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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 are…

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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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We Love QB - the HEARTS

The winter months can be gray here on Vancouver Island, as we all wait for the blue skies and colours of spring to return. An idea was formed to brighten up the village with an art project by children. Through a grant provided by the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation, and generous support…

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Holiday Window iSpy 2021

The first annual Holiday Window iSpy game was launched during Moonlight Madness in November 2021. 

This fun community scavenger hunt style game was a covid-friendly way to get people of all ages outside and exploring the village. Shop windows had hidden items to be found, with a chance to wi…

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Qualicum Beach Enthusiasts

Starting in the summer of 2021, while the Tourist Information Centre was still largely inaccessible due to the construction of the traffic circle, we created the Qualicum Beach Enthusiasts Program. The idea was to provide visitors with a warm welcome and local information about the village, thro…

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Our First Project - the Map!

Remember the construction of the traffic circle at the beach? We sure do! It meant that many visitors to our little village could not access the Tourist Information Centre. As business owners, we became unofficial tour guides - offering information on all of the sites, attractions, and amenities…

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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 a…

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