IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2014 Please note that this page will be updated on a regular basis as we become aware of dates of events that may be of interest to the Community.

January 29    Executive Meeting

February 5    Community Meeting on 7- Eleven rezoning to permit a liquor store. Come and hear the applicants proposal . This is a chance to ask  any questions you may have. Meeting will be at 5pm at the Kin Hut.

February 19 Executive Meeting

March 13     Annual General Meeting. 7pm at Kin Hut. Elections for 2014- 2015.There will be short presentations on the  following topics: (1) Update on improvements to the Waterfront Walkway (2) Proposed development at 2835 Departure Bay Rd. (3) Departure Creek Salmon Enhancement project update (4)  Information on  the Departure Bay Eco School (5)  Questionnaire results on (a)Proposed liquor store rezoning and (b) Food Trucks at the beach.


April  17     Executive Meeting ( date has been revised from original)                  

May 15       Executive Meeting (date has been revised from original)

June 5       Public Hearing for the  Liquor store rezoning application at the 7-Eleven store. Hearing will be held at 7pm in the Shaw Auditorium of the Vancouver Island Conference Center.

June 19       Executive Meeting ( date has been revised from original)

July 4          11:30 am to 1:30 pm- Kids appreciation day at the Departure Bay Water park (Centennial Park). Free hot dogs and drinks for kids under 12 years of age. Organized by the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Nanaimo

July  16       Executive Meeting   (tentative)                  

August 20   Executive Meeting ( tentative)

Sept 17       Executive Meeting 

Sept 28       Rivers Day hosted by City of Nanaimo at Bowen Park  from 11:00 to 3:00. Family friendly activities focusing on water, rivers, fishing and nature. Salmon BBQ arranged by Nanaimo Area Land Trust.

Oct 15        Executive Meeting

Oct 23        History Night at the Kin Hut 7pm. Feature speaker will be Lynne Bowen talking about the history of Departure Bay and reading from her new book "Island People". Refreshments will be served.

Nov 13     Habitat restoration Project, Departure Bay School. See Local Issues section of web site (Departure Bay Eco School) for more details.

Nov 15        Municipal Elections

Nov  20      Executive Meeting  (date revised)

Nov 29        Holiday Market  at Departure Bay School 10:00- 3:00

Dec 6          Nanaimo Yacht Club Christmas Sail Past, Departure Bay

Dec  17      Executive Meeting (tentative)

Dec 26       Polar Bear Swim, Departure Bay Beach

Jan 8          Executive Meeting

Feb 18       Executive Meeting

March 19  Annual General Meeting