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What’s Going On: February 18 to March 3, 2015

February 18, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer

Tuesday Evenings
Weekly drop-in sports at Interurban
Interurban students are on a mission to spread health and wellness. It all started with a drop-in sports night on Tuesday evenings at the PISE gym. The idea is to give Camosun students opportunities to participate in free/drop-in activities in a safe, inclusive, and social environment. The drop-in sports take place on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 pm at the PISE Gym and are available only to Camosun students (so be sure to bring your Camosun student card).

Friday afternoons
Magic in the Young building
Camosun’s Magic: The Gathering Club is a place where club members (and newcomers) can test their skills and duel their decks. The club will be handing out Magic starter decks to new members, and everyone is welcome. The club takes place every Friday from 1–4 pm in room 220 of the Young Building at the Lansdowne campus.

Until Thursday, February 26
Get higher with the choir
The Getting Higher Choir is accepting new singers! If you love to sing, the choir will be looking for you on February 16–26. For more information about the choir and audition, call 250–920–4160.

Until Saturday, March 7
Ghost of a poet will haunt audiences
The ghost of Gwendolyn MacEwen, one of the greatest Canadian poets, is coming back from the dead to tell her tale to a contemporary audience at the Theatre Inconnu. Linda Griffiths’ play, Alien Creature, was a Governor General Award nominee and was described by The Globe and Mail as “an engrossing and convincing evocation of the creative spirit.” Tickets are $14 and are available at or by calling 250–590–6291.

Until Sunday, May 3
Finnish design pioneer comes to Victoria Art Gallery
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company known for its beautifully structured prints and modern looks. Marimekko will be coming to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and will be presenting fabrics and fashions from 1960 to 1970. To learn more about the event, visit or call 250–384–4171.

Thursday, February 19
Black power film for Black History Month
A collection of footage will be featured by Victoria Friends of Cuba at BCGEU Hall as a part of Black History Month. The footage uncovers the events of Black Panther activities, African-American artists and activists, and many other revolutionary events throughout America from 1967–1975. The Black Power Mixtape 1967–75 starts at 7 pm and admission is by donation.

Friday, February 20
Sickest Friday night ever
Join Camosun anthropologists, biologists, communication and media experts, historians, scientists, and artists (phew!) as they discuss diseases such as Ebola during Fear, Loathing and Contagion, a night of intense disease discussion. Sound fun? The event starts at 7 pm in Fisher 100, Lansdowne campus. Admission is free.

A naked bungee jumper at a previous jump (see February 21 and 22) (photo provided).

A naked bungee jumper at a previous jump (see February 21 and 22) (photo provided).

Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22
Naked bungee jumpers en masse
The folks at WildPlay are hoping for 200 naked people to jump off a 150-foot cliff in the name of schizophrenia awareness in late February. But don’t worry: the brave jumpers will be doing so safely at WildPlay’s famous Bungy Jump attraction. The event is to help raise money and awareness for those suffering from mental illnesses. The naked jump takes place in Nanaimo and costs $35+ to join up. Call 1-855-595-2251 to register or for more information on the event.

Sunday, February 22
Jewish concert and free dessert
Join in on the toe-tapping fun at the Jewish Community Centre for a concert featuring The Klez. Desserts will be served to enjoy with Sephardic ballads and traditional Hebrew, Yiddish, and Latino folk songs. The concert starts at 7:30 pm and admission is by $10 suggested donation. Contact for more information.

Wednesday, February 25 to Wednesday, April 1
Series of concerts at St. Mary
A series of concerts will be held at St. Mary the Virgin Church. The Lenten Lunchtime Concerts will run on Wednesdays from 12:10–12:50 pm with proceeds going to benefit Abbeyfield House Society. Admission is by $8 suggested donation and guests are encouraged to bring a lunch to go with the provided coffee and tea. For more information, call 250–598–2212.

Wednesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 31
Pizza and art collide
Who doesn’t love pizza? Camosun Visual Arts students are combining the two greatest things on the planet and offering them to the public: pizza and art. The art students have turned pizza boxes into creativity and will be selling five mystery pieces of art in boxes for $20, with the money going towards the students’ final art show in April. The fundraiser will go from 8:30 am to 2 pm on both days and is located in the Fisher building foyer.

Thursday, February 26 to Saturday, February 28
Who will be the volleyball champ?
Camosun College will be hosting the PACWEST men’s and women’s Provincial Volleyball Championships. Camosun will be welcoming fans and competitors at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence, where the PACWEST’s top six men’s and women’s teams will battle for the big win. The games run at various times in the afternoon. Contact for more information.

Sunday, March 1
Talk with Reverend Allen
Reverend Allen Tysick works with the Dandelion Society, contributing to a mission to help those in need. Tysick will have a presentation on March 1 followed by questions, paired with tea and cookies. All donations received will go to the Dandelion Society. The event takes place at the Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue at 2 pm.

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