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Hein Bank Race offers new obstacles

Hein Bank Race offers new obstacles

Sophomore event was designed to give sailors faster, consistent winds
Swiftsure race ‘always a challenge’

Swiftsure race ‘always a challenge’

But this veteran sailor keeps coming back for more, year after year

Swiftsure International gears up for its 73rd iteration

When HMCS Whitehorse fires her gun at 9 a.m. next Saturday, it will signal the start for more than 200 sailboats in one of North America’s most prestigious yachting races, the Swiftsure International.
Robert Amos: Potter fired up about new show

Robert Amos: Potter fired up about new show

It’s one of the fixtures of our fine art season, like the Moss Street Paint-In and the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Fired Up! at the Metchosin Hall has been drawing crowds of potters and discerning buyers of ceramics for 32 years.

Nellie McClung: Ukrainian poet creates treasures

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 10, 1939 In putting a picture of the statue to a Ukrainian poet as the frontispiece of her new book, E.
Around Town: Showcasing the power of Uno

Around Town: Showcasing the power of Uno

It’s easy to understand why Uno Fest organizers chose a certain yellow, potassium-rich tropical fruit as the mascot for Intrepid Theatre’s 19th annual solo performance festival.
Our Community: Rainbow Kitchen reno needs you

Our Community: Rainbow Kitchen reno needs you

The Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island and HeroWork have joined forces to raise money and recruit volunteers for the radical renovation of the Rainbow Kitchen.
Our Community: Fashion fundraiser aids Cool Aid

Our Community: Fashion fundraiser aids Cool Aid

A Grade 11 student has his sights set on combining fashion with philanthropy.
Around Town: Teaming up for First Nations food

Around Town: Teaming up for First Nations food

There was more than delicious native cuisine on the menu during Thursday’s launch for Songhees Seafood and Steam food truck at Victoria Clipper’s Belleville Street terminal.
Robert Amos: Inspiring art knows no borders

Robert Amos: Inspiring art knows no borders

More than half the artworks in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are in the Asian Department. Among them, the Japanese ink paintings known as Nanga — it means “southern painting” — are among the most important.