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2nd Annual DNBIA Nanaimo Bar Competition

2nd Annual DNBIA Nanaimo Bar Competition Saturday July 26th, 1pm – Diana Krall Plaza Novice Competition – Win fame and fortune far and wide or at least bragging rights! There is still time to enter. Each entry must provide 4…

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Nanaimo Bathtub Days Show & Shine Registration & Vendor Applications

TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOW OFF YOUR RIDE! July 26th Pacific Coast Mustang Association & the DNBIA Show and Shine The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association and the Pacific Coast Mustang Association (PCMA) will be holding a Show and Shine on…

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Storefronts Project

About the DNBIA Storefront Animation Project Numerous commercial storefronts in Nanaimo’s downtown core remain empty. The DNBIA has contracted the Design Nerds to engage and hire professional artists who will temporarily animate the storefronts of these dormant properties. The purpose…

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Chinese Cultural Awareness Course

Literacy Central Vancouver Island, DNBIA, NEDC and Tourism Nanaimo are pleased to announce the first opportunity to participate in a 4 session Chinese Cultural Awareness Course. This course was overseen by Literacy Central and developed by Debra Yang, an MBA…

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The Long Weekend is Here and Downtown Is Ready to Party!

For those of you who are like me and already live in vacation paradise, there is no need to get in long ferry lineups and go elsewhere to enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend.  There are so many fun things…

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