There may well be more options for education in Oceanside than you might be aware of, and Discovery Community College wants local residents to know a whole lot more about at least one of them.
To this end, the college, located at 160 Corfield Street South in Parksville, is sponsoring a special open house event on Tuesday, September 27.
The open house, which is slated to run from 3 to 7 p.m., will give prospective students and others an idea of just what Discovery is all about.
The college provides practical, hands-on training in a wide variety of subjects.
The open house is also being held to celebrate the opening of their newly expanded facility and to showcase some of the new programs that they have on offer.
Of particular interest will be the state of the art dental laboratory, along with the newly-remodelled learning environment.
Light refreshments will be served at the event, which will feature a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.
In addition, people who drop by will get an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a 16GBiPad or one of three 1,000 bursaries on offer from the college.
At Discovery, the small class sizes and instructors with real-world experience result in a learning environment that allows students to benefit from personalized learning environments that cannot be achieved through textbooks alone.