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Sep
12
Wed
Foster Parent Information Sessions @ MCFD
Sep 12 – Nov 21 all day
Foster Parent Information Sessions @ MCFD

If you’ve ever thought about Fostering this is the place to start. The session is approximately one hour long, we present a slideshow and answer questions that you may have on the steps to fostering.

Sep
15
Sat
Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Sep 15 – Dec 23 all day
Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Spruce up your wardrobe this fall by accessorizing with sea glass! Create your own necklace, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry. Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm on:
September 15, 29
October 13, 21, 27
November 3, 4, 10, 17

11:00 am – 12:30 pm on:
September 16, 23, 30
October 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16, 23

Museum Tots @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – Dec 22 @ 11:00 am
Museum Tots @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Join us for the return of Museum Tots every Saturday this fall! This weekly program introduces children ages 2-5 to the fun world of museum learning. Each week’s program revolves around a new theme, allowing children to learn through crafts, games, song, and dance.

Oct
6
Sat
Duncan Farmers Market @ Downtown Duncan in City Square
Oct 6 – Dec 22 all day
Duncan Farmers Market @ Downtown Duncan in City Square

Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Duncan Farmers’ Market is joined by farmers, gardeners, small-scale food processors, crafters, jewelers, food sellers, winemakers, butchers, bakers and candle-stick makers. As a true farmers’ market, we give priority to farmers and growers, but we also play host to an amazing array of locally artisans and crafters offering the unique and unusual.

With nearly 100 vendors and a “make it, bake it, grow it, sell it” philosophy, you will find a wide variety of local products to fulfill your Thanksgiving basket. At this time of year there is an amazing array of vegetables, fruits (including cranberries!), nuts, eggs, cheese, chicken, turkey, beef and pork, and baked goods of every flavour. We also have pasta, jam, pickles, honey, hummus and salsas, and local wines and spirits to add to your holiday celebration. Don’t forget the beeswax candles, carved wooden bowls and pottery pieces to add a touch of elegance to your holiday feast.

Our live music continues on the stage in Market Square each Saturday until November so customers can sing, dance and enjoy our local entertainers.

Join us in the Market Square in downtown Duncan (look for the clock tower) and on Ingram Street Saturdays from 9am-2pm year round!

Nov
2
Fri
Laura Dutton: Nearness To or Distance From @ Deluge Contemporary Art
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm
Laura Dutton: Nearness To or Distance From @ Deluge Contemporary Art

A series of abstracted, candid portraits of tourists visiting the Grand Canyon. These individuals were standing about a kilometre away on an adjacent cliff, unaware that their imprint—however ghostly and lacking in detail—was making its way into my camera.

Nov
6
Tue
WAR: A Personal Response & Lest We Forget Exhibits @ Sidney Museum
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm
WAR: A Personal Response & Lest We Forget Exhibits @ Sidney Museum

The Sidney Museum is taking a personal and introspective approach to its annual Remembrance Day exhibit, featuring the debut of the national touring exhibit, “WAR: A Personal Response”. In this exhibit prepared by the “Articulation Textile Group” six artists, from across Canada, interpret their personal family stories, feelings and experiences with war, through their art.

Each piece uses artifacts, which are in many cases, heirlooms from family members who saw active combat in the wars of the 20th century. Each display concentrates on family memories and stories often told by women who were left behind. Some works explore the broader context of disruption on a social and psychological level which occurs during wartime.

Artist Ingrid Lincoln of Winnipeg was born in Russia and her family experienced the Russian Revolution and World Wars I and II. One of her quilted pieces “Remember the Children” conveys her feeling of being a child refugee. Victoria artist, Lesley Turner has recreated her grandmother’s living room reflecting the many trauma triggers that affected her mental health as she worried, grieved and mourned while her husband and then sons were thousands of kilometers away in the battlefields. Amanda Onchulenko’s piece, “Soft Landing” is pillows made from her father-in-law’s medals and represents gratefulness for his sacrifice that allowed his descendants to sleep peacefully.

In the lower gallery is a complementary exhibit, “Lest We Forget: Wartime at Home and Abroad” which focuses on the individuals from the Sidney and North Saanich area who participated in World Wars I and II.

Nov
9
Fri
Your Daughter is in Good Hands – Exhibit by Shannon Peck @ Arc.hive ARC
Nov 9 – Nov 18 all day
Your Daughter is in Good Hands - Exhibit by Shannon Peck @ Arc.hive ARC

An installation of contemporary embroidery and finely crafted textile works that explores the complexities of living as an adoptee amid struggles of privacy legislation, rejection, loss and identity formation. Exhibition in conjunction with MAKESHIFT: Contemporary Textiles Festival. For further information on this artist’s work visit: www.specksurfacedesign.com

Nov
14
Wed
Gifts and Wishes @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre
Nov 14 – Dec 23 all day
Gifts and Wishes @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre

The Coast Collective is pleased to host the 11th annual Gifts and Wishes holiday showcase of art and fine craft perfect for gift-giving. The gallery space will transform into a fabulous gift shop filled with unique handcrafted pieces.

Nov
15
Thu
TheatreOne’s Mainstage presents Bombay Black by Anosh Irani @ VIU's Malaspina Theatre
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all day
TheatreOne's Mainstage presents Bombay Black by Anosh Irani @ VIU's Malaspina Theatre

TheatreOne’s first Mainstage presentation of the 2018-19 season is the award-winning Bombay Black by Anosh Irani, on stage at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre Nov. 15-17 at 7:30pm, and Nov. 17 at 2pm. The show is a part of Diwali in BC Celebrations in Nanaimo.

The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. This play is funny, violent, and humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Jessie and Fringe award-winning Indo Canadian producer Rohit Chokhani.

In this re-imagination, it is the first time the play is being presented from the perspective of the blind man. An early version of this production won the Pick of the Fringe award at Vancouver Fringe Festival 2017 and had a sold-out run after the first show wowed audiences with its unique vision. It was picked by the Georgia Straight amongst the 20 best shows on Vancouver stages in 2017 and was also one of the runners-up for the Georgia Straight Critics’ Pick award for Vancouver Fringe festival in 2017.

“This is one of the most harrowing, unsettling, and mesmerizing plays I’ve ever seen. Ten hours after leaving the theatre, I’m still shaken by its uniquely poetic horror, and marveling at the complexity of what acclaimed playwright Anosh Irani weaves.“ – Andrea Warner for The Georgia Straight

“This SCRIPT! There is a reason that this script won multiple Dora Awards. It is challenging, tender, lyrical, funny, and tragic: it is beautiful. The roles are complex, the language is poetic, and the story is unpredictable and compelling.” – guest critic Deneh’Cho Thompson for Colin Thomas

“ . . . promisingly written . . . a masterful blend of eroticism and mystery.”- Toronto Star

“Bombay Black asks its audience to reflect on motivations for human nature and dwell on life’s big questions, even as they suspend their disbelief.” – Torontoist

Tickets are $30 or $15 for students. Subscribe to the series of three Mainstage plays for only $25 each: Bombay Black by Anosh Irani (Nov. 15-17), Person of Interest by Melody A. Johnson (Feb. 7-9), and Jake’s Gift by Julia Mackey (April 25-27). Visit theatreone.org or phone 250-754-7587.

Sole Train to the Night Market
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm
Sole Train to the Night Market

Are you passionate about shoes? If the shoe fits come to our stunning collection by 30 artists of shoes in art- Sole Train.to the NIght market at 566 Johnson Street

Opening reception at 7pm Nov.15 with performance by Suddenly Dance, Karen White, Rick van Krugel and Linda Rogers and shoe stories painted, sculpted, printed and photographed by 30 artists and poets.

An amazing collection of shoe art by:

Jack Adamson, April Bending, Eva Campbell, Rose Cowles,
Doug Lafortune, Michael Lewis, Bettina Matzkuhn, Carol Rae,
Dale Roberts, Keefer Rogers, Ray St. Arnaud, Jean Taylor, Sidney Bending
2 Clamorous Rooks = Pat Wilkes/ Janice Brown, Rick van Krugel,
Victor Bosson, bill bissett, Tony Bounsall, Carollyne Yardley,
Rande Cook, Dylan Thomas, Dawn Pearcey, Roberta Pyx Sutherland,
Cathy Lee, Miles Lowry, Nancy Slaght, Charles MacGregor,Mary-Ellen Threadkell, Sofee Rogers and Trish Shwart
Listen to the train coming down the track, the sound of a hundred shoes with a hundred stories.Something for everyone.