From left: Sylvia and Robin Campbell

From left: Sylvia and Robin Campbell

Arts briefs for March 2

NIWRA's awards for full-length documentary, Shady Pub in Qualicum Beach March lineup, class at the MAC in Parksville


In the past two years, the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre’s full-length documentary Wellness to Wilderness has been entered into several film festivals around the world.

To date, the film has received nine awards from India, Finland, California, Los Angeles, Lithuania, Nigeria, Ukraine and Canada.

Bob Ennis, Susan Teed and Robin Campbell, along with narrator and vocalist Sylvia Campbell recently got together to celebrate their achievement.

Among their awards was a Best Music category which featured the song Wild Again by Douglas Wood and sung by Sylvia Campbell and Frances Shaw.

The documentary can be purchased at the NIWRA gift shop which will re-open March 6.

For more information, visit

Submitted by NIWRA


Every Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. at the Shady Pub is live music from local bands.

March 4 is the Real Deal performing classic rock and blues.

March 11 is Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners with rocking dance blues.

March 18 is Ryder Hawkins Band with classic rock and blues.

March 26 is The Enablers playing crowd favourites all night long.

Also at the Shady Pub: Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. is jam night featuring Mike Jarvis and friends and Fridays at 7 p.m. is music trivia night.

For more information, visit or call 250-752-9111. The Shady Pub is located at 3109 W. Island Hwy. in Qualicum Beach.

Submitted by Shady Pub


A two-day painting workshop with Alan Wylie on acrylic tonal study with oil glazes will be held at the McMillan Arts Centre.

The classes are March 18 and 19 at the MAC, located at 133 McMillan St. in Parksville from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. The cost is $365 plus GST.

Wylie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1938. In 1960, he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in mural design and mosaics. He immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1967 and began a career as a full-time artist and teacher. For more information on Wylie, visit

In this workshop people will be painting “Grisaille,” a term for painting entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of grey. This technique gives you a better understanding of tonal values.

The painting is completed by glazing in transparent oil colour (oil paint and medium will be supplied by the instructor).

Register online at

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