Community events in brief

Vancouver Island Parent Conference Saturday

The Vancouver Island Parent Conference has released more tickets for the sold out event.

People interested should visit the registration page on

The conference is at Spectrum school on Saturday, Feb. 23, and is a joint endeavour by the district parent advisory councils of Sooke and Victoria.

Rise of the superbug talk at UVic on Tuesday

University of Victoria medical program students Lauren Whittaker and Leah Ellingwood will address a number of questions about the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs at a free talk on Tuesday.

The students will speak on antibiotic resistance, how it affects the public, and how the public can help on Feb. 26 from 12 to 1 p.m., Room 150, Medical Sciences building. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Black pioneers of B.C. talk at Saanich library on Wednesday

Karen Hoshal, past president of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society and a descendant of the Alexander pioneer family, provides information on a number of other B.C. black pioneers.

The talk is part of Black History month and is at the Greater Victoria Public Library Saanich Centennial Branch (Pearkes arena, 3110 Tillicum Rd.) Feb. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m.



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