While you mark the occasion of Remembrance Day, it’s important to note that most ceremonies have gone virtual. For the safety of our veterans, please respect mask policies, physical distancing, and consider showing your respect by tuning in virtually.
For your other event needs, we have a list of things to do on November 11th.
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 on Wednesday, November 11th:
Scott White Trio
Now living in Berlin, Scott White left Canada to become the Musical Director, bandleader and bass player for Berlin’s Cirque du Soleil. A gifted bassist, he now tours around Europe and North America collaborating with many renowned musicians in styles ranging from Russian Folk and Gypsy Swing to Free Jazz. Scott is a very entertaining player to hear and watch. His sound palette encompasses many unorthodox percussive and melodic effects. He is a virtuoso with an unmatched playing style.
Grab a bite at Pagliacci’s and give him a listen!
- When: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Where: Pagliacci’s Restaurant, 1011 Broad Street
Comedy Night at the Mint
The funniest way to spend a Wednesday is Phillips Comedy Night at The Mint! Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian’s in the city together for a wonderful evening of food, drink and fun!
Wildly popular and always new, Phillips Comedy Night is a hilarious night out. Come downstairs and enjoy the delicious west coast Himalayan cuisine that the Mint is famous for.
- When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street
Kelby MacNayr & Friends
This show is a special presentation for you! This show is a sponsored show that is offered by donation to Arts On View. Make a reservation and come on down!
At Victoria’s hippest listening room – Hermann’s Jazz Club!
A live, 1-set concert with limited, physically distanced seating (50 person capacity) AND live broadcast online.
You can donate directly to the musicians and this venue at ArtsOnView.ca/Donate
- When: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
Play Reading – Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen
The Belfry Theatre presents an online play reading of Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen
Performed by Kirsten Alter, Sharisse LeBrun, and Abby Paige / Directed by Natasha MacLellan
France, 1917. Three Canadian nurses meet overseas at a field hospital during The Great War. They become friends and together help forge a nation by serving their beloved country. A moving, poetic tribute from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright, Vern Thiessen.
- When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Online via Zoom
Tune in to a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony
There will be local and national events for the public to tune into virtually to mark Remembrance Day.
This year, members of the public are being asked to avoid going to cenotaphs and other major events out of respect and safety towards veterans and other seniors.
The District of Saanich will stream coverage of their Remembrance Day event on their Facebook Page, beginning at 10:55 a.m.
- When: 10:55 a.m.
- Where: Via Facebook
And there will be a nationally broadcast event from the Ottawa Cenotaph, which can be viewed on the Royal Canadian Legion Facebook page.
- When: 7:45 a.m.
- Where: Via Facebook