February 1st
Spinnakers legendary pulled pork nachos. Photo ItkasanImages/Victoria Buzz

It’s February 3rd, the first Monday of the month, but don’t despair! The days are getting longer (even if it doesn’t feel like it).

And with the longer days comes even more fantastic events, like a hockey derby, a bartender bootcamp, and a pulled pork extravaganza!

Canada vs. USA

Canada’s National Women’s Team will face off against the United States in the return of the Rivalry Series! The series comes to Canadian ice for three games – December 17th in Moncton, N.B., February 3rd in Victoria, B.C., and February 5th in Vancouver, B.C. Check out the best the women’s game has to offer, with proceeds from all ticket sales supporting women’s hockey across the country.

  • When: Doors at 6:00 p.m., puck drop at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Bartender Bootcamp

Bartender Bootcamp is back! And this time is at The Mint, with Bradley Scissons from Devine. This will be an exploration into some of the epic grain spirits and focusing on the recently launched barrel aged Genever, Dutch Courage. 

  • When: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Pulled Pork Pig Out

This is going to be a magnificent event dedicated to a true elevation of one of the most phenomenal culinary experiences… the Pulled Pork Sandwich! This will be a simple yet elegant presentation of this renowned and succulent delight. The low and slow method will be the cornerstone for creating this masterpiece.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Order of Odd Fellows, 1315 Douglas Street

Richard Van Camp Public Talk

Internationally renowned storyteller & best-selling author Richard Van Camp has been named the 2020 recipient of UVic’s Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA). A proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, he is also a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing and UVic’s writing department. Now, as DAA recipient, he’ll be offering this free public talk looking back over his life & career, courtesy of the Adaskin Fund in Fine Arts.      

  • When: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Room 159, Fraser Building, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road

Open Mic at The Mint with Pete McMastar

Showcase your talent, whether it’s music, comedy, dance, spoken word or poetry… you name it! Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. with the showcase starting at 8 p.m. and continuing until 11 p.m. Pete will be bringing some instruments to get some jams going!

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Victoria, 1414 Douglas Street