The best way to explore a city’s history is to go for a walk. Lucky for me, when I was on assignment with FestivalSeekers in Nanaimo, I had two amazing guides. The first was Chris Sholberg, the city’s Culture and Heritage Planner, and the second was Brian McFadden, Vice President of the Vancouver Island Military […]
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It’s always an adventure when I travel to Nanaimo to preview some of their awesome festivals. I came back with a pirate doll, a box of Lucky Charms, and a bottle of local craft beer — all totally relevant to what I was researching (including a wee dram of whiskey in my belly). I was […]
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 […]
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! Suggestions for a few things you can experience while you’re in town for a festival this summer. Eat, drink, play!