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2014 Bathtub Days Street Fair Vendor Application

The Bathtub Days Street Fair will run for two days, Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. Participation for both days is required. Set up for both days will start at 7:30am and must be completed by 9am. Take down…

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Nanaimo Friday Evening Market Opens May 2nd

Robyn Tonack DNBIA Marketing & Event Coordinator (left) and Dale Letourneau, Manager of the Downtown Nanaimo Friday Evening Market are busy planning for the grand opening in Diana Krall Plaza. Nanaimo Friday Evening Market Mark your calendars! The DNBIA is…

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Picture It Sweetheart Dream Date Winner…Oh What A Night

Jennifer McLeish-Lewis had her heart set on winning the grand prize in the Picture It Sweetheart and Win in the ♥ of Downtown Nanaimo Valentine’s Day contest, and her dream was realized. She posted eight separate entries featuring herself and…

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Calling Volunteers for Downtown Nanaimo’s Easter Spring Fling

Saturday, April 19th 9am-2pm Come downtown Nanaimo, bring your camera and take your picture with the Easter Bunny! Pancake breakfast starts at 9am in Diana Krall Plaza then go to the DNBIA information tent for your activities guide. Activities and entertainment include:…

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Calling all DNBIA Volunteers!  Help is needed for the BC Summer Games!  July 17th – 20th 2014. As you may know, Nanaimo is hosting the BC Summer Games this year! The BC Games is a very large event, one of…

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Friday Evening Market Request For Proposal

The DNBIA is looking to seed a Friday Evening Market in downtown Nanaimo for approximately 16 weeks beginning in May on Friday evenings in Diana Krall Plaza.  The juried market will include live entertainment, and an even mix of crafters,…

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Secrets of Success – The Queen’s

On New Year’s Eve if you are planning to dance the night away at a downtown club, rock out to live music or ring in the New Year with friends in a neighbourhood pub, chances are you will find yourself…

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Secrets of Success – G.E.M Gates & Gifts

George and Laura Ewing owners of G.E.M. Fabrications and G.E.M. Gates and Gifts, a metal craft showroom at 308 Fitzwilliam Street have the perfect marriage of talent and business savy which has continued to evolve over the past twenty-seven years.…

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Secrets of Success – Javawocky

  Folks familiar with the poem the Jabberwocky by Louis Carroll, recognize that Javawocky is simply a play on words and the name of one of the most popular coffee shops on the downtown waterfront. Over the years it has…

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Secrets of Success – Fascinating Rhythm

The 21st century has not always been kind to those in the music industry. Steve Lebitschnig owner of Fascinating Rhythm at 51 Commercial Street in Nanaimo has seen a lot of music store chains come and go over his twenty-five…

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Secrets of Success – Apple Auto Glass

When you walk into Apple Auto Glass at 11 Cliff Street, you may be wondering if you are in the right place. Belly up to the old fashioned Coca-Cola counter and grab a stool while you wait to be served…

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Secrets of Success – Thirsty Camel Cafe

Ilan Goldenblatt, owner of the Thirsty Camel Café at 14 Victoria Crescent is a self-described radical, political guy. Just glance around the restaurant and you will find articles on ending violence against women, food identity, the marijuana referendum, and recycling…

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The Nanaimo Lions Club and the DNBIA would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Nanaimo Santa Claus Parade, Saturday November 30th, 2013 at 5:00 pm. We know that your club, organization, business, band or musical group will…

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Secrets of Success – Lobelia’s Lair

Entering Lobelia’s Lair you know you are in for a shopping experience like no other.  Your senses are aroused by the lights playing off of the sparkling geodes, crystals and handcrafted jewelry and the scents of herbs, oils and incense.…

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