Friday, March 22, 2024 (17)

Mar 22, 2024
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.

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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
  • 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
January 3, 2024
  • 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
February 2, 2024
  • 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 12, 2024
  • 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

  • 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:





    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.


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  • Categories: Story Time