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Jesse Recalma, left, and Mathew Andreatta, right, both Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artists, have curated the ‘Ems Syiyum’ Indigenous art exhibit that can be viewed at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until April 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
Jesse Recalma, left, and Mathew Andreatta, right, both Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artists, have curated the ‘Ems Syiyum’ Indigenous art exhibit that can be viewed at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until April 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

Canadian music legend Valdy to play Errington War Memorial Hall on March 26

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.

The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)

Ladysmith author explores love and friendship in debut novel

Shimmy answers ‘where do pets go when they die?’

Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)
Artwork by Linda Greig, left, and Katherine Meredith, right. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host 4 exhibits through end of March

Works by Linda Greig, Katherine Meredith, DeCosmos Fine Arts Society and 6 photographers

Artwork by Linda Greig, left, and Katherine Meredith, right. (Submitted photos)
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)

TOSH: Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst play Qualicum Beach March 6

Vancouver jazz couple to play as part of Music on Sunday Concert Series

Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)
John Gogo will take the stage alongside Gordon Carter at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Folk Roots Club opens season in Qualicum Beach with March 4 show

Event to feature Gordon Carter and John Gogo at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall

John Gogo will take the stage alongside Gordon Carter at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
(Facebook photo by ECHO Players)
(Facebook photo by ECHO Players)
The Slocan Ramblers will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on March 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Slocan Ramblers will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on March 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Magazine gives LGBTQ and BIPOC youths in Nanaimo a place to share writing and art

Literacy Central Vancouver Island presents third issue of ‘Place Magazine’

LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)

REVIEW: ‘Sylvia’ from ECHO Players delivers comical and endearing performances

Show runs through Sunday, March 6 on stage at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
One early February 2022 morning, Parksville artist Noah Russi captured the moment of a proposal on Tallows Beach in Byron Bay, Australia. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Parksville man captures drone footage of beach proposal in Australia

Noah Russi looking for overhead shot of own artwork when he caught special event

One early February 2022 morning, Parksville artist Noah Russi captured the moment of a proposal on Tallows Beach in Byron Bay, Australia. (Submitted photo)
ECHO Players logo. (PQB News file photo)

Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach to seat at 100 per cent capacity starting Feb. 16

Announcement in light of provincial restrictions on indoor gatherings being lifted

ECHO Players logo. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Secondary School performers during a rehearsal of 'The Addams Family' musical on Feb. 1, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ballenas Secondary School performers during a rehearsal of 'The Addams Family' musical on Feb. 1, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP

B.C. carvers co-create ice sculpture for national contest

Kevin Lewis, Ryan Cook are Team BC for the Olympic/Paralympic-themed event

Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP
‘PERSPECTIVES’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will be shown until March 31, 2022. Works by artists (clockwise from left) G. A. (Tony) Fuller, Barbara Davidson, Chelsie Xavier-Blower, Jean Bruneau, Brenda Castonguay and Jim Decker. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre to host photography exhibit in Cloakroom Gallery

Show, in collaboration with Exposure Photography Festival 2022, will run until March 31

‘PERSPECTIVES’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will be shown until March 31, 2022. Works by artists (clockwise from left) G. A. (Tony) Fuller, Barbara Davidson, Chelsie Xavier-Blower, Jean Bruneau, Brenda Castonguay and Jim Decker. (Submitted photo)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal on Feb. 6 of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal on Feb. 6 of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Edie Daponte returns to Knox United Church in Parksville for new show

‘What the World Needs Now’ performance to be held on Feb. 12

The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)