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February 17, 2011

Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival

By Robin Schroffel

Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival

I was out for a walk last week when I heard the shrill, distinctive whistle of a bald eagle.

High above, I counted eleven of the majestic creatures soaring in lazy circles before they made a beeline for the sea.

Since then, I’ve spotted them all over the place: perched on a low treetop along Highway 19A, flying over the Driftwood Mall parking lot in Courtenay, and hanging out along the beach near my home.

Spring is here again, and so are the eagles. This annual return is cause for celebration, and up in Campbell River locals are welcoming the bald eagles back from their Washington wintering grounds in style.

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) presents the 6th Annual Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival, taking place in the Maritime Heritage Centre at Discovery Pier.

The festival is a great opportunity for avian enthusiasts to learn about the birds and the birding community on Vancouver Island.

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January 13, 2011

Parksville Polar Bear Plunge

By LaVonne Reddicopp

Parksville Polar Bear Plunge

Parksville isn’t just sun, sand and silver hair.

That was definitely apparent at the 21st Annual Parksville Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day.

Insanity was on tap as chill challengers of every age shed their parkas and plunged into the freezing waters of Parksville Bay.

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December 15, 2010

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Landing

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Landing

Join us at The Landing West Coast Grill on December 31, 2010 for a spectacular four-course New Year's Eve Dinner.

Start with fresh baked breads from the Forno Oven with herb butter and hummus, your choice of six different delectable appetizers, as well as Roasted Squash Soup with hazelnuts or Roasted Tomato Bisque with fresh basil.

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November 26, 2010

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Parksville had its first big snow storm of the season this week, which is a rare occurrence on the island for this time of year!

As you can see from the photo, Pacific Shores turned into a winter wonderland!

Get even more into the holiday spirit this weekend and check out one of these great Christmas-themed events happening around the Central Island:

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November 22, 2010

Don't feel like hosting a dinner this Christmas? Let The Landing host for you!

Don't feel like hosting this Christmas? Let The Landing host for you!

Join us at The Landing West Coast Grill on December 25, 2010 for a spectacular four-course Christmas Day Dinner.

Start with fresh baked corn bread and focaccia with artichoke dip and hummus, your choice of five different delectable appetizers, as well as Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or Tomato Brandy Bisque.

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November 10, 2010

Take the Elevator Home with Pacific Shores

Take the Elevator Home with Parkside

Want to enjoy an evening out at The Landing West Coast Grill without the worry? 

From November 15 onward, Pacific Shores Resort & Spa will be offering a special nightly rate for those who wish to "Take the Elevator Home" after a night out enjoying some great food and wine.

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October 29, 2010

Creepy cuisine at The Landing!

Creepy cuisine at The Landing!

Join us at The Landing West Coast Grill on October 31st for our special spooky Halloween Dinner at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa.

Our spooky Halloween menu includes a three-course meal, starting with some Assorted Breads with a Sinister Spread!

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October 13, 2010

1000-pound pumpkins on display in Nanaimo next weekend

1000-pound pumpkins on display in Nanaimo next weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend?

Then head south to Nanaimo for The Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival on October 17, 2010 from 12-4 at the Vancouver Island Exhibition grounds at Beban Park.

See 1000-pound pumpkins on display at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off as you snack on popcorn, cotton candy and hotdogs from the concession stand. Other activities include hay rides, a children's costume contest, pumpkin carving, face painting, colouring and more.

And the best part: admission is free!

 

September 24, 2010

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Landing

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Landing

Join us at The Landing West Coast Grill on October 10th & 11th for our special Thanksgiving Dinner at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner includes a four-course meal, starting with Hazelnut and Crème Fraiche Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Caesar Salad with crisp romaine lettuce and creamy anchovy dressing.

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September 15, 2010

ISG Wine Fundamentals Level 1 Course at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa Academy

ISG Wine Fundamentals Level 1 Course at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa Academy

Are you a novice wine enthusiast who wants to navigate the world of wine in a confident and knowledgeable manner? 

Perhaps you're looking to enhance your knowledge of the hospitality industry through a greater understanding of wine? 

The International Sommelier Guild Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 is an educational tool considered one of the best by international sommelier standards. 

An exclusive discounted overnight stay rate at Pacific Shores Resort & Spa will be available for course registrants. 

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