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The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)

Terry Fox Run to be held virtually in Parksville Qualicum Beach for 2021

Fundraising event to give participants opportunity to do the run on their own

The 2021 Terry Fox run will again be held virtually, giving participants the opportunity to do the run on their own from any place. (PQB News file photo)
Port Alberni Toy Run president David Wiwchar says the 2021 festivities will happen on Sept. 18–19, 2021, with the ride through the city on Saturday and the poker run for participants on Sunday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni Toy Run returns Sept. 18 with modified look

Riders will be able to participate in more events for 2021 depending on health orders

Port Alberni Toy Run president David Wiwchar says the 2021 festivities will happen on Sept. 18–19, 2021, with the ride through the city on Saturday and the poker run for participants on Sunday. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch for Indigenous children ready for play

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion on Penelakut Island

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
Emilie van den Hout, right, and her younger sister, Alessandra, 4, show off their collection of Terry Fox books. (Angie van den Hout photo)
The Cross on the Commons will again be held on Oct. 3, which the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce plans to take advantage of when they hold Fall Fest on Oct. 2-3. (PQB News file photo)
The Cross on the Commons will again be held on Oct. 3, which the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce plans to take advantage of when they hold Fall Fest on Oct. 2-3. (PQB News file photo)
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PHOTOS: Day in the Life Parksville 2021 bonus pics

More pictures that weren’t included in our print edition

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A volunteer tutor and student, working together on a computer skills lesson. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Adult Literacy Society offers tutoring lessons to area residents

Program has helped has residents boost basic literacy levels

A volunteer tutor and student, working together on a computer skills lesson. (Submitted photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.

Counter-rally sends messages of thanks to Vancouver Island hospital workers

Residents hold support rally one day after COVID restrictions protest at Comox Valley hospital

Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.
Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)

25 books for 25 youngsters donated in Bowser Elementary School catchment area

Newly formed foundation ‘Wonderful World of Books’ provides gifts

Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
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)