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How about that snowfall, Victoria?

With more snow possible today, indoor events might be the way to go.

Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday November 8th to stay nice and warm:

Free screening: Forgotten Warriors

In recognition of Indigenous Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day, IMAX Victoria at the Royal BC Museum will host two free screenings of Forgotten Warriors on November 8th and November 11th.

Tickets are free, with thanks to support from the National Film Board, and you can secure your spot by registering here. 

  • When: Tuesday, November 8th at 6 p.m.
  • Where: IMAX, Royal BC Museum

Heckler’s Tuesday Trivia

Do you have a load of useless random knowledge like state capitals, movie quotes, company jingles and guitar solos from the 80’s, Betty White’s health secrets in how she lived to 99….
Well none of that is useless at a Sixty Watt Trivia show!

  • When: Tuesday, November 8th, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Heckler’s, 123 Gorge Road E

New Exhibit: Darn It! Our Maritime Make and Mend Culture

Hours stretched on like the endless open sea with nothing to stave off the boredom. And there it was! A solution to the problem: a tear in a shirt, a hole in a net, a spare piece of cloth that could be turned into something more.

Life at sea meant long periods of isolation with no one to rely on but those on board. Necessity bred both ingenuity and creativity; the skills that kept sailors alive could also keep them entertained. Out of this rose a culture of making new from old and mending what they had. Everything that was used could be repaired and reused. Scraps could be carved or embroidered, repurposed into art to be brought home to a loved one.

Visit the Maritime Museum of BC to discover just what can be done with a humble object, time, and a skilled pair of hands. Maybe you’ll even discover a new technique to repair something of your own.

  • When: Tuesday, November 8th, opens at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Maritime Museum of BC, 744 Douglas Street

Goldstream River Salmon Run

After a record setting drought in Victoria, the weekend rains have brought hope for salmon and the Goldstream Park volunteers that observe them annually.

Typically, the yearly salmon run begins in mid-October.

In 2022, the salmon were forced to have a delayed start because the water levels were too low for them to make their way up the Goldstream River.

Naturalists are on hand at the Nature House Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions.

  • When: From now until December
  • Where: Goldstream River, at Goldstream Provincial Park

D-Day: Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.

Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever.

Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective in breathtaking IMAX® how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude. Run Time 45 min. CC. Rated G.

  • When: Tuesday, November 8th, opens at 11 a.m.
  • Where: Imax Victoria in the RBCM

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