Theatre SKAM Bike Ride 2013

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Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride is a family-friendly mobile festival of performance along 4 kilometres of the Galloping Goose Trail, starting at Cecelia Ravine Park, July 6/7 and 13/14 in Victoria BC. I first met Matthew Payne, Artistic Director of Theatre SKAM in 2008 when he produced Schoolhouse Rocks at VISA (the Vancouver Island School of Art).  When he announced plans for Bike Ride (loosely based on idea by the Hive Collective in Vancouver), I … [Read more...]

Theatre Skam’s Bike Ride 2012

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Despite some rather soggy weather on the second weekend, Theatre SKAM’s fourth annual Bike Ride live outdoor theatre festival along the Galloping Goose trail attracted large and enthusiastic crowds of cycling theatre-lovers. Matthew Payne, one of the original founders of Theatre SKAM, based Bike Ride on a concept seen at HIVE in Vancouver where theatre-goers moved from space to space to view mini-plays and vignettes. He first experimented with … [Read more...]

A Spring to Fall 2012: Art Shows and Studio Tours in Victoria BC

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I love art, and remember well growing up on the West Coast at a time when many artists were escaping the city. Moving to Europe in my early 20s, I spent endless hours wandering the corridors of museums and galleries, frantically sketching (poorly) my impressions. When I returned to Victoria I knew art had to remain in my life. Remembering an early comment by Robert Amos about the value of purchasing local, original art, we began. Our budget … [Read more...]

Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride

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What a way to combine the love of bicycles and theatre!  Have you heard of Bike Ride by Theatre SKAM, held along 3 kilometres of the Galloping Goose in Victoria BC? You still have a weekend to get involved - this Saturday and Sunday July 16th and 17th. Just what happens at Bike Ride, and how did it come about? Theatre SKAM is an alternative Victoria theatre company that was founded in 1995 by 4 UVic grads (Sarah Donald, Karen Turner , … [Read more...]

Official Launch of The Road to Port Hardy

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Today was the day! After 18 months of training which included 7500kms of riding, 14 centuries, and 25 trips up to the Observatory, Frans Jonker@fransjonker left on his solo unsupported 4 day,  525 km ride from Victoria to Port Hardy. The Road to Port Hardy is a fund raiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. Before he'd even left the house Frans had a message from CHEK News that they would be at the launch of the ride at 7:30am Mile Zero, Victoria, … [Read more...]

Road to Port Hardy Silent Auction, Qualicum Beach

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Qualicum Beach realtor Marc La Couvée and Sharyn from the Crown Mansion have organized a silent auction in support of The Road to Port Hardy by Frans Jonker@fransjonker August 16th - 19th. Frans' 525 km solo unsupported ride from Victoria to Port Hardy is a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. All monies raised remain on Vancouver Island, for the care of cancer patients and their families, as well as to support research. The Crown Mansion … [Read more...]