Canadian Women’s Rugby champion Jessica Dovanne possesses the rare qualities of athletic passion and commitment to endure extreme training. Forging her competitive edge from youthful rivalry with her twin brother, she one day rose to a friend’s challenging statement, “You can’t do that (rugby).” She is now a top player for both the Women’s 7’s and 15’s while having overcome serious knee injuries. Dovanne expresses, “When reaching your goals take the time to celebrate both the success and the opportunity to set a new one.” Jessica and team have persevered under grueling conditioning such as Poland’s Cryotherapy (freezer) training preparing for the World’s and concentrated Combat regime during Centralized Training in Victoria (PISE and COE). In 2013, Jessica was part of the 7’s Championships in Hong Kong and two victories over England for the tournament win at the Nations Cup – a first in Canadian history! Now, her personal goal is to attend and win the 2016 Olympics.
There’s more to be said with the way we say it
Rarely do the inspiring words of our youth meet an audience, however Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate, Morgan Purvis, hopes to change that.
The power of music that moves you
All heads turn to Ocian Flo as the lights are dimmed and a soft drone begins. Her impressive set of large crystal bowls come to life. For Ocian, in the beginning, the resonating sound completely moved her. It was uniquely rhythmic with each twist of her wrist and various degrees of pressure. She had studied…
Sunrise brings a re-discovered love of music back to a shining star
Growing up Paul O’Brien was surrounded by Celtic sounds, he played a variety of instruments and at thirteen began playing guitar.
Peaceful sound creating connection within the real world
Downstairs among old barrels in a historic tavern during the Canadian Music Festival in
A life worth living and the miles in between
The first rehearsal space for Johnny Galactic was a friend’s small farm shed; it did the job as they evolved to regular gigs at 17Mile House,
The elegance of physical feminine in motion
The power in true beauty and movement is almost indescribable. It is positively infectious for the fortunate audience members especially