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Happy hump day folks!

This Wednesday is all about learning and trying new things, so without further ado, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today:

Pacific FC Mascot Open Tryouts

Pacific FC is hosting open tryouts to hire a team mascot, whose identity will be revealed later this month, for their inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League. The successful candidate would perform as the team mascot year round starting April 8th, for 10-20 hours/week.

  • When: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square

Free Naloxone Training

Every participant will receive a naloxone kit and training certificate at the end of the session, plus free cookies to sweeten the deal. This training is open to UVic students, faculty, staff, and Victoria community members, but there are a limited number of spots so arrive on time!

  • When: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Student Union Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Get in on this FREE workshop to learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your home and vehicle emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster. Learn what you can do to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm, earthquake, or a tsunami.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Rd

Free Community Workshop: Understanding Epilepsy

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Join Deirdre Syms, Epilepsy Services Manager for HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre for an educational presentation on epilepsy. A typical presentation includes the identification of and response to common seizure types, the difference between a seizure and a seizure emergency, and personal anecdotes by the speaker who has lived her entire life with epilepsy.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Esquimalt Parks and Recreation, 527 Fraser St

New Music Festival

Each season, the Victoria Symphony celebrates iconic and revolutionary figures in art and music by showcasing talent in a new music festival. Collaborating with other arts and music organizations, they come together for concerts, exhibits and discussions to explore the quirky, unique and often unknown artists that have made an impact on music.
  • When: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd

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