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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 1, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 1, 2019
xmas

Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st
10 – 4 pm both days

Local Vendors and Crafters
-Unique gifts
-Arts and crafts
-Handmade items
-Baking
-Canning

Craft table for kids
-From 1-3pm kids can make a take home craft

Special visit from Santa
-Santa will be here on Saturday from 1-3pm for photos

Free Prize Draws every half hour!

Entry by donation: Non-perishable food item or cash for the Food Bank
Category:Events
Start:Nov 30, 2019
End:Dec 1, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2250 Fowler Road Qualicum Beach
Location:Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
Cost:Entry by donation (Non perishable food item or cash for the food bank)
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
xmas

Come and see! We have art and goods made from indigenous artists, crafters, bakers and makers from around Vancouver Island.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:9:00am - 4:00pm
Address:5850 River Rd Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum First Nation Hall
 
Dec 1, 2019
music

Our Jam sessions are every Sunday Afternoon from 1-4pm
lovingly led by Barbara Gilmore, Geoff Pearson and C.J Poznansky
They are usually unplugged and are strictly for non-amplified instruments
(ie. acoustic guitars, ukuleles mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums etc)
No electric instruments please

Our Jam Sessions are a bit like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get! GZAL promotes and encourages music from all genres and disciplines. Variety is the spice of life. If you agree, c...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
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 Sunday, November 3 or December 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $49.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$49
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
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:Dec 1, 2019
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
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
xmas

Shop local this Christmas at Best Coast Pop Up.

Its happening again! We’re back at Woodgrove Centre!

We’re gathering up some exclusive west coast local makers!

Visit us at our new larger location in Woodgrove Centre November 20th to December 23rd at our Pop Up Shop storefront just past the food court, across from the mall entrance to Landmark Cinemas.

Find your favourites and even some new favourites at our upcoming pop up shop at Woodgrove Centre. We have over 125 different brands all local,...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo
Location:Woodgrove Centre
 
Dec 1, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
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
 
Dec 1, 2019
coombs

First Sunday Market every month from September through June.
Pancake Breakfast is $6 for small one and $8 for large, beverage included.
Flea market tables are available for rental starting at $12 per table.
Outside space is available as well, weather permitting. Phone Val at
250 752 9735 to book a table.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:9:00am - 1:00pm
Address:2601 Alberni Highway Coombs
Location:Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
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:Dec 1, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
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:Dec 1, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2019
skate

Parksville Lions & Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular session is back on Sundays, September 29 - December 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays from 12:15-1:45pm. Free admission and skate rentals.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
edie

GroundZero Productions presents: Jazz vocalist Edie Daponte.

Edie is excited to present her new show, From Paris to Rio. Edie will take you on a journey from France to Portugal, across to South America, to Cape Verde Islands and from Brazil to Argentina. Demonstrating her vocal range From Paris to Rio features songs in French and Spanish, incorporating Portuguese Fado and Bossa Nova classics. You’ll hear numbers from Edith Piaf, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Amalia Rodrigues, Cesaria Evora and many more famil...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:15pm
Address:132 Jensen Avenue East Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:$30
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
Come and practice silence while doing self guided sitting meditation or walking meditation, spin the prayer wheels, light a butter lamp & browse the gift shop. Give yourself some peace and space in very beautiful and meaningful surroundings!

Thank you for any offering you are able to make. Our center operates completely through volunteer efforts and offerings.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:2800 Grafton Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Kathok Meditation Centre
Cost:By making an offering
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
xmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas



Welcome the festive season by joining us for a joyful celebration of Christmas. Relax and enjoy an intimate afternoon of seasonal music that is both familiar and new. Sing along with old favourites! Rumour has it that there might even be some Christmas-inspired drinks and treats!

Tickets are only available on line at acappellaplus.ca or from choir members. Advance sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Don't miss this wonderful afternoon of song. Buy ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:2:30pm
Address:181 Beach Drive, Parksville
Location:Beach Club Resort
Cost:$23
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 15, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
art

'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practiced my craft as a painter for 40 years before I tried this new technology. And I...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 15, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2019
music

The Island Consort – Nanaimo’s Classical Chamber Choir, presents a fall program of great emotional depth and variety. “Music From the Heart” begins with two Early Music works followed by two 19th Century pieces. The rest of the program comprises contemporary material ending with a nod to Christmas by way of three traditional carols. The ensemble will be accompanied by organist Jenny Vincent, violinist Karl Rainer, and cellist Hannah Wilson.
For more information about the choir, see www.islandconsort.ca...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:4235 Departure Bay Road Nanaimo
Location:St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Nanaimo
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
music

Music on Sunday - Classical with Sarah Hagen

Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen has performed in concert halls and has been heard on broadcasts throughout North America and Europe. Awarded as Ontario Contact's 2017 Artist of the Year and the British Columbia Touring Council’s 2015 Artist of the Year, and mentioned by The Guardian (Charlottetown) as the Best Classical Performance of 2014, her interpretations have been described as “outstandingly inventive" [University of Waterloo Gazette], ”played flawlessl...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach,
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 27, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
xmas

North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 25 PDBA ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 27, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
mic

Every Sunday, 5-8pm, Lions Club Meat Draw and Open Jam hosted by The Ryder Bachman Band. Bring your instrument and play along!
Category:Art
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
red

Red Cross Standard First Aid with AED/CPR
Be prepared; get trained with a two day course in first aid and cardiopulmonary (CPR C) skills. Training includes home hazards, accident prevention, safety education, CPR level C, first aid skills for common emergencies and automated external defibrillators (AED). Retraining is recommended every three years.
Qualicum Commons, on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday, November 30 and December 1 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $163. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Avenue Qualicum Commons,
Location:Qualicum Commons, RDN Activity Room 12
Cost:$163
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 27, 2019 to Dec 10, 2019
red

REDress Project Opening Ceremony

REDress Project, an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the number of Aboriginal women across Canada who are no longer with us.

An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the REDress Project installation will take place on Nov 25 at 9:30am. Mayor and Council, Chief Recalma, and the Canadian Federation of University Women will be in attendance.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 27, 2019
End:Dec 10, 2019
Address:#201 - 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Town Hall Foyer
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2019
sc

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 1, 2019
f

Our Sunday-Funday Jam is always a blast! The Qualicum Bay Lions start the meat draw at 3:30. Only $1 a ticket!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 1, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Email:Send Email


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