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Vancouver Island Events

Feb 8, 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 8, 2019
blue

“The truth about stories is, that’s all we are.” – Thomas King
What do Cinderella and King Lear have in common? They were both inspired by the folktale “Cap O’ Rushes”. Discover the Métis re-telling at TheatreOne’s Just Kidding for Kids presentation of Blue Beads and Blueberries. French-Irish-Métis playwright Erin Macklem infuses this new adaptation with music and mischief, disguises and dancing.
When the king asks his daughters how much they love him, his youngest answers “Like pemmican loves blueber...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Address:900 Fifth St. Nanaimo
Location:VIU’s Malaspina Theatre
Cost:$12
Phone:250-754-7587
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
film

The story of Hedy Lamarr, hailed as the world’s most beautiful actress. Her underlying genius and talent for inventing was overlooked because of her beauty. After filming during the day, she set out to invent a wireless form of communication used by the Allies to bomb German U boats with great accuracy. After years of personal and professional decline, her talent was finally recognized. This great story also just happens to be true!”
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:2035 West Island Highway Qualicum Beach
Location:Eaglecrest Golf Club
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
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 8, 2019
brasm

Ground Zero Is pleased to announce the return of Brandon Issak! If you missed him last time, now is your chance to catch this talented and cool musician in action on our stage.
“Brandon not only plays his guitar but he plays his audience like a ringmaster in his own circus, always looking for new ways to entertain.”-Teresa Mallam, Prince George Free Press.
What separates this juno award nominated artist from the rest of the pack besides his world-class musicianship and song writing, is his ability to ...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$20
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 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:Feb 8, 2019
Time:1pm – 4pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheila
Phone:250 757 8307
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 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 8, 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 8, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
What better way to work up an appetite than putting in a few clicks on a Fat Bike!! In honour of “Fat Bike February”, we are encouraging guests to trade in their snowshoes and give Fat Biking a go!
Upon arrival at the Raven Lodge, your guides will assist you in setting up your bike and answer any questions you may have. You will then head out on a lit tour of some of our Fat Bike-designated trails which will offer a cross-country-like ride with some steep descents climbs and single track terrain.
At the end of your ride, you will be escorted back to the Raven Lodge where you will be met with...more info
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington,
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
food

Friday Night Platters
Every Friday Night starting at 5pm
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:Starting at 5 PM
Address:3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bayt
Location:Fairwinds Bar & Grill
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
viu

As populations rise and the cost of living increases, people around the globe are struggling to secure affordable housing. Join international and local experts to discuss solutions to the housing crisis.
Hosted by Community Planning and Geography.
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 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 11:30am
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo
Location:Vancouver Island University Building 200 Room 203
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 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:Feb 8, 2019
Time:9 AM -Noon
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:See website
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 8, 2019
art

Nanaimo Reggae Massive presents the return of Jamaican roots reggae legend Clinton Fearon and the Nanaimo debut of Saritah (Australia) and Yellowsky (Plains Cree First Nation) for two sets of acoustic reggae followed by a high-energy reggae/hip hop set to close the night.
Artist Bios:
Clinton Fearon is a veteran Jamaican roots reggae musician. He rose to prominence in the 1970s as bassist and lyricist with his band The Gladiators. He is also revered for his early session work in Jamaica at Coxsonne Dodd...more info
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:9:30pm
Address:34 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo
Location:The Queen’s
Cost:$20
 
Feb 8, 2019
yoga

The Iyengar tradition of yoga can be adapted for all fitness levels. It creates strength, increased range of movement and stability. Students must be able to carry their own props and to get up and down from the floor.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:10:30am - 11:45am
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 8, 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:Feb 8, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
jazz

Presented by thr KSS Fine Arts Society. Phil Dwyer Trio with Hans Verhoeven & Ken Lister and special guests. Come enjoy an evening of Jazz while supporting our KSS Jazz Students! KSS Jazz Bands and Vocal Choir Performances. Diner, Silent Auction & Cash Bar. Tickets $60pp. Available at Alcove, 689 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, KSS office pr call Aimy at 250-951-2210
Category:Concerts
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Cost:$60
Phone:(250) 752-1992
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
cloud

Ladies Sew-In for the Missions
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:10am – 11am
Address:2462 Nanoose Rd
Location:Evangelical Free Church of Canada
 
Feb 8, 2019
mega

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 8, 2019
Time:8:30pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Campbell River/Courtenay
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:338-1386
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 8, 2019
music

Music Trivia at The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 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
 
Feb 8, 2019
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
rail

Every Friday. Providing professional therapy sessions – physical exercise, speech, music and art therapy and caregivers’ counselling.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:921 Wembley Rd. Parksville
Location:St. Columbia Church Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 7, 2019 to Feb 9, 2019
person

TheatreOne’s Mainstage presents Comedy Drama Person of Interest
Written and performed by Melody A. Johnson
Directed by Rick Roberts
Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9, 2019
“A play about learning to hate your neighbours instead of yourself!”
Nanaimo – TheatreOne’s Mainstage presents the comedy drama Person of Interest by Melody A. Johnson Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9 at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. Inspired by the true story of an event that happened on Johnson’s street in Little Poland, Person ...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Feb 7, 2019
End:Feb 9, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:900 Fifth St. Nanaimo
Location:VIU’s Malaspina Theatre
Cost:$15 – $30
Phone:250-754-7587
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 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 8, 2019
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 8, 2019
prime

Enjoy our fabulous Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixin’s. After 4:20.
Category:Events
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:4:15pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay
Location:Highwayman Saloon
 
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 8, 2019
girls

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Feb 8, 2019
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 7, 2019 to Feb 9, 2019
1

TheatreOne’s Mainstage presents Comedy Drama Person of Interest
Written and performed by Melody A. Johnson
Directed by Rick Roberts
Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9, 2019
“A play about learning to hate your neighbours instead of yourself!”
Nanaimo – TheatreOne’s Mainstage presents the comedy drama Person of Interest by Melody A. Johnson Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9 at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. Inspired by the true story of an event that happened on Johnson’s street in Little Poland, Person of In...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 7, 2019
End:Feb 9, 2019
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:900 Fifth St. Nanaimo
Location:VIU’s Malaspina Theatre
Cost:$15 – $30
Phone:250-754-7587
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 8, 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:Feb 8, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:$2
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Feb 8, 2019
viu

Three Syrian musicians re-assemble their lives in Turkey and Holland after the trauma, turmoil, and dislocation of war. What unites them all is a love of Syrian music and a devotion to their country.
Hosted by Alternative Film Series.
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 8, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo,
Location:Vancouver Island University Building 355 Room 203
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Feb 8, 2019
yoga

in this class you have the opportunity to challenge yourself, or just be kind to yourself. While you breathe deeply and effortlessly we transition from posture to posture in a mindful, fulfilling way. This class will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, energized and ready for your day. This class is an excellent complement to your weekly practice & great for all beginners.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Feb 8, 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


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