Seniors Events

Wednesday, February 21st

Time Travel: The Story of Big Frank

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Please join us at the 2018 Heritage Summit for a presentation by Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archives, where she will share a little-known story of Nanaimo's past featuring the city's biggest clock: Big Frank. The presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion with groups in...


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

When a singing Irishman, with little faith left in love and music, meets a beautiful Czech woman in a Dublin bar, they are drawn together by their shared love of music. From flirtation to friendship to an uncommon romance, the unlikely pair connects in search of long-forgotten dreams – a passionate...

My First Sony - OFFstage Lobby Theatre Series

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00pm | Arts, Entertainment, Seniors, Teens

Performed by Roy Horovitz This award-winning monodrama tells the gut-wrenching story of the deterioration of an Israeli family from the child’s-eye view. "Beautifully crafted and performed" says Global TV. The OFFstage Theatre Series transforms The Port Theatre lobby into an intimate...

Thursday, February 22nd

Golden Year Savings Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00am | Business, Community, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

On the last Thursday monthly seniors 55+ are invited for special savings at select merchants, free coffee or tea & a treat from 10am to 11am & again at 2pm to 3pm with a free live music performance from Howie James & the Howlettes in the Food Court.  Please note, Senior’s Day goes on...

Experience Art-2018 Raffle

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm | Arts, Community, Seniors

Enter for your chance to win one of three prizes and support the Gallery! Raffle tickets are $10 each. Only 250 tickets are available and are ready for purchase at the Gallery. Win one of three fabulous prizes & experience art in 1) Vancouver, 2) Victoria, 3) Nanaimo. Please see our website for...

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story National Tour

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Music, Seniors

On the back of incredibly successful Tours in 2015/2016, Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story-the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You is back by popular demand! Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena...

Friday, February 23rd

Upper Island Music Festival

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

The purpose of the Upper Island Musical Festival (UIMF) is to advance, promote and develop the Musical Competition Festival movement and to encourage the study and practice of speech arts, drama, music, and dance. Each year UIMF gives out more than $14,000 in bursaries to deserving participants....

Pay It Forward

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30pm | Community, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors

Everyone welcome to join in this inspiring evening. Following a potluck dinner, those who wish to participate put $10 into a hat; a name is drawn and that person receives the $ to do something good n the community and report back to the group next month. This is a deeply introspective process...

Saturday, February 24th

Extension BC-Divided in Solidarity

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

The community of Extension grew up around a coal mine started in the late 1890s by infamous BC coal family the Dunsmuirs. Extension was diverse and included residents with Italian, British, Finnish, eastern European, American and Chinese backgrounds. Churches, stores, hotels, a school, cultural...

Beban Learning Gardens Weekend Work Party

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am | Community, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Drop into one of our Work Parties, where volunteers gather to garden all year round. There is always something to do: mulching, digging, composting, harvesting, watering etc. There is something for every experience level and all ability levels. Work parties may be canceled in very heavy rains or...