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Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde directed and produced a new series, Stories of Kindness. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island actor/director debuts new online series ‘Stories of Kindness’

Harrison Houde: ‘How can you say no to such a wholesome concept?’

 

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author tells unique tale of a shared Vancouver Island history, decades apart

Two lives connected by a telegraph line along the coast of Vancouver Island

 

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Island actors all-in for their roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

 

Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island poet discusses hope in latest dance video

Pederson: ‘We all have something that we can do that will keep us going’

Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)
The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)

Fresh start: Qualicum Beach Cafe set to offer West Coast dining

New operators bring wealth of culinary, hospitality experience

The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)
From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach youth theatre group looks at more livestream performances in 2021

Members stay active during pandemic with playwriting competitions and online play readings

From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)

Qualicum Beach’s Bard to Broadway group may stage shows outdoors

Theatre society plans smaller productions due to ongoing pandemic

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)
The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach closes until 2021

TOSH takes proactive approach to ‘protect the well-being of the community’

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from local voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach ‘Music on Sundays’ concert series to continue this fall online

Classical pianist Leslie Dala first featured artist for all-new The Old School House performances

  • Sep 9, 2020
Old School House Arts Centre on Fern Road in Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)
TOSH is open again after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
TOSH is open again after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
David Kaube’s sand sculpture of an eagle head in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)
David Kaube’s sand sculpture of an eagle head in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)
Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde has found success as an actor. (Submitted photo)

Former Vancouver Island student makes his mark in Hollywood

Qualicum’s Harrison Houde an inspiring act for youngsters to follow

Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde has found success as an actor. (Submitted photo)
Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island film industry to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)
ECHO Players are exploring ways to connect virtually with their audience. (File photo)
ECHO Players are exploring ways to connect virtually with their audience. (File photo)
COVID-19: Qualicum Beach man stages concerts for charity out of his garage

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach man stages concerts for charity out of his garage

Larry MacDougall says reception from neighbours has been heartening

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach man stages concerts for charity out of his garage
Qualicum Beach author Laura Langston has released a new novel, ‘No Right Thing’. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach author releases latest novel ‘No Right Thing’

Langston uses local backdrop as setting for 21st story for young adults

Qualicum Beach author Laura Langston has released a new novel, ‘No Right Thing’. (Michael Briones photo)
Steel hearts await their new homes at the end of Dave Kasprick’s driveway. (Dave Kasprick photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island man forges hearts for his community

Dave Kasprick has already given out approximately 400, plans to make it 600

Steel hearts await their new homes at the end of Dave Kasprick’s driveway. (Dave Kasprick photo)