When disaster strikes, your chances of staying safe, healthy and comfortable are much better if you are prepared. This 90-minute presentation offers the information you need to prepare yourself and your family to survive on your own for up to 7 days after any type of disaster. Each household participating in the presentation will receive a free workbook to help with emergency planning.
Join us and Santa Claus as we ring in this magical season with the lighting of the Empress Tree. Then head outside and watch as Fairmont Empress lights up the castle. Later, take a walk through Fairmont Empress and be one of the first to see the 2019 Gingerbread Holiday Village display handcrafted by the Empress Pastry team. Mrs. Claus and the Empress holiday team will be serving hot chocolate and Christmas cookies on the veranda, while the CFAX Santa Bear will be collecting toys for Santa’s Anonymous.
For extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith, the line between going for it and going too far is often blurry—especially when you’re exploring the earth’s most remote environments. In this edge-of-your-seat presentation, Bryan shows you what it means to adventure with purpose, and why he believes the best expeditions are the ones with a healthy chance of failure. He’s faced machete-wielding locals in Papua New Guinea, suffered frostbite during the first-ever ice climb of Niagara Falls, explored the South Pacific’s deepest canyons, and scaled North America’s tallest mountains to bring you behind the scenes and capture the impossible.
Platinum Events will be hosting A Night of White for Mental Health Gala Fundraiser featuring a white dress code, cocktail reception, 3-course dinner and auction, followed by dancing to a live band. All proceeds from this event will be going to Mental Health Recovery Partners; South Vancouver Island (formerly known as the BC Schizophrenia Society), a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing services to people with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
The Kris Kringle event is like a shooting star guiding the Christmas season and is packed with 150 amazing Artisans,Kris Kringle roving entertainers, Daily Grand Prize Getaways, helping to support the Help Fill A Dream Foundation plus the Salvation Army and it all takes place under a starry night sky at Beban Park Social Centre Nanaimo.
Visually stunning, tactile and interactive: The 7th annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase features some of the most impressive artwork you’ve ever seen. Held in conjunction with United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), the VDRC’s 7th annual “Artists with Disabilities Showcase” features works of art by multi-talented artists from across Greater Victoria. The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is a cross-disability, grassroots, not-for-profit organization run by and for persons with disabilities. They work closely with people who have a disability as well as other community organizations to find and remove barriers that prevent full participation in life.
Join CFAX Friday, December 13th for Miracle on Broad St in support of CFAX Santas Anonymous!
Tune in and make your pledge to not only help make Christmas for a child in need, but support children’s programs year-round.
Join Al Ferraby, Adam Stirling and Mark Brennae for a day of celebration, entertainment and heartwarming stories.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.
Canada’s fan favourite, Jim Cuddy has announced the Jim Cuddy Trio will stop in Victoria as part of the Countrywide Soul Tour. Jim Cuddy’s highly anticipated new album, Countrywide Soul was released in May 2019. On this new album, Jim re-imagines solo and Blue Rodeo gems along with covers of classics by George Jones (“Almost Persuaded”) and Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy”) and two brand new compositions (“Back Here Again” and “Glorious Day”). After an extensive tour in support of their album, Constellation, The Jim Cuddy Band reconvened at Jim’s family farm in Southern Ontario. Inspired by the band’s live show, Jim wanted to capture this energy on record and showcase each member’s skill, allowing them to stretch out and shine. Produced by Tim Vesely, Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps, Countrywide Soul was recorded live on the top floor of Jim's barn and kept as natural as possible to retain the woody sound of the barn board room and the energy that only comes from playing together live.