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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 24, 2018
Dec 22, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
carol

Experience Charles Dickens’ classic story as a musical this Christmas season!
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol intending to “open his readers’ hearts and to encourage practical benevolence” . This musical version, adapted by Canadian theatre icon Mavor Moore, is described as “A joy to behold…with festive music you’re happy to leave the theatre humming…Instinctively theatrical, a family entertainment of infectious joyousness”. (The Globe and Mail)
In A Christmas Carol, Dickens captured the spirit of the...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Dec 22, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:442 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay,
Location:Sid Williams Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:2503390280
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
toast

Arbutus Toastmasters: 7:00pm. Every Monday. Everyone Welcome.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:132 E. Jensen Ave Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
pgosa

Recreational-level play takes place on Monday evenings at Ballenas School. Check the PGOSA calendar for when the sessions are not available due to school closure. Cost is $4 per session and bring your receipt card so we can get your number.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Address:Ballenas School., Parksville
Cost:$4
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
badm

BADMINTON recreational-level play takes place on Monday evenings at Ballenas School 7:30-9:00. Next one starting on Monday Jan 9th after the holidays. Check the PGOSA calendar when the sessions are not available due to school closure. Cost is $4 per session
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ballenas School
Cost:$4 per session
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
camp

Put the Campbell River Art Gallery on your shopping list this Christmas. They are having their Artisan Market from Nov.23 to Dec.24/2018. You’re almost guaranteed to find that special gift you’ve been looking for.
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 23, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:1235 Shoppers Row Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Art Gallery
Phone:250.286.2261
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
bowl

The Wellington Leisure Timers Carpet Bowlers-in Nanaimo are inviting new members 60+yrs to join them every Monday & Thursday from 1-3pm at the Wellington Hall. No experience necessary. Light exercise and fun. Contact Pat @ 250-585-1985 FMI.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:3922 Corunna Ave Nanaimo,
Location:Wellington Hall
Cost:Free
Name:Pat
Phone:250-585-1985
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service - 5 and 7 PM
Category:Family
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:5 and 7 PM
Address:550 Pym Street, Parksville
Location:Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church
Cost:Free
 
Dec 24, 2018
A beautiful candlelight service celebrating the joy, simplicity, and wonder of the Christmas story. A kid and family friendly service.
Light refreshments will follow the one-hour service.
Stay up to date, say your coming, and invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page (coming soon)
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:6:00PM - 7:00PM
Address:1420 Alberni Highway Parksville,
Location:Oceanside Community Church
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
skate

Christmas Eve Free Skate

Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy a skating session on Winter Wonderland at Oceanside Place Arena on Monday, December 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The special displays and lighting will make this a family favourite event. Free admission and skate rentals courtesy of Tim Hortons.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Category:Family
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:830 West Island Highway, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
xmas

A beautiful candlelight service celebrating the joy, simplicity, and wonder of the Christmas story. A kid and family-friendly service.
Light refreshments will follow the one-hour service.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 7:30pm
Address:1420 Alberni Highway Parksville,
Location:Oceanside Community Church
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-5333
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
horse

Experience, Christmas in the Country at Tiger Lily Farm. Pony Rides for the kids through our indoor winter forest. Hot Chocolate and goodies for everyone. Make and take home an Evergreen Door Swag. Enjoy the Carollers. Dress up in our Live Nativity Scene. Visit Santa and take some photos.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1692 Errington Road Errington,
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Cost:$7 – $24
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
pgosa

The group meets at the Main #1 Parking Lot at Rathtrevor Park. The walk takes less than an hour of easy walking.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 29, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
fest

Festival of Lights 2018 is nearing quickly. This year’s light up is Thursday, November 29. A reminder that light up night has always been the last Thursday of November.
From the last Thursday in November until the second Sunday in January, Ladysmith is ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.
The Kinsmen Light-up Parade will kick off the 2018 season at 6:40pm. For more information on all the great activities taking place please visit our website.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 29, 2018
End:Jan 13, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Location:Downtown Ladysmith
Cost:Free
Phone:Call (250) 245-5888
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
camp

See the festively decorated gallery full of beautifully and unique Christmas trees! Each tree is decorated by a different business or organization. Vote for your favourite to win the People’s Choice Award, and put your wish on the Wishing Tree. Daily in December (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Jan 3, 2019
kitty

Come out to enjoy the beautiful lights and delightful Santa’s Barn at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Jan 3, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
Cost:Free
Phone:250-338-6901
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
yoga

Progressing from the Yoga Fundamentals class series, this class deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 1/2.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 7:45pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$85
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
yoga

Continues from the Yoga Fundamentals class series. Deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 1/2.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:9:30am - 10:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
play

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:Dec 24, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
cl

Lifetree Cafe, a Conversation Cafe, with 2 programs each Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Real Life stories on DVD and friendly conversations on a different topic every week, topics ranging from personal interests and learning, to community concerns. Free. See weekly topic at www.oursaviourlutheranchurch.ca. All welcome to each weeks cafe.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:2:00pm and 7:00pm
Address:795 Island Hwy W, Parksville
Location:Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
badm

Lighthouse Badminton every Monday. For more information contact Bob email steelehunt@shaw.ca
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:7pm – 9pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Bob
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
show

Sometimes When You Dream, Your Dreams Come True.Louisa May Alcott’s beloved holiday story is a buoyant musical of romantic escapades, sibling rivalries and Christmas wishes. With their father off to fight the Civil War, the four March sisters have many imagined and real adventures. As they dream of their futures, encounter growing pains of youth and rise with courage to face their destiny, the March girls learn the true value of hope and family.
Visit website for a complete list of showtimes.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 30, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus,
Location:Chemainus Theatre
Cost:See website for pricing
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
music

Come and listen to our resident guitarist/vocalists Kevin and Debbie every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6-8pm.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:6-8pm.
Address:1051 Resort Drive Beach Acres Resort Parksville
Location:Black Goose Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
game

Nanoose Place - Mahjong every Monday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:1-4 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
fitness

Fitness Program every Monday, Weds & Friday at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:9-10 am
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
centre

Nanoose Place - Moms & Tots every Monday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:30-Noon
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
water

Nanoose Place - Nanoose Watercolor each Monday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10AM-2 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 24, 2018
lawn

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:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:Mondays @ 7 P.M., Wednesdays @ 1 P.M. and Thursdays @ 1 P.M.
Address:149 Stanford Ave E, Parksville
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit Mahjong, $3.00 for crib & bridge
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
pan

“Peter Pan” is the classic story of the mischievous little boy who flies and refuses to grow up, preferring, instead, to live in mysterious Neverland, sharing adventures with the lost boys, pirates, fairies, tick-tocking crocodiles and, occasionally, real children. Our family- orientated musical includes song, dance, and action that will enthrall and engage every child from five to one hundred and five.
Directed by Julian Packer
Running from December 13th – 30th, 2018.
Category:Theatre
Start:Dec 13, 2018
End:Dec 30, 2018
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:110 W 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre Qualicum Beach
Cost:see website
Phone:2507523522
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
pgosa

The PGOSA table located in the Oceanside Place Arena at Wembley Mall can be a very busy place, signing up members. Also sales and lots of Information about PGOSA. Download and complete this Membership Form and bring it to the PGOSA table to save some time.
We welcome you to our very special community of active seniors!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
swim

Come join us for a swim on Mondays and Wednesday 8:00pm-9:00pm, as well as Saturdays 7:00am-8:00am. Register at any time by contacting c.u.at.the.pool@gmail.com.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
soltice

Gallery Artists and special guests share ceramics, photography, painting, textile, jewelry and stained glass in celebration of the season of light. All art is $400 or less for easy gift giving.
Art sneak peek here. http://www.saltspringgallery.com/news-blog/2018/11/1/a-celebration-of-light-solstice-show
Category:Events
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 29, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:135 McPhillips Ave Salt Spring Island,
Location:Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-931-0011
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
Meets Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church 795 W Island Hwy Parksville. For info leave a message.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:8:45am
Address:795 W Island Hwy Parskville
Location:Our Savior Lutheran Church
Phone:250-752-5344
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
tops

Meets Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church 795 W Island Hwy Parksville. For info leave a message.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:8:45am
Address:795 W Island Hwy Parskville,
Location:Our Savior Lutheran Church
Cost:Free
Phone:250-752-5344
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
tao

Taoist Tai Chi Every Monday 9:30-noon
Mid Island Branch
250-240-3387
parksville@taoist.org
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10am – 12pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Phone:250-240-3387
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 24, 2018
All family caregivers and their children are welcome to join the fun! Catch up over a cup of coffee or crafts while kids play and recharge with a healthy snack.
Drop in Mondays in Qualicum Beach
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:9:00am - 11:00am
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
 
Dec 24, 2018
pgosa

Our volleyball season will start on Monday, September 17th at 7 pm at Coombs gym, as well as Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm at Coombs gym.
The drop in fee continues to be $4 but may have to increase to $5, depending on attendance. I hope you all had a great summer and hope to see you all to kick off our season.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 24, 2018
Time:7-9 pm
Address:Coombs Gym
Location:Coombs
Cost:$4
Phone:250.951.0199
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Starting November 26 we are open daily until Christmas eve, Whiskey Creek Christmas Tree U-cut hours are typically:

Weekends from 9am until dark
Weekdays from 11am until dark
Category:Events
Start:Nov 26, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:Weekends from 9am until dark, Weekdays from 11am until dark
Address:Melrose road, Qualicum Beach
 
Dec 18, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
wam

Opening Celebration: Dec. 1 FROM 12-2PM: drop by for company, cake and hot drinks.
Featuring hand-made work by over 50 local artists and makers, you’ll be sure to find items that dazzle and inspire. Saturdays are special days, with an array of hands-on make-art stations to get your creative and gift-giving juices flowing.
Late-night openings on Friday/Saturday December 21 and 22 (up to 7pm), Sunday opening on December 23rd (10am -3pm) and early closing (3pm) on December 24.
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 18, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:580 Duncan Ave Courtenay,
Location:Comox Valley Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Phone:338-6211
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
wam

Opening Celebration: Dec. 1 FROM 12-2PM: drop by for company, cake and hot drinks.
Featuring hand-made work by over 50 local artists and makers, you’ll be sure to find items that dazzle and inspire. Saturdays are special days, with an array of hands-on make-art stations to get your creative and gift-giving juices flowing.
Late-night openings on Friday/Saturday December 21 and 22 (up to 7pm), Sunday opening on December 23rd (10am -3pm) and early closing (3pm) on December 24.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 14, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:580 Duncan Ave Courtenay,
Location:Comox Valley Art Gallery
Cost:See Website
Phone:338-6211
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 20, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
mt

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and SNOW! At Mount Washington, enjoy a perfect postcard Christmas, during our Winter Wonderland celebration. Skiing, riding, snow tubing, visits from Santa and numerous events will make for an unforgettable holiday!
Highlights – Night Skiing Every & Nightly Entertainment in Ted’s Bar + Grill – December 20th – January 6th, 2019, Photos with Santa – December 20-22, 2018; Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 2018; Christmas Dinner – December 25, 2018; Boxing Day T...more info
Category:Events
Start:Dec 20, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:250 338 1386
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 17, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018


It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and décor makes you feel as though you are skating on an outdoor pond at night. Even if you do not skate, come by and view the lights from the deck. Wheel chairs and strollers are welcome. The public skating schedule will be available November 23 at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 17, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Cost:Regular Admission
Phone:250-390-4111
Website:Open Site


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