Events

Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their dancing talents back to Port Alberni on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds supporting the charitable San Group Foundation.

Learn to tango and support local charities at fundraiser May 7!

Dancers Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their…

  • Apr 18, 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

 

Sustainably built Pacific Mayfair Estates will bring a mixture of single family detached homes, town homes, duplexes and apartments to the Alberni Valley, while preserving local wetlands and trails.

Sustainable, affordable master planned community coming to Port Alberni

Popular trails will be preserved, while providing much-needed housing to the Valley

  • Mar 21, 2022

 

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)
Jen Weightman, an Operator at the San Forest Products Port Alberni Sawmill. San Group Inc is hosting a Job Fair on Feb. 26.

Exciting opportunities for all skill sets at Feb. 26 Alberni Job Fair

From the production floor to the head office — find out where you fit at San Group!

  • Feb 14, 2022
Jen Weightman, an Operator at the San Forest Products Port Alberni Sawmill. San Group Inc is hosting a Job Fair on Feb. 26.
San Group is organizing a fundraiser for the West Coast General Hospital Foundation Dec. 15, featuring the Argentine Tango Lab from Vancouver. Tickets are $35 each, available at the San Group office, 4000 Stamp Ave. Lorna Scott Photo

Olé! Tango fundraiser for Alberni Valley hospital Dec. 15

San Group is hosting tango workshop and performance at Echo Centre, and matching all funds raised

  • Dec 6, 2021
San Group is organizing a fundraiser for the West Coast General Hospital Foundation Dec. 15, featuring the Argentine Tango Lab from Vancouver. Tickets are $35 each, available at the San Group office, 4000 Stamp Ave. Lorna Scott 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
Drive-in movies are coming to Island communities (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movie night coming to Island communities

Campbell River, Port Alberni, Parksville, Nanaimo and Courtenay have events next week

Drive-in movies are coming to Island communities (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
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)