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RBC Business Promotion Month

We are excited to be featured at the Downtown RBC for RBC Business Promotion Month! We drove the smartcar right into the bank and were happy to see so many local businesses set up as well! Come check them out.

Know Your Neighbourhood - 2019 Longwoodstock

Know Your Neighbourhood. Longwoodstock has extended the party to Friday's Longwoodstock Brew & Chew. Tickets can be purchased at

For Longwoodstock: Brew & Chew they are excited to present 10+ central Vancouver Island breweries along with Island-amde cider, wine and spirits paired with fod options from Coco Café!


2019 VIU Golf Classic

Today the Dawn Walton & Associates Team will be attending the 9th annual fundraising tournament at the Nanaimo Golf Club to support VIU Athletics by providing funds for things like scholarships and exhibition travel.

We are hoping the wind and rain holds out for a successful day out golfing. See you at Hole #4!


Know Your Neighbourhood - Cedar Fun Day - Saturday Sept 14

Cedar Village Square is proud to host Cedar Fun Day, Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

  • Live Music
  • Kids Games
  • Anniversary Cake
  • Kids Inflatable Fun Zone
  • Face Painting by Island Savings
  • Hot Dogs
  • Drinks
  • Ice Cream

Prizes and Fun for the whole family!


Know Your Neighbourhood - 2019 125th Annual VIEX

Its the 125th Annual VIEX. With headliners, Moist and Meghan Patrick and many more musical guests, West Coast Amusement Fair Rides, exhibits and displays, 4H and animals galore.

The VIEX Fairgrounds are located at Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo.

  • Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Its looking to be a whole lot of fun! Come celebrate this big anniversary! For more details, check out the official VIEX website:


Know Your Neighbourhood - 2019 Summertime Blues Fest

The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is this weekend at Maffeo Sutton Park.?

The artistic director Grant Payne said this year he’s put together “probably the strongest festival we’ve ever had in the history of the event. Last time we were all local and regional,” he said. “This year we’re local, regional, national and artists from the United States, so it’s a much bigger lineup with some very prominent names in the blues genre.”?

If you are interested, be sure to get your tickets at


Know Your Neighbourhood - 2019 Kidfest

KidsFest is this Sunday at Parksville Community Park from 10am to 3pm. Wristbands are only $5 and allow your child  access to all the bouncy castles, games and activities.

Come early for the Quality Food's annual Children's Sandcastle Competition. Registration starts at 11:30 and the competition runs from 1:00pm to 2:30pm?

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Today is Buy BC Fun Day, check it out!

Today is BUY BC FUN DAY at the Market.

Island Roots Market Co-Op is hosting this great community event with prizes, art, music, face-painting and of course, all the local vendors!

Feel the local love and stop by TODAY at 2300 Bowen Rd from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm.


4 Benefits of Planting a Garden

Now is a great time to think about planting a garden. It doesn’t matter if you already have a green thumb or have never planted a seed in your life - gardening comes with numerous benefits for everyone. Whether you’re planting flowers or growing your own food, here are four of the ways starting a garden can help you, the environment, and your home.  


6 Ways to Create Space for Holiday House Guests

I hope you’re having a wonderful fall. The holiday season is full of joys: surprise gifts, delicious meals, colorful lights, and nostalgic movies. But if you’re in charge of hosting out-of-towners, it may not be quite as joyous. 

Getting to spend more time with visiting family and friends is wonderful, but it can cramp your style — especially if your home isn’t quite large enough to comfortably accommodate them. If you’re hosting this holiday season, here are a few easy ways to create a little more space for them so you’re both more comfortable.