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Vancouver Island Events

Feb 26, 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 26, 2019
150

A traveling exhibit highlighting the courage of local people who resisted racist government policies and the colonial dispossession of Indigenous Peoples and people of Asian heritage. The exhibit explores how people struggled to preserve their cultures.
“Fighting for Justice” has been hosted by museums and libraries across Vancouver Island and was featured at the 2017 Heritage BC Conference in Bew Westminster.

Individuals wishing to learn more about this exhibit, or come for a preview with museum staf...more info
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
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 26, 2019
Ballroom Dancing in Nanoose Place. Visit website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
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 26, 2019
tai

Chair Tai Chi at Nanoose Place Community Centre each Tues. See website for details.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:10-11 AM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
hand

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you spend quality time with your family.
Tuesdays in Qualicum Beach from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Art
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
cloud

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you spend quality time with your family.
Tuesdays in Qualicum Beach from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
pgosa

Mixed doubles play on three courts, balls provided, some spare paddles available. Program restricted to current PGOSA members. Cost is $4.00 per session.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Address:Oceanside Elementary School , Parksville
Cost: $4.00 per session.
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
art

The 10 weeks/ 20 sessions---two sessions a week would start on Tuesday, January 9 and run until Thursday March 30----if I read my calendar correctly. If the RDN event is not free then we would move back by one session.

Fees are set at $50 for the 20 sessions---or roughly $2.50 a session. A great combined workout and social get together....we will also accept a (pgosa member only) drop-in at $5 for the session
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:2 - 3 PM
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:$50 for 20 sessions
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 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 26, 2019
yoga

This class offers dedicated students finer instruction aimed at gaining further clarity of Iyengar Yoga. Standing poses, seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and the practice of deep relaxation/pranayama. This class also begins the exploration into the arm and shoulder work necessary to perform Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand.

Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17 – 6 & 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 5:15pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
yoga

Continues from the Yoga Fundamentals class series. Deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 1/2.

Students $13, Seniors $15, General...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
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:Feb 26, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
mertal

The Metal Arts Guild of Vancouver Island is a non-profit community of individuals who all share a passion for working and designing metal arts. We are dedicated to supporting members in learning, networking, promotion and creativity. The Metal Arts Guild of Vancouver Island offers a wonderful environment for its members to get to know others who share the same love for all aspects of jewelry and metalsmithing. The Metal Arts Guild relies on the skills, enthusiasm and energy of our members to power the ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:133 Mcmillan Street Parksville
Location:Mcmillan Art Center
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
Mindfulness is the number one skill for acquiring balance in our life. It acts like an internal guidance system that allows us to be fully present in the moment without judgement, turning negative emotions into positive states of mind. Come and practice this skill so that it becomes a natural positive force in your life. Preregistration required. Sharon Thomas (250) 228-4330.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:534 Pioneer Crescent Parksville,
Location:Pioneer Wellness Centre
Cost:$25
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
Make 6 mini lotion bars for $15; additional bars can be made if time allows for $2 each bar.. We have many different designs, essential oils, fragrances and natural oils to choose from to add to your lotion/massage bar base. These would make great gifts 🙂 All supplies are included and all ages are welcome. Please contact us to register. Cash prepayment, e-transfer or Paypal accepted and prepayment is required to register​
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:2358 Wild Dove Road Nanaimo
Location:Lost Arts Club
Cost:$15
Phone:250-619-4088
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
Would you like to learn nonviolent communication techniques and practice these skills in a safe environment with like-minded people?
Nonviolent Communication theory supposes conflicts arise from individual or group attempts to fulfill universal human needs such as safety, belonging or autonomy. Unfortunately, we sometimes use ‘violent’ strategies such as blaming or judging to try to satisfy our unmet needs. NVC offers guidance in ‘empathetically listening and honestly expressing’ using four conversational components:
1. Observations
2. Feelings
3. Needs
4. Requests
The four components ma...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:15pm - 7:45pm
Address:6250 Hammond Bay Rd Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island Regional Library; Nanaimo North Boardroom
Cost:Free
Name:Patricia Chisholm
Email:Send Email
 
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 26, 2019
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
cloud

Open Shrine, visit the Golden Shrine and gardens, walk mindfully and observe silence during this open time. Light a butter lamp, visit the gift shop and fully enjoy the peace and positive energy of the surroundings. A facilitator will be present to speak and answer questions.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Address:2800 Grafton Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Kathok Meditation Centre
Cost:By donation
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
paret

Looking for a safe space to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting? The Parent Support Services Society of BC believes that every parent is the expert of their own family. Often parents simply need to be heard and to hear the voice of other parents in a safe support space. For more information call 250-468-9658 or email parent@telus.net
Category:Family
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:Coombs
Cost:Free
Phone:1-877-345-9777
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019
bird

Bird walks from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays going to different areas in and around the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Visit their website for more info.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:9 AM
Address:Various Locations around the Parksville Qualicum Beach Area.
Location:Parksville Beach Community Park
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 26, 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 26, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
two

Opening Reception: Surface Language Two Exhibition

"Surface Language Two: painting in an abstract dialect" features the work of Leona Petrak, Anne Jones and Dennis Brown.

This exhibition runs February 26 to April 14, 2019.

Join us for the Opening Reception March 2nd and meet these talented artists.

Visit our website for more details on this exhibition
Category:Art
Start:Feb 26, 2019
End:Apr 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
taco

Yes… it’s Taco Tuesday here at your local Rumhouse! Your choice of either soft or hard shell tacos… just $4 each or 3 for $10.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:$4 each or 3 for $10.
 
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
 
Feb 26, 2019
craft

Tuesday Craft Nights at Realm Food Co. Join us and the crafting community to share your creativity. Get some projects done, share ideas and motivate each other while enjoying local organic food!
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:2 - 180 Craig Street, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co.
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
karate

Accepting New Students: 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, during the school year, at Arrowview Elementary School gym,Qualicum Beach. Umi Wado Kai Karate teaches the art of self-defence, while instilling a strong sense of self-discipline, self-confidence, respect and humility. Classes are geared for ages 7 and up and emphasize skill development in a fun and interactive way. To learn more, please contact Daniel McKee at 250-650-5451.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:5:30pm
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:Email for Details
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 25, 2019 to Mar 3, 2019
ww

To provide increased public awareness and financial support for Wounded Warriors Canada, the Wounded Warrior Run BC (WWRBC) was created. A team of dedicated runners will relay-run the length of Vancouver Island in just seven consecutive days, starting Monday, February 25th and finishing Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. The journey will begin in Port Hardy and end in Victoria, covering almost 600 kms.
Please join us at our GRAND FINALE on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 4:30pm. Location TBD. Come out and support the te...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 25, 2019
End:Mar 3, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Location:Various Communities on Vancouver Island
Phone:1-877-832-6997
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 26, 2019
sing

It's Karaoke at the Gun! Come join Debra & friends, show off your pipes, get in on prizes and the "cash wall" and enjoy free pool.  EVERY Tuesday at 9pm
Category:Events
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:9:00pm
Address:163 Alberni Highway Parksville
Location:The Rod & Gun Pub
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 26, 2019
ball

Swing by the Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium every Tuesday night for FREE drop-in basketball from 6:30-7pm. All equipment is provided. All you need to do is show up ready to play.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 26, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email


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