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Vancouver Island Events

Oct 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
Amazing Race in the Parks

This program will have you racing your way through Horne Lake Regional Park. You will discover road blocks and detours that will put your team dynamics to the test. The challenges will be fun and will leave you inspired to be in the outdoors. Families, teams and individuals welcome. Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cost is $15.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Horne Lake Regional Park
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
This is a fun and educational day with lots to see and speakers to hear. There will also be quite a few local vendors on-site. We are asking for a donation of $5 per person for admission (children 12 & under free).
This event is always busy … and parking is limited. Shuttle Parking will be provided by the Salvation Army for your ease and convenience from 1500 Grafton Road to NIWRA grounds. As a “thank you” for this service, your monetary contribution to the Salvation Army is appreciated (event admission is separate).
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5 – $12
Phone:250-248-8534
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
Babysitters Certification Program 11-14yrs

Become a Red Cross certified babysitter. This course introduces basic first aid, how to respond to emergency situations, explains baby and child care, offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter, and tips for finding babysitting jobs. Price includes manual and certificate. Qualicum Commons, on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, cost is $48.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:9:00am - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$48
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
latin

Corta Jaca Dance, Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons each Sunday (December schedule limited, see website).
6:30 Beginners 7:30 Intermediates.
Everyone welcome
Contact Andy Mundy
778-424-9994
http://www.cortajacadance.ca/
Category:Workshop
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Andy Mundy
Phone:778-424-9994
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
Cardio Dance Club

We are excited to offer this FUN fitness class again starting in October. Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness class. It is open to all skill and fitness levels. So get your groove on and follow along as our instructor, Jen deHaan, guides you through a series of choreographed dance moves. Each class will feature a mix of modern radio hits and old-school classics. Jen's enthusiasm will encourage you to get your heart rate up and your feet moving.
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:5:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:975 Shearme Rd, Coombs
Location:The Bradley Centre
Cost:: $56/8 classes; $12 drop-in, $90/10-class punch pass
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:10 am - 1 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Phone:(250) 586-5055
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
crown

Full on Country comes in on Sunday afternoons from 3-7pm. Join in the jam, get in on the meat draw or just enjoy the music.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
crown

Come on down to the Crown & jam with Big Daddy at the best jam on Vancouver Island!

Date(s):
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Category:Concerts
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
ap

Echo Players is proud to present its first production of the season "Enchanted April"

"Enchanted April", indeed! We begin our story in England, February 1922. It's damp, dreary, depressing, soggy, foggy and, and well, just downright miserable. Relationships inside Lotty and Mellersh Wilton's household mirrors this unhappy, gloomy weather. All seems hopeless until Lotty accidentally spots a small ad in the 'Times' for a month's let in a small Italian castle that promises 'wisteria and sunshine'.

She b...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Oct 11, 2018
End:Oct 28, 2018
Time:Tues. - Sat. 7:30pm; Sunday matinees 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:Adult - $23, Senior - $20, Group (10+) - $19, Student - $14
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 1, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
ART

Fall Juried Art Show from October 1 through 27, with an opening reception, meet and great tea on October 3 at 2pm.
Category:Events
Start:Oct 1, 2018
End:Oct 27, 2018
Time:10:30am - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
Fire Prevention Week Open House

Each year, the Parksville Fire Department recognizes Fire Prevention Week (October 7 to 13) and again this year will open its doors to the public on Sunday, October 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. The open house takes place at the fire hall located at 160 Jensen Avenue West.

The public is encouraged to drop by for a little fun and to learn some possible lifesaving strategies for fire prevention. There will be firefighter guided tours of the station, including trucks and equipment so be sure to bring your camera.

The RCMP will be on site with a child restraint ...more info
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm
Address:160 Jensen Avenue West, Parksville
Location:Parksville Fire Department
 
Oct 14, 2018
skate

Parksville Lions & Save-on-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular session is back starting October 14. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays from 12:15-1:45 pm. Free admission and skate rentals.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
Fun activities inspire confidence, healthy relationships and community awareness. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Oceanside and Springwood Elementary Schools to the Community Services Centre in Parksville. Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
mush

4th Annual Mushroom Festival

This is a fun and educational day with lots to see and speakers to hear. There will also be quite a few local vendors on-site. We are asking for a donation of $5 per person for admission (children 12 & under free).

This event is always busy ... and parking is limited. Shuttle Parking will be provided by the Salvation Army for your ease and convenience from 1500 Grafton Road to NIWRA grounds. As a "thank you" for this service, your monetary contribution to the Salvat...more info
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road, Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
music

Music On Sunday - Soprano Anne Grimm and Bruce Vogt, piano

A native of the Netherlands and current University of Victoria Voice Faculty member, Ms. Grimm is known for her “expressive technique” and “dramatic presence” and has performed throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in concert, opera and recital. She is joined today by UVic Piano faculty member and internationally acclaimed pianist Mr. Vogt in what is certain to be a delightfully diverse and engaging afternoon of song.
Category:Concerts
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:$18
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
Over 90,000 good quality used books for sale.
Fiction is sorted by author last name, hardcover, and pocketbooks. Non-fiction is sorted by category, including Cooking, Self-help, How-to, Hobbies, Religion, Gardening, and more. We also have a large selection of Science Fiction. And of course the very popular children’s books section.
Proceeds from the sale fund Rotary service projects.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:4750 Rutherford Road Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo North Town Centre
Cost:$3
Phone:250-802-4481
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
jam

*JAMS ARE NOW ON SUNDAYS
​FROM 2-5PM*
Jams will be every second and fourth Sunday of each month
​$5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated
Our Jam sessions are lovingly led by Barbara Gilmore.
They are usually unplugged and are strictly for non-amplified instruments (ie. acoustic guitars, ukeleles, mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums etc. No electric instruments on these days.
Check out our Facebook page for more details on each jam session, lately Barbara has been choosing ex...more info
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
skate

Parksville Lions & Save-on-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular session is back starting October 14. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays from 12:15-1:45 pm. Free admission and skate rentals.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
music

Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music Festival

An incredibly eclectic variety of superb musicians from all over the world will perform at the 14th annual Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH). What genres do you enjoy? You will probably find concerts to suit your tastes, and with ticket prices from only $12.00 to $18.00 (Including GST) you will get to hear the finest in live music with no stress on your wallet. TOSH eliminates that tiring trip to the big city and offers...more info
Category:Concerts
Start:Oct 12, 2018
End:Oct 14, 2018
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
pan
The second Sunday of each month, 8:00 – noon. Lots of fun, food, great live music, and shopping.
Check out the vendors at – https://www.facebook.com/SecondSundayMarket/
Everything from a great selection of unique, handmade items, vintage collectibles, crafting supplies, tools, and household goods.
We also have a yummy pancake breakfast and live music.
Vendors – Only $10 ($11 non-members) inside or out.
778-424-9900 leave message
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
Address:240 Lions Way Qualicum Beach,
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Cost:Free to browse, with items available to purchase
Phone:(250) 757-9711
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 14, 2018
smoke

Make Sunday your favourite day of the week with Smoke 'N Water's signature brunch buffet, every Sunday from 9-2. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch you will find a great selection of fresh, house made dishes to satisfy your appetite.
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:9:00am
Address:1-1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Cost:Adults $17.95 Kids 6-12 $8.95 Kids 5 & Under Free.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 1, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
tosh

Dawne Brandel, Patricia Carroll, Judith Crichton, Laura Hilts, Therese Johnson, Patricia Mansell, Donna McDonnell, Lynn Orriss, Jacqueline Smith, and Clare Turcott on display at TOSH from October 1 through 27, with an opening reception tea on October 3 at 2pm.
Category:Art
Start:Oct 1, 2018
End:Oct 27, 2018
Time:10:30am - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
 
Oct 1, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
halloween

For the month of October, our pumpkin patch is open daily. We grow all of the Pumpkins here so that you can pick them off the vine. There is a variety of sizes to choose from. The Pumpkin Patch is also a popular setting for Fall Photos so, don’t forget your camera.
While you’re here don’t forget the Barnyard, your children will delight at the antics of the baby goats and cheer at the challenge of catching the baby chicks. There are lovable, huggable rabbits, portly pigs, daffy ducks, and even shy s...more info
Category:Events
Start:Oct 1, 2018
End:Oct 31, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1692 Errington Road Errington
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Cost:see website
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
flower

VIU Milner Gardens Fall Openings

Enjoy the beautiful tapestry of Fall colours.

Oct 4, 5, 7 - Open 10:00, Tea 1:00-4:00, Last entry 4:30

Oct 6 - Open 10:00, Mad Hatter Tea Special Event [ Reservation Only] 12:00 - 3:00, Tea 3:00-4:00, Last entry 4:30

Oct 14, 21, 28 - Gardens open 11am to 3:30pm, with last entry at 3pm. Tea Room open 11am to 3pm for tea, homemade soups and scones, and desserts.


Garden admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth. Free entry to Milner Gardens members, chi...more info
Category:Art
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:11am to 3:30pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Adults $6, Youth $4, children 12 & under free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Oct 14, 2018
You’re invited to a lunch and presentation, “Sowing the seeds of faith in our community”. We’ll be enjoying a great lunch and hearing about the impact that YoungLife youth programs make in our community from students, their families, and our leaders.
Wendy de Candole or Anne Douglas. Call 250-927-8852 for more info or tickets.
Category:Events
Date:Oct 14, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 2:30pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach,
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$2 – $40
Phone:250-752-5414
Website:Open Site


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