Must See Events

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Their Red-Hot Jam Session Changed Music Forever

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Seniors Events

Saturday, March 17th

St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Seniors

St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St.  Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Port Alberni's Seedy Saturday

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

We have hosted events at a local valley farm in the past but this year we are very happy to announce that we are co-sponsored with Alberni Valley Transitions Towns Society, St Patrick's Day, celebrating an everything GREEN THEME! There will be food and drinks available on site for purchase from...

Monday, March 19th

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Major Events, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

A Spring Celebration of Nature, March 19 to April 28. It celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese, on mid-Vancouver Island through many fun activities for all ages.  Events range from Spring Break Nature Camps for kids to wildlife viewing opportunities and guest speakers across Parksville,...

Wednesday, March 21st

Golden Buddha Open to Public

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Come and meditate with the 15' Golden Buddha, do walking meditation, spin the prayer wheels, light a butter lamp & browse the gift shop. Give yourself some peace and space! Wednesday March 7 & 21, 1pm - 3pm and Friday March 16, 1pm - 4pm.

Friday, March 23rd

New Movie Releases

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors, Teens

New Movie Releases For March 23: Big Lebowski (Classic Flim Series), Isle of Dogs, Midnight Sun, Pacific Rim: Uprising and at IMAX, Paul: Apostle of Christ, Sherlock Gnomes, Unsane.

Festival Nanaimo 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors, Teens

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. It showcases all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play. Come visit in March 2018! Festival Nanaimo 2018 includes great entertainment, concerts,...

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Music, Seniors

Four talented young musicians met only once, but their red-hot jam session changed music forever. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash created a score of rock ‘n’ roll hits that are still bringing the house down. Hear Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line,...

Saturday, March 24th

"Show of Champions" on sale now

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Major Events, Seniors

Nanaimo’s own award-winning Tidesmen Chorus will host a weekend-long event, featuring some of the very finest a cappella singing groups from south-western BC and northern Washington state. This festival will see both male and mixed singing groups competing for places in “Show of Champions”, April...

VIU ElderCollege Saturday Speakers Series - We Will Help Each Other Be Great And Good

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Major Events, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

VIU ElderCollege presents the Saturday Speaker talk "We Will Help Each Other Be Great & Good" by Louise Mandell Lawyer and Chancellor of Vancouver Island University. This talk will explore de-constructing colonization in each of our lives - making space for indigenous and non-...

Islands Short Fiction Contest

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

We are inviting Vancouver Island and Gulf Island writers to submit their short stories of up to 2000 words. The entry fee is waived for Junior and Youth categories. You are allowed to enter as often as you like. Sponsored by the V.I.U. Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, the Vancouver ...