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Applying for EI and other benefits for COVID-19

It is unsure times for many and we want to help pass on as many resources as possible. If you have been laid off or are unable to work due to COVID-19 and require financial assistance there are ways that the Canadian Governement is trying to help.

Apply for Employment Insurance HERE

The NEW Canada Emergency Response Benefit is also available to some. To read the Department of Finance Canada's March 25th news release concerning eligibility, click HERE

If you are sick, quarantined or have been directed to self-isolate, you can apply for Employment Insurance Sick Benefits HERE


Resources to Help During COVID-19

In an effort to assist our clients and local community during difficult times, we have created a section on our Dawn Walton & Associates website dedicated to resources concerning COVID-19. 

Please visit:

If you have additional resources that can help our local community, please feel free to let us know. There is no better time to show love, support and compassion. We hope you are well, spending time with your families


2019 Christmas on the Street

The 4th annual Christmas On The Street will be held outside under tents with music by Paul Gogo and many guests Thursday, December 26th, 2019. A Full Christmas Dinner for anyone needing food and friendship. 550 people in need were fed last year and numbers keep climbing.

Wisteria Community Association needs help with Food Donations and Empties so they can buy the supplies for the event. They are also looking for volunteers. All help is greatly appreciated! For further information, please call Tanya Hiltz at 250-591-6443.

Christmas On The Street Wish List Of Food

  • 100 Large Foil Roasters
  • 20-Large Rolls of Tin Foil
  • 1000 Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Dessert...

2019 Dawn Walton & Associates FREE Friends & Family Skate

2019 Dawn Walton & Associates FREE Friends & Family Skate

December 22nd from 2-4  |  Frank Crane Arena

Come one, come all. We would like to invite you, your friends and your family to our Annual Dawn Walton & Associates Skating Event. This FREE skating event will also include hot chocolate and pizza and some exciting holiday visitors on the ice. Its a great time of year to get your family out for a seasonal skate and we can't wait to see you there!


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