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Recycle BC Partnership

The Parksville Community Centre Society (PCCS) is extremely excited to announce we have extended our partnership with Recycle BC to continue the Pop-up depot recycling events at 1080 Industrial Way in Parksville through 2024.

The events will be held on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm on the following dates:

  • January 6, 2024
  • January 20, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 2, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • April 13, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • May 11, 2024
  • May 25, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • June 29, 2024
  • July 13, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • August 10, 2024
  • August 24, 2024
  • September 7, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • November 30, 2024
  • December 14, 2024

The following materials will be accepted free of charge:

  • Flexible Plastic Packaging
  • White and Coloured Foam Packaging
  • Glass Packaging
  • Paper Packaging and Cardboard

“This is great news for the public and the environment,” said Duane Round, President, PCCS. ”These events will save residents from driving to Nanaimo or sending this material to the landfill and will help move us a little closer towards Net Zero Waste in our community.”

“Recycle BC is excited to continue to offer pop-up recycling events in 2024 for residents of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and surrounding areas through our partnership with the PCCS,” said Brendan McShane, Director, Collection, Recycle BC. “These events offer a closer recycling solution for depot-only materials, mixed paper, and cardboard and will help keep these materials out of the landfill and our environment.”
We thank the community for your support and for bringing your recyclable materials to the popups for collection.

More information:
Parksville Community Centre

Please direct media inquiries to:
Duane Round -PCCS President –
Ann Danilevich – Manager -Stakeholders Relations,
Western Canada – RecycleBC

PCC Expands with New Accommodation Room for 118 People

In a momentous announcement, the Parksville Community Centre is proud to unveil its latest expansion project, which promises to bring even more opportunities for community gatherings, events, and celebrations. Thanks to its staff and volunteers’ hard work and dedication, the centre has successfully transformed two smaller rooms into one spacious accommodation area capable of hosting up to 118 people.Today, we are delighted to share this fantastic news with our community.

Duane Round, the president of the Parksville Community Centre, is thrilled to make this announcement. “This expansion has been a labour of love for everyone involved,” Round enthusiastically expressed. “We are committed to enhancing the experience of our members and the wider Parksville community. This newly opened room is a testament to that commitment.”

The transformation involved removing a dividing wall between two smaller rooms, creating a versatile space that can accommodate a wide range of events and gatherings. Whether planning a wedding reception, a community meeting, a corporate seminar, or any other special occasion, the Parksville Community Centre now offers a perfect setting to host your event. “We understand the importance of having a versatile space that can cater to the diverse needs of our community,” remarked Round. “This expansion is not just about creating more room; it’s about strengthening the bonds within our community by providing a space for people to come together, celebrate, and collaborate.”

If you’re interested in booking the new accommodation room for your event or have any inquiries, please click here or contact the Parksville Community Centre’s office on Mill Street. Bookings can be made by phone at (250) 248-6234 or by email at

They will be more than happy to assist you in planning and hosting your next memorable gathering.

Join us in celebrating this exciting moment in our community’s history, and let’s continue to grow together at the Parksville Community Centre.

Pause in Community Market Schedule

Hello everyone,

First, I would like to thank all of you so much for supporting our Sunday Markets!

It has been wonderful having you all here.  Our amazing Volunteer crew have been so awesome, and are in need of a little break to enjoy the summer, but mostly to spend some time with family.

We are still taking bookings for our July 16th, 23rd and 30th Markets with July 30th being our last one until October when we will open up our Winter Markets. They will begin mid to late October, but not to worry as we will send everyone out a notice of the start date for the first Winter Market well in advance. 

From all the Board, Staff and Volunteers, we wish you a terrific summer and hope to see you all back with us at the Winter Markets starting in October! 

Pat Famulak,

Market Manager,

Vice President PCCS

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, or visit and search for PQBeat. You can also search for PQBeat on iTunes and subscribe (for free) via the podcast app
on your iPhone.

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.


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!

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.