The creative force has arrived at the Sidney Museum with our newest presentation of the ever-popular Lego Exhibition celebrating over 60 years of Lego imagination. Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile.
Our guests will learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, a special opportunity to guess how many bricks comprise the giant Lego Pyramid as well as the opportunity to enjoy the special presentation film on the origin and development of the Lego building system.
Lego, derived from the Danish leg godt (play well) began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891 – 1958) who began his career as a maker of wooden toys. With the introduction of the Automatic Binding Bricks in 1949, and the modern brick design in 1958, Lego began a toy revolution which culminated in Lego becoming beloved by generations, and standing the test of time. They were even one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York
The Sidney Museum is located at 2423 Beacon Avenue and 4th Street, in the lower level of the Old Post Office, in historic Sidney-by-the Sea, British Columbia. The museum hours of operation are Daily, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is always by donation.
For further information about this event, please consult our website at www.sidneymuseum.ca; by telephone at 250-655-6355 or email us at [email protected]
Experimental Works and Works by Emerging Artists
An event focused on assisting Victoria’s immigrant business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and interested parties to connect with the community of like-minded professionals.
If I Can Do It, You Can Do It with Steve Bertrand
Come and learn more about overcoming obstacles as a person with disability.
Speaker: Mr. Steve Bertrand
Steve Bertrand was born in Edmonton and has been living in Victoria for the last 29 years. Born 3 months premature Causing Cerebral Palsy he has achieved a lot in this lifetime.
He played many different wheelchair sports; such as, basketball, rugby, tennis and curling. He has a diploma in Business Administration from Sprott-Shaw. He works full-time providing tech support for an online marketing and web-design company. He also has his own side business where he assesses businesses to help with accessibility. He does keynote presentations. He is a member of the Accessibility Working Group, through the City of Victoria. He races cars and practices the Martial Art Aikido.
He is going to share his story…”You Can Do It”
Join a group of 20 people to watch an independent documentary film about indigenous rights and fracking hosted by Input Logic in Nanaimo. Expect popcorn! BYO drinks and snacks.
About the Film
A coming-of-age story about a young Indigenous leader and lawyer, Caleb Behn, whose territory is at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth.
What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? Behn may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.
Hoovie audiences will be inspired by Behn’s courage, charisma and strong relationship with the land and the traditions of his people. The cinematography is superb, the music pitch perfect and the storytelling riveting.
A/V Set-up + Venue Details
We’re still working out our A/V setup, but the film will either be screened on a big TV or we’ll rent a projector. Sound will be via some fairly quality Google speakers with subwoofer. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs.
Shawn Adrian is an app designer and developer based in Nanaimo. As a founding partner at Input Logic, Shawn designs, builds, invests in and launches web and mobile apps for brands and startups globally.
Join us for the first lecture of 2019 at Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum on January 17th at 7:30. This illustrated lecture is with Dr John Lutz, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Victoria. Dr. Lutz studies the history of relations between Indigenous and Settler populations. The southern tip of Vancouver Island is the traditional home of the Coast Salish People. Like most of their countrymen, first residents of Ross Bay Villa, Frances and Anna Letitia Roscoe brought their very English way of life to Victoria and were likely unaware and perhaps unconcerned about how vital the land and surrounding sea were to the spirit, culture and livelihood of the native people who have occupied this region for millennia.
Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance at https://tinyurl.com/y8balxql
UVic’s Emerging Artists Alumni Series presents violist Clayton Leung and pianist Lisa Tahara. This up-and-coming duo’s program of English music and viola encores features works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stephen Brown, Rebecca Clarke, George Gershwin, Nicolo Paganini and others.
Violist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and on faculty at the Grant MacEwan Conservatory of Music, Clayton Leung (BMus ’07) has immersed himself in the Edmonton arts scene. Lisa Tahara (BMus ’07) is a Toronto-based collaborative pianist, soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She is the winner of numerous prizes in festivals and competitions and has performed with orchestras across Canada.
January 18 – February 22, 2019
Opening Friday Jan 18, 5-7pm
Artist’s Talk at 5:30pm on Jan 18
The Chapel Gallery at St Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Ave, Victoria V8S 3Y7