Angela Hovestad

Nanaimo Events – 3rd Annual Nanaimo Boat Show

Coming soon to the Island is the third annual Nanaimo Boat Show! Set at the Waterfront Marina along Stewart Avenue (en route to BC Ferries if you’re coming up from downtown), this event features tens of millions of dollars worth in marine inventory and products available for boat lovers. Come and celebrate all things marine-based and boating – it’s a great all-ages event whether you’ve got sea leg...

Courtenay Events – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, March 31 2017

Watch one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays come to life in Courtenay in this ballet adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Watch as Shakespeare’s wit meshes and a lively score by the composer Felix Mendelssohn come together in this playful and magical ballet about the quarrel between faeries and mortals in a quest for love. Two Canadian ballet choreographers Shawn Hounsell and Peter Quanz wil...

Nanaimo Events – GEEKCON Nanaimo 2017

For one day only you can visit Nanaimo’s FREE and premier convention, GEEKCON! This is the perfect opportunity to dress in your best cosplay and join in the fun! There will be a competition for just that sort of thing, with great prizes to be won. If cosplay isn’t in your budget, don’t worry – there are lots of other fun things to see and do. Visit the many vendor tables, chat with local artists a...

Nanaimo Events – 3rd Annual Piratefest 2017

A big, fun part of Festival Nanaimo returns for the third year running! Grab your eye patch and get ready to say “Arr!” at this year’s annual PirateFest. The fun officially begins at Country Club Mall on the 22nd, where kids can come see the Purple Pirate himself and get involved with the arts and crafts available. Then visit downtown Nanaimo on the 25th to see all kinds of family-friendly goings-...

Nanaimo Events – TheatreOne’s “Just Kidding” Presents: Peter Pan

TheatreOne’s Just Kidding for Kids program is a great way to introduce or encourage your children to the art of live theatre! For a limited time you are invited to join TheatreOne for the participatory theatrical production of Peter Pan by Dufflebag Theatre. Since 1992, Dufflebag Theatre has traveled around the globe as a “nearly world-famous” group, bringing their renditions of classic fairy tale...

Port Alberni Events – St. Patrick’s Day Tea 2017

You’re invited to celebrate your Irish side this St. Patrick’s Day! For a limited time in Port Alberni, the Tara School of Irish Dancing will be hosting a tasty afternoon tea with live entertainment provided by several lively and lovely traditional Irish dancers. Pull up a chair and enjoy the treats served by the “Brew Unto Others” such as freshly baked scones served with cream and strawberry jam,...

Victoria Events – Rock & Gem Show March 17-19 2017

Love gems? Love rocks? Love everything about both? Then you’re going to love this Victoria event! The Rock & Gem Show, held by the Victoria Lapidary & Mineral Society, is being held this March with a twofold purpose: one, to earn enough funding for their non-profit organization as well as their lapidary workshop centre, and two, to share and spread awareness with Victoria’s community about earth s...

Victoria Events – St. Patrick’s Day “Shamrocks & Shenanigans”

This year, join in on the wearin’ o’ the green with The City of Gardens Chorus in Victoria for their special St. Patrick’s Day event “Shamrocks & Shenanigans”! Not only will there be lots of dancing to be had, but you can also expect a tasty Irish stew dinner, games, and prizes for best costumes! In addition, there will be live entertainment by Mile Zero Band. A cash bar is available for adults. T...

Victoria Events – WordsThaw Literary Festival 2017

Writers! Do you want to celebrate your art with several others? Do you live within Victoria? Then you’re in luck! UVIC is once again hosting The Malahat Review’s fifth-annual literary festival called WordsThaw, taking place this year from March 16 to March 19. Come celebrate Canadian writing with a focus on Indigenous literature! There are several lectures and literary events taking place includin...

Nanaimo Events – LARGEST St. Patrick’s Day Party 2017

Looking to celebrate your Irish lineage this year on St. Patrick’s Day? Live in Nanaimo? Then check out Nanaimo’s LARGEST St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Queens! Dance and jig to your heart’s content along with the live music provided by Nanaimo’s only Celtic rock band, The Clanns. Their playlist features a wide mix of traditional and original songs (including a few from their debut album). When yo...

Local Coffee Shops in Nanaimo You Need to Check Out

If you’re like me and you can’t go without a cup of coffee in the morning, chances are your taste buds are going to start craving the finer brews in life. And if you’re like me and occasionally you’re tired of having Tim Hortons and Starbucks as the only two major coffee options away from home, chances are you’re probably wondering if there are any other choices to find your usual pick-me-up. Luck...

Nanaimo Attractions: Come to the Bite of Nanaimo for Good Eats & More

The Bite of Nanaimo is an annual gourmet food festival held in Nanaimo, usually on the last weekend of September or sometimes in late October. It is widely considered as the unofficial farewell to summer and hello to autumn. The famous Nanaimo attraction is held by TheatreOne, a local live theatre and arts company, and it is both their biggest fundraiser of the year and the biggest food fair on Va...

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