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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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NEW YEAR'S POLAR BEAR SWIM

ROBBIE BURNS DAY DINNER

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

5:30pm, Celebrate Scotland's best-loved bard with a special Robbie Burns Day Dinner. Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-5633

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SAT JAN 26

VIJHL ALL-STAR HOCKEY GAME

FORMAL MASQUERADE BALL

1:30pm, Hosted by the Oceanside Generals. Prospect, Skill & All-Star Classic Games. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy. 250-248-6300 ext. 3

9:00pm, Enjoy an Evening of Incognito Delights! Includes entertainment, appetizers & a mask. Details and tickets at www.pqmasquerade.com

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SUN JAN 27

FREE MOVIE SCREENING

BRAZILIAN MUSIC ON SUNDAY

3:30pm, Sean Aiken's film about 52 jobs in 52 weeks. RSVP to attend. The Career Centre, 110-198 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3205

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2:30pm, Celebrate the birthday of Brazilian pop icon Djavan Caetano Viana. TOSH Centre, 122 Fern Road W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

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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 Published by: MEDIA is accurate, What’s On Digest recommends that you contact the business or before attending their event to confirm date and other details. The 201-273 Moilliet Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2T1 organization publisher does not assume responsibility for omissions or errors in event listings Phone 250-240-8812 Fax 250-248-9868 and articles and may not be held responsible for the accuracy of event information.

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tue jan 1 New Year’s Day According to the Gregorian calendar, used in Canada and many other countries, January 1st 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.

Polar Bear Swim 12:00pm What better way to start the New Year! Come down and join in the fun either as a spectator, volunteer or jump on in to some fun in the sun, sand and surf. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cheers from the crowd. FREE. Parksville Beach. 250-752-5014 New Year’s Day Levee at Qualicum Legion 12:00pm Join us for the

annual New Year’s Day Levee when we will ring in the New Year. Enjoy live music, finger food and refreshments. Everyone is invited! Qualicum Beach Legion, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-7529632 Alzheimer's Awareness Month Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 500,000 Canadians. Alzheimer Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness among Canadians and an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit www.alzheimer.ca New Year’s Day Levee at Parksville Legion 12:00pm This Open House event is open to all area residents. Light refreshments available. Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-5633 Live Music! Hootenany Folk Music Jam

7:00pm Every Tuesday. Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9444 wed jan 2 Live Music! Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Wednesday nights. Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Music! Jazz in the Restaurant 6:00pm The middle of the week is dull no more! Enjoy Live Jazz in the Restaurant every Wednesday night. Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Families Forward 6:30pm Forward House welcomes families and caregivers of people with mental health and addiction issues to a facilitated information and support group. Meetings take place alternate Wednesdays. Forward House, 129 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 954-0785 Timberline Dance 7:30pm Live Classic Country & Rock’n Roll music

wed jan 2 that lets you hear yourself think and hold onto your dance partner! Every Wednesday. All Adults are Welcome! Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-752-8542 THU jan 3 Bowser Knit-Wits 2:00pm Knit, chat and explore patterns from the library’s wonderful knitting books and magazines. All are welcome! Bowser Library, 111-6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-7579570 Live Music! Cocktail Jazz with Jan 6:00pm Thursday nights. Fanny Bay Inn, 7480 Island Hwy, Fanny Bay. 250-3352323 Live Music! Bluegrass & Acoustic Jam 7:00pm Every Thursday. Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9444 Parksville Newcomers Club 7:00pm Opportunity for newcomers to meet others in friendly, fun-oriented and social environments.

New Year! New You! Get free employment support and jumpstart your career today. 110-198 East Island Hwy, Parksville

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tHu jan 3 Access to lots of useful information about our community is available and we host guest speakers at our regular meetings. Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234 fri jan 4 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.

Sotheyby’s Open Houses For a list of each weekend's upcoming Open House events, contact the Realtors at Sotheby's Realty, 668 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-4000

fri jan 4 Oceanside Minor Midget Hockey Tournament Jan 4 - Jan 6. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2486300 ext.3 Live Music! Peter Mason 5:30pm Friday nights. Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778-424-4478

Hypnosis Seminar 6:30pm Ines Simpson and colleagues explain the benefits of Hypnotherapy. Learn how to take back control of your thoughts, feelings and actions in this free presentation to celebrate World Hypnosis Day. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Music Trivia Night 7:00pm Join us all winter long every Friday night for Music Trivia. Make a team and come out to

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answer trivia questions. Name that tune and be generally thrilled by a communal love of music. Everyone wins with a really great time! For all you music pundits out there this night’s for you! Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-7529111 Parksville/Qualicum Beach Men's Masters Jan 4 - Jan 6. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2486300 ext.3 sat jan 5

Two In-Depth Workshops 9:30am Learn Self-Hypnosis with Ines Simpson ($20 fee). 1:30pm Love Your Dentist - From Fear to Friend with Tom Body and Diane Ireland ($20 fee, 1st class is prerequisite). Parksville Pharmasave, 281

E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Live Music! The Jagsters 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar & Grill, 2484 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Live Music! Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Saturday nights. Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Music! Identity Crisis 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Campbell River 7:30pm Get in the game! Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Campbell River Storm. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535

sat jan 5 Errington Hall Coffee House 7:30pm Open stage format. Musicians and entertainers free. Karma Coffee & refreshments available. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, Errington. 250248-5106 sun jan 6

Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate 12:15pm Free admission and skate rentals. Children under 19 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Pond hockey is not available during Family Skate sessions. Sundays: Jan 6, 13, 20 and 27. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2483252 Live Music! Keeping Country Music Alive 2:00pm Don Townsend sings Classic Country & Country Rock dance mu-

sun jan 6 sic every Sunday. Eagles Club, 264 Pioneer Cres, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Live Music! Country Jam Sessions 3:00pm Every Sunday. Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-757-9444 mon jan 7 Schools Re-Open Schools throughout District #69 re-open after Winter Vacation. For more information, contact School District #69, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-2484241

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mon jan 7 ness skills that positively impact those 45+. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Tai Chi 9:30am Want to live a healthier & happier life? Explore the art of Tai Chi and benefit from a healthy body & mind. Monday mornings. Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach. 250-757-2097

Kinetics Class 10:30am This multi-activity class includes sport-style cardio intervals interspersed with resistance training circuits and muscle isolation work. It’s the most effective way to torch calories and test your levels of fitness and endurance! Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346

Spinning Class 5:30pm Experience the best ride of your life with our studio cycling classes. Maximize calorie burn and increase cardio and muscle endurance with our unique

mon jan 7 mix of sprints, climbs, intervals, drills, terrain and technique training, to challenge you in every class. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Bodyworks Fitness for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Arbutus Toastmasters 7:00pm Lose your fear of public speaking and learn to communicate beautifully. Arbutus Toastmasters meets every Monday. Come and be our guest! Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-1926 Open Mic Night 7:00pm We’re turning the mic over to Oceanside’s many talented residents with the hopes of showcasing just whatever it is they’d like to perform! Play an instrument, sing a song, tell a story or read a poem. The mic is yours! Eager participants just need to sign-up upon arrival and await the call to take the stage. Every Monday. Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250752-9111 SMS PAC Meeting 7:00pm Springwood Middle School, 450 Despard Rd, Parksville. 250-2482038 QBMS PAC Meeting 7:00pm Qualicum Beach Middle School, 699 Claymore Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9212

Morning Glory School

OPEN HOUSE Friday January 25th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

861 Hilliers rd. off Hwy 4 Qualicum Beach 250-752-2722 • www.morninggloryschool.ca

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tue jan 8 DeCosmos Art Group 12:30pm The De Cosmos Fine Art group meets in Studio B every Tuesday. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Introduction to Tai Chi 1:00pm Taoist Tai Chi incorporates stretching and turning into a sequence of movements to improve health of body, mind and spirit. Come watch the demonstration and try out this gentle form of martial arts. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 QB Museum Meeting 2:00pm The Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society has its monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. Guest speaker Claude Buchanan & Wendy Shaw @ 100th Anniversary of QB Golf Course. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5533 FBS PAC Meeting 3:30pm False Bay School, Lasqueti Island. 250-3338813 PASS/WW PAC Meeting 5:00pm PASS/Woodwinds, 223 Mills St, Parksville. 250-248-2969

Gentle Chakra Course 6:30pm This 8-week course allows you to connect to your Chakra Centres using simple, timeless poses in combination with relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques. Come with an open mind and open heart and bring a yoga mat if possible. Chakra Yoga is open to all levels. Jan 8 - Feb 26. $120 for 8 classes. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250947-5147

Dad’s and Kid’s Skate Night 6:30pm The first Tuesday of the month, come to The Pond for a skate. This is a FREE activity for Dads and Kids, sponsored by Building Learning Together. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 Live Music! Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 KSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm Kwalikum Secondary School, 266 Village

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Journaling 7:00pm Journaling captures your thoughts and feelings on paper. Uncover your innate creative genius by learning journaling tools and techniques with Clinical Counselor, Paula Miles. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 wed jan 9 Painters Group 10:30am All OCAC mem-

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bers are welcome to join the Wednesday painters drop-in group. The day fee is by donation. If you are not an OCAC member, but are interested in joining this group, please call us. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Pre-School Storytime 10:30am Pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers are welcome to enjoy books, songs and rhymes. All sessions are drop-in. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121 Baby & Me 11:00am Join us for interactive stories, songs and rhymes. Babies from

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birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers are invited. Older siblings are also welcome. Dropin. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121 Meditation for Relaxation 5:15pm Five Session Meditation Program starting with simple body relaxation, breath-work, and using visualization to bring peace and relaxation. Preregistration saves you dollars. Drop-ins welcomed. Wednesdays (Jan 9 - Feb 6). Wakoda Wellness Centre, 2701 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-927-5283 Live Music! Jazz in the Restaurant

6:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 QBES PAC Meeting 6:30pm Qualicum Beach Elementary School, 744 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6989 tHu jan 10

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tHu jan 10 laxation, breathing and meditation techniques. Come with an open mind and open heart and bring a yoga mat if possible. Chakra Yoga is open to all levels. Jan 10 - Feb 28. $120 for 8 classes. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250947-5147 Coffee with Council 2:00pm Council of the City of Parksville is committed to open communications with the citizens of Parksville. Drop by for coffee and an informal chat. Room 100, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Bowser Knit-Wits 2:00pm Knit, chat and explore patterns from the library’s wonderful knitting books and magazines. All are welcome! Bowser Library, 111-6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-7579570 Book Launch 2:00pm Humorist Judy Millar and poet Pat Smekal are combining their comic and poetic talents to launch

tHu jan 10 their new books. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121 Coffee with Trustees 3:00pm Coffee with the Trustees will be an opportunity for students, parents and staff to meet and talk with the trustees about their concerns and ideas. Oceanside Middle School. 980 Wright Rd, Parksville. 250-248-4241 Parksville Chamber Dinner Meeting 5:30pm Networking followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Guest speaker: Mayor Chris Burger, with the annual update from the City of Parksville. Showcase tables, networking opportunities and more! Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville. 250-248-3613 Live Music! Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Live Music! Jazz in the Restaurant 6:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109

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tHu jan 10 Live Music! Bluegrass & Acoustic Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444

W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Live Music! Cocktail Jazz with Jan 6:00pm Fanny Bay Inn, 7480 Island Hwy, Fanny Bay. 250-335-2323

fri jan 11 Paint Pals Painting Group 10:00am All OCAC members are invited to join the Friday “Paint Pals” painting group. To reserve your spot in this group, payment will be required in advance. Please contact the OCAC. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

Introduction to Tai Chi 6:30pm Taoist Tai Chi incorporates stretching and turning into a sequence of movements to improve health of body, mind and spirit. Come watch the demonstration and try out this gentle form of martial arts. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 CPF Monthly Meeting 7:00pm Canadian Parents for French is a group of volunteers dedicated to the creation and promotion of French second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians. Parksville Elementary School, 330 Craig St, Parksville. 250-248-4241

Life Drawing Classes 10:00am 20 Life Drawing Sessions. Model provided: short & long poses. Strictly practice sessions with no instructor. All levels of experience welcome. $150 or $10 drop-in charge. The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

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fri jan 11 Live Music! Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478

Group Moon Meditations 7:00pm These popular and dynamic group meditations connect and ground us and are used to escape from the cycle of ʻthoughtdesire-actionʼ. Take 90 minutes from your day twice every lunar month to explore your individuality and universality. Please reserve your place. $10 per evening. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250947-5147 Artist Reception 7:00pm Meet the artists for our January exhibitions. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free. Live background music is provided and refreshments will be available. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 Parksville Women's Open Bonspiel Jan 11 - Jan 13. Parksville Curling Club, 193 Island Hwy. E, Parksville. 250248-6300 ext.3 Sir John A. Macdonald Day The Right Honourable Sir

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fri jan 11 John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and one of the architects of Confederation. We use this day to teach people about our first prime minster and the founding of our country. For more information, visit www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ ceem-cced/sjama-eng.cfm sat jan 12 Painting Class 1:00pm Painting for All Levels (oil or acrylic) with Teresa Knight. Enjoy this relaxed and fun class and come out of it a better painter. 6 sessions beginning Jan 12. Call for more information. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-335-3234 Storytime at Bowser Library 1:30pm Join us for songs, rhymes, stories, and other fun. For children aged 2 - 6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Bowser Library, 111-6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-7579570 Musically Speaking 2:00pm Brazilian guitar virtuoso Celso Machado in conversation and performance with host David Malek. The audience will have the chance to meet this artist up close and personal, engage him in dialogue, gain insight into his music, and see him in performance. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185

sat jan 12 Live Music! The Boney Finger Jam 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar & Grill, 2484 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Live Music! Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Live Music! Asleep at the Steel 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Live Music! Celso Machado in Concert 7:30pm Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Celso Machado, transports his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and beyond. Tickets available at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and Errington Store. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, Errington. 250-248-5106

Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Nanaimo 7:30pm Get in the game! Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Nanajimo Buccaneers. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535

sun jan 13 VIJHL All Star Game 1:30pm Hosted by the Oceanside Generals. Prospects Game (1:30pm), Skill Competition (3:30pm), All-Star Classic (4:30pm). Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-6300 ext.3 Live Music! Keeping Country Music Alive 2:00pm Don Townsend sings Classic Country & Country Rock dance music. Eagles Club, 264 Pioneer Cres, Parksville. 250-2482846 Live Music! Country Jam Sessions 3:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 Groundswell 2:00pm West Coast Artists and World Class Surfers highlight the raw beauty of our coastline and speak out in defence of the Great bear Rainforest. Admission is by donation. Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. 250-586-6010

Music on Sundays Jazz/Blues 2:30pm The Maureen Washington Quintet. Start off the New Year with a bluesy bounce in your step! A rare opportunity to enjoy this superbly soulful Victoria-based vocalist extraordinaire in an intimate

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FOR WOMEN Group fitness classes at Bodyworks Fitness for Women in Parksville, BC are in high demand. by Michelle Cook

Like many fitness centers, the goal of offering group fitness is to help members find a fun way to add excitement to their workout routines. The difference, however, between what most clubs offer and what club owner Dale Nagra offers, is significant. In January of 2012 Dale made the decision to add the amenity that would change the way his club operated. Fitness On Request is a comprehensive, video-based group fitness platform that allows Dale to offer his members access to fitness classes all day, every day in his facility! On a touch-screen kiosk users can browse through dozens of exercise classes, select the class that is of interest to them, and within minutes watch ➤


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it begin right in front of them on a massive HD video screen. The system allows Dale to increase offerings for his members without increasing membership rates. “We used to have to increase our membership prices just to cover the costs of group fitness. Fitness On Request is affordable enough that we can keep our membership prices low but offer even more to our members.” At Dale’s facility, Fitness on Request classes are included in your membership, and his members are already taking approximately 300 classes per week! Among his active members is Jackie Allen, who, along with Kim Williamson and Judy Richardson, is training for her first Ironman Triathlon. These women have been using Fitness On Request to train for their competition by taking classes together and individually. “These classes are a great option for us. We usually take the 50-minute cycle classes together because we need to build our endurance and we need a tough workout. By the time I finish one of those classes, I’m drenched! It’s a really great workout.” Jackie has been an athlete her entire life and is always looking for solutions to her fitness routine. “Besides just training for the Ironman, I was really interested in the Fitness On Request programming because there is so much variety.” Jackie participates in a wide variety of class genres including yoga/ Pilates, strength and conditioning, cycle

and more. “Normally I’d wonder how I would have time to do all of these activities, but with this program, I have all of those options right in one spot and I can do it whenever I have time available.” The flexibility and convenience of Fitness On Request is a critical piece for Jackie’s schedule. “I like that there are different class lengths. If I come in on my lunch hour I may only have time for a 20 or 35 minute class, but then on the weekends or at night I can take a longer class.” She goes on to admit, “Sometimes when I work out, I don’t want to have to think. But if I can just go to the gym and press a button and have an instructor tell me exactly what to do, it’s great. I’m constantly telling people what a great tool Fitness On Request is. I just love it!” Huge class variety and flexible workout times are just a few of the benefits of Fitness On Request in Dale’s club. “Throughout the 11 years that my club has been in business, I’ve never had as much positive feedback or as many “thank-you”s from my members as I get because of Fitness On Request. We’ve had such awesome feedback from them. It’s definitely been worth it for us.” For more information about Fitness On Request at Bodyworks Fitness for Women in Parksville, call 250-248-3346 or visit bodyworksgym.ca. For sample classes visit facebook.com/elementsfit.


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I like that there are different class lengths. If I come in on my lunch hour I may only have time for a 20 or 35 minute class ~ Jackie Allen Above: Jackie Allen, Emma Fraser, Judy Richardson & Kim Williamson


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sun jan 13 gallery setting. With Daniel Cook-guitar. Ron Hadleypiano, John Hyde-bass, Bill Hicks-drums. The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 mon jan 14

Free Movie Screening 3:30pm One Week Job project. College grad Sean Aiken didn’t take the first job that came along. Instead, he took 52 jobs in 52 weeks! See the movie about his journey. Enjoy

mon jan 14 free drinks & popcorn. Please RSVP to attend. The Career Centre, 110-198 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250248-3205 Town Council Meeting 7:00pm Regular Town of Qualicum Beach Council Meeting. Council Chambers, Qualicum Beach Town Hall, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250738-2190 Open Mic Night 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Strathcona Cup Scottish Tour Qualicum & District Curling Club, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-2486300 ext.3

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tue jan 15

WES PAC Meeting 9:15am Winchelsea Elementary School, 140 Renz Rd, Parksville. 250248-3296

10 Year Anniversary Celebration 10:00am Celebrate 10 years in business with Parksville Pharmasave! Stop by from 10:00am4:00pm to meet your Live Well team and to save with in-store 10 year anniversary specials! Enjoy complimentary cake, coffee & tea. Enter in-store for your chance to win prizes

& more! Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

Introduction to Homeopathy 6:30pm Find out how to look after your family with safe and effective natural remedies. Homeopathic Physician, Colin Gillies, will review homeopathic principles for treatment in first aid and for common acute illnesses. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-9510243

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tue jan 15

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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 or Android device, if you like. Leave message at number provided. A&W Restaurant, 540 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2483570 BES PAC Meeting 6:30pm Bowser Elementary School, 4830 Faye Rd, Bowser. 250-757-8487 Dad’s Night Out Game Night! 6:30pm Have fun with board games, puzzles, and word games! Dads, grandpas, uncles and friends are welcome! All ages program. Free, dropin. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-3841 BSS PAC Meeting 7:00pm Ballenas Secondary School, 135 N. Pym Rd, Parksville. 250-248-5721 Live Music! Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor

Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 wed jan 16

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are invited. Older siblings are also welcome. Dropin. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121

Health and the Thyroid 10:00am Join the local Osteoporosis Support Group to hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Andrea Rayburn, Naturopathic Physician. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243

Movies at the PCCC 3:00pm Catch a movie at the PCCC! Showing: Seven Psychopaths (Rated-R), Undefeated (PG-13). Jan 16-19 (3pm, 6pm & 8pm). Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6234

Pre-school Storytime 10:30am Pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers are welcome to enjoy books, songs and rhymes. All sessions are drop-in. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6121

Bladder and Yeast Infections 4:00pm This women’s health class will focus on natural approaches to candida and the connection between bladder and yeast overgrowth. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250951-0243

Baby & Me 11:00am Join us for interactive stories, songs and rhymes. Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers

Qualicum Beach Chamber Dinner Meeting 5:30pm Networking followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

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EVERY MONDAY

EVERY MONDAY

Seniors Day 1st Monday of the Month. Customers 65+ save 15% on most regular priced merchandise, excluding medication. See in-store for details. Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011

Yoga for Seniors 9:30am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7025

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. 250-752-7025

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

Seniors Canasta 12:30pm 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. 250-752-0465

Movies for Seniors 1:00pm (alternate weeks) Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250752-7131

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. 250-248-3200

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

EVERY TUESDAY 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

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 Zumba for Seniors 9:30am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-1419

Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Ukulele for Seniors

Cards for Seniors

Dominoes for Seniors

1:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-738-0899

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

10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3307


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for SENIORS EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Yoga for Seniors

HOSTS Health Program

11:15am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

9:30am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0420

Darts for Seniors

Seniors Bridge

Keep Fit for Seniors

12:30pmQualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3253

10:00am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Writers' Group

Songbirds

EVERY WEDNESDAY

12:30pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7178

10:30am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3512

Seniors Bag Baseball 11:00am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

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

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

Newcomers Euchre 7:00pm (2nd & 4th weeks) Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250248-3200

EVERY THURSDAY

Partner's Bridge 12:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-0414

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

Seniors Whist 1:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7940

Bert's Line Dance 1:00pm Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

Seniors Fun Fitness

9:30am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9822

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

Yoga for Seniors 11:45am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7025

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

Seniors Art Group 1:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-594-7307

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

EVERY SATURDAY

9:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5829

Newcomers Alumni Euchre

Shuffleboard

Seniors Bridge

9:30am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre, 144 Middleton Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3200

1:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-7920

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tHu jan 17 ers. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9320 Baby TIme 10:30am Join us for a 20 minute program that introduces you and your baby to the joy of music, rhyme, lap play, and more. This early childhood literacy program is for children aged 18 months and younger and their parent or caregiver. This is a free drop-in event. Siblings welcome. Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-3841

Senior’s First Aid 1:00pm Step 1 Emergency Response. This is a series of workshops designed to give the knowledge and confidence to respond to emergencies. Ideal for those aged 60+. Cost is $10. Pre-registration is required. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach. 250-7525014 Coffee with Council 2:00pm Council of the City of Parksville is committed to open communications with the citizens of Parksville. Drop by for coffee and an informal chat. Room 100, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144

tHu jan 17 Bowser Knit-Wits 2:00pm Knit, chat and explore patterns from the library’s wonderful knitting books and magazines. All are welcome! Bowser Library, 111-6996 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 250-7579570 Coffee with Trustees 3:00pm Coffee with the Trustees will be an opportunity for students, parents and staff to meet and talk with the trustees about their concerns and ideas. PASS/Woodwinds, 223 Mills St, Parksville. 250-248-4241 Coombs Country Opera 7:00pm This Country Jam brings all sorts of local talent out of the woodwork. Grab your guitar, fiddle, mandolin or whatever tickles your fancy and join us for a great time. Coffee, chips and other snacks provided in the hall kitchen by our local community 4H clubs. 3rd Friday of each month until May. Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250248-1009 Parksville Chamber Business After Business 7:00pm Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to host the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce "Business After Business" in January. Networking, refreshments and more! Don’t forget to bring your business cards. Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC, 512 E. Island Hwy,

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Parksville. 250-248-8383 Live Music! Bluegrass & Acoustic Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 Qualicum Foods Men's Open Jan 17 - Jan 20. Qualicum & District Curling Club, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6300 ext.3 fri jan 18 Beach Flicks presents: Bernie 7:00pm When a small town mortician befriends an eccentric, wealthy widow, murders her and then tries to cover up her death, hilarity ensues. Eaglecrest Golf Club, 2035 Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6311 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm The MACoustic Folk Club invites you to show us your stuff on the open stage during the first half of the night with an open mic. This month’s featured artist is: Roger Helfrick. McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. 250-248-8185 sat jan 19

The Search for “Feeling Better” 9:30am The Science & Soul behind our Not-So Healthy

Behaviours. Clinical Counselor, Diane Hancox, weaves together scientific findings and psychology to offer a unique look at addictions and our unhealthy patterns. $20 fee. Register to ensure a spot as this is a popular session! Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-9510243 Live Music! The Jagsters 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar & Grill, 2484 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Annual Robbie Burns Dinner 5:30pm Robert Burns is Scotland’s best-loved bard! Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with a special dinner. Tickets are available at the Legion. Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave. W, Parksville. 250-248-5633 Live Music! Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Live Music! Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Music Trivia Pub Night 6:00pm Flashback Freddy will be entertaining with a sock full of hits from the 50’s & 60’s.Come out to test your memory of those tunes, to dance or just to remember! Fairwinds Golf Club, 3730 Fairwinds Dr, Nanoose Bay. 250-4685888

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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Live Music! The Codi Band 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Live Music! Annie Lou in Concert 7:30pm Annie Lou’s heartmoving, homegrown tunes are ringing out across the North American roots music stage, gathering audiences coast to coast and garnering Juno, WCMA, and Galaxie Rising Star nominations. Tickets are available at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and Errington Store. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, Errington. 250-2485106

Water Safety Instructors Re-certification Course (16yrs+) 9:00am This re-certification course for 16yrs+ will bring you up to date on all the recent changes and improvements to the Red Cross Water Safety Program. You must re-certify every two years to keep your award current. Cost is $92.70. Pre-registration is required. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach. 250752-5014

sun jan 20 National Non-Smoking Week National Non-Smoking Week is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada’s ongoing public health education efforts. It’s an opportunity to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. For more information, visit www.nnsw.ca

Wise Women’s Words 9:30am Using Non Violent, Compassionate Communication as a platform, this meaningful workshop is a powerful antidote to the trials of modern life. This

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day will bring you guidance and encouragement to approach your life with understanding and purpose. Cost $135. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-947-5147

Music on Sundays Classical 2:30pm Violinist Nicholas Wright and Pianist Grace Huang. We welcome this highly respected Vancouver-based duo that features the former First Violinist of the London Symphony Orchestra/current Assistant Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The program will include works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Faure and Sarasate. The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133

4-Week Homeopathic First Aid Course 10:00am An in depth study of homeopathy for those who want more knowledge. Homeopathic Physician, Colin Gillies will review the principles and guidelines of homeopathy with an emphasis on practical applications for home prescribing. $50 fee. Jan 20 - Feb 10. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Live Music! Keeping Country Music Alive 2:00pm Don Townsend sings Classic Country & Country Rock dance music. Eagles Club, 264 Pioneer Cres, Parksville. 250-2482846

Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Cowichan Valley 2:30pm Get in the game! Save-On-Foods Oceanside

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CAREER CLOSET HELPS JOB-SEEKERS

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by Brenda Gough

or many people, the New Year provides some incentive to make changes in their lives. For those looking for work it is important to be equipped with everything needed to make a great first impression to land a new job. In today’s competitive world you need more than skills and a resume when you start your job search … you also need a polished, professional look and that is where the Career Closet at The Career Centre in Parksville can help. The Career Centre is a project of the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society that provides employment services to residents of the Oceanside area. Operations Manager Lori Koop said their wardrobe service has been running for two years now and offers free interview appropriate clothing and accessories for both women and men. “We provide clothes not only for the interview process but also for early days

in the new the new job,” she pointed out. Koop acknowledged that although the service is to offer workplace attire, what they really provide is confidence. “It is hard enough going through an interview process. We want to be able to give our clients something that boosts their confidence and has them looking forward to their interview and potential new job. We want them to walk out of here feeling dressed for success.” Koop agreed that first impressions are huge when you are in the job market and not everyone has the means to pull a professional look together. With the help of Career Centre staff, it is one less hurdle job seekers need to worry about. “Sometimes if you are discouraged, feeling down about yourself and not in a positive frame of mind, it helps to have a discerning eye to make suggestions about what outfit might be more flattering. We have a good variety to choose from and ➤


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We want to be able to give our clients something that boosts their confidence. Lori Koop, Operations Manager

it is our hope that we can find something that will work for everyone,” she explained. Koop said many of the items hanging on their racks are brand new and have been generously donated by local clothing stores. Others are gently used and have come from business people within the community. “A lot of those people like to know that there is a place where their clothes are going to be utilized and can make a difference.” She advised that donated clothes need to be ready to

wear, on hangers and should be fairly conservative and appropriate for interviews or the workplace. The closet also has accessories and Koop said what they could really use right now are white blouses and shirts, black skirts and pants as well as men’s shoes and perhaps even some brief cases. Mid January through February she said they will be holding a “New Year, New You” contest for their clients that will see one lucky winner receive a make-over package.

“It is a positive way for clients to start their job search in the new year, giving them something enjoyable to look forward to” she stated. She said the prize will include a new hair style, a facial, makeup application and new outfits for both work and leisure. For more information on this valuable program and other services that The Career Centre offers, visit careercentre.org or call the Centre at 250-248-3205.


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tue jan 22

Generals vs. Kerry Park Islanders. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-240-5535 Live Music! Country Jam Sessions 3:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 mon jan 21 FCCS PAC Meeting 8:30am French Creek Community School, 2350 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. 250248-9921 First Nations Advisory Meeting 10:00am Room 121, Family Place, 494 Bay Ave, Parksville. 250-248-9921 City Council Meeting 6:00pm Regular City of Parksville Council Meeting. The Forum, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 tue jan 22

The Roles We Play 7:00pm Join Clinical Counsellor, Paula Miles, in this fun workshop and explore the different roles you play and how they affect your life. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-951-0243 Open Mic Night 7:00pm Shady Waterfront

Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 Live Music! Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 wed jan 23 Chinese New Year Many people in countries such as Canada celebrate Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Gung Ho Fat Choy!

Baby Massage 10:00am Registered Massage Therapist and Doula, Elizabeth Martin shows you how to use massage to calm and delight your baby. All family members welcome. $20 fee. Parksville Pharmasave, 281 E. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250951-0243

Grandmother to Grandmother Luncheon 12:00pm Guest Speaker: renowned author and editor Sally Armstrong.

wed jan 23 Parksville Community & Conference Centre 132 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville 250752-7298 Coffee with Trustees 3:00pm Coffee with the Trustees will be an opportunity for students, parents and staff to meet and talk with the trustees about their concerns and ideas. Nanoose Bay Elementary School, 2875 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay. 250248-4241 Live Music! Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Live Music! Jazz in the Restaurant 6:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 thu jan 24 Coffee with Council 2:00pm Council of the City of Parksville is committed to open communications with the citizens of Parksville. Drop by for coffee and an informal chat. Room 100, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250-248-6144 Live Music! Cocktail Jazz with Jan 6:00pm Fanny Bay Inn, 7480 Island Hwy, Fanny Bay. 250-335-2323 Live Music! Bluegrass & Acoustic Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy,

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

thu jan 24 Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 fri 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 any Robbie Burns festival often include haggis, bagpipes, Scotsmen in kilts and the reading of Burns' poem, Ode To A Haggis.

Open House 3:00pm Morning Glory School invites all interested to come and meet the teachers, talk to parents of current students and tour the school! Come and see what everyone on the playground is talking about and learn what makes Morning Glory School so unique! Morning Glory School, 861 Hilliers Rd. (off Hwy 4), Qualicum Beach. 250-752-2722 Live Music! Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Parksville Senior Mixed 50+ Bonspiel Jan 25 - Jan 27. Parksville Curling Club, 193 Island Hwy. E, Parksville. 250248-6300 ext.3


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TUE JAN 1 Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 WED JAN 2 Live Jazz 6:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 THU JAN 3 Bluegrass/Acoustic 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 FRI JAN 4 Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 SAT JAN 5 The Jagsters 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Identity Crisis 7:00pm Shady Waterfront. Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Coffee House 7:30pm Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 SUN JAN 6 Don Townsend 2:00pm Eagles Club, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Country Jam 3:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 TUE JAN 8 Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 WED JAN 9 Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Jazz 6:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

THU JAN 10 Bluegrass/Acoustic 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 FRI JAN 11

THU JAN 17 Bluegrass/Acoustic 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 FRI JAN 18

Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 SAT JAN 12

Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 MACoustic Folk Club 7:30pm The MAC, Parksville. 250-248-8185 SAT JAN 19

Peter Mason 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery Bowser 778424-4478 SAT JAN 26

The Jagsters 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 The Codi Band 7:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Annie Lou in Concert 7:30pm Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 SUN JAN 20

The Boney Finger Jam 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Bill Blackwell 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 BIg Twang Theory 7:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111 Locarno in Concert 7:30pm Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 SUN JAN 27

Don Townsend 2:00pm Eagles Club, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Music on Sundays 2:30pm TOSH, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Country Jam 3:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 TUE JAN 22

Don Townsend 2:00pm Eagles Club, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Music on Sundays 2:30pm TOSH, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Country Jam 3:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 TUE JAN 29

Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 WED JAN 23

Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 WED JAN 30

Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Jazz 6:00pm Shady Waterfront Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU JAN 24 Bluegrass/Acoustic 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444

Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe , Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Jazz 6:00pm Shady Waterfront Qualicum. 250-752-9111 THU JAN 31 Bluegrass/Acoustic 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444

Boney Finger Jam 2:00pm Frontiersman Bar, Coombs. 250-586-0040 Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Asleep at the Steel 7:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

Celso Machado 7:30pm Errington Hall, Errington. 250-248-5106 SUN JAN 13 Don Townsend 2:00pm Eagles Club, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Music on Sundays 2:30pm TOSH, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-6133 Country Jam 3:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 TUE JAN 15 Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor, Qualicum. 250-757-9444 WED JAN 16 Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe, Bowser. 778-424-4478 Live Jazz 6:00pm Shady Waterfront, Qualicum. 250-752-9111

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sat jan 26 roles for males & females aged 13-70. Jan 26 (1pm) and Feb 3 (1pm & 6:30pm). Shelly Road Centre, 186 Shelly Rd, Parksville. 250752-4470

Child Care Emergency First Aid (14yrs+) 9:00am This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children. Cost is $77.25. Pre-registration is required. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2483252 Auditions for B2B 2013 Summer Season 1:00pm Come out an audition for 3 Great Plays! The Drowsy Chaperone, Sexy Laundry and Little Women. Singing and non-singing

Home Alone (9-12yrs) 9:30am Be prepared! Learn to manage general safety, fire safety, emergency phone calls, dealing with strangers, and snack ideas for times when you are left alone at home for brief periods. Cost is $26. Pre-registration is required. Winchelsea Elementary

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School, 140 Renz Rd, Parksville. 250-248-3252

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Live Music! Bob Hiebert 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478

Teen Glow in the Dark Skate 13-18yrs 6:45pm Break out all your GLOW goodies and join us at the rink for a colourful hour of skating. Everyone will receive a free glow bracelet. FREE admission (skate rentals regular price). Oceanside Place

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sat jan 26 twice every lunar month to explore your individuality and universality. Please reserve your place. $10 per evening. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250947-5147 Live Music! Locarno in Concert 7:30pm Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk. Tickets are available at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and Errington Store. Errington Hall, 1390 Errington Rd, Errington. 250-248-5106

Masquerade Ball 9:00pm Looking for an evening of fun, Entertainment and Mystery? Come to the Masquerade Ball An Evening of Incognito Delights! This is a 19+ event that includes entertainment, appetizers and a mask. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.pqmasquerade. com Crown Mansion, 292 Crescent Rd. E, Qualicum Beach. 250-607-7387 Live Music! The BIg Twang Theory 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

sun jan 27 Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacyrelated activities as a family. For more information, visit www.abclifeliteracy. ca/fld/family-literacy-day

Reiki Level 1 10:00am This one day workshop attunes students to Reiki energy. Emphasis is placed on self healing and the healing of others. Learn the history of Reiki, Ethical Practices, Chakra Systems and more! Upon completion, students will be able to provide Reiki healing for self and others. Cost $200. The Akasha House, 233 Kenmuir Rd, Qualicum Beach. 250-947-5147

Music on Sundays Brazilian Popular 2:30pm Happy Birthday, Djavan! We celebrate the 64th birthday of Brazilian pop icon Djavan Caetano Viana with a program of great tunes by Djavan as well as Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, etc. Featuring internationally esteemed, San Francisco-based Brazilian

sun jan 27 music specialist Sandy Cressman with pianist Ron Hadley, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Bill Hicks. The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd. W, Qualicum Beach. 250752-6133

Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Comox Valley 2:30pm Get in the game! Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-2405535 Live Music! Keeping Country Music Alive 2:00pm Don Townsend sings Classic Country & Country Rock dance music. Eagles Club, 264 Pioneer Cres, Parksville. 250-248-2846 Live Music! Country Jam Sessions 3:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 mon jan 28 EES PAC Meeting 6:00pm Errington Elementary School, 1390 Fairdowne Rd, Errington. 250-248-8446 Open Mic Night 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

tue jan 29 Middle School Nite (Gr. 6,7 & 8) 4:00pm Games, field trips, music, creative projects, and dinner are all offered in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. Pre-registration is required. SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre, Parksville. 250-248-2093 ext. 232 Live Music! Hootenany Folk Jam 7:00pm Crown & Anchor Pub, 6120 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Bay. 250-7579444 wed jan 30 Live Music! Jazz Songs with Jan 5:30pm Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery, 6087 W. Island Hwy, Bowser. 778424-4478 Live Music! Jazz in the Restaurant 6:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111 BC Firefighter's Championship Jan 30 - Feb 3. Qualicum & District Curling Club, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-248-6300 ext.3 tHu jan 31 Coffee with Council 2:00pm Council of the City of Parksville is committed to open communications with the citizens of Parksville. Drop by for coffee and an informal chat. Room 100, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre 100 E. Jensen Ave, Parksville. 250248-6144


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EVERY WEEK eVerY mondaY

Make-Over Monday Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011 45+ Fitness Class 8:00am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 TOPS 4248 Parksville 8:30am St. Anne and St. Edmunds Anglican Church, Parksville. 250-586-0101

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tary School. 250-248-2677 Bingo 6:00pm Parksville Legion. 250-248-5633 Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach 6:15pm Rotary Park at the Beach, Qualicum Beach.

eVerY tuesdaY

Tai Chi for Seniors 10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre. 250-752-1419

Parksville Rotary PM 11:45am Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville.

Kinetics Class 10:30am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Seniors are Talking 1:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093.

Crib for Seniors 6:30pm Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre. 250-248-3200 Toastmasters 7:00pm Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 250-248-6234

Darts for Seniors 1:00pm Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre. 250-248-3200

Hatha Yoga for Adults 9:00am & 10:30am, SOS Centre, Parksville. (Dropin) 250-248-2093 ext. 242

Open Mic Jam Night 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

Tai Chi 9:30am Lighthouse Community Centre, Bowser. 250-757-2097

White Collar Boxing 7:15pm Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250248-5511

Middle School Nite (Gr. 6,7 & 8) 4:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Pre-registration req'd) 250-248-2093 ext. 232

Kinetics Class 10:30am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346

eVerY tuesdaY Boxercise for Everyone 6:00am & 6:00pm Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250-248-5511

Teen Nite (Gr. 9-12) 3:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 232 Seniors Line Dancing 3:15pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre. 250-752-3148 Spinning Class 5:30pm Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Navy League Cadets 6:00pm Parksville Elemen-

eVerY wednesdaY

Art for Seniors 10:00am Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre. 250-752-2496

Adult Skate 9:30pm Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 eVerY wednesdaY Parksville Rotary AM 7:00am The Beach Club Resort, Parksville.

Rotary Club Qualicum Beach Sunrise 7:00am Rotary House, 211 Fern Rd, Qualicum Beach.

45+ Fitness Class 8:00am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346

Time in Comfort for Tots & Caregivers 9:15am SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 237

Time in Comfort for Tots & Caregivers 9:15am SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 237

Zumba 9:30am SOS Centre, Parksville. (TIC-TAC participants) 250-248-2093 ext. 237

The Power of Now 10:00am Breakthrough Healing Arts, Parksville. 250-248-8074

Singing in French 1:30pm New members welcome. 250-248-8714 Family Night 4:30pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 237 Weight Watchers 5:00pm Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 250-248-6234

Spinning Class 5:30pm Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Belly Dancing - Adults 6:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 242 Familes Forward 6:30pm Forward House, Parksville. 250-954-0785 White Collar Boxing 7:15pm Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250248-5511


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Submit your weekly events www.whatsondigest.com or pqb@whatsondigest.com eVerY wednesdaY Timberline Dance 7:30pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch #49, Parksville. 250-752-8542 eVerY tHursdaY Boxercise for Everyone 6:00am & 6:00pm Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250-248-5511

eVerY tHursdaY ville. (Pre-registration req'd) 250-248-2093 ext. 237 Bingo 6:00pm Parksville Legion. 250-248-5633 Ladie's Pool 6:45pm Parksville Legion. 250-248-5633

eVerY fridaY Preschoolers on Move 9:15am SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 237 Wii for Seniors 9:30am Qualicum Beach Seniors` Activity Centre. 250-752-5586

Seniors Shuffle Board 9:00am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre. 250-248-3200 Baby Time 10:30am Parksville Library. 250-248-3841 Community Meals 11:30am St. Stephen's Church, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9831

Dominoes 1:00pm (Mexican Train) Parksville Legion. 250248-5633 Whist for Seniors 1:00pm Qualicum Beach Seniors' Activity Centre. 250-752-7940 Preschool Art 3:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Drop-in) 250-2482093 ext. 237 Girl Talk (Gr. 3, 4 & 5) 3:00pm SOS Centre, Parksville. (Pre-registration req'd) 250-248-2093 ext. 237 Guyz Time (Gr. 3,4 & 5) 3:00pm SOS Centre, Parks-

Shasta Hoop Fitness 7:00pm Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 250-752-9505 Old Time Fiddlers 7:30pm Rotary House, Qualicum Beach. Adult Skate 9:30pm Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy, Parksville. 250-248-3252 eVerY fridaY Fashion Friday Qualicum Pharmasave, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011 45+ Fitness Class 8:00am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Kinetics Class 10:30am Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346 Weight Watchers 9:00am Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 250-248-6234

Seniors Line Dance 11:00am Parksville Seniors' Activity & Drop-In Centre. 250-248-3200 Mind in Motion 1:00pm Parksville Community & Conference Centre. 250-248-6234 Spinning Class 5:30pm Bodyworks for Women, 162 Morison Ave, Parksville. 250-248-3346

eVerY saturdaY Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-3011 Men's Pool 10:45pm Parksville Legion. 250-248-5633 Audrey Raines at MAC 11:30pm McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville. 250248-8185

Painting Class 1:00pm McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville. 250335-3234 eVerY sundaY Family Swim 10:00am Ravensong Aquatic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

Bingo 6:00pm Parksville Legion, Parksville. 250-228-9057 Teen Swims (13-18yrs) 7:00pm Ravensong Aquatic Centre, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-5014

Free Family Skate 12:15pm Oceanside Place Arena, Parksville. 250248-3252

Music Trivia Night 7:00pm Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub, Qualicum Beach. 250-752-9111

Don Townsend 2:00pm Eagles Club, Parksville. 250-248-2846

Boxercise for Everyone 7:15pm Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250248-5511

Cribbage 6:00pm (2nd Sunday of the month) Parksville Legion. 250-248-5633

eVerY saturdaY Sample Saturdays Qualicum Pharmasave, 720

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


local

DINING Quik Brimm: Parksville .........................................250-248-3336 Coombs ...........................................250-248-3336 RAW Energy Juice Bar .................... 250-586-4202

Cafes, Coffee Shops & More...

Rawthentic Eatery ......................... 250-594-7298 Sakura Tea & Coffee Shop ............ 250-248-8837

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

Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery ............ 778-424-4478

Back Road Java ............................... 250-951-3171

save-on-foods deli ......................... 250-390-4613

Back Road Meals & Mochas ........... 250-951-3171

Serious Coffee ................................ 250-586-0188

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

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

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

Starbucks Coffee Co ...................... 250-248-9720

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

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

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

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

Bradley's on Jensen ........................ 250-954-2085

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

Bread & Honey Food Co. ............... 250-586-1021

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

Cafe Brie .......................................... 250-594-2526

Tim Horton's ...................................250-248-0094

Cha Ch'a Java .................................. 250-248-4225

Westhill Restaurant ........................ 250-752-7148

Chuffin Cafe .................................... 250-248-3261

Wheelhouse Cafe ............................ 250-951-3301

Cockney Pride ................................. 250-752-6322

Yorky's Halibut & Chips .................. 250-954-1197

Courtyard Cafe & Patio .................. 250-752-4152

Your Comfy Cafe ........................... 250-947-5770

Creekmore's Coffee Espresso ......... 250-752-0158 Cruisers Grill .................................... 250-752-4814 Deb's Deli ........................................ 250-752-0021 Errington Eater .............................. 250-586-0066 Errington Mountain Cafe ............... 250-586-8866 Farmhouse Cafe .............................. 250-248-5519 French Creek Bakery & Cafe ........... 250-248-2080 Hilliers Beef N Baker ....................... 250-752-0068 Karma Coffee ................................. 250-248-7312 MadBee Cafe .................................. 250-248-1004 Munchy Business Deli & Chicken ... 250-752-0023

Casual / Family... Lefty's Fresh Food

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

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

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

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

Ollivander's Cafe & Pizza House ... 250-752-9733

A&W Parksville ......................................... 250-248-2040 Nanoose ..........................................250-468-6686

Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co ..... 250-248-3336 Perk's Coffe Bar .............................. 250-468-9921

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

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

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

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

Bayside Bistro & Lounge ................. 250-248-8333 Beach Hut ........................................ 250-752-5708 Boston Pizza .................................... 250-947-9400


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Bugsy's Bar & GrilL .......................... 250-248-4545

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

Creek House Restaurant ................. 250-248-3214

Old Dutch Inn ................................. 250-752-6914

Deez Bar & Grill ............................. 250-752-8055 Eaglecrest Restaurant ..................... 250-752-6311 Extreme Eatz .................................. 250-951-6651 Final Approach ............................... 250-752-8966

Ole Mexicano's Cafe ....................... 250-248-5466 Pacific Prime steak & Chop ............ 250-947-2109 Sam's Sushi Bar .............................. 250-954-2373

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

Sushi Deco ....................................... 250-586-3290

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

Sushi Ichi ......................................... 250-954-2020

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

Sushi Masa ....................................... 250-248-6648

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

Takrai Thai Restaurant ................... 250-752-0468

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

treetop tapas & Grill ..................... 250-248-2072

Pheasant's Nest Restaurant ........... 250-752-0117 Quiznos Parksville ........................... 250-951-0752 Thalassa Restaurant ........................ 250-594-1150 Trees Restauraunt & Bakery ......... 250-586-2226

Pizza... Domino's Pizza ................................ 250-248-9296 Nickolini's Pizza ............................. 250-757-9996

International / Fine Dining... Amrikkos Indian Grille .................... 250-951-0682 Bamboo Garden ............................. 250-248-3323

Panago Pizza ................................... 250-310-0001 Papa Gino's Pizzeria ....................... 250-586-2121 Pizza Connection ............................ 250-951-2112

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

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

Bistro 694 ........................................ 250-752-0301

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

British Bobby Restaurant ................ 250-954-3232

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

Amrikkos 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 Butler's Restaurant ......................... 250-752-5776 Cabernets Restaurant .................... 250-954-1023 Cedar room ..................................... 250-248-2333

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

Chameleons Ostria ......................... 250-586-5500

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

China Garden Restaurant ............... 250-954-2202

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

Cuckoo Trattoria Pizzaria ............... 250-248-6280

Copper Lounge ............................... 250-248-2072

Fushion Place Takeout ................... 250-586-1881

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

Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge .... 250-752-6693

Frontiersman Bar & Grill ................ 250-586-0040

Henry's Kitchen .............................. 250-757-8288 Kalvas Restaurant ........................... 250-248-6933 Landing West Coast Grill ................ 250-468-2400

Rocking Horse Pub .......................... 250-468-1735 Rod & Gun Pub ............................... 250-248-6511

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

Shady Waterfront Restaurant ........ 250-752-9111

Sushi Masa ........................................250-586-1212

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


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