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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
The Errington War Memorial Hall Association continues its tradition of supporting youth through music with a new program, the Youth Engagement Project (YEP), starting in early October, 2014. The program runs until May 1, 2015, when there will be a presentation of media productions and performances by youth in the program. Intake is possible throughout the year. YEP is for youth interested in playing music and/or learning sound engineering, and video production. All programs are offered at no cost and designed to be fun, casual, and hands on. For further information please click here - click here: YEP
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.
Yes, the World Music Summer Camp returned this summer from August 11-15. Instructors Fana Soro and Sarah Van Borek, along with assistants Ramiah Smith and Nadjema Soro, taught marimba, drumming, and dances from Western and Southern Africa. The students showed what they learned in a well attended live concert in the Hall on Friday, August 15th.
A great list of entertainments coming in Fall 2014 and Spring of 2015. You'll find them by clicking on the Calendar of Events button above.
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.