Oceanside Kids and Parents :: March 2012 Activities

Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo… Let’s see what’s happening this month in your community! I’ll be updating this constantly as I discover new things. Baseball, golf, hockey, figure skating, ballet, etc.

I hope you were wearing pink yesterday in support of stopping bullying. As you may know, bullying is becoming more harsh as the mediums become more detached: The Internet, text messaging, emails, and so forth. The bullying no longer stops when the bell for school rings. It follows the kids home and in their developing minds, they can’t escape it at all. It consumes them. Stop bullying!


Sandy Shores Skating Club presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Ice at the Oceanside Place arena on March 2nd @ 7:00 pm, March 3rd @ 2:00 pm, and March 3rd @ 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the arena.

The Oceanside branch of the Cadets are holding a bottle drive. Please bring your bottles to the Parksville Bottle Depot to donate your used bottles to their account.

If your student will be outside of the catchment area, please make sure to fill out and return appropriate forms by April 1, 2012 to help secure a seat in the school.

Schools will be out for spring break March 9th until March 26th.

Activities :: Drop-in and lessons

Family Mini Golf! Free, courtesy of riptide lagoon, come mini golfing on March 21st, 1:00-2:30 pm. Space is limited, so register early.

Spring Break Out Swim at Ravensong in Qualicum. They are hosting fun activities for everyone, March 12th through to March 23rd, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Express Camp (11 – 14 years) presents one-day adventures for youth. March 12th (Survivor), 13th (Swim), 14th (Mini Golf), 15th (Climbing Gym), 16th (Movie Day).

Youth Career Night (12-17 years) March 28th 6-8:00 pm. Free with registration, pizza, Employment Survivor game, free workshops. Sign up at Oceanside Place.

Babysitter’s certification program March 10th ($42) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

CPR C Recertification/Red Cross AED (14+) March 5th 4:00-7:00 pm ($39.15).

Red Cross First Aid with AED/CPR C (14+) full program March 10-11th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, $145 for the two classes.

Floor Hockey (13+ years) at Bowser Elementary School, Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm, ongoing until June 2012, $2.00 drop-in. You are required to bring in gym shoes and a plastic blade.

Dad and Kids’ Skate Night: From 6:30-7:00 pm every first Tuesday of the month, Oceanside Place’s pond is open for a free skate for dads and their kiddos. Presented by Building Learning Together.

Special Rate Skate: Wednesdays have a special rate skate for adult and everyone welcome skates ($3.00 for an adult, $1.50 for youth) — same price for the pond, Monday through Friday. Strollers welcome on the pond!

Pond Rascals have started their last lesson sessions for the Fall/Winter season on February 28th, 2012 and will be ending April 3rd. Sign up now if there are spots available: 5 classes left, Tuesdays.

Parent and Tot First Ice Steps (2.5-5-years-old) began their last session of the season February 23rd; Thursdays.

Activities :: Team Sports

Golfing: Spring break Junior Golf Camp (7-15 yrs), $160.00 + taxes. Includes 3 hour lesson, lunch & drink, on-course play and golf clubs. Runs daily March 12-14 & March 19-21; 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Space limited, contact: 250-248-2244



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