Must See Events

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

MAY4,5,6-Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

So Many Things to Take in and Enjoy

MAR.19-APR.28-Brant Wildlife Festival 2018

Celebrating Nature on the Shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Education Events

Wednesday, March 21st

Small Group Classes"Foundation Skills for Service Dogs"

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:00am | Children, Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Teens

Training with world renowned trainer, Donna Hill! Teams will learn the basic behaviors needed to teach obedience behaviors and tasks. Your dog will learn how to learn and be confident and able to work in the presence of other dogs. You will learn how to train! Prepayment required before Feb. 27,...

In Ehxibit: Jenn Williamson

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Free, Major Events

Jennifer’s passion for painting and art started at an early age. She is fascinated with clouds, fog, mist, rays of sunlight dancing through the water, mountains, trees, texture, patinas, sunsets, marshlands, rolling pastures and moody skies. Her work has been compared to that of William Turner (...

Golden Temple Open to Public

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Come and meditate with the 15' Golden Buddha, do walking meditation, spin the prayer wheels, light a butter lamp & browse the gift shop. Give yourself some peace and space! Wednesday March 7 & 21, 1pm - 3pm and Friday March 16, 1pm - 4pm.

Free Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:30pm | Community, Education, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Talks & Workshops

The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation will allow you to master stress, improve your health, face yourself, and achieve balance in every aspect of life. Ancient knowledge and practices are adapted to modern day needs for people of all ages and walks of life.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm | Community, Education, Seniors, Teens

Weekly Wed. Evening Ongoing Drop-Ins - LETS TALK MODEL RAILROADING 101 - Time to get started the Easy Way! Join us for Fun “Hands-On” Projects: Build Scale Warehouses, a Railway Tunnel, clean and install Trackwork, create Backdrop Painting and Ground Covers, etc.! Tie your railroad plans to 3D...

Thursday, March 22nd

International World Water Day

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am | Community, Education, Environment, Talks & Workshops

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make...

Ekphrastic Exhibition (Fibre Arts Network)

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors

Ekphrastic denotes a rhetorical device whereby one medium of art is created to relate to another medium of art. Usually ekphrastic poetry is created to respond to a piece of art. FAN has put a distinctive spin on this process by inviting twelve well-know Canadian poets to contribute a poem of...

Men's Personal Growth

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm | Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Develop trust, support and friendship while developing new skills and confidence. Outcomes include: discovering windows to self-exploration, a better connection with yourself and others, a better understanding of identity, the ability to find greater freedom within your life, and increased...

Friday, March 23rd

Butterfly World Coombs Opens for the Season

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:00am | Children, Community, Education, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Teens

We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our doors for the 2018 season on March 23rd. Enjoy 100's of Butterflies in their natural Tropical environment. Our greenhouse creates the perfect indoor setting to view these amazing creatures from all over the world.

Saturday, March 24th

Basic Bird ID and Bird Watching for Adults

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:30am | Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

(16yrs+) Limited enrollment• 4-hour, enjoyable, practical bird ID workshop• Suitable for beginning- and intermediate-level participants• Study both mounted and live resident birds• Presentation of bird-watching pointers, feeding tips, and reference materials• Featuring bird ID skills which will be...