Meetings & Events

PEAVI Meetings

The current meeting schedule is as follows:
September – regular meeting,
December – Christmas party,
February – Pub night,
June- wrap-up party.

December Meeting

Who: Peavi members and their significant others

When: Tuesday December 18 (2018)

Time: 6 pm to 9-ish.

Where: Fran’s Place – 2023 Meadow Place (Oak Bay border). Directions below…

Gifts: Bring a wrapped gift for our fun gift exchange game. It could be a new item ($5 to $10) or something re-gifted that you know a fellow PEAVI-ite will cherish for years to come.  Please take your lovely gift home with you — you can always bring it back next year to swap again! If you bring a guest, bring an extra gift for them to exchange too.

 Food:  Fran will provide a meat and a vegetarian chili, and a non-alcoholic punch. PEAVI will provide a splash of wine.

You are encouraged to bring some food to share:  buns, salad, some finger foods, a dessert or something else you’d like to share.  Since many have food allergies, please include a note of ingredients—allergens:  dairy, eggs, shellfish, crustaceans, pork, onions. Gluten and dairy-free items most welcome. 

Directions: Meadow Place is on the east side of Foul Bay Road, two blocks south of the Fort / Foul Bay intersection, near the Oak Bay Save on Foods and the Oak Bay Rec Centre.  Fran’s is the third house on the right.  The party will be up the stairs; if you have difficulty with stairs, please let us know and we will help you. Parking on Meadow Place may be limited, but parking on Foul Bay after 6 pm is OK, and the Save on Foods parking lot is nearby. Anyone care to carpool?

We hope to see you there!

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Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre, Games Room, #1- 380 Cook St., Victoria, B.C. All Welcome!

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. sharp, so please arrive early.

Meeting Topic: Bennet R. Coles presents “A No-BS Tour of Modern Publishing”

The highlight of our first meeting of the year, will be Bennett R. Coles’s presentation of “A No-BS Tour of Modern Publishing.”

Depending on the author (and their book), some may be better suited to traditional publishing, while others would do well in self-publishing. In his talk, Bennett explores the ins and outs of the publishing world and what that means to the author. He breaks down publishing myths and provides great information to help you help the authors you’re working with make the best choice for their writing career. There will be an opportunity for lively discussion and to ask any burning questions you may have about the publishing industry.

For more information about Bennett Coles and his work, check out