One of the ‘challenges’ of living in Victoria is that it’s such a culturally rich, diverse place to be that there are times we want to befriend Hermione Grainger. We’re sure she’s a lovely young woman, but our ulterior motive would be to see if we could borrow her Time Turner. We’d even invite her along; she could just slip the chain over all three of our heads… One case in point is that this past week marked the 4th Annual Victorious Voices High School Slam Championships. Mike was able to be there last year, but Marcia wasn’t: an event we wrote about here. Monday night was the Semi-Finals, with eight teams from five schools, plus a ‘wild card’ team made of students from other schools. Monday night was also the monthly Pen in Hand Poetry and Prose Readings at Serious Coffee in Cook St. Village. Tuesday night was the Youth Slam at Solstice Café, but there was also a talk at the Royal BC Museum (with Sierra Club BC) on the ecology and preservation of the Flathead River ecosystem in southeastern BC. However, nothing was going to keep us from attending the Victoria Event Centre on Wednesday night to attend the Victorious Voices Finals.