Keith Levang is our Artist in Residence

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Please join us in welcoming Keith as he adds colour and warmth to our lobby for the month of August. You can see Keith and other Victoria Artists throughout downtown Victoria hotels in August as part of Artishow Victoria.  The Chateau Victoria is one of five hotels in Victoria participating.

Keith was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and now reside on Vancouver Island where he is  fully engaged in the visual arts and painting full time.   He exhibits his work mostly on Vancouver Island, Vancouver & Metro Vancouver.

“My representational style of painting allows me to present the subject faithfully while maintaining the feel and look of a painting, rather than a photograph.  My approach is to concentrate on the relationship between light & shadow within a strong composition.”

‘I try to capture a specific moment in time, one that recalls a familiar place, memory or feeling. I have spent my life on the Canadian West Coast.  The images of the sea, shoreline, mountains and  occasionally, boats & buildings, are the ones which inspire me to want to preserve that familiarity on canvas.’


Sporting events in our area for August

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* Aug 1- 5 – Canadian National Girls Bantam and Midget Box Lacrosse Championships


* Aug 9-12 – Canadian Archery Championships will be held at the West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Juan de Fuca Fields


* Aug 12 – Subaru Sooke International Half Iron


* Aug 12-13 – Victoria International Dragon Boat Championships


* Aug 16 -19 – Canadian Ultimate Championships will be held at the Topaz and Royal Athletic Parks


* Aug 24-25 – BC Provincial Lifeguarding Championships (Panorama Recreation Centre)

On August 2nd 2012 is Victoria is 150!

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On August 2, 1862 the townsite of Fort Victoria was incorporated as the City of Victoria.


The work and effort of Victoria’s forefathers and officials laid a clear path for the City of Victoria to thrive, emerging as the Capital City of British Columbia and retaining its prominence as one of the top places to live, work and play in Canada and the world.

In 2012, the City of Victoria celebrates our rich history and creates a window to our equally promising future. It is an opportunity for our community to reflect on 150 years of civic pride and renew our shared commitment to another 150 years as a world-class Capital City.

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