20th May, 2009

Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main!

sailing

That’s right – it’s Swiftsure weekend this weekend, and if you want to come to Victoria to see one of the most exciting sailing races on this coast, you’d better hurry and book your rooms now. They’re going fast, and we’re filling up. We’re close to several of the start and finish points of the races, so you’ll be able to get a good view of the vessels without much travel time.In addition to the races themselves, there are parties and events going on all week – beginning Thursday and going until Sunday. You’re going to regret it if you don’t come out for this exciting annual event!

We still have our May and June specials on so if you book now, for two or three nights, you get a really great deal! Don’t forget our complimentary continental breakfast – with home baked muffins (and oh, are they ever GOOD!) Check our Specials page for details.

Uno starts on May 21st and runs until the end of the month. In its 12th year, UNO showcases solo performance artists from around the world. Held at a variety of venues in the city (most within walking distance of the Admiral), it’s a wonderful collection of comedy, dance, and drama. Additionally, there will be performance workshops and new shows in development. Just a few of the talented artists you will enjoy: Anusree Roy, with a terrific show about an untouchable dishwasher in India, Carly Yeates plays a cowgirl so determined to ditch her hometown she’ll even join the ‘Teenage Jesus Girls Camp’ in Honduras – and then watch the sparks! Brian Fidler is the genius behind “Cam and Legs”; a puppet show with a difference, wherein a headless, gotta dance, gotta move puppet works toward his dreams of being a DJ and being featured on the cover of DJ magazine. “Fidler tells the story of the aspiring DJ with perfect, whimsical, heartbreaking pitch. And this puppet can move it, move it, move it!” (Calgary Herald). And those are just a few of the amazingly talented and creative performers who will be appearing at UNO. Be sure to book with us for several nights, and let us know how you enjoyed the performances.

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