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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 26, 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 26, 2018
mic

Come share your talent at our weekly open-mic night!

We are very excited to be opening up the stage to the MANY incredibly talented locals in our area. A great opportunity to meet other musicians alike!

Bring your own instruments/ prepared songs and we'll put your name on the set list.

Hosted by James
No cover

See you there!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:6-8pm
Address:2-180 Craig St, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
Boxing Day is a day after Christmas Day. It is called “Boxing Day” because – starting in medieval Britain – servants had a day off and would receive a gift box on this day.
People often ask to find out whether Boxing Day is a statutory holiday. It is a provincial stat holiday in Ontario only – in other provinces and territories it’s not a statutory holiday. It is, however, a stat holiday for federally regulated workers and banks across the country.
Retail stores will open early on Boxing Day and you can expect large discounts and large crowds. If you don’t like large crowds and parking lot b...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:7:00am
Location:Various Locations in Your Community
 
Dec 26, 2018
skate

Join your family and friends at Oceanside Place Arena for the annual Boxing Day Skate, December 26th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All three ice surfaces are open for skating. You can enjoy skating around on Winter Wonderland or playing pond hockey. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 or view swim and skate schedules online rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular Admission
Phone:250-390-4111
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
carpet

Carpet Bowling at Nanoose Place each Weds 1-3:30 PM. New Players Welcome! See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:1-3:30 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
chair

Join Tracey Pike for Pain Management Chair Yoga. Learn how to Meditate, Relax, Improve your breathing while gaining balance mobility, flexibility and strength. Anyone welcome
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 954-2273
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
rug

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers at Nanoose Place every Weds 10-3. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:10 AM - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 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 26, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
family

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you enjoy quality time with your family.
Wednesdays from 4:30 pm-7 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
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 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 26, 2018
yoga

This class will help you unwind from old stress responses and old habitual patterning we can tend to create. These exercises help to remind your brain to keep your body flexible and free from discomfort and pain after shock, injury or overuse. The exercises are very simple and very effective when in pain. It works on releasing areas of holding by re-patterning your movement and releasing, as well as integrating the mind body so the body moves more intelligently, working deeply with the nervous system. Yo...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:8:30am - 9:45am
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 26, 2018
get

Every Wed. from 7 to 9pm come dance to the music of Get Rhythm. We play a variety of tunes, country, old rock & roll, latin and old time waltz’s with the occasional polka thrown in if requested. This dance is by donation and has been running for over 17 years. Drop by and have some fun.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:146 Hirst Ave W, BC Parksville,
Location:Parksville Legion
Cost:by donation
Name:Sharon Franzen
Phone:250-821-6342
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 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 26, 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
 
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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2018
bingo
Nanoose Bay Bingo every Weds evening at the Community Center.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:6pm – 10pm
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
bingo

Bingo at Nanoose Place Community Centre
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:6pm – 7pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Cost:http://www.nanoosecommunity.ca/calendar/
 
Dec 26, 2018
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2018
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
music

QB Ukulele Strum & Sing with Harmony Sessions

Can you read and play basic treble clef music? Do enjoy playing a familiar simple melody with harmony and chords? Join other friendly and supportive ukulele players on Wednesday afternoons starting September 2018 at the Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre.

For music and time details call Cathy 250-594-2260.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:Afternoons
Address:241 Hoylake Rd E, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Senior Centre
Cost:$20 annual membership
Name:Cathy
Phone:250-594-2260.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
yoga

Qigong is the skillful application of life force energy designed to correct energetic imbalances which occur as a result of a busy lifestyle, poor diet, illness/injury, consistent negative emotions, and many other reasons. The practice is reputed to be approximately 5000 years old, originating in Ancient China, with influences from other countries such as India. It is a holistic practice using gentle physical exercises, visualizations, meditations, and breathing techniques to correct imbalances and creat...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 6:15pm
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 26, 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 26, 2018
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 26, 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
 
Dec 26, 2018
seniors

A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information. This happens every Wednesday in either Parksville or Qualicum.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:1:00pm
Address:Varioius Locations in Parksville or Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
Phone:250.348.2093
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
friends

Contact SAT@sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093 ext. 224
A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
walk

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:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Location:Various Locations in Oceanside
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 26, 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 26, 2018
Time:7-9 pm
Address:Coombs Gym
Location:Coombs
Cost:$4
Phone:250.951.0199
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
myspace

MakerSpace is proud to open its doors to non-members every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

Come in and be greeted by a fun and motivated community of tech enthusiasts! Whether you are interested in learning 3D printing, wood carving, wood working or electronics, we've got it!

This new club of Computing/Electronics/Tinkerers Hobbyists enthusiasts might just be what you are looking for
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Community MakerSpace
Cost:See website
Name:Viviane Laniel
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
weight

Weight Watchers Meetings are led by people who’ve succeeded on the program, so their expertise comes from real-life experience.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Avenue East Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 248-6234
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
wings

It’s Wing Wednesday here at your local Rumhouse! Get a full pound of our plump chicken wings with your favorite sauce for just $6 with the purchase of any beverage regularly priced at $5 or more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Website:Open Site
 
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
 
Dec 26, 2018
cloud

Formal and informal activities for developing and supporting self-discovery and personal growth in all areas of your life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 26, 2018
yoga

Interactive participation in the discovery of the ancient wisdom of Yoga and its application to practice and daily life. Discussion is generated through readings from ancient texts such as: Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, The Rig Veda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and others. All welcome.
While this is a Karma (free) class, donations to the Qualicum Beach Bear Smart Community Program are gratefully accepted!
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 26, 2018
Come connect with others. Eat snacks, shoot some pool, play some games, play music or make some cool art. Drop-ins welcome.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 26, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site


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