Helping child with learning challenges get past frustration

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Helping students move past frustrations and acting out, through intuition, calm hands-on action, and music.

Students’ studying invasive species

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A secondary school teacher shares accomplishments of her students in studying and disseminating information about invasive species in Victoria.

Finding Joan: the power of a letter

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Everything changed in a family after a letter was sent to a distant cousin.

Stewards of Cadboro Bay

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Trish and Hugh come early each morning to the beach, and leave it fresh for others to enjoy. They even remove dog poo. They think it’s a privilege to have dogs allowed on the beach,

Amos Garrett: Guitar Hero

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Amos Garrett, a Canadian guitar legend shares a festival moment that stands out for him.

A family piano

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A much traveled piano was purchased by her grandfather with the proceeds of a rail car of wheat in 1911.

Conversation prompts at coffee shop

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A table in a coffee shop with an invitation to talk

Scott Smith: Being in the music business

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Subtle difference about being a full time musician. Also the role that diversity of instruments played in his shift to being a full time musician. To view more of the almost 300 ‘Festival Moments’

Questions to shift people’s present future.

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I love the deeper conversations that the Vancouver Island Music Festival vibe contributes to. Here a social worker shares how she contributes to the shift of street people’s lives. Acknowledging the hopes and dreams of folks is a first step.

Emmy Lou Harris and Buffy St Marie

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This ‘Festival Moment’ from the Vancouver Island Music Fest, highlights a surprising moment with a young Buffy St Marie a couple of years ago. ( Bearing in mind there’s only one Buffy.) To view more of the almost 300 ‘Festival