December Events

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Jan 11 - B.C. Liberals Parksville Qualicum annual general meeting, 9 a.m. Nanoose Bay Hall.

Jan 16 Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, you are invited to an open house at the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s North and Central Vancouver Island Resource Centre in Nanaimo from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Alzheimer Resource Centre, Unit 4 – 4488 Wellington Road.

Jan 22 at 8 AM – Jan 23 at 4 PM – Want to decode the daunting world of digital marketing so you can grow your business in 2020?
Learn from marketing gurus representing world renown brands such as Hoot Suite, Forbes Magazine, Lyft Rideshare, Ecologyst, and more!

Topics Include: Google Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, SEO, The power of influencers.
Dates: 22-23rd of January, 2020
Speakers Include:
Manjit Minhas: Manjit is an entrepreneur and judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den who shares business lessons with equal parts force and finesse. Minhas runs a $187 million brewery—the 10th largest worldwide—
Carolin Carter Founder of CSuite
Karm Sumal CEO and Found of Daily Hive
William Johnson Current Director of Marketing at Innovate BC
Eva Taylor Sr. Manager, Global Social Marketing at Hootsuite
Lacey Sheardown CEO

January 23, 7 PM
$10 Members | $12 Non-Members
Register in advance - limited seating
Screenings of the CBC documentary series In the Making featuring contemporary artists Rebecca Belmore, Deanna Bowen, and Walter Scott. These short docs highlight contemporary Canadian artists that are exploring ways of making and performing that are described as 'powerful, inspiring and unsettling'. Following the films, we will have a lively discussion about the artists and their work. Popcorn and bar service provided.

Jan. 31
The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia is hosting a forum on Jan 31 on Social and Market Housing on Vancouver Island at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville. Anyone interested in Vancouver Island’s housing market will want to attend.  The morning session explores Social Housing and includes an excellent line-up of presenters. The afternoon session focuses on Market Housing with a panel that includes participants from the Victoria Real Estate Board, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and the Canadian Home Builders Association. More details can be found here:  Space is limited so register early.

FEb 12, 6:30 p.m.
High Note: Nanaimo Art Gallery beer, burger & karaoke FUNdraiser at The Oxy, with karaoke performances by members of our staff team and Nanaimo Art Gallery friends — you can participate by pledging one of our singers — plan to come out and cheer. We’ll also be toasting Executive Director Julie Bevan, who is ending her service to the Gallery in February. Let’s send her off on a high note! All proceeds from this evening support artists’ projects and programs

The evening will also include a silent auction featuring thoughtfully selected pieces made by the artists on Nanaimo Art Gallery’s staff team. Buy your beer & burger tickets for entry. We will not issue printed tickets, your name will go on a will-call list and you will receive a voucher for your beer & burger at the door. Phone the front desk at 250-754-1750 if you need more information.

August 5 to 15 Nanaimo's first mural festival— Hub City Walls

In the downtown core, this new and distinctive festival will bring five murals to life over the course of a ten-day event, inviting local, regional, and Canadian street, mural, and urban artists to participate.

On the final day, we'll celebrate the finished murals and all things urban art with a block party, mainstage, art market, demonstrations, dancing and more. We can't wait to share what we have in the works!

Stay connected - RSVP to this event and invite your friends. Sign up for our newsletter at to get the updates, artist lineup, and event info first. You can also support our socials by following @hubcitywalls on Instagram.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities, donating a blank wall, or applying to be one of our 2020 artists? has all the info and application forms you'll need. 

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