Urban Issues Film Festival

The Urban Issues Film Festival is coming back this Friday to VIU for the first time since 2019 as part of Global Citizens Week. “It’s great to be back,” Don Alexander, retired Geography professor and co-founder of the film festival, said. “We’ve been missing the festival.” Alexander said the event is “very student-driven.” The Master … Continued

Mask and Mingle Art Sale

Shawnda Mouffette of Mouffette Arts is having an original pop-up-shop art sale on November 28 and 29 from 1–4 pm. The Mask and Mingle event will be held at Jonny’s Barber Shop located in downtown Nanaimo at 309B Wesley St.  Mouffette is a contemporary mixed-media artist, poet, and writer who attends Vancouver Island University. She … Continued

Harvest Festival

Walking towards the venue, you can already hear the music and people. The place is packed, full of vendors and people of all ages. Pumpkins, squashes, beets, carrots, and greens are abundant. Food trucks advertise colourful shaved ice and delicious crepes. The atmosphere is buzzing, full of talk and laughter. It couldn’t have been a … Continued

Harvest Festival Returns to The Old City Quarter

Nanaimo’s annual Harvest Festival will bring live music, fresh local food, and more to the Old City Quarter on September 12. The main street of the festival will be lined with an assortment of vendors selling produce, crafts, fashion and accessories, local food items, and more, as well as multiple stages for musical acts. The … Continued

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