Sunday, December 17, 2017

What’s Going On: Web exclusive for December 2017

November 30, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Until Wednesday, December 20
Menstrual products for those in need
Period Posse is a group who collects menstrual products for the less fortunate; they’re accepting cash and online donations on behalf of the Cool Aid Society. See to make a contribution; head over to the group’s Facebook page to see pick-up locations.

Until Sunday, December 31
Castle fun for the fam damily
The historic Craigdarroch Castle has enough festive events this season to keep an army—or, well, a family, at least—busy until 2018. There is a live radio play, a performance of A Christmas Carol, and a school program starting on December 4 that consists of an educational 75-minute tour of the castle. See for info on it all.

Friday, December 1 until Sunday, December 3
The Nutcracker returns to Victoria
Alberta Ballet is performing The Nutcracker with the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre in December; Emmy Award-winning set designer Zack Brown made the sets for the show. Tickets are $39 to $111; see for more details.

Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9
Keeping it naughty during the holidays
The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue hits The Roxy Theatre in December with their show Delight Before Xxxmas. The performance is full of comedy, dancing, and what will surely be unique holiday memories. Tickets are $24 in advance and $28 at the door; cash only. See for more details.

Celine Sawchuk will be joining Allison Crowe on stage in Sidney on Friday, December 15 (photo by Alick Tsui).

Sunday, December 10
Candle lighting for memories
The holidays can be far from happy for those mourning the loss of a loved one. Compassionate Friends Victoria, a group that helps people cope with death, will be having a candle-lighting ceremony on December 10 to honour the deceased. The non-denominational service will take place at Cordova Bay United Church, located at 813 Claremont Avenue, at 7 pm.

Thursday, December 14
Dive into history
Spindrift: A Canadian Book Of The Sea editors Michael and Anita Hadley will be doing an evening of readings at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. The event starts at 6:30 pm; refreshments are provided. It’s free, but anyone interested in going is recommended to register at

Friday, December 15
Crowe brings Xmas joy back to town
Vancouver Island-born singer Allison Crowe will spread holiday cheer along with fellow musician Celine Sawchuk this holiday season in Sidney. The show, Tidings, will be a mix of rock, jazz, and folk. Tickets are $24 for students. Head over to for the lowdown.

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