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The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in 1987 before renovations and opening. (Don Emerson photo via TOSH archives)

TOSH in Qualicum Beach launches capital fundraising campaign

‘Old School House Bash’ set for Sept. 17 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in 1987 before renovations and opening. (Don Emerson photo via TOSH archives)
Parksville artist Muriel Bush’s artwork is on display at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery (206 First Ave W). (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Parksville artist finds inspiration in coastal environment

Muriel Bush’s artwork is on display at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery

Parksville artist Muriel Bush’s artwork is on display at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery (206 First Ave W). (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Jazz trumpet player Chris Davis will play at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Jazz trumpet player Chris Davis will play at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)
Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)
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Christopher Smith with one of his glass fish creations. (Submitted photo)
Christopher Smith with one of his glass fish creations. (Submitted photo)
Foroozan Danesh is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. (Photo by Kevin Forsyth)
Foroozan Danesh is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. (Photo by Kevin Forsyth)
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Jessy Watson’s work is part of the McMillan Arts Centre’s ‘Artward Bound’ exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Jessy Watson’s work is part of the McMillan Arts Centre’s ‘Artward Bound’ exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Jazz duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m. The concert location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.

Jazz musicians playing TOSH summer series Aug. 9

Duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m.

Jazz duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m. The concert location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.
The crowd dances to the music at the Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. (Wendy Sears photo)

Big crowds turn out at outdoor theatre for ‘Rock the Park’ in Parksville

Musical festival bands played tunes spanning variety of decades

The crowd dances to the music at the Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. (Wendy Sears photo)
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Left to right: Sasha Frizzell, Gwen Severs, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Sophia Swain, Noah Rosnau, Dezzy Desvaux, Julia Einarson, Emily Anderson. (Submitted photo)

Echo Players bring back Teen Musical Theatre to Qualicum Beach

‘Godspell Jr.’ performances run Aug. 12 to Aug. 14

Left to right: Sasha Frizzell, Gwen Severs, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Sophia Swain, Noah Rosnau, Dezzy Desvaux, Julia Einarson, Emily Anderson. (Submitted photo)
Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers will play at the first Hi Neighbour Day Dance in Errington in two years. (Photo courtesy Robin Layne)

Robin Layne to play Errington’s 2022 Hi Neighbour Day

Aug. 20 events to include live music, parade, zucchini race and farmers’ market

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers will play at the first Hi Neighbour Day Dance in Errington in two years. (Photo courtesy Robin Layne)
Ross Peterson, ETHOS organizer and volunteer with conservation group Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES), hopes ETHOS will give people the knowledge that they can do things to help the environment. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Ross Peterson, ETHOS organizer and volunteer with conservation group Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES), hopes ETHOS will give people the knowledge that they can do things to help the environment. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)

Singer-songwriter tells story of unique Vancouver Island pioneer

One-woman show ‘Cougar Annie’ coming to Bowser Aug. 7

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)
The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)

‘Rock the Park’ music showcase kicks off Aug. 5 in Parksville

Proceeds from 3-day festival will help operate new outdoor stage

The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will perform at the Parksville Museum on Aug. 7. (Lindsay Dakin photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will perform at the Parksville Museum on Aug. 7. (Lindsay Dakin photo)
Gwen Buechler, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Jack Duce, Fiona Logan and Emily Anderson of ECHO Players perform in ‘Narnia’ ECHO Players’ 2021 production of ‘Narnia.’ (Don Emerson photo)
Gwen Buechler, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Jack Duce, Fiona Logan and Emily Anderson of ECHO Players perform in ‘Narnia’ ECHO Players’ 2021 production of ‘Narnia.’ (Don Emerson photo)
Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank and Kirby Barber. (Julia Graff photo)

Shari Ulrich Trio to visit Parksville

Musicians will play Knox United Church Aug. 8

Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank and Kirby Barber. (Julia Graff photo)
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