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Credit: Hopwired Festival

Things to do and read this month

Get Buzzy

The 2020 Hopwired Festival, at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, features breweries and coffee roasters from across Canada and the U.S., plus the Espressotec coffee-inspired cocktail competition and a lager bar offering samples from Bellingham’s award-winning Chuckanut Brewery. Panel topics include From the Ground Up With Mecca Grade Estate Malts and Funk Yeah! A Tasting With Wild Beer. Sour and fruit beers complement the coffees and tie in with Hopwired’s sister festival, Fruit Beer Fest. February 29 $75; $500 for groups of 10 or more

SealRalf Schneider/Royal BC Museum

Animal Magnetism

The Natural History Museum’s 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition travels from the U.K. to Victoria’s Royal BC Museum this month. A panel of international experts selected the winning photos from almost 50,000 entries by some of the world’s best photographers. The 100 images, which capture wild animals going about their business in their natural habitats, are featured in lightbox displays with captions explaining the story behind each one. February 14–March 29 $16.95-$26.95, children 3-5 free

Kreek

Read This  

Adam Kreek knows how to set and achieve a goal. The Victoria-based management consultant was a member of the Canadian rowing team that won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (He’s also recovered from setbacks: as he and friends tried to row across the Atlantic, they capsized in the Bermuda Triangle.) In The Responsibility Ethic: 12 Strategies Exceptional People Use to Do the Work and Make Success Happen, Kreek draws on his own experiences to show how to succeed using the CLEAR (collaborative, limited, emotional, appreciable, refinable) method for goal setting and strategic planning. Page Two Books 270 pages, paperback, $21