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Vancouver Island Events

Feb 6, 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
 
Jan 17, 2019 to Feb 20, 2019
cr

The Members’ Show is a joint partnership between the CRAG and the CR Arts Council and is a celebration of the many artists that are a part of the Campbell River and area community. We welcome submissions from members of both the CRAG and the CR Arts Council in all media. The exhibition offers us the opportunity to showcase the many talented artists that live among us, as well as to serve the community by offering critiques, and professional development for artists of all levels.
Opening Reception: January...more info
Category:Art
Start:Jan 17, 2019
End:Feb 20, 2019
Time:Various - See Website
Address:1235 Shoppers Row Campbell River
Location:Campbell River Art Gallery
Cost:See Website
Phone:2502872261
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
mic

Come share your talent at our weekly open-mic night!

We are very excited to be opening up the stage to the MANY incredibly talented locals in our area. A great opportunity to meet other musicians alike!

Bring your own instruments/ prepared songs and we'll put your name on the set list.

Hosted by James
No cover

See you there!
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6-8pm
Address:2-180 Craig St, Parksville
Location:Realm Food Co
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 4, 2019 to Feb 8, 2019
ski

Boomers Week “Boomers Only!!” program taught and designed especially for those 50 pluses who are active and love to ski and ride. After a morning of fun on the slopes, our pros will escort you to a delicious meal. Package includes an all-day lift ticket, a group lesson from 10am to 12pm, and a delicious lunch. Includes après . Rental option also available. Lessons are available for all ability levels. Bookings required.
Category:Events
Start:Feb 4, 2019
End:Feb 8, 2019
Time:9:30am - 1:00pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:see website
Phone:338-1386
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 6, 2019
carpet

Carpet Bowling at Nanoose Place each Weds 1-3:30 PM. New Players Welcome! See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:1-3:30 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
yoga

Join Tracey Pike for Pain Management Chair Yoga. Learn how to Meditate, Relax, Improve your breathing while gaining balance mobility, flexibility and strength. Anyone welcome
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 4, 2019 to Feb 8, 2019
global

Join this fun and interactive world climate simulation, a role-playing exercise that uses an interactive computer model to rapidly analyze the results of mock-negotiations.
Hosted by Global Studies.
This event is part of VIU’s celebration of Global Citizens Week, February 4-8, 2019.
For more details, please visit: https://international.viu.ca/gcw
Category:Events
Start:Feb 4, 2019
End:Feb 8, 2019
Time:8:30am - 10:00am
Address:900 Fifth St Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island University – Building 210 Room 245
Cost:Free
Phone:250-740-6378
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
ds

Matinee Performance – 2 PM
Evening Performance – 7 PM
Doors open half hour before showtime.
The Dave Stewart Septet is an ensemble of outstanding in-demand local musicians from Central Vancouver Island.
The Dave Stewart Septet is composed of a stellar list of musicians: Dave Stewart (trumpet), Claudio Fantinato (alto saxophone), Dan Craven (tenor Saxophone), Jeff Agopsowicz (trombone) Chad Geekie (piano), Wayne Finucan (drums), and Rob Uffen (bass). Although each is an individually passionate and talen...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
rug

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers at Nanoose Place every Weds 10-3. See their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:10 AM - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 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:Feb 6, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
viu

Join us for community-building fun, including:
– Global Citizens Soccer
– Zumba Dance Lessons
– Virtual world travel in the VIU TARDIS Telephone Booth
– And much more!
Hosted by Faculty of International Education.
This event is part of VIU’s celebration of Global Citizens Week, February 4-8, 2019.
For more details, please visit: https://international.viu.ca/gcw
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:11:30am - 1:00pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island University Upper Cafeteria
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
family

Connect with others and learn about services, supports and activities for your family. SOS takes care of dinner while you enjoy quality time with your family.
Wednesdays from 4:30 pm-7 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 7:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
Work parties at the Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Address:8425 Berray Road Fanny Bay
Location:Fanny Bay Salmon Hatchery
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
cloud

Free Meditation Class

Learn How to Meditate!

The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation are based on ancient knowledge and have been developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi for people of all ages and walks of life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
yoga

This class will help you unwind from old stress responses and old habitual patterning we can tend to create. These exercises help to remind your brain to keep your body flexible and free from discomfort and pain after shock, injury or overuse. The exercises are very simple and very effective when in pain. It works on releasing areas of holding by re-patterning your movement and releasing, as well as integrating the mind body so the body moves more intelligently, working deeply with the nervous system. Yo...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:8:30am - 9:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
get

Every Wed. from 7 to 9pm come dance to the music of Get Rhythm. We play a variety of tunes, country, old rock & roll, latin and old time waltz’s with the occasional polka thrown in if requested. This dance is by donation and has been running for over 17 years. Drop by and have some fun.
Category:Art
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:146 Hirst Ave W, BC Parksville,
Location:Parksville Legion
Cost:by donation
Name:Sharon Franzen
Phone:250-821-6342
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
viu


Join Ernie Cooper, former Director of the TRAFFIC and Wildlife Trade Program of WWF-Canada, in his review of the good, bad and ugly sides of wildlife trade, and how international authorities are responding to this growing threat to global biodiversity. Come early and enjoy pre-discussion refreshments!
Hosted by Faculty of Science and Technology
This event is part of VIU’s celebration of Global Citizens Week, February 4-8, 2019.
For more details, please visit: https://international.viu.ca/gcw

Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo,
Location:Vancouver Island University Building 355 Room 203
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2019
music

Come and listen to our resident guitarist/vocalists Kevin and Debbie every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6-8pm.
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6-8pm.
Address:1051 Resort Drive Beach Acres Resort Parksville
Location:Black Goose Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
meditation

Learn How to Meditate!
The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation are based on ancient knowledge and have been developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi for people of all ages and walks of life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Cost:Free
Phone:2509545040
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
bingo
Nanoose Bay Bingo every Weds evening at the Community Center.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6pm – 10pm
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
bingo

Bingo at Nanoose Place Community Centre
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6pm – 7pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Cost:http://www.nanoosecommunity.ca/calendar/
 
Feb 6, 2019
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
lawn

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club Winter Activities

Here's a great way to shake the winter blahs. Come down to the Parksville Lawn Bowling club and get your mind going with mahjong, crib or bridge. Lots of fun, prizes and an opportunity to meet new friends.

It's a warm and welcoming club that has a great atmosphere. Great, accessible facilities. Lots of parking. See you there.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:Mondays @ 7 P.M., Wednesdays @ 1 P.M. and Thursdays @ 1 P.M.
Address:149 Stanford Ave E, Parksville
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit Mahjong, $3.00 for crib & bridge
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 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:Feb 6, 2019
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
music

QB Ukulele Strum & Sing with Harmony Sessions

Can you read and play basic treble clef music? Do enjoy playing a familiar simple melody with harmony and chords? Join other friendly and supportive ukulele players on Wednesday afternoons starting September 2018 at the Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre.

For music and time details call Cathy 250-594-2260.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:Afternoons
Address:241 Hoylake Rd E, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Senior Centre
Cost:$20 annual membership
Name:Cathy
Phone:250-594-2260.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
yoga

Qigong is the skillful application of life force energy designed to correct energetic imbalances which occur as a result of a busy lifestyle, poor diet, illness/injury, consistent negative emotions, and many other reasons. The practice is reputed to be approximately 5000 years old, originating in Ancient China, with influences from other countries such as India. It is a holistic practice using gentle physical exercises, visualizations, meditations, and breathing techniques to correct imbalances and creat...more info
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 6:15pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville,
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 6, 2019
swim

Come join us for a swim on Mondays and Wednesday 8:00pm-9:00pm, as well as Saturdays 7:00am-8:00am. Register at any time by contacting c.u.at.the.pool@gmail.com.
Category:Art
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
seniors

A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information. This happens every Wednesday in either Parksville or Qualicum.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:Varioius Locations in Parksville or Qualicum Beach
Cost:Free
Phone:250.348.2093
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
friends

Contact SAT@sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093 ext. 224
A friendly comfortable place for social interaction, fun outings and gathering information.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
walk

Sole Sisters Walking

Strap on your walking shoes and join the Sole Sisters walking group. This program is held every Wednesday at various locations around the Oceanside area and is intended for women 50+, but all ages are welcome.

All levels of fitness are encouraged and no one will be left behind.

For information about the weekly walk location, please visit: https://www.arrowsmithcalendar.com/programs-sole-sisters
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Location:Various Locations in Oceanside
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
viu

Video games are one of the largest media sectors to emerge in the 21st century—they are also a quintessentially global industry. This session will examine the globally connected cultural and business aspects of the contemporary video game industry.
Hosted by Political Studies and Media Studies.
This event is part of VIU’s celebration of Global Citizens Week, February 4-8, 2019.
For more details, please visit: https://international.viu.ca/gcw
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:30am
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island University Building 356 Room 109
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
pgosa

Our volleyball season will start on Monday, September 17th at 7 pm at Coombs gym, as well as Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm at Coombs gym.
The drop in fee continues to be $4 but may have to increase to $5, depending on attendance. I hope you all had a great summer and hope to see you all to kick off our season.
Category:Art
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:7-9 pm
Address:Coombs Gym
Location:Coombs
Cost:$4
Phone:250.951.0199
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
myspace

MakerSpace is proud to open its doors to non-members every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

Come in and be greeted by a fun and motivated community of tech enthusiasts! Whether you are interested in learning 3D printing, wood carving, wood working or electronics, we've got it!

This new club of Computing/Electronics/Tinkerers Hobbyists enthusiasts might just be what you are looking for
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Community MakerSpace
Cost:See website
Name:Viviane Laniel
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
weight

Weight Watchers Meetings are led by people who’ve succeeded on the program, so their expertise comes from real-life experience.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Avenue East Parksville
Location:Parksville Community & Conference Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 248-6234
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
wings

It’s Wing Wednesday here at your local Rumhouse! Get a full pound of our plump chicken wings with your favorite sauce for just $6 with the purchase of any beverage regularly priced at $5 or more.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Website:Open Site
 
Jan 23, 2019 to Feb 6, 2019
i

Winter Wonderland Art Show runs December 6th, 2018 to February 6th 2019.
Part of Art @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre presented by Nanaimo Arts Council.
Open to the public Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at the Pipers Lagoon Lobby in the Conference Centre main level – 80 Commercial Street, Nanaimo.
Category:Art
Start:Jan 23, 2019
End:Feb 6, 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
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 6, 2019
Formal and informal activities for developing and supporting self-discovery and personal growth in all areas of your life.
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
viu

Slum Tourism is controversial and yet it has the potential to overcome discrimination through community development. Hear the story of Favella Tourism in Perus, Brazil from VIU students and faculty.
Hosted by VIU World Leisure Centre of Excellence.
This event is part of VIU’s celebration of Global Citizens Week, February 4-8, 2019.
For more details, please visit: https://international.viu.ca/gcw
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island University Building 356 Room 109
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
yoga

Interactive participation in the discovery of the ancient wisdom of Yoga and its application to practice and daily life. Discussion is generated through readings from ancient texts such as: Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, The Rig Veda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and others. All welcome.
While this is a Karma (free) class, donations to the Qualicum Beach Bear Smart Community Program are gratefully accepted!
Category:Events
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 6, 2019
Come connect with others. Eat snacks, shoot some pool, play some games, play music or make some cool art. Drop-ins welcome.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:744 Primrose Street Room 9 Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Commons
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site


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