June 28th, 2017

Thank you Dolly's Home Hardware for providing us with a beautiful new Canada flag!
                      Today is the Day!

Please join us for this year's Summer Beach Party and BBQ to be held at the Rotary Welch Park!

Wednesday, June 28th starting at 4:30pm
Great food, fun and games in one of the most spectacular venues on the island!

Chef Kymon from Extreme Eatz will offering up pulled pork sandwiches, fish tacos, assorted salads, papa frittas and mega-delicious ice cream sandwiches for desert!

Bring your family and friends to this one. Tickets are just $25 including gst. Cash bar on site
Call 250-752-0960 to get your tickets now!

There is a signature drink, tiki theme, best dressed contest, and limbo competition.

You don't want to miss this one, it may even be the best event of the year!

Sponsored by Integral Wealth Securities

This is a cash only event

Canada 150 Celebrations Schedule of Events for July 1st
  • 9:30 am : Dueling Piano's and Echo Mural unveiling
  • 11am : Parade down 2nd Ave to Village Way
  • Noon : Opening Ceremonies : Qualicum Beach Legion
  • Noon : Skydivers
  • 12:30- 4:30 : Family activities; Historical Walk, Musical entertainment, refreshments & Beer Garden   All activities take place on Veteran's  Way
  • 6:30pm :Street Dance featuring Zachary Stevenson (of Buddy Holly Fame)

The Qualicum Beach Garden Club will meet on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Doors open at 7 pm, the meeting takes place from 7:30-9:00 pm

All are welcome, guests $3. Of course you can join the club for $15.

Topic: Citrus Plants

Speaker: Bob Duncan of Fruit Trees and More. You can pre-order trees and Bob will bring them up with him.
Free WorkSafe BC Employer rate consultation sessions

The senior executive team will be travelling the province to talk with employers about WorkSafeBC's insurance rates for the coming year.
During these sessions, they will provide an overview of the proposed rates for 2018 and outline injury trends in British Columbia. They will also be advising employers on what they can do to reduce injuries, as well as their claim costs and insurance rates. The health and safety team will be on hand to answer questions amount injury prevention, and provide resources to help employers protect their workers.

 Local Session:
July 14th 2:00-4:00pm, Nanaimo,  11 Bastion Street

Attendance is free. To reserve a seat, go to www.worksafebc.vom/rates and select "Register for a session". You can also call directly at 604-247-7333 or send an email to rates@worksafebc.ca.
at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

Saturday, July 15
10:00am - 4:00pm

A Celebration of Women Nurtured By and Nurturing Nature.
This special day will encourage like-minded women to connect and to learn about opportunities to enjoy and to support nature and the environment in our community. The program features speakers who are naturalists, educators, artists, wildlife healers and citizen scientists. Each presenter will share her journey and where this has led.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT TO HEAR SPEAKERS, RECEIVE LUNCH, WIN PRIZES. Contact the gift shop 250-248-8534 Registration Fee: $45 + tax

Featured Speakers:
Kim Recalma-Clutesi - Women, Nature and Culture
Genevieve Singleton - Love It, Share It, Protect It
Debbie Goodman - Making an Artful Contribution to Wildlife
Julie Mackey - Rehabilitating Wildlife, The Inside Story
Allison Roberts - Inspiring the Next "Wild" Generation
Sherri Plummer and Lois Eaton - Fly In Your Own Space


Local organizations and individuals involved with wildlife, nature and environmental education, healing, monitoring and conservation are on-site throughout the day awaiting your visit. Artists with nature-themed work are also on the grounds for your enjoyment.

RDN Recreation and Parks July and August Events and Programs
Canada Day Fireworks  Sea Kayak Tour 10yrs+
A special way to celebrate Canada. We will paddle off the Parksville shoreline and watch the spectacular fireworks display from the water. All kayak gear and basic instruction is provided. Friday, July 1st from 8:30 to 11:00 pm, cost is $61.30 per person. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at www. rdn.bc.ca/recreation. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or younger family member. Children 10 years+ can register and attend with an adult. Saturday, July 1st from 8:30 to 11:00 pm, cost is $61.30 per person. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Picnic and Play Events- Henry Morgan Community Park
Kids bring your adults and your dinner to Henry Morgan Community Park on Friday July 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a free family event and a great way to enjoy your community park. Games and activities are provided by the RDN Recreation and Parks leader. Propane BBQ's are welcome. Henry Morgan Community Park is located at 95 Henry Morgan Drive, Bowser. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 for more information.  View recreation programs and events online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation
Monday Munchkinland Drop-in
Bring your family and come play at the Munchkinland Exploration Centre this summer. This is a free drop-in program for children 6 years and under and a caregiver. Join us each Monday at Family Place Munchkinland, Parksville, 9:30 to 11:30 am on July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 14. 21. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 for more information. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Mount Moriarty Guided Alpine Hike
Hike from Labour Day Lake along the 'Stairmaster',  a steep forest trail leading to the summit, then along an undulating alpine ridge where it is beautiful beyond words. Transportation provided from Ravensong Aquatic Centre to trail head. Attendance at a hiking information session to learn what to expect is mandatory for all new participants. Saturday, July 15th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cost is $50 per person. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation

88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule June 27 - July 07
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Tue 27 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox: trauma
Wed 28 - Michael Garland: Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers
Thu 29 - Judy Miller: 100+ Women Who Care
Fri 30 - Barbara Low & Charlotte Crowley: yoga on the beach
       9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 03 - holiday
Tue 04 - Off the Cuff with Chris Burger
Wed 05 - Parksville Museum
Thu 06 - Lighthouse Country correspondent Linda Tenney
Fri 07 - Chrissie Finnie: RDN recreation
       9:40 - events with Bob.

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