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William Mimnaugh, better known by stage name WiL, will perform at Errington Hall May 14, 2022. (Caroline Lambert-Mimnaugh photo)
William Mimnaugh, better known by stage name WiL, will perform at Errington Hall May 14, 2022. (Caroline Lambert-Mimnaugh photo)
Kaya Marshal, left, and Lyra Sales, right, rehearse for the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performance of ‘My Fair Lady’, May 13 to May 15 at the Village Theatre. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Qualicum Beach School of Dance to perform ‘My Fair Lady’ May 13 to May 15

School’s first production in 2 years takes place at Village Theatre

Kaya Marshal, left, and Lyra Sales, right, rehearse for the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performance of ‘My Fair Lady’, May 13 to May 15 at the Village Theatre. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. ‘Chesapeake Shores’ will be on location Parksville Community Park from May 8 to May 14, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. ‘Chesapeake Shores’ will be on location Parksville Community Park from May 8 to May 14, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Poet Shane Koyczan will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on June 5. (Kaare Iverson photo)

Noted B.C. poet Shane Koyczan to make Parksville stop at Knox United

Performance brings blend of humour and often dark subject matter

Poet Shane Koyczan will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on June 5. (Kaare Iverson photo)
Séan McCann, former member of Great Big Sea, will perform at Parksville’s Knox United Church on May 7. (David Howells photo)

Musician Séan McCann to perform at Parksville’s Knox United Church on May 7

Former Great Big Sea member expects audience to ‘sing as loud and as often as I do’

Séan McCann, former member of Great Big Sea, will perform at Parksville’s Knox United Church on May 7. (David Howells photo)
Several PQB authors have contributed to an anthology ‘My Mother’s Story: Gone Too Soon’, stories from people who lost their mothers and reflections about reframing that grief into peace. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach women contribute to anthology on mothers and loss

Stories detail losing moms and reflections about reframing grief

Several PQB authors have contributed to an anthology ‘My Mother’s Story: Gone Too Soon’, stories from people who lost their mothers and reflections about reframing that grief into peace. (Submitted photo)
The McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville will host three new exhibitions in May. (Submitted photo)
The McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville will host three new exhibitions in May. (Submitted photo)
Topazz will play a Mother’s Day concert in the gazebo on the Parksville Museum grounds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8. (Allan Clark photo)

Parksville Museum hosting Mother’s Day outdoor concert

Band plays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8

Topazz will play a Mother’s Day concert in the gazebo on the Parksville Museum grounds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8. (Allan Clark photo)
Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)

Raincity plays Rainbow Room in Port Alberni

Vancouver Island tour a homecoming for Parksville singer

Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)
Realist painter Kelly Corbett will have her work on display at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until the end of May. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanoose Bay artist looks to heal through nature in paintings of outdoor adventures

Kelly Corbett to display work at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until end of May

Realist painter Kelly Corbett will have her work on display at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until the end of May. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Island Consort Chamber Choir will perform its spring program May 9 at Knox United Church in Parksville. (Bruce Farquharson photo)

Island Consort Chamber Choir to perform spring program at Knox United Church

Choir presents s election of short poems, Baroque, Scottish folk and vocal jazz

The Island Consort Chamber Choir will perform its spring program May 9 at Knox United Church in Parksville. (Bruce Farquharson photo)
Peggy Pearce as Donna, Rowan O’Callaghan as Brooke, Sherri Wade as Christine and John Felice as Al in ‘How It Works’, an ECHO Players production opening April 21 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Ben Rosnau photo)

REVIEW: Brilliantly believable performances highlight ‘How It Works’ from ECHO Players

Production runs April 21 to May 8 at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

Peggy Pearce as Donna, Rowan O’Callaghan as Brooke, Sherri Wade as Christine and John Felice as Al in ‘How It Works’, an ECHO Players production opening April 21 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Ben Rosnau photo)
The Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville will have nine representatives at the 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC this June. Seven of the nine dancers were at the studio on Wednesday, April 13, preparing for the provincial competition. From left: Keana Jeffs, 14; Shaylee Gardiner, 14; Brynn Binder, 13; Sianna Drummond, 18; Maria Pettigrew, 14; Aleria Campagnolo, 16; and Grace Amendt, 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville will have nine representatives at the 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC this June. Seven of the nine dancers were at the studio on Wednesday, April 13, preparing for the provincial competition. From left: Keana Jeffs, 14; Shaylee Gardiner, 14; Brynn Binder, 13; Sianna Drummond, 18; Maria Pettigrew, 14; Aleria Campagnolo, 16; and Grace Amendt, 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
The works of Tony Grove (bottom), Dawne Brandel (top right) and Patt Scrivener (top left) will be shown at the Bayside Gallery, located in the dining room of the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, until June 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)

3 artists to exhibit their works at the Bayside Gallery in Parksville

Tony Grove, Dawne Brandel and Patt Scrivener have work on display until June 30

The works of Tony Grove (bottom), Dawne Brandel (top right) and Patt Scrivener (top left) will be shown at the Bayside Gallery, located in the dining room of the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, until June 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
The Oceanside Concert Choir at the 2019 Christmas concert. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Concert Choir to perform at Knox United Church in Parksville

Concert to be held Sunday, April 10, with suggested donation of $15

The Oceanside Concert Choir at the 2019 Christmas concert. (Submitted photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Paul Otten, left, and Helen Austin, right, make up the Juno award winning Canadian duo Big Little Lions, and will play Qualicum Beach on Friday, April 8. (Submitted photo)

Canadian-duo Big Little Lions to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel in Qualicum Beach

Show will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall

Paul Otten, left, and Helen Austin, right, make up the Juno award winning Canadian duo Big Little Lions, and will play Qualicum Beach on Friday, April 8. (Submitted photo)
Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a 2021 publicity photo taken at the Pan Pacific Vancouver in Vancouver, where she performs weekly. (Mitch Francis photo)

Errington War Memorial show first Vancouver Island performance for Nikita Afonso

Portuguese international music award winner performs April 9

Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a 2021 publicity photo taken at the Pan Pacific Vancouver in Vancouver, where she performs weekly. (Mitch Francis photo)
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