Showing posts from July, 2009

Ant Nest on Vancouver Island

I'm a self admitted science/biology geek. I came across this huge ant nest up near Nanaimo Lakes and filmed a bit of it, the quality isn't great but I still think the nest is amazing!

Victoria Butchart Gardens Fireworks!

Take in the wonderful firework display in lovely Victoria at Butchart Gardens this summer. Every Saturday night you can check out the show, which in my opinion is magnificent! Make sure you bring a blanket to sit on during the show and don't bring your pets! After the show you will enjoy a recital from the rare Aeolian Pipe Organ situated in the loft of the Organ Pavilion. Guaranteed to impress! Price: $28.00 (Adult; Youth (13-17) $14.00; Child (5-12) $3.00) Dates: Jul 04, 2009 Dates: Jul 11, 2009 Dates: Jul 18, 2009

Vancouver Island Exhibitions/Fairs

Agriculture being what it is on Vancouver Island, makes our Island fairs an exciting event all throughout the summer. Here I've compiled a list of the 2009 fairs! Coombs Fair : August 8th - 10th - Located at the Coombs Fairground on Ford Road. (4-H Animal Barns, Live Music Tent, concessions) VIEx: August 21st-23rd - Located at #4 - 2300 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7 (Songbird Competition, sheepdog trials, musical acts, 4-H Barns) Comox Valley Exhibition : Aug. 29th-30th - Located at 4835 Headquarters Rd. Theme is "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams" (haha) (Westcoast Amusements, beer tent, Danceheads, strongman competition) Saanich Fair : Sept 5th - Sept 6th - Saanich Fairground - 1528 Stellys Cross Road. (Kids Zone, 4-H Barn, Westcoast Amusements) Alberni District Fall Fair : Sept 10th - 13th -

Dragon Boat Festival on Vancouver Island

The 2009 Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival is happening this weekend! Teams from all over North America come to compete. Come down to the Maffeo Sutton Park to check out the festivities. There will be parking across the street behind the Howard Johnson hotel. You can find more information HERE

Racial Attack in Courtenay.

View Video Here Though I usually tend to stick to more positive and neutral issue here on this blog, I have to bring this into the limelight as it is something that sickens me to the core. A fight is a fight, but when you are yelling racial slurs and you are attacking someone 3 on 1, it becomes very concerning. We need to learn to love each other, that is that. On a side note, I don't believe this is a common occurence in the Comox Valley and the accused aren't thought to be white supremacists.

Vancouver Island Provincial Park Camping

Here is a compiled list of Provincial Parks on Vancouver Island - complete with links for more information! Happy Camping. I will post a blog later on private and hard to get to but GREAT camping spots on Vancouver Island :) Bamberton Provincial Park Cowichan River Provincial Park Elk Falls Provincial Park Englishman River Falls Provincial Park Fillongley Provincial Park French Beach Provincial Park Goldstream Provincial Park Gordon Bay Provincial Park Juan de Fuca Provincial Park Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park Loveland Bay Provincial Park Cowichan