Floating Ideas Lecture Sea-ries @ Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm

Going batty? Join Parks Canada scientists for an evening learning about bats of the Salish Sea. With speakers Aimee Pelletier, a Species at Risk Engagement Officer with Parks Canada, and Kyle Nelson, a member of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve’s Ecological Integrity team. There are at least 10 species of bats on Southern Vancouver Island, including many species at risk.

Free to members and annual pass holders, regular admission rates apply.

Merchants’ Open House @ Sidney BC
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Before the holiday rush, join Muffet & Louisa, Dig This and Flush Bathroom & Travel Essentials for an exclusive evening of exciting specials, giveaways, door prizes and refreshments!

PJ Party @ Teen Lounge @ Brentwood Bay Teen Lounge @ Central Saanich Boys and Girls Club
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grades 6-9. Grab a blanket or sleeping bag and pull on your favourite pajamas- we’re having a pajama party complete with sleepover games, activities, movies and treats!


2nd Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale @ The Centre
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Support your local Kaare Norgaarde Boys and Girls Club and the Centre For Active Living 50+ Everyone welcome. Admission by Donation. Crafters Book your tables early ($15).

Stories at Fern Street (since 1989)
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Canadian Storytelling Night “Running Deep: The Power of Water.” Join us for stories told in the oral tradition by members of VSG and friends. Celebrating our 30th year. Admission $5; students $3 (includes tea and goodies).

Prehistoric Pals @ Kindergym @ Greenglade Community Centre
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a dino-mite morning that will include face painting and prehistroic crafting, along with our usual free play fun! 1-5 years with a parent. Regular program drop-in rates apply.

Pro-D Day FREE Skate @ Panorama Recreation Centre
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Bring your family and friends and join us for a FREE skate sponsored by Peninsula Co-op.

Pro-D Day $2 Swim @ Panorama Recreation Centre
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun-filled Pro-D Day swim! Bring your family and friends and join us for swimming fun, music, games and prizes. $2 admission.

Speakers Series @ The Centre
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Guest speaker: Kelly Insley, a registered nurse and creator and Founder of the Canadian Cannabis Nurses Association, an emerging nurses’ group focusing on the complexity of the cannabis realm. Topic: Medical Benefits of Marijuana. Admission is by donation. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

Sidney Classical Orchestra – Bach & Handel Meet Sally @ St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
JS Bach – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1062
Susan de Burgh – piano
GF Handel – Water Music Suite No. 2, arranged by S Brown
Stephen Brown – The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle – premiere
Robert Holliston – speaker
Friday, November 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC
Tickets: Adult $25, Student $13, Ages 19 and under, FREE at the door
Tanners Bookstore in Sidney; City Scribe in Brentwood Bay and Long & McQuade in Victoria
Additional Info
Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Keyboard, BWV 1052, is his finest composition in this genre and here features the fine pianist Susan de Burgh. Also included is a suite I have arranged from Handel’s Water Music and the premiere of my new piece “The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle”. Several friends have told me they love this new piece and find it charming and I hope you will too! Orchestral colour abounds and the ever-witty Robert Holliston will read the story.
The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle is a story for both young and old. It tells the tale of Sally, an 11-year-old girl, who sets off on a road trip on her motorcycle and sidecar with her 8-year-old brother, Tómas, and Tómas’ dog, Dog Billy. They are searching for a Giant Thing they can build beside the road to bring happiness and prosperity to their impoverished small town in Canada. On their adventures they visit a variety of spectacular Giant Things and tough it out on a very bad day before finally discovering the perfect solution!
Early listeners report being thoroughly delighted by this new piece and I hope you will be too!
Go the link below for a sneak preview on YouTube: