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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
It is with heavy hearts, that we have to report the passing of a long-time Errington resident and member of the Hall Association, David Malek. He contracted double pneumonia in April and was hospitalized. In spite of his fighting spirit, and best medical efforts, with lungs compromised by a child hood bought with polio, he succumbed on May 9, 2017. He had served as President, Vice President and Hall board member for many years, beginning in the early 1980's. Always an advocate for the disabled, he was the driving force behind the construction of the Universal Access Ramp now the entrance to the Hall, which he officially opened on Hi Neighbour day in 2013. Another visible legacy of his effort is the Community Stage, which hosts live music every summer Saturday at the Farmers Market in the Park. Indeed, David was a board member in 1993 and heavily involved in the process of re-building the Market in its new location. David had been, since its genesis, a part of our annual vaudeville show 'A NIght at the Palace' as a producer, musician, singer, actor and master of ceremonies. He was a also a master of disguise - appearing in many imaginative get-ups on our annual Pumpkin Trail or Halloween Dances. Our deepest sympathies go out to his partner, children, family and the hundreds of people, from Errington and beyond who knew and loved him. It is hard to imagine the Hall and Errington without David. David, you will be greatly missed. Thanks for the memories.
Click on the 'Events' button above to check out our great lineup of coming entertainments planned for the Hall. It's a great lineup - hope to see you and your family there.
Join us for the 10th annual Errington World Music Camp as we welcome 36 young musicians ages 7 and up to learn songs and rhythms of world cultures.
Goals of the camp are to promote cultural appreciation, develop musical skills in an ensemble setting, and build self-confidence through performance. Marimbas and hand percussion are provided and no formal music training is required.
There are 5 hours of instruction for younger children ($40 fee) and 15 hours for older children and youth ($100 fee). This year, African and Latin songs and rhythms will be taught along with South African gumboot dancing.
This summerís amazing faculty includes Ramiah Smith teaching the beginner class, Sarah Van Borek and Mapumba Cilombo teaching African traditions, and Robin Layne and Chris Couto teaching Latin music.
Full day participants also enjoy supervised fun activities at lunchtime.
Beginner ages 7-9: 9:00 - 10:00am (Full)
A second beginner class for ages 7-9 may be added if there is enough interest. To be wait-listed, please contact the coordinator at the email address below.
Beginner/Experienced ages 10-12: 10:15am - 2:00pm (4 spaces remaining)
Experienced Ages 13+: 10:15am - 2:00pm (Full)
For a registration form, email the camp coordinator, Valerie Dare, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 250 248-0153 if you have any questions.
Yes, 50 years ago, Joy MacKay and the Hall Board came up with the name and the day that has become a summer highlight here in Errington. The Pancake Breakfast, Farmers Market, Zucchini Races, Parade and Hi Neighbour Dance are all happening again. A great time to visit with old friends, or connect with new neighbours. Come on along. For a more detailed schedule of this years events, click Hi Neighbour Day Info
If you have any photos or memories of the Hall you'd like to share with us, contact us at email@example.com and we'll get something organized.