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Folk musician Trevor Price will perform at Parksville’s ‘Music at the Museum’ series on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)
Folk musician Trevor Price will perform at Parksville’s ‘Music at the Museum’ series on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach’s TOSH plans for ‘Music on Sundays’ concert series to continue this fall

Classical pianist Leslie Dala the first featured artist for all-new online performances

  • Sep 8, 2020
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The green-winged teal, western kingbird, northern pygmy owl and Bohemian waxwing (clockwise from top-left) are among the birds included in Nanoose-Bay photographer Mike Yip’s new book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Common Vancouver Island Birds, Vol. 4.’ (Photos courtesy Mike Yip)

Nanoose Bay photographer self-publishes Vancouver Island birding guide

Mike Yip features more than 235 birds in new beginner’s birding book

The green-winged teal, western kingbird, northern pygmy owl and Bohemian waxwing (clockwise from top-left) are among the birds included in Nanoose-Bay photographer Mike Yip’s new book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Common Vancouver Island Birds, Vol. 4.’ (Photos courtesy Mike Yip)
Elise Boulanger will play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5. (Davis Hammer photo)

Elise Boulanger talks history, music and the importance of connecting

Musician and band to play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5

Elise Boulanger will play the Parksville Museum on Sept. 5. (Davis Hammer photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony’s Noteworthy Kids children’s choir program will take place online this year due to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony’s children’s choir program goes online due to COVID-19

Registration now open for fall and winter sessions of Noteworthy Kids

The Vancouver Island Symphony’s Noteworthy Kids children’s choir program will take place online this year due to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)

September at the MAC in Parksville: a new exhibit and painting class

‘Art Bite’ program allows participants to try a variety of mediums

‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)
Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville

Work on display at Robert Held Art Glass until Sept. 29

Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)
Francine Street. (Submitted photo)

Parksville artist takes home Sooke Fine Arts People’s Choice Award

Francine Street’s winning piece is titled ‘Ken’

Francine Street. (Submitted photo)
TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)

The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach to re-open on Aug. 11

Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
Rob Atkinson, Omabuwa Dede and Jocelyn Dickson. (Courtesy of Bard to Broadway)
Rob Atkinson, Omabuwa Dede and Jocelyn Dickson. (Courtesy of Bard to Broadway)
Pattiann Withapea in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in February 2020. (Submitted photo)
Pattiann Withapea in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in February 2020. (Submitted photo)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii at a remote fishing lodge

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
The new COVID-friendly set up at the Summer Concert Series at Knox United Church. (Submitted photo)

GroundZero, Knox United team up for concert series in Parksville

‘Everyone was just so excited to be able to hear live music again’

The new COVID-friendly set up at the Summer Concert Series at Knox United Church. (Submitted photo)
Illana Hester, the exective director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (NEWS file photo)
Illana Hester, the exective director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (NEWS file photo)
Donna Baspaly at her exhibit at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach artist shows off new work full of whimsy and power

Baspaly’s new exhibit is at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply

Donna Baspaly at her exhibit at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply. (Submitted photo)
The Village Theatre’s Ghost Light. (Submitted photo)

Ghost Light continues to shine at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

ECHO Players aim to recover revenue lost due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Village Theatre’s Ghost Light. (Submitted photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)

Parksville filmmaker nominated for provincial Leo Award

Joel Grenz tabbed in ‘Best Music Video’ category

Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)