noon-4pm. To Sept. 4 in the CRD Plaza (Centennial Square). Free. victoriajuniorchess.com. SPEED DATING - Who needs the internet? All ages. Registration required. SUNDAYS 2-6pm at Valentino’s (1002 Blanshard). Free. 250-386-3223. BOARD GAMES NIGHT - Scrabble and more! 5:30pm at the Superior (106 Superior). Free. 250-380-9515. 250-380-9515.

DANCE FRI. JULY 1 STONEWALL WAS A RIOT TOO! Dance party celebrating queer resistance. 8pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5-$10. homospun@ gmail.com. SALSA SOCIAL - With performance by Savor Asi Dance Company. Partner dips workshop 8pm, Latin dances workshop 8:45pm & dance 9:30pm. All at Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra). $15. 250-920-8989, salsavictoria.com.

SUN. JULY 3 LESBIAN PRIDE GLIDE - Busta-move at this tea dance social. 3-7:30pm at The Ledge (1140 Government). $2. teadancesocial@ hotmail.com.

ONGOING SALSA CALIENTE - Beginner and advanced salsa, THURSDAYS 8-10pm. Intermediate mombo, MONDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. Fundamentals of dancing TUESDAYS 6-7pm. Latin workout WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. All at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $10. 250-389-0222. ARGENTINE TANGO - Beginners drop-in classes, with David and Vanessa. FRIDAYS 8pm at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). vanessawinn.com.

ACTIVE SUN. JULY 3 BIG GAY DOG WALK - Bring your best friend to the 7th annual dog walk, and let them show you how "proud" they are. With agility try-outs, musical doggies, fancy costume competitions, and local dog-friendly businesses, you can't help but learn a few new tricks. 1-3pm at the corner of Dallas & Cook. Free. hestonsmom@telus.net.

ONGOING VOLKSSPORT WALKS - 5/10 km walk. SUNDAY 9:30am at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser). 250-385-5439. AXE CAPOEIRA - Learn the Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. Kids classes THURSDAYS & TUESDAYS 3:45-4:45pm. Adults classes SUNDAYS 11:45am-1:45pm. All at Burnside Gym (3130 Jutland). $65 per month for children/$50 per month for adults. 250-884-7998. VIC LAWN BOWLING CLUB Come out and try lawn bowling. To protect the greens, please wear flat, smooth soled shoes, no heels. FRIDAYS 6pm. To Aug. 26 at the corner of Cook & Park in Beacon Hill Park. First three visits free. 250-3835039, victorialbc.com. VICTORIA HORSESHOE CLUB Adult drop-in mixed doubles. FRIDAYS 6:45pm. Junior program (8-17 years), WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8pm. All at Glanford Park. 250-385-6162. GHOSTLY WALKS - We’re living in BC’s most haunted city. Find out why and where on this 90 minute walk. No registration required. Every night 7:30pm & 9:30pm, with an extra tour FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 8:30 pm outside the Visitor Information Centre (Government at Wharf St). $13/$11 students. 250-384-6698.

WED SAT

4

6

9

10:00PM $18

MON

2

10:00PM $7

SAT

1

10:30PM $

FRI

30

10:00PM $

BASTION SQUARE MARKET Artisans open air marketplace. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11am. To Oct. 1 at Bastion Square. Free. Free. 250-885-1387. SIDNEY SUMMER MARKET - Over 200 vendors sell gifts, fresh produce, hand-made crafts, great food, and more. THURSDAYS 5-8:30pm on Beacon Avenue, between 1st and 5th. Free. NIGHT MARKET - Eclectic mix of vendors and entertainers. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-10:30pm. To Sept. 17 at Ship Point. victoriaharbour.org. JAMES BAY MARKET - An outdoor market where local farmers, artisans, musicians, and servicers can meet and sell to the public. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm. To Oct. 29 at the courner of Menzies and Superior. Free. jamesbaymarket.com. PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET More than 50 vendors offer farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted meats, organic produce and arts and crafts. SATURDAYS 9am-1pm at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stellys Cross). Free. peninsulacountrymarket.ca. NORTH SAANICH FARM MARKET - Seasonal produce, locally raised meat, eggs, baking, plants, crafts. Come meet your neighbours. SATURDAYS 9:30am-12:30pm at St. John's United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free. 250-656-1330. GOLDSTREAM STATION MARKET - Stock up on local produce and crafts. SATURDAYS 10am-2pm. To Oct. 15 at the corner of Bryn Maur and Goldsteam. Free. goldstreamstationmarket.ca. MOSS STREET MARKET - Offering local farmers, artisans, crafters, bakers, cooks, bodyworkers and more a place to exchange their goods and services. SATURDAYS 10am2pm. To Oct. 1 at the corner of Moss and Fairfield. Free. mossstreetmarket. com. METCHOSIN FARMERS' MARKETSUNDAYS 11am-2pm. To Oct. 31 at the Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley). Free. SUNDAY MARKET IN THE SQUARE - An exciting array of arts, crafts, locally designed clothing, imports and food. SUNDAYS 11am-4:30pm. To September 25 in Centennial Square. Free. 250-5982593.

THU

10:00PM $

ONGOING

JUN

MARKETS

BC BALANCE AND DIZZINESS DISORDERS SOCIETY - The BCBDDS is looking for people interested in attending a new support group in the Victoria Area. Please phone Betty Macmillan at 1-866-780-2233, or e-mail her at info@ BalanceAndDizziness.org to advise her of your interest. SUPPORT GROUP - Support group for phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. With Dr. Tom Lipinski, registered psychologist. THURSDAYS 7-8:30pm at the Bridge Centre (125 Skinner). Free. 250-3891211. SIPCCENTRE - Counsellor-led support group for mature women ready to re-explore their sexual orientation. $8/session. FRIDAYS 5-6:45pm at James Bay New Horizons. LIFERING - Addiction support program. FRIDAYS 6:30pm at Pearkes Rec Centre (3100 Tillicum). 250-9202095.

JUL

VICTORIA CELEBRATES CANADA DAY - Featuring a monster mural, a living flag, concerts and more. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at locations throughout Victoria. For a detailed schedule, visit victoriacanadaday.ca. GORGE CANADA DAY PICNIC Celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge Waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, entertainment, classic cars, kids' activities and more. 8:30am-4pm at Gorge Waterway Park. Free. gorgetillicum.ca. THE MAGIC OF CANADA DAY - An afternoon of patriotic fun presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association. Includes human chess. 11am-2pm in Market Square (560 Johnson). Free. marketsquare.ca CULTURAL & ARTS FESTIVAL OF INDIA - Dancing, music, Indian food, arts and crafts, fashion show, face/ hand painting, food and more from India. FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11am-6pm & SUNDAY 11am-4pm at the Victoria Hindu Temple (1934 Cultra). Free. 250-884-2365. MARCUS TIPTON MEMORIAL DRAG BALL GAME - Take sides in the annual contest to see who will reign supreme: the Kings, or the Queens. Don't miss the Queens running in their heels or the Kings massing on second base. This ballgame breaks all the rules, and is sure to entertain the entire family. Noon at Vic West Park. Free. victoriapridesociety.org. CANADA DAY LAWN PARTY - Tour Ross Bay Villa and see the fascinating exhibits about the 10-year restoration project as well as the families who lived their. 1-4pm at Ross Bay Villa (1490 Fairfield). $12/$7. 250-382-4755.

WWW.LUCKYBAR.CA

“BANDS, DJS, BEERS”

COMMUNITY

JUL

FRI. JULY 1

MOKSHA YOGA - Find out what hot yoga is all about. SATURDAYS 1:30-3pm, MONDAYS 7-8am & WEDNESDAYS 3:15-4:15pm at Moksha Yoga (1088 Fort). $7. 250385-9642. CRD WALKS - What’s That? Ask a Nat! Come with your curiosity and explore the beach at low tide with a CRD naturalist. Bring sandals or beach shoes. Drop–in SATURDAY 10:30am-1:30pm at the white tent on the beach by the picnic shelter (Island View Beach Regional Park). Weeds of the Sea (5 years and up), a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist shows how important marine algae can be for and the creatures that call them home! Bring sandals or beach shoes, SATURDAY 2-3:30pm at the kiosk (Witty's Lagoon Regional Park). Seals! Seals! Join CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists between 10am and 1pm to see Tower Point’s most avid sun worshippers: harbour seals! Drop-in SUNDAY 10am-1pm at the Tower Point parking (Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park). What Have You Seine Today? Use a seine net to discover what lives deeper in the ocean: fish with horns, shrimp that can change sexes and lots more. Bring sandals or beach shoes. MONDAY 10:30am-noon in the kiosk (Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park). Marine Day, celebrate Victoria's precious marine environment. Scuba divers will bring up creatures from the deep, see live displays, view resident harbour seals, make sand creature creations and more! TUESDAY 10am-2pm at the beach near the main parking lot (Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park). All free. 250-478-3344, crd.bc.ca/parks. IYENGAR YOGA CENTRE- Free yoga classes. All Levels TUESDAYS 5:30-7pm, WEDNESDAYS 12-1pm at Iyengar Yoga Centre (202-919 Fort). Free. 250-386-9642. LAUGHTER YOGA - Combines the breathing of yoga and the healing powers of laughter. WEDNESDAYS 7-8pm at Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser). $5/$4. 250-412-8500.

JUL

CELEBRATE CANADA - Enjoy entertainment, food, bouncy castles, face painting, games and more. 2-4pm on the front lawn of Oak Bay's municipal Hall (2167 Oak Bay). Free. 250-595-7946.

VBDS BALLROOM DANCE WORKSHOPS - Pre-Bronze/Bronze Waltz 1-2pm, $5/$8/$10 per person, per workshop. Intro to Social Foxtrot and Rumba 2-3pm, $5 per person, per workshop. Singles & couples welcome. SATURDAYS 1-3pm at the Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). 250-721-5483, vbds.org. TANGO VITA - Beginner classes with Hilda-René SATURDAYS 7pm, intermediate 8pm, Milonga 9pm at 306-1221 Broad, 250-477-6360. Beginner and intermediate classes with Jorge-Liliana WEDNESDAYS 8pm, Milonga 9pm at St. Matthias Hall (600 Richmond), 250-858-1234. tangovita.com. SWING - Dance to Nightclub music. SATURDAYS 9pm at the Carlton Club (900 Carlton). $5. jayholman@ telus.net. TANGO MODERNA - Argentine Tango lessons SUNDAYS (beginners) 1:45pm & (intermediate) 3pm, $12/$9. Followed by hosted Milonga SUNDAYS 4:30-7pm, $6/$5 for Tango Moderna/Passion for Tango members. All at the Martin Batchelor Gallery (712 Cormorant). 250-661-5921. WEST COAST SWING CLASSES Dance to Blues, Country, R&B and Top 40. No partner or experience required. SUNDAYS 6-7pm at Studio 7 (1221 Broad). $13 drop-in. 250382-4500. CUBAN SALSA - Classes with Salsa Moderna. Beginner and intermediate MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:309:30pm at Café Casablanca (2523 Bridge). 250-891-2310, latinvictoria.ca. SALSA - TUESDAYS Beginner's lesson 7pm & intermediate lesson 8:15pm at Studio 4 Athletics (715 Yates). $15. salsavictoria.com. VI SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY - All beginners welcome. No partner required. Wear soft-soled shoes. TUESDAYS 7:30-9:30pm at Eastern Star Lodge (3281 Harriet). 4 classes for $24/6 classes for $30. 250598-0207, VISCDS@shaw.ca. CHAKRA BELLYDANCE - Beginners TUESDAYS 6:30-8pm at Balance Studios (733 Johnson). Intermediate/ advanced WEDNESDAYS 7-8:30pm at 2727 Quadra (Back door #1). $20. 250-507-5432, taiyawindblossom@ yahoo.com. BALLROOM DANCE SOCIETY Practice. FRIDAYS 7-9:30pm at Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). WEDNESDAYS 7:45-10pm at Cedar Hill Rec Centre (3220 Cedar Hill). Free for first-timers. 250-721-5483, vbds.org.

JUL

THURS. JUNE 30

GAMES NIGHT - Play Jenga, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and more. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 250-385-1784. SCRABBLE NIGHT - Bring a board game and a friend, or play on the in-house boards and find an opponent there. TUESDAYS 6:30-9pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. Free. 250-386-4700.

382-LUCK

bar

JUL

 EVENTS

Email your listing info to calendar@mondaymag.com or enter it online at mondaymag.com

8:30PM $15

EVENTS CALENDAR

CHEESECAKE BURLESQUE PRESENT THE FRUIT SALAD CABARET

CANADA DAY!

MT. DOYLE, NOHASSLE, SHREW, XAVIER

SOLID

WITH DJ LONGSHANKS GUMBOOTZ AND SHEW

Vic’s FIRST and ONLY 90’s night WITH DJS JAY AND LEVI MAMA PULPA, EVERYBODY LEFT, IVY LEAGUE BRAWLERS

HIGH HEAT

‘WELCOME TO SUMMER’

FRI JULY 15 - VICIOUS CYCLES CD RELEASE PARTY WED JULY 20 - AUSTRA FRI JULY 22 - JOHNNY & THE MOON FOR MORE LISTINGS CHECK OUT WWW.LUCKYBAR.CA

SPIRITUAL ONGOING LEARN TO MEDITATE - Learn mantra meditation. THURSDAYS 4:305:15pm in the Interfaith Chapel (UVic). Free. 250-721-8338 DHARMA TEACHINGS - With Resident Lama Jhampa Tenzin. THURSDAYS 7-9pm at the Victoria Dharma Centre (3371 Maplewood). By donation. 250-385-4828. MEDITATION - Emotional freedom technique and insight meditation. THURSDAYS 7-9pm at Unity Church of Victoria (838 Pandora). By donation. 250-382-1613. SAHAJ MARG MEDITATION INTRODUCTORY TALKS - A heart-centred meditation practiced worldwide for real change from the inside out. Call for more information. SATURDAYS 11am-1pm. Free. 778430-1104. BUDDHIST COMMUNITY SITS Silent meditation followed by taped Dharma talks and discussion. SUNDAYS 7-9pm at Lynn Wylie Yoga Studio (202-1600 Bay). By donation. 250-380-6383. COWABUNGA MEDITATION Join Brad Morris, co-founder of GratiDudes, for a surfer’s approach to meditation. MONDAYS 6:30pm at 1088 Fort. $10. cowabungalife.com. A COURSE IN MIRACLES - Using Ken Wilber’s Integral Mapping. Study group. MONDAYS 7-9pm at the James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies. By donation. 250-220-9797. DROP-IN MEDITATION - Each class includes guided meditation, practical instruction and discussion. MONDAYS 7-8:30pm and WEDNESDAYS 10-11:30 am at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre (2020A Douglas). WEDNESDAYS 7-8:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). THURSDAYS 7-8:30pm James Bay United Church (511 Michigan). 250-592-7164, meditateinvictoria.org. ZEN MEDITATION - Learn Zen mediation. TUESDAYS 7-8pm in the Interfaith Chapel (UVic). Free. 250-721-8338. WAY OF MASTERY - Taking you from sleep to wakefulness, from fear to love. Reminding you of who you are. Registration required. WEDNESDAYS 7-9:30pm at 415-200 Dallas. By donation. 250-920-0948.

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[23]

To place an ad, call 250-382-6189, online at bcclassified.com, or email classad@mondaymag.com

CLASSIFIEDS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

YOU PISSED ME OFF

NOTICE: Ferny’s Autobody, 728 Pembroke St, Victoria, BC, V8T1H8, is selling a partially-restored 1990 Chrysler Lebaron 2-door convertible #IC3BJ45KOLG499213 owned by Jason Rogers for $2000 OBO to recover costs. Sale time: July 8, 2011 10am-2pm at above address.

TRAVEL

PERSONAL SERVICES

TRAVEL

HELP WANTED

TRADES, TECHNICAL

VOLUNTEERS

HEALTH PRODUCTS

SUNNY SUMMER Specials At Florida’s Best Beach-New Smyrna Beach Stay a week or longer Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800541-9621.

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME class 1 or 3 drivers for night work. Part-time approx 20hrs/wk. Clean drivers abstract required. 250-949-6405 or email resume to: port_hardy_agency@telus.net.

WESTERN Forest Products Inc., Mid Island, requires a qualified Stacker Operator, Grader/Bucker and Head Boomman with a Med4 ticket (or Med3 with PCOC). Boomman must be qualified in all aspects of booming (stow bundles, swifter, auger for boomsticks, deckhand on tug, stiff legs & standing booms, build sets). Please fax resume, including references, to Operations Administrator @(250) 287-8387.

GREATER VICTORIA Film Commission is looking for a skilled graphic designer to help create an invitation for a fundraiser. This short-term position can be done from home. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250386-2269.

BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

PERSONALS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

SENIOR LADY with dog seeks senior gentleman also with dog for walking & company. (250)920-7796.

ARE You Ready To Finally Earn Some EXTRA INCOME Working Full-Time Or Part-Time From Your Home Or Office? If Your Answer is YES..contact cbnner@blumail.org for more info

Classifieds

Call 250-388-3535 HEY YOU!

12th Annual Paul Valentine Memorial 3on3 Basketball Tournament Location: Paul Valentine Memorial Basketball Court, Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, 1767 Island Hwy, Colwood Date: July 9-10, 2011 Register by: July 3, 2011

www.mwdesigns.ca/ PaulValentine3on3.html

Bad Tattoos?

Open Seven Days

Call 250-882-6521. pete@newskinltr.com

TO THOSE shallow bitches and fucking moron on the bus, get a fucking grip! I did nothing wrong to you so fuck off! Quit accusing me of staring at you bitches when all you talk about is shit with that loser tattooed friend of yours! As for you you tattooed brainless piece of shit with no balls, quit saying that I am mentally handicapped and have Down Syndrome! Because I don’t! You don’t know me from a hole in the wall! So shut your fucking mouth bitch! Why don’t you say it to my face if you have the fucking balls! See what happens asshole! As for the crybaby hot bitch girl who cried to the bus driver about me spitting at you nobody can do shit about it! Haha as for that asshole who was laughing at me when I got off the bus, mind your own fucking business! I showed you all you fms and bitches how! Haha

YOU PISSED ME OFF!!!

TRAVEL GETAWAYS

HOW TO REPLY: For written responses, please send $3.00 and envelope addressed to: Box #_ _ _ C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. Voice Personals members can also reply by phone at 250-383-6111. LECHE’S CLOTHING (located at Oak Bay Junction). Tons of great bargains in stock now including Lululemon, Guess, Seven, True Religion & many more name brands. We buy & sell trendy used clothing & accessories. Now Open Daily. Come Check Us Out! 250592-4991.

Call 250-388-3535

[24]

Classifieds

MILL BAY- (2 minutes from Mill Bay ferry) Beautiful ocean front cottage, sleeps 2 to 4. Weekly, $1000, Monthly $3000, all inclusive. Includes all amenities. NS/NP. 250743-6186. SALTSPRING St. Mary lakefront 3 bedroom house. Sleeps 6+. Hot tub, dock, BBQ, etc. $1500 wk, $4500/mo thru Aug. 5th. Contact devo@uniserve.com for photos or more info.

TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR Timeshare No Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248. SELL/RENT Your TimeShare For Cash! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/Rent Your Timeshare For Cash! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $95 Million Dollars offered in 2010! w w w. B u y AT i m e s h a r e . c o m (888)879-7165.

Looking for a NEW job?

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

HELP WANTED ALPHA Safety Ltd is looking for First Aid Instructors for industry at our Training School in Ft St John, BC. Please send resumes by email or fax Attention: Martin Weideman Email: martin@alphasafety.net Fax: (250) 787 8839

Director of Resident Care A Complex Care facility in the warm Cowichan Valley is seeking a Director of Resident Care. Lead our care team with your passion and expertise. As a forward thinker you will be supported in your geriatric best practice initiatives. A degree in nursing with 5 years of progressive career advancement is required. A degree in a related healthcare field will be considered. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Fax your resume in confidence by July 6th, 2011 to 250-7372112

The Lemare group is currently seeking contract coastal hand fallers for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

Looking for a NEW employee?

MEDICAL/DENTAL MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE assistant-Looking for positive, energetic hardworker that can assist with such duties as:organize and maintain files, phone correspondence, scheduling appointments and various other office tasks. PatrickCodere@live.com OUR company seeks a customer service representative. Send applications to hppcht@msn.com.

SALES Flexible P/T & F/T Work! Seeking friendly enviro canvassers. Great ‘green’ work exp w/ great earning potential. vi_canvass@ wildernesscommittee.org

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

(250)388-9292

Call 250-388-3535

Personals or Variations

Classifieds

250-383-6111 The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hoe chucker/loader operator, and a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LOGGING Manager Logging manager/supervisor required for busy Vancouver Island logging and road building company. Must have minimum 15 years experience, and supervisory experience, in all aspects of coastal logging and road building A challenging full time opportunity for the correct individual. For further information contact by e mail only, with resume and salary expectations, to; bclogpro@hotmail.com

Looking for a NEW job?

Looking for a NEW career? www.bcjobnetwork.com

FREE TO LISTEN 24HRS

.com

The HIDEOUS looking cashier at a well known entertainment centre with metal objects pierced through nose, lips and face. Many Thanks to STEPHEN for the excellent service at the LURE restaurant with a view of Victoria’s Harbour also it was a pleasure meeting DAN in Cranbrook. Thanks to my daughter EMILY for the Father’s day present showing me the East Kootenays. Your Watchdog & Observer.

MAKE $$$ being your own boss! No Experience Necessary. 100’s of Business and Franchise Opportunities. LOW cost! FREE information! Visit www.franchiseexpo.com/123

.com

New Skin Laser Tattoo Removal. 1026 Cook St.

Flower Store Wake up & smell the roses be your own boss! Existing 20 year old turnkey franchise available in Victoria. $49,900. Serious inquiries only, 604444-4476 or Toll Free 1-866444-9114.

SUNRIDGE PLACE is currently recruiting therapists (O.T., P.T.) Dietitian, RCAs, LPNs, RNs, Recreation, Support Service and Office staff. Please visit our web-page & e-mail resumes to apply@sunridgeplace.ca or fax 250.748.8388 or drop off in person. Acceptable TB screening test and CRC required. We look forward to hearing from you!

VOLUNTEERS CANADIAN BLOOD Services seeks a volunteer team leader to coordinate a group of volunteers by maintaining the volunteer schedule and providing training to new volunteers as needed. Minimum one year commitment required. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MS SOCIETY of Canada seeks a signage set-up crew for the MS Bike Tour, Aug. 13-14, in the Cowichan Valley. Must provide own vehicle; drivers will be reimbursed for mileage. Volunteers needed for set-up and take-down on both days. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

.com

COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell!

JOE’S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Autobody Technician. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: joesauto@citytel.net Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795

CENTRA Windows an established, employee-owned organization with great working environment is seeking a Supply Only Window Sales/Window Sales Representative based in our Nanaimo office. This is an excellent opportunity in an established marketplace, for a motivated and individual. This is a JR sales position, that includes selling new construction and renovation windows. Will train the right person. www.centra.ca Please forward resume to careers@centra.ca

over 730 local members WOMEN SEEKING MEN

MEN SEEKING WOMEN

OTHER SEEKERS

55 Y/O female, NS, honest, reliable, independent, self sufficient, fun loving. Looking for the same qualities in a male for friendship and companionship. Reply to Box # 8319, C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111

LOOK OVER here. Man about town, looking for woman about town; night spots, dining out, travel and fun times! Come with me. Reply to Box #2915 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111

CUTE SLIM fit 40’s guy seeking another good looking, energetic male for special relationship; I’m worth it; are you? Reply to Box #8107 C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111.

MID 30’S single male 5’10” 155lbs., seeks single female who enjoys music, friendship, food, privacy and more. Reply to Box 2701 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St. , Victoria BC V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111

DISCREET MALE, 56, looking for eager male or female for friendship and fun, daytime only! Discretion assured. Reply to Box #7235, C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111.

SWM, 64, enjoys concerts, theater, art and life. Looking for female (53-65yrs) with similar interests for friendship and maybe more. Reply to Box #3434 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111

EARLY 60, bi-curious male seeks same for oral fantasies. Very clean, open minded and some what of a X-dresser. Discretion a must. Reply to Box #4018 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111.

HOW TO REPLY:

For written responses, please send $3.00 and envelope addressed to: Box #_ _ _ C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. Voice Personals members can also reply by phone at 250-383-6111. MEN SEEKING WOMEN 63, MALE, non-smoker, honest, reliable, independent, funloving. Looking for athletic female, like minded for friendship and companionship. Reply to Box #4892 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111. AMAZING, HANDSOME Robin Hood figure, 53. Seeks Maid Marion any age for revolt against greed, brutality, corruption and perm flux. Reply to Box #5540 C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111. KIND, RETIRED minister, 69. Longing for 1 caring, loving, lonely lady, walking alone in life for a life long friendship. Reply to Box #7500 C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111.

Call 250-388-3535

Classifieds

OTHER SEEKERS 41 YEAR old New Zealand married male, looking for a fun loving female between 25-48. Reply to Box #7317 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111. ATHLETE SOUGHT by attractive white female 44, for friendship, fitness and travel. Reply to Box #8964 C/O Monday Magazine 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111. ATTRACTIVE BI-SEXUAL male who would like to give oral to straight or bi-sexual men on a regular basis. Reply to Box #1448 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111.

How It Works First Menu •1 •2 •5 •6 •7 •9 •0

Go directly to a specific box To browse voice introductions To sign up for free access code To purchase response time FAQs Go to your mailbox menu Leave a message for Personal staff

Memberships are non-transferable. Sorry, no refunds Mail or deliver written responses to: ( $3 / Letter )

818 BROUGHTON ST. VICTORIA BC V8W 1E4

MATURE, FIT attached gentleman seeks mature lady for a little naughty fun. Reply to Box #6734 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-3836111. NICE MAN, 59, searching for one open minded, straight male needing daily regular oral satisfaction. Stop being frustrated. Reply to Box #4113 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-383-6111 VERY ORAL discreet bi-male, 60. Looking for couples or singles. Must have your own discreet place. Reply to Box #6560 C/O Monday Magazine, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4 or call 250-3836111.

Your Mailbox Menu

•1 •2 •3 •4 •5 •6 •0

To check your messages Record your introduction Turn on/off your Direct Connect To change your Direct Connect phone Check your membership status How to use direct connect To exit this menu & return to first menu

Monday Personals customer service

250-480-3201 M-F 8:30-5:00

Classifieds

Call 250-388-3535

Hit * to go directly to your mailbox/menu Hit 3 to skip any messages

Disclaimer: Monday Personals/Variations does not pre-screen callers and assumes no liability regarding meetings arranged through this service. Must be 18 years of age

HOROSCOPE >

JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011

It’s an exciting time and definitely a time of growth.

A

ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 For many Aries people, this might be one of the strongest times in your life. That’s because you’re now entering a phase where you can develop a kind of financial savvy by seeing new ways to earn money or better ways of getting a more fulfilling, satisfying, rewarding job. Yes! This is a process that isn’t going to happen overnight but it’s beginning. (Thank gawd.) By the same token, some of you will see a means to buy things or get hold of possessions that you have always wanted. You might even adopt a new approach to maintaining what you own or using what you already own in a different way. It’s as if you’re getting smarter about your money and your assets.

TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20 This is an exciting, powerful time for your sign! The last time something this auspicious occurred was in the spring of 1964. So for many of you this is really a first-time opportunity to grow in this particular way. And what is it? It’s a chance to improve your appearance, to improve your image in the world, to improve your surroundings and even to improve your relationships with others. Act on the ideas that are bubbling up in your mind because

GEORGIA NICOLS

you have them! Do not hesitate. Once you actually take action, “… then Providence moves, too.” These life-changing choices will continue to come up for a while in the future. Why not be the best you can be? Why be anything less?

GEMINI MAY 21-JUNE 20 Something dramatic is going to take place now that affects your spiritual world, your inner development, and possibly even your belief system. This means the changes you no doubt are experiencing might not be evident to others. But they are happening! These changes might involve travel and a deeper understanding of other cultures and religions. Whatever they are will broaden your experience of life, that’s for sure. All this probably comes under the bailiwick of “self-improvement” and trying to improve your path in life. (It might even be a secret plan you are putting into action.) Whatever the case, it will empower you!

CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22 Many of you are starting to change your goals for the future. This could be because you now see what is actually doable, or someone powerful has encouraged you to go for the brass ring. Others can definitely benefit you now. Partnerships and other people in group situations will offer you encouragement, feedback or ideas and inspiration that allow you to expect more for yourself in the future. This process makes you more successful in dealing with others, too. Your group skills are improving! Actually, this same beneficial influence can come to you through partnerships as well. Be receptive to others! (You come out smelling like a rose.)

LEO JULY 23-AUG 22 All Leos are in the process of radically changing their life direction in the world. As you start this process, you will explore opportunities to educate yourself further, or do work-related travel, or explore opportunities in publishing, the media, the law and medicine and, in general, prepare yourself for a powerful time of achievement in the next two years. Basically, you’re going to change your public reputation and how people perceive you, especially in terms of career and success. As this unfolds, many of you will have job changes or residential moves. In fact, this might already have happened in the last year for some of you. (Exciting stuff!)

VIRGO AUG 23-SEPT 22 Without question, most of you are going to be able to grow and learn more about yourself and your world at this time through increased travel and education. All kinds of opportunities, especially dealing with foreign countries and people from other cultures, will broaden your experience of life. Some of you will expand your world through medicine, the law or anything that is related to publishing and the media. Others will grow through study and training. Whatever you experience will make you more powerful in whatever it is you want to do. The end result will be that you will know more, you’ll be more experienced and you will certainly be more knowledgeable and confident!

LIBRA SEPT 23-OCT 22 You are now in the process of learning how to wisely use shared possessions and anything you own jointly with others. You see how to use these things to your advantage. You’re learning to understand how to make better use of what you already have. And in doing so, more goodies will come your way. Just learning how to clean, repair and be proud of what you have is a big thing in itself. We are

often overwhelmed by our possessions, especially things we share with others. This new, enlightened approach applies to inheritances, wills, estates and also how you are addressing your debt. The end result will be something that makes you far happier!

SCORPIO OCT 3-NOV 21 This is a time when you will strive as never before to improve partnerships (and possibly close friendships). You are no longer willing to just “settle.” You’re becoming more and more in touch with what you want, what you need and what, in fact, you’re going to demand! Therefore, you will do everything in your power to improve existing relationships and if you cannot do this, then you will end relationships that are no longer relevant in your life. Sometimes we just go along with things for years! We cope. But Scorpios are sitting up now and taking notice. More than that, they’re taking action! (“Hey, it’s my way or the highway. Capice?”)

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22-DEC 21 The last four-to-five years have been a time when you have felt frustrated about your achievements. You were expecting to be at the top of the heap, reaping your rewards and, in many ways, you did this. But for many of you, it was not all that it could be, was it? Now you are going to begin a process that will help you maximize your ability to achieve whatever you want. This process will be twofold: On one hand, you’re going to improve your health in every way that you can. You’re fired up about this! And on the other hand (you have different rings!) you’re going to improve your approach to your job or how you tackle whatever it is you do. You’re going to learn how to make your time count so you get the most bang for your buck. We’re talking efficiency to the max!

CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 19 This is a dramatic time for Capricorns. Huge changes in partnerships along with changes in your image and your style of relating to others are taking place

now. As a result, new romantic relationships will open up for some of you. (These will be profound and life-changing.) Others will redefine their relationships with children. Those who work in sports, education or the hospitality industry might also radically change how they work in this field. It’s all for the good. These changes will bring superior results! Some of you will also experience romance at a profound, life-changing level.

AQUARIUS JAN 20-FEB 18 There is so much going on at home, it’s mind-boggling! For the first time since the ‘60s (those of you who are old enough to relate) you can make fabulous improvements at home, with your family situation and even in your personal, private life. You can pull it all together so that you have exactly what you want. (Well, sort of. Sometimes reality is harsh.) Trust in your ability to do this. Go forward with home improvement plans and family changes because the end result will please you! In many ways, it will be a whole new world!

PISCES FEB 19-MARCH 20 You are slowly changing and improving how you relate to siblings, neighbours and relatives. No question! In fact, at its deepest level, you are changing how you see your daily world and the people around you every day. You want to communicate to them more effectively and more meaningfully. And when you modify how you see your world, which in turn changes your perception of things, then everything changes because if your world is different, your choices are different! It’s curious how it all starts in the mind! Fortunately, you have the best opportunity that you’ve had in more than a decade to practice the power of positive thinking. James Allen said, “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”)

ll Signs: Powerful planetary influences indicate this is a strong time for many of us to dramatically start to improve in different areas of our lives. It’s a great opportunity, really. This improvement could be an inner development, some external good fortune, the pursuit of career success or the thrill of experiencing profound learning. It’s an exciting time and definitely a time of growth. Since it’s good to know the particular area where you have a chance to enhance your life, read on Macduff! Of course, as Oliver Goldsmith once observed, “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.” (That’s the tricky part, isn’t it?)

Look who reads Monday Magazine

It’s THE PLACE to look for what’s happening in Victoria. I don’t need to look anywhere else!

mondaymag.com

Ida Manly, Moksana Y Yoga

There are lots of reasons to read Monday. What’s yours? email: editorial@mondaymag.com

Wellness

WEST COAST

$65 $60 Summer Special! Rejuvenating massage Multi technique magic on a far infrared mat Non sexual

Narayani

Mae’s Hot Oil & Thai Massage Traditional Thai Hospitality Truly amazing massage thaimassagevictoria.com

250-589-9539

250-360-0704

~Non-sexual~

These hands are for you! Strong yet gentle, deep or light. I make your body feel out of sight!

Rung’s Thai Place Traditional Thai Massage

250-881-3666

Non-sexual

Hot oil Massage

China Town

250-590-6042

INTERLUDE MASSAGE Kripalu Swedish or chair massage Find your bliss.... Andrea

250-514-6223 www.andreakober.com Please call for rates and appointment time for women only, men by referral

MONDAY’S BULLETIN BOARD OF PERSONAL GROWTH, HEALTH & WELLNESS SOURCES WWW.MONDAYMAG.COM 250-388-3535

STONE THERAPY Enter deep dimensions of relaxation. Release toxins & assist your body in self healing. women only

250-380-8733 info@raebilash.ca

www.raebilash.ca

HOT OIL & THAI MASSAGE Hot oil 1hr $50 Thai 1 hour $50 non-sexual.

Good for blood circulation!

Yupin: 250-658-5941 Highlight your wellness business to 80,000 Monday Magazine readers each week. Call Katey at 250.388.3535 for more information on our introductory offer!

Will Johnson Certified Rolfer since 1976

250-746-7618

MASSAGE 13 yrs in Practice

Be relaxed, soothed, Transformed! Swedish, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Energy Balancing JANALEE 250-888-4619

Monday Magazine will be closed on Friday, July 1st for the Canada Day statutory holiday and will reopen on Monday, July 4 at 8:30 am

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[25]

STR8TS

No. 28

7

Medium

4 3 5

5 6 4 4 2 3 7 5 2 3 3 1 2 9 5 1 8 9 7 4 6 8 7

8 6 8

5 8 4 3 6 4

6 9

9 7 1 3

6

Š 2011 Syndicated Puzzles, Inc.

3

Previous solution - Tough

<RXFDQÂżQGPRUHKHOSWLSVDQGKLQWVDWwww.str8ts.com

No. 28

Medium

7 1 9 6 2 PUZZLE 8 BAN--2011 NEW 3x594.00 7 3 1 8 6 5 1 3 8 8 2 9 5 5 4 3 3 6 1 8 5 7

9 7 3 4 8 1 2 6 5

2 4 6 5 7 9 8 1 3

7 1 9 8 6 5 3 2 4

3 8 4 2 1 7 9 5 6

REAL ESTATE

TRANSPORTATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ACREAGE

HOMES WANTED

BEATERS UNDER $1000

20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner ďŹ nancing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953.

WE BUY HOUSES

5 4 6 7 2 3

FOR SALE BY OWNER

6 2 5 3 9 4 7 8 1

4 3 7 1 5 8 6 9 2

1 9 2 7 3 6 5 4 8

5 6 8 9 4 2 1 3 7

WELL-MAINTAINED HOME/ Recreational Property. 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm 2ba, 5 acres usable timbered land, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. Priced to sell$435k 250-478-2648, 250745-3387. By appt ONLY.

ClassiďŹ eds Call 250-388-3535 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

If you like Str8ts, Sudoku and other puzzles, check out our books, iPhone/iPad Apps and much more on our store at www.str8ts.com

Fitness Fads

visit www.Pathem.com

DOONESBURY

PREVIOUS SOLUTION Pathemâ&#x201E;˘ Puzzle Solution

â&#x153;&#x201C; Do you Own a Car? â&#x153;&#x201C; Borrow up to $20000.00 â&#x153;&#x201C; No Credit Checks! â&#x153;&#x201C; Cash same day, local ofďŹ ce www.REALCARCASH.com

604-777-5046

PETS PETS AMERICAN Bulldog Pups Purebred, NKC/ABA regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, email: abpups@gmail.com or call for website info: 604-794-3256

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD ALL SEASONS FIREWOOD True Cord or 1/2 Cord. Cut, Split & Delivered. 250-5888749

Call 250-388-3535

ClassiďŹ eds

by G. B. Trudeau

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell? Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas ďŹ replaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of a kindâ&#x20AC;? property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660 INVESTOR SPECIAL- Kamloops $46K down. 2 yr. deal Pre-sold. Gr8 ProďŹ t. www.PropertyInvestorDeals.CA

ClassiďŹ eds

Call 250-388-3535

CARS 1987 V6 Chrysler Sebring convertible, 142,151 kms, good looking, runs good, many nice things, $3800. 250-592-5283.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price. Guaranteed!

MORTGAGES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

Š2011 Thinking Machine, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

HOUSES FOR SALE

NEED CASH TODAY?

For many strategies, hints and tips, visit www.sudokuwiki.org

Spell the phrase in the grid above it, writing each unique letter only once. The correct solution will spell the complete phrase along a single continuous spelling path that moves horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Fill the grid from square to square - revisiting letters as needed to complete the spelling path in order. Each letter will appear only once in the grid.

[26]

7 9 3 8 4 2 6 1 2 5 3 1 5 4 2

7RFRPSOHWH6XGRNXÂżOOWKHERDUG by entering numbers 1 to 9 such that each row, column and 3x3 box contains every number uniquely.

HOW TO PLAY:

Š 2011 Thinking Machine, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

8 7 1 6 5

REAL ESTATE

How to beat Str8ts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Like Sudoku, no single number can repeat in any row or column. But... rows and columns are divided by black squares into compartments. These QHHGWREHÂżOOHGLQZLWKQXPEHUVWKDW complete a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;straightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A straight is a set of numbers with no gaps but can be in any order, eg [4,2,3,5]. Clues in black cells remove that number as an option in that row and column, and are not part of any straight. Glance at the solution to see how â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;straightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are formed.

8 5 1 6 2 3 4 7 9

The solutions will be published here in the next issue.

topic:

3 4 5 6

9 8 6 7

Previous solution - Easy

Š 2011 Syndicated Puzzles, Inc.

SUDOKU

8 9

2 6 9 5 7 4 3 8

PERSONAL SERVICES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reďŹ nances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

2004 Grey Volkswagen Diesel Jetta sedan. PW, PB, PL, CD player, front and side air bags, abs and it has a trailer hitch. 200kms, great tires, brakes replaced recently.

Asking $8,900 call 250-813-2866 2004 V6 Mustang convertible, 20,100 kms, silver, like new, $11,900. Call 250-592-5283.

PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & interim mortgages. No fees! Please call 604-736-6914 or grpaciďŹ c@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO VICTORIA, SENIORS ONLY - Cubbon Apartments and Wetherby Apartments for Seniors - 55+ only please. We currently have a selection of bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites in our seniors only rental buildings in Victoria, B.C. Rents range from $775 for a 1 bedroom to $1100 and up for a 2 bedroom. Please call the following staff for information: Cubbon- 1035 North Park Street - 250-383-1162 and/or Wetherby Apartments - 3205 Wetherby Road - 250-598-1650

ClassiďŹ eds

Call 250-388-3535 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2000 FRONTIER 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th Wheel Trailer- sleeps 6, in excellent cond, smoke & pet free, stove w/oven, fridge, microwave. $15,000 obo. (250)598-1947. 2004 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; VENTURE- toilet, very clean. $6200. (250)474-1353 or 250-881-4145. WINNEBAGO MOTOR home, 1979, 60,000K, fully equipped, great condition, new roof replaced, $5400. 250-658-8859.

Consenting Adults 69JAI#BDC96NB6<#8DB'*%")-%"('%&

FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FETISHES/DOMS/FANTASIES Deep Stealth Dungeon: Professional BDSM & Fetish Specialists. Victoria’s only Trans run Dungeon We take PayPal

NIKI * Classy Cougar Wild yet sensual. Experienced, exotic,blue-eyed, natural blonde beauty. 36D-28-36. Full value full time. Toys, lingerie. Discreet downtown location. Mature 40’s. Niki 250-217-3969

250-896-8415 deepstealthdungeon.com

ADULT PHONE SERVICE All Male Hot Gay Hookups!

Try Free! Lovely Lady

Desperately Sexy Housewives XXX Massage Plus Massage music movement to relax body& mind. Exotic hot Gypsy woman totally energizing massage. A session designed to your specific needs light or deep pressure

ROSE 250-391-4710 Find more Consenting Adults online http://adult.mondaymag.com/

42 yr, 100% Pretty Woman, red hair and gold eyes, friendly, sophisticated & Discreet. 38C-30-38, 5’’4, 150lbs.

Late 40’s, needs company

Find more Consenting Adults online

TRANSGENDERED ESCORTS

For the mistress experience

Call 250-220-1004 or 800-777-8000 www.interactivemale.com

Real, Discreet, Local connections

Call Myna

Try Free!

250-208-5063

Call 250-220-1300 or 800-210-1010 www.livelinks.com

250-590-5645

ADULT MISCELLANEOUS

10am-2am

http://adult.mondaymag.com/

Bodywork

Slender Busty Blonde

69JAI#BDC96NB6<#8DB'*%")-%"('%&

Mature, 37D-24-34, 5’6” UVIC area By Appointment

Gerri GFE, PSE, Busty Brunette, Open-minded Clean & Discreet

EMERGENCY SERVICES

250-858-5817 250-920-5152

Cross dressers welcome

250-208-0346 gerrivictoria.com

Ashley’s

Day and Night Studio 27 yrs old Spa experienced masseuse No FS

Find more Consenting Adults online

http:// adult.mondaymag.com/

250-388-5657

Mustard Seed Food Bank 625 Queens Avenue Sandy Merriman House 250-480-1408 Rock Bay Landing 535 Ellice St. 250-383-1951 St. Vincent de Paul Society 828 View Street Our Place 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria Women’s Transition House 250-385-6611 Women’s Sexual Assault Centre 24 hour crisis & information line 250-383-3232 PEERS 250-388-5325 South Island Centre for Counseling & Training 250-472-2851 Sex Addicts Anonymous 250-592-1916

FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS FEMALE ESCORTS classchoiceescorts.com

NOW HIRING! F/T, P/T & visiting girls!

Colin’s M2M Massage Full Body – Total Touch Extended Time Sessions

Unwind – De-Stress Tantric Experience

250-984-7051

36DDD 28-36 High quality sexy massage plus by an enchanting blonde sweetheart.

Daily, 10am-9pm NFS. Gents 35+ MASSAGE GODDESS Sensual Healer! Classy, sexy, exotic & elegant.

ANGEL MASSAGE PLUS Niki * 250-217-3969 Sensual bodysage, very discreet. Independent. Natural blonde beauty. Downtown location.

Petite, HOT hardbody brunette.

Fuk-4-Fun 250.385.4386 NEW HOURS! Mon-Sat 9am - LATE! and Sundays 11am - LATE!

Class_cons_06_30_11

m2massage.wordpress.com

“LEEBA” 250-217-4233

When only the finest will do!

BROOKLYN

20 years, fun loving girl next door with delicious soft lips and a sweet angelic face, 34C-24-34. 34C-24-34.

Always Hiring!

(250) 382-1525

CLASS CHOICE ESCORTS New Upscale Downtown Location

Victoria Independent Providers

SweetVIPS.com

Jasmine

http://adult.mondaymag.com/

250-383-9021

Frankie 25yrs, 34DD-26-36 Brody 21yrs, 36DDD-28-38 Layla 20yrs, 34C-26-36 Bailey 25yrs, 34C-25-36 Dawn 38yrs, 36B-24-36 Dalainy 45yrs, 36C-27-34

Luna

Kenzie

Blair

Natalia

INDEPENDENT PROVIDERS

250-383-3506 w w w. c h a r l i e s a n g e l z . c o m

ca_cons_06_30_11

Find more Consenting Adults online

Beautiful busty blue eyed brunette, platinum blonde highlights. 36D-26-36. Experienced in giving a great full body massage. Upscale discreet location. 8am-midnight

Rikki 33yrs, 36C-28-36 Merrit 19yrs, 36B-26-36 Krissy 20yrs, 32B-25-35 Madeline 20yrs, 32B-22-28 Selena 24yrs, 36B-28-36 Eva 21yrs, 34B-22-34 Justice 22yrs, 34C-26-34

VIP_06_30_11

MysticMassage.ca

Simone 250-888-1210

Seduction-Unlimited.com

Blair .......... 23yrs ...........34C-24-34 Juliet ......... 19yrs ...........32C-23-32 Tesla.......... 25yrs ...........36DD-25-35 Billi............ 21yrs ...........34C-24-34 Carmen ..... 26yrs ...........32C-23-32 Marissia (Asian)..21yrs ....34B-24-34 Caprice ..... 36yrs ...........34C-23-34

Kenzie ....... 20yrs ...........34B-24-34 Luna .......... 20yrs ...........34C-23-32 Rylie .......... 19yrs ...........34C-24-34 Gerri .......... .38yrs ...........32C-23-32 Monique.... 35yrs ...........32C-22-32 Kelli: .......... 25yrs ...........34B-23-34 Lexxy:........ 21yrs ............32C-23-32

VISITING: Roxy, 21yrs, 34DD-23-34 June 27 - July 1 VISITING: Natalia, 23yrs, 34C-23-34 July 02 - 06

Save $20 on your visit Bring in this coupon and save $20 on your visit. Coupon Valid: June 30 - July 6 Offer not valid with any other coupon/ discount.

24/7 ★ PRIVATE ★ NON-RUSHED ★ UNLIMITED ★ GFE ★ MASSAGE

250-590-VIPS (8477) or 250-507-2302

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com

[27]

MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2011 mondaymag.com


Monday Magazine June 30-July 6, 2011