Arts

In two 20 minute rounds, 12 Nanaimo artists created incredible and eye catching artworks that seemed like they took hours, days and weeks to create.
In two 20 minute rounds, 12 Nanaimo artists created incredible and eye catching artworks that seemed like they took hours, days and weeks to create. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIDEO: Nanaimo's top artists don't buckle under pressure at art battle

By Spencer Sterritt
January 27, 2018 - 12:41am

NANAIMO — Under the hot lights and with the eyes of a hundred people on them, 12 of Nanaimo's most daring artists created masterpieces in 20 minutes.

The Nanaimo immigrant welcome centre, where newcomers to Nanaimo and Canada can learn how to integrate with Canadian culture and also where residents can learn about the cultures of others.
The Nanaimo immigrant welcome centre, where newcomers to Nanaimo and Canada can learn how to integrate with Canadian culture and also where residents can learn about the cultures of others. CVIMCS

New theatre workshop helping immigrant youth in Nanaimo share their story

By Spencer Sterritt
January 24, 2018 - 11:30am Updated: January 24, 2018 - 5:16pm

NANAIMO — New provincial funding to combat racism, hate and discrimination is helping Nanaimo youth break out of the traditional stories people tell about refugees and immigrants.

(clockwise from left) Rock Dragon by Heather Wall, Driftwood Nests by Deryk and Samuel Houston, Forest Cloak by Maggie Wouterloot and Giant Pacific Octopus by Laura and Michael Timmermans.
(clockwise from left) Rock Dragon by Heather Wall, Driftwood Nests by Deryk and Samuel Houston, Forest Cloak by Maggie Wouterloot and Giant Pacific Octopus by Laura and Michael Timmermans. City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo's artistic spirit reflected in new downtown outdoor art

By Spencer Sterritt
January 22, 2018 - 11:34am Updated: January 22, 2018 - 12:48pm

NANAIMO — The walk along Nanaimo's waterfront around Maffeo Sutton Park will become much more eye catching in coming months.

Eleven new pieces of temporary outdoor artwork for $29,000 were approved unanimously by Nanaimo City Council.

Clayton Robinson is the incoming owner of the Nanaimo Buccaneers.
Clayton Robinson is the incoming owner of the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

New captain of the ship: Deal reached to sell Nanaimo Buccaneers

By Ian Holmes
January 5, 2018 - 5:31pm Updated: January 6, 2018 - 5:30am

NANAIMO — A man with a lifetime love of hockey is buying the Nanaimo Buccaneers.

Clayton Robinson, 34, has agreed to purchase the VIJHL team from Phil and Brenda Levesque, who founded the team in 2012.

Hundreds of people will hit the icy cold waters of Departure Bay Beach on Boxing Day for the 58th annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim.
Hundreds of people will hit the icy cold waters of Departure Bay Beach on Boxing Day for the 58th annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim. Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

'It's a can't miss event:' 58th annual Polar Bear Swim in Nanaimo goes Boxing Day

By Ian Holmes
December 22, 2017 - 3:08pm Updated: December 26, 2017 - 7:39am

NANAIMO — Some people spend Boxing Day relaxing at home or braving insane crowds at the mall, while others take part in the annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim in Nanaimo.

Planning is underway to have this wildly popular temporary art piece in Maffeo Sutton Park replaced with a similar permanent creation.
Planning is underway to have this wildly popular temporary art piece in Maffeo Sutton Park replaced with a similar permanent creation. Jason Gress

Creator of Maffeo Sutton 'Frame' working with City to replace popular piece

By Ian Holmes
December 20, 2017 - 12:25pm

NANAIMO — A well-known landmark at Nanaimo's Maffeo Sutton Park is coming down, but there's hope a permanent replacement will follow.

The extremely popular and interactive piece titled Frame will be removed Thursday (Dec. 21) morning, according to the City.

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