Friday, February 26, 2010

Villager Magazine Spring/Summer 2010 now available for download

Hooray!  The Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Villager Magazine is now available for download!
To see what's inside (like Camosun College International, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Healing Perspectives, and Encounters) all you need to do is click this link:  http://bit.ly/cr3YnY

Enjoy!

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Gold Medal for Canadian Women's Hockey team with a 2-0 win over USA

The Canadian Women's Olympic hockey team took the gold medal last night in a fast paced game against a strong US team.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/bX0QJe

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Camosun Chargers defeat Columbia Bible College at Men's Volleyball



Camosun cans Cats in Quarters


The hometown Camosun College Chargers downed the Columbia Bible Bearcats tonight in four straight sets in the Match #4 of the BCCAA Provincial Volleyball Championships hosted by Camosun College.

The Chargers took an early lead with two very decisive sets (25-18 and 25-19). Just when fans thought Camosun would take it in three, the Bearcats clawed back taking a 5-1 lead to start off the third set. The Cats held Camosun at bay and took the set 25-20. In the fourth, Camosun reversed the momentum and came out blasting with their own 5-1 lead. Despite several attempts to close the gap, the Bearcats could not force Camosun into a fifth set and the Chargers won the match scoring 25-20 in the fourth.

Players of the Match were first-year setter Jason Warkentin from CBC and third-year right side Aleks Saddlemyer from Camosun.

While the Bearcats pack for the return home, the Chargers advance to the semi-finals where they will face the number one UBCO Heat, tomorrow at 8pm in Match #8!

Catch Camosun head coach Charles Parkinson and Player of the Match Aleks Saddlemyer comment on the game on the Chargers Post.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Putumayo World Music Hour: Senegal tonight on Village 900

Tonight's episode of Putumayo World Music Hour
features music from Senegal.
Airtime 6:00 pm, Pacific
and streaming online at

Putumayo World Music Hour is followed by Portuguese Mosaic, Victoria's longest running Portuguese language music and information program, hosted by Tony Lima. Airtime 7:00 pm Pacific time.

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Camosun College presents the dynamic and inspirational Insight Speaker Series - Starting with Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries.

His first television series, the 7-part documentary 'War', was aired in 45 countries in the mid-80s. One episode, 'The Profession of Arms', was nominated for an Academy Award. His more recent works include the 1994 series 'The Human Race', and 'Protection Force', a three-part series on peacekeepers in Bosnia, both of which won Gemini awards. His award-winning radio documentaries include 'The Gorbachev Revolution', a seven-part series based on Dyer's experiences in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in 1987-90, and 'Millenium', a six-hour series on the emerging global culture.

In Canada, Dyer's column appears regularly in the Telegram in St. John's, the Halifax Daily News, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, Le Soleil in Quebec City, La Presse in Montreal, Le Droit in Ottawa, the Kingston Whig-Standard, NOW in Toronto, the Hamilton Spectator, the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, the Guelph Mercury, the Sudbury Star, the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, the Winnipeg Free Press, Prairie Dog/Planet S in Saskatchewan, Vue in Edmonton, Fast Forward in Calgary, Georgia Straight in Vancouver, Monday Magazine in Victoria, and about forty other newspapers.

In the United States, his column appears in the Cincinnati Post, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Hartford Courant, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Raleigh News & Observer, Sacramento Bee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Salt Lake Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, Toledo Blade, Winston-Salem Journal and about twenty other papers.

Outside North America, papers that use Dyer's column regularly include the Japan Times, the Straits Times (Singapore), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), the Bangkok Post, the Canberra Times, the New Zealand Herald, The Pioneer (New Delhi), DNA (Bombay), Dawn (Karachi), 7Days (Dubai), the Bahrain Tribune, Arab News (Saudi Arabia), the Jordan Times, Egypt Today, the Jerusalem Post, the Turkish Daily News, the Moscow Times, Telegraf (Kiev), Lidove Noviny (Prague), Monitor (Sofia), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Information (Copenhagen), NRC Handelsblad (Rotterdam), De Standaard (Brussels), Zeitpunkt (Switzerland) Internazionale (Rome), Daily Vision (Uganda), The Star (Nairobi), Zimbabwe Independent, The Citizen (Johannesburg), the Cape Times, the Jamaica Daily Gleaner, the Trinidad Express, the Barbados Advocate and the Buenos Aires Herald.

Dyer's recent books include Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq (2003), Future: Tense (2005) and The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq (2007), all of which were number one or number two on the Globe & Mail's non-fiction best-seller list. A completely updated edition of Dyer's book, The Mess They Made, originally published in 2007, was released in March of this year.

His new book Climate Wars, based on his recent CBC "Ideas" series of the same name, deals with the frightening geopolitical implications of large-scale climate change, and was published in Canada by Random House.

The complete Insight Speaker Series schedule is available at:
http://camosun.ca/about/foundation/speaker-series.html

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Four medals for Canada, plus a win over Russia in Men's Hockey!

Amazing stuff from the Canadians yesterday - Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/902X9s

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Daina Warren - Canada Council for the Arts' Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence at National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa, February 25, 2010 – Curator Daina Warren is the new Canada Council Aboriginal curator‑in‑residence at the National Gallery of Canada. Ms. Warren is the second to benefit from the Canada Council for the Arts pilot project and will be working at the Gallery until July 29, 2011.

About the residency at the National Gallery, Ms. Warren said, “This is incredibly important to the work that I have planned for my curatorial profession and for future endeavours. The ten years of artist-run centre experience that I developed while working with grunt gallery was one of several important introductory first steps in developing my knowledge of contemporary arts.”

She added, “I see this new experience that I am about to embark upon as an extension of those initial experiences and it is an honour to be working within the Indigenous Arts department. My colleagues at the Gallery all have insightful knowledge about Aboriginal arts and culture, as well as curatorial practices. This can only benefit my understanding of how large institutions work with artists and curators, which I plan to channel into how I develop projects and programming for both artists and public audiences.”

This partnership initiative between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Gallery of Canada provides an up to two-year development opportunity for a mid-career Aboriginal curator to work at the Gallery. The residency will focus on the study and use of the Gallery’s collections under the supervision and with the help of its professional staff. In addition to research and assistance on the collections, the curatorial resident will prepare, over the course of the residency, an exhibition for the Gallery’s On Tour traveling exhibition program.

Daina Warren

Daina Warren is of the Montana Cree Nation in Hobbema, Alberta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003, graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. In 2000, she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work at grunt gallery in Vancouver, which led to a permanent position with the artist‑run centre as an associate curator and administrator until 2009.

Ms. Warren has curated such projects as the New Forms Media Arts Festivals 2004 and 2005 and the Earth Village for the World Urban Forum in 2006. She has also assisted with the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art since 1999. She is also the curator of the online exhibitions “If These Walls Could Talk” and

“Contains Animal Byproducts!” created for the CODE Screen 2010 Vancouver Olympics project. Ms. Warren is a Masters candidate to the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program at the University of British Columbia.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal Crown corporation created by an Act of Parliament in 1957. The role of the Council is to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. To fulfill this mandate, the Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, integrated arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing and publishing. It also promotes public awareness of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.

The Council administers the Killam Program of scholarly awards, the Governor General’s Literary Awards and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Public Lending Right Commission operate within the Council. The Canada Council Art Bank, which has some 17,400 works of contemporary Canadian art in its collection, rents to the public and private sectors.

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Indigenous, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring exhibition programs in the world.

Media Contact:

Carole Breton

Communications Officer

1-800-263-5588 or

613-566-4414, ext. 4523

Grace Thrasher

Communications Manager

1-800-263-5588 or

613-566-4414, ext. 5145

National Gallery of Canada

Josée-Britanie Mallet

613-990-7081

bmallet@gallery.ca

Claire Schofield

613-990-3142

cschofield@gallery.ca


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Villager Magazine Spring/Summer 2010 features review of Rodrigo y Gabriela & more


PDF Download coming soon to Village900.ca


Signals reaching abroad, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Seedy Saturday, Encounters: Radio Experiences in the North, Camosun College International, Behind the Scenes with Trevor Day of Healing Perspectives, and much more...
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Razia Said - Zebu Nation burning jungle video

We just added Razia Said to the Village 900 playlist. Wow - we were overwhelmed by the music and it's message. The disc is really cool, and this video speaks for itself.



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Village900 Website and email down!

Our IT crew are looking into what happened to our website and why it is not available on line.  In addition, all email addresses with the extension @village900.ca are also not working and are being returned undeliverable.

We're not sure how long this will last, but we have been assured it is being looked at as I write this.

Sincerely,

Village 900 Management

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CRD Regional Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan Phase 1 reporting out:

Looking to give input for improved cycling conditions to and from our campuses and around Victoria? Attend a public planning workshop where the new region-wide bikeway inventory map will be rolled out for review. March 11, 7 to 9:30 PM, Ambrosia Event Centre, 638 Fisgard Street, Victoria

More information at: http://www.crd.bc.ca/regionalplanning/transportation/cycling-walking/masterplan.htm

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mental Health Check-up Day.

Blues Got You Down?


Are you bothered by:

• Anxiety, worry or recurrent fears?

• Loss of interest / energy in things?

• Indecision, loss of concentration?

• Changes in sleeping or eating patterns?

• Helplessness, hopelessness, or thoughts of harming yourself?

We all experience stressful challenges in our lives that we cope with as best we can. For some of us, our ability to cope with life’s challenges is compromised by mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. These conditions deplete our vital energy, our ability to pursue our goals and to enjoy life. Properly assessed and treated these conditions can be improved, resulting in reduction of bothersome symptoms, renewed energy and enhanced enjoyment in life. Let’s help each other get the support we all deserve within our Camosun Community!

Camosun is providing a one-day complementary mental health screening and counselling support opportunity in fall semester at Lansdowne, at in winter semester at Interurban campus:


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Campus Centre 251J, 2nd Floor

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Half-hour drop-in visit

 Confidential & private screening

 Counselling support


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Putumayo World Music in Canada


Coming up on March 4th at 6pm,
The Putumayo World Music Hour celebrates World Music in Canada!
Click here for a sneak peek at the playlist: http://www.putumayo.com/en/playlist.php

Putumayo World Music Hour runs Thursday nights at 6pm, and Sunday Mornings at 11 am on Village 900,
and we're always streaming on the web at http://www.village900.ca/


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Foggy Hogtown Boys celebrate release of new album "Scotch & Sofa"

The Foggy Hogtown Boys bring their high-energy bluegrass show to the B.C. coast from March 18th to the 23rd, touring their new and fifth album "Scotch & Sofa" in Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Coombs, Cumberland, Salt Spring Island and Victoria. Come join the fun as the band serves up not only traditional favourites but also lots of great original tunes and songs as well as some wonderful music from deep within the bluegrass and old-time repertoire.

Recorded live-off-the-floor in the winter of 2010, Scotch & Sofa gives the listener the very best from a 4-day session that captures the infectious live energy of Canadas top bluegrass band.

Opening the show in Vancouver will be the duo of Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg as they release their album, "Farewell to Trion", aneclectic mix of old-time, country blues and bluegrassfeaturing Ivan on dobro and clawhammer banjo and Chris on guitar and clawhammer banjo.

Show details:

Thursday, March 18th: Coombs. Coombs Community Hall, 2595 Alberni Hwy, 7:30PM. Tickets $15 at Coombs General Store, Cranky Dog Music (Parksville), Shoe Inn (Qualicum), Backroad Java (Errington) or contact Linda at banjolinda@hotmail.com (250.752.0383).

Friday, March 19th: Courtenay. Joes Garage, 115 5th St., 8:30 PM. Tickets $15 available in advance at Bop City Records (211 Simms St., 604.338.6621) or at the door.

Saturday, March 20th: Victoria. The Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood Rd., 8 PM.Tickets $15 ($12 for VBA members) advance only (email kelly.sherwin@gmail.com or call 250.886.7108).

Sunday, March 21st: Salt Spring Island.Fulford Hall, 2591 Fulford-Ganges RD., 7PM. Tickets $15 advance (on sale at Acoustic Planet, Knotty Threads and Salt Spring Books:For Information contact Tracy at 250.537.1333 or tracy@fridasvilla.com).
Monday, March 22nd: Vancouver. St. James Hall,3214 West 10th Avenue, 8:30PM. Tickets $15 at the door.

Tuesday, March 23rd: Gibsons. St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 659 North Rd., 8PM. Tickets $15 at the door.

"While noone was looking, the Foggy hogtown Boys evolved from a group of excellent musicians playing bluegrass into a great bluegrass band" - Tim Perlich, Music Editor, Now Magazine

For more information, go to the website (foggyhogtownboys.com) or please contact Max Heineman atheineman.max@gmail.com


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Second Annual LoudSpeaker Festival 2010

Featuring Victoria's poet laureate Linda Rogers, Mohawk artist Janet Marie Rogers, and singer-songwriter Pauline Edwards. But first, share your own words at the open mike!

Who: LoudSpeaker Festival 2010
What: Words of Women: A night of poetry and song. A portion of all LoudSpeaker Festival proceeds benefits PEERS
Where: Serious Coffee - Cook Street Village
When: Friday, March 5th

Open mike 7 pm; Featured artists 8 pm

Goal: To provide a venue for women of all ages and backgrounds to share their poetry and song.

Admission: $8/person; $12/pair, all ages, everyone welcome.

Contact: Andrea Routley - loudspeakerfestival@gmail.com

For more on LoudSpeaker, www.myspace.com/loudspeakerfestival.


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Camosun Chargers host 2010 BCCAA Volleyball Championships

Chargers’ Championships set to inspire volleyball devotees

While the world is watching the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, a vast number of volleyball coaches, players and fans from across the country will have their attention focused on the BCCAA Provincial Volleyball Championships – this year, hosted by Camosun College in Victoria, February 25-27.

While the 10 visiting BCCAA men’s and women’s teams will be converging to compete with only one goal in mind, Camosun has the added honor of hosting the Championships for the very first time since moving into their permanent home in the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence located on the College’s Interurban campus. And to Chargers head coach Charles Parkinson, hosting the event means even more.

“Hosting this major event gives us a great opportunity to showcase our sport to young athletes who hear nothing but basketball and to let them know that they have options,” he stated. “It is equally great for the volleyball community to watch and get inspired by some of the best athletes and best volleyball action that they have seen in Victoria in a long time. Athletes and the public will see that Camosun is now a viable option for young people with high performance volleyball dreams in spite of the fact that a major institution like UVIC dropped volleyball as one of its sports.”

With four of their five competitors finishing the season nationally ranked, the Chargers men face a tough challenge as they defend their BCCAA Championship title. Regardless, Coach Parkinson believes the team will peak at the right time.

“There are no easy teams in the Championships this year and it will be very difficult to call it an upset, no matter who wins the title,” he commented. “We are keeping our errors very low right now and our defense and offense is amongst the best in the league. The guys have been playing very well and I have a sense they are ready to play their best volleyball of the season.”

Continuing to dominate the offensive statistics is third-year right side, Alex Saddlemyer (Parklands). Second-year student-athlete Josh Coutts ended the season as the top libero in the league, a position he defended for seven consecutive weeks leading up to the postseason. Oak Bay grad Garrett Marcellus joined the roster in January and has quickly stepped up the level of his play, bringing size, kill power and blocking to the outside. Rookie Eric Riedstra (Pacific Christian) is another athlete that has improved significantly, earning a starting role in the middle and generating buzz from the bench that he will have a break out tournament.

The Chargers men hit the court on opening night at 8:00pm against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats with whom Camosun split earlier in the season, losing 3-1 on the first night and then winning 3-0 the next.

“I think this sets things up so that it will be a great match, remarked Coach Parkinson. “The winner will go on to play UBCO, a team that we lost to in the first match of the season in a very, very tight match and that we would be very excited to get another crack at.”

Check the official website for the complete schedule and more information on the 2010 BCCAA Provincial Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championships.

Web: www.camosun.ca/sports/chargers

Blog: http://camosunchargers.blogspot.com

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37466671@N03/
 
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Science Fair with an Indigenous Twist

James Bay Community School will host the inaugural JBCS Aboriginal Science Fair on Feb. 26. This event is devoted entirely to the celebration of the contribution made by Aboriginal peoples to science and technology. Student teams from James Bay Community School and 10 elementary schools in School District 61 and the Sooke School District will be showcasing their studies of the technological accomplishments and scientific skills of Aboriginal peoples from North America and around the world.

Presentations and events will take place throughout the day. In the school library, renowned archaeologist Grant Keddie from the Royal BC Museum will demonstrate the science behind stone tool-making. The students’ experiments and presentations will be set up in the James Bay Community School gymnasium. In the adjacent Activity Room of the James Bay Community Centre, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory will present Aboriginal storytelling about the constellations under the magnificent Stardome. There will also be dioramas of long house construction and hands-on displays from the education collection of the RBCM. The morning will begin with a formal opening ceremony with local drummer Auggie Thomas and his dance group, a terrific enterprise photo opportunity. Students at James Bay have worked hard to adorn the school with artwork celebrating our Aboriginal heritage and culture.

The public is invited to attend this exciting new fair and experience the rich contributions made by Aboriginal cultures to science and technology. This free event runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26.

For more information, please contact Scott Clazie (Fair Coordinator) at James Bay Community School (250-384-7184). Thank you in advance for your interest and support.


Scott Clazie

Vice Principal/Fair Coordinator

James Bay Community School



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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Razia-Zebu Nation. New CD has caught the attention of Village 900

Received a great CD today in the mail, and I have to say I am very impressed. Razia’s vocals, the production and the story behind the music is very moving. Beautifully crafted, and very powerful in so many ways. There are several tracks we are earmarking for air play including “Babonao”.

Appalled by the environmental destruction taking place in her native Madagascar as a result of climate change and slash and burn agriculture, singer Razia Said has created an inspired musical call to action. Buoyed by the irresistible rhythms and catchy melodies of traditional Malagasy music, Razia adds an accessible contemporary approach and engaging song craft to create an album with a timely message and timeless beauty.

Immediate download of Babonao - FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD! in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

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Putumayo World Music Hour Presents Rhythm & Blues tonight @ 6


The Putumayo World Music Hour returns tonight at 6:00PM.  We've been talking alot about the new Putumayo records release, "Rhythm and Blues" and we wanted to let you know this CD is going to be featured on tonights show.  We've had a chance to listen to it and it is another fabulous collection featuring the works of: Ruthie Foster; Catherine Russell; Sam Moore with Keb Mo and Angie Stone; Cracked ICe and more.  The Putumayo World Music Hour encore performance can be heard Sunday mornings at 11:00.

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Royal BC Museum presents long-term vision to City of Victoria

VICTORIA, BC – This morning, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) presented the City of Victoria with a vision for the future of its site, a plan that will see the provincial museum and archives property zoned as a comprehensive development zone.

“We have a vision for the Royal BC Museum that includes enhanced visitor services and expanded collections and research facilities that we can grow into over the next 100 years,” says RBCM Board Chair Donald Hayes. “The first step towards achieving that vision is to have approved, appropriate zoning for this site from the City of Victoria. The current zoning only allows us to build duplexes, and that’s not very practical for a museum and archives.”

Currently, the Royal BC Museum property is zoned R-2, which allows for residential use but does not allow for a museum, gift shop or any of the other uses currently in operation on the site. The proposed uses in the new comprehensive development zone include public institution, theatre, retail, restaurants, business offices, multiple residential, parks, festivals and parking – uses that encompass all current operations and any that can be foreseen for the future.

The Royal BC Museum site will be rezoned with environmental sensitivity and sustainability as a top priority. Through the design guidelines created as part of the zoning process, the RBCM will be a showcase for made-in-BC technology, ingenuity, environmental initiatives and sustainable development, design and building practices.
Next month, the Royal BC Museum is hosting an open house so members of the public and the local business community may view and comment on the complete proposal. Open house dates are set for March 6 and 7, noon to 3 p.m., at the Royal BC Museum.

“The Royal BC Museum is the provincial museum and archives, so it’s important we have feedback from the people we serve,” says RBCM CEO Pauline Rafferty. “This is the beginning of a multi-year process, during which we will seek input from our members, the local community and British Columbians from around the province as we move forward in achieving our vision.”

As the provincial museum and archives, the Royal BC Museum preserves and shares the stories of British Columbia – on-site, off-site and online – through its research, collections, exhibitions and educational programs. Its two-hectare cultural precinct also includes a number of historically significant buildings and First Nations sites.
For more information about the Royal BC Museum vision and comprehensive development zone, visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/zoning. For general RBCM information, call 1-888-447-7977 or visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.


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The 2010 Home and Garden Show

Friday, February 19th, 2010 - Sunday, February 21st, 2010
Friday, Noon - 8pm Saturday, 10am - 6pm Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Capital Coast Savings presents the return of Debbie Travis, Canada's favourite designer, at the Canadian Home Builders' Association's Home and Garden Show!

Debbie's previous appearance in 2004 brought thousands of fans to enjoy her advice and anecdotes about home design and renovations. Her television series include From the Ground Up with Debbie Travis; Facelift with Debbie Travis; and Painted House. Debbie is the author of many books on home design and decorating. Her latest book is Debbie's take on motherhood, called Not Guilty - My Guide to Raising Kids, Working Hard, and Laughing through the Chaos!

*The Home and Garden Show also features BBQ champ Rockin' Ronnie Shewchuk, author of BBQ Secrets and Planking Secrets. Rockin' Ronnie will cook up a storm and share the BBQ secrets that made him a champion.
*HouseSmart's Shell Busey will provide expert advice on home maintenance and improvement -It's just that easy. Shell's tips for inside and outside the home have made him a perennial favourite.
*Speaking of perennials, Jeff de Jong, Master Gardener Instructor at Vancouver Island University will offer powerpoint presentations on Edible Landscaping and Creative Containers. Jeff's Gardening 101 program can be heard weekly on CFAX 1070. Also, there will be a large display by members of the BC Landscape and Nursery Association providing advice on revitalizing your garden.
*The CHBA's Built Green builders will also be in attendance to answer consumers' questions about environment-friendly home construction. The Home and Garden Show features more than 100 exhibitors offering advice on design, flooring, cabinets, lighting, decks, windows, roofs, renovations, and new home construction.
Plus, consumers can to enter to win a Home and Garden Show Prize Package consisting of a Sony 40 inch, 1080p LCD television, Blu-ray player, and a PVR courtesy of CHBA-Victoria and Shaw.

Admission:

Adults - $10
($8 in advance)
Seniors (65+) - $7
Children 12 and under - FREE
Weekend Pass - $17.50
($15.50 in advance)
For more information on the Home and Garden Show, go to www.chbavictoria.com.



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Seedy Saturday - this Weekend with The James Bay Market Society

Hosted by the James Bay Market Society, Victoria's annual seed and garden show features organic and heritage seeds, native plants, perennials, small fruits, seedlings, potatoes, bulbs, fertilizers, bee boxes, products from and for the garden, hemp seed, composters, and more.

Visit displays by garden clubs and non-profits promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability, and the Master Gardeners to help with your gardening questions. Donate your own seeds (cleaned & labelled please) to the Seed Swap.

Have the kids' partake of an educational activity, courtesy of the Compost Education Centre. Take in one of the free speaker sessions with garden experts - Brian Minter, of Minter Gardens is this year's Keynote. The concurrent talks, presented by regional experts, run concurrently from 10:30am - 4:00pm, and cover a variety of garden topics.

Speaker schedule and session info at www.jamesbaymarket.com.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Frightening global implications visit Camosun College

Renowned Canadian author and military historian Gwynne Dyer opens Camosun College's 2010 Speaker Series speaking on Climate Wars, March 11 at the McPherson Playhouse.

What is a climate war?

Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered - all of them controversial.

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. Dyer's recent books include Future: Tense (2005) and The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq (2007), both of which were number one or number two on the Globe & Mail's non-fiction best-seller list. His new book, Climate Wars, based on his recent CBC "Ideas" series of the same name, deals with the frightening geopolitical implications of large-scale climate change.

Join us for a Climate Wars presentation

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions during a half hour question and answer period.

Tickets are $22.25 for adults and $14 for students (plus service fees) available through the McPherson Box Office: 250-386-6121.

Camosun College thanks the many sponsors who have made the Insight Speaker Series possible this year: presenting sponsor Coast Capital Savings; media sponsors Jack FM, the Times Colonist, 'A' British Columbia, 98.5 The Ocean; and reception sponsor Anne Wortmann of RBC Dominion Securities.

All funds raised by the Insight Speaker Series go to support the Camosun College Foundation.

More about Gwynne Dyer

Born in Newfoundland, Gwynne Dyer received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries.

His first television series, the 7-part documentary "War", was aired in 45 countries in the mid-80s. One episode, "The Profession of Arms," was nominated for an Academy Award. His more recent works include the 1994 series "The Human Race", and "Protection Force", a three-part series on peacekeepers in Bosnia, both of which won Gemini awards. His award-winning radio documentaries include "The Gorbachev Revolution," a seven-part series based on Dyer's experiences in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in 1987-90, and "Millennium", a six-hour series on the emerging global culture.

In Canada, Dyer's column appears regularly in the Telegram in St. John's, the Halifax Daily News, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, Le Soleil in Quebec City, La Presse in Montreal, Le Droit in Ottawa, the Kingston Whig-Standard, NOW in Toronto, the Hamilton Spectator, the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, the Guelph Mercury, the Sudbury Star, the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, the Winnipeg Free Press, Prairie Dog/Planet S in Saskatchewan, Vue in Edmonton, Fast Forward in Calgary, Georgia Straight in Vancouver, Monday Magazine in Victoria, and about forty other newspapers.

In the United States, his column appears in the Cincinnati Post, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Hartford Courant, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Raleigh News & Observer, Sacramento Bee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Salt Lake Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, Toledo Blade, Winston-Salem Journal and about twenty other papers.

Outside North America, papers that use Dyer's column regularly include the Japan Times, the Straits Times (Singapore), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), the Bangkok Post, the Canberra Times, the New Zealand Herald, The Pioneer (New Delhi), DNA (Bombay, Dawn (Karachi), 7Days (Dubai), the Bahrain Tribune, Arab News (Saudi Arabia), the Jordan Times, Egypt Today, the Jerusalem Post, the Turkish Daily News, the Moscow Times, Telegraf (Kiev), Lidove Noviny (Prague), Monitor (Sofia), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Information (Copenhagen), NRC Handelsblad (Rotterdam), De Standaard (Brussels), Zeitpunkt (Switzerland) Internazionale (Rome), Daily Vision (Uganda), The Star (Nairobi), Zimbabwe Independent, The Citizen (Johannesburg), the Cape Times, the Jamaica Daily Gleaner, the Trinidad Express, the Barbados Advocate and the Buenos Aires Herald.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Camosun College Foundation: A Recipe for Success Fundraising Dinner

A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS – The Camosun College Foundation invites you to help students in need by attending the 16th annual Camosun College fundraising dinner, A Recipe for Success, Friday, March 19, 5:30pm at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel. Experience the delectable talents of Camosun’s Culinary Arts students and faculty. Proceeds to benefit Camosun students in financial need. Tickets: $150 each. Group tables available. Contact: 250-370-4233 or foundation@camosun.bc.ca for tickets or visit camosun.ca/foundation for info. Proudly sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group, the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel and /A\ Vancouver Island.

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Local Blues band selected to represent Vancouver Isl. in Blues Challenge

In an announcement on February 10, 2010 the Victoria Blues Society pledged to sponsorlocal favouriteThe Bill Johnson Blues Band to the 2011International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

The IBC will be presented by The Blues Foundation February 2 - 5, 2011. It will be the 27th year of blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition.

The IBC and its affiliated organizations (mostly blues societies) search for the blues band and solo/duo blues act most ready to perform on a national stage, but just needing that extra break. This year 110 bands and 80 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs on Beale Street in Memphis for the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday. It is expected at least that many will compete in 2011

The band is made up ofMaple Blues Award nomineeBill Johnson, vocals and acoustic/electric/slide guitar,Ric Erickson, vocals and bass, John Hunter, vocals and drums, and Darcy Philips, vocals and keyboards.

This man is a Canadian treasure. As soon as the rest of Canada hears of him, we wont be just talking west coast."-Hornby Island Blues Society

To my ears hes the very best electric blues guitarist in the country. - Ken Hamm, Juno Award winning blues artist


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tax Alert The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal information. The letter is not from the CRA. A PDF version of the letter is available on the CRA Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/alert

The letter claims that there is “insufficient information” for the individual’s tax return and that in order to receive any “claims,” they will have to update their records. The letter attaches a form specifically requesting the individual’s personal information in writing, via fax or email, including information on bank accounts and passports. This letter is not from the CRA and Canadians should not provide their personal information to the sender.

All taxpayers should be vigilant when divulging any confidential information to third parties. The CRA has well established practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayers’ information.

The CRA has notified the proper law enforcement authorities of this scam.

For information about this and other similar scams, or to report deceptive telemarketing activity, visit www.phonebusters.com, send an email to info@phonebusters.com, or call 1-888-495-8501.


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Inner Circle in concert. March 7. Village 900 has your primo tickets to win.

The Victoria Ska Society presents INNER CIRCLE, Sunday March 7 at Element Nightclub, Victoria.  Doors open at 9:00pm.  Pick up your tickets to see this two time Grammy Winning band and creators of the Platinum hit single "Bad Boys" and "Sweat". Lyles, Ditch, The Reef, Platinum Lounge, Caribbean Village Bakery, Fascinating Rhythms and Ticketweb.ca.  For more information, visit http://www.victoriaskafest.ca/.
Keep listening to Village 900 to win your tickets and to this blog for yet more!



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Meaghan Smith - The Cricket's Orchestra

New music out this week worth passing on.  Meaghan Smith.  We had a chance to listen to this all the way through and we're quite pleased with the production, selection and of course Meaghan's incredible voice.  This is the first track off the CD.  We couldn't find a video, but you can hear the audio of what we pick as the song of the week from World Music Headquarters.  "Broken Hearted."



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Camosun Chargers back in action this weekend.

This weekend marks the Chargers' final home games of the season.

The Camosun basketball teams take on the Douglas College Royals at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Fri, Feb. 12 (Women 6pm; Men 8pm) and Sat, Feb. 13 (Women 1pm; Men 3pm).

Although the men are not in contention for the playoffs, the women are gearing up for the post season following a three game winning streak and breaking into the CCAA National rankings for the first time this year (#13).

"Finishing first in league play is not going to happen this season," commented Camosun head coach Brett Westcott. "But getting a higher seed than fourth is still possible if we can keep improving. Gaining a spot in the national rankings this season after struggling at times with a young squad shows the team members they are slowly getting better and they are getting some respect around the league. Hopefully it bodes well for the next couple of weeks as we move toward playoffs."

For more information visit:  http://camosunchargers.blogspot.com/



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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Drums for Haiti - A Community Rhythm Circle and Benefit

Calling all Drummers!
Love Drums for Haiti - A Community Rhythm Circle and Benefit
facilitated by Karin Lewis
February 28th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood Rd., Victoria

Please bring your loving spirit and playful rhythms and join in a
Community Rhythm Circle to send love energy to Haiti.
The Haitian people have given us many beautiful rhythms...
what a wonderful way to send healing energy to them through the voice of
our drums. Bring any kind of drum or rhythm instrument you'd like to play in the Circle such as a shaker, bell, didgeridoo, etc... or you may reserve a drum in advance. No prior drumming experience is necessary.

Come and participate as One Heart, One Drum
and create borderless, musical vibrations of Love!

Children over 9 years welcome.
By donation... all proceeds to Haiti via the Canadian Red Cross.
For more info or to reserve a drum contact Karin at playfulrhythms@msn.com or phone: 250-748-6750

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No Snow for the Olympics, No Problem. Bring on Bobwheeling!



Offsetters launches ‘Bobwheeling’ for ‘Winter’ Games of the Future

Vancouver, BC, February 9, 2010 - Offsetters, the Official Carbon Offset Supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, launched their tongue-in-cheek campaign today to make Bobwheeling a demonstration sport for future Winter Games that may lack snow and ice due to climate change.

The Bobwheel will make appearances in Vancouver as part of the spectator engagement campaign Offsetters is implementing before and during the Games to educate visitors, spectators and locals about climate change and offsetting.

www.Bobwheeling.com


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Time to Start Planning for Pre-School Today with Carrot Seed Preschool


If you’re looking for a preschool this September where children wonder, discover, imagine, construct and learn through play, Carrot Seed Preschool may be the place for you. Come out to the Carrot Seed Preschool open house Saturday February 13th on Claremont Ave. Tour the facility, meet the certified teachers and ask about their new afternoon session time.


For more information go to http://www.carrotseedpreschool.com/




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Monday, February 8, 2010

Camosun Chargers. Results and Upcoming Events

Weekend Results:

- Basketball: Feb. 5, Chargers vs. VIU Mariners in Victoria

- Volleyball: Feb. 6, Chargers vs. VIU Mariners in Victoria

Upcoming Events:


- This weekend, the Chargers basketball teams take on the Douglas College Royals

Fri, Feb. 12 Women at 6pm; Men at 8pm

Sat, Feb. 13 Women at 1pm: Men at 3pm

All matches located at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

Can’t make the game? Watch it LIVE on the sportscanada.tv webcast

Check the BCCAA Website for league standings and other news.



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Royal BC Museum hosts discussion forum on Coast Salish art

VICTORIA, BC – With only one month left to see S’abadeb – The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) and members of the Coast Salish community present a public discussion on artistic traditions.

On Feb. 11, Thursday Night at the Museum Café: New Perspectives on Coast Salish Art brings together forum panellists Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph (Squamish weavers whose works are featured in the S’abadeb exhibition), Tom Sampson (Tsartlip elder, linguist and cultural teacher) and Martha Black (RBCM curator of ethnology).

What: Thursday Night at the Museum Café: New Perspectives on Coast Salish Art

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 - 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Royal Museum Café through the lobby of the Royal BC Museum

Cost: Adults: $8 in advance or $10 day of discussion

Seniors, students or members: $6 in advance or $8 day of discussion

S’abadeb – The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, at the RBCM until March 8, 2010, brings together 165 ancient and contemporary works of art from the Coast Salish peoples of BC and Washington state. Featuring items on loan from individuals and institutions around the world, including eight from the Royal BC Museum, S’abadeb explores concepts of property, status, trade, ancestors and family within Coast Salish communities.

S’abadeb is supported by a number of organizations, including BC Hydro (local sponsor); Seattle Art Museum (organizing institution); and the Henry Luce Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and Boeing Company (sponsors for the Seattle exhibition).

As the provincial museum and archives, the Royal BC Museum preserves and shares the stories of British Columbia – on-site, off-site and online – through its research, collections, exhibitions and educational programs. Its two-hectare cultural precinct also includes a number of historically significant buildings and First Nations sites.

For more information on the Royal BC Museum’s latest activities, events and exhibitions, visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or call 1-888-447-7977.


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Friday, February 5, 2010

Ashley MacIsaac UPDATE


We have just learned that Daniel Lapp will also be a part of the show February 20. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. This is Ashley's first show in the city in over 7 years.  With Qristina and Quinn on the bill and now Daniel Lapp as well, it is sure to be party.  Show 7:30pm / Doors 7pm Tickets: $25 Adults / $20 Students/Seniors. Advance Tickets available at: Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, Lyle's Place, Ivy's Bookshop.

Keep listening to win tickets to the show from Village 900.

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Victoria is slipping in the Monopoly Showdown

Times Colonist Victoria-As Victoria vies to be one of 22 cities on an anniversary Canadian edition of the board game Monopoly, the capital city could be dealt a Go to Jail card.  Since the contest kicked off, Victoria had ranked among the top 10 on Hasbro Canada’s contest leaderboard.

But by Jan. 28, the garden city had slipped to No. 18. Now, with only days left in the contest, the question is whether Victoria will slip off the board completely. “We are a most appropriate city to be on this board,” said Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. “But we know being the best you have to do the work to stay there.”

The special edition, the first to use Canadian city names in place of streets, is being created in honour of the 75th anniversary of the world’s most popular board game. Victoria was selected to be among 65 cities vying for one of 22 spots on the board. The first 20 winners will be determined by a vote at monopolyvote.ca that ends Sunday. Two more cities will be picked from among wild-card selections by voters Feb. 8 to Feb. 21.

Mayors of major Canadian cities are encouraging residents to keep their cities on the board. Fortin confessed to voting for Victoria every day. “A mayor has to be the No. 1 fan of the city,” said Fortin, urging residents of the capital region to vote for Victoria every day for the next four days. Hasbro spiked the excitement last week by fading its leaderboard to black — leaving cities in the dark as to where they rank in the contest.  Marisa Pedatella, manager of marketing for Hasbro Canada, said the winners will be announced when the board game is launched around Canada Day.

Pedatella said it’s not likely a city could jump into the top 20 from a ranking of 40th or 50th, but consistent voting over the next few days for one city could shake up the rankings by a few spaces. “Watching the leaderboard, people in the top 20 have been in the top 20 for a number of weeks now,” Pedatella said.

However, Victoria’s No. 18 spot is precariously close to being squeezed out if other eager cities launch a major challenge. On Jan. 28, before the leaderboard faded to black, the top 10 were: Chatham-Kent, Saint-Jeansur-Richelieu, Calgary, Sarnia, Quebec, Edmonton, Trois-Rivières, Windsor, Gatineau, and Medicine Hat.


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Camosun College student in the running for dream job this summer!

Camosun College’s Bryan Kelly has been shortlisted in the race to win the summer job of a lifetime.

Bryan has been named one of ten finalists in AXE Canada’s Ridiculously, Ridiculously Good Summer Gig competition – a chance for social and fun Canadians to get paid to date, party and tell the world all about it this summer. The finalists will be competing in a series of online video and photo ‘challenges’ until March 31 to try and win public votes, and ultimately, a ridiculously good summer gig. Each male and female contestant who best impresses in the challenges will land one of two positions as AXE Canada’s first-ever Consumer Consultants.

The two winners will each live in a rent-free, fully furnished condo in downtown Toronto for two months and earn a $10,000 salary to date, party and show the world a glimpse into the lives of the young and single on their blog. It won’t all be fun and games however, the AXE Consumer Consultants will also gain real-world marketing experience working for the brand.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Deconstructing Dinner is coming to Victoria

Deconstructing Dinner with Jon Steinman

Sponsored by the North Saanich Food for the Future Society
Sun. Feb. 14, 2-4 p.m.
Venue: Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Rd., North Saanich, B.C.
Tickets $10

Why does my tomato look so perfect, and how much fuel was required for it to travel here from Mexico? What about the truck my tomato hitched a ride on? How much energy was required to build that truck, and wait a minute, how much energy was required to make that fuel? What about the road my tomato travelled on? How many workers are required per year to maintain that road? And how much fuel do they use to get to the highway that they're paid to maintain? Didn't I buy this tomato a month ago? Why does it still look so perfect?

We have come a long way in a short amount of time from the age when our days were filled hunting and gathering our sustenance. Conveniences now abound. It has become increasingly possible to put food into our body without raising a finger. This lifestyle of convenience leaves very little time to reflect on the history behind the food we purchase and the impact these purchases have on ourselves, our communities, and the well-being of this planet.

With over a decade of experience involved in the food system, Jon Steinman shares perspectives on food via his weekly radio show Deconstructing Dinner. The show encourages us to rethink how we produce, access and consume food. By examining the building blocks of our globalized food system, Jon believes Canadians can discover a wealth of opportunities to create more resilient and sustainable communities.

The North Saanich Food for the Future Society will kick off its speaker series by bringing Jon to North Saanich on Sunday, February 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jon will introduce his talk by deconstructing a standard North American meal to reveal shocking insights into the state of our food system.

Using a dynamic presentation, Jon will share a handful of inspiring examples of how the Kootenay region is quickly redefining how it accesses food. Through independent co- operative grocery stores, community/retail supported agriculture projects and innovative and passionate farmers, a movement of food lovers is enhancing local economies, increasing food security for the region, strengthening community well-being, and providing residents with a strong sense of place and purpose.

The talk will be held at Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Rd., North Saanich, B.C., Tickets are $10, available at the Deep Cove Market, at the door, or by calling Diana at 250-656-9633.



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Putumayo World Music - New Release.

Putumayo’s newest release, Rhythm & Blues, features first generation soul legends and rising stars of the retro R&B revival. It’s the label’s first album exclusively dedicated to the genre. The 60s and 70s rhythm and blues of The Four Tops, Otis Redding and The Supremes, among others, became a global phenomenon and has inspired a new generation of artists who are reviving the classic soul sound.

Reaching mainstream popularity in the 1950s, rhythm and blues sprung from the rugged roots of blues and gospel music, pairing soulful vocals with pop sensibilities. While in recent years R&B has become more closely associated with rap and hip hop, legends and young artists are recreating the sound and mood of the genre’s glory days.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healing Perspectives, debuts tonight on Village 900 Radio.

Healing Perspectives debuts tonight at seven on Village 900. It’s a circle of people - sharing their own views on healing.

Healing perspectives is hosted by Trevor Day, and made possible with the help of the indigenous studies program at Camosun College, running Tuesday nights at seven and Sunday mornings at nine on Village 900. Listen live at Village900.ca

“This is a community show. A college show. We like to speak to anyone who anyone who would like to participate or suggest topics to discuss. I think I just want people to be able to listen to a conversation by a supportive community who are actively listening to each other and discussing issues that I believe we all think about, but we probably don’t talk about enough in our society. I think what comes through is a sense of humility. You’re part of something bigger, and you should remember that you’re part of something bigger. The people around you are there to help you.” - Host Trevor Day.


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Monday, February 1, 2010

Support Local Community Radio. Support CKMO.

Don't forget what CKMO Radio, Village 900, means to you.  It's Community Radio, it's local and it, in return, actively supports the local arts and entertainment community.  Help us acheive our goals in maintaining this heritage signal in Victoria.  Your support and contribution really does count.  

SUPPORT VILLAGE 900 TODAY

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High Tide Entertainment

There's been a lot of show announcements of late, that we thought we would post a few of them all in one spot for you. This listing is provided courtesy of our friends at High Tide Entertainment.

Don Ross w/ Jordan O'Connor (Fingerstyle Guitar Champion) - Tue., Feb. 2, 2010, Hermanns Jazz Club
Don Ross w/ Jordan O'Connor (Fingerstyle Guitar Champion) - - Wed., Feb. 3, 2010, Nanaimo Ent. Centre
David Francey (Multiple Juno Award winner) - Fri., February 12, 2010, Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria
David Francey (Multiple Juno Award winner)  - Sat., February 13, 2010, Nanaimo Ent. Centre
David Francey (Multiple Juno Award winner) - Sun. Feb. 14, 2010, Filberg Centre, Courtenay
David Francey (Multiple Juno Award winner) - Tues. Feb. 16, 2010, Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver
David Francey (Multiple Juno Award winner) - Wed. February 17, 2010, Minstrel Cafe, Kelowna
Arrogant Worms (Music/Comedy) - Thur. February 18, 2010, Alix Goolden Performance Hall
CR Avery (Blues - Classical - HipHop) - Fri., February 5, 2010, Hermanns Jazz Club, Victoria
Vienna Boys Choir (World Famous Boys Choir) - Mon, Mar. 1, 2010, The Port Theatre, Nanaimo
Vienna Boys Choir (World Famous Boys Choir) - Tues., Mar. 2, 2010, Alix Goolden Performance Hall
John Hammond (Blues Legend) - Thursday., March 11, 2010, Nanaimo Entertainment Centre
John Hammond (Blues Legend) - Fri., March 12, 2010, Hermanns Jazz Club, Victoria Almost Sold Out
David "Honeyboy" Edwards (Delta Blues Legend) - Sat., Mar. 28, 2010, Hermanns Jazz Club
The Wailin' Jennys (Multi-Award Winning Folk/Acoustic/Country) - Thur., May 6, 2010, Alix Goolden Hall
Franklin the Turtle - Adventures of Noble Knights - April 19, 2010, McPherson Playhouse
Franklin the Turtle - Adventures of Noble Knights - April 20, 2010, Port Theatre, Nanaimo
Franklin the Turtle - Adventures of Noble Knights - April 21, Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River



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Gateway to Victoria and Vancouver 1936

The Village 900 archival department was digging deep this morning and found this news roll from 1936 depicting the sights and stories of a by-gone era.  We were so thrilled with this score, we thought we'ld post it here for you.

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Volunteer Opportunities from "Volunteer Victoria"

MONDAY

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness currently needs you to review their HR policies with respect to the performance evaluation process and develop forms for performance review. Contribute your skills to this very valuable community organization. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

TUESDAY

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for a person with computer and people skills who could commit to volunteering in their office 4-8 hours a week depending on time of year. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

WEDNESDAY

MS Society of Canada, South Vancouver Island Chapter, needs a Day of Event Volunteer Coordinator for the MS WALK on Sunday April 11th. Other Coordinator and Committee positions available! Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

THURSDAY

Mental Health and Addictions, VIHA, is looking for a volunteer to help facilitate a knitting group that has been knitting scarves but would like to learn socks and other projects. Qi Jong, BINGO, and Yoga Volunteers also needed. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

FRIDAY

Kids Help Phone needs Student Ambassador Liaison Volunteers to work with youth Council to plan and implement activities and events, lead and motivate students and act a point of contact. Student Ambassadors also needed. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.


For more information please follow these links:

http://www.volunteervictoria.bc.ca/

Follow us on Twitter @volvicbc


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