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Around The Island December

Visit for these and other events and resources for families from Cowichan Valley north to Campbell River and west to Tofino TUESDAY



Nanaimo Community Home Learners Monthly Meet-up at Oliver Woods Community Centre. Resource library, gym time, parent support, special events throughout the year. 1-4pm. $5/drop-in fee per family or $20 year-long membership.




Winter Wonderland Family Skate at Oceanside Place Arena. Free. 12:15-1:45pm. 250-248-3252. Dunk with Santa at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Bring in the holidays and swim with Santa…or show him how naughty you can be by trying to dunk him in the dunk tank. 1-3pm. 250-756-5200.

Dad’s Night Out Skate Night at Oceanside Place Arena. Dads, bring the kids out and enjoy a free skate together on the pond. 6:30-7:30pm. Spon- MONDAY th sored by Building Learning Together. 250-248-3252. Frozen Skate at Oceanside Place Arena. Join the “Frozen” magic in a special themed skate on beautiGlow in the Dark Skate at Frank Crane Arena. Skate ful Winter Wonderland. Skate through the tunnel, sit in the atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special by the waterfall, and see if you can catch the elves at effects. 6:30-8pm. work in the cabin. Come dressed as your favourite “Frozen” character. There will be crafts, games and much more. Regular admission. 2-3:30pm. 250-248SATURDAY th 3252. Handmade for the Holidays Craft Market at Nanaimo District Secondary School. Handcrafted items Tuesday th made by Vancouver Island locals. 10am-4pm. $2 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds go to the Winter Wonderland on Ice Teen Skate at Oceanside Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation to support Place Arena. Grab a friend and head to the arena. local students in need. 355 Wakesiah Ave. 7-8:30pm. Admission and skate rentals are free. 250-248-3252. Visit the Santa Bus at Oceanside Place Arena. From 1:30-3:30pm, parents and children will have a chance Wednesday st to say hi to Santa & his helper, get a candy cane, and have a walk through the bus. After your visit, stay Holiday Swim at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Join in and skate during the Everyone Welcome Skate from reindeer pool games and a visit with Santa. Drop the 2-3:30pm. 250-248-3252. children off (8 years of age or older if unaccompanied by and adult) and take the afternoon off or relax in the pool with your children. Regular admission. 1:30SATURDAY th 4pm. 250-752-5014. Winter Wonderland on Ice Toy Drive at Oceanside Place Arena. Everyone Welcome. Free. 12:45- SATURDAY th 3:15pm. 250-248-3252. Winter Wonderland Everyone Welcome Skate at Starlight Skate at Nanaimo Ice Centre. An oppor- Oceanside Place Arena. 1-3:30pm. 250-248-3252. tunity to come out and enjoy the soft light “stars” and passive LED glow lights. This is a great night out for families after dinner. Regular admission rates. Monday th to 7-9pm. 250-756-5200. FRIDAY th








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Winter Wonderland at Frank Crane Arena. The arena will be transformed into a fantasy theme.

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