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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Day in the Life of


Parksville Photographed on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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“Nailed it”- Jeff Westnedge Stephen Brenton rocks an old school ollie in the Parksville skate park. Nice!

Contributing Photographers

More Day in the Life photos online at: Facebook.com/PQBNews

Randy Hall is a Vancouver Island photographer specializing in nature photography, whether it is capturing natural settings such as seascapes or forest landscapes or the plants and animals that inhabit this part of British Columbia. Some of Randy’s work is currently on display in Studio 2 at The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach. Other images are available through Fine Art America.  Website:  http://RandyHallPhotography.com/

Lissa Alexander is the editor of Oasis Magazine, published quarterly by the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. She is also the Marketing Coordinator at SOS. Lissa loves photographing people, particularly children, each one with their own distinctive little disposition. Lissa has two children of her own, and her oldest, who is 6-yearsold, has already taken up photography herself.

Brian Argyle is a Qualicum Beach ‘snowbird’ and avid photographer with a computer background—a good blend for the digital world. He’s also a bit of a ‘car nut’ who loves to visit new places and try new techniques and equipment. He teaches photography workshops locally and in Arizona and has had exhibits of his work in various Island galleries. Contrary to the saying “Nothing good happens after midnight...” he often ventures out in his Jeep for Milky Way and other starry background shots. Email: photographics@outlook.com

Jeff Westnedge is a full time designer with the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. In his spare time he enjoys portrait, wildlife and landscape photography. Jeff currently has photography for sale at Captivating Details in Qualicum Beach.

Lauren Collins is a fulltime reporter and photographer with the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. In her free time, Lauren likes going out and exploring with her camera, especially when travelling. While Lauren enjoys shooting almost everything, her favourite is scenic and landscape shots.

J.R. Rardon is an award-winning photojournalist who works for the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. In addition to news photography, he has worked as a portrait photographer and owned his own event photography business. With a special affinity for sports and action photography, his preferred subject matter is people of all ages and types, engaged in the activities that make each of their lives meaningful. Email: news@pqbnews. com

Front Cover Photos

“Carefree” – Mya Hol beating the heat at Top Bridge Regional Park. - Randy Hall. “ The blue eyes of butterflies” - Friends Storm and Lily visiting Butterfly World. - Jeff Westnedge. “In a pickle”- Louise Kirk makes a backhand return during a pickleball match. - J. R. Rardon. “How Cool Are These?”- Audrey Partridge, hugs goats at Tiger Lilly Farm. - Brian Argyle.

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“Breakfast at the Beach”

- Randy Hall Great way to start the day.

“Good Morning”

- Jeff Westnedge Tim Horton employees’, Maddie Slocum (foreground) and Joselle Fernandez (background), are all smiles today.

“A Frothy Morning at Creekmore’s ”- Lisssa Alexander Manager Lucie Kraus froths milk for a morning coffee at Creekmore’s Coffee.

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“Feel the burn”

- J.R. Rardon Levente Kis feels the burn while working out with Grai Beal, rear, at One on One Fitness in Coombs Junction.

“Degassing wine”- Laura Collins Albert Tomasson of Winestine Wine Works degassing wine.

“Morning routine”

- Lauren Collins Drew Beveridge stocking produce at the Nanoose Bay Quality Foods.

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“Lavender Lady”

- Lissa Alexander An employee at the lavender farm in Coombs, in front of the former Parrot Refuge, harvests lavender in the heat of the morning sun.

“In a pickle”- J.R. Rardon

“Transfer Station”- Brian Argyle

Louise Kirk makes a backhand return during a pickleball match at Community Park.

That was fun--now let’s go!”,  Employee Dean Beebe of the Transfer Station on Church road watches while Tracey Renwick’s dog prepares to leave after unloading.

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“Texas BBQ”- Brian Argyle

“Lunchtime Fun”,  Dave and Brekker Wise laugh it up while Lynn Silbernagel serves a tasty Texas BBQ lunch.

“Sparks Are Flying”

“Pit stop”

- Randy Hall City of Parksville mechanic, Mark Adelborg, preparing fleet vehicles for winter.

- Laura Collins Jan Overbeek, who is visiting from The Netherlands, changing his tire on the side of Northwest Bay Road.

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“Surf’s up!”

- J.R. Rardon Makayla Campbell, left, gives her cousin, Kayden Smith, a shower as they ride boogie boards in the surf at Parksville Beach.

“Life at City Hall” “Sprightly Salon”- Lissa Alexander Sandra Mitchell gets her hair cut and styled by Jamie Howler at Urban Edge Hair Group in Parksville.

-Photographer Terri Haywood, Taxation & Utilities Clerk for the City of Parksville, keeping busy with all the new construction happening in the city.

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“Tongue Tried”- J.R. Rardon Carter Rawn works on his ice cream goatee with help from his mom at Coombs Emporium.

“Squirrel”- Jeff Westnedge

“Setting up shop”

While stopping for a much-needed drink at the Springwood Dog Park, something in the distance catches the attention of Italian Mastiff, Milo.

- Laura Collins Wendy Tague rearranging her pieces at her “Sea Things” Through My Eyes market just off of Resort Drive.

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“Mountaintop Picnic”

- Brian Argyle As the sun sets, Reid Scott, Glenn Scott and Shannon Bishop enjoy a snack and admire the view from atop Little Mountain.

“Spinning in Solidarity”- Lissa alexander A group of hand-spinners who gather weekly at the Bradley Centre in Coombs to spin fibres into yarn.

“Early News” - Brian Argyle Even before 7 AM, William S. Robbins takes his scooter and dog out front of Pines Mobile Park on the Alberni Hiway to pick up his PQB News.

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“A Small Sip”

- Lissa Alexander Jillian Bradley takes a sip of the hose held by Elisabeth McIntosh at Sweet Pea Daycare in Parksville.

“Live Dungeness Crabs”- Jeff Westnedge

“Strumming away”- Laura Collins

Seafood Clerk, Dakota Smythe, prepares an order of seven Dungeness crabs.

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“Down on the farm”

- Laura Collins A worker at Nanoose Edibles Farm rototilling bean plants.

“Hot dog”

- Lissa Alexander Ziggy and Layla try different cooling techniques on a hot summer’s day.

“A-maize-ing”-Jeff Wwestnedge Jackson Fox finds the path and successfully exits the Silver Meadows Farm corn maze.

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“An Eye for Originality”

- Lissa Alexander Chris Moon screen prints his design on a T-shirt at his shop The Other Side Artisan Collective in Coombs.

“Skimming through Summer”- Lissa Alexander Jewel Weighell shows off some impressive skimboarding moves on her newly-acquired board.


- J.R. Rardon Kevin Wilson works on an engine rebuild at Classic Motorbikes and Motortrikes in Coombs Junction.

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“Galuyagmi ‘Great First Birth’”- Jeff Westnedge Rod Smith, Northwest Coast Native Artist, shapes an eagle figurine out of a block of Basswood from the Linden Tree.

“Duty Calls””- Randy Hall CCGS Cape Cockburn heading out of French Creek Marina on a morning call.


- Brian Argyle SPCA Animal Care Attendant Tracy Hocking shows off one of their ever-so-cute kittys.

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“Catch of the Day”

- Randy hall Morning shift at the French Creek fish processing plant.

“Refill, anyone?”- Brian Argyle Firefighter Dave Seaton fills one of the Errington Volunteer Fire Department water trucks.

“A real page-turner”

- J R Rardon Customers browse the extensive collection at Cozy Corner Books in Coombs.


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“Set to Go?”- Brian Argyle Kestrel Helicopters’ William Royrock readies one of their “choppers”..

“Little Mountain En Plein Air”- Randy Hall Pastel painter, Dan Gray, creating another masterpiece.

“Passionate Lady”- Randy Hall TStone sculptor, Mike Rebar, giving his latest piece a final inspection.

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“Sound check”

- J.R. Rardon Masha Rostova, right, and four-year-old daughter Snyper stop to enjoy the music of busker Scott Jacobs while visiting the Marketplace in Coombs.

“How Cool Are These?”

- Brian Argyle Audrey Partridge, age 6, gives a big group hug to goats at Tiger Lilly Farm in Errington.

“Magic among us?”- Jeff Westnedge Visitors of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association pass through the entrance to the Magical Field of Stones and Dan’s Nook Wildlife Garden.


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Another Day in the Life of

Randy checks the “My Daily Special” of the day.

Kathie is busy getting lunch specials ready for the restaurant.

Lesley puts the finishing touches on another wonderful floral arrangement.

Terence makes sure there’s lots of fresh choices for the BBQ.

Scott makes sure there’s lots of fresh produce on the shelves.

Ryan helps keeps things running smoothly on the floor.

Mike cools down in the fridge, stocking the dairy shelves.

Liz serves up another satisfied customer in the deli.

A happy customer checks the QF “App” and uses the latest technology to save while shopping.

Lori gets ready to bake another batch of delicious muffins.

“Cheese please!” Marius keeps the cheese displays topped up.

Doreen makes sure your check out is as pleasant as possible.

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“ The blue eyes of butterflies”

- Jeff Westnedge Visiting Butterfly World, friends Storm and Lily from Nanaimo can’t help but wonder if the butterflies landed on Storm’s fingertips due to her blue nail polish.


- Jeff Westnedge Salvation Army Food Bank Volunteer, Nick Rehlinger, picks up donations from Thrifty Foods. Sincere thanks to the individuals and businesses that donate, the Salvation Army Food Bank and it’s many volunteers. Great job Nick!

“The Chase Is On!”

- Brian Argyle Dawson Fyfe, in #37, keeps his eye on the competition during a race at Fast Times Grand Prix go-kart track.

Save the Dates PARKSVILLE

Nov. 12 & 13 • 11am–3pm

Xmas Photos at Bosley’s By donation • All proceeds to local rescues Photography donated by Island Moments Photgraphy

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“Skilled operator at work”

“Parkour in the Park” - J.R. Rardon Parkour practitioner Chris Street practices flips over a picnic table at Community Park.

- Randy Hall Boom boat sorting bundles at Island Timberlands’ Northwest Bay dryland sort.

“Checking out the books”- Laura Collins Terry Harrison, left, and Sandra Salmons, who both volunteer at the Nanoose Library, checking out some of the books.

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“Clickity-clack” - Lauren Collins The Rainbow Stew Cloggers practicing at Nanoose Place.

“Ears up and smile”

- Jeff Westnedge Owners of Bosley’s in Parksville, Keri Smith (left) and Sue Battle (right), take a moment to pose with their dogs, Diego Sanchez Smith (left) and Darla May Smith (right).

“Parsnip anyone?”- Jeff Westnedge Produce guru, Brad Stachan, stocks the shelves at Eat Fresh Urban Market.


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“How’s That Look?”

- Brian Argyle At Summit Log & Timber Homes on Springhill Road, Stuart McLean and Jesse Hilbert compare measurements.

“Berry Pickers”

“Baby Bliss”

- Randy Hall Amanda Gilchrist supervises as Keanna and Catherine pick strawberries at Save On Foods.

- Jeff Westnedge

Elizabeth Martin, RMT, and owner of Amethyst Healing Retreat, offers a pregnancy massage to Lauren Stinson at 32 weeks.

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“I’m Lost”- Randy Hall Larry Simon, getting directions from Linda Tchorz at the Parksville Visitor Centre

“Makin’ the Bacon”- Jeff Westnedge Lefty’s Chef and Kitchen Manager, Chris Abbot, is hard at work makin’ the bacon! Mmmm… bacon.

“Ringing it through”- Laura Collins Moira Barron ringing up groceries for a customer at Springford Farm in Nanoose Bay.

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“Turtle Town”

- Jeff Westnedge Visiting from Calgary with their mother Janet, sisters, Ruby (left) and Esme (right), check out the Red-eared slider turtles occupying turtle town at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association.

“Catch of the day”- Lauren Collins Dave Phillips with some of his catches of the day -crabs and prawns.

“Happy Customer”- Randy Hall Roland has found his refreshment of choice. (BC Liquor Store)



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“Labour of love”- J.R. Rardon Church member Tonnie Leatherdale sands the exterior of Grace United Church in Coombs in preparation for a new coat of paint.

“Sunrise”- Jeff Westnedge Early morning sunbeams shine down, emphasizing the lines of this A-Frame Rancher.

“This Is The Life!”

- Brian Argyle Three generations of the Dunn family enjoying ‘camping out’ at Englishmen River Falls Provincial Park.

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“Splash”- Randy Hall Boom boat waiting to take control of a log bundle after it hits the water at Island Timberlands’ Northwest Bay dryland sort. NOTE: telephoto lens distortion makes it appear as though the boat is closer than it really is.

“A new truck”- Laura Collins Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Doug Penny showing of the department’s newest truck.

“Closing up shop”- Laura Collins Judy Fabick closing up shop at The Kit and Kaboodle Trading Company in Parksville.

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“Closing Time...”

- Brian Argyle Finally--after a busy day--a quiet moment at the Errington General Store.


- Jeff Westnedge Shot at 8:49pm, nearly 8 days past the new moon, rising in the sign of Scorpio, waxing gibbous, or, in layman’s terms, one sleep ‘til Guns N Roses!

“Romantic Evening”- Randy Hall Lori and Brad enjoying the last of another great summer sunset at Parksville Beach.

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Why Join The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce? Over 450 businesses say they belong for the following 10 reasons. • Networking - Networking opportunities with local businesses and the community. • Marketing - Marketing opportunities, like no other, which raise the profile of your business and yourself to local business community website, weekly e-newsletters and more!

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• Benefits - Member discounts on a variety of business products, Extended Health Insurance for your business and employees and the best rates for credit and debit card transactions. • Training and Education - A chance to grow professionally and personally through events, seminars, information bulletins, networking and presentations. • Advocacy & Lobbying - Collective business voice with municipal, provincial and federal government levels. • Credibility - Provides your organization with credibility amongst local business and all levels of government.


• Stakeholder Access - Access to meet with major stakeholders which can open doors for many businesses by building important relationships and in some cases, assist in receiving funding. • Recognition - Annual Business Excellence Awards. • Profit - Increase business growth and profit by developing relationships and increasing exposure to your business.

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• Community Directory- Many people look for businesses that are Chamber Members. Become a part of the directory that those people turn to. The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce provides a venue for business people to come together and showcase their products and services to each other, the community and the world.

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