Well, no, in a marathon, you’re supposed to pace yourself. And you’ll have to for this one – it’s the Goodlife Victoria Marathon (formerly the Royal Victoria Marathon), and it’s being held on Oct. 10, right here on the streets of Victoria. One of the top-rated North American races, and an official qualifer for the world famous Boston Marathon, the city will be full to bursting for the event. Featuring a full marathon, half marathon (which is sold out), an 8 Km. road race and the Thrifty’s Kid’s Run, this is a Victoria Thanksgiving weekend tradition, and one which involves most of the city’s streets. Be sure to get to your favoured spot early, if you’re cheering someone on. The race goes right by the front door of the Admiral Inn, but we’re sold out for the Saturday evening, and just about sold out for Sunday. Remember to book next year in plenty of time to assure yourself of a close location to the start of the race, or a great view of the end of the race!
You remember the clear and lingering tones of “Both Sides Now” and “Chelsea Morning” and who could forget “Send in the Clowns” by the incredible Judy Collins. Well, if you’re at all interested in her music, you can listen to her in person at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Oct. 8 beginning at 8 pm (doors open at 6.) There is a cover charge of around $50.00. But to hear Judy? It’s worth it!
It’s going strong, still and it changes every year. Be sure, for the dance fans among you, not to miss this year’s ROMP! The dance-themed visual art exhibition BODY LANGUAGE returns to the Martin Batchelor Gallery with a dynamic group show of 15 artists – exploring the mapping of movement, imagined energies and the intimate body in a variety of media. You are invited to the opening reception Monday, Oct 4 at 7pm-10pm! Proceeds from the sale of these artworks support new programs in this year’s ROMP Festival. Featuring artists: Lynda Raino, Treena Stubel, Constance Cooke, Lina Cruz, David Ferguson and Leah Wickes. Be sure to check out all of Romp’s offerings this year.
There’s more than this going on in Victoria this month – October is one of our busiest months as we settle into the long winter evenings, and get ready for Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en and Christmas. Be sure to plan your stay with us, at the Admiral Inn & Suites, where we try to make you feel at home, but more pampered! Call for our low (dare we say “cheap”) off season rates – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Staying a week, or a month or longer? No problem! We have full kitchens, and more than competitive rates – talk to our general manger, Deb about your long-term stay.