Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bathtub Weekend 2019 Street Fair Nanaimo


VICTORIA CRESCENT STREET FAIR
 BATHTUB WEEKEND 
SAT. JULY 20/19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come - have fun - and enjoy the FREE Victoria Crescent Street Fair in downtown Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend.

On Saturday, July 20 there will be a giant slide for the kids, bouncy castles, a big blow-up dart board, basketball hoops, a 60-foot obstacle course to swerve, climb and manoeuvre through. Children can have their faces painted, play games and take part in the Watermelon Eating and Egg Running competitions.

Adults can marvel at the dozens-and-dozens of classical, hot rod and weird and wacky vehicles. Nanaimo Search and Rescue will be on-scene to show off their equipment, so too Nanaimo Fire-Rescue, the RCMP and B.C. Sheriff Service.

On Crescent Stage, listen to the Nanaimo Fiddle Society or watch martial arts demonstrations.

You won't want to miss the famous Server's Race - a Bathtub Weekend tradition - right in front of the Queen's Hotel. Bar Staff from throughout the city will compete for the coveted trophy - balancing their drink trays, trying not to spill a drop, while they run from table-to-table.

It's all at the Victoria Crescent Street Fair, Bathtub Weekend in downtown Nanaimo, Saturday, July 20. 
Where Everything is Free!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Another Nanaimo Bike Theft



The above is a screengrab from a Facebook group 'Stealing Nanaimo' posted on July 10. As stated in the post a couple visiting our fair city on their boat were shopping in our delightful downtown at Port Place. While there, adding those much sought after tourist dollars to our fair city they had their bikes stolen which were locked to a bike rack in broad daylight.

Welcome to Nanaimo ............... perhaps our local constabulary can get serious about relieving folk of their bolt cutters as clearly there is NO legitimate reason to have one on your person.

Perhaps our city council and health authority might make a concerted effort to do something to protect the average, law abiding citizen rather than making Nanaimo more and more accommodating to the criminals drawn to our ever growing drug culture.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Nanaimo Welcome Sign Proposal


The story recently of a couple visiting from Belgium having their $15,000 bike stolen from their motor home while visiting Colliery Dam Park prompted the above suggestion.

It should be posted at all City of Nanaimo highway entrances and in all city parks and facilities.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Nanaimo A Costly Place To Buy Gas

Nanaimo Drivers Must Be Idiots

At least the local gas cartel must think so based on their pricing policy. We usually are the highest price on Vancouver Island but this morning we were even higher than Vancouver.

The following comes from Gas Buddy, June 5 at 7:00 am:

Nanaimo 153.9
Vancouver 139.9
Calgary 100.9
Toronto 110.0

The GREENdp policy reflected at the pump.

Remember, that the NDP and Mr. Horgan did NOT win the last election and must pander to the Green's under Mr. Weaver if they wish to stay in power. So, we have this foolish obstruction of a major Canadian economic driver as they do everything they can to kill the pipeline.

One might think that the First United Church of the Green Screamers is a bigger threat to Canada than radical Islam ever could be.

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D-Day June 6 1944 - 75 Years Ago


More than 14,000 Canadian forces landed or parachuted into France on D-Day. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 warships and 10,000 sailors and the RCAF contributed 15 fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons to the assault.

Total Allied casualties numbered more than 10,000 on D-Day including 1074 Canadians of which 359 were killed in action.

The Normandy campaign which had been expected to last a few weeks ended up taking months and not concluding until August 21 1944. It was then that Canadian forces played an important role in the closing of the Falaise Gap. This finally contained the German forces and saw the capture of 150,000 German soldiers. It was now possible for the Allies to pursue the Germans into the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Among the Allied casualties in the Normandy campaign were more than 18,700 Canadians with 5,000 Canadians losing their lives.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Too Funny --



Came across this on Facebook couldn't see who put it together but thought it was actually quite an accurate depiction of our area.

I am sure all sorts of copyright is being infringed upon, but for now it is good for a chuckle.

I am sure if someone took the time they could find several other characters that represent Nanaimo quite well, especially our local politicos.

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