Canada Day Living Flag 2011, Victoria BC

I LOVE Canada Day, and up until quite recently, you would most likely find me involved in the organizing of a community Block Party complete with entertainment, kids activities and BBQ. That all changed when I moved from Esquimalt to Victoria BC a few years back. Now the entire downtown is "my" neighbourhood. The Canada Day celebrations organized by the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) include activities for families, music and a … [Read more...]

Pecha Kucha Night 4 Victoria BC, Generational Knowledge Transfer

Here’s the presentation that Jaryd Zinkewich and I did at Pecha Kucha Night 4, Victoria BC, November 25 2010.   From our Pecha Kucha introduction: “Jaryd Zinkewich and Janis La Couvée originally met through Twitter and Social Media Club, and discovered, despite several decades of age difference, that they shared many of the same values and ideas concerning community, connection and engagement. They worked together on Twestival … [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...]

#yyj Twitter #Fooddrive Results & Update

Saturday December 4th saw the Victoria BC #yyj Twitter community join together in support of the Mustard Seed and Westshore Food Banks.  Rocky Mountain Soap, Fiber Options and Jamtots agreed to be our drop off spots. Thanks to Scott McDonald  (aka @FootButterGuy) of Rocky Mountain Soap for the updates for Victoria proper(Megan from Fiber Options – now EcoEverythingBC – took the donations from her store to Scott). There was a total of $146 … [Read more...]