Posts Tagged ‘viatec’

  1. Earth’s Herbal

    May 5, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    Lily Fawn of Earth’s Herbal Tea

    “Before there were tight pants, lumberjack shirts, beards and people saying the word ‘artisanal'” there was Earth’s Herbal. Local entrepreneur, Lily Fawn, started up Earth’s Herbal in 1992 with the intent of sharing her unique herbal products with the community.

    Lily has schooling in holistic medicine, healthcare, phytotherapy and the science of herbal remedies.

    The recipes she started creating were for individual clients when she was a Holistic Consultant. The incredible blends were such a success, she was highly encouraged to create a line of products for purchase. This spawned Earth’s Herbal Products, “an ever growing line of organic tinctures, ointments, aromatherapy, sensual products and herbal teas that are not only delicious but also of the highest quality available.” There’s even a PMS and Menopause tea!

    You may have seen the fun packaging in stores around Victoria, including Ground Control Cafe. They’re colourful, playful and humorous. A few of the more popular flavours are The Study Buddy, Hangover Tea and Apple Pie.

    Her line of sensual products includes lube and nipple gel, and she even makes “Man Stuff” cologne with Rum and Bay leaves!!

    Click below to hear more about Earth’s Herbal on the B-Side show on the Zone at 91.3fm.

  2. Discover Tectoria 2017

    February 17, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    Discover Tectoria is the island’s BIGGEST tech expo, and it’s coming up on February 24th at the Crystal Garden in Victoria, BC.

    From tech exhibitors (and employers), video games, Science explosions and panel discussions… there’s something for everyone! It’s a free event, runs from 11am to 6pm, lands on a Pro-D Day and is right after exams – so you have no excuses! Last year’s event brought out nearly 4000 attendees!

    With close to 70 exhibitors and talks happening all day, it’s definitely THE place to be on February 24th. Check out the schedule below and listen to Dan Gunn explain more on the Zone at 91.3fm.

  3. Victoria’s Video Game Industry packed full of excitement

    January 20, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    There’s this illusion that working for a video game company involves countless hours of playing games on a couch, paired with bottomless popcorn and slacking off.

    Well, the amount of work that goes into making video games exciting for all ages is tremendous! Just take local company, TinyMob Games, who have been building M.E.R.C. for a year and a half and just released it.

    M.E.R.C. is a game that allows users to step into the world of non-stop, real-time tactical engagements with a 4-person squad. You can upgrade and recruit units, learn and enhance special abilities, while acquiring better weapons and gear. You can also take your toughest and bravest recruits into action in co-op multiplayer to kick some serious “Manta butt” and save the world.

    There’s been lots of excitement in Victoria’s video game community lately, including Wizard Games releasing Cowbots and Aliens and going live. gives information on a Student Video Game Work Experience Program and allows students to register, and even select which weeks they can do a work term.

    The Student Video Game Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a video game company.

    To see some of our incredible video game companies up close, make sure you attend Discover Tectoria on February 24th!

    Listen below as Dan Gunn talks about “the gateway drug to the tech sector” on the Zone at 91-3FM.

  4. The Innovation Tree

    October 14, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

    The Innovation Tree was lit on September 27th after VIATEC, the DVBA, City of Victoria and the Government Street Merchants came together to make it happen. It’s lit with Aurora lights from Limbic Media which are sound reactive! Really!

    When the sun goes down, head down to the foot of Government Street by the Fairmont Empress and the Tourism Info Centre, stand under the tree and shout, sing or play an instrument to see it in action! (Click here for a video that doesn’t do it justice).

    This tree represents our long history of innovative ideas, initiatives, products and companies that have been built in our region by dreamers, entrepreneurs and makers.

    “The purpose of art is to shake the dust of daily life off our souls.” -Pablo Picasso

    Click below to listen as Dan Gunn explains why installations like this are important to our city and why politics should be left out of it…