Faces Around the Resort – Parker

November 1st, 2013

Sunrise Ridge would like to introduce you to some of the faces you might see around the Resort. Keep checking back to meet more of our friendly staff!

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Name of Staff Member: Parker Hedges
Position at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort:
Maintenance Manager

Why he loves working at Sunrise Ridge: Excellent owners, location, and beautiful suites
Favorite activity to do in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area:
Boating around the Gulf Islands
Favorite place to visit in Parksville Qualicum Beach:
Moorecroft Regional Park
Favorite place to eat in the area:
Sushi Ichi
Favorite color:

November Events

November 1st, 2013

There are some great events and activities in the Parksville & Qualicum Beach area. If you would like more information, give us a call 1-877-977-8669.

  • Ongoing until December 21st – Qualicum Beach Farmers Market – a great way to start your Saturday morning. Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or are a lifelong resident, a visit to Veteran’s Way and Memorial is where you’ll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts.
  • Ongoing – Timberline Dance – Free, live classic Country and Rock’n Roll music that lets you hear yourself think and hold onto your dance partner! Every Wednesday, 7:30 to 10:30 pm Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St., Parksville. All adults welcome!
  • Ongoing until December 8th – TOSH Music On Sunday Concert Series –  Every Sunday afternoon (2:30 – 4:30pm) from September 15 to December 8 we will once again present an eclectic variety of the finest professional musicians from all over the world in the beautiful intimacy of our Main Gallery. Tickets for all concerts are available now.
  • Ongoing all year – Old Time Thursday Dances Every Thursday, September to June, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM – Rotary House, corner of Beach and Fern in Qualicum Beach. The Thursday Dances are an established Oceanside tradition for those who enjoy Old Time Fiddle music and lively company. A variety of dance styles, including waltzes, reels, jigs, two-steps, polkas, schottisches and more are played by the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers from a large repertoire of classic and country tunes. The format is two hours of dancing with a half-hour intermission. Non-alcoholic refreshments are provided. Admission $2.50 and snack included. Info: 250-586-3743.
  • November 2nd – Oceanside Atom Generals Halloween Fundraiser Dance- Featuring music by Baby Jane. Saturday 7pm – 12 pm Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. No Minors. Prizes for best costumes, shuttle by donation, costumes not mandatory, silent auction. Tickets, $20 – available at Wilde and Sparrow, MOD Apparel, and Cranky Dog Music.
  • November 2nd- Parksville Lioness Christmas Craft Fair- 10:00am – 3:00pm 80 craft artisans. Hot homemade luncheon prepared on site by Lioness and Volunteers. Contact person: Noreen Giroux (Event Organizer)at [email protected]
  • November 8-10 Christmas In Coombs Craft Fair - Christmas In Coombs Craft Fair is a 3 day fair.
  • November 9th Knox Perfect Gift Christmas Craft Fair-. Be sure to join us at the Knox “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Knox United Church, 345 Pym St., Parksville. This large, popular, family event presents a great variety of Crafts, Food and Artisan creations offering many original gift selections for all ages. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping as you support Knox United Church and our many talented, local crafters. The Fair offers Festive Music, a delicious Light Lunch at our Concession, Free Admission, and Convenient Parking – Don’t miss it!
  • November 15-16 – 4th Annual All Decked Out Crafters Market – Friday, November 15th will be an exclusive 19+ ticketed evening of shopping and mingling 5pm-9pm. Tickets will be $10 each, which includes a signature cocktail, donation to local charity and entry to All Decked Out Nov 16th. Live music providing entertainment. Leading up to Saturday, November 16th 10am-3pm which will be a full day of shopping.
  • November 21st Moonlight Madness in the Village (Nov 21) – Moonlight Madness in the Village Thurs, Nov 21, 2013 5pm – 9pm. Come and enjoy Moonlight Madness in Qualicum. Get a head start on Christmas with in store specials, and enjoy a special evening in Qualicum when the village lights up. It’s a great family event.
  • November 22-24 2nd Annual Celtic Winterfest Craft Fair – Parksville’s 2nd Annual Celtic Winterfest Craft Fair celebrates Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Fun and Prizes. Come join us on November 22-24 at the Parksville Community Centre, to an event that will surpass any preconceptions you may have of a “craft fair.”Full of live entertainment, a student art show case, Haggis Hunt for children, complementary beverages and treats, talented artisans and 1000’s of dollars in hourly give aways. Thrifty Foods is kindly giving away a $50 smile card every hour. Bring the whole family to the Parksville Community Center on Nov 22-24 – Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-4pm to enjoy a festival and craft fair that will satisfy the whole family.
  • November 22-24 – Elegant Threads, Fibre Art Show & Sale – Elegant Threads is the annual show and sale of the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild. It includes one of a kind clothing and accessories, heirloom linens, luxury yarns and whimsical creations. There will be demonstrations and an opportunity to talk to the artisans. Admission is free. 11am to 6pm Friday Nov 22. 10am to 5pm Saturday Nov 23. 10am to 3pm Sunday Nov 24.
  • November 22-24 – The Original Village Christmas Arts Fair- The Original Village Christmas Arts Fair in Qualicum Beach is a unique look at what local artists have been up to all year! Show and sale of local artwork. Nov 22-24 at the Qualicum Beach Community Centre.
  • November 22nd - Winter Art Walk in Qualicum Beach – Winter Art Walk in Qualicum Beach 2013 will take place all day on Fri, 22 November. Art Walk will be an incredible event, located in and around Qualicum Beach, down town core plus out lying areas watch for more posts!
  • November 30th- Morning Glory School’s Annual Christmas Fair-  Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Family crafts and activities, wholesome food cafe, Silent Auction, vendors with unique gifts; many items handcrafted. We are located at 861 Hilliers Rd off Hwy 4 just minutes from Qualicum Beach.


October 31st, 2013

Our staff at Sunrise Ridge had so much fun getting ready for Halloween this year!

To see more fun photos check out our facebook page!  

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Faces Around the Resort -Brianna

October 17th, 2013

Sunrise Ridge would like to introduce you to some of the faces you might see around the Resort. Keep checking back to meet more of our friendly staff!

Staff Member:
Brianna Wood
Position at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort: Guest Services Supervisor

Brianna helps with Sunriseridge.ca and posts for Sunrise Ridge Social Media

Check out our Facebook and Twitter to see some of her posts: https://www.facebook.com/SunriseRidgeResort

Why she loves working at Sunrise Ridge: Great staff to work with and meeting guests and owners from all over the world – some people have the most interesting stories to tell!
Favorite activity to do in Parksville/Qualicum Beach: Watching the sunset over the ocean.
Favorite place to visit in Parksville Qualicum Beach: Coombs Country Market! There is a great variety of things to see and do including goats on the roof and some delicious jalapeno cheese bread!
Favorite place to eat in the area: I love the Saigon Garden in Parksville on Craig Street. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but the Vietnamese food is delicious!
Favorite color: Navy blue

Year-Round Attractions

October 8th, 2013

Vancouver Island is not just a summer Destination. Make sure you check out these great attractions around town that are open year-round.

Milner Gardens – 250-752-8573

Adult $5.00 + GST= $5.25
Student $3.00 + GST = $3.15
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

September 28 to October 14: Thursday to Sunday & Thanksgiving Monday (Winter rates)
Garden entry 10:00am-4:30pm
Tea Room open 1:00pm-4:00pm

October 20 & 27 Sunday Openings (winter rates)
Garden entry 1 1:00am-3:00pm
Tea Room sitting 1 1:00am-3:00pm

December 6-8, 13-15 & 18-23: Milner Christmas Magic

North Island Wildlife Recovery Center – 250-248-8534


Adult – $8.00 plus tax
Child – (3-12) – $5.00 plus tax
Under Three – free

OPEN daily MARCH 9th to December 19th – 2013
9 am – 5pm, gate closes at 4:30

The Old Country Market250-248-6272

  **Hours Of Operation Are Subject To Change Without Notice**
Open 7 days a week even Holidays

Old Country Market – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Ice Cream – 11:00am – 6:00pm
OCM Cafeteria – 9:00am – 5:30pm
“Our Root Cellar” Produce –  9:00am – 7:00pm
Wabisabi Boardwear –  10:00am – 5:30pm
Zolena –  10:00am – 5:30pm
Chinese Antiques –  10:00am – 5:30pm
Garden Centre – 10:00am – 5:30pm
Cuckoo’s Trattoria and Pizzeria –  11:00am – 9:00pm

The World Parrot Refuge
250-248 -5194

Adult: $14 + GST
Youth (13-17): $12 + GST
Children (6-12): $10 + GST
Children (5 and under): Free
Senior: $12 + GST
Best value: Family Day Pass (2 adults and 2 children/youth): $36 + GST

Open 10am to 4pm, every day of the year (Except Christmas and New Years)

Morningstar Farm / Qualicum Cheeseworks – 250-954-3931


Open daily 9am to 5pm

Cathedral Grove (Macmillan Provincial Park)

MacMillan Park (Cathedral Grove) is located on central Vancouver Island, 25 km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni on Hwy #4, which runs right through the park. From Hwy #19 and Hwy #19a take the exit to head west on Hwy #4 toward Port Alberni. Cycling, hiking, pets on leash; wheelchair access

Horne Lake Caves - 250-248-7829

Tour Schedule and Activity Reservations: [email protected]

Prices: (not including tax)

Family cavern tours: $24 Adults – $20 Children (age 5-11)
Family Rate: 10% off (min. 2 adults + 2 children)

 Extreme Rappel:  $149 adults (age 15+)

 Ice age Spelunking Adventure: $54 adults / $45 child 8-11 no prior experience necessary

 High adventure Cave Expedition:  $109 (13 years or older)

Outdoor Rock Rappelling: $40 Adults – $34 Children (age 7-10)

3 Hour Wet & Wild Dave Adventure: $69 Adults -$54 Children (ages 8-10)

Self Guided Tours : Helmet/Light Rental $8.50