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Apr 3, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016
Apr 3, 2016
Apr 3, 2016
High Tea Basics Cooking Class - Brant Wildlife Festival

Chef Lila Ruzicka will teach you how to make perfect the scone, gourmet tea sandwiches and charming sweets at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. $75 per person.

For more information call 250-740-6611. Register online: www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation or call 250-248-3252.
Category:Food
Date:Apr 3, 2016
Time:1:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Deep Bay, BC
Location:VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$75
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 3, 2016
Music on Sunday featuring Aliayta Foon-Dancoes and Frances Armstrong at The Old School House Arts Centre

Another ongoing "series within the series" presentation that features brilliant performances by leading students and recent graduates of the University of Victoria School of Music. Today's program will include works by César Franck, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Paganini, and Piazzolla.

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:Apr 3, 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
 
Apr 2, 2016 to Apr 3, 2016
Oceanside Family Health & Wellness Fair

The Premier Health Fair in the mid-Island region. This year's theme: "Adapting to Change". Over 50 exhibitors and 10 seminars over 2 days.
Category:Fair
Start:Apr 2, 2016
End:Apr 3, 2016
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:132 E. Jensen Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Conference Centre
Name:Lita Kaback
Phone:250-594-8447
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 3, 2016
RDN Water DayRDN Water Day

Celebrate Canada Water Week at RDN Water Day in beautiful Qualicum Beach at Qualicum Commons! This free community event will have something for everyone, with interactive booths, irrigation & gardening workshops, speaker series, kids activities, and local art - all celebrating our precious water resources!

Featuring live music by special guests, Kumbana Marimba!

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Category:Festival
Date:Apr 3, 2016
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Name:Deanna McGillivray
Phone:250-390-6560
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 3, 2016
Water Day Celebration - Brant Wildlife Festival

Celebrate Canada Water Week with a free community event at the Qualicum Commons. There's something for everyone with speakers, workshops, interactive community displays, children's activities and live music all honouring our precious resource - water.

Your Community's Water
Ever wonder where your water comes from and how it's managed? Learn all about your community's water, from source to tap and beyond - including what we know, where the data gaps are and current research.
10:15am - 11:00am

Life in Your Watershed
Come learn what cr...more info
Category:Festival
Date:Apr 3, 2016
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Name:Jillian Rushton
Phone:250-650-6234
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 3, 2016
Wildlife Talk with Karen Barry - Brant Wildlife Festival

Biologist and restoration technician Karen Barry will speak about some of the amazing wildlife found on Vancouver Island at the Parksville Museum.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 3, 2016
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:1245 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Museum
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 4, 2016
Apr 4, 2016
Sweet Alibi in Concert at the MACSweet Alibi in Concert at the MAC

Winnipeg's folk sensation Sweet Alibi to hit the stage right here in Parksville!

"If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child it would be named Sweet Alibi"
-Tom Power, CBC Radio

Tickets are already going quickly for this Monday evening show, and we can't wait to have them here at the MAC.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30pm)

Tickets: $15.00 and $12.00 for OCAC Memb...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 4, 2016
Time:7:30pm
Address:133 McMillan St, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC)
Cost:$15 ($12 for Members)
Name:Madeleine
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 5, 2016
Apr 5, 2016
Goals Hockey Inc is pleased to offer a 3 on 3 spring development league for Atom and Pee Wee players. The league is open to boys and girls and players of all ability levels. The idea for the league is to recreate a pond hockey atmosphere where fun and creativity are emphasized.

Whether you are striving to be an elite player or trying to develop your skills for next season, being on a team and having fun can help you develop the confidence you need.

Some of the benefits of 3 on 3 hockey include:

Small area play
Make quick decisions
More puck touches
More scoring opportunities
Fun!...more info
Category:Sports
Date:Apr 5, 2016
Time:7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Address:830 Island Highway West, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place
Cost:$300
Name:Jamie Wood
Phone:250-327-2943
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 5, 2016
The Tuesday bird walk on April 05, 2016 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the Lions Club Kids Playground parking area at 9:00 a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive at about 9:10 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:Apr 5, 2016
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 7, 2016
Apr 7, 2016
The Sandpiper & The Falcon - Brant Wildlife Festival

Enjoy an amazing dinner and then listen to Rob Butler, ornithologist, author and artist, speak about sandpipers and falcons at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Call 250-740-6611 to reserve.
Category:Food
Date:Apr 7, 2016
Time:5:30pm - 9:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Deep Bay, BC
Location:VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 8, 2016
Apr 8, 2016
'A Northern Tapestry' Multimedia Concert

A multi-media concert starring former TV host and performer, Geoff Noble with over 400 stunning images of Canada's landscape, wildlife and peoples. Accompanied by accomplished actor and playwright, Susan Shillingford presenting a rich diversity of readings and iconic quotes.

"A magnificent show....not to be missed." Gulf Islands Driftwood; 2014.

Tickets $15 at Mulberry Bush Books.

Visit wwww.whistlingfishproductions.com for more info and reviews.
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 2016
Time:7:30pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$15
Name:Susan Shillingford
Phone:250-594-2667
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 8, 2016
Errington%20Hall%20Concert%20SeriesDavid Francey in Concert at the Errington Hall

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, settin...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 2016
Time:8:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Hall
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 8, 2016
Jazz at Seven features: Jennifer Scott with Ron Hadley-piano and Joey Smith-bass at TOSHJazz at Seven features: Jennifer Scott with Ron Hadley-piano and Joey Smith-bass at TOSH

"... this voice immediately arrested my hearing and said, 'Wake up, listen up, sit down, and listen to this lady 'til she's finished singing.' A very pure, a very flexible voice--a voice made to sing jazz ... Jennifer Scott definitely has great time and a very flexible voice ..." - Katie Malloch, CBC ...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Address:122 Fern Road West
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Cost:$18
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 8, 2016
Live Music with Easy Street at Smoke Live Music with Easy Street at Smoke 'N Water

Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch are multi-instrumentalists who have teamed together and are playing songs from the 1940's to the current songs of today in their own fun jazzy style. From the first time you hear Annie's voice you will be drawn into her easy going smooth style and Dave's accompaniment on harmonies and upright bass guitar as well as his comedic MC-ing round out this dyna...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 8, 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
 
Apr 8, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016

Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre. Admission: $5.00 for weekend wristband. Cash only, no debit or credit, no ATM on site. Children Free - Under 18 accompanied by an Adult. Special 2 for 1 after 6pm on Friday.

New this year - Consumer Seminars!

Vancouver Island Food Truck Association vendors on site include: Extreme Eatz, Pickled Carrot, and Bees Knees Donuts.

No Pets - Only service animals are permitted inside the facility.

Parking: Free
Category:Exhibition
Start:Apr 8, 2016
End:Apr 10, 2016
Time:10:00am
Address:1515 East Island Highway, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre
Cost:$5
Name:RVDA of BC
Phone:604-575-3868
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 9, 2016
Apr 9, 2016
14th Annual Rotary Wine Fest

"Best Little Wine Fest" on Vancouver Island. This Charity Rotary event supports local youth community programs and scholarships. The event features a Wine Seminar, 20 different Wineries, local Oyster Bars, Appetizers, Raffles and Prizes. Tickets available in Qualicum at Qualicum Medical Centre, Memorial Compounding Medical Centre, Mulberry Books, and in Parksville at Ladies Mantle and Speedy Glass. Come and support our local youth.
Category:Food
Date:Apr 9, 2016
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$30
Name:Dave Bartram
Phone:250-954-9737
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 2016
Foraging for Wild Edibles on the Seashore Dinner - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join us on an intertidal foraging excursion on the beach, learn harvesting techniques and sample ocean delicacies before enjoying a shellfish themed meal paired with Vancouver Island wines at VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station, $125 per person.

For more information call 250-740-6611. Register online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation or call 250-248-3252
Category:Food
Date:Apr 9, 2016
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Address:370 Crome Point Road, Deep Bay, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
Cost:$125
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 2016
Freedom Flight - Eagle Release - Brant Wildlife Festival

Come for lunch, see glove-trained birds and many wildlife booths at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Errington. By donation.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 9, 2016
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler, Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:By Donation
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 2016
Live Music with Eastbound Train at Smoke Live Music with Eastbound Train at Smoke 'N Water

East Bound Train is an energetic new band on Nanaimo's music scene with a unique smoky country/rockabilly sound; led by a charismatic female vocal duo with tight harmonies, supported by a kickin' band of extremely talented musicians with over 130 years of combined stage experience!

Our genres take the audience through hazy country, party-filled bluegrass, R&B and songs f...more info
Category:Music
Date:Apr 9, 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
 
Apr 9, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016

Learn more about the 2017 Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show.



Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

View the outstanding carvings and artwork in this show hosted by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre. $5 admission.
Category:Art
Start:Apr 9, 2016
End:Apr 10, 2016
Time:10am - 5pm, Apr.9 & 10am - 4pm Apr. 10
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:$5
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 2016
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Garage Sale

It's the big kick-off fundraiser to our lawn bowling season - the annual Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Garage Sale. Wonderful treasures to take home at very reasonable prices.
Category:Other
Date:Apr 9, 2016
Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 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:Apr 9, 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
 
Apr 8, 2016 to Apr 10, 2016

Vancouver Island RV Show & Sale at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre. Admission: $5.00 for weekend wristband. Cash only, no debit or credit, no ATM on site. Children Free - Under 18 accompanied by an Adult. Special 2 for 1 after 6pm on Friday.

New this year - Consumer Seminars!

Vancouver Island Food Truck Association vendors on site include: Extreme Eatz, Pickled Carrot, and Bees Knees Donuts.

No Pets - Only service animals are permitted inside the facility.

Parking: Free
Category:Exhibition
Start:Apr 8, 2016
End:Apr 10, 2016
Time:10:00am
Address:1515 East Island Highway, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre
Cost:$5
Name:RVDA of BC
Phone:604-575-3868
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 9, 2016
Yoga Fundraiser for Qualicum Refugee Support GroupYoga Fundraiser for Qualicum Refugee Support Group

This Yoga Session with Charlotte Crowley, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Practitioner, will take place at the Eaglecrest Golf Course on Saturday April 9th, 10-11 AM, in the big function room. All are welcome!
Category:Fund Raisers
Date:Apr 9, 2016
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Address:2035 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Eaglecrest Golf Club - in the big function room
Cost:By Donation
Name:Heather Thomas
Phone:250-752-2974
Email:Send Email

Apr 3, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016

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