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By News Editor Aislinn Cottell

What

On December 1, Nanaimo is hosting a free Education and Career Fair.

Where

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

9 am – 3 pm

RSVP for free tickets at educationcareerfairs.com.

Why you should care

The Fair is an opportunity to explore the future with post-secondary schools, employers, and associations from across Canada.

What

From December 2–19, the Nanaimo Community Hospice is offering the Celebrate a Life Tree, a place to hang memory tags of loved ones. Heart Angels are available by donation to take home.

Where

Country Club Centre Court

Why you should care

The Tree is a beautiful way to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on, and all proceeds go to support local Hospice programs.

What

200K in funding has been approved for the Stevie Smith Community Bike Park, and the project is expected to be completed in 2017.

Where

Beban Park

Why you should care

The park is named for Stevie Smith, a professional cyclist from Nanaimo who lost his life last year. It will be an addition to the existing BMX part and will include a dirt jump and return trail, pump track, and skills park.

What

Membership nominations for “exemplary leaders in our community” are being sought for the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Board of Directors.

Where

Written submissions will be accepted until December 23 and can be addressed to:

NEDC Board Nominations

c/o Holly Pirozzini, Administrative Assistant, City Manager’s Office

455 Wallace St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5J6

Or by email at:

Holly.pirozzini@nanaimo.ca.

Why you should care

The NEDC is an arm’s length for-profit organization owned by the City, and provides economic development services to the greater Nanaimo area.

What

A new journalism study-abroad program is being offered in Kyoto, Japan by ieiMedia, open to students and recent graduates from all colleges and universities. ieiMedia also offers journalism programs in a number of other countries including Italy, Ireland, Israel, Spain, Croatia, Norway, and Australia.

Where

Information on application can be found at: ieimedia.com

Or by contacting the directing professor, Rachele Kanigel, at rkanigel@gmail.com>.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 15, 2017 for the Kyoto program.

Why you should care

Participants will work as foreign correspondents, and collaborate with local bilingual students who will act as guides. They will meet with local journalists, explore the city, and have the opportunity to publish stories in an online magazine. Credit will be given for three transferable academic credits from the University of Jamestown.


Aislinn is a third year Bachelor of Arts and Science student majoring in creative writing and minoring in chemistry. New to The Nav team this year, she’s enjoying finding out about all the interesting things happening on campus. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, Netflix, and the copious consumption of coffee.

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