Will you be in the Parksville or Qualicum are this May? Here are a few local events to look forward to. Events in the Parksville Qualicum area are tailored to COVID-19 safety, either being outdoors, following strict distancing and mask guidelines, or moving entertainment online.
1) Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
The Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8:30AM to 12PM. A variety of local vendors offer homemade souvenirs, baking, and fresh produce for your perusal. The Market is a way to support the community and the people who make it thrive. You will be able to meet various mid-Island producers of quality fruits, vegetables, berries, and other products. We files this under “May Events in the Parksville Qualicum Area” but did you know the Market goes on all summer? Check their website for more details!
Please note: The Market has been modified to adhere to strict health and safety guidelines set by the BCCDC in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. No pets are allowed at the Market.
2) The Key to Organizing Your Family History by Qualicum Beach Family History Society
Presentation on Zoom.
Diana Elder, an Accredited Genealogist and & Author from Salt Lake City, will be hosting a Zoom presentation in partnership with the Qualicum Beach Family History Society. The presentation will focus on tips and tricks to organizing your own family history so that your legacy can be preserved for generations to come. Anyone can access the presentation so long as you have a reliable wifi connection; simply claim a spot by visiting www.qbfhs.ca.
3) The Lady With All The Answers at Village Theatre
May 7, 8, 9
Streamed online by ECHO Players.
ECHO Players is Oceanside’s very own community theatre troupe and after a year hiatus, they are coming back with an online presentation of The Lady With All The Answers by David Rambo. This play tells the story of writer Ann Landers, circa 1975, as she pulls an all-nighter crafting “the most difficult column of her career.” It’s a tale drawn from the historical life and preserved letters of real-life Ann Landers, who is played in this presentation by Qualicum Beach actress Karen Golden.
Tickets are $22 for families and $15 for individuals.
738 Gaetjen Street, Parksville, B.C.
Oceanside Grandmothers, also known as G2G, is a group that hosts various local events around town throughout the year. They are Canadian grandmothers who raise funds on Vancouver Island to help grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa bring up their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. On Saturday, May 15th between 8AM and 1PM, they are having a “Welcome Spring” plant sale offering varied vegetable, flower, and indoor plants. All funds go to reliable grassroots projects through the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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