Events

  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Feb 12, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Valentine's Day on February 14, 2023

    Feb 14, 2023

    It originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world
  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Feb 19, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).
  • Starlight Skate - February 19, 2023

    Feb 19, 2023, 4:00 PM

    Join us for Starlight Skates this fall and winter!
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Blue: Guiding Lights Across BC (Girl Guides of Canada) on February 22, 2023

    Feb 22, 2023

    Every year on February 22, Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day, a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women, celebrate the founding of Girl Guides, and be connected to the 10 million members around the world who are part of the Guiding movement.
  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Feb 26, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).
  • Bastion Lighting Colours Blue, Green, Pink and Purple: Rare Disease Day on February 28

    Feb 28, 2023

    Held on the last day of February each year, World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance to raise awareness for 400 million people affected by rare diseases globally.
  • Ready, Set, Learn - Island Connect School Gym

    Feb 28, 2023, 5:00 PM

    Hey, Nanaimo families: bring your kids who are 3 to 5 years old for an afternoon of play-based activities.
  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Mar 5, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).
  • Glow in the Dark Skate - March 7, 2023

    Mar 7, 2023, 6:30 PM

    Join us for Glow in the Dark Skates this fall and winter!
  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Mar 12, 2023, 11:30 AM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Amyloidosis Awareness Month on March 15, 2023

    Mar 15, 2023

    Amyloidosis is a group of rare diseases that occur when an abnormal protein, amyloid, accumulates in the body’s tissues and organs and, if left untreated, can result in organ failure and can be fatal
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Amyloidosis Awareness Month

    Mar 15, 2023

    Most people are unfamiliar with amyloidosis, often diagnosed late since they are unaware of what this rare disease is or what symptoms to look for. Amyloidosis occurs when a protein called amyloid builds up in organs which can make them not work properly such as heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous systems and digestive tract. The Amyloidosis Foundation is working to change that, declaring March as Amyloidosis Awareness Month.
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Green: Saint Patrick's Day

    Mar 15, 2023

    The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
  • Starlight Skate - March 19, 2023

    Mar 19, 2023, 4:00 PM

    Join us for Starlight Skates this fall and winter!
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Purple: Epilepsy & Seizure Education Purple Day on March 26

    Mar 26, 2023

    On March 26th it is National Purple Day; a day started by a 9-year-old girl named Cassidy Megan from Nova Scotia, Canada, who wanted to spread the word that those with epilepsy can lead normal lives and that those witnessing seizures do not have to be afraid. She wanted kids with epilepsy to know they are not alone. In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for epilepsy awareness in Canada. There is approximately 360,000 Canadians living with epilepsy and it affects 1 in 100 people worldwide
  • Lions FREE Skate 2022-2023

    Mar 26, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. (On Clipper game days held 11:30 am-1 pm - Oct 9, Dec 11, Jan 15 & Mar 12).

Special Events

The City of Nanaimo hosts special events year round, so check back here often or join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter as we are always adding more!

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Clubs and Organizations in Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo is home to several clubs and organizations. From arts, social, sports or community, check out this Clubs and Organization Listing and see how you can get involved! Email askpre@nanaimo.ca to add your non profit group to this list or to update your organization information.

Bastion Lighting Events

Do you have a cause or organization and would like to have a Bastion lighting event? Visit our Bastion Lighting Requests page to get details on how to qualify and request the Bastion be lit for you!

Last updated: December 30, 2021

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