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The new killer: crotches here might be plenty to stare at between your legs, but driving isn’t the time to do it, says the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission. Besides, you’re not really fooling anyone. DANIELLE “Crotches Kill” is the catch POPE phrase launched through a news@ new awareness campaign by the commission, in an effort to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and crashes caused by drivers who are sending or reading texts from smartphones placed in their laps. Anti-texting campaigns have increased around the Canada and the U.S. this past month, with recent news of a young Colorado man who died when he was distracted by his phone, drifting into oncoming traffic and rolling his car off the road. Parents of 22-year-old Alexander Heit released the chilling last text their son left, unsent, on his phone, as a way to strike home an important message about how unimportant these messages are. Heit’s last words: “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, I’ll tw”. Back in the CRD, studies indicate that drivers who are reading or sending texts are 23 times more likely to cause a crash than non-distracted drivers, hence the region’s poignant call for less crotch time. “Everyone who sees you looking at your crotch knows exactly what you’re doing, and it’s stupidly dangerous,” says Sgt. Frank Wright, head of the CRD’s Integrated Road Safety Unit. Despite the fact that driving intexticated will net you a $167 fine, plus three ICBC penalty points, studies have reported that one in five drivers of all ages confessed to surfing the web while driving, and those who texted while driving had the following justifications: some would only read (not write) texts, some reported holding their phone near the windshield “for better visibility,” some increased their following distance, while others only texted at a stop sign or red light. And, 77 per cent of young adults report they are very or somewhat confident they can safely text while driving, while 55 per cent said it was “easy” to perform both tasks at once. However, a reported five seconds is the minimal amount of time a driver’s attention is taken away from the road while texting — at 80 kilometres an hour, this would equal driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. “Instead of putting away their smartphones because they know it’s illegal to use them while driving, many drivers have taken to placing them out of sight in their crotch,” says commission chair Chris Foord. “But that’s even more dangerous, because now they’re looking down for several seconds at a time to read or send a text.” That briefly distracted driving time claims the


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lives of 94 people each year in B.C., and injures hundreds more. These crashes, which the commission says are commonly caused by missed traffic light changes, unnoticed vehicles or missed cyclists or pedestrians in the driver’s path, are all entirely preventable. The campaign, which includes TV and radio ads, urges crotch-texting drivers to “wise up, and eyes up,” and to reduce the temptation by putting smartphones out of reach when driving. See these messages (when you’re not driving) at sdrv. ms/17MD7mv.

MIND IF I PEEK IN YOUR CLOSET? Young women starting out on their own will have more than their big sister’s closet to raid, thanks to a new initiative by the Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (SIVW). Anney’s Closet, run as a free store out of a permanent storage locker in the West Shore, will assist young women in need by providing them with free household items and furniture. Unlike anything else currently available to potentially at-risk young women and new mothers in Victoria, Anney’s Closet will offer goods to those referred from partner social service agencies. Women will have the opportunity to select items that will help to transform their apartments into functional and comfortable homes, and the group aims to provide rocking chairs for all new mothers to help facilitate the early stages of development and mother-baby bonding. The project was nicknamed after Anney Ardiel, a professional downsizer for seniors. Using household items donated by elderly clients as well as other donors, Anney’s Closet will celebrate its grand opening Sat., June 8, 10am-2pm at West Shore U-LOCK Mini-storage (1621 Island Hwy). All are welcome to see the closet and enjoy music and refreshments. Learn more at: M


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Why we walk: to build strength ictoria is a walking city. Only moments after I was first delivered into the area, I stepped off a bus and, accidentally, into my first participatory walk for insert-your-issue-here. The benefits of walking are pretty clear. It improves balance and co-ordination, increases energy, helps maintain a healthy weight, manages conditions like heart disease, even strengthens the old bones. But there are other reasons to walk that researchers spend slightly less time monitoring — it stretches out your activist muscles, releases unity endorphins and forces you to look DANIELLE POPE at the direction you’re taking. This week, Victorians will have the opportunity to join a walk that has stepped all over North America in opposition to the casual assumption that survivors of sexual assault should be held responsible for their attacks. It’s called SlutWalk, and its meant to snag attention — attention for an issue that, so often, stays silent. The real thanks for this goes to the Ontario police officer who made his opinions public in 2011, linking the way women dress to instigating assaults. But although Cst. Michael Sanguinetti was criticized and disciplined for suggesting women shouldn’t dress like “sluts” if they don’t want to be victimized, he succinctly verbalized the stigma that many have been pretending didn’t still exist. The fact is, even in 2013 it still exists, and a group of brave Victoria women have decided that our sleepy walking town is long due for a wake up. On Sun., June 9, at 11am, self-proclaimed sluts of all genders and ages will strut from the legislature through the streets of Victoria: some in sweat pants, some in business suits, some in risqué outfits, some in jeans. Hopefully, you’ll be one of them — I will. Before you go, consider the clinical prescription for getting the most out of your walk. Your head is up. You’re looking forward, not at the ground. Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed. You’re swinging your arms freely (a little pumping is OK). Your stomach muscles are slightly tightened and your back is straight, not arched forward or backward. You’re walking smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe. You’re holding a sign. You’re yelling the call-and-response chant. You’re laughing with the people staring, in awe of you, on the sidelines. You’re smiling because those endorphins are kicking in about now, and you’re helping your body and all the bodies around you feel supported. Yes, it might be a saturated market. Yes, we’ll continue to see walks every week for every issue from paper cut prevention to the serious stuff. Yes, there are times when it seems like a walk is hardly enough to make any real change. But, with all that focused energy, the intent is what makes change — and your presence counts. With one foot in front of the other, every step is in the right direction. M




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PARENTAL HELP JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY Nice note that new parents living anywhere on the Island will now be able to reach a public health nurse for all their weekend questions thanks to the new Infant Feeding and New Parent Support Line at 1-855-339-6825.

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Little Spirits to be remembered GARDEN MEMORIAL TO OPEN THIS FALL WITH HELP FROM WALK he day after Ann-Marie and Jim Millington lost their son they heard about Little Spirits Garden memorial at Royal Oak Burial Park. After years of infertility issues, the two were overjoyed to discover Millington was carrying a child, due on her birthday. Her pregnancy was smooth and uncomplicated until one morning, just shy of 19 weeks, Jim was away on a work trip and Millington didn’t feel well. She went to the emergency room to be safe, but there, specialists told her she was going into labour with a possible blood infection which could end her life and would require her pregnancy to be induced. She pleaded for time and alternatives — the baby’s lungs were still undeveloped, and Jim would miss his chance to say goodbye. DANIELLE POPE The doctors waited as long as they could while Jim drove through the night. He arrived, as did Gabriel James at less than half a pound. “He stayed with us for five hours and five minutes, until he could not stay with us anymore and peacefully fell asleep,” says Millington. “That time with Gabriel truly changed our lives forever. We were blessed to even have that time, but our hearts still long for that special, beautiful child we held for such a short time.” Instead of picking out the colours of Gabriel’s first outfit or choosing who to introduce him to first, Millington remembers the kind social worker in the hospitals’ antepartum ward talking through some of the difficult decisions she and her husband would have to make, such as burial or cremation. It was then she mentioned the Little Spirits project, and the two decided


to attend a candlelight vigil in the park. Fresh with grief, they heard Lindsay McCray and others speak, and asked to be part of the project. “Since April 27, 2012 we have been moving through the stages of grief, and have had so much support and love during the process,” says Millington. “Finding the Little Spirits Garden has helped us to feel we are not alone. That our community has a sacred place, which honours the loss families feel, at no matter what stage the loss of pregnancy happened.” The idea for the garden launched over a year ago by McCray, now the mother of “two on earth and one in heaven,” after McCray and her husband experienced a miscarriage and realized there was no proper, public way to grieve their loss. McCray appealed to the team at the Saanich Legacy Foundation to disturb the often-silent grieving process and create the memorial that now marks one of the first of its kind in North America — Little Spirits Garden, a dedicated public space at Royal Oak Burial Park where families can grieve the death of a baby and the community can openly acknowledge miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. The Board of Cemetery Trustees of Greater Victoria contributed $50,000 right away, though McCray and the foundation needed to raise $295,000 to see her dreams manifest. To date, the group has pulled in close to $110,000, with $3,750 of that from online crowd-sourcing campaigns. They hope the upcoming fundraising event, A Walk To Remember, will help cinch much of the rest and allow the garden to officially open this fall. “Miscarriage is just not discussed that often, and there is no formal place for it in our society,” McCray told Monday last September. “So many of my loved ones were great, but a lot



Ann-Marie Millington (left) was featured in the Little Spirits Garden adverts, after her loss inspired her to join the project.

of people think you’ve done something wrong, or some wellmeaning friends will say ’well, you can always try for another,’ or some just don’t know how to respond at all.” In Victoria, there are 450 reported miscarriages a year where women experience this loss in the first half of pregnancy. Vital Statistics reported 457 stillbirths in B.C. in 2010, with at least 50 in the Greater Victoria area. Approximately 15 to 20 per cent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. “Being part of this project has allowed us to share Gabriel’s story and has allowed part of his spirit to live on, which eases the pain of loss,” says Jim. “On April 27 this year, we celebrated what would have been Gabriel’s first birthday by renewing our wedding vows to each other in honor of him and all that he meant, and continues to mean, to us. How this day will look in future years we don’t yet know, but having the Little Spirits Garden as a place to visit will be an important part of it.” M Join A Walk To Remember, June 22, 11am-4pm at Royal Oak Burial Park (4673 Falaise). To make a donation, or for more information, visit

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EVENTS CALENDAR ✓ EVENTS FRI. JUNE 7 THE AMAZING CHASE - Teams race around downtown Victoria completing mental and physical challenges. It's not just about being the fastest runner or fastest problemsolver - it's about working with your team to make it through before the others do. Teams start in Bastion Square, with challenges taking place across downtown, and the wrap-up party is at Darcy's Pub/Upstairs Cabaret. Sign up as a team of two, or the Prodigy Group will try to match you with a partner. Register online or via phone. 7pm-midnight at Bastion Square (and various locations). $45 for non-members. 250-383-7191,

SAT. JUNE 8 VOLKSSPORT WALKS - Join the 5/10km walk (rated 2B). Registration 9:30am, walk 10am at 4 Mile Pub (199 Island Hwy). Contact is Carol at 250-386-6670. VICTORIA STRIDE WALK - Walk 5km or 2km, with entertainment by the Gettin Higher Choir and Mufaro Marimba Ensemble. Walk organized by the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa. Funds raised support African Grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Bring your own water bottle. Everyone welcome. Registration 9:30am, walk 10:30am at Centennial Square (Douglas). $15 includes walk and African scarf., StrideVictoria13 WORLD OCEANS DAY CELEBRATIONS - Highlights of this annual sea fair featuring indoor and outdoor family activities include a special kids zone and a wide variety of local groups eager to share their oceans-related knowledge and expertise. Representing UVic are the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and departments of biology and geography, and Ocean Networks Canada. 10am-4pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). Free. 250-385-4222 ext. 115. PARENTS' DAY BBQ Approximately halfway between Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day, Victoria Queer Parents has invented Parents' Day. Please come to our annual BBQ. We’ll provide the grill goddess and barbecue equipment, plates/utensils and dessert. You bring a side dish to share, drinks and something to grill for your family. All LGBTQ families, "potential" parents and allies are welcome. 3:30-6:30pm at Variety Garden Park at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health (2400 Arbutus). Free. 250507-9098.

WEED DATE - SPEED DATING FOR FOODIES AND GARDENERS Saanich Organics and Sea Bluff Farm want you to find love! If you're single or are wanting to meet like minded folks, there's nothing like hoeing a row with someone to find out what they are all about. Refreshments include lemonade and rhubarb squares, and folks are encouraged to bring a picnic to share for Witty's beach after the event. Queer, Straight, Bi, Trans, we have a row for you! Everyone is welcome. Register in advance via email with name, gender, age and orientation. 2-4pm at 565 Wootton Road (Metchosin). $10 donation will go to purchasing a Saanich Organics box subscription for low income families. seabluffbusi@

SUN. JUNE 9 THE BEACH ROCKS! - The tide is out! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist and get a glimpse of the creatures that live beneath the rocks. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). 10amnoon at Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich, picnic shelter on Homathko). Free. 250-478-3344. SALTY SUNDAYS: WATERY WONDERLAND - Enjoy crafts, activities, programming, and tours. See the range of wet and watery activities that celebrate all the reasons we love the ocean that surrounds our beautiful island. 1-3pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). Free with admission. 250-385-4222 ext. 115.

WED. JUNE 12 FREE COMMUNITY HEARING SCREENING EVENT - Your local Connect Hearing is inviting everyone to come down and have their hearing tested for free at our Community Hearing Screening event at the Estevan Pharmacy in Oak Bay. 2-4pm at Estevan Pharmacy (2517 Estevan). 250-598-2517.

MARKETS BASTION SQUARE PUBLIC MARKET - The market turns 18 this year! See an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports, entertainment and farmers selling their locally grown produce and fruits; homemade breads, pastries, honey, preserves, chutneys and relishes; free range eggs and more. Live entertainment. To Sept. 22. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 11am-5:30pm, SUNDAYS 11am4:30pm at Bastion Square (Wharf to Government). Free. URSA HANDMADE MARKET - The first-annual Ursa Handmade Market is a one-day maker's fair, showcasing some of the incredible artists and craftspeople on Vancouver Island. 10am-4pm at Fernwood Community Center (1240 Gladstone). Free. 250891-6148.

MOSS STREET MARKET - Over 90 vendors offer farm fresh local products, handmade crafts, homemade food and live, local music. Until October. SATURDAYS 10am-2pm at Moss and Fairfield. JAMES BAY COMMUNITY MARKET - Live music, yummy treats, cool clothing, funky jewelry, local produce and natural treasures. To Oct. 12. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm at corner of Menzies and Superior. 250381-5323, VICTORIA DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET - Enjoy the summer season with the yearround, local food-focused Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market starting May 29. WEDNESDAYS 11am-3pm at the Hudson Back Carriageway (770 Fisgard). Free. 250-884-8552. OAKLANDS SUNSET MARKET - A great place to meet your neighbours, learn about food security, purchase delicious local goods from farmers, crafters, artisans, bakers and connect with your community. BiWeekly WEDNESDAYS ( 2nd & 4th Wednesday in June, July & August) 4:30-8:30pm at Oaklands Community Centre Basketball Courts (corner of Belmont and Ryan). Free.

WORDS FRI. JUNE 7 CONGRESS @ PLANET EARTH Planet Earth Poetry reading series' open mic will be dedicated to Congress 2013 attendees. Readings after open mic by Ariel Gordon, Cody Klippenstein, Iain Higgins and Eric Miller. 7:30 p.m. at Moka House (#103, 1633 Hillside). $3. events/congress_pep.html.

SUN. JUNE 9 FRIENDS OF BC ARCHIVES PRESENTS A LECTURE - Author Christina Johnson-Dean will give an illustrated talk about the artist Ina D.D. Uhthoff who was a contemporary of Emily Carr. 2-4pm at Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum (675 Belleville). Free. 250-598-1835.

GALLERIES FRI. JUNE 7 XCHANGES GALLERY - "Victoria, Inside Out," Ground Zero Printmakers Society. Opening reception 7pm. To June 30 at 2333 Government.

COMMUNITY VICTORIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION - Formerly Victoria Riding for the Disabled Association, is looking for volunteers. 778-426-0506,

BLOOMIN’ BEAUTIFUL HOME AND GARDEN CONTEST - The Township of Esquimalt will again host the contest for best large garden, small garden, façade, environmental practices and curb appeal. Registration until July 15, nominees will be judged Aug. 5-16. Winners announced Sept. 16. Nominate a neighbour's property, or register your own by through a nomination form and fax or deliver it to Esquimalt Parks and Recreation (527 Fraser) before July 15. RECOGNITION FOR SENIOR VOLUNTEERS - UVic's Centre on Aging, through the annual Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) program, is searching for seniors who have provided exemplary service. The award recognizes seniors who have given exemplary service for at least 10 years in the CRD, and will be presented on Oct. 1, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Nominations can be made online at, through volunteer agencies or by fax at 250-721-6499. ANIMAL LOVERS - Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders needs compassion homes to foster rescued cats while together we find their forever homes. FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - For families of those with mental illness, with or without addiction. Second THURSDAY of every month. 7-8:30pm in the BCSS Board Room (941 Kings). Free. 250-384-4225. LIFERING - Looking for new group facilitators! See website. Addiction support program. THURSDAYS 7:30pm at Victoria Native Friendship Center (231 Regina). FRIDAYS 6:30pm at Pearkes Rec Centre (3100 Tillicum). TUESDAYS 7:30pm at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser). 250-920-2095, SCREENING SISTERS - Join the new program due to launch in October. Make a difference and provide support to women during screening for cervical cancer by attending appointments with clients and providing telephone support in between appointments. Call Sue Dakers 250-661-4413. BORDERLINE PERSONALITY SOCIETY OF BC - Weekly support group. Friends, partners and family also welcome. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at Capital Mental Health Association (125 Skinner). Free. 250-383-5144 ext 2127, SUPPORT GROUP - Support group for phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. With Dr. Tom Lipinski, registered psychologist. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Bridge Centre (125 Skinner). Free. 250-389-1211. VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED To drive cancer patients to medical appointments. Contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 250-414-4253 or visit us online at

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t started for Canada that day in 2011, when a Toronto police officer said publicly that maybe women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t dress “like sluts.” Canadians everywhere threw up their arms, raised their voices and put on their most provocative outfits in a nation-wide movement guaranteed to turn heads — SlutWalk.

It starts for Victoria this Sunday, June 9, thanks to one woman who refused to stand down when her own experience forced her to seek help. And though ours is Danielle Pope one of the last cities to join the brigade by name, hundreds of Victorians are expected to strut beside her to acknowledge the facts: one in three women will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. And, by the Criminal Code of Canada definition, no one can ask to be sexually assaulted.

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It’s the day before Halloween, 2012, when Diondra Hall runs into an old friend at a music concert. The two decide to catch up later over drinks, though when the friend appears at her door, he’s brought another person Hall doesn’t know. Still, the three meet, chat and drink together, until one shot becomes too many. Hall is drugged, unable to move her body, and the two men proceed to sexually assault her. The first person she tells is a friend who assures her “This is not your fault.” Already, Hall has been asking herself why she drank so much, and with someone she didn’t know, and how could she have let this happen. Hall makes the decision, with her friends’ encouragement, to report the incident. Within 72 hours, she undergoes a medical exam, submits to a police interview, writes a statement and relives the moment, again and again. In what would have been rare just a handful of years ago, Hall is met with support from all levels. A Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) worker and nurse are issued to walk her through the medical process. Her case worker at VicPD assures her, again, the situation is not her fault. Charges are laid against the two men, and a court trial is pending. Hall’s friends come to her aid and, just over six months later, Hall signs up to be the official contact for the first ever Victoria SlutWalk. “SlutWalk is a movement that not only aims to provide a space for empowerment, but also destructs the way we shame women for their sexual choices and hold them accountable for crimes committed against them,” says Hall, 24. “The thing that shocked me was, when I started confiding in my friends, almost all of them told me about instances of assault they had been through.” While Victoria has had its own spotlight on the issues thanks to the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre and the more jovial Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, which just took place May 26, SlutWalk falls into its own category as an unsponsored — and more outspoken — display against sexual violence. On April 3, 2011, more than 1,000 people gathered at the first Toronto SlutWalk, dressed in the most seductive and suggestive outfits possible in response to a comment made by police constable Michael Sanguinetti, who stated,

“I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this — however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized.” This message, after Statistics Canada released its 2004-2007 report that 89 per cent of assaulted women knew their perpetrator, would lay the groundwork for a new look at the treatment of assault survivors. With the tagline “Because we’ve had enough!”, co-founders of the Toronto event, Sonya Barnett and Heather Jarvis, made a conscious decision to use “slut” in their response to reclaim the term. “We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result,” the two say on the SlutWalk Toronto website. “Being in charge of our sexual lives should not mean that we are opening ourselves to an expectation of violence, regardless if we participate in sex for pleasure or work. No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault.” Since the kick off, hundreds of thousands have joined the movement from Halifax to Vancouver, often with police, community and even military support.

“I was inspired to not stay silent because silent is what every other woman in the military is being, and someone has to stand up.”




Nicola Peffers is one former member of the military who will be speaking at the Victoria event. Royal Canadian Navy Ordinary Seaman (OS) Peffers was posted to the HMCS Winnipeg from 2007 to 2012. At a 2009 NATO deployment, Peffers was sexually assaulted. She was the only female ordinary seaman in the engineering department on ship and survived ongoing harassment from her male colleagues, especially the higher-ranked officers. But when Peffers reported the incident, she was met with little support. Her complaint is now being heard through the Military Police Complaints Commission, since the case was closed without an investigation. “On paper, [The Canadian Forces] sound quite accountable, but as soon as I wanted disciplinary measures for those responsible, they were quick to defend the respondents rather than the victim,” she says. “In my case, no witnesses were willing to talk, and for some instances there were no witnesses, so the Forces take the word of the highranking individuals over an ordinary seaman’s words. In the instances that couldn’t be dismissed as having no witnesses, they were dismissed on technicalities like improper formatting or not meeting how they define harassment.” The Canadian Forces officially has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, as outlined in the Harassment Prevention and Resolution Guidelines Peffers used to base her complaint. However, the Military Police determined her experiences didn’t meet the criteria for assault under the Criminal Code of Canada. And though every female solider Peffers spoke with reported at least one instance of harassment or sexual assault, all stayed silent to avoid professional repercussions. Peffers herself was denied access to training courses that would have furthered her career. Despite all her soldier training, Peffers would receive a new lesson on how to fight — how to work with a lawyer, keep records of all her communication, develop the patience for a response and how to put it out of her mind. “Sexual assault in the military is rampant and I don’t think the public knows how bad it is,” says Peffers, who now works in a male-dominated trade outside the military where she says she feels safe. “I was inspired to not stay silent because silent is what every other woman in the military is being, and someone needs to stand up.” While she awaits her court case, Peffers is writing a book on her experience and hopes her voice will influence

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Diondra Hall (centre) stands with four other women who will strut publicly to prove clothing is not consent.

Ottawa in a policy change that would make it a safe choice for women in the military to come forward. When it comes to choice, words play a part. The 14th century definition of “slut” was “an untidy woman.” In 2013, the Merriam-Webster Canadian dictionary defines it as 1. “a slovenly woman,” or 2. a) “a promiscuous woman; especially: prostitute” and 2. b) “a saucy girl: minx.” Though the word is still evolving, Hall says the dichotomy — which is still seen today — gives women two options. “As a woman, your sexuality is always up for conversation, and it starts in high school,” she says. “If you say ‘yes’ to a boy, you are a slut. If you say ‘no,’ you are a bitch. And there really isn’t anything in between.” Hall has her own definition of the word slut: someone who is strong, sexually empowered, knows her boundaries, rejects what society says it means to be female and accepts her own power. With that definition, Hall says she would proudly use the term herself. When it comes to situations like her court case, however, part of the challenge will still be convincing the court that her own history doesn’t play a part. “There are these implications in our society that there are people more deserving of rights and protection, and that person is the young, innocent virgin, not necessarily the woman who governs her own body,” says Hall. “A lot of my friends say this isn’t a comfortable topic to discuss, but sexual assault is not a comfortable experience to have. What prevents us from making progress is not talking about it — it’s time to talk.” M Join the walk Sun., June 9, 11am at the legislature. The walk is free and is open to all ages and genders, and will end in Centennial Square with guest speakers, resource tables and entertainment. For more, visit


Know your rights, or lack thereof ast Saturday, a security guard at the corner of Douglas and Yates took a young woman out at the knees, placed her into a hold, and dragged her limp form back into a store. Another guard explained to onlookers that the SIMON woman had been shoplifting, NATTRASS apparently absolving himself snattrass@ and his coworker from any wrongdoing. “When I arrived, a heavyset guard was forcing her to the ground by striking the back of her knees, and soon had her in a reverse bear-hug hold,” remembered one of several witnesses to the event. The witness followed the guard into the store, demanding that he stop his arrest as she believed that his actions were illegal. “He refused, and instead responded first that she was shoplifting, and then that ‘when they struggle, you’re allowed to use force’.” A few months ago, our witness would have been right — until March 11 of this year, Saturday’s events could easily have been called assault. Today, it is legal for private citizens to “commit a reasonable act (including the use of force) for the purpose of protecting that property from being taken, damaged or trespassed upon.” Despite their fondest wishes, security guards are


New Monday to hit newsstands June 27 eginning June 27, Black Press’ Monday Magazine is moving from an alternative news weekly to a comprehensive monthly arts and entertainment guide. Along with the revitalized magazine comes a revamped website with weekly blogs, videos and updates from our writers with plenty of room for readers to share their thoughts and ideas. Readers will also enjoy expanded arts and entertainment coverage twice weekly in Black Press’ community newspapers. “Monday has a solid reputation in the arts community,” says publisher Penny Sakamoto. “Now more than ever, Monday’s focus is celebrating the wealth of talent and culture our city offers.” After 39 years as Victoria’s premier weekly read, Black Press is excited to announce the new monthly iteration of its local flagship brand. Alongside the familiar voice of film reviewer Robert Moyes and the ever-popular horoscopes by Georgia Nicols, Monday will now feature CTV entertainment reporter Adam Sawatsky, fashion it-girl Emma Yardley, gastronaut Don Genova, arts maven Janis La Couvée, independent film advice from Victoria Film Fest director Kathy Kay, the contemporary musings of CBC Radio host Jo-Ann Roberts and some comedic relief from Mike Delamont. The vibrant, full-colour Monday also offers extensive coverage of outdoor recreation, sports, interior design, and an expanded events calendar — available in print and also at and Black Press’ Victoria community newspapers — Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and the Goldstream News Gazette — will also host an expanded, Monday-approved arts and entertainment section twice weekly, complete with an events calendar. “This is a brand new Monday with plenty of features and information on what’s happening in Greater Victoria that no one else is providing,” says Sakamoto. “The new Monday is for the person who is active, engaged, loves to go out and take part in our community and discover new things.” Black Press, the largest independently-owned media company in Canada, decided on the move in response to a shifting marketplace, which has affected alt-weeklies across North America, including massive layoffs at the Village Voice and the Boston Phoenix, which recently closed. M


not police — their power to conduct a citizen’s arrest is the same as yours. However, these changes to the Criminal Code allow hired goons (and ostensibly Good Samaritans) to protect not just people but property, provided that “the act committed is reasonable in the circumstances.” While, in theory, the new law applies to everyone equally, in practice the addition of property to the list of things it’s okay to hit someone over mostly empowers private security. The definition of “reasonable” is left up to our imagination, providing security guards with the opportunity to justify nearly anything other than lethal force. According to our witness, all but a few onlookers neglected to even call for help as the woman was dragged away, implying that at least a few thought his actions were reasonable. “Another guard asserted that the woman was shoplifting and everyone just continued walking — they were just looking for an excuse to leave.” We could stop this sort of thing from happening. Instead of gathering to stare passively and openmouthed as these events played out, pedestrians could have spoken out or stood between the guard and his quarry. While the Government of Canada has seen fit to enshrine property over dignity and personal safety, assault is no more acceptable now than it was three months ago. Knowing our legal rights is half the battle. Knowing what to do when those rights fail to serve what is right is something else entirely. M

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et’s be honest, some of us like to sleep in on the weekends. Fortunately, for those of us who do and then feel slightly miffed when we hear about all the great things people found at the local market, there are a few alternatives. Celebrating its 13th season, the Sidney Street Market will run every Thursday evening from 5:30 8:30 pm. on Beacon Avenue until the end of August. Expect to find something for everyone, with additional food stands and lots of new entertainment. “I always say people should come to shop and prepare to linger," organizer Laurie McDermid advises. The Chinatown Night Market returns to the 500 block of Fisgard Street next Wednesday evening, from 5 – 9 pm. As in the past, in addition to the food and street vendors each night will offer a unique theme, including dragonboating and year of the water dragon, the Festival of Karaoke Stars, festival of the Sevens, and the Moon Lantern Festival. The market continues on the second Wednesday evening of each month into September. On the the third Wednesday of the month until September, Oak Bay Village is transformed into a vibrant street market. Artists and artisans showcase a variety of wares including wood turned bowls, hand made greeting cards, glass art, paper casting, fabric arts, jewelry, toys, fresh made soaps and cosmetics and preserves. Each market also offers local produce, food vendors, live music, a magician, face painting and balloon animals. Adjacent Oak Bay merchants will remain open to offer special pricing, tastings, demos and samples. M

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f you had driven out to Cordova Bay in your motor car a few months after the First PAM GRANT World War, you might have pamgrant@ encountered a young man named George McMorran who was busy building a tiny store at the water’s edge. That may not seem so remarkable, but the fact that he did it in four days is another matter completely. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that before a decade had passed, McMorran extended his empire to include cabins and a ballroom which he quite rightly named after himself. He handed things off to his sons Eric and Bruce after the next World War and with a new sprung maple dance floor and a romantic beach, McMorran’s quickly became one of Victoria’s hottest spots for a Saturday night. A few years ago, his family decided to sell up. Enter Kate Phoenix, both savvy business woman and an experienced restaurateur, who certainly new the commercial value of one of greater Victoria’s few waterfront dining spots when she acquired the property from George’s descendants in 2010. What was perhaps more important was that she also understood the historical significance of a building that literally hosted thousands weddings and other celebrations over a near century. And like many a Victorian over 40, her parents used to dance there too.

Despite her experience, she wasn’t able to build anything in four days though. It took Phoenix and her partner Lisa Radoslovich a couple of years, several hundred thousand dollars and a number of building permits before the doors, to what has been renamed the Beach House, could be opened last summer to an expectant city. No doubt there was a collective sigh of relief when the first visitors saw that dance floor had been carefully restored, and the warm and inviting redesign showcases the breathtaking views of the San Juan Islands and Mt. Baker beyond the sandy beach below. When operating at full capacity during the summer months with a patio, and upstairs and downstairs dining rooms, there are literally hundreds of seats available indoors and out. An eager public overwhelmed the new restaurant initially, but it didn’t take Beach House long to find its feet. Chef Steve Mugridge’s (formerly of the Quamichan Inn and Cherry Point Estate) all day menu is both intriguing and affordable, offering thoughtfully prepared comfort food at prices that won’t leave you gasping. On my most recent visit, we decided to take advantage of the weather before it disappeared and were seated at a table outside. I was dining with friends Adam and Emma who have been living abroad and missing all things Canadian, so I wasn’t surprised when they bypassed the tapas platter... Continued on following page

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roasted beef, horseradish aioli, cheddar and onion on house-made French bread, served with meat drippings ($14). I got an excellent six-ounce New York steak sandwich (steaks are excellent here) smothered with roasted mushrooms, tossed in a red wine spiked demiglace and three superb onion rings, which I shared. All came with hand cut Kennebec fries and excellent salads tossed with the house’s white balsamic vinaigrette. I plan to head back for some ribs or a pizza, reputedly both excellent, and to save room for dessert. Service is good, drink prices are fair, and manager Tara MacLeod is encouraging people to come out to enjoy the live music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Call 250 658-5224 details or drop by 5109 Cordova Bay Road. M





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hough summer means cold beer and crisp white wines to many, some folks only drink red wine. If it's not your usual tipple and you don't know what to buy for red wine drinkers this summer, here are a few lighter reds available at BC Liquor stores for under $20. Drop them in the fridge for half an hour if serving on a hot day. Savour the heady bouquet of ruby hued Georges Duboeuf-Beaujolais, loaded with ripe cherries and strawberries. Serve this easydrinking Gamay varietal slightly chilled and pair with seafood, grilled white meats and mild cheeses. Loaded with bright fruit and accented with hints of minerality, this Beaujolais has gentle tannins, balanced acidity and a light, dry finish. Arrogant Frog-Pays D'oc Ribet Red is a happy marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Juicy, with medium body and generous balanced berry fruit, this refreshing wine complements a wide variety of foods but is a good general drinking summer red. Though Barbera varietals are often heavy, the younger ones such as Piemonte BarberaBarbera Da Vine that have not spent much time in oak are lighter and cheaper too. This drinkable red is deeply hued with generous ripe fruit, with rich cherry fruit aromas, spice and vibrant acidity that make it a slam dunk with grilled red meats, chocolate anything and substantial cheeses. Valpolicella Classico-Masi Bonacosta is cherry-scented with hints of violet and loads of bright, clean berry fruit and tart acidity. A long finish with gentle notes of cloves and leather, this wine goes well with pizza, pastas, steak and lamb. M MONDAY MAGAZINE

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VICTORIA, INSIDE OUT round Zero Printmakers are exploring Victoria, Inside Out for their last exhibition of the 2012-13 season, opening June 7 at Xchanges Artists' Gallery and Studios (6E2333 Government). Expanding on last year’s project celebrating Victoria’s 150 anniversary — for which 15 Ground Zero members created a commemorative album of prints in the likeness of historic buildings and places around the city — Victoria, Inside Out also looks at the urban landscape through the mediums of printmaking, from plein air sketch to highly-produced studio prints. Each artist involved will present work that explores their individual environments, and since some of Ground Zero’s members come

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JOY KILLS SORROW f you’re mourning the loss of FolkWest at Royal Athletic Park, an innovative evening of string music with former FolkWest headliners Joy Kills Sorrow and local favourites Fish & Bird may just be the right thing to cheer you up. Van Isle native Emma Beaton has been singing with Joy Kills Sorrow since 2008, and fel-


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MAGIC FOR ELEPHANTS ow do you make an elephant disappear? Sixteen local magicians are trying to do the opposite by raising money to stop the slaughter of African elephants. One magician, Eric Bedard loves elephants so much, he's walking 100 miles across Kenya in September as part of a team on the same mission. On June 12, Magic for Elephants promises an enchanting evening of tricks and treats as magicians treat ticket holders to an hour of close-up, table-side magic, followed by an onstage gala of comedy and magic. Performers include Bedard, Chris Yuill, Murray Hatfield, Shayne King, Dave Attwood and more. All the proceeds are going to the community anti-poaching scouts supported by Elephant Earth, the conservation branch of Hidden Places Travel, founded by Victorians Dag Goering and Maria Coffey. The show is at White Eagle Hall (90 Dock) Wed., June 12. Doors at 6pm. Table-side magic from 6:30-7:30pm, with the gala beginning at 8:30pm. Cash bar and pizza by the slice are also available. Tickets are $20 at Robinson's Outdoor Store (1307 Broad). M

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UNCLE VANYA lue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s tragi-comedy Uncle Vanya, opening Thurs., June 6 at the McPherson Playhouse. Blue Bridge has cast Duncan Ollerenshaw (Hell on Wheels), Amanda Lisman (Shaw Festival), Chris Britton (Good Will Hunting), Kassianni Austin (Rifflandia co-founder) and BBRT coartistic director Jacob Richmond for their first production of its Monday-Sunday fifth summer season. $3 from 11pm-1am Uncle Vanya runs Oak Bay until June 16. Tickets at or 250Recreation 386-6121. M



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oubtless the pitch was impressive: “Hey, imagine Ocean’s Eleven crossed with a killer magic act by David Copperfield. Plus we’ve got Morgan Freeman!” Sadly, Now You See Me proves to be more frazzle than dazzle. When all the magic dust settles and the tricks are tediously explained, what you’re left with is a claustrophobically self-important caper film that is enormously pleased with its own cleverness. At the core of the story are four street magicians who get instantly famous when their debut show in Vegas involves them performing on stage while seemingly robbing a bank in Paris at exactly the same time. (The climax of the act involves them blizzarding the audience with a fortune in Euros.) This brings them to the attention of the FBI, in the person of a dogged but none too bright agent named Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo). And we know that Dylan ain’t so smart because not only does one of the magicians (Jesse Eisenberg) make a monkey of him in the interrogation room, but a famous “magician debunker” (Morgan Freeman) keeps telling Dylan that he is forever falling for the quartet’s misdirection and is thereby always two steps behind them. After Vegas the magicians perform in New


Orleans, and pull off an even more audacious stunt that cements their reputation as Robin Hood-style outlaws. These tricksters are building up to a third and final performance in New York City, notwithstanding the fact that the FBI, various cops, and even Interpol are pursuing them like bloodhounds. This time there is half a billion dollars at stake, and director Louis Leterrier (Transporter, Clash of the Titans) orchestrates a bunch of hocus pocus in the form of fights, chases, a sneaky heist, and a climactic outdoor performance where an awestruck crowd gets a cyber lightshow with a surprising payoff. Although the movie offers entertaining moments along the way, the characters aren’t interesting or even likable and the tricks, once explained, fail to satisfy. And the “big reveal” at the end makes the whole story seem preposterous. In short, the less-than-magical Now is all top hat and no rabbit. Call it an exercise in flabracadabra. M

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FILM & CINEMA CALENDAR OPENING INTERNSHIP -(Odeon/Westshore/ SilverCity) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two salesmen whose careers are trashed by the digital age. Suddenly, they find themselves at Google headquarters competing with tech-savvy 20-somethings for a couple of highly-prized internships. This promising comedy co-stars Rose Byrne and John Goodman. Starts Fri. THE PURGE -(Odeon/SilverCity) Ethan Hawke stars in a derivativelooking sci-fi thriller about a future world where there is a 12-hour period where all crime is legal. It's a bad idea, then, for a family to provide shelter to a man on the run from a ruthless group out to kill him. Starts Fri.

CONTINUING ★½ AFTER EARTH -(Empire 6/ Westshore/SilverCity/Empire Uni 4) Will Smith stars with son Jaden in this shoddy-looking and woefully simplistic sci-fi thriller about intergalactic travellers who crashland on Earth 1,000 years after it became uninhabitable. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. ★★ THE BIG WEDDING -(Caprice) A long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) pretend to still be married when their extended family meets for a huge wedding. This vulgar and often mean-spirited comedy wastes the talents of all concerned, including Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace and Susan Sarandon.

THE CROODS -(Caprice) A prehistoric family taking an unexpected "road trip" into a magical land is the plot of this whimsical animated charmer (which has been getting great reviews). With the vocal talents of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds. EPIC -(Empire 6/SilverCity/ Westshore) In this animated family adventure a teenage girl is magically transported to a deep forest setting where she bands together with a wacky crew of critters to help battle a terrifyingly dark force that is threatening their world . . . and ours. ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH -(Caprice) This animated adventure tale features a brave astronaut in peril because of inter-galactic bad guys. With the vocal talents of Brendan Fraser, Jessica Sarah Parker, and Jessica Alba. ★★½ FAST & FURIOUS 6 -(Odeon/SilverCity/Westshore) The high-octane series continues, with ever-wilder stunts. In this outing Dom's crew is asked to take down an ex-special ops soldier who has morphed into a super-criminal specializing in vehicular warfare. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Paul Walker. ★★½ THE GREAT GATSBY -(Empire 6/Caprice) Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge) directs a lavish, overthe-top but decidedly uninvolving screen version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic Jazz Age novel about a glamorous and mysterious millionaire on Long Island. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. Note: opens Friday at the Caprice.


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THE HANGOVER PART III -(Empire 6/SilverCity/Westshore) All those bad boys from the Wolfpack are reunited for a final return to Vegas. As if anything could go wrong. . . . With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. By all accounts, this one is well worth avoiding. ★½ IDENTITY THIEF -(Caprice) The considerable talents of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) are wasted in this witless and often mean-spirited would-be comedy about a mildmannered businessman who makes the grave mistake of tracking down the seemingly gentle woman who has stolen his identity. ★★★ IRON MAN 3 -(Empire 6/ SilverCity) An emotionally unbalanced Iron Man (Robert Downey) goes up against the terrifying Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), one of the more intriguing megalomaniacs of recent years. Despite being a step down from the original — and a bit long-winded and bombastic — this is an imaginative, humorous and fast-paced thrill ride. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce. ★★★ KON‐TIKI -(Odeon) Fascinating albeit superficial, this Oscar-nominated adventure recreates the legendary 1947 voyage of Thor Heyerdal, who crossed 4,700 miles of Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft in order to prove that it would have been possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. ★★★½ MUD -(Odeon/Empire Uni 4) The once-mocked Matthew McConaughey has latterly begun making interesting films, such as this fable-like drama about a fugitive on the run who meets up with two teenage boys who vow to help him reunite with his true love. Imagine a combination of Stand By Me and Beasts of the Southern Wild. With Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon. ★★ NOW YOU SEE ME -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore) The FBI and Interpol combine forces to battle a clever crew of Las Vegas illusionists who seem to be robbing banks . . . while simultaneously performing for a casino audience. Despite a great cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Jesse Eisenberg, this is a flabby caper film with little magic to it. See review.

★★ OBLIVION -(Caprice) Tom Cruise stars in a visually stylish but rather dull and derivative sci-fi thriller about a man who returns to a ruined Earth to extract its remaining resources when strange things start to happen and he begins to question his mission and himself. ★★½ OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL -(Caprice) Sam Raimi directs an extravagant rendering of L. Frank Baum's Oz novel, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, about a small-time magician (James Franco) who ends up in a fantastical land where he can achieve true greatness if he becomes a hero by battling a terrible witch. Basically, there are too many special effects and not enough heart. With Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. ★★½ PAIN & GAIN -(Caprice) Three Florida body builders come up with a really dumb idea involving a kidapping scheme that, no surprise, goes terribly wrong. Based on real events, this sadistic and very violent black comedy is directed by Michael Bay, but feels more like an indie film that draws clumsy inspiration from Scorsese and Tarantino. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Ed Harris. ★★★½ STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Empire Uni 4/Westshore) J.J. Abrams retains the helm of the rebooted Star Trek franchise with this entertaining and engaging tale about a youthful Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) tackling a seemingly unstoppable one-man weapon of mass destruction. With Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Saldana, and a sinister Benedict Cumberbatch. ★★★★ STILL MINE -(Empire 6) Themes of aging are engagingly dramatized in this heartfelt true-life story about an 89-year-old New Brunswick farmer who ends up having to fight both a city hall bureaucrat and his wife's debilitating illness. With fantastic performances by James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold. Note: moves here from the Odeon on Friday.



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ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR MUSIC THURS. JUNE 6 THE SHATTERED HEARTS - Cover tunes from Soundgarden, Katy Perry and Spirit of the West. $5 after 9pm at Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift). AROUND THE COMPASS ROSETake a musical tour of 17th century England, Europe and Mexico with La Rose des Vents, a five piece cornett and sackbut (early trombone) ensemble from Montreal, as it plays works by Gabrieli, De Lassus, Gibbons and more at this informal, interactive recital. 8pm at St Matthias Church (600 Richmond). $15/10. BACH TO THE BEACH- Join School District 61 students for an outdoor concert under the trees at Willows Beach Park. 4pm. Free.

FRI. JUNE 7 BC ACCORDION ORCHESTRA- AllStar fundraising concert with Jelena Milojevic, Ken Lavigne and Daniel Lapp. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). Tickets at Tempo Trend Music (250-384-2111) or Long & McQuade (250-384-3620). THE BROKEN STRINGS - Cover tunes from Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and the Talking Heads. $5 after 9pm at Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift). VIVIBE - The Cooper family, five selftaught multi-instrumentalists aged 11 to 50 play original, fun tunes on ukulele, hand drum, guitar, harmonica and flute. After open stage at 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies). By donation. FELICIA HARDING -Performing a blend of her own folk and indie-rock originals – as well as an innovative mixture of re-vamped cover songs in styles ranging from the Cranberries to The Tragically Hip. 8:30pm at Ocean Island Backpackers Inn. Free.

SAT. JUNE 8 EDELEPHANT-Mike Edel returns with his new band Edelephant and a sound so fresh you'll have to come down and see what it's all about. $5 after 9pm at Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift). WEST COAST DJANGO - Featuring Pearl Django and Brishen. 7:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $TBA.


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LILIJA GULBIS -Join the Victoria Baroque Players as they play music by Teleman, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach. 2:30pm at First Unitarian Church (5575 W. Saanich). $25/20. TRADEWINDS-. Experience South Pacific charm with the relaxing sounds of Tradewinds, bringing you the music of Western Samoa, New Zealand, Rotuma, Hawai’i and Fiji. After open stage at 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.

TUES. JUNE 11 QUARTETFEST WEST- This popular event, which originally ran every year between 1993 and 1998, is back. Twenty-five students from across Canada, the U.S., Brazil and New Zealand will attend the intensive 10-day chamber music workshop with members of the Lafayette String Quartet, famed artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991. The students will study in masterclasses with the quartet, as well as with guest artists, the Penderecki String Quartet. The daily masterclasses are open to the public by donation. Concerts are at 8pm June 12, 14, 18 and 21 at Phillip T Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, UVic. $25/12 at tickets.uvic. ca or 250-721-8480. JOY KILLS SORROW- This former FolkWest headliner is back for one concert with local folk favourites Fish & Bird. 8:30pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $16/14.

ONGOING OPEN MIC - Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn (1300 Gladstone). Free. KARAOKE - Hosted by Kelsey. THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck (229 Gorge East). Free. LIQUID THERAPY THURSDAYS With DJ Bobbaganoosh. THURSDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. Free. OPEN JAM - FRIDAYS 8pm at the Langford Legion (761 Station). Free. T.G.I. FRIDAYS - Featuring DJ Dee, and all the modern hip-hop and dance beats to end the week. FRIDAYS 10pm at Carlton Club (900 Carlton). Free. JAZZ IN THE PACIFIC - Hosted by the Victoria Jazz Society. FRIDAY and SATURDAYS 8-11pm at The Pacific Lounge at the Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville). Free.

CANUS - Hot jazz at Hermann's Jazz Club (753 View). 4-7pm. $12. KIT EAKLE -Noted jazz violinist plays a concert of music by Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt, DjangO-sphere and a second set based on the influence of violin on jazz. 8pm at Hermann's Jazz Club (753 View). $15. MONDAY MAGAZINE JUNE 6 - JUNE 12, 2013

SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAM Hosted by Ian & Carolynn McDowell. SATURDAYS 2pm at V-Lounge (3366 Douglas). Free. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH - Hosted by Banjo Pete and his revolving gang of bluegrassers. SATURDAYS 1:304:30pm at Logan’s (1821 Cook). Free. BLUES JAM - Hosted by Summer and the Sinners. SATURDAYS 3-7pm at My Bar and Grill (310 Gorge E). Free. SEXY SATURDAY SLAM- Featuring DJ Dee. 10pm at Carlton Club (900 Carlton). Free cover for ladies. SOLID! - Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky (517 Yates). $TBA. CIRCUIT SATURDAYS - With resident DJ Ronny Bee. 10pm-2am at Paparazzi (642 Johnson). Free. SUNDAY BLUES JAM - With Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 3-7pm at the Upper Deck Sports Lounge Travelodge on Gorge (229 Gorge E). Free. HOOTENANNY - Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin'. SUNDAYS 4-8pm at Logan's (1821 Cook). Free. BLUEGRASS SUNDAY - Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. NEW OPEN MIC - Deevin Avairis hosts a new weekly open mic. Fully licenced. 7-10pm at Moka House (1633 Hillside). Free. OPEN MIC - Hosted by Steve Barrie. MONDAYS 9pm-12:30am at Logan’s (1821 Cook). Free. KARAOKE - With your hosts Stacey and Thor. MONDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi (642 Johnson). Free. 90210 MONDAYS - DJs Jay Somethin' and Levi Somethin' Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky (517 Yates). $TBA. JAM SESSION - Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. TUESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge (791 Pandora). Free. DRINKO BINGO - Hosted by Grayson Walker. One free bingo card every game. TUESDAYS 9pm-12:30am at Logan's (1821 Cook). Free.

STAGE THURS. JUNE 6 UNCLE VANYA - Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre brings Anton Chekhov's tragicomedy Uncle Vanya to the McPherson Playhouse. Starring Duncan Ollerenshaw and Amanda Lisman. Opening THURSDAY at 8pm, running Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm until June 16. Tickets at or 250-386-6121.

SUN. JUNE 9 PHILLIPS COMEDY NIGHT - Join host Wes Borg and headliner James Ball for an evening of stand up comedy. 8pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10.

MON. JUNE 10 HAROLD NIGHT - It's a brand-new night of long-form experimental improv led by master improviser Dave Morris and featuring an ensemble cast of local Victoria improvisers. Come enjoy theatre that's created in the moment. 8pm at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $10 cash at the door. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE - Follow Your Berry own Beat with Strawberry Shortcake in her theatrical debut at the Royal Theatre in this musical production featuring Happy-Go-Lucky HuckleBerry Pie. 6:30pm. Tickets at or 250-386-6121.

WED. JUNE 12 MAGIC FOR ELEPHANTS - Join 15 local magicians for an evening of close-up, table-side magic as well as a stage performance in support of anti-paoching efforts to save the African Elephant. Doors at 6pm at White Eagle Hall (90 Dock). $20 at Robinson's and at the door.

IMAX FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES -(10 am, noon, 3 pm, 6 pm NOTE: no 10 am shows on Tues.-Wed., June 11-12) THE LAST REEF -(1 pm) ★★★½ MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES -(4 pm) ★★½ OBLIVION -(7 pm) ★★★½ SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE -(11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm)

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SCREENINGS FOODIE FILM FESTIVAL -This three-day festival features delectable foodie documentaries accompanied by tasty and refined refreshments. All screenings take place at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's fancy theatre. FRIDAYSUNDAY, at various times. For details, please see Victoria Film Festival. MOVIE MONDAY - Presenting Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould. Canada's legendary pianist Glenn Gould gets a fresh treatment in a documentary featuring neverbefore-heard anecdotes from friends and ex-lovers of this sublime and eccentric musical genius. 6:30 pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. FOODIE MOVIE NIGHT- The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is launching a program of regular movie nights at their fancy in-house theatre. They are starting with a tasty Mexican remake of the classic foodie flick Eat Drink Man Woman, here called Tortilla Soup. As with the orginal, a renowned chef has trouble communicating with his three grown daughters and can only reach them through his cooking. Yum! TUESDAY, 6:30 & 9:30 pm at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

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ll Signs: Right now the heavens have introduced a beautiful balance between our idealism and our reality. This is an indication that each of us – in different areas of our lives – have come to a kind of balance by resolving something painful in the past. We have a sense of having survived or come through a challenge, or finally having settled something that was doubtful, or emotionally and intellectually threatening. This doesn’t mean we’ll never have problems again, but it does mean that in certain areas, something is “settled.” This is comforting. And as I sit here comforted (if you will) a curious revelation comes to me: Have you ever noticed that people on horses look better than they are?


ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 Although you’re suddenly obsessed about decorating or real-estate deals or entertaining, in the bigger picture, you feel grateful for the help you have received from others. You also feel grateful for your share of something either through your partner or something that was due you. One might say you see that you’re wellsupported from the universe or at least, in your mind. This is reassuring. You feel more generous to others (because when we feel well-treated, we want to treat others well). Something unusual or different might happen this week with respect to your relationship with parents or a family member. You might impulsively buy something high-tech or unusual for your home. TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20 Your idealism about serious relationships, committed partnerships (both professional and intimate) and close friendships is strong now. You see the value in having someone on your team, watching your back. This greater appreciation of the value of a close relationship strengthens your resolve to make a long-term commitment to someone, almost as if you were making a commitment to yourself. (Some of you might experience this as making a commitment to a group or an ideal.) Meanwhile, this week will bring exciting introductions to someone new and unusual. You might also be passionate about certain ideas, especially if you write, sell, teach or need to persuade others. GEMINI MAY 21-JUNE 20 With the Sun, fiery Mars and Jupiter all in your sign, you’re pumped! Use this energy to go out into the world and get more done; grab life by the throat. Demand the advantage. In addition, this is a good time to get more physical exercise by working out doing physical labour or dancing your face off. In a curious way, something regarding your work or your job makes you appreciate the opportunity you have to be able to work. It’s just that simple. You feel gratified to do a task, whether it’s because you have the ability, the opportunity or the motivation. It feels good to be productive. Watch your money this week. (Something unpredictable here.) Unexpected chances to earn money will create spontaneous spending. CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22 You are a nurturer. At this point in your life, many of you feel grateful for your relationship to your kids

or grateful for an opportunity to nurture any children. Those of you involved in the arts or any kind of creative expression are equally grateful to have a chance to do what you’re doing. It’s a luxury to express one’s creative talents. You need the time to do so and the practical support from others or society to give you the chance to shine. An unexpected gift might come to you that changes your appearance or makes you feel younger or more with it. Relationships will be a bit obsessed this week. (Fun but frantic.) Breathless romance will be maddening.

LEO JULY 23-AUG 22 Things that are practical, down-to-earth and realistic related to family and home have created an appreciation within you. You appreciate a parent, or your ability to enjoy your home in a practical way, or you feel more secure. Whatever the case, your appreciation of your good fortune in your personal life gives you a warm feeling in your tummy. It’s a combination of a practical and emotional security. Although this is an undercurrent right now, in other ways, ironically, you feel emotionally on edge and excited about something. A spiritual breakthrough or something in your private thoughts presents new possibilities that only you know about. Are you hatching a plot? VIRGO AUG 23-SEPT 22 Some kind of recent shift has affected your thinking. It could be due to a residential change or job change or a change in your daily milieu, the result of which gives you a more grounded way of seeing your world. For starters, you have a greater sense of appreciation of your daily surroundings. You have come to terms because you’ve lost something and now you appreciate what you had. This, of course, leads to an appreciation of what you have. In a way, this is a process of maturing, to remind you not to take everything in your daily world for granted. Meanwhile, an unusual friend might come into your life, or a friend or group might introduce you to something surprising. LIBRA SEPT. 23-OCT. 22 For the first time in a long time, you have a more mature understanding about cash flow, earnings, assets, possessions and all the stuff in life that is necessary to make you deal with reality. You need money to pay your bills and keep a roof over your head and perhaps support loved ones as well as yourself. And now you feel you are getting a better handle on this. You see that you are stepping up to the plate and doing the mature thing. It feels good to be this responsible, doesn’t it? Meanwhile, relations with a boss or authority figure might hold a few surprises this week. This could even include a sudden crush on someone. For some, it can also be an unexpected promotion, raise or praise. SCORPIO OCT 23-NOV 21 This is a profound time. The word casual has disappeared from your vocabulary. You’re aware of your responsibilities, which is one reason you’re contemplative and looking inward. (You might feel withdrawn or tired.) You are reaching a new understanding of your world by creating a balance between giving form to MONDAY MAGAZINE

your ideals and, at the same time, shaping what is real. You’re putting into practice what you have learned in the last few years. Many of you are drawn now to metaphysics, mysticism, spiritualism or yoga. Meanwhile, you face practical problems with kids, how to resolve them and keep your self-respect. Sudden chances to travel might drop in your lap this week. SAGITTARIUS NOV 22- DEC 21 With Mars opposite your sign now, you have to be patient with others because no matter what you do, someone is so annoying! (It’s just what it is.) In the bigger picture, however, you are coming to terms in a mature, accepting way with what you have to give up. And it isn’t what you thought it would be. You see that now. But don’t worry, it never is. We never know what it’s like to give up something until it actually happens. Since change is inevitable and constant, consider this boot-camp training. Let go, lighten your load and move on. Meanwhile, back at the bank, good news might drop money, favours and gifts right in your lap. Yippee! CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 19 Your pace is exhausting because you’re working so hard. But you feel good about your job because you’re making headway and enjoying improvements, promotions and getting what you want (relatively speaking). Privately, what really reassures you now is a deeper appreciation of your friendships. You also feel closer to achieving your ideals and have more confidence in your ability to continue to do this in the future. How cool is that? Meanwhile, this week will bring a few surprises with partners or members of the general public. You might meet someone new or someone you already know might want to change things in a major way. (Sayonara.) AQUARIUS JAN 20-FEB 18 Fun, vacations, romance, sports events and creative opportunities continue to be tops on your menu. Life is good right now because you’re making it that way. Definitely squeeze in a vacation if you can, now or in the next few months. In the bigger picture, you feel pleased with your achievements. It is slowly dawning on you that you have arrived in some measure. You have achieved your ideals. You feel proud of who you are and what you have done. This is pretty cool. Meanwhile this week, something surprising with a coworker might occur. (A flirtation?) Or you might get an unexpected raise, praise or promotion. Some of you might also receive new technology that is job-related. PISCES FEB 19-MARCH 20 Things are shaping up nicely for you because privately, you are seeing that philosophically speaking, your beliefs are not only valid but beneficial to you in a practical way. What you might’ve suspected as wishy-washy or airy-fairy is actually how life works. Who knew? In a way, this is like growing, isn’t it? Your ideals, which you might’ve been suspicious of before, are actually valid and helpful. This week, however, surprise vacation plans or an unexpected flirtation will please you. Parents should be extra vigilant because this week could be accident-prone for your kids. Meanwhile, stay light on your feet so you can accept surprise invitations.

JUNE 6 - JUNE 12, 2013


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Monday Magazine, June 06, 2013  

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