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Crossroads Open Mic - Third Thursdays
Third Thursdays of the month, 'Come' on out to the new 'Crossroads Open Mic Event' at House of James in Abbotsford.

SIGN UP ONLINE: Singer/Songwriters, Spoken Word poets, Storytellers sign up by messaging Word of Mouth Arts Network on fb or email John via

Complimentary Latte or Tea for performers, and and we'll always try to throw in a surprise or two for guests in our audience.
Share this event and bring friends!

FORMAT: Open Mic Music, Poetry, Storytelling
Hosted by JOHN

7pm Start / Sign up online to insure a spot / come early
8, + or - performers, max 2 people per act
Approx. 10 minutes each, i.e. up to two or three songs

Sign up sheet at door for any open spots still available.
Order of performers coordinated by host.
Family Friendly material please, unless otherwise noted.

Passion and Purpose Breakfast series - June 15
Thursday, June 15

7:30am - 8:45am

Enjoy a short video by John Maxwell and then participate in a lively discussion on these topics:
Building Momentum, Taking risks, Being creative, Challenging Employees.
Facilitated by Don Goertz, business coach and realtor. 

$15.00 each includes a delicious breakfast and the discussion.
or call 604- 852 -3701 

Writer's Breakfast with Bryan Davis - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Danny Brooks - Friday, May 26
Its always a special night when Gospel Blues artist Danny Brooks and his wife Debi are on the HOJ stage. 
Their stories and songs are authentic and edgy,  coming out of their journey of life. 

Please check out the  music and bios  at

"Rocking soul blues with a touch of country, gospel, roots, and R&B, Texassippi Soul Man, 
Danny Brooks has what it takes to get you moving, whether you're wearing cowboy boots or blue suede shoes." 
Amy Mangan/Hugh’s Room Booking/ In Canada’s Top 20 Live Music Venues/CBC

$15.00 at the door, 7:00 pm 

Jacob and Hilda Born New Book Launch- May 29
Monday, May 29, 7 pm 
Join Jake and Hilda Born as they celebrate the release of their newest book Close to Home. They'll be reading stories from the book as well as giving us some insights into the making of this labor of love. This well known and well loved couple have related recent happenings as well as events from long ago in this, their seventh book chronicling their rich family history.  Come on by and meet Jake and Hilda, pick up a copy  and get it signed.  Admission is free. 

Close to Home   9780968238042  $24.99


Envision concerts - May 27, June 24, Sept 2, Sept 16
Envision coffeehouse series. Free events, starting at 7pm.
Artists to be announced very soon. 
Always a great time with the bands that are part of these Envision Financial Servies sponsored events.


Dr Bones Blues Project - Saturday, June 3
'Doctor Bones' is Victoria’s own gospel-inspired blues fusion band. John and Gail Bones formed the band in 2007 and soon found its niche playing encouraging, blues-based music to Victoria’s homeless and marginalized. This initial work (and the band) has evolved and now its jazz, rock and funk-infused blues also encourages and entertains at Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland fairs, festivals, summer markets, fundraisers, prisons, music clubs and bars.

Join us for the annual blues celebration with this fun, high energy band. We're gonna have a blast. Bring your friends. " I promise a good time." Lando Klassen, Owner. 

7pm-  $10.00 at the door.