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Janice Erwin’s abstract works are on display at Qualicum Beach Art Supply & Gallery. (Emily Vance photo)

Qualicum Beach artist’s recent exhibit deals in texture, subdued tone

Janice Erwin’s paintings are on display at the Qualicum Beach Art Supply Gallery

Janice Erwin’s abstract works are on display at Qualicum Beach Art Supply & Gallery. (Emily Vance photo)
The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)

Vancouver Island town to star in new Syfy series: Resident Alien

Ladysmith will play the role of Patience, Colorado in the series

The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)
Christine Sweeney (pictured) will perform a Christmas show alongside former Parksville local Beth Marie Anderson at the McMillan Arts Centre on Saturday, Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Beth Marie Anderson)

Final concerts of the season at Parksville’s MAC

Phil Dwyer Trio, Anela Kahiamoe and Beth Marie Anderson wrap up the year

Christine Sweeney (pictured) will perform a Christmas show alongside former Parksville local Beth Marie Anderson at the McMillan Arts Centre on Saturday, Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Beth Marie Anderson)
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Diane Spence and Richard Sandstrom will open their home gallery in Qualicum Beach on Dec. 8. (Emily Vance photo)

Drawing inspiration from everywhere – Qualicum Beach duo open home gallery

“It’s just rock’n’roll”: artists Richard Sandstrom and Diane Spence talk creativity, intuition

Diane Spence and Richard Sandstrom will open their home gallery in Qualicum Beach on Dec. 8. (Emily Vance photo)
ECHO Players’ Christmas production this year is a family affair in more ways than one. From left: Alyssa Lane, Dena Lane, Tysen Jaeffs and Gerry Jaeffs. (Emily Vance photo)

ECHO Players bring Christmas cheer to Qualicum Beach

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ comes to the Village Theatre

ECHO Players’ Christmas production this year is a family affair in more ways than one. From left: Alyssa Lane, Dena Lane, Tysen Jaeffs and Gerry Jaeffs. (Emily Vance photo)
Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft

Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft

Colette Schilberg teaches ballet to adults, children in non-competitive environment

Coombs school offers dance lessons for the love of the craft
Courtesy of Parksville Museum - Santa will be making an appearance at the Parksville Museum’s annual ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ on Dec. 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m at 1245 Island Highway East.

Parksville museum brings the cheer to kick off holiday season

Free, family-friendly event takes place Dec. 1

Courtesy of Parksville Museum - Santa will be making an appearance at the Parksville Museum’s annual ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ on Dec. 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m at 1245 Island Highway East.
Courtesy of Christmas Tales - Russ Rosen will perform an adapted version of the original Christmas story alongside three fellow entertainers at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge.

‘Christmas Tales’ comes to Parksville’s Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Shari Ulrich joins cast of B.C. musicians performing a new twist on the old story

Courtesy of Christmas Tales - Russ Rosen will perform an adapted version of the original Christmas story alongside three fellow entertainers at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge.
Parksville-based digital artist Brian Middleton’s work is currently on display at the McMillan Arts Centre. (Emily Vance photo)

‘I Paint With Light Now’: Parksville digital artist on display at MAC

After four decades of painting on canvas, Brian Middleton embraces new form of creation

Parksville-based digital artist Brian Middleton’s work is currently on display at the McMillan Arts Centre. (Emily Vance photo)
News file photo - The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re wondering what kind of holiday events there are in Parksville – Qualicum Beach, look no further.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Want to know how to celebrate the holiday season? PQB News has you covered

News file photo - The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re wondering what kind of holiday events there are in Parksville – Qualicum Beach, look no further.
Emily Vance photo - Owen O’Carroll’s ink-works inspired by his career as a professional musician are on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery.

Parksville artist displays works inspired by a career in music

Owen O’Carroll’s ink works on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery

Emily Vance photo - Owen O’Carroll’s ink-works inspired by his career as a professional musician are on display at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery.
Courtesy of Qualicum Beach Cinema Society - Jan Taggart addresses the group of volunteers at the QB Cinema Society’s first volunteer meeting.

Qualicum Beach cinema group reaches fundraising goal

Organization wants to see a multi-use cinema in town

Courtesy of Qualicum Beach Cinema Society - Jan Taggart addresses the group of volunteers at the QB Cinema Society’s first volunteer meeting.
Artsy activities aplenty in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Artsy activities aplenty in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Cultural activities abound on weekend of Nov. 15

Artsy activities aplenty in Parksville Qualicum Beach
Courtesy of John Gogo - John Gogo is playing a one-man show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. that tells the story of four generations of logging in his family, and on Vancouver Island.

Four generations of logging and mining stories in one Parksville show

John Gogo will share regional stories, family history, song at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Courtesy of John Gogo - John Gogo is playing a one-man show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. that tells the story of four generations of logging in his family, and on Vancouver Island.
Courtesy of Claire Pollock - Silly, sassy, sexy - the Dirty Betty Show brings an all–female comedic variety show to the Parksville Community Centre on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. From left to right – Ashlee Ferral, Claire Pollock, Jennifer Perrin and Meaghan Hommy.

Silly, sassy, sexy – comedy show brings burlesque, drag and risque comedy to Parksville

The Dirty Betty Show plays in Parksville on Nov. 22

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Courtesy of Claire Pollock - Silly, sassy, sexy - the Dirty Betty Show brings an all–female comedic variety show to the Parksville Community Centre on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. From left to right – Ashlee Ferral, Claire Pollock, Jennifer Perrin and Meaghan Hommy.
Emily Vance photo - The painting Bar O Branding is on display at the McMillan Arts Centre as part of Harold Allanson’s display. The show runs until Dec. 1.

Lifelike watercolours grace Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Harold Allanson’s show on display at the MAC until Dec. 1

Emily Vance photo - The painting Bar O Branding is on display at the McMillan Arts Centre as part of Harold Allanson’s display. The show runs until Dec. 1.
NEWS file photo - Billy Grimes (played by Barry Baker), right, and Roman Plushenko (played by Ted Girard) argue at a park bench in Brian March’s original dramatic comedy, Rappaport Revisited. The show was one of two performed as part of the 2018 Vancouver Island One-Act Play Festival in Qualicum Beach.

One-act play festival returns to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre

The Vancouver Island Juried One Act Play Festival runs Nov. 7-10

NEWS file photo - Billy Grimes (played by Barry Baker), right, and Roman Plushenko (played by Ted Girard) argue at a park bench in Brian March’s original dramatic comedy, Rappaport Revisited. The show was one of two performed as part of the 2018 Vancouver Island One-Act Play Festival in Qualicum Beach.
All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture

All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture

Pacific Board Culture Society supports board culture on Vancouver Island

All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture
Courtesy of McMillan Arts Centre - MAC executive director Jennifer Bate gives a tour of the MAC’s digital media exhibit space which debuted this summer. Funds raised at the annual Rock Around the MAC fundraiser will go towards supporting the MAC’s many programs and exhibits.

‘Rock around the MAC’: Parksville fundraiser

McMillan Arts Centre event features live art, dancing

Courtesy of McMillan Arts Centre - MAC executive director Jennifer Bate gives a tour of the MAC’s digital media exhibit space which debuted this summer. Funds raised at the annual Rock Around the MAC fundraiser will go towards supporting the MAC’s many programs and exhibits.
Courtesy of The Wardens - A trio composed of current and former Canadian park wardens will be performing a mix of original storytelling and song at the Errington Hall on Nov. 1.

Band composed of Banff park wardens to play Errington Hall

‘You just can’t make this stuff up’: stories from a lifetime of national park service

Courtesy of The Wardens - A trio composed of current and former Canadian park wardens will be performing a mix of original storytelling and song at the Errington Hall on Nov. 1.