Events


Events Selected for Cultural Explorer
Jun 26, 2016 to Jul 2, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
Fort McMurray Disaster Relief ConcertFort McMurray Disaster Relief Concert

CHRCO has donated the Coombs Rodeo Grounds so over a dozen bands can contribute their performances in support of Fort McMurray.
Category:Music
Date:Jun 26, 2016
Time:11:00am - 10:00pm
Address:2601 Alberni Highway, Coombs, BC
Location:Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Cost:$10 in advance, $15 at the gate
 
Jun 26, 2016
Group%20Of%20Friends%20ART%20ShowGroup of Friends ART Show Exhibition & Sale Featuring:

Lloyd Major & Judy Maxwell Original Oil Paintings of old growth forests, florals, prairies, to abstracts!Together they continue to paint the endless, always changing landscapes of this wonderful country.
Elissa Anthony Is a West Coast artist. Inspired by her heritage, the Salish Sea & the Prairies, Elissa creates exquisite original paintings in oils.

Mike Rebar Stone Sculpt...more info
Category:Art
Date:Jun 26, 2016
Time:10 am - 5 pm each day
Address:2925 NW Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9J9
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Cost:FREE
Name:Roxy Hurtubise
Phone:250 586 5565
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 23, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
VIUVIU's Milner Gardens 6th Annual Fairy House Surprise

Do you believe in fairies? Did you know fairies wear Foxglove flowers as hats, gloves, and petticoats?

Meander the sun dappled shadows of Milner Gardens on your self-guided search for areas Fairy Houses may have magically appeared, in honour of International Fairy Day and Veronica Milner's belief in fairies.

Admission adults $11, youth $6.50, children 12 and under ac...more info
Category:Family & Children
Start:Jun 23, 2016
End:Jun 26, 2016
Time:10am to 5pm with last entry at 4:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:adults $11, youth $6.50, children 12& under with adult free
Phone:250-752-8573
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 26, 2016
Oceanside Family Kayak Tour

This kayak tour is geared for families. Your family will enjoy a slower paced paddle along the shoreline with breathtaking views and a meander up the Qualicum River looking for birds and other creatures. Double kayaks available for those with younger family members. Sunday, June 26th from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm. Cost is $52 per person.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Other
Date:Jun 26, 2016
Time:10:00am - 12:15pm
Location:Qualicum Beach
Cost:$52
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 24, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Open Mixed Pairs

We're inviting you to come on down and be a part of the action at this exciting event. Lawn bowling is growing on the island and this niche sport is finding new fans every day. If you like curling, golf, chess and darts with offence and defence moves as well, this sport is all those rolled into one.

The Pairs Tournament welcomes some of the Island's very best players to Parksville in this challenging three day tournament. Our facility is welcoming with friendly club members, a warm atmosphere and facilities that are accessible for all...more info
Category:Sports
Start:Jun 24, 2016
End:Jun 26, 2016
Time:9 A.M., 11 A.M., 1 P.M. & 3 P.M. daily
Address:149 E. Stanford Avenue, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:Free to public
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 26, 2016

Welcome to the annual QF Qualicum Beach Triathlon. Whether you are a first time triathlete or a seasoned veteran, we hope you have a fun and rewarding experience!



The Quality Foods Qualicum Beach Triathlon is a community oriented fun race run in a traditional triathlon format. This race includes regionally competitive athletes as well as teams. The most competitive adults will be sharing the race course with first time adults, youth, minors and youngest of athletes in the Tiny Tri division. The Qualicum Beach Triathlon is most proud of the athletes that have started here, gained ...more info

Category:Sports
Date:Jun 26, 2016
Website:Open Site
 
Jun 25, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Red Cross Standard First Aid with AED/CPR C 14yrs+

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, Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th 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:Jun 25, 2016
End:Jun 26, 2016
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$155
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Email:Send Email
Jun 28, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
Parksville Summer by the Sea Street Market 2016The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and experience the excitement of downtown Parksville’s annual Summer by the Sea Street Market (also know as the Craig Street Market) being held every Tuesday night from mid June to the end of August, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

This Parksville street market features over 140 exceptional artisans that offer everything from wrought iron work, rock candles to woode...more info
Category:Market
Date:Jun 28, 2016
Time:6:00pm
Address:Craig Street, Parksville, BC
Phone:250-248-3613
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 28, 2016
The Tuesday bird walk on June 28 will be going to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park near the Lions Club Kids playground parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or at the forest side of Highway 19a and Kinkade Road in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.

This is the final Tuesday bird walk of the season. The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 06, 2016.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Jun 28, 2016
Time:9:00am
Location:Parksville Community Park
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Jun 29, 2016
Jun 29, 2016
BowserBowser's Magnolia Court Summer Market

The fourth annual Bowser's Magnolia Court Summer Market is thrilled to be back again to present the oceanside community with a range of local wares. From food vendors, to fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, artisnal breads, native crafts, and jewellery, there is something for everyone. There will also be live music nightly to accompany you!

So come on out with the whole family in tow, and enjoy ...more info
Category:Market
Date:Jun 29, 2016
Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:6996 Island Highway, Bowser, BC
Location:Magnolia Court Parking Lot
Name:Sarah Hutchison
Phone:250-937-1879
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 29, 2016
Crazy Canada Day Swim

Get out your toques and bring your national pride to Ravensong Aquatic Centre to celebrate Canada day with an early theme swim that will bring out the Canuck in everyone. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Regular admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Jun 29, 2016
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:Regular Admission
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-752-5014
Email:Send Email
 
Jun 29, 2016
Qualicum Beach Farmers MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market

Welcome to the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market's Wednesday night top-up market.

Savour freshness and flavour, enjoy the nutritional quality of dozens of varieties of seasonal produce. Most producers are pesticide free and an increasing number are certified organic.

Better tasting and more nutritious, fresh, locally grown produce is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, our families and communities. Loca...more info
Category:Market
Date:Jun 29, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 6:30pm
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
 
Jun 29, 2016
Tales for the Telling: The Story of Isobel Gunn

Tales for the Telling, Storytelling for Adults, is delighted to present Deborah Dunleavy doing her show, The Story of Isobel Gunn on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Deborah Dunleavy, an award-winning international storyteller, will be attending the Storytellers of Canada Conference in Vancouver in July. Before attending the Conference, she will be joining Tales for the Telling to share the life of Isobel Gunn. Deborah received a Canada Council grant to research and write the grueling adventure of a young Orkney lass who disguises herse...more info
Category:Other
Date:Jun 29, 2016
Time:7:30pm (doors at 7:00)
Location:133 McMillan St, the MAC (Parksville)
Cost:$12, or $10 for OCAC members
Name:Madeleine
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Jul 1, 2016
Jul 1, 2016
Canada Day Fireworks Paddle

Celebrate Canada day watching the fireworks from a kayak. All kayak gear and basic instruction is provided. Friday, July 1st from 8:30 to 11:00 pm, cost is $61.30 per person.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

Category:Family & Children
Date:Jul 1, 2016
Time:8:30pm - 11:00pm
Cost:$61
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 1, 2016 to Jul 3, 2016
Lighthouse Bluegrass FestivalLighthouse Bluegrass Festival

This year, in 2016, ours will be one of the larger festivals out of the greater Nanaimo event area.

Please join us for a fun filled weekend of nonstop bluegrass music at our new location at Meadowood Community Park. Yes, camping in the rough is allowed - please bring your RV/ Tent & camping supplies.
Category:Music
Start:Jul 1, 2016
End:Jul 3, 2016
Address:1810 Galvin Place, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Meadowood Community Park
Name:Linda Thorburn, Festival Coordinator
Phone:250-240-8888
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 1, 2016
Parksville Canada Day 2016 - Parade, Concerts & FireworksCanada Day in Parksville - Parade, Concerts & Fireworks

Parksville's Canada Day celebrations are among the largest on Vancouver Island. The day's festivities kick off with the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast, parade, family focused entertainment and activities as well as the fabulous grand finale fireworks, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Add in food trucks, concessions, artisan booths and fun rides for the kids, and it...more info
Category:Canada Day
Date:Jul 1, 2016
Time:All Day
Location:Parksville Community Park
Cost:Free
Name:Linda Tchorz
Phone:250-248-3613
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 1, 2016
Parksville Museum Farmers Market

This is our 3rd year doing a Farmers market at the Museum. We have a great line up of farmers and vendors.

Come and have a great time! Admission is free (or donation) and the whole museum is open during this time at no cost.
Category:Market
Date:Jul 1, 2016
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1245 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Museum
Name:Carrie Powell-Davidson
Phone:250-248-6966
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 1, 2016
Qualicum Beach Canada Day 2016Qualicum Beach Canada Day 2016

Kick off Canada Day with the parade down Memorial Ave. starting at 11:45 from Pharmasave and ending at the Qualicum Beach Legion.

The Opening Ceremony will be at noon at the Legion.

Canada Day Cake Cutting by MLA Michelle Stillwell at 1:30pm.

Free entertainment all afternoon. BBQ, pop, chips etc. available.

Sponsored by Town of Qualicum Beach, Qualicum Beach Legion, and Quality Foods.
Category:Canada Day
Date:Jul 1, 2016
Time:11:45am - 4:00pm
Address:180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Legion
Jul 2, 2016
Jul 2, 2016
Errington Farmers Market

It's our 43rd year! Spend your Saturday morning under the shade of the trees at the Errington Farmers Market. Enjoy freshly picked produce, fruit, sumptuous baking, preserves, natural body care products, quality artisans and more!

We’re in the park every Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM from May 7th through to September 24th.
Category:Market
Date:Jul 2, 2016
Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington Community Park
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 1, 2016 to Jul 3, 2016
Lighthouse Bluegrass FestivalLighthouse Bluegrass Festival

This year, in 2016, ours will be one of the larger festivals out of the greater Nanaimo event area.

Please join us for a fun filled weekend of nonstop bluegrass music at our new location at Meadowood Community Park. Yes, camping in the rough is allowed - please bring your RV/ Tent & camping supplies.
Category:Music
Start:Jul 1, 2016
End:Jul 3, 2016
Address:1810 Galvin Place, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Meadowood Community Park
Name:Linda Thorburn, Festival Coordinator
Phone:250-240-8888
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Jul 2, 2016
Live Music with Tom Morrissey at Smoke n WaterLive Music with Tom Morrissey at Smoke n Water

The Tom Morrissey band was formed in 2004. Tom Morrissey is from a town called Mount Pearl, on the island of Newfoundland. He grew up in a musical family - the only son of the late great Joan Morrissey "Newfoundland's first lady of song."

Tom has been a musician for 35 years and plays many instruments but guitar and singing are his passion. He carries on the tradition of his mothe...more info
Category:Music
Date:Jul 2, 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
 
Jul 2, 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:Jul 2, 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

Jun 26, 2016 to Jul 2, 2016

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