14th Oct, 2009

More and more to do on that vacation!

The Thanksgiving turkey is reduced to soup (or to the cat’s meal), the Royal Victoria marathon is over for another year (and good luck to those going on to the Boston race) and it seems as though things should be winding down. But not here in our town! The season is just starting, and we have a whole host of events to offer you, whether in the downtown core, close to the inner harbour, or further away from the Admiral’s snug downtown harbour accommodation. Be sure to see some of these events, we’re sure you’ll be delighted and entertained.

The Royal BC Museum is featuring the new exhibit “Silver of the Stars”. Scottish silversmiths designed silver vessels for the favourite drinks of ten Scottish celebrities, from quaichs to hot chocolate pots to claret jugs. Regular admission prices are in effect and be sure to check with the musem for tmes. The exhibit runs from Oct. 23 to Jan 10.

The Comic Book show is still running, so if the X-men, Superman, or Batman are your heroes, be sure to make time to visit the show. See our last entry for details.

Ghostly bus tours are running this year, Oct. 23 to 30. Price is $23.00 and they’re narrated by John Adams, a local historian who’s made a specialty of the haunted corners of Victoria. If you’re looking for Hallowee’n fun, then this is your spot. For more information, contact Ghostly Walks and Chinatown Walks at 250-384-6698.

Big Band has never really disappeared from view, and the Victoria Symphony is proving that it’s still alive and wonderful! Oct 22 to 24 you can hear conductor/trombonist David Martin’s loving tribute to three great band leaders, featuring the swinging arrangements of Glen Miller, the gorgeous lyric playing of Tommy Dorsey, and the hot jazz of Jack Teagarden. For ticket information or to purchase tickets please contact the Box Office, in person, by phone at 250-386-6121 (Toll-free 1-888-717-6121) or online at www.rmts.bc.ca.

If dance is more your thing, Romp is still playing – check our last entry for details. And Wowandflutter is opening on October 23 at the MacPherson:  Enjoy seventy-five minutes of pure dance set to a score by Brazilian/Canadian electronic-music superstar, Amon Tobin. Wildly imaginative, this fresh work for ten sensuous jazz dancers combines video, gorgeous group work and inventive partnering. For ticket information or to purchase tickets please contact the Box Office, in person, by phone at 250-386-6121 (Toll-free 1-888-717-6121) or online at www.rmts.bc.ca.

We can’t think of a better way to combine science and culture than by the offering the Victoria Symphony has on Oct. 25 for kids at the Royal Theatre. Take a musical adventure through space in Music of the Spheres. Written and conducted by Music Director Tania Miler in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of a telescope and UNESCO’s World Year of Astronomy. For ticket information or to purchase tickets please contact the Box Office, in person, by phone at 250-386-6121 (Toll-free 1-888-717-6121) or online at www.rmts.bc.ca.

And if you’re a Salmon Kings fan, be sure to be at their first home game! This is the FIRST Salmon Kings home game of the season and will be a packed house. The official ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks have a strong team again this year and look to have a great season ahead! For season tickets, mini-packs and group sales call Jeff at 250-220-2637 or email jeff.hill@salmonkings.com and we will see you at the opening game!

Whether you’re here for the hockey, the theatre, music or dance, or just to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Victoria and southern Vancouver Island, we here at the Admiral will be happy to welcome you and make your stay ascomfortable and relaxed as is humanly possible. Located next to the Inner harbour, we’re uper clean and our complimentary continental breakfasts include home made muffins. Rita, our head housekeeper bakes them, and they have to be tasted to be believed.! We look forward to hearing from you and in due time, welcoming you to our city and our hotel.

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