Must See Events

MAY4,5,6-Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

So Many Things to Take in and Enjoy

APR.22-Swing Shift Big Band

The Big Band Era Roars Back to Life when "Swing Shift" hits the Stage

APR.28-Roller Derby Spring Flinger

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

Community Events

Friday, March 30th

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00am | Community, Family Friendly

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. ... The crucifixion was the culmination of a number of events in Holy Week, including the triumphal return of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; the washing of the disciples' feet by Jesus; and the Last...

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.

Night Rail Jam

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:00am | Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Sports, Teens

March 23 & March 30 from 5-7pm: Night Rail Jam,  Strut your stuff at our Evening Rail Jam. Show us your best moves in our Rail Park by the lodge. Competitors are judged on 2 runs, but its all about fun! Register on the Marmots floor 3-4 pm  

Festival Nanaimo 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music, Seniors, Teens

Festival Nanaimo is a new multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. It showcases all the things that we love about the city where we live, work and play. Come visit in March 2018! Festival Nanaimo 2018 includes great entertainment, concerts,...

Islands Short Fiction Contest

Friday, March 30, 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 ...

Fresh Start Fitness for Seniors

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:30am | Community, Health & Fitness, Seniors

Seniors- 30 Minute Strength & Stretch followed by a coffee social. Contact:  10:30-11:30am  

Warmland Calligraphers- Exhibit

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00am | Arts, Community, Exhibitions, Talks & Workshops

This exhibit is a variety of work from members of the Warmland Calligraphers Group. The Opening Reception is March 16, 2018 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Easter at the Merridale Orchard

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink

To us, Easter is a time to spend with family, which is why we’ve designed the weekend to be fun and inclusive to all ages! On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be serving our delicious brunch menu, plus Easter inspired specials that are perfect for enjoying a mid-day meal with family. On Sunday, April 1st...

Go-Karts and Monster Truck Rides are BACK for Spring Break!

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Sports, Teens

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides are BACK!: Saratoga Speedway. Open every day of spring break (Mar 24-Apr 8) from 12-4pm. Go-Karts: $15/10 laps pp. Monster Truck Rides: $15/ride (weather permitting), and then open every weekend after spring break from 12 noon to 4pm. 

Rec and Roll (6-12 years of age)

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 2:45pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness

A parent/guardian must complete a participant information form for her/his child on the first visit. Fridays at The HUB are filled with fun and games at our popular after-school recreation drop-in program. Children have a great time with their friends and meeting new people while staying active and...