Saturday, November 4, 2023 (16)

Nov 4, 2023
April 29, 2023
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers Market

  • Apr 29, 2023 to Dec 30, 2023
  • Location: Qualicum Beach Community Hall / Veterans Way 644 Veterans Way Qualicum Beach
  • Description:

    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Visit Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm, Year Round and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods. Our vendors make, bake, or grow the products they offer for sale.Get to know who produces your food. Discover the wealth of mid-Island production from a wide variety of local home and commercial providers. Learn from them in person the joys and challenges of delivering quality fruits, vegetables and berries, maintaining heritage varieties and assuring the freshest and best flavoured homemade products.We love your fur babies too, but please leave your pets at home when visiting the market.
  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Markets
July 30, 2023
  • Nanoose Place

  • Jul 30, 2023 to Dec 31, 2025
  • 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.

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • 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

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Community
August 28, 2023
  • Errington Hall 2023-2024 Concert Season

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



    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 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 and then Elliott Brood, We

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  • Categories: Music
October 16, 2023
  • A Reflective Pause – a journaling and meditation series

  • Oct 16, 2023 to Nov 20, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:


    Dates: 6 Mondays, Oct 16 – Nov 20, 2023
    Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Location: Upstairs Studio, McMillan Arts Centre
    Materials: All supplies are provided.
    Cost: $150 for all 6 sessions
    Register online or at the MAC Office

    In this series, you will learn how to meditate on your own and in circle with others, and use the art of journaling to reflect about your experience as you go deeper into creating pauses with a mindfulness practice.

    In meditation, you will learn about how to be mindful in body, mind and breath and create a daily practice. Each week we will explore different aspects of meditation and enjoy the community of practicing together. We will enhance this process with journaling starting with creating your own journal (all supplies will be provided). You do not need to have any experience with either meditation or journaling. You will be welcomed into a safe and supportive environment to explore both.

    This series will be co-facilitated by:

    Judi Malcolm, a certified Shamatha meditation

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Class
October 19, 2023
  • Let's Sing Again This Christmas - community choir

  • Oct 19, 2023 at 3:30pm to Nov 9, 2023 at 5:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville
  • Description:
    Do you miss the joy of singing in community - but not a formal choir? 
    Sing Again community choir is a fun and encouraging place to be yourself and sing in harmony, imperfectly!
    - Learn to sing in harmony by ear, with room to improvise, and no sheet music
    - Sing a selection of Christmas carols and pop classics, John Lennon's "Imagine", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Gordon Lightfoot's "Song for a Winter's Night"
    - Also uplifting world music, rounds, layering songs
    - Option to join me in leading some community carolling/ singalong events in December / January
    When? Thursdays 3:30 - 5pm, October 19 - Dec. 21 (10 weeks)
    Cost? $20 to drop in (until Nov. 9), or $160 to become a member (pro-rated if you join late).
    All voices are welcome, whether harmony runs in your blood, or you're looking for a safe space to explore your voice. This is community singing!
    Sylvia recently completed the Community Choir Leadership Training in Victoria, and is proud to be a part o
  • Created by: Sylvia Humble
  • Categories: Class, Music
October 31, 2023

  • Oct 31, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:


    Artist Statement & Biography

    “My paintings are a visual expression and interpretation of what I consider delightful, beautiful and inviting! My subject matter varies as my inspirations reveal themselves.

    Because of it’s colour, richness, flexibility and texture, oil paint is my medium of choice. When I paint, my intention is to compose an image with colour, emotion and a pleasant mood that invites the viewer to be a part of the work and want to be there.”

    Margery was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Fines Arts degree and later earned her Education degree. She worked as a high school teacher for many years, while never losing her love to create and express herself through her art. She took an early retirement and relocated to Vancouver Island where she now works as a full-time painter.  Margery is now a Faculty Director for the MAC School for Creative Arts.

    Margery is

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Exhibition

  • Oct 31, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, November 4th, 1-3pm

    Nanoose Quilters began in 2010 when seven keen women took a leap of faith that there would be enough quilters in Nanoose Bay to form a group: the initial 26 members has since grown to 50. We are all enthusiastic quilters who range from beginners to advanced. Our love of fabric and quilting is shared in a supportive community. Quilting journeys are shared with each other, creating friendships along the way. We meet once a month in Nanoose Bay where we have demos, projects, and sew days. Members always bring projects to show, and new notions and patterns are discussed. The charity arm of the group works on providing comfort and warmth through donating quilted items. We are an amazing and fun-loving group who support, encourage and inspire each other in our creativity and love of quilting.

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Exhibition

  • Oct 31, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:


     Artist’s Statement

    The wood art I create comes from my deep love of wood and nature. They both have many textures, colours and aromas, and each of them are natural, beautiful elements in my everyday life.
    My artwork is a creation from salvaged woods that inspire my creativity to design unique and intriguing artwork from abstract to representative art. My medium is the same wood that so many people chop up and turn it into ashes. Seeing the beauty in wood ‘offcuts’ makes me feel I am making a contribution in cleaning the air we all breath.
    Nature is filled with wondrous landscapes, so I will continue to be inspired and turn salvaged wood into works of art.
  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Exhibition