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EVENTS This month, we personally selected what we feel are six "Can't Miss" events happening in the Oceanside area. We hope you enjoy them as much as we know we will.

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TALES FOR THE TELLING

12:00pm. What better way to start off the New Year! Join the fun as a spectator, volunteer or swimmer. Free event at the Parksville Beach. 250-752-5014

Storytellers Kathie Kompass & Marva Blackmore reprise a show that played at Ottawa's National Arts Centre. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

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ROBBIE BURNS DAY

10:00am. Chip your Christmas tree at this charitable event! Proceeds benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. Parking Lot of Thrifty Foods. 250-752-2326

Celebrate Scotland's bestloved bard! Look inside this issue of What's On Digest to find out who's got haggis (and hopefully more) on the menu.

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Give your New Year's resolutions a yogic twist with a free yoga class (9:30am, 11am or 3pm). Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre. 250-954-2273

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10:00am. Seed swap, farmer's market, 70+ vendors, door prizes, raffle, seedy cafe and much more! Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. 250-752-9650

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EVENT LISTINGS WED JAN 1 New Year's Day According to the Gregorian calendar, used in Canada and many other countries, January 1 is the first day of a new year. This date is commonly known as New Year's Day and is a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces and territories.

WED JAN 1 nadians. This month helps to increase public awareness and provide Canadians with an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information visit www.alzheimer.ca Live! Timberline 7:30pm. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250248-5633 THU JAN 2

Polar Bear Splash 12:00pm. A great way to start the new year! You are welcome to come as a participant, spectator or volunteer. Register on site at 11:30am. Free Event! Parksville Beach. For more information phone RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250752-5014 Alzheimer's Awareness Month Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 500,000 Ca-

All Levels Yoga Classes Drop-in all levels yoga classes in our new studio: Beginner, Levels I & II and Restorative. Classes available Monday thru Saturday. Please call for schedule and rates. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273 Free Drop-In Computer Tutoring 9:30am. Every Tue & Thu. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250947-8258

THU JAN 2 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun activities inspire confidence, and healthy self-image. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Winchelsea & Parksville Elementary Schools. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-2482093, ext. 237 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. Every Thu. Fun activities encourage selfesteem & healthy relationships, Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Winchelsea & Parksville Elementary Schools. Pre-registration required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-2482093, ext. 237

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Newcomers Club 7:00pm Meetings on 1st Thu of month. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234

Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Admission $2.50 and snack included. Rotary House (corner of Beach & Fern), 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743 Karaoke 10:00pm. Every Thu. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250248-6511 FRI JAN 3

Live! Lazy Mike & the Rockin' Recliners 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8055

New Year! New Path! Our free employment services will help you jumpstart your career today.

THU JAN 2 Music Bingo 7:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting 9:00am. Every Fri. Nanoose Bay Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd. 250-821-5495


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FRI JAN 3 Preschoolers on the Move 9:15am. Every Fri. Music, movement & imagination designed to develop large motor skills & self-esteem in this parent participation program. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 237 Open House Events For a list of the weekend's upcoming Open House events in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and surrounding areas, contact Don Ballard & Amy Hadikin at Macdonald Realty, 668 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-4000 Oceanside Stroke Recovery Branch 10:00am. Every Fri. Stroke survivors and caregivers welcome. Bring a lunch. St Columba Presbyterian Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250-586-6766 Teens in Transition 1:00pm. Every Fri. Older teens to young adults who are out of school. Positive support and helpful information addressing issues specific. Drop-ins welcome. SOS Child, Youth & Family

FRI JAN 3 Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 232 Masters 55+ Bonspiel Qualicum Beach-Parksville. Hosted by the Qualicum & District Curling Club (Jan 3-5). 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6162

FRI JAN 3 refreshments available. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Live! Sons of Guns 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Karaoke 8:00pm. Jan 3, 17 & 31. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250-248-5633 SAT JAN 4

Teen Swim (13-18yrs) 7:00pm. Every Fri. Games, music & swimming. This swim is regular admission (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31). Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 Music Trivia 6:00pm. Every Fri. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 Opening Reception 7:00pm. Meet artists while enjoying new exhibitions in all 3 galleries. Everyone is welcome, admission is free. Live background music and

TRIVIA QUESTIONS Mosquito, Cricket, 1 temperature? Spider does ‘‘e’ stand for in 2 What email? 3 What does ‘liquid assets’ mean? 4 What word rhymes with silver? uS state capital ends in 5 Which “x”?

Farmers Market 8:30am. Every Sat. Veterans Way at Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 World Braille Day Braille is a form of writing that relies on touch and helps to provide equal opportunity for many blind people throughout the world. World Braille Day is celebrated annually on the anniversary of the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of braille writing. For more information visit www.cbm.org Live! Bent Rymn 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

SAT JAN 4 Live! Coffee House 7:30pm. First Sat of every month. Doors open at 7pm - show at 7:30. Always an interesting mix of talents and styles. Admission $5. Musicians and entertainers free. Coffee and treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250-248-5106 Oceanside Generals vs. Kerry Park 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Live! Manglewood 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Live! Hair Nation 10:00pm. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN JAN 5

Tree Chipping Event 10:00am. Bring down your Christmas tree to this charitable chipping

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SUN JAN 5 event hosted by Branching Out Urban Forestry and Thrifty Foods. Trees will be chipped by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. Hot chocolate and coffee available. Thrifty Foods (parking lot), 280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-752-2326

MON JAN 6 Schools Re-Open Schools throughout district 69 re-open after winter vacation. For more information contact School District No. 69 Qualicum, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250248-4241 Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Hatha Yoga 9:00am. Every Mon. Gentle approach suitable for beginners and seniors. Donations are gratefully accepted. Drop-in (9am or 10:30am). SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. Call ext. 242 for child-minding availability. 250-248-209

Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Every Sun (until Mar 23). Call to register. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 Live! Satellite Park 10:00pm. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-651

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MON JAN 6 Women's Kinetics 10:30am. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-2483346 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Every Mon & Wed. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156

Yoga for Beginners 1:00pm. Learn the basics of yoga in this 4-week program. Mondays (Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27) and Thursdays (Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30). Please call for rates. Oceanside Yoga Centre, #5-702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-0108

Teen Nite 4:00pm. Every Mon. Old & new friends get together for dinner, creative projects, games, outings, and more! Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 232 Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 QBMS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Qualicum Beach Middle School, 699 Claymore Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9212 Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm. Every Mon. Everyone Welcome. Parksville Community & Conference

MON JAN 6 Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-1926 TUE JAN 7 New Art Exhibition Painters Patricia Mansell in the Brown Gallery and Dennis Brown in the Volunteer and Dorothy Francis Galleries (until Jan 26). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Qualicum Probus Club 9:00am. Meetings on 1st Tue of each month. St. Stephen's Church Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-0350 Time in Comfort for Tots & Caregivers 9:15am. Every Tue & Wed. All caregivers and their children are welcome to enjoy fun activities. Dropin. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 237 Free Drop-In Computer Tutoring 9:30am. Every Tue & Thu. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250947-8258 Healthy Caregivers Support Group 10:00am. Clinical Counselor, Allison Reeves, leads this regular support group for people who look after a relative with health problems (meetings on 1st & 3rd Tue of each month). Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

Bosley's Seniors Day First Tue of each month. Seniors receive 5% Off Food & Litter and 10% Off Accessories. Bosley's Pet Food Plus, #108-280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-2673


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TUE JAN 7 Middle School Nite 4:00pm. Every Tue. Grades 6, 7 & 8. Games, field trips, music, creative projects, and dinner are all offered in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. Preregistration is required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 232

Dad’s Night Out: Enjoy a Free Skate 6:30pm. Dads, bring the kids out and enjoy a free skate together on the pond! This skate sponsored by Building Learning Together (BLT). Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2483252 KSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Kwalikum Secondary School, 266 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5651 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080 Rock & Gem Club 7:00pm. Meetings on first Tue of each month (no meeting in Jun, Jul & Aug). Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-248-6177

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Public Open House 10:00am. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6921 ASBC Mid-Island Grandparent Support Group 10:00am. 2nd Wed of each month. Family Resource Association, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-7140801 Intro to Tai Chi 1:00pm. Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi helps improve the health and quality of life for people with conditions like back pain, joint immobility, respiratory problems, MS and others. Watch a demo and try out this soft form of martial arts. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. Every Wed. Friendly, comfortable place for social interaction. Problem solving & brain storming around common concerns. Guest speakers & monthly excursions. Transportation & refreshments provided. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093, ext. 242 Singing in French 1:30pm. Every Wed. Singing in French with the group "Nous Chantons". New members welcome. Nouveaux membres, bienvenue! 250-248-871 Ladies Badminton 1:30pm. Every Wed. Arrowsmith Activity Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-752-1103

Family Night at SOS 4:30pm. Every Wed. Connect with others and learn about family services, support and activities. SOS takes care of dinner so you and your family can spend quality time together. Drop in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 237 AES PAC Meeting 6:00pm. Arrowsmith Elementary School, 650 Bennett Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3875

WED JAN 8 Oneness Blessing Circle 6:00pm. Includes guided meditation and relaxing music from a number of culture. At the completion of the meditation, blessings begin. Jan 8 & 22. By donation. 250-951-0032 Travels in India with Anita Roy 6:30m. Enjoy a slide show based on Anita's travels and experiences in India. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 ext.3 QBES PAC Meeting 6:30pm. Qualicum Beach Elementary School, 744 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6989

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chip your tree january 5 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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t’s the centrepiece of the holiday season in most homes, but in the New Year, people will inevitably look to get rid of their Christmas trees. If you’re looking for a way to dispose of your tree in an environmentally-friendly way while supporting a worthwhile cause, than you won’t want to miss a local chipping event that is being held on January 5th at Thrifty Foods in Parksville. From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Hud Elgood of Branching Out Urban Forestry will have his 16-inch wood chipper set up in the west side of the Thrifty Foods parking lot. Elgood, along with his wife and three children, will recycle your Christmas tree and turn it into wood chips for a donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. Having lost his mother to breast cancer

when he was a young boy, Elgood said he is happy to recycle the trees for a good cause. He began offering his chipping service 10 years ago and since then he has collected more than $7,000 for cancer research. “We get overwhelming support in the community. People come with their trees every year and they are generous.” Elgood said his children enjoy helping drag the trees to the chipper and each year they shred up to 100 trees. He said the biggest tree they have chipped was about 15 feet high. He reminds everyone to remove all screws, nails, lights, and ornaments from your tree before dropping it off. Elgood said chipping your tree instead of throwing it out will help reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill.


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Tree chipping is just one of the many things Branching Out Urban Forestry does throughout the year to enhance and give back to the community. Elgood said they have also planted trees at Errington Elementary School. Thrifty Foods will be providing hot chocolate and coffee at the event, which runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5th in the parking lot of Thrifty Foods in Parksville.

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WED JAN 8 Zumba Toning 6:45pm. Every Wed (until Feb 12). Call to register. Fluid Fitness Studio, #5 1176 Franklin's Gull Rd, Parksville. 250-738-0077 Oceanside Photographers Club 7:00pm. East Room, Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6842

Timberline 8:00pm. Every Wed. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250-248-5633

THU JAN 9 Baby Time 10:30am. 20 minute program to introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, lap play, and more. For ages 18 months or younger. No registration required. Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu )Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Parksville Chamber Dinner Meeting 5:30pm. Networking followed by Buffet dinner at 6:30pm. Showcase tables hosted by Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, Angela Gianotti of Cruise

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THU JAN 9 Ship Centers Parksville and The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Tickets: $30 each. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-248-3613

FRI JAN 10 Zumba Gold 9:00am. Every Fri (until Feb 7). Call to register. Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250738-0077 New Computer? Now What? Workshop 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258

Feel Amazing Eating Raw Foods 6:30pm. Rose Vasile, Author of Uncooking With RawRose, will share info about raw vegan foods‌ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Guilt-Free. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273 Towards a Future for Schools Conversations 7:00pm. The Board of Education of School District 69 looks forward to a regular opportunity to engage with interested parties in focused conversation on topics relating to the future of education in our community. To that end, a series of conversations has been scheduled on the second Thursday of each month. Oceanside Middle School, 980 Wright Rd, Parksville. 250-248-4241 Opening Reception for New Art Exhibition 7:00pm. Opening reception for Mansell and Brown. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Come enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Free Drop-In Computer Tutoring 10:30am. Every Fri. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-9478258 Live! Stress Factor 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

Music Trivia 8:00pm. Jan 10 & 24. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250-248-5633 SAT JAN 11 Sir John A. Macdonald Day The Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald was the

Let us be the venue for your special event! The Parksville Community & Conference Centre offers over 20,000 sq. ft. of dedicated meeting space. The Centre boasts a lovely 550 seat auditorium/ theatre with bar/servery area, banquet facilities for 380, four meeting rooms and a full service catering kitchen. 132 E. Jensen Avenue, PO Box 1125 Parksville BC V9P 2H2 P: (250) 248-6234 F: (250) 248-8634 www.parksvillecentre.com | info@parksvillecentre.com


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Garage & Flea Market 9:00am. 2nd Sat of month. Rent your table now. $10 per 6 ft table. Eagles Hall, 281-A Pioneer Cres, Parksville (behind Pharmasave). 250-248-8103 Lyme Disease Support Group 1:00pm. Ticked off about lyme disease? Contact us for details on this group. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Live! Black Flamango 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Live! Just Us Band 7:30pm. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250248-5633 Oceanside Generals vs. Comox Valley 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Live! Five Alarm Funk 8:00pm. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. 250248-5106

SAT JAN 11 Live! The Enablers 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 SUN JAN 12

Pancake Breakfast 8:00am. 2nd Sun of every month. Enjoy live music, pancake breakfast, flea market and chicken swap. Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Skate with the Oceanside Generals! 2:00pm. The Oceanside Generals invite you to join them for a FREE skating session! Meet the players, join in a small scrimmage, and enjoy a free skating session. Free admission and skate rentals courtesy of the Oceanside General Jr. Hockey Club. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2483252 Live Music on Sunday 2:30pm. Featuring vocalist Miranda Sage, pianist/ vocalist Tony Booker, clarinetist Liam Hockley, pianist Ron Hadley, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Hans Verhoeven. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 MON JAN 13 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190

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TUE JAN 14 PASS/WW PAC Meeting 5:00pm . PASS/Woodwinds, 223 Mills St, Parksville. 250-248-2969

High Tea 2:00pm. Every Tue. Indulge with fresh strawberries, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, tea or coffee, and ending with petit fours. Reservations required. Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant & Lounge, The Beach Club Resort, 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 250-947-2109 FBS PAC Meeting 3:30pm. False Bay School, Lasqueti Island. 250-3338813

Free Meditation Class 5:30pm. Every Tue (until Feb 25). The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation will allow you to master stress, improve your health, face yourself, and achieve balance in every aspect of life. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-954-5040 Little Qualicum TOPS 6:30pm. Little Qualicum (Dashwood) Community Centre, 158 Centre St, Dashwood. 250-752-1275

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EVERY MONDAY Seniors Day First Monday of the month. Seniors 65yrs+ save 15% on most regular priced merchandise, excl. medication. Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach.

Yoga for Seniors 9:30am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543 Chorus for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Scrabble for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7131 Yoga for Seniors 11:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543

EVERY MONDAY Seniors Canasta 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156

Ukulele for Seniors 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7147 Movie/Quiz for Seniors 1:00pm (alternate weeks) Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7131 Yoga for Seniors 3:15pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Line Dancing 3:15pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6837

EVERY TUESDAY Seniors Day First Tuesday of the month. Seniors receive 5% Off Food & Litter & 10% Off Accessories. Bosley's Pet Food Plus, #108-280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250248-2673

Fun Bridge for Seniors 9:15am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2275 Keep Fit for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Writers Group 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7178 Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

EVERY TUESDAY Seniors Canasta / Crib 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2236 Darts for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Needlework Crafts 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7572 Art for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 EVERY WEDNESDAY

Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1419 Dominoes for Seniors 10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3307 Yoga for Seniors 11:15am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Bingo for Seniors 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Crib for Seniors 6:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Cards for Seniors 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Bridge 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-4574


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Seniors Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156

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Yoga for Seniors 3:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543

Seniors Card Games 12:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Newcomers Euchre 7:00pm. (2nd & 4th Wed) Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Whist 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9877

EVERY THURSDAY Mah Jong for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Seniors Discussions 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6780

Fitness for Seniors 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Shuffleboard 9:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Keep Fit for Seniors 10:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Computers for Seniors 10:00am. (1st & 3rd Thu). Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7971

Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Avenue West, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Songbirds for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3512 Qi Gong for Seniors 2:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre,

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Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In

Seniors Drop-In Bridge 12:30pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7920 Bert's Line Dance 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 EVERY FRIDAY

Darts for Seniors 9:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3153 Seniors Ukulele #2 10:00am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1958

EVERY FRIDAY Yoga for Seniors 11:45am. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0543 Seniors Bridge / Whist 12:30pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200 Mexican Train 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Art 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-7307 Seniors Crafts 1:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Mah Jong 1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2236 EVERY SATURDAY

Seniors Line Dance 11:00pm. Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

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WED JAN 15 Monthly Osteoporosis Meeting 10:00am. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

Qualicum Beach Garden Club Meeting 7:00pm. Guest speaker: Ellen van Heerden (from Comox Valley), topic: "Dutch Wave"- a naturalistic approach to year round garden design. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7979

Period Predicting With Phone Apps 4:00pm. Having trouble trusting that app on your phone? Our fertility educator, Lisa Leger, shows you how to chart your cycles to get the most useful and accurate information using a phone app and a few key pieces of information. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

BSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm. Ballenas Secondary School, 135 N. Pym Rd, Parksville. 250-248-5721

Qualicum Beach Family History Society 7:00pm. Guest Speaker is Shalema Gantt of the Nanaimo African Heritage

WED JAN 15 Society on 'History of African People in B.C.' Guests welcome. Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-5556 THU JAN 16

THU JAN 16 French Conversation 2:30pm. Informal drop-in to maintain or improve your French. All levels. Meeting Room, Serious Coffee, 1209 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-738-0819

Mens Open Bonspiel Qualicum & District Curling Club (Jan 16-19). 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6162 Baby Time 10:30am. 20 minute program to introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, lap play, and more. For ages 18 months or younger. No registration required. Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841

Feel Amazing Eating Raw Foods 6:00pm. Rose Vasile, Author of Uncooking With RawRose, will share info about raw vegan foods… Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Guilt-Free. Rawthentic Eatery, 109 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-334-2251

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Music Bingo 7:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Live! Real Deal 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8055 FRI JAN 17 iPads: Topic of the Month Workshop 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Come enjoy a 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841

Home Alone (9-12yrs) 4:00pm. Be prepared! Learn to manage general safety, fire safety, emergency phone calls, dealing with strangers, and snack ideas for times when you are home alone. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Plan The Perfect Cruise 6:30pm. Learn how to avoid "cruise disappointment" from Ann Burgess, who has spent the last decade as a port lecturer and naturalist for a variety of cruise lines in destinations around the world. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841

FRI JAN 17 Coombs Country Opera 7:00pm. Open stage (3rd Fri of month, Sep-May). Musicians & children free. Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250752-3998 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. Third Fri every month. First half of evening is an open stage and second half features a broad range of top notch BC musical talent. To play on the open stage, please contact us. Tickets $10. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Live! Hands of Destruction 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

SAT JAN 18 Legion Branch #49 General Meeting 1:30pm. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250248-5633

Teen Glow in the Dark Skate (13-18yrs) 6:45pm. Join us for a colourful hour and a half of skating. Free admission and skate rentals courtesy of the RDN Youth Recreation Strategic Plan. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252

SAT JAN 18 Live! Sons of Guns 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Oceanside Generals vs. Campbell River 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Live! Hands of Destruction 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Live! Kikeyambay 8:00pm. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. 250248-5106 Live! Liberty Hounds 10:00pm. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6511

SAT JAN 18 Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid w/ AED/CPR C 14yrs+ 9:00am. This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children. Cost: $80.35. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014

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Yoga is a great way to bring in the New Year. It helps build willpower and discipline. It’s all about stretching and strengthening the body and mind..

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oga has been practiced for more than 5000 years, so it can hardly be called a trend.

Known for its far-reaching health benefits, this powerful practice could help get you focused, strong, stable and inspired for the New Year. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre in Parksville is offering free yoga classes on Saturday, January 18th so you can see for yourself why yoga is so amazing. There will be three all-levels yoga classes to choose from in the fully equipped studio. Crystal McMillan, owner/operator of the new health facility located at French Creek Landing, says she is welcoming the community to visit her new studio and discover why yoga is beneficial for everyone, particularly when New Year’s resolutions have been set.

“Yoga is a great way to bring in the New Year. It helps build willpower and discipline. It’s all about stretching and strengthening the body and mind.” Practicing yoga on a regular basis offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but are just as powerful. When put together, all the benefits contribute to an increased feeling of well-being, which explains why McMillan has been a yoga addict for so long. McMillan is an E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-Hour Level) and has been teaching yoga for 26 years. For several years she ran a studio on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and taught yoga for the recreation department in Ucluelet and Tofino.


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At the physical level, yoga has proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. Just a few of the benefits include: increased flexibility, toning muscles, increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons, massaging of all organs of the body and detoxification.

In October she opened her Parksville health and yoga centre where she also offers nutritional counselling. She agreed that a lot of people are discovering yoga as a way to bring health into their bodies.

By gently stretching muscles and joints as well as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. This helps in the flushing out of toxins and leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, increased energy, clarity and a remarkable zest for life.

“Yoga is known as a therapy for healing. It is restorative and gentle... it is not about whether or not you can touch your toes,” she explained.

Free yoga classes take place on January 18th at Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, located at #203- 891 West Island Highway in Parksville (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station). Class times are 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

McMillan said although it is a form of exercise, yoga is more about the journey and the effects it has on your physiological and psychological body.

For more information about free yoga classes:

“It helps draw you inward to strengthen your own personal religion. I like to focus on helping people with chronic depression.”

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SUN JAN 19 Non-Smoking Week This annual event helps educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking, discourages people from starting to smoke, and supports those who wish to quit. For more information visit www.nnsw.ca Water Safety Instructor Recert 16yrs+ 9:00am. This one day recertification workshop will have you ready to teach! Cost: $93.60. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250752-5014 Oceanside Generals vs. Comox Valley 2:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535

Live Music on Sunday 2:30pm. Don't miss this solo recital by one of Canada's most distinctive and engaging young artists, Pierre-André Doucet, piano. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 MON JAN 20

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MON JAN 20 your big questions? Explore the basics of the Christian faith in The Alpha Course (includes dinner each week). Let us know you are coming by registering. Please call 250-248-6322. FCCS PAC Meeting 8:30am. French Creek Community School, 2350 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250248-9921 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144 TUE JAN 21 Healthy Caregivers Support Group 10:00am. Clinical Counselor, Allison Reeves, leads this regular support group for people who look after a relative with health problems (meetings on 1st & 3rd Tue of each month). Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

TUE JAN 21 Android users of differing skill levels and areas of expertise. Bring your laptop, Chromebook or Android device, if you like. Leave message at number provided. A&W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy. E, Parksville. 250-248-3570 The Women's Room 6:30pm. Every Tue (until Mar 25). Cost: $5 per person, per session. Child minding available. Please call to register. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093, ext. 225 BES PAC Meeting 6:30pm Bowser Elementary School, 4830 Faye Rd, Bowser. 250-757-8487

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Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080 WED JAN 22 The Happy Wanderers Travel Club 2:00pm. Guest speaker from Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. St Columba Presbyterian Church Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. 250 248 2670

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WED JAN 22 Red Cross AED/CPR C Recert 14yrs+ 4:00pm. This course covers CPR and rescue breathing techniques for adults, children and infants as well as information on automated external defibrillators. Cost: $42.65. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014

Tropical & Tasty Sno cone Swim 6:30pm. Everyone loves sno cones! Join us as we turn up the radio and turn on the sno cone machine for you to taste your favourite treat! Regular admission. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 PES PAC Meeting 6:30pm Parksville Elementary School, 330 Craig St, Parksville. 250-248-5778 THU JAN 23 Baby Time 10:30am. 20 minute pro-

THU JAN 23 gram to introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, lap play, and more. For ages 18 months or younger. No registration required. Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 When Someone Becomes Mentally Ill in Our Community 2:00pm. Watch a new documentary filmed on Vancouver Island about relocation of people with mental illness from smaller communities to urban centres. Tom Grauman, Columbian Centre Society, leads a discussion. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841 Live! Renovation Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8055 FRI JAN 24 Managing Photos Workshop 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Preschool Storytime 10:30am. Come enjoy a

FRI JAN 24 30 minute interactive storytime of songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun. For preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841

Yoga Workshops Rare opportunity to attend a workshop with one of Canada's most beloved teachers, Pat Harada Linfoot. Jan 24 (7pm-9pm), Jan 25 (9am-12pm & 2pm4pm), Jan 26 (9am-12pm). Please register early to reserve your space. Oceanside Yoga Centre, #5-702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-0108 Live! Dave Hart 6:00pm. Kalvas Restaurant, 180 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250-248-6933

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Tales for the Telling 7:30pm. Storytellers: Kathie Kompass (Ottawa) and Marva Blackmore (Qualicum Beach). Reprise of show that played the Ottawa's National Arts Centre. Tickets $10. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Live! Stress Factor 8:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Live! Baby Jane 10:00pm. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT JAN 25 Robbie Burns Day Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He was born on January 25th, 1759 and is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. Highlights of

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SAT JAN 25 any Robbie Burns festival often include haggis, bagpipes, Scotsmen in kilts and the reading of Burns' poem, Ode To A Haggis. Oneness Awakening Course 8:30am. This 2-day Oneness Awaking Course will help you to become a Oneness Blessing giver. There are no prerequisites for the course. Pre-registration is required. Qualicum Beach. 250-951-0032 Family Literacy Day 11:00am. First Nations storyteller Phil Umpherville will delight us with lively stories for all ages in celebration of upcoming Family Literacy Day. All ages welcome. All families in attendance can enter to win a fun family friendly prize! Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-3841

Annual Robbie Burns Day Supper 4:00pm. Members only. Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0420 Robbie Burns Dinner 6:00pm. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250248-5633 PBS Dance to Disney Dinner Theatre 6:00pm. Enjoy a 3 course

SAT JAN 25 meal, prepared by VIU culinary arts program. After meal cabaret showcase of the talented performers of the Dance to Disney team, who will be performing in Disneyland in May. Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Oceanside Generals vs. Peninsula 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2405535

Live! The Enablers 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

MON JAN 27 Family Literacy Day This national awareness initiative was created in 1999 and is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. For more information visit www.abclifeliteracy.ca

Movies at the PCCC Movies showing at the PCCC from Jan 27 to Jan 30. Please call for movie titles, times and other information. Parksville

MON JAN 27 Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190 TUE JAN 28 Photography Exhibit 7:00pm. Day In The Life Of Qualicum Beach photography exhibition in the Brown and Volunteer Galleries, Inflight Bird Photographer Roy Hancliff in the Dorothy Francis (until Feb 16). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 WED JAN 29 Feel Amazing Eating Raw Foods 6:00pm. Rose Vasile, Au-

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133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT FEB 1 12th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday 10:00am. Guest Speakers: Kathleen Millar, Arzeena Hamir & Kathy Claxton. Seed Swap, Farmer's Market, 70+ Vendors, Master Gardeners, Door Prizes, Raffle, Milner Garden's "Shoots With Roots" Children's Program, Seedy Cafe. Admission By donation. ATM on-site, Garden Chemicals dropoff. QB Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9650 Kitchen Ceilidh 6:00pm. Fun evening of Gaelic music, Irish food

Pro D Day Swim Hawaiian Style 1:00pm. Head to the pool for an afternoon tropical swim with hula hoops, limbo, and surfing contests! Special rate admission of $1.50 for children and students and $3 for adults and seniors. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

and dance. Tickets: $30 each (includes dinner). Cash bar. All proceeds to the Bowser Seniors Housing Society. Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250757-8117

JOKE An English teacher wrote this phrase on the board and asked her students to properly punctuate it: “Woman without her man is nothing.” Men Wrote: Woman, without her man, is nothing. Women Wrote: Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

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School’s Out Everyone Welcome Skate 1:30pm. School is out but skating is in! Regular admission. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Live Harp Music with Roger Helfrick 7:30pm. Admission $15. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC),

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Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks Parksville. 250-248-3346 TOPS 4248 Parksville 8:30am. St Anne's Church, Parksville. 250-586-0101 Taoist™ Tai Chi 9:30am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-2097 Women's Kinetics 10:30am. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Parksville Rotary Club 11:45am. Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville.

EVERY MONDAY Navy League Cadets 6:00pm. Parksville Elementary School. 250-248-2677 Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Rotary Club of QB 6:15pm. Rotary Park at the Beach, Qualicum Beach. Cribbage 6:30pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 The Power of Now 6:30pm. Healing Arts, Parksville. 250-228-7922 Badminton / Ping Pong 7:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8307 Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-1926

Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156 Euchre 1:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 The Power of Now 2:00pm. Healing Arts, Parksville. 250-228-7922

Teen Nite 4:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633

Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 EVERY TUESDAY Ladies Boxercise 6:00am & 6pm. Genesis, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Woodcarving 8:30am. OS Middle School, Parksville. 250-951-3001 Computer Tutoring 9:00am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Yoga Class 9:15am & 10:45am. Eaglecrest. 250-951-2538 TIC TAC Program 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Energy Flow Class Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733

EVERY TUESDAY Silver Foxes Aerobics 10:00am. Bradley Centre, Coombs. 250-248-3161 Spinners 10:30am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 778-424-1001

Carpet Bowling 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Ladies Pool 1:00pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 Mid School Nite 4:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Free Meditation Class 5:30pm. Every Tue (until Feb 25). The MAC. 250-954-5040 TOPS Dashwood 6:30pm. Community Hall, Little Qualicum. 250-752-1275 Darts 7:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 Drop-In Basketball 7:00pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515 EVERY WEDNESDAY Parksville Rotary AM 7:00am. The Beach Club Resort, Parksville. Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346 RDN Building Permits 9:00am. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 1-877-607-4111 TIC TAC Program 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am. Qualicum Seniors' Centre. 250-752-1419

EVERY WEDNESDAY Women's Kinetics 10:30am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Rainbow Stew Cloggers 12:00pm. Community Hall, Qualicum. 250-468-7478 Carpet Bowling 12:45pm. Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1156 Yoga Class Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733 Seniors Are Talking 1:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Singing in French 1:30pm. Different people's homes. 250-248-8714 Ladies Badminton 1:30pm. Arrowsmith Hall, Coombs. 250-752-1103 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Family Night 4:30pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Weight Watchers 5:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Youth Drop-In Night 6:30pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515 Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511


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EVERY WEDNESDAY Timberline Dance 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-752-8542 Music Bingo 7:30pm. Rod & Gun, Parksville. 250-248-6511

Youth Floor Hockey 8:15pm. Coombs Fairgrounds. 250-248-8515 EVERY THURSDAY Ladies Boxercise 6:00am & 6pm. Genesis, Parksville. 250-248-551 Munchkinland 9:00am. until Dec 19. French Creek School. 250-248-8515 Computer Tutoring 9:00am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Yoga Class 9:15am & 10:45am. Eaglecrest. 250-951-2538 Baby Time 10:30pm. Parksville Library. 250-248-3841

EVERY THURSDAY Rainbow Stew Cloggers 5:00pm. Nanoose Place, Nanoose. 250-468-7478 Drop-In Trivia 5:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057

Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Belly Dancing-Qualicum 6:00pm. Beginners. 250752-3750 Boxercise for Everyone 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Belly Dancing-Qualicum 6:00pm. Intermediate. 250752-3750 Zumba Toning 6:45pm. Until Feb 12. Fluid Fitness, Parksville. 738-0077 Ladies Pool 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Karaoke 10:00pm. Rod & Gun, Parksville. 250-248-6511 EVERY FRIDAY Women's 45+ Fitness 8:00am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346

Dominoes 1:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Carpet Bowling 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9900 Guyz Time (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093

TOPS 9:00am. Nanoose Bay Library Hall. 250-821-5495

Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093

Preschoolers on Move 9:15am. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093

Zumba Gold 9:00am. Until Feb 7. Qualicum Beach. 738-0077

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EVERY FRIDAY

Computer Workshops 9:30am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Free Computer Tutoring 10:30am. Family Place, Parksville. 250-947-8258

Teen Swim (13-18yrs) 7:00pm. Ravensong, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

Preschool Storytime 10:30pm. Parksville Library. 250-248-3841

Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

AA Lightkeepers 7:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8347

Women's Kinetics 10:30am. Bodyworks, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Seniors Line Dance 11:00am. Parksville Seniors' Centre. 250-248-3200 Stroke Recovery 11:00am. St Columba Presbyterian. 250-586-6766 Bridge 1:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8307 Teens in Transition 1:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Mind in Motion 1:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Tae Kwon Do 3:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-954-2263 Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346 Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Fun Darts 7:30pm. Eagles Hall, Parksville. 250-248-3922 Drop-In Darts 7:30pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 EVERY SATURDAY QB Farmers Market 8:30am. Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 Ladies Boxercise 9:00am. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511 Self-Help Workshops Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733 Men's Pool 11:00am. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633 EVERY SUNDAY Free Family Skate 12:15pm. Oceanside Place Arena. 250-248-3252 Live Music on Sundays 2:30pm. TOSH, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Until Mar 23. Ravensong. 250-752-5014

Weight Watchers 9:00am. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234 Music Trivia Night 7:00pm. Shady Rest, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

Bingo 6:00pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633


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t’s time to face facts: we’re in the throes of winter. But there are some folks with green thumbs who are already busy thinking about and preparing for spring. Those preparations will bear fruit on February 1st when Qualicum Beach plays host to Seedy Saturday. This yearly event, which celebrates and promotes gardening in the area, is centred around a day of seed swapping and information sharing among community groups, gardeners and farmers.

This year’s event includes talks by Kathleen Millar, whose topic is called: The Elephant on your Dinner Table; why organic doesn't always mean nutritious and Arzeena Hamirm, who will discuss Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMO’s). Speaker Kathy Claxton’s topic is called: The Life & Times of the Tomato; from seed to seed saving.

While the heart of this event is the swapping and sale of seeds, there will also be plenty of other garden-related activities, including a Farmers’ Market, Milner Garden’s “Roots With Shoots” children's program, the Seedy Cafe, door prizes, a raffle and more.

Claxton has been a valued employee of Arrowsmith Greenhouses for 13 years. Successfully completing the Master Gardener Program at VIU has complimented her knowledge of sustainable organic gardening. She is particularly interested in speciality pruning and design consultation. Bringing neglected gardens back to life is a challenge she rises to. She’s also pretty good at growing tomatoes.

Over 70 vendors will present their services and garden products, and nurseries from across the region will also be well represented, with many specimens to choose from or to simply admire.

Claxton says that because so many people who live on Vancouver Island come from somewhere else, they need to consider our local growing season when choosing tomato varieties.

Expert speakers and master gardeners will also be on hand to discuss many aspects of gardening.

For example, beefsteak tomatoes don’t do well here. “What you grew in Alberta or Ontario is


different. You should look for a short season tomato. Beefsteaks take too long to ripen,” she explained. Claxton also suggests growing little tomatoes in pots or hanging baskets on a sunny patio. “There is no reason in the world why you can’t grow great tomatoes here…especially in hanging baskets. They are not as prone to blight because they are off the ground.” She said more and more people are saving their seeds. She pointed out that the GMO issue is one reason, but another is because saving seeds can help guarantee the flavour you will get in a tomato each year. “If you pick the best, it develops into a plant that has adapted to the area and will have the flavour and size you like.” The 12th annual Seedy Saturday event takes place on February 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre, located at 747 Jones Street in Qualicum Beach. Admission is by donation.

For more information: contact Sandy Glazier at 250-752-9650

If you pick the best, it “develops into a plant that has adapted to the area and will have the flavour and size you like.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WED JAN 1 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU JAN 2

Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743 FRI JAN 10 Stress Factor 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

Lazy Mike & Recliners 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743

SAT JAN 11 Black Flamango 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Just Us Dance Band 7:30pm. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-6842

FRI JAN 3

Five Alarm Funk 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 The Enablers 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 SUN JAN 12 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED JAN 15 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842

Hair Nation 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN JAN 5 Satellite Park 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 WED JAN 8 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU JAN 9 Manglewood 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill,

SAT JAN 18 Sons of Guns 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Hands of Destruction 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Kikeyambay 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106

THU JAN 16 Real Deal 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743 FRI JAN 17 Country Opera 7:00pm. Rodeo Grounds, Coombs. 250-752-3998 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Hands of Destruction

SAT JAN 25 The Enablers 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Stress Factor 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

Baby Jane 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 Liberty Hounds 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

Sons of Guns 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 SAT JAN 4 Bent Rymn 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Coffee House 7:30pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Manglewood 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713

SUN JAN 19 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED JAN 22 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU JAN 23

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Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED JAN 29 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU JAN 30

Reno Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743 FRI JAN 24 Dave Hart 6:00pm. Kalvas Restaurant, Parksville. 250-248-6933 Stress Factor 8:00pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Baby Jane 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

Mark Krisnger 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm. Every Thu. Rotary House, QB. 250-586-3743 FRI JAN 31

Harp Music 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185


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LOCAL DINING Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery ............ 778-424-4478 Save-On-Foods Deli ......................... 250-390-4613 Serious Coffee ................................ 250-586-0188

Cafes, Coffee Shops & More...

Shanna's Place ................................ 250-248-4009 Starbucks ......................................... 250-248-9720

A Step Above .................................. 250-752-9281

Stellario's Italian Caffe ................... 250-954-0255

Bailey's In The Village ..................... 250-752-7584

Stewart's on Harrison ..................... 250-951-0888

Beach House Cafe ........................... 250-752-9626

Tea Room at Milner Gardens ......... 250-752-8573

Beachside Grille .............................. 250-752-4392

The Orange Bridge Cafe ................ 250-586-5185

Bean Counter Cafe ......................... 250-757-9565

Thrifty Foods Deli .......................... 250-248-8823

Bradley's on Jensen ........................ 250-954-2085 Bread & Honey Food Co. ............... 250-586-1021 Cafe Brie.......................................... 250-594-2526 Cha Ch'a Java .................................. 250-248-4225 Chuffin Cafe .................................... 250-248-3261

Tim Horton's ................................... 250-248-0094 Westhill Restaurant ........................ 250-752-7148 Yorky's Halibut & Chips .................. 250-954-1197 Yorway Frozen Yogurt Bar ............ 250-951-6725 Your Comfy Cafe ............................ 250-947-5770

Cockney Pride ................................. 250-752-6322 Courtyard Cafe & Patio .................. 250-752-4152 Creekmore's Coffee Espresso ......... 250-752-0158 Cruisers Grill .................................... 250-752-4814 Errington Eatery ............................ 250-586-0066

Casual / Family...

Errington Mountain Cafe ............... 250-586-8866

AA Texas BBQ ................................. 250-752-7032

Farmhouse Cafe .............................. 250-248-5519

A&W ................................................ 250-248-2040

French Creek Bakery & Cafe ........... 250-248-2080

Aioli Seafood Restaurant .............. 250-954-1010

French Press Cafe............................250-752-0021

Avo's Eatery .................................... 250-248-1180

Karma Coffee ................................. 250-248-7312

Bayside Bistro & Lounge ................. 250-248-8333

MadBee Cafe .................................. 250-248-1004

Bistro 1898 ...................................... 250-954-1881

Munchy Deli & Chicken .................. 250-752-0023

Boston Pizza .................................... 250-947-9400

Oceanside Arena Concession ......... 250-947-5766

Deez Bar & Grill .............................. 250-752-8055

Old Country Market Eatery ............ 250-248-6272

Extreme Eatz .................................. 250-951-6651

Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co ..... 250-248-3336

Final Approach ............................... 250-752-8966

Perks Coffee Bar............................. 250-468-9921

Fish Tales Cafe ................................ 250-752-6053

Qualicum Beach Bakery .................. 250-752-6143

Gary's Bistro ................................... 250-752-5800

Quality Foods Deli: Nanoose Bay ................................... 250-486-7131 Parksville ........................................ 250-954-2262 Qualicum Beach ............................. 250-752-9281

Grill on the Green ........................... 800-567-1320

Rawthentic Eatery ......................... 250-594-7298

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Sakura Tea & Coffee Shop ............ 250-248-8837

La Vida Vegan ................................. 250-327-3366

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Micky J's .......................................... 250-752-9727 Pheasant's Nest Restaurant ............ 250-752-0117 Seamark Restaurant........................250-738-1158 Talons at Eaglecrest ....................... 250-752-6311 Thalassa Restaurant ........................ 250-594-1150 Trees Restauraunt & Bakery .......... 250-586-2226

Sam's Sushi Bar ............................... 250-954-2373 Samurai Sushi ................................. 250-951-0752 Sushi Deco ....................................... 250-586-3290 Sushi Ichi ......................................... 250-954-2020 Sushi Masa ....................................... 250-248-6648 Tan's Kitchen .................................. 250-586-8828 Treetop Tapas & Grill ..................... 250-248-2072 White Elephant .............................. 250-586-6611

Triple O's ......................................... 250-468-1777

Pizza... International / Fine Dining... Amrikko's Indian Grille................... 250-951-0682 Bamboo Garden .............................. 250-248-3323 Bangkok Thai Food ......................... 250-248-4860 Bistro 694 ........................................ 250-752-0301 British Bobby Restaurant ................ 250-954-3232

Domino's Pizza ................................ 250-248-9296 Nickolini's Pizza .............................. 250-757-9996 Panago Pizza ................................... 250-310-0001 Papa Gino's Pizzeria ....................... 250-586-2121 Pizza Connection ............................ 250-951-2112

Butler's Restaurant ......................... 250-752-5776

Pizza Fresh ...................................... 250-586-2013

Cedars Restaurant & Lounge

Pizza Hut ......................................... 250-248-8130

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Poppa's Pizza .................................. 250-248-9121

Chameleons Ostria .......................... 250-586-5500 Cuckoo Trattoria Pizzaria ............... 250-248-6280 Fortune Beach Restaurant ............. 250-954-2202 Fusion Place Takeout ...................... 250-586-1881

Pub Style...

Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge .... 250-752-6693 Henry's Kitchen ............................... 250-757-8288

Arlington Inn Pub ........................... 250-468-7013

Kalvas Restaurant ........................... 250-248-6933

Black Goose Inn .............................. 250-586-1001

Landing West Coast Grill ................ 250-468-2400

Crown & Anchor Pub ...................... 250-757-9444

Lemon Twist Indian Cuisine .......... 250-954-1023

French Creek Marine Pub ............... 250-248-3713

Mekong River Vietnamese ............. 250-586-8000 Nemo Sushi ......................................250-586-1212 New Canton Restaurant ................. 250-752-2198

Pacific Prime Steak & Chop

181 Beachside Dr, Parksville 250-947-2109 • beachclubbc.com

Frontiersman Bar & Grill ................. 250-586-0040 Rocking Horse Pub .......................... 250-468-1735 Rod & Gun Pub ............................... 250-248-6511 Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant ........ 250-752-9111 Upper Deck Sports Bar ................... 250-248-8333


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