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Doors close on 4 schools Effective this fall, district adopts model eliminating middle schools AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

An overflow crowd attended Tuesday’s school board meeting in Parksville to hear four elementary schools will be closed and the middle school model dropped. “The fact is we have 2,000 seats we don’t need, we won’t need for the foreseeable future” said board chair Lynette Kershaw. “We don’t have the money to sustain what we want to do for children — every dollar that we don’t save, we have to cut from in front of children.” Starting with the decade-long history of the process, superintendent Rollie Koop explained the demographic writing has been on the wall and declining enrolment has led inevitably to the closures of the follwing elementary schools: Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Winchelsea We have done everything and French Creek. that’s been asked of us by Required to submit balanced the trustees budgets to the provincial governANNE SKIPSEY ment, staff projects the closures will save the district $1.1 million a year on their increasing operating deficit, plus several million in deferred maintenance, with $450,000 in onetime moving and renovating costs. The Board of Education of School District 69 (Qualicum) voted unanimously Tuesday to reconfigure the district to a Kindergarten to Grade 7 and Grade 8-12 model, then addressed motions closing the four schools individually and consolidating each with the school where students will be sent. French Creek elementary students, for example, will now be in the Errington Elementary catchment area. Current Parksville Elementary students will be sent to two different schools, with English students going to Springwood Middle School and French Immersion students going to Oceanside Middle School where dual track immersion will continue. Short public comment sections opened each set of recommendations, with people taking to the mic to call on the board to defer specific decisions for a year. See CLOSURE PROCESS ’EXCRUCIATING’, page A9

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Nanoose farm working with food bank LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm in Nanoose has secured a deal to sell $30,000 worth of produce to Nanaimo’s Loaves & Fishes food bank. “This order particularly gives the farm some stability through the production season,” said Barbara Ebell, one of the owners of Nanoose Edibles. Ebell said she and her husband have been training a young crew to take over the farm for the past couple of years and this is a great opportunity for them to expand their market. She said if residents want to have a local supply of food then they have to support local farms in a major way, and she credits Loaves & Fishes for taking a leadership role in that regard. Although this deal doesn’t necessarily mean more jobs at the farm, Nanoose Edibles is currently looking for young farmers and those looking to take a soil apprenticeship program, part-time workers and volunteers who want to learn about organic farming.

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Newly-elected party leader Dan Brooks will be the featured speaker at the annual general meeting of the B.C. Conservative Party’s Parksville-Qualicum Constituency Association at Nanoose Place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Association vice-president Leonard Melman said the meeting is open to the general public as well as party members. — NEWS Staff

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BEST COSTUME: Six-month-old baby Jessica won the award for best costume at the second annual St. George’s Day medieval banquet April 23. Costumes were mandatory and guests did not disappoint, wearing outfits from the Renaissance era. John St. John, owner of the British Bobby Restaurant in Parksville, hosted the event at the Fairgrounds in Coombs.

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The Regional District of Nanaimo is looking to recognize outstanding local athletes and artists. “We’re looking to give those people who have gone the extra mile some extra recognition,” said Chrissie Finnie, RDN recreation programmer. Finnie said the RDN’s performance recognition program is seeking nominations from the community. Nominees must have achieved a gold medal or first place standing in some type of sport or artistic performance in a provincial, inter provincial or national competition. Finnie explained that individual athletes as well as sports teams may be nominated. Ad-

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The Englishman River Water Service is working to improve the water system for the City of Parksville and the Nanoose Peninsula. In partnership with the ERWS, the City of Parksville, Regional District of Nanaimo and project consultants, CH2M Hill Canada, will host a public open house on May 8 to update residents on the preliminary design process for the project. The RDN will host a meeting in Nanoose Bay in June. This open house is a chance for Parksville and Nanoose residents to ask questions and provide feedback prior to the detailed design of the intake, treatment plant and distribution facility. This is a drop-in format and for those with limited time, presentations will offer an overview of the project components.

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KEEN SPRINGWOOD STUDENTS: NEWS editor John Harding joined Springwood Middle School journalism and creative writing students for a class last week to talk about newspaper writing and interview skills. Harding was invited to speak to the class by Springwood vice-principal Tandy Gunn.

Student works on display at MAC Artistic work from students at two local schools will be featured at the McMillan Arts Centre throughout the month of May, with an opening reception May 2. Students from PASS/Woodwinds and Kwalikum Secondary School will be exhibiting their work at the show. The theme for the program is based on allowing the students to express their

creativity in a way that suits them best. Students are encouraged to follow their imagination with teacher support for skill development. The public is invited to the reception May 2 from 7 -9 p.m. which will include refreshments. The MAC is open Tuesday through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — NEWS Staff/Submitted by Heidi Abbott

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Celebrating our local youth National Youth Week takes place from May 1-7 and there are a number of local events taking place including tug-o-wars, barbecues, DJ battles, art exhibitions, a movie screening, games, sports and more

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May 1 to 7 is National Youth Week and young people in District 69 will be recognized and celebrated for all the positive things they do. RDN recreation programmer Kelly Valade said events locally have been created by youth for youth and there are quite a few free community events to mark youth week. “The RDN believes that collaborative community partnerships with the common goal of enhancing youth recreation opportunities result in infinite possibilities for our young people.” She said there are many community organizations and members who believe in celebrating youth, their accomplishments and their contributions, and they will be holding The RDN believes that events all week collaborative community long. partnerships with the Ballenas common goal of S e condary enhancing youth School is havrecreation opportunities ing a fun event result in infinite possibilities today. The for our young people Youth Week event will be KELLY VALADE directly after school and activities will include an epic battle between DJ Killawattz and DJ B-Chuk who will be throwing down some beats. As well, there is a four-man tug-owar, a free barbecue sponsored by the City of Parksville and inflatable Hamster Balls. There will also be a street hockey game with teens versus offduty local RCMP members. The fun starts directly after school in the multipurpose room and goes until 5 p.m.

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Ginny Lefeaux, a Ballenas High School student who helped with last week’s Spring Carnival at BSS, is one of the youth leaders who was instrumental in planning some of the events to mark National Youth Week in the community.

The town of Qualicum Beach is holding an appreciation barbecue at 11:15 a.m. in front of Town Hall on May 1. On Friday, there will be a free teen swim at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring popular DJ All Good. At the McMillan Arts Centre there will be a youth art exhibition opening reception from 7-9 p.m. on May 2. On May 5, the SOS is hosting a free babysitters training course.

On May 6 from 5-7 p.m., the Career Centre is screening One Week Job. The movie, featuring Sean Aiken’s journey doing 52 different jobs in one year, will be followed by a Skype chat with the inspirational young man who tried every job he could. The documentary film follows Aiken’s travels across Canada and the US as the college graduate tried to find the answer to the question: What should I do with my life? The evening includes free drinks

and pizza. On May 6, Kwalikum Scondary School is hosting an event from 3-5 p.m. that will include some spirited games. There is a dodgeball tourney being hosted by the Parksville Youth Ministry at Parksville Baptist Church on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. An ultimate Frisbee tournament hosted by the Family Resource Association goes from 6-7:30 p.m. at Ballenas High School May 7.

Anxiety the number one concern among youth The Society of Organized Services offers various services for youth through the Child, Youth and Family Centre programming. The society does this by responding to each individual participants’ needs, and helping them access resources in the community, whether that involves mental health, employment

preparedness, sexuality or life skills. “It’s no secret that today’s youth are facing more challenges than ever,” says Paulette Harcourt, manager of SOS Child, Youth and Family Centre. “Anxiety is the number one concern among youth right now, about family situations, school, friendships, safety, you

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Nikki Westra-Luney, youth coordinator for SOS says that building an atmosphere of safety is critical to the success of SOS Youth Programs. For more information on SOS’ free programs for youth visit www.sosd69. com/programs-services. —Submitted by the SOS

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B.C. has the highest child poverty rate in the country and Parksville is no exception. An audience of about 40 people heard presentations from the First Call B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and from an advocate for $10-a-day Child Care Plan during a community forum in Parksville last week. The event was put on by the District 60 Living Wage for Families Coalition. Based on statistics from 2011, Parksville’s child poverty rate for children under six years old is 27 per cent, and for single mothers it is 48 per cent, which means one in every two children living with a single mother in the area is living in poverty. The statistic for single moth-

ers with children ages six to 17 in the area is at 66 per cent. First Call B.C. releases an annual Child Poverty Report Card and makes recommendations to the province. Adrienne Montani with First Call B.C. told the audience that child poverty in the province stems from systemic issues, and isn’t because a bunch of people have made a bunch of bad decisions or are lazy, as some people seem to think. “Most poor children in this province live with parents who work, so child poverty is a story of working poor.” Seventy-five per cent of those children are living with parents who either work full or part time. If parents are already working full time, what does society expect them to do to get themselves out of

poverty? she questioned. “What does that tell you? They are not making enough money,” she said. The parents who qualify for income assistance are the poorest of the poor, Montani said, and the province has been shrinking the income people get on income assistance, she said. Similarly, to qualify for subsidy to help pay for child care in the province you have to have a very low income, Sharon Gregson reported. She’s an advocate for the $10-a-day Child Care plan, a former Vancouver School Board Trustee and mother of four. “If you’re poor enough to qualify for the subsidy you’re actually too poor to pay the difference and afford the real fees,” she said.

Those who qualify for Child Care subsidy have income less than $33,000 a year or $21,000 a year for the parents of a school-aged child. The average childcare cost for a toddler in Vancouver is over $1,200 a month, Gregson reported. The Early Years Strategy that the provincial government is rolling out is not going to fix the child care crises in the province, Gregson said. Part of that plan is the new early childhood tax benefit of $55 dollars a month that will go to parents of children under the age of six next year. This will cost the province $146 million, she said. Read the full story ONLINE at www.pqbnews.com

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Qualicum Beach Elementary brought out Things got a bit more complicated on the the most supporters, complete with signs and French Creek Community School motion, with a business plan. Austin voting against all the motions, which “We have done everything that’s been asked meant the board couldn’t do all three readings of us by the trustees,” said Anne Skipsey, co- as they did with the others, which required chair of the Qualicum Beach Community unanimous consent. School steering committee (QBCSC). “We have With the other four trustees voting to close, delivered a viable and innovative business plan the motion on French Creek still passed, but thats supported by, and inclusive of, our whole they have to wait until the next meeting for community.” third reading. Qualicum Beach town councillor and Winchelsea Elementary, the fourth school, QBCSC member Mary Brioulette said the dis- will close as an elementary school, but a numtrict has had nine years to look for solutions, ber of district services, including the PASS/ but the public has only had 90 Woodwinds Alternate School days on this round and they This process is excruciating and Continuing Education should get more time. Centre, will relocate there and and will continue to be excruciating, closing any She said the town has comstop leasing their current Mill schools is tough mitted considerable time and Street site. LYNETTE KERSHAW resources to saving the school Several schools will be including offering to prore-named in the process, vide the required community changing middle schools to school co-ordinator. elementary schools for the pa“There are a lot of elements of the communi- per work, but Koop assured the audience the ty school that I agree with,” Kershaw said. “But schools can re-name themselves once they setit doesn’t put a penny in our operating budget… tle into the new configurations. the grants are great, if you get them, there’s no “This was so disappointing, they didn’t give guarantee if you apply for a grant you get it, and us a chance to show the opportunities availwe can’t use grants for operating budgets.” able,” said Skipsey after the vote. “We put, I’d Kershaw, who was elected in 2011 largely on say, thousands of volunteer hours into it.” the issue of saving Kwalikum Secondary, which “There’s a group of people that had their had been recommended for closure at that heart and soul in this working plan to make time, said she recognized herself in the current Qualicum Beach Elementary School a commugroup. nity school,” said Qualicum Beach Mayor Teu“This process is excruciating and will con- nis Westbroek. “Not giving this group a chance tinue to be excruciating, closing any schools is is suicidal,” he said, citing a presentation from tough,” she summed up, and then voted with Dr. Paul Hasselback about the health-positive the rest of council to close the school. Those effects of community schools. students will go to Arrowview Elementary or The reconfiguration and closures will all take Qualicum Beach Middle School. effect as of August 1, 2014 and staff has said Trustee Julie Austin voted against the mo- there will be a number of details to work out tions to close Qualicum Beach, citing fears re- with catchment areas, exact school configuralated to Qualicum Beach the property would be tions and required renovations and the repursold to commercial interests. posing of the closed schools.

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t a time when it’s important to look forward, it’s difficult not to look back. Three years ago, Lynette Kershaw was one of the leaders of the group trying to keep Kwalikum Secondary School from closing. In fact, it launched her into politics and she won a seat on the school board later that year. On Tuesday night, Kershaw was the chair of the board, voting to close four elementary schools. She noted the irony — our word, not hers — herself on Tuesday night. Simple math and the realities of funding were impossible to ignore for the school board this year. With 6,000 spaces and 4,000 students, school closures were the logical, perhaps only, option to deal with the district’s massive budget deficit. Three years ago, much was made about the process being flawed. To superintendent Rollie Koop and the trustees’ credit, that was not an issue this time around. There was more than enough time and meetings set aside for public consultation. Thing is, that 6,000/4,000 elephant was always in the room. Qualicum Beach was not targeted. The elementary school, because of its unique location, was a little different from others, but it’s important to note Parksville lost two elementary schools and Coombs lost its only school, which is also in the heart of its community. What’s important is to look forward, to see what can be done to ensure our communities don’t continue this downward demographic slide. While politicians like Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek and Coun. Scott Tanner often seem to favour any action that has the word “defer” in it, truth is the last 10 years have not been banner years for the growth and demographic diversity of their town. If the town’s retention and attraction “strategy” they like to refer to has shown any tangible results, we have not seen them. It’s time for something completely different. Perhaps it’s even more incentives to encourage family-friendly development. Perhaps tax breaks for new businesses. Perhaps the digital arts studio idea needs more support — read money — from taxpayers (send consultant Patricia Huntsman on recruiting trips?). It’s time to think outside the box. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters HUG A CAREGIVER FOR CAREGIVER WEEK Ahead is B.C. Caregiver Week, May 3-9, and so many of you out there are caring for loved ones. Perhaps you have a family member or friend that needs a helping hand, and you are always there. We appreciate you. Maybe your loved one has Alzheimers and you get so tired, and don’t know where to turn. Know there are supports here, and respite for you. Some of you are taking care of your loved ones with palliative care in your homes or driving to Nanaimo General Hospital. It is exhausting physically and emotionally. Be good to yourself, don’t burn out, call for support in our community. Island Health is working hard to bring us palliative beds locally. Perhaps you have friends, weakened with MS and so many of the autoimmune diseases, that need a helping hand. The kindest thing we can do is be there for them and/or provide a telephone call or note. So take an extra minute, and hug a caregiver. It will mean so very much to them, and lighten their day. CAROL A. DOWE, OCEANSIDE PALLIATIVE CAREGIVERS Qualicum Beach

QB LEGALESE Does anyone in the Town of Qualicum Beach’s bureaucracy speak English? The recent Town of Qualicum Beach advertisement in The NEWS called ‘Town Tidings’ includes this: “Our attraction efforts primarily target external audiences, however with the implementation of these initiatives now in progress, an important

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audience that can assist in promoting this work is our local and regional stakeholders — residents like you.” The mind goes numb. ALLAN CLARK Qualicum Beach

ASK QB COUNCIL THE TOUGH QUESTIONS

Developers calling the tune to get what suits them, not what suits the town, has been evident throughout the reign of the current town council of Qualicum Beach. Public meeting after public meeting, the citizens have stated their concerns, which have consistently been contravened by these three members of Qualicum Beach town council: Mary Brouilette, Bill Luchtmeijer and Dave Willie. You can be sure that citizens who show up at public meeting after public meeting to set forth their concerns also vote. Therefore, to say these citizens do not represent the whole town is ignoring the fact that they do represent the town’s voters. Democracy is not a spectator sport. To scorn citizens’ participation, now and in the past when citizens created the OCP, is to display an arrogant ignorance for which there is a cure: a cure that will be demonstrated in the municipal election this fall. I urge you to become informed about what has happened to our town since the election in November 2011. These three councillors have made changes to the OCP and have changed height restrictions on new construction in the village core. We the citizens now pay the development cost charges on downtown village projects, rather than the developer. And then there was the recent sham of pretending one meeting, with fewer than 50 par-

ticipants, was some kind of review of our OCP. These are just a few of the many changes made ostensibly for the town’s citizens by these three councillors. Now is the time to begin forming questions to ask when candidates knock on your door, at all-candidate meetings and in the newspaper. Ask about: • Their vote behaviour in contradiction to the intelligent, coherent, logical and impassioned presentations of citizens; • Which additional areas of the OCP and other town laws they plan to skewer if re-elected? We the citizens have the responsibility to elect a council that represents us and is responsive to us. That can only happen through our own due diligence. Let us continue our citizen responsibility by preparing for an election of substance. Remember that council is formed of the elected representatives of the people. LOIS EATON Qualicum Beach

SOMETHING ROTTEN IN FRENCH CREEK

Editor John Harding’s recent comment in an editorial that included reference to the stink at French Creek was spot-on. Not only is there something rotten in the state of French Creek, the spokesperson for RDN must be suffering from a severe delusion. It reminds me of the story of the three burrowing moles who also had a problem recognizing the difference between the smell of treacle and molasses. PETER COOK Parksville See MORE LETTERS, page A13

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It will take away from I don’t like to see the sense of schools closing as community and the children are the most opportunity for valuable thing we generations to mix have. Those little and learn from one ones are the lifeblood another. of us old guys. DIANNE MEYER BRUCE ADAMS Qualicum Beach

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“That was the result of our (ARA members’) grassroots campaign,” said Cameron. “Every single MLA in the province heard the same message. (The ARA) is our voice when it comes to lobbying the government.” ARA president Ken McCormack will be the keynote speaker at the meeting on May 6. The ARA lists its core commitments as “industry advocacy and leadership, group health insurance and preferred vendor discount programs,  knowledge and information,  development and training, and promotion of business excellence.”

Cameron said his ARA membership has helped his company provide a good benefits plan for his employees. “No one can get the kind of plan we got through the ARA,” he said, adding there are many other benefits of ARA membership, not the least of which is gained through networking with other industry professionals. “I learn a lot from other shop owners and operators.” The meeting May 6 is open to members and non-members alike. For more information about the ARA, visit: www.ara.bc.ca.

Lasqueti residents get faster Internet Residents on Lasqueti island will soon have faster Internet access thanks to the B.C. Broadband Satellite Initiative, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell said last week. The B.C. government is committed to spending up to $2 million to make access to satellite-based high-speed Internet more affordable for British Columbians in remote areas who don’t have access to traditional broadband Internet.

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“The Internet has become one of the most important resources in the way we communicate and earn our livelihoods,” said Stilwell.   In the Parksville-Qualicum riding, other communities with residents eligible for the initiative include Qualicum Beach.  The program is the result of a partnership between the provincial government, Xplornet Communications and local installers. — NEWS Staff

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INVESTMENT INSIGHTS JIM GRANT CIM, CFP

Jim Grant, CFP (Certified Financial Planner) is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Ltd (RJL) The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of RJL. This article is for information only. Securities are offered through Raymond James Ltd., member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Now that your taxes are done... While the April 30th tax deadline may have come and gone, the time for investment planning has just begun. Think about it. What better time to discuss investment strategies with your financial advisor? Having just completed your 2013 tax return you have all your numbers at hand: your taxable income; your new RRSP contribution limit; hopefully how much you can contribute to a TFSA or RESP; info on carry-forwards. And, unlike November and December – there is still quite a bit you can do that will affect the current tax year (2014). AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

Nanoose Bay Elementary students perform the song they wrote for their fellow students.

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• Should you make an RRSP contribution for 2014? If so, why not now, instead of waiting until next February and giving up nearly a year’s worth of growth?

Students exercise “democratic process” in picking song

• If you are over 71 and have converted to a RRIF: do you have a younger spouse who is still eligible to have an RRSP? If so, consider making it a spousal plan (if it isn’t already). That way you can both still contribute to it.

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The students of Nanoose Bay Elementary performed the second of two songs they have written as class projects. Thanks to two Artstarts grants, the school has had an artist in residence this school year, guiding Grade 4 and 5 students through the song-writing process. “It was a democratic process, we all got to vote on the ideas,” said one of the student’s in

Helena Kortas’ class as they took questions after performing “Up to Freedom” for the rest of the school on Tuesday. Working with musician and songwriter Merisa Donoghue, the class have been working since January on integrating the creative process with their social studies, turning their lessons on coal mining in the area into a song. Accompanied by Donoghue’s band Trinitude, the class, including the teacher on guitar, performed for the whole school before turning the music room into a recording studio to make a CD, which will then be sold as a fundraiser.

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• The RESP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). If you have children or grandchildren who will be going to college or university, it’s a great way to get the Canada Education Savings Grant – up to $1,000 per child per year (if you have carry-forward room). • Are you 65 or older? If so (and you don’t already have a pension), consider converting at least a portion of your RRSP to a RRIF to take advantage of the Pension Tax Credit. Another word of caution though: carefully consider how this may impact eligibility for government benefits such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). This strategy could backfire if it leads to a claw-back. • Consider creating some dividend income to take advantage of the dividend tax credit. Yet another word of caution, though: once again, watch out for claw-backs. These are just a few ideas that can make a difference. And when better than today – before the nice weather kicks in? One more thing to do, then sit back and enjoy your summer!

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CROSSWORDPUZZLE #145300

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Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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Get out into the world, see and be seen. Your positive attitude is an inspiration.

LEO Make friends with the right people. Get to know some VIPs – and very soon you’ll be one yourself.

VIRGO You want to take a trip, let your impulses guide you.

ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 145300

SAGITTARIUS On the work front, if you smile and ask nicely you’ll get everything you need.

CAPRICORN Others will be more receptive to what you say if you say it calmly and clearly and with no hint of a threat.

AQUARIUS You get on well with most people but some individuals are so different, you will never be friends.

PISCES Someone you meet socially will also attract you romantically. ANSWER TO SUDOKU PUZZLE NO. 143240

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IN-FLIGHT Magazine...SOAR Magazine. This attractive business & tourism publication is published bi-monthly six times a year. Great impact for your BC Business more than 280,000 passengers y PaciďŹ c Coastal Airlines. Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ sh@blackpress.ca

LONELY Lady 74 seeking companion and friend. madux@shaw.ca

BOATERS CARD Course!!! Three evening classroom discussion and course on safe boating and the exam for a PCOC, or Pleasure Craft Operators card. Tuesdays and Thursday May 6, 8 and 13. 6:30-9:30. $80/pp Course lead by ISPA qualified Instructor. Ages 15 and up. Class size limited PREREGISTRATION NECESSARY. 250-937-8046

INFORMATION DID YOU KNOW? BBB is a not-for-profit organization committed to building relationships of trust in the marketplace. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory Eedition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory IF YOU WANT TO DRINK, that’s your business. Want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev: 250-248-4720 PV Ann: 250-248-3390 QB Pat: 250-248-7119 NANOOSE The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca

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MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-712-9851. VANCOUVER ISLAND newest singles dating site.. Free to join, free to search, free to enjoy. www.midislandsingles.ca

LOST AND FOUND FOUND. CROSS Pendant. in Wembley Mall parking lot. Call to identify (250)951-2183. LOST: REMOTE control helicopter, Qualicum Beach, Apr. 20 about 5:30pm. Reward. Call (250)202-7433.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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ADMINISTRATION

Highly Skilled Administrative Assistant Wanted The Central and Upper Island Community Council is searching for a highly skilled Administrative Assistant, starting immediately, for up to 20 hours a month to support the activities of the Council. The successful applicant will have: excellent organization and communication skills; well developed skills in word processing, spreadsheets & presentations software; ability to arrange advertising, organize meetings and workshops; have their own equipment, internet access and workspace; and be able to travel throughout the Central and Upper Island. Experience with desktop publishing would be an asset. Please respond in writing to Community Living BC, 6531 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, V9T 2L9, Attn: Community Council, by May 13, 2014, stating remuneration required and availability. Applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and one (or more) letters of reference. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

Jacomina (Jackie) BOSMA (Nee Heukels) January 24, 1933 – April 25, 2014

Jackie, born in Schiedam, Netherlands, passed away on Friday, April 25 at Nanaimo Hospital. Predeceased by six brothers and three sisters, she is survived by three siblings; her husband of 61 years, Nick; children, Trudy, Nick Jr.(Marcie), Les; grandchildren, Shelley, Cody (Cynthia), Cassandra, Dayna, Allesha, Marissa, Travis, Patrick, Cecelia, and Rebecca; great grandchildren, Austin, Zachary and little Zia; as well as many nieces and nephews in Holland. Jackie earned her Product Knowledge Diploma in Holland and at the age of 16 was Assistant Store Manager. At 17, she immigrated to Canada to wed her fiancĂŠ Nick. Jackie landed in Whitehorse on Boxing Day 1952 and was married in the Log Cathedral on New Years Day 1953 - it was 48 degrees below zero! Their first child came along 10 months later, followed by second and later a third. After 8 years in Whitehorse, they moved to Calgary then to Whitecourt, Rycroft, and Beaverlodge, Alberta. In 1965, they journeyed to British Columbia settling in Prince Rupert, where Jackie was employed for many years at the Prince Rupert Hotel and later at the Drifter Hotel. In 1973 they relocated to Langley, BC where she managed the Langley Motor Inn (formerly known as the Truhome Motel). In 1986 Jackie and Nick moved to Vancouver Island where they resided until her passing. Jackie lived for her family, never failing to love and support them to the best of her ability. She also enjoyed her Monday night Bingo with her buddies. She will be sorely missed by many. A wonderful mother, endearing wife and faithful friend. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SERVICE Writer/Warranty Administrator required immediately for busy Heavy Truck repair shop in Kelowna, BC. Parts and/or service experience in the industry an asset. Attention to detail, clear communication and organization skills a must. Competitive wages and benefits reflecting experience. Please forward all resumes to jdiesel1@telus.net.

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District of Kitimat, exempt staff position, with competitive compensation and full benefit package. Reporting to the Operations Manager, assists in planning, implementing and tracking the operations, repair and maintenance of the municipality’s infrastructure, including water and sewer, buildings, roads, parking lots, traffic control, drainage, signage, sidewalks, parks, grass cutting,, cemetery, and equipment fleet. Candidates will have several years of experience in a municipal or similar work environment and post-secondary education in Civil, Building or Water Quality Technology, EOCP Sewage Treatment and Water Distribution certification, or related Trade Qualification. Submit resumes by May 15, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7, Fax 250-632-4995, email dok@kitimat.ca

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051.

Oceanfront RV Resort & Marina

Just south of Campbell River has a workkamper position for pool and hot tub maintenance available to start June 15 to Sept. 15. Full hook-up RV site including Wi-Fi, cable TV and all park facilities exchanged for part-time hours worked. Please email resumes including experience, expectations, availability & references Attn: Monica sales@salmonpoint.com

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF GORDON PETER GRIFFITHS, deceased, formerly of 124 Fourth Avenue East, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1N6. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of GORDON PETER GRIFFITHS, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executors ,c/o VILLANI & COMPANY, #103-7020 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC V8A 1V9, on or before May 23, 2014, after which date, the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then has notice. Executor: Geoffrey Marshall Bedford Solicitor for Executor: Katya S. Buck

HELP WANTED PACIFIC BRIMM want to expand hours & menu. Looking for evening server, cook, barista, dishwasher, prep & early morning baker. See Teresa or email info@pacificbrimm.com QUALITY CONTROL The Lemare Group is seeking a Quality Control person for Northern Vancouver Island. Coastal/Dryland sort experience an asset. Travelling required. Excellent wages plus benefits. Email or fax resumes to office@lemare.ca or 250-956-4888, Attention: Jennifer. SOUS CHEF and OTHER COOK POSITIONS needed at Newly renovated Micky J’s Bar & Grill at Arrowsmith Golf Course Competitive wages, great perks like free golf and free mini-golf - fun, friendly place to work. Email: essexproperties@shaw.ca The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Processor Operators •980 Operators (Dryland Sort) •Hook tender •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers •Machinists •Millwright Full time with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD LINE Cook for Lefty’s. Enthusiastic, creative, qualified line cooks needed to work in our positive environment in Qualicum Beach. Please drop off resume or call 250-752-7530 and ask for Joan.

TRADES, TECHNICAL STUCCO APPLICATORS to start immediately for a busy stucco company located in West Kelowna area. Position starts at $29.00/hr. Contact Kevin @ 250-862-7418 or email acestuccoltd@gmail.com

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca C- 250-938-1944


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UNFILED TAX Returns? Unreported Income? Avoid Prosecution and Penalties. Call a Tax Attorney First! 1855-668-8089 (Monday-Friday 9-6 ET).

BUYDENS Computer Services

WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Bondable. 250-752-1639.

Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

PAINTING

MEDICAL HEALTH FOOT CARE in your home by certified foot care nurse. 40 years experience. Vets approved. Marg 250-954-8259.

Due to increased business, Joe Cunningham Ford needs to add an additional technician to their team.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

A STROKE ABOVE Painting LTD- Liven up your space with a splash of colour! Spring is here book your projects now to avoid disappointment. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB. Insured. Call Dave, 250-240-2310.

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

GARDENING CURB APPEAL Yard Care & Junk Removal. Best rates! Seniors disc. 250-937-1908

CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING. Call Tim at 250-954-5585. Truck mounted 25 years experience.

Must be a Certified Journeyman Red Seal Automotive Mechanic/Technician.

CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca

Excellent wage and benefit package to the right candidate.

OCEANSIDE Lawn & Garden. Spring clean-up, hedges, lawns, irrigation, powerwashing. Call (250)240-1116.

*Lawn Care. *Hedge & Shrub shaping. *Cleanups. Landscaping & garden care. *Small Haul 4x4 Dumptruck. Est. 1991. Licensed & Insured.

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Landscaping, Gardening, Clean-up, Hauling. Pressure Washing, Irrigation, Carpentry, Hardscapes, Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal.

Call Ken cell 250-927-4769

Please call

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QUALITY HOUSEKEEPING in Qualicum Beach. Please call Donna Lee (250)738-0990

If you want to be part of a winning team, call or email JOHN CASSIDY at 250-240-1288, johnc@joecunninghamford.com

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Retired contractor Fixes mistakes, Saves marriages!

Painting - Floors - Doors Walls - Kitchens - Bathrooms Moulding - Decks etc.

Fencing

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Chris’s Carpentry Kitchen & Bath Reno’s Cabinet repairs, Small Carpentry Projects Interior finishing, Decks, Handyman Services, etc. Serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach 30yrs. exp. semi retired Free Estimates Reasonable Rates

Gardening

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& YARD CARE SPRING LAWN CARE Fertilization, aeration, lawn dethatching, lawn mowing.

Accepting new lawn customers.

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•Renovations/Additions/Repairs •Custom Bathrooms & Kitchens •Interior/Exterior Painting • Tiling & All Flooring •Window & Door Installations •Decks & Fences •Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding •General Contracting/Consulting

Dave: 250-954-8650

Tree Services

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Free Estimates

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, PATIOS ETC. YES! WE WASH VINYL SIDING BY HAND

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GUTTER CLEANING

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GET READY FOR YOUR MAY SERVICE DIRECTORY Contact PAULINE 250-905-0012

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No Job to BIG No Job to SMALL Home & Yard Care I will take care of your home and your yard like it is my own! Semi retired carpenter Phone 250-586-3330 Serving Oceanside since 1977 Islandflyfishing@gmail.com

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-228-5204. POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

PRESSURE WASHING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

SPRING CLEAN-UP. Pressure washing, yard clean up, recycling. 250-752-6843.

ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-951-4625.

PETS

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Excavating and Drainage

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LANDSCAPING

EXCAVATING & TRUCKING

Mini Excavator & Bobcat with Rubber Tracks & 6-8 Yard Capacity Dump Truck FOR HIRE

• Landscape preparation • Stump removal • Driveway preparation • Land & brush clearing • Lawn removal • Site prep • Drainage ditching • Delivery of gravel, mulch, etc • Removal of yard debris • Demolition work

• CONCRETE/ROCK BREAKER • STUMP GRINDER • FENCE POST HOLE AUGER & PACKER “Don’t break your back. Let Kerry do the digging.â€?

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Fencing

Owner/Operator with 21 Years’ Experience

Contractors

BLAIR’S FENCING Specializing in cedar panels, farm fencing & chain link. 14 yrs. expereience. Free estimates.

PERIMETER DRAIN FLUSHING

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Lawn & Garden Maintenance Design/Installation

HANDYPERSONS

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50% Labour Holdback Until First Prime @ 100%WILF Finish Guaranteed

FULL INSURANCE

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ISA Certified Arborists Tree Trimming Tree Removal Clean-up Arborists Reports

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Drywall

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GROWING CONCERN SERVICES

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APPLIANCES

UNDER $200

FURNITURE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

HOMES FOR RENT

CARS

SOFA, hardly used, neutral colour, $110. Spare tire + rim, P23560R-17, $55. (250)7380099.

PILLOWTOP: Queen Mattress Set. Brand New! Need to sell ASAP! $200. 250-713-9680

NORTH QUALICUM: Recently reno’d, 2 bdrm w/ full basement, on waterfront acreage, established flower and vegetable gardens, enclosed garage, new F/S, W/D & D/W. Avail. immed., NS/NP, ref’s req’d. $1100. (250)752-3417

2001 CHEVROLET Impala. 185,000km. Good cond. Asking $2900. (250)756-9367

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS BCSPCA Flea Market at the Wembley Mall. Collectibles, pet supplies, china, household and electrical items, linens, gardening items, sports equip. golf balls, lots of hardware items, tools, puzzles, toys, books & much more! FRIDAY May 2 (9-7pm) SAT May 3, (9-4pm)

FREE ITEMS FREE TOW Away of unwanted vehicles. We also pay $Cash$ for vehicles of value. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 (cell).

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). WEST COAST FIREWOOD seasoned firewood. Volume Discount 1-877-380-9663

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BOWSER. SAT. May 3, 8am2pm. Photo equipment, tools, furniture, books, household goods. 4245 Wildwood Road. COOMBS. SUNDAY, May 4, 9am-3pm. Various storage unit contents. 999 Shearme Rd., Behind the Bradley Centre.

NANOOSE: 3324 Rockhampton Rd., Sat., 9-2pm. Multifamily sale! Lots of misc.

Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY from May until end of Sept Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 8am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540 ERRINGTON: MULTI-Family Garage Sale; May 3rd and 4th, 9am-3pm. Parkstone Plc.2100 Errington Rd. Quality items, something for EVERYONE! Join us before or after the Errington Farmer’s Market. No early birds!

ESTATE SALE!

1607 Brunt Road Nanoose Bay Thursday May 1st, 10am-3pm to Friday May 2nd 10:00 am - 1:00 pm HOSTED BY SMART MOVE Check out our Website for photos

www.smartmoveservices.ca

LIQUIDATION SALE

645 Wildgreen Way, Parksville

NANOOSE BAY. Large yard sale. Sat. May 3, 8am-2pm. 1322 Marina Way. Furniture, tools, jewelry, knick knacks and other stuff. See ya! PARKSVILLE: 1085 Cinnamon Sedge Way. Sat., 9-2pm. Large moving sale. Follow the signs in River’s Edge behind Weigh scale.

PARKSVILLE: 303 Peacock St., Sat & San, weather pending. HUGE sale; Misc. and shop tools. PARKSVILLE: 359 Hackberry, Sat., May 3rd, 8-2pm. Household items, furniture, new appliances, woodworking shop and much more! Parksville-701 Pioneer Cres. Fri & Sat. Second best in town PARKSVILLE Bernard Ave. May 2nd (3-6) and 3rd (10-?). Fishing, collectables, records, DVD’s, video games & more. PARKSVILLE. SAT. May 3, 9am-3pm. Lady’s wear 8-14, linens, tools, lots of stuff! From Temple Store on Bay Street, go 2 blks to Willow, left to 337. IN THE HOUSE. Every Saturday all month, 9-3pm. Different items out each week.

Indoor sale, rain or shine! Last day, deals galore! Huge house construction supply sale & moving sale!

QUALICUM-521 Qualicum Rd. Sat (9-12). Lots of Stuff!

MAY wood love Tools noe.

3, Bowser, 4268 WildRoad, 9 AM. Furniture seats DU Prints Silver Dishes wind surfer & ca-

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

165 Garden Road W. Qualicum Beach. Sat. May 3, 9am-3pm. All proceeds access Oceanside Assoc. promoting access for all.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10ftx17ft Solarium, 4 opening windows & 1 patio door. $2200. 13ftx7ft Custom Built Knotty Pine Wall unit $950. 250-738-0333 GUITAR, BANJO - 5 string. PC Lap Top, printer & equipment. For more information please call 250-339-7705 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs- Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. MOVING MUST SELL: entrance table & mirror, roof carrier, sewing machine, storage cabinet, chess set, room divider/screen & 2 tables. Cerosun heater, collector plates and Phantom print. See website: www.greatstuffandmore.com (250)248-4393.

REAL ESTATE

5654 OCEAN View Terrace $600,000. Breathtaking ocean views in North Nanaimo with executive custom built 2 year old home, 3200sqft. 5 bdrms, 4 bath including 2 bdrm authorized suite. Large open area concept, 3 skylights, living rm, dining rm kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Extraordinary pantry and kitchen set up. All granite countertops with eating bar, Bamboo hard wood and warm cork floors, Ng stove F/P and BBQ. Heat pump for affordable hydro bills. Built in Vacuum system. Large double garage. Convenient main floor laundry, walk in closets in mstrbdrm. Lower level also includes family area lots of storage and wine room. Smaller lot and house are almost mtce. free. providing time for those extra fun activities. Call 250585-7769. INVESTMENT Opportunity in Lantzville. Minutes from Woodgrove. 1/2 acre property with rented mobile. with 648 sq.ft 220 wired shop. $310,000. Phone (250)6683733 or (250)619-5803.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

QUALICUM 788 Canyon Cresc Rd. May 3 (8-12). Multi family sale. Household, tools, yard, sports & garden. QUALICUM- 850 Rupert Rd. (Airport end). Sat, May 3, 8:30-2pm, Sun, May 4, 2-4pm. Huge Garage Sale! Garden tools, small furniture, kitchen wares, books, tools, DVD’s.

108 Timber View Dr$495,000. Georgia Straight ocean view 10 year old, custom built 4200 sqft home on large lot (.46 acres) completely finished with 5 bdrms and den, 4 bathrooms including 2 bdrm suite. Open area vaulted ceilings, 5 skylights, very large family kitchen, main floor laundry, tile and hardwood floors, NG fire place, BBQ, heat pump, NG ht water tank. Master bdrm (18x14) Oak cabinets throughout. Large rear deck (26 x 26) garage, RV storage with room for possible workshop or carriage house. Quiet keyhole location near Westwood lake. Call 250-585-7769.

QualicumEaglegrest 553 Sandwedge Close. Moving Sale. Misc household items, wine making equip, slide projector & more. Sat & Sun 9-1pm. NO EARLY BIRDS!

Recently re-decorated

1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

Available now

Call 1-250-594-3004 EMERALD ESTATES: Avail. may 1st. 1 bdrm, in 55+ building. Comes with housekeeping, meals optional. $1100/mo. Call (250)248-2445. N.NANAIMO: (Hammond Bay) Sunny South exposure, extended deck & gardens to green belt of Walley Creek. $479,000. Exceptional custom Level entry with walk out, finished basement, 2493 sq.ft. 4 + bdrms, 3 baths. Open House every Sunday from 1 4 pm. 1-250-752-2104. caroldowe@gmail.com

PARKSVILLE, Nice, spacious 2 bdrm suite avail immed. Great location, walk to everything. Heat, hot water & parking incl. On-premise laundry. Adult Bldg;NS/NP & Ref’s req’d. 870/mth on 1 yr lease. 604 838-9274 Lv. message.

PARKSVILLE , Upper,1 bdrm, close to Wembley Mall /bus route, suitable for 1 person. N/S, N/P, incld’s heat, cable & PVR, I/Net & Wifi, & all 5 appliances. $875 p/mo. 250-248-3665. Avail. Immed. QUALICUM: DOWNTOWN 1 bdrm condo 2nd floor, stairs. Completely reno’d. W/D, S/F, D/W. Avail now. $850/mo. #5-668 Beach Rd. Call 250723-3011.

PACIFIC OCEAN View Cabin for Sale. Overlooking the Broken Island Group BC. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, kitchen, living room, deck. 8 by 12 shed. Vinyl siding. finished inside. $170,000. obo. Call 250-585-7769. Motor home and boat trades considered.

SCHOONER COVE 1 bdrm oceanfront. Adult bldg., n/s, cats OK. $700/mo + util. Cable incl. Ref’s req. min. 1 yr lease. Avail June 1. 250-468-1512

HOMES FOR RENT

1392 sq. FT HOME: in 55 + park. Newly renovated inside & out! 2 B/R + family room, 2 baths, 5 appl. Workshop & fruit trees. Close to Nanaimo Regional Hospital. 2501 Labieux Road Unit 40.

NANAIMO: 1450SQ.FT, Open concept, 2bdrm, 2bath Rancher on 1/2 acre. Dbl garage, mature trees, greenhouse, RV prkg. $359,000. (250)7535826 for more info google search 360264.

QUALICUM BEACH. Great private ofďŹ ce space, approx. 100 sq.ft., ground floor; plus shared reception area. Avail. now. Call (250)240-4751 for more info & to view. SMALL DETACHED office is available, located in an Industrial Park. Ample parking & storage. $475. 250-716-6797.

RECREATION

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

Sites available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or

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250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-ďŹ rstbc.ca

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR RENT

2006 ARCTIC FOX, 22H all weather RV. Brand new condition. $12,700. (250)758-7531 or (250)616-8172.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

CASH FOR SCRAP

admin@resortonthelake.com

RV PADS

Call 250-954-2228

SECURE YOUR Spacious RV pad on a nature park-like property near Parksville. $440./mo inclds utils - before the summer crunch. (250)228-4097.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

SHARED ACCOMMODATION QUALICUM, RURAL. 3 rooms avail. $290-$450, all inclusive. Need car. scryne@gmail.com

STORAGE MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

‘08 SANTA FE GL 3.3 FWD, 107KM Serviced by the book. New tires at 80K - new brake pads at 107km lub, oil, filter at 107k - new battery in 2013. $12,900. Ready for summer vacation. Call 250-954-2364

250-248-7100.

WANTED TO RENT MATURE, Honest, hardworking couple from mainland looking for small house or cabin with garage or workshop in Qualicum/Errington area .We are handy and can do gardening or other repairs. We have fallen in love with the area and hope we can find something soon. Would consider rent to own, or sale by owner (inexpensive fixer upper). Call 604316-3751 or email guardianauto@gmail.com Terrance and Sherry, excellent references.

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREGV8, All-wheel drive Volkswagen Touareg, leather interior, auto transmission, VW trailer package for towing, newer brakes & tire sensors, extremely well maintained clean vehicle, amazing safe ride in all conditions, heated seats, censored wipers, air, amazing sound system, plus many more extras. Locally purchased and serviced. $11,900. Call John 250816-7368.

TRUCKS & VANS 2000 WINDSTAR Van. Great shape. Good tires. Good vn. 208,000km. $2,200. 250-8955439 2004 FORD FREESTAR van. 8 passenger. Good tires. Entertainment centre. Good shape. 145,000km. $3900. 250-895-5439 2007 CHEV Silverado 2500 dielsel. 4x4 ext cab, white. LT pkg. 77,400 km. $28,900. 250752-1116. howhal@shaw.ca

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser

COOMBS 3 BDRM updated clean 14 wide mobile in pet friendly family park. Must sell !! $39,900. Call 250-937-1760.

1999 Adventurer: 8 ft Camper, fits short box. Roof rack, fantastic fan. + bathroom. $6500 OBO. Must see! 250802-5075. Unit #40-2501, Labieux Rd, Nanaimo.

Cars, Trucks, We also purchase machinery & equipment

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

View current rentals On our website: www.remax-ďŹ rst-bc.ca

QUALICUM 904 & 912 Eaglecrest Dr. May 3 (8-12). Lots of good stuff!! Qualicum Beach- 706 Beach Rd. (Sat) 8-3. Multi-Family.

OTHER AREAS 20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81. www.sunsetranches.net

10 mins from Qualicum

APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.

APARTMENT/CONDO

LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEAN FRONT home on treed 6.5 acres. 3 B/R, 2 level 2,600 sq.ft 433,000. (250)245-8950

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

OFFICE/RETAIL Recreation Paradise Year Round!

RENTALS

Parksville- #22-450 Stanford Ave. E. Sat,May 3 (9-1pm) Some furniture & tools.

QUALICUM476 Gallery Close, Sat, May 3, 9-1pm.

Power tools, new floor & backsplash tiles, boxes of nails, new interior lighting, new vinyl windows, utility trailer, huge selection! Combined moving sale with top quality household, kids toys/games/clothes, furniture.

GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. Felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies. Tues Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. 250-2486306. grinsheep@gmail.com

PARKSVILLE- 206 McKinnon, Sat, May 3, 9-1pm. For the people who didn’t come yet, there is more to see!

Top of Corfield St., left on Butler, over tracks 1st right.

May 3, 8am - 2pm

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

1974 MGB. Excellent Condition. $9400 obo. 250-586-5893

MARINE

AUTO FINANCING

BOATS

Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager

101-897 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2E9

COOMBS- BEAUTIFUL country rental, 2 bdrm on 34 acres with large covered patio, carport, 4 appls, $1000/mo. Call to view 250-752-2634 (leave mess and will call back).

ALOHA 34, 1979, $49,900. In Comox with slip, good condition, well equipped, Yanmar 27 HP 3GM30S. Inflatable dingy. Suzuki 2.5 HP outboard. Call (250)334-2450.

ERRINGTON: 1-BDRM, 700 sq.ft., 4 appl’s, wood/tile floors, large workshop. Absolutely NO SMOKING & no pets. $750/mo +utils. (250)248-6554

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

EDIE McPhedran Vancouver Island

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave

THU. MAY 1

FRI. MAY 2

Featured Events for the Week

THURSDAY SPINNERS

OS STROKE RECOVERY

MAY 1-7

10am-2pm, Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs Info: 250-248-4383, agkermack@shaw.ca

TAI CHI BEGINNER

9:30-11:30am, St. Edmund’s Church. $20/1mo./$50/3mo. PV Tai Chi 250-954-1002.

BETTER BODY SILVER FOXES 10:30-11:30am, 1st, 6th & 8th, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs. $8.50. 250-240-4840

OS PALLIATIVE CAREGIVERS

2pm, 512 Hawthorne Dr., Qualicum off Village Way. Carol Dowe: 250-752-2104, caroldowe@gmail.com

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE 7:30-10pm, Rotary House, QB. Adults/$2.50 ebfoden@ gmail.com, 250-586-3743.

FRI. MAY 2 TLC FREE EVENTS

9:30-10:30am, TLC Lab at Family Place, 494 Bay Ave. PV. Managing Photos. 250-248-8258.

MUSIC TRIVIA

7pm, Shady Rest Pub. Prizes 3109 W. Island Hwy, QB.

11am-1:30pm, St. Columba Presbyterian Hall, 921 Wembley Rd., PV. Bring lunch. 250-586-6766

SOUL DANCE

7:30-9-pm, 675 Fir St. QB. 19+/$10 advance $12 door. Teresah, 250-634-8258, teresahlynn24@gmail.com.

Free stuff for youth all week! A national celebration of youth held annually. To find out what’s happening or to get involved, check out... rdnyouth.ca or contact Kelly Valade, 250-248-3252 or kvalade@rdn.bc.ca, www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

TOM PATERSON’S TOUR

RED CROSS AED/CPR C

Frances: 250-714-0377, cchristo@shaw.ca

MOUNT HORNE GUIDED HIKE

8am-1pm, Oceanside Place. Pre-register/$37pp, RDN, 250-248-3252, recparks@ rdn.bc.ca.

Explores eight historic coal mining & railroad sites, South Wellington & Granby area. Transportation provided to each mine site but not to and from Morden Colliery Park where participants start at 10 a.m. Low to moderate level of fitness. 4 to5 hours. 19+, $30/each; $25 for 2 or more in party. www.mordenmine.com

10am-3pm.

SAT. MAY 3

SUN. MAY 4

GEM & MINERAL SHOW

TUE. MAY 6

KAYAKING TOUR

ROCK & GEM CLUB

Courtenay Legion, Cliff Ave. $2, under 12/free Russell Ball: 250-703-3444, dj_fossil@hotmail.com

LIVE MUSIC

7-11pm. SONS OF GUNS! Shady Rest, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

COME SEE US TODAY!

Reservations: 250-248-8129 138B Middleton Avenue Parksville www.flixnpixvideo.com

Bebe Bliss

Boutique

Mention this ad & receive

25% Off

10am-3pm, 703 Memorial Ave. (below Quality Foods). Info: www.qbseniors.ca or email qbseniors@shawbiz. ca. Call: 250-752-7971 or 250-752-5586.

QB FARMERS MARKET 8:30am-12pm, Veterans Way. The best in local foods & crafts. 250-951-6516.

SMART RECOVERY

10-11:30am, meet/SOS, 245 W. Hirst Ave., PV. Info & assistance re-Alcohol & Drug Use Disorder. Call Ray Deller, 250-714-9703 or smartrecovery@shaw.ca

SATURDAY STITCHING 1:30-3:30pm, PV Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E. All invited. 250-248-3841 x4

TENNIS

every day, various times, Springwood Park. Cynthia Sage: 250-248-5702. www. arrowsmithtennis.ca

YOUR PURCHASE Offer valid to May 15, 2014

8:45am-12pm, Nanoose Bay. Pre-register/$52pp, RDN, 250-248-3252, recparks@rdn.bc.ca.

MAY FESTIVAL

11am-3pm, Morning Glory School, 861 Hilliers Rd. QB. Fun for the whole family. Sandi: 250-752-2722, mgs@shawcable.com

REFLECTION/LIVING & DYING

10-11am, Kathok Ctre, 2800 Grafton Ave, Coombs. Meditation for seniors & those seriously ill. By Donation. www.peaceiswithin.ca 250-586-5882

MON. MAY 5 TOAST MASTERS 7pm/Every Monday, PCCC. All welcome.

EMERG. PREPAREDNESS 9am-3pm, 100 Jensen Ave E. May 4-10. The importance of being prepared. Aaron Dawson, 250 954-4672, Fire Chief Doug Banks, 250954-4671.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm, The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

7-9pm, PV & District meeting, Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. Info: 250-248-6177.

LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE!

5:30 pm, MAC, 133 McMillan St, PV. FREE. Info: 250-954-5040, www. freemeditation.ca. 1-3:30pm, SelfManagement/19+. Pharmasave Meeting Rm. #1-281 E. Is. Hwy. PV. 1-866-902-3767 TOLL FREE. selfmgmt@uvic.ca. www. selfmanagementbc.ca

POP-UP LIBRARY PV

3:30 pm, Ballenas Secondary School. Join staff & students. Carrie PowellDavidson, 250-954-3758, cpowelldavidson@shaw.ca

7:30pm, 7pm/doors/$10. Storytellers & Gerry Barnum/ music. “All in a Day’s Work.” Marva Blackmore, 250-5943221.

WRITING GROUP

3-5pm, Location TBD, PV. Bring pencil, paper. Call: Anita Roy, 250-468-5400

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

250-248-3243

TIMBERLINE DANCE

WED. MAY 7

THU. MAY 8

EDIBLE PLANT WALK

ENGLISHMAN RIVER WATER OH

4:30 to 6:30pm/$15.50pp. To Englishman River Park/May 7 or 14, to Moorecroft Park/ May 21 or 28. Pre-register with RDN, 250-248-3252.

DROP-IN MUSIC JAM 7pm-8pm, The MAC, 133, McMillan St, PV. (12-18 years). FREE/15 limit. Bring instrument. 250-248-8185, parksvillecirclejam@shaw. ca. On FB/Free Youth/Teen Music Jam at The MAC.

TRAVELS IN INDIA 2-3:30pm/part 2, with Anita Roy. PV Library, 100 Jensen Ave E. 250-2483841. All welcome, free.

7-10pm, PV Legion, 146 West Hirst St. Adults/FREE. Info: Bill Wilson 250-7528542, laveer@shaw.ca

2-7pm/presentations at 3 & 6pm), PCCC, 132 Jensen Ave E. Register for updates, http://www.placespeak. com/survey/945/

CRAIG BAY CHORISTERS 2pm/Thurs & 7pm/Friday present... and the Earth sings. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St. PV. $10/250248-3927.

AKASHIC RECORDS

7pm, Soul Contracts. A person’s life purpose. PV Comm. Ctre./by donation. Shift in Action 954 1002

FARM MARKET OPENS

MAY AY 10, 20 2014

RV SITESS

AVAILABLE A

250-619-8047 8047 www.pine www.pineridgefarm.ca

Family Dentistry

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

(Across from Thrifty Foods)

250-586-4404 www.oceansidedentalcentre.com

Annual

587 Alberni Hwy. Parksville

ZUMBA

TALES FOR THE TELLING AT MAC

250-954-1312

HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00-6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00

WED. MAY 7

CHRONIC PAIN

www.bebeblissboutique.com info@bebeblissboutique.com

100% BC Owned and Operated

TUE. MAY 6 5:30-6:30pm, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs. 19+/$10. 250-713-3817, brittany@ greenhouse-marketing.ca

MAY 4

SHOWCASE SERVICES FOR SENIORS

Casual to Formal Wear & Accessories for Babies & Toddlers

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

10am-4pm, May 3 & 4, Nanoose Place Hall, 2925 NW Bay Rd. Entry/ donation (non-perishable or $)/Nanoose Bay Comm. Cupboard. Info: www. NanooseBayStudioTour.com or 250-821-6136. 9am-3pm, Ravensong Aquatic Ctre. Pre-register/$67.60, RDN, 250-752-5014, rdn. bc.ca/recreation

Direct: 250.937.9379 edie.mcphedran@gmail.com www vancouverislandhomes.ca

YOUTH WEEK

SAT. MAY 3 NANOOSE BAY STUDIO SHOWCASE

Living it...loving it...selling it

Mother’s Day Basket Event

Saturday, May 10 - 10am to 3pm Under 16 years of age - build your Mother a flower or edible basket for $5.00!!

Check Out Buckerfield’s Parksville’s Facebook Page!


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BALLENAS SOCCER

Whalers win 3 of 4, on to North Isles Parksville team will play Shawnigan Lake to determine final seed in North Island tournament T YSON TAYLOR

said. “We played real well up in Campbell River and coming off our win over NDSS to capture the league championship, the girls were running high.” The Whalers defeated Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) by a final score of 2–1 to capture the league title. Emily Robertson was a standout for the Whalers during the season, earning team MVP honours at the Carihi Investors Tournament as well. On Tuesday, the Whalers took on Brentwood College at home, taking it to them with a score of 5–1. The Whalers now play again Thursday against Shawnigan Lake to determine their final seeding position heading into the North Island tournament.

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The Ballenas Whalers senior girls soccer team are heading to the North Islands on May 5-6 in Powell River after finishing first in their league. The Whalers, who play in a condensed mid–Island league, finished first and will be playing two games prior to the North Islands. Last week the Whalers finished fourth out of 16 teams at the Carihi Investors Tournament in Campbell River. Winning three games and losing just one, the fourth place finish came for the Whalers out of 16 teams. “We had a bit of a shorter season but we ended up coming in first,” head coach Larry Stefanek

TYSON TAYLOR PHOTO

Sophie Palmer (right) looks to win the ball against Brentwood College on Tuesday at Ballenas Secondary. The Whalers went on to win 5-1.

VIJHL HOCKEY

Gens looking for new players at spring camp

New head coach and new general manager are both looking forward to their first full season T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

Jason Johns has been waiting for this weekend since he was named the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals head coach earlier this year and finally, the time has arrived. The Generals host their spring camp at Oceanside Place May 2-4, free to the public. The Gens will be looking for players who can fill a few spots. “Obviously we’ll be looking hard at anyone who can put the puck in the net. Last season there wasn’t a lot of scoring punch up front with this team and we’ll be looking to fill some

top six spots,” Johns said. “It’s only spring, but seeing that now will give us a good idea of what to look forward to when main camp comes around.” Johns and general manager Lou Gravel were in Cowichan last weekend at the Capitals’ spring camp, where some familiar faces were on the ice. Both Chandler Bruckyere and Brodie Smith were showing their stuff in hopes of catching on with the Junior A team. Smith, who had his rookie season last year with the Generals, has committed to the Capitals for next season. “It was really nice to see

some of our guys getting a chance to take that step to the next level,” Gravel said. “Anytime we can have a player come through our team and help them advance their career to that next level, it’s a nice thing to see.” Gravel has been impressed with the enthusiasm of his new head coach and said that Johns, along with returning assistant coach Rob Gaudreault, have shown signs of great chemistry on philosophy and strategies on and off the ice. “Jason has been waiting for this weekend since we hired him. He’s been building and

building up to it and now it’s finally come to be the time where he gets to get out there and really put his hands on the team,” Gravel said. “It’s an exciting thing to watch as a general manager and we’re really looking forward to seeing what both Jason and Rob can do together.” Spring camp will run Friday through to Sunday, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon at Oceanside Place. There will be plenty of action all weekend long, with scrimmages going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The action will close out on

Sunday with two main games, one for the younger players and one for the older players. “It’s something that I haven’t seen or heard takes place too much here in this league,” Johns said. “We’re going to put all the players together Friday and Saturday, evaluate them all and then on Sunday we’ll have an all–star type game. The younger kids will play against each other and the older kids will play against each other. It’s going to be a great weekend for anyone who wants to come out and see the future of this club first hand.”

ENTERTAINMENT All events scheduled may be subject to change.

Established in 1898

Thurs., May 1 st

Fri., May 2 nd

Fri., May 2 nd

Sat., May 3 rd

KARAOKE

Friday Frolic

Country Western band

Rock Cover band

with

Shawn Carle

& Mike Viera

Buckstar

VINYL EDGE

10:00 - 2:00 10:00PM-2:00AM 6:30PM - 8:30PM 9:30 - 1:30 163 ALBERNI HIGHWAY PARKSVILLE ◆ BAR: 250-248-6511 ◆ GRILL: 250-954-1881 ◆ www.rodandgunparksville.com PM

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what we’re up against with them and it’s a matter of staying mentally focused and keeping an even keel on the highs and lows.” The Royals held a practice ahead of their Wednesday night tilt against the Nanaimo Pirates and all signs pointed to good things. There were lots of smiles and positive signs shown by the players after picking up the split last weekend, something that can go a long way for the team if they can keep it up. “Practice was great this week. The boys were upbeat and had good energy and focus,” Biro said. “We’re going to need to stay sharp and maintain that energy and focus over the weekend, especially heading towards that fourth game of the weekend on Sunday. If we can keep the energy and focus, we’ll be right in the thick of things.” Ethan Fox, a 17-year–old from Campbell River, leads the Royals in batting average with a clip of .471. Andrew Evernden, 18 from Parksville, and Justin Dielman, 19 from Nanoose Bay, are both batting .364. Evernden has one win and one loss coming on the mound so far this season to go along with nine strikeouts in 10 innings. Erringtons Liam Ballance, 17 years old, has two RBI’s on the season so far while Josh Anderson, 17 from Nanoose Bay, has one. The Parksville Royals’ next home series comes Sunday, May 11 when they host the Vancouver Cannons at Inouye-Wallace Field at Springwood Park.

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Yvonne Acheson’s bright and captivating West Coast art work can be found on canvases, surf boards, tables and wood boxes around the Island and it all stemmed from a mural and her son’s wall six years ago. The artwork was being done by Qualicum Beach artist Sabine Kearns and she asked Acheson to help her complete the painting. “When [Kearns] came to do the mural she had all these colours, beautiful greens and blues, and I learned how to blend them,” she said. “I realized then, I want more of this all over our house.” As a mother of two boys and a busy piano teacher, Acheson didn't have time to get into painting at that time. But when her husband bought her an easel for Christmas in 2012, that was it, she said, she would make time. Yvonne’s husband Lorne is a surfboard shaper and works out of his homemade shop in their backyard. Yvonne and Lorne lived in Tsawwassen before making the move to Parksville in 2009. Yvonne said they loved coming over to the Island and enjoyed the ferry ride so much that they would sometimes just take the boat back and forth without getting off. "So Lorne proposed on the ferry in [the year] 2000," she laughed. The couple housesat for their friends, owners of Island Surf Company in Hilliers, for a few months nearly a decade ago and while there Lorne built his first board. A couple years later he started getting really into it, he said. Lorne has now been crafting surf boards for about seven years. About eight months ago Lorne got an order for a surfboard in which the client wanted a fern design featured on the back. "Resin tinting is hard to do and it wouldn't have looked good,” Lorne said. “So I thought, I wonder if Yvonne could draw one. And it turned out really good." Since then the couple has collaborated on a few surf-

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boards, some wood box paintings and even a table featuring Yvonne’s artwork and glassed in with resin. But that’s between their full time jobs and taking care of their two children. “The moment we have more time we're going to be doing more together,” Yvonne said. In the meantime, check out Yvonne’s work on her Facebook page: Yvonne Acheson Artwork or find her

art pieces at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser, Island Exposures Gallery in Parksville, HTO in Victoria and Surf Sister in Tofino. She’ll also be at the Craig Street Market this Summer. Behold Lorne’s surfboards at www.arksurfboards. com or find his boards at Island Surf Co. in Hilliers, the Long Beach Surf Shop in Tofino and Ucluelet and at HTO in Victoria.

Jazz concert will be Phil Dwyer’s last for a while BRENDA GOUGH News Contributor

The musical art forms of gospel and jazz will set the tone for an uplifting concert at Knox United Church on May 10 in Parksville featuring Phil Dwyer and Louise Rose. It will be one of the last performances Qualicum Beach’s acclaimed jazzman will be doing in the area before he moves to Fredericton in August to start a brand new adventure.

Dwyer was accepted to the prestigious New Brunswick Law School and he’s already starting to get the house packed up. He said the concert on May 10 will not be his last in this community, but the countdown to moving day is on. "We are moving soon and I thought it would be nice to do a big concert in the community before we left." Dwyer said that he has long harbored the wish to play a concert with Rose who he considers an amazing vocalist and acknowledged it has been on his bucket list.

"I have always wanted to play with Louise. We have never done a show together … just one or two songs over the years. She is a profoundly spiritual person. Her music is rooted in gospel and music of the church as well as being a consummate jazz artist as well." Rose is well-known in United Church circles as a choir director, pianist, music educator, inspirational speaker and star of her program on VISION TV. See SPIRITUAL, page B4


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Dwyer was recognized recently for his musical accomplishments and for his work as a music educator by being appointed to the Order of Canada. Dwyer and Rose will be presenting a program of familiar songs of inspiration with a spiritual-jazz flavour. Dwyer said they will be doing some hymns and some spiritual gospel music as well as some known standards that have an uplifting message. "I think the message we are trying to across is to lift people's spirits and focus on the positive. There is no shortage of doom and gloom out there so what we want to do is provide a little counter balance to that and help people remember we all have choices to make that can move the world in a more positive direction," he explained. Dwyer said he is looking forward to his new challenges as a law student and he hopes to move back to the Island when he is done. "It is going to be hard to leave. We have been here 10 years but it is exciting and I am looking forward to the change." Vancouver Island's loss will be New Brunswick's gain because Dwyer said he will be playing at a jazz festival in Fredericton in September. But after that he said he will be buried in his studies. The following May he will be playing in Toronto and he will be staying on the East Coast for the summer of 2015. "We have four months off so during that time

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Jazz and gospel music will come together during a concert featuring Phil Dwyer, above, and Louise Rose on May 10 in Parksville.

I will be doing some performing." The event May 10 is a fundraising event for Knox with proceeds being directed to Local Outreach in Oceanside. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show on May 10 are $25 in advance and are available at the Knox United Church office, Mulberry Bush Bookstores and Oceanside Yoga.

Celtic and Quebecois at Acoustic LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

A vibrant four-piece ensemble from Squamish will perform at Qualicum Beach’s last Acoustic Cafe of the season May 2. The Jocelyn Pettit Band plays a variety of music including Celtic and Quebecois tunes. Jocelyn Pettit, a fiddler, stepdancer and singer, has been described by European FolkWorld Magazine as “a top-notch musician, and major Serving Parksville & Qualicum Beach Region

emerging talent." Known as a Celtic sensation around B.C., Petit composes her own music, as well as forms creative arrangements in the Celtic and Canadian traditions. She will lead her band at the Rotary House in Qualicum Beach May 2, following the open stage act. Tickets are $5 available at the Vintage Candy Shop in Qualicum Beach. The Rotary House is located at 211 Fern Rd. West.

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A renowned bluegrass band from California is coming to the Coombs Hall this Wednesday, May 7. The Kathy Kallick Band’s latest album Time has been getting high praises from music critics around North America. “The Kathy Kallick Band’s latest album, Time, is an endlessly pleasing collection that perfectly splits the

national Bluegrass Music Association awards for her work, among many other awards. The group will be performing at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Coombs Hall, located at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information contact Linda Thorburn at 250-752-0383.

Tales for the Telling ends season with a Mayworks show The last Tales of the Telling program of the season will celebrate the working life on May 6 at the McMillan Arts Centre. The special Mayworks program will feature two storytellers and a local musician. The show, called All in a Day’s Work, will have Mary Gavan of the Vancouver Storytellers joining Marva Blackmore to share special mo-

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Parksville resident Alycia Dunbar has been a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist since she was 19 but Elvis is the reason she’s on the program at the first Vancouver Island International Tribute Festival in Parksville this month. “I know the ladies [putting it on], they are longtime customers of mine and they always sit at the Elvis table,” said Dunbar who is also a server at the Chuffin Cafe. “And it was because of our love of the Elvis impersonators that I got to know them,” she said. The group of organizers were always jaunting to tribute festivals in places like Penticton, Graceland, and Las Vegas, Dunbar said, and they decided a couple years ago that they would endeavour to bring a similar festival to Parksville. Dunbar grew up in Parksville and graduated from Ballenas Secondary School in 1999. She said people always told her she looked like Marilyn Monroe and then once she dyed her hair blond those comments increased. She’s also a strong singer

and has won several karaoke contests performing as Marilyn. Dunbar has performed around the area and in a Las Vegas tribute festival in 2007. People can look forward to some of her signature moves at her performance on Saturday, May 24 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC). “Red kisses on their bald foreheads,” she said. “That’s what I do.” The Tribute Festival runs May 23 through 25 and will bring a number of renowned tribute artists to the area who will be playing Elvis, Cher, Roy Orbison, Liza Minnelli, The Judds and many more. The weekend kicks off Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the PCCC. Saturday a pancake breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. the Ocean Idlers Car Club will lead a Vintage Car parade. On Sunday a Tribute Artist’s Gospel Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A weekend pass is $85 per person and other passes are also available. Find tickets at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville or by contacting Sherry at 1-888-248-4525. Visit the website at www.islandtributefestival.com.

Just Us presents swing Swing into Spring with the Just Us Dance Orchestra at the Parksville Legion Saturday, May 3. Listen to hits from the swing era such as Jersey Bounce, Kalamazoo, Up a Lazy River and more. The show

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The fun-filled, pirate-themed day will be a feast for all of the senses with music and dancing in the streets. There are three stages, with a variety of groups playing music ranging from pop, rock, and country to folk. Juno-award-winning folk singer Valdy will be the headliner for the entertainment line up on the main stage, located at Second Avenue and Primrose. Local musicians will also be highlighted including Brodie Dawson, who took Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Her style is described as a mix of soulful ‘folky’ blues with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. The Big Twang Theory from Qualicum Beach is sure to get the party started along with Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners, Island Blue Rose, River Side Blue Grass Band, and the Mt. Arrowsmith Pipe Band. As the home-grown talent takes to the the main stage, buskers will be out and about working the crowd. Modern belly dancer Elaine De Rooy of Belly Laughs will perform for the crowd and will likely invite some participants from the audience to come up and shimmy and shake. There is entertainment for all ages and the family friendly Kids Zone promises to be a hit with the younger set. To inspire costumes and ice carving this year’s theme is Pirates of Qualicum Beach, so all scallywags and buccaneers are invited to surrender the booty and channel their inner Blackbeard.

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The fun-filled, pirate-themed day will be a feast for all of the senses with music and dancing in the streets. There are three stages, with a variety of groups playing music ranging from pop, rock, and country to folk. Juno-award-winning folk singer Valdy will be the headliner for the entertainment line up on the main stage, located at Second Avenue and Primrose. Local musicians will also be highlighted including Brodie Dawson, who took Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Her style is described as a mix of soulful ‘folky’ blues with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. The Big Twang Theory from Qualicum Beach is sure to get the party started along with Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners, Island Blue Rose, River Side Blue Grass Band, and the Mt. Arrowsmith Pipe Band. As the home-grown talent takes to the the main stage, buskers will be out and about working the crowd. Modern belly dancer Elaine De Rooy of Belly Laughs will perform for the crowd and will likely invite some participants from the audience to come up and shimmy and shake. There is entertainment for all ages and the family friendly Kids Zone promises to be a hit with the younger set. To inspire costumes and ice carving this year’s theme is Pirates of Qualicum Beach, so all scallywags and buccaneers are invited to surrender the booty and channel their inner Blackbeard.

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Bowser may be a small community but it’s residents have big hearts. Ever since the Lekx family suffered a tragic loss, the community has pulled together to help them through their difficult time. A Cut-A-Thon fundraiser at Crops n’ Bobbers hair salon in Bowser’s Magnolia Court April 27 was an overwhelming success. Proceeds from the event will support Gonda Lekx and her two children. The Bowser resident and local hair stylist lost her husband Ronald this month. Ronald became critically ill after heart surgery and his death has shaken the community.

Crops ’n Bobbers owner Linda Hall said she felt compelled to help Gonda and is donating all of the proceeds from the more than 20 haircuts that took place on Sunday. “I have never seen such community spirit. Everybody here is on board. It is so lovely,” said Hall. Dolina Winger of Surfside Hair in Bowser who joined Hall in the Cut-A-Thon was also impressed with the love and support fhe community has shown. Other Magnolia Court businesses are also helping out including The Bean Counter which is donating all the proceeds from coffees sold April 27 to the Lekx family. Powerhouse Fitness Club offered bootcamp classes on April 19 by donation with proceeds to the cause. Home made pepper jelly by Mother Mary’s Pantry was for sale at Crops n’ Bobbers Sunday with proceeds from sales going towards the cause. The Union Bay Credit Union also has an account set up in the Lekx family name for donations. A Lekx family benefit dance will also take place May 31 at the Lighthouse Community Hall.

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some type of sport or artistic performance in a provincial, inter provincial or national competition. Finnie explains individual athletes as well as sports teams may be nominated. Additionally, artistic performances may include public speaking or spoken word competitions. Finnie said there is no age restriction for nominees and historically those recognized have ranged from seniors to youth. According to a news release issued

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So many versions of May Day world-wide

An ode to Spring, a signal of distress, a day for a workers’ parade or political protest, raising and dancing around the Maypole. May 1 is a day of many faces. I can vaguely remember a sad little song my Mother often sang to me as a lullaby, wherein a very ill little girl was begging her mother to make sure she was there the next morning for the May Day celebrations, “… for I’m to be Queen of the May, Mother, I’m to be Queen of the May …” Such an unhappy song for a day of usually joyous celebration. Although not an official holiday in North America, May Day is thought to be celebrated as such in more ways than any other particular day, and in some countries it is a proclaimed holiday. As its position in our calendar assures us, it is the bringing in of Spring. In England’s

early days it was a festival in which peo- – a Celtic festival ushering in the spring. ple “went a-Maying” … off into the woods Its rituals were not exactly lighthearted, to collect flowers and greenery and “. . . and included blazing bonfires, the driving bringing in the May …”. of cattle between them, dancing around Here on our mild coast the fires, and even burning that activity is certainly a witches in effigy. Today, some possibility, but news from neo-pagan groups celebrate my part of Ontario this By Nancy Whelan Beltane as a festival of spring. morning informs of snow More in keeping with the still deep in the woods and season as we know it, is the ice still locking the lake. This fun-filled activity of raising a same week, my daughter Maypole and dancing around writes from Fort Mac that it, sometimes braiding its rib“… it’s still snowing here …”. bons to festoon the pole, and Well, maybe the making choosing a fair maiden as of May posies needs to be Queen of the May. postponed in some locales. May Day’s other connotaLike many of our holidays and celebra- tion is not one of celebration. It is a signal tions, May Day may have sprung from pa- of distress, used most often by boats or gan holidays, one of them being Beltane ships and airplanes. The term “mayday”

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Easter as a murder mystery (Editor’s note: this column was original- metaphor where we define the victim and the ly scheduled to be published before Easter. We perpetrator, and have different columns for the apologize to readers and Rev. Twiddy for the good guys and the bad guys.  It is Narnia.  It is a world of radical grace.  It delay.) o you like murder mysteries? You is a world where no-one gets what we deserve.  know, the great tradition that in- It’s called forgiveness and freedom.  And it is cludes such worthies as Conan called the resurrection of Christ.  Doyle, Agatha Christie and P.D.  There is no recrimination in the risen Christ.  James.  Only a restoration of his followers’ failings.  In  Morse is one of my all-time favourites. How the lived experience of the disciples, the resurrection of Jesus moves them from merely about you?  In detective fiction, the word mystery refers surviving to fully thriving. They themselves go through a death of their surface to discreet and often classy investigators solving complex cases. In personality, and a restoration to the its spiritual application, we use the life of their true self and fullest huword “mystery” in a different way.  By Rev. Andrew Twiddy manity.   Easter of course does contain   This kind of mystery is a spaa story of a judicial murder.  Who cious place, where we know it is dunnit?  Was the death of Jesus so, beyond what any words convey, caused by the civil or religious auand at the same time paradoxically thorities?  Was it an inside job bewe know so little, because the subtrayal? Was it mob psychology at ject itself is so much bigger than us.  work?    A murder mystery comes to a   In a really good novel, we get conclusion. A spiritual mystery the satisfaction of tracing clues comes to amazement and delight.  and hints, avoiding the red herrings along the It is inexhaustible and endless.  way, and a denouement where eventually we  Try the prayer about the depth, the length, have the perpetrator disclosed and apprehend- the breadth, and the height, of divine love ed.    (Unfortunately, my sense of pleasure at shown to us in the cosmic Christ (Ephesians outing the murderer is usually tinged with a 2.18-19), if you would like to put this in a bibsense of disappointment as I reach the last few lical context. pages of the book.  Oh no!  It’s over!)   You can, of course, discover this on the  In the Easter Mystery, we are inducted into beach, or hiking in the mountains.  Silence and something that is bigger than ourselves. solitude can help.  If prose is running dry, try   The Greek word “mysterion” refers to poetry, drama, and music.   Make your own! knowledge that is bigger than our rational or The Rev. Andrew Twiddy is the pastor of the calculating minds can comprehend.    In fact, Anglican parish of St. Anne and St. Edmund, the whole Easter process is about taking us into Parksville. E-mail: a contemplative space, beyond the accounting atwiddy99@gmail.com.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

STUFF2DOTHIS MONTH

Vancouver Island’s Butterfly World

The new FREE place to list your groups and activities of any kind!

brings you

Published Monthly. Send your submissions to events@pqbnews.com or drop them off at The PQ News office, #4-154 Middleton, Parksville

EveryFriday FAMILY STORYTIME

11am-12pm, join us for stories, songs, rhymes, & fun. Ages 0-5 years plus caregiver. Please register/phone/in branch. FREE!

EveryTuesday

QUAKERS MEET

PARKSVILLE LIONS

LADIES BADMINTON

PV ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

ASBC MID-ISLAND GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

11am, 2nd/Sun/mo, at Bethlehem Retreat Ctre, 2371 Arbot Rd Nanaimo. 250-754-0774.

AGE WELL XPRESS/SHARRON HUDSON

OCEANSIDE STROKE RECOVERY

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

1:30-3pm, 1st/Tues/mo. Caregivers & Support Group, Stanford Place, 250 Craig Street, PV. Jane Hope 1-800-462-2833

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

7-9pm, 1st/Tues/mo, The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach. 19+. Court Brooker, 250-752-7489, brook@shaw.ca,

7-8:30pm, $10. Naam Yoga & Meditation at the Qmunity,180 Fern Rd W. 250-594-5902

11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring a lunch. Kathleen 250-586-6766. www.strokerecoverybc.ca

2:30pm, 1st Sun/mo. Rotary House, Qualicum Beach. Adults/Seniors $2.50 p.p. ebfoden@ gmail.com, 250-586-3743.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB—OBISNET 10am, Wembley Mall White Spot.

BRIDGE CLUB

1-4pm, Lighthouse Comm. Hall, Nordin Rm., 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach. Sheila Steele 250-757-8307

9-10am, Parksville Community Park/band shelter. FREE. 250-954-1002.

EveryMonday

COOMBS COUNTRY OPERA

7pm, Coombs Rodeo Grnds. 3rd/Fri/mo., SeptJune. Open stage. $5, Musicians/ child/FREE.

MOUNT ARROWSMITH PIPE BAND

6:30pm, Arbutus Grove Church, 170 W Hirst, PV. All pipers & drummers welcome. Will teach new members. Mel, 250-752-7810.

MACOUSTIC FOLK CLUB

7-9pm,3rd/Fri/mo. Open stage & top notch BC musical talent. To play on the open stage, please contact parksvillecirclejam@shaw.ca. $10 members/$15 non-members.

QUALICUM BEACH FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB 6:45-10pm, QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way (back door). Knowledge of Bridge required. Lori Pross 250-752-0196

MUSIC TRIVIA

7-10pm, Shady Rest Pub. Prizes 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

PARKSVILLE PROBUS CLUB

8:30am, 3rd/Mon/mo. Quality Bayside Resort. parksvilleprobus.ca. Dave 250-752-4204.

EverySaturday

HATHA YOGA

PARKSVILLE LYME SUPPORT GROUP

5:30pm, 684 Phillips St. Parksville. First class FREE for locals. pennysyoga.com

1:30pm, 2nd/Sat/mo, Parksville Pharmasave in the meeting room. Info: PQBLyme@gmail.com

OPEN MIC NIGHT

SATURDAY STITCHING CIRCLE

7-10pm, The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

1:30-3:30pm, (Feb 8th, 22nd) all ages & skills. Parksville Library. No registration. Info: 250-248-3841.

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS 6:30-8:30pm, Parksville Elementary School, 9-12 year olds. 250-248-2677.

BOXERCISE for EVERYONE

6am & 6pm. Tues.& Thurs./Sat at 9am, Genesis Boxing & Fitness, PV. 250-248-5511

QUALICUM BEACH CRIBBAGE

7-11pm. Live Local Bands. Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

7-9pm every Monday (except holidays). PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave. Guests are free! arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org

7-9pm. QB Legion. 250-752-8178

ARBUTUS CLUB TOASTMASTERS

LIVE MUSIC

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS MARKET 8:30am-12:30pm, Veteran’s Way & Memorial. Contact Bobbie Garnons-Williams, www. qbfarmersmarket.com, Qbfmmanager@gmail. com 250-240-1233

EveryTuesday BIRD WALKS

QB LEGION PANCAKE BREAKFASTS 8:30-11:30am, QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way. Pancake Breakfast every Sat.-Sept. 27th.

SMART RECOVERY

10-11:30am, meet/SOS, 245 W. Hirst Ave., PV. Info & assistance re-Alcohol & Drug Use Disorder. Call Ray Deller, 250-714-9703 or smartrecovery@shaw.ca

7pm, 1st & 3rd Tues/mo., 241 Moilliet, 250-248-5806/250-248-9392

9am, Parksville Beach Community Park. In different areas of Oceanside. Neil, 250-9541928. nmrobins@telus.net, www.thebirdstore. blogspot.com

893 BEAUFORT SQUADRON AIR CADETS 6:15-9:15pm. Hanger A3, 1000 Ravensbourne Lane Qualicum Beach Airport. 12-18 years. Info: 893aircadets.ca

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB

665 Jones St. New bowlers welcome. Indoor greens. 250-738-0820

QUALICUM BEACH PROBUS CLUB

9am,1st Tues/mo. St. Stephen’s Church Hall.

PQ LINUX/ANDROID USERS GROUP

6:30pm, 3rd Tues/mo. at A & W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy East, Parksville. Bring your laptop, Android device, or Chromebook.

QUALICUM BAY LIONS CLUB

7pm, 2nd & 4th/Tues/mo., 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-240-4538

YOGA FOR ALL AGES

Kathy Murphy 250-594-0285 www.kathleenyoga777.ca kathleen.murphy777@gmail. com Jaya Studio, 420 Trio Lane, QB

PQ MAC USERS GROUP OCEANSIDE

7-9pm, 2nd Tues/mo.,The Forum Rm, City Hall, PV 250-954-1348. www.pqmug.wordpress.com

QB ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

1:30-3pm, 3rd/Tues/mo. Caregivers & Support Group, Community Room, The Gardens at Qualicum. Jane Hope 1-800-462-2833

BIRD WALKS

9am, Parksville Beach Community Park. In different areas of Oceanside. Neil, 250954-1928. nmrobins@telus.net, www. thebirdstore.blogspot.com

FREE MEDITATION

5:30pm, FREE at the MAC, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. Info: 250-954-5040, Inge Morrissey, www.freemeditation.ca inge.morrissey@gmail.com

ZUMBA

GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP

10am-Noon, 2nd/Wed./mo. ASBC meeting. Family Resource Assoc., 198 Morison Ave, PV. Alexandria 250-714-0801, www.nanaimoautism.org. midisland.asbc@gmail.com

7-9pm, Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927

OCEANSIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS CLUB 7-9pm., 1st/Wed/mo. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, oceansidephotographers.ca

DAYTIMERS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP 2-3pm, Qualicum Community Baptist Church, 600 Beach Rd, QB. Laury (250)594-4282. laurycm@shaw.ca

EveryThursday NANOOSE NATURALISTS MEETING 7-8pm, 2nd/Thurs/mo. Nanoose Library Hall. president@nanoosenaturalists.org

MUSIC AT DEEZ

OS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

7pm, Deez, 3353 West Is. Hwy. 250-752-8055.

10am-3:30pm., Art classes by donation, 250-248-8185

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

7pm, 1st Thurs/mo. at The Gardens. All welocome. Info 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca.

SEA CADETS 6-9pm, Oceanside Middle School, 12-18 year olds. 250-248-2677.

HAND SPINNERS/WEAVERS/KNITTERS

10am-2pme, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs. Bring lunch, $2 ann. member. Alison Kermack @ 250-248-4383, agkermack@shaw.ca

ARE YOU A SECRET SINGER?

Join a fun relaxed group for joyful singing! Info www.moresingingplease.com, or call Jenny 250-586-5890 for times and venues.

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

7:30-10pm., Sept 2013-June 2014. Rotary House, corner Beach and Fern, QB. $2.50 p.p. 250-586-3743. ebfoden@gmail.com

EAGLECREST GARDEN CLUB

7pm., 3rd/Wed/mo., QB Civic Centre. Beate Kuhn at 250-954-1768 or beatek@shaw.ca

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

QBEACH CORONATION STREET CLUB

OS EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES

MACULAR DEGENERATION SUPPORT GROUP

4-5pm, Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927

2-4pm, 2nd/Thurs/mo.,QBeach Legion. Visitors welcome. Dorothy 250-752-8080

9-11am/Intro meetings, 10am/Regular meetings, 2nd/4th/Wed/mo.. 250-954-3411 oess@shaw.ca

1:30pm., Last Thur/mo. The Gardens, Wellness Rm. Qualicum Beach. Val 250-468-7556.

DANCE TO TIMBERLINE

7-10pm, Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St. FREE, live classic Country & Rock’n Roll music! 19+. Info, Bill Wilson, laveer@shaw.ca, 250-752-8542

OCEANSIDE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS SOCIAL

6-9pm, Jazz, Blues & Contemporary Music, Shady Rest Pub. 3109 W. Island Hwy, QB.

SINGING IN FRENCH

PARKSVILLE NEWCOMERS CLUB

7pm., 1st/Thurs/mo., Sept-June at Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, parksvillenewcomers.net

NANOOSE BAY LIONS

7pm, 2nd & 4th/Thurs/mo., Nanoose Place. 250-927-0518

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

5-8pm, EZ 5pm, Int/Adv 6pm, Nanoose Place. Sharon (250) 468 7478.

TAOIST TAI CHI

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

10-11:30am, Health Recovery class (for Special Health Needs), 491A E. Island Hwy., 250-240-3387. www.taoist.org/parksville

1:30-3:30pm., with group “Nous Chantons”. For location call 250-248-8714.

MUSIC AT DEEZ BAR & GRILL

8-9pm. Dave Kazakoff 250- 752-0017

TENNIS

RAVENSONG MASTERS SWIM CLUB

2014 RDN GUIDED HIKES - Phone to pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252. recparks@rdn.bc.ca

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

YOUTH WEEK - May 1 - 7. A national celebration. To find out what’s happening or to get

11:30am, 2nd/Wed/mo., for lunch at Nanoose Place

11am-noon. Register at oceansidehospice. com or call Jean 250-752-6227

NANOOSE SENIORS

Vancouver Island’s Butterfly World EXPERIENCE

1080 WINCHESTER & HWY 4A, COOMBS www.nature-world.com 250-248-7026

2-3pm, Qualicum Comm. Baptist Church, 600 Beach Rd. QB. Laury 250-594-4282. laurycm@shaw.ca

CHURCH CHOIR

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

involved, check out... rdnyouth.ca or contact Kelly Valade, 250-248-3252 or kvalade@rdn.bc.ca, www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

DAYTIMERS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP

10am-noon., 2nd Wed/mo. Family Resource Association, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. www.nanaimoautism.org, 250-714-0801

Beginners 6:30pm. Experienced 7:45. No partner needed. QB Community Centre, Memorial Avenue.

STUFF NOT TO MISS

EveryWednesday

1:30-3:30pm, Arrowsmith Activity Hall. Margaret: 250-752-1103

5:30-6:30pm/ Tues., 975 Shearme Road, Coombs. Drop in rates are $10/class, or ask about punch cards. Brittany, 250-713-3817 or Brittany@greenhouse-marketing.ca 9:30-11:30am, St. Edmund’s Church. $20/ month. 250-954-1002.

Stuff2do!

EveryWednesday

EverySunday

º Indoor Tropical Gardens º Hundreds of Butterflies º Indoor Exotic Orchid Garden º Rare African Tortoises º Browse our Gift Shop º Relax on our Outdoor Patio º Stroll our Outdoor Water Gardens OPEN MID-MARCH TO OCTOBER Please visit our website for details.

3353 West Is. Hwy. 250.752.8055, deezbarandgrill.com every day, various times, Springwood Park. Cynthia Sage: 250-248-5702. www. arrowsmithtennis.ca

CLIMB ABOARD THE WOW BUS

1:30-3:30pm, Errington Village Mall, Corner of Errington & Grafton Rd. The WOW Bus (Words on Wheels) is our outreach Strong Start Program.

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