September 6, 2022

This week... 

Watch the latest Out and About video, get your tickets early for the Bicycle Film Festival and get back on the ice with several Welcome Back skates. Read on for more!

Out and About in September

There are some fantastic events and activities lined up for September. Watch the Out and About video to learn more! Just a quick update, since the creation of the video the Watershed Tour has been canceled, but all other activities are a go! 

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Te'tuxwtun Project

Gathering to Connect & Understand: Phase I of engagement for the Te’tuxwtun project continued building relationships between community members, organizations and the land by sharing the story of Te’tuxwtun and listening to the reflections.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to listen and share their thoughts and stories with us. By hearing from over 350 people who participated in the project’s Phase I survey and Community Circle Conversations, we have learned about the hopes and desires of the surrounding community. The themes that arose in this phase will combine with the traditional teachings of Snuneymuxw First Nation to create design concepts that prioritize healing the land.

The What We Heard report will help to inform the design concepts for Te’tuxwtun in collaboration with wisdom from the land and the Knowledge Partner family. These concepts will be brought back out into the community in the Fall of 2022 to continue the conversation.

By staying within the teachings of the land and taking a whole systems approach to development, Te’tuxwtun can create a healing community that aims to understand, respect and heal the land so that the housing, education, recreation and accessible services created will benefit all now and in the future.


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Tues Sept 6

10-11:30 am Adult Leisure @ FCA

6:30 pm-8 pm Glow in the Dark @ FCA

Wed Sept 7

10-11:30 am Adult Leisure @ NIC

12:30-2 pm Parent & Tot @ FCA

6:30-8 pm Everyone Welcome @ FCA

Thurs Sept 8

6:15-7:45 pm Everyone Welcome @ FCA


Fri, Sept 9

3:45-5:15 pm Everyone Welcome  @ NIC


Sat, Sept 10

1:15-2:45 pm Everyone Welcome @ FCA


Sun, Sept 11

10:45-11:45 am Family Skate @ FCA

link to arena schedules
get your tickets to 22nd annual bicycle film festival happening in Nanaimo Oct 1

Bicycle Film Festival Nanaimo

As a kick-off to Fall Go By Bike Weeks and to celebrate the great access to biking of all kinds in our community, the City of Nanaimo and VIU are excited to present the Bicycle Film Festival Nanaimo. The event is happening Saturday, October 1 at the Malaspina Theatre (Vancouver Island University) for a screening of short films that celebrate biking as an activity for everyone. The FREE pre-event (sponsored by Modo Carshare) will start at 4:30 pm and will include: information about electric vehicles, food trucks, E-Bike trials and information about sustainable initiatives in Nanaimo – come down early to join in on the fun! Theatre doors open at 6:30 pm with general seating. Tickets to view the films are $15 per person. 


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School Commute

Wow, September is here already! The roads, sidewalks and bike lanes will be a little busier this week with return of back to school routines. Please give yourself ample time for your commute, slow down and watch for kids walking, riding and waiting for the bus. 


Nanaimo votes October 15

Election Update

Eligible voters who wish to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election but are not able to make it in person to voting locations will have the opportunity to mail in their ballots. A person must meet all voting requirements for voting in a local election as a resident elector or as a non-resident property elector as of the date the mail ballot is completed and posted.


Construction on two major projects begin in and around Beban Park starting September 6

Midtown Water Supply Project & Midtown Gateway Project

Both projects are about to get underway in the Bowen Road / Northfield Road / Beban Park area and will at times be disruptive with noise, restricted access and occasional traffic delays.

The Midtown Water Supply Project broke ground earlier this summer, and beginning Tuesday, September 6, machinery will be on site and construction will take place on the Beban Park grounds Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

During working hours, vehicle traffic to, from and within Beban Park may be impacted. In an effort to protect the public and provide a safe working area, certain areas of the park will be fenced off and restricted for all non-construction personnel. Please pay attention to traffic control personnel and temporary detour routes, and obey all posted warning signs.


Will Your Commute Be Affected This Week?

Up-to-date information on City construction projects:

  • Metral Drive is still an active construction area. Traffic control will aim to keep traffic flowing; however, please display patience for the workers as they endeavor to do this work as quickly as they can.
  • Mobility upgrades are taking place at the intersection of Bruce Avenue and Sixth Street. Commuters should expect minor delays.
  • Park Avenue between Fifth Street and Seventh Street will be closed in both directions for a sanitary sewer upgrade. The road closure will be in place for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access is available for local traffic and emergency vehicles only. A detour will be in place using Bruce Avenue and the closure will remain in effect until the sewer upgrade project is completed in September.


Work With Us!

We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Trails Supervisor - Parks
  • Lifeguard/Instructor
  • Municipal Services Inspector
  • Recreation Assistant II Arenas - Temporary Part-Time
  • Casual Labourer Pool
  • Building Official
  • Planner - Temporary Full-Time
  • Buyer - Temporary Full-Time
  • Recreation Coordinator Aquatics
  • Casuals - Police Services
  • Engineering Services Technologist
  • Custodian - Relief Pool
  • Casual Lifeguard/Instructors


Meetings This Week

September 7: Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness at 4:00 pm in the SARC boardroom

September 8: Design Advisory Panel at 5:00 pm 

Did you know? 

You can watch live meetings, view a list of upcoming meetings, read agendas and watch recordings of past meetings all in one place on the City website. 


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