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2nd Annual OUTDOOR Movie Night!


The Qualicum Beach Collective are delighted to present the 2nd annual outdoor movie night on Friday, June 16th in front of the Fern + Cedar on 680 Berwick, in Qualicum Beach. Join us for this Qualicum Chamber of Commerce community-sponsored event with a street dance and live music featurin…

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Annual General Meeting

Pursuant to the Society’s bylaws, the Board of Directors of the Qualicum Beach Collective Society hereby serves notice that an annual general meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM (Pacific Time) at the lower hall of the Qualicum Beach Legion. (180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Be…

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It's Social Time!

March 8 - Celebrating Women in Our Community!

Our friends and neighbours at the Qualicum Beach Cafe & Qualicum Beach Inn are holding a special event to celebrate the women in our community!

International Women's Day is March 8th! Join us for Wonder Women Wednesday, an evening to celebrate and honour women in business in the Oceanside area.

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Supporting our Members as they support the community

Our friends and neighbours at the Qualicum Beach Cafe have a wonderful initiative that supports our local foodbank. By bringing in a non-perishable food item, you can enjoy 1/2 price pasta until January 25th! It's a delicious way to show support for our community - did you know that over 500 fam…

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2022 iSpy in the Village!


The 2022 Village iSpy game was another huge success! Thank you to all of the businesses that participated this year! We gave away $500 in prize money - all of which is spent right here in our community! Special thanks to our Board Vice-Chair and active member Christie, who organized the…

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Holiday Photo Booth

Here is a fun addition to the annual Moonlight Magic event happening this Thursday night (Nov 24th)! We’ve partnered with the creative team and @milnergardens to support the KSS grads with a Holiday Photo Booth! Come sit in Santa’s Sleigh under the clock tower at Memorial Ave…

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Moonlight Madness Outdoor Holiday Movie

Join Us this Thursday Night (Nov 24th) at the annual Moonlight Madness event! We’ve partnered with our friends @oceanside.sound and the Qualicum Beach Cinema Society to bring you an outdoor movie event the whole family can enjoy!

The shows will start at 6:00pm and run through the evening as…

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MEMBER EVENT! 2023 Projects & Priorities

We're hosting our annual planning event - Join us on Nov 20th at 10:30 am to help us bring your ideas to life!

This event will help to set out the projects and priorities for 2023 – Come add your voice and your support!

What an 18 months it's been since our inception! With help from …

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It's Greased Lightning!

To celebrate the return of the Annual Father's Day Show & Shine, we presented an Outdoor showing of GREASE - and what a summer night it was! With music, food, and drinks, it was a great evening and kicked off a fun weekend in the community.

It started with a conversation with a local neighbo…

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Where It Started

In the spring of 2020, right as the pandemic shut down businesses and uncertainty loomed for the months ahead, Terry Doyle (Open Collar Men) and Robin Bruner (Swell Sweets) met while opening new businesses on 2nd Avenue. Talk about bad timing – and they did! Regularly chatting to offer support and ideas to each other grew into an enthusiasm to meet with other owners in town. That summer, they met Craig & Christie Tolkairin (Revived Vintage) and the group regularly got together to share ideas and dream of ways to support the little town they all loved. 

A common conversation topic was feedback from customers – local people who shone a bright light on “shopping local” during that dark time. So often the group found that people were desperate for connection and were seeking a way to deepen the sense of community in the village. While various organizations existed for businesses and residents, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Seniors Centre, there wasn’t anything happening to bring those parts of the community together for a common purpose. 

Terry often said, “Everyday I talk to younger, enthusiastic , talented retirees and residents – all looking to make this place vibrant! – and they have nowhere to come together. Why don’t we start something?”

So in the spring of 2021, they did. 

The team registered the Qualicum Beach Collective as a non-profit society and got to work. With a clear vision and mission, they began the groundwork for what they hope will make Qualicum Beach a connected community for years to come.

Click Here to read our Mission and Vision Statements

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