Friday, August 26, 2022 (7)

Aug 26, 2022
June 13, 2022
  • ART Open Studio: Mend, Stitch, Create

  • Jun 13, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    Mondays – 5:00 to 7:00 PM

    Now until December 19, 2022
    Drop-in: no pre-registration required

    Experience the benefits of creative expression in a supportive group environment. No experience required.

    10562860873?profile=RESIZE_710xJoin us at our weekly open studio, each with its own theme, using a variety of art making mediums and techniques like mending, stitching, paint, collage, clay, found objects, 2d and 3d, weaving, and nature to explore what is immediate for you in the moment.

    Making art together can support us to move through life’s challenges, helping us to grieve our losses, mitigate feelings of isolation and loneliness and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

    The sessions will be facilitated by Art Therapist Heidi Abbott, and Art Therapy Intern Farrell Elliot.  Heidi and Farell both have a love for the therapeutic, meditative, healing, and self-expressive attributes of creating together.

    Everyone welcome, free, all supplies are provided.

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  • Categories: Class
July 2, 2022

  • Jul 2, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    In the tradition of creating installation art with a message, the OCAC and the McMillan Arts Centre are excited to present the Summer 2022 exhibit!  The Tale of One Urban Creek is the exploration in glass, photography, acrylic and steel art mediums of the beauty and fragile nature of our special urban places. Focusing the artistic narrative on Parksville’s Shelly Creek we can follow it from its source in Errington farmland, flowing past Little Mountain, to its confluence with the Englishman River just below the Martindale Pond.

    Focussing on the unique beauty of our special urban spaces, these amazing local artists bring their incredible talents to create an exhibit that will showcase the story of one of the last local waterways that bears salmon and trout populations and what we can do to sustain and even enhance them for future generations to enjoy.

    From cathedral-like images of Shelly Creek filling the windows in the beautiful Concert Gallery, three incredible painted canvasses provi

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  • Categories: Exhibition
August 3, 2022
  • RDN Photo Contest 2022

  • Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 31, 2022
  • Location: Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Description:

    We already know our region is beautiful, now we want you to show us! If you enjoy taking photos throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo, here’s your chance to share your shutterbug skills.

    We are hosting a summer photo contest, and winning images will be selected for publication on our website, social media, public reports, promotional materials and more.

    Participation is as easy as 1, 2, 3, click.

    1. Register or Sign In at Get Involved RDN to submit your photo or to vote for your favourite.
    2. Review the contest rules.
    3. Upload your image to your preferred category below.

    Winning photographers will receive a gift card to a local RDN business of their choice.

    Photo submissions must be made by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.


    Photo: Great Blue Heron by Ren Dicker, 2020 Winner of the 'Your Region' category for youth.


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  • Categories: Fun
August 26, 2022
  • The 128th Vancouver Island Exhibition

  • Aug 26, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022
  • Location: Beban Park in Nanaimo.
  • Description:
    People come to the fair each year to experience the best of Vancouver Island.  This year we welcome Global FMX Motocross, the Superdogs, Extreme Performance Horses and 365 Wrestling.  Jo Jo Mason, BCCMA Entertainer of the year, will perform on Saturday evening.  Jesse Roper will be on the stage Friday night with the Timebenders on Sunday afternoon. Back by popular demand, hypnotist Terence B. will be performing.


    For more information visit


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  • Categories: Fun

  • Aug 26, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022
  • Location: Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds 4835 Headquarters Road Courtenay, BC
  • Description:

    Come and experience the many wonders of Comox Valley rural life!

    With 40 acres of developed grounds and nature park, the Comox Valley Exhibition is situated on the bank of the Tsolum River in the scenic Comox Valley. Nestled between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia where fertile farmlands are in abundance, the City of Courtenay, within the valley, is one of the most vibrant on Vancouver Island,

    Promoting local farming, the exhibition offers three days of fun-filled events for all family members. You can pet a lamb, watch the diving dogs, and  the many farm animal shows. Check out the demonstrations, enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, and sit back and enjoy the lumberjack show, carving show and non-stop entertainment.


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  • Categories: Fun
  • Discover Raptor Presentations

  • Aug 26, 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre 1240 Leffler Road Errington, British Columbia 250-248-8534
  • Description:

    Join our glove trained animal ambassadors and their handlers for an up close and personal look into the fascinating world of raptors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and August.



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  • Categories: Fun