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Great Canadian Beer Festival celebrates 25 years

September 5, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, September 5, 2017

For many, September means back to school and an end to fun. However, for beer lovers in Victoria, September is a time to celebrate that wonderful combination of water, malt, hops, and yeast: it’s time for the Great Canadian Beer Festival. The festival is Canada’s longest-running event celebrating the independent craft beer industry. When it […]

Camosun student gets hardcore with Eves of Destruction

September 5, 2017 by Jennifer Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, September 5, 2017

When Camosun first-year Biology student Anna Jessop isn’t hard at work studying at the Lansdowne campus, she goes by the name of Chip n’ Flail and races around a track trying to avoid injuries as a roller derby player. Jessop joined the local roller derby league Eves of Destruction (EOD)—who are playing their season finale […]

Workshop combines city planning and tree houses

June 14, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, June 14, 2017

What’s an engaging way to get citizens proactive in city development? Get them to sketch a tree house, of course. And that’s what Crazy Dames—made up of artist Jennie Suddick and urban planner Sara Udow—intend to do at Open Space’s upcoming Creative Placemaking Workshops. The workshops are divided into two separate events, the first of […]

LANtasy’s rising popularity brings changes

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under Life, March 15, 2017

The world of cosplay, LAN (local area network) events, tabletop minis, board games, and RPGs (role playing games) might seem like a daunting and confusing place for those who aren’t familiar with it. But, with LANtasy, you don’t have to be familiar to get involved. One of the great things about LANtasy is that, as […]

Local wrestling league prepares for smackdown

March 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, March 1, 2017

Wrestling was the most popular sport in ancient Greece. Thousands of years before John Cena captured hearts on the internet, near-naked Olympians tussled in the ring, exhibiting strength, endurance, and willpower. The excitement and adrenaline of this spectacle has withstood the test of time and has captured the hearts of folks far and wide… and […]

Naked bungee jumping to promote mental-health awareness

February 15, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under Life, February 15, 2017

Bungee jumping is a way to conquer fears. Bungee jumping naked is a way to conquer more than one fear—and, at an upcoming event, it’s a way to raise awareness for mental health issues as well. British Columbia Schizophrenic Society (BCSS) administrative coordinator Hazel Meredith, who helps manage the naked bungee jumping event at WildPlay […]

Victoria Tea Fest rises from the dead to bring tea to town

February 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, February 1, 2017

The Victoria Tea Festival ran for several successful years before it ended in 2013. But local tea lovers have cause to rejoice: The International Tea Appreciation Society has decided to put on the Victoria Tea Festival Revival to continue the legacy of the previous festival. “This year we’re doing a tea market and symposium at […]

New Victoria Beer festival adds cheer to winter season

November 30, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, November 30, 2016

Ah yes, beer: a beverage often enjoyed outside in the summer months after a long day of work. But what about winter? What do people do then? Well, they stay inside or go to bars and pubs. But soon Victoria will offer something new to beer enthusiasts: the Christmas Craft Beer Show. The main focus […]

Victoria’s Horror Escape offers frightful challenges for the season

October 21, 2016 by Mason Hendrix, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, Web Exclusive

As we enter the Saunders family home, we’re told that their daughter, Elsa, had recently been showing signs of demonic possession. My partner Harris and I are informed that we are being sent in to investigate the strange events that have taken place and that we are the last hope that the family has. The […]

Local escape room thoughtful fun

October 5, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under Life, October 5, 2016

Escape rooms—sometimes known as prison rooms—are a relatively new form of entertainment, having risen to popularity in the last decade. The goal is exactly as the name implies: to get out of the room that you find yourself stuck in. A vast majority of escape rooms centre on solving puzzles and using logic to ultimately […]

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