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Calling all Artists, Sculptors and Metal Fabricators!

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The Shawnigan Residents Association, in collaboration with CVRD, has received funding from the Island Coastal Economic Fund to create four seating and bike rack areas at viewpoints along the Waterfront trail between Mason's Beach and Government Wharf Park. 

We envision the bicycle racks as public art pieces representative of the unique character of Shawnigan, combining form, function and local craftsmanship.

This is a great opportunity for a local artist, metal worker, blacksmith or other craftsperson within the Cowichan Valley or environs to showcase their creativity. 

Concept Submissions will be received up to November 15, 2022. The work of the selected artist will be promoted throughout media channels by the SRA and CVRD.

This Scope of Work includes your creative design, materials and fabrication of four artistic metal bicycle racks for a budget of $10,000.

For all the details and submission procedures

go to: https://thesra.ca/bike-rac

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10825603266?profile=RESIZE_710xAGENDA – OCAC Annual General Meeting

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1pm

McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC

 

 

1. Welcome and Introductions

 

2. Approval of minutes from October 20, 2021 Annual General Meeting

 

3. Business arising from those minutes

 

4. Treasurer’s Report – Amanda Nixon

 

5. Nominees for election to the OCAC Board of Directors for 2022-2023

 

6. Election of Directors at Large

 

7. Adjournment

 

 

 

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The following article appeared in the PQB News on July 19 2022 and is published here by kind permission of Kevin Forsyth.

The McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville is currently home to a unique piece by artist Robert Held.

Held’s glass waterfall, which contains more than 500 drops, was not inspired by any specific waterfall, but out of a desire to raise awareness about the plight of Shelly Creek — Parksville’s last salmon-bearing creek.

“The rest of it is gonna be overdone with houses and buildings and stuff soon,” he said. “So, this is a cool thing to do to try to save the little cutthroat guys.”

Held said since he moved to Parksville a decade ago, he has witnessed many large construction projects go up near the creek.

Creating the drops took five days of work by Held and two assistants, in addition to many more days on other aspects of the project. They experimented with glass drops of different shapes and sizes. The final product is a result of letting gravity do the work, Held said.

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EXHIBITION OVERVIEW
Millions of people in Canada have successfully resolved a problem with substances, but we
rarely see or hear their stories compared to the stereotypes of addiction in media and film.
This exhibit visually illustrates the powerful narratives/accounts of those who have and are
rebuilding their lives: reconnecting with their families, finding work and stable housing, and
developing meaningful relationships with partners, peers, and others who offer support.
Also featured are the perspectives of recovery partners, treatment providers, and harm
reduction service providers who offer practical support and connection for those feeling
overwhelmed and isolated.
Recovery is rarely a solo journey, and it sometimes involves setbacks and hurdles, but the more
we talk about it, share ideas, and embrace different paths, the more people will find their way.
‘Gifts of Recovery’ will be on display September 27th from 4 to 8 pm, and September 28th from
noon to 6 pm, 2022.


CALL FOR ENTRIES
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June 14 until August 30.

Craig Street infused with energy and excitement every Tuesday night! Brought to you by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, this street market is a true reflection of our community's vibrant character. 

Now in its 18th year, the Tuesday night market runs from 6 to 9pm with over 150 vendors to visit. The market is popular with locals and visitors looking for a unique experience. An eclectic mix of local merchants, artisans, craftspeople, farmers, entertainers and of course food vendors. There really is something for everyone. Dinner at the market or one of our many downtown restaurants?  Why not? A variety of food with restaurants, vendors and food trucks offering everything from organic and vegan to comfort foods and ethnic options, all prepared onsite and freshly made for you! Whatever you decide, you are sure to find something to enjoy. You might also consider taking home some local  farm fresh produce to prepare your own feast.

The Summer by the Sea

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Now that the Sandcastles competitions have returned, once again we have applied to fill some of the Gate Ambassadors slots. This year we will need volunteers to "Greet and Meet " on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, July 18th 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm 
  • Wednesday, July 27th 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Thursday, August 04th 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Friday, August 12th 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm
 

If you would like to volunteer click here.

Thanks again to all our wonderful volunteers!

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A CELEBRATION OF OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL, CLASSIC ROCK, AND MORE!

Join us Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at the beautiful new Parksville Outdoor Theatre in Parksville Community Park, Parksville, British Columbia

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PERFORMERS AND THE SCHEDULE, PRESS HERE:

Rock the Park 2022 Performer's Schedule >


 Featuring world class tribute bands performing the music of:

  • Bad Company
  • The Beatles
  • Buddy Holly
  • The Eagles
  • Heart
  • Joe Cocker
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Pat Benatar
  • and more...

PLUS performances by perennial favourites...

  • Johnny Inappropriate
  • Kenny & The Cruisers
  • The Apollos,
  • The Time Benders
  • Time Well Wasted
  • Younger Than Yesterday
  • and more...

Get your tickets HERE.

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If you count yourself among the many people who are fascinated by fairies and mermaids you will be delighted to hear that the Gift Shop has just received a selection of beautiful suncatchers featuring these mythical creatures
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