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Mar 20, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Brant in the Bay - Brant Wildlife FestivalBrant in the Bay - Brant Wildlife Festival

View Brant geese and other birds through spotting scopes set up by the Arrowsmith Naturalists at Parksville Community Park and have all your nature questions answered.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Location:Parksville Community Park
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Take Off or Take the Fall - Dance Opera by Sarah Wood at the MAC

Join us at the MAC for a unique and exciting dance opera performance Sunday, March 20th, at 7:00pm. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Mirror Productions and Publications presents this original composition by Sarah Wood titled "Take Off or Take the Fall". This has been over 25 years in the making and finally will be seen on stage. This contemporary dance opera portrays conflicts and resolutions in a journey of life from childhood to maturity. Sequences of tenderness, awkwardness, happiness, despair, and reconcili...more info
Category:Music
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:6:30pm
Address:133 McMillan St, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC)
Cost:$15 ($12 for Members)
Name:Madeleine
Phone:250-248-8185
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Live Music with Rockland Moran at Smoke Live Music with Rockland Moran at Smoke 'N Water

Rockland Moran is an original songwriter and seasoned performer, who has entertained audiences of all sizes for more than three decades. He is an avid recording artist with five CDs and five independent film scores to his credit.

A decade and a half ago, Rockland re-invented his guitar playing by shifting to open tuned acoustic. He has also mastered the "Keith Pegs" that give a...more info
Category:Music
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Music on Sunday featuring Mark Anderson at The Old School House Arts Centre

Mr. Anderson, who is an Assistant Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of British Columbia as well as an accomplished recording artist , soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, will perform a program of Debussy (4 Preludes), Beethoven (Sonata Op.109), Schumann (Toccata) and Julius Röntgen (Sonata Op.10).

All concerts: 2:30 to 4:30pm Admission: $13.00 (Members) $16.00 (Non-members). Plan ahead! View the floor plan and select your seats.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:$16
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Oceanside Squeezers - Monthly Squeeze Accordion GroupA not-for-profit group of accordion players and enthusiasts with a variety of skills and ambitions in a fun, free, sharing, inclusive, transparent, crazy, experimental, openness, respectful, entertaining, constant improvement and learning group called "Oceanside Squeezers".

Group set to meet the third Sunday of every month until their bellows run out of air!
Category:Music
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:2:00pm
Address:4830 Faye Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Bowser Elementary School
Name:Court Brooker
Phone:250-752-7489
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
Spring Sundays at VIUSpring Sundays at VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs on Sundays between February 14th and March 20th. The Garden will be open 11:00am to 3:30pm with the last entry at 3:00pm. The Tea Room will open at 11:00am with the last seating at 3:00pm for soup and scones.

Admission adults $5.25, students $3.25 includes tax, children 12 and under free admission accompanied by an adult. Milner Gardens ...more info
Category:Other
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:11:00am - 3:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:adults $5.25, students $3.25, children 12 and under free
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 20, 2016
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland Volunteer Opportunity Day

Our Volunteer Opportunity Day is Sunday March 20th from 1pm to 3pm. Drop in!

Experienced volunteers and staff will be on hand to welcome anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at Milner Gardens. Opportunities for many areas of interest.
Category:Other
Date:Mar 20, 2016
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Name:Milner Gardens
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 21, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 21, 2016
Youth Red Cross Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR 14-18yrs

This course teaches injury prevention, safety education, CPR, automated external defibrillation and first aid skills for common emergencies. Monday, March 21 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $84.40.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Other
Date:Mar 21, 2016
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$84
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 21, 2016 to Mar 22, 2016
Youth Red Cross Standard First Aid with AED/CPR C 14yrs-18yrs

This is a 16 hour course that includes training in cardio pulmonary resuscitation level C, automated external defibrillation, injury prevention, first aid treatment of shock, bleeding, broken bones and more. This is a pre-requisite for National Lifeguard certification. Qualicum Commons two days, Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $155.35.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Other
Start:Mar 21, 2016
End:Mar 22, 2016
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$155
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 22, 2016
Easter High Tea - Brant Wildlife Festival

Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches, fresh pastries, seasonal sweets and artisanal tea at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. $25 per person. Call 250-740-6611 to reserve.
Category:Food
Date:Mar 22, 2016
Time:11:00am - 2:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Deep Bay, BC
Location:VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$25
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 22, 2016
Foodsafe Level 1 15-18yrs

Foodsafe Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information. Tuesday, March 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, $75/person (Fee includes workbook and certificate).

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Food
Date:Mar 22, 2016
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$75
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 22, 2016
The Tuesday bird walk on March 22, will be going to Port Alberni, Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lion’s Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area in Port Alberni near the river ( follow highway 4 into Port Alberni until you come to the tee intersection, turn left and then right onto the parking area along the water) we will meet about 10:00 a.m.

Bird walks from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays going to different areas in and around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 22, 2016
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 21, 2016 to Mar 22, 2016
Youth Red Cross Standard First Aid with AED/CPR C 14yrs-18yrs

This is a 16 hour course that includes training in cardio pulmonary resuscitation level C, automated external defibrillation, injury prevention, first aid treatment of shock, bleeding, broken bones and more. This is a pre-requisite for National Lifeguard certification. Qualicum Commons two days, Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $155.35.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Other
Start:Mar 21, 2016
End:Mar 22, 2016
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$155
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 23, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 23, 2016
Open Mic with Dave Marco at Smoke Open Mic with Dave Marco at Smoke 'N Water

Join us every Wednesday night at 7pm for open mic with Dave Marco.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 23, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 23, 2016
Workplace Safety and WHMIS 15-19yrs

Do you want a head start on the job you are after? If so, you will want to take the Workplace Safety, WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System), Bullying and Harassment course. Most employers require new employees to go through a safety orientation before they start work. Why not get ahead of the game?

Upon successful completion of the in-class exam, students will receive their WHMIS certification. Oceanside Place Arena Thursday Mar 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, cost is $100/person. 1.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 t...more info
Category:Other
Date:Mar 23, 2016
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$100
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 2016
BobbieBobbie's Comedy Night

Only two more shows until we take a break until September!

This month, your funny MC will be Darryl Shaw, featuring Peter Hudson and the very, very funny Chris Gordon.

Doors open at 6pm, show starts 7pm. Food and drinks available. (food only from 6pm-7pm)

Tickets available at Quality Resort Bayside, Soak Essentials, Island Highlander (Qualicum Beach Farmers Mark...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Mar 24, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Quality Resort Bayside
Cost:$20
Name:Bobbie Garnons-Williams
Phone:250-240-1233
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 24, 2016
X-treme Karaoke at the Upper Deck

Luck of the Irish! X-treme Karaoke on St. Patrick's Day. Starting Thursdays: March 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 8:30pm @ the UPPER DECK, Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St. Check out our daily specials, we hope to see you soon!
Category:Music
Date:Mar 24, 2016
Time:8:30pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Quality Resort Bayside
Phone:250-248-8333
 
Mar 24, 2016
Youth Employment Workshop 15-19yrs

Enjoy a slice of pizza while attending this workshop focused on securing local seasonal employment. Participants will have the opportunity to tailor their resumes and get the inside scoop on gaining employment with Oceanside businesses. Parksville Career Centre on Thursday March 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free with pre-registration.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Other
Date:Mar 24, 2016
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2016
Tales for the Telling - Turn Your Radio On: Gospel Music in Story and Song featuring Marva K. Blackmore and Brian Lecky.

Back by popular demand, our sold-out show of gospel music in story and song. We have added new stories and new songs, but we have kept the ones you liked the best. Word spread about the popularity of this show and we have been invited to bring it to Ottawa. In May, 2016, the show will be presented on the Fourth Stage at the National Arts Centre. If you missed this show the first time, don't miss this opportunity to see it. If you saw i...more info
Category:Other
Date:Mar 25, 2016
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$12
Name:Marva Blackmore
Phone:250-594-3221
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Bring the children or grandchildren for a children's Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens. At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to spotting the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat.

Adult admission $8.25, Youth $4.25. Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, members, and current VIU ...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 25, 2016
End:Mar 28, 2016
Time:Garden open 10am to 5pm, with last entry 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adult $8.25, Youth $4.25, free 12 & under with adult
Name:Milner Gardens
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Mar 26, 2016
Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Birds Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

Throughout the month of March, there will be two art shows featuring birds at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville.
Category:Art
Start:Mar 19, 2016
End:Mar 26, 2016
Time:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2016
Live Music with Silhouette at Smoke Live Music with Silhouette at Smoke 'N Water

Lloyd Derry started his first in 1965 during the golden age of Rock 'n Roll and has been performing for audiences ever since. The duo Silhouette (Lloyd & Velma Derry) was formed in 1978 and specializes in old time Rock 'n Roll with a few country tunes thrown in for good measure.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 26, 2016
Time:7:30pm
Address:1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Name:Meaghan
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2016
Qualicum Beach Farmers MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market

Welcome to the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market - a great way to start your Saturday morning. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or are a lifelong Oceanside resident, a visit to Veteran's Way and Memorial is where you'll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts.

Savour fres...more info
Category:Market
Date:Mar 26, 2016
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Name:Mimi Shewchuk
Phone:1-844-843-7236
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 26, 2016
Errington%20Hall%20Concert%20SeriesRoyal Wood in Concert at the Errington Hall

Royal Wood performs cabaret pop rock. The last few years have brought upon many celebrated achievements in Royal Wood’s career. Since being proclaimed the “Songwriter of the Year”, by iTunes in 2008, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Tickets at Errington General Store, Cranky Dog Music, and Hea...more info
Category:Music
Date:Mar 26, 2016
Time:8:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Hall
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 25, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens Bunny Trail

Bring the children or grandchildren for a children's Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens. At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to spotting the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat.

Adult admission $8.25, Youth $4.25. Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, members, and current VIU ...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Mar 25, 2016
End:Mar 28, 2016
Time:Garden open 10am to 5pm, with last entry 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adult $8.25, Youth $4.25, free 12 & under with adult
Name:Milner Gardens
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Mar 20, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016

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