More Brant Festival fun this weeken at Deep Bay Marine Field Station

A family day open house is scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Apr. 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Brant Festival isn’t over and there’s still plenty to do before it ends at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station.

A Family Day Open House will be held at the station Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and there will be touch tanks, large public aquariums, face painting and other marine science educational activities.

Artist Caroline James will be presenting a Limited Edition Exhibition of 60 original bird paintings in oil and mixed media until April 19. The prints are mounted on beautiful mahogany and spruce supports and then coated in clear high gloss epoxy resin giving the traditional image a very unique and modern look.

The station’s popular High Tea by the Sea, featuring a selection of teas, sandwiches and treats, also continues every Tuesday during April between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Moreover, a cooking class for chocolate lovers will be offered on April 25 and various authors and speakers will participate in a spring lecture series Thursday’s at 7 p.m. until April 30. The cost is $10 per lecture. For an additional $15 guests can indulge in a pre-lecture themed dinner at 5:30 pm. Dinner tickets include admission to the Field Station. Advance registration is required.

For a full schedule of events and lectures visit www.viu.ca/deepbay.

For music lovers, the station will host a Music by the Bay luncheon and concert April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring the A Cappella Plus Chamber Choir performing “A Buffet of Choral Music: twelve years of musical fare.” Tickets are $40 each.

The annual Brant Wildlife festival, organized by BC Nature Truest, is a celebration of nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of the Parksville and Qualicum beach areas on Vancouver Island. Other festival events will include wildlife viewing, kids nature camps, marsh walks and more. For more on Brant Festival visit www.brantfestival.bc.

Advance tickets or registration is required for all events except Family Day. Tickets are available at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station at 370 Crome Pt. Road in Bowser, or at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser, Court Yard Café in Qualicum Beach and at A Capella Plus in Nanaimo.

For more information call 250-740-6611.

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