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Island Parent Notes

Why Study with a Registered Music Teacher? Because your children deserve the best ! Assurance of knowledgeable, competent and qualified instruction • Performance opportunities • Workshops and Master Classes • National, Provincial and local competitions • Scholarship opportunities

Choose the Right Teacher

A good foundation is essential Find a qualified BC Registered Music Teacher at

www.bcrmta.bc.ca

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arrives on Dec 1 and chugs along the track until Dec 24. Push the train’s control button and watch Santa wave to his friends and spread Christmas cheer. Pass It Around Come and experience over 1,000 years The children’s party room allows kids (up of combined history and unique stories that to 11 yrs) to celebrate their special day in a make up the robust cultural heritage of miniature-themed environment. Enjoy time Victoria. For one single discounted admis- exploring the 85 dioramas, then zoom to sion of $30 you can visit 10 of Victoria’s the party room to celebrate with friends. For information, phone 250-385-9731. cultural and heritage sights. For a limited time this holiday season (until Dec 15), with each $30 purchase of Eagle Extravaganza Pass It Around, you will receive an extra free The end of the salmon run is a signal to admission to your choice of 10 attractions, the Bald Eagles that it is time to return to including Abkhazi Gardens, Art Gallery of Goldstream Provincial Park for their anGreater Victoria, CFB Esquimalt Naval and nual salmon feast. Record numbers of Bald Military Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Eagles have been returning to the park—up Emily Carr House, Maritime Museum of to 276 in one day—for the past five winters. BC, Point Ellice House, Robert Bateman This winter, from early December 6-FebCentre, St. Ann’s Academy, Wentworth ruary 29, Goldstream’s Visitor Centre will Villa. be celebrating the return of the Bald Eagles The $30 discount pass saves more than with special programs and exhibits focusing $20 in adult admissions, even more if you on birds of prey. Keeping the Visitor Centre buy the pass before December 15. So don’t open at this time of year is due entirely to pass it up, Pass It Around. public support from donations at the door. Passes are available through the TourSchool programs by donation occur on ism Greater Victoria Visitor Informa- weekdays (teachers must book ahead). tion Centre. For more information, visit Check out the weekend and holiday acpassitaroundvictoria.ca. tivities, too—something for the kids when school is out. Don’t forget to make a card or wrapping Miniature World Miniature World’s Annual 2017 Christ- paper to take home for Christmas. Hot mas Pass sale runs from Dec 1-24. Explore coffee and baked goods are available at the land of smallness all year long for only the Visitor Centre, and the fire is usually $15.75—that’s 50 per cent off the regular lit for you to warm up by after a nice brisk cost of an Annual Pass. Passes make a walk along the river. Open 9am-4:30pm perfect stocking stuffer and can be pur- daily (closed Christmas day). For more chased either in person at 649 Humboldt information, phone 250-478-9414 or visit goldstreampark.com/bald_eagles.htm. St or by phone. Miniature World’s “Find 6 Santas” contest is another well-loved Christmas Nanaimo Theatre Group’s tradition for children ages 5-11 and runs Christmas Pantomime from Dec 1-24. Kids can pick up an entry Ahoy, all ye magic-loving, entertainmentform at the front desk, find six Santas hidden seeking, dwellers of the Mid-Island region. in the exhibits, and win a 2017 Children’s Whether you be seafarers or landlubbers or Annual Pass for themselves. just like a good laugh, this year’s pantomime The Miniature train carrying Santa Claus presentation by Nanaimo Theatre Group is

Blue Bridge Christmas

Blue Bridge Theatre presents two perennial favourites, It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th St—The Radio Plays. Featuring some of Victoria’s most beloved performers, Blue Bridge present these two classics as if they were old time radio plays, complete with the versatile Foley sound creating all the sound effects—live. Miracle on 34th St runs Dec 15 and 17 at 8pm, and on Dec 18 at 2pm. It’s A Wonderful Life runs Dec 16 and 18 at 8pm and on Dec 17 at 2pm. Tickets start at $25 with a special youth price of $15. Buy tickets to both shows and get 20 per cent off the regular price. If you have or buy a Blue Bridge subscription to 2017 People’s Choice Season, you’ll receive 40 per cent off both performances. Call 250-382-3370. IslandParent.ca

Island Parent December 2016  

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