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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 7, 2018
Dec 7, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
lights

4th Annual Magical Nights of Light at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Fridays & Saturdays only, December 7-22.

Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only. $5 per person. Children 12 & under free (tickets required).

There will be a free shuttle available - pick-up location is at Craig Street Commons (330 Craig Street, Parksville). Shuttle passes will be issued upon event ticket purchase. First Shuttle to North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre: 5:15 pm. Last Return to Craig Street:...more info
Category:Art
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 22, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road, Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 22, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
carol

HCTAS is thrilled to be offering a brand new tradition for Christmas to our #Nanaimo and #VancouverIsland theatre patrons! This family-friendly play will keep children and adults alike thoroughly entertained while sharing the story of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
This stage adaptation is written by local author, Jim Maher specifically for the Harbour City Theatre! Directed by Dean Chadwick, and features all your favourite characters. Come see the entire Cratchit Family, i...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Nov 22, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:45pm
Address:25 Victoria Road Nanaimo
Location:Harbour City Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 753-5331
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
A wonderful opportunity to invite everyone you know for a night of singing, music, hot chocolate and cookies! Sign-up sheet in the foyer to bring cookies to share! Thank you!
Category:Family
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:6:30PM
Address:550 Pym Street, Parksville
Location: Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church
Cost:Free
 
Dec 7, 2018
bridge

Bridge at Lighthouse Community Centre every Friday
1 pm to 4 pm in the Seniors Room.
Call Sheila at 250 757 8307 for more info.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:1pm – 4pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheila
Phone:250 757 8307
Website:Open Site
 
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 7, 2018
train

All aboard a 1910 steam locomotive through thousands of twinkling lights adorning the 100-acre woods of the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the Christmas Express. Thousands of visitors over the years have made this a Christmas tradition of attending this colorful and entertaining event. Enjoy light displays, enjoy the seasonal music, make a Christmas craft, and ride the Christmas Express train.
The Christmas Express is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year and is paramount to the ongoing operation...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:2892 Drinkwater Road Duncan
Location:BC Forest Discovery Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-715-1113
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
craig

Join The Choristers for an evening of choral music featuring traditional and fun/upbeat seasonal selections celebrating “Good Will To All!” Special Guests: The Sinclair Singers
Category:Art
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:345 Pym Street Parksville
Location:Knox United Church (Parksville)
Cost:$15
Phone:587-582-6237
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
food

Friday Night Platters
Every Friday Night starting at 5pm
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:Starting at 5 PM
Address:3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bayt
Location:Fairwinds Bar & Grill
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
 
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
xmas

Kick-off Nov. 15, toy collection until Dec. 15, drop-off sites all around Nanaimo. Registration for families in need from Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Food Bank sites, and Dec. 3-7 at University Village Shopping Centre. Seeking toys for children from 0 – 16. Help all Nanaimo’s children have a Merry Christmas.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 15, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo,
Location:woodgrove mall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
xmas

Friday, Dec 7th 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, Dec 8th 10am – 4pm
3rd Annual Handmade for the Holidays Craft & Artisan Market put on by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district featuring over 90 handmade vendors all local to Vancouver Island.
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 8, 2018
Time:Various
Address:355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo District Secondary School
Cost:Free
 
Dec 7, 2018
High Tea for Hospice - December 07, 2 -4pm. Hosted by the Gardens at Qualicum Beach - 650 Berwick Rd Qualicum Beach. Tickets are $15.00 Join us for delicious high tea, live entertainment & prizes to support a great cause.Call for tickets to: 250-752-2818 ext: 0 or Oceanside Hospice 250-752-6227
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:2 -4pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd Qualicum Beach
Location:Gardens at Qualicum Beach
Cost:$15
Phone:Call for tickets to: 250-752-2818 ext: 0 or Oceanside Hospice 250-752-6227
 
Nov 19, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
art

Come and see Winter through the Lens and Off the Brush of Local Artists. On Display November 19-December 21, 2018.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 4:30pm
Mondays Noon – 4:30pm, closed Sundays.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 19, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach,
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
ball

A few young players [under age 69] have been asked to play on Friday to make sure we have 14 on each team. The following youth players have been drafted and a couple of old guys from the Wednesday League:
Harry [the kid] Lowe - To Hawks
Merv Brandel - to Hawks
Rob [the terrible teen] Jonas - to Demons
John [boy] Lund - to Orcas
Buzzy - to Demons
Norm [boy wonder] Joyce - to Orcas

Why 14 Players per team?
We have quite a number of players taking vacations from 2 to 4 weeks on each team so we are a...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:9 AM -Noon
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:See website
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
bare

The Iyengar tradition of yoga can be adapted for all fitness levels. It creates strength, increased range of movement and stability. Students must be able to carry their own props and to get up and down from the floor.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:10:30am - 11:45am
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 7, 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 7, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
kids

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 7, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
Nanaimo Art Gallery Store presents a cozy two-day event featuring locally-made art, gifts, stocking stuffers, treats, and other treasures for the holiday season.
FREE PARKING is available at the Bastion Street Parkade (behind the Royal Bank) only one block away from the Gallery!
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 8, 2018
Time:Various
Address:150 Commercial St, Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo Art Gallery Store
Cost:Free
 
Dec 7, 2018
cloud

Ladies Sew-In for the Missions
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:10am – 11am
Address:2462 Nanoose Rd
Location:Evangelical Free Church of Canada
 
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 7, 2018
music

Mildly Wild in Concert at The MAC

Mildly Wild is a new original music project that has evolved out of the Eryn Sharpe Trio, a jazz group featuring vocalist Eryn Sharpe as well as Leon Nagasaki on Guitar and Nick Mintenko on upright bass.

In the summer of 2015, the trio recorded their album "One Day" on Hornby Island. Marc Atkinson, the producer, played drums on the record and influenced the trio to add drums and incorporate more pop elements in the sound. Joined now by Alex Campbell on drums, Mil...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville,
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$18 ($15 OCAC members)
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
music

Music Trivia at The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:3109 W Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
xmas

Generations Church presents our 26th Annual Singing Christmas Tree!
Our giant Christmas Tree is filled with over 50 choir members singing new and old Christmas songs. Along with a drama presentation and light show, our performances are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
This year's performance takes a "behind the scenes" look at that very first Christmas, but it doesn't end there. That was just the beginning. The beginning of what, you ask? Come along and find out!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Address:1300 Princess Royal Avenue Nanaimo
Location:Generations Church
Cost:Free
 
Dec 7, 2018
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
rail

Every Friday. Providing professional therapy sessions – physical exercise, speech, music and art therapy and caregivers’ counselling.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:921 Wembley Rd. Parksville
Location:St. Columbia Church Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
mic

Have you got three songs you want to sing/play in front of a welcoming audience? Original or cover songs – doesn’t matter. Either by yourself or with a few friends – doesn’t matter. Acoustic or electric – doesn’t matter. Even if you’re just getting started – you know the drill – it just doesn’t matter. We will accept and encourage all forms and genres of musical style. We will provide the PA systems and mics (or you can just sing without any amplification if you prefer). We will also have a keyboard and d...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5 admission (performers are free)
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
Get ready, here comes winter and another amazing season of skiing and riding at Mount Washington Alpine Resort!
The Mount Washington 2018.19 season starts at 9 am with the Coke-Cola banner breakthrough, then take some turns for good times with good friends. Stick around all day, because this winter bash will continue through with even more fun and festivities celebrating the new winter season.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:338-1386
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 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 7, 2018
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
girls

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

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

This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victoria music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, Scrooge In Rouge abounds in bad p...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 30, 2018
End:Dec 16, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:4985 Christie Road Ladysmith,
Location:Ladysmith Little Theatre
Cost:$10 – $25
Phone:250-924-0658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
suess

“Anything’s Possible” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bir...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo
Location:Malaspina Theatre – Vancouver Island University
Cost:$12
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 1, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Registration for the SOS Christmas program: SOS wants to ensure all local children and youth receive a special gift, and that families, adults and seniors can choose the food they wish to have over the holidays. To donate to the program visit www.sosd69.com, call 250-248-2093, or drop by the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville at 245 West Hirst Ave., Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. New, unwrapped gifts are also gratefully accepted at this location to fill the SOS Toy Shop where low-income parents and grandparents shop for their children for free.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 1, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Address: 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville
Location:SOS Community Services Centre
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018
Twoonie Teen Swim
Fridays at Ravensong Aquatic Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm are reserved for the teens. Admission is now only $2 until Friday, June 29th.
Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:$2
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Dec 19, 2018
milner

An outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy. Over half a kilometre of lit and decorated trails. Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, story telling, refreshments, tea room, and gift shops available.

Milner Christmas Magic is a fundraising event in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with a special event admission by suggested donation of: $5 Adult, $2.50 Child, $12 Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children/Youth under 19 years.)
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Dec 19, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm, last entry 8pm
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$5/adult, $2.50/child, $12/family (2 adults and up to 3 chil
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 5, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
2018

Join us as we celebrate music, art, laughter, and love this holiday season. Find the perfect gift in our Artisan Gift Shop for someone special and unique. Jewellery, pottery, art glass, paintings, woodcraft, wearable art, and so much more.
Bid on your favourite seasonal wreath or swag handcrafted by local artists and add to your holiday decor. Also, artisan crafted gorgeous tree ornaments.
Lots to see and do at The MAC this holiday season.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 5, 2018
End:Dec 23, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville,
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Cost:Free
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2018
bare

in this class you have the opportunity to challenge yourself, or just be kind to yourself. While you breathe deeply and effortlessly we transition from posture to posture in a mindful, fulfilling way. This class will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, energized and ready for your day. This class is an excellent complement to your weekly practice & great for all beginners.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Art
Date:Dec 7, 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


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