A tattoo you won’t regret

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh, Basel and Nova Scotia tattoos, the Pacific Tattoo is a showcase of diverse world-class performances

The Calgary Highlanders will join the massed pipes and drums at the first Pacific Tattoo at Bear Mountain arena.

If CeltFest isn’t enough for you, the Pacific Tattoo at Bear Mountain Arena will put the swing in your kilt.

The Pacific Tattoo, which runs July 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on July 15 at 1:30 p.m., is a musical extravaganza of military bands, massed pipes and drums, fiddlers, dancers and vocalists.

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh, Basel and Nova Scotia tattoos, the Pacific Tattoo is a showcase of diverse world-class performances – and the biggest indoor show on Vancouver Island.

Performers from Germany and the Maritimes will be among the spectacular lineup at this first Pacific Tattoo at Bear Mountain. Organizers promise pageantry, music, dance and comedy in a two-hour show that will delight audiences of all ages.

Producer Roger McGuire and director Dave Tarry have a long history of involvement with military tattoos. McGuire has performed in numerous international tattoos and military festivals.

Tarry organized naval celebrations and royal visits during his years of service, including two military tattoos.

“We are all excited by the creativity that has gone into the development of the show, and by the calibre of the acts that are eager to join us,” said McGuire. “The crowd in Bear Mountain Arena can expect traditional tattoo elements like massed pipes and drums and Celtic dancers, and we have some international crowd-pleasers and surprises in store too.”

Among the tattoo’s attractions will be the Trumpeters of Berittener Fanfarenzug Freckenhorst, the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Calgary Highlanders, Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums, Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band and Canadian fiddle and step dance star, Stephanie Cadman.

The tattoo also includes special skills demonstrations, a 55-voice choir and a 50-strong team of dancers including jive and Chinese dance groups and the Pacific Tattoo’s own Celtic dance team.

Tickets for the Pacific Tattoo are $37.50 for adults, with discounted pricing for children, seniors, groups and military personnel. Tickets can be purchased online at pacifictattoo.ca or from the Bear Mountain Arena box office at 250-478-8384. For more information, go to pacifictattoo.ca.

Just Posted

Saanich school grapples with death of 13-year-old

Teenager died after being struck and pinned by tree while on a field trip near Sooke

No boozing while BC Ferries cruising

Planned June launch for alcohol sales delayed

UPDATE: Firefighters bring Sooke wildfire under control

Firefighters responded to a wildfire that burned an area about 100 by… Continue reading

UPDATE: Victoria teen killed on field trip near Sooke

Second youth also injured in incident at Camp Barnard

New map a welcome addition for Victoria dog owners

UVic student maps out hundreds of pet-friendly locations across Greater Victoria

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

PHOTOS: MP Mark Warawa loses brief battle with cancer

The Conservative Member of Parliament and long-time community advocate died in hospice this morning

Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC reports 24 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2018

Rossland boy finds human kindness sweet as honey after beehive destroyed

Family overwhelmed by kind offerings of strangers all across B.C.

Most Read