Brenda Gough

The Moonshine Mollys

Moonshine Mollys make music in Coombs

Band performed at What Women Want in Parksville last year

The Moonshine Mollys
About 20 serious dancers were among this group of dancers who spent two weeks in July learning from some of the best at Innovate Dance Arts in Parksville.  A two week training session included some highly regarded guest instructors.  (middle bottom row) Dario Dinuzzi from Italy and Heather Laura Gray from Vancouver provided their expertise to the dancers and one piece of choreography created by Gray will be presented by some of the dancers during the Helix Dance Theatre 2015-16 season.

Young dancers enriched from camp in Parksville

Participants came from Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Port McNeill and Salt Spring Island

About 20 serious dancers were among this group of dancers who spent two weeks in July learning from some of the best at Innovate Dance Arts in Parksville.  A two week training session included some highly regarded guest instructors.  (middle bottom row) Dario Dinuzzi from Italy and Heather Laura Gray from Vancouver provided their expertise to the dancers and one piece of choreography created by Gray will be presented by some of the dancers during the Helix Dance Theatre 2015-16 season.
Parksville artist Lynn Orriss will be one of the many masters painting among the trees and flowers at Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach.  The 70-acre waterfront estate is hosting Art and Photography in the Gardens August 8 and 9.

Two dozen artists take to Qualicum

Orriss will be one of many artists at Milner Garden’s Art and Photography in the Garden event Aug. 8 and 9

Parksville artist Lynn Orriss will be one of the many masters painting among the trees and flowers at Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach.  The 70-acre waterfront estate is hosting Art and Photography in the Gardens August 8 and 9.
Pacific Prime Restaurant and Lounge in The Beach Club has made Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards list. The team behind the achievement is above: (back row

Parksville’s Pacific Prime Restaurant in The Beach Club earns significant honour from Wine Spectator

It took time, effort and focus to complete the application and meet the requirements

Pacific Prime Restaurant and Lounge in The Beach Club has made Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards list. The team behind the achievement is above: (back row
ON YOUR MARKS

Nanaimo artist wins Grand Prix d’Art in Qualicum Beach

The day started with an art fair and hundreds of people dropped by to watch more than 50 artists in action

ON YOUR MARKS

Dinner theatre returns in Qualicum Bay with Boiler Room Suite

At the Lighthouse Community Hall on Saturday, Aug. 1

Beatlemania is about to invade Qualicum Beach. Left to right

Buenos Aires Beatles have been busy in Canada and are coming to Qualicum Beach

The band also earned a spot in Liverpool’s Beatles Week

Beatlemania is about to invade Qualicum Beach. Left to right
There will be plenty of parking lot pickin’ to go along with some of the best bluegrass music around at the 37th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival July 31 to August 2.

Oldest Bluegrass festival performs in Coombs

There are several superlative bluegrass bands playing this year, from around the United States and Canada.

There will be plenty of parking lot pickin’ to go along with some of the best bluegrass music around at the 37th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival July 31 to August 2.
Young musicians will be introduced to a whole new world of music and dance in August at the sixth annual Errington World Youth Music Camp.  The expanded program will see kids up and moving

World Music Youth Camp explores talent in Errington

With percussion, they have to learn to fit different musical parts together.

Young musicians will be introduced to a whole new world of music and dance in August at the sixth annual Errington World Youth Music Camp.  The expanded program will see kids up and moving

Tea Time at St. Anne’s travels back to the past

This story has been updated from Tuesday's, July 21, paper.

Summer sounds of the Island could be heard on Friday as Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners kicked off the Parksville Beach Festival Summer Concert Series

Beachfest rocks in Parksville: music from all decades

Enablers have a combined century of music experience

Summer sounds of the Island could be heard on Friday as Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners kicked off the Parksville Beach Festival Summer Concert Series

Bif Naked, Platinum Blonde play Bathtub launch party

Bend Sinister will be performing at The Bathtub Launch Party

Fire practice July 14 had the Errington Volunteer Fire Department out training with their portable pumps on the Englishman River making sure everything works if and when they get a wildfire call.

Errington fire department ready to help

Volunteer firefighters certified on unique sprinkler system

Fire practice July 14 had the Errington Volunteer Fire Department out training with their portable pumps on the Englishman River making sure everything works if and when they get a wildfire call.
Sheila Emmens of Errington

Victorian tea in Parksville log church

It’s probably the most photographed building in Parksville

Sheila Emmens of Errington
Silversmith Ruth Chantrell will be among the 50 artists participating in the annual Art in Action Art Fair at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach July 25. While she creates jewelery inside

TOSH in Qualicum Beach is definitely the place to be for art

Artists hit the streets of the village for the Grand Prix d’Art

Silversmith Ruth Chantrell will be among the 50 artists participating in the annual Art in Action Art Fair at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach July 25. While she creates jewelery inside
Parksville country music singer Beth Marie Anderson is part of the line-up at the Filberg Festival in Comox

Parksville star will play Filberg

Cowboy Junkies kick festival off with a concert on Friday night

Parksville country music singer Beth Marie Anderson is part of the line-up at the Filberg Festival in Comox
Art student Katherine Gilmour (right) painted this raccoon for her dear friend Ada Johnston (left). Gilmour is one of Michael Schutte’s (middle) very first painting students.

Parksville Museum: so much to do

The Parksville Museum will host an artisan market in Craig Heritage Park

Art student Katherine Gilmour (right) painted this raccoon for her dear friend Ada Johnston (left). Gilmour is one of Michael Schutte’s (middle) very first painting students.

Watch Home on a blanket in Parksville’s great outdoors

The Sunset Cinema will be returning to Parksville Community Park

Sunny Matzanke and her children Mia and Evan cherish the gift they received from Parksville Volunteer Fire Department at the funeral service for Mike Matzanke. The senior firefighter for the department lost his battle to cancer on May 20.

THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Women cycling to raise money for cancer research, honour their late boss

Iris Visual Group’s late manager Mike Matzanke’s eyes were donated for research

Sunny Matzanke and her children Mia and Evan cherish the gift they received from Parksville Volunteer Fire Department at the funeral service for Mike Matzanke. The senior firefighter for the department lost his battle to cancer on May 20.
QUALICUM BEACH DAY: Three-year-old Jordan Aebig

Hundreds enjoy activities at Qualicum Beach Day

One of the more popular activities was checking out sea creatures

QUALICUM BEACH DAY: Three-year-old Jordan Aebig