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Kris Kringle Craft Market in Nanaimo


Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 — 8:48am PST
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On a blazing hot day in early October, I got to fly over to Nanaimo with Helijet so I could hang out with Santa Claus and learn about the Kris Kringle Craft Market. I was on assignment for FestivalSeekers, to get the whole story about the Kris Kringle Craft Market, the brainchild of Veronica von […]

Wild Water Film Festival


Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 4:22pm PST
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Dive into water-themed films this September as the Victoria Film Festival presents the Wild Water Film Festival. Featuring extreme sports, adventuring, water issue films and speakers from around the globe, it’s a film festival for those who love all things water. Wild Water Film Festival Where: The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas St, Victoria) When: Thursday, […]

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 — 3:18pm PST
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The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is coming up August 26th to 28th at Maffeo Sutton Park on the waterfront, with special performances at The Queens downtown. I met Gerold Haukenfrers, president of the Nanaimo Blues Society, and musician Lazy Mike on my last trip to Vancouver Island’s blues capital. I made Lazy Mike work pretty […]

2 Days in Nanaimo: Plan a Festival Getaway


Thursday, July 21st, 2016 — 11:39am PST
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2 Days in Nanaimo: Plan a Festival Getaway! Suggestions for a few things you can experience while you’re in town for a festival this summer. Eat, drink, play!

Nanaimo Marine Festival & World Championship Bathtub Race


Monday, June 20th, 2016 — 11:21am PST
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It’s a Nanaimo thing. World Championship Bathtub Racing is a high-thrills, adrenaline pumping sport that’s been a tradition on Vancouver Island since 1967. I had the chance to go out on the water with a bathtub racer earlier this spring to learn more about the sport, its history, and the community festival that has been […]

Feastival Nanaimo Feed Your Body and Spirit


Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 — 6:31am PST
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Nanaimo’s annual festival of food, Feastival returns for the second year, June 17-18, 2016. It features a tradeshow event, family cooking classes, celebrity chefs, and Sips at Feastival, featuring local craft breweries, small-batch island wineries, local artisanal spirit producers. I recently wrote a story for FestivalSeekers about another major component of the festival: the third […]

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