Passion for Tango Festival 2009

July 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm (Uncategorized) ()


Charitable Status

Passion for Tango is proud to announce that we have received our Charitable Status! This helps the society in a few ways. Status as a charitable organization means that we do not have to pay federal income tax. Furthermore, as a charitable organization, we can issue “Official Income Tax Receipts” for donations. With these receipts, donors are able to deduct the donation on their annual income tax return.

Another Incredible Tango Vocalist Added:

Exciting news: the list of performers for Passion for Tango Festival has expanded once more to include the deep and soulful sound of a male tango singer.

Hector “pato” Flores

Hector’s voice is clear, smooth and passionate. He sings a capella and has since he was a boy when he would listen to tango on the radio. Like the working class of his culture and home Country of Chile he has sung in the neighborhood festivals, parties and local clubs.

Still Time to Get Early Bird Tickets!

Members of the Passion for Tango Society make take advantage of early bird pricing before August 1 2009. Groups of five or more may also take advantage of the same discounted prices. Tickets forCantago, the Junction of Tango and Jazz are only $15 and Tango Masters, with Linda Lee Thomas and Jonathan Goldman are only $18. To purchase your tickets at these fabulous prices please call the hotline 778.432.0112 (Victoria) or email

Memberships are still available and are only $10 (a form of donation to the society). You support is essential in our initial years and there are many benefits too: as a member, you receive first pick of early bird tickets, discounts on booking blocks of tickets and a free member’s year end concert. There is no requirement to be a member. If you wish to support us please send a cheque made payable to Passion for Tango Society to:

Passion for Tango Society

#104, 908 Cook St.

Victoria, BC V8V 3Z3


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Unveiling and grand opening of Centennial Square’s Spirit Square artwork

July 22, 2009 at 9:06 am (Community, public_art) ()

The City of Victoria invites residents to the grand opening, tomorrow at 11 am, of the new Spirit Square public art installation at Centennial Square next to City Hall.

The artworks are totem poles, “carved by Butch and Clarence Dick (Songhees Nation father and son) . The ceremony begins with dancers and drumming at 11 and the poles will be unveiled at about 11:20 a.m. with speeches and other entertainment to follow. We will also have a kid’s tent with facepainting and some yummy food. So please pass this on and try to attend.” (source: City of Victoria mail-out)

Spirit Square announcement

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Our World At War Photo Exhibit 7/10 – 7/30

July 20, 2009 at 9:24 am (Uncategorized) ()

Our World At War

A Photo Exhibit Examining the Human Impact of War Launches in Victoria BC

Still displaced 16 years on.

The 20 families living in this converted garage share one outdoor lavatory and draw water from a single tap. They fled Abkhazia 16 years ago during an earlier conflict and have, for the most part, been forgotten as authorities focus on re-housing the latest wave of displaced persons from Kudori Gorge in Abkhazia after the recent conflict in 2008.

Antonin Kratochvil/ICRC/VII

Forty images; forty stories of suffering, struggle, and hope. The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to present “Our World At War” a photo exhibit featuring images from five world-class award-winning photographers. The exhibit, a partnership between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and VII (a photo agency dedicated to socially-committed documentary photography), uncovers the human suffering and dignity of ordinary people living in extraordinary war torn, or previously war-torn circumstances. Acclaimed photographers James Nachtwey, Franco Pagetti, Antonin Kratochvil, Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris turn their lenses to Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia, Haiti and the Philippines, bringing individual stories to the fore, including women struggling to recover from sexual violence, famlies coping with displacement, and individuals recovering from personal injuries.

The exhibit runs from July 10–30, 2009.

1005 Broad Street,Victoria, British Columbia

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am–6pm; Friday:11am–7pm; Saturday and Sunday: 12pm–5pm

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Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine 7/16 – 7/19

July 14, 2009 at 9:24 am (Uncategorized) ()


Tickets are now on sale! THE MAIN EVENT on Thursday July 16th will uncork
Taste with more than 40 wineries and over 150 British Columbia wines to
swirl, sniff and sip. Enjoy the live sounds of jazz singer EMILY BRADEN and
the funky vibe of GREENLAW.

TICKETS are currently available at an early-bird price of $75 until June 30
from the McPherson Box Office 250.386.6121 or 1.888.717.6121 July 1,
tickets are $100. (prices do not include GST or service charges)

All Friday, Saturday and Sunday event and seminars tickets are
available directly through the taste website

The inaugural year of TASTE uncorks a fabulous food and drink
festival! It’s all about the experience of enjoying the incredible bounty
of Vancouver Island and sipping the wonderful wines of British Columbia.
The indulgent four days will be filled with lots to do, see, experience and
/taste/! See the full schedule at

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