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2014.

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October

Trick or teat in Chemainus BC,

Fridays, Oct 9 – Nov 13 9:15 – 10:15 am

Seated Fitness Class

Held at 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC in Bowen Room 1. Do you want to improve your overall strength and flexibility? Try this gentle, seated exercise class which may involve a little standing using a chair for support if needed. Learn functional exercises plus some fall prevention techniques. $42/6 classes
Instructor: Genya Bonfield   http://nanaimoharbourcityseniors.com

 

Opening October 10, 2014

Time Waits For No One: A Prison Play by William Head On Stage Prison Theatre Company In Victoria, BC.

This fall, the men of William Head Prison have created a heartfelt new show inspired by their own lives and by the novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie. This year the play is set in a carnival, and the men are hard at work transforming the prison gymnasium into an interactive amusement park with carnival games designed and built by the inmates. Audiences can sit and enjoy free popcorn as they watch the play unfold.

All summer long, inmates have been working with Victoria theatre makers and musicians to create this new play, a heartfelt contemporary fable about one man’s life and the people he has affected along the way. If you could travel back in time, what advice might you give your younger self?

Time Waits for No One centers around the character of Eddie, an everyman’s man, as he is coming to terms with what he has given and taken from people in his life, and the ripple effects created by his actions. At the end of his life Eddie returns to the amusement park he explored as a kid, where he is drawn into a magical carousal ride that takes him back in time to revisit different stages of his life. From awkward teenage romance to alienation within his foster family and his time spent in prison, Eddie is catapulted through his life guided by the spirits of five animals: the Raven, Horse, Raccoon, Buck, and Hummingbird. Eddie’s experiences are inspired by true stories from the incarcerated men’s lives.

For more information visit www.whonstage.weebly.com

 

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November

Vancouver Island the place for all seasons. Photo by Ian and Josie Byington.

Saturday, November 1st, 10am – 2pm

2nd Annual West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair.

Join us at the 2nd Annual for West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair at the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Avenue, Langford for Vendors * Door prizes * Onsite Flu Shots provided by Forbes Pharmacy and refreshments. Meet new friends and have fun.

Learn What Senior Services are Available in the West Shore!

Call Nicole for more info or to arrange transportation to and from the fair: 250-391-9827

 

 November 01, 2014 (11:30 AM – 5:30 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

 Recognize, understand and handle emotions in an effective, responsible and powerful way. Learn to “decode” and respond constructively to the emotionally driven comments and behaviours of family members, friends, colleagues and clients. Develop effective listening skills and avoid the subtle “miscommunication traps” and obstacles to effective interactions. Practical exercises, researched findings and applied techniques will be presented. Identify, express and integrate your brain’s intuitive and emotional right-hemisphere with the logical, fact-driven left-hemisphere. This is a hands-on course, but will not require personal disclosure, nor is it a group therapy experience … rather, the emphasis is on going inside. Enrolment is limited.
More Info HPHE202 Emotional Intelligence
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general/

 

Sunday November 2nd 2014.

Health and Wellness Fair

On Sunday, November 2nd, the Nanaimo Seniors Services Network will present its 6th annual Health and Wellness Fair at Beban Park Community Centre, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The focus of the event is on services for adults with aging loved ones, with an emphasis on the caregiver who needs to research what supports are available.

For more information, please contact Ellen.Suettler@viha.com  or at 250–739-5768

 

November 02, 2014 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies.

Building on Level I, this course breaks down emotional intelligence into four major areas, and explores the main principles and skills involved in each, as well as the common traps that many people unwittingly fall into. Examine the nature of “negative” emotions, including fear and guilt, and receive practical advice on overcoming destructive behaviours that can arise from the widespread difficulties we face in managing such emotions. Bring an open mind and heart—ready to grow by integrating new (and sometimes challenging) ideas … the focus is on you! Enrolment is limited.
More Info HPHE217 Emotional Intelligence Level II – Advanced  Principles  
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general/

 

Tranquil Shores is offering five fall sessions under the theme of  ‘Nurturing Our Inner Gardens Compassionately’.

Sessions are facilitated by Jule Briese, Educator B.A., J.I. Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Healing Energy Practitioner. Jule offers: client based Energy Healing, individual Grief and Loss Companioning and facilitates workshops around Balance and Self-Care, Team-Building and Restorative Communication for organizations and small groups.

Neutralizing Energy Zappers for Caregivers

Monday November 3rd 1-3:00 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach or Wednesday November 5th 1-3:00 pm   at St Edmunds, Parksville . Registration Fee:    $20.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

Introduction to Companioning Those Grieving Loss

Monday November 10th  1- 2:30 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach  or Wednesday November 12th      1- 2:30pm at St Edmunds, Parksville.
Registration Fee:
  $15.00.
For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996 tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Monday November 4th 2014.

We are moving.

Golden Hanger is moving today from Chemainus to 121 Jubilee Street, Duncan.
We look forward is seeing there.
250-422-3036.

 

November 15, 2014 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

Reiki, or “universal life force energy,” is a technique commonly referred to as “palm healing” or “hands-on healing.”  It is through the use of systematized hand-placements that a person may self-heal and find a state of equilibrium. Learn to draw out stress, imbalance and dis-harmony in the body with this alternative healing method. Learn how this complementary and alternative medicine is applied to our everyday life. The history, philosophy and principles of this ancient therapy will be discussed through a series of learning activities, including work in self-reflection, energy, lifestyle and connection – exploratory self-treatment is the key of this level.
More Info HPHE125 Reiki Level 1
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general/

 

Saturday November 15th, 2 pm – 3 pm

CELEBRATION OF NAOMI BETH WAKAN’S FIRST YEAR AS POET LAUREATE OF NANAIMO

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF NAOMI BETH WAKAN’S FIRST YEAR AS POET LAUREATE OF NANAIMO at Nanaimo Art Gallery Downtown(art lab)) 150 Commercial Street). Naomi will be reading from her new chapbook, Naomi in Nanaimo, and special guests will be speakingRefreshments provided. This is a free event RSVP: darbykm@gmail.com

 

Sunday November 16th 2014.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

Introduction to Healing Energy

Monday November 17th at 1-2:30 pm  at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach or Wednesday Nov 19th 1-2:30 pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville
Registration Fee:   $15.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Friday November 21st -Sunday November 23rd

Parksville’s 3rd Annual Celtic Winterfest Craft Fair

Parksville’s 3rd Annual Celtic Winterfest Craft Fair celebrates Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Fun and Prizes. Come join us on November 21-23 at the Parksville Community Centre, to an event that will surpass any preconceptions you may have of a “craft fair:” Parkville’s Celtic Winterfest Craft Fair is truly a unique themed event. Full of live entertainment, a student art show case, Haggis Hunt for children, complementary beverages and treats, talented artisans and 1000’s of dollars in hourly give aways.
Thrifty Foods is kindly giving away a $50 smile card every hour. The festival offers artisans who produce a wide range of high-quality products, from clothing and jewellery to art, clay and metal works, home décor, toys, children’s fashion, gourmet delicacies, and gifts. The organizers have added a dining area in front of the stage, so you can re-fuel to local Celtic entertainment without leaving the venue. This year’s line-up is sure not to disappoint! Entertainment to be announced. Your attendance will help support local artisans and a portion of your entrance fee will go to one of three local community groups. Bring the whole family to the Parksville Community Center on Nov 21-23 – Fri & Sat 10-5pm & Sun 10-4pm to enjoy a festival and craft fair that will satisfy the whole family.
For more information please contact Bobbie Garnons-Williams Event Organizer www.winterfestcraftfair.com     Sponsored by Thrifty Foods

 

November 25, 2014 to November 27, 2014 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself. Healthy boundaries are essential, both to one’s sense of self and in having quality relationships with others. Yet for many, the concept of boundaries is foreign or confusing, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. Traditional approaches to learning about boundaries often focus on assertiveness training—come and learn about boundaries through the exploration of yourself and adult development. Learn how to “grow up” and to differentiate and, in the process, develop and enforce healthy boundaries in your life. Ultimately, come prepared to learn more about yourself in this skill-building session.
More Info HPHE245 Boundaries 101 – Where You End and I Begin
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

How to maximize the benefits of your charitable donations

You and a guest are cordially invited to: Money Matters. Guest Speaker: Jo-Anne Ryan, Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Hosted by:  Pam Katunar
– Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice at  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria.
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

 

Saturday November 29th 2014. 10 am – 4 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 or E-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

November 29, 2014 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

Building upon Reiki Level 1, you will be initiated into Reiki Level 2 where the focus is on how this “universal life force energy” can be transferred to another human being. The future practitioner is the channel, transferring the energy to assist the client into a deep relaxation and state of well-being. A series of activities and demonstrations will be provided, exploring a deeper level of commitment to holistic health. Healing for you and others is the key to this level. The future practitioner will be accessing the second level with a Reiki attunement.
More Info HPHE249 Reiki Level 2
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general

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December

It’s party time !!!
Photo by Marcella Andrews.

 

December 04, 2014 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

Aging Well with Healthy Hormone Levels

Hormones often begin to change in our 40s, physical and mental function starts to decline and aging accelerates, influencing not only our energy and vigour, but also the body’s ability to repair itself. Dr. Sweeney’s wellness programs focus on attainment and maintenance of optimal functioning, disease prevention and bioidentical hormone rebalancing for all hormone systems. Her programs incorporate diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes including sleep and stress management. This seminar focuses on key elements of this strategy with a specific emphasis on screening and evaluation of your health status, with the use of six biomarkers for aging. Discover why maintaining normal, youthful hormone levels as we age is crucial in achieving optimal health and longevity.
More Info HPHE219 Health is the Greatest Wealth
Register here:       http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/health/courses/general

 

Sunday December 14th 2014.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

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2015. 

 

January

Monday January 19th 2015. 2 pm – 4.30 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!  (Part 1.)

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  1070 Douglas Street– 5th Floor, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:30p.m.  OR 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Taxes – How effective Estate Planning can save you estate taxes!

You and a guest are cordially invited to: “Money Matters” – Process for filing, tax saving tips, other considerations Guest Speaker: Dawn Tipton, Senior Manager, CA, CFP from Grant Thornton
Hosted by:  Pam Katunar – Investment Advisor
, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria.
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

 

Sunday January 25th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

Monday January 26th 2015. 2 pm – 4.30 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare! (Part 2).

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  1070 Douglas Street– 5th Floor, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

February

Sunday February 22nd 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

Tuesday February 24th 2015. 3.30 pm – 6 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare! (Part 1).

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  1070 Douglas Street– 5th Floor, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. OR 7:00 p.m. – 8:30p.m

Peace of mind for you and your family!

You and a guest are cordially invited to: “Money Matters”Guest speakers: Audrey Morris – After Care Specialist, McCall Bros. Funeral Directors Ltd.
Hosted by:  Pam Katunar – Investment Advisor,
  TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

 

March

Saturday, March 7 ‐ 10 AM to 5 PM  - Sunday, March 8 ‐ 10 AM to 5 PM

Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show

The Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show is The Ultimate Bling Fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers & everyone in between! Twice yearly: 1st weekend in March & 1st weekend in October. Over 35 exhibitors offering beads, gems, findings, tools/supplies, display/packaging ‐ and ready‐made jewellery from some of the west coast’s finest artisan jewellers. Hands‐on workshops, demos & make ‘n’ takes! Main Hall , Saanich Fairground , 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC
Contact: Cheryl 250.382.2261 cheryl@vibjs.ca    http://www.vibjs.ca/

 

Tuesday March 3rd 2015. 3.30 pm – 6 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare! (part 2).

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  1070 Douglas Street– 5th Floor, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

Saturday March 7th – Sunday March 8th 2015.

Victoria Women’s Expo.

Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC.
www.victoriawomensshow.com/#!spring-expo-2015/c1xbq

 

Tuesday March 10th 2015.

10th Annual Seniors Expo.

You are invited to the 10th Annual Seniors Expo at the Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria.
Contact Caroline Weatherhead 250-812-8782 http://www.seniorexpo2015.ca/

 

Sunday March 22nd 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m.

Trusts – Types of Trusts, Uses, Considerations

You and a guest are cordially invited to:  “Money Matters”. When and how trusts can be used in Estate Planning. Guest Speaker: Brenda Milbrath, Barrister & Solicitor, MacMinn & Company

Hosted by:  Pam Katunar – Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

 

March 27, 28 and 29th, 2015

Pieces: Celebrating Textiles.

Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Comox, BC

http://piecescelebratingtextiles.com/

 

April

Sunday 26th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

 

May

Saturday May 2nd 2015. 10 am – 4 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 or E-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

Sunday May 24th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

June

Sunday June 14th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

Saturday June 20th 2015. 10am – 4pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road,  Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

July

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December

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