Must See Events

MAY4,5,6-Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

So Many Things to Take in and Enjoy

APR.28-Roller Derby Spring Flinger

Don't miss this hard-hitting, fast-paced, action-packed evening!

Education Events

Saturday, March 24th

VIU Elder College Saturday Speakers Series

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Major Events, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

VIU ElderCollege presents the talk "We Will Help Each Other Be Great & Good" by Louise Mandell Lawyer and Chancellor of Vancouver Island University. This talk will explore de-constructing colonization in each of our lives - making space for indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians to...

Islands Short Fiction Contest

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

We are inviting Vancouver Island and Gulf Island writers to submit their short stories of up to 2000 words. The entry fee is waived for Junior and Youth categories. You are allowed to enter as often as you like. Sponsored by the V.I.U. Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, the Vancouver ...

Simple Spinner Ring Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Education, Entertainment, Shopping & Fashion, Talks & Workshops

If you’ve taken our stackable ring course, this workshop will take your soldering skills to the next level. Taking sheet metal we will hammer and form it into a band. With wire, we will make the ‘spinner’, and finish off incorporating the two by flaring out the edges of the band to keep the spinner...

Monday, March 26th

Beavers Youth (Ages 5-7)

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm | Children, Community, Education, Talks & Workshops

Beavers youth group Monday evenings from 6-8pm. Activities include crafts, games, outdoor and other skill training including knots, orienteering, and team building.

Tuesday, March 27th

Maple Bay Painters Art Group

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:30am | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Talks & Workshops

All meetings are from 9:30am-1:30pm, visitors are welcome. Weekly meetings of Cowichan Valley art group founded in 1968, open to painters of all mediums. Annual membership, workshops, chat groups, gallery outings, art show annually. Check out our Facebook page for more info.    

Stackable Rings Workshop

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm | Arts, Education, Entertainment, Shopping & Fashion, Talks & Workshops

Explore the possibilities of stamping, and learn how to solder and texture wire to create simple stackable rings. One foot of 14-gauge wire makes up to four rings Please register at least 24 hours in advance, as class sizes are small and classes will be cancelled the day of if there are no...

Creative Expression Through Landscape Photography

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm | Arts, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Join us at the Ladysmith Camera Club with Dave Hutchison, professional wildlife and landscape photographer and instructor from Sidney, BC whose outstanding images of rare animals in their true habitat have appeared in Canadian Geographic and other renowned publications. In this informative talk,...

Wednesday, March 28th

Girl Guides (Youth)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:00pm | Children, Community, Education, Talks & Workshops

Wednesdays from 3-8pm at The Annex. Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Contact: for more information.

Wire Wrap Bracelet Workshop

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:30pm | Arts, Education, Entertainment, Shopping & Fashion, Talks & Workshops

Take your wrapping abilities to the next level and learn how to wrap beads in two different styles. Make your own jump rings and connect everything together to create a beautiful and unique bracelet. Space is limited, call to register

Friday, March 30th

Good Friday-No School S.D.79

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 8:30am | Children, Community, Education, Free, Teens

Good Friday today, no school for S.D. 79.