Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Road Closure Dysart Rd between Cowper St & Gorge Road W Feb 5 to Apr 12 #yyjtraffic

Starting Tuesday, February 5, 2013 through to Friday, April 12, 2013 there will be a full road closure on Dysart Road between Cowper Street and Gorge Road W.

Work is scheduled to start at approximately 8:00am and is expected to continue until 4:30pm weekdays.

Only emergency vehicles and local traffic will have access. All other vehicles are asked to please use alternate route.

There will be traffic signs posted to help inform and direct traffic.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Community Allotment Garden Public Open House Feb 4 #Saanich

Proposed Community Allotment Garden
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Drop-in between 4 – 7:30 pm
Saanich Commonwealth Place, Cedar Room
4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria B.C., V8Z 5M1

The District of Saanich recognizes the need for local food security and the development of community gardens. Both the Official Community Plan and the Strategic Plan 2013‐2017 support agricultural initiatives within the municipality. The long term goal is to establish one community garden in each local area.

A portion of the open field behind Saanich Commonwealth Place is the proposed location for an allotment garden in the Royal Oak Local Area. The non‐profit group Saanich Allotment Garden Advocates Association (SAGA) has approached Saanich to help establish the community garden. The allotment garden is proposed to have two phases should the demand for garden plots warrant and the programming needs of SCP are met.

Saanich Parks and Recreation will be hosting a public open house to provide an opportunity for all members of the public to learn more about the proposal. Members of SAGA, as well as Saanich staff, will be present to answer questions, provide information and hear feedback from the community. Surveys will also be available for the public to fill out.

For further details contact Gary Darrah at 250-475-5522 or visit our website

Gottacon 2013 Gaming convention Feb 1-3 in #yyj @GottaCon

2000 people will have their new year's resolutions to have more fun answered February 1st to 3rd with their tickets to the 5th annual GottaCon Game Convention. GottaCon partners Evan Hatch and Carson Upton have planned an entire weekend of entertainment in hobby based games. Festivities beginning Friday at 5PM and going for 50 hours straight until 7PM on Sunday, located at the G R Pearkes Centre, 3100 Tillicum Avenue in Victoria. Find a full schedule of games and other events at www.gottacon.com 

Board Game highlights include the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz qualifier, a four round event featuring seven different games each round, with a ticket for the blitz finals at FanExpo in Toronto going to the overall winner. There will be demonstrations and learn to play sessions, and Board Game tournaments include Settlers of Catan, Race for the Galaxy, Small World, Dominion, and Ticket to Ride. Role Playing Games kick off Friday night and will feature systems such as Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Marvel Heroic, Starwars Universe, Boundless, Iron Kingdoms, Rifts, Savage Worlds, Mistborn, Spycraft and others and will host celebrity sessions with some of the creators.

The Warhammer 40K and Fantasy championships, Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller championship, and the Malifaux championship are major features of Miniatures games and quite possibly the largest events in Canada. Of course there are other Warhammer and Warmachine events, including team events for pairs and trios. The largest Trading Card Games events on the island will be hosted including the GottaCon Magic: The Gathering Open and World of Warcraft GottaCon Championships as well as a home grown event known as the Victoria versus Vancouver grudge match in Magic: The Gathering, along with many other games.

Video games include computer, X-box 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 games and events. X-box 360 will have free- for-all and pairs tournaments in Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 going on all weekend. Wii will host Super Smash Brothers. Major computer events include the Logitech G-Series League of Legends 5 vs 5 tournament with over $2000 in prizes, Kingston HyperX Starcraft 2 singles tournament with over $1000 in prizes and special events in new releases Shootmania: Storm ™ and Chivalry: Medieval Combat.

There will be many other contests as well as free play whenever seat availability permits. And for fun don't forget the VicLUG hosted Legos tables featuring a Blind Build contest and kids section. In addition to the games, take part in the famous gamer auction, the ever popular costume contest, the minis painting contest, or sit in on panel discussions with guest speakers. Refreshments on site keep gamers playing.

One resolution worth keeping: have more fun this year at the GottaCon Game Convention by registering at www.gottacon.com.

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