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Thursday, December 1, 2016

MAMMA MIA! The Farewell Tour in Victoria @rmts_victoria #mamamia


MAMMA MIA! returns one last time to The Royal Theatre as part of its North American Farewell Tour.

Seen by over 60 million people worldwide, this smash-hit musical has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Featuring ABBA's greatest hits including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Performance Dates

    8:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    7:30 PM


10th Annual Langford Christmas Light Up - Saturday #yyjevents @wschamber1

10th Annual City of Langford Official Christmas Light Up

Join us for the 10th Annual Official Langford Light Up event on Saturday, December 3rd at Veteran's Memorial Park in Langford.

There will be lots of fun activities for the family including; the Goldstream Station Market, Musical Entertainment by the West Shore Community Band, Langford Fire Department & Rotary Club of West Shore (Victoria, BC) will be serving Free Hot Dogs & Hot Chocolate (while supplies last), West Shore Parks & Recreation will have crafts for the kids and there will even be a visit from Santa!

5:00pm The Goldstream Station Christmas Market will open - great opportunity to Shop Locally & pick up some Christmas gifts for friends and family! 5:30-6:30 Free Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate served with the Rotary Club of West Shore 6:30 SANTA arrives!

7:00pm the City of Langford will do the Official Light Up of the Christmas tree on Goldstream Ave. 8:00pm (approx.) Stick around and watch the IEOA Truck Convoy and Food Drive!

Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item - Langford Fire Rescue will be on hand collecting donations.

TubaChristmas time is here! @UVic #yyjmusic

TubaChristmas time is here!

When it comes to the sounds of the holiday season, nothing says Christmas like a tuba. For 38 years now, Victoria’s TubaChristmas Ensemble has been playing carols and raising funds for charities, becoming a cherished holiday event in the process. Once again, the euphonious tones of massed, low-brass instruments will be heard on Dec. 10 at downtown’s Market Square, and again at the annual TubaChristmas Reprise Recital on Dec. 11 at the University of Victoria’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.

Tubist and UVic instructor Paul Beauchesne will lead the ensemble in a tradition established in Victoria by beloved tubist, Eugene Dowling. This year, special guest Sub-Lieutenant Vincent Roy, the new Commanding Officer of the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, will join Beauchesne in conducting the TubaChristmas ensemble.

The event brings together tuba and euphonium players from all over the Pacific Northwest, including local musicians from the public schools, community bands, the military and UVic. The Victoria TubaChristmas ensemble has been featured on CBC radio and television, CTV News and with the Victoria Symphony Christmas Pops program and has raised thousands of dollars for local charities over the years.

Donations raised at Market Square will benefit the Times Colonist Christmas Fund, a charity that assists those most in need in the community. Contributions at the Reprise concert will support tuba and euphonium projects at UVic. Donations will also be accepted for the Eugene Dowling Scholarship for Tuba and Euphonium.

TubaChristmas takes place in over 200 cities worldwide and this year marks the 43rd year for TubaChristmas internationally.

What: TubaChristmas Who: Victoria TubaChristmas Ensemble When: Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Market Square, 560 Johnson Street, Victoria

What: TubaChristmas Reprise Who: Victoria TubaChristmas Ensemble featuring School of Music students When: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Where: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, UVic

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 27, 2006 - 10 YRS Ago TODAY #yyj @CityofVictoria @weathernetwork

Yes, this was a SNOW DAY!

We were going back through the archives at Play In Victoria Headquarters, and found these.  Taken today in 2006.  A day that is hard to forget.  Almost 10 years after the storm of 1996.  These images were taken along Rockland Avenue, just south of the intersection of St. Charles at 08:37 in the morning. 

Have your own pictures you want to share, send them to us and we'll include them on this page as we get them with credits and links.

...and yes, even on days like this, it's still "My Kinda Town!"

Friday, November 25, 2016

Island Farms Santa's Light Parade Saturday 5:45PM #yyjevents @island_Farms @mustardseedvic @cityofvictoria

Island Farms Santa's Light Parade

November 26, 2016
Government Street Victoria
Time: 5:30 PM

Begin your Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade! Floats and bands, entertainment and lots of fun for the entire family!

Enjoy the dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria’s Inner Harbour at Belleville, to Chatham Street. Donations to the Mustard Seed Food Bank are gratefully accepted. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot following the parade for refreshments courtesy of Island Farms and witness Santa officially declaring Christmas in Victoria “Open”! Join us afterwards at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN!

Make sure to bring your donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank!