19th Aug, 2010

On the Fringes – of life and the world




It’s that time again – Fringe Festival is getting underway and we’re all geared up to enjoy it. The 24th Annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival promises to be a non-stop, twelve-day explosion of comedy, improv, drama, performance art and dance from around the world. All venues are downtown, such as Metro Studio, Victoria Event Centre, Market Square, St. Andrew’s School and the Wood Recital Hall.
There will be some pay-what-you-can shows at the Fringe Club, some random ‘happenings’, such as FringeKids Fest, Fringe Block Party, Pick of the Fringe Pancake Breakfast and other commissioned projects.

elk lake morning mist

For the nature lovers in our midst, and this wonderful summer weather brings out the nature lover in just about all of us, we have a couple of really exciting events for you.  For the early risers and the water lovers, join with CRD Regional Parks interpreters at Elk and Beaver lakes for a paddle through early morning mist searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided, and no experience is necessary. You must pre-register: $15.00 + tax/person; $8.50 + tax/person (children 5-14 yrs and adult non-paddlers). Call 250-478-3344.

francis king park

If that’s too wet or early for you, then perhaps you’d be interested in a forest feast. Drop in at the Francis/King Nature Centre between 1100am and 200pm for a celebration of wild plants and their many uses. CRD Regional Parks naturalists will have activities, displays and guided walks in the park to celebrate the richness of our West Coast forests. Meet at the Nature Centre off Munn Road. All ages.

guys and dolls

If theatre is more your style, or you want something to do after the sun goes down, trek up to Chemanius for the Guys and Dolls - on until Sept 11. One of the best musicals ever written, it’s sure to be a foot tapping, heart warming pleaser, especially after a day spent with nature.

Whether you spend your days in the parks or on (and in) the lakes and oceans, walking or biking the wonderful trails around the city, or shopping and visiting the major toursit attractions, be sure to check into the Admiral Inn & Suites before you begin your adventures. Our spotless, warm and comfortable (and cheap) rooms will assure you of a wonderful night’s sleep and you’ll awake refreshed and ready to tackle another day of nature, culture and fun here in the City of Gardens. Be sure to check out our very special September rates and special deals, either here on our deals page, or on our website, and book your vacation with us now. Our friendly, warm and courteous staff will be delighted to welcome you and make sure your stay is a high point of your life.

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