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Can you believe it’s September already? Take your mind off the coming school year with some events around Victoria!

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, Wednesday September 2nd:

Oaklands Sunset Market Season 2020

Oaklands Sunset Market closes after today, so make sure you stop in for a look at this modified community market. Check out a selection of local farm and food vendors, including some tasty food trucks. Dogs are permitted as long as they’re on leash, but in the interests of COVID-19 safety, please don’t let others pet them!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Avenue

Comedy Night at the Mint

Hosts Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring some hilarious local comedians together for an evening of food, drink and fun. Seating is limited so be sure to book your table of two, four, or six people online! Chow down on delicious west coast Himalayan cuisine and laugh until your sides ache..

    • When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

House Trivia at Yates

Sixty Watt Trivia is back, sponsored by Driftwood Brewery. Teams of up to eight people will test their knowledge of…everything! Teams of three or less get a free point each round to keep the competition tight. Four rounds of quizzing for every skill level will make the evening a night to remember. It’s free to play, and prizes abound! .

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Yates Street Taphouse, 757 Yates Street

Summer Sunrise Yoga

Oak Bay Beach Hotel holds sunrise yoga classes on their Seaside Terrace every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, until September 30. Classes will be taught by Tina Lyons, for a drop-in fee of $15 per person. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats to help with COVID-19 guidelines.

    • When: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Where: Bard & Banker, 1022 Government St.

RBCM@Home Kids: Seeing and Sketching

The Royal BC Museum hosts the latest in a series of online workshops and demonstrations. This week science illustrator Mitra Nikoo shows us some ways to understand nature through sketching. Discover tools that you can use when you are outside exploring, and then learn skills about how to sketch a specimen. Bring your own specimen if you can (a shell, a bone, a leaf for example) but if not, Mitra will bring specimens for all to see. You’ll also need paper and something to draw with (pencils, markers, crayons, etc.).