The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an art lovers’ experience not to be missed!

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ArtWorks is a one-of-a-kind weekend event that brings together celebrated artists, art lovers, art collectors, gallery owners and the public. The 2-day event takes place June 01 and 02, 2019, in the beautiful resort setting of Parksville, BC. The public will have a rare opportunity to see these exceptional artists at work, meet and speak with the artists, and attend demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions. An amazing collection of fine works of art by the participating artists will be available for viewing and purchase in a pop up gallery.  Artworks provides an opportunity for the public to meet some of Canada’s most renowned artists, while enjoying a weekend at the Bayside Resort in downtown Parksville. 

Visitors can work on enhancing their own artistic skills by attending workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions.

Artists in attendance are by invitation. This event is a collaborative affair with the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer committee. Please contact Caitlin Woon if you have any questions:

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….be prepared to love this market.


Another great market this year brought to you by the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. Thousands of visitors and locals made the market a popular destination on Tuesday nights, 6 – 9pm from June 12 to August 28. The market has taken on its own personality over its 15 years and again this year it didn’t disappoint, as one of the most unique island experiences. Craig Street was filled with a vibrant energy and there was a great mix of vendors from local merchants, artisans, craftspeople, farmers, food trucks and don’t forget the live local entertainment. Chesapeake Shores personalities were spotted enjoying the market, 88.5 The Beach was onsite, the food trucks together made a convenient ‘food court’ of sorts. There were wineries, distilleries and cideries offering samples, cheesemakers, bakeries, candy, pretzels, gelato, popcorn, French fries, burgers, cotton candy, hot dogs, jams, pickles, dragon bowls, pizza and BBQ sauce, we could go on and on. We had belly dancers, flutists, guitarists, violinists and marimba music…each week brought something new.

There really is something for everyone!


Stay tuned, 2019 dates coming soon.

These discounts are for the cast and crew of Chesapeake Shores.

Participating businesses:

Board1resizedThe Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce new Board of Directors announced April 12, 2018 at the Annual General Meeting held at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort & Conference Centre.

‘We are so fortunate to have these volunteers join our board commented Dave Willie, President of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. ‘We have the right team in place and we are enthusiastic and committed to the direction of the Chamber. We want to build on the success we have had serving our members and community in 2017’.

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce announced the following changes:

The membership elected the renewal of the current Executive:

President – Dave Willie, Black and White Event Rental

President Elect – Jeannie Maltesen, Vancouver Island University

Vice-President – Andy Lankester, Harris Oceanside Chevrolet

Treasurer – Terry Kerr, Bayview Strata Services

Past President – Bill McKinney, Parks West Business Products

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