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A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Elementary School gets $10K donation for planned outdoor shelter

Leuco Construction makes significant pledge; Berwick QB also donates $1,500

Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)
The Hohnstein family raising funds for their brother battling brain cancer at the Craft Fair on Clubhouse Drive in Qualicum Beach, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

PHOTOS: Parksville children get special invite to Qualicum Beach craft fair

Youngsters raising money for brother battling brain cancer

The Hohnstein family raising funds for their brother battling brain cancer at the Craft Fair on Clubhouse Drive in Qualicum Beach, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Richard Paugh, left, and wife, Beulah Paugh, at Richard’s retirement party at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 (Qualicum Beach) on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Richard Paugh, left, and wife, Beulah Paugh, at Richard’s retirement party at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 (Qualicum Beach) on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein were selling lemonade Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)
Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein were selling lemonade Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)
Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Artist Richard Alm donates $4,200 to McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Donation amount amassed from 100 per cent of all sale proceeds

Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)

PHOTOS: Model train enthusiasts enjoy special Railway Day at Parksville Museum

Family-oriented event offered something for fans of all ages

The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)
The Sea Thirft Artisan Boutique, located at 676 Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach, is holding a raffle until Sept. 15, 2021, to benefit the Oceanside Hospice Society. (Facebook photo)

Artisan boutique in Qualicum Beach stages fundraising raffle for hospice society

Boutique owners will hold a three-basket raffle until Sept. 15

The Sea Thirft Artisan Boutique, located at 676 Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach, is holding a raffle until Sept. 15, 2021, to benefit the Oceanside Hospice Society. (Facebook photo)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser to hold gazebo dedication

Event takes place on Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)
DOUBLE CHINNS: Allison and Wally Chinn of Parksville blend right in between a 1978 King Cobra a 2014 Mustang GT during a special Mustang show Saturday, Aug. 21 at Family Ford in Parksville. Allison is the owner of five Mustangs to date and her current licence plate reads ‘Mustang Ally’.

Mustang Mania: Special fundraising show brings out Parksville car lovers

PHOTOS: Family Ford and Mid Island Mustangs sponsor event for BC Cancer

DOUBLE CHINNS: Allison and Wally Chinn of Parksville blend right in between a 1978 King Cobra a 2014 Mustang GT during a special Mustang show Saturday, Aug. 21 at Family Ford in Parksville. Allison is the owner of five Mustangs to date and her current licence plate reads ‘Mustang Ally’.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)

100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn donate $9,200 to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

SAR representatives say money will go toward new operations centre

Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
The BC SPCA is raising funds for Toki, an injured dog who was found abandoned outdoors in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

SPCA raising funds for injured dog found abandoned in Port Alberni

Toki, a one-year-old Golden Retriever mix, was recently brought into the BC SPCA’s care

The BC SPCA is raising funds for Toki, an injured dog who was found abandoned outdoors in Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)
The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)
There have been several incidents of overheight vehicles trying to use the Fifth Street Bridge. Due to the ongoing construction, clearance on the bridge has been reduced to 3.6 metres. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Bridge incidents have Courtenay mayor pleading with drivers to be aware of vehicle height

‘Numerous’ overheight vehicles have come in contact with 5th Street Bridge scaffolding

There have been several incidents of overheight vehicles trying to use the Fifth Street Bridge. Due to the ongoing construction, clearance on the bridge has been reduced to 3.6 metres. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Fire Department’s popup water park offers children a chance to cool off

Youngsters can run through misting spray from aerial ladder track on Aug. 13

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)
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Alzheimer Society of B.C to hold webinars for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Aim is to aid people with transition to longterm care homes

(Submitted photo)