Rachel Stern

Adam Pflueger

Strong Nations one of the largest online aboriginal books stores in North America

Strong Nations founded five years ago by Nanaimo residents Terri Mack and Ken Mack.

Adam Pflueger
Nanaimo-born actress Jodelle Ferland stars in Women Seen

Nanaimo-born actress Jodelle Ferland stars in short film Women Seen

Short film Women Seen examines how women are represented in screen-based media.

Nanaimo-born actress Jodelle Ferland stars in Women Seen
Caleb Hart performs at the Nanaimo Bar on Thursday (Dec. 22) at 9 p.m.

Caleb Hart performs music from his Christmas EP in Nanaimo

Caleb Hart adds beatboxing to his Christmas album, White Diamonds, which he performs during a show at the Nanaimo Bar.

Caleb Hart performs at the Nanaimo Bar on Thursday (Dec. 22) at 9 p.m.
Selena Yu plays the guzheng during a press conference announcing the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater’s performance in Nanaimo and Victoria.

China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater coming to Nanaimo

Vancouver Island residents will have the rare opportunity to watch China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre.

Selena Yu plays the guzheng during a press conference announcing the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater’s performance in Nanaimo and Victoria.
A verse by inaugural poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan will be installed outside the Port Theatre – the first stone in the city’s new poetry walk.

Nanaimo lays first stone in new poetry walk

NANAIMO – Poetry walk to be installed this spring in front of Nanaimo's Port Theatre.

A verse by inaugural poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan will be installed outside the Port Theatre – the first stone in the city’s new poetry walk.
Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks perform during a musical revue dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16-17) at 7:30 p.m.

Musical revue dedicated to W.C. Handy

Andrew Homzy's NOLA NightHawks perform during a musical revue dedicated to W.C. Handy Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16-17).

Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks perform during a musical revue dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16-17) at 7:30 p.m.
Ken Lavigne performs during the Ken Lavigne Christmas Musical Roadshow Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre.

Vancouver Island tenor Ken Lavigne hosts old fashioned radio show

Ken Lavigne's Christmas Musical Roadshow comes to Nanaimo's Port Theatre Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 7:30 p.m.

Ken Lavigne performs during the Ken Lavigne Christmas Musical Roadshow Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre.
Serena Zhang

Nanaimo songstress Serena Zhang wins gold medal

Young Nanaimo singer Serena Zhang received a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for scoring top mark in her voice examination.

Serena Zhang
Sydney Needham

Entertainers hosting event to help people in need in downtown Nanaimo

Spread the Love campaign, created by Indie Entertainment, asks people to fill bags with essential items for people in need.

Sydney Needham
Nasya Moore

Singers serenade guests during Cottonwood Family Christmas event

Performers reunite for Cottonwood Family Christmas gala event Dec. 22 at Cottonwood Golf Course.

Nasya Moore
Ryan Oliver performs in Nanaimo at the Lighthouse Bistro and Pub Thursday (Dec. 15).

Saxophonist Ryan Oliver performs with Graham Shonwise Quintet

Award-winning saxophone player Ryan Oliver performs at Nanaimo's Lighthouse Bistro Thursday (Dec. 15).

Ryan Oliver performs in Nanaimo at the Lighthouse Bistro and Pub Thursday (Dec. 15).
Katy Bowen-Roberts

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular lights up Nanaimo stage

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular features Broadway hits, classical tunes and Christmas songs.

Katy Bowen-Roberts
Crew members Guy Mireau

Provincial grant used for heritage building upgrades on Gabriola

NANAIMO – Gabriola Arts Council renovating the Arts and Heritage Centre and administrative office building.

Crew members Guy Mireau
There are more than 50 singers in the giant tree for this year's Singing Christmas Tree show.

Nanaimo’s Generations Church presents annual Singing Christmas Tree show

This year's Singing Christmas Tree show tells the story of Mary and Joseph adapted from the play Two from Galilee.

There are more than 50 singers in the giant tree for this year's Singing Christmas Tree show.
Dinah D

The Kerplunks win Canadian Folk Music Award

Kerplunks win Children's Album of the Year Award for album Pants & Mammals.

Dinah D
Aimee Greenaway

Nanaimo Museum host Capturing Christmas exhbit

Nanaimo Museum hosts Capturing Christmas exhibit, which includes cameras and historical photographs highlighting the city's past.

Aimee Greenaway
Tower of Song duo

Tower of song pays homage to Leonard Cohen

Tower of Song duo, Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone, mark Leonard Cohen's passing with Vancouver Island tribute tour.

Tower of Song duo
Meaghan Sollway

VIDEO: Young Nanaimo actors bring characters of Narnia to life

Headliners Productions presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Saturday (Dec. 10) and Sunday (Dec. 11).

Meaghan Sollway
Greg Bush

Vancouver Island University Jazz Ensemble performs with symphony

VIU's Jazz Ensemble, the Abbotsford Youth Choir and VI Symphonic choir and children's choir perform with Vancouver Island Symphony.

Greg Bush
Steve McCoy performs as Tom Jones during the Iconic Superstars Tribute Show Dec. 10 at the Port Theatre.

Tribute artists perform during superstar show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Singers become iconic musicians during Superstars Tribute Show Dec. 10 at the Port Theatre.

Steve McCoy performs as Tom Jones during the Iconic Superstars Tribute Show Dec. 10 at the Port Theatre.