Christine van Reeuwyk

(Courtesy Victoria Academy of Ballet)

Record number of dancers compete at provincials for Victoria Academy of Ballet

One dancer returns golden for modern dance during BC Performing Arts Festival

(Courtesy Victoria Academy of Ballet)
Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night in 2017. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

‘Dragon Club’ event marks silver anniversary of boating culture in Victoria

Glamorous red carpet evening inspired by the nightlife culture of 1930s Shanghai golden era

Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night in 2017. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
The Victoria Shamrocks introduce their new white jersey for the 2019 70th anniversary season. The look is a retro throwback to one of the Shamrocks original looks from the early 1950s. (Amy O’Dwyer/Victoria Shamrocks)

Throwback Thursday: Shamrocks revisit the 1950s with new uniforms

Victoria team introduces its new white jersey for the 2019 70th anniversary season

The Victoria Shamrocks introduce their new white jersey for the 2019 70th anniversary season. The look is a retro throwback to one of the Shamrocks original looks from the early 1950s. (Amy O’Dwyer/Victoria Shamrocks)
Art and fashion collide for a cause at the Union Club of Victoria

Art and fashion collide for a cause at the Union Club of Victoria

May 26 event benefits Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibitions and educational programs

Art and fashion collide for a cause at the Union Club of Victoria
From front left: MP Don Davies, IG Wealth Management’s Jason Hackett, Vancouver IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s honouree Christine Mills and Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard. (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Walkers across B.C. raise $1M to support those facing Alzheimer’s

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s returns on May 3, 2020

From front left: MP Don Davies, IG Wealth Management’s Jason Hackett, Vancouver IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s honouree Christine Mills and Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard. (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Meghan Lorenzon and her spouse Brent Petkus enjoy a pedicab tour. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)

Florida woman celebrated as eight millionth passenger to Victoria’s cruise ship terminal

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority marks the occasion with Lekwungen Dancers, gifts, tours

Meghan Lorenzon and her spouse Brent Petkus enjoy a pedicab tour. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)
City of Colwood recognizes the passing of Dick Emery, a long time community leader who has made significant contributions to Colwood. (colwood.ca)

Colwood mourns loss of community leader

The death of Dick Emery has cast a shadow of sadness across…

City of Colwood recognizes the passing of Dick Emery, a long time community leader who has made significant contributions to Colwood. (colwood.ca)
Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Latest case of measles on south Island is believed to be travel-related

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health
Peninsula News Review publisher Dale Naftel with the BCYCNA award earned for Pearl Magazine. (@KeriColesPhotog/Twitter)

Greater Victoria journalists lauded at provincial awards

Editors recognized for 25-plus years of service to the newspaper industry

Peninsula News Review publisher Dale Naftel with the BCYCNA award earned for Pearl Magazine. (@KeriColesPhotog/Twitter)
The green space behind Oak Bay municipal hall teemed with kids in 2018 for the 6th Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Annual Easter event continues to grow in Oak Bay

Organizers expect 800 to 1,200 people for seventh annual event on April 20

The green space behind Oak Bay municipal hall teemed with kids in 2018 for the 6th Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)

Retired Saanich cop raises $16,000 in one inspired afternoon for Cops for Cancer

Recently retired from the department, the officer now faces his own aggressive cancer treatment

(Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)                                 (Saanich Police handout)
Sunday breakfasts at the Willows Beach Tea Room are run by Kiwanis members and volunteers. Coun. Hazel Braithwaite jumped in to help cook this morning and Janet Morningstar, vice-president of the Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation, helped serve. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)

Willows Tea Room winds down for the season

Kiwanis volunteers cook up final Sunday breakfast April 7

Sunday breakfasts at the Willows Beach Tea Room are run by Kiwanis members and volunteers. Coun. Hazel Braithwaite jumped in to help cook this morning and Janet Morningstar, vice-president of the Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation, helped serve. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)
Yellow cottage captures artist’s eye, lures guests to Oak Bay show

Yellow cottage captures artist’s eye, lures guests to Oak Bay show

The Victoria Sketch Club show runs March 19 to 24 at the Glenlyon Norfolk School junior campus

Yellow cottage captures artist’s eye, lures guests to Oak Bay show
Then Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen (right) David Lau, executive director, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (left) shake hands in 2018 to celebrate World Refugee Day with an official partnership announcement where two municipally-owned homes will be used for the regional refugee rehousing cause. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Refugee society celebrates near-completion of two ‘Welcome Houses’ in Oak Bay

Family living in one home, second under renovation

Then Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen (right) David Lau, executive director, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (left) shake hands in 2018 to celebrate World Refugee Day with an official partnership announcement where two municipally-owned homes will be used for the regional refugee rehousing cause. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
West Coast Cheer by Anne Bowen. (Submitted)

Victoria Sketch Club hosts 47th annual art show and sale in Oak Bay

Former members include Emily Carr, Samuel Maclure and Ted Harrison

West Coast Cheer by Anne Bowen. (Submitted)
Victoria Pruden of Bridges for Women (left), hosts Mayor Lisa Helps (right) at the non-profit’s annual luncheon for International Women’s Day. This year’s event takes place March 8 at the Union Club of B.C. Photo courtesy Bridges for Women

Empowerment on the menu for annual International Women’s Day luncheon

Bridges for Women Society aims to inspire women impacted by abuse, violence and trauma

Victoria Pruden of Bridges for Women (left), hosts Mayor Lisa Helps (right) at the non-profit’s annual luncheon for International Women’s Day. This year’s event takes place March 8 at the Union Club of B.C. Photo courtesy Bridges for Women
Annemarie and Geoff Travers, with Geoff’s sister Kathy. (Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Sidney caregivers, police officer, researcher share impact of dementia at Breakfast to Remember

Take in breakfast for a cause Feb. 26 at Victoria Conference Centre

Annemarie and Geoff Travers, with Geoff’s sister Kathy. (Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall across Greater Victoria

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall across Greater Victoria

Snowfall warning in effect for parts of Vancouver Island

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall across Greater Victoria
A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Slick roads, whiteout conditions halt drivers across Greater Victoria

Up to 25 cm expected across the region this evening and overnight

A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Thrill Seekers enjoy the ‘slopes’ at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood. (Jennifer Maratos photo)

Snow day for students in Greater Victoria; another storm to come

Environment Canada says 10 to 15 more centimetres to come

Thrill Seekers enjoy the ‘slopes’ at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood. (Jennifer Maratos photo)