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It’s the start of a short week after the Thanksgiving long weekend, but there is no easing into the week as the first BC Elections debate takes place this evening.

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, Tuesday October 13th:

RBCM@Home: Emily Carr (Virtual)

Join Royal BC Museum curator emerita Dr. Kathryn Bridge and walk along with her in the footsteps of Emily Carr’s 1911 trip to France. Where did she go? What did she paint? Who did she meet?

Mixed Media and Acrylic Portraiture Workshop

In-person Workshop at North Park Art Studio. Tuesdays October 13th to 27th 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (3 sessions).

  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Were:  903 N Park St

VIP Movie Screenings at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

A combination of Classic films and new releases will be presented in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Each ticket includes complimentary parking, one glass of sparkling wine, a bottle of water, local charcuterie board and pre-packed theatre snacks such as popcorn and licorice.

This week’s film will be: The Trip

  • When: 7:40 p.m. to 10:0 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive

B.C. election 2020 Debate

The leaders of B.C.’s three main political parties will meet Tuesday in the first televised debate. B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal Party Leader Andrew Wilkinson and B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau will debate key election issues where voters get a chance to truly assess the leaders

  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Watch online: Live streaming online at CBC as well as on TV – the Victoria Buzz team will be providing live updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Bringing in the Bystander: Bystander Intervention workshop

Bringing in the Bystander is a free online workshop designed to empower and equip students with the skills and awareness to recognize and safely intervene in situations that contribute or lead to sexualized violence.

The 90-minute online workshop covers:

  • Identifying a continuum of inappropriate sexual behaviours and situations where bystander intervention is appropriate
  • Understanding the impacts of sexualized violence for survivors and communities
  • Creating an intervention plan based on suggested scenarios

Participants will receive recognition on their co-curricular record, a certificate for workshop completion, and chances to win a $250 tuition credit. Register here.

  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: UVic online – participants will receive a Zoom link upon registration.