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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, September 15th

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Can you feel the joy seeping back into your body?—it’s Friday!

We have an action-packed day planned, between powerful music performances, one of Victoria’s most popular music festivals, and an impressive BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser, we can bet you’ll find something to do.

So, strap on your best can-do attitude and take on the day!

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, September 15th:

Rifflandia

The second weekend of the iconic music festival Rifflandia is about to begin—this weekend is titled The Park!

Starting on Friday, September 15th and carrying through until Sunday, September 17th, another incredible lineup of artists and comedians waits to take the stage for your entertainment.

There will also be another collection of daily costumes for attendees to participate in, which includes the following:

  • Friday, September 15th – Vinyl
  • Saturday, September 16th – Sparkle
  • Sunday, September 17th – Summer camp

And don’t forget about their bonus offers, Lovelandia—a space which is available to any and all love birds who want to tie the knot and get married during the festival, and the brand new Splifflandia initiative that allows you to purchase weed on-site!

Single day tickets and passes are available online, here.

  • Where: 1014 Caledonia Avenue
  • When: Friday, September 15th until Sunday, September 17th—showtimes vary

Run for Sobriety and Cancer

Cheer on Thomas/Thomasina Wamiss, a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, as he takes on his second annual 500km Sobriety Walk for Cancer to raise funds for BC Cancer!

According to the release, he was inspired to create the walk after losing two brothers to cancer and gaining a renewed gratitude for health after becoming sober. This year’s walk begins on the third-anniversary of his sobriety.

The preparations for the walk will begin at 8 a.m. and will include a welcome and speeches on sobriety and battling cancer.

Thomas plans on walking until he arrives in Port Hardy on or before Friday, September 29— right in time for Orange Shirt Day.

If you wish to support him and hear more about his journey, you can visit his donation page here, all proceeds will go towards the BC Cancer Foundation!

  • Where: Mile Marker Zero at the Terry Fox Statue, 20 Douglas Street
  • When: Friday, September 15th at 8 a.m. (he’ll begin walking around 9 a.m.)

Black Belt Eagle Scout

Capital Ballroom is excited to present musician Black Belt Eagle Scout—Katherine Paul’s journey home, told through collections of songs created alongside the power of loved ones and relatives.

They detail the beauty of returning home to her ancestral lands, lands that held her when she despaired and gave her inspiration and comfort at times of need.

Tickets for this event are $20 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: 858 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, September 15th at 7 p.m.

Houseworx at Lucky Bar

If you’re looking for an insane night of dancing, heart-thumping bass, and an energy-infectious atmosphere, you won’t want to miss this one!

Houseworx brings you a big party with a stacked lineup of incredible performers such as Jennay Badger, Blackout, Michael Beggs, Neo¹, and Andreya Wolf.

Cover charge is $13 at the door!

  • Where: 517 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, September 15th from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Love, Death, and Pineapples

You’re in for a treat, Victoria!

Not only one comedic plays, but two are ready to dazzle the stage and load you with laughs—Bedsprings and The Funeral Plot.

Who doesn’t love the combination of live theatre and joy?

Tickets are just over $9 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

  • Where: 1609 Blanshard Street #2
  • When: Friday, September 15th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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