Summer Radio Camps for Kids!
Jul
8
to Aug 16

Summer Radio Camps for Kids!

Parents looking for a fun learning environment for their kids this summer will be happy to know that CHLY 101.7FM, Nanaimo's campus-community radio station is hosting a Summer Radio and Media Camp for kids. Some of the program content the kids create at the camp will even make its way onto the airwaves! Each camp will be supervised by our Summer Radio Camp Coordinator James Kasper, our Summer Station Assistant, our Program Coordinator Arbie Fru, and Summer Station Assistant Kaylie Russell. This camp is ideal for kids ages 10-14, but keen kids ages 9 or 15 can also be registered.

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Cumberland Wild.
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Cumberland Wild.

We are incredibly excited to announce the return of the Cumberland Wild Festival hosted in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island B.C. on Aug 17/18 2019. Cumberland Wild Festival is a two-day, two-stage contemporary music festival featuring both live bands and unique electronic acts including Bluegrass, Country/Blues, Reggae/Dub, and Rock.

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Win tickets to The Vancouver Island MusicFest by becoming a $5/month Sustaining Donor before July 5th.
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Win tickets to The Vancouver Island MusicFest by becoming a $5/month Sustaining Donor before July 5th.

The Vancouver Island MusicFest returns this July 12th - 14th 2019. This awesome event in the Comox Valley has run since 1997 bringing big acts to the island like the Blind Boys of Alabama, Prairie Oyster, John Prine, and Selina Ryder.

It’s one of the top festivals on the island. This year’s lineup includes Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Colin James, Bobby Rush, Asleep at the Wheel, Robben Ford, The Muscle Shoals Allstars, and many more!

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Listener Un-Drive 2019.
Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Listener Un-Drive 2019.

Hey friend. This is Jesse Woodward, Executive Director at CHLY 101.7FM. This June & July, we're doing things differently with our first Listener Un-Drive. Instead of our hosts pitching for support, we're asking you the listener to pitch for us instead!

We want you to call our Un-Drive line at (250) 740-1017 and tell us why you love CHLY, and why listeners should support us with a $5/month sustaining donation. Through 2019 and 2020, we want to increase our monthly sustaining donor base from 100 to 1000 sustaining donors. You could be one of those people who help us get there!

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Backyard Fest 2019! (An update)
May
18
to May 19

Backyard Fest 2019! (An update)

Date: May 18th 2019—May 19th 2019.
Time: Saturday 12 PM — 10 PM / Sunday 12 PM — 10 PM.
Location: Sound Heritage Music, 33 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo BC.
The rumours are true, Backyard Fest is happening again! Live music, food, drinks, beer/cider/wine, vendors, wheelchair friendly, kids & dogs welcome. ❤️

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Vancouver Island Leadership Conference.
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Vancouver Island Leadership Conference.

  • Vancouver Island Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vancouver Island University, through the Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning, will host the 11th annual Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC). The VILC is a student led, non-profit conference that aims to connect students with a passion for leadership and engage the local community business networks.

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Leah Hokanson: Facets album release concert.
Feb
23
2:30 PM14:30

Leah Hokanson: Facets album release concert.

Gabriola’s own Leah Hokanson will delight us all in concert with music from her beautifully diverse album “FACETS”. She will be joined by her friends who are featured on FACETS: Marisha Devoin, acoustic upright bass; Allannah Dow, cello; Tina Jones, backup vocals; Nico Rhodes, piano; Frank Sehr, guitar, and Hans Verhoeven on drums/percussion

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Nasti Weather and Amelia Thomas at the White Room.
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Nasti Weather and Amelia Thomas at the White Room.

Nasti Weather is the fallen gospel gutter folk creation of East Vancouver's Anastasia Schlechtleitner. They put on powerful, genuinely heartfelt live shows that manage to bridge the gap between a lively and deeply introspective performance. Nasti Weather is in the eye of the beholder but is consistently marked by uniquely haunting garage jazz vocal stylings and profound yet cheeky lyricism…

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Between the Sheets
Jan
25
to Feb 3

Between the Sheets

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre continues its 15th Anniversary season with "Between the Sheets" by Jordi Mand, an explosive drama about two women and a single night that changes their lives. Set in a grade three classroom on parent-teacher night, "Between the Sheets" begins as a seemingly-innocent meeting between Marion, the mother of a special needs child, and “Miss Stewart,” her child’s teacher. Before it’s through, however, it will have turned into a passionate confrontation in which the needs of the two women are also powerfully laid bare, as they battle for the child, themselves, and what they believe to be true.

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Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan.
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan.

Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan, performed by Scott Durant, Paul Gellman, Jake Galbraith, and Fraser Gabbott at The Roxy on Gabriola Island - Tickets $15 at North Road Sports - or at the door - Profits will be donated to People for a Healthy Community, a wonderful support organization, that does so much good for the Gabriola community.

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Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan.
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan.

Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan, performed by Scott Durant, Paul Gellman, Jake Galbraith, and Fraser Gabbott at The Roxy on Gabriola Island - Tickets $15 at North Road Sports - or at the door - Profits will be donated to People for a Healthy Community, a wonderful support organization, that does so much good for the Gabriola community.

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Fall Fund Drive 2018
Nov
19
to Dec 7

Fall Fund Drive 2018

Help CHLY raise money to hire a Podcasting Coordinator to help our shows get online after they air! Join CHLY's growing list of donors by becoming a Sustaining Donor at $5, $10, $15, or $20/month, or by making a one-time donation! $60 or $600 dollars, your contribution make a big impact! If we can increase Sustaining Donations by at least another $550/month, we can get started on this.

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Annual General Meeting 2018.
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Annual General Meeting 2018.

  • Vancouver Island University, Building 200, Room 203. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CHLY 101.7FM has been since its inception, operated by the Radio Malaspina Society. This year will present to us our 20th Annual General Meeting since the Society was officially incorporated December 3rd 1997.

As part of this momentous milestone, we intend to make this a special Annual General Meeting. Exact details are pending, but if you have any photos from the past 20 years, please pass them along for use in our AGM20 materials. We also intend to have some guest speakers.

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Nanaimo Art Gallery: Celebration for the Heart of Nanaimo
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Nanaimo Art Gallery: Celebration for the Heart of Nanaimo

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Celebration for the Heart of Nanaimo

featuring:
Footprints of the Wolf 
Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback
& Special Guests

Saturday, October 13, 1-3 PM

Join the Nanaimo Art Gallery as they celebrate the installation of the new public artwork, called Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World, by Snuneymuxw father and son team, Joel and William Good. This new sculpture is carved in cedar, inspired by a Coast Salish origin story, and made especially for our place in the heart of downtown Nanaimo.

With the gallery celebrate the artwork, honour the artists, and acknowledge all of the community supporters who helped realize the project.

Everyone is welcome! Admission is free!

This event will take place on the street in front of the Gallery rain or shine.

NANAIMO ART GALLERY
150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
CANADA V9R 5G6

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Local Elections: Candidate Fair + Mayoral Debate.
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Local Elections: Candidate Fair + Mayoral Debate.

  • Vancouver Island Conference Centre (VICC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OurNanaimo and the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce are hosting two separate candidate events in advance of the October 20, 2018 local election.  These forums will offer several opportunities for candidates and voters to engage, share information and support smart voting choices at the polls.

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The Andrew Collins Trio
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Andrew Collins Trio

Come see 7x CFMA winner/5x JUNO nominee mando-maestro (madolin) Andrew Collins with fellow trio string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney as they showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. 

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Alfie Zappacosta in Concert at the Ladysmtih Community Marina
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Alfie Zappacosta in Concert at the Ladysmtih Community Marina

American Music Award and multi Juno award winner Alfie Zappacosta performs past and present repertoire.

With two Junos (Most Promising Male Vocalist, Album of the Year) and an American Music Award (Most Popular Album of the Year) to his credit, Zappacosta has long been a valued commodity of the Contemporary/ Smooth Jazz music scene. His unique vocal ability and emotional delivery have been hailed a masterpiece. Just recently Toronto named a street after him and his life documentary aired on CBC documentary channel last month.

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Light up the Night
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Light up the Night

  • 1st Avenue Ladysmith, BC, V9G Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Light up the Night is a celebration for the whole family and an exciting addition to Arts on the Avenue weekend.  Light Up the Night is an evening of light, music, art, and food on First Avenue, Saturday, August 26th from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm:   Let's Stay Up Late!    Come out and join in the Family fun! 

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Nanaimo Blues Festival
Aug
23
to Aug 26

Nanaimo Blues Festival

  • Maffeo Sutton Park 100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This four day event will be held on the scenic waterfront at Maffeo Sutton Park from Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 26th.

There will be food trucks, an artisan village, and a fully open liquor serving area so you can walk around the event with your drink.

For more information and to buy your tickets, visit nanaimobluesfestival.com.  

CHLY 101.7 FM has 12 weekend passes to the 2018 Nanaimo Blues Festival, with a value of $100 each, to give away to twelve people who become sustaining donors of CHLY this summer. The easiest way to become a sustaining donor is online at chly.ca/donate. The weekend passes will be drawn on August 15th.

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Greg Brown
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Greg Brown

St. Andrew’s United Church

Showtime 7:30 PM

Tickets are on sale NOW. $35 advance and $40 day of show. Tickets are available at Arbutus Music (Metral Dr) and Fascinating Rhythm (Commercial St). Eventbrite tickets (online) will be available by the end of this week.

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Cumberland Wild
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Cumberland Wild

  • Cumberland Village Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A TWO-DAY TWO-STAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE HEART OF CUMBERLAND VILLAGE. CUMBERLAND WILD BRINGS THAT GRITTY HOMETOWN FEEL. PRECISION PRODUCTIONS, WORLD-CLASS TALENT, A LEGENDARY VILLAGE. #CUMBYWILD

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