Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (4)

Aug 31, 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
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 31, 2022
  • Ocean Mile Swim

  • Aug 31, 2022 all day
  • Location: Qualicum Beach
  • Description:

    For over 60 years, the Town of Qualicum Beach, in partnership with the Regional District of Nanaimo, has brought you the Ocean Mile Swim - a chance to get your name on one of the coveted trophies in 14 award categories. The Ocean Mile Swim tests your skills in just “one” mile at the Qualicum Beach waterfront. Competition is friendly, the setting is quaint, and you’ll be registering every year for this all ages event.

    This year the Ocean Mile Swim will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2022. More details coming soon HERE. See you at the Beach!


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  • Categories: Fun
  • Discover Raptor Presentations

  • Aug 31, 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