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FREE Acupuncture at Stillpoint Community Acupuncture @ Stillpoint Community Acupuncture
Jan 10 – Feb 28 all day
FREE Acupuncture at Stillpoint Community Acupuncture @ Stillpoint Community Acupuncture

Stillpoint Community Acupuncture’s 10,000 Gifts of Love campaign:

Stillpoint Community Acupuncture in VicWest and Langford operates in order to provide acupuncture as affordably as possible, while supporting our community in any way we can.

In January we are attempting to give away 10,000 free acupuncture treatments. This is not a typo! In order to claim your free treatment, you’re welcome to simply show this post on your phone, or mention it when booking your appointment.

For New Patients only. Expires April 1, 2018.

You are welcome to share this with others as well. Please see the image for further details.

Real Tears: Christine D’Onofrio @ Deluge Contemporary Art
Jan 19 – Feb 24 all day
Real Tears: Christine D'Onofrio @ Deluge Contemporary Art

D’Onofrio complicates the real and synthetic effects of media as applied in dialogue with social and political struggles of power, liberty, exploitation and humiliation. In this, her most recent work, the artist uses art historical references, filmic tropes and commercial aesthetics to tease out social codes of subjectivity and consider how they affect freedoms and power.

Using tears and the act of crying as both subject and conduit to investigate these codes and their affect, D’Onofrio takes on an analysis of the specific social impositions of sincerity and virtue as contrived “authentic” or “biological” signs that internalize and enforce the feminine position. As an investigation of the deliberate boundaries of what is genuine and what is pretense, Real Tears exists as a hologram, enacting the contranym of the virtual as both “not existing” but also “almost the same.”

Christine D’Onofrio is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born and grew up in Toronto, Ontario and attended York University for her BFA. D’Onofrio completed an MFA at the University of British Columbia where she now teaches.

Jan 30 – Jun 30 all day


With its long history in the community, the Alberni Athletic Hall has been a major institution in the Alberni Valley for many years. Now a group is working to enhance how the Athletic Hall serves the community by upgrading its kitchen equipment and supplies.
The Athletic Hall’s gymnasium and meeting rooms provide a venue throughout the year for events held by charities, non-profits, athletic organizations, schools districts, First Nations and other community organizations. The focus of the facility has been to attract a steady user base and make the hall accessible to all, at a nominal fee. To ensure a positive cash flow, there are no salaried staff, and all members are volunteers.
For the benefit of Alberni Valley residents and the West Coast of Vancouver Island, the Friends of the Alberni Athletic Association has formed to support the upgrading of kitchen equipment and supplies. This valuable material was lost in a fire that destroyed the old Alberni Athletic Hall in 2009.
The Friends of the Alberni Athletic Association are launching a Kitchen Fundraiser to enhance the facility for all user groups. Athletes and organizations will benefit from these improvements. The Association expects that these upgrades will bring an increased daily use of the facility, improve the position of the Association for major events in the future, and create a lasting impact on community.

Fundraising events will go on through to June of this year. Upon completion of fundraising efforts, equipment and supplies will be purchased and installed.
To make a tax deductible donation or for further information contact volunteer fundraising Coordinator Matilda Atleo at 250-720-6141 or email her at [email protected]

FUNDraiser for Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank @ Kinney Clothing
Feb 6 – Mar 31 all day

A total win-win for everyone involved. It offers people the opportunity to purpose used clothing and household items. Items can be dropped off at Kinney Clothing in Chemainus where they will be weighed for money and distributed to thrift stores. The money collected from the weight of the donations is donated to Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Great event for our community … a definite win-win for everyone!

Hay Fever by Noel Coward @ Village Theatre
Feb 15 – Mar 4 all day

Revelation, romance, and outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s quirky comedy of bad manners. It starts with the arrival of four guests, invited independently by different members of the Bliss family for a weekend at their country house. The promise of an idyllic and peaceful weekend is quickly trounced by the self-absorbed eccentricity of the family. As the party settles down to a post dinner parlour game, the hapless visitors become play things in the Bliss family’s melodrama. As odd behavior becomes increasingly the norm, houseguests band together to plot their escape from the unconventional Bliss family who have no manners.
Professional director, Michael Armstrong helms this production of Noel Coward’s play that features the clever wit, superficial charm, sharp banter, and the trivial brashness of the 1920’s era.
“A hilarious primer on how not to entertain visitors” (dctheatrescene /jayne-blanchard) ECHO Players production of Hay Fever runs at the Village Theatre from February 15th to March 4th, 2018.
Box office will be open from January 30th onward. For tickets contact the Box Office (250-752-3522) or e-mail [email protected] To order tickets online or for more information visit our website at

2018 Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals @ Vancovuer
Feb 16 @ 11:53 am – Apr 30 @ 11:53 am
2018 Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals @ Vancovuer

Volunteer at the 2018 Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals
Get involved, Support Vancouver’s Music Community
Festivals taking place February thru April at various venues across Greater Vancouver
All Ages Welcome, Flexible Shifts, Exciting Roles, Great Music
For more Information and Registration –
Celebrating our 95th year!

Jesus Christ Superstar Live at St Matthias Church @ St. Matthias Anglican Church
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 9:00 am
Jesus Christ Superstar Live at St Matthias Church @ St. Matthias Anglican Church

Come and see a 1920s twist on a classic known to all and about to be told to all who will listen. St. Matthias is turned into a speakeasy for the production as our company of actors will immerse you into a once in a lifetime production.

TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices presents Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs @ Harbour City Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TheatreOne's Emerging Voices presents Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs @ Harbour City Theatre

TheatreOne presents Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs, the second of three Emerging Voices dramatic readings, held at 7:30pm, at Harbour City Theatre on Tues. Feb. 20. This original play features the talents of five BC actors – Barbara Pollard, Tamara McCarthy, Sebastien Archibald, Adrian Hough, and Michael Armstrong. The play is directed by Artistic Associate Nicolle Nattrass, with admission by $10 donation.

Our Ghosts is inspired by the true story of the disappearance of a Canadian forces jet and its two pilots, one of whom was the playwright’s father. Our Ghosts explores the interplay and ramifications of the official and personal responses to the mysterious vanishing of the pilots. At its heart, this play is about one woman’s lifelong quest to find her husband, about the ripple effects on the family he left behind, and about learning how to live with our ghosts.

Nicolle comments that, “this play courageously explore subjects of loss, memory and betrayal with integrity, depth and beautiful honesty…come out to meet this incredible playwright, hear the story and share feedback in the talk-back.”

Sally Stubbs is an award-winning playwright and educator. She also directs, acts and produces. Her scripts, published by Scirocco Drama, have been presented in Canada, Sweden, India and South Africa. In August 2017 Our Ghosts was be presented at the 2018 Women Playwrights International Conference in Santiago, Chile. Her play And Bella Sang With Us, inspired by Canada’s first women police officers, was pick of the 2016 Vancouver Fringe, was remounted by the Firehall Arts Centre, and was nominated for two Jessie Awards. In the works: a workshop and reading of the pilot of The Centurions Project, a community engagement project involving youth. Current writing projects include Polly and the Penthouse, a musical set in Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse Nightclub, Underbelly (a series pilot adaptation of And Bella Sang With Us), and a drama education text targeting post-secondary educators which Sally is happy to be co-writing with Dr. Sharon Wahl of Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo.

Emerging Voices is a series of staged readings of new Canadian plays by local and regional playwrights. The series allows emerging writers to have their plays rehearsed by professional artists in a day long workshop and performed for an audience who provides valuable feedback in the creative process.

Emerging Voices is generously sponsored by Williamson and Associates Professional Surveyors.

Pitfalls and Practicality for the Young (at Heart) Entrepreneur with Larry Earnhart @ Regus, The Atrium
Feb 21 all day
Pitfalls and Practicality for the Young (at Heart) Entrepreneur with Larry Earnhart @ Regus, The Atrium

For this monthly mixer the guest speaker, Larry Earnhart will be covering what it means to be an entrepreneur. Come to this event if you are learning to be an entrepreneur or wanting to master your craft.

Larry Earnhart works for a company that has a government contract to turn Youth into Entrepreneurs. He has been an entrepreneur, owned a restaurant and a handyman franchise and currently has a business coaching business. He’s also been a financial advisor and worked in the chemical production industry in the U.S. as an Operations Manager, Lab Manager, Project Manager, Safety, Environmental and Quality Manager and Emergency Response Team Leader. He also teaches online business courses for University Canada West. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He’s also written a book: The Profit Machine.

Esquimalt Farmers Market February 22 POP UP @ Esquimalt Rec Centre
Feb 22 all day
Esquimalt Farmers Market February 22 POP UP @ Esquimalt Rec Centre

EFM is 2 weeks away from our next Pop Up! Join the Facebook Event to get reminders!

Here is March 29 & April 26th’s events too!:


EFM is looking for support in THREE MAJOR WAYS in 2018:

-Corporate Sponsorship- cash or inkind to help support the costs of our seasonal operations (starting at $50). This can include gift certificates in lower denominations for social media prizes or sponsored Market Buck giveaways that benefit low income folks in the community. This type of Sponsor wants to be recognized, and EFM wants to spread that word far and wide!

-Community supports- cash in any amount donated here: or gift certificates from your own or other local businesses for giveaways. This sponsor wants to remain anonymous.

-VOLUNTEER- everyone knows it’s volunteers that make every event possible! EFM is always in need of hands to help set up/take down, handing out posters, crowd counting, surveying, photography, videography, blogging, you name it!

In 2018, EFM has been nominated for BC Farmers Markets​’ “Market of the Year” Award. This would be a great addition to past recognition in the forms of: the “Volunteer Spirit Award” from the Township of Esquimalt​, Leadership Victoria​’s Victoria Community Leadership Award in the Category of Food Security and Social Justice Leadership, Stillpoint Community Acupuncture​’s “Love Your Community Award” and We Heart Local BC​’s Best Farmers Market award. EFM sure feels the love from the local community and big organizations that have supported us, acknowledged us and help us to achieve all of our successes!

Esquimalt Farmers Market​ looks forward to hearing from you

Katrina Dwulit
Esquimalt Farmers Market Society Founder & Executive Director

**Please note March 31th is the last date to receive sponsorship that will include logos on the first round of printed materials, May 1st is the deadline for the final round of printed materials with sponsor logos.