Doug Hay

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

The Golf Trail: A Scenic Vancouver Island Golf Vacation

If you are planning a Vancouver Island golf vacation, you won’t be disappointed by the many beautiful courses that are scattered up and down the Island. We think it is one of the world’s best places for golf – the idyllic spot to practice your swing and soak up the beauty of the area. Boasting a climate that encourages golfing year-round, Vancouver Island is home to many of Canada’s most stunning ...

Nanaimo Events – Life Drawing from Stick Figure to Awesome – Monday, March 20th, 2017 – Friday, March 24th, 2017

If you want to improve your artistic skills, one of the best ways to do this is to learn the basic rudiments of figure drawing. Drawing the human figure is not easy but it is the foundation of artistic training, as many artists and art professionals will agree. Join this event Life Drawing from Stick Figure to Awesome, a week-long intensive figure drawing course that will definitely improve your s...

Parksville Events – Sahaj Yoga Meditation – Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Stress is a normal part of life. It’s something that many of us have to deal with each day. However, it’s important to remember that chronic stress can impair the health, and shoot up the risk for many ailments. It’s a must to take a break and learn practical stress reduction techniques like yoga. At the Sahaja Yoga Meditation in Parksville, you’ll be taught how to master stress and achieve balanc...

Oak Bay Events – Victoria Sketch Club – 108th Annual Exhibition and Sale – Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 – Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Did you know that the Victoria Sketch Club is one of the oldest organizations in Canada? It has been running for 108 years. Some of its renowned members include Ted Harrison, Jack Shadbolt, Max Maynard, Sam Maclure, and Emily Carr. Right now, it is composed of many talented and recognized artists, some of whom have already been juried to become members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. This M...

Parksville and Qualicum Events – The 2017 Brant Wildlife Festival – Monday, March 13th, 2017 – Saturday, March 18th, 2017

You’re invited to partake in one of the biggest and most anticipated events in Vancouver Island—the 2017 Brant Wildlife Festival, which will be taking place this coming March. It is a Spring Celebration of Nature on Vancouver Island, which pays tribute to the gifts of nature, particularly the Brant Geese, which the event is named after. Plenty of activities await participants. There are nature cam...

Courtenay Events – Spring into Health – a Health & Wellness Show – Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Our health is our life. It’s a fact that we can never take lightly. This is exactly why Spring into Health – a Health & Wellness Show is held every year. Taking place this March in Courtenay, it teaches us basic but highly valuable information on improving our health and wellbeing. Not only are there plenty health-related products and services, there are also education seminars and demonstrations ...

Courtenay Events – Seedy Saturday 2017 in Courtenay – Saturday, March 4th, 2017

One of the longest ongoing annual events in Courtenay is the Seedy Saturday held in Comox Valley. Now on its 15th year, this event organized and presented by the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers, continues to teach people how to conserve and preserve local organic seeds. In this event, you can interact with vendors and exhibitors as well as local food security groups. You’re going to learn so ...

Sidney Events – The Celtic Tenors – Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

A performance that you surely can’t miss! The Celtic Tenors takes centerstage this February and March in Sidney. The group, which started out in 1995, is one of the most famous musicians of their time. They’re known for their bestselling albums like Feels Like Home, Timeless, Christmas, and So strong. They captivate their audiences not only with their golden voice that would definitely move you bu...

Parksville Events – Learn to Run Clinic – Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Running is one of the world’s most popular sports. It’s not only because it’s easy to do and doesn’t require any other tool except for a pair of running shoes, but also because it’s good for the health. If you’re fond of running, then for sure, you’re going to have fun at the Learn to Run Clinic happening in Parksville every Wednesday from March to May. It is a 14-week program that caps of with th...

Parksville Events – Energy Healing Workshop – Enhance Each Day – All Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays of March 2017

Do you always feel stressed out? Do you still feel tired even after you’ve rested? Does it seem like you’re always not in the mood to do anything? If you answer yes to any of these, it might have something to do with your energy aura. Make a change for the better by attending the Energy Healing Workshop in Parksville this March. In this course, you’re going to learn how to use floral essences to b...

Nanaimo Events – 2017 Herbalist Course – Saturday, March 11th, 2017

The 2017 Herbalist Course runs for eight months from March to October 2017. During the course, you’re going to learn how to make oils, salves, infusions, tinctures and salves using herbs and plants. You’re going to learn a great deal about herbalism, and how you can use this to improve your health and wellbeing, and those of your family. Participants will be working with 50 of the most medicinally...

Nanaimo Events – 18th Annual Nanaimo West Coast Women’s Show – Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Now on its 18th year, the West Coast Women’s Show is where you can find top of the line fashion and jewelry items that you’d definitely want to get your hands on. Apart from these, there are also plenty gift items, beauty products, and home décor to choose from. If shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll be glad to know that this event also offers various financial and business opportunities. Choos...

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