AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Nanaimo Office – AIDS Vancouver Island’s mission: strengthening community, preventing infection, providing support, and combating stigma.
Air Cadets - The Air Cadet Program is open to the youth of Canada who are between the ages of 12 and 19. Administered jointly by the Department of National Defence and the Air Cadet League of Canada, the program offers a wide variety of training, exciting challenges and rewards to those young people who have chosen to take part in this program.
Alpine Club of Canada: Vancouver Island Section – The Vancouver Island Section was founded in 1912 and has an active membership today of approximately 200 members, ranging from Victoria to Campbell River and from teens to 70′s. Outings are offered year round and vary from day hikes in the local hills to week long trips in the Coast Mountains or Rocky Mountains.
ALS Society of British Columbia – Victoria Chapter (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) – The mission of the ALS Society of Canada is to fund research towards a cure for ALS and support provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS.
Alzheimer Society – British Columbia, North & Central Vancouver Island Resource Centre, Nanaimo/Ladysmith – The Alzheimer Society of BC (established 1981) is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia to have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for support and research.
Arrowsmith Agricultural Association - We are a registered non-profit society, with roots back to 1913, when district farmers held the first Coombs Fall Fair to showcase local food crops and livestock. Although the name has changed over the years, the mandate of our organization has remained the same, and our presence in the community is growing.
Arrowsmith Community Enhancement Society – The mission of ACES is to engage and mobilize residents of the Arrowsmith Community for the purpose of enhancing the “quality of life” for everyone living within its boundaries.
Arrowsmith Community Justice Society – The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society (ACJS) is a community organization whose purpose is to administer a community based restorative justice program and a community dispute resolution program which promote conferencing as a resolution and peacemaking mechanism for conflict in the community and to involve interested community citizens and resources to accomplish the above services. The ACJS operates in British Columbia, and in the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Regional District of Nanaimo Areas E, F, G & H.
Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club, – it’s where the action is for mountain bikers.
Arrowsmith Naturalists – “Our members are knowledgeable, committed and a welcoming group who enjoy monthly meetings and field trips. The club takes an active role in special events such as the Christmas Bird Count (as part of the North American National Audubon Society count; Kidfest in Parksville Community Park; stewardship of the Englishman River estuary, which includes the removal of invasive plants; conducts various nature surveys such as the Coastal Waterbird Survey, the Beached Bird Survey and WiTS (Wildlife Tree Stewards); supports the Young Naturalists and works with other organizations concerned with Nature Conservation.
Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild – part of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada.
Arrowsmith Parks & Land-Use Council – The Arrowsmith Parks and Land-Use Council is an association of individuals and groups committed to engaging with community, government, and industry to advocate for the conservation and expansion of parks and protected areas within the Mount Arrowsmith watersheds.
Arrowsmith Potters Guild – The Arrowsmith Potters’ Guild began in April, 1995 and makes it’s home at the VIA Rail Train Station in Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Gallery of members’ work is open daily and the Studio is well equipped.
Arrowsmith Search & Rescue – Arrowsmith Search & Rescue was started in the early sixties. In 1986 the Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society was formed. Since its start Arrowsmith Search & Rescue has become a fully integrated member of District 69 Emergency Services.
Arrowsmith Watershed Coalition Society – “We are an organization of community volunteers committed to helping ensure that our watersheds, rivers, and groundwater sources can provide for our water needs now and in the future. Our team provides an opportunity for interested citizens to become familiar with our drinking water sources, the supply infrastructure, as well as the issues surrounding the protection of our water.
Bard to Broadway – We are pleased to welcome you to B2B’s 12th season bringing repertory theatre to the Oceanside region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We are offering two sensational productions in E.C.H.O. Theatre, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.
BC Oldtime Fiddlers Branch #11 - Meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month Sept. to June at the Rotary House in Qualicum Beach on the corner fo Beach and Fern. There is a dance every Thurs night at the hall from 8 – 10.00 and anyone who enjoys Old Time Music is welcome to join in the fun. New members are always welcome.
BC SPCA – Parksville Qualicum Beach District.
Brant Wildlife Festival – MABF is proud to be co-hosting the 2011 event. The festival celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In 2011, the festival features a wide variety of activities during March and April for children and adults, including wildlife viewing adventures, spring break nature camps, learn to bird, and more. The festival started because of a small goose called the Black Brant. It migrates from California and Mexico to the Arctic and stops off in Parskville/Qualicum Beach. As many as 20,000 Brant may be found along the shores at peak times during March. There are lots of fun and interesting events for the whole family.
British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence – Vancouver Island/Central Coast Community Resource – Offers referral services, seminars, workshops and conferences. Provides consultation for program development and service delivery in the area of family violence. BCIFV works to eliminate emotional abuse, psychological abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, destruction of property, injury to pets, physical assault, sexual assault and homicide in relationships of family, trust or dependency.
British Columbia Wildlife Federation – The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia’s largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 38,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Our volunteers and donors give generously of their time and finances to support a wide range of wildlife conservation programs and projects.
Broombusters – What can you do? Cut broom whenever you can, or join community cuts. You can also help with organization and publicity, or make a donation to fund Broombusters. We have tools for each community which you can borrow to cut broom anywhere. Everyone is appreciated! If you would like to help, please get in touch with us! It’s fun – and very important. Where would you like to cut broom? How can we help you? Is your community cutting broom? It’s not hard to get started. We are all working together and working independently – cut at your own risk. Contact Broombusters: email@example.com. 250-752-4816
Building Learning Together – School District 69 is championing a vision dedicated to community mobilization in the area of preschool literacy.
Canadian Cancer Society, Qualicum Beach/Parksville Unit – The Qualicum Beach/Parksville office serves the local community by providing information about any cancer related issue. We offer a lending library, community service referrals and assistance for cancer patients and their families. We invite you to see us. All of our services are free and are managed by volunteers.
Canadian Council of the Blind Parksville & District – The Canadian Council of the Blind was founded in 1944 by blind war veterans and schools for the blind. All officers and directors are blind or visually impaired which gives a unique sensitivity to the needs of the blind community. The CCB has over 65 chapters across Canada and deals with the ongoing effects of blindness with specific programs to encourage active participation in local communities, education, sports and recreation and employment.
Canadian Prostate Cancer Network Parksville (District 69) Support Group – Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
Central Vancouver Island Crisis Society, District 69, Parksville & Qualicum – Providing 24-Hour Crisis Line Support and Resources Island Wide. 1-888-494-3888.
Citizens Stewardship Coalition, Port Alberni – All meetings are at the St. Andrew’s Church in Port Alberni unless otherwise posted.
Coast Alliance for Aquaculture Reform – Our Goals – To protect wild salmon, coastal ecosystems, coastal communities and human health from destructive fish farming practices.
Coast Waste Managment Association, Qualicum Beach – Coast Waste Management Association is a membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia. CWMA members are involved in such diverse activities as recycling, composting, deconstruction, extended product stewardship, waste disposal, environmental education and consulting, and managing solid waste facilities.
District 69, Citizens on Patrol (for Oceanside Detachment of the RCMP) - District 69 Citizens on Patrol (COPs) is a dedicated group of volunteers from five zones: Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Arrowsmith (Errington, Coombs) and Bowser. We are a non-profit service organization. Our mandate is to provide extra eyes and ears for the Oceanside Detachment of the RCMP.
District 69, Society of Organized Services - MISSION: SOS cares for people by offering services and resources not otherwise adequately provided within District 69. SOS seeks to provide a safety net while responding compassionately and confidentially to the needs of our community.
VISION: We envision a community where we work together to contribute to, and promote solutions that aid and benefit individuals and families, so that all are empowered to lead healthy and productive lives. We will be a community of friends helping one another.
District 69 Stroke Recovery – The Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia is a non-profit association that is committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life. With over 1500 members in our 39 branches throughout BC, our association focuses on community re-integration for stroke survivors: providing an encouraging and empowering atmosphere through support, education, physical and mental stimulation, and communication.
Dogwood Initiative (Forestry) – Dogwood Initiative wants to make British Columbia the global model for sustainable land reform. We are the leading land reform organization in BC. Sustainability can be described as “the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (JG Nelson).
Land reform is the process by which control over a tract of land is transferred to the people who live there and work it, with the aim of all inhabitants prospering far into the future.
Ducks Unlimited, Canada - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been committed to wetland conservation for more than 70 years. Despite this, wetland loss continues across Canada. Up to 70 percent of wetlands have disappeared in settled areas across the country. DUC – a national, private, non-profit organization – is committed to conserving Canada’s wetlands.
Errington Therapeutic Riding Society – Therapeutic riding is a collective term which encompasses all those divisions of riding emphasizing the learning of functional riding skills for therapeutic purposes. Riding is a pleasurable activity for many people and it is a social skill that can be great fun for all involved. It is also an escape for many children and adults with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities, some of whom might otherwise be confined to a wheelchair.
Farm Folk/City Folk Society, Vancouver Island – Farm & city working together to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Since October 1993, FarmFolk/CityFolk has been supporting community-based sustainable food systems. We have done this by engaging in public education with farm and city folks; actively organizing and advocating around local, timely issues; building alliances with other organizations; and harnessing the energy of our volunteers. Our 2010 projects include Seed Security, Community Farms, and Get Local. We believe in the connection between farm and city, producer and consumer, grower and eater that creates sustainable communities.
Federated Mountain Clubs of British Columbia - The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMBC) promotes self-propelled activities, such as hiking, mountaineering and backcountry skiing in British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and education. By working together with outdoor recreation organizations, industry and government agencies, the FMBC protects British Columbia’s mountains and forests for our future generations to experience.
• Alberni Valley Outdoor Club, Port Alberni
• Island Mountain Ramblers, Nanaimo
Forward House Community Society, Parksville – Our Mission is to provide adults in District 69 on Vancouver Island, Canada, who have serious and persistent mental health issues and may also have concurrent substance abuse issues, varied and meaningful opportunities to develop social support and enhance independent life skills within the partnership model.
Fraternal Order of Eagles – The Eagles are hometown builders. We support our police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. We fund medical research in areas such as spinal cord injuries, kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. We help raise money for our communities…we are the Eagles and we are “People Helping People.”
Friends of Cathedral Grove – members of ecobc connecting people and nature.
Friends of French Creek Conservation Society – “Part of the pleasure and privilege of visiting or living in the French Creek area has been the opportunity to enjoy the woods, wetlands, birds, and wildlife associated with the Creek. Looking toward the future, the society aims to protect and restore the natural environments and ecological health of French Creek, including the estuary lands. The Friends of French Creek Conservation Society works in several ways including undertaking or funding fish and wildlife restoration projects, acquiring and preserving ecologically important sites such as Hamilton Marsh, and educating the public about the ecology of French Creek.”
Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team – The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of Garry oak and associated ecosystems in Canada and the species at risk that inhabit them. The team was formed in 1999 as a comprehensive partnership of experts affiliated with all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, First Nations, volunteers and consultants, and was incorporated in B.C. as a non-profit society in August 2007. GOERT is a Registered Charity in Canada.
Georgia Basin Ecological and Restoration Society, Nanaimo – GBEARS was established to support and promote the conservation and restoration of native plants, wildlife and their habitat damaged by human activity in the Georgia Basin area. GBEARS conducts projects with paid and volunteer people. These projects currently include a landowner contact program to increase wildlife habitat in urban areas; Purple Martin program; nest box stewardship and recovery. GBEARS 5331 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC. Contact: Charlene Lee Tel: 758-2922 Fax: 758-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Straight Alliance, (Nanaimo) - Since 1990, Georgia Strait Alliance has been the only citizens’ group focused on protecting the marine environment in and around the whole strait of Georgia – the place where most British Columbians live, work, and play. We are a non-profit, charitable organization working to: protect marine life and its habitat, restore our region’s water and air quality, promote sustainable communities and foster stewardship of the marine environment.
Girl Guides – This club coordinates fun and adventure for females, aged 5 to 105:
Sparks ( age 5-7 , Kindergarten and Grade 1)
Brownies ( age 7-9, Grade 2 and 3 )
Guides ( age 9-12, Grade 4,5,6 )
Pathfinders ( age 13,14,15 Grade 7,8,9 )
Rangers ( ages 15-18 Grade 10,11,12 )
Greenshores – The Green Shores approach was developed in response to interest by local planners, civic officials, land developers, and property owners who participated in public workshops based on Coastal Shore Stewardship: A Guide for Planners, Builders and Developers, published by the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia. Participants recognized the need for coastal stewardship but pointed out the lack of alternative design options, tools such as a checklist of development considerations and accessible information on ways to minimize the impacts of human settlements on shores and shore systems.
Island Discovery and Training (IDAT), Nanaimo – IDAT offers quality low-cost skill-based training for staff and green business owners who deliver indoor or outdoor environmental presentations. Learn to structure and deliver message-based talks, walks, information tables and roving stations that engage the public and your participants. Discover the difference when you apply interpretive principles ot your presentations. Our career naturalists and professional certified interpreters also offer interpretive environmental and spiritual programs for residents and visitors, such as walking workshops on native plant gardening, birding, medicines from nature, salmon spawning, spiritual places in Nanaimo, etc.
Island Farmers’ Alliance – IFA Mission Statement: The Island Farmers’ Alliance mission is to ensure the sustainability and growth of agriculture on Vancouver Island the Gulf Islands.
• Vancouver Island Diet – (Lots of great links!) An excellent source of Island food producers.
Kiwanis Club of Parksville & Qualicum Beach – “Serving the Children of the World” – find out about club information and activities.
Land Conservancy of British Columbia – The Land Conservancy achieves its conservation objectives by working in a non-confrontational, businesslike manner. We work with many partners, all levels of government, other agencies, businesses, community groups and individuals to ensure the broadest support for our activities. We are here for the long term. When we take properties under our care, our goal is to protect them in perpetuity.
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia – The Land Trust Alliance of BC is dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of our natural and cultural heritage through support of land trusts, conservancies and others. We provide education, research, communication and financial services.
Lantzville Streamkeepers -
Mid Island Metis Nation Association – The Mid Island Metis Nation has been established since 1996 – serving the mid-island region of Vancouver Island, BC. The MIMN Mandate – to protect and promote the Metis culture and heritage through research, communications and involvement in cultural activities; to develop and implement training and education initiatives; to ensure an effective communications vehicle is established; to develop and implement economic development initiatives, for the Metis people in the mid-island region of Vancouver Island.
Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society – “Our Mission is the conservation and restoration of habitat related to salmon including watersheds, estuaries and shorelines. Connecting people to their landscape through partnerships focusing on field study, education and restoration.”
Milner Gardens & Woodland Society, Qualicum Beach – Mission: To preserve and enhance the Milner Gardens and Woodland to educate and inspire. Experience the magic of 28 hectares (70 acres) of unspoiled natural beauty perched on the edge of an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia.
Mt Arrowsmith Pipe Band – The Mt. Arrowsmith Pipe Band is a non-profit organization and a regular participant in community events in the oceanside area.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Central Island – Our Mission: To be leaders in finding the cure and enhancing the lives of those living with MS.
Nanaimo Area Land Trust (NALT) – “To promote and protect the natural values of land in the Nanaimo Area.”
Nanaimo Crisis Centre, District 69 - Providing 24-hour Crisis Line Support and Resources Island Wide.
Nanaimo Field Naturalists – Encourages people to get active and learn about the environment.
Nanoose Power Squadron – This is one of 11 squadrons in the Vancouver Island North District, which is one of 17 districts in Canada with a total membership of over 33,000. It is a non-profit, non-regulatory charitable organization, and all teaching and administrative work is done by volunteers.
Nanoose Property Owners & Residents’ Association – no website available.
Nanoose Streamkeepers – Preserving genetic diversity through protection of Wild Salmon stocks. Nanoose Streamkeepers was formed in 1999 when local residents came together with Nanoose First Nation to promote stewardship and protection of the local Wild Salmon streams within the watersheds of Nanoose Bay and surrounding area. Habitat protection and restoration is seen as the cornerstone of their endeavours.
Nature Conservancy of Canada – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private non-profit organization working for the direct protection of Canada’s biodiversity through the purchase, donation or placing of conservation easements on ecologically significant lands.
Nature Trust of British Columbia - The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a leading non profit land conservation organization headquartered in BC. Our mandate is to protect British Columbia’s natural variety of wildlife and plants and their critical habitat.
North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, Errington – is a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public. NIWRA offers these programs: rehabilitation of Vancouver Island wildlife, specifically raptors and black bear; onsite and in-school wildlife educational programs; self guided and guided tours for the general public; opportunities to view Vancouver Island wildlife, especially raptors and black bear…and a host of other offerings.
Ocean Resource Conservation Alliance - to promote international research and information sharing on the hazards of factory fish farming and marine biological pollution. To preserve fisheries and wild habitat.
Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities – Formed in 2002, the Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities is a group of volunteers from different backgrounds and experience who work together in a non-partisan way to protect and enhance public assets and social programmes in our community, province, and country.
Oceanside – Building Learning Together - Mission Statement “To Enhance children’s development by supporting strong family relationships and community capacity through effective learning opportunities.”
Oceanside Community Arts Council - “To encourage and support arts and culture as part of the daily lives of all citizens in the Oceanside area.”
Oceanside Hospice – Oceanside Hospice Society has been supporting our community since 1990 by serving individuals and their families who are facing end of life issues and bereavement from Nanoose Bay to Bowser. This can be a confusing and isolating time for many and our belief is that on one need experience it alone.
Oceanside Tourism Association – The OTA is the destination marketing organization (also known as a convention and visitor’s bureau) for the Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, French Creek, Lighthouse Country, and Arrowsmith Coombs Country region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Oceanside Volunteer Association – The purpose of the Oceanside Volunteer Association (O.V.A.) is to be a resource for volunteer organizations and people who want to volunteer, and to promote volunteerism in the Oceanside Community. Since May 2000 our organization has worked with volunteers to connect them with over 90 non-profit organizations that depend upon volunteers to carry out their programs in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose, Bowser, Errington, Coombs, Whiskey Creek and Qualicum Bay.
Parkinson’s Support Group, Qualicum Beach – Established in 1969, Parkinson Society British Columbia is a not-for-profit charitable organization that exists to address the personal and social consequences of Parkinson’s disease through education, community outreach, scientific research, advocacy and public awareness.
Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce – Mission “To be the principal voice of the business community for Parksville & District, on economic issues and matters of significant interest to business, for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for our members, and to improve their ability to do business.”
Parksville & District Historical Society - The Society was officially named and registered under the Societies Act in 1976 and is a member of the BC Historical Federation, BC Museums Association and Archives Association of BC. In 1975, through the concern of a few local families the Knox Heritage Church was saved from demolition. The City of Parksville provided land on which to put the church. This was the Society’s beginning.
Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association – Membership is open to those 55 years of age and older. An associate membership is available for younger spouses. The annual fee is ten dollars.
Parksville Lioness Club – The Lioness Club is a group of service-minded women sponsored by a Lions Club for the purpose of providing to the community while creating fellowship and mutual understanding within the club.
Parksville – Qualicum 12 Step Recovery (Alcoholism) – For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addictions located at 249 West Hirst Avenue, phone 250-248-8300.
Parksville – Qualicum Foundation – “We bring donors to the table as community builders. We help them formulate and realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and organizations, and finding innovative and responsible ways to give their investments impact. We take the broadest view of what a community is and what it needs to succeed. This is why our grants support everything from shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, to recreation, to the arts, to the environment.”
Parksville Qualicum Fish and Game Association – “Our Mission – to preserve and protect our environment and wildlife; support new legislation and promote observance of existing legislation relating to conservation, wildlife and firearms safety; encourage an appreciation of sportsmanlike conduct; support education in the areas of ecology and wildlife, cooperate with all groups and government agencies having similar objectives; assist in the prevention of forest fires; support education in firearms safety and hunter training; provide recreational facilities for the shooting sports.”
Parksville Quilthouse Quilters Guild – Visitors and guests are welcome. Our membership includes beginning to experienced quilters, so come along and meet us. You are welcome at either meeting – or both!
Power House Museum, Qualicum Beach – The Qualicum Beach Museum chronicles the history of Qualicum with a fascinating collection of objects displayed in period settings. The Museum also features a grand mural by local artists depicting the early days of Qualicum. The mural covers three walls of the second floor galleries. In addition the Museum maintains an extensive archive of local historical documents and photographs.
• Vancouver Island Paleontology Museum – The Museum displays one of the most complete collections of Vancouver Island fossils and invites you to take an educational and enjoyable journey into the prehistoric past. Included in Graham Beard’s acclaimed collection are many spectacular fossil forms that lived in this area during Mesozoic times. Open mid-June to early October in the Power House Museum complex, adjacent to the Qualicum Beach Train Station at 587 Beach Road. 250-752-9810.
Probus Club of Nanoose Bay - email: email@example.com or call the President – David Russell – 250-468-1559.
Qualicum Institute – “The mission of the Qualicum Institute is to help establish ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable communities in the Regional District of Nanaimo specifically and Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands in general. The Institute and its supporters understand that humans are dependent on Nature, its biodiversity, and the ecosystem services it provides. To be sustainable, we must plan and function within the physical and ecological limits of natural systems. If we do so, we believe that healthy, just, and economically stable communities can provide a high quality of life for us all.”
Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce - The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce has close to 300 members and represents all sectors of business in the community. It represents its members at all levels of government as “The Voice of Business” through its affiliation with the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers – The Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers was formed in December of 1995 in response to a presentation by biologist Dave Clough that stressed the importance of fish habitat and stream stewardship. In 1998 the Qualicum Streamkeepers became a charitable organization, and have a very dedicated group of volunteers who tirelessly maintain and enhance local rivers and streams. Through the years the society has overseen the stream mapping and assessment of the watercourses through Qualicum Beach – Beach Creek and Grandon Creek. Based on the assesments, the group undertook many restoration projects including major culvert barrier removal projects with the Town on both Beach and Grandon Creeks.
Qualicum Weavers and Spinners - The guild is located at Oceanside, on Vancouver Island, B.C. with 31 members. Guild purpose is to encourage and teach the art of Weaving and Spinning and all related fields of this art.
Rotary International District 5040, British Columbia – Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary Clubs.
• Rotary Club of Parksville,
• Rotary Club of Parksville A.M.
• Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach, Sunrise Society
Schizophrenia Support Group – Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Trillium Lodge at 7pm. Contact Cathy Burkmar: (250) 248-0486. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association – (including Parksville/Qualicum) Buy direct from the farm. See the Farm Guide at this website.
Spirit Circle Women’s Circles & Drumming Circles – The Spirit Circle drumming circles offer women and men from young adults to elders a respectful, exhilarating space in the community to connect with ourselves, each other and the world around us through the drum beat – the heartbeat of the earth.
Stewards of Irreplaceable Land (SOIL) – SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with folks wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. We aim to create apprenticeships which transfer lasting knowledge to both the farmer and the apprentice.
• Sustainable farming apprenticeships
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre – The Old School House Arts Centre, the artistic focal point for the area, is located in the heart of the picturesque community of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The Write Place. The Write Place is a Literacy Services Center operated by Project Literacy Parksville/Qualicum. With services that include free public Internet access and one-on-one computer instruction; reading and writing help for children; help with résumés, applications and letters; and photocopying and faxing.
Vancouver Island Trails Information Society – The Vancouver Island Trails Information Society is a non-profit society dedicated to providing information to the public about parks and trails on Vancouver Island since 1972.
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition seeks to unite, inform and educate communities on Vancouver Island on the status of water and wastewater affecting the environment and our way of life.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee – Victoria Chapter – “The Wilderness Committee, founded in 1980, is a registered non-profit society with charitable status. With over 30,000 members from coast to coast, and 40,000 additional donors and volunteers, we are Canada’s largest membership-based, citizen funded wilderness protection group.”
Wildlife Tree Stewardship, Vancouver Island Region, Strait of Georgia, Nanaimo WiTS is an environmental stewardship program of the Federation of BC Naturalists (FBCN) that aims to create, coordinate, and assist a network of community stewards interested in conserving wildlife tree habitats through volunteer monitoring, landowner agreements, and community education in Southern British Columbia.
World Parrot Refuge – The World Parrot Refuge is an educational facility that provides a “Home for Life” for previously owned pet parrots, and is operated by the “For the Love Of Parrots Refuge Society”