Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Hannah Koning

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UVic student and Freelance Writer at Victoria Buzz. If you’ve got a story, I probably want to write it: hannahrzkoning@gmail.com

Opinion: How Pride movements in Victoria are often not inclusive spaces

"Overall, Henry feels unsupported by local organizations and nonprofits, saying that trans and two spirited people are 'largely invisible or tokenized.'"

7 ways to celebrate Pride Week in Victoria without the parade

While there’s no raucous Pride parade to attend this year, Pride is by no means cancelled!

Post-secondary institutions in Victoria offer online courses for community at large this summer

Learn a new skill, or simply quench your curiosities!

6 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day while physical distancing

This pandemic doesn't have to get in the way of celebrating mom!

5 free webinars to help you navigate the new normal amid COVID-19

Get some expert advice on life during (and after) a pandemic

Here’s how Canada Takeout Day supports local restaurants every Wednesday

Have you been participating? 🍽
Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

Victoria Hospitals Foundation purchasing $1 million critical care equipment for Royal Jubilee Hospital

Part of a $7 million fundraising campaign to increase critical care capacity at the hospital

7 social activities to do via video call while self isolating during a global...

Because physical distancing doesn't have to mean pure isolation

How to make 12 different dishes out of your 12 pack of quarantine KD

We're getting krafty with this!

The 11th annual Island Beer & Spirits Festival is happening in Victoria this Sunday

Head over to sample some of the island’s best brews!

6th annual queer theatre festival is happening in Victoria this week

A variety of stunning performances, happening until February 16th!

8 things Victorians can do to support victims of Australia wildfires

Countless lives, homes, and habitats have been lost to the bushfires that continue to rage

12 most affordable Happy Hour drinks and dishes in and around Victoria

This is one master list you NEED to save 😍🍻🍽

5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Victoria

Ringing in the year of the rat!

6 comedy events in Victoria to lift your spirits this winter

Get ready to laugh! 🎭
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Here’s what you need to know before traversing Victoria in the snow

Stay safe out there!

Victoria-based playwright makes debut of compelling new show at Intrepid Theatre

'Secret/e' is raw, emotional, and self-aware. We give it a 4.5/5 rating.

7 unique local bookstores to find the perfect rainy day book in Victoria

Including Vancouver Island's oldest antiquarian bookshop! 📚

Acclaimed explosive dramedy play ‘Bang Bang’ debuts in Victoria

The audience laughed, cried, and ostensibly left feeling shaken to the core.

7 art shows you need to check out across Victoria this month

Take in some of the most vibrant and creative artwork in the city!

Here’s where to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show in Victoria this Halloween season

Ready to do the Time Warp again? 👄

5 places to go mini-golfing in Victoria this summer

Putt your mini golf skills to the test! ⛳️

The 33rd annual Victoria Fringe Festival is happening now

Happy Fringe season!

This downtown Victoria shop is home to some seriously weird stuff

Like Frida Kahlo embodied in a taxidermied rat, wearing a little black bun 😳

5 places to see and take part in live comedy shows in Victoria

Ready for some laughs? 🤣

5 eateries that serve healthy raw meals in Victoria

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

8 fresh meals to make with seasonal farmers’ market produce in Victoria

So you know exactly what ingredients to pick up! 🍓

Opinion: Why you should support local Victoria charities instead of The Salvation Army

Taking a look at the history of one major organization this Pride month

12 Greater Victoria farmers’ markets you need to visit this summer

'Tis the season for fresh, local produce!

9 places to go thrift shopping in and around Victoria

I'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20💲in my pocket 🎶🛍

8 unique picnic spots you may not know about in and around Victoria

Now that the weathers starting to warm up! ☀️

5 unique chocolatey treats you need to try in Victoria

For the adventurous chocolate connoisseur 🍫🤤

Here’s how you can find some of Victoria’s 200+ little free libraries

The search for your next great read could end at one of these adorable book shelters 📚

View Royal on track to legalize distribution of recreational cannabis

“We want to make sure we do it right.”

5 places to play tabletop games in and around Victoria

Who's down for some D&D? Cards Against Humanity? Settlers of Catan? 🎲

6 eateries that cater to both meat-lovers and vegetarians in Victoria

Vegetarians and meat-lovers unite! 🍽

UVic hosts 5th annual Mental Health Awareness week featuring internationally acclaimed artist

Shane Koyczan is a spoken word artist from Penticton whose poem has over 23 million views on YouTube

5 holiday treats to make with locally sourced goods on Vancouver Island

Fudge and gin and cookies, oh my! ❄️

5 Polar Bear Swims on Vancouver Island to help you start the new year...

Nothing like a dip in the icy Pacific to ring in the new year!
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5 last minute Christmas markets to finish your holiday shopping at

Some of these are happening right now!

Victoria theatre festival featuring queer-positive stories happening this weekend

A variety of unique performances you won't want to miss! 🎭

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming electoral reform referendum in BC

Only 1.4% of British Columbians have returned their ballot so far