Happy Wednesday, Victoria!

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the week? If you have spare time throughout the day, these events will be sure to leave a smile on your face.

From creating natural soaps to drag bingo, here are five exciting things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, December 7th:

Beginner Soap Making Workshop

Whether you are interested in making soap for fun and gifting, as a new hobby, or help to launch your own soap-making business at a local market, you’ll find everything you need right here!

You will learn what soap is, where it comes from, and how it’s made.

His workshop will help you make your own 3-pound batch (8 to 14 bars) of natural soap, customized with your choice of colour and scent.

  • Where: The Good Planet Company, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • When: December 7th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Café Historique: with guest David Zimmerman

Join David Zimmerman as he explores the experiences of German university faculty dismissed by Nazi racial laws in the spring of 1933.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
  • When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Drag Bingo 

Drag Bingo every Wednesday, the first ball is drawn at 8 p.m. Local drag queens will be calling balls and serving numbers. Come and win fun prizes!

  • Where: The Vicious Poodle, 726 Johnson Street
  • When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, 8 p.m.

Small Gods Brewing Co. Holiday sip and shop

Join the Small Gods Brewing Co. for a night of festivities and holiday shopping.

There will be a pop-up market of local female-and-non-binary-owned vendors.

No admission fee but a donation to the local food bank is recommended.

  • Where: Small Gods Brewing, 9835 Third Street
  • When: Wednesday, December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Arbutus Singers 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert 

Arbutus Singers presents their 25th Anniversary Concert at Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music (use Johnson Street entrance).

Join Jack Boomer, Director, Robyn McKinnon, Pianist; and the other 60 members of the Arbutus Singers for a fun-filled start to the Christmas season.

The Choir will present old favourites such as Carol of the Bells, Gloria, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

  • Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, December 7th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bonus Event:

Kamloop Blazers vs Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals will face off against the Kamloops Blazers for a second night in a row to a hometown crowd Wednesday evening.

In addition, Island Born Contracting has partnered with CFAX Santa’s Anonymous in their 45th year of helping deserving kids and families. CFAX Santa’s Anonymous is the longest serving children’s charity in Victoria.

This year there are 1,220 families and 2,465 children registered. Every family receives a food hamper worth $150, and $150 gift card for perishable food items. Every child receives one $40 gift card for clothes, one $40 gift card and one $25 gift.

In partnership with the Victoria Royals, Island Contracting will be collecting donations at today’s game, as well as Wednesday’s game in front of Save-On Foods Memorial Center.

Each donation will get your name entered in a draw to win 1 of 2 team autographed Victoria Royals jerseys. In addition to accepting new toys, gift cards and cash, they will also be equipped to accept donations via debit square. Drop by to say hi and grab a holiday treat.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the puck dropping at 7:05 p.m. Donations out from run from 3:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Tuesday, December 6th, puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

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