From canned art display, Roller Sweat to a competitive game of chess, here are five things to do in Victoria today.

The Sixth Annual Canstruction

Today is you last chance to see the large can-made art exhibits at Hillside Shopping Centre.

The sixth annual ‘Canstruction’ event has returned, letting shoppers get an up close look at impressive creations while also supporting the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

  • When: Now until May 13th during regular shopping centre hours
    – Family Can Day: Saturday, May 11th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue

The Sült Mine Open Mic Comedy

Mondays are the loveliest day of the week, if you’re into pierogis and comedy! Head to Sült Pierogi Bar and enjoy some great cocktails and awesome food while you watch open mic comedy! They’ve got a very exciting feature act this week, the universally beloved kimchi-enthusiast: Ryan Bangma!

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar, 609 Yates Street

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Victoria: Parachutes for the Planet

A colourful display of Parachutes for the Planet will grace the Legislature Lawns as part of CCL’s 2019 Lobbying Days for the climate. Come and see parachutes painted by school children as they express their love and concern for our planet in the face of climate change.

Parachutes are used metaphorically as “safety nets” and when displayed together they transform into powerful messages of strength, hope and communal determination.

There will also be an opportunity to help paint a parachute at the site, and kids can create their own miniature parachute at the CCL table.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: BC Legislature Lawn, 501 Belleville Street

Roller Sweat

Join Coach Rage and Beaver in a FUN workout on skates that is guaranteed to make you a better roller skater, regardless of skating discipline!

It’ll start with 15-20 min off skates training (bring runners and water!) followed by High Intensity Interval Training on skates.

Improve your strength, stride, stability, mobility, flexibility, endurance, and power on and off skates.

Roller Sweat is excellent cross training for roller derby, roller dance, jam skating, artistic skating, roller hockey, park skating, or for the casual skater to improve fitness. See event for more details.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 612 David Street

Victoria Chess Club at the Library

Enjoy competitive games of chess with players from the Victoria Chess Club every Wednesday. Drop-in.

  • When: 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Where: Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street