Eschewing the impersonal aura often present in chain movie theatres, Sidney's Star Cinema remains a steadfastly independent, community-driven outpost for viewing films. A new lineup of moving pictures is presented weekly and includes offerings to sate all manner of cinematic tastes, from blockbuster action flicks to independent documentaries to filmed performances of Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet. The theatre has shown its commitment to the community by starting a film society, which brings movie buffs together for discussion-filled meetings. While the theatre's projectionists currently operate one digital projector, they have recently embarked on an initiative to raise funds for a second projector to keep the first one from getting too lonely.
Competitors in the nine-team Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, the Peninsula Panthers foster excellence in fledgling hockey players as they compete against some of Canada's finest young talent. With three Brent Patterson Memorial Trophies in their arsenal—including back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011—the Panthers have emerged as one of the league's premiere programs and a hotbed for future stars to move on to the next level. A handful of NHL players have matriculated through the Panthers system, including current Dallas Stars fixtures Jamie and Jordie Benn.
Five chandeliers light the historic 1914 McPherson Playhouse, whose staggered balconies face the gilt-framed stage where the Kaleidoscope performs most of its plays and holds all of its cast slumber parties. For almost 40 years, the theatre's artistic and technical staffers have enhanced classic plays, adaptations, and innovative new works with lush staging, rich storytelling, and modern themes to appeal to younger audiences.
Theatre Skam merges exercise and art with its annual Bike Ride, an outdoor festival in which cyclists ride along a 4-kilometre stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail and take in professional performances along the way. Journeys begin at Cecelia Ravine Park, the hub for biking audience members with a decor station for prettying two-wheelers with eco-friendly bells and whistles and playing cards from Mother Nature's annual poker game. Guides gather a dozen wheeled viewers at a time, leading them on 45-minute jaunts punctuated by three theatrical shorts of varying persuasions, including comedy, musical theatre, spoken word, and storytelling. At the end of each night, riders gather in the park for a jovial 75-minute set by a local band. Spectators may pedal through four tours per admission, totalling 12 shows, and spend time between sets munching on healthy concessions or marshmallow helmets.
Victoria Highlanders FC is an amateur soccer club in the United Soccer Leagues in Victoria, BC Canada. The club has a U23 Men's team in the Premier Development League and a Women's Team in the W-League. They also run a year-round soccer development academy for youth ages 9-20.