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B.C. DAY: A weekend to honour our province

Victoria will celebrate on Monday (Aug. 4) with some of the province’s best musicians, chefs, artists and athletes at St. Ann’s Academy with Celebrate B.C. Day.

The Sounds of B.C. stage will be headlined by Juno- and Latin Grammy-winning pop/jazz soloist Alex Cuba. Though born in the Caribbean, Cuba has called B.C. home since 1999. He’ll be sharing the stage with children’s music duo Bobs & LoLo, didgeridoo wizard Shane Philip, blues-rock band The Roper Show, magician Jason Verners, First Nations dance company Le-La-La Dancers and others.

Through the B.C. Lens is a showcase of contemporary B.C. film ranging from abstract to documentary, including Salish Oars. The film follows a four-man rowing circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, and will be followed by a Q&A with Olympic gold-medalist and University of Victoria alumni Adam Kreek, who took part in the expedition.

Photographers from around the province will exhibit their work alongside a collection of images from Parks Canada in Capture B.C. The best photos will be voted for by attendees, with prizes for the winning photographer.

Live cooking demonstrations will take place on the B.C. Eats stage.

Celebrate B.C. Day is held from noon to 9 p.m. at  St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt St.

 

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