Tomorrow night, the 29th, come out to the Gordon Head Moon Festival in Lambrick Park in Saanich. Hosted by the ICA, formerly of Luminara, and Saanich, this is great community event. Lantern making starts at 3pm, with the show at 6pm onwards. See you there.
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Luminara in back, at least in a more community-focused form. This year it travels to Saanich for the Gordon Head Moon Festival in Lambrick Park from 6 to 9pm. Beyond lanterns, spectacles include a procession, Chinese Lion Dancers, numerous other Chinese performers, and food. More details at the ICA’s website.
The date for the town hall meeting I mentioned the other day has been set: April 12th at 7pm. It will be held in the Garry Oak Bay Room of the Monterey Recreation Centre. As the notice states (PDF), the agenda will be left open, although my suspicion is that it is going to be dominated by secondary suites and development issues.
The Arrowsmith Rotary club in the Alberni Valley is joining two of my favourite things: beer and volunteering. The 2011 Alberni Valley Hops Festival:
Ten Breweries highlight some of their specialties, while 6 food tables provide the food that one normally aligns with “beer drinking”. The night also features a silent auction table and entertainment will be provided by musician – Kevin Falkenberg.
Brewery Representatives include Granville Island Brewery, Howe Sound Brewery, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Longwood Brewery, Mark Anthony Distributors, Molson Coors, Pacific Western Brewing Company, Phillips Brewing Company, Vancouver Island Brewery, and Whistler Brewing Company.
Time for the event – starting at 6:00 pm for Industry Representatives by invitation, and then at 7:00 pm for the General Public.
Event to be held at Echo Centre – 4255 Wallace Street, in the Cedar Rooms.
The following local businesses will be providing the food samples for the evening: Harbour Pizza Factory, Pete’s Mountain Meats, Polly’s Pub, Port Pub, Westwind Pub and rounding out the evening is Serious Coffee.
ADSS Dry Grad will be on hand with their designated driving program, offering a Drive Home Service.
Please join us to learn about our recent workshop series on traditions of light from around the world. We will be serving delicious Indian food and chai!
This is an opportunity to see some of the work we’re doing to break down barriers between cultures and find the common theme of light that is central to celebrations around the world.
Co-presented by ICA and the Cook Street Village Activity Centre, and funded by Embrace BC, this series of six workshops was designed to provide a fun and open atmosphere for participants to learn about traditions from around the world. Including visual arts, dance, storytelling, puppetry, music and food, these workshops gave participants an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of a world tradition of light, presented by cultural experts from the Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai and Salish communities.
Join us at:
Cook Street Village Activity Centre
380 Cook Street
Wednesday March 23, 4 – 6pm
Talk and slide show 4:30 – 4:45pm
This project was made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
It is sad to Luminara go the way of FolkFest, victims of of their own success (my brother put it). I was lucky to work on the 2009 and 2010 Luminara and, although the hours were grueling and long, it was probably amongst the best experiences of my life. Maybe that talk of restoring gaming grants might allow something new to flourish.
Come help plan the future of UVic over the next two weeks at two different weeks. First up, on March 17th, is BC Transit’s open house on a new campus plan. It runs in the Michele Pujol room of the SUB between 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm. See the poster (PDF) for the full details.
On the 21st UVic will be Oak Bay Council meeting for a presentation of the new UVic strategic plan, currently in the planning stages. This is part of a committee of the whole meeting so it will fairly informal as these things go. Join UVic and Oak Bay Council at 7:30pm in the council chambers of the municipal hall. See the ad for the full details.
Wendy Brawer, the founder of the Green Map movement which has changed the way people view the world, is coming to speak in Victoria on March 16th, from 3pm to 4:30pm at the Bob Wright Centre B150 up at UVic. (See the Oak Bay Events tab in the upper right for a Google Calendar widget, including a feed for Outlook and other calendars)