Events

Coastal Black Tulip Fest owners Dan and Justine Ludwig had a dream of recreating, at least in part, fields of the infamous tulips in Keukenhof. They planted 200,000 tulip bulbs last fall.

Coastal Black celebrates first annual tulip festival

Tulips symbolize perfect love, rebirth, and charity. Their simple yet striking colours…

  • Apr 4, 2022

 

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Toffee on snow one of the delicacies at Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival

Festival returned to Nanaimo this weekend at Beban Park social centre

 

Walk With Me will be returning to Campbell River this spring. Photo courtesy Strathcona Regional District

Volunteer Campbell River hosting cultural awareness workshops this spring

Suite of workshops will help reduce stigma, encourage anti-racism and improve mental health in area

  • Mar 9, 2022

 

Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)

Black Balloon day commemorates those lost to toxic drug crisis

26 people died due to drug toxicity in Campbell River last year

Campbell River will be taking part in this year’s Black Balloon Day on March 6, commemorating the 26 people who died due to toxic drugs in Campbell River, as well as the thousands who have died around the province. (file photo)
Hannah and Lorelai Devries head to the first clue in the Campbell River Family Literacy Week scavenger hunt on Sunday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

WATCH: Outdoors, nature and family all themes of this year’s Family Literacy week

Scavenger hunt throughout the city will be held this week

Hannah and Lorelai Devries head to the first clue in the Campbell River Family Literacy Week scavenger hunt on Sunday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Researcher Dan Tucker doing an endangered moss survey in Haida Gwaii in September. Photo by Charlotte Houston.

Two mossy events coming to Cortes Island in November

Researcher Dan Tucker to showcase the island’s moss diversity

Researcher Dan Tucker doing an endangered moss survey in Haida Gwaii in September. Photo by Charlotte Houston.
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite

Jordin Tootoo to speak on mental health and suicide in Campbell River

We Care Fair hosted by First Nations health groups next week

Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Participants of the Campbell River Skydiving Festival prepare for their jump on Aug. 21. Photo courtesy Billie Harlow.

Photos: Skydiving festival a jumping success

Highlights of first annual skydiving festival at Campbell River Skydive Centre

Participants of the Campbell River Skydiving Festival prepare for their jump on Aug. 21. Photo courtesy Billie Harlow.
Drive-in movies are coming to Island communities (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movie night coming to Island communities

Campbell River, Port Alberni, Parksville, Nanaimo and Courtenay have events next week

Drive-in movies are coming to Island communities (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Merville Garlic Fest is ramping up for its tenth season. Photo supplied
Alex McAra competes in the keg toss for height event on Aug. 11, 2019. File photo
Alex McAra competes in the keg toss for height event on Aug. 11, 2019. File photo
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History moves online

Participants to complete challenges at home

  • Apr 28, 2020