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...]

Christmas Hamper Party – Victoria BC

I was first introduced to the concept of a Christmas Hamper Party when I met Joyce Kline and Peter Such in 2009.  They've been hosting them, first in Toronto and then in Victoria, for over 15 years.  The idea is simple - the holiday party or open house becomes an opportunity for everyone to contribute, as they are able, to Christmas hampers for people who would do without.  Joyce has established a shopping list that includes every item needed to … [Read more...]

Volunteering for the Victoria Fringe Festival

It's no secret - I love theatre, especially the Victoria Fringe Festival. Didi and Gogo, the Fringe mascots Every summer since 2007 I have made the last two weeks of summer my staycation, working half days, volunteering in the afternoons and fringing away like crazy into the wee hours of the morning. Why? I'm a failed thespian; star of high school drama, and student in the U of C theatre department before becoming "serious" about … [Read more...]

Volunteering for the Victoria Fringe Festival

It's no secret - I love theatre, especially the Victoria Fringe Festival. Every summer since 2007 I have made the last two weeks of summer my staycation, working half days, volunteering in the afternoons and fringing away like crazy into the wee hours of the morning. Why? I'm a failed thespian; star of high school drama, and student in the U of C theatre department before becoming "serious" about life. Although I did manage a role as … [Read more...]