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.

Sooke Events – A Taste of BC – Saturday, February 4th, 2017

A Taste of BC is not your ordinary wine tasting event. Yes, you’ll get a sip of some of the island’s best tasting selections of wine, spirits, beer, ciders and even non-alcoholic beverages. But apart from that, you’ll also get to enjoy good music, and a silent auction. This annual event is sponsored by the Sooke Harbourside Lions. The funds gathered from the auction will be used for the organizati...

Oak Bay Events – Black History Month Canada150: Drum & Dance Festival – Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The Black History Month Canada150: Drum & Dance Festival marks the celebration of the Black History Month and at the same time, Canada’s 150th founding anniversary. Everyone’s invited to partake in this grand festival that features public drumming and cultural dances. The organizers seek to unify the community with the use of drum rhythms and dance performances that center on Victoria African and ...

Courtenay Events – Play Day – All Saturdays of January and February 2017

Play is kids’ work—so they say. And this is very true. It’s through playtime that a child’s imagination and skills both gross and fine motor are honed. This is what the organizers of this Courtenay event had in mind when they created Play Day, which takes place on all Saturdays of January and February. The room is going to be filled with all sorts of toys that they can explore and play with—from l...

Mount Washington Events – Yoga & Snowshoe Retreat at Mt Washington – Friday, February 24th, 2017 – Sunday, February 26th, 2017

When the tough gets going, you have to find a way to take a break from it all. It’s good for your health and mental wellbeing. This coming February, drop by the Yoga & Showshoe Retreat at Mount Washington. For only $460, you can sign up with a friend and join a 3-day and 2-night retreat featuring not only yoga and showshoeing but also delicious foods and lots of laughter with friends. You’ll have ...

Duncan Events – Love Me Tender Dinner and Dance! – Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Presented by the Duncan Seniors Organization, Love Me Tender Dinner and Dance is a pre-Valentine’s day Dinner and Dance celebration that pays tribute to the king of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. The event also highlights the music of Roy Orbison and other legends in the music industry. The dinner is a buffet style roast beef dinner which caps off with a dance all you can to the tune of Elvis Presle...

Sooke Events – Sunday Sails in Sooke – All Sundays of January to March 2017

Come and sail with the Sunday Sails in Sooke happening on Sundays of January to March. As you know, sailing is a highly relaxing activity that will take your mind off your worries and stresses. This event is organized by the Sooke Sailing Association. Experience is not a requirement. Meetup is at the Mariners Village Marina in Sooke, and the boat leaves the dock at 12 noon. You do have to inform t...

Nanaimo Events – NS3 Science Studio Drop-in – All Thursdays and Saturdays of January to March 2017

Is your child fascinated by science? Does he dream about becoming a scientist someday? If yes, then you and your kid should not miss the NS3 Science Studio Drop-in happening all Thursdays and Saturdays from January to March. This lets your little one explore various science experiments and innovations such as wind tunnel, air field, marble wall, KEVA blocks, discovery boxes and more. Admission fee...

Nanaimo Events – Meditation class – Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, Sunday, February 19th, 2017, Sunday, March 19th, 2017, Sunday, April 16th, 2017, Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Sunday, June 18th, 2017, Sunday, July 16th, 2017, Sunday, August 20th, 2017, Sunday, September 17th, 2017, Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Did you know that stress is one of the leading causes of health problems today? Not only are people stressed at work, they also worry about money problems, relationship conflicts, and so on. It’s a good thing that there are various stress reduction techniques that can help. One of these is meditation. Starting this January, Lisa Holloway will be holding mediation classes in Nanaimo. She is an expe...

Nanaimo Events – Fantastic Fridays! – All Fridays of January to March 2017

Is there anything more fantastic than Fantastic Fridays? In fact, these nights just got better. On January 6th, the prize starts at $500 and if it’s unclaimed, it will be added to next weeks’ prize. The prize keeps growing and growing! Then on the last Friday of January, February and March, there will be a draw for a $2,500 cash prize. Wouldn’t it be nice if you’re the one who’ll be able to grab t...

Nanaimo Events – Port Theatre Spotlight Series: Les 7 Doigts: Cuisine & Confessions – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 – Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Here’s the ultimate entertainment show that will captivate your senses to no end: Port Theatre Spotlight Series: Les 7 Doigts: Cuisine & Confessions happening on January to February. This is an incredible interactive show that features acrobatics, modern dance, theatre plays, comedy shows, cooking demonstrations, spoken word and many more. It’s not only a feast for the eyes and your other senses b...

Victoria Events – Victoria Fashion Week Show – Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The fashion scene in Victoria is as bustling and vibrant as ever. The Victoria Fashion Week, which has been taking place for many years, has now captivated the attention of international audiences. Each year, guests from other countries flock to this part of Canada to witness the local creative talents of Victoria’s fashion world. Ultimately, this event has shaped the “future for West Coast Fashio...

Victoria Events – Murder on the Agenda – Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Friday, February 3rd, 2017, Saturday, February 4th, 2017, Friday, February 10th, 2017, Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Here’s something that any mystery suspense lover will be thrilled about—Murder on the Agenda. This event is a three-course dinner that also features a live and interactive puzzle that lets you investigate a mystery. As you can imagine, this is not your usual dinner. Apart from the lovely and delicious food, you’re going to enjoy the adrenaline rush that the puzzle will give you. And if you’re keen...