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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:1pm – 4pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheila
Phone:250 757 8307
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
TREE

Place a memory card with the name of your loved one on one of our trees
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 24, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:3200 North Island Highway Nanaimo,
Location:Country Club Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
xmas

Ride the famous Christmas Express! The train leaves every 20 minutes from 4:30 to 8:30

*As this event is a fundraiser for the museum, Coupons are not accepted (including Entertainment guides & groupons,) and Membership season’s passes are not valid.

$14.00 Adults/Seniors/Youth
$12.00 Children
Children 2 and under FREE
Category:Events
Start:Dec 13, 2019
End:Dec 15, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 9:00pm
Address:2892 Drinkwater Road Duncan
Location:BC Forest Discovery Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
xmas

Join us for a free Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, beverages, dessert, live music and sing along carols! Everyone is welcome. Bring the family! If you would like bring coats, mitts, hats, socks, sweaters for the Homeless of District 69.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:825 Village Way Qualicum Beach
Location:Christian Fellowship Centre-Q.B.
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
xmas

Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
friends

Connection, support, discussion and resources about
Mental Health in a safe and caring environment.
11am – 3pm every Friday at Qualicum Commons.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
 
Dec 13, 2019
food

Friday Night Platters
Every Friday Night starting at 5pm
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:Starting at 5 PM
Address:3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bayt
Location:Fairwinds Bar & Grill
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Jan 1, 2020
xmas

Every night, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Visits with Santa: December 7-8; 14-15; 20-21-22-23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Category:Family
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Jan 1, 2020
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay,
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
 
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 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:9 AM -Noon
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:See website
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
cloud

Ladies Sew-In for the Missions
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:10am – 11am
Address:2462 Nanoose Rd
Location:Evangelical Free Church of Canada
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
This year, discover the adventure of skiing or snowboarding for the first time with Mt. Washington’s free Discovery Day’s, December 9-20. The package includes a 2-hr group lesson, Easy Acres area lift ticket and equipment rental package. For anyone 13 years and older who has never skied or snowboarded before.

Sign up at www.mountwashington.ca
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 20, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:30pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington,
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
music

Live Entertainment at The Bayside

Come out and enjoy our incredible view and live music all November long! While dining at The Bayside, Friday & Saturday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm capture the sounds of local talent from pianist performances to guitarists including guitarist Robbie Hancock on Nov. 22-23.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville
Location:The Bayside Restaurant & Lounge
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
smoke

Live Music at Smoke n Water

Come on down to Smoke n Water for live music every Friday and Saturday.

To see who is playing please visit www.facebook.com/smokenwaterbc/events.

Reservations are recommend for dinner!
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
xmas

5th Annual Magical Nights of Light 2019

If you thought last year's laser light show was spectacular, wait until you see this year's Magical Nights of Light!

• Magical Light Show
• Walk through at your own pace
• Hot Chocolate
• Visit with Santa
• And more ...!

Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd., Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:Advance Tickets: $5 per person, 12 & under Free
 
Dec 13, 2019
xmas

VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs). All entry d...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
rail

When it comes to model trains, most people consider it more of a hobby than an art form but that misconception is about to be debunked at the Winter in Art Show at The Old School House Arts Centre. Come see trains surrounded by real-life and artistic sceneries. This display is sure to wake the inner child in everyone who sees it.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:112 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Gallery
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
music

Music Trivia at The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
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 13, 2019
friends

Oceanside Caregivers Support meets
(every 1st and 3rd Friday)
at The Gardens (across from Legion)Qualicum Beach

To provide comfort, care, support and resources for our Caregivers taking care of loved ones and to help the Caregivers navigate the medical system.
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:650 Berwick Rd. N Qualicum Beach
Location:Gardens at Qualicum Beach
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
rail

Every Friday. Providing professional therapy sessions – physical exercise, speech, music and art therapy and caregivers’ counselling.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:921 Wembley Rd. Parksville
Location:St. Columbia Church Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
music

Join us for another amazing open mic!! You never know what you will get. Our Open mic nights are some of the most diverse evenings at Ground Zero.

*Only one Open Mic in December*

10 performances, 10 artists, 3 songs each.

Min $7.50 per person at the door
(youth and students $5, performers get in free)
no advance tickets.
Doors at 6:30

The line up so far..

Host:Allison Shaw

Les Tibbo

Twila Benon, Sig, David and Tracy Wells

Rai Wells

Lonny Wells

break

Dazy Daye

Tony ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$8
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
prime

Enjoy our fabulous Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixin’s. After 4:20.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:4:15pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
 
Dec 13, 2019
music

Friday January 10, join us for your free 1st lesson for an introduction to square dance, 7h00-8h00pm. Bradley Centre, Coombs. Dress casual. No partner required.
Winter lessons starting Sunday January 12, 7h00-8h30pm. at Bradley Centre. for your 2nd free lesson.
Mainstream dance follows after the Open House, 8h00-10h00pm. Public is welcome to watch.

Contact: Ray or Debbie Schmidt 250-248-4900 or Lynette McLeod 250-954-2132
Category:Events
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:8:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:975 Shearme Road Coombs,
Location:Bradley Centre
Cost:Free
 
Dec 13, 2019
girls

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
Malaspina Choir has been delighting Nanaimo audiences with its choral performances for 50 years, and this Christmas, it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its popular Sing-along Messiah.

The numbers attending this joyous Christmas event have grown so much that we’ve moved it to a larger venue, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 301 Machleary St.

You can come join us in singing Handel’s beloved work (scores are available for purchase at the concert) or thrill to the surround sound of hundreds of voices belting out the Hallelujah Chorus.

You’ll be conducted by Malaspina Choir musical director...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:301 Machleary St. Nanaimo,
Location:St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Cost:$10 – $25
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
xmas

Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy, adapted from the best-selling children's book, h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
tec

Beginning September 13/2019, the Technology Learning Centre (TLC) in Parksville is offering free technology workshops every Friday morning for adult residents of Parksville/Qualicum. Each Friday workshop is one hour in length and focuses on a particular piece of technology. Individual technology support is available after each workshop. See our monthly technology workshops calendar at www.oblt.ca/tlc
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:30am
Address:494 Bay Avenue Parksville
Location:The Family Place
Cost:free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019
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 13, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:$2
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
xmas

Vancouver Island Market presents…

It’s a VIMterful Life!
December 12th-15th, 2019
at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly the old Sears Building)

Times:
Thursday, Dec 12 – 4PM-9PM
Friday, Dec 13 – 10AM-7PM
Saturday, Dec 14 – 10AM-6PM
Sunday, Dec 15 – 11AM-5PM

Our much anticipated Winter Market will showcase Vancouver Island’s local handmade artisans. Over 200+ vendors in craft, food, liquor sales, live music, entertainment, and gift shop will provide shoppers a unique opportunity to shop lo...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 12, 2019
End:Dec 15, 2019
Address:4750 Rutherford Road Nanaimo,
Location:Nanaimo North Town Centre
Website:Open Site


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