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CAN'T MISS

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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Enjoy a fun evening of Gaelic music, Irish food and dance. Tickets are $30 each, includes dinner. Cash bar. Lighthouse Community Hall. 250-757-8117

A collection of short sketches based on exchanged letters. Dinner 6pm, Play 7pm. Tickets $25. Lighthouse Community Hall. 250-757-8788

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THU FEB 20

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

PARKSVILLE UNCORKED

Theme of this Murder Mystery Dinner is 'tacky tourists waiting for a flight to their cruise'. Tickets $25. Final Approach Restaurant. 250-752-8966

Savour and sip while you mingle, mix & learn from chefs, sommeliers, vintners & restaurateurs from BC. Feb 20th-23rd. 1-855-254-WINE

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THE LION THE BEAR THE FOX

Take a look inside this issue of What's On Digest for a list of free Family Day activities taking place in Parksville, Qualicum Beach & the surrounding areas.

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Arbutus Events presents "The Lion The Bear The Fox". Advance tickets $20 or $25 at door. No minors. Quality Bayside Resort. 250-586-0809

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February 2014 Events Senior's Activites Every Week Events What's On Screen Live Entertainment Restaurant Directory

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Trivia What's The Dif Dinner & Movie Contest

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Christopher Arruda (the lion), Cory Woodward (the bear) and Ryan McMahon (the fox). Photo by Sherstone.com

What’s On Digest provides event information as a complimentary service. Events listed or mentioned have been compiled from sources considered to be reliable. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure event information is accurate, What’s On Digest recommends that you contact the business or organization before attending their event to confirm date and other details. The pub201-273 Moilliet Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2T1 lisher does not assume responsibility for omissions or errors in event listings and articles and may not be held responsible for the accuracy of event information. Phone 250-240-8812 Fax 250-248-9868

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SAT FEB 1

FEBRUARY 2014

EVENT LISTINGS SAT FEB 1 Heart & Stroke Month February is the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians, alerting them to risks of heart disease and stroke.

Farmers Market 8:30am. Every Sat. Veterans Way at Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233 Babysitters Certification Program 9:00am. For 11-14yrs. This course introduces basic first aid & how to respond to emergency situations. Explains basic baby & child care & offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter. Price includes manual & certificate. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252

SAT FEB 1 Red Cross Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR 9:00am. For 14yrs+. This course is designed to teach people about injury prevention. Course covers home hazards, safety education, CPR, automated external defibrillation and first aid skills for common emergencies. Cost is $80.35. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-752-5014

12th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday 10:00am. Guest Speakers, Seed Swap, Farmer's Market, 70+ Vendors, Master Gardeners, Door Prizes, Raffle, Milner Garden's "Shoots With Roots" Program, Seedy Cafe & more! Admission is by donation. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9650

B2B Auditions 1:00pm. Open auditions for 3 plays; Young Frankenstein, Always a Bridesmaid & The Long Weekend. Singing and non-singing roles for males & females 15-70yrs. No appointment necessary. Shelly Centre, 186 Shelly Rd, Parksville. 250-468-7040 Minute to Win it Skate 2:00pm. Try some wacky contests taken from the popular TV show! Each event awards prizes for best times. Everyone welcome. Reg admission. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 West Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Black History Month We use this month to celebrate achievements & contributions of black Canadians who have done so much to make Canada such a culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation. Heart Health Month at Qualicum Pharmasave Drop in to our home health-care department and pick-up your free pharma smart bloodpressure machine tracking

SAT FEB 1 card, and take your blood pressure while you're here. Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011 Junior Achievement Month in Canada In February, we celebrate the success of Junior Achievement, a non-profit international organization whose goal is to inspire and educate youth about business and economics. Heart Health Month at Parksville Pharmasave Visit us in February to receive free information from our Live Well Team about cholesterol, blood pressure, tips to lower your risk of heart disease & more. Free blood pressure testing! Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy. 250-951-0243 Kitchen Ceilidh 6:00pm. Fun evening of Gaelic music, Irish food 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. 250-757-8117

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SAT FEB 1 All Levels Yoga Classes Drop-in all levels yoga classes. 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 Generals vs. Cougars 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Psychology Month This month helps raise awareness of the role that psychology plays in our lives & communities. It also encourages all members of the psychology profession to connect with their communities.

Live! Coffee House 7:30pm. 1st Sat of each month. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Admission $5. Musicians &

SAT FEB 1 entertainers free. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250-248-5106 UFC: Barao vs. Faber II The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 SUN FEB 2 Groundhog Day This day focuses on the concept of a groundhog coming out of its home in mid-winter to “predict” if spring is on its way. If it is cloudy, spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow & retreat back into its burrow, and winter will continue for 6 more weeks. Spring Sundays 11:00am. Enjoy the early spring bulbs every Sunday at Milner Gardens (until Mar 30). Last entry at 3pm. Tea Room open until 3pm for soup and scones. Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 W Island Hyw, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8573 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra lends us Karen Gerbrecht, (violin), Isabelle Roland, (viola) & Olivia Blander, (cello)

SUN FEB 2 for an interpretation of a great Bach masterpiece originally written for harpsichord. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Old Time Fiddlers 2:30pm. Afternoon Dance. First Sun of month (until Jun). Rotary House (corner of Beach & Fern), 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743

Super Bowl Party 3:00pm. Tickets $6 each. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 Aqua Zumba 5:00pm. Every Sun (until Mar 23). Call to register. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 Soundgarden Jam 7:00pm. 1st Sun of each month. Bring your guitars, hand drums, keyboards & other instruments to play

SUN FEB 2 music. $5 at door. Dropin. Soundgarden,1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 604-518-8025 White Cane Week This week of recognition aims to demonstrate that a large number of people who are blind or who have low vision are living normal, active lives and are contributing to society. MON FEB 3 New Art Exhibition Painters Michael Schutte in the Brown Gallery and Carole Goodwin and Jill Paris Rody in the Volunteer and Dorothy Francis Galleries (until Feb 23). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 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 & seniors. Donations are gratefully accepted. Drop-in (9am or 10:30am). SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. Call

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MON FEB 3 ext. 242 for child-minding availability. 250-248-2093 Tai Chi Classes 10:00am. New beginners register at first class. Taoist Tai ChiTM, Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-240-3387 Women's Kinetics 10:30am. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-2483346

MON FEB 3 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. Monday (Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24) and Thursday (Feb 6, 13, 20 & 27). Please call for rates. Oceanside Yoga Centre, #5-702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250594-0108

All-Levels Pilates, Sculpt & Circuit Classes Small semi-private & private classes, starting Feb 3. Mon thru Fri classes available. Call for rates & schedule. Private Studio (off of Pym & Hirst), Parksville. 250228-1002

Age Well Xpress Every Sun (until Feb 23). Naam Yoga & Meditation breathing to heal and meditations for Peace & Happiness with Sharron Hudson. $10. Drop in classes. 180 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-5902

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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 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144

TUE FEB 4 enjoy fun activities. Dropin. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250248-2093, 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

Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190 Live! Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

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The Parksville Uncorked Wine & Culinary Festival Returns from Feb 20 - 22, 2014! Tickets are selling fast for the 6th Annual Parksville Uncorked Festival in Parksville, BC. Events include Parksville Untapped Beer Festival on Feb 20th, Swirl on Feb 21st, and the Winemaker’s Dinner on Feb 22nd.

ParksvilleUncorked.com

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TUE FEB 4 World Cancer Day This day helps to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. World Cancer Day 2014 will once again focus on improving our knowledge of cancer while dispelling damaging myths and misconceptions. 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

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 Natural Approaches to Cancer Care 1:00pm or 6pm. Natural Health Consultant, Lisa Leger, reviews the top cancer-fighting natural supplements. Discover which herbs & supplements have the best evidence of effectiveness and which ones are worth the money and the efforts. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-9510243 High Tea 2:00pm. Every Tuesday. 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


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TUE FEB 4 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 250-947-2109 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 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 Beating the Blues 6:00pm. Every Tue (until Apr 8). Educational support group for depression. Stephanie Peter Counselling, #214-198 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-937-1223 Little Qualicum (Dashwood) TOPS meeting 6:30pm. Little Qualicum

TUE FEB 4 (Dashwood) Community Hall, Centre Rd, Qualium Beach. 250-752-1275

TUE FEB 4 Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250586-7080

WED FEB 5 ing in French with the group "Nous Chantons". New members welcome. Nouveaux membres, bienvenue! 250-248-8714

WED FEB 5

Dad’s Night Out: Enjoy a Free Skate 6:30pm. Dads, bring the kids and enjoy a free skate on the pond. Sponsored by Building Learning Together. (BLT). Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 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 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 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tue of each month.

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One Buck At A Time Thrifty Foods is donating $1 from the sale of every 4lb bag of Buck Brand Organic Navel Oranges to the BC Lions Society for children with disabilities (Feb 5 - Mar 4). Thrifty Foods, 280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-8823 Tai Chi Classes 9:00am. New beginners register at first class. Taoist Tai ChiTM, St. Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250240-3387 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

Women's Yoga Class 6:30pm. Every Wed (until March). Not your typical class. Blending gentle asana with reiki, meditation and conversation on your journey of self awareness ($12). The Akasha House,

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Family Night at SOS 4:30pm. Every Wed. Connect with others amd learn about family services, support & activities. SOS takes care of dinner so you & your family can spend time together. Drop in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093

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GOLD CAMPAIGN february 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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alentine’s Day is the festival of love birds across the world, irrespective of the nation, caste, religion or creed.

The traditions of Valentine's Day are broad and the celebration of love and lovers traces its roots back to ancient times, when people paid honour to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. The heart is associated with Valentine's Day and is considered to be the source of all human emotions. The heart is also a symbol of Variety, The Children's Charity whose Gold Heart pin fundraising program has been around since 1991. The sale of the gold heart-shaped pins started years ago in the UK on Valentine’s Day and since then, Variety has asked everyone to wear their heart on their sleeve in a show of support for children who have special needs. Variety has been Pharmasave's charity of choice for the last 15 years and all Pharmasave’s raise money throughout the year to help many underprivileged children in need of medical assistance. The campaign has raised over $100 million world-wide and Qualicum Beach Pharmasave owner Sandy Conn says she


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and her staff are happy to have contributed to that total. Variety’s mission is to raise funds and distribute grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives, and build a better future for children who have special needs. Conn said they like to show their support at the community level and bring awareness to Variety programs because it has helped so many children and their families. “If you have never needed Variety you might not be aware of the services they offer, but it is a wonderful support system for families going through challenges. There have been several families on the island that have benefited from it,” she pointed out.

VARIETY CLUB GOLD HEART PINS CAN BE PURCHASED AT PHARMASAVE STORES IN QUALICUM BEACH AND PARKSVILLE, AS WELL AS AT MANY OTHER RETAILERS THROUGHOUT BC.

As well as selling heart pins for $3.00 each, Qualicum Beach Pharmasave is holding a special event on Valentine’s Day to raise money for Variety. For a donation to the charity, ladies can book a makeup application with cosmetics manager Jennifer Spratt and her staff. Qualicum Beach Pharmasave has an extensive selection of cosmetic lines and products and Spratt and her team offer personalized make-overs and will even teach how to recreate the look at home. To book an appointment call 250-752-3011.

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WED FEB 5 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-947-5147 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 Opening Reception for New Art Exhibition

WED FEB 5 7:00pm. Opening Reception for Schutte, Goodwin and Paris Pody. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133 Oceanside Photographers Club 7:00pm. Meetings on 1st first Wed of month. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Quali-

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WED FEB 5 cum Beach. 250-248-6842 Hara Alignment Meditation 7:30pm. Every Wed until Feb 26. This 4-week course is suitable for the Yogi that wishes to learn more about the Chakra (Energy Centers) of the human energy system. $55 Preregistration. Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, 203-891 W. Island Hwy, (French Creek Landing near the Shell Station) Parksville. 250-954-2273

‘A Touch of Romance’ package

♥ Warm Copper Soaking Tub for Two ♥ ♥ Sparkling Wine & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries ♥ ♥ Side By Side Couples Massage ♥ Many more packages available!

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Timberline 8:00pm. Every Wed. Legion #49, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville. 250-248-5633 Age Well Xpress Every Wed (until Feb 26). Naam Yoga & Meditation and other healing and restorative techniques with Sharron Hudson. $10 drop in classes. 180 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-5945902 THU FEB 6 Free Drop-In Computer Tutoring 9:30am. Every Tue & Thu. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250947-8258

Available from November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014. ome restrictions apply, speak to a reservationist for details.

Creating Balance Nurturing Self 12:30pm. Companioning You: Workshop focuses on creating balance in one’s life by reflecting upon

Live with enthusiasm, love your family and respect everyone else . . . . . . even if they are right-handed!

THU FEB 6 personal challenges and exploring ways of nurturing self ($25). Jule’s Place, 525 Balsam St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-4996

Coffee with Council 2:00pm. Every Thu (Feb 2, 13, 20 & 27). Parksville City Hall, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 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. 250248-2093, 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. 250248-2093, ext. 237 Murder Mystery Dinner The theme of this Murder Mystery Dinner is tacky tourists waiting for a flight to their cruise. Advance tickets only ($25). Book early! The Final Ap-


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THU FEB 6 proach Restaurant, 3-1000 Ravensbourne Lane (airport), Qualicum Beach. 250-752-8966 The Wild Windwards 7:00pm. Laura & Thorsten are back to share their newest film, “The Wild Windwards.” Join them to experience the Caribbean from a different side. VIU Deep Field Marine Station, 370 Crome Point Rd, Bowser/Deep Bay. 250-757-9339 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. Dance or just listen, all ages. $2.50, includes snacks. Great music, many dance styles. Rotary House (corner of Beach & Fern), 211 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-586-3743 Live! Karaoke 10:00pm. Every Thu. The Rod & Gun Pub, 163 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250248-6511 FRI FEB 7 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week CHD Awareness Week is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).

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Zumba Gold 9:00am. Every Fri (until Feb 7). Call to register. Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250738-0077 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting 9:00am. Every Fri. Nanoose Bay Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Rd. 250-821-5495 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 Free Workshop: Managing Photos (Part 2) 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 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

Free Drop-In Computer Tutoring 10:30am. Every Fri. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay

FRI FEB 7 Ave, Parksville. 250-9478258 Teens in Transition 1:00pm. Every Fri. Older teens to young adults who are out of school. Positive support and info addressing issues specific. Drop-in. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, 245 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-2093

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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

EVERY WEDNESDAY 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

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,

EVERY THURSDAY

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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Music Trivia 7:00pm. Every Fri. The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 Opening Reception 7:00pm. Meet the artists while enjoying the new exhibitions in all three galleries. Everyone welcome, admission is free. Live background music and refreshments available. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

FRI FEB 7 Live! JP Maurice 7:30pm. Arbutus Events is excited to present a performance by JP Maurice. This musician finished top 5 in the 2012 Peak Performance Project & was winner of the Shore 104.3's "best of BC" contest. Advance tickets $20 at Bayside Resort & Lockhart Collection or $25 at door. Dinner/Cocktails at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-586-0809

FRI FEB 7 fee and treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250248-5106

Live! The Fretless 8:00pm. This Victoriabased “new folk” string quartet won two 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog, Heaven on Earth and Errington General Store. Cof-

February is Pet Dental Health Month 11:00am. Bring your cat or dog for a free 'anestheticfree' dental consultation! Bosley's Pet Food Plus, #108-280 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-2673

SAT FEB 8 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

SAT FEB 8 Garage & Flea Market 9:00am. 2nd Sat of month. Concession, Eagles table & bake sales go to local charity. Call to rent your table ($10 per 6ft table). Parksville Eagles (#3922), 281-A Pioneer Cres, Parksville (behind Pharmasave). 250-248-8103

Generals vs. Braves 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Shift into Action 5th Anniversary Please call for more details. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 SUN FEB 9 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. It is our pleasure to again work with The La-

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SUN FEB 9 fayette String Quartet to present their leading students who have excelled at playing an entire unaccompanied Sonata, Partita or Suite by J.S. Bach by memory. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Live! Ukulele Circle 2:30pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 MON FEB 10

MON FEB 10 Tai Chi Classes 7:00pm. New beginners register at first class. Taoist Tai ChiTM, 491-A E. Island Hwy (across from Tim Horton’s), Parksville. 250-240-3387 TUE FEB 11 Safer Internet Day This day promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children & young people around the world.

THU FEB 13 Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting 1:45pm. 'Have A Go' at creating geometric floral designs. St. Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. 250937-1350 Parksville Chamber Dinner Meeting 5:30pm. Networking followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets $30. The Beach Club Resort, 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 250-248-3613

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Family Day Movie 3:30pm. Enjoy a FREE movie on BC Family Day, courtesy of the PCCC. Despicable Me 2 starring Steve Carell (Rated PG). Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234

Valentine's Luncheon 12:00pm. The Bowser Legion "Ladies Auxiliary" are hosting their annual Valentine's Luncheon. Serving a delicious lunch and decadent desserts. Includes games, prizes and fun! Branch #211, Bowser Legion, 7035 Island Hwy W, Bowser. 250-757-2390 Red Cross AED/CPR C Recert (14yrs+) 4:00pm. Do you need to re-certify? This course covers CPR, rescue breathing techniques for adults, children & infants as well as information on automated external defibrillators. Cost is $42.65. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks. 250-248-3252

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Family Day in Coombs 1:00pm. Celebrate BC Family Day in Coombs! Lots of great games, activities and displays for families. FREE admission, FREE hot dogs, drinks & popcorn. Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. 250-248-4458 Family Day Skate 1:00pm. Celebrate BC Family Day with a FREE skate, courtesy of Quality Foods. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252

Public Open House 10:00am. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6921

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BC Family Day This is British Columbia's 2nd annual Family Day. Many people plan to take part in activities aimed at the whole family on this statutory holiday. Family Day Swim 10:00pm. Celebrate BC Family Day with a FREE swim, courtesy of Quality Foods. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

ASBC Mid-Island Grandparent Support Group 10:00am. 2nd Wed of each month. Family Resource Assn, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-714-0801

THU FEB 13 Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 FRI FEB 14 Valentine’s Day On this special day, people announce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love, often by sending cards, presents or gifts to the person with whom they have or want to have a relationship with. Free Workshop: Traveling with your iPad 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Live! Jazz Cabaret 7:00pm. Featuring vocalist Michelle Richard Trio. $20 includes dessert buffet. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

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f you want to go hog wild on BC Family Day, you should head to the Coombs Fairgrounds for a full of day of familyorientated activities.

Adkins says many of the activities they foster through the Coombs Fair will be included and this year they are even providing more space for the local 4-H club.

This is the second event volunteers with the Coombs Fair and the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association have organized for the newest provincial holiday.

With the assistance of student volunteers from Kwalikum Senior Secondary School and several clubs and organizations from the community, there will be many demonstrations taking place in the Arrowsmith Hall.

Last year on the very first BC Provincial Family Day, organizers were hoping for at least 500 people but than 2,000 showed up, so this year they are ready for the masses.

“The turnout was pretty amazing. We had people from all over Vancouver Island show up because there was nothing else going on … but we were happy to do it“, said Debbie Adkins, a spokesperson with the Coombs Fair. The afternoon will include a wide array of games, activities, demonstrations of heritage crafts, animals and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Every visitor will be treated to one free hot dog and a beverage.

Children will get an opportunity to explore some of the history of the area and participate in some of the activities the pioneers did daily, such as making butter the old-fashioned way. Adkins said Tom Farkus led the demonstrations on butter and honeymaking last year and he is coming back with his sweet gifts from nature including honeycomb cells. “He is a great guy. Kids get a piece of honeycomb to chew. It is an educational activity but they have fun while learning.” Other groups presenting include; the Coombs Historical Archive Society, Friends of Hamilton Marsh, Oceanside Wood Carvers, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and the Bradley Centre Spinners. Games like checkers and pin-the-tail on the


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donkey will also be setup and the children’s garden railway will be rolling along a track which is 30 feet in diameter for all to enjoy. Artists Dona Naylor is coming with an art display for children and there will be many other craft tables set up. With complimentary pop corn supplied by Dolly’s Home Hardware and plenty of free parking, this Family Day event will go on rain or shine - at the Coombs Agricultural Grounds on 1014 Ford Road.

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free family day skate OCEANSIDE PLACE ARENA from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free courtesy of Quality Foods.

free family day Movie PARKSVILLE COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE CENTRE Despicable Me 2 (Rated PG) starring Steve Carell will be screened at 3:30 pm and the concession will be open.


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SAT FEB 15 Opened Mail 6:00pm. Qualicum Bay Theatre Group presents 'Opened Mail' by Jules Tasca. Collection of sketches based on exchanged letters. Dinner at 6pm, play at 7pm. Tickets $25 at Salish Sea Market, Georgia Park Store, Shoe Inn & Mulberry Bookstores or $30 at door. Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8788

Live! Jazz at The MAC 7:00pm. Ralph Barrat & Sharp Seven. Tickets $15 (Non-Members) or $12 (OCAC Members). McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Generals vs. Storm 7:30pm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535

Naam Yoga & Divine Spiritual Wisdom 7:30pm. First time taught in Canada! Prosperity and True Abundance from the vast sciences of Naam Yoga and the Divine Spiritual Wisdom. No experience req'd ($45). Sharron Hudson, 180 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-5902

SUN FEB 16 Yoga Workshop: Deepen Your Practice 12:00pm. Free information session for these workshops with Catherine Munro (Catherine will be teaching the 10am Vinyasa class that day!). Oceanside Yoga Centre, #5-702 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-0108

SAT FEB 15 National Flag Day This day commemorates the inauguration of the Canadian national flag, also known as the “maple leaf flag”. Our national flag was inaugurated on February 15, 1965.

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SUN FEB 16 works of Czech composers. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

Foreign Film at PCCC Showing: "Renoir". This 2012 French drama film is based on the last years of Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer during World War I. Call for showtimes. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 MON FEB 17 Parksville Probus Club 8:45am. Meetings on 3rd Mon of each month. Quality Bayside Resort, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-752-4204 Movies at the PCCC Watch 3 great movies at the PCCC! "The Hunger Games" (Rated PG-13), "The Book Thief" (Rated PG-13) and "12 Years A Slave" (Rated-R). Movies showing Feb 17 - Feb 20. Call for showtimes. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 City Council Meeting 6:00pm. Parksville City Hall, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm. Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-2190

TUE FEB 18 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. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 PQ Linux/Android Users Group 6:30pm. Parksville Qualicum Linux Users Group is a community of Linux and 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 Parksville Lions Club 7:00pm. Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet St, Parksville. 250-586-7080 WED FEB 19 De-mystifying Osteoporosis Seminar 10:00am. Osteoporosis health educator, Phyllis Edwards, speaks to the Mid Island chapter of Osteoporosis Canada about different health assessment technologies and what they can reveal about your bone health & relative risk for fracture. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 2013 Qualicum Beach Community Awards Call for more information. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-7520960

WED FEB 19 Qualicum Beach Family History Society 7:00pm. Speakers will be two of our members, Kathy Jones and Al Setter, relaying their family history. Guests welcome. Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250594-5556 THU FEB 20

Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival Enjoy tastings, featured wine dinners, bubbly brunches, wine-inspired spa treatments and local tours. Feb 20 - 23. Sorry, no minors. For tickets & more information, contact: The Beach Club Resort at 1-888-760-2008 or TighNa-Mara Seaside Spa Resort at 1-800-663-7373 Communicating From the Heart 10:00am. Workshop explores conflict styles and focuses on skills helpful in navigating conflicts in a heartful win-win manner ($50 includes catered lunch). Jule’s Place, 525 Balsam St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-4996 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

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Parksville Untapped 6:30pm. Enjoy an evening that will showcase regional breweries and feature beer paired with delicious regional cuisine. Tickets $49 per person + taxes. Includes exclusive take-home “Parksville Untapped” beer glass. Sorry, no minors. The Beach Club Resort, 181 Beachside Dr, Parksville. 1-888-7602008 PQ Fish & Game AGM 7:00pm. Parksville Qualicum Fish & Game Assn Annual General Meeting. All members & potential members welcome. Legion #76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum. Be My Baby, presented by ECHO Players 7:30pm. An irresistible romantic comedy. Feb 20 Mar 9. Showtimes: 7:30pm (evening performances) & 2:30pm (Sunday matinees). Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250752-3522 Night at the Palace 8:00pm. Evening of Vaudeville & Burlesque - music, dance and comedy featuring an amazing line up of local talents. Thu, Fri & Sat (Feb 20, 21 & 22). Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, Parksville. 250-248-5106


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FRI FEB 21 Free Workshop: Managing Photos (Part 3) 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258

Swirl Signature Event 6:30pm. Enjoy the best BC wines & gourmet cuisine. Whether you’re discovering wine for the first time, or tempting a sophisticated palate, Swirl will excite all your senses. Tickets $69 per person + taxes. Includes exclusive takehome “Swirl” wine glass. Sorry, no minors. Tigh-NaMara Seaside Spa Resort, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville. 1-800-663-7373 Coombs Country Opera 7:00pm. 3rd Fri of month, Sep-May). Free fpr musicians and children is free. Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250752-3998 DJ Pizza Teen Swim Night (13-18yrs) 7:00pm. Swim to the mu-

FRI FEB 21 sic mix of DJ All Good and grab a slice! This event is FREE courtesy of the RDN Youth Recreation Strategic Plan. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014 Beachflicks: Still Mine 7:00pm. $6 per seat. Eaglecrest Golf Club, 2035 Island Hwy, Qualicum. 250-752-6311 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm. 3rd Fri every month. Tickets $10. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Nascar Starts The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713 SAT FEB 22

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SUN FEB 23 Live! Music on Sunday 2:30pm. Vince Mai, an extraordinary Vancouver trumpeter, has shared the stage with a veritable who's who list of jazz luminaries. With Ron Hadley (piano), Joey Smith (bass) & Hans Verhoeven (drums). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Healthier You Fair Please call for more details. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 MON FEB 24 Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island (AGCVI) 1:00pm. Guest speaker Dr. Hans Roemer, on “Growing Bulbs on the Dry Side of Vancouver Island". Doors open at 12:30pm. $5 includes Entry in Prize Draw & Coffee/Tea. Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-4423 New Art Exhibition Painter Judi Pedder in the Brown Gallery and photographers Rusty Joerin in the Volunteer Gallery and

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MON FEB 24 Paul Kyba in the Dorothy Francis Gallery (until Mar 16). TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 TUE FEB 25 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 WED FEB 26

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something pink and take a stand against bullying! Tropical Sno cone Swim 6:30pm. 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 Exploring Your Relationship With Food 6:30pm. Do you have a love/hate relationship with food? Cindy Thompson (Registered Clinical Counsellor) will shed light on why we might develop unhealthy eating patterns.. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Opening Reception for New Art Exhibition 7:00pm. Opening Reception for Pedder, Joerin and Kyba. TOSH Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 THU FEB 27 Music Bingo 7:00pm. The French Creek Marine Pub, 1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3713

Free Workshop: iTunes 9:30am. BLT (Family Place), 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-947-8258 Tales for the Telling 7:30pm. Tickets $10 each. Doors open at 7pm. McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC), 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Live! J.P. Cormier 8:00pm. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog, Heaven on Earth & Errington Store. Coffee and treats available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd. Parksville. 250-248-5106 SAT MAR 1 Live! The Lion The Bear The Fox 8:00pm. They’re back! Exactly one year after their memorable performance in Parksville, Arbutus Events is happy to have "The Lion The Bear The Fox" return. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at door. Sorry, no minors. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville. 250-586-0809

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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. Until Feb 25. The MAC, Parksville. 250-954-5040 Beating the Blues 6:00pm. Stephanie Peter Counselling. 250-937-1223 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 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 Beginners Yoga 4:15pm. Penny's Yoga, Parksville. 250-240-3569 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 Women's Yoga 6:30pm. The Akasha House, Qualicum. 250-947-5147


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

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

EVERY FRIDAY AA Lightkeepers 7:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-8347 Adult Boxing 7:15pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

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

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

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

Fun Darts 7:30pm. Eagles Hall, Parksville. 250-248-3922 Drop-In Darts 7:30pm. Legion #76, Qualicum. 250-752-9632 EVERY SATURDAY

Teens in Transition 1:00pm. SOS Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 Mind in Motion 1:00pm. PCCC, Parksville. 250-248-6234

QB Farmers Market 8:30am. Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-240-1233

Tae Kwon Do 3:00pm. Lighthouse Hall, Qualicum Bay. 250-954-2263

Ladies Boxercise 9:00am. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Youth Boxing (8-13) 4:30pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Self-Help Workshops Helping Healing Hands, Parksville. 250-954-3733

Women's Spin Class 5:30pm. Bodyworks Gym Parksville. 250-248-3346

Men's Pool 11:00am. Legion #49, Parksville. 250-248-5633

Youth Boxing (13-18) 6:00pm. Genesis Boxing, Parksville. 250-248-5511

EVERY SUNDAY 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

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the lion the fox March 1, 2014 story by BRENDA GOUGH

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xactly one year after their memorable performance in Parksville, the folk rock trio The Lion The Bear The Fox are returning for another intimate show at the Quality Bayside Resort. The March 1st concert is being held in conjunction with the opening night of the annual Brant Wildlife Festival. Hosted by The Nature Trust of BC, the Brant Wildlife Festival gala has undergone some changes for 2014 in hopes of attracting more people and that is where The Lion The Bear The Fox come in. The trio has been described as a musical force of nature and when The Nature Trust of BC folks found out that the band was booked to play at the Bayside Tidal Room in late February, they convinced organizer Megan Olsen to switch dates and join their fundraising event. Olsen, who is the owner of Arbutus Events, agreed that her show was a great fit for the Brant Wildlife Festival and she said the band will bring a new dynamic to the opening night party. “Just the name of the band is a good tie-in” Olsen said. “The band has three solid front

men and there are not that many bands that have so many strong positions and lead the band.” With over three decades of combined experience, all three band members; Christopher Arruda (the lion), Cory Woodward (the bear) and Ryan McMahon (the fox), are known for the passion they bring to their performances. Olsen describes the group as a raw folk rock band with a grunge edge. The 19+ show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will follow the burger and beverage Brant event, which also includes live music by Faye Smith and Dave Marco, a photo display by the Oceanside Photographers and a silent auction. Olsen has been instrumental in bringing new and talented musical acts to Oceanside and says the Quality Bayside Resort is always willing to accommodate her musical acts. That relationship has created an opportunity for music lovers to enjoy high calibre talent in a small venue close to home. “I like the venue at the Bayside. The room is intimate and bands get a good vibe from the room,” she acknowledged.


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Last year Olsen booked Juno Award winner David Myles into the Tidal Room for an incredible show. That was no small feat, considering Parksville was the only Vancouver Island date on his cross-country tour. Many of the bands Olsen books have been part of the Peak Performance Project hosted by Vancouver radio station The Peak. The contest promotes BC musicians and since it started many of the top finalists have achieved success. Olsen said her mission is to bring great music to this area that people

may not be aware of. “There is local talent out there and my goal is to get people listening to newer music.� The Lion The Bear The Fox were named Top 20 Finalists in the Peak Performance Project last summer and since then have been sharing their big voices, beautiful harmonies and honest songs with a fan base that continues to grow. Their Freedom Tour started February 8th and will continue through British Columbia and Alberta until the end of March.

Tickets for the March 1st date are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased at the Quality Bayside Resort or online at www.arbutusevents.ca

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SAT FEB 1 The Jagsters 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

Coffee House 7:30pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Southwick Disco Funk 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN FEB 2 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 Old Time Fiddlers 2:30pm. The Rotary House, Qualicum. 250-586-3743 Soundgarden Jam 7:00pm. Soundgarden, Coombs. 604-518-8025 MON FEB 3

Open Mic Night 7:00pm. Every Mon. The Shady Rest. 250-752-9111 WED FEB 5 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Timberline 7:30pm. Every Wed. Legion, Parksville. 250-248-6842 THU FEB 6 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 Karaoke 10:00pm. Every Thu. Rod & Gun Pub. 250-248-6511

FRI FEB 7 JP Maurice 7:30pm. Bayside Resort, Parksville. 250-586-0809 Release 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 Hummer 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT FEB 8 Renovations Blues 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

Hummer 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN FEB 9 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 Ukulele Circle 2:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 WED FEB 12 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Circle Jam 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 THU FEB 13 Manglewood 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI FEB 14

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Hands of Destruction 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131

David Mumford 11:30pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SAT FEB 15 Codi Band 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Hands of Destruction 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-37131 The Circus 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN FEB 16 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED FEB 19 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU FEB 20 Codi Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 A Night at the Palace 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 FRI FEB 21

Jazz Cabaret 7:00pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 Jazz at The MAC 7:00pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185

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Johnny Cash Tribute 7:30pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

A Night at the Palace 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Black Flamango 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511

The Enablers 7:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 A Cappella Plus 7:30pm. The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 A Night at the Palace 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 The Tumbling Dice 10:00pm. Rod & Gun Pub, Parksville. 250-248-6511 SUN FEB 23 Music on Sunday 2:30pm. TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum. 250-752-6133 WED FEB 26 Colin Campbell & Gary 6:00pm. The Shady Rest, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU FEB 27

Renovation Blues Band 7:00pm. Deez Bar & Grill, Qualicum. 250-752-8055 FRI FEB 28 J.P. Cormier 8:00pm. Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 Brickyard Boys 8:30pm. French Creek Marine Pub. 250-248-3713 SAT MAR 1

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LOCAL DINING Rawthentic Eatery ......................... 250-594-7298 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 Arts Cafe ......................................... 250-951-0888 Bailey's In The Village ..................... 250-752-7584 Beach House Cafe ........................... 250-752-9626 Beachside Grille .............................. 250-752-4392 Bean Counter Cafe ......................... 250-757-9565 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

Stellario's Italian Caffe ................... 250-954-0255 Tea Room at Milner Gardens ......... 250-752-8573 The Orange Bridge Cafe ................ 250-586-5185 Thrifty Foods Deli .......................... 250-248-8823 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

Chuffin Cafe .................................... 250-248-3261 Cockney Pride ................................. 250-752-6322 Courtyard Cafe & Patio .................. 250-752-4152 Creekmore's Coffee Espresso ......... 250-752-0158

Casual / Family...

Cruisers Grill .................................... 250-752-4814 Errington Eatery ............................ 250-586-0066 Errington Mountain Cafe ............... 250-586-8866 Farmhouse Cafe .............................. 250-248-5519 French Creek Bakery & Cafe ........... 250-248-2080 French Press Cafe............................250-752-0021 Karma Coffee ................................. 250-248-7312 MadBee Cafe .................................. 250-248-1004

AA Texas BBQ ................................. 250-752-7032 A&W ................................................ 250-248-2040 Aioli Seafood Restaurant .............. 250-954-1010 Avo's Eatery .................................... 250-248-1180 Bayside Bistro & Lounge ................. 250-248-8333 Bistro 1898 ...................................... 250-954-1881 Boston Pizza .................................... 250-947-9400

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Riso Bakery, Cafe & Bistro ............ 250-390-0777

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Micky J's .......................................... 250-752-9727

Sam's Sushi Bar ............................... 250-954-2373

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Pheasant's Nest Restaurant ............ 250-752-0117 Seamark Restaurant........................250-738-1158 Talons at Eaglecrest ....................... 250-752-6311

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Samurai Sushi ................................. 250-951-0752 Sushi Deco ....................................... 250-586-3290 Sushi Ichi ......................................... 250-954-2020 Sushi Masa ....................................... 250-248-6648

Thalassa Restaurant ........................ 250-594-1150

Tan's Kitchen .................................. 250-586-8828

Trees Restauraunt & Bakery .......... 250-586-2226

Treetop Tapas & Grill ..................... 250-248-2072

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

White Elephant .............................. 250-586-6611

International / Fine Dining...

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Amrikko's Indian Grille................... 250-951-0682

Domino's Pizza ................................ 250-248-9296

Bamboo Garden .............................. 250-248-3323

Nickolini's Pizza .............................. 250-757-9996

Bangkok Thai Food ......................... 250-248-4860

Panago Pizza ................................... 250-310-0001

Bistro 694 ........................................ 250-752-0301 British Bobby Restaurant ................ 250-954-3232 Butler's Restaurant ......................... 250-752-5776

Cedars Restaurant & Lounge 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville 250-248-2333 • tigh-na-mara.com

Papa Gino's Pizzeria ....................... 250-586-2121 Pizza Connection ............................ 250-951-2112 Pizza Fresh ...................................... 250-586-2013 Pizza Hut ......................................... 250-248-8130 Poppa's Pizza .................................. 250-248-9121

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

Pub Style...

Fusion Place Takeout ...................... 250-586-1881 Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge .... 250-752-6693 Henry's Kitchen ............................... 250-757-8288 Kalvas Restaurant ........................... 250-248-6933 Landing West Coast Grill ................ 250-468-2400 Lemon Twist Indian Cuisine .......... 250-954-1023

Arlington Inn Pub ........................... 250-468-7013 Black Goose Inn .............................. 250-586-1001 Crown & Anchor Pub ...................... 250-757-9444 Fanny Bay Inn ................................. 250-335-2323 French Creek Marine Pub ............... 250-248-3713 Lantzville Village Pub ................... 250-390-4019

Mekong River Vietnamese ............. 250-586-8000

Rocking Horse Pub .......................... 250-468-1735

Nemo Sushi ......................................250-586-1212

Rod & Gun Pub ............................... 250-248-6511

New Canton Restaurant ................. 250-752-2198

Shady Rest Pub & Restaurant ........ 250-752-9111

Otake Korean BBQ .........................250-586-5333

Upper Deck Sports Bar ................... 250-248-8333


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