Events

Coastal Black Tulip Fest owners Dan and Justine Ludwig had a dream of recreating, at least in part, fields of the infamous tulips in Keukenhof. They planted 200,000 tulip bulbs last fall.

Coastal Black celebrates first annual tulip festival

Tulips symbolize perfect love, rebirth, and charity. Their simple yet striking colours…

  • Mar 28, 2022

 

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Toffee on snow one of the delicacies at Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival

Festival returned to Nanaimo this weekend at Beban Park social centre

 

French Canadian culture and cuisine will make for a fun family weekend at L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival March 25-27 at Beban Park. (News Bulletin file)

How sweet it is: Maple Sugar Festival coming to Nanaimo this weekend

French Canadian sugar shack tradition celebration takes place March 25-27 at Beban Park

 

Regional District of Nanaimo’s committee of the whole is recommending the board back a proposal that could see Vancouver Island Exhibition relocate from Nanaimo to Nanoose Bay. The 2022 fair will still take place at Beban Park. (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island Exhibition could be permanently Nanoose Bay bound

Regional District of Nanaimo committee backs proposal for move to Arbutus Meadows

Regional District of Nanaimo’s committee of the whole is recommending the board back a proposal that could see Vancouver Island Exhibition relocate from Nanaimo to Nanoose Bay. The 2022 fair will still take place at Beban Park. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s agricultural advisory committee has recommended approving an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to hold the Vancouver Island Exhibition at Arbutus Meadows Farm in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Application in the works that would allow VIEX to relocate from Nanaimo to Nanoose Bay

This year’s fair will be at Beban Park, but Vancouver Island Exhibition examining future options

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s agricultural advisory committee has recommended approving an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to hold the Vancouver Island Exhibition at Arbutus Meadows Farm in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Participants who fundraise $150 or more ($75 for children and youth 17 and under) with receive a CNOY toque – this year’s is bright yellow with a rainbow patch, denoting sunshine and hope despite the winter’s cold. (cnoy.org photo)

Coldest Night of the Year walk returns to Parksville Qualicum Beach for 2022

Participants can partake in group event on Feb. 26

Participants who fundraise $150 or more ($75 for children and youth 17 and under) with receive a CNOY toque – this year’s is bright yellow with a rainbow patch, denoting sunshine and hope despite the winter’s cold. (cnoy.org photo)
Folks enjoying a wagon ride during the ‘Christmas on the Farm’ event in 2019. Last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but is ready to go again for 2021 with COVID safety regulations in place. (Submitted photo)

‘Christmas on the Farm’ returns for 2021 at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Popular family event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Folks enjoying a wagon ride during the ‘Christmas on the Farm’ event in 2019. Last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but is ready to go again for 2021 with COVID safety regulations in place. (Submitted photo)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
COVID-19: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

COVID-19: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Send your organization’s updates to editor@pqbnews.com

  • Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area
20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)