Pop-Up-Shop Art Show

Shawnda Moufette of Moufette Arts is a contemporary mixed media artist, poet, and writer who attends Vancouver Island University. She will be hosting a pop-up-shop sale of her artwork October 9–October 10 from 1–4 pm each day at the Vault Café in Nanaimo.  Her newest work is inspired by Montreal, the city where she grew … Continued

Lantzville Flowers

Last summer Jenny Dawson began her journey selling self-grown, organic flowers from her farm in Lantzville. Her enthusiasm for finding a balance between business and sustainability was obvious when I spoke with her on her farm. “It’s a hobby that will take me into retirement,” Dawson said to me as we strolled around the eleven … Continued

Sisters in Spirit vigil at VIU

Above: Supporters observe a moment of silence in remembrance of missing and murdered First Nations women and girls. By contributor Shanon Fenske. VIU’s Nanaimo campus hosted a candlelight vigil for missing and murdered First Nations women and girls in on October 1. Approximately 50 people attending the midday ceremony. VIU Students’ Union chairperson Sherry McCarthy said the … Continued

Celebrating Culture on the Runway

           A group of first and fourth year Tourism and Management students will be showcasing 10 different ethnicities with their traditional clothing on March 30 on Nanaimo’s campus in the Royal Arbutus room.             There will be 20 student models, both male and female representing clothing from … Continued

Women in Action: VIU hosts third annual conference

            This Saturday, March 14, five successful local women will visit VIU to share their stories. Hosted by the VIUSU, the conference is in its third consecutive year.             The event features activists, politicians and businesswomen, including Jean Crowder MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan.             “I think it is important for women to hear from others who have … Continued

The long commute: Culture shock

  This is the fourth in an ongoing contributor series by Stephanie Brown. You can read the first part here. Check back next issue for the next chapter of The Long Commute.  So let’s talk about an issue that’s close to my heart: culture shock. I know you’re thinking, “That won’t happen to me.” Yeah, I … Continued

Where the art is at, Nanaimo

Nanaimo has taken off with a new creative energy in the last few years. The growing popularity of live art events, new artist groups and organizations, and, most importantly,  VIU’s introduction of a Visual Arts Major with the expanded course selection, are just a few of the signs of the changing landscape. Inspired by these … Continued

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