Festival

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

 

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Festival of Lights’ light-up and parade return

Parade and fireworks back after a 2-year hiatus for Vancouver Island holiday season staple

 

Wildlife photographer Barry Hetschko looks out over the Somenos Marsh. (Photo courtesy of WildWings Festival)

WildWings Nature & Arts Festival set for October in Cowichan

13th annual festival held by Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society

 

Big crowd enjoying the festivities. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into festival

Sold-out crowd in Chemainus enjoys taste treats and camaraderie

Big crowd enjoying the festivities. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Michelle Williams with tickets to the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival that are like liquid gold. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Abundant craft beer and food for consumption at Cowichan festival

Chemainus preparing for a large influx of people for popular event

Michelle Williams with tickets to the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival that are like liquid gold. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Craft beer and food festival steers patrons in Chemainus’ direction

Large organizational effort already well along toward planning Aug. 13 event

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville sandcastles makes grand return this weekend after 2-year absence

Sand sculpting competition theme is the ‘Roaring Twenties’

An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)
Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Craft Beer & Food Festival back on the calendar in August

First event since 2017 being planned in Chemainus

Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

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Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Longevity John Falkner, artistic director for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, invites the public to  RainFest, which will held in venues across the region from Feb. 18-27. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

RainFest aims to brighten up downtown Duncan Feb. 18-27

Live music, arts and theatre will be held at various venues

Longevity John Falkner, artistic director for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, invites the public to  RainFest, which will held in venues across the region from Feb. 18-27. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fall Festival incorporates activities, a familiar race and fundraising

Former Pumpkin Spice Run part of the plan in first major event since COVID

The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
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)
Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

“The safety and well being of our community is of the utmost importance.”

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19
The 2020 editions of Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
The 2020 editions of Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians

International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians

Fourth annual women’s festival jam packed with events

International Women’s Day rally in Cowichan celebrates female politicians