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Lkwungen Territories :: Victoria

We acknowledge these events will be taking place on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the L'kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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Community Organizing for Climate Justice
Follow Up Meal & Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
755 Pandora Ave, Victoria,

Hosted by Rise and Resist

Action is the antidote to despair! Join us at the Victoria Coolaid Society – downtown location – in the gym on Thursday Feb.21st for a potluck style follow-up meeting to our Community Organizing Meeting for Climate Justice on Jan 10th.

Action groups that were formed at our Jan 10th meeting will report back on what they’ve been up to, we’ll discuss what challenges we’re facing and what support we might need as organizers, we’ll reflect on our next steps moving forward as community organizers for climate justice, and most importantly we’ll all share a good meal. This is a POTLUCK, so please bring and inclusive dish to share and a plate or bowl for yourself.

We are grateful to hold this event on Lekwungen territories. There can be no climate justice without decolonization and we will work to incorporate this into all of our organizing.

This is a family friendly and inclusive event. We will welcome and respect all people and seek to undermine colonial, gendered, racist, classist, heteronormative, and other hierarchical power structures in all our organizing.

Hope to see you there!

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Unist'ot'en Fundraiser

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
418 Craigflower Road, Victoria
Spiral Cafe

Hosted by Braydon Rayner

Come on down and enjoy a night of good music and good food and drink at the spiral cafe. All proceeds go to the Unist'ot'en camp for supplies and legal funds to help them remain on their unceded traditional territory.




A talented musician and entertainer hailing from Montreal, Grego uses his wide array of musical talents to craft a unique style. He has had success in many of his other projects including preformances at Shambala and others around the world. He is a true showman who is sure to entertain you.


Braydon Bell


A Victoria Local Braydon pulls inspiration from the beauty he sees all around him. His love for the environment led him to the Unist'ot'en camp in 2015, it is there that he realized how important it is that we stand in solidarity with the people who are defending their unceded territory and our coast. His song writing is reflective of these values.


All donations are welcome ($5 dollar recommendation)


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International Women's Day 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019
3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1 Centennial Square, Victoria
Victoria City Hall

Hosted by LEAP Victoria

Celebrate Victoria women with art, poetry, music, conversations, performance arts, and drumming at Victoria City Hall! Enjoy an evening to recognize and honour the diversity of women's achievements, our collective strength and acknowledge the challenges we continue to face in the quest for equality.

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Billionaire logging corporations are quietly scheming to rip down some of BC’s last ancient rainforests. And the worst part? The BC government is letting it happen.

But we’re not going to let them get away with it.

Over 16,000 people have already signed an emergency letter calling on the BC Government to put a stop to old growth logging, we’re joining forces with Sierra Club BC to deliver the letter to MLAs right across the province. But if we want the BC government to take action before the last of our ancient rainforests are destroyed, we need to as many people as possible to sign on before we deliver the letters on Wednesday. 

Unist'ot'en Camp
Online Resources

Official Unist'ot'en Camp Website
Legal Fund Donations Unist'ot'en Camp Facebook
Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gitdumt'en Territory
Unist'ot'en Solidarity Brigade
Unist'ot'en Healing Not Pipelines
Unist'ot'en Support Group

Join hundreds of organizations and 13,843 individuals in signing the pledge to support Unist’ot’en and the Wet’suwet’en: 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Significant Archaeological Finding Pauses CGL Work on Unist’ot’en Territory

On February 13th, 2019, two stone tools were recovered from the construction site of Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.’s (CGL) proposed man camp, Site 9A, marking a significant archaeological discovery that indicates a longstanding and continued tie between Wet’suwet’en people and their ancestral territories. Coastal GasLink is legally obligated to stop work in order for a full archaeological assessment to be conducted.

Presently, Coastal GasLink has paused work on this archaeological site, but has not indicated to the Unist’ot’en if they intend to cease work until they are compliant with existing Canadian laws.

In the absence of an adequate Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA), and continued breaches of the conditions of Coastal GasLink’s permits, the Unist’ot’en clan has been combing Site 9A for evidence of cultural use. This is made possible by the heavy machinery turning up the forest floor and exposing potential archaeological features and artifacts.

Two Unist’ot’en supporters with limited archaeological knowledge conducted a pedestrian survey comprising about a quarter of the worksite. A complete biface stone tool was recovered alongside a partial base fragment of a stem point. Archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Chelsey G. Armstrong and her colleagues as well as Dr. Chris Springer estimate that the stem point is likely associated with the Shuswap Horizondating between 3500-2400 years before present.

Additional stone tools at the site were observed and recorded, but the scale and scope of the necessary archaeological work requires the assistance of professional archaeologists. Other archaeological features and artifacts associated with the production and/or usage of stone tools (e.g., flake debitage) are most likely located in the vicinity site but are unidentifiable without the proper training, equipment, time and opportunity to shovel test and/or excavate.


FILM: Us and Them

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
300 - 722 Cormorant Street, Victoria
Thedock - Centre for Social Impact

Hosted by the Dock

A film written and directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation).


The film is rated PG-13.


An inspiring evening followed by an Q&A with Krista Loughton



Filmed over a decade, US AND THEM is a deeply visceral filmabout transformation through human connection. It all begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.Under the mentorship of Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Krista decides to teach her friends how to balance on the First Nations Medicine Wheel. In the beginning, there is connection and hope, but unfortunately, none are able to conquer their addictions or significantly change their lives. And then tragically, one dies. Out of her league, Krista seeks out the counsel of Dr. Maté, who forces her to confront her own motivations. Krista confesses her own emotional struggles with her remaining street friends. They display an extraordinary empathy and wisdom no one could have anticipated.


Doors open at 06:30PM.


You can bring your own bevies and snacks. We will provide pop-corn.

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City Talk: What if Dockside Green Were a Parisien Eco Quartier?

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
630 Yates St, Victoria, BC
Legacy Art Gallery and Cafe

Hosted by The City Talks- UVic's Distinguished Downtown Lecture Series

On Feb. 21, Meg Holden from SFU will be coming to the City Talks to discuss possible futures for Victoria's Dockside Green. Based on the LEED system popularly used in North America, Dockside Green won the highest level of certification for its sustainability performance in 2005, 2008, and 2011, and is poised for full build-out by 2027. Half-way around the world, in Paris, at the same time as Dockside Green was taking shape, a vision and process were launched for what would become another model sustainable neighbourhood, in the French mode; le écoquartier. An écoquartier consists entirely of social housing; led, managed, and championed by the state; with a daycare and elementary school as a matter of course. Holden examines whether or not this model of city living is applicable in the Canadian and Victoria context, as Dockside Green contains many contradictions such as a sense of loss of wildness, the meaninglessness of “models” to people’s real lives; the difficulty of social and environmental behavior change.

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Celebration of Camas Hill & my friend Moralea by Terry McIntosh

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
University of Victoria - MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-288 (NEW ROOM) in D-Wing

Hosted by Native Plant Study Group

WHERE: UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-288 (NEW ROOM) in D-Wing

WHEN: 7:00pm, Speaker 7:45-8:30

Speaker: Terry McIntosh

TOPIC: Camas Hill is a conservation jewel. It has been set aside by Moralea Milne for perpetuity so that the resident wildlife, plants, and fungi can thrive out of harm’s way. This talk will recount various adventures on the hill over the years and highlight some of the marvelous plants that make it so unique. Lots of stories of high adventure will be told!

Terry has had over 40 years of experience in botanical research, ecological consulting, and public education. His recent work has focused mainly on rare vascular plant, moss, and habitat assessments. He has completed numerous of these surveys in British Columbia, including on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and in the Okanagan, Similkameen, and Thompson River Valleys.


Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr)
Non-Members: drop-in by donation

Students: FREE

Notes: $3.00 for parking at UVic

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Stories from the Walled-Off Hotel

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:15 PM
1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC
Fernwood Community Association

Hosted by Victoria Central American Support Committee

Café Simpatico presents the reading of a new play "STORIES from the WALLED-OFF HOTEL" Based in present day Bethlehem, Palestine

Doors open: 715 pm
Music 730 pm
Presentation: 8pm

Admission by donation

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Nothing's for Nothing

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
300 - 722 Cormorant Street, Victoria
Thedock - Centre for Social Impact

Hosted by the Dock

Nothing's for Nothing: Transformation through Trauma with the author Rebekah Demirel


Join us for a rich and soulful evening with trauma expert, Rebekah Demirel, as she reads from her memoir, Nothing’s for Nothing - Transformation Through Trauma, with an open discussion on healing childhood trauma and family relationships.


Doors will open at 6.30PM. Cash donations at the door gladly accepted for Our Place Therapeutic Recovery Community


In her haunting memoir, Nothing's for Nothing, Rebekah Demirel reveals a childhood of adversity and neglect, beginning at age three when her mother fled the violence of their home, through her years growing up in a chaotic and abusive household with her Pentecostal father and violent older brother, until leaving home at age thirteen for an uncertain life on the streets. Rebekah takes us on a soulful journey of heartbreak, loss and grief, her own difficult homeless teen years, and the resiliency gained from those experiences, with inspiring messages of hope, healing, forgiveness and personal transformation. For more information, please visit: or


Copies of the book will be available for sale during the event.

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Toko-pa Turner—Belonging is a Skill

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
932 Balmoral Road, Victoria
First Met Victoria

Hosted by The Base Healing Community & Toko-pa Turner

In this evening talk in Victoria BC, Toko-pa Turner will explore the personal, ancestral, and cultural roots of our alienation, and how we can begin to tend to our belonging together



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Housing Crisis Town Hall

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
847 Colville Rd, Victoria
Esquimalt High School

Hosted by Randall Garrison

Join Randall Garrison, MP Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, special guest Mitzi Dean, MLA Esquimalt-Metchosin and community stakeholders for a town hall on addressing the housing crisis.

Panelists will include:

- Lisa Crossman (Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness)
- James Munro (Greater Victoria Housing Society)
- Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi (Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness)
- Jared Melvin (Cooperative Housing Federation of BC)
- Raymond Kwong (BC Housing, Vancouver Island)

Add your name to support action on housing now – including half a million new affordable housing units:

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Plastic Free Living

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1216 N Park St, Victoria
Compost Education Centre

Hosted by Victoria Compost Education Centre & West Coast Refill

Plastics products have only been in the home for a few generations and yet today's society has forgotten how to store food, clean our homes and live our lives without plastics and single use packaging. We will be discussing chemical components of plastics and how they may cause harm, how to transition away from single use items that are overwhelming our landfill, looking at classic reusable and sustainable products and newer innovations that help to avoid plastics in the home.


Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.


Please pre-register for this event.

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Justice for Soleiman Faqiri: West Coast Speaking Tour

Saturday, February 23, 2019
2pm to 3:30 pm
735 Broughton St, Victoria
GVPL Central Library Community Room

Hosted by Justice For Soli

Soleiman Faqiri was a 30-year-old Canadian-Muslim man struggling with mental health who was killed while in custody at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario on December 15, 2016.


According to a surveillance video and internal report, Soleiman died after guards at the provincial facility pepper-sprayed and beat him. As a result of the vicious beating, Soleiman sustained fifty bruises and a blow to the head. His hands were bound behind his back when he was being pepper sprayed. Soleiman was then forced into handcuffs and leg shackles and returned to a cell in solitary confinement, which the United Nations notes can constitute torture when prolonged and used against those suffering with mental health.


Soleiman was one of five siblings and the family came to Canada from Afghanistan when he was a young boy. Soleiman's family describes him as "a kind, gentle soul who meant the world to his friends and family. Even while he suffered from schizophrenia, he always had a warm smile and a kind word to share. Soleiman needed a bed and a doctor, instead he got fists and cuffs."


An initial police investigation exonerated any guards from wrongdoing and no charges were laid, even though thirty guards were in his cell. The Ontario provincial government is refusing to provide the family with access to the full investigative file.


Now in 2019, after a year-long investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate that has uncovered 1,500 pages of never-before-seen documents, his family are on a West Coast speaking tour to Vancouver and Victoria in order to build support for the demand that the government open a new investigation by an external police force and to seek justice for Soleiman.

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Coldest Night of the Year – Our Place

Saturday, February 23, 2019
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
919 Pandora Ave., Victoria
Our Place Society

Hosted by Our Place Society

Walk with us on February 23, 2019!


For the second year, Our Place is participating in Canada's National Walk for Homelessness by hosting Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly walk to raise awareness and funds for charities serving some of the most vulnerable people in our community.


Last year, our community partners helped raise more than $40,000. Please consider forming or joining a team of friends, family or co-workers and join us on Feb. 23 for either a two, five or 10-kilometre walk.

Easy, on-line registration is just a click away at:


For more information, contact Steven Seltzer at 250 940 5064, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Happy holidays and hope to see you out in the cold!

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Us & Them Broadcast Premiere - A Film Ten Years In The Making

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
780 Kings Rd., Victoria
CHEK News: Official Page

Hosted by CHEK News: Official Page

Victoria is facing a housing crisis and an opioid epidemic. More than 1,500 people are homeless in the Capital Region. CHEK Television is focusing on these societal challenges with the broadcast premiere of “Us and Them’ – a compelling documentary that follows four individuals over ten years on the streets of Victoria. The result is a film that is bound to change attitudes, policies, and most importantly, lives.


CHEK will broadcast and stream ‘Us and Them’ at 8 pm on February 23. CHEK will be showing ‘Us and Them’ commercial free. And immediately following the film, CHEK will broadcast a panel discussion moderated by CHEK News anchor Ben O’Hara Byrne. The panel will include filmmaker Krista Loughton, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, and representatives from Island Health and The Our Place Society.


The film presentation and panel discussion are presented by the Victoria Foundation, with support from Island Health.


As an independent, employee-owned station, CHEK is proud to be able to make this film available to a wide audience for the first time.

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Rally for Community Space in Hillside-Quadra

Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
950 Kings Road, Victoria
former Blanshard Elementary School

Hosted by Revive Quadra Village Community Spaces & Victoria Needs a Hillside Library

We will be gathering to show City Council that there is strong community support for the purchase of the Blanshard Elementary site and creation of public space for the community there. We envision a space for community events and meetings, daycare spaces, a library, a neighbourhood gym, and a wonderful green space and outdoor play area for everyone to enjoy. This is a family-friendly event.

We gratefully acknowledge that this rally will take place on the unceded traditional territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples, including the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

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Ross Bay Black History Cemetery Tour

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fairfield Rd., Victoria
Ross Bay Cemetery

Hosted by BC Black History Awareness Society

A guided tour of the graves of many Black pioneers of long-ago Victoria , including Sir James Douglas who was instrumental in their migration in 1858. Hosted by Valin Marshall of BC Black History Awareness Society and John Adams of the Old Cemetery Society. Arrive 10 minutes early to purchase your ticket. Rain or shine. $5/person. $2 OCS, BCBHAS members. Meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Village, 1-1516 Fairfield Rd.



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Native Plant Workshop

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3900 Finnerty Road, Students Union Building, Victoria
UVic - Students Union Building - Room B023

Hosted by UVic Native Students Union & UVic Campus Community Garden

Native Plant Workshop with the Native Students Union at the UVic Campus Community Garden during the Indigenous Resurgence Moon!


Earl Claxton Jr, an Elder from Tsawout who teaches in the T'Sou-ke School district, talks about the history of W̱SÁNEĆ and tells Creation Stories. Earl grows native plants at PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Native Plant Nursery & Garden at the Tribal School.​

PEPÁḴIYE is an expert gardener who also works in Language revitalization, and leads activities at PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Native Plant Nursery & Garden


This event will take place at the Campus Community Garden, right be UVic, accessible by the 39, 26 & 16 bus routes.

While there are no stairs, the event is outdoors on grass and garden lands, which may inhibit wheelchair accessibility, weather may worsen any conditions.

There are no bathrooms at the gardens, but there are accessible bathrooms in CARSA and the Student Union Building.

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FILM: Trickle Down Town

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
300-722 Cormorant Street, Victoria
Thedock: Centre for Social Impact

Hosted by the Dock

From Feb 20 to Feb 27, theDock - Centre for Social Impact will be hosting its first Community Week.

There will be a number of events! All events are a fundraiser to support the new Our Place Therapeutic Recovery Community. Thus, we dedicate this week to

"Finding a Way Home - Working to Heal Homelessness"

Community Week concludes with a screening of Trickle Down Town, filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki’s new thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. Deftly interweaving in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region, Biernacki paints a picture of a city struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency, and finds a few glimmers of hope.


06:30 PM Doors will be open. Cash donations at the door gladly accepted for Our Place Therapeutic Recovery Community

7:00PM Screening

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2 FILMS for Social Justice Film Night

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
2994 Douglas St, Victoria

Hosted by Victoria Friends of Cuba & Victoria Social Justice Coalition


By Maria Torrellas

This new documentary provides the latest evidence of the growing impact that women have in all aspects of Cuba life and its socialist process. In moving imagery the film brings to life the heroines of the Cuban Revolution; from the clandestine operations against the U.S. puppet Batista, to the attack on the Moncada in 1953, the time with Fidel and Raul in the Sierra Maestra and the role they played after the victory of the revolution in 1959. The contemporary women protagonists of the movie proudly explain the roles of Vilma Espin, Celia Sanchez, Haydee Santemaria as makers of the revolution, the impact they had and the example they represent in their lives and that of all Cubans.



By Hernando Calvo Ospina

This documentary came out recently and the cover page of the documentary says: “This documentary is not temporary. It will be valid as long as the United States persists in ending the Bolivarian Revolution that is being built in Venezuela, to seize its immense oil wealth”. It is based on interviews with Venezuelan scholars who, in simple and didactic language, tell us a story that the mainstream media insist on hiding or misrepresenting. Ospina’s documentary helps us understand why Venezuela has been in news all over the world for a long time now. Its take differs from the supposed mainstream corporate media and is based on the interviews conducted with a variety of individuals from different walks of life. It also puts in the right perspective the way the US administration has shown interest in the internal affairs of Venezuela.

Hi Friends,
Our Victoria Friends of Cuba committee extends our heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with the families of the six people who died and almost 200 people who were injured after the sudden tornado that hit Havana's municipalities. Dr. José Rubiera, renowned Cuban meteorologist, states that in Havana's 500 years of existence this year, a tornado has never been known as that which hit on Jan. 27. 

The damage is extensive and has greatly set back the situation for the Cuban people in the tornado's path. 

Our committee is now collecting funds to help out with the rebuilding of damages caused by the tornado and to show our solidarity with Cuba.

If any of us would like to contribute please make cheques out to the "Victoria Friends of Cuba” fill the memo line with "For Tornado Damages” and send it to: 
Victoria Friends of Cuba c/o Randy Caravaggio
1584 Strathcone Heights
Shawnigan Lake, BC
V0R 2W2

Cheques can also be brought to our Social Justice Film night event which takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This month since the hall wasn’t available for the 3rd Thursday it will be on the 4th Thursday - 7pm Thurs. Feb. 28 at the 2994 Douglas (BCGEU). More info. on it coming soon.

All collected funds from our committee will get to Cuba by transferring them to the Tornado Relief Account in Cuba. We do not retain any portions of what we collect.

Always in Solidarity,
Victoria Friends of Cuba


Reform or Revolution? Book Discussion

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
UVic Student Union Building, Victoria
UVic, The Student Union Building

Hosted by Young Communist League - Victoria

This year marks the centenary of the death of the Marxist theoretician and revolutionary, Rosa Luxemburg, who was murdered by the right-wing paramilitary organisations known as the Freikorps at the orders of the social democratic president Friedrich Ebert. To mark the occasion, we will be reading and discussing one of her most important works, "Reform or Revolution?" in room B028 of the UVic Student Union Building, located at the basement level on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6:00.

The reading can be accessed here:

"Reform or Revolution?" is an 1899 pamphlet by Polish-German Marxist theorist Rosa Luxemburg. Luxemburg argues that trade unions, reformist political parties and the expansion of social democracy—while important to the proletariat's development of class consciousness—cannot create a socialist society as Eduard Bernstein, among others, argued. Instead, she argues from a historical materialist perspective that capitalism is economically unsustainable and will eventually collapse and that a revolution is necessary to transform capitalism into socialism.

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Feb 28th through March 8th, 2019


Hosted by VIPIRG

Flipeet & VIPIRG Pop-Up Shop

VIPIRG is collaborating with Flipeet, an online platform for students to buy and sell textbooks! Join us for the app launch and free textbook showcase!

Thursday, February 28 & Monday, March 4, from 11:00am to 3:00pm

In the Quad


Tenancy Workshop

A student guide for renting housing in Victoria, BC from real estate and tenancy rights experts.

Wednesday, March 6, from 3:00pm-4:00pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm

Cornett A121


Interview Bootcamp

Hone your job and interview skills to improve your experience in applying for jobs in university!

Thursday, March 7, from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Michele Pujol Room (Small)


VIPIRG Free Pancake Breakfast

VIPIRG is having another Free Pancake Breakfast!

Friday, March 8, from 9:30am-12:00pm

Main Entrance of the SUB

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Native Plants and Their Indigenous Uses as Food and Medicine

Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Community Place

Hosted by Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

Fairfield Gonzales Reconciliation Circle is pleased to present an evening with Earl Claxton Jr.


Earl will present to our community on native plants and their Indigenous uses as food and medicine. Join us to share in his knowledge and to understand more about the importance of native plants to Indigenous communities and to the local ecosystem.


Earl Claxton Jr. is an elder of the Tsawout First Nation in Saanich, B.C. He is a self-described ethnobotanist whose learning was passed down to him from his grandmother. Earl works in the Sooke School District as an elder role model, and tutors students at the Tsawout Tribal School. He grows vegetables with students and also grows native plants with students for planting into sites in Tod Inlet. He has had a long career contributing to his community and his nation; in the early 1970’s he was the only employee of the Tsawout First Nations and over 17 years he has had the opportunity to do the work of almost every employee in the administration today!

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March 4th through 11th, 2019
1415 Broad Street, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Hosted by Victoria Multi-Cultural Society & Victoria Event Centre

A week to celebrate, to get inspired, to feel empowered! Let's create a community of kickass humans, together! Check out all of the spectacular events below. We invite people of all gender expressions and sexualities and from all walks of life to join us!

Mar 4: Movie Night & Pop Up Shops

Mar 5: Womxn's Week Speakeasy

Mar 6: Womxn's Outerspace Variety Show

Mar 8: Captain Marvel Screening 

Mar 8: Temple – Edition 5 (fundraiser for Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)

Mar 9: Aerobics & Mimosas

Mar 10: Get Cozy with the Vixens Burlesque

Mar 11: Matchmaker Monday Salty Broads in Space

More info about the Victoria Event Centre:
Washrooms are gender inclusive.

This event takes place within the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples (as represented today by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations). Let's continue to dismantle the colonial structures that surround this city.


The Victoria Event Centre is on the second storey of a building up a rather steep flight of 27 stairs. There is a continuous handrail up the stairwell and our workers/organizers are available to provide assistance as directed.

Accessibility Information: NEWEST INFO HERE:
Accessibility Update at the VEC here:

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Join the Conversation on Food Literacy

Thursday, March 7, 2019
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
1183 Fort Street Victoria, BC

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

This is an opportunity to connect and join with others who are interested in promoting and supporting food literacy in our community. This is the first of what we would like to be an ongoing series of conversations.

We expect that topics will vary depending on the group but could include:

- growing food in our community
- connections to the land and relationships with our ecosystems
- food decisions and climate impact
- social/cultural connections to food and eating
- connections in our work
- where is the best place to source ?


Please bring an appetizer or snack item to share.
Please register by February 28, 2019.

Questions can be directed to Janelle Hatch at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accessibility: The CRFAIR office is not wheelchair accessible. There are 17 steps to the meeting room with a handrail.

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From Extinction Rebellion to Revolution

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
711 Douglas St, Victoria
CityStudio Victoria

Hosted by International Socialists Victoria &

The fault-lines are clearer than ever. The climate crisis is accelerating. We need to radically change the way the world operates to stave off environmental collapse and we only have a few years to make significant changes. The recent International Panel on Climate Change report essentially stated that we need to dismantle the capitalist system as it exists, but in response global leaders put forward the same failed policies. International movements such as Extinction Rebellion fight for environmental justice and to stop the planet from spinning out of control.


For there to be any legitimate changes, we must stop the system, cold in its tracks, and replace it with a new system, based on workers power, true democracy, and human need over corporate greed.


- Territorial Acknowledgement -

As settlers, we acknowledge our occupation of lands that are the Indigenous territories of Turtle Island. Furthermore, we support all struggles for Indigenous sovereignty in whatever forms they take by the hundreds of First Nations and Inuit communities that have resided here for many thousands of years, and by Métis communities that have developed in the last hundreds of years.


- Accessibility -

The venue and washrooms are at ground level and are accessible to those with mobility aids and wheelchairs.

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Let's Talk Plastics!

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
616 Yates Street, Victoria
Patagonia Victoria

Hosted by Drop The Plastic & Surfrider Vancouver Island & West Coast Refill

Wonder where your plastic straw or cup goes after it's been discarded? Is recycling even real?

Join us on March 7th at Patagonia Victoria for a discussion on single-use plastics and how we can mitigate our plastic pollution problem.

The event will include some multimedia presentations, guest speakers from Ocean Wise, Surfrider Foundation, Clayoquot CleanUp, and a few local businesses in Victoria. At the end, there will be a Q&A.

Doors open at 7pm.

Please bring your reusable cup and we'll provide the rest!


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Immediately Remove Central Walbran Valley from the Provincial Tree Farm Licensing System

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