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Mar 31, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Art Bites: Mixed Media with Lynn OrrissArt Bites: Mixed Media with Lynn Orriss

Lynn Orriss was introduced to art at an early age in Edmonton AB through the family gallery and picture framing shop and she says a day doesn't go by where she isn't being creative. She took courses at the University of Alberta where she studied drawing, watercolour, oil painting and etching. Her works have been exhibited across Canada and are included in private collections around the world. She ...more info
Category:Art
Date:Mar 31, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$30 per class
Name:McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 31, 2019
Brant in the Bay Birdwatching Event - Brant Wildlife Festival<br/>Brant in the Bay Birdwatching Event - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join the Arrowsmith Naturalists for this free event to view Brant geese and other birds, and have all your nature questions answered.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Mar 31, 2019
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:193 Beachside Dr, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Park
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 31, 2019
Music On Sunday - Itamar Erez-piano and guitar and Hamin Honari-percussion

An uncommon conversation between guitar and percussion as well as composition and improvisation. Originally from Israel and Iran, these two internationally touring musicians met in Vancouver and are excited to blend the traditional sounds of the Middle East with their own original music.
Category:Music
Date:Mar 31, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Cost:$15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 31, 2019
Parksville Lions and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular skate session is Sundays, a great way to stay active as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. Free event.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Sports
Date:Mar 31, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Name:Oceanside Place Arena
Phone:250 248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 1, 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Little Qualicum River Estuary Tour - Brant Wildlife FestivalLittle Qualicum River Estuary Tour - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers for a tour of the Little Qualicum Estuary!

Enjoy and learn about this important estuary, its restoration, the Canada goose management project, and native plantings on a walk up to the estuary.

Rain gear may be needed and good walking shoes or boots. No rubber boots required.

-- A Brant Wildlife Festival Even...more info
Category:Other
Date:Apr 1, 2019
Time:10:00am
Address:Parking lot near beach end of Surfside Dr., Qualicum Beach
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 1, 2019
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Winter Activities

Here's a great way to shake the winter blahs. Come down to the Parksville Lawn Bowling club and get your mind going with mahjong, crib or bridge. Lots of fun, prizes and an opportunity to meet new friends.

It's a warm and welcoming club that has a great atmosphere. Great, accessible facilities. Lots of parking. See you there.
Category:Other
Date:Apr 1, 2019
Time:Mondays @ 7 P.M., Wednesdays @ 1 P.M. and Thursdays @ 1 P.M.
Address:149 Stanford Ave E, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit Mahjong, $3.00 for crib & bridge
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 2, 2019
Apr 2, 2019
Cardio Dance Club: ParksvilleCardio Dance Club: Parksville

Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workout that fuses athletic dance and fun, high-energy music. It will get you sweating, raise your heart rate, and get your body working and booty shaking. Dance Club is approachable to all people, of all ages and fitness levels and is always easy to follow.

The songs include recent hits from the radio, but also some throwback favourites. Classes include hip hop, ...more info
Category:Sports
Date:Apr 2, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:#5-464 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC
Location:FLUID Fitness
Cost:$10
Name:Jen
Phone:250-999-9066
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 2, 2019
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walks

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. Note - Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled.
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 2, 2019
Time:9:00am
Name:Neil Robins
Phone:250-390-3669
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 2, 2019 to Apr 4, 2019
Vancouver Island Symposium on Water

The rhythms of water are changing – warmer and wetter winters; longer and drier summers. Adapting to this ‘new normal’ requires transformation in how we value nature and service land, and how we reconnect hydrology and ecology. The goal of the ‘whole-system’ approach is to re-establish creekshed function!

Water Symposium will celebrate local government initiatives on Vancouver Island that are ‘getting it right’. These success stories are characterized by 3 attributes: commitment, collaboration and the ‘hard work of hope’. A decade of effort, by partne...more info
Category:Other
Start:Apr 2, 2019
End:Apr 4, 2019
Address:132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 3, 2019
Apr 3, 2019
Coastal Bird Viewing & Identification - Brant Wildlife FestivalCoastal Bird Viewing & Identification - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join Sandra Gray and Lynne Brookes at this event sponsored by the Arrowsmith Naturalists to learn all about coastal birds and how to identify them.

Location: Brant Viewing Stand (Now known as Seaside Nature Park) located just north along the Island Highway past Crescent Road West (and the Shady Rest) in Qualicum Beach. Admission by donati...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 3, 2019
Time:11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:Brant Viewing Stand aka Seaside Nature Park - Qualicum Beach Waterfront
Cost:By Donation
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 3, 2019
Sole Sisters Walking

Strap on your walking shoes and join the Sole Sisters walking group. This program is held every Wednesday at various locations around the Oceanside area and is intended for women 50+, but all ages are welcome.

All levels of fitness are encouraged and no one will be left behind.

For information about the weekly walk location, please visit: https://www.arrowsmithcalendar.com/programs-sole-sisters
Category:Other
Date:Apr 3, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Location:Various Locations in Oceanside
Name:Kristine Stephenson
Phone:250-927-3985
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 2, 2019 to Apr 4, 2019
Vancouver Island Symposium on Water

The rhythms of water are changing – warmer and wetter winters; longer and drier summers. Adapting to this ‘new normal’ requires transformation in how we value nature and service land, and how we reconnect hydrology and ecology. The goal of the ‘whole-system’ approach is to re-establish creekshed function!

Water Symposium will celebrate local government initiatives on Vancouver Island that are ‘getting it right’. These success stories are characterized by 3 attributes: commitment, collaboration and the ‘hard work of hope’. A decade of effort, by partne...more info
Category:Other
Start:Apr 2, 2019
End:Apr 4, 2019
Address:132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 4, 2019
Apr 4, 2019
Cardio Dance Club: ErringtonCardio Dance Club: Errington

Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workout that fuses athletic dance and fun, high-energy music. It will get you sweating, raise your heart rate, and get your body working and booty shaking. Dance Club is approachable to all people, of all ages and fitness levels and is always easy to follow.

The songs include recent hits from the radio, but also some throwback favourites. Classes include hip hop, to...more info
Category:Sports
Date:Apr 4, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Rd., Errington, BC
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:$10
Name:Jen deHaan
Phone:250-999-9066
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 4, 2019
Cardio Dance Club: Qualicum BeachCardio Dance Club: Qualicum Beach

Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workout that fuses athletic dance and fun, high-energy music. It will get you sweating, raise your heart rate, and get your body working and booty shaking. Dance Club is approachable to all people, of all ages and fitness levels and is always easy to follow.

The songs include recent hits from the radio, but also some throwback favorites. Classes include hi...more info
Category:Sports
Date:Apr 4, 2019
Time:9:30am
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$10
Name:Jen deHaan
Phone:250-999-9066
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 4, 2019
Grandon Creek Walk & Salmon Recovery Work - Brant Wildlife FestivalGrandon Creek Walk & Salmon Recovery Work - Brant Wildlife Festival

Along this beautiful walk you'll see native plants, restoration plantings, invasive species, the railway and road culverts, new signage, and perhaps a chance to count any passing fish. For those who wish, a walk over to the new Seaside Nature Park will follow.

Good walking shoes or boots and perhaps rain gear.

-- A Brant Wildl...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 4, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Location:Meet: Bottom of Grandon Creek
Cost:By Donation
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 4, 2019
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Winter Activities

Here's a great way to shake the winter blahs. Come down to the Parksville Lawn Bowling club and get your mind going with mahjong, crib or bridge. Lots of fun, prizes and an opportunity to meet new friends.

It's a warm and welcoming club that has a great atmosphere. Great, accessible facilities. Lots of parking. See you there.
Category:Other
Date:Apr 4, 2019
Time:Mondays @ 7 P.M., Wednesdays @ 1 P.M. and Thursdays @ 1 P.M.
Address:149 Stanford Ave E, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit Mahjong, $3.00 for crib & bridge
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 2, 2019 to Apr 4, 2019
Vancouver Island Symposium on Water

The rhythms of water are changing – warmer and wetter winters; longer and drier summers. Adapting to this ‘new normal’ requires transformation in how we value nature and service land, and how we reconnect hydrology and ecology. The goal of the ‘whole-system’ approach is to re-establish creekshed function!

Water Symposium will celebrate local government initiatives on Vancouver Island that are ‘getting it right’. These success stories are characterized by 3 attributes: commitment, collaboration and the ‘hard work of hope’. A decade of effort, by partne...more info
Category:Other
Start:Apr 2, 2019
End:Apr 4, 2019
Address:132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 5, 2019
Apr 5, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
Elegant Threads Show & SaleElegant Threads Show & Sale

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners are hosting a spring sale in conjunction with the Brant Festival featuring unique one of a kind hand woven clothing, household linens, hand spun yarns, knitted and felted items.

There will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, a large silent auction of mostly members handiwork, free admission and wheel chair friendly. Open to all members of the public and especially a welc...more info
Category:Artisan
Start:Apr 5, 2019
End:Apr 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Name:Sylvia Dwyer
Phone:250-738-0034
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 5, 2019
Rare Birds & Wildlife with Dr. Sarah Otto - Brant Wildlife Festival

Join The Nature Trust of BC to hear Genius Award winner Dr. Sarah Otto highlight species at risk across Canada, especially birds.

-- A Brant Wildlife Festival Event --
Category:Festival
Date:Apr 5, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Quality Resort Bayside
Cost:$10
Name:Robin Rivers
Phone:1-866-288-7878
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 5, 2019
Live Music at Smoke n WaterLive Music at Smoke n Water

Come on down to Smoke n Water for live music every Friday and Saturday.

To see who is playing please visit www.facebook.com/smokenwaterbc/events.

Reservations are recommend for dinner!
Category:Music
Date:Apr 5, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville, BC
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Apr 6, 2019
Apr 6, 2019
Eagle Release - Brant Wildlife FestivalEagle Release - Brant Wildlife Festival

In celebration of the Brant Festival, the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre invites you to the annual Eagle Release event from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 6th. Come early and explore the Centre.

Eagle Release at 2:00pm
11:30 am Live Raptor Presentation
12:30 Dr. Malcolm McAdie Eagle Talk
Turtle Town Expert
Wildlife Nature Garden

The Wildlife Centre is open 9am to 4:30pm seven d...more info
Category:Wildlife
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:2:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5 suggested donation, Children 12 and under free
Name:Ceri Peacey
Phone:250-927-5658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 5, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
Elegant Threads Show & SaleElegant Threads Show & Sale

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners are hosting a spring sale in conjunction with the Brant Festival featuring unique one of a kind hand woven clothing, household linens, hand spun yarns, knitted and felted items.

There will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, a large silent auction of mostly members handiwork, free admission and wheel chair friendly. Open to all members of the public and especially a welc...more info
Category:Artisan
Start:Apr 5, 2019
End:Apr 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Commons
Name:Sylvia Dwyer
Phone:250-738-0034
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 6, 2019
Live Music at Smoke n WaterLive Music at Smoke n Water

Come on down to Smoke n Water for live music every Friday and Saturday.

To see who is playing please visit www.facebook.com/smokenwaterbc/events.

Reservations are recommend for dinner!
Category:Music
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville, BC
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Phone:250-468-7192
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 6, 2019 to Apr 7, 2019
Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show - Brant Wildlife FestivalPacific Brant Carving & Art Show - Brant Wildlife Festival

The show is organized by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club and Oceanside Wood Carvers in partnership with the DeCosmos Fine Arts Society and the Mid Island Woodworkers Guild, featuring the Pacific Brant Carving Competition, an Art Expo and a new Woodworking Show and sale. The show also includes professional Wildlife Art and Photography Sales. Detai...more info
Category:Artisan
Start:Apr 6, 2019
End:Apr 7, 2019
Time:Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 6, 2019
Qualicum Beach Farmers MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market

Visit Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm (1pm July & Aug), year-round and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods. Our vendors make, bake, or grow the products they offer for sale.

Get to know who produces your food. Discover the wealth of mid-Island production from a wide variety of local home and commercial providers. Learn from them in person the ...more info
Category:Market
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm (1pm July & Aug)
Address:Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Veterans Way / Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Apr 6, 2019
Robbie VanRobbie Van's Variety Show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Non-stop, fun-filled interactive family entertainment with music, storytelling & surprise guests.

A different exciting show each week in April.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:8-464 Island Highway East, Parksville, BC
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$15 adults, $9 ages 16 & under (2 & under free)
Name:Christie Parry
Phone:807-627-0501
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialectSurface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect

Featuring the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown is on exhibit at the MAC from February 26 through to April 14th. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm. The MAC is open Tues-Sun 10-4.
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Name:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 6, 2019
VIU Milner Gardens & Woodland Shred-it

Have your paperwork destroyed while supporting children's programming at VIU Milner Gardens & Woodland.

10am-1pm, Sat April 6th, 2019 in the upper parking lot of VIU Milner Gardens & Woodland, Qualicum Beach. $5.00/box, carton, or bag

If you wish to enjoy the Gardens or Tea Room, garden admission is payable.

For more information see https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/events.asp
Category:Fund Raisers
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:VIU Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs) Free - Children 12 & under
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Apr 6, 2019
Zentangle Basics ClassZentangle Basics Class

If you've been wanting to try Zentangle, this is the class for you!

We will explore the world of Zentangle, learning some basic "tangles" as well as the philosophy and the process of this fun art form. With one simple stroke at a time, you'll discover how simple, relaxing and enjoyable it can be. You'll create two tiles of your own, and have a chance to see how they fit into a larger mosaic. Anyone can practice Zentangle, an...more info
Category:Art
Date:Apr 6, 2019
Time:9:30am
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$48
Name:Rhonda Roy
Phone:250-927-3251
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Mar 31, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019

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