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‘Stan and Ollie’ is the film offered up for the February edition of Beachflicks. (Courtesy of Beachflicks)

Beachflicks announces February movie viewing in Qualicum Beach

‘Stan and Ollie’ will play at Eaglecrest Golf Course on Feb. 13

  • Feb 7, 2020
‘Stan and Ollie’ is the film offered up for the February edition of Beachflicks. (Courtesy of Beachflicks)
Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)

Working with intuition and a critical eye: Parksville painter’s work on display

Lois Goodnough’s female figures are full of joy and movement

Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)
Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)

Celtic tunes offered up at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Terry Boyle and Ivonne Hernandez perform at the MAC on Friday, Feb. 7

Guitarist Terry Boyle will play a variety of Celtic tunes alongside fiddler Ivonne Hernandez at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Friday Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Terry Boyle)
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)

Free ticket alert! Ticket giveaway for ECHO Players’ Secret Garden

Four sets of tickets are up for grabs during the February production

  • Feb 2, 2020
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
Kieran McIntyre takes a hard look at some of the gems and minerals on display at the 2019 Parksville Gem and Mineral Show. The 2020 show runs Feb. 8-9. (News file photo)
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
‘Bringing the outside in’: Nanoose Bay landscape painter sees great success
The Kwalicum Secondary School’s Senior Jazz Band poses for a snap in at a past performance in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Sarah David)

Dinner and a show: KSS Jazz fundraiser in Qualicum Beach features live music

Arrowsmith Big Band, student groups to perform at Feb. 7 event

The Kwalicum Secondary School’s Senior Jazz Band poses for a snap in at a past performance in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Sarah David)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach

Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach

Forestry-themed event will take place in May 2020

  • Jan 26, 2020
Timber Fest to come to Qualicum Beach
Can-can dancers and a couple of members of the audience take up the classic dance at the 2017 Night at the Palace at Errington Hall. The annual Vaudeville and burlesque show is back running Feb. 14-15 and Feb. 21-22. (NEWS file photo)
Can-can dancers and a couple of members of the audience take up the classic dance at the 2017 Night at the Palace at Errington Hall. The annual Vaudeville and burlesque show is back running Feb. 14-15 and Feb. 21-22. (NEWS file photo)
In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)

Pieces of history: Qualicum Beach is home to massive private skateboard collection

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)
Dinah D (upright bass), Phil Wipper (drums), Jojo Hallett (keyboard, trumpet) and Aaron Cadwaladr (guitar) together make up The Kerplunks, an award-winning children’s band that’s playing a benefit at Knox United Church on Jan. 23. (Courtesy of Concept Photography)

Award-winning children’s group to perform in Parksville

The Kerplunks will play Knox United to fundraise for Syrian refugee family

Dinah D (upright bass), Phil Wipper (drums), Jojo Hallett (keyboard, trumpet) and Aaron Cadwaladr (guitar) together make up The Kerplunks, an award-winning children’s band that’s playing a benefit at Knox United Church on Jan. 23. (Courtesy of Concept Photography)
Oceanside Art Studio raises money for Australian fires

Oceanside Art Studio raises money for Australian fires

$10 from each admission to a painting class will be donated

  • Jan 14, 2020
Oceanside Art Studio raises money for Australian fires
(File photo)

Mysteries top the charts for most borrowed Parksville Qualicum Beach books in 2019

‘Dark Sacred Night’ was a big reader favourite

  • Jan 13, 2020
(File photo)
Ladysmith’s Ryan McMahon brings his musical stylings to Parksville’s Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Saturday, Jan 11. (Courtesy of Ryan McMahon)

Ladysmith singer-songwriter plays Parksville’s Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

‘The world we can shut off just for a little bit’: Ryan McMahon

Ladysmith’s Ryan McMahon brings his musical stylings to Parksville’s Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Saturday, Jan 11. (Courtesy of Ryan McMahon)
Ralph Barrat & the Sinatra Dance Band will play at the McMillan Arts Centre on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. (Courtesy of Rob Peterson)

Sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin kick off 2020 Tea Dance series at Parksville’s MAC

Ralph Barrat & the Sinatra Dance Band play afternoon show Jan. 11

Ralph Barrat & the Sinatra Dance Band will play at the McMillan Arts Centre on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. (Courtesy of Rob Peterson)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters. (Emily Vance photo)

Qualicum Beach artist produces vibrant landscape paintings

‘We need to have colour and brightness and life around us’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters. (Emily Vance photo)
Qualicum Beach’s ECHO Players reflect on a successful season

Qualicum Beach’s ECHO Players reflect on a successful season

Jennifer Kelly and Mike Andrews talk past success, look towards future

Qualicum Beach’s ECHO Players reflect on a successful season
Jesse Recalma is a member of the Qualicum First Nation involved in preserving and revitalizing traditional languages. (Emily Vance photo)
Jesse Recalma is a member of the Qualicum First Nation involved in preserving and revitalizing traditional languages. (Emily Vance photo)