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It is said that eyes are windows to the soul. If that is truly the case, then the beautiful stained glass windows of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, in Oak Bay, are windows into the soul of the community—both the community of faith and the community of Oak Bay residents in whose memory they were commissioned.

On Saturday, 29 June 2019, 7:00pm, Art and Music History professor Dr John Lucas will present a lecture in word and song on the history and meaning of the windows of St Mary’s, accompanied by his singing partner Michael Arsenault. Dr Lucas is well-known in Oak Bay and in the arts community. He has taught English, History of Art, and History of Music at UVic. Also active in the theatre, he has and acted extensively and directed twenty-six productions of Shakespeare, new works by Canadian playwrights, and the Canadian premieres of works by American playwrights Joe Pintauro, Joyce Carole Oates and Tennessee Williams. Rest assured, this event promises to be an engaging and entertaining evening.

Admission is by donation, with full proceeds directed to the restoration of several of these memorial windows. Location: The Church of St Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd.