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From a kid friendly walk to arts and trivia, here are five things you can do to battle the Monday blues.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today, Monday, August 10th:

Child-Friendly Contemplative Walk at Thetis Lake

Meet at the small (dog) beach for a nature walk with stops to give thanks, meditate, listen, and explore. All at a child-friendly pace. Be sure to bring a snack.

  • When: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Thetis Lake, 2433 Chilco Road

Christie’s Pub Monday Night Trivia

For rounds of complete random obscure knowledge including movies, music, sports, science, geography and possible things found in a hardware store …who knows!

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Christies Carriage House Pub, 1739 Fort Street

Community Arts Program

Join the Downtown Community Centre for Art Studio time in the gym. All supplies provided. No experience necessary. Every other Monday, there will be a range of creative workshops that will focus on specific skills. This will include everything from watercolour to poetry and more!

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited capacity due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. All participants are required to sign up for sessions either in-person at 775 Pandora, email at dcc@coolaid.org, on the phone (250)-383-0076, or via Facebook.

  • When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where:Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue

Monday Night Life Drawing Online: 2 hours

Online life drawing is open to members and non members alike. The same as our in-person sessions, all skill levels are welcome. In fact, beginners may be even more comfortable working in their own space to begin with. If you have any concerns about group gatherings or our in-person sessions are full, this is a great option.

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non Members

  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Xchanges Gallery and Studios, 2333 Government St Suite 6E

District of Saanich Council Meetings

Saanich Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on most Monday evenings. Agendas and minutes are available at the Municipal Hall or online. You can attend in person or watch the live webcast, available at saanich.ca.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue
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