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Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

Nanaimo Multicultural Festival 2017

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The Nanaimo Multicultural Festival is happening on Saturday, June 24th in the Old City Quarter. Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating and sharing the diversity of cultures in our community.

See you there!

Saturday, June 24
10:30am - 5:00pm
300 block of Wesley Street, Nanaimo

Admission is always free! Food, marketplace vendors, hands-on activities, and live music & performances by:

BILL HELIN. A Canadian artist, teacher, and designer in the Northwest Coast style, Bill is a member of the Tsimshian First Nation of northwestern British Columbia.

Eric Harper. Born in a small town in Arkansas, raised in Portugal, schooled by the Gypsies in Spain and currently living amongst the in Canada, Eric brings a fusion of music never experienced before. Think, Dave Matthews meets Flamenco.

 Flower of Nanaimo - Shu's Chinese Dancing Group

Jirong Huang and Laura Yu Wu. Jirong graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in erhu performance. He merges Western classical and contemporary music culture into Chinese music and continues to receive praise and acclaim from audiences and critics. Laur graduated from the Music School of Shanghai Philharmonic. Participated in many performances with Shanghai Philharmonic directed by famous conductors Tuhan Si and Yufeng Zheng in China

Caleb Hart. Growing up in the the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, gave Caleb Hart the unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about their cultures. As he learned, he fell deeper and deeper in love with a wide variety of music: Gospel, Soul, Pop, Rock, Calypso, Soca and more than anything Reggae.

Mazacote Band. A hard-hitting west coast latin dance band, playing horn-driven New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. Based out of Vancouver, Canada, the band features the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer-songwriter David Lopez, and a groove-heavy band featuring Chris Couto on timbales, Carlos Arias on bass, Robin Layne on congas, Malcolm Aiken on trumpet and Niho Takase on keys. 

Alpha Yaya Diallo. Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen.


Admission is always free.



PS. VENDOR AND INFORMATION BOOTH APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

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Feb
2
to Feb 15

Show us why you love #lifeintheocq

Show and Tell Why You Love #lifeintheocq !

Post a Comment, Photo or Video (up to 60 sec.) on the Old City Quarter Facebook Page  or Post on Instagram #lifeintheocq and you can enter to win some fabulous prizes donated by OCQ merchants! One entry per day up until Valentine's Day (February 14th) when 3 winners will be drawn!

Gifts include: A $200 certificate for a 2016 personal income tax return from Roden & Associates, a Love Letter Card game and 2 free play gift certificates from The Board Game House, three $10 gift certificates from Waffle Magic, two $10 gift certificates from Gem Gates and Gifts, a $25 gift certificate from Luscious Me and a $30 gift card from Oxy Pub, an infinity scarf kit from My Favourite Fabric Store, a selection of Saltspring Soapworks lotion and soap from Monarchy Boutique, a Parkhurst red tam and scarf from Damsels, heart cards-101 Messages, gemstone, bath bomb and a $10 gift certficate from Lobelia's Lair, personally signed The New Brand You book by author Julie Broad, a certificate for lunch at McLean's Specialty Foods, a My First Cuddles cotton doll from Pumpkin Pie and three Old City Quarter T-shirts.

 

Contest Rules

HOW TO ENTER AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Contest will commence February 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time and will run until 12:00 pm Pacific Time, on February 14th, 2017. 
Official entry: One Entry Per Person, Per Day, on our Pinned Post

Participants can choose one of the following; 
Comment, Like, Share, Post a Picture, Post a Video (maximum length 1 minute) on our Timeline  = 1 Entry

The sponsor of the Contest is The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association.(collectively, the "Contest Sponsors").

To be qualified to enter. Entries must be submitted by noon on February 14th, 2017 Pacific Time. The Contest Sponsors will not be responsible for lost, misdirected, tampered, mutilated, compromised, damaged or stolen entries, or for late, illegible, or incomplete entries. Limit one entry, per person, per day.

DRAW. At approximately 12:00 pm on February 14th 2017 Pacific Time, an entry will be randomly selected from among all entries received. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Prize must be accepted as awarded, cannot be substituted, transferred, exchanged or surrendered for cash, except at the sole and absolute discretion of The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association., which reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion and for any reason, to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value, including a cash award.

HOW TO WIN AND CLAIM A PRIZE. The selected entrant will be notified by Facebook and or Email and instructed how to claim his/her prize. To be declared a winner, the selected entrant drawn must correctly answer the required mathematical skill-testing question, (0 X 7 = ) which we will ask at the time of acceptance of the prize, and must sign the Contest Sponsors' form of Declaration of Compliance and Release and otherwise comply with the official contest rules. 

Awarding of the prize is subject to verification and compliance with the official contest rules. Entrants who have not complied with the official contest rules will be disqualified. If a selected entrant cannot be located or does not respond within 14 days of notification, the entrant will be disqualified and forfeits the prize and the Contest Sponsors may, at their sole and absolute discretion, select by random draw another eligible entrant whom the Contest Sponsors or their representatives will attempt to contact, and who will be subject to disqualification, in the same manner. The winner will be responsible for picking up prize from the store or arranging for its delivery, at the winner's option and expense. The Contest Sponsors will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify a selected entrant.

ELIGIBILITY. Contest is open to age of majority residents over the age of nineteen (19) of the Province of British Columbia, except employees, representatives and agents of The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association, or any participating supplier or their immediate families or their respective affiliates and if applicable, their respective advertising or promotion agencies, Contest judges, Contest prize suppliers, any other companies engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for this Contest, and members of the immediate families of, or persons domiciled with, any of the above.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION By participating in this Contest, the entrant accepts and agrees to these official contest rules and all decisions of the contest judges (who may be employees, agents or independent contractors of The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association, which shall be final and legally binding on entrant in all matters relating to this Contest. All entries become the property of The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association and will not be returned. In order to be confirmed a winner and receive a prize, the selected entrant will be required to sign the Contest Sponsors' form of Declaration of Compliance and Release which confirms compliance with these official contest rules and releases the Contest Sponsors and their respective affiliated companies, agencies, contest prize suppliers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from all liability with respect to the entrant's participation in this Contest and the awarding and use of the prize. In the event that a winner cannot be located, fails to correctly answer the time limited mathematical skill testing question, fails to comply with these rules or otherwise has not collected the prize within fourteen (14) days following the end of the contest period,The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association may in its discretion disqualify that winner and select, by random drawing, another eligible entrant to be awarded the prize. The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association will not be responsible for any failed attempt to notify the winner of the outcome of the contest. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name, comments, photograph, and other likeness for publicity purposes, and grants to the Contest Sponsors any and all rights to said use without further compensation. The Contest Sponsors and their respective affiliates are not responsible for printing, distribution, or production errors. The Contest Sponsors and their respective affiliates may, at their sole discretion and without liability, rescind or amend this Contest at any time. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Entrants acknowledge and agree that any and all fees or related expenses with respect to the prize, (if available) and all maintenance and repair charges not covered by the manufacturer's warranty are the winner's responsibility.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. By entering this Contest, the winner acknowledges and agrees that the Contest Sponsors, their respective affiliates, agencies, Facebook, contest prize suppliers, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Contest Group"): (i) shall have no liability of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Contest and/or the awarding or use of the prize, (ii) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the prize, (iii) disclaim any implied warranty, and (iv) are not liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from the entrant's acceptance or use of the prize or otherwise from such entrant's participation in this Contest. The Contest Group is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the official rules, the selection and announcement of winners, or the distribution of the prize. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the service, or out of any breach of any warranty. This exclusion or limitation of liability will not apply to the extent that any applicable statute prohibits such exclusion or limitation of liability.

In the event that an entrant is at any time determined by The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association  to be ineligible to receive a prize, that entrant's entry will be destroyed, and another entry will be drawn from the remaining eligible entries received by The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association during the contest period.

PERSONAL INFORMATION. Unless entrants otherwise indicate, the personal information gathered about entrants in the course of this Contest will be used solely by The Old City Quarter Merchant's Association for the administration of the Contest, and will be used by the Contest Sponsors in connection with any publicity relating to the Contest.

The contest and these rules will be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia. Contest entrants acknowledge and agree that any action arising out of or relating to the contest or these rules will be commenced and conducted exclusively in a superior court within the judicial district of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia, by submitting an entry. Contest entrants consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

Suppliers are not connected to the management of this contest. They are not responsible for the conduct of the draw or the distribution of the prize.

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

OCQA AGM & COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Date:        Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Time:        5:30 – 7:30
Location:    Oxy Pub – 432 Fitzwilliam Street - 
Please enter at the back rear entrance to lower floor meeting area (off of parking lot)

Come out and meet the current Board of the OCQA and find out all the exciting things that have happened over the past year in your neighbourhood.

We are also updating our database for the BIA2 area to ensure all property owners and business owners receive emails and updates regarding the area.  Please send your email address to info@oldcityquarter.com to be added.

Please RSVP to info@oldcityquarter.com if you plan on attending the AGM.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Old City Quarter office at 250-754-8787 or email info@oldcityquarter.com.  

 

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery Row's Art Festival 2016!

  • 308 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 3A5 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for a free event with live entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Art Festival is in the Old City Quarter (308 Fitzwilliam St) from 12-4pm with the unveiling of our new gallery at 1 pm.

We will have face painting and childrens activities plus a BBQ and variety of other tasty treats.

Come for the art, music, food, self-expression, and family fun you are sure to remember!

Take a tour of our “Nanaimo” and “Gallery Row Art” themed gift shop and enjoy bidding on some amazing gifts at the silent auction for the benefit of youth art education programs.

We are now accepting applications for art submissions and event entertainment. Please email showroom@gemfabrications.com with details or for more information.

Never been to Gallery Row? You're in for a treat! 

Visit the attached link (http://www.galleryrow.ca/pages/gallery-row-stage-event-space.php) for last years summer series music video (Courtesy of Arrowsmith Aerial Photography) and check out the event space!

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Aug
12
4:30 PM16:30

Body Painting & Open Air Yoga

  • 308 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B4 Canada (map)
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Express Yourself @ Gallery Row's Summer Festival Series!

Friday's in July & August from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Old City Quarter at Gallery row (308 Fitzwilliam St)

Join us on
August 12th for festival-style face and body painting and open-air Yoga with Samantha from UR Yoga!

Express yourself by decorating / painting / putting makeup on yourself before the yoga session, with the beginners yoga class running from 5:15 - 6:15 pm. Please bring your own mat and anything extra you want for decorating yourself with!


Events vary week by week, check out our event calendar for more info:http://www.galleryrow.ca/pages/events-calendar.php

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Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Dave Hart + Others

  • 308 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B4 Canada (map)
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Express Yourself @ Gallery Row's Summer Festival Series!

Friday's in July & August from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Old City Quarter at Gallery row (308 Fitzwilliam St)

Join us on July 29th for a live outdoor concert with Dave Hart (solo instramental) & Others!

Check out this video of Dave Hart's instrumental music here:https://youtu.be/22CJDiH-ESU

Events vary week by week, check out our event calendar for more info: http://www.galleryrow.ca/pages/events-calendar.php

or like https://www.facebook.com/GemFabrications.GalleryRow/ on Facebook to get updates on more upcoming events!

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Jul
22
4:30 PM16:30

Gerry Barnum Concert

Express Yourself @ Gallery Row's Summer Festival Series!

Friday's in July & August from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Old City Quarter at Gallery row (308 Fitzwilliam St)

Join us on July 22nd for a free, live outdoor concert with Gerry Barnum! 

Check out this video of Gerry Barnum playing at Gallery Row last summer:https://youtu.be/ran32jM2Ifs

Events vary week by week, check out our event calendar for more info:http://www.galleryrow.ca/pages/events-calendar.php

or like https://www.facebook.com/GemFabrications.GalleryRow/ on Facebook to get updates on more upcoming events!

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