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Happy Friday, Victoria!

On today’s agenda we have playoff hockey to watch, a massive entertainment convention to attend, and community human chains to make!

Get your weekend started right with these 5 things to do in and round Victoria today.

The Victoria Royals’ first playoff game

The WHL’s playoff season has officially begun, and the Victoria Royals’ first game kicks off here at home, today!

Watch as the Royals battle it out against the Kamloops Blazers featuring special door prizes for the first 2,500 fans to arrive!

  • When: Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Capital City Comic Con

Fulfill your childhood dreams with three jam-packed days of curious fun at the largest comic convention on Vancouver Island – starting today!

Celebrate this year’s convention by taking in all of the comics, gaming, cosplay, exhibitors, nerdy burlesque, panels, workshops and more spread out over 98,000 square feet of the beautiful Crystal Gardens and Victoria Conference Centre.

  • When: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas Street

JagaSilk Cosplay and Tea Takeover

Want to show off the outfit you’ve put together for Capital City Comic Con? Now’s your chance at JagaSilk!

Cosplayers are invited to come pose for pictures with one free traditional maccha from JagaSilk plus 15% off any other drinks from the teabar. Flex your outfit, meet other cosplayers, and have some quality tea!

  • When: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: JagaSilk, 633 Courtney Street

Live Punk Music at Influence Board Shop

Victoria’s newest skateshop, Influence Board Shop is hosting an all-ages night of live punk music!

Check out performances by the Gnar Gnars, Automatic Chaos, and REK. Don’t forget to check out the shop’s indoor half pipe!

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Influence Board Shop, 3954 Quadra Street

Human Chain at Masjid Al-Iman

Victoria’s Sikh community is inviting the public to the city’s only mosque, Masjid Al-Iman, to help form a “protective human chain” around the building this afternoon.

On March 15th, 50 worshipers were shot and killed in two mosques in New Zealand during their Friday prayers. Organizers of today’s human chain hope that the community’s support will help Victorian Muslims feel safe as they attend their Friday prayers.

  • When: 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Masjid Al-Iman, 2218 Quadra Street