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Happy Wednesday, Victoria!

On today’s agenda we have free emergency preparedness workshops to attend, a french singing competition to enjoy, art galleries to explore, and more!

Without further ado, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Get in on this FREE workshop hosted by the City of Victoria to learn about the hazards that can affect our city, 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: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

26th Annual French Song Competition

The 26th annual French Song Competition has arrived!

All islanders are welcome to listen to Victoria Conservatory of Music Voice students of all ages as they perform and compete classic french songs, including the works of Faure, Debussy, Duparc, and more. Admission is by donation.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue

Comedy Night at The Mint

Another Wednesday can only mean one thing, Comedy Night at the Mint!

Join hosts Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance as they bring together some of the funniest stand-up talent that Victoria has to offer.

When: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Humble Magnificence | Hidden Coastal Wilderness

Don’t miss your chance to see Fortune Gallery’s limited run of its newest exhibit, Humble Magnificence.

The exhibit features art by Canadian artist, Anne Meggitt, who generally displays oil landscapes inspired by Vancouver Island’s coastal rainforest. One of her goals is to bring attention to the quiet natural treasures of BC and the fight to preserve it.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 9:0 p.m.
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street

Hair for Hospice

Join staff from Country Grocer as they fund raise for hospice care by cutting hair!

The event will offer free hot dogs and one Country Grocer HR Manager will be cutting her 21 inches of hair into slim pixie cut for donations.

When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Country Grocer Royal Oak, 4420 West Saanich Road