Brenda Gough

Ken Droog gets a hug from his daughters before he takes off from Columbia Beach last year.

Kiting for Kids makes its return to Oceanside

Kiteboarders start campaigning for a cause in Parksville Qualicum

Ken Droog gets a hug from his daughters before he takes off from Columbia Beach last year.
BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO If you like being scared out of your wits don’t miss the upcoming Echo Players production of The Woman in Black. Opening at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach October 16 the play is described as one of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter and features these two talented actors: Garry Davey and Mort Paul playing Kipps.

Spine-chiller opens season for Echo Players in Qualicum Beach

Production debuts Oct 16 and runs to Nov 2 at the Village Theatre in QB

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO If you like being scared out of your wits don’t miss the upcoming Echo Players production of The Woman in Black. Opening at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach October 16 the play is described as one of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter and features these two talented actors: Garry Davey and Mort Paul playing Kipps.
She’s been called a foxy blonde

Funny woman performed on The Tonight Show

Three female comedians take to the Parksville stage on October 3

She’s been called a foxy blonde
Melissa Vanstone

Comedians share views on booze and boys in Parksville

The event is called Live, Laugh, Drink Wine and tickets are $69 for Monday's show

Melissa Vanstone
UNITED WAY KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN: The United Way of Central and Northern Vancouver Island held a campaign kick-off event at Harris Oceanside GM in Parksville September 15. Andy Lankester

United Way kicks off campaign in Parksville Qualicum Beach

An event at Oceanside GM in Parksville on Sept. 15 gave the campaign an early boost

UNITED WAY KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN: The United Way of Central and Northern Vancouver Island held a campaign kick-off event at Harris Oceanside GM in Parksville September 15. Andy Lankester
Parksville residents Lisa and Mike Oleksiuk share some bubbly as the House Hunters International episode in which they appeared plays on the TV in the background.

Parksville couples appear on reality show

The next airing of House Hunters International on HGTV featuring the local couples will air Saturday at 5 p.m.

Parksville residents Lisa and Mike Oleksiuk share some bubbly as the House Hunters International episode in which they appeared plays on the TV in the background.
Herb Receveur

Qualicum Beach’s Indy 500 was successful

Annual event raises awareness in Qualicum Beach about motorized scooters

Herb Receveur
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? Members of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce took on some challenging choreography Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce took to the stage last Thursday

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? Members of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce took on some challenging choreography Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting
Every cat has a story and 10-year-old Morgan Paul of Qualicum Beach has been telling a few of them in her newsletter the Whisker Weekly.

Qualicum Beach girl produces newsletter about cats

Proceeds from subscriptions go to Qualicum Cat Rescue

Every cat has a story and 10-year-old Morgan Paul of Qualicum Beach has been telling a few of them in her newsletter the Whisker Weekly.
Agnes Alexander has been selected as the ECHO Players Season Ticket Early Bird Draw Winner. Here

Notable director for local choir

Formerly led by Rosemary Lindsay, the 60-voice group was formed in 1992

Agnes Alexander has been selected as the ECHO Players Season Ticket Early Bird Draw Winner. Here
GOOD USE OF FREE TIME: What do you do when your school is behind picket lines? You visit grandma’s farm in Qualicum Beach and make a little money. Ten-year-old Maycie and six-year-old Jazzlyne Warren of Nanaimo were selling giant zucchinis

A good use of free time during teachers’ strike

These young girls are making a little money by selling some vegetables, flowers and bracelets

GOOD USE OF FREE TIME: What do you do when your school is behind picket lines? You visit grandma’s farm in Qualicum Beach and make a little money. Ten-year-old Maycie and six-year-old Jazzlyne Warren of Nanaimo were selling giant zucchinis
You never know what you are going to find — at a great price — at the Knox United Church Fall Fair.

Knox fall fair has become a fan favourite

Treasure seekers won’t want to miss this 10th edition of the fair

You never know what you are going to find — at a great price — at the Knox United Church Fall Fair.
Harley and her owner Katherine Callewaert were part of the large crowd in Parksville’s Community Park on Sunday for the SPCA’s Paws for a Cause event. For more photos from the event

Almost $9,000 raised Sunday at Paws for a Cause in Parksville

SPCA event attracted about 70 people and their pets to Parksville Community Park

Harley and her owner Katherine Callewaert were part of the large crowd in Parksville’s Community Park on Sunday for the SPCA’s Paws for a Cause event. For more photos from the event
Photo by Brenda Gough After five days at an intensive world music youth summer camp at the Errington Hall a group of 24 students skilfully banged their drums and other instruments performing the rhythmic music of Zimbabwe and South Africa during a concert August 15.

Immersed in the rhythms of Africa

World Music Camp was full with a waiting list this year and next year hopes to expand

Photo by Brenda Gough After five days at an intensive world music youth summer camp at the Errington Hall a group of 24 students skilfully banged their drums and other instruments performing the rhythmic music of Zimbabwe and South Africa during a concert August 15.
Brodie Dawson will be performing at the Fall Fair August 30 at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay.

Dawson riding a musical high

Folksy blues player says Nashville on her bucket list

Brodie Dawson will be performing at the Fall Fair August 30 at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay.
NEWS FILE PHOTO If you enjoy the music scene that Nashville is famous for

Discovering country sound

Coombs Country Music Jamboree Aug 22 through 24 at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds

NEWS FILE PHOTO If you enjoy the music scene that Nashville is famous for
At Errington’s Hi Neighbour Day you can expect everything from a soap box derby for zucchinis to the world’s smallest parade all taking place in the heart of Errington Saturday

Anything goes at Errington parade

Hi Neighbour Day takes place in Errington this Saturday, Aug 16 starting with pancakes at 8 a.m.

At Errington’s Hi Neighbour Day you can expect everything from a soap box derby for zucchinis to the world’s smallest parade all taking place in the heart of Errington Saturday
This painting of Rathtrevor beach donated by Parksville artist MONK fetched $500 in a live auction for a Cops for Cancer fundraiser at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club August 8.   Oceanside RCMP Tour de Rock riders Jordan Reid

Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock event in Qualicum Beach raises more than $3K

Thalassa owner Oura Giakoumakis is an enthusiastic supporter of Tour de Rock

This painting of Rathtrevor beach donated by Parksville artist MONK fetched $500 in a live auction for a Cops for Cancer fundraiser at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club August 8.   Oceanside RCMP Tour de Rock riders Jordan Reid
Rip Tide Lagoon owner Rob Hill and Party on the Drive planner Carrie Powell-Davidson have been busy prepping for the giant street party taking place Sept. 7.

Resort Drive party expanded this year in Parksville

Party on the Drive will include six music stages, art, bouncy castles, food and more

Rip Tide Lagoon owner Rob Hill and Party on the Drive planner Carrie Powell-Davidson have been busy prepping for the giant street party taking place Sept. 7.
Jane Davidson recently opened the doors to the Gallery of Artisans at 141 Jensen Street in Parksville and has a revolving collection of art from Island artisans and even a few pieces she has created and hopes to add to.

Business profile: new Parksville gallery proves popular with artists

‘The first time I opened the door, the artists raced in’

Jane Davidson recently opened the doors to the Gallery of Artisans at 141 Jensen Street in Parksville and has a revolving collection of art from Island artisans and even a few pieces she has created and hopes to add to.