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Vancouver Island Events

Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 2019
Art Bites: Pastels with Janet Cameron

Janet's Pastel class sold out last fall - here's your chance to give it a try!

Janet Cameron was born in Peru and moved to Canada in 1988, living in Montreal, Calgary and now in Parksville. Janet comes from an arts background and after retiring in 2017, she has had a chance to pursue this passion, studying with Joan Larsen and networking with other pastel artists. Janet is fascinated pastels and loves the free-spirited way to paint with pastels and use her fingers when working on an art piece.

About Art Bites: Art Bites is an 8-week course designe...more info
Category:Art
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:$30 per class
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 2019
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 2019
pan

CHRCO Flea Market & Pancake Breakfast

Flea Market & Pancake Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. Pancake breakfast is $6 for small and $8 for large.

Tables are available for $12 each. Outside spaces are also available.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:9:00am - 1:00pm
Address:2601 Alberni Highway, Coombs
Location:Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Cost:$12
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 3, 2019
market

Held the first Sunday of every month from September until June. with over 35 tables of merchandise to select from and a children’s table for your family’s enjoyment. Not to mention a tasty pancake breakfast. On occasion participate in silent auctions, raffles and/or 50/50 tickets. To book your $12 tables contact Cheryl Stoner at 250-947-9055 or cherylstoner52@gmail.com.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:9:00am - 1:00pm
Address:2601 Alberni Highway Coombs
Location:Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
skate

Parksville Lions 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, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Mar 3, 2019
woman

Join us and keynote speaker Mitzi Dean, BC’s Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, for a traditional afternoon tea in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019.

Ms Dean will be joined by these other inspiring guest speakers:

1. Grace Lore, Senior National Researcher with Equal Voice
2. Nola Jeffrey, Executive Director of Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society

As this year’s international theme is #BalanceforBetter, we look forward to having a lively conversation on how we can work together to bring...more info
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Address:4898 Rutherford Road Nanaimo
Location:The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Cost:$30
 
Mar 3, 2019
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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
magic

Magic Show Fundraiser

Illusions and Magic for the Entire Family! Silent Auction and Concession (please bring cash).

Tickets Available @ Soak Essentials (180 Craig St, Parksville).

Call 250-248-8552 for more information
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:3:00pm
Address:132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville
Location:Parksville Community Centre
Cost:10-15
 
Mar 3, 2019
music

Music On Sunday - Younggun Kim, piano

This University of Toronto faculty member and internationally acclaimed concert pianist who is known for "...his blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense..." (Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review) will present a program that includes the Bach-Busoni Chaconne, some of the Chopin-Godowsky Studies, and Ravel's La Valse.
Category:Concerts
Date:Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
ball

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

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 2019
pan

Second Sunday Market & Pancake Breakfast

Join us for an entertaining time; shopping, breakfast and live music! Over 30 vendors with everything from many unique, handmade items, as well as vintage collectibles, beading supplies, tools, and household goods.

Then have the yummy pancake breakfast. Each month, a different community service group cooks up breakfast as a fundraiser.

https://www.facebook.com/SecondSundayMarket/ - to see some of the vendors that will be there.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
Address:240 Lion's Way, Qualicum Bay
Location:Lighthouse Community Hall
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
help

Self Help by Norm Foster is a farce like no other. Meet the Savages, two second rate actors who have given the theatre the cold shoulder to become renowned self-help gurus. However in true farce fashion, not everything goes according to plan! Soon the couple’s newly found fame and fortune quickly unravels into a farcical comedy of errors as they struggle to maintain their new lifestyle.

You’ve heard that laughter is good for the soul! Prepared to leave feeling revitalized!
Category:Theatre
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:8:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:2373 Rosstown Road Nanaimo
Location:The Bailey Studio
Cost:$20
Phone:250-758-7246
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:8:30pm
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay,
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:250 338 1386
Website:Open Site
 
Mar 3, 2019
milner

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs.Garden open 11am to 3:30pm, last entry 3pm. Tea Room open 11am for tea, soup, and scones with last seating 3pm.
Category:Events
Date:Mar 3, 2019
Time:11:00am
Address:2179 West Island Highway Qualicum Beach,
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$4
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 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
 
Mar 3, 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:Mar 3, 2019
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Email:Send Email
 
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 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 28, 2019 to Mar 3, 2019
pride

The rainbow flag rides high against an alpine vista as Mount Washington swooshes in its first annual pride and ski getaway. Join us at Mount Washington in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. The shimmering Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and the stunningly scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
VIP Welcome Après + Social – Ted’s Bar & Grill

T...more info
Category:Events
Start:Feb 28, 2019
End:Mar 3, 2019
Time:Various
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
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


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