SKAMpede celebrates 10 years July 13-15 2018 in Victoria BC

SKAMpede celebrates 10 years July 13-15 2018 in Victoria BC SKAMpede (originally known as Bike Ride) is Theatre SKAM's 10th annual outdoor live performance festival along the Galloping Goose in Victoria BC.  And, for the very first time, and in celebration of ten years--it is FREE. Audiences gather at the HUB 360 Harbour Road, and take off in small groups to see up to 16 different mini shows (this can take up to four hours), ranging from … [Read more...]

Djamileh: Unrequited by the Vancouver Island Performers Guild June 6-17, 2018. Preview.

Djamileh: Unrequited by the Vancouver Island Performers Guild June 6-17, 2018. Preview. Djamileh is a comedic opera and love story by Georges Bizet and was first performed in 1872 at the Opéra-Comique, Paris. Djamileh: Unrequited, is the Vancouver Island Performers Guild’s family-friendly adaptation in English showcasing multiple hidden talents Victoria has to offer including elements of vaudeville and circus for a modern … [Read more...]

SKAMpede by Theatre SKAM returns July 8-10, 2016

SKAMpede by Theatre SKAM returns July 8-10, 2016.  Media release New HUB location offers more space for performances and festivities When SKAMpede returns for the eighth annual festival of original short outdoor performances, audiences will be welcomed to a new home base with more space, a greater range of activities and a larger variety of music and performances. Held along the Galloping Goose Trail, SKAMpede is a series of short … [Read more...]

James and Jamesy in High Tea. November 13-16, 2014 Victoria BC.

James and Jamesy in High Tea. November 13-16, 2014 Victoria BC. One of my favourite duos, the acclaimed, multi-award-winning James and Jamesy return to Victoria BC with their summer 2014 Fringe hit High Tea.  Unknown to Fringe audiences before 2013, their high energy physical performance attracted attention and garnered sell-outs from coast to coast.  In particular, I was struck with their ability to incorporate four audience members into the … [Read more...]

Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride 2014-preview

Theatre Skam’s 6th annual Bike Ride is set to roll July 12/13 and 19/20, 2014 along a 4 km stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail—starting from Cecelia Ravine Park.  This family-friendly, all-ages event features short performances in various locations along the trail. Some of this year’s 14 performances include: a 10 minute edition of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, a Punch and Judy show for peace, stilt walkers from Ottawa, an eco-tale, puppets and more. … [Read more...]

Theatre SKAM Bike Ride 2013

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...]

2nd Annual Touch a Truck fundraiser for Neuroblastoma Research, June 23 2013

What child doesn’t love to climb all over a firetruck or get behind the wheel of a dump truck? They’ll have that opportunity and more as Team 4 Hope hosts the 2nd Annual Touch a Truck for Pediactric Cancer Research on June 23rd, 2013 at Panorama Recreation Centre. Some of the vehicles include police cars, limousines, cement trucks, and excavators.  This fun-filled family-friendly afternoon includes other family activities and a BBQ.  Touch a … [Read more...]

Epiphany Productions presents Godspell! May 30 – June 2, 2013

Epiphany Productions presents a family-friendly version of the hit 1970s musical Godspell May 30 – June 2, 2013 at St Matthias Church. This brand-new theatre company was created by Noelle Antonsen and Joseph Goble, two young performers in their very early 20s who graduated from Victoria’s Canadian College of Performing Arts third year diploma program in late 2012, with the goal to “celebrate faith through theatre, create jobs for emerging … [Read more...]

Victoria’s First AfriCa Fest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the African Union

Did you know 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the African Union?  To celebrate, join members of the African, Caribbean and Créole communities for Victoria's first-ever AfriCa Fest, May 17th - 25th.  Free family-friendly activities will be centered around Centennial Square for the opening weekend May 17th - 19th and include musical performances, activities for children, exhibitions, and interactive games. … [Read more...]

Quadra Village Day 2013

It's time again for my neighbourhood's favourite event - Quadra Village Day 2013! This year we celebrate the 11th annual event, one planned and executed with an entirely volunteer-run planning committee and close to 100 event-day volunteers.  This vibrant diverse neighbourhood is proud to be "Building and Celebrating our Thriving Community". Thanks to generous sponsors and donors the event is entirely FREE - and that includes two breakfasts … [Read more...]