Founded in 1986, the Island Illustrators Society is made up of artists and illustrators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
We have experienced founding members and new members, all with amazing talent in the many fields of illustration, such as botanical, digital and children’s book illustration.
Our members work with a broad range of mediums, including acrylic, collage, pen and ink, watercolour, glass beadwork and digital art.
A long tradition continues this year at Butchart Gardens with the 32nd annual Magic of Christmas lights display, featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that have taken nine weeks to install.
The only area of the complex not lit is the Japanese Garden.
A key component of the attraction is the 12 Days of Christmas theme, which has seen each of the days mentioned in the song added to the display in successive years.
After four years of unimaginable carnage, the First World War finally came to an end, 100 years ago Sunday. In Victoria, as in cities and towns around the world, people poured into the streets to celebrate the armistice that took effect at 11 a.m.
About 120 Grade 6 and 7 students from Rockheights Middle School, accompanied by Canadian Armed Forces members from CFB Esquimalt, placed about 2,000 poppies on veterans' gravesites at God's Acre Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
It was part of the No Stone Left Alone program, an initiative that involves grade-school students in honouring the sacrifices that Canadian military men and women have made.
Indigenous youth from across Canada spent six weeks this summer at Work Point Barracks, getting a taste of life in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Created in 2003, the RAVEN program is designed to give young people an idea of the careers available in the Armed Forces while putting them through a challenging training regime. Canadian Press photographer Chad Hipolito spent time with this summer’s students.