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MOTHER MOTHER BRINGS A VERY GOOD BAD THING FOR THREE SHOWS AT THE ROYAL THEATRE, DEC. 9-11.

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30 local artists at Langham Court Theatre. Inspired by the drama, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs. langhamtheatre.com

Decorated trucks and heavy equipment create this exciting annual spectacle of light. Ogden Point to West Shore, starts 6:30pm

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CHRISTMAS IN OLDTOWN - Visit cobbled streets

NUTCRACKER - A holiday

laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

tradition to many, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents this timeless classic. Dec. 5 & 6, 7:30 pm December 6 & 7, 2 pm, Royal Theatre

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acclaimed tenor comes Home for Christmas. His holiday show includes the BC Boys Choir. rmts.bc.ca

five-piece Juno-nominated Vancouver band is set for three shows at the Royal Theatre, Dec. 9-11, 7:30 pm.

personalities present a dramatic reading of the Dickens classic at Alix Goolden Hall, to benefit Our Place.

Contemporary Coast Salish Art from artists who live and work in this region. Legacy Art Gallery downtown. On until Jan. 10.

Symphony to sing Christmas carols and experience Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dec.12,13, 14. rmts.bc.ca

Musical Theatre family for a positive and uplifting show. Isabelle Reader Theatre 1:30pm. fsmtheatre.ca

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Social dancing that mixes all the partner dances taught by the Carpe Noctem dance school. carpenoctemdance.com

Island Big Band is a Victoria based non-profit that plays contemporary concert Jazz. Hermann’s Jazz Club, 8pm.

annual opening celebration of Chanukah with a public Menorah lighting in front of the Provincial Legislature.

yourself by helping others. Youth age 14-18 meet weekly to gain valuable life skills. Victoria West Community Centre.

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of the oldest house in BC, still on its original site, and experience Christmas past.

on the best dressed trees at Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). Until Jan. 2 in support of the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

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tribute to the blues songs of Christmas. Alix Goolden Hall, 7:30pm.

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classics concert #4 features Robert Holliston, Gwen Thompson and Brian Yoon. English Inn, Esquimalt, 6:45pm. townshiparts.org

tells the story of Pandora’s gift at the Royal Theatre. Runs Dec. 27 to 29. rmts. bc.ca

a CRD Regional Parks naturalist at Devonian Regional Park (Metchosin) to explore this beautiful seaside gem. crd.bc.ca

traditional carolers and festive brass in period costume every night, 5 to 9pm at Butchart Gardens. butchartgardens.com

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fun. No partner is required. Great for all ages. View Royal Community Hall. promenaders.ca

weekly swing dance every Friday. Drop-in beginner lesson starts at 8:35pm. No experience or partner needed. redhotswing.com

Birders from across the CRD unite to participate in the longest running citizen’s science survey, 114 years and counting.

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CANADA’S NATIONAL GINGERBREAD SHOWCASE - View the creative use of

gingerbread by pros and amateurs alike at the Inn at Laurel Point.

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Victoria Concert Band, 1-3 pm. marketsquare.ca

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Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides Nov. 29-Dec. 21

Enjoy a classic downtown tradition with your family. Every weekend Nov. 24 until Dec. 23, horse-drawn trolleys will circulate throughout downtown making it easy to take in all of

Langford - Dec. 6

Victoria - Nov. 29

Downtown Victoria Business Association and the City of Victoria transform the Centennial Square Sequoia into everybody’s favourite giant Christmas tree. Live music, free treats, ride the Ferris wheel for $2 before the light parade starts at 5:45pm at the Inner Harbour. Non perishables accepted for Mustard Seed Food Bank.

Join special guests and children’s choirs to celebrate the annual cross-country light-up. The provincial Christmas tree on the front lawn of the Parliament buildings will be illuminated with thousands of lights, followed by hot cocoa and seasonal treats for everyone, 7pm.

This annual event is Vancouver Island’s most prestigious artisan show; it features a diverse selection of contemporary crafts, an artisan food market and indie fashion. At the Crystal Garden. outofhand.ca

Colwood knows how to bring in the Christmas visitors – with free eats, fun and crafts until Santa arrives by firetruck. From 6 to 7:30 at city hall, 3300 Wishart.

Sidney Sparkles Parade kicks off events on the Saanich Peninsula down Beacon at 5pm, followed by the Lighted Boat Parade that sails the shoreline from Tsehum Harbour to Bazan Bay.

Parliament lights up Nov. 26

Out of Hand Craft Fair Nov. 28-30

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Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman’s work; join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity. All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required. Free for members or with the cost of admission. At the Bateman Centre. Saturdays, 1-2 pm.

Oak Bay - Nov. 30

Oak Bay village comes alive with music, lighted trucks, street entertainment, roasted chestnuts and thousands of lights at 4pm.

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snap a picture at the Ferris wheel photo backdrop. Rides are $2 downtownvictoria.ca

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Caroling Week at City Hall Dec. 1, 2, 3, & 5

The DVBA Ferris Wheel is back in Centennial Square for four weekends this holiday season. Come see the lights of Centennial Square and Downtown Victoria from 20 meters up! Grab a snack, enjoy holiday entertainment, try out the audio-reactive tree and

Bring a lunch and enjoy this annual tradition which showcases choirs from Greater Victoria schools performing favourite Christmas carols at Victoria City Hall. Tune up your singing voices and join in, or listen and enjoy, 12-12:40pm.

Langford lights up for its annual event at 7pm at Veterans Memorial Park near the parkway and Goldstream intersection. Island Equipment Owners truck light convoy leaves Ogden Point at 5:45pm and winds around to Oak Bay before hitting the highway to finish at Western Speedway. Saanich - Dec. 6 Deck the Hall Winter Lights – Saanich municipal hall, 770 Vernon – from 5 to 8:30pm. Esquimalt - Dec. 7

Event starts with a parade at 6pm from Canteen & Lyall ending at Esquimalt Plaza. Then join the celebration behind Archie Browning Sports Centre for entertainment; refreshments and a visit with Santa. celebrationoflights.ca

Father Christmas in Old Town Dec. 5-21

Visit with Father Christmas in the Royal BC Museum’s Old Town. Have your photo taken and share your holiday wishes. Included with museum admission/membership (photo by donation). Fri. to Sun., 11am-3pm royalbcmuseum.bc.ca Merry Kissmas! Dec. 6

Share the love with a kiss under

the city’s biggest mistletoe in Market Square. Bring your family, pet and friends. United Way volunteers will take your photo. Your Kissmas photo could win round trip tickets for two to Seattle aboard the Victoria Clipper. Noon to 3pm. marketsquare.ca Music in Market Square Dec. 6

Enjoy a grand performance of holiday favourites by the Greater

IEOA Truck Light Parade Dec. 6

Owners decorate their trucks and heavy equipment to create this exciting spectacle of light. The parade starts in Ogden Point and heads to the West Shore via Blanshard, Belleville, and Government streets. The convoy is expected at Yates and Blanshard at approx. 6:30pm and moves quickly. Drop off points along the route will collect food for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Wonderland Winter Flea Dec. 7

High tail it to historic Market Square for the first Wonderland Winter Flea. This bustling outdoor market will ring your holiday happiness bell as you wander through interesting stalls while Wine & Roses Ladies Salon Orchestra plays old time swing and Latin tunes. 10am-4pm. Carol with the Carillon Dec. 7

Bring your family and friends and gather under the Centennial Carillon at the Royal BC Museum to sing. Provincial carillonneur Rosemary Laing climbs 75 stairs, where she commands 62 bells, and below the crowd will be led by the Newcombe Singers. Hot chocolate and cookies make the season bright, and the Carillon will be illuminated for the season, 4:30-5:15pm.

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Nova Scotia’s own The Trews continue their cross-Canada tour with at stop at Lucky Bar (858 Yates). Tickets, $26.50, available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and Ticketweb.ca.

The Victoria-based rock band performs a hometown show at the Royal Theatre. Tickets, starting at $30, at rmts.bc.ca. JOHN FOGERTY

The legendary musician performs the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival – 1969, the extraordinary year in which Fogerty wrote and produced three seminal albums with CCR. Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. saveonfoodsmemorialcentre.com

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the Royal Theatre. This special home town concert features a symphony orchestra conducted by Joey Pietraroia and special guests the British Columbia Boys Choir who, for the past year, have been touring the nation celebrating their 25th anniversary. rmts.bc.ca

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Join singer, and event organizer, Tom Jackson as he and fellow musicians reenact the first Huron Carole charity event that took place in 1987. Guest artists in the musical and a special concert include Don Amero, Shannon Gaye, Beverley Mahood and One More Girl. At the Royal Theatre. Tickets, $52.50, at rmts.bc.ca. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS LONDON SYMPHONY DEC. 1

In this diverse and expressive program, Beethoven’s grand Leonore Overture no. 3 is followed by Barber’s famous and elegiac Adagio for Strings. The concert concludes with Vaughan Williams’ expansive Symphony no. 2. Royal Theatre, 8pm: rmts. bc.ca. LINDEN SINGERS WASSAIL! DEC. 7

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A holiday inspired program of well-known carols and new compositions and arrangements. After the concert, there will be a traditional wassail. Start the Christmas season, rejoicing with heart and soul and voice. 7pm at the First Metropolitan United Church. lindensingers.ca KEN LAVIGNE DEC. 8

Victoria’s alt-music fans get one of their favourite bands for three full nights this December when the five-piece Juno-nominated Mother Mother hits the stage at the Royal Theatre with friends USS, 7:30pm. rmts.bc.ca SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS CAROL DEC. 12-14

Join the Victoria Symphony to sing Christmas carols and experience Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a special version for orchestra and actor. The wonderful Victoria performer Kelt Eccleston joins guest conductor Timothy Hankewich. Soprano Eleanor McCain also takes the stage to delight audiences with beloved Christmas music. rmts. bc.ca TUBA CHRISTMAS DEC. 13

A tradition that began in New York City’s Rockefeller Centre some 40 years ago takes place in Market Square. More than 65 tuba players from BC and the Pacific Northwest come together to play much-loved Christmas songs in a big way, 1-3pm. marketsquare.ca HANDEL’S MESSIAH DEC. 19 AND 21

The local tenor brings his Home for Christmas performance to

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Enjoy music and memories of 40-plus years at the piano and on stages around the world. McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square, 250-386-6121. rmts.bc.ca THE IRISH TENORS DEC. 20

These three renowned singers will join the Victoria Symphony on stage to regale the audience with holiday favourites as well as beloved Irish tunes. At the Royal Theatre, 8pm. rmts.bc.ca IT’S CHRISTMAS TO DEC. 24

A sparkling musical holiday revue featuring historic stories

and heartwarming music, paired with a delectable three-course dinner in the elegant David Foster Foundation Theatre, Oak Bay Beach Hotel. oakbaybeachhotel. com

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Langham Court Theatre presents this intiguing story of Grace, who is drawn to the mystery behind the door at the top of the stairs – the contents of which her husband wants to keep secret. Tickets at langhamtheatre.ca. CAMELOT IN CONCERT NOV. 22 AND 23

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This Christmas tradition began more than 50 years ago with one boat decorated with festive lights. Today, more than 50 boats decked out with 100,000-plus twinklers can be seen gliding through Vancouver’s waterways on peak evenings. The spectacle viewed from shore is free, but the best experience is aboard the carol ships themselves. carolships.org A CHRISTMAS TRUCE DEC. 19-21

Marking the 100th anniversary of this miraculous event, Vancouver’s renowned Chor Leoni Men’s Choir present the true story of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Set in 1914 at the Western Front, this performance tells the story of how out of violence came an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. chorleoni.org LOVERBOY DEC. 31

Ring in the new year with your leather pants and headband on! Everyone’s favourite 70s band Loverboy is still workin’ for the weekend. At the Hard Rock Casino.

SEATTLE HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS DEC. 2-4

The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas then he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. The colourful live Broadway show Dr. Seuss’ How

Camelot. Enjoy the music and performances of a terrific cast as the story tells the tale of forbidden love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. Tickets, $40. rmts.bc.ca

Blue Bridge puts its psychadelic take on Carroll’s classic story, with Alice now traveling through a fantastical dreamscape. This is Alice like you’ve never seen her before. Tickets, starting at $28.35, at ticketrocket.org. STUART MCLEAN NOV. 27 AND 28 MOTOWN LEGEND STEVIE WONDER HITS THE STAGE AT SEATTLE’S KEY ARENA DEC. 3.

The Grinch Stole Christmas! will have you singing You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch all season long. At the Paramount Theatre. MOTOWN LEGEND DEC. 3

American music icon, singer, composer, instrumentalist, performer and humanitarian Stevie Wonder celebrates more than 50 years in the music industry with his In The Key Of Life Tour. At the Seattle Key Arena. HEY, HEY IT’S A MONKEE DEC. 5

Micky Dolenz is still monkeying around. Grab your go-go boots and head to the Pacific Showroom at the Skagit Valley Casino to find out if you’re still a believer. ROB SCHNEIDER DEC. 6

Whether you’re in need of a male gigolo or a hot chick, Rob Schneider fills the bill. See the SNL alum at the Emerald Queen Casino.

The man behind The Vinyl Cafe series brings Christmas to the forefront at the fictional Toronto record store with a stage show at the Royal Theatre. Tickets to see Stuart McLean’s popular mix of storytelling and music start at $56.75. rmts.bc.ca HISTORIC TREASURE DEC. 4-6, 10, 11, 22 AND 23

Step back in time this winter at Craigdarroch Castle, decked out in traditional Victorian finery through December. Highlights include music, storytime and a theatrical treat with A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Adapted as a one-man play by Jason Stevens, A Christmas Carol will be performed in the Dance Hall. thecastle.ca ALICE DEC. 4-20

Theatre Inconnu presents Alice, a musical by Tom Waits based on the classic Alice in Wonderland. The jumping off point for the story is the relationship between Lewis Carroll and his supposed

muse, Alice Liddell. Familiar episodes and characters from the Alice stories are reworked. theatreinconnu.com A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL DEC. 5-14

This classic holiday tale centres on mischievous, bespectacled Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. Ralphie’s mother, his father (The Old Man), and his teacher, Miss Shields, warn him, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” At the McPherson Playhouse. rmts.bc.ca ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’S NUTCRACKER DEC. 5 TO 7

This treasured holiday classic, danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score takes audiences on a wondrous adventure with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Royal Theatre. rmts.bc.ca JOHN REISCHMAN AND THE JAYBIRDS DEC. 6

This Bluegrass power band present their Annual Christmas Concert and Benefit for Our Place Society in Victoria at the Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont at 8pm.Tickets available atvictoriabluegrass. ca. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Our Place Society. Co-produced by the Victoria Bluegrass Association and the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival. CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW DEC. 13

Join the Four Seasons Musical Theatre family for a positive and uplifting Christmas Variety Show! Holiday-themed skits, crooning

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jazz carols, and feature instruments played by members of the Four Seasons Musical Theatre family. Watch out for Santa and mistletoe in the lobby of the Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1:30pm-4pm. fsmtheatre.ca BALLET VICTORIA’S THE GIFT DEC. 27-29

If you thought you knew Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, think again! Enjoy this new spin on an old classic, with the young Pandora at the centre of the story. As she opens the forbidden box, she unleashes a host of new characters, including some inspired by the recent hit movie Frozen. rmts.bc.ca

VISUAL ARTS WEST END GALLERY 20TH ANNIVERSARY. NOV. 22-DEC 22

West End Gallery celebrates its

anniversary with a special group show. Gallery artists have each been commissioned to produce a major painting to mark the occasion. DOWNTOWN VICTORIA GALLERY WALK NOV. 27

Alcheringa Gallery, Couch Gallery, The Legacy Gallery, Madrona Gallery, West End Gallery, Winchester Modern offer special seasonal exhibitions and refreshments. Remember to pick up a passport at any of the galleries for your chance to win fabulous art. The event runs 3-8pm. MADRONA DECKS THE WALLS DEC. 1-20

Madrona Gallery celebrates its annual Deck the Walls group exhibition featuring new works by more than 20 gallery artists.

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Winchester Gallery Dec. 2-20

Stop by one of Oak Bay’s most delightful galleries to take in the work of painters Nathan Birch and Joe Coffey. Winchester Gallery welcomes guests for an exhibit preview Dec. 4 from 1-5pm, followed by a reception from 6-8pm, in conjunction with the popular Oak Bay Gallery Walk. Artists will be in attendance. Oak Bay Gallery Walk Dec. 4

Enjoy a seasonal stroll along Oak Bay Avenue from Foul Bay Road to Monterey Avenue to enjoy a variety of exhibits. Shops and galleries are open for evening browsing and tasting, 6-8pm Small Works Exhibition To Jan. 1

Featuring stunning works from more than 75 artists, including a number of new and emerging artists. Prices for each of these original pieces are up to $200 with 50 per cent of the profit going to fund the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria programming. In the Massey Gallery, aggv.ca

Victoria Grizzlies Nov. 23, 26; DEC. 6, 13, 16, 29, 30

The Junior A Grizz play BCHL hockey out of The Q! Centre (1767 Island Hwy) on the Westshore. Nov. 23, Trail Smoke Eaters; Nov. 26, Cowichan Valley Capitals; Dec. 6, Merritt Centennials; Dec. 13, Powell River Kings; Dec. 16, Cowichan Valley Capitals; Dec. 29, Powell River Kings; Dec. 30, Cowichan Valley Capitals. victoriagrizzlies.com Saanich Braves Nov. 26, 28; Dec. 5, 17, 19

Saanich Braves Junior B hockey versus Island rivals at Pearkes Arena, behind Tillicum Centre in Saanich. Nov. 26, Oceanside Generals; Nov. 28, Cougars; Dec. 5, Peninsula Panthers; Dec. 17, Kerry Park Islanders; Dec. 19, Panthers. saanichbraves.ca WESTSHORE WOLVES Nov. 22, 29; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 21

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The Wolves play hockey at The Q! Centre (1767 Island Hwy). Nov. 22, Saanich Braves; Nov. 29, Peninsula Panthers; Dec. 3 Campbell River Storm; Dec. 10, Saanich Braves; Dec. 17, Victoria Cougars; Dec. 21 Peninsula Panthers. westshorewolves.ca

VICTORIA ROYALS Nov. 22; Dec. 2, 5, 9, 12, 27, 28

Peninsula Panthers Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12

Watch our city’s NHL prospects as the season continues in the fight for the WHL’s Ed Chynoweth Cup and the Memorial Cup. Nov. 22, Regina Pats; Dec. 2, Portland Winterhawks; Dec. 5, Saskatoon Blades; Dec. 9, Prince Albert Raiders; Dec. 12, Vancouver

The Junior B Panthers play hockey out of Panorama Rec Centre (1886 Forest Park) every Friday night at 7:30pm. Nov. 21, Oceanside Generals; Nov. 28, Comox Valley Glacier Kings; Dec. 5, Saanich Braves; Dec. 12, Victoria Cougars. ppanthers.

Victoria Cougars Nov. 23, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18

The Victoria Cougars play Junior B hockey at Archie Browning Sports Centre (1151 Esquimalt). Nov. 23, Panthers; Nov. 27, Nanaimo Bucaneers; Dec. 4, Saanich Braves; Dec. 11, Comox Valley Glacier Kings; Dec. 18, Kerry Park Islanders. victoriacougars.com University of Victoria Vikes Ongoing

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or Victoria music fans, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Jon & Roy Holiday Special. “It’s nice. Initially we did it when we started to take our music career more seriously,” says Jon Middleton, the homegrown half of the group which includes drummer Roy Vizer and bassist Louis Sadava. “We had a manager and released our second album and we thought we should do something with it other than just play Steamers.” With winter a slow time for live shows, they thought a holiday concert featuring other bands would be a good fit for Victoria audiences. “We definitely enjoy it. We’ve had different bands come up, various bands over the years, some have gone on to big success.” Middleton says there’s a good vibe in the Alex Gooldin Hall where the Victoria show is held. In the past they have also done a holiday special in Vancouver, but will forgo it this year for a show at the Commodore opening for Current Swell. Duncan fans, though, will

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get their own show at the Cowichan Theatre on Dec. 12. In the mix for the show are locals Vince Vaccaro and Carmanah, and Vancouver bands Luca Fogale and Old Man Canyon. “We’ve got Old Man Canyon, who are doing quite well ERICA CHAN PHOTO and good friends Jon & Roy includes Louis Sadava, left, Roy Vizer and Jon Middleton. of ours Carmanah, Laura Mitic plays fiddle with us quite a bit, and someone counterpoint. I’ve not heard live, but is really doing “My mind is a wild beast. I supHome for Christmas well, Luca Fogale,” says Middleton. pose to tame it is my ultimate ambiThe audience can expect a mix of tion. “ Middleton celebrates a traditional tunes, including the laid back vibe Jon After 10 years in the business English Christmas complete with & Roy are known for. Middleton has gained confidence turkey dinner, paper hats, trifle “Lots of the music I play and write and feels more at home with himand Christmas cake. is very soothing to me personally,” self. “Christmas morning is special Middleton says. “It feels good to “Ten years ago we had no connow especially since my brothwrite that kind of music. Of course, cept what it would be like now. I er has two young kids. I enjoy it’s a reflection of myself, a means of look back and I think we were too hanging out with them. There are escape – well it used to be. wrapped up in our own worlds to moments they’re exactly like we “I have an excitable mind I find even think about that. I’m happy (songwriting) to be a bit of a soothing used to be.” how everything turned out.”

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ife is a choice between ballads and bullets, says Tom Jackson. The singer and actor, most well-known for his role as Chief Peter Kenidi on the CBC television show North of 60, says he rose from a pit of despair after being saved by an angel. The 66 year old has lived what he coins an “adventurous” life. Born on reserve where his English father chose to live with his Cree mother, Jackson was directing himself toward the church and intent on becoming a Roman Catholic priest before his family’s move from a small town to Winnipeg altered his course. “Boy, those bright lights looked pretty,” he says in his distinctive, deep, smooth voice. At 14, he made what he calls a choice to live on the street with his friends and “comrades.” The early 60s were a time of massive social change and Jackson became engaged in making that cultural shift, living on the streets until his early 20s when his voice earned him a way out. He was hired by CBC radio, which changed his world. “Change is what you do and what you can make others do if you can find ways to influence them,” he’s learned. Huron Carole “I’ve had quite a successful life of Royal Theatre choice, even to Nov. 30, a benefit for the point where my life found a Mustard Seed darker place – a Food Bank hole in the ground

in downtown Toronto,” he says. The next year, Jackson was touched by the need It was all his own doing, winding up living in a of Winnipeg Harvest, a food distribution centre crawlspace, addicted to drugs, before another choice which currently serves more than 380 agencies led him down a different path. in Manitoba each month. “They were in financial “The creator sent me an angel. Somebody worse trouble and threatened to lose their building, so we off than me,” he says. “I decided to help that perstaged the second (Huron Carol). We raised enough son and my life brightened. It invited to get them through Christmas another kind of addiction, an attempt and four months of winter.” to save lives.” Over the years, the concert Huron Carole This path has led to a philanthropgrew into a national tour, benehas raised $250 ic life that has been honoured with fiting each community where it more than a dozen awards, including plays. million for the Order of Canada, the Governor “I feel good that it’s been sucCanadian food General’s Performing Arts Award for cessful and raised about $250 Lifetime Artistic Achievement and million in food and cash – that’s banks nine honourary university degrees. the good news. The bad news “When I came to the day after is that we still have a job. That meeting my angel. I woke up. I had there’s still a need.” not been awake for a long time. I could breathe. I This year’s Huron Carol, in Victoria Nov. 30 at the had breath – you don’t need much more than that if Royal Theatre, includes two acts, the first a play, the you haven’t been breathing for a long time. second a concert. Jackson says the addition of the “It took me down a wonderful path to the realiza- play extends the legacy of the show and he found tion that this is my life’s breath,” he says. writing it cathartic. The first Huron Carol was conceived shortly there“It was very therapeutic on one hand, but on the after to organize some 500 hampers needed at a other, it’s a lot of fun to share the story. It’s a wonToronto food bank 27 years ago. derful Christmas story.” The show does not go into A lack of ticket sales saw the cancellation of the detail of his addiction, instead it puts the focus on event planned for the 2,700 seat Massey Hall, the characters that made the first Huron Carol hapinstead it was held in a 200 seat bar that had been pen. previously closed by the city. Alongside Jackson, guest artists in both the musi“We didn’t make anything,” Jackson says. Then cal and special concert include Don Amero, Shannon the media took hold of the story and the following Gaye, Beverley Mahood and One More Girl. day carloads of groceries and donations poured in. “I believe where your heart leads you, your mind “The result was what we wanted it to be, but I will follow. … I’ve been given a gift to give. To not went home to Winnipeg with my tail between my share it is sacrilege.” legs.” mondaymag.com MONDAY MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2014

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ike the haunting song of the Lorelei, The Sweet Lowdown’s new album Chasing the Sun draws the listener in and carries them away down a winding river through the rain and into the dancing sun. The theme of the album developed naturally with the songs expressing the group’s shared experiences over the last few years. “The ferry rides, the people we’ve met, the musicians we’ve met – and just being together all the time,” says band member PHOTO CONTRIBUTED Shanti Bremer. Banjo player Bremer and guitarist Amanda The Sweet Lowdown includes Shanti Bremer, left, Amanda Blied and Miriam Sonstenes. Blied met through the Victoria Bluegrass With the addition of Sonstenes, the Victoria-based group Association six years ago and began playing together. began touring regularly, and in 2013 won the Vancouver Island “We weren’t new to music, but new to playing music togeth- Music Award for Island Roots Album of the Year. er. We knew Miriam (Sonstenes, now the band’s fiddle player) Their latest CD Chasing the Sun was recorded on Mayne but didn’t ask her to join us. … At the time we weren’t even Island over 10 days last March. thinking of starting a band,” says Bremer. “People ask who we sound like and I say we just sound like The pair began busking in Victoria just to get the feel of perus,” says Bremer. They play traditional bluegrass mixed with forming. sweet harmonies and old time fiddle and banjo. “(Bluegrass) “We got some early gigs (out of busking). We were surprised, has a deep past that we acknowledge and love but we write all we weren’t expecting it.” our own music now – it gets weirder as the days go by,” she Their musical career has been a steady climb since, eventually laughs. turning into a full time gig. As a duo, Bremer and Blied released The all-ages CD release party for Chasing the Sun is on Dec. an EP in 2008 with Fish and Bird’s Adam Iredale-Gray. The trio’s 9, 7pm at the Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad. “We’ll showself-titled album came out in 2011, May, produced by The Bills’ case all our new material and play a few of our old favourites.” Adrian Dolan, was released just a year later. Tickets are available at Larsen Music, Lyle’s Place and Long “Having an album allowed us to get real gigs and apply for & McQuade, $15/$12 in advance, $20/$15 at the door, kids festivals – it gave us a leg to stand on,” says Bremer. under 12 free.

MUSIC BRIEFS Headwater, Dec. 7 Freewheeling and fierce, sentimental and sexy, the Vancouver band was formed in 2003. The group’s leader and songwriter, Jonas Shandel, grew up next to Lynn Headwaters Park, from which the band takes its name and from whose rugged Pacific wilderness he draws his inspiration. Norway House, 1110 Hillside, 7:30pm. Oliver Swain's Big Machine, Dec. 7 - Oliver Swain has been collecting traditional Christmas and holiday spirituals for a special presentation along with new original works to be performed at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 8pm. Lisa LeBlanc, Dec. 3 This 24-year-old Acadian’s Americana sound infused with the spirit of the Maritimes perfectly suits singer Lisa LeBlanc. She plays in support of her new EP Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted at Lucky Bar, 19+, 8pm.

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“It’s a wink at these things. … We pay homage to Frozen, which is a big hit with our snow scene. In the past Jack Frost has helped little Pandora freeze the scene. This year, instead, we played around with Jack Frost and his Snow Queen and use the girl from Frozen.” The cast will perform to the live Victoria Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a big deal for us to have the symphony. It’s a big investment, it’s amazing. It’s what it should be, the way the art form was created.” Talented symphony conductor Joey Pietraroia will play a jazz sax solo for the show. “He’s very, very talented,” says Destrooper. “It’s very family oriented, full of humour and great classical ballet as well.” The Gift is at the Royal Theatre Dec. 27 to 29 at 2pm. For tickets call 250-386-6121.

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he stag party. A right of passage for all gentlemen about to walk down that aisle into a new life. The bachelor weekend. A weekend of debauchery and lewdness the likes of which the world has never seen. I have just had my stag party, my friends. Me and three gents hopped aboard a plane for a weekend in Las Vegas we will never forget and never speak of to anyone – until now. Vegas is a wonderful place. A place I have vacationed and performed and I have enjoyed it almost every time. One time I got drunk on champagne and threw cream puffs at my wife to be. Not to instigate a fight, just drunken excitement. “Hun! They have cream puffs!” aaand toss. This trip was different. There was drinking. There was gambling. And there were strippers. On one of the first mornings a challenge was accidentally and innocently made by one of the guys. “It takes me a lot to get drunk … I’m a Fu**ing MACHINE!” Challenge accepted.

After a morning beer, we headed to the pool and I slipped off to purchase “The Machine” a beverage called 4 Loko. It’s basically malt liquor and caffeine with a hint of fruit punch, and also illegal in several states. Turns out the pool doesn’t allow outside alcohol, so The Machine had to chug his 24 ounce can of 15 per cent hooch. We were given 2 for 1 coupons from scantily clad girls for vodka and so the four amigos floated around the pool with a free poured pina colada in each hand. A half hour in, The Machine cautiously told us in a slurred speech: “Guys … I think I’m drunk.” We floated in the pool and drank in the hot sun then two hours later we got out, The Machine loudly proclaiming : “Guys! I peed A LOT!” While most of us gambled, some of us were luckier than others. One of the guys, let’s call him the Austrian Cowboy (He kind of looks like a an effeminate nazi, and he always had a mickey of whisky in his pocket like an alcoholic holster) didn’t seem to have much luck and I could tell that he and The Machine were itching to go to the the gentleman’s club. “Gentleman’s Club” is the most ironic name to call this place as the men inside are far from gentlemen. In fact, most appeared to be aggressive heterosexuals, despite the fact that there were likely more erections than women in the club.

@mikedelamont Anyway, I will be honest with you and say that I had little to no interest in going and I didn’t stay for long. We walked in the VIP entrance, one after the other in a line and immediately a woman was on The Machine’s arm, and then a woman was on the Austrian Cowboy’s arm. I saw a woman coming for me so I put my hands in my pocket and looked the other way which meant that she draped herself off my best man instead. We made it to the centre of the club to sit down and I looked around at this sea of people, the smell of old booze and coco butter filling my nose and that was it. I left. I was in the club maybe a total of a minute. As I left, I saw on one of the stages a girl dancing with dollar bills coming out of her g-string. It looked like her bum had a money mohawk. I made the right choice. And that was it. That was the weekend. We saw a few shows, lost some money and 75 per cent of us got lap dances. So what did I learn? That if you leave a strip club and go back to the hotel, only to fall asleep watching Bette Midler’s Hocus Pocus at 11pm, it doesn’t mean you are a wuss, just probably going to be an okay husband. What did you learn? Hopefully that if you go to Vegas anytime soon, maybe don’t swim in the pool at the Monte Carlo.

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Craigdarroch Christmas Carol Dec. 4-23

Patricia didn’t see Santa on her trip. She didn’t go that far north. When she stopped the cameraman and me on the street, she had just returned from Iceland. She said the country has fascinated her since Grade five, when she did a school project on it. That’s when she discovered that 80 per cent of its population believes in fairies. Although she’s travelled to Iceland a few times, Patricia has never met a fairy. At least never met one there. And that’s why she called to us as we were heading somewhere else – she wanted us to see her new neighbours. The three of us walked together under a canopy of oaks until we saw it. There, at the base of a tree – a little door. A red door, no higher than a hand, was built into the bottom of the tree. Its frame and awning were green. Its door knocker was a brass-like lion. Its handle seemed to be crafted from hand-painted porcelain. The newest residence on Pilot Street appeared to be built for fairies. “I haven’t seen that door before,” proclaimed a woman wandering by, wondering why the videographer was kneeled on the ground pointing his camera at a tree. “I walk my dog by here all the time and I’ve never seen that door.” We asked the full-sized man who lived across from the diminutive door if he knew anything. He shrugged.

And then we started asking people passing by if they had seen any fairies. Everybody answered yes. The woman with the dog said she sees them at night checking on her garden. A man who lives two houses down from the door said he and his wife know the fairies well. “They’re great. Pleasant couple.” A woman driving by in an SUV described them as “sweet.” And the man raking leaves nearby said he was doing it for the fairies. “I’m cleaning them away from the gutter because their house is quite low down and we don’t want any flooding.” The door may be new. But the creatures living on the other side of it are apparently not. We knocked on the door. Nobody answered. The cameraman started taking pictures of the door, the gravel pathway leading up to it, and the surrounding garden. I wondered why the fairies had picked this short street in James Bay, and then noticed what book-ended it: at one end, the supernatural beauty of the ocean, at the other, the youthful exuberance of kids playing at school – and in between – adults filled with wonder. Adam Sawatsky is co-host of CTV News Vancouver Island at Five. On weekends, he hosts ‘Eye on the Arts’ on CFAX 1070.

Jason Stevens brings Charles Dickens to life at Craigdarroch Castle this month. The one-man performance of A Christmas Carol is presented just as Dickens himself presented it to audiences in the 1800s. “He does all the voices and all the characters – it’s quite amazing,” says the Castle’s executive director John Hughes. Visitors can start the evening touring the museum rooms until they reach the dance hall on the fourth floor. Once there, they can take a seat and enjoy Stevens’ one-hour performance of A Christmas Carol, then complete the evening by wending their way down the working side of the Castle. Go to thecastle.ca for information or call 250-592-5323.

The Secret Garden Dec. 6-14

A dark spell of sorrow and mystery hovers in the air as the young orphan, Mary Lennox, arrives at Misselthwaite Manor. Mary comes upon a secret walled garden, locked up and shut away from the outside world for more than 10 years. Inside the manor, another secret lurks. At night, strange, haunting sounds echo down the empty corridors – is it the wind howling or a child crying? A powerful story of love, life, and determination. The Secret Garden is a heartwarming story appropriate for ages four-plus. The Secret Garden is presented at Uptown in a custom made theatre installation on the upper Blanshard Street Level. kaleidoscope.bc.ca

All I Want For Christmas Dec. 13-14

Theatre Inconnu’s youth program presents classical stylings by Douglas Hensley (lute & other), Heather De Rome (guitar), and their talented children Rowan and Julia. Novelty numbers from talented 9 to 13 year olds with Kim Furey on piano; a Christmas reading by Connor Sharpe and tap dancing by Naomi KixmöllerGosley. For invitations call 250-598-7488.

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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel hosts the sparkling holiday revue It’s Christmas! Nov. 28-Dec. 26. oakbaybeachhotel.com Sensibility, Dec. 3-6 in a site-specific version at St Ann’s Academy. Ccpacanada.com Founded in 2012 by Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller, Sing Your Joy is the only non-auditioned young-adult chorus in Victoria. On Dec. 5 at First Met they present Out Loud, a joy-filled concert of favourites. Singyourjoy.ca Did you grow up on the film A Christmas Story? Now more than 30 years old, it has been adapted as a musical. VOS stages this hilarious and heart-warming tale of Ralphie and his quest for a BB gun, Dec. 5-14 at the McPherson Playhouse. vos.bc.ca Local playwright Janet Munsil’s new play T Cratchit Inc. is part of Intrepid Theatre’s YOU Show series, Dec. 6. This continuation of Dickens’ classic Christmas story re-discovers the lad in the new world, a tycoon at the heart of a nation-building empire of steel and steam. Intrepidtheatre.com Our Place and CBC Victoria collaborate on a dramatic reading of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Dec. 10 at Alix Goolden Hall.

Featuring the vocal talents of Shelagh Rogers, Gregor Craigie, Jo-Ann Roberts, Bob McDonald and Arthur Black. Ourplacesociety.com Award-winning crowd favourites, Paper Street Theatre return with another full-length improvisation Miracle on Paper Street: An Improvised Christmas Classic, Dec. 17-20, Intrepid Theatre Studio. Improvisation so expertly executed, you won’t believe it’s unscripted. Ticketrocket.org Take a break from the hectic pace with A Place to Listen, now in its third season. A few notes and silence. Works by Laura Steenberge, Leo Svirsky, Alex Jang, and Daniel Brandes performed by the A Place to Listen Ensemble on Dec. 17 at James Bay United Church. If you have never experienced The Nutcracker Ballet, and would like to support a local emerging ballet company, Ballet Étoile stages Land of the Sweets: A Nutcracker Fantasy Dec. 19-21 at Berwick Royal Oak. It’s the perfect length for children to enjoy. Ticketrocket.org Now in his third season, Derwin Blanshard hosts an Extremely Classy Christmas Programme Dec. 28 at the Victoria Event Centre. It’s a complete send-up of a live TV hit show with appearances by many of Victoria’s favourite performers. Derwinblanshard.com No year-end would be complete without the festivities of Atomic Vaudeville’s Winter and New Year’s Cabaret Dec. 29-31. Ticketrocket.org. Janis La Couvée is a community builder, writer and arts advocate.

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POLAR BEARS en pointe LAURA LAVIN editor@mondaymag.com More than 35 young locals will make their dance dreams a reality as they hit the stage with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the Nutcracker. This is the first time that the treasured holiday classic, danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, will be presented by the RWB in Victoria. “We’ve never brought it here before, in part, because the production is so large and we have a small stage,” says Dance Victoria executive producer Stephen White. The company has created a smaller set and will also perform in Nanaimo and Vancouver. “It’s pretty exciting to have them for the first time,” says White. “The show is chock-full of Canadiana, The RCMP, Parliament Hill, it’s unique that way. The story takes audiences on a wondrous adventure with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The show will be accompanied by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. “Even if you’ve seen the Nutcracker a million times, you’ll still be moved by the great musical score. It adds so much to the experience,” he says. More than 80 local children auditioned for parts in the Nutcracker and 36 young talented dancers were chosen. They’ve been rehearsing their parts for weeks and are eager to perform. “They are rehearsing every weekend and are ready to be integrated into the piece when the company arrives. We’ll have some 30 kids, 30 ballet dancers, 30 musicians and a massive crew – there will be more than 150 people making sure the show goes on. It’s really quite remarkable,” says White. Twelve of those children will be debuting new polar bear costumes designed by Nutcracker costume designer Paul Daigle. “The Winnipeg’s wardrobe department is amazing,” says Daigle. “The Royal Winnipeg has an old-school wardrobe department that many organizations can’t afford to run any more.” Daigle designed all the costumes for the show in the late 1990s. “It’s set in 1913, just before the First World War. When the production originally debuted there was no touchstone for the era. Now Downton Abbey is set in that period and the dresses and menswear in the first act are just like those you’d see on Downton Abbey.” The little polar bears were designed with parents in mind, so each child’s face is visible. “The dancing in them isn’t complicated, so I could design them to be a little cuter, more like an authentic polar bear,” says Daigle. Sumptuous costumes and sets make this classic sparkle, delighting audiences of all ages with its beauty and splendour. Royal Theatre See the Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre Dec. 5 to 7. Go to rmts.bc.ca for showDec. 5 to 7 times and ticket information.

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hen Ken Lavigne needed the innocent voice of an angel to complete his new Christmas album, all he had to do was look across the dinner table. The well-known local tenor is proud of his newest compilation, Comfort & Joy, which includes the sweet voices of his young children. “This is my second Christmas album. The first one I did five years ago with a buddy in his basement in three weeks,” he says with a wry chuckle. “I’m sure no real instruments were used and it was made as quickly and cheaply as we could.” That album was part of a fundraising drive in the singer’s eventually successful campaign to perform in New York’s Carnegie Hall. “We made so many compromises and so many mistakes in the process of recording that album … but there’s some beautiful moments I’m really proud of, too. I really felt this one should be the full meal deal. I needed to do a proper, seasonal holiday album and I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish.” Recorded with the Vancouver Island Symphony at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre with the finishing touches JON-MARK WILTSHIRE PHOTO put on at Duncan’s Woodshop Recording Studio, the Ken Lavigne brings holiday spirit and the British Columbia Boys Choir to the Royal Theatre on Dec. 8. album took more than a year in the making. “The plan was to release it last year, but I got sick no feeling of nervousness or anxiety, she was just perfect in one take … I was with that awful cold and cough.” It was some four schooled by my 10 year old – having her featured on the track is magical.” months until he could sing again. Along with Grace, his nine-year-old daughter Lucy and wife Alice are featured “I had to cancel Christmas last year – it was really hard on me to pull the plug in Silent Night. The only one missing from the Lavigne family album on so many projects I’m so passionate about,” Lavigne says. is five-year-old Geordie. “He’s way too unpredictable. He likes to By June he was “back in the saddle wearing Bermuda shorts and bang on things, I think he’ll be a drummer,” Lavigne says. Hawaiian t-shirts, recording Christmas tunes.” Lavigne will Not one to rest on his laurels, Lavigne is revving up for another With a little tinsel tossed around the room and some mood lightperform at the wild career ride. ing added to invoke the spirit of the season, Lavigne says the mixSydney Opera “A new project I’m working on is as big, if not bigger, than ing went well until he realized one song needed a little something House in 2015 Carnegie Hall five years ago is a performance at the Sydney Opera more. House.” “There is one special track that was not – with a little A fundraising campaign has begun and he is even giving a lucky planned. I was doing Away in a Manger, help from his fan the chance to accompany him on the journey. which is a beautiful lullaby and I realfans “We have a draw for people to go to Australia to watch the ized it needed a childlike innocence show to encourage people to donate,” he says. They are also which I am too old and ornery to Home for Christmas organizing tours for fans to travel to Australia for the event, tentaevoke,” he jokes. tively scheduled for July 2015. He asked his 10-year-old daughter Grace to Royal Theatre The biggest coup for his latest plan includes coverage of the Sydney concert by join him in the studio. “She has a marvelous Dec. 8 with the the Public Broadcasting Service. voice and no desire to be a professional singer BC Boys Choir “It’s great to bite off more than you can chew,” he says. “You’re never sure but she has perfect pitch,” he says, pride rising in what you’re capable of until you explore your boundaries.” his voice. “I was totally blown away. This kid has

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THE BIG PERSONALITY

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remains close with mom Monica who still resides in New Brunswick, father Bill died in 2004. The Vickers family grew up on a co-op dairy farm in the small town of Chatham, which has since been amalgamated into ictoria’s festival man John Vickers found Miramashi, NB. himself thrust upon the international stage Their father ran the farm with a passion for in October after a national tragedy in the co-op movement, says John. “When we were Canada’s capital. growing up we would always be hosting students. As gunshots rang out on Parliament He’d be teaching African students about running a Hill killing Canadian soldier, Corp. Nathan Cirillo, on co-op dairy, so they could learn to run a dairy farm or ceremonial sentry duty at the Canadian National War processing facility. It instilled in me a sense of making Memorial, then in the halls of Parliament where many the world a better place – that was much of his life.” MPs were attending caucus, John’s thoughts turned After a short career in radio and a longer one in to his older brother Kevin, Sergeant-at-Arms for the security which led him to a five-year stint in New York House of Commons. “There was a period of time there City, John quit the rat race and moved to Victoria. “I where we didn’t know if he’d been shot,” he says. realized I was too Canadian to stay,” he says with a Kevin, though had launched into action taking down laugh. the gunman in a violent face-to-face shootout. Now he finds as much satisfaction, if not more, in “He’s lamenting, these days, on the over-focus on making deals that will benefit the community, rather him and the extent of the actions of the security force than for corporate good. and all the other law enforcement officials involved,” He began by starting the Victoria Masquerade Ball in says John. “I told him people want to 2005, his Pumpkin Art display also grew and, he says, focus on a hero. Someone they can after Folk Fest died and the Tall Ship Festival sailed gravitate towards.” into the distance in 2011, a gap opened up for John, who now runs the the Victoria International Buskers Festival. Victoria International Chalk Watch for “Timing is everything,” says John, whose Art, Buskers and Kite Festivals, plan from the start included three annual Vickers on CNN’s has a background as a radio festivals. Extraordinary announcer, and quickly became With the addition of the Victoria the family spokesperson, even People Dec. 16 International Chalk Art Festival and Victoria as the event unfolded. International Kite Festival last year, his goal The first concern for the large now is to grow each one of the events. family, which includes older sister Some 175,000 people attended Buskers over Mary, and two younger brothers Will the 10 days of the 2014 event. The free event and Kingston, was to make sure their makes Victoria a more fun place to visit during the mother was OK and knew all was well with Kevin. summer, he says. “For me, it was not really knowing the magnitude The innaugural Kite Festival, which is scheduled to of what was going on until CTV contacted me,” says run again in 2015, saw some 500 kids making their John. The station was contracted to provide feed of own kites. Chalk art draws artists from around the Vickers to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Good Morning globe turning Government street into a giant art galAmerica and the Today Show. He was then contacted lery for two days in September. by the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal The fall is usually a slower time for John, who was and radio stations around the world. home visiting his mom for Thanksgiving in October, “It wasn’t just Canadian networks. It reminded me just days prior to the Ottawa shooting. “Normally, I what an international event it was.” wouldn’t go for Christmas, but my brother Will – who Talking about his brother’s heroism is easy says John. never goes for Christmas is going this year, as is Kevin “I’ve always admired the person he is and what he’s … I struggle to leave Victoria and fly to the other end been able to do with his life.” of the country when I know it will be minus 20 and Though scattered across North America, Will in snowing, but this year I’m thinking I might head out the Yukon and Kingston in Clearwater Fl. the family there as well.”

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alking into the University of Victoria’s Bob Wright Centre makes one feel instantly young. I’m greeted by a group of intelligent, interesting youth whose thirst for discovery is infectious. The room we enter is filled with maps of the skies and photos of what I can only guess are constellations, nebulas and asteroids. A computer in the corner is occupied by a student, while others sit on desks and five or six more lean against a railing that leads to our ultimate destination. A wall of windows leads to the rooftop where eight 8-inch Celestron telescopes sit under cover. Right now it’s too windy and light out to use the small telescopes, but we are mere feet from deep space anyway. Up a short ramp, then a few stairs, astronomer Russ Robb leads the group. He opens the door to complete darkness, as he moves in front of me he snaps on a light and there it is: the “Lexus” of telescopes. UVic is proud to be the home of the largest on-campus telescope in Canada, so proud in fact that they love Victoria has to show it off to the public. “It’s worth $600,000, the largest the price of a house or per capita a really nice boat,” says concentration Robb. And it has a remote control. With the push of a of astronomers button, the telescope can in Canada be manoeuvred to view anywhere in the sky. Even higher on the “cool” factor, in seconds the massive 32-inch telescope can pinpoint objects in deep space with the click of a computer mouse. Mounted at the base of the telescope is another integral bit of machinery, a $50,000 camera that can take photos of space. “Lots of people come here to view space. From really young people to really old people and lots of students too,” says Robb. “From people who know nothing, to people who know a lot and people with stuff to ask questions about.” Looking through the lens of the telescope, we can see a distance of 2.4 billion light years. I ask Robb if they’re not worried about letting the general public get their hands on this valuable piece of machinery. “It’s all about the university giving back,” he says. “It’s very robust. Not a lot of things can go wrong with it.” While many Victoria residents are aware of the Centre of the Universe and its 72-inch Plaskett telescope built in 1916, true space enthusiasts come to the university to take advantage of the new technology provided by viewing through the DFM telescope built in 2010. Three students are paid to help run the outreach program which runs 8 to 10pm Wednesdays from October to April and 9 to 10pm May to August, several more show up just for the fun of it. “The ability to use the telescope is enough pay for the work here,” says engineering student Levente Buzas. The former Pearson College student, whose home is in Hungary, was drawn to study at UVic by the opportunity to use the DFM Cassegrain telescope. See stars UVic’s astronomy and astrophysics group in Wednesdays at the Department of UVic 8-10pm Bob Physics and Astronomy Wright Centre is among the best in the astrowww.phys. country. Victoria even uvic.ca boasts the largest per capita concentration of astronomers in Canada. Through the telescope the students have seen the 2012 transit of Venus as that planet crossed the sun, the explosion of supernovas and the recent partial solar eclipse. Those that study the sky know, “things don’t evolve on a human time scale,” says student Cam Wilson. “There’s lots of things we haven’t discovered yet.” “Plus, space is cool,” adds fourth year physics and astronomy student Jordan King-Nyberg. Yeah. Space is cool.


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Walk of shame not included Victoria favourites Jimmy Peekaboo, wine superstar Carlo Rossi, and German polka enthusiast Jurgen Muller make a return to the stage as “guests” of comedian Mike Delamont this month. “It’s a standup show with a bunch of different people – except they’re all me,” says Delamont. A One Night Stand with Mike Delamont runs Dec. 5 and 6 at the Victoria Event Centre. The show includes characters created by Delamont when he was a member of Atomic Vaudeville. “It contains video elements as well as the live show,” he says, which will be different each night. “If you miss it, you’ve missed it.” The films include locals Morgan Cranny and Rod Peter Jr., among others. “We had a fun time. I forgot what it was like to put a show

like this together. There’s lots of funny people (on screen) and I’m on stage – it’s the best of both worlds.” Normally on hiatus in December, Delamont was eager to give some payback to his Victoria fans. “It was doing these types of shows that gave me the career I have now,” says Delamont who performed at Just for Laughs Montreal in July, with an expected spring air date. “I like doing shows in intimate spaces, they’re a lot of fun. People who know me know there’ll be skits, singing, dancing, a lot of jokes, the film … I have a super career that started out of Atomic Vaudeville – it’s what I do best.” Tickets are $20, available at mikedelamont.com.

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rom the moment Celine Stubel’s Vanda Jordan blows onto the stage at the Belfry Theatre, the fun begins. From stumbling and desperate to sexy and demanding, Stubel commands every minute of attention. Based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic erotic novel, Venus in Furs, this Tony Award nominated adaptation is deftly handled by Stubel and castmate Vincent Gale. Set in “18-whatever” the play-within-a-play challenges Vanda and Gale’s Thomas Novachek, as they embark on an unforgettable audition in which Vanda becomes Wanda von Dunayev, and Thomas reads the part of Severin von Kushemski, her hopeful slave-in-waiting. Complex and subtle Venus is both teacher and student as the characters discover and debate in a unique battle of the sexes.

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Sen Zushi chef Kozo Kawada didn’t let a fire that burned down his business last spring get in the way of providing Victorians with the authentic Japanese food we’ve come to enjoy. I meet Part and Parcel chef Grant Gard at Sen Zushi’s temporary digs on Store street, in the former Kaz restaurant location. We’re quickly seated in the small dining area and brought steaming cups of green tea. Gard chose Sen Zushi for two reasons: it’s open Mondays and Kawada presents a style of Japanese eating that hasn’t really lit up the local food scene yet. “It’s the closest thing in Victoria to izakaya … basically a bar that sells food,” he says. In Japan, the trend started with sake shops that began to allow customers to drink on the premises. Small plates of food are served alongside. “It’s not usually sushi. Finger foods, small snacks, they drink a lot of sake and eat a lot – it’s kind of a Japanese tapas bar,” Gard explains. “Vancouver is izakaya crazy. I’m really sad that it’s not here yet.” But Kawada’s menu provides the next

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best thing. flavour. After only a few minutes Gard and I With only slight trepidation, I pick up realize we are on the same page as far a piece of the takoyaki. Taking a cue as the menu goes. Octopus, check; raw from Gard, I place a few shreds of pickfish, check; tuna, check; tofu, check. My led ginger on top. This ginger, prepared mouth is already watering. by Kawada as are all the sauces, has a We order a crispy roll filled with vegslightly salty flavour providing a nice etable tempura, burdock, pickled radish, contrast to the dumpling’s mayo sauce, cucumber, lettuce and a instantly, I’m a fan. sweet soy sauce; big eye We’ve done the tofu no Part and tuna belly nigiri, raw tuna on favours by not eating it quickParcel chef top of rice; agedashi tofu, ly. It’s had too much time to checks out Sen sit in the broth before we deep fried tofu in broth; Nanohana Ohitashi, rape Zushi’s special dig in, but it’s still a creamy blossom salad with sesame delight, melting in my mouth. menu dressing; and takoyaki, a Only manners keep me from small dumpling filled with drinking the broth with a diced octopus. We talk about ordering spoon. karaage, bite-sized bits of deep fried The big eye tuna belly nigiri is a delichicken, but, as Gard says: “It’s easy to cious departure from the usually lean order too much.” tuna I’m used to. “Fat adds flavour,” Since it’s lunch time on a Monday, we says Gard. forgo the sake and stick to tea, but the Kawada’s special menu has several feast doesn’t disappoint. other choices we eye, but a busy work The salad is a bright green mound day awaits us both. With more than 30 dotted with toasted sesame seeds, both years as chef under his belt, Kawada chewy and crunchy, it’s a satisfying fed Japanese Emperor Akihito and his snack. The crispy roll falls apart too wife Empress Michiko when they visited easily for my hashi skills, but Gard says Victoria in 2009. It is definitely food fit the pickled radish provides a nice, fresh for a king.

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for the shell-shocked Neyman, whose response to Fletcher’s near-constant abuse is to practise for hours till his hands are bloody. But when we see the seemingly diffident Neyman unleash a display of brash arrogance at a family dinner, it is clear these two deserve each other. And their intense and complicated relationship neatly dramatizes the question at the core of the film: What sacrifices are worth it when an unusually talented person obsessively aspires to greatness? And is a program of unremitting toughness the best way to nurture and focus that ambition? Whiplash benefits from the powerful performances of its two leads: Simmons is totally convincing as a hard-ass who rarely fails to shock us with his pitiless bullying, while Teller is touchingly vulnerable as a young man desperate to reach beyond his limits – his struggle is almost terrifying to watch. And while the plot veers close to melodrama towards the end, the bruising battle of wills between the film’s two principals packs the punch of a good thriller. Whiplash also benefits from the directorial panache of Damien Chazelle, whose stylish film is especially effective in the way that it evokes the propulsive and syncopated nature of jazz. And the soundtrack really cooks.

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can say is ooh la la. Some changes are in the wind as the Victoria Film Festival momentum builds. There is a new documentary programmer – Fraser McColl embraced TIFF with gusto and survived. Also, a new partnership with the Reel Asian Film Festival presenting South Asian films (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan). And last but certainly not least, Murray Jurak from the Dreamspeakers Festival will be seeking Aboriginal films that will resonate with our community.

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Give with gratitude I grew up in a manse, the house a church provides for its pastor. My father was a United Church minister and since our house was right behind the church, in the small town where we lived, it was easily identified as the place where “the preacher lived.” This meant that it was not uncommon for someone who was down on their luck, looking for a meal or a bus ticket home to knock on our door. The hungry, the homeless, the poor were very real to me. I saw their faces and heard their stories. I also saw my father make arrangements for a hot meal at the local bowling alley or for a room at a nearby boarding house. With a phone call he could arrange a bus ticket to be paid for. He was able to do this because of the generous support of people who were willing to share what they had with those in need. Somehow, just by watching the respectful way my dad listened and dealt with those at our door, I learned that there was no difference between them and me. Dad would say: “There, but by the grace of God, go I.” I thought of those words recently while watching a video on the United Way website. The video told the story of Hilary, a woman about my age, who had lived a rough life. She dropped out of school and found herself living as a prostitute and fighting a drug and alcohol addiction. I don’t know what triggered Hilary’s trouble when she was young, but in reading her story, I wondered if it might have been an undiagnosed learning disability. You see, I have dyslexia. Fortunately, it was diagnosed when I was six years old, back in the 1960s, when it was uncommon to talk about a learning

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on intimate one-to-one encounters with others. You will study friendships and partnerships to see how well they serve your needs. Don’t take them for granted because life is too short to shortchange yourself.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This month you want to get organized. Georgia Nicols You want to escape to someIdeally, you want your belongings where exciting this month. nicely in order, which could be challenging Perhaps, a sunny clime. In fact, many of you for Cancers because you have so much stuff! will strike up a new romance with someone in Focus on refining your techniques, procedures another country or from a different culture. You and methods of storage so that you can discovare still giving lots of thought to shared properer the best way of doing things. While you’re ty, taxes, debt, loans, mortgages and anything on this drive for efficiency, you will also want to you own jointly with others; but in the next improve your health. And why not? Fortunately, month, travel and any opportunity to expand the older you get, the better you realize you your world through adventure and a chance to were. learn something new will be your top priority.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are deliciously tactile and sensuous. And even though the energy this month moves into the lighter, fiery exploring quality of Sagittarius – for you, things will become surprisingly intense! This is because both the Sun and the New Moon will be sitting in the part of your chart that rules sex. To put a finer point on it, your passion will include things beyond sex. (Five, sex, seven.) Inheritances, loans and shared property will be important. You might also experience a psychological self inquiry that could change your life.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

For the next month, the Sun will be opposite your sign; and this is the only time all year this occurs. Since this means it will be as far away from you as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy, you will need more sleep. This opposition will also trigger a strong focus

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The month ahead is a fun, promising time! You will want to socialize, see the arts, go to plays, movies, sports events, parties and enjoy a vacation. Since this is one of the most romantic months of the year for you, do something that makes you feel sexy and alive! New clothes will make you look sharp and get compliments. When you are admired – you blossom and beam! Enjoy creative activities, love affairs and entertaining diversions. This month there is no need to pretend to be what you are not.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your focus shifts to home and family this month. You want to fix up your digs. One of the reasons is you want to entertain at home. (There is nothing like ‘company coming’ to clean up the place!) Some of you will also explore real-estate-opportunities and perhaps discuss them with a parent. You are still in a playful mood and eager to talk to everyone. Short trips are likely.

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Midst all this, try to steal some quiet time just for you to zone out. Sit cross-legged and hum ‘Ohm on the Range.’

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The pace of your days will accelerate this month with short trips, errands, conversations with others, appointments plus increased reading and writing. One lovely thing you will experience is it will be easier to tell others how much you care for them. In fact, you will be surprised to discover how much love there is in your everyday world. Not only that, if you look around, you will also appreciate the beauty of your everyday surroundings. Lucky you! Appreciation is the best daily meditation.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Money, earnings and cash flow have your attention this month. ‘Bring it on!’ It’s time to examine your relationship to your possessions, resources and income. How well do you handle your money? How well do you care for what you own? Does what you own serve your needs? Sometimes what we own is a burden. Sometimes what we own owns us! Scrutinize your surroundings and figure out how you can make everything work for you. You will likely earn more money and buy pretty things for yourself and others.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A lovely month awaits you because the Sun, Venus and the New Moon are all taking place in your sign. This puts you front and centre in a dazzling way. Others will notice you more; and with fair Venus in your sign, this is an excellent time to shop for wardrobe goodies. You will charm everyone and easily attract people and favourable situations to you. Continue to make travel plans because travel is on the books for you now and in the coming year.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your birthday is a month away, which means your personal year is coming to an end. That’s why this month is the perfect time to make plans about what you want your new year to be all about. Define some objectives and goals that you want to pursue next year and give yourself deadlines. (That is critical. Deadlines are the litmus test.) Write these goals down. You will be amazed at how much you achieve by narrowing your focus and clearly defining what you want.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Expect increased popularity schmoozing with friends plus your involvement with groups, clubs and organizations. Your interactions with others will not only be pleasant and fun, they will actually benefit you. Therefore, reach out to others. Offer to help others. This is also a great time to get feedback from others about your dreams for the future. Friendships will be cozy. A friend could become a lover. (The next nine months are an excellent time to marry for Aquarius.) Just remember – sometimes marriage is not a word, it’s a sentence.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Oh boy! This month the Sun moves to the top of your chart, which means you will be high viz.! People will notice you, especially bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Basically this is a good thing because this spotlight is flattering, which means people think highly of you and will ask you to take on increased responsibilities. Just say yes and you will dazzle everyone without having to do anything special. A romance with a boss or someone older, richer or worldlier will begin for some. (A rich partner is a great labour-saving device.)

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These organic coconut flakes are dried at low temperatures and do not contain any preservatives or chemicals. They are simply dehydrated coconut of premier quality. Eat them by the handful or use them in your favourite recipes!

• Lactose Free • Made from cream sourced from small Canadian family farms • Ideal 1.5:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids • Rich in Vitamin A and Butyric Acid • Contains medium chain fatty acids • Excellent cooking oil: High heat point of 480ºF • Recognized for its Ayurvedic $ healing properties 225g • use topically as a massage $ oil or nourishing moisturizer 425g

• Works to prevent wrinkles and keep skin beautiful • Promotes growth of thick, strong hair • Helps to build healthy bones, nails and teeth • Helps to prevent premature aging and preserve skin youthfulness

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• Helps clean and purify the air • Reduces electromagnetic pollution • Known to improve mood & concentration • Helpful for asthma & upper respiratory • problems • Has a soothing, _ calming effect

Coconut Chips

Prasad Organic Ghee

Bamboo Silica

• Promotes deep, _ restful sleep • Helps reduce fall asleep time • Stops night-time waking • Non addictive

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Normal Alcohol Metabolism and a Better Morning After PartySmart supports the liver and a better morning clinically proven safe and effective. One capsule Stocking with your first drink. Stuffer Ideas!

Bulletproof Coffee 340g $1799 Brain Octane Oil 946ml $4399

Smoothie Straw

SLEEPsmart

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Wild Meats Traditional Foods Natural Body Care

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Supplements Vita-Mix Grass Fed Dairy Barefoot Shoes

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