Monday, July 28, 2014

Victoria Fringe Festival August 21 - 31 #yyjarts @intrepidtheatre

The Victoria Fringe Festival kicks off August 21.

Dates to remember:

Get your calendar out, with over 50 shows from around the world and plenty of great events, we don't want you to miss a thing!

Friday, August 1 - All individual tickets and passes go on sale at Ticket Rocket and goes live. The Fringe Guide hits the streets, and you can grab your copy when you pick-up your tickets or Munch Card. It's a busy day!

Wednesday, August 20 - Introducing The Fringe Square Block Party and Fringe Eve Preview mash-up - these two events are now combined into ONE DAY! The family-friendly action starts at 2pm in Centennial Square with arts and crafts, a DJ, food trucks and a photo op with a llama. Then, the famous and infamous Fringe Eve Preview kicks off at 5pm. Stay late for a band, drinks and dancing.

Thursday, August 21 - The shows start! 300 performances over 11 days in 11 venues. The schedule goes live on August 1, but if you can't contain your excitement, check out the list of shows and companies HERE<<

Saturday, August 23 - FringeKids Fest transforms Market Square into a Fringey paradise from 11am-4pm for wee ones of all ages with strolling performers, bouncy castles and lots of interactive things to make and do! And, it's FREE!

Tuesday, August 26 - Preview #2 takes over the Fringe Club with a brand new crop of shows ready to impress.

Don't forget to join us nightly (7pm til late) at the Fringe Club, located at the corner of Douglas and Pandora.


Country Grocer Fill-A-Truck Event August 10 #yyjevents @ClotheslineVic @CountryGrocer

Fill-A-Truck Event

Venue: Country Grocer parking lot, 4420 West Saanich Rd. Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9

Date 08/10/2014

Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 02:00 PM

Price (CAD) 0

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Are you looking for ways to clean out your cluttered closet? This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of your reusable items while supporting a charitable cause. Support our fight against diabetes by helping the Canadian Diabetes Clothesline Fill-A –Truck on August 10, from 11 am – 2 pm!

Please bring your donations of used clothing & small household items to the Clothesline Truck at the parking lot of Country Grocer in Royal Oak Shopping Mall ( 4420 West Saanich Rd. Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9). All proceeds will support the Canadian Diabetes Association's initiatives, improving the lives of over 9 million Canadians who are affected by diabetes.

For more information, please contact the Clothesline Office at 1-800-505-5525 or visit our page at



The War of 1812 in Victoria, One Night Only Aug. 2 #yyjarts

The War of 1812 in Victoria, One Night Only

"The White House burned burned, burned, and we're the ones who did it." 
- NOT by the Arrogant Worms

The classic comedy hit, "The War of 1812" by Wes Borg and Paul Mather is going to the Edmonton Fringe, but you have a chance to see it first for one night only in Victoria.

This Fringe box office record breaking show tells the ridiculous story of the ghost of Pierre Berton haunting a young boy who has lost his Canadian patriotism.   Together they embark upon a journey down the "River of Canadian History" to the War of 1812 in Berton's "Birch Bark Time Canoe™".
General Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, and the many important heroes and villains of "The War of 1812" are brought to life through terrible acting and only the finest, cheapest jokes.  Then at the end the White House blows up.  "The War of 1812" will actually make you feel proud of your country…. for an hour and a half. 

"The War of 1812" has been called "Genuinely funny… genuinely smart", "A history lesson you can laugh at", and "Hilarious Perfection" by reviewers across Canada.
*Historical Note:  The real Pierre Berton generously recorded the introduction to the play in 1996 which is still used and derides the show while shilling for Berton's many books.

Originally performed by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie and Atomic Improv in 1996, the play has been a hit before in Victoria with casts that included Mike Delamont, Rod Peter Jr. and David Radford.

The current cast is Kelly Hudson, Morgan Cranny, Paul Oppers and Wes Borg, and has been updated and revised making it - according to Borg - up to 24% funnier than previous incarnations.

Just the facts:

The War of 1812
Victoria Event Centre - 1415 Broad Street, Victoria
August 2 at 7 pm, doors at 6:30 (we may do a late show if we sell well, but for now shhhhh)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 August 3 at the VIC Theatre #yyjarts @VicTheatreYYJ #spiderman

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Venue: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.

Date 08/03/2014

Start Time: 03:00 PM
End Time: 05:30 PM

Price (CAD) 5


Join us for a special matinee screening of this sequel to the newly minted Spider-Man franchise for only $5! Rated PG. Doors open at 2:30pm.

Charity Clothing Donations Fundraiser July 28 @UVic #yyj @CDNDiabetesVic

Charity Clothing Donations Fundraiser

Student Union Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Date 07/28/2014

Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 03:30 PM

Price (CAD) 0

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UVic Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA) will be holding a clothing donations fundraiser event on the behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program on July 28-29!

Show your support to the diabetes community by bringing your donations of gently used clothing to the booth near the entrance of UVic Student Union Building.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to clean out your reusable items while supporting a charitable cause!

All donors will also be rewarded with free snacks from our booth. The proceeds raised from the event will directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association' initiatives to help over 9 million Canadians living with diabetes.