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Vancouver Island Events

Feb 24, 2019
Jan 1, 2019 to Apr 10, 2019
100

Take the 100 Day ART Challenge – January 1 – April 10th by creating something every day. Paint, sketch, photograph, write, just create in a way that feels right for you and post it daily. Don’t give up even if you miss a day or two. Keep at it. You’ll be amazed at the progress you make during the 100 days.
Post your creation each day for all to enjoy and to watch the progress.
www.facebook.com/groups/623072704791065/ or type in 100 Day Art Challenge– Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery 2019 in the search lin...more info
Category:Art
Start:Jan 1, 2019
End:Apr 10, 2019
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Different locations throughout the community
Phone:250-245-1252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 14, 2019 to Apr 3, 2019
vi

Part of the Art @ the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Presented by Nanaimo Arts Council Series, “All About Animals” features photography, paintings and metal art by local artists from Vancouver Island. Show Runs Feb 7th to April 3rd, 2019 at the Pipers Lagoon Lobby in the Conference Centre main level – 80 Commercial Street, Nanaimo. Open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Category:Art
Start:Feb 14, 2019
End:Apr 3, 2019
Time:8:30am - 4:30pm
Address:101 Gordon St Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-729-3947
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
Art Bites: Acrylics with Susan Schaefer

Susan Schaefer has been a professional artist for the past 17 years. Her style is recognized as bright, bold and fun. She has organized and attended workshops by some of Canada's best artists. Susan is happy to share her knowledge, tricks, tips and passion for acrylic painting. Note: Beginners Acrylics class with Susan Schaefer starts March 8th. This Art Bites class will give you a taste!

About Art Bites: Art Bites is an 8-week course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and sho...more info
Category:Art
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$30 per class
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 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:Feb 24, 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
 
Feb 24, 2019
stage
Chan Hon Goh, Director of the Goh Ballet and former Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada is heading across Canada for her sixth annual Canadian Masterclass Series. Participants will be given professional training and thought-provoking coaching that focuses on emotional artistic expression by a Canadian ballet superstar. Participation fee is $25, which includes class and an intimate Q&A session. Piqué (Junior) Masterclasses as well as Jeté (Senior) Masterclasses are offered.
Dancers can r...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:2138 Bowen Road Nanaimo
Location:Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 4, 2019 to Feb 27, 2019
cloud

Carole Reid’s show is about home, going home, leaving home, “Home Sweet Home”.
She is looking at what home means to her here on earth and in the future and the afterlife.
She is hoping it will stir conversation between the viewer and herself regarding our home life experiences and future dreams or expectations.
The work has been created on paper, card and canvas.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to add their drawing of “Home” to one of the pieces on display.
Opening Reception, Friday, Febr...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 4, 2019
End:Feb 27, 2019
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:78 Wharf Street Nanaimo
Location:78 Wharf Street Gallery
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 24, 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
 
Feb 24, 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:Feb 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 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:Feb 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 24, 2019
luc

Luc and Aidan Wrigley are 14 year old French-Metis and Cree twins who began Fiddling and Jigging at the age of 3. The following year they won gold and silver medals in the Jigging and Fiddling contests at Festival du Voyageur. By six, the twins along with their dad on guitar were busking at the Forks in Winnipeg where they would share new songs and delight fans with their incredible ability to sing and play fiddle.

At age seven they began performing at Festival du Voyageur, an annual winter festival th...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
k
Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate
This popular skate session is Sundays, a great way to stay active as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays, February 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. Free event. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 24, 2019
Intro to Sacred Hawaiian Healing
With Shaeah Love
Sunday, February 24 6:30-9:30pm
The ancient Hawaiians had a powerful connection to nature and the cosmos and believed in our ability to channel mana (life force) to heal ourselves and others. Engage in a lively evening where you’ll learn some ancient Hawaiian chants and principles used for living an inspired life. There will be a live demonstration of Kahi Loa (Oneness through the moving or flowing of Sacred Energy). Kahi Loa is a Hawaiian Shamanic Healing modality that taps into the elements of nature to catalyze healing and it refers to a ...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:2331 East Wellington Road Nanaimo,
Location:Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
school

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:Feb 24, 2019
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
 
Feb 24, 2019
music

Music On Sunday - Spotlight on Youth Spectacular: Outstanding Piano Students of Eugene Skovorodnikov

A Concerto Gala in which ten of Mr. Skovorodnikov's leading students are featured in concert with none other than the internationally esteemed, Saint Petersburg, Russia-based Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, who once again include Music On Sunday in their annual North American tour.
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Cost:$15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 20, 2019 to Mar 2, 2019
nutri
with Charlotte Crowley Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Join me for a fun and informative talk on how you can improve your HEART health, naturally, with foods and lifestyle changes. LEARN Practical tips to keep your HEART healthy and strong as you age. By cash donation, part proceeds to Parksville Qualicum Beach SPCA. Please pre-register: healthywisdom@shaw.ca or 250.951.2538
Category:Workshop
Start:Feb 20, 2019
End:Mar 2, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach,
Location:Qualicum Commons
Phone:(250) 951-2538
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 24, 2019
jam

*JAMS ARE NOW ON SUNDAYS
​FROM 2-5PM*
Jams will be every second and fourth Sunday of each month
​$5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated
Our Jam sessions are lovingly led by Barbara Gilmore.
They are usually unplugged and are strictly for non-amplified instruments (ie. acoustic guitars, ukeleles, mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums etc. No electric instruments on these days.
Check out our Facebook page for more details on each jam session, lately Barbara has been choosing ex...more info
Category:Art
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location: Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 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:Feb 24, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 21, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
art

Parksville Uncorked 2019 Wine & Food & Beer Festival

It’s time to raise your glass and toast the exceptional wines, beers, ciders and cuisine of British Columbia at the 11th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival this February 21-24, 2019.

Those seeking to escape for the ultimate culinary getaway will want to save the date and experience this four day festival that showcases BC’s best. Festival goers will sample best brews, spirits, ciders and sip fine wines, plus enjoy gourme...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 21, 2019
End:Feb 24, 2019
Location:Various Locations in Oceanside
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 18, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
her

Heritage: The Tie That Binds
Heritage reaches back in time to tell stories of our near and distant pasts, to describe our present and to foretell our future.
These stories are the threads that interweave memory, culture, place, and practice. As we listen and learn, gaining knowledge from elders and experiences, richer stories are told and cultures are described. A complex, interconnected world is revealed, as people and place are woven into a detailed tapestry of history and heritage.
This Heritage Wee...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 18, 2019
End:Feb 24, 2019
Time:5:00am
Location:Various Locations in Your Community
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 1, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
mac

Rainshadow Art Exhibition at The MAC

An exhibition of watercolour paintings by Errington painter Kimberly Miller, featuring beautiful landscapes and florals from the Mount Arrowsmith watershed region.

A sense of home.

This group of paintings is inspired by the setting that means the most to me: home. I live where the farmland meets the forest and the salmon streams meet the mighty Englishman River. Evidence of the giant old growth forest still exists in this area, where settlers long ago recogniz...more info
Category:Art
Start:Feb 1, 2019
End:Feb 24, 2019
Time:Tues-Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
cross

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, February 23rd and 24th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, cost is $159.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:$159
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
sc

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 14, 2019 to Mar 3, 2019
sec

Second Chances: The Musical

"an electrifying and original play". Music by Nico Rhodes, script and lyrics by David Jewell, Second Chances: The Musical showcases the island's favourite singing and dancing actors, plus a live three-piece band.

The setting is New York City, 1955. An off Broadway theatre struggles with only two weeks until the opening night of their production Ole Louisiana. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger sets in motion a series of unpredictable events.

Second Chance...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Feb 14, 2019
End:Mar 3, 2019
Time:7:30pm (Wed-Sat evening shows); 2:00pm (Sunday matinees)
Address:110 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$25 adults, $22 seniors, $15 student (with i.d)
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
tewd

Release your inner rock star! This isn’t your boring regular karaoke…this is the lights, the drums, the big sound system and Megastar to back you up as you sing your favourite rock song with a live band! Megastar Live Karaoke is for singers and is every Friday night in Ted’s Bar and Grill this winter season till the end of March. Starts at 830 pm every Friday and after 10 is for 19+.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:8:30pm
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay,
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:250 338 1386
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 24, 2019
smoke

Make Sunday your favourite day of the week with Smoke 'N Water's signature brunch buffet, every Sunday from 9-2. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch you will find a great selection of fresh, house made dishes to satisfy your appetite.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 24, 2019
Time:9:00am
Address:1-1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Cost:Adults $17.95 Kids 6-12 $8.95 Kids 5 & Under Free.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 24, 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:Feb 24, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 15, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
sound

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers, this thrilling and inspirational family musical follows the romantic story of Captain Von Trapp and governess Maria as they fall in love and bring a family together, during the turbulent and frightening time preceeding World War II. When Nazis demand the immediate enlistment of the Captain, this couples love and courage helps them narrowly escape over the Austrian mountains with their seven children. Their story comes to life onstage with beloved ...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Feb 15, 2019
End:Apr 6, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus,
Location:Chemainus Theatre Festival
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site


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