Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

 

One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival

Your go-to guide: 8 ways to enjoy Parksville Beach Festival this August!

Activities for all ages continue at Parksville’s Community Park through Aug. 21

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The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

 

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
In addition to the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, the Parksville Beach Festival hosts a number of events throughout July and August. (PQB News file photo)

Full lineup of events for your 2022 Parksville Beach Festival

Event returns July 14 to Aug. 21 after 2 years off

In addition to the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, the Parksville Beach Festival hosts a number of events throughout July and August. (PQB News file photo)
An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Beach Festival makes grand return in 2022 after 2-year absence

Sand sculpting competition theme is the ‘Roaring Twenties’

An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Seven teams and 15 individual competitors to take part in first event since 2019

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)
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
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.
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

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)
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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

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Migrating Brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)

Brant Wildlife Festival brings all-ages events to Parksville Qualicum Beach

Festivities begin March 15 and continue until April 16

Migrating Brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
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Qualicum Beach’s Beach Day event returns for 2022

Festivites on July 17 from noon until 4 p.m at town waterfront

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Parksville Beach Festival Society asks City of Parksville for $5K toward sand budget

Council backs request as organizers gear up for 2022 competition

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Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Tom Bob, Tyler Bob’s father, speaks at the beginning of the opening ceremony. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Tom Bob, Tyler Bob’s father, speaks at the beginning of the opening ceremony. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council approves allocation of up to $50K for B.C. Culture Days celebration

Funding dependent upon presentation detailing cultural events

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
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)
Maddie, played by Melanie Rose Wilson (right) and Cher, played by Arabella Costello, in a scene from the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna, which premieres virtually at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Blue Lake Films Ltd).

Saanich director’s first feature virtually premieres at Whistler Film Festival

All-in Madonna, directed by Arnold Lim, streams is available through Dec. 31

Maddie, played by Melanie Rose Wilson (right) and Cher, played by Arabella Costello, in a scene from the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna, which premieres virtually at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Blue Lake Films Ltd).