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PQBNews: Talking PCC with Duane Round

Read the full article on the PBQ News website.

Duane Round sat down with the PQB News to discuss the new facility at 223 Mills St for the Parksville Community Centre.

The PQB News has launched a podcast,‘PQBeat.’ Look for links to listen to full broadcasts on www.pqbnews.com/tag/podcast/, or visit omny.fm and search for PQBeat. You can also search for PQBeat on iTunes and subscribe (for free) via the podcast app
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For our latest installment, PQB News/VI Free Daily editor Philip Wolf talks with Duane Round, president of the Parksville Community Centre Society. An abridged and edited version of the conversation appears below.

PW: Parksville has a new community centre facility located at 223 Mills St. Here to tell us more about it is the
president of the Parksville Community Centre Society. Welcome, Duane Round.

DR: Thanks a lot for having me. Appreciate it.

PW: Your mission statement is to be the first choice for meetings and community events in the city of Parksville. How do you go about achieving that?

DR: Well, utilizing the building that we have now at 223 Mills St., we are obviously going to have some of the best pricing for rooms around. We’re going to have six rooms, individual rooms, so we can have a lot of different groups at one time. (There is the) potential to do a lot of different things in the facility. The location is great, it’s got a beautiful courtyard there for people to hang out in when they’re in between meetings. We’re going to be able to compete against the other halls that are further out, and we’re also going to be able to compete against the private facilities that are for rent in Parksville.

Read more of the interview at PBQ News or listen to the podcast at PQBeat.

 

Speaker at local event held at the legion

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation awards over $39,000 to local charities

Read the full article on the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation website.

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation (PQCF) held its first in-person AGM since 2019 on May 11. With over 30 guests in attendance, including Parksville Mayor, Ed Mayne, and Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor, Brian Wiese, the Foundation awarded over $39,000 from its Annual Grant program to 13 local charities and sponsored not-for-profit organizations.

PQCF connects visionary donors with causes that truly matter, enabling the Foundation to invest in people and projects by assisting local charitable organizations that make the community stronger—now and for the long-term.

PQCF wishes to thank community members from Deep Bay to Nanoose Bay, as well as partnering Foundations for their support and donations over the past year.

Highlights of funding allocated included Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, for two much-needed titanium rescue stretchers, and support toward the development of French Creek Eagle Sanctuary and Nature ParkAnnual Grant funds were also awarded to a diverse range of local community social services and arts programs, senior centre activities, local food growing, and childrens’ sports programs.

In addition, two educational organizations received $2,000 in funding from the Parksville Qualicum Foundation Springford Family Foundation, presented by Clairice Springford.

This spring, the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program allocated $4000 to 14 local individuals to help bring their ideas into fruition. The spring and fall NSG programs provide approximately $9000 to the local area annually.

Special thanks to local marketing business, Motiontide Media, for providing expertise to help spread our messages to the community. Motiontide generously donated over $5,000 to the organization.

Learn more about Grant Recipients, ways to donate, and funding opportunities. And, watch for Parksville Qualicum Foundation signs and banners at events in the community!

Attendees of the first event at PCC

Our First Event

We had a busy first event at the Parksville Community Centre at 223 Mills St. as we hosted a development open house. We received lots of positive feedback and compliments on our new facility.