BUSINESS BEAT: Burial park plans Summer So[u]lstice

Live music and poetry on tap for the grounds of Royal Oak Burial Park

Royal Oak Burial Park, with artist Paula Jardine, host the third annual Summer So[u]lstice June 23.

An opportunity for the public to experience and enjoy the grounds of the Burial Park in a unique and different way, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy live music and the quiet gift of poetry when Wendy Morton and Rhonda Ganz turn your memories into poems made from your words.

Stroll through the terraces, find your ancestors and ask questions of staff, visit the Woodlands green burial area and see the plans and site for the Little Spirits Garden, a special community memorial dedicated to infant and child loss.

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In the Community

Alex Tilley, founder and inventor of Tilley Hats, visited Victoria May 26 for a Tilley Hat signing at the recently opened downtown Tilley store. Tilley signed 123 hats and for every hat signed, Tilley Endurables donated $5 to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Victoria. In addition to the $615 raised by the signing, Tilley Hat owners contributed another $75 for a combined total of $690.

Highlights of the signing include one man with 13 hats, and another person with a United Nations Canadian Peacekeeping light blue Tilley hat that had seen service in the Persian Gulf.

Awards & Accolades

After more than 100 nominations and a public vote, the West Coast Social Media Awards have narrowed the field to category finalists which will now be evaluated by the judges’ panel.  One winner in each category will be revealed June 8 at the awards dinner at the Victoria Conference Centre, emceed by Erica Ehm.

Madrona Gallery is celebrating its second anniversary and invites art lovers to stop by from 1 to 4 p.m. June 2 for a party and Nicholas Bott’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

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