Nothing speaks so strongly about the power of live performance and the value of performers who bring their music to the streets as the kind of rapt attention they get from small children. I suspect a lot of kids think music is a noise that just comes out of speakers so when they see and hear a live performance it opens up a whole new world. In the background of the photo is Karly Summers, a local singer/songwriter who was singing on Friday at Victoria's Night Market on Ship Point Pier. We'll have a little closer look at Karly and her music next week.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!