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|Built as a memorial to those who died in World War I, the Errington War
Memorial Hall opened its doors on March 22nd, 1922. It is maintained by a non-profit
society made up of volunteers who sponsor cultural, social and recreational activities
for the community.
The Hall is located in Errington at 1390 Errington Road, approximately 6km southwest of Parksville on central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. For a map and directions to the Hall - click here: Location For rental information - click: Rental
This summer there are even more opportunities to experience world cultures through music and dance. The Errington War Memorial Hall Associationís highly successful world music camp is expanding from one week to three, thanks to funding support from the BC Arts Council, BC Gaming Commission, and the Regional District of Nanaimo. As well as African Marimba, Drumming and Dance in Week One, children ages 8 and up can take Japanese Taiko Drumming, Celtic Fiddle, and Tin Whistle in Week Two, and Brazilian Samba Percussion and Dance and an Introduction to World Guitar in Week Three. The opportunity to perform for family and friends at the end of each week is always a highlight.
Please note that the world music camp is intended for young musicians who are serious about extending their skills. Instructors are professional musicians who are also experienced teachers. Participants can choose one or more weeks at a sliding fee schedule.
Week 1 - August 10-14 African Marimba, Drumming, and Dance
Registration for week one is full.
Week 2 - August 17-21 Japanese Taiko Drumming and Celtic Fiddle/ Tin Whistle
Week 3 - August 24-28 Brazilian Samba and World Guitar
For more information, please call the camp coordinator, Val Dare, at 250 586-6583 or email her at email@example.com. You can download a registration form by clicking: 2015 Camp Registration form.
A great list of entertainments coming in Spring and Summer 2015. You'll find them by clicking on the Calendar of Events button above.
The sun shone, the Neighbours gathered, and we all enjoyed the Breakfast, Art & Crafts Display, Farmers Market, Zucchini Cross Races, Hi Neighbour Parade, Goods and Services Auction and the Dance. Again this year, and a real hit, was the Variety Show. Our thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped make the day such a success. We all contribute to keeping the Hall alive and well.
Driving by the Hall, you may have noticed construction work going on between the Hall and the Old Fire Hall, next door. With funding from a Federal Government grant, we have built a long sloping ramp up to a new landing by the front door. The opening Ceremony was held after the HI Neighbour Day Parade when President David Malek cut the ribbon. Charley Pickard was in charge of the crew of volunteers doing the work. We'd like to thank Charley, Shiela and specially all the folks who have donated some time to make it happen.
Yes, 90 years ago the Hall opened its doors to the Errington community - Over the years, the building has been added on to, dug under and renovated in many ways - roofs, stairs, floors, doors, windows and washrooms have all been replaced and changed, but the old building still echoes to the sounds of music, laughter and children playing. To observe this 90th birthday we hosted 2 events, an Old Timers Tea and a 90th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT. Both were well attended and very entertaining. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the Hall again.
If you have any photos or memories of the Hall you'd like to share with us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get something organized.