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Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Donna Hales still displaying her work at age 94

Current exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre through April 1

Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host three exhibits in March

Works of Charles Anthony Pawlett, Donna Hales and Gwen Spinks on display

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Parksville Qualicum Beach actors earn roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)

Qualicum Beach author pens story ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’

Book details life of 24-year-old arthritic National Show Horse

Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)
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‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,’ a short documentary about Qualicum Beach jazz musician Rick Kilburn, is a finalist in the Los Angeles-based Jelly Film Festival. (YouTube screen shot)

Short documentary about Qualicum Beach jazz musician gets film festival nod

‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn’ a finalist at L.A.-based Jelly Film Festival

‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,’ a short documentary about Qualicum Beach jazz musician Rick Kilburn, is a finalist in the Los Angeles-based Jelly Film Festival. (YouTube screen shot)
Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay poet discusses hope in latest dance video

Pederson: ‘We all have something that we can do that will keep us going’

Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)
Nicole Shaw, left, and Sekoya Dawn next to their respective works at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery in Qualicum Beach. The art will be on display until the end of February. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Acrylic artists display work in Qualicum Beach

Nicole Shaw and Sekoya Dawn both featured at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Nicole Shaw, left, and Sekoya Dawn next to their respective works at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery in Qualicum Beach. The art will be on display until the end of February. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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Latest exhibits from TOSH in Qualicum Beach accessible online

Work from Alexa Johnston and Kelly Corbett on display

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Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)

Nanoose Bay artists brings B.C. landscapes to new gallery show in Qualicum Beach

Painter Kelly Corbett presents scenes from Vancouver Island and beyond in ‘Extent’

Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)
From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach youth theatre group looks at more livestream performances in 2021

Members stay active during pandemic with playwriting competitions and online play readings

From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach rolls out 2021 winter workshops list

Students can learn variety of techniques via online and in-person classes

The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Some of the 30 benches currently being constructed by eight Grade 11 and 12 Ballenas Secondary students. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Some of the 30 benches currently being constructed by eight Grade 11 and 12 Ballenas Secondary students. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Maddie, played by Melanie Rose Wilson (right) and Cher, played by Arabella Costello, in a scene from the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna, which premieres virtually at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Blue Lake Films Ltd).

Saanich director’s first feature virtually premieres at Whistler Film Festival

All-in Madonna, directed by Arnold Lim, streams is available through Dec. 31

Maddie, played by Melanie Rose Wilson (right) and Cher, played by Arabella Costello, in a scene from the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna, which premieres virtually at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Blue Lake Films Ltd).
Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases second in mystery series

Official launch will come after COVID-19 restrictions are loosened

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)

Teen actress from Nanaimo wins award for role in Lifetime channel TV movie

Cedar’s Hannah Zirke, 15, earns fourth Joey Award for ‘The Neighbour in the Window’

Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)