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TOSH will host an online Zoom exhibition opening Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. with some of the exhibiting artists. Georganna Malloff’s paintings are shown here. (TOSH photo)

TOSH to host online exhibition opening

Zoom opening set for July 13 at 2 p.m.

TOSH will host an online Zoom exhibition opening Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. with some of the exhibiting artists. Georganna Malloff’s paintings are shown here. (TOSH photo)
Parksville council approved a sponsorship request by the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville to support local BC Culture Days activities this fall. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville set to host 5 BC Culture Days events starting in September

Council approved a $25.9K grant to MAC to support events

Parksville council approved a sponsorship request by the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville to support local BC Culture Days activities this fall. (PQB News file photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will stop in Parksville on July 14 on a tour in support of the upcoming album, ‘Scream, Holler Howl’, out this September. (Lindsay Dakin photo)

Jazz musicians Blue Moon Marquee to perform at Knox United Church

Band will appear with Grammy nominee Duke Robillard on July 14

Blue Moon Marquee will stop in Parksville on July 14 on a tour in support of the upcoming album, ‘Scream, Holler Howl’, out this September. (Lindsay Dakin photo)
In addition to the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, the Parksville Beach Festival hosts a number of events throughout July and August. (PQB News file photo)

Full lineup of events for your 2022 Parksville Beach Festival

Event returns July 14 to Aug. 21 after 2 years off

In addition to the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, the Parksville Beach Festival hosts a number of events throughout July and August. (PQB News file photo)
From left: Ed Wasiak, trumpet, Andrew Clayden, trombone, Bruce Roberts, tuba, Dave Stewart, trumpet, Basil McCormick, French horn. (Submitted photo)
From left: Ed Wasiak, trumpet, Andrew Clayden, trombone, Bruce Roberts, tuba, Dave Stewart, trumpet, Basil McCormick, French horn. (Submitted photo)
Diva Dolls burlesque troupe members Nina Colada, left, and Brandi Blaze, right. (Submitted photo)
Diva Dolls burlesque troupe members Nina Colada, left, and Brandi Blaze, right. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Secondary School graduate Juliana Cook will soon be off to the Royal Academy of Music in London with a prestigious scholarship. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary grad receives Royal Academy of Music scholarship

Juliana Cook will begin advanced studies in London this fall

Ballenas Secondary School graduate Juliana Cook will soon be off to the Royal Academy of Music in London with a prestigious scholarship. (Submitted photo)
Six-piece band Amphibious will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave.) on July 8. (Tiago Cavalcanti photo)

Qualicum Beach Community Hall will host Brazilian music July 8

Amphibious will play 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 8

Six-piece band Amphibious will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave.) on July 8. (Tiago Cavalcanti photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, left, Calvin Dyck and Mark Beaty perform along the shore of Nanaimo’s Long Lake during Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pop-Up Concert Series last year. This year’s summer series will run July 7 until Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Symphony)

Vancouver Island Symphony planning series of pop-up concerts

Pop-Up Concert Series will see four groups play six locations from July 7 until Aug. 20

Paolo Bortolussi, left, Calvin Dyck and Mark Beaty perform along the shore of Nanaimo’s Long Lake during Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pop-Up Concert Series last year. This year’s summer series will run July 7 until Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Symphony)
Jennifer Bate visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s MAC set for a rockin’ summer

PQBeat: Big season planned at arts centre; band ready to ‘Rock the Park’

Jennifer Bate visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
ES:MO, made up of Elizabeth Shepherd, piano and vocals, and guitarist Michael Occhipinti, will perform at TOSH’s large gallery at 7 p.m. on June 30. (Camille Gladu-Drouin photo)
ES:MO, made up of Elizabeth Shepherd, piano and vocals, and guitarist Michael Occhipinti, will perform at TOSH’s large gallery at 7 p.m. on June 30. (Camille Gladu-Drouin photo)
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Vancouver jazz musicians visit Deep Bay July 22

Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst will play an outdoor show

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Sydney Preston will be the featured reader at Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni on Wednesday, June 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Mysteries abound at Electric Mermaid live reading series in Port Alberni

Qualicum Beach writer Sydney Preston will be the featured reader

Sydney Preston will be the featured reader at Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni on Wednesday, June 29. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)

Parksville gets ready to ‘Rock the Park’ with 2022 summer music event

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

Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)
The Teen Musical Theatre camp will return to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre this summer. Photo shows the 2019 production of ‘Willy Wonka’. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach teen musical theatre camp returns for summer of 2022

Three-week camp begins July 25, includes four performances of ‘Godspell’

The Teen Musical Theatre camp will return to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre this summer. Photo shows the 2019 production of ‘Willy Wonka’. (Submitted photo)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Mike Readman, from Qualicum Beach, was excited to be able to show his 99-year-old Peerless Speedster at the June 19, 2022 Seaside Cruizers car show for the first time since he moved into town about two years ago. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Mike Readman, from Qualicum Beach, was excited to be able to show his 99-year-old Peerless Speedster at the June 19, 2022 Seaside Cruizers car show for the first time since he moved into town about two years ago. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Grace Amendt, 17, (far right) is the Level 3 modern dance winner at 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. She was one of nine representatives sent by the Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville. (PQB News photo)

Parksville dancer Grace Amendt earns first-place showing in provincial competition

Innovative Dance Studio member is the B.C. Level 3 modern dance winner

Grace Amendt, 17, (far right) is the Level 3 modern dance winner at 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. She was one of nine representatives sent by the Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville. (PQB News photo)
Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)

MAC summer installation will focus on Parksville’s Shelly Creek

‘The Tale of One Urban Creek’ will run from July 2 until Aug. 28

Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)