7th Oct, 2009

We take the chill out of a fall vacation


If you’re quick, you can still get tickets to the October 9 Victoria Symphony’s showing of the classic Chaplin silent film, City Lights, which comes alive as the film plays above the stage while the original score is performed by the Victoria Symphony. Giuseppe Pietraroia conducts this live orchestral tour de force for a night you won’t want to miss! Special introduction by actor and artist Duncan Regehr. Dress the part for a chance to win best Chaplin look-alike.


The Chalk Garden, presented by St. Luke’s Players opens Oct 14 and runs until Oct 17, then reprises from the 21-24. We’re delighted to announce that our beloved general manager, Debra Taylor Wright is in this play.  Debra is by all accounts a talented and versatile actress, as are the rest of the cast. St. Luke’s Players have a long and outstanding history of theatrical presentations, and there’s every reason to believe that this play will be as good as everything else they’ve produced over the years. Be sure that you don’t miss this compelling, suspenseful play. Ticket, price and location information are on their website.

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If opera isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Canadian Pacific Ballet’s season begins with La Source; a romantic ballet. That’s romance in all senses of the word – traditional, beautiful romantic ballet, with a romantic and elegant plot set in exotic and (yes) romantic Persia. Ursula Szkolak will dance the role of Nouredda, Ashley Evans will dance Naila, Graham McMonagle will dance Djemil and Amanda Gray will dance Morgab. Be sure to catch it on one of the two nights – Oct 17 and 18 at the MacPherson Theatre. And be sure to mark your calendars for that seasonal favourite – the Nutcracker. It’s being mounted by the Canadian Pacific Ballet this Christmas, and is sure to be a winner. Watch our blog for more information.


And for those who prefer to read we have the Victoria Comic Book show on October 18. With lots of exhibitors showing their books, there will be thousands of examples from all eras. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. The show will feature toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Come buy, sell, trade or just browse around. Free comics (while they last). Free admission. Silent auction. Looking to display/sell your comics or just want some further information, contact Glen @ 250-361-6227 or gjcomics@shaw.


Romp! Festival of Independant Dance. This annual international juried dance festival provides a microcosm of community supportive activities including live performance, emerging and established dance artists, low cost dance, classes, and art walk for dance. Festival events will be held at Metro Studio Theatre, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Ballet Victoria and Lynda Raino Dance Studio.
For a full program and tickets please contact 250-389-6059 or visit www.suddenlydance.ca.

And what would fall and winter (and spring and part of summer) be without hockey? Well, according to a lot of Canadians, including folk here at the Admiral, not much! So, we’re proud that Victoria has the Grizzlies. Part of the British Columbia Hockey league, the Grizzlies, as were the Salsa’s, the Warriors and the Cougars before them, Tier II Junior ‘A’s. Their home rink is Bear Mountain arena, and they’ll be playing there October 10 against the Burnaby Express, October 16 against the Cowichan Valley Capitals, October 17 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, and October 21 against the Penticton Vees. They tied their last game,  5-5 against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. For more information about the Grizzlies, check their website.

If you book a seaonsal stay special with the Admiral Inn, we have a limited number of complimentary tickets to the Canadian Pacific Ballet’s production of La Source. And we would be happy to make any arrangements for any of the other events in town for you – whether that’s a lovely horse carriage ride around the Inner Harbour, a romantic dinner for two at one of Victoria’s fine restaurants, a showing of the Chalk Garden or a tour of Butchart’s Gardens. Make us your home away from home, in the beautiful downtown harbour area, and we promise you the best of service, comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodations and homebaked muffins with breakfast!

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