Updates from Culture & Events

City of Nanaimo // JUNE 2023

Concerts in the Park 2023
Your soundtrack for summer!

It’s here! The 2023 Concerts in the Park Series is a FREE, diverse and dynamic season of music set against the backdrop of some of our most picturesque parks. Concert-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of music genres, including folk, grunge, blues, punk, instrumental rock and more. The first two performances (by Cosmosaurus and Tasha Adams) were fabulous and we’re looking forward to more!

Don’t forget to dress for the elements and pack a chair or blanket for these all-ages shows – and remember that summer is a great time to explore alternate transportation! Many of our parks are accessible by bus, bike, or on foot! All concerts are from 6-7 pm.

More about Concerts in the Park

Introducing Jaime-Brett Sine
City of Nanaimo Recreation Coordinator, Cultural Services

Image: Jaime-Brett Sine - Recreation Coordinator, Cultural Services, City of Nanaimo

The Culture & Special Events team is delighted to welcome Jaime-Brett Sine, the City of Nanaimo’s new Recreation Coordinator of Cultural Services!

Jaime-Brett is thrilled to be returning to Vancouver Island after pursuing both work and educational opportunities across Canada. She has enjoyed working in various cultural institutions, both municipal and non-profit, including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Glenbow Museum, the Art Gallery of Calgary, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and most recently, the culture & heritage department with the Town of Okotoks.

Among her interests is the subject upon which she focused her Master's thesis, contemporary Indigenous art of the Northwest Coast. In her work, she pursues cultural engagement of the community and serves as a passionate advocate of the arts. Jaime-Brett has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Victoria and an M.A. in Art History from Concordia University.

Upcoming Opportunities
Call for program instructors - PRC arts & crafts adult programs

Do you specialize in an arts related craft or skill that you would like to share with others? The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is looking for instructors and *program suggestions for the Fall/Winter season. We are currently looking for class instructors for:

• Painting (watercolours, acrylic, oil, etc.,)
• Drawing
• Adult music lessons
• Creative writing
• Language courses

Reach out to Recreation Coordinator Amanda Daly at to apply, or to share your programming ideas!

*Submitting a Program for the Activity Guide

Do you have a special skill or talent and like to teach? Parks and Recreation is always looking for new creative course ideas. If you have an idea that would make a good class for the community, let us know by filling out and submitting our program proposal form.

Get involved with Art Agora
Program continues until August 2023

Welcome to Art Agora - a digital platform to build community through acts of creation and care.  A series of monthly activations run until August with each one bringing out a unique perspective and a different craft.  There are also prizes to be won!  Register via your PRC Perfect Mind account or by calling 250-756-5200.

More about Art Agora

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