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BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.

Sweatin’ for Science group collectively travels the distance of one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon

Funds will make science fairs more accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to take part

  • May 31, 2021
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.
Sophia Desvaux, left and Ellana Blades show off the huge haul of the Oceanside Track and Field during their bottle drive, May 16. (Submitted photo)
Sophia Desvaux, left and Ellana Blades show off the huge haul of the Oceanside Track and Field during their bottle drive, May 16. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation donates $41,500 to 13 charities

‘We connect visionary donors with causes that truly matter’

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)
The Knights of Columbus collected a large stack of bottles and cans at its inaugural bottle drive which they are holding again on June 5. (Knights of Columbus photo)

Popular fundraisers: Parksville Qualicum Beach groups stage bottle drives

Events offer easy to way to assist community organizations

The Knights of Columbus collected a large stack of bottles and cans at its inaugural bottle drive which they are holding again on June 5. (Knights of Columbus photo)
Parksville Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)

Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville to get $315K worth of upgrades

City of Parksville awarded grant from B.C.’s Tourism Dependent Communities Fund

Parksville Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
The boardwalk at the Parksville Community Park is frequented by walkers, runners and even hoverboard users. (Michael Briones photo)
The boardwalk at the Parksville Community Park is frequented by walkers, runners and even hoverboard users. (Michael Briones photo)
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 17, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Kwalikum Secondary students are happy with the first edition of the ‘Kwalikum Observer’. (Submitted photo)

KSS students produce first issue of ‘Kwalikum Observer’ newspaper

Editor says the paper offers a good outlet for students

Kwalikum Secondary students are happy with the first edition of the ‘Kwalikum Observer’. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach Rotary Evening Club president Jeff Frankford, right, Virginia Worcester, owner of Borealis Hair Salon in Qualicum Beach, and Matt Breedlove of the Rotary Club Parksville AM, on behalf of presdent Bashir El-Khalafawi, each show the $1,300 cheques they will be donating to the St. Theresa’s Hospital in Bangalore, India. (Michael Briones photo)
Qualicum Beach Rotary Evening Club president Jeff Frankford, right, Virginia Worcester, owner of Borealis Hair Salon in Qualicum Beach, and Matt Breedlove of the Rotary Club Parksville AM, on behalf of presdent Bashir El-Khalafawi, each show the $1,300 cheques they will be donating to the St. Theresa’s Hospital in Bangalore, India. (Michael Briones photo)
Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan provides fun and skills to campers. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Bay Lions Club helps raise funds for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan

Virtual 50/50 raffle tickets now on sale until May 31

Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan provides fun and skills to campers. (Submitted photo)
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 10, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The drive-through convocations will again be held in this year for the 2021 graduates from Ballenas Kwalikum secondary schools. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parent groups have more difficulty raising funds for 2021 Ballenas, KSS grads

Donations sought to make important event memorable for students

The drive-through convocations will again be held in this year for the 2021 graduates from Ballenas Kwalikum secondary schools. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation seeks board member applicants

Opportunity for residents to support and influence future direction

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)
Bigfoot Burgers in Whiskey Creek is holding a fundraiser for the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue.  (Submitted photo)
Bigfoot Burgers in Whiskey Creek is holding a fundraiser for the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue.  (Submitted photo)
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army is holding Bowl of Hope - To Go in conjunction with 10th Annual World Hunger Day. (PQB News file photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army is holding Bowl of Hope - To Go in conjunction with 10th Annual World Hunger Day. (PQB News file photo)
The Loder family (Noah, Tracy and Robin) took part in the St. Stephen’s United Church Beach Cleanup on April 24. (Submitted photo)
The Loder family (Noah, Tracy and Robin) took part in the St. Stephen’s United Church Beach Cleanup on April 24. (Submitted photo)
Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach donates proceeds from book sale to Society of Organized Services

Cheque for $3,750 presented to SOS to support seniors programs

Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)