Sober Nights in Nanaimo

As Nanaimo’s population marches past 90,000, and businesses note the growing influx of university students, the need for an accessible night-life for various demographics grows. While some venues are beginning to accommodate this need, there are still hurdles to overcome.

Kendall Patrick Peaks and Valleys

Above: 📷 courtesy of HYPE music By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland It only takes one listen to hear the depth of life experience and heartache in Kendall Patrick’s lyrics. A Nanaimo native, Patrick can be found most evenings working at The Vault Cafe. In this supportive community, with it’s creation-stimulating aesthetic, her strength as a poet and … Continued

Local Hotspot: The Vault Cafe Open Mic Wednesday

By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland Over the next few months, The Nav will be showcasing local venues that provide a platform for artists looking to break into the music and spoken word scene. These venues focus on local comedians, musicians and poets by providing them with a once a week slot to get their work … Continued

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