Local Entertainment

Emily Vance photo                                 Shari Selva stands with the level two classical ballet performance team. The Qualicum Beach School of Dance is celebrating 20 years in September 2019.

Dancing through the years: Qualicum Beach School of Dance turns 20

Founder and owner Shari Selva reflects on years of memories, growth

Emily Vance photo                                 Shari Selva stands with the level two classical ballet performance team. The Qualicum Beach School of Dance is celebrating 20 years in September 2019.
Local band Celtic Chaos, which features Joyce and John Beaton, plays at a Qualicum Acoustic Cafe performance in 2016. The popular folk series has run its course after 11 years of entertaining the people of Qualicum Beach. - File photo

Qualicum Beach folk series says goodbye after 11 years

Qualicum Acoustic Cafe organizers reflect on successful series

Local band Celtic Chaos, which features Joyce and John Beaton, plays at a Qualicum Acoustic Cafe performance in 2016. The popular folk series has run its course after 11 years of entertaining the people of Qualicum Beach. - File photo
File Photo - Virginia Anderson (centre) and her fellow dancers perform what appears to be a gumboot dance at the first performance of 2018’s A Night at the Palace Vaudeville and Burlesque show at Errington War Memorial Hall.

Errington Hall gears up for another season

Family-friendly venue has a variety of acts booked for 2019-20

File Photo - Virginia Anderson (centre) and her fellow dancers perform what appears to be a gumboot dance at the first performance of 2018’s A Night at the Palace Vaudeville and Burlesque show at Errington War Memorial Hall.
video
Darrel Hancock's home studio
ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Photo courtesy of Joyce Beaton                                Celtic Chaos will be performing an original piece about the Highland Clearances at the Rotary Hall on Sept. 21. From left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta.

Qualicum Beach group retells Scottish history through song

Celtic Chaos blends rhyming story, poetry and song in new piece

Photo courtesy of Joyce Beaton                                Celtic Chaos will be performing an original piece about the Highland Clearances at the Rotary Hall on Sept. 21. From left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta.
Submitted photo - Parksville’s 2018 team at the provincial competition in Victoria.

Parksville youngsters design problem-solving robot

Lego robotics team gearing up for gold in Victoria competition

Submitted photo - Parksville’s 2018 team at the provincial competition in Victoria.
John Miller photo - Arial view of the Qualicum Bakery, 1945. The bakery was designed by Sam Little and built by Alec Fraser Construction in 1933.                                John Miller photo - Aerial view of the Qualicum Bakery, 1945. The bakery was designed by Sam Little and built by Alec Fraser Construction in 1933.

Part Three: 10 questions with a Qualicum Beach historian

Local guide shares stories of town’s foundations

John Miller photo - Arial view of the Qualicum Bakery, 1945. The bakery was designed by Sam Little and built by Alec Fraser Construction in 1933.                                John Miller photo - Aerial view of the Qualicum Bakery, 1945. The bakery was designed by Sam Little and built by Alec Fraser Construction in 1933.
Emily Vance photo - Theresa Whitely and Phil Dwyer have been working together in the music world since they met in the 1990s. The two are the new heads of the music program at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach.

Dynamic duo bring decades of musical expertise to Qualicum Beach

Phil Dwyer and Theresa Whitely are the new music program directors at TOSH

Emily Vance photo - Theresa Whitely and Phil Dwyer have been working together in the music world since they met in the 1990s. The two are the new heads of the music program at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach.
Qualicum Beach author John Gordon Smith to do pair of readings

Qualicum Beach author John Gordon Smith to do pair of readings

Parksville, Qualicum Beach libraries to play host

Qualicum Beach author John Gordon Smith to do pair of readings
World music camp in Errington brings cultures together

World music camp in Errington brings cultures together

Annual camp enjoys a successful year of inter-cultural exchange

World music camp in Errington brings cultures together
Courtesy of Clair Brown - Pauline Nodwell in the kitchen, working on her famous raspberry jelly. Nodwell recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Courtesy of Clair Brown - Pauline Nodwell in the kitchen, working on her famous raspberry jelly. Nodwell recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Volunteers restock the bakery table at the annual Knox Fall Fair. (File photo)

Knox United Fall Fair back for 15th year in Parksville

Community fundraising day will feature rummage sale, food, music, family fun

Volunteers restock the bakery table at the annual Knox Fall Fair. (File photo)
Actor from Salt Spring Island to appear on ‘Chesapeake Shores’

Actor from Salt Spring Island to appear on ‘Chesapeake Shores’

Greyston Holt featured in show filmed in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Actor from Salt Spring Island to appear on ‘Chesapeake Shores’
A waterfront home in Qualicum Beach is used for the beachfront B&B in ‘Chesapeake Shores’. — NEWS file photo

‘Chesapeake Shores’ back on the airwaves for a fourth season

Hints of a TV movie planned, but nothing set in stone

A waterfront home in Qualicum Beach is used for the beachfront B&B in ‘Chesapeake Shores’. — NEWS file photo
Nous Chantons: If you can read this, singing group may be for you
Nous Chantons: If you can read this, singing group may be for you
A practice with the power to heal

A practice with the power to heal

Tai Chi practice changes lives in Parksville

A practice with the power to heal
Emily Vance photo - Christopher Smith’s glass salmon weave through steel bull kelp made by Nelson Shaw, with Robert Held’s glass herring ball lit by Jennifer Bate in the background.

Closing date draws near for popular Parksville MAC summer exhibit

Centerpiece of ‘Soft shore’ could live on as public art

Emily Vance photo - Christopher Smith’s glass salmon weave through steel bull kelp made by Nelson Shaw, with Robert Held’s glass herring ball lit by Jennifer Bate in the background.
Photo courtesy John Miller                                 The Qualicum Bakery on the beach was built by Sam Little, and operated by the Millers until just after the Second World War.                                The Qualicum Bakery as shot by Beverly Brendon’s uncle John Miller.

Part One: 10 questions with a Qualicum Beach historian

Local guide shares stories of town’s foundations

Photo courtesy John Miller                                 The Qualicum Bakery on the beach was built by Sam Little, and operated by the Millers until just after the Second World War.                                The Qualicum Bakery as shot by Beverly Brendon’s uncle John Miller.
NEWS File Photo - Country music star Aaron Pritchett performs at the Concert Under the Stars at Thalassa Restaurant in Qualicum Beach in 2017. Pritchett returns this year, headlining the fundraiser show on Thursday, Aug. 29. Last year’s show raised more than $26,000 total for Ronald McDonald House and the BC Cancer Foundation.

Country music star Aaron Pritchett back in Qualicum Beach to play benefit concert

Singer to headline Thalassa restaurant fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house

NEWS File Photo - Country music star Aaron Pritchett performs at the Concert Under the Stars at Thalassa Restaurant in Qualicum Beach in 2017. Pritchett returns this year, headlining the fundraiser show on Thursday, Aug. 29. Last year’s show raised more than $26,000 total for Ronald McDonald House and the BC Cancer Foundation.
Courtesy of Jocelyn Pettit - Jocelyn Pettit is originally from Squamish, B.C., and was returning home from studying in Scotland when her luggage was stolen from YVR.

Qualicum Beach house concert raises funds for musician’s stolen luggage

Fiddler Jocelyn Pettit will play a mix of Scottish, Irish, North American music

Courtesy of Jocelyn Pettit - Jocelyn Pettit is originally from Squamish, B.C., and was returning home from studying in Scotland when her luggage was stolen from YVR.
Hi Neighbour Day celebrates 50th year in Errington

Hi Neighbour Day celebrates 50th year in Errington

Pancake breakfast, parade, zucchini race and more planned for this years’ festivities

Hi Neighbour Day celebrates 50th year in Errington