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What's Happening This Week: September 17-22

Rain got you down? Here's a list of Vancouver Island events to keep you from feeling the fall blues.

By Breakwater Mag

The Pie Lady of Vic West

She loves the colour hot pink and makes delicious pies. Meet Victoria's inimitable "Pie Lady," Dawn Morgan.

By Sierra Skye Gemma

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag

Vancouver Island Icons: Who Are They Really?

Can Yonni accept his fate as a tantalizing doughnut whose pretty exterior is used to entice customers? Will Howard the Gnome ever be resurrected?

By Julia Serena Ready

Bones from the Deep: The Articulation of Orca Whale T-44

Victoria-based photographer Taylor Roades captures the Cetacea team at work rebuilding the skeletal remains of transient orca T-44.

By Breakwater Mag

Welcome to Breakwater Magazine

Our idea to launch Breakwater was sparked when we asked ourselves what seemed to be a simple question—"Why are we proud to be brewing on Vancouver Island?"—and discovered there was no simple answer.

By Breakwater Mag

 

What's Happening This Week: August 26 to September 1

For the last week of August and into Labour Day long weekend, we’re all about long table dinners, salmon festivals and Island-wide-paloozas.

By Breakwater Mag

Shed Tofino's Playlist is like a Road Trip From Vancouver Island to California

Tofino's Shed restaurant is 900-songs-long, and features throwback favourites like Bran Van 300's "Drinking in L.A." and Skee-Lo's, "I Wish." Plus, Shaggy.

By Breakwater Mag

What the Kelp? A Cultural Exploration of this Humble Yet Mighty Seaweed

There was a time when one of my greatest fears was seaweed. Floating in the middle of a deep, dark lake, my limbs outstretched on the surface, I would imagine the slimy grip of a seaweed tendril grabbing me from below.

By Dre Turner

What's Happening This Week: August 16 to August 24

A list of cool events happening on Vancouver Island from August 16 to August 25. Mark your calendars.

By Breakwater Mag

Here’s The Country-Heavy Playlist of Wheelies Motorcycle Shop and Cafe

For the most part, the playlist at Wheelies Motorcycles is akin to "sitting by the river, throwing rocks into the water." Unless you happen to show up on a Friday afternoon.

By Breakwater Mag

Designer Taylor Leigh On FOE Magazine and How BMX Shaped His Design Career

We ask Taylor, the person responsible for the look and feel of Breakwater, about how his former BMX career influenced his design career, the best trick he ever did on a bike, and how design shapes our daily lives.

By Julia Crawford