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Mayor: no crisis City of Parksville’s engineering department is doing fine after top job becomes vacant AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

The City of Parksville can’t give any more detail about why director of engineering and operations, Robert Harary, is no longer with the city. In a June 11 news release the city said, “Effective June 7, 2012, Mr Robert Harary is no longer employed by the City of Parksville.” Harary’s arrival was celebrated in March 2011 when he was hired from California to fill one of the top positions which hadn’t been permanently filled in more than two years. Mayor Chris Burger pointed out that decisions regarding personnel matters are disCHRIS BURGER cussed “in-camera,” to protect privacy, and council will rise and report decisions to the public. He stressed that “we’re not in the same position we were a few years ago,” in reference to a time when the city was short permanent staff in the top three positions in the engineering and operations department. “Today the department itself is functioning well, there isn’t a crisis here,” he said pointing out they have experienced managers firmly in place for engineering (Vaughn Figueira) and operations (Alan Metcalf). See ENGINEER WAGE, page A6

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GIVE ME A HUG: Jarrett Weme hugs Trace Van Dyck during a mid-week practice of the local Midget B lacrosse team. The local players are getting ready for their final league game and playoffs. For more details, see today’s sports pages.

Show and Shine on Sunday One of Qualicum Beach’s biggest annual events hits the streets this weekend BRENDA GOUGH

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The streets of Parksville and Qualicum Beach will be colourful this weekend as car collectors from all over show off their timeless treasures. Every year Seaside Cruizers Car Club hosts a weekend of events in District 69 NEWS FILE PHOTO culminating with the Father’s Day Show Classic cars and hot rods will fill the ‘n Shine in Qualicum Beach. streets of Qualicum Beach.

During the Show ‘n Shine the whole town is wired for sound with music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The Sunday event was even mentioned on the Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the 10 best things to do on Father’s Day. The show stoppers will be on display tonight with a cruise-in night at the Parksville A&W from 5 to 7 p.m. See FATHER’S DAY, page A4

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STARTING POINT Coombs Fair gets $40,000 gaming grant VICTORIA — The Coombs Fair (Arrowsmith Agricultural Association) was given $40,000 in gaming grant money, the provincial ministry of Community, Sport and NEWS FILE PHOTO Cultural Development announced ThursThis year’s Coombs Fair day. Twelve agricultural fairs are sharing is August 11 and 12. $371,000. — BC Government

Correction THE NEWS apologizes to Warren Munroe for using the term ‘amateur statistician’ in a story published in our June 1, 2012 edition. Mr. Munroe confirms he is a local parent and professional Population Analyst, and former Population Analyst for BC Stats. As well, THE NEWS wishes to clarify and correct information on statistics provided to us by Qualicum Beach mayor Teunis Westbroek, credited to Mr. Munroe. Those statistics, Mr. Munroe points out, were sourced from the 1996, 2001, and 2006 Statistics Canada Census; the School District 69 (Qualicum) and B.C. education ministry enrolment numbers (1983 to 2010). The former, Mr. Munroe points out, shows families were moving to the region in that time frame; the latter, confirms enrollment fluctuates. — NEWS Staff

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Limited pool of volunteers left As events gear up this summer in the mid-Island, and many people leave on holiday, the scramble for volunteers has begun AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

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ith all the big summer events falling into place, the scramble for the limited pool of volunteers is in full swing. “We still need some coordinators and more volunteers, but we can make it work, there’s no threat that it won’t go ahead,’ said Bonnie Wallis of the 20th anniversary Kidfest. Kidfest has struggled in recent years, going so far as to put it on hold early last year before enough volunteers came forward to save the event that runs along side the Quality Foods’ Children’s Sandcastle Competition on August 19. The limited number of volunteers “just means more work for the volunteers that do come out, and then the risk is they won’t come back next year. Many hands make light work,” Wallis said. Oceanside Volunteer Association (OVA) administrator Yvonne MacGregor said the supply and demand of volunteers always gets tighter in the summer. The registered charity acts as a kind of match maker between people and But we can make it work, organizations lookthere’s no threat that it ing for help, with 560 won’t go ahead. volunteers currently BONNIE WALLIS, signed up. ON KIDFEST That is up slightly over last year and the number continues to slowly climb she said, but pointed out it is harder to know how much volunteering people are actually doing. While Christmas is their busiest single event or holiday, there are a lot of big events through the summer — from Fire and Ice in Qualicum Beach in May to the Lighthouse Country Fall Fair in September — at a time when many potential volunteers leave town. Organizers said some big events, like the Beachfest sand sculpture exhibition and Canada Day in Parksville, actually have more volunteers signed up now than last year, though everyone would always appreciate more. Meanwhile, Kidfest has a fun list of entertainment lining up for this summer’s event, including Craig McKee of UnReality Magic, prop performer Jake West, Tickles the Clown, Kumbana Marimba, Jangano and Gerry

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“What we have to do now, when we have a change in senior staff, we always take changes like this as an opportunity to do a department review,” Burger said indicating they will decide whether to promote from within, do another public search, or even shuffle responsibilities around. Director of administrative services Debbie Comis told THE NEWS last week that council and senior staff will review the department and current situation to see if changes are necessary but she didn’t know the timeline, possibly as soon as a few weeks. The vacancies were often cited as slowing down development permits and other growth issues in the city. Before Harary the city was unable to hire a director for that department for more than two years. The city’s chief administrative officer Fred Manson said the municipality received plenty of applications every time they posted the job, but didn’t get

Engineering department revolving door • Early 2009 - director of engineering and operations Gary O’Rourke leaves for another job. • March 2010 - consultant Ian Radnidge hired as part time acting director of engineering and operations. • January 2010 - Alan Metcalf promoted to director of engineering and operations but leaves for Port Moody shortly thereafter. • March 2010 - Ian Radnidge report calls for engineering department hiring as top priority. • January 2011 - Vaughn Figueira hired as manager of engineering. • March 2011 - Robert Harary hired. Manager of operations Mike Squire, appointed Arrowsmith Water Service program manager. • July 2011 - Alan Metcalf hired back from Port Moody as manager of operations (had held the job 2004 to 2009). candidates who met the requirements or who would take the job for what they were offering. He wouldn’t say how much they were offering, but in 2008, the last full year it was in effect, the total budget cost was $104,000 including taxable benefits,

which he said was competitive with other municipalities, but definitely not high. Burger pointed out that the city’s current hiring freeze doesn’t impact filling new vacancies, it only refers to new jobs.

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While work to bring rail service back to Vancouver Island continues, the Arrowsmith Potters Guild is holding its annual open house, skipping the Railways Days portion this year. The summer celebration started three years ago with the 125th anniversary of the historic Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway (E&N) and was followed by the 100th anniversary of the Parksville train station last summer. The potters guild, which takes care of the station, hoped to make Railway Days an annual celebration, but operators of the rail component of the event are busy on other projects, said Jacie Herbison, former potters’ guild president. Railway Days originally included heritage rail cars and locomotives brought in by

the Canadian Railroad Historical Association — E&N Division, but they have been unable to secure permission to move the equipment from the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) and Southern Rail Vancouver Island, who operate the railway. Calls to those organizations were either not returned or they told THE NEWS they would let Herbison know when they made a decision and she could pass it on. The potters guild needed to move forward with a plan for their event, including the need to obtain a permit from the City of Parksville, so this year they will celebrate the station they have lived in for 17 years and focus on their own work. Herbison said they have been lucky with the weather in the past, and they will ensure there is plenty of water

and shade for people to enjoy the beautiful park setting and community atmosphere. It will be a fun family event with live pottery demonstrations, public participation, raku firings, free clay play for kids of all ages, explained Herbison. The pottery studio and gallery will be teaming with the works of members available for sale with workshops, throwing demonstrations, information about pottery and a unique chance to tour a working studio and hear about all the different classes and opportunities for the public. There will be plenty of free things to see and do, along with some great pottery to purchase and the great chance to make and keep your own special raku vase for just $10. Watch www.arrowsmith-

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Qualicum Beach council held off on ďŹ nal approval of a proposed 49-lot residential development next to the Qualicum Beach Middle School. Due to a late application for a covenant on the property, it was not in place in time for the Mon., June 11 council meeting. The covenant will restrict the developers to building the homes as shown in their detailed design guidelines. Council did grant the project third reading of zoning bylaw changes, following a public input period at the beginning of the meeting. The vote means the project is one more vote away from getting the ofďŹ cial green light.

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Continued animosity between Qualicum Beach town councillor Dave Willie and mayor Teunis Westbroek does not appear to have abated over time. Willie attacked Westbroek Monday night over what he called the mayor’s lack of proper communication of events to which the town’s council had been invited — as well as berating the mayor for letting B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix accompany him to the opening of the town’s farmers market. Willie used the opportunity of his protective services report, to jab Westbroek for not attending a photo opportunity at the pouring of the concrete for the new Oceanside Health Centre. “It was embarrassing to have (Parksville mayor Chris Burger) sign the concrete for Qualicum Beach,� Willie stated during the meeting, at which Westbroek scowled, but did not respond. Willie also criticized the mayor for, in his words, inviting

NDP leader Adrian Dix, MLA Scott Fraser and NDP candidate Barry Avis to the opening of the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market. He said organizers told him they were outraged that the trio were introduced. He added an e-mail invitation to the opening was never forwarded to other councillors.

It was embarrassing to have (Parksville mayor Chris Burger) sign the concrete for Qualicum Beach. DAVE WILLIE

Westbroek later told THE NEWS he was meeting with Dix, Fraser and Avis prior to the market opening event. Dix was in town that day to speak at a function. Westbroek said when he had to leave, he told Dix he was welcome to accompany him to the opening. Once he did, Westbroek said it’s proper protocol to introduce government representatives and did so at the event. Willie later scoffed at this explanation, and called it in-

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QUALICUM BEACH — Rates for town sewer and water service are expected to go up, if town council’s voting pattern continues. On Mon., June 11, they approved ďŹ rst reading to increases to both sewer and water rates. Town engineer Bob Weir stated the increases are to cover town maintenance and delivery costs, as well as ination. The move requires two more votes and ďŹ nal adoption to take effect. The same night, town council decided against increasing business licence rates. It was a unanimous vote, with councillors stating an increase would be counter-productive and not in the town’s best interests. — Steven Heywood

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING A development application has been submitted to the Town of Qualicum Beach for property located at 865/1035, 1045 and 1075/1085 Ravensbourne Lane and you are invited to join Bob Colclough (the Applicant, on behalf of the property owners) at a meeting to discuss the application and proposed development. Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, Time: 6:30PM Location: Qualicum Beach Civic Center A formal presentation by the Applicant will begin at: 7:00PM Details of the application include:

LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS: LOT 1, DL 88, PLAN 36740, EXCEPT PART IN PLAN 43322 LOT A, DISTRICT LOT 88, PLAN 43322, Nanoose District LOT A DISTRICT LOT 88, PLAN VIP71580, Nanoose District The applicants request a change to the Official Community Plan and zoning to allow the development of a business park. The intent is to attract clean, quiet businesses, in attractive buildings and setting, that will create employment, attract economic development and add the Town’s tax base. The meeting is being held by the Applicant in compliance with Town of Qualicum Beach policy. The applicant will present details of the application and proposed development, receive input from members of the community, and respond to questions. This notice is being distributed to residents within 50m of the Subject property. If you would like more information, contact the Town of Qualicum Beach, at (250)752-6921 or Bob Colclough at 1-250-3904728, or by email at wr.colclough@shaw.ca, or bring your questions and comments to the meeting. This is not a Public Hearing required by legislation. Council will receive a report from staff relating issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the application at a later date.

The reason, as became apparent again and again over the course of the evening, was people’s concern over the proposed development, despite it being entirely beyond the scope of the study — a fact that Dialog Consulting urban planner Jennifer Fix made repeatedly clear. Developer Jim Crawford of South Point Property Group Ltd. stressed during the round table discussions that his development and company had no desire to be the stars of the show, noting that area residents had an opportunity to become more than just a name on a map — regardless of what happened with his plan. However, although many of the residents were able to discuss issues such as water availability, transit and other issues, the context for the comments often related to the development proposal. The evening consisted of two parts, the first of which was an open house where residents were able to give their input in writing or with

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Margie Healey gives her input with a coloured sticker at Wednesday night’s open house session.

a system of coloured stickers on issues such as what they value about living in the area and what challenges they saw to a rural village centre becoming a compact, complete community. Following this, Fix gave a short presentation on the

regional growth strategy and the rural village centre study, before breaking the oversized crowd into four groups for more intimate discussions. The input received will be used to provide context to the Regional District of

Nanaimo board when they decide whether or not each rural area should become a rural village centre as part of the district’s nodal development strategy. The board is expected to vote on the measure at their October meeting.

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While Barry Avis is pleased the Liberal government is paying more attention to seniors’ concerns, he questions why they’re not paying more attention to an Ombudsperson’s report that deals with exactly those concerns. Commenting on Liberal Ron Cantelon’s tour of the province to garner opinions on the role of a proposed senior’s advocate, the NDP nominee for Parksville-Qualicum said his party has been proposing a senior’s advocate for the past two years. “There is a motion in the

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legislature right now and there has been for a couple of months requesting that we have one in the province,” he said. “It was also brought forward two years ago and the Liberals voted against it.” As well, Avis noted that Ombudsperson Kim Carter

has tabled a report on seniors issues that contains 176 recommendations. “She has done a lot of investigation and study over a four-year period,” Avis said. “To my knowledge, nothing has been done with them.” In particular, the report, entitled The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia, calls for the Ministry of Health to ensure there is a clear, province-wide policy on when the Mental Health Act can be used to involuntarily admit seniors to mental health facilities and then transfer them to residential care fa-

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If the Arrowsmith Water Service is successful in its request to move the water intake 50 metres upstream on the Englishman River, Martindale Road resident Duane Round is concerned it could impact on the neighbourhood’s water supply. Round brought that concern to Tuesday’s Regional District of Nanaimo committee of the whole meeting. Speaking as a delegation, Round said the 65 homes in the Martindale area along the Englishman River mostly get their drinking water from groundwater wells, which he fears could face contamination. “Most of us have our own wells that also receive water from the Englishman River aquifer as our only means to obtain water for our homes,” he said. “With the City of Parksville and Nanoose Bay getting most of the use of this water and their current well systems under duress, I am concerned that in the future they will want to take more of the water than is currently being taken, leaving less for the rest of us that also depend on the aquifer.” Round said he was also concerned with the plan to store water from the winter runoff

in an aquifer storage and recovery system — another potential risk to the neighbourhood’s water supply. “This also poses a risk that the water supply will be contaminated or cause water to pour out of places on our properties where they have not before,” he said, calling the system an unproven technology. Round also expressed concern that the Arrowsmith Water Service would, in order to ensure it has enough water, need to extract water from the river year-round. “Nobody is sure how much water they will be taking in future and I’m worried there won’t be enough for us.” He said the water in the Englishman River belongs to everybody, so changes to it should include consultation with adjacent landowners. “We are a small community and we do not have the resources to build large infrastructure,” he said. “We are at your mercy and I beseech you, as elected representative and human beings, to help ensure the safety of our water.” In response, Parksville director Marc Lefebvre reassured Round that neighbours will be fully included in any future

discussions. “You can rest assured you will be fully included in any further developments,” he said. “This is a joint effort between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Parksville and nobody is going to be left out. I can guarantee you of that.” John Finney, the RDN’s general manager of regional and community utilities, waded into the discussion, stressing that water extraction limits are strictly adhered to by the district. “There is a finite amount of water we can take from the river in a water licence,” Finney said. “The comment about extraction being unlimited and increasing is not correct.” Finney said water is currently only taken during the summer months, as turbidity and sediment issues during the winter make it unusable. “Once the treatment plant goes in, it will allow us to expand the period of extraction, but it’s not probably going to take place for some time in terms of extraction in the winter months. That is possible right now only from May to October.” Round said he would be satisfied with Lefebvre’s assurance, if he put it in writing.

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When cyclists tour along Highway 19A in Oceanside, they enjoy the view, the weather and the ambiance, but one thing they don’t look forward to, says Cycling Coalition

spokesperson Jim Swanson, is crossing the French Creek bridge. That’s because, he said, the wooden pedestrian and cycling crossings on the outside of the bridge are too narrow

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t’s time for Qualicum Beach town councillor Dave Willie to get on with the business of leading a community. For too long, he has tried to drag Mayor Teunis Westbroek into the mire of lowbrow bickering, and in our opinion, is doing the community a disservice by focussing on what has passed, instead of working to ensure the town has a better future. Willie, the council’s protective services committee member, used the opportunity of his regular report to the public to tell the community how the mayor should be doing the job and criticizing Westbroek for not doing it his way. By chastising the mayor on one hand for attending too many photo ops — and then doing so again when he doesn’t — clearly is a case of moving the goalposts. Complaining the mayor isn’t forwarding e-mails about big, public, well-advertised community events, is petty at best. This isn’t leadership. This has not furthered improvements to the town. Willie has said he wants change in Qualicum Beach. So far all that’s changed is the tone at the council table. Westbroek, to his disservice, took Willie’s bait early after the November, 2011 municipal election. Both local politicians have suffered for it. Now, Westbroek appears not to want to respond publicly to the repeated attacks. Willie seems to be perfectly willing to keep up these tactics. Both men are digging in. And the community will not progress as long as this keeps up. It’s one thing to hold differing views and be on politically-opposite ends of the spectrum. It’s quite another to ignore opportunities to further the interests of the town and, instead, focus on the personalities. Councillor Willie does not appear to want to find a solution to this animosity. And the mayor is handling it by not responding directly to Willie’s comments. It’s clear neither one wants to sit down and talk it out. Meanwhile, the business of the town becomes obscured in this clash of personalities. — editorial by Steven Heywood

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Letters NOT SO RELAXING It would it be really nice if the Family Day holiday truly provided families stressed by the hectic pace ... to spend some quality time with each other. Now if there are going to be activities for that quality time, let us reect on who is going to provide the service. The same parents who would like to spend this quality time with their families will be working to accommodate families who can afford to pay for the holiday activities. The mothers and fathers who needed the most time to rest and enjoy their children will be the ones who will not even have the option to stay home. To add the insult to the injury, they will have to pay someone extra money to look after their children, as the schools will be closed. So, let’s remember to say thank you to the bus driver, ski hill employee, cashier, waitress and nurse, working to allow us to have a Family Day on February 11, 2013. DOROTA SMITH Parksville

TRY OTHER ROUTES I have been pondering the possible repercussions of a petroleum spillage in the interior of this province and especially along the coast. This is especially concerning, with the news that there have been two major oil pipeline failures in Alberta within the past 15 months, the ďŹ rst of which, to my knowledge, was never publicized.

“No one leaves old things by the shore anymore.� DAN GRAY, see story page B1

As I understand the situation, the pipeline owners are responsible for any spillages that occur, on land, as a result of malfunctions of the pipeline and the onus would be on them to repair any damage to the environment. That is if they are still a viable company at the time of the occurrence, and if not, who would be responsible for the reparations? The route chosen for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline appears to cut across about two-thirds of the width of Alberta and the full width of B.C. Since we are being advised by the federal government this pipeline is for the beneďŹ t of the whole country, should the whole country not be willing to take on some of the risk? Therefore I’m suggesting alternatives to the Northern Gateway Pipeline route. One: redirect the pipeline from Fort McMurray, to the Northwest Passage, distance, approximately 1,230 kms. Two: redirect the pipeline from Fort McMurray to Churchill, Manitoba, distance, approximately 1,050 kms. Granted there would be logistical challenges different from the presently planned route but there would be no Rocky Mountains to contend with. That would make it a much more Canada type project than what is presently proposed. RICHARD A. YOUNG Parksville

OILING THE B.C. COAST It is heartening to know that a shipmaster living in our own community has few concerns about VLCC supertankers in our West Coast waters (THE NEWS, June 5) and “never experienced any oil spills during his considerable time at sea.� I give credence

to real people with real experience, not the spin masters of an ad ďŹ rm. However, master mariners do not agree with his stand. Comox Master Mariner, Mal Marsh’s view is that there is no defence against the arrival of crude oil or worse still, bitumen, onto the shoreline. He carefully analyzes the risks despite the addition of tethered tugs in the compulsory pilotage area and double hulled ships. He reminds us that “this is the wild West Coast and calling Mayday won’t get you much response.â€? The hostile waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound and Dixon Entrance and the navigationally difďŹ cult channels are prohibitive to shipping. To send 200 or more VLCC tankers in and out of Douglas Channel each year “shows ... the lack of respect given to the power of the sea and the vagaries of human error or mechanical breakdown.â€? Master Mariner Brian Falconer would agree. He states that the Enbridge proposal minimizes the navigational dangers and deliberately manipulates the marine data for the Hecate Strait. Like Master Mariner Marsh, he predicts that the use of tethering tugs would be fraught with problems. Do we really think that with the high level of shipping proposed, year in and year out, there won’t be an oil spill? That the common winter gales will never turn into hurricane force winds and dense fog will dissipate as the tankers reach the offshore approaches to the coast and the narrow channels of their destination? SHERI FARINHA Parksville See LETTERS, page A12

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I agree wholeheartedly with the Pastor Allan Walker message in his article entitled, Where is God when it hurts? (THE NEWS, June 8). “Simply by being there”, brings back memories of one of the many frightening nights we endured, when hundreds of bombers flew over Rotterdam, Holland on their way to Germany. One night, even though we were not allowed to, we walked to our relatives to ease our angst; we simply needed to be with them. At home we would stand in our small hallway, ready to go in case a plane would be shot down. Each of us had a small valise ready to run out of the house when needed. It’s a scene hard to forget. When we quietly huddled together after we arrived at our relatives, we felt a great release, and comfort, even though the drone of the planes were still audible and the German cannons were still in full action trying to shoot down the planes. God’s help is found often through the help of others, I know … He always has been there when I needed Him the most. ARY SALA Fanny Bay

A WHITE ELEPHANT If we build it, they must come. This must have been the thinking behind the new health care facility presently being built. The projected operating cost of $15.5 million includes only $2.8 million in new money and that current service providers will be encouraged to move into the new facility. What if they do not want to be encouraged? Will their funding be cut? Or will they be enticed to move with promise of greater rewards? Why not? After all it’s only tax payers’ money. Speaking of which, our school system is also funded by tax dollars, it is equally strapped for funds and the school board has been contemplating the closure of schools, specifically KSS. How much more efficient it would have been to close Oceanside Middle School and convert that building to accommodate the health care facility. We now have readily accessible labs in Parksville and Qualicum Beach and an X-Ray/Ultrasound facility which is conveniently located for

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SAVE THE MEDICINE When I read about the big pot bust in Errington (THE NEWS, June 12), and I wondered why? I know the answer though, because it’s illegal. But is it? Or rather, even if it is, should the law be enforced? When so many use it medically for a growing number of diseases and conditions, how do we really know that some people weren’t actually depending on that crop of marijuana for their medicine? Please forgive my trepidation, but as Bob Dylan said, the times, they are a-changing, and this bust seems like a waste on multiple levels, including the enforcement costs, court costs and a waste of what may have been someone’s medicine. I recently saw that a doctor in California is recommending that his patients eat fresh cannabis buds and flowers to help prevent a host of cardiovascular, neurological and digestive issues. Well, I would think 5,000 cannabis plants could prevent a lot of strokes in our area, neurovascular diseases are a major cause of premature aging and mortality. Let’s get serious about the significant damage that cannabis prohibition is causing to our health. And besides that, we all depend on the farmers in Errington for our eggs and vegetables, so let’s not punish their compatriots for growing their own natural medicine, of which we are in need now more than ever. This doesn’t even mention the anti-cancer potential of marijuana that is currently under study. CORY PAHL Parksville

A SOVIET BLOCK While the term “cabins” should be applied only loosely to the proposed new development on the Parksville waterfront, whatever is built there will, I hope, be more aesthetically pleasing architecturally than the abysmal Soviet-style block that now adorns the main street in town. Parksville has never been forward looking in its outlook towards growth and the lack of foresight on the part of its councils and planners has resulted in lost opportunities to develop an attractive community. RICHARD WILFORD Nanoose Bay


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Love and honour him while you still can When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. — Mark Twain

I was surprised that at least one letter writer refers to him as a “loony lefty,” when I, with my teenage hormonal blinkers on, had always By Neil Horner seen him as a strict authoritarian, a tighty righty. There are some memories of him though that aren’t polluted by teen t was my first week in Oceanhormones. I remember as a toddler side after my 11-year nighthim driving through the streets of mare in Quesnel. Montreal, chasing a bus that had “Oh,” my interview subflames coming out the back. He ject said. “You must be Frank pulled in front of it and, when it Horner’s boy.” stopped and the driver roared out, ready to kill, “Um ... well I am 45,” I grumped, “but yeah, he pointed out the problem. I remember an old he’s my dad.” man leaning into the car window. It wasn’t to be the last time I got tagged with “Good job,” he said. “Well done!” Real Boy that label. I had moved into the old lion’s turf. Scout stuff!” Some loved him. Some hated him, but many, Nobody else on Earth probably remembers many people knew him. that, but I do. They knew him for his frequent letters to the I remember, after returning from getting editor, where he criticized the Qualicum Beach kicked out of Katimavik with nothing more to council for this decision or that, and for stand- my name than $25 and a train ticket, how he ing up to be counted on two occasions at elec- showed up at the flophouse where I had taken tion time, running for a seat. refuge with a cheque to pay for the next week’s He didn’t win the first time around, although room and board. You don’t forget stuff like that. it was close. Chris Burger beat him out by a This Father’s Day, if you still have a dad, cherhandful of votes. ish him. If he has wronged you, forgive him if He put his money where his mouth was and you can and if he has helped you, make a point ran again in the next election, but withdrew to thank him for it. If you have wronged him, when his health began to fail. He didn’t think he apologize. He won’t be around forever. could give the job the attention it deserved and And teens, your dad likely isn’t a monster. He’s didn’t want to have to quit part way through his probably doing the best he can and has likely term. given up all manner of dreams and adventures It was a classy, dignified move and, over the in order to get you to the point you are now. course of the nearly eight years I’ve lived in For me, I guess all I can do is give him my asOceanside, I’ve come to know him far better surance that whatever honours or awards, victhan ever before. I can truly say that this basic tories or triumphs come my way in future will integrity doesn’t surprise me at all. be accepted by the person who is proud to be Some of what I’ve learned has been surpris- known, now and forever, as Frank Horner’s boy. ing — much of it gleaned from those letters. I love you dad. Happy Father’s Day.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF LAND Notice is given under section 26 of the Community Charter that the City of Parksville intends to dispose of land legally described as Lot 8, Block 564, Nanoose District, Plan 33339, except part in Plan VIP60816 and VIP62488 (1275 Island Highway East) to the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce for the sum of one dollar ($1.00) provided the parties enter into a section 219 covenant in accordance with the provisions of the Land Title Act. The land is to be used for generally accepted Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center purposes. Should the land cease to be used for these purposes ownership will revert back to the City of Parksville. DEBBIE COMIS Corporate Officer

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in the community. It represents its members at all levels of government as “The Voice of Businessâ€? through its afďŹ liation with the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber is now here to promote tourism, arts & cultural, commerce, industrial and agricultural progress of our community. We believe that a strong foundation, which places emphasis on long term payoffs such as sustained community well being with our success being measured in terms of social, cultural, political and economic impact is the key to true community development. For more information on the Chamber drop in at 124 West 2nd Avenue or call 250-752-0960.

• Era 2â€? Aluminum Blinds • Oasis Roller Shades • Nature’s 2â€? Fine Wood Blinds • Footprints Cellular Shades • Sonoma Soft Shades leading to the incorporation of the village and the President, H.J Welch was also the ďŹ rst Chairman of the Village Commission. On November 8th 1949 the members voted to change the name to the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. On January 23rd 1979 the members allowed an application for the change of boundaries of the Board to exclude the Town of Parksville, allowing Parksville to form its own Chamber of Commerce. The Qualicum Beach and Parksville Chambers of Commerce still work closely together and along with the respective municipal governments were instrumental in forming the Oceanside Tourism Association incorporated March 17th 1993. Today, the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce represents all sectors of business

THE WINDOW DRESSER The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce was founded as the Qualicum Beach Board of Trade on December 8th, 1926 and included the villages of Qualicum Beach, Dashwood, Hilliers, Coombs, Errington and Parksville. The thirty original members included a baker, two butchers, four merchants, a clerk, a real estate agent, a physician, seven farmers, three hoteliers, a contractor and two carpenters, a plumber, a mill owner, an ice manufacturer, a garage owner, a transporter, a retired gentleman and a settler. The Chamber received ofďŹ cial Ministerial approval on January 27th, 1927 For 16 years, until the incorporation of the village, the Board of Trade functioned as the voice and, in many cases, the decision maker of the village. The Board of Trade took the initiative

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highlighting the following: • Understanding the current economic base (product/service generates/attracts revenue for the community) of our community and determining the appropriate communities business service needs; • Recognize linkage to existing tourism industry, Chamber community initiatives commitment and a sustainable development plan; • Increase promotions and awareness business opportunities through the completion of quarterly outlook report which will include an inventory of vacant business space; summary of community festivals, activities and special events; what issues are important to the community; and a listing of business activity: new and expanded businesses and professional services Business and residents attraction plan focusing on the promotion of Qualicum Beach as a Town to both live, work and play, while enhancing the awareness of the business location and development opportunities, as well as identifying and working with targeted businesses interested in expansion or relocation to Qualicum Beach. As part of this proactive strategy, ensure plans are in place for: • linking the information gathered from the Community Futures/Qualicum Chamber business licence survey to create a business map of current products and services, and identify any gaps or opportunities for the community as a result of planned business sales or closures; and • sustaining services for the betterment of the community, which includes maintaining an acceptable level of government run programs and services. Moira Hauk, Chair

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check out our events calendar online at www.qualicum.bc.ca The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to operate a Chamber business ofďŹ ce and a Visitor Information Centre year round. For more information on local events, call 250-752-9532 or 250-752-0960 or stop by and speak with one of our Visitor Centre Counsellors.

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Qualicum Beach Welcoming Visitors to Qualicum Beach The Chamber of Commerce is the organization in our community that operates the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre on the beach. Year after year up to 35,000 people come into our centre looking for a place to stay, where to shop or dine and what activities they can do. We operate with up to 30 volunteers throughout the year welcoming people to our community. In the summer months the Centre is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week and three local summer students are added to our staff component. Our Tourism/Visitor Counsellors are the ďŹ rst point of contact for most visitors. Each Counsellor undergoes a Tourism BC Training program and is certiďŹ ed to act as a community Ambassador. These dedicated staff and volunteers are here to maximize the economic beneďŹ ts of tourism by promoting products and services, and generating increased tourism revenue in the community through their

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sound knowledge and promotion of our area’s many resources. We enjoy the opportunity to connect visitors with the most appropriate tourism products and services to enhance their vacation experience, and create long lasting memories. This year we’ve upgraded services to include a touch screen listing our accommodation members, large screen with videos featuring amazing community events, wireless internet access and our very own regional visitor radio. For details on all the great events that occur year round in Qualicum beach visit our website at www.qualicum.bc.ca . We are so fortunate to have a strong and knowledgeable team of volunteers providing exceptional service to visitors, based on their many years of experience in our community. It’s this knowledge of the area that allows visitors to truly understand and participate in the many attractions our community has to offer. Our volunteers share the “hidden gemsâ€? and unique characteristics of our community and it’s this personal service that consistently exceeds the visitors’ needs and expectations. We know our volunteers ensure that all visitors have a positive, memorable experience. And we know that this is one of the main reasons visitors extend their stay. If you haven’t been to the Centre, stop in and say hello and meet the staff and volunteers who give our community’s great ďŹ rst impression. For more information on the Centre drop in at 2711 West Island Highway or call 250-752-9532.

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Throughout the Summer… • Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday from 8:30am to noon through October 6, 2012 on Veterans Way at Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach. Contact the Market Manager at 250-248-8005 or email qbfmmanager@gmail.com for more information. You’ll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts and live entertainment. • Errington Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday. 10am to 1pm to the end of September 2012 rain or shine in the Errington Community Park across from the Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Road. For more information visit www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca. • Qualicum Beach Uptown Summer Market – Every Thursday evening July 5 to August 30 from 6pm to 9pm. Second Avenue will be closed from Memorial to Primrose for a street market. Musicians and local artists will line the street and merchants will be staying open in the evening for your shopping pleasure. • Bard to Broadway Theatre Society presents their 13th exciting season at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. This year’s shows are Hello, Dolly! and Becky’s New Car running from July 9 to August 18. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 250-752-4470 or visit www.b2btheatre.com. • Artisans in Qualicum Beach – Every Friday night from June 29 to August 31 in the parking lot beside The Old School House, 3 to 8pm. Many well-known artists take part in this event every year! Come view the great art and enjoy the live music. Contact Dee Aguilar at 250-752-9332 or email deeaguilar@shaw.ca for more information. June 2012 • Annual Seaside Cruizers Father’s Day Show ’N Shine June 15 to 17. The Seaside Cruizers Car Club presents this incredible show on wheels at their Father’s Day Show & Shine Sunday, June 17 in Qualicum Beach. Previously mentioned on Oprah’s Top 10 Things To Do On Father’s Day! Saturday evening, join the crowd in the streets of Qualicum Beach with live music provided by Malloomba Boogie Band for a street dance 6pm to 10pm – everyone’s welcome. Sunday starts

and 24 for the Annual Fairy House Surprise to see if any Fairy Houses have magically appeared. Veronica Milner believed that fairies lived in her gardens…maybe she was right. Visit www.viu.ca/ milnergardens.ca for more information. • Family Day at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre on June 23 – 11am to 4pm. A great time for your family and friends. Admission is by donation with games, big bounce, foods and refreshments and lots more fun events going on inside the centre. Check out the website at www. niwra.org. • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents Singin’ in the Rain on June 24. This is a delightfully reminiscent evening of great songs from your favourite movies and perhaps TV shows tastefully arranged for a fine jazz quartet. The concert is from 7-9pm; $13 for members, $16 for non-members. Visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or phone 250-752-6133 for ticket information. July 2012 • Join in the Canada Day Celebrations at The Qualicum Beach Legion on July 1. Join the parade at 11:30 am starting from The Old School House parking lot. Entertainment all day with face-painting, games and dancing. Enjoy the Mt. Arrowsmith Pipes & Drums, Sharon Lafferty’s Cloggers and The Tidesmen Barber Shop Chorus. BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and chips will be available. • Bard to Broadway Theatre and Coast Realty Group Home & Garden Tour on Saturday, July 14 10am to 4pm. Gardens to admire and inspire; homes to surprise and charm. Visit quaint and magnificent homes and gardens in Qualicum Beach, Parksville and area. Maps are $30 including taxes and are available at Coast Realty Offices and Visitor Centres in Qualicum Beach & Parksville as well as Ken-Dor Garden Centre and Cultivate Garden & Gifts. • Parksville Beach Festival runs July 14 to August 19 at the Parksville Community Park. Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibit was voted on of the Top 100 events in North America with over 20 sculptures on display. Beach volleyball and croquet tournaments, Music in the Park and the Quality Foods Fireworks Display are just a few of the events. For more information call

and wine-tasting and are available at the Farmgate Store at Morningstar Farm, Mulberry Bush Book Stores, Cranky Dog Music and at the door. For more information, call 250-954-3931 or visit www.morningstarfarm.ca. • Beach Day at Qualicum Beach will be held all day July 21 on the main beach. Start the day with a pancake breakfast offered by the Shriners next to the Visitor Centre from 8-11am; finish up with a salmon barbeque hosted by Kiwanis. Sandcastle building contests, skimboarding, beach volleyball, tug-of-war competition, bubble blowing, frisbee golf and more. Enjoy a vintage swimsuit fashion show, all day musical entertainment and face painting. This event will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike with a focus on families and young people. Contact Tom Russell at 250-7527400 for more information. • Milner Gardens Art & Photography in the Garden July 21 & 22 from 10 am to 5 pm. Meet, mingle and be inspired by local artists at work, painting, sketching, carving and photographing the beauty of this Artist’s Garden. Bonsai artists, potters, and live music; an artwork silent auction in support of the Gardens. The Tearoom is open from 11am to 4pm serving homemade soups and scones. Call 250-752-6153 or visit www. milnergardens.org for more information. • Grand Prix d’Art – July 28, 11am to 2pm. Stroll the streets of Qualicum Beach and watch artists in action as they race to complete a work of art “en plein air” in the space of three hours. Most of the local landmarks are within walking distance of The Old School House and paintings are on display at TOSH following the event. Call 250752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org for more information. • The Old School House celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 28. Starting at 11am, TOSH has invited local community craft guilds and professional artists and crafts people to set up tents in the parking lot. There will be demonstrations of various art techniques and opportunities for everyone to have hands-on experience of painting, pottery and weaving. A 50-piece Nanaimo Concert Band performs at noon, a magician will entertain the kids at 1:30pm and Taiko drummers and their students hold a concert at 2pm. There will be cake-cutting and an interactive concert

One of the Island’s oldest and largest markets with over 130 vendors selling quality local crafts, antiques, collectibles, rare and used books, jewelry and linens. All profits from the Fair are returned to the community through support for local seniors’ homes and projects at our public schools. Off Memorial Avenue and Veterans Way in Qualicum Beach. For more information call 250-7525414 or email qbstmarksfair@shaw.ca or www. stmarksqualicum.bc.ca. August • The 34th Annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival runs Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5. This is a fun-filled weekend of bluegrass and camping. It’s the oldest bluegrass festival in BC at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Visit www. coombsbluegrass.com for more information. • The Annual Coombs Fair runs August 11 and 12. The major agricultural event of the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association, the Coombs Fair offers opportunities for competitors in domestic, horticulture and livestock classes and more. Lots of fun, educational and interactive displays, horse show, growing garden, children’s centre and live on-stage entertainment. Call 250-752-9757. Email info@coombsfair.com or visit www.coombsfair. com. • Kidsfest and QF Children’s Sandcastle Competition is on August 19 from 10am to 3pm. An entire day for the kids. They can have their faces painted, hair sprayed, get a tattoo, play games, create crafts, learn about nature and be entertained by a host of entertainers. They can also enter their team of up to four participants in the QB Children’s Sandcastle Competition. Excellent prizes for the best creations and all participants receive a goody bag! All events are free so bring the whole family! Call 250-248-3252 or visit www.kidfest.ca for information on Kidsfest. • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents Trio Abelia on August 19. This superb trio provides a program that includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Heinrich von Herzongenberg, as well as modern composers such as Paul Basler and Richard Lane. The concert is from 7 to 9pm; $13 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or phone 250-752-6133 for ticket information.

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Shriners’ pancake breakfast at 8am 250-951-2978 or visit www.parksvillebeachfest.ca www.parksvillebeachfest.ca. p . around 4pm. m Dinner Din nner Under the Stars 66-10pm 10pm with All events listed below have a local phone off with a Shriners own is wired for sound and music. For dinner and the town and dance in the parking lot behind the arts • 7th Annual Jazz Tea & Cheesecake at number. For updated information and ormation call 250 752 8838 or www centre T more information, 250-752-8838 www. centre. Contact TOSH at www.theoldschoolhouse. M i F d JJuly l 15 Bi a Morningstar Farm – S Sunday, 15. Bring websites go to www.qualicum.bc.ca and seasidecruizers.com. org or phone 250-752-6133 for tickets or more lawn chair and sun hat, sit back and enjoy various click on “events” or call the Chamber’s information • June 24 is International Fairy Day – come to jazz ensembles in the peaceful surroundings of Visitor Centre at 250-752-9532. Milner Gardens and Woodland between June 22 Morningstar Farm. Tickets include tea, cheesecake • St. Mark’s Fair on July 28 from 8:30am to 3pm.

Throughout the Summer… • Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday from 8:30am to noon through October 6, 2012 on Veterans Way at Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach. Contact the Market Manager at 250-248-8005 or email qbfmmanager@gmail.com for more information. You’ll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts and live entertainment. • Errington Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday. 10am to 1pm to the end of September 2012 rain or shine in the Errington Community Park across from the Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Road. For more information visit www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca. • Qualicum Beach Uptown Summer Market – Every Thursday evening July 5 to August 30 from 6pm to 9pm. Second Avenue will be closed from Memorial to Primrose for a street market. Musicians and local artists will line the street and merchants will be staying open in the evening for your shopping pleasure. • Bard to Broadway Theatre Society presents their 13th exciting season at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. This year’s shows are Hello, Dolly! and Becky’s New Car running from July 9 to August 18. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 250-752-4470 or visit www.b2btheatre.com. • Artisans in Qualicum Beach – Every Friday night from June 29 to August 31 in the parking lot beside The Old School House, 3 to 8pm. Many well-known artists take part in this event every year! Come view the great art and enjoy the live music. Contact Dee Aguilar at 250-752-9332 or email deeaguilar@shaw.ca for more information. June 2012 • Annual Seaside Cruizers Father’s Day Show ’N Shine June 15 to 17. The Seaside Cruizers Car Club presents this incredible show on wheels at their Father’s Day Show & Shine Sunday, June 17 in Qualicum Beach. Previously mentioned on Oprah’s Top 10 Things To Do On Father’s Day! Saturday evening, join the crowd in the streets of Qualicum Beach with live music provided by Malloomba Boogie Band for a street dance 6pm to 10pm – everyone’s welcome. Sunday starts

and 24 for the Annual Fairy House Surprise to see if any Fairy Houses have magically appeared. Veronica Milner believed that fairies lived in her gardens…maybe she was right. Visit www.viu.ca/ milnergardens.ca for more information. • Family Day at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre on June 23 – 11am to 4pm. A great time for your family and friends. Admission is by donation with games, big bounce, foods and refreshments and lots more fun events going on inside the centre. Check out the website at www. niwra.org. • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents Singin’ in the Rain on June 24. This is a delightfully reminiscent evening of great songs from your favourite movies and perhaps TV shows tastefully arranged for a fine jazz quartet. The concert is from 7-9pm; $13 for members, $16 for non-members. Visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or phone 250-752-6133 for ticket information. July 2012 • Join in the Canada Day Celebrations at The Qualicum Beach Legion on July 1. Join the parade at 11:30 am starting from The Old School House parking lot. Entertainment all day with face-painting, games and dancing. Enjoy the Mt. Arrowsmith Pipes & Drums, Sharon Lafferty’s Cloggers and The Tidesmen Barber Shop Chorus. BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and chips will be available. • Bard to Broadway Theatre and Coast Realty Group Home & Garden Tour on Saturday, July 14 10am to 4pm. Gardens to admire and inspire; homes to surprise and charm. Visit quaint and magnificent homes and gardens in Qualicum Beach, Parksville and area. Maps are $30 including taxes and are available at Coast Realty Offices and Visitor Centres in Qualicum Beach & Parksville as well as Ken-Dor Garden Centre and Cultivate Garden & Gifts. • Parksville Beach Festival runs July 14 to August 19 at the Parksville Community Park. Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibit was voted on of the Top 100 events in North America with over 20 sculptures on display. Beach volleyball and croquet tournaments, Music in the Park and the Quality Foods Fireworks Display are just a few of the events. For more information call

and wine-tasting and are available at the Farmgate Store at Morningstar Farm, Mulberry Bush Book Stores, Cranky Dog Music and at the door. For more information, call 250-954-3931 or visit www.morningstarfarm.ca. • Beach Day at Qualicum Beach will be held all day July 21 on the main beach. Start the day with a pancake breakfast offered by the Shriners next to the Visitor Centre from 8-11am; finish up with a salmon barbeque hosted by Kiwanis. Sandcastle building contests, skimboarding, beach volleyball, tug-of-war competition, bubble blowing, frisbee golf and more. Enjoy a vintage swimsuit fashion show, all day musical entertainment and face painting. This event will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike with a focus on families and young people. Contact Tom Russell at 250-7527400 for more information. • Milner Gardens Art & Photography in the Garden July 21 & 22 from 10 am to 5 pm. Meet, mingle and be inspired by local artists at work, painting, sketching, carving and photographing the beauty of this Artist’s Garden. Bonsai artists, potters, and live music; an artwork silent auction in support of the Gardens. The Tearoom is open from 11am to 4pm serving homemade soups and scones. Call 250-752-6153 or visit www. milnergardens.org for more information. • Grand Prix d’Art – July 28, 11am to 2pm. Stroll the streets of Qualicum Beach and watch artists in action as they race to complete a work of art “en plein air” in the space of three hours. Most of the local landmarks are within walking distance of The Old School House and paintings are on display at TOSH following the event. Call 250752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org for more information. • The Old School House celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 28. Starting at 11am, TOSH has invited local community craft guilds and professional artists and crafts people to set up tents in the parking lot. There will be demonstrations of various art techniques and opportunities for everyone to have hands-on experience of painting, pottery and weaving. A 50-piece Nanaimo Concert Band performs at noon, a magician will entertain the kids at 1:30pm and Taiko drummers and their students hold a concert at 2pm. There will be cake-cutting and an interactive concert

One of the Island’s oldest and largest markets with over 130 vendors selling quality local crafts, antiques, collectibles, rare and used books, jewelry and linens. All profits from the Fair are returned to the community through support for local seniors’ homes and projects at our public schools. Off Memorial Avenue and Veterans Way in Qualicum Beach. For more information call 250-7525414 or email qbstmarksfair@shaw.ca or www. stmarksqualicum.bc.ca. August • The 34th Annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival runs Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5. This is a fun-filled weekend of bluegrass and camping. It’s the oldest bluegrass festival in BC at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Visit www. coombsbluegrass.com for more information. • The Annual Coombs Fair runs August 11 and 12. The major agricultural event of the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association, the Coombs Fair offers opportunities for competitors in domestic, horticulture and livestock classes and more. Lots of fun, educational and interactive displays, horse show, growing garden, children’s centre and live on-stage entertainment. Call 250-752-9757. Email info@coombsfair.com or visit www.coombsfair. com. • Kidsfest and QF Children’s Sandcastle Competition is on August 19 from 10am to 3pm. An entire day for the kids. They can have their faces painted, hair sprayed, get a tattoo, play games, create crafts, learn about nature and be entertained by a host of entertainers. They can also enter their team of up to four participants in the QB Children’s Sandcastle Competition. Excellent prizes for the best creations and all participants receive a goody bag! All events are free so bring the whole family! Call 250-248-3252 or visit www.kidfest.ca for information on Kidsfest. • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents Trio Abelia on August 19. This superb trio provides a program that includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Heinrich von Herzongenberg, as well as modern composers such as Paul Basler and Richard Lane. The concert is from 7 to 9pm; $13 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or phone 250-752-6133 for ticket information.

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in the community. It represents its members at all levels of government as “The Voice of Businessâ€? through its afďŹ liation with the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber is now here to promote tourism, arts & cultural, commerce, industrial and agricultural progress of our community. We believe that a strong foundation, which places emphasis on long term payoffs such as sustained community well being with our success being measured in terms of social, cultural, political and economic impact is the key to true community development. For more information on the Chamber drop in at 124 West 2nd Avenue or call 250-752-0960.

• Era 2â€? Aluminum Blinds • Oasis Roller Shades • Nature’s 2â€? Fine Wood Blinds • Footprints Cellular Shades • Sonoma Soft Shades leading to the incorporation of the village and the President, H.J Welch was also the ďŹ rst Chairman of the Village Commission. On November 8th 1949 the members voted to change the name to the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. On January 23rd 1979 the members allowed an application for the change of boundaries of the Board to exclude the Town of Parksville, allowing Parksville to form its own Chamber of Commerce. The Qualicum Beach and Parksville Chambers of Commerce still work closely together and along with the respective municipal governments were instrumental in forming the Oceanside Tourism Association incorporated March 17th 1993. Today, the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce represents all sectors of business

THE WINDOW DRESSER The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce was founded as the Qualicum Beach Board of Trade on December 8th, 1926 and included the villages of Qualicum Beach, Dashwood, Hilliers, Coombs, Errington and Parksville. The thirty original members included a baker, two butchers, four merchants, a clerk, a real estate agent, a physician, seven farmers, three hoteliers, a contractor and two carpenters, a plumber, a mill owner, an ice manufacturer, a garage owner, a transporter, a retired gentleman and a settler. The Chamber received ofďŹ cial Ministerial approval on January 27th, 1927 For 16 years, until the incorporation of the village, the Board of Trade functioned as the voice and, in many cases, the decision maker of the village. The Board of Trade took the initiative

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The Chamber’s Board of Directors and staff, in consultation with key community stakeholders, are currently developing a comprehensive business/ operations plan based on the following principles: The Chamber will, through their relationship with the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Society, (operators of the Career Centre), jointly deliver a minimum of three workshops/seminars annually, related to human resources and business support, to Town residents and others operating businesses. In order to meet the community development and social prosperity needs of the community in a proactive and managed way, the Chamber will assist the Town led arts and cultural function resulting from the Town’s work with the Making Culture Count Project. The Chamber support will include cooperative marketing and communication efforts through delivery of support and publicity services as outlined in schedule A of the 2012 FFSA. Cooperative work projects, to further the interests of the business community, with the following community partners (listed alphabetically): • Community Futures (success planning survey and business mapping) • Oceanside Tourism Association (tourism promotion) • Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce (visitor information centres) • Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association (shop local campaign and downtown promotions) • Regional District of Nanaimo (regional growth strategy opportunities) • Town Qualicum Beach (ofďŹ cial community plan opportunities) The Chamber will create a web based and mail out information packages to promote the Qualicum Beach community events as well as two relocation packages for prospective new residents and businesses respectively. This will be supplemented with a business and community overview package

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highlighting the following: • Understanding the current economic base (product/service generates/attracts revenue for the community) of our community and determining the appropriate communities business service needs; • Recognize linkage to existing tourism industry, Chamber community initiatives commitment and a sustainable development plan; • Increase promotions and awareness business opportunities through the completion of quarterly outlook report which will include an inventory of vacant business space; summary of community festivals, activities and special events; what issues are important to the community; and a listing of business activity: new and expanded businesses and professional services Business and residents attraction plan focusing on the promotion of Qualicum Beach as a Town to both live, work and play, while enhancing the awareness of the business location and development opportunities, as well as identifying and working with targeted businesses interested in expansion or relocation to Qualicum Beach. As part of this proactive strategy, ensure plans are in place for: • linking the information gathered from the Community Futures/Qualicum Chamber business licence survey to create a business map of current products and services, and identify any gaps or opportunities for the community as a result of planned business sales or closures; and • sustaining services for the betterment of the community, which includes maintaining an acceptable level of government run programs and services. Moira Hauk, Chair

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check out our events calendar online at www.qualicum.bc.ca The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to operate a Chamber business ofďŹ ce and a Visitor Information Centre year round. For more information on local events, call 250-752-9532 or 250-752-0960 or stop by and speak with one of our Visitor Centre Counsellors.

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Qualicum Beach Welcoming Visitors to Qualicum Beach The Chamber of Commerce is the organization in our community that operates the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre on the beach. Year after year up to 35,000 people come into our centre looking for a place to stay, where to shop or dine and what activities they can do. We operate with up to 30 volunteers throughout the year welcoming people to our community. In the summer months the Centre is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week and three local summer students are added to our staff component. Our Tourism/Visitor Counsellors are the ďŹ rst point of contact for most visitors. Each Counsellor undergoes a Tourism BC Training program and is certiďŹ ed to act as a community Ambassador. These dedicated staff and volunteers are here to maximize the economic beneďŹ ts of tourism by promoting products and services, and generating increased tourism revenue in the community through their

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sound knowledge and promotion of our area’s many resources. We enjoy the opportunity to connect visitors with the most appropriate tourism products and services to enhance their vacation experience, and create long lasting memories. This year we’ve upgraded services to include a touch screen listing our accommodation members, large screen with videos featuring amazing community events, wireless internet access and our very own regional visitor radio. For details on all the great events that occur year round in Qualicum beach visit our website at www.qualicum.bc.ca . We are so fortunate to have a strong and knowledgeable team of volunteers providing exceptional service to visitors, based on their many years of experience in our community. It’s this knowledge of the area that allows visitors to truly understand and participate in the many attractions our community has to offer. Our volunteers share the “hidden gemsâ€? and unique characteristics of our community and it’s this personal service that consistently exceeds the visitors’ needs and expectations. We know our volunteers ensure that all visitors have a positive, memorable experience. And we know that this is one of the main reasons visitors extend their stay. If you haven’t been to the Centre, stop in and say hello and meet the staff and volunteers who give our community’s great ďŹ rst impression. For more information on the Centre drop in at 2711 West Island Highway or call 250-752-9532.

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et me get this straight. In the meantime my advice is to Europe is bailing out focus on things like: Spanish banks with something like $100 bil- By Jim Grant • Finding fixed income and other lion in low interest loans safe investments that deliver a re(three per cent). But the problem spectable rate of return is: in many cases the countries providing the funds are as broke as the • Investing in things that pay me Spaniards, and in some cases may today for being an investor be the next to need a bailout. Italy, for example, now has to • Finding ways of controlling taxpay six per cent on their governes on investment income ment bonds — a high number that is indicative of the risk involved in loaning money to the Ital• Finding better ways of managing debt ian government. I have some questions: • Taking better advantage of what the governGiven that Italy represents 22 per cent of the ment has to offer Euro zone, how can they afford to cough up $22 billion for the Spanish banks without getting Why worry about Europe? Why try to figure themselves into even worse shape than they are it out? already in? It seems to me it will only add to the Why try to make sense of anything? amount needed to bail them out when the time Instead, focus on what you can control. comes. Feel free to call or e-mail for more on this Since obviously Italy will have to borrow the topic, as well as information on upcoming premoney that they loan to Spain, how does it make sentations. any sense at all that they are borrowing money Jim Grant, CFP (Certified Financial Planner) at six per cent to loan to Spain at three per cent. is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Ltd Can they afford this madness? (RJL). The views of the author do not necessarily Why does the stock market rally when the reflect those of RJL. This article is for information bailout is announced, then go down the next only. Raymond James Ltd. is a member of Canaday, then go back up again, then down again after that? Each time with headlines explaining dian Investor Protection Fund. For more information feel free to call Jim at (250) 594-1100, or email the rise or fall by recent events in Europe? at jim.grant@raymondjames.ca. and/or visit If anyone can answer any of these questions, www.jimgrant.ca. please enlighten me.

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International Classic Motorcycles wants riders to know just how much they appreciate them — and have a whole lot of fun doing it. To this end, they’re holding a special Motorcycle Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday. Owner Kevin Wilson is urging owners of any U.S. British, European or Japanese motorcycle to come by the shop at 994 Errington Road and register it between 10 and 11 a.m. The bikes, separated into three categories, will then be judged by anyone who would like to vote.

“We had three of these last year,” Wilson said. “They’re very popular. All the people attending, bike owners or public walking in off the streets, get to vote. It’s more on the basis of what the bike looks like, rather than the technical aspects of it. It’s more interesting to the public like that.” With between 150 and 200 motorcycles expected to be entered, there will be no shortage of vehicular eye candy for the visiting public. “We get a whole range of different bikes,” he said. “We get old Nortons, some really old Harleys. It’s quite an event. People really like it.” The motorcycles will be en-

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Judy passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after a brief illness. She is survived by her brother Larry (Janet) Howes, nephews Ken and Gary, niece Andrea and 3 great-nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life held at a later date.

COOMES, Gerald Davis (Jim) passed away peacefully on April 8, 2012, Easter Sunday, at the age of 88 in Vancouver, BC. He was the devoted husband of Teressa (Terry) Coomes (nee Abercrombie)(deceased), loving father of Oliver, Peter, Jennifer (Steve) and Janet (Carlo), and fond grandfather of Eric, Alexander, Henry, Andrea, Ian, Emily, and Christopher. Jim was born and raised in Kamloops, the much loved younger brother of Dorothy and Yvonne. He served during WWII as a member of the Royal Canadian Signal Corps in the Aleutians and in Europe before studying Electrical Engineering at UBC. After graduating in 1950, Jim joined BC Hydro and worked with the company in Port Alberni, Terrace, Dawson Creek, Nanaimo, Vernon, Victoria and finally Vancouver, taking retirement in 1987. He and Terry spent many happy retirement years in Parksville and most recently in Qualicum Beach. A long time Rotarian and ham radio operator, Jim will be remembered for his gentle manner, generosity and kindness, and his integrity. He will be very much missed by all who knew and loved him. His family gratefully thanks the Nursing staff of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach and the Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Cancer Society would be gratefully received. A private interment will be held at a later date by his family. DEATHS

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Roger Anthony Kaye It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Roger Anthony Kaye at his beautiful home in Qualicum Beach on June 4th, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Dianne, his children Sean (Courtney) and Jennifer (David) as well as his family in England. Roger was an amazing husband, father, friend, golfer, and photographer who loved to laugh, passionately discuss any and all topics, gave great hugs, could never find the right golf clubs or swing, always gave great advice, whether asked for or not, was never satisfied with mediocrity, expected honesty, and enjoyed the beauty of life in every way. He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him. His family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, volunteers, and friends who provided such unwavering care and support during Roger’s illness and ask that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Oceanside Hospice Society. www.oceansidehospice.org

BALDWIN Elsie Ruth

March 9, 1917 – June 5, 2012 We are sad to say goodbye to our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who fought adversity and stayed with us to pass away quietly at the grand age of 95. Elsie was born in England and immigrated to Canada with her husband Fred and young family to settle in Calgary, AB where she raised her two daughters. She volunteered with CNIB learning and teaching Braille, and indulging her daughters’ passion for horses, spending many hours as chauffeur, fan, and general supporter. Upon Fred’s retirement in 1975 they moved to Qualicum Beach where they spend their last years close to the ocean the both loved. Elsie was predeceased by her son Peter, her loving husband of 61 years, Fred, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Gillian Orr of Okotoks, Christine Ross (Doug), of Qualicum Beach; grandchildren Pamela Yerxa (Jesse) of Okotoks, Simon Lerner, Claire Sauter (Dustin) and Ruth Thomson (Ryan) all of Calgary; great-grandchildren Jordan Wilson and Sierra Yerxa of Okotoks; and Merrick Thomson of Calgary; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family is going to hold a family memorial in Calgary. “Grandma,” as she was known to us all, will be sadly missed.


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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF RONALD IRWIN EDWARDS Deceased, who died on May 22, 2012, formerly of Parksville, BC Creditors & others having claims against the estate of RONALD IRWIN EDWARDS, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Lynne Edwards, 345-5th Ave East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1R8 on or before July 16, 2012 after which date, the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Neighbourhood Yard Sale SATURDAY, JUNE 16 • 9am-1pm Don’t miss these yards! 1617 Dorcas Point Road 1594 Clayton Crescent 1537 The Bell 1356 Reef Road 1387 Reef Road 1477 Reef Road 1485 Reef Road 1253 Marina Way 1477 Marina Way 2250 Cockle Shell Road 1384 Pilot Way 1400 Pilot Way 1419 Pilot Way 1448 Pilot Way Enter Claudet Road from Northwest Bay Road and follow the signs & balloons....

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APARTMENT/CONDOS BEAUTIFUL 1076 sqft 2 bedroom condo across from Parksville Community Park. 2 full bathrooms, in-suite laundry, balcony, secured entry, elevator and covered parking. New paint. Low strata of $140.00 No age restrictions, rentals allowed and small pets. Willing to negotiate commission with buying agents. 250752-9578 oring@bcsupernet.com $197,000.

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CLEANING SERVICES CARLEEN’S CLEAN & Green Housecleaning with an eye for detail. Home (250)594-8812. SPECIALIZING IN SOFT BRUSH CLEANING of vinyl siding, gutter cleaning, windows, roof demossing, and pressure, washing. Free estimates. 250-802-4286 sroutley54@gmail.com

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Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

GARDENING J & S DESIGNS. Yard & Fence Design,General Yard Mntc., Hedging, House washing by hand & Hauling. Seniors Discount, Free Est. Call John & Sandy at 250-5863373

EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL Roofer. Re-roofs & repairs. Shingles, Cedar Shakes, Lowslope systems. Quality work at reasonable prices. WCB Ins. Seniors Discount. Call Joe 250-228 3053

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES 2009 KENMORE fridge, 18.2 cubic feet, width 30�, height 63�, Asking $300. Perfect condition. Call 250-752-9960.

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1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

FARM EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 4-wheel wagon, used very little. $750. obo. Antique horse scoop - offers. (250)323-1969 (Cedar).

FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage (prev. of Bull Dog Auto) 250-757-8911 or 250-954-7543. FREE GRAY Recliner and 2 young alder trees. Call (250)248-8458, after 3pm.

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD & Logging. Stock up now! *Clearing. *Downed trees. *Wood Spiting Services Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, hauling. Pressure washing, Irrigation, carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320.

3 SEATER natural wood light blue, rose oral couch, 2 seater beige hide-a-bed, ruttan swivel chair navy cushions, book stands. (778)441-0025.

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BED CHESTERFIELD, (Aqua and Pink), in great condition, very clean, $600 obo. Call (250)752-3125. LARGE PINE Dresser, 72� wide with mirror, 72� tall, 8 drawers, shelves & centre storage cabinet, brown stain. $150. Call 250-248-9377 QUEEN SIZE Hide-A-Bed with bedding, in good condition, beige colour. Asking $495 obo. Call (250)585-8998.

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BRADLEY CENTRE, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs. June 17th., 2012, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

NANOOSE BAY: REALTORS GARAGE SALE: the realtors in the Nanoose area are organizing a giant neighborhood garage sale. Don’t miss out. Furniture, king size bedroom suite, gorgeous antique rugs, and many items. Sat., 9-1pm, 1537 the Bell. In Beachcomber, take a Right on Reef Rd. PARKSVILLE, 1096 Smithers Rd. Sat. June 16 (8:30-?) Trendy items, new age books, household items, good quality PARKSVILLE, 1120 Yellowbrick Rd. Sat. June 16 (9-1). Moving Sale!!! Gardening, furniture, household goods, kids/teens stuff.Rain or shine!! PARKSVILLE, 460 Fourneau Way, Sat. June 16 (8-1). Household items, some antiques, hand tools. PARKSVILLE, 577 Pym St. Sat. June 16th (8-1) Moving Sale: Household items, tools, extension ladder, garden trailer, bikes, electronics, luggage, cd’s & movies, ofďŹ ce & craft supplies & more!! PARKSVILLE #8-454 Morison Ave. Windsor Court. June 16 (8-1). Estate Sale. Antiques & collectables, tools, clothing, household goods, sofa bed, deep freeze. Good stuff!! PARKSVILLE. SAT. June 16, 9am-1pm. Kid’s clothes & toys (0-3 yrs only). 677 Gaetjen St. PARKSVILLE The Meadows, 120 Finholm St. N. June 16 (8-1). Annual strata sale - bargains galore!! You don’t want to miss this one. QUALICUM 1260 Centre Rd (Dashwood) June 16 (8-12). Moving sale. Rain or shine QUALICUM 161 Hoylake Rd West. Jun 16 (9-1). Antiques, electronics, tools, furniture, misc. Excellent prices QUALICUM, 825 Village Way,(Christian Fellowship Centre) Sat. June 16th. (9-1) Fundraiser for TOPS (B.C.# 851, Qualicum) QUALICUM BAY, 2855 & 59 Olympic Rd. (off Horne Lake Rd.) Sat & Sun. June 16 & 17th. Two families, housewares, Jacuzzi tub, granite, some furniture. All must go!!! QUALICUM BEACH, 164 Fifth Ave. West, Sat, June 16th, 8am-12pm. To beneďŹ t Camp Uganda. “Empowering Uganda Youth through Conservation Educationâ€?. Many great items, come and support the camp! Rain or shine. QUALICUM BEACH, 600 Yambury Rd., Sat, June 16, 8am-2pm. Frames, ďŹ shing stuff, lamps, original art, prints and much more.

EAGLE CREST- 1131 Stymie Close, Sat, June 16, 9am-12noon. Kitchen goods, furniture, miscellaneous. ERRINGTON, 1114 Bellevue Rd., Sat & Sun, June 16 & 17, 8am-12pm. Estate Sale. Woodworking tools, tables, 10â€? table saw, drill press, household & collectibles, scented candles and potpourri, trunks, ladders, cistern, ďŹ sh ďŹ nder and much more. ERRINGTON, (GARAGE SALE), 1450 Price Rd., Sat, June 16th, 9am-2pm. Rain or Shine. Dining room suite, kitchen table, jam cupboard, chairs, ladies bike, elliptical, luggage, garden items, dishes and other household items.

ESTATE SALE 432 TEMPLE ST, PARKSVILLE, BC. Hosted By SMART MOVE Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri June 12, 13, 14, 15 Starts 10am-3pm. A sale you don’t want to miss! Check our website for item details: www.smartmoveservices.ca

FRENCH CREEK 559 Lowry’s Rd. June 16 (9-2). Downsizing. Lots of interesting items. FRENCH CREEK, 938 Fishermans Circle. Sat. June 16 (8-3), Multi-Family Sale!! Furniture, games, sports equip., toys,brand new medical supplies, Everything must go!!! NANOOSE BAY, 1428 Madrona Dr. Jun 16 (8-2). Household, garden, craft, camping & tools. NANOOSE BAY, 1911 Bonito Cres. (off Dolphin), Sat. June 16 (9am-3pm). Estate Sale. Everything Must Go! NANOOSE BAY 2381 Sea Blush Dr. June 16 (8-2). Assorted childrens books & household items. tools, camping, clothing & craft paints. NANOOSE BAY: GIANT BOOK SALE; esoteric, metaphysics, alternative health, yoga, healing. A huge collection of books NEVER seen on Vancouver Island is for sale Sun., 17 June, 9am-12pm. Bring your coffee. Croissants are strongly recommended too. 1537 The Bell. In Beachcomber, opposite the marina, Right on Reef Road.


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WATERFRONT, 2 bdrm + den furnished condo. Pool, gym. N/S. July 1. $1900. (250) 2403894, rockypoint@hanmail.net

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PARKSVILLE COSY bright 1 bdrm suite, suits 1 mature person. Private entrance $675. incl heat, etc. Call 250-9548326 or 250-752-9245

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OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEW Nanoose Bay $349,000. 2348 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, family rm, sunroom, walk in pantry. AC/DC chair lift. 2 gas f/p. Lrg lot. Close to shopping, school & golf. 250-468-7082 or 250757-8712. PARKSVILLE- 1 acre, walking distance to Wembley Mall. 1363 sq ft split level home w/2 bdrms, 1-1/2 bath, partially finished basement. 24 x 32 ft shop w/carport & covered RV storage. Lrg garden. Mature fruit & nut trees. $449,900. Call 250-947-5432

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GRAND HERITAGE HomeCraftmans style, original stain glass, fir flrs, excellent wood detailing, claw ft tub, electrical upgrades, oil heat, 1300 sq ft on main flr, 3 stories. $389,900. Call (250)716-9340.

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CUTE 1 Bdrm Park Model Home, Ocean View, basic cable & hydro: $750 p/m. Call Bowser Bill’s. 250-752-0989

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COUNTRY SETTING North Qualicum. Upper Duplex, 1 bdrm, FS, References NS, No dogs. Avail. Immed. $675/mo. 250-594-5950.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT COOMBS, QUIET 1 bdrm RV, incl. util’s., walk to Coombs. $450 p/mo, 250-240-1445.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS BOWSER: 3 bdrm mobile on half acre. Long term tenants only. N/P, refs req. $850 mo, avail immed. 250-951-7473. NORTH QUALICUM- Peaceful rural setting. New 2 bdrm, 5 appls, electric heat, glass covered patio deck with additional ground level patio. Fenced yard with room for a garden. Refs req’d. N/S. Avail July 1. $900./mo. Call David or Carrie 250-752-5211.

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112 PYM- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, $1275. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1-BDRM house near Qualicum Bay. 600 sq. ft. F/S, W/D. No smoking, no pets. Open kitchen/living room, lrg bdrm & closet, bath/lndry room. $725 mo + hydro. Avail now. (250)757-9777. COOMBS, BRIGHT 2 bdrm, gas f/p, 5 appli’s, fenced yd, RV parking, N/S, Pets neg., 10 mins. from town, $850 + utils, refs. req’d. 250-248-6584

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DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach: 1 bdrm apt., F/S, NS/NP, $525 + util’s. Call 250-752-9833 ask for Sian. LUXURIOUS 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pet friendly condo. Granite counters, hardwood floors, carpet in bedrooms. Stainless steel in kitchen. Inste laundry. The Avista building in Parksville. $1150 plus hydro. Contact Roger at 250-713-1025 or roger@pacificedgeproperties.ca ERRINGTON- 1 bdrm, private entrance. Available July 1. $500 + utils. Refs req’d. Call (250) 954-0191. QUALICUM BEACH (Downtown)- 1000sq ft, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appls, lrg living room & deck, balcony, $1000 mo. July 1. Min 1 year lease. NS/NP. 2 refs. Call 250-240-0549, 250752-3241, 250-752-7904. QUALICUM BEACH- waterfront condo. 2 bdrms, 2 bath, W/D, secure parking. Adult oriented building, non smoking no pets. $1250/mo. Call 250752-5021 or 250-954-5021. Available Now.

VILLAGE GREEN ESTATES 317 Village Way, QB 1 bdrm apts, $750. 2 & 3 bdrm townhomes, $950 to $1150. 5 appls, F/P, patio. N/S, sm pet ok. Quiet adult community. Close to town. Office hrs Tuesday’s & Thursday’s, 4pm-7pm.

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DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, two 800 sq ft adjacent ground level retail/office spaces for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo each + triple nets. Call 250248-3142 or 250-905-2526.

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The metamorphosis of Marco Viedas into a dangerous mixed martial arts contender and MMA up and comer continues. A member of the Parksville Taekwondo Academy for six years, the dedicated Parksville teen is back home from his debut in the BC Modified Muay Thai Series in Burnaby, where he went 2-0 and looked impressive on a card billed as ‘The Proving Grounds.’ Played out June 2 at the gym at the BC Institute of Technology, Viedas won his first fight by unanimous decision. “It was a tough fight,” said PTA head trainer Brett Fee, adding Viedas, 18, landed more power shots, “and rocked him early in the second round with a straight right hand that staggered his opponent. “You have to give the guy credit, as he took the shots and kept coming forward. He was a tough fighter, but Marco was simply too powerful.” In his second fight (the finals), less than 10 minutes later, Viedas, said his coach, “was up against an opponent with a diverse skill set. This guy could kick well, but unfortunately for him, Marco grew up fighting Taekwondo, See VIEDAS STRIKING, page A29

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Sean Hines, right, is retiring as head coach of the Whalers. His assistant coach, Jeremy Conn, left, takes over.

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After 13 seasons, Sean Hines leaves the BSS Whalers in the hands of Jeremy Conn STEVEN HEYWOOD editor@pqbnews.com

Sean Hines says he’s looking forward to being the biggest Whalers fan on the sidelines — the sideline opposite the coaching area on the field. Hines, the head coach of the Ballenas Whalers varsity football team, announced his retirement from the job last week, and the news has trickled out. He told THE NEWS today that he had hoped to go quietly, but with social media out there and people sad to see him go, it was inevitable that some attention would be paid. THE NEWS was tipped off about Hines’ retirement by a parent of a player on the team. “I’m leaving the game,” Hines said. “It just felt right now. Honestly, I wanted to go quietly into the past.”

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Coach Jeremy Conn takes over a high school football team that won the B.C. championships in 2002.

He said he’s stepping away after some 13 years with the Ballenas Secondary School football program for personal reasons and is hoping to work full time on the next stage of his life. He said he will be staying in the city. Hines started coach-

ing local minor football in Parksville in 1998, after moving to the area from Oregon. He came to Nanaimo in 1988 and found his way to Parksville. He started with the Whalers as defensive co-ordinator, under Joe Martino, who started the program.

Hines eventually became head coach and led the team to a provincial championship in 2002. Last season, his team lost in the provincial semi-finals to eventual B.C. champ, Mission. See COACH, page A30

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Showing his mettle at The Proving Grounds mixed martial arts tournament was Parksville’s Marco Viedas, who had a pair of impressive wins.


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Since then, the high performance club has entered numerous mixed martial arts tournaments to the point they have developed a reputation for winning. “Hopefully in the future — that’s my biggest goal,” the easy going teenager grinned when asked if has aspirations of making a run at MMA, and ultimately of course, Ultimate Fighting. Viedas, who had six kickboxing bouts under his belt, all wins, going into Burnaby, said he felt “really good,” going into the event. “I really prepared for this one,” he said, adding for three months leading up to the event, “I trained so hard. Through my lunch break, my spare blocks, I was training day and night, all the time — eat, breath, sleep ...” Viedas was fighting in the Featherweight (150 lbs) division, and both of his opponents were around the same age. The bouts consisted of two 90 second rounds. The rising young player from P-ville was originally scheduled to fight in the evening as part of the main card, but his opponent pulled out at the last minute due to injury, so he was slotted in the daytime portion of the tourney. “Marco did really good,” said Fee, adding “what I noticed the most was his power ... he’s clearly striking harder than his opponents, so that was impressive.” UP NEXT The focus now is squarely on Viedas graduating, “and then continue on from there.” ‘From there’ starts with working with a grappling coach in Nanaimo this summer. Outside the ring, Viedas has been accepted to Vancouver Island University’s School of Criminology.

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The Parksville Rage Midget girls fastball team played their opponents from Nanaimo well — up until the final two innings. The loss, said co-coach Juan Rodriguez, is not surprising, considering the Nanaimo Diamonds play a level higher than his girls in order to get games. “We always play a level higher, to get us better,” he said. “It gets us ready for the provincials.” Pitcher Emma McNichol had

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so he is in his comfort zone when guys are attacking him with kicks.” Viedas, he said, “played more of a counter attack game in the second fight,” and was able to land a significant number of strikes. He dominated the first round of the final and was awarded a 10-8 (in a 10 point system). In the final round, Fee said Viedas’ opponent “was tired and hurt from absorbing an accumulation of leg kicks, body kicks, knees, and a barrage of punches. Overall, Marco didn’t really get hit at all, and he looked pretty fresh after the fights.” The referee stepped in midway through the second round to issue Viedas’ opponent a standing eight-count, and the fight was stopped giving him the win by TKO. “He came out and I just felt so confident I let everything go,” Viedas said with a smile and a shrug when asked how he was feeling at the start of the final. “His development as a fighter is going well,” said Fee, adding, “we are taking our time, and developing him slowly and properly by not rushing him into too many fights, or matching him with opponents beyond his experience level. This is how you build confidence in a fighter, and ensure that they can sustain a long career.” As for the road there, Viedas said it was about four years ago when he competed in his first kickboxing tournament which started him thinking beyond just taekwondo. “We originally started introducing the (competitive) kids to kickboxing just to get them used to punches and kicks, get them used to something coming at their face where they have to move out of the way and block it,” said Fee.


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Hines said he is leaving the team in good hands, with coach Jeremy Conn, who has been part of the coaching staff for a few years now. “He’s the guy,” said

Hines. “He is a fantastic person, a great coach and leaving the team in his hands is the least of my concerns.” Hines told the school administration

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championship this year. Jennifer Yacoboski, a parent and BSS Whalers support society chair this year, said Hines’ retirement has sparked a lot of reaction of the players and community. “He has kept kids in school,” she said, “he checked after their grades and got some of them tutors. My own son (Marc) played for him and Sean often would check on him and help guide him. “He has just been so large for so many people.” Yacoboski’s son will be playing another year for the Whalers, after Hines helped

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ensure he received another season of eligibility after getting sick. Hines said apart from the 2002 title, his biggest accomplishment has been getting to know his players and their families on and off the field, and helping young men finish high school and graduate.

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hile automotive fans will be out and about this weekend appreciating all the vintage vehicles in Oceanside for the annual Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine in downtown Qualicum Beach, there will be one car lover among the crowds of people, demonstrating his appreciation for the classics by recreating them in his own style on canvas. Errington artist Dan Gray’s pastels are impressions of the moment. His work has won the artist many awards and his pieces are admired by many in the world of pastels. Gray’s work is always plein air. The French expression means “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Gray’s studio is the outdoors and his subjects are what catches his attention whether he is on the shore doing landscapes, in the bush where he has discovered an abandoned vehicle, or on a crowded street filled with people. Every year Gray finds a location in the heart of Qualicum Beach on Father’s Day where he feeds his appetite for old vehicles and quenches his thirst for depicting life as it happens on canvas. Gray can often be found on the side of a country road painting an old abandoned beater. He said each car has a story and by painting it with pastels, it is his way of telling the story. “I am trying to tell a story … it’s my emotional response to the car. When I am out there with a pastel in my hand it is fresh. Just to be out there I am alive. It’s a story that I enjoy telling. I really enjoy the ones I find by the shore, but waterfront is so expensive now and they all are disappearing. “No one leaves old things by the shore anymore,” he pointed out, but added, “There is one in Nanoose by Red Gap, and there is a deer trail right through it … in one door and out the other. I am painting it in my mind. I have not done it yet, but it is on my list.” Gray admitted he has always been into cars. “I got top marks in automotive class sucking up to my teacher because he raced Porsches. My tour de force in high

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Look for Errington artist Dan Gray on the streets of Qualicum Beach Father’s Day where he will be painting some of his favourite subjects … classic vehicles. His pastel of a vintage fire truck in Errington will be raffled off in the fall.

Gray is also fond of old motorcycles. school was auto shop. I thought after I got out of school I would go to work and be He used to race them and his dad rode an a race car mechanic or driver. I got a job Indian Chief back in the ‘30s, so he has a long connection with bikes. drafting instead,” he recalled. He’s particularly fond of one that is Ever since graduating from high hidden in the forest in school, Gray has made a living using his hands I enjoy drawing them and Nanoose Bay. He said his and his eyes and makfinding them in different wife Sandy discovered the old Honda Scraming art in one way or anplaces. The more bler last year while he other. mysterious the better. was on the shore paintIn 1964 and 65, he was DAN GRAY ing off Oakleaf Drive. making paintings of rac“Sandy said come ing cars and one of his into the forest I have first exhibits was of racsomething you’d like to see. I went in and ing cars in coffee houses. “I have drawn cars and sketched them there was this motorcycle with the bush ever since. I enjoy drawing them and growing all around it. The best part about finding them in different places. The it is it has a rototiller motor. Its got a story more mysterious the better. I am a used … it’s old.” His theory about the bike is that some car painter,” he declared.

kids blew up the motor and then probably took apart their dad’s rototiller that he only used once a year. “So they got the Briggs and Stratton motor out of it, stuck it in the motorcycle and drove it off into the bush and left it there. The first time I drew it, it was a stormy day and you could see the waves crashing. The eagles were flying around defending their territory and branches were snapping. It was tremendous to find this old vehicle. I went back again and painted it a little more intimately,” he related. Gray entered that painting in a motorcycle show last year in Coos Bay, Oregon, where it won an award. “It beat out all the American choppers and the flashy flags.” See FOR GRAY, page B3


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Painting outside with the wind and the weather, standing up and taking in the environment around him is how Gray spends his days, using bits and pieces of it to tell a story. “Painting for me is participating in life. If I am painting at the market, I really am participating in the market. If I go to the drag races to paint … I am participating in that. Working while life is flowing around you is what rewards me. You never know what opportunity is going to present itself.” No matter what the weather brings, Gray loves to paint where he lives, even in the winter. “There is no one else out there … when I am in the wind and the rain with 18 layers on … it is exciting,” he acknowledged. Although Gray has picked up many awards for his work and it is how he makes a living, the recognition is flattering but he stated that is not what motivates him to paint. He said when someone hangs one of his paintings up on their wall and builds memories around it, that is when his paintings are at their very best. “It’s not about having a great painting … but to produce something that will last and provide a little trigger inside some young person’s life.” Gray belongs to the Pastel Society of Canada and was

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Motorbike show at Rod & Gun BRENDA GOUGH

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Look for a parking lot full of chrome and leather Saturday, June 16 at the Rod and Gun in Parksville for the first annual motorcycle Show n’ Shine. From its humble beginning back in 1867, the motorcycle has evolved over the years but one thing that remains constant is its allure. With the wind in your face and nothing between you and the road but power and agility, even the scrawniest rat bike, if it still runs, has an underlying beauty and style.

Kevin Hitch, general manager at the Rod and Gun said he doesn’t ride, but he has a lot of friends who do and he thought it would be a great idea to have a special day for the mighty machines and their owners. He said he expects at least 50 bikes, but of course it depends on the weather. All motorcycles are welcome with registration from 9 a.m. until noon and awards at 5 p.m. Trophies will be handed out for best custom, best paint, best garage build, best touring and the Rod and Gun choice. There will be a barbecue, raffles, vendors and live music by Saturday’s Racket.

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Honours Society awards given NEIL HORNER

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ing operations in Western Canada and North Western U.S. states, in service to the pulp and paper, wastewater, petrochemical and food processing industries. That’s a pretty varied background, which is one reason he was chosen as the feature speaker, in order to open stu-

dents’ eyes to the vast array of opportunities available to students studying sciences at the post-secondary level. The Qualicum Beach Honours Society was formed in 1992. The mandate is to promote and recognize academic achievement in the student body of KSS.

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They’re calling it a hootenanny, an evening of hard-hitting songs for a hard hit province, but the appearance by B.C. musical legend Bob Bossin at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on July 5 is more than that. Put on by the Parksville-Qualicum NDP Association, the event will also raise funds for their nominee, Barry Avis. “We have a lineup of eight excellent musicians for this event”, said constituency president Paul Kyba. “Bob Bossin, the legendary

founder of the seventies Canadian folk group, Stringband, will perform and host the event.” Bossin is well known for his appearances on the old CBC Peter Gzowski radio show and songs like, Dief Will Be Chief Again. Everybody’s welcome. Also appearing will be 19-year-old singer songwriter, Braden Gates from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Admission is at the door for $15 or by donation for seniors, youth and the under-waged. Carrot cake will be served.

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Students at Arrowview Elementary School this week added another 30 footprints to their ever-growing walk of thought. The project, says teacher Jodi Waters, has students paint environmental messages in footprints along a walking path next to the school. “The path looks fabulous and we couldn’t have done it again without the OK from the town and the ‘footprint paintings’ being added by the Town workers,� she said. “We feel pretty special.� To see the project, take a walk up Bennett Road next to the school from Highway 19A.

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Local man in Parkinson’s ride PARKSVILLE — David Colin Campbell of Parksville, who is a paramedic in Qualicum Beach, is cycling with 15 others from a group known as The Parky’s Peddlers, on a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease. Parky’s Peddlers is a support group in Victoria BC for people with Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. From June 8 to June 22, they will be cycling from Victoria to San Francisco to raise awareness as well as funds for Team Fox — the national organization for Parkinson’s disease. If you would like to help David in his support, log on to teamfox.org, click on â€œďŹ nd a memberâ€? and type in David Campbell. For more info on this trip log on to theparkyspeddlers.com where there’s a blog. — Submitted

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FRI. JUNE 15 Entertainment

Qualicum Beach

SAT. JUNE 16 Entertainment

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGHT

6pm, MO (Maureen Washington) & THE MOTORHEADS Old Dutch Inn, Qualicum

FLASHBACK FREDDY

Fridays. Shady Rest Pub

‘50s and ‘60s music Dance at 8pm, Tickets: $10 FOE#3922 L.A. Eagles Hall behind Pharmasave 250-947-9246

SANDBAR FRIDAY NIGHT

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MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT

5:30-8:00pm, Peter Mason Live at the Sandbar Cafe Qualicum Bay!

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SILENT AUCTION

A&W Parksville All proceeds: MS fundraiser

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7:30-10:00pm, Village Theatre 110 West 2nd Avenue,

Live Music 6pm, Qualicum Beach www.seasidecruizers.com

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10am-1pm Errington farmers market erringtonfarmersmarket.ca

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BAKE SALE

QUALICUM BEACH FARMER’S MARKET 8:30am-12pm. Qualicum qbfarmersmarket.com

ARTIST EXHIBITION

5:30-7:30pm, music by Peter Jack Rainbird Uptown Framing 898 Beach Road in Qualicum Beach

ROD & GUN 1ST ANNUAL All motorcycles welcome Registration 9am-noon Entry fee $20 Live Music 161 Alberni Hwy., PV

SUN. JUNE 17 Entertainment

FATHERS DAY SHOW N’ SHINE

7am-2:30pm, A great way to spend the day with Dad. Qualicum Beach, downtown www.seasidecruizers.com

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Father’s Day A&W Parksville MS Fundraiser

FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST

8-11am QB Credit Union parking lot

KING FOR A DAY SWIM Admission is free for all those hard working Fathers. Everyone Welcome. Phone 250-752-5014 Ravensong Aquatic Centre

MON. JUNE 18 Entertainment

DEEZ LOUNGE

Jazz and Blues open mic jam. Monday nights 333 Island Hwy.,W., QB 250-752-8055

OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm. Shady Rest Pub Qualicum Beach

Activities

PARKSVILLE PROBUS CLUB

Meeting 8:30am Speaker: Judy Wood on world travels, visitors welcome The Bayside Quality Inn 8:30am-11:30pm Parksville, 250-752-6809 All welcome! and Bradley Centre,Come Coombsdown parksvilleprobus.ca

PANCAKE BREAKFAST & GARAGE SALE

The “Phoenix” until June 21, 2012

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THE QUALICUM BEACH FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Meets at 7pm QB Legion Beef n’ bun social evening $5 at door for members and guests. 250-752-1503

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Entertainment

RCMP MUSICAL RIDE ART SHOW

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

By: Joan Larson June 18-24 Reception June 18 4-6pm; open4-8pm Kine 19-23; 10am-8pm June 24; 10am-4pm Admission is free PV Community & Centre Society board. Groups welcome

TUES. JUNE 19 Entertainment

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

Dave Marco’s Hootenanny, At The Crown & Anchor Roadhouse Pub in Qualicum Bay, 6120 Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay

BABY JANE

THURS. JUNE 21 Activities

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE GARDENS June 21 & 22 , 10am-5pm Artwork silent auction in support of the gardens Milner Gardens & Woodland 2179 W. Island Hwy., QB

FRI. JUNE 22

MON. JUNE 18 THURS. JUNE 21 6-8pm, Nanoose Place 250-468-7478

Entertainment

ANNUAL FAIRY HOUSE SURPRISE

June 22-24 , 10am-5pm Artwork silent auction in support of the gardens. Se1pm-3pm at Fairy tea time in the queen’s Saroom le! Milner Gardens & Woodland 2179 W. Island Hwy., QB www.milnergardens.org

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7-11pm, 211 Fern Road, Qualicum Beach, 250-586-3743

6pm Versatile clarinetist and bass clarinetist Old Dutch Inn, 2690 Island Hwy W., Qualicum Beach

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JUNE ART AT THE MAC

The Oceanside Community Arts Council, June Exhibit 133 Macmillan St., Parksville

TAIKO DRUM WORKSHOP

Family Dentistry

The Old School House Arts Centre, 250-752-6233

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD

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check out all of our great deals on Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices starter kits and on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day! accessories!

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11am-2pm, Bugsy’s Bar Grill www.seasidecruizers.com

7pm Movie, PV Community Centre, Shift in Action Group By donation PV Community Centre 250-954-1002

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