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VFF Partners

VFF Partners, we love ‘em, and yes, we’d kiss ‘em if we could. It takes gazillions in time, energy, and, yes, money to put together our fab fest. We clack our clapper board to the awesome generosity and continuing support (yes, believe it or not they keep coming back) of local businesses, government, and media.

  • Director

    Connecting people who care with causes that matter® Since 1936, the Victoria Foundation has been managing charitable gifts to create permanent, income-earning funds that support hundreds of charities each year. We grant nearly a million dollars a month, and to-date we have distributed more than $269 million to support charities locally and across Canada.

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    Prince of Whales has been providing exciting, educational whale-watching experiences in the beautiful Salish Sea since 1993. Come down to the inner harbour and see why We’re Victoria’s choice!

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  • Government

    The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.”

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    Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province's creative industries.

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    The CRD plays a key role in providing services that can be delivered efficiently and effectively through region-wide or shared service delivery models. These include the regional water supply, solid waste,wastewater treatment, regional parks, housing, 911 call answer, and recreation facilities. With more than 200 service, infrastructure and financing agreements with municipalities and electoral areas, the CRD delivers services in the following categories: regional, where all municipalities and electoral areas are served sub-regional, where two or more jurisdictions are served local, in the electoral areas where the CRD is the local government In addition, the CRD owns and operates the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), a nonprofit provider of 1,418 affordable rental units within seven municipalities, and administers the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD). The CRHD invests in traditional health care services and provides capital funding for health care infrastructure, such as health facilities and hospital equipment.

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    Capital City of British Columbia Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People, Victoria is a forward- thinking, active community. The city is home to a dynamic, thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, with an unparalleled natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors. It’s a place where sustainability, health and well-being are the cornerstones of creating a prosperous future.

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    Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry Our mandate - To foster and promote the development of the audiovisual industry in Canada. Our vision - Telefilm and Canada, Partner of Choice. Our driving goal - Bringing Canadian creativity to the world. A proud champion of Canadian talent and stories, at home and abroad, Telefilm has been at the heart of the Canadian audiovisual industry for more than half a century.

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    The BC Arts Council (BCAC) was created in 1995 as an agency of the Province of British Columbia under the Arts Council Act. The BCAC nurtures and supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From community arts in rural and urban centres, to individual artists, professional performing arts companies, Indigenous artists and cultural organizations, art galleries, local museums and music festivals – BCAC supports a range of activities while engaging with artists and communities to inform policies and programs.

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    Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent more than $57 billion in the Canadian economy and close to 673,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.

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    B.C.'s elected leaders and public servants are here to serve the citizens of B.C. and they're held accountable for their actions and decisions that impact residents. Learn about the different government bodies, the people that staff them and the work that they do.

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    The B.C. Francophone Affairs Program (FAP) supports programs and services in French for approximately 70,000 Francophones and 300,000 Francophiles in B.C. to ensure our French-speaking community has access to information it needs. The Francophone Affairs Program provides the following services: • Supports the planning and delivery of French language government services • Serves as a liaison between the government and French-speaking organizations in the province • Provides funding opportunities to deliver programs or services in French • Organizes and coordinates the delivery of B.C. Francophonie Day at the B.C. Legislature • Supports B.C.’s participation in the Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie

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  • Venue

    Victoria Film Festival's host hotel partner. Only 5 minutes’ walk from the Inner Harbour, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria offers a restaurant and bar on site. A mini market provides additional convenience. Free WiFi is available.

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    Passionately Delivering Exceptional Experiences Cineplex is a leading Canadian company that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. It offers a unique escape through its theatres and entertainment venues, and is a joint venture partner in Scene+, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program. It also runs successful businesses in digital commerce, food service, cinema media, digital place-based media and amusement solutions.

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    Multiplex movie theater with a conical glass-roofed foyer, snack counter & reclining seats at the corner of Blanshard and Yates in Downtown Victoria.

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  • Hospitality

    We are a locally-owned and operated restaurant group that strives to showcase what’s local and seasonal by utilizing the ingredients produced by our sustianable 10 acre farm. Our farm, located in North Saanich, just 20 minutes from our downtown locations, provides our guests with a locally focsued culinary experience. We are dedicated to presenting thoughtful, innovative, creative and delicious dishes at each of our unique dining locations by showcasing the high- quality, seasonal ingredients from the 10 Acres farm and other local suppliers. 10 Acres Farm & Restaurants offers 4 unique dining locations to chose from; 2 in the busy hub of downtown Victoria, and 2 in the quaint seaside town of Sidney. With 4 unique dining locations you can choose the location & type of experience that best suits your culinary desires.

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    Spinnakers is the Oldest Brewpub in Canada. It opened for business May 15, 1984! Island Made. Spinnakers has always believed that the measure of a good pub is in its ability to serve a good meal along with a good pint. Over the last 31 years, we have always supported farm to table eating, and have partnered with over 35 local farmers and producers who supply us with fresh, local foods all year long. We seek ingredients with good stories behind them, and our team brings it all together with their passion to make Spinnakers an authentic taste of Vancouver Island. It is the abundance of healthy, delicious food available in our part of the world that inspired Spinnakers to embrace the local food movement before it became a movement. Our commitment to the food of Southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and our surrounding waters shines through in everything we do. At Spinnakers we are proud to be an icon of local sustainability. Consistently voted: Best of Victoria by Newsgroup reader polls, Best Pub by Victoria chapter of Campaign for Real Ale, Best Pub food by EAT Magazine, and Fodor’s choice for Victoria accommodations.

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    Fol Epi Bakery offers the best in craft baking. With a contemporary approach to classic french influenced breads and pastries we source the finest organically grown ingredients, carefully handled by our skilled bakers to develop outstanding flavours, textures and aromas. Our pastry shop stocks a full line of pastries, cakes, pies and gelato made with local fruit, as well as high quality chocolate and spices from around the world to satisfy all your sweet cravings. Our café offers some of the best coffee and tea in the city and a variety of sandwiches assembled with combinations of local produce and cheeses, house made smoked and cured meats, wild seafood, pickles and spreads prepared fresh throughout the day. Our breads are made from organic Red Fife wheat stone milled on site. We use a wild yeast culture for most of our breads and bake with a wood fired brick oven. For your picnic or relaxing dinner at home, our house made charcouterie and fresh baguettes are a great way to start - Sometimes it's the whole meal!

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    With everything from cherry trees to street art, punk bars and art galleries, Fernwood is where we work, live, and play. For us, coffee is a way to engage community, connect to place, and to build relationships. Our coffee reflects that. We roast in what once was a bicycle courier call centre, and serve coffee and food in The Parsonage Cafe. We’re more than a hole in the wall or a hyper­ refined downtown locale: we’re a hub for the Fernwood community, a meeting place, a routine morning stop, a weekend ritual, and an active member of our community. Eclectic, bustling, and community driven, we strive to capture our experience of Fernwood in everything we do. Fernwood Coffee was established in 2007 after we took over The Parsonage Cafe. Intrigued by the circa 1930's German coffee roaster sitting behind the cafe’s counter, we enrolled in world­-renowned roasting courses, workshops, and trade shows everywhere from Idaho, to California, to Seattle; traveled extensively; apprenticed with highly­ regarded baristas and roasters; and researched exhaustively to roast, brew, and pull the finest coffee possible. Since then, a lot’s happened: we purchased a much more modern roaster, briefly lived in the apartment suite above our cafe, traveled to and judged a number of international barista competitions, trained world class baristas, and won some awards. We've worked hard to make our cafe and roastery a cultural staple in Fernwood. If relationships to community and place drive us, coffee defines us. We hand craft and roast only the finest coffees, and constantly experiment to highlight the best that each carefully sourced coffee has to offer. As obsessive roasters and competitive baristas, we push ourselves and try new things while never straying from what matters most: distinctive coffee made right here in Fernwood. The story’s the same with our cafe menu. We source ingredients from local farmers, butchers, fishmongers, and bakers to provide a menu that’s fresh, reasonable, and local. Classic yet contemporary, refined yet unpretentious, our seasonal menu is developed with the same degree of care, attention, and experimentation that goes into our award winning espresso and filtered coffees. By having a hand in each step of the process — from green bean sourcing, to roasting, to brewing, to menu design, to serving, to barista training — we provide a meeting place that reflects our devotion to coffee, community, and culture in Fernwood.

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    Modern brunch & dinner spot featuring organic ingredients & breads from a wood-fired oven. Agrius is a contemporary regional restaurant inspired by French cuisine. We learn from, but are not confined to, traditional and classic methods, while always remaining progressive in our approach to handling ingredients and preparing food. Our menu is dictated by the seasonal availability and quality of the organic ingredients we use, so much like the seasons change, so does our food menu. We deal with many local producers, farms and foragers to ensure the freshest and highest quality level of everything that goes into our dishes. Our bartenders take the same approach with our drinks program, which is constantly changing to showcase classic and original cocktails, local beers, wine and spirits, while also featuring interesting and unique international products. Our space, much like many of our dishes, is meant to be shared, so please come and enjoy yourselves while our kitchen and front of house staff provide you with a fun and interesting dining experience.

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    As Vancouver Island’s largest winery, Church & State Wines Brentwood Bay is a must-see for visitors to the region. Pouring award-winning wines from both our Vancouver Island and Okanagan Estate vineyards, Church & State offers a unique experience to our guests.

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    Q REPRESENTS QUEEN AND COUNTRY, A NOD TO QUEEN VICTORIA, WITH A MODERN TWIST ON ROYALTY. Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. The Pacific Northwest cuisine is based on regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, and utilizes our own chef’s herb and vegetable garden to ensure a fresh and unique meal. The wine list celebrates an excellent selection of the best of the Pacific Northwest and top vintages from around the globe. Relax with the best views in the city on our harbour facing Veranda. Steeped in the history of the Fairmont Empress but with a modern feel, Q at the Empress is the place to be on Vancouver Island. Our carefully curated menu features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings.

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    Glo Restaurant + Lounge is located along the Selkirk Waterway, just minutes from the Galloping Goose Trail. With floor-to-ceiling windows, each seat offers a beautiful view of the waterway. Elevated global fare & cocktails are the draw at this chic outpost.

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    Located below street level and open from 5pm-2am every night, The Mint provides a habitat for comfort and interchange much needed on the inner city frontier. We look forward to being a part of your next urban experience.

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    Excellent food, top notch service and unrivaled views of the harbour. Our facility is located on the waters edge, right across from the Fairmont Empress. We offer large portion sizes, large selection of items, quality and good value. Milestones has familiar food with a unique twist.

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    We use time-honoured distilling methods to achieve our sustainable and traditional approach to the production of our spirits. We are proudly committed to quality & sustainability. Our internationally award-winning craft distillery was founded in 2015. Current spirits include Seaside Gin, Akvavit, Vodka and Whisky in 2019. We are open for tours and tastings, check our website or call for hours. We also produce seasonal releases like Loganberry Vodka and Dark Chocolate Vodka. Our Akvavit won CASC's Best Artisan Spirit in 2018 beating all other spirits entered. Winter 2018 sees the release of our Asian inspired Kazuki Gin, featuring cherry blossoms petals and yuzu from Japan and green tea leaves and flowers from Westholme Tea Farm. Stop by for a complimentary sample and tour.

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    Boom + Batten Restaurant and Cafe serves coastal cuisine inspired by our local surroundings and global adventures. Our open kitchen features an earthstone wood and gas fire oven, along with seasonal menus showcasing the best of our regional bounty. Set within Canada’s only mega yacht marina, Boom + Batten offers an unparalleled experience. Join us in our café or dining room.

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    Victoria’s number 1 rate family restaurant on Trip Advisor. Family owned and operated, Ithaka offers Authentic Greek comfort foods prepared with love. Be our guest, enjoy our delicious Greek food, our friendly service and warm hospitality. Open Monday to Saturday, 4 pm to 9 pm. Closed on Sundays. Take out available.

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    Fresh ingredients make up your HUGE salad or EPIC sandwiches at the only local place where you can find 8 handmade soups which change daily. In store all of our suppliers are LOCAL. The smell of Victoria's Best Soup Restaurant will have you craving for our incredible Chili or local's favourite Chicken Stew, just like the inside of Momma's pot pie! Too hot for soup and sandwiches? Get a scoop ice cream with lots of toppings in a waffle cone. Prefer to build the biggest sandwich you've ever seen? Come on in! Meat, vegan, veggie and gluten friendly options in everything we do every day. #lovefromsoupa #whatwilltheydonext

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    At Hey Happy we love people, we love creativity and most of all we LOVE coffee. Our coffees are treated with respect and an uncompromising touch. Here, coffee isn’t just a commodity. At Hey Happy we treat it as it truly is, a beverage every bit as complex and profound as the finest wines and spirits in the world. It’s all in the details. The roasters with whom we work; the local businesses with whom we partner. From our house made cashew milk to our famous signature drinks. Design and atmosphere. Jazz and funk. It's in the details. And it's these details that blend together seamlessly to create the sensory experience that is Hey Happy.

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  • Supporting

    Traveling to VFF from the island and beyond? Make your ride more convenient, affordable, and sustainable with car-sharing! Pick one of Modo's shared daily drives, hybrids or EVs and ride worry-free with the all-included insurance, gas and even few dedicated parking spots. Not a member yet? Sign up using the code VFFCARSHARE and get $50 free drive time to help you start.

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    Join us to immerse yourself in the languages and cultures of Spain, Latin America and Italy. We offer small classes, experiential learning and study abroad opportunities. Whether you want to build your language and cultural skills or prepare to live and work abroad, Hispanic and Italian studies can help you understand your place in the world. Open the doors to the Spanish-speaking world from North America to Patagonia to Western Europe and enhance your future career prospects!

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    Grüezi, Bonjour, Buongiorno, Bun di! Dear friends of Switzerland My team and I welcome you to the website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver. It is our pleasure to represent the interests of Switzerland and of the Swiss citizens in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. In this context, all consular services are offered at our counters. A broad range of information on consular issues, administrative procedures, as well as opening hours and contacts in case of emergency are available to Swiss citizens and friends of Switzerland through the respective links on this website. We also actively encourage exchanges in areas such as trade and investment, innovation, education, science, tourism, culture and environment. Besides this webpage, you can find us on Facebook where we publish daily news on Switzerland and inform about Swiss events taking place in Western Canada. Please "like" and "follow" us. I look forward to contributing to the further development of the relations between Switzerland and Canada and, most importantly, to the various encounters with the Swiss community, a significant player in the promotion of Swiss values throughout the consular district and beyond. Should you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your visit Andreas Rufer Consul General of Switzerland in Vancouver

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    The first Monk Office opened its doors in 1951 in Victoria, run by Mr. Charlie Monk who later sold the business to Ron McKenzie. It’s been in the family ever since, growing to 8 locations across Vancouver Island including a Head Office and Distribution Center in Victoria.

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    Welcome to Goldstream Distillery, a family-owned local distillery. We hope you’ll enjoy our exceptionally smooth Vodka, Gin, and Whisky, sourced from 100% Alberta wheat, made here on Vancouver Island.

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    Depuis 16 ans, la Tournée Québec Cinéma propulse le cinéma québécois d’un océan à l’autre faisant d’elle la plus importante activité de rayonnement de notre 7e art à travers le Canada. Consciente que la plupart des communautés francophones du pays n’ont pas accès aux films québécois, franco-canadiens et autochtones sur grand écran, la Tournée bonifie la programmation de festivals existants et enrichit l’offre culturelle des communautés francophones hors Québec. Plusieurs artistes se joignent à l’aventure, créant ainsi un lieu de rencontres privilégiées avec les francophones et francophiles amoureux du cinéma d’ici. For 16 years, the Quebec Cinema Tour has propelled Quebec cinema from coast to coast, making it the most important outreach activity for our 7th art across Canada. Aware that most French-speaking communities in the country do not have access to Quebec, French-Canadian and Indigenous films on the big screen, the Tour enhances the programming of existing festivals and enriches the cultural offer of French-speaking communities outside Quebec. Several artists join the adventure, thus creating a privileged meeting place with Francophones and Francophiles who love local cinema.

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    We are an integrated developer, owner and manager of premium commercial real estate in Victoria, BC. We provide our clients with market-leading space solutions through responsive management services and an unwavering commitment to high quality construction and maintenance practices. We are deeply rooted in the Victoria community and take a long-term approach to everything we do.

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    The Japan Foundation aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchange throughout the world, presenting valuable and appealing aspects of Japanese culture to other countries and promoting mutual understanding with peoples around the world.

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    Do250 is your best place to find things to do in Victoria. From concerts to comedy, film to food, and charity events to book readings, Do250 is the one-stop destination for planning your week. Plus, we are constantly giving away free tickets, backstage passes, and exclusive prizes. Signing up is free and easy, and also allows you to discover and promote events, share your picks with others, buy tickets online, and be the first to know about all the awesome happenings in Victoria.

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    The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) represents the creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry in British Columbia. The DGC BC Collective Agreement covers the categories of Director, 2nd Unit Director, Production & Unit Manager, plus those employed in the various Assistant Director and Locations Departments.

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    The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 27,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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    What do Friedrich Nietzsche, the Brothers Grimm and Nosferatu all have in common? They all have Germanic roots. Germanic studies let you build language proficiency, explore new cultures and worldviews and even study or work in a German-speaking country.

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    I would like to extend my greetings and a warm welcome to all the Italian citizens who reside in the provinces of Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan), the Yukon Territory and to all the other users of this website who would like to avail themselves of the services provided by the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. With the Embassy in Ottawa as our leader and in collaboration with all the institutions and the several Italian associations of this region, we would like to offer steadfast communication between you and our country. We aim to strengthen the solid relationships already in place and to offer further opportunities of mutual knowledge and growth in the socio-cultural, economic-commercial and scientific-technological fields. Our team is committed to meet your expectations in the best way possible on a daily basis. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and do not hesitate to contact me for any comments or suggestions you may have at segreteria.vancouver@esteri.it I look forward to meeting you in person! Happy web-browsing! Fabio Messineo

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    Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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    The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is a not-for-profit association, incorporated by an Act of Parliament. Founded in 1901, the CMPA emerged from a need for physicians to work together to support their physician colleagues. The CMPA’s tag line, Empowering Better Healthcare, underscores our enduring commitment to assist members in reducing their medical-legal risk and to contribute to improvements in the safety of care. The CMPA By-law establishes the rules that guide the conduct of the Association's affairs. The CMPA is governed by an elected council of 30 practising physicians representing specific geographical areas of Canada, as well as various clinical practices. The council is responsible for overseeing the business of the Association and to direct management concerning operational matters. The CMPA's long-held tenet of mutuality means the CMPA has a responsibility to its members, and members have a responsibility to each other and the CMPA to practise in a manner consistent with the values of the medical profession. Through this mutual commitment, the CMPA provides effective medical liability protection and offers real value to physicians. Learn more about what we do.

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    LEAVING THE EARTH BETTER In everything we do we aim to work in harmony with nature – mirroring its patterns and its ancient wisdom. From water and the soil to tiny pollinators and birds, we’re passionate about protecting our planet and leaving this earth better than we found it.

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    GARDENWORKS is a collection of unique, BC owned community garden centres offering a wide selection of beautiful plants, garden supplies, pottery & home décor as well as expert advice. We are driven to create an inspired experience for our guests. At GARDENWORKS we connect guests to nature, to growing beauty and harmony in gardens, homes and communities. Connecting people to our natural world, we inspire our guests to create greener, healthier and more vibrant communities.

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    The Faculty of Social Sciences is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of people. We have over 140 regular faculty members, over 200 additional adjunct, emeritus and sessional faculty, and approximately 30 support employees. Our student community includes roughly 400 graduate students and over 4500 undergraduate students. We thrive in a culture based on excellent teaching and world-class scholarship, innovation and professional practice. We are committed to diversity. Our student population comes from BC, across Canada and from countries around the world.

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    In 1988, the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) became the first Senate-approved research centre at the University of Victoria. Recognizing the importance of the Asia-Pacific region to Canada, the concept of a centre focusing on Asia-Pacific issues was given financial support by the Dorothy and David Lam Foundation, the Federal Secretary of State and the Provincial Government of British Columbia. Since its inception, CAPI has acted as a vital link between the University of Victoria and the Asia–Pacific region, providing programming and research initiatives that have brought together scholars from the Asia-Pacific region with those from UVic. Over three decades later, the Asia-Pacific region not only continues to of importance to Canada, but has grown in its significance.

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    A family-owned and operated development and real estate investment firm, we specialize in commercial rentals to small businesses and in community-focused residential developments. People are at the forefront of who we are and what we do, and we’re proud to play an important role in developing strong, vibrant communities.

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    The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, was established in 1976. The current premises have a historical value, they belong to the Italian Government and are located near the campus of the University of Toronto. The Istituto is a centre for cultural and academic activities, a school of Italian language and civilization, a source of information about contemporary Italy, its regions and its multilayered cultural heritage as well as a venue for art exhibitions, lectures, films, and video screenings. In addition, the Istituto provides the opportunity for cultural collaboration between Italian and Canadian organizations and individuals, in order to facilitate exchange in the field of theatre, music and cinema. It offers information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators interested in Italian cultural events in Canada. The Institute supports initiatives which favour intercultural and multilateral dialogue based on the principles of democracy, reciprocal respect and international solidarity and it is often involved in events organized by other cultural offices of the EU countries.

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    Hornby Organic is founded on a simple family recipe. Our mission is to make affordable organic food without our planet and customers paying the price. Why? Because that’s what our mom taught us to do. Our story began on the incredible gulf island of Hornby, where life is slow, in the best way. It’s home to a special kind of people who are self-reliant and do things a little differently.

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  • Media

    BC’s First Private TV Station Celebrates 60 Years in Broadcasting At 5pm on December 1, 1956 CHEK-TV, B.C.’s first privately owned television station and affiliate of the CBC network, hit the airwaves. Over the next six decades, the station’s identity, logo design and network affiliations changed numerous times, until in September of 2009, CHEK became North America’s first and only employee-owned television station. In the last 60-years the evolution of CHEK has come full circle. Live television of the past gave way to film, videotape and satellite feeds, only to find its way back to the energy and spontaneity of ‘live’ news broadcasts. Throughout the station’s incredible history it has continued to produced popular local programs relevant to viewers on Vancouver Island. Most of the station-produced programs in the early days were primarily entertainment shows such as the TV House Party Show in 1956, the Ida Clarkson Show from 1962 to 1991 and Club 6 where local teens could come and try the latest dance moves every afternoon ‘live’ in the CHEK studio located on Epsom Drive in Victoria. From the days of CHEK-TV’s founding father Charlie White to the present-day employee-owners, CHEK has a rich legacy of producing local news, weather and sports as well as information programming including the current crop of productions like Cookin’ on The Coast hosted by Garrett Schack, The Wealthy Life with Sybil Verch, Trend with Amy McGeachy and of course the time-honoured CHEK Around with Gordie Tupper, to highlight just a few. Over the past six decades, CHEK has grown to meet the ever-changing needs of advertisers and audiences. Gone are the days of live commercials, where the message was more important than the length. Today, CHEK’s award winning Creative Services department captures an advertiser’s message in a precise highly-crafted, 30 or 15 second spot that is often complimented by on-line advertising. CHEK has been part of the fabric of the communities it serves since 1956, and continues to provide viewers with compelling and comprehensive news coverage from all across Vancouver Island seven days a week. Giving back has also been a major part of the station’s 60-year history. CHEK continues to dedicate its people, airtime and resources to countless events and causes. Thank you for watching and supporting CHEK!

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    YAM magazine is Victoria’s lifestyle magazine, created specifically for people who want to live well, live smart and enjoy life in Greater Victoria. Through features, profiles and how-to articles, YAM celebrates the vibrant personalities, trends and tastes that make the South Island region on beautiful Vancouver Island such a desirable place to live. YAM is published six times per year by the team at Page One Publishing. You can pick up a copy of YAM in several locations in Oak Bay, Fairfield, Cook Street Village, downtown Victoria, Estevan Village, Cadboro Bay, Cordova Bay, Westshore, Sidney and Duncan. You also may be fortunate to receive a complimentary copy in your mailbox or condo! See the full list of pick-up locations below.

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    CBC Radio One is the English-language news and information radio network of the publicly owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It is commercial-free and offers local and national programming. It is available on AM and FM to 98 percent of Canadians and overseas over the Internet, and through mobile apps.

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    Learn the history behind Nexus Newspaper and meet our team of students, staff, and members of the Nexus Publishing Society. Nexus became incorporated as its own society on March 22, 1999. Operated before that by the Camosun College Student Society, the newspaper now functions separately, complete with its own constitution, bylaws, elected student board, and paid CUPE staff. The purpose of the society is: To publish informative, analytical, and entertaining materials with focus on issues affecting Camosun College students. The society will strive to maintain current journalistic standards of truth, fairness, and accuracy. Funding Camosun students pay just over $85,000 in student fees towards the publication of Nexus (around $10 per year, per student) and revenues raised through selling ads and fundraising cover the remainder of the paper’s operating costs.

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    Black Press is home to some of the oldest, most established newspapers in B.C. and Alberta. From rural voices in Chilliwack and Quesnel, to urban voices in Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Red Deer, market by market these are the leading newspapers in their respective communities. In the United States, Black Press operates Sound Publishing with 49 titles in Washington’s Puget Sound region; in Hawaii with Oahu Publications; and in Alaska. In print and online, our urban, suburban and rural newspapers provide clients a superior blend of localized news coverage and unmatched integrated marketing solutions. We invest in relevant journalism that affects the communities we serve. And we strive to meet the marketing needs of our clients with a strategic blend of print, online and mobile marketing solutions. Founded in 1975, Black Press now publishes more than 170 titles in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, the Juneau (Alaska) Empire and San Francisco (Calif.) Examiner daily newspapers. The company is administered and majority owned by David H. Black of Victoria, B.C.

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    It takes a community to raise a child... and HarbourLiving.ca is a demanding one. Over the last eight years, the website has grown from a small Central Island baby, developing and growing with every passing year. With more than 1000 event listings per month submitted by over 8000 event organizers and the support of our many fantastic local advertisers, HarbourLiving.ca has become Vancouver Island's most comprehensive resource for events. We believe in the people of Vancouver Island... and are dedicated to supporting the many events, groups and organizations that work hard to make it the very special place that it is. As a community leader, HarbourLiving.ca gives these groups a powerful platform to promote their event information to the public and a useful resource for event organizers as they work through the event planning process. When they're successful, we're successful...because this is the place where we live, work and play together.

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