Gabriola Tour

LET’S TAKE THE FERRY TO GABRIOLA! On Tuesday, June 12th we’ll car pool to the 9:40 a.m. ferry in Nanaimo.  It’s a 20-minute ride across the channel to the beautiful and charming Gulf Island of Gabriola.  There is so much to do on Gabriola, but here are a few of the tentative arrangements: A visit…

John Deniseger:  Bringing the World to Milner Gardens

Maybe it was the return of the snowbirds, maybe it was the promise of Spring but our April guest speaker, John Deniseger, spoke to a packed house at our April meeting pulling us into the magical world of Milner Gardens where “Education, Conservation and Inspiration” are the key words to it’s mission. John Deniseger, who…

Rhododendron and Garden Tour

— MILNER GARDENS AND WOODLAND TOUR – May 8, 2018 — A beautiful seaside retreat in Qualicum Beach, once reserved for royalty, was the perfect place to spend a sunny Tuesday morning strolling through the lush woodland lanes and witnessing the breathtaking Springtime splendour of rhododendrons at their best.  Liane, our guide, was exceptional, interspersing details…

FCA Art Showcase and Sale in Ladysmith

NANAIMO FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (FCA) Ladysmith Art Tour From all reports, everyone had a fun day, starting with an amazing lunch at The Wild Poppy Bistro – yummy, sensible (some vegan and gluten free) food, reasonable prices, as well as a bakery case filled with all kinds of tempting goodies. Our first tour stop…

Wine Glass

Another Wine Club!

A new wine club is in the formative stages. Members so far include: Kim Rasmussen and Norm Kilarski Leslie and Al MacDonald Sue and Terry Kelly Regular monthly meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at one of the member’s homes commencing on May 9 from 7 to 9 pm.  The cost…

Dwight Owens: Canada’s Hydrothermal Vents

It was like stepping through the looking glass and being accosted by strange creatures in an environment you could only imagine as being true – science fiction. Dwight Owens, from UVic Ocean Networks Canada, in early March took Probus members on a journey to the bottom of the ocean, only 300 km off the west…