Meetings & Contact


Meetings are held once a month on the first Tuesday (7 – 9pm), from January to May with a social event, usually a picnic and fundraiser, held in June.  July & August have no meetings as most Rockhounds are busy in the field or with family excursions. Meetings resume from September through November with an annual year end dinner held in December.  Beginning January 2018 we meet at the McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville (see map below programs).


    • January 8 – Program: Silversmithing by Member Valerie Harty
    • February 5- Program: Local Geology by Member Jim Lewis
    • March 5 – Program: Oddities of Minerals by Member Jim McKinnon
    • April 2 – Program: Rock Tumbling by Member Jim Dixon
    • May 7 – Program: Life as a Rockhounder/Bacon Jasper by BCLS Member Carl Shearer
    • June –  pot luck
    • September 3 – Program: Displaying Jewelry for Sale by Doug Shewan
    • October 1 – Program: Rock Identification Basics by  John Emmons
    • November 5 – “AGM” with Election; Program: auction of donated rock and minerals organized by Member Lance Mitchell
    • December 3: Annual Christmas Party – Parksville Legion


Our Club Contact is Marion Barclay at 250-248-6177
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Parksville and District Rock and Gem Club
1001 Maple Lane Drive
Parksville, BC V9P 1S8