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December 2021

December Year End Dinner and Celebration

December 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave West
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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Our year end dinner and party are being held at the Parksville Legion again this year. Mark you calendars for Tuesday December 7 from 5:00 to 8 p.m.  More details are available at tonight's meeting and on the Members Only page.

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January 2022

January Meeting

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McMillan Arts Centre,, 133 McMillan Street,
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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The January 4, 2022  Meeting has been cancelled .

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February 2022

February 1, 2022 General Meeting

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McMillan Arts Centre,, 133 McMillan Street,
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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The first  General Meeting of 2022 will be on Tuesday, February 1 !!! We will learn of all the exciting plans for the coming year. Our new Executive will welcome members and guests. We will follow the Public Health Orders of the day which means Vaccine Cards will need to be shown to enter. Masks are also required. The Program for the evening will be given by Jim Dixon. He will show us how he makes his intarsia products.

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March 2022

March Monthly Meeting

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McMillan Arts Centre,, 133 McMillan Street,
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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The March Meeting will be another hybrid meeting of Zoom and In-Person at the MAC. Our special presenter will be one of our long time members JIm McKinnon, who will speak about Quartz and other Minerals. Guest and new members welcome!!

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April 2022

April Monthly Meeting

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McMillan Arts Centre,, 133 McMillan Street,
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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The next meeting for our Club is on Tuesday April 5 at 7 pm. It will be our first "in-person-only" meeting for a long time. The Program will be by Doug S. on Photographing Rocks. We have a lot of photographers in our group that will be welcome to pitch in with ideas and experiences. The Mineral of the Month is Calcite (CaCO3). Show and tell your specimens. See you there!

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Fundraising Yard Sale

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
933 Esslinger Road Parksville, 933 Esslinger Road
Parksville, British Columbia Canada
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We are holding a yard sale on Saturday April 30 from 10 am to 4 pm at 933 Esslinger Road, Parksville. Members are asked to donate items and to participate in the sale itself. There will be hot dogs for sale, information about our Club and the activities we do. Please spread the word to friends and neighbours!

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May 2022

May Monthly Meeting

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McMillan Arts Centre,, 133 McMillan Street,
Parksville, B.C. Canada
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The May monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 3 at the MAC. The meeting will begin at 7 pm. The Program for the evening will be "Ammonite NOT Ammolite" By Joe and Pamela Mae Straka. They are geologists who retired to Nanoose Bay. More details to follow on other activities for the meeting.

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BC Rock and Gem Show

May 13 - May 15
Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44144 Luckabuck Way
Chilliwack, Briitish Columbia Canada
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The provincial Show is happening in May in Chilliwack!  

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June 2022

Rendezvous 2022

June 2 - June 6
Coombs Fairgrounds, 1018 Ford Street
Coombs, British Columbia Canada
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Hi Everyone, Coombs Rendezvous  2022 Update! Rendezvous 2022 ,  June 2nd to 6th is fast approaching….  Yay! Just thought we’d send out an update on events. Don’t forget to register!   The registration forms can be found on the BCLS  website. If you are interested in the Horne Lake Cave Tour @ $48.00 we must reserve and pay in advance so please indicate if you want to go and remit your fees with registration. Also, don’t  forget to bring water walkers…

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June 12 (Sunday) Field Trip- BRYNNOR MINE

June 12

    Brynnor is an iron mine near Kennedy Lake.  We will get bluish/grey limestone, chlorite, serpentine, magnetite & smatterings of arsenopyrite, garnet, malachite or diopside, marble, sparkle limestone & green chert.          For those who want to carpool we will gather at the S.E. corner of Wembley Mall at 7:40.  We will leave at 8:00 to get to the Gathering Place/Toquart Bay Rd at Kennedy Lake.  There is awesome highway construction at Kennedy Lake with single lane let-through from this end on…

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