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- The Alix Goolden Hall transforms into the small desert town of Night Vale during the podcast taping. rmts.bc.ca.

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VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST JUNE 20 - 29

Take in 10 hot days of cool jazz during this 30th annual festival. Headliners include Bobby McFerrin and his latest project, “spirityouall.” Various venues. jazzvictoria.ca FIREWORKS AT BUTCHART GARDENS JUNE 28 - AUG. 30

The name says it all! Free with admission, every Saturday evening at dark. butchartgardens.com.

TALL TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 27 - 29

Open-air music festival in Port Renfrew, west of Victoria featuring musical genres ranging from surf/ folk rock to electronic. This is a 19+ event (no minors). The extensive line-up ranges from local favourites Jon and Roy and the Roper Show to The Dudes and Lindi Ortega. talltreemusicfestival.com.

SKA FEST JULY 1 - 5

Perhaps Victoria’s most impassioned festival society hosts their annual offerings of all things ska at Ship Point, including: Shaggy & Rayvon and Barrington Levy from Jamaica, Fishbone and The Aggrolites of LA, Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire (Miami), Providencia (Colombia), Zvuloon Dub System, here from Israel. skafest.ca. ROCK THE SHORES JULY 11 - 13

Heritage acts the likes of Tom Cochrane, The Cult, Our Lady Peace, 54-40, and Gord Downie, meet behind the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre with emerging rockers and everyone in between. Sloan, The Dudes, Billy Talent, Kongos! $59.50 - $279.50 (single day/fest pass). rocktheshores.com.

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West Shore fest is a massive mix of old school and new July 11 - 13 at the Juan de Fuca rec centre, with guys like Tom Cochrane getting the party started. rocktheshores.com.

VICTORIA PRIDE WEEK JUNE 29 - JULY 6

See the jewel in Victoria Pride week’s crown: the parade and festival, along with a lot more fun. Over 150 vendors will be selling food and wares. A beer garden and special performances will cater to the 19+ crowd. Pride house will host over 10 different LGBTQ supportive organizations. For full list of events, locations

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One of the world’s most prominent street theatre festivals! Performers from Australia, the U.K., South America, the U.S. and across Canada will converge in Victoria for 10 days of incredible family friendly fun. Various times and locations downtown. victoriabuskers.com. THE PHILLIPS BACKYARD WEEKENDER JULY 25 - 27

The original Wailers, Holy F**k, Charles Bradley, Shad, Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast and plenty more show us how to have a good time at a brewery. As if we needed the help. The company’s nice though. Tickets $34.75 - $89.50 (single day/fest pass). At Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketweb.ca. and times, visit the website: victoriapridesociety.org. GORGE CANADA DAY PICNIC JULY 1

Celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, stage entertainment, classic cars, kids’ activities, canoe rides, buskers corner, street hockey, strawberry tea, market and more. 8:30am5pm. Meet artists en plein air

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around the city mark the country’s birthday, but again. Downtown, free concerts from Jon & Roy, Dope Soda and Brave New Waves are on offer, along with fireworks in the Inner Harbour at approximately 10:20pm.

during Gorge on Art along the waterway from 9:30am to 4pm. saanichsunfest.ca. CANADA DAY AT SOOKE FLATS JULY 1

One of the biggest events in Sooke all year with live bands and fireworks at nightfall. canadadaysooke.ca. CANADA DAY AT FORT RODD HILL JULY 1

Explore coastal gun batteries built over 100 years ago. See original guns, underground magazines and camouflaged searchlight

emplacements. All day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (603 Fort Rodd Hill). Free. CANADA DAY FIREWORKS JULY 1

See the event every Victorian is talking about this time of year. After dusk in the Inner Harbour. Free. victoriacanadaday.ca. VICTORIA VEGAN FEST JULY 1

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Bring your old pennies down to the grounds surrounding Helmcken House and St. Ann’s Schoolhouse to try your hand at an egg-and-spoon race, bean bag toss and other fun old timey events from 1 to 3 pm at Royal BC Museum (675 Belleville). By donation. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca. SIDNEY DAYS JUNE 30 AND JULY 1

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- International Flamenco artists and local performers come together for the culmination of the Victoria Flamenco Project at the Royal. Tickets from $65, rmts.bc.ca.

barbecue (4-6pm at Beacon Park), live entertainment and fireworks (10pm) at the Sidney waterfront June 30. Get up early on Canada Day for a pancake breakfast (9am, Mary Winspear) and the Canada Day parade (11:30am, Beacon and Resthaven), family fun fair (noon4pm) and more. Full details at peninsulacelebrations.ca.

the Comox Valley Fairgrounds islandmusicfest.com.

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VINTAGE CADILLAC CAR SHOW JULY 13

Victoria is invited to dress up and play ball, or cheerlead from the sidelines. Rules are bent, moustaches are smudged, and heels get a little dirty in a fun, sun filled afternoon celebrating diversity and having fun. At Vic West Park 12 to 1pm. The Victoria Pride Society once again puts on a week of Pride celebrations, victoriapridesociety.org. MUSIC BY THE SEA JULY 5 - 13 With its scallop-shaped bandshell, flaring out to the Pacific Ocean, The RIX Centre of Ocean Discoveries in Bamfield hosts an intimate musical experience with breathtaking views of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. musicbythesea. ca. SAANICH STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL JULY 6

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VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC FEST JULY 11 - 13

Check out three days of music featuring Bonnie Raitt, The Mavericks, Angelique Kidjo and Blind Boys of Alabama at

SOOKE PHILHARMONIC FLING JULY 13

The annual – free – pops concert in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets at 1pm at Ed MacGregor Park (6751 West Coast Rd). Head to Sooke Community Hall, should it rain. Program details, TBA. Join the Vancouver Island chapter of the Cadillac car club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show. 10am-5pm at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse national historic site (603 Fort Rodd Hill). pc.gc.ca. ISLANDS FOLK FESTIVAL JULY 18 - 20

Celebrate the 30th annual event at Providence Farm, Duncan, with Spirit of the West, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Murray McLauchlan, Tanis Slimmon and more. Full lineup and ticket information at islandsfolkfestival.ca. 150TH ANNIVERSARY LEECHTOWN GOLD RUSH JULY 19

Join Sooke Region Museum and Spinnakers Brewpub to try your hand at panning for gold, kids games, contests, refreshments, food (including the historic Leechtown Beef) and a special performance by the Sooke Harbour Players, 12 to 4pm. Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre, 2070 Phillips, Sooke. ROCK OF THE WOODS MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 25 - 27

This year’s lineup includes Bubba Sparxxx, The Pack AD, Wake Owl, Robert DeLong and Vince

Vaccaro. Camp out and rock out at Rock of the Woods Ranch in Duncan! Tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketzone.com. rockofthewoods. com.

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headliners at this year’s Vancouver Island Music Fest, July 11 through 13 at the Comox Valley Fairgrounds. islandmusicfest.com.

LAVENDER FESTIVAL JULY 26

Guided tours, lavender 101 classes, live music, artisans and the aroma of lavender filling the air for miles at Damali (3500 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill).

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Brandi Disterheft joins pianist and composer Hiromi, known for redefining the parameters of creative musical virtuosity with her performances, described as wild, complex and sophisticated. Hiromi comes to the Royal Theatre as a part of Jazz Fest. Tickets, from $39.50, at rmts. bc.ca. STARLIGHT POPS’ LEGENDS OF SWING JUNE 20 - 22

Celebrate summer’s arrival with well-loved music from George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Manhattan Transfer, Frank Sinatra and many others. St. Aidan’s United Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s St. Tickets $20 available online or at the door. starlightpops.com. BOBBY MCFERRIN JUNE 21

Expect soulfulness, poignancy, beauty and joy when the 10-time Grammy winner takes to the Royal Theatre stage at 7:30pm. Tickets, from $68, rmts.bc.ca. ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO PLUS SEKOYA JUNE 24

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approved languages pulls from funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, Ongolese rumba and Caribbean zouk to create an experience like none other. 7:30pm at the Royal Theatre. Tickets, from $45, rmts. bc.ca.

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SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS JUNE 28

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The courtyard sessions July 5 - Aug. 16

The good hustlers at Atomique have but another unique musical offering, in partnership with Market Square throughout the summer. Free concerts run Saturdays (1 to 5pm) – with a beverage garden. July 5: Noah Edwards, Lola Parks, Carmanah; July 19 Dave Cormier, Fox Glove, Hawk and Steel; July 26 Andrew Wright Band, Robbie Aylesworth, Fallbrigade. Performances start at 1, 2:30 and 4pm. atomiqueproductions.com for full schedule. Pacific Tattoo July 12 - 13

Hundreds of military and civilian performers from across Canada, Europe and Australia, the national band of the Naval Reserve and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. Full schedule at pacifictattoo.ca.

Judy! - Blue

Bridge Repertory Theatre takes on the life of a legendary songstress from July 15 - 27 in Judy: The Life of Judy Garland. bluebridgetheatre. ca.

Angel Olsen July 28

Experience the range of St. Louis singer-songwriter Olsen and her “collection of songs grown in a year of heartbreak, travel, and transformation” with guests at Club 9ONE9. 8pm. Tickets, $15, at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and the Strathcona Hotel.

Stage birdmannia June 28

The ‘man like no man’ is back in town with the oddest collection of comedy variety acts in the world, direct from Australia for one night only. Check out the pick of the Fringe winner, Birdmann at 8pm at The Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra). Details at ticketrocket. org. Bananas aren’t the only fruit JUNE 30

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host Diana Kuch, along with Judy Lightwater, Sarah Wright and a slew of other proud performers. The pride week kick-off cabaret is set for 8pm at Hillside Coffee and Tea, (fully licensed and formerly, Hillside Moka House) 1633 Hillside. $10. Die Roten Punkte - best band in the world July 5 - 6

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Site-specific short theatre shows presented on a four-kilometre stretch of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on site and $25 for a weekend pass. Bike groups

leave hourly, 3:30-6:30pm daily. skam.ca/bike-ride. At Cecilia Ravine Park (475 Burnside E).

Vivien Douglas,Patricia Foster, Elaine Hanson, Lynn Hodge, Darilyn Keen and Louise Salter. 2pm at Clover Point.

Farrance and team captains Jake Gyllenskog and Shiraz Higgins. 7:30pm at Hecklers Upstairs, 123 Gorge.

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JULY 28 A British style comedic panel show where we take the news and have some fun with it. This months premier show includes hilarious guest Patrick Boyle and Ryan Bangma with host Drew

Gorge on art July 1

Artists of all abilities showcase their work along the Gorge Waterway. Expect paintings and drawings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, metal arts, jewelry, textiles and musical entertainment through the day. Food and refreshments available for purchase. TD Art Gallery Paint-In

JULY 19 Visit with invited professional and emerging artists on Moss Street from 11am until 4pm, check out the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by donation until 6pm and enjoy live music from Kumbia from 5 to 9pm.

Victoria Shakespeare Festival July 14 - Aug. 16

Camosun College Lansdowne Lawns (3100 Foul Bay) hosts The Victoria Shakespeare Society once again for the long-running festival. Check out Henry V (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and The Taming of the Shrew (on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Tickets are $12/24 (half price for the first half of the festival, until July 26. (Upgrade later, if you like.) Tickets are available at Ivy’s Books, The Papery and various markets through the summer. vicshakespeare.com.

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the finale of the national track league series, showcasing Canada’s finest track athletes. 6pm. trackclassic.com.

SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW July 25 - Aug. 4

View some of the finest art from across Vancouver Island and B.C.’s coastal islands at the 11day show that draws more than 8,000 visitors. Now in its 28th year, it is the Island’s longest running juried art show at SEAPARC Leisure Complex (2168 Phillips). sookefinearts.com.

Victoria Highlanders June 28, July 5

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JULY 5 UVic’s Centennial Stadium hosts the latest in the ongoing series, the 600-metre, 800m and 5,000m runs, with the latter two open to racers of all abilities. victoriarunseries.com. JULY 19 Fort Rodd Hill 5/10 km walk and picnic. Registration 9:30 am, walk 10am. Bring your own lunch, lawn chairs or blanket.

Victoria shamrocks June 27, July 4, 8, 25

The Shamrocks lacrosse team take on Maple Ridge June 27, Langley July 4, New West July 18 and Burnaby July 25. All games at 7:45pm. At The Q Centre. Tickets at 250-478-7625. victoriashamrocks.com

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JULY 1-2, 10-12, 17-19, 25-27 Royal Athletic Park. The Harbourcats swing into action against the Kitsap Blue Jackets July 1-2; the Medford Rogues July 10-12; the Klamath Falls Gems July 17-19; and the Corvallis Knights July 25-27. All games start at 7:11pm. Tickets at harbourcats.com.

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comes alive as the TD Art Gallery Paint-In draws some 35,000 art lovers and onlookers to see selected artists along Moss Street July 19. Then from July 25 - Aug. 4, the tradition of the Sooke Fine Arts Show continues for the 28th year. The longestrunning juried show on the Island takes over the SEAPARC Leisure Centre. approved

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nyone who’s ever sat to change. So I would say see it now in through an evening of this incarnation, while you’re still getting theatre knows intermission in on the ground floor,” Payne said. is a much-need reprieve Audiences can participate in up to from the confined rows four tours (12 shows) on one admisof guests, a chance to stretch the legs sion. Between rides, find healthy food before returning to the show. vendors and surprise bursts of enterBut Theatre SKAM has come up with tainment that emerge from the environa series of short performances ideal for ment of the park. even the most distraction-prone arts The variety of shows in such a short lover: Bike Ride. punch is impressive: dance, storytelling, “We have 14 theatre companies from comedy, poetry, opera singing and even Victoria, Vancouver and outside B.C.,” a murder mystery will entice audiences. said Matthew Payne, Theatre SKAM “One of the reasons we started Bike artistic producer. “If you’ve never been, Ride was to support the emerging this is the year to try it.” artists locally,” Payne said. “A Now in its sixth year, Bike lot of them have worked Ride is an outdoor festilocally as professional Audiences val along the Galloping artists in places like may see up to Goose Regional Trail. Craigdarroch Castle, Theatre goers meet at Atomic Vaudeville and four tours (12 Cecilia Ravine Park (475 Butchart Gardens and shows) on one Burnside Rd.) on their they’re all paid for their admission. bicycles and follow a map work.” to each performance along Two out-of-town artists a four-kilometre stretch of the to watch are the Ottawa Stilt trail. Union, who perform as expected, Last year’s shows attracted more than and Vancouver-based dancer Johanna 500 people, Payne said, from regular Dalgleish performing choreographed Theatre SKAM supporters to young work by Toronto-based Meagan families and curious seniors. O’Shea. “There’s a seniors complex right near “The festival’s working terrifically well, the Selkirk Trestle, so we’ve had seniors so our goal is just to crack 600 theatre on their mobile scooters come along as goers,” Payne said. “We’re working on well,” he said. our incremental growth. Hopefully Bike The festival is in a sweet spot in terms Ride grows to become an institution in of attendance, as anything over 800 Victoria.” people could mean a change in the Adults pay $15 advance, $20 on site, casual approach to the venues. and two-day passes cost $25. Kids 12 “In future years, the festival will have and under are free. MONDAY MAGAZINE JULY 2014 mondaymag.com


at the mic MIKE DELAMONT @mikedelamont Ladies and gentlemen, it has happened. The call that every comedian in the world dreams they will get has come. Pack your bags readers, because we are going to Just For Laughs. Last week I got a message from the world’s largest comedy festival asking if I would like to be a part of the festival this year and perform on a televised gala. Would I like to? Well ... let me check my schedule. For a kid who grew up in a small town and has watched the gala performances on TV for almost 20 years, to think that I will be able to stand on that stage is overwhelming. And because it’s Canadian TV, to know that the eight minutes I film for them will be replayed ad nauseum on Canadian television well past my untimely death, makes me smile a little as well. While this news has surely brightened my strange day to day life, I will say that I still want to go home. Right now we are approaching the end of week nine of 10 on the road. A week ago today, I got a sun burn while sitting pool-side in 40

degree heat in Florida. Three days ago today, I was on a boat in sub zero temperatures holding a piece of an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. I think my body is confused. On the downside, I think the moment I get home I will find myself as sick as a dog. The upside to that is that I will have something to write about in my next column because – between you and me – I take cough syrup as well as a little girl mid tantrum. Something that I love about what I do is that I get to see so many places. I have been to almost 40 cities in the last year and most of them I had never been to before. I’ve learned that driving through Saskatchewan is about as exciting as watching a screen saver for eight hours. I’ve learned that if you jump off a stage in Sudbury – that stage is taller than you think, and you will hurt yourself. And I’ve also learned that the kind and generous people from Newfoundland are some of the strangest in the world. The other night we went for dinner at a cozy little Italian restaurant in Corner Brook NL. (As an Italian I have to say that this was no Italian food.) When you say ‘Italian restaurant’ in Newfoundland, it likely just means that one of the line cooks ate at an Olive Garden once. If you didn’t laugh at that last sentence, you’re not Italian.)

At this restaurant it was the first time that I had trouble with that world famous newfie accent. I ordered the chicken dish and when I asked what the side was, the girl sweetly said, “Vegibles n’ Walrus.” My brain went: nope … nope … that can’t be right. So I asked again. “Vegibles n’ Walrus.” I asked her to say it slower. “VEG-I-BLES AN WAL RUS.” I gave up. Twenty minutes later my chicken arrived on a lovely bed of vegetables and WILD RICE. I just quietly sat and smiled to myself. It’s been an odd tour. Half of it has been my regular stand up and half of it has been runs of my one-man show God Is A Scottish Drag Queen, both parts one and two (Yea, there’s a sequel). Right now I am in London Ont. with one God show left and then I pack my bags for a 6am flight to a new city. I will tell you this, as we have been talking about strange encounters. I do meet and greets after my shows so people can say hi and take pictures. The other day after a show of God Is A Scottish Drag Queen I am happy to say that it finally happened. In one night I autographed a boob and a Bible! Same night! Boob and a Bible! Wanna know the best part? Same guy!.

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his summer, two of Victoria’s best-known businessmen will take some time out of their hectic schedules to relax in a way few will fully understand. Atomique Productions founders Nick Blasko and Dimitri Demers will grab a roll of tape and go back to their beginnings – plastering the city with their concert posters. “Every year, whether it’s for Rifflandia or Rock the Shores, Dimitri and I are going to get in the car with a shitload of posters,” Blasko says. “It’s almost therapeutic. We hit spots no one else will hit.” “We might have grown to where we are,” Demers says, “but when you’ve got to get in the trenches, you’ve got to get in the trenches.” The pair definitely don’t appear to be in the trenches this morning, chatting from the company’s current headquarters at 1501 Douglas, the former RBC building. Yet their climb is undeniable. The roots of the Island’s preeminent concert Rock the promotion company took Shores is hold on poles around the city when they got their first taste expected to of street promotion as teens. attract more While Blasko and Demers, who met on the playground of than 35,000 Sundance elementary as eightfans and nine-year-olds, respectively, no longer share a purple raincoat (dubbed Joseph, in honour of its amazing technicolour) for rainy days, their journey from teenaged concert promoters to festival producers has left them far from staking out glamorous positions for themselves. Tonight, Blasko will work Destroyer at The Roxy Theatre – opening the venue, meeting the band, watching the clock. On any given night, either could be seen doing the same at a club show: to stay attuned to the scene, to get the job done and simply because they love the music. And that’s how it all really began. Blasko’s aunt, a woman heavy into punk rock, introduced the two to all-ages shows early in their friendship, with Blasko having become a regular all-ages show-goer by the time he was eight. “We grew up around that scene: skateboarding, going to punk shows in the late-’80s in Victoria,” Demers says. “That all-ages scene had an effect on us.” When the two, now 39 and 41, were at Vic High in the ‘90s, they began to build their reputation as show producers, putting up acts wherever possible: community halls, warehouses, basements. They watched venues born and die. They’d hire their friends’ bands to play and sold the tickets. They weren’t yet 19, but they ran club nights. They laugh and gloss over the details of their underage and under-theradar dealings – possibly the blurred details of their involvement in all genres including the rise of rave culture in the ‘90s, is because many of those early relationships forged as kids, still continue today. “We worked with a lot of different people in town because we were young promoters who existed outside of the scene sometimes,” Blasko says. “Dimitri and Nick were trustworthy and knew what they were doing, but were asked to come because we could bring a different element.” “We could tap the youths,” Demers adds. Dance music. Punk rock. Rock. Pop. If Blasko and Demers thought there was an audience to buy tickets, they would


take a swing at doing a show. The unchanging business model has held strong from dingy underground shows to massive festivals, such as Rifflandia – which sees major international acts converge in the city for four days and nights of music at Royal Athletic Park and night venLINDSEY BYRNES PHOTO ues scattered about town – sell enough tickets, get paid. In 1995, Demers made his foray into business ownership. With a small storage space and a tape gun (and Joseph), Acme Poster Service came about. By 2000 the friends officially launched Atomique together. Two years later, Blasko co-founded an artist management company, Amelia Artists, through which he continues to represent such acts as Tegan and Sara and Jets Overhead at Victoria and New York offices. They’ve long since established their solo endeavours – from Demers’ as DJ and founder of the Stir Fry Collective to Blasko’s time in the long-defunct band Fungkus – and they know how to optimize their Atomique partnership. “We both have our own unique personalities and our roles,” Blasko says. “Definitely in the beginning I was pushing the envelope with the city a little more, sticking my neck out or trying to really advocate for the company, where Dimitri was really helming the business. He’s out doing the shows, keeping the lights on and I’m doing business development. Now we’ve kinda met at this point where we’re both inside it and we’ve developed all this business, and we’re working on it together. Like any relationship, you’ve got a good cop, bad cop. I’m not gonna lie, Dimitri’s played the bad cop a few times and for good reasons.” “I’m not that bad of a cop,” Demers adds. “A firm cop.” A firm cop with his eyes on artist development and breaking new bands, who, Blasko says, isn’t just looking for the band who can sell 1,000 tickets, but the band they can develop to sell 1,000 tickets – in Victoria. Yes, they could expand to the Mainland, they agree, but they won’t. Atomique, recently named Business of the Year (one to 10 employees) by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, has set their focus on developing more signature events, events infused with creativity and variety. Rifflandia and all that encompasses with Artlandia and Thinklandia is growing increasingly more difficult to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced it, as is the Phillips Backyard Weekender, a three-day festival in the backyard of Phillips’ Brewery or the free Current Swell show they produced for Red Bull in May which drew 3,000 spectators to an underused parking lot on the Inner Harbour. Blasko and Demers aren’t hatching plans to move beyond the city limits to a bigger and more saturated market. They’re testing the limits of the one they dominate with three festivals on sale during the same five-week period. “It’s all just a part of our journey as a company,” Blasko says. “We’ve always tried new things and some have worked, some haven’t. We just continue doing it.” “You’re not going to find out if you don’t give it a shot,” Demers says. And so, they return to the simple paradigm they lived by in high school: sell tickets. Sell enough, get paid. “The model is simple,” Demers says. “The nuances are infinite.” The Phillips Backyard And sometimes, Blasko says, it Weekender is three days of takes just as much effort to do a world-class music featuring show at Lucky Bar as it does to do the Original Wailers, a show at the arena, to which his ally adds: Mindil Beach, The Funk “If you’re doing it right, people Hunters (Live) and more. don’t see you sweat.”

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and performances at Ship Point free of charge on July 1, 2, and 5, with selected smaller-venues also offering free night-time, all-ages shows. “When we first started the festival, we were more focused on third-wave and two-toned bands. And that’s what people kind of associated with ska music – the suit and tie, the checkers, the skanking. That is an aspect, but ska has so many roots. Cuban music, Jamaican folk music, jazz music. It was the grandmother of reggae music, or rocksteady music, of dancehall, of dub – all of those Jamaican musical styles. Ska was the first on the timeline. Our festival encompasses both the influences that created ska and the different genres that came after.” The festival is now the longest running event of its kind in North America, the inspiration behind such events as the Montreal Ska Festival and the reason behind Victoria’s global reputation within the style. “People don’t realize with the festival how international it is,” Roberts says. “You go to South America, they know about Ska Fest. I was in Ghana, they know about Ska Fest. ... In Jamaica, they know about it, it’s huge.” And it’s huge in terms of submissions he receives, somewhere between 500 to 600 from all corners of the world: Europe, Africa, Central America, South America. But within a modest budget, some local sponsorship and a core staff of 12, directing 200 volunteers, few acts will have the opportunity to travel here. Those who do are in for something unique. “We have a very festive mood and a very young-minded mood, no matter what age you are,” he says. “It’s a very playful atmosphere for ska music.” A range of festival packages are available, from single tickets to harbour and full festival passes. Full ticket details and more information on the free offerings is available at skafest.ca.

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cased. All the parks have playgrounds, and some of the events include children’s activities. More information at Saanichsunfest. ca. Also on Tuesday evenings, Esquimalt’s Township Community Arts Council hosts an inaugural six week series of music events in Memorial Park (on Esquimalt Road across from City Hall) starting June 24 with the Naden Band in concert. Esquimalt.ca Art lovers will not be disappointed as Gorge on Art returns July 1 as part of the Canada Day celebrations along the Gorge (Saanich side). Saanichsunfest.ca. If you prefer to be indoors, there are a number of shows to highlight. The third annual Pacific Tattoo (July 12/13 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre), is the only annual international military tattoo on the West Coast of North America. pacifictattoo.ca. Sara-Jeanne Hosie stars in Judy – the Judy Garland Story at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s Roxy Theatre July 15-27. Bluebridgetheatre.ca Langham Court Theatre presents a rare summer show – Boeing Boeing – a romantic farce featuring three airline stewardesses and the man who loves them. July 24-Aug. 2. langhamtheatre.ca. Enjoy a splendid evening of culinary and musical treats at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, David Foster Foundation Theatre for SENSEational BC: ‘Eh’ Musical Journey continuing throughout the summer on Thursday evenings. Oakbaybeachhotel. com. Janis La Couvée is a community builder, writer and arts advocate.

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Dad drives the getaway car When I was 15, I used to book gigs for my band The Gentlemen of Horror. We lived in Kelowna and back then, being a punk band meant there were not too many options for concerts. So I would rent little halls and our friends from around the Okanagan would drive to the shows. Usually there would be 15 people at the most. But in August of 1981, I booked the band shell in City Park which was rented to musical groups throughout the summer. In the weeks leading up to the gig we excitedly postered the town: “Punk Rock Concert! August 7!!!” A couple of days before the big show I got a phone call from city hall asking to me to come and meet them, which I did. They told me they weren’t told it was a “punk rock concert.” I explained that it was just Rock and Roll etc. They warned me that they didn’t want trouble but allowed the show to go on. The night of the big show arrived. The park was packed with about 500 people, curious about the punk rock show. My mom was there. The mayor was there. Lots of hippies and long haired biker types were there. The opening band featured my future Grapes of Wrath mate Kevin Kane on guitar. Their female singer was intoxicated and screaming. Their quirky unusual music started to upset the crowd. Soon the crowd was booing and screaming and beer bottles were flying towards the stage. We were anxious to get on stage fear-

ing the event might be stopped. If people thought the opening band was bad they were in for a real shock. We started roaring through our 100-mile-an-hour hardcore punk songs. Each song was less than a minute long. Between songs, my older brother Chris, who played drums and would later play in The Grapes of Wrath, would start ranting into his mic about hating religion, old people and other topics which enraged the crowd, who now were chanting threats as they threw more bottles and garbage. And then the police showed up. My brother started arguing with them as well. As the crowd wailed, we cut the set short. Suddenly our dad pulled up in his big red sedan and told us to get our gear into the car and get the hell out of there, as things seemed to be getting out of hand. So we did. It took a while to get out of the park due to all the traffic leaving – all because of me I thought smiling to myself. Dad dropped us off at our bass player Donny’s house. We drank Pop Shoppe pop and talked excitedly about the night. Then we got a phone call from the local music writer Bruce Mitchell who couldn’t believe what had just gone on. A great night was had by all – but mostly us.

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As I walk toward the house I’m confronted with a unique question: which door do I knock on? This house has two, side by side. Both are painted purple. One is normal size, the other, no higher than my ankle. I knock on the big one. The home owner Peggy O’Brian greets me and says the small door is intended for pixies. I ask if one had ever visited. She says “many,” and laughs, “leprechauns too!” I smile. We stopped at her house because the cameraman and I noticed how she had transformed the car in her driveway (which I’ll tell you about soon). We didn’t expect her to have a passion for transforming everything. After smiling about the doors, O’Brian invites us in to see the table she’s transformed in her front entrance. “It was just an old, beat-up piece of furniture I found on the side of the road, all broken down. So I looked at it and I thought, ‘those are zebra legs.’ So it became a zebra.” She’s painted the table’s slender legs white with black stripes, attached a black tail to the small drawer, and created a lifelike head on top of it all. Again – we smile. Then we head back out through the big door to find out about the transformation that originally piqued our curiosity. Peggy has covered the roof of her car with rows of fabric flowers. The beds of colour stretch from the roof-rack to the antenna sticking off the back. She says she gets a lot of different responses from other drivers when they stop at a red light next to her – ranging from surprise to smiles. No matter how they react to the flowers, she waves. They always wave back. I ask the obvious: “Why?” She responds with another question: “Did you smile when you saw it?” I say, ‘I did,’ and wonder aloud, “Is it as simple as that? You want to make people smile?” She says, “Yes. It’s as simple as that.” The Esquimalt artist and teacher says her vehicle “gets people out of their funk.” The car also stops its driver from falling into one. O’Brian is waiting for a hip replacement and says the constant pain is so bad she wants to scream all the time. I ask why we haven’t heard her scream during our conversation. She says, “Because I have to be happy.” But Peggy doesn’t have to be happy. She is choosing to be happy. Just like she’s choosing to have two purple doors, to turn tables into animals and to create a car that commits random acts of drive-by happiness. “Why do you transform things into happy Peggy?” “Because the opposite isn’t healthy.” I smile and wonder where we’d all go if we turned our lives in the direction of happy. Adam Sawatsky is co-host of CTV News Vancouver Island at Five. On weekends, he hosts ‘Eye on the Arts’ on CFAX 1070.

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nn Wilson was practically a kid at the outset of her musical career with her sister Nancy, better known as Heart, one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time. The Seattle natives relocated to Vancouver where they searched for gigs – and meals – wherever they could be found. With the release of their first single, the enduring hit, Crazy on You, came joy, but not without a close view of disturbing trends in the music industry, trends that have evolved into standards of the business 40 years later. “Even when I was 25 years old, I was already bothered by the whole idea that the only way a woman can get big success in entertainment is to just go all sexual, show her breasts, wiggle her butt – T & A, that’s your power,” Wilson says. “It bothered me then. It bothers me now.” Now 63, with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a new record and a tour across the country in which she got her start, Wilson speaks with the kind of earthy candour you’d expect from a young hippie, tooling about North Van with a pack of expats. “It’s probably a really important part of my job as one of the older women in the tribe. It’s a part of my job to speak out about it, otherwise how are young women ever going to even think about that kind of thing with their hormones raging and they get all of this super positive reinforcement for being as beanpole skinny as they can be. They can starve themselves and have their voices auto-tuned, just as long as they look amazing, really sexy, that’s their power. It’s my job to say: ‘Honey, you need more than that. You need to do more than that, or else you’re going to fall into the category of the one-year, one-hit wonder. You won’t have a long career.’” The formula for the Wilson sisters’s ongoing success built on ideals of style and substance: always writing their own songs; always playing their instruments; and always letting the results speak for themselves. It’s an M.O. that yielded fluctuations in their popularity. The two have navigated through and maintained their position as steadfast staples of rock, on account of their choice to keep moving forward and to resist the urge to lean on their previous work. “A lot of people go into a down period and that makes them quit and say: ‘Oh well, I guess I failed,’ and they leave the business or they go off and start just playing their old stuff in taverns. They just become a jukebox of their previous selves. I think it’s important to keep on trying to write and to keep on pushing

forward, to keep on experimenting. That’s what we’ve always done. Nowadays the music industry has so changed. It’s so different that I think to go out and perform live is the best, most healthy thing that you can do for your career, because it strengthens you and teaches you and shows people that you’re real. If you’re good, then you might have a chance to stick around for awhile and really make something for yourself.” And they have. Bolstered by 21 Top 40 hits such as Magic Man, Barracuda and What About Love, Heart has continually crested Billboard’s Top 10 and sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. Together Ann and Nancy Wilson released 14 studio albums. On their individual strengths, they’ve thrived. Ann Wilson sang motion picture themes (Footloose’s Almost Paradise, for one), while Nancy Wilson has comHeart plays posed and performed the Save-on-Foods scores to a half dozen motion pictures including Jerry Maguire Memorial Centre and Almost Famous. This sumJune 29 with guest mer, they’ll join Jason Bonham, Jason Bonham. son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham for a tribute to Led Zeppelin, a band which had an so much fun, Wilson says, that they decided to incredible impact on them back in those try touring together. Bonham opens the show and early days in Vancouver when Zeppelin IV returns following the main event for a finale rooted in dominated the airwaves. their beginnings. “Back in those days, that’s what they wanted you “Our first goal was just to not be broke hippies in to play if you were in a bar or a cabaret or at a school Vancouver, hitchhiking around trying to get food and dance. ... And it turned out that I was the only one in trying to get gigs, stealing fruit out of people’s apple the band who could sing as high as Robert Plant, so trees to live on. We were trying to get out of that hole. it fell to me to be the lead singer at that time. Before That was our first goal. Then of course, it was to make that time I had been the chick in the band who would a record and to get up on a big concert stage. Then I sing a ballad or two and sing harmony parts. That was guess it was to have a No. 1 record. My goal in all of when my role changed.” this is just to get out there and to give of myself and to The Wilsons met Bonham in 2012 when they played feel it, to be in it. Be in the moment, because singing Stairway to Heaven together during The Kennedy is just like talking. It’s connection. The only goal left for Centre Honours tribute to Led Zeppelin – a performe is connection with other people. That’s what I’m mance which has since been viewed online and purlooking forward to.” chased on iTunes more than six million times. It was

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f there was a band that epitomizes the laid back, lovely island life on the West Coast, it might be Current Swell; the musical equivalent of cozying around a beach fire with friends, and a group founded by a couple of guys from Alberta. A couple of guys from the Edmonton suburb of St. Albert who, 10 years ago, fell in love with Victoria and from here have experienced a slow climb to where they are now: winners of the Peak Performance Project, booked at major summer festivals and travelling the world in support of their fifth album, Ulysses. “I feel like I was born land locked, but I knew it wasn’t the place for me,” says Scott Stanton, singer-songwriter/guitarist for the band, on the phone from Portland the morning after a gig. “Right when I got to Victoria I knew, This is home, from now on. ... I was just coming up to visit a friend and I called my dad, told him to cancel my plane ticket home.” Stanton met up with David Lang, an acquaintance from St. Albert, who was just as taken by the West Coast and wanted to make it his home. The new locale became a major part of not just their songwriting, Stanton says, but who they wanted to be. Soon the covers they had been playing during backyard jam-seshes Albums: gave way to early Current Swell originals – tunes at So I Say (2005) first influenced by their Trust Us Now (2007) teen partying days, which Protect Your Own (2009) have since evolved into the Long Time Ago (2011) musings of musicians in the twilight of their youth, still Ulysses (2014)

Current Swell performs at Rock the Shores on July 11.

rooted in a love for the lifestyle and packaged in the same tightly stitched harmonies and danceable beats for which they’ve always been known. “All of a sudden we were starting to write our own music and then someone else said: ‘Can I be in your band? But this isn’t a band; this is just us jamming,” says Stanton, who was 19 at the time. “The next day, that guy showed up with a bass guitar, learning all our songs and getting us all these shows.” That was Louis Savada, who eventually left the band due to the demands of touring on a young family, but also had the honour of showing Stanton and Lang the value of their work and motivating them to develop it further. Savada, still a close cohort, now plays with fellow Victorians Jon & Roy as Current Swell tours the world in support of their sophomore release with Nettwerk Records, Ulysses. While the band hasn’t quite provided enough monetary gains to let the guys quit their day jobs, ending the band isn’t a consideration after all their growth to date. “We’ve had a couple of ‘aha moments,’” he says. “It’s really amazing when we have such a great fan-

base in Victoria, but we’ve been to places like Brazil where we walk on the stage and there are 3,000 people there who know all the words – but they don’t even speak English.” Current Swell, including drummer Chris Petersen and bassist Ghosty Boy, returns to Brazil this September, but not before offering their broad local fanbase an opportunity to hear their latest songs. The band brings the sounds of Ulysses, recorded last fall in Vancouver’s Greenhouse Studios and produced by Nathan Sabatino (of Dr. Dog and Neko Case acclaim), to Rock the Shores for the second year on July 11. “We’ve always held on to our fans and keep getting new ones from the younger and older generation. We were never in a place where we only had a bunch of 18 year olds coming to our shows. It’s always been like last night where there’s older women, they’re in their 50s, dancing harder than the 20 year-old Portland hipsters,” Stanton says with a laugh. “There’s all ranges of people at the shows – always. It never really changed. It’s just been growing.”

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Warm sun on your face, the sound of leaves rustling in the breeze – it’s time to saddle up

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he waiver handed to me at Valle Vista Stables was an opus of epic proportions, a bone-chilling yet creative document. If an adult whose only experience with horses is running past them as quickly as possible at Elk/Beaver Lake didn’t already have a few nerves over mounting one, page after page outlining equine unpredictability, injury and quite possibly death is a great way to introduce some. Just as I’m about to do what I do every time I get on an airplane and come to terms with my own mortality, Valle Vista owner Terry Cardin and his trail guide Dieter Elliott introduce me to their rescued Arabian, Barbie. She’s beautiful. Elliott leads Barbie to the riding ring and a threestep staircase where I’m able to easily slip my foot inside the stirrup and climb atop her sturdy saddle. Any anxieties born of the weighty waiver instantly

dissolve and with the simplest of instructions: pull left on the halter to lead her leftward; pull with my right hand to lead her right. Pull back to stop. And the one tricky move to master – give her a little kick to get going. Hands on the horn of the saddle, leaning back slightly, I press my heels against her and eventually we get going. It’s not so much a kick as it is a massage with the back of my boots. I just don’t think she deserves the kick. Barbie – or T-Rex Barbie Doll – is a gentle, semi-retired 24 year-old from Poland, naturally inclined to follow Cardin atop George – technically Giegio Valle – the Spanish stallion, here to keep us in line. With George and Cardin up front, Elliot chatting at my side, this feels incredibly safe, but not overly controlled – like a high school party with the cool parents still at home. We turn onto Lochside Drive and in a few minutes, we’ve hit the trail. Cardin twists over his shoulder and lets me in on a few nuggets of wisdom he’s gathered during his 40-plus years riding. The most common mistake he sees newbie riders make: assume they can break out into a gallop on their maiden voyage. I’m not about to see from where Barbie earned her T-Rex moniker. I’m thinking she’s more of a glam rocker than a fierce pre-historic predator, but either way, we’re keeping a damper on her fire while I’m aboard. About 20 minutes in, I feel like an extra in High Noon. This is too much fun. Other fatal missteps Cardin deals with regularly seem too dumb to take seriously: riders clad in dresses, flip-flops, heels. I’m going to Stossel-out on this one and simply add, Give Me a Break. If you have a shred of common sense and an open mind, you’ve got this. Even harbouring a little anxiety through the ride is alright. His horses, Cardin says, generally pick up on the energy and adapt accordingly. The emotional bond formed between horse and rider is the one holding Cardin in the career. His first ride came as an enthused six-year-old in Esquimalt, before he became a full-time show

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Happy Trails rider and eventually landed where he is today: a businessman with a heavy focus on on kids’ camps and therapeutic riding for children with disabilities of all kinds. I get it. We meander across the mulch, alongside the lush, foliage and I feel both as giddy as a kid on pony ride at the fair and totally chill – something I know I haven’t been as of late. The easy roll of Barbie’s gait is novel enough to keep me engaged and engaging enough to keep my mind from turning back to life’s ongoing stresses. Every so often, she breaks into a trot, I bounce in the saddle and just as I’ve had enough excitement, she’s responded to my tug on the halter and slowed to a crawl. By now I’ve fallen just a little in love with Barbie. “You have it in you,” Cardin says. “You’re either a rider or you’re not a rider. You can make somebody ride, but if they don’t have the heart of desire, they will never become a good rider.” I will never become a good rider. But I reveled in the commercial experience – the joy of riding without the real work involved, the saddling, grooming, feeding, cleaning of the stalls. “It’s very calming and relaxing,” Elliot says. “It’s nice to be out with animals in nature – and you’re always learning.” The first lesson learned: Cardin’s waiver was a little exhaustive. The hour-long beginner’s session evaporated around me and suddenly, we’re back at the stables. I clutch the saddle, forgo the step to dismount and swing my right leg from stirrup to dirt like a bona fide cowgirl. Or maybe more like a glam rocker confidently flailing about and unafraid to pass the next set of hooves I encounter out on a run. Valle Vista Stables is located at 6281 Lochside Dr. in Central Saanich, with a second location, aimed at more advanced trail rides, slated for a July 1 launch in Prospect Lake. For details, contact vallevistastables.com. mondaymag.com MONDAY MAGAZINE JULY 2014

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can picture it in my mind. The bright lights of Royal Athletic Park shine down on the ball diamond. The HarbourCats’ newest acquisition, Kyle Slavin, steps up to the plate to the roar of the crowd. Using the barrel of his wooden bat he knocks the dirt from his cleats and takes a comfortable, balanced stance over home plate. He hawks a wad of chewing tobacco into the dirt and stares down the pitcher. Unfazed by the intimidation, the thrower hurls the ball the 60-foot distance toward home. Slavin, confident in his abilities, swings the bat with the force of a six-yearold and misses the ball by a good five inches. Strike one. And to be honest, strikes two and three were identical. Fortunately the stands were empty when I joined the HarbourCats at a pre-season practice in early June. The only people watching my inabilities, their mouths agape with secondhand embarrassment, were the skilled players and coaches. “You did great for someone who hasn’t played. This game is not easy, and sitting in the crowd, these kids and baseball players make the sport look easy. But it’s something else once you step onto the field and into the shoes. It can be a different ballgame,” says Charlie Strandlund, assistant coach of the HarbourCats. Strandlund put me through my paces during practice. From hitting fly balls to me in the outfield (and me missing every single one) to throwing me some pretty slow pitches (and me missing most – but not all), the assistant coach saw what I was truly made of when it comes to baseball.

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ook Street Village doesn’t suffer from a shortage of food options. Tucked in one of the many storefronts near Beacon Hill Park is Hot and Cold Café, a favourite haunt for Be Love chef Heather Cunliffe. “This is the best place in my opinion,” she says in the small shop at 313 Cook. Cunliffe and Hot and Cold owner/ operator Cosmo Meens share a sensibility about food – “good food, locally sourced.” “It’s just really unique,” she adds. “I can come here and get inspired. That means a lot, it gives me food for thought.” She expects – and gets – original flavours and unexpected combinations. Even as the server rattles off the salad special I can see the chef is sold, but peruses the menu, coming back to the original special. It is Divinity. Add a creamy almond sandwich and the soup special – cajun split pea – and

we’re set, taking a place at the commuIt should be too warm for hearty soup nity table for a brief moment before a this time of year. The thick, organic small table opens nearby. cajun yellow split pea soup is warming, “I do tend to prefer vegan options. I but not overly; a slight surprise on a find that’s where chefs have to be creclassic Victoria day, featuring hot sun ative,” says the minimal alternating with cool breezes as meat eater as we wait. “I each cloud passes. Mouth feel like I could eat anyThe soup comes with hunks watering thing on the menu here.” of the sourdough focaccia Divinity salad The Divinity Salad is Meens is known for. as promised: pea shoots The soup pairs perfectly lives up to burst from atop the artisan with the sandwich, also on the its name greens, an orange shot famed focaccia, layered with of carrots down one side, creamy almond mayo, sprouts, the purple of diced beets as backdrop avocado, tomato and cucumber with the for goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts. same pea shoots on the much anticipatAnother couple of hues come from the ed bread. house-made “pink kraut,” avocado and “They do nice combos here, which is cucumbers. really nice,” Cuniliffe says dipping her The slightly creamy pesto/maple/balspoon back into the soup. salmic dressing is “awesome,” Cunliffe A cuppa soup and half a sandwich says, shifting a second forkful of Divinity. isn’t the source of the hot and cold The salad she fell in love with upon name though, she points out a freezer ordering fulfills her wishes. to the side. You can snag a frozen con“It’s just so satisfying,” she says. “I tainer of the homemade soups to take love all of those things.” home. I agree.

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They call it the beautiful game for a reason. I don’t play soccer but every four years during the FIFA World Cup, I develop a case of soccer fever. And I am not alone. Footy, or football, as it is known everywhere but here in North America, is the most popular sport in the world. That’s not always obvious because on a professional basis it has been slow to take off in the US and Canada. But that is changing. When it comes to participation, soccer is the number one sport in Canada. More than three million people of all ages, genders and backgrounds play the game in this country. And I predict those numbers will continue to grow and here’s why. Soccer is played around the world because it can be played anywhere, on any surface. It doesn’t require expensive equipment, just a ball, and even that might be optional. The story is told that the great Brazilian player Pelé learned to play with a plastic bag stuffed with paper. However, as parents of soccer players know, that doesn’t stop kids from wanting expensive cleats and jerseys. Soccer is also great exercise. I remember watching our son play when he was about five years old. It was

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reamWorks has rarely earned “A” for animation – especially when compared with the best of Pixar – but they did a great job with their 2010 dragons-versus-Vikings epic, How To Train Your Dragon. They con-

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tinue to delight with the even more impressive sequel, which combines visual dazzle with great storytelling and zesty characters. In Dragon 2, all those scaly beasties have gone from being misunderstood “enemies” to domesticated allies. And the movie’s hero, the gentle, dragon-wooing Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), is now 20 and on the cusp of manhood. But when his brave and stalwart dad (Gerard Butler) wants to retire as the village chief and asks Hiccup to take on the role, our rather spindly hero thinks he’s not up to the onerous challenge of leadership. He chooses to continue exploring the world while zipping through the sky atop Toothless, his fire-breathing dragon (who often acts just like a big, slobbery dog).

The plot darkens terribly with the arrival of Drago Bloodfist (Djimon Hounsou, Gladiator), a terrifying megalomaniac who controls dragons through fear – and wants to wipe out Hiccup’s village while capturing all their dragons for his own dire purposes. Drago and Hiccup make for intriguing, seemingly mismatched antagonists: malevolent warrior versus peace-loving optimist. And while the plot gives lots of scope for their conflict to evolve in interesting ways, there are other unrelated developments that add unexpected emotional resonance of the kind you rarely see in movies for children. Visually the movie is consistently delightful, with bold colours, detailed backgrounds, lots of dizzying aerobatics, and inventive animation.

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Some of the scenes are almost as exotic as Avatar, especially those set in an otherworldly sanctuary populated by hundreds of dragons as gorgeously hued as butterflies. And the obligatory comic relief comes in the form of two gawky young goofs who are both in love with the same babe (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids), who forcefully disdains them while foolishly lusting after a dragon poacher with a bad-boy attitude and bulging biceps. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened Endorsing values of peace of by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus. harmony without getting preachy, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Dragon 2 is a rollicking, high-hearted entertainIn 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes proved ment. Darkly violent battle scenes and an unexto be a surprisingly smart reboot of the sci-fi series pected death may present challenges to young from long ago. This promising sequel chronicles children, but this movie is very easy to recomthe fall of mankind as a devastating virus kills mend. off most Homo sapiens – thus setting the stage for an epic battle between smart apes and dumb HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ★★★ 1/2 humans. Stars Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett,

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July is going to be a good month for TV, I can just feel it. We have some interesting new shows starting up, along with the return of some old(ish) favourites. So for heaven’s sake, get out of that beautiful summer weather and plant yourself down on the couch. If you know me at all, you know I’m a huge Friday Night Lights fan (Texas forever), so I’m excited to tell y’all that the creator of that show, Peter Berg, is back with a new series on HBO called The Leftovers. Now this doesn’t exactly look like the heartwarming, down-to-earth dose of moral values I need (desperately) in my life; but it does look pretty intriguing. The plot centres around the people left behind after a rapture of some sort makes a percentage of the world’s population simply disappear. Cue creepy looking cults and intense human interaction. I’m in. If you like your shows raunchy, then the CBSmade Reckless, premiering June 29 on Global, may be right for you, so long as yet another depiction of women as sexual victims doesn’t make you cringe. I’m trying not to judge a book by its cover, but I’m not sure CBS has what it takes to tackle contemporary sexual political issues in any sort of meaningful way, especially with this show about a sex abuse scandal in a police department. Its producers have been selling the “sex” part of “sexual abuse” pretty heavily, but we’ll see if the show can be something other than tawdry. A couple of returning shows are also piquing my interest: Rectify, one of the best shows on TV last year, is returning for its second season, premiering on the Sundance Channel June 19. The show is about a man recently released from prison after spending 19 years on death row. The first season was subtle, sparse and intensely fascinating, with great performances, so the show’s return is more than welcome. Check out the first season on Netflix. Masters of Sex is also back in the sack starting on The Movie Network on July 13. The first season, about the sex research of Masters and Johnson in the 1950s, tapped nicely into the Mad Men-ish period vibe while providing an interesting look at sexuality and social mores through its complicated characters. Looking forward to more of that, please.

A beefed-up Dwayne Johnson – who knew he could get bigger? – stars as the muscular superstar of Greek mythology, in a story that follows him post-Labours as a no-longer-heroic mercenary in need of redemption. With Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, and John Hurt.

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With the longest day of the year upon us and the sweet heat of summer heading our way, let’s talk radler. Created a century ago in Germany, radler is a thirst-quenching, half-and-half mix of beer and lemonade or something similarly citrusy. In B.C., the few available radlers – such as the one from Tree Brewing – use grapefruit juice, and the result delights. Incredibly tasty on a hot afternoon, the low alcohol content means you can quaff a few cans without fuzzing your brain. Cheers!

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Xavier Dolan. Do you know his name? His first feature, I Killed My Mother, captured three awards at the Cannes Film Festival. His second won the top prize at the Sydney Film Festival. His third film won another award at Cannes. His fourth, Tom at the Farm, adapted from a play and currently being released, premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival and took home the FIPRESCI Prize.

His most recent film won the 2014 Jury Prize at the Cannes festival in a tie with Jean-Luc Godard. He’s 25 years old and tied with the French avant-garde master who has been named as one of the top 10 directors of all time. That says a lot about his work. The best part? He’s Canadian. Yes, a Canadian is making big waves internationally and I have to ask: How many Canadians know?

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It’s been a year since you’ve had such a strong focus on home, family and your domestic life. This personal shift will manifest in several ways. Some of you will focus on home decorating Georgia Nicols because you’ll enjoy making your digs more beautiful for the summer. Being the artisan of the zodiac, you might dream up fun projects to build or pay attention to decks, gardening and landscaping. Or you just might want to cocoon. (“I’m hiding.”)

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)

Get ready for a busy month! Your schedule will be jam-packed with short trips, errands and conversations with everyone. The daily pace of your life will definitely accelerate. Zoom, zoom! Many of you will read, write and study more than usual as well. Expect increased involvement with siblings and relatives. Some of you will tie up loose ends regarding property and possessions with siblings. Note: This is an excellent time to buy wardrobe goodies.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)

This month your focus is on money, cash flow, earnings and your job. No doubt, you will think about your assets and ponder your self-worth. You might also wonder if what you are doing is meaningful or worthwhile. Yes, it’s time to take stock. Many of you will ask yourself what it is you really want in life? Or what really matters? Isn’t it curious that in our culture, what costs little is valued less. Like love and respect.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)

This birthday month is a wonderful opportunity because it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. You will also attract people and favourable circumstances because this is your hour! Naturally, you want to make the most of this. Think big and expect a miracle. This month is a great time to schmooze with friends, especially artistic, creative people – a relief from tension and chaos at home, (which won’t last forever because nothing does).

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)

Once a year for a month, the Sun is waiting in the wings ready to make its entrance centre stage when your birthday arrives. That time is now. That’s why it behooves you to keep a low profile this month. Yoga, meditation and quiet activities will appeal because you will be introspective and given to self scrutiny. (Does this room make me look fat?) Venus will promote relations with authority figures and some will begin an affair.

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LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)

This month the Sun is at the top of your chart shining a flattering light on you. Because you look so good, bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs are impressed! This is why you will be approached to take on increased responsibilities. Interaction with authority figures, especially parents, is also likely. Now is the time to examine your life as a whole to see if you’re going in the direction you want. This is a strong month for you!

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)

Travel appeals because you want a change of scenery! You want adventure, the buzz of something different and a chance to learn something new. The main thing is – do something different. This is a great month to sign up for a course or plan on future training. People from other cultures will intrigue. With Venus opposite your sign, this is a good time to better understand relationships. It’s also a good time to work out conflicts with loved ones.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)

This month you have an increased passion for life. (And an increased sex drive as well.) This amped verve makes you want to be a better person, which is why you will work out to buff your bod. (You love sports, but for me – outdoors is where the car is.) You want to experience life not just learn about it. Fling out your arms like Evita and cry I want to live Perhaps this was prompted by meeting an expartner recently? Your competitive spirit makes you want to win in sports contests with others.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)

For the first time in a year, the Sun is opposite your sign, which means you need more sleep. It is also the perfect time to learn more about how you handle your closest relationships. (Must I?) You will see more clearly what the wants and needs of others are, and also how they fill your wants and needs. (To have a successful relationship, you must be as good for your partner as he or she is for you.) Fair Venus will help things by making you playful, flirtatious and eager for fun and pleasure. Romance will flourish!

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)

You want to be efficient and productive because you want your actions to count. You need an organized home and work place as your bottom line before you begin to refine your techniques. Therefore, physical efficiency is your motto! Naturally, while you’re on this roll, you’ll be keen to improve your health. Decorating projects at home will appeal because you also want to entertain. Yet at odds with this, you have a strong desire to travel and see new places. Busy you!

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)

With the promise of vacations, fun and sweet romance – who is surprised that the Sun now ushers in a month of even more fun and pleasure! You’re making out like a bandit! Sports and playful times with children will appeal. Just be yourself without fear or apology. Enjoy this carefree freedom. Venus sweetens your tongue promoting relations with everyone and helping those who sell, write, edit, market, teach or act. Yes, there’s money in your words!

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