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Why not end September on a high note with some events! Here are some things to do in Victoria for Wednesday, September 30th.

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 30th:

Orange Shirt Day Canoe Crossing

Explore Songhees invite the public to the Victoria Harbour this #OrangeShirtDay to witness our canoe crossing and song to honour all Indigenous children taken from their homes to residential schools. The Songhees canoe will pass by Fisherman’s Wharf at 4:45pm as it makes its way to Protocol Corner at the lower causeway. The return crossing departs at 5:45pm. Sonhees Food Truck, the Bannock Bar & Songhees Gallery will be onsite from 4:00-7:00 at Ship Point.

A portion of proceeds from all Bannock bar sales will go to support Lekwungen Language Revitalization programs being developed for youth.

With a lot of space to spread out we ask all to respect the BC PHO’s social distancing guidelines and to wear your mask while not eating if you find yourself near others.

Explore Songhees encourages you to read, listen and talk about Residential Schools in hopes of bridging the knowledge gap of this significant time in Canada’s recent history. To learn more visit www.orangeshirtday.org.

  • When: 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Where: Inner Harbour

JOB CLUB WORKSHOPS

Want to get back to work? Come and join the Job Club and learn how to get ready to work. Write a resume, practice interview skills, search for jobs and get one to one job coaching. For more information or to register contact Ashley or Paula, nextsteps@ourplacesociety.com | 778-533-0393.
Limited spaces available due to COVID, all participants will be required to wear a mask

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

Comedy Night at the Mint

The Mint brings another hilarious group of comedians to their weekly Phillips Comedy Night. Hosts Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring you some of the finest funny folk in Victoria and beyond. Seating is limited, be sure to book your table online! There are options for 2, 4 or 6 only.

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

RBCM @ Home Kids: Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an event that grew from Phyllis Webstad sharing her story in 2013 of having her shiny orange shirt taken from her at the age of six when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission residential school. Her story created an opportunity for discussion on the aspects and experiences of the residential school legacy. The Royal BC Museum hosts residential school survivor Eddy Charlie and friend Kristin Spray as they share some of the difficult history of inter-generational harm caused by residential schools and the paths toward healing.

Louise Rose Alone Together: Episode Six

ALONE TOGETHER: EPISODE SIX at Hermann’s Jazz Club is an in person event that will also be live-streamed with an online audience. Louise Rose is an absolute treasure. Don’t miss another intimate evening of her soulful playing and voice.
Limited tickets available to watch in person, visit hermannsjazz.com for more info.