August 23rd, 2017

Mark your calendars for the first Qualicum Beach Makers Faire!
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - noon
Qualicum Beach Community Hall

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for makers - anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. We are hosting a Maker Faire in order to showcase the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers.

There will be some opportunities for for demos on stage, so please let us know if you are interested in booking one for your project.

Costs for a booth are $30 (exhibition table), $40 if you are selling any product. Makers are permitted to share booths.

To get your own booth space please call 250-752-0960 or

Deadline for booking is September 9th.
Oceanside Community MakerSpace

133 McMillan St., Parksville - ground floor of the McMillan Arts Centre
Open House Wednesdays from 6-9pm

Come on down Wednesday evenings and check out this brand new community makerspace! Major activities will include Computing, Electronics, Robotics, 3D Printing, Model and Tool Making, some support for related arts, crafts and hobbies. 

Providing a space that fosters creativity through sharing and developing expertise in a wide range of practical skill for fun, personal interest and community enhancement.

A project of Ocenaside Building Learning Together Society.
Win a Trip to Oktoberfest, in Germany! 

Raffle tickets now on sale, in support of the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach. 
1st Prize - $2000 Travel Voucher with $500 spending money
2nd Prize - Napoleon Prestige natural gas bbq

Only $20!!

To be drawn at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, October 13th, 2017 at 9pm during Oktoberfest. Need not be present to win. 

Call the Qualicum Beach Chamber at 250-752-0960 or Norm and Marion Watts to purchase tickets. Also available at the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre or Rotarian members. 

Businesses - there are sponsorship opportunities for Oktoberfest, please contact the Chamber at 250-752-0960 if you would like to learn more.

47th Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair
Sponsored by BowHorneBay Community Club. 
In Qualicum Bay at the Lighthouse Community Center September 2nd from 10-4. 

A great family event with activities for all ages. 
Eats from various food trucks and concessions. 
Kids under 12 FREE admission and all kids activities. Petting zoo, pony rides, mini train, bouncy castles, Malahat Marauders, British Cars, Fire Trucks, vendor and service club booths, two stages with music all day. Check out the Fall Fair exhibits from the talented locals who submit entries.
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88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Aug 23 - Sept 01
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Wed 23 - Michael Garland, Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers: bike registration, back to school
Thu 24 - Sharon Welch, Forward House: Dragonfly Dinner Sept 20
Fri 25 - BC Alzheimer's Society "Minds In Motion" program
        9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 28 - Michael de Adder, political cartoonist, on his book "You Might Be From Canada If..."
Tue 29 - Jamie Black, Wild Craft Play 'scool
Wed 30 - Judi Malcolm, Building Learning Together's Barn Dance.
Thu 31 - tba
Fri 01 - tba

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or