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Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo writer’s personal story about dementia care chosen for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Sandra Cole shares experience about caring for mother with Alzheimer’s

Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo’s new welcoming totem pole to cost $50,000 more than expected

City now contributing $100,000 to project to bring totem pole to Maffeo Sutton Park

A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)

Musician plays Nanaimo in return to performing on Vancouver Island

Victoria’s Leeroy Stagger worked on a new record during pandemic

Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)
Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)

Mid-day outdoor entertainment series comes to downtown Nanaimo

Downtown Nanaimo business association presents new ‘Corner Concerts’

Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)

VIU poetry prof Sonnet L’Abbé to perform new music at the Port Theatre

Performance part of venue’s ‘Discovery’ series highlighting emerging local artists

Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)
Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)

Defaced Pride mural in Nanaimo to be replaced after more than $5,000 raised

Mural and rainbow crosswalk defaced with black paint earlier this month

Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

Nanaimo man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Todd Cameron previously had viral success with a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery presents series of events along Millstone River

‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ project to feature presentations, activities through October

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)
Daniel Wesley plays the Queen’s on July 16. (Photo courtesy James Looker Photography)

Singer-songwriter plays Nanaimo in return to live performance

Sunshine Coast’s Daniel Wesley brings solo show to the Queen’s

Daniel Wesley plays the Queen’s on July 16. (Photo courtesy James Looker Photography)
The Glen Foster Group – guitarist Glen Foster, drummer Dwight Gray and bassist Pat Shonwise (from right) – performs at the Queen’s on July 24. (Photo courtesy Marg Foster)

Nanaimo musician Glen Foster releases live concert album

Foster and his band presenting album release concert for two albums at the Queen’s this month

The Glen Foster Group – guitarist Glen Foster, drummer Dwight Gray and bassist Pat Shonwise (from right) – performs at the Queen’s on July 24. (Photo courtesy Marg Foster)
Nanaimo painter Patricia Mansell presents her latest exhibit, Naturally Wild, at Art 10 Gallery from now until the end of July. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter presents portraits of Island wildlife at Art 10 Gallery

Patricia Mansell’s exhibit ‘Naturally Wild’ continues until end of July

Nanaimo painter Patricia Mansell presents her latest exhibit, Naturally Wild, at Art 10 Gallery from now until the end of July. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo sculptor Joel Prevost will unveil his new series of dog busts at his second annual Outdoor Garden Sculpture Show at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio July 10 and 11. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo sculptor to unveil series of dog busts in backyard art exhibition

Joel Prevost’s outdoor garden sculpture show back at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio

Nanaimo sculptor Joel Prevost will unveil his new series of dog busts at his second annual Outdoor Garden Sculpture Show at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio July 10 and 11. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Last summer Western Edge Theatre presented plays over Zoom, including ‘Sandpiper Serenade,’ by local playwright Bill Miner, starring Frank Moher, Barbara Metcalf, Lorna McLellan and Brian March (clockwise from top-left). The local theatre company has launched a new digital theatre initiative for mid-Island theatre artists. (Zoom screenshot)

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre launches new digital theatre initiative

Group to award $3,000 in grants to four independent central-Island theatre artists

Last summer Western Edge Theatre presented plays over Zoom, including ‘Sandpiper Serenade,’ by local playwright Bill Miner, starring Frank Moher, Barbara Metcalf, Lorna McLellan and Brian March (clockwise from top-left). The local theatre company has launched a new digital theatre initiative for mid-Island theatre artists. (Zoom screenshot)
Artist Sebastian Abboud created designs to cover electrical boxes on Chapel, Dunsmuir and Skinner streets in downtown Nanaimo. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Utility boxes in Nanaimo covered in artwork to combat graffiti

City enlists three local artists to create designs for six downtown hydro boxes

Artist Sebastian Abboud created designs to cover electrical boxes on Chapel, Dunsmuir and Skinner streets in downtown Nanaimo. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Author pens biography of Métis man who ‘founded’ Nanaimo in colonial B.C.

Former history teacher Greg Fraser, of Nanaimo, examines life of Joseph William McKay in debut book

Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
A reproduction of Vancouver Island master carver Carey Newman’s installation The Witness Blanket is on display at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library until Sept. 30. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Art installation examining residential school era comes to Nanaimo library

‘The Witness Blanket’ makes first B.C. appearance of three-year cross-country tour

A reproduction of Vancouver Island master carver Carey Newman’s installation The Witness Blanket is on display at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library until Sept. 30. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Members of the Nanaimo chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom installed a display honouring residential school victims on the fence surrounding the Jean Burns Building site June 30. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo peace group creates display honouring residential school victims

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom puts up ‘Wall of Grief, Remembrance and Hope’

Members of the Nanaimo chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom installed a display honouring residential school victims on the fence surrounding the Jean Burns Building site June 30. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Art Gallery art education co-ordinator Yvonne Vander Kooi addresses Dazzle Camouflage members Tori Djakovic, Teagan MacLean and Eila and Asuka King (from right) in the gallery’s ArtLab studio. (Photo courtesy Sean Fenzl)

Nanaimo Art Gallery resumes fully in-person programming as restrictions ease

Dazzle Camouflage youth art immersion summer program seeking applications

Nanaimo Art Gallery art education co-ordinator Yvonne Vander Kooi addresses Dazzle Camouflage members Tori Djakovic, Teagan MacLean and Eila and Asuka King (from right) in the gallery’s ArtLab studio. (Photo courtesy Sean Fenzl)
Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival is back and this year it makes use of augmented reality to make dancers in different cities appear to share the same space. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo dance festival to feature long-distance duets and augmented reality

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival back in-person and online

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival is back and this year it makes use of augmented reality to make dancers in different cities appear to share the same space. (Photo submitted)
Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation July 1

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)