Donna takes a look at Outrageous Edibles’ flowers at the Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday event on Feb. 3. — Adam Kveton Photo

VIDEO: Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday sees strong turnout

Event brought dozens of vendors together to help residents from the Island and the Mainland kick-off the gardening season

The 16th annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday saw hundreds of people attend, packing the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The event, which serves to kick off the gardening season, had dozens of vendors take part, selling plants of many varieties, seeds, preserves, tools and more.

After a snowy day for last year’s event, organizers were pleased to see the temperature up a bit and streets clear this year.

About 1,100 people attended the 2017 Seedy Saturday event, said chair of the Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday committee Sue Putz. That number was surpassed this year by lunchtime, she said.

“We’re very pleased with what’s going on today,” said Putz.

See more photos at and video online at

Just Posted

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Run for wounded soldiers, first responders stops in Qualicum Beach

Run started Feb. 19 in Port Hardy to conclude in Victoria Sunday, Feb. 25

Adopted pet pig gets killed and eaten

Animal was adopted out by SPCA staff in the Cowichan Valley

Bucs take 2-0 series lead against the Generals

Game 3 will be played at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.

Local running club wants track to be upgraded

President asks RDN to find a way to make improvements now instead of later

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Czechmate: Canada wins men’s Olympic hockey bronze

Vernon’s Andrew Ebbett scores twice as Canada beats Czech Republic 6-4

Canucks fold 6-3 in first ever trip to Vegas

Daniel Sedin had two points as Canucks fall to the Golden Knights Friday night

Most Read