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July 30, 2023
Sunday
  • Nanoose Place

  • Jul 30, 2023 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: 2925 NORTHWEST BAY ROAD, NANOOSE BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA V9P 9J9, CANADA (250) 468-5339
  • Description:

    Nanoose Place opened in 1992 under the leadership of the Nanoose Bay Lions with support from the community.

    The non-profit, Nanoose Bay Activities and Recreation Society (NBARS) operates Nanoose Place.

    Eswyn's Alpine & Rock Garden was established in the fall of 2009 by a group of dedicated volunteers. 

    Activities can be found HERE.

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  • Categories: Community
 
  • Errington Hall

  • Jul 30, 2023 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: 1390 Errington Rd. Errington, B.C. V0R 1V0
  • Description:

    The Errington Hall serves as the creative hub of our community located in Area F of the Nanaimo Regional District

    We foster arts and culture through our events and programs and also support the arts-based activities of non-profit community groups and organizations.

    For a complete list of events click HERE

    As a Community Presenter, we arrange an annual series of concerts and dances with professional touring artists. Local musicians perform at a monthly coffee house. We produce “A Night at the Palace,” an annual vaudeville burlesque show with a live band that has a four-night run in February. New additions to our programming are a children’s choir and pre-school and after school music classes. We organize a Christmas Concert, Christmas Craft Fair, Halloween dance and the Pumpkin Trail performance arts evening in the Errington Park. Our annual Hi Neighbour Festival in August celebrates community arts, music, and pastimes. We host the annual Islands Luthiers Guild showcase as well as film

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  • Categories: Community
August 28, 2023
Monday
  • Errington Hall 2023-2024 Concert Season

  • Aug 28, 2023 to May 4, 2024
  • Location: 1390 Errington Road
  • Description:

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    The Errington War Memorial Hall has been an arts venue for the last 100 years, in 2012 we were the first organization in our area to receive sponsorship from the BC Touring Council to present touring artists. Even though our capacity is only 180, it means we can afford to present award winning musicians at reasonable ticket prices. If you see a show from the list below that interests you, tickets are available at Shades of Green, Errington General Store, and online at ErringtonHall.Tickit.ca. Please note our events are family friendly.

     

    While the Hi Neighbour Day dance with The Apollos is just a summer memory, there are seven more upcoming concerts. The first is a dance on September 30 with two popular bands, Shred Kelly and Elliott Brood. Their styles are folk rock and county rock respectively and both groups are mainstage festival performers. Check out Shred Kelly here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rESHAj6QSZ0 and then Elliott Brood, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ii_oAB1gk. We

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  • Categories: Music
January 3, 2024
Wednesday
  • January 3 to March 31, 2024 - Susan Schaefer

  • Jan 3, 2024 to Mar 31, 2024
  • Location: The Bayside Oceanfront Resort, Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC, Canada
  • Description:

    Susan Schaefer, a Canadian artist is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition of her Canadiana collection. The exhibition will be held at the Bayside Oceanside Resort in Parksville from January 3 to March 31, 2024.

    It will showcase breathtaking paintings representing Canada's diverse geography and natural beauty.

    Facilitated by the Oceanside Arts Council, this will be the first solo exhibition at the Bayside Gallery, making it a highly anticipated event for art enthusiasts and collectors. 

    Schaefer's Canadiana collection results from 18 months of dedicated work, covering a distance of 18,000 km and includes all ten provinces and three territories. Each painting in the collection captures the essence and uniqueness of its respective region, offering viewers a visual journey from coast to coast.

    In addition to being an accomplished artist, Susan Schaefer is also the publisher of Island Arts Magazine and an accomplished art instructor. She has actively supported the a

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  • Categories: Exhibition
January 15, 2024
Monday
  • Jitterbug dancing for beginers

  • Jan 15, 2024 to Feb 26, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    Are you looking for a healthy activity this New Year?

    Well dancing has been proven to be one of the best holistic forms of exercise for mind, body and spirit! Classes will be taught by Pamela Podmoroff, one of Canada's top All-Star West coast swing dancers.

    With 25 years of teaching experience in a large variety of dances, she is known for her joy of dance and musicality. Pamela’s classes are a wonderful blend of footwork, good technique, partner communication and pure dance fun. Students who start with “two left feet” will indeed find their right one!

    Please email pamelamore2001@yahoo.ca to register for upcoming series starting Monday January 22 at 6 pm at the MAC and get any further information on other classes currently offered.

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  • Categories: Class, Music, Fun
February 2, 2024
Friday
  • BC Farmers’ Market Trail

  • Feb 2, 2024 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: BC
  • Description:

    The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is an initiative led by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM). The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is your quickest route to fresh, local, in-season food and artisan goods, direct from the people who produce them. Filter by region and season to find 145+ free BCAFM member markets offering the best local food that BC has to offer. Visitors to BC farmer’s markets can expect a diverse variety of food, artisan goods, and delicious eat-at-the-market options! Stay up to date with unique, featured vendors, stories from the market and the success stories of your favourite business by checking the BC Farmers’ Market Trail and tuning into the BCAFM podcast.

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Categories: Markets
 
  • The Island’s farming collective

  • Feb 2, 2024 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: Vancouver Island
  • Description:

    The Island’s farming collective

    Brought to you by the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association, the Island Farm Fresh Guide is your source for local farmers across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. With a directory of approximately 70 farms, you can find farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in your own backyard, whether you live in Victoria, the Western Communities, the Cowichan Valley, or up Island – and anywhere in between.

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Categories: Markets
February 4, 2024
Sunday
  • Art Bites Classes for February 2024

  • Feb 4, 2024 to Feb 25, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    $40/Class – supplies included

    Feb 4 AM/PM – Painting with Gouache with Gordon Wilson

    Feb 11 AM – Carving a Lino Block with Margie Davidson

    Feb 11 PM – Dramatic Drawing with Carol Ann Owers

    Feb 18 AM – Soft Pastel Impressions with Lucy Wallace

    Feb 18 PM – Block Printing on Fabric with Margie Davidson

    Feb 25 AM – Northern Lights Splendor with Adina Barugolo

    Feb 25 PM – Slow Stitch with Margie Davidson

    AM classes:  10am – 12 pm

    PM classes:  1-3 pm

    Complete details HERE

    Register online or at the MAC Office

     

    About Art Bites:

    Art Bites is a fun way to try out all different kinds of art mediums without investing a lot of time and money.  Our instructors are welcoming and encourage everyone to ‘just have’ fun creating art.  Try something you’ve always wondered about, or take a class with a friend or family member just for fun!  Our classes run from Sept-Dec in the fall and Jan-Jun in the spring

    Ready for more?  Try our Art Gems classes and explore techniques and mediums in a mor

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  • Categories: Class
February 6, 2024
Tuesday
  • THE NEW HAIDA

  • Feb 6, 2024 to Mar 2, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2024,  1-3pm

    THE NEW HAIDA
    Traditional Haida design is the foundation of my journey as an artist. Studying ancient works,
    and the art of Master Carvers of the last century is how I developed my craft and learned the
    time-honoured tradition of Haida formline.


    As my skills and confidence grew, so did my creativity and desire to add my own artistic spin
    into my work. Using traditional formline as an anchor allows me the flexibility to play with
    contemporary shapes, colours and design while maintaining a look recognizable as Haida.


    The pieces in this exhibit have purposefully departed from the dominant red typically
    associated with Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork. By using softer shades of blue, green and
    grey along with primary black and white, I hope to appeal to collectors who appreciate Haida
    design but are drawn to more muted colours.


    As always, my work features classic totems and figures of Haida mythology. While many will be
    recognizable, some hav

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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • THROUGH MY EYES ADINA BARUGOLO

  • Feb 6, 2024 to Mar 3, 2024
  • Location: MAC - Parksville
  • Description:
    Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 10th, 1-3pm

     

    12369393458?profile=RESIZE_192XADINA BARUGOLO WAS BORN IN PORT ALBERNI,BC AND SPENT HER EARLY YEARS IN THE OCEANSIDE AREA OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. FROM AND EARLY AGE HER NATURAL ARTISTIC ABILITY WAS EVIDENT. HER PASSION AND LOVE OF THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND’S WEST COAST COAST IS THE INSPIRATION OF HER ARTWORK.   ADINA’S STUDIO AND GALLERY ARE LOCATED IN QUALICUM BEACH. HER PREFERRED MEDIA INCLUDE ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOUR, MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES. TODAY,HER PAINTINGS ARE INSPIRED FROM MEMORIES OF HER TIME LIVING IN ITALY AND HER LIFE LONG PASSION FOR THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND.

     

    “THROUGH MY EYES AND INSPIRATION I HOPE TO CAPTIVATE THOSE THAT VIEW MY WORK.”

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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • Figure of Speech, A Reflection of Relationships and Emotion: Patt SCRIVENER

  • Feb 6, 2024 to Mar 3, 2024
  • Location: MAC Parksville
  • Description:

    OPENING RECEPTION:  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 1-3PM

    Artist Statement 

    12369348501?profile=RESIZE_400xIn my art practice pushing the boundaries, playing, experimentation, and taking risks are important aspects. I work intuitively with most of my imagery coming from my imagination. I am a process painter which means I am not concerned about the results but rather engage with the journey. Often metaphors and messages appear in my work.  I rarely start with an idea in mind. My painting is emotion driven by the colours and marks of the understory. My paintings start with a messy background created while cleaning my brush and palette, I intuitively develop the painting from there. I use many unorthodox tools to create my paintings – key cards, skewers, forks, insulation pipe, and corks to name a few.  My goal is to stay unrestrained, free and loose in my work. I love spontaneity and happy accidents! I have been called a “Rebel with a Paint Brush” 

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  • Categories: Exhibition
February 12, 2024
Monday
  • Monday Art Gems – Spring 2024 Schedule

  • Feb 12, 2024 to May 25, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Ars Centre
  • Description:

    What are Art Gems?

    The Art Gems program is a multi-faceted, hand picked selection of special ‘Gems’ providing a unique experience under the instruction of well known Vancouver Island Artists.

    Art Gems workshops are open to all levels of experience and will showcase a variety of mediums.

    All materials and supplies are included in these workshops for the convenience of just enrolling, arriving and enjoying creating!

    Each 4-hour workshop is $100 with all materials provided (except for 2-day workshop)

    All levels of experience are welcome!

    Download our spring Art Gems schedule here

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  • Categories: Class
March 22, 2024
Friday
  • TALES FOR THE TELLING - SLICE OF LIFE: REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES - MARCH SLICE

  • Mar 22, 2024 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C. (doors open at 6:30)
  • Description:

    MID-ISLAND STORYTELLERS PRESENTS

    SLICE OF LIFE:

    REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES

    DARE TO SHARE

    March Slice

    Friday, March 22, 2024 7:00 p.m.

     

    Come and join us for a lively evening of storytelling! Tales for the Telling - Slice of Life: Real People, Real Stories will make for a memorable experience. Hear some captivating stories and create your own memories--get your tickets now!

    People tell their own stories.

    A delightful way to spend an evening.

    TICKETS HERE

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  • Categories: Story Time
April 6, 2024
Saturday
  • Oil & Water: Painting Workshop with Margery Blom

  • Apr 6, 2024 to Apr 20, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Ars Centre
  • Description:

    Painting Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, Ponds and Puddles with Oils

    Unfolding the mysteries of painting a variety of water sources with oil paints.

    This workshop will guide you through the secrets of painting water with focus on reflections, transparencies, light and colour, all while creating depth and shallows.

    Open to all levels of experience but being familiar with oil paints will be an asset.

    Full Details HERE

    Three Saturdays, April 6, 13, & 20 from 9:30 to 12:30
    Cost: $150.00 with all materials included
    Register online or at the MAC Office

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  • Categories: Class