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A gathering, celebrating 40 years of City of Nanaimo’The City of Nanaimo’s Leaders in Training program is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Submitted photo)

City of Nanaimo youth leadership training program celebrates 40th anniversary

LIT and Quest program participants, past and present, invited to Aug. 19 celebration

Weston Hewer successfully defended his watermelon-eating contest title in the preschool-Grade 1 division at Lantzville Minetown Day. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Watermelon-eating contest, chicken poop bingo among fun and games at Lantzville Minetown Day

Event celebrating Lantzville’s history took place Aug. 6 at Huddlestone Park

Minetown Day celebrations at Lantzville’s Huddlestone Park in 2017. This year’s Minetown Day is Aug. 6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville celebrating Minetown Day this weekend

Family activities planned at Huddlestone Park on Saturday, Aug. 6

Minetown Day celebrations at Lantzville’s Huddlestone Park in 2017. This year’s Minetown Day is Aug. 6. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dave Lawrence, proprietor of That 50’s Barber Shop in Nanaimo, shows off his Fresh Start tattoo which was done in 2020 as part of that year’s kick-off event for the back-to-school charity drive. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo barber asking for donations to Fresh Start back-to-school charity drive

Underprivileged kids can get free school supplies and haircuts Sept. 4 at Harbourfront library

Dave Lawrence, proprietor of That 50’s Barber Shop in Nanaimo, shows off his Fresh Start tattoo which was done in 2020 as part of that year’s kick-off event for the back-to-school charity drive. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
The Lanterns for Peace event hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lanterns for peace will be floated at Nanaimo’s Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon

Aug. 6 event a reminder of first use of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in 1945

The Lanterns for Peace event hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon. (News Bulletin file photo)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, is promoting the Stock the Lockers campaign which takes place from Aug. 1-30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Community asked to help ‘Stock the Lockers’ in Nanaimo as back-to-school becomes more pricey

Fundraiser Aug. 1-31 benefits vulnerable students in School District 68

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, is promoting the Stock the Lockers campaign which takes place from Aug. 1-30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock fundraising underway in Nanaimo

Cops for Cancer charity bike ride begins in late September

Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A sign indicating a Gabriola Land and Trails Trust nature stewards program participant. (Libby Gunn photo)

‘Wildlife-friendly gardens’ popping up on Gabriola Island

Islands Trust Conservancy supports Gabriola Land and Trails Trust’s stewardship efforts

A sign indicating a Gabriola Land and Trails Trust nature stewards program participant. (Libby Gunn photo)
Dominic Rockall, Nanaimo Child Development Centre executive director, is looking forward to the Silly Boat Regatta this Sunday, July 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Teams will get wacky and get wet at Nanaimo’s Silly Boat Regatta

Fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre happening Sunday, July 17

Dominic Rockall, Nanaimo Child Development Centre executive director, is looking forward to the Silly Boat Regatta this Sunday, July 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Fairway Market and organizers of Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival are teaming for the Toonie-For-Our-Town fundraiser, in which people can donate at the store at Nanaimo North Town Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival raising money for hospital foundation, cancer foundation

Toonie-For-Our-Town donations can be made at Fairway Market at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Fairway Market and organizers of Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival are teaming for the Toonie-For-Our-Town fundraiser, in which people can donate at the store at Nanaimo North Town Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival Society and Save-On-Foods present a $25,000 cheque to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, as well as $15,000 to the Nanaimo Hospice Society. Pictured, left to right, are Dave Madiuk of Save-On-Foods; Heiko Behn, chairperson of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society; Janice Krall from the hospital foundation; Jan Hastings, vice-chairperson of the dragonboat society; and Bronte Pike from the hospice society. (Photo submitted)

Former dragonboat festival organizers donate to Nanaimo hospital foundation and hospice

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival Society offers well-wishes to new organizers and all paddlers

The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival Society and Save-On-Foods present a $25,000 cheque to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, as well as $15,000 to the Nanaimo Hospice Society. Pictured, left to right, are Dave Madiuk of Save-On-Foods; Heiko Behn, chairperson of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society; Janice Krall from the hospital foundation; Jan Hastings, vice-chairperson of the dragonboat society; and Bronte Pike from the hospice society. (Photo submitted)
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s warehouse and office on Fry Street in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo food bank pushing to fill shelves as part of summer campaign

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s Summer 4 Food continues until July 9

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s warehouse and office on Fry Street in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
One-and-a-half-year-old Bowie Wardle and Leif Wardle climb into the driver’s seat of a Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck Sunday, June 19, at Touch A Truck at the Woodgrove Centre parking lot. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Kids have fun with ‘test-drives’ at Touch A Truck in Nanaimo

Volunteer Nanaimo fundraiser held Sunday, June 19, at Woodgrove Centre

One-and-a-half-year-old Bowie Wardle and Leif Wardle climb into the driver’s seat of a Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck Sunday, June 19, at Touch A Truck at the Woodgrove Centre parking lot. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo Rhododendron Society is holding a plant sale and truss show April 30. (News Bulletin file photo)

Rhododendrons will be shown and sold in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Rhododendron Society holding event Saturday, April 30, at Beban Park

The Nanaimo Rhododendron Society is holding a plant sale and truss show April 30. (News Bulletin file photo)
Rachel Robertson, Charlotte Macys and Solomon Macys were among those taking part in a cleanup at École Océane school at Estevan Road on April 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Volunteers spruce up francophone school site in Nanaimo

Area near École Océane school gets fresh coat of paint and cleanup as a community safety initiative

Rachel Robertson, Charlotte Macys and Solomon Macys were among those taking part in a cleanup at École Océane school at Estevan Road on April 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)

Gyro Club of Nanaimo marks 100 years of service and friendship

Club looks back on its contributions to parks and other community amenities

The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)
Darlene Kuffert, left, and Phil and Jenny Robling are honoured for reaching a milestone of 5,000 volunteer hours in support of the Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary presents $500,000 to NRGH

Money will go to ‘vital’ equipment and patient comfort

Darlene Kuffert, left, and Phil and Jenny Robling are honoured for reaching a milestone of 5,000 volunteer hours in support of the Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary. (Photo submitted)
Barsby Bulldogs football players Colton Finstad, left, Trysen Rafter, Ryder Mount, Cole Jacques, Rhondé Lyle and Anthony Anderson are some of the team members who will be shovelling and bagging manure as part of the program’s annual garden manure sale fundraiser March 30-April 2. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Barsby football players get shovelling for springtime fundraiser

Manure sale happening this week, March 30-April 2, at John Barsby Secondary School

Barsby Bulldogs football players Colton Finstad, left, Trysen Rafter, Ryder Mount, Cole Jacques, Rhondé Lyle and Anthony Anderson are some of the team members who will be shovelling and bagging manure as part of the program’s annual garden manure sale fundraiser March 30-April 2. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)

Tour de Rock riders getting ready to hit the road for 25th-anniversary fundraiser

The team is in the final stretches of training before Sept. 24 start of annual cancer-fighting ride

  • Aug 19, 2022
Members of the 2022 Tour de Rock team. (Tour de Rock photo)