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Beyond Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience is Coming to Victoria!

23 Jun

Beyond Van Gogh The Immersive Experience,Begins Oct 14th, 2022

Anyone who wants to see Van Gogh’s works come alive has another chance as Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience isn’t leaving this province just yet! After a very successful run in Vancouver It’s next stop is Victoria, BC and it’s setting up shop in the heart of Oak Bay! Here, art lovers can become completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist. They can see all of his art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known.

From the Press Release:

The sensory extravaganza is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and will open in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion at Bayview Place on October 14. Open for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.

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[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes on Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair Return!

14 May

[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes at Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

Day one at Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair shows this city was certainly anxious for its return. I saw a small lineup at the door when I arrived around 10:30am. I’m sure everyone wanted to find something cool to take home. I saw happy youths with nerf guns and adults with other nifty goods leaving as I was waiting to get inside.

I had only two goals in mind: see if I can pick up any LEGO Ninjago product (the selection was super slim) and if I can find that one elusive comic book to finish my Marvel’s ROM (Sorry, IDW) collection. I wondered if I could nail the Doctor Fate Series Three and Four. Mail order makes it too easy, but the thrill of the hunt is what makes attending shows like this fun. And quite often, I end up buying something else instead….

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Victoria, BC’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair is Back for 2022!

10 May

Victoria's Ultimate Hobby and Toy FairMarch 15 & 16 From 9 to 3pm
Pearkes Recreation Centre
Victoria, BC

Victoria‘s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair is finally back! After nearly two long years of being on hiatus because of the pandemic, this event now has the go-ahead to resume. The organisers are recommending that people still wear masks because of the concentrated space, but otherwise those who opt not to won’t be turned away.

This event is run by the staff of Cherry Bomb toys is a mini festival of all things pop culture one could buy or admire. Local clubs (VicLUG will be in attendance and unconfirmed is the 501st Legion), vendors and private sellers are rotating each day. Whether people are visiting to browse or pick up something for their collection, it’s a show many locals are anxious to see. Some folks even like attending while in cosplay!

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Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake–Savour it!

24 Apr

Uncle TetsuThe best time to ensure the best selection of Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake is to stop by late morning, as they are fresh from the oven. This franchise (est 1990) makes a surprisingly fluffy and delectable cake that doesn’t always have to be about dressing it up with lots more cream and sugars. I got used to the big fancy ones from other chains and local bakers, but to order something that looks basic and tastes delicious was a surprise.

Although I never saw one in the neighbourhoods when I visited Japan many years ago, I’m glad they’re expanding out to other countries like Beard Papa. 

I recall seeing the signs for this operation back in 2019 while wandering Metrotown. I’m glad they opened in the early summer of 2020, despite being amid the pandemic, and expanded into the downtown Vancouver area. They are located on 1151 Robson St. During my weekend trip to this city on a nice Spring day, I knew I had to make a return visit!

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Knowledge Kids is All Ready for Adventure Rangers Go!

2 Apr

Luna, Chip and Inkie Adventure Rangers Go - Poster

Debuting on Knowledge Network on April 4, 2022

Knowledge KidsLuna the Owl, Chip the Beaver and Inkie the Octopus are the members of Adventure Rangers Go! They are this network’s mascots and it’s terrific they have their own animated series. Ever since their debut in 2008, they haven’t appeared in other forms of media. Other than a handful of shorts and a half-hour special for the Festival of Wishes in 2019, there wasn’t much. Producers knew there was interest. In this new series, they learn and extol about what’s important in life–having friendships, finding creative ways to solve problems and being kind to one another. 

Michele Paris, Senior Manager of Children’s Programming at Knowledge Network, and Pat Ellingson, retired head of TVO Kids leads the development of this show. Together, with Executive Story Editors Shelly Hoffman and Rob Pincombe (Ollie and Moon, Camp Lakebottom), Child Development Consultant Cheryl Gotthelf and Leo Award winning Musician Daniel Ingram (My Little Pony: The Movie), they have a great product for people of all ages to watch together. The latter’s contribution is important since each episode are nicely summed up with a song.

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