Past Events (286)

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September 13, 2023
  • African Drumming - Beginner

  • Sep 13, 2023 to Nov 1, 2023
  • Location: Lighthouse Community Hall
  • Description:

    Drumming in community is scientifically proven to be good for your physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and social health! And the wonderful thing is that everyone can do it — drumming connects us with the primal heartbeat and makes everyone feel joyful. Join local African hand drumming instructor and drum circle facilitator Monica Hofer and experience the uplifting feeling of creating rhythmic landscapes in a safe, supportive space! This is intended as a beginners class but those with some drumming experience will also reap the benefits of getting into a weekly groove. Drums provided upon request. Minimum age 16.

    Our instructor Monica Hofer has 17 years experience teaching African Drumming at all levels. For more information about Monica visit


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  • Categories: Class, Music
  • Drums Alive - Combine Drumming and Dance

  • Sep 13, 2023 to Nov 1, 2023
  • Location: Lighthouse Community Hall
  • Description:

    Drums Alive is the most fun you will ever have getting fit! Every-body & ability level is welcome. Drums Alive is a full-body fitness workout where participants beat on fitness balls while moving & grooving to high energy, fun music. You can “power out” or “take it easy”, depending on your mood – but you will always leave smiling! Participants must bring their own exercise ball.


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  • Categories: Class, Music
September 8, 2023
  • Outdoor Adventure Show

  • Sep 8, 2023 to Sep 10, 2023
  • Location: Arbutus Meadows Farm, 1515 Island Hwy E,Nanoose Bay,BC,Canada, Nanoose Bay, Canada
  • Description:

    We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Vancouver Island’s second annual Outdoor Adventure Show! The largest of its kind on the island, will stimulate and excite your interests in everything the great outdoors have to offer. The 2023 Show promises to be even bigger and better than our inaugural event!
    Arbutus Meadows Event Centre - Nanoose Bay
    Friday September 8 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday September 9 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday September 10 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Featuring 60,000 SQ/FT of everything from: Powersports, Fishing, Trucks, Bikes, RV’s, Hunting, Boating, Adventure Sports, Water Sports, Camping, Survival, E-Bikes AND MORE!!
    For exhibiting and more details, visit:


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  • Categories: Exhibition, Markets
August 26, 2023
  • Summer Sing-along with Sylvia and friends

  • Aug 26, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Knox United Church
  • Description:
    Come join your voice in a fun-filled community sing-along led by Sylvia Humble and guest opener singer-songwriter Gerry Barnum, featuring Sylvia's "Sing Again" community choir, and guest vocalists Narissa Young, Megan Keene, and Sharon Tomczyk. Song lyrics will be up on the big screen and audience participation is encouraged! Tickets are $20.00 each and available online through Eventbrite or at local retailers Close To You Boutique and Fireside Books. To see the song list, visit
    Sylvia Humble is an inclusive song leader who is passionate about bringing community together to share the joy of singing in harmony, regardless of experience or perceived “talent”. Recently returning to her love of songwriting and performing after 20 years on the shelf, Sylvia now helps others to free their voice and rediscover the joy of singing, imperfectly. In 2019, she founded “Sing Again”, a fun an
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  • Categories: Music, Community
  • Tags: #singing, #music, #community, #choir
August 19, 2023
  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • Aug 19, 2023 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Village Theatre Qualicum Beach, 110 W 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach, Canada
  • Description:


    Avatar: The Way of Water

    Join us for the sequel to James Cameron’s epic science fiction adventure!

    About this Event

    Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

    Directed by James Cameron and starring Michelle Yeoh, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Oona Chaplin, Jemaine Clement

    Saturday, August 19, 2023 Doors open: 6:00pm Showtime: 6:30pm

    Admission $10.00/person. Advance ticketing through Eventbrite.

    Tickets are NOT available through the Village Theatre Box Office. Please contact Qualicum Beach Cinema Society with any questions: or 250-752-8449.


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  • Categories: Theatre, Fun
August 15, 2023
  • The History of Flowers: An Art Workshop

  • Aug 15, 2023 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location: Terri and Brett Bowen’s house 107 Bald Eagle Crescent in Bowser
  • Description:

    En Plein Air Painting Experience 

    Wander our garden and then enjoy a PowerPoint presentation prepared by VIU Elder College and MAC instructor Terri Bowen (B.Ed., M.A.). You will learn about the history of flowers, their symbolism and who painted them well, and some gidelines for painting certain types. Then go out to a Bowser garden, which is prized for over 1400 Dahlia plants and paint in your favorite spot. (Please check out their website: ) Afterwards, bring back your creations to share and have a “High Tea” lunch in Terri and Brett’s garden. Extra help, encouragement and step by step guidance can be given to beginners as well as more experienced painters. You will receive pre-instruction, via email, from Terri.

    What: All art materials except brushes plus a “High Tea” luncheon and drinks.

    Bring your brushes, a chair to sit on in the dahlia garden and if you own an easel, that’s very helpful too. $75 with high tea included; $65 if you bring your own lunch. Tea will b

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  • Categories: Class
August 14, 2023

  • Aug 14, 2023 to Aug 15, 2023
  • Location: Knox United Church - 345 Pym St, Parksville, BC V9P 1C8
  • Description:

    Kaimerata Concerts presents The Music of Robert Schumann

    Monday, August 14th  Tuesday, August 15th


    Kaimerata Concerts, in association with Oceanside Classical Concerts Society, will present the chamber music of Robert Schumann in two different performances on August 14 and 15. The works will include Schumann’s ever-so-popular Piano Quintet and Piano Quartet; the incredible Fantasy for solo piano; a passionate violin and piano sonata from his late period, plus one of his wonderful string quartets. We will talk about his beautiful love story with Clara; his tumultuous relationship with his piano teacher; his importance in the rise and development of the Romantic movement; his antagonism to Liszt and Wagnerand his unfortunate last years when he was committed to an asylum. The music is very special. Very romantic. Very sensitive. Very moving. Tickets are available for one or both concerts.



     For more details click HERE

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  • Categories: Music
August 11, 2023
  • Fiddler on the Roof JR

  • Aug 11, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
  • Location: Village Theatre 110 W 2nd AveQualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S8Canada
  • Description:

    Teen Musical Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof JR.

    Friday, August 11, 20237:30 PM 
    Sunday, August 13, 20232:00 PM


    In this special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award winning musical, Fidder on the Roof JR  follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his five daughters and his way of life in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.  Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof tackles the universal theme of “Tradition” in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

    For more details click HERE

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  • Categories: Theatre
August 4, 2023

  • Aug 4, 2023 to Sep 14, 2023
  • Location: See below
  • Description:


    Calling all artists on the North Shore, Sea-to-Sky corridor, Bowen Island & Sunshine Coast. Submissions are now open for the 2024 Ferry Building Gallery exhibition program (for both solo and group exhibitions). Submissions are accepted online only.

     The Ferry Building Gallery is a public community art gallery operated by the District of West Vancouver and is located in the heart of Ambleside at Ambleside Landing. Situated in a heritage building, the gallery serves as a hub for arts and culture. The gallery presents up to 11 exhibitions annually and promotes art education and appreciation through a wide range of events and programs, including participating in the annual

    Harmony Arts Festival, which attracts local and international visitors and artists.

     All Submitting Artists Must:

    • Be a past or present resident of the North Shore, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, or Sea-to-Sky corridor.
    • Not be exclusively represented by a commercial gallery in Britis
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  • Categories: Exhibition
August 3, 2023
  • Knox Presents: Aerialists

  • Aug 3, 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Knox United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville, BC V9P9C8
  • Description:


    Knox presents...The Aerialists in Concert on Thursday, Aug 3rd @7:30 p.m., doors open @7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 each and are available through Eventbrite or at local retailers Fireside Books and Close To You Boutique in Parksville.

    JUNO-nominated neo-folk group Aerialists take a distinctive hybrid approach to folk music, combining deep roots in Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, and Irish folk traditions with a unique post-rock bent. Framing harp and fiddle in an electric soundscape, Aerialists are ethereal yet precise, technical yet visceral.

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  • Categories: Music
August 1, 2023
  • Hillbilly Bluegrass Choir Band | Coombs Workshop BC

  • Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 6, 2023
  • Location: Coombs Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy,Qualicum Beach,BC,Canada, Qualicum Beach, Canada
  • Description:


    Hillbilly Bluegrass Choir Band | Coombs Workshop BC Aug 1-3

    Join the Hillbilly Bluegrass Choir Band's 3-day harmony singing & bluegrass instrument workshop! All levels welcome, camping available.

    Hillbilly Bluegrass Choir Band!

    3 Days, 10AM & 2PM Daily - 2 Hour Workshops $150

    Singing, fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, dobro and special guests ukulele and any string instrument you wish to develop. Learn traditional songs, vocal harmonies and the roll of each instrument in bluegrass music.

    The Workshop:

    Aug 1-3 2023, *10AM & 2PM Daily *2 Hours each.

    Join us for three days of pure bluegrass bliss with the Hillbilly Bluegrass Choir Band! Discover the joy of making music with like-minded friends and learn to sing 3-part harmony and play instruments like a traditional bluegrass band. All levels are welcome, and you'll enjoy six workshops led by critically acclaimed bluegrass artist Jenny Lester.
    Learn about the Nashville Number System, how to use a capo, find the right key for your voice, how t
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  • Categories: Music
July 29, 2023
July 24, 2023
  • Classes for Fiddler on the Roof JR

  • Jul 24, 2023 at 10:00am to Aug 13, 2023 at 4:00pm
  • Location: See description below
  • Description:


    This workshop has been offered every summer since 2010. Some past workshops have included Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr., Guys & Dolls Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., Godspell Jr., to name a few. Numerous teens have taken the workshop summer-after-summer. Many have (subsequently) taken post-secondary studies in music / theatre / dance. And a few have become professionals in the performing arts.

    Over the 3-week period, and under the tutelage / direction of experienced professionals, led by Hilary Whelton and Miranda Murphy, participants will undertake to audition, prepare, rehearse and perform this lively, beloved, teen-adapted musical classic .

    The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in a stimulating, high-calibre, performing arts experience during the summer months.  Participants receive instruction / training from superbly-qualified professionals in a friendly, supportive, purposeful environment.

    Through the program

    - participants will develop and

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  • Categories: Class, Theatre
July 20, 2023
  • Mike Edel at Realm Food Co.

  • Jul 20, 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Realm Food Co. 2 - 180 Craig Street Parksville, BC
  • Description:


    ‘Tears and laughter have a way of getting along,’ sings Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Edel on the title track from his upcoming 5th full-length-album and accompanying documentary ‘casseroles & flowers’ out July 22nd, 2022.

    Not only has Edel crafted a series of optimistic melodies that perfectly hold the tension between hardship and heart, but he did it while recovering from a stroke he suffered in April 2021.


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  • Categories: Music
  • Knox Presents: North Easton in Concert

  • Jul 20, 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Knox United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville, BC V9P9C8
  • Description:




    Originally from Vancouver Island, North Easton, an award winning singer/songwriter brings an emotional, storytellingperformance. With honest, heartfelt relatable lyric and a voice that ranges from whisper soft to a powerful scream.

    Tickets are $25.00 each and available through online through Eventbrite or at local retailers Fireside Books and Close To You Boutique in Parksville. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Admission: $25

    Knox United Church

    345 Pym Street

    Parksville, BC V9P9C8

    Contact: Karen Freeman

    250-248-3927 ext 2

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  • Categories: Music
  • What's Your Jam?

  • Jul 20, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
  • Location: Memorial Plaza Memorial Avenue Parksville, British Columbia
  • Description:


    THURSDAYS - 3PM to 6PM

    What's your jam? Join us for open jam afternoons on Memorial Plaza.

    Come with your band members, perform solo, sit in with other musicians, or be part of the audience. Everyone welcome!

    Musicians, bring your own equipment (power is available).

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  • Categories: Music, Fun