BMW Nanaimo on 470 Kenworth Rd.

BMW Nanaimo on 470 Kenworth Rd.

Opera Nanaimo gears up for fundraiser

Organization holding fundraising event at BMW Nanaimo on Saturday April 25.

After their first full year of existence the folks at Opera Nanaimo are feeling pretty good about themselves.

“We are feeling rather elated,” said Opera Nanaimo vocal director Bonnie Stebbings.

There’s good reason for the positive vibes.

Since forming last January, Opera Nanaimo has held four successful concerts, known as the Opera Gems concerts.

This year they reached one of their founding goals by holding a concert at the Port Theatre.

“The goal came sooner than we thought,” Stebbings said.

On April 25, the Opera Nanaimo will be hosting a fundraising event at BMW Nanaimo. Money generated from the event will be used to help attract musical talent.

“It’s a great showroom,” Stebbings said. “Floor to ceiling glass.”

The event, which will take place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. will feature 11 singers including pianist and voice instructor Sharon Wishart.

“It will be a mixed variety of all kinds of vocal selections,” Stebbings said.

In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction with items that include auto detailing packages, local paintings and music lessons.

The free event takes place at the BMW Nanaimo showroom located at 2470 Kenworth Rd.

For more information on Opera Nanaimo of the fundraiser, please visit

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