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Naden Band celebrates 75th anniversary with launch of two commemorative CDs

By on April 21, 2015

In honour of its 75th anniversary, the Naden Band created two commemorative CDs this year. The first, Snapshots of Excellence, features all of the band’s small ensembles, including jazz ensembles, woodwind and saxophone quintets and more. “Everything except our symphonic

Royal Canadian ship will be named after Victoria hero

By on April 21, 2015

A Victoria resident’s heroic efforts during the Second World War will be honoured with a new Royal Canadian Navy ship that will be named after her. Margaret Brooke learned of the honour when Defence Minister Jason Kenney had a telephone

Hungry Hearts brings message of hope to Our Place clients

By on March 12, 2015

The business and philanthropic community came together last week for Hungry Hearts, a fun and unique fundraiser aimed at raising both awareness and funds for Our Place. Five top local chefs used their culinary expertise and imagination in a competition

Handbags bring hope for cancer research

By on March 12, 2015

When Lisa Hopkins’ son Jordan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age two, he was given a 20 per cent chance of survival. Now, Jordan is 16 years old and cancer free. Five years ago, Hopkins started a non-profit organization, Team

Gala benefits Special Olympics

By on March 12, 2015

A special evening of “fun and inspiration” will support Victoria Special Olympics athletes. The Friday Night Lights Gala features a four-course dinner, silent auction, celebrity athletes, photo booth and autograph station. Special Olympics is a worldwide organization providing sport training

Film festival targets bullying

By on February 26, 2015

Rosie Townshend-Carter Victoria News Bullying is a prevalent problem in Canadian society with 75 per cent reporting that they have been affected by it. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria is trying to educate youth with an annual

Waving the Magic Wand

By on February 26, 2015

Rosie Townshend-Carter Victoria News Not many people get the chance to give back to the community in a way as special as Sid and Kathleen Ezzeddine. The couple, owners of Capital City Tuxedo Rentals in Victoria, have been helping the

Victoria war veteran earns French Honour

By on February 26, 2015

Neil Stewart, 91, fought on beaches of Normandy and beyond in Second World War Andrea Peacock Victoria News Neil Stewart survived the Second World War against all odds as a tank crew member. He is now being recognized by the

The sky’s the limit

By on February 12, 2015

Kevin Laird Victoria News Rob (Scratch) Mitchell has seen the heavens. And now he can’t resist telling others about it. The Esquimalt High grad has made a career in the air flying jet fighters with the Canadian Forces and as