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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 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 15, 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 15, 2019
Tourism Mount Washington is bringing Santa to have breakfast with you and your children, with a donation to the local fire dept.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:8:00am - 11:30pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 15, 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 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 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 15, 2019
xmas

Come out and celebrate Christmas with the community. Please register at 250 335 2832.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:4:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:7793 Island Hwy. Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Hall
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 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 15, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 15, 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 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 15, 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 15, 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).
 
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 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
Parksville Qualicum Beach Christmas Bird Count

This year will be our 29th BCPQ Count and the 120th Christmas Bird Count.

Look up the results and a variety of information about the Christmas Bird Counts of the past years at: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count

Each team will have 3-7 birders of various skill levels, at least one scope and will be assigned a specific area to cover. If you are interested in participating ‘in the field’ or as a ‘feedercounter’, a past CBC team leader, skilled birder and anyone willing to help with planning a team or other asp...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 15, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
Have an Artful Christmas at Rainforest Arts where you will find one-of-a-kind gifts (paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, pottery, jewelry, cards and more) all by local artists. Every purchase has a chance to win one of our fabulous gift baskets. Gift certificates available. Over 50 local artists represented–more art, less driving! Open every day 11 am to 4 pm for your shopping convenience.

Rainforest Arts is a non-profit, volunteer-run gallery operated by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society for the benefit of our local island artists.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Address:9781 Willow Street Chemainus
Location:Rainforest Arts Gallery
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson Band are a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us. Known for regular appearances on CBC’s Vinyl Café, to recording with Cowboy Junkies. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. Together they have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Festival by winning their Pickin’ a Folk Star Contest.

Their new all original album ‘Me Daza’, was recorded in Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy). It was Canadia...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:15pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
sc

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 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 15, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 15, 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 15, 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 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
 
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
xmas

Winter Wonderland On Ice

It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and decor 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 with free skating events will be available on November 18th at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 14, 2019
End:Dec 31, 2019
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular & Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 15, 2019
Renowned theatrical “imagineers” the WONDERHEADS hit BC stages in December with a WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol, a whimsical re-imagining of the holiday classic. The multi award-winning company brings Scrooge’s magical journey to life with masks, puppets, music, and theatrical invention. Think Pixar meets Jim Henson.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 15, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 8:45pm
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo,
Location:The Port Theatre
Cost:$26 – $38


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