Creative Hub

The Errington Hall serves as the creative hub of our community.

We foster arts and culture through our events and programs and also support the arts-based activities of non-profit community groups and organizations.

Our primary goal is to foster the arts in our community. We present concerts and dances, a monthly coffee house, and youth arts camp. We produce annually “A Night at the Palace,” a vaudeville burlesque extravaganza with live music. New additions to our programming are a children’s choir, after school music classes, and a children’s dance club.

We also organize a Christmas Concert, Christmas Craft Faire, a Halloween performance arts evening in the Errington Park, and the Hi Neighbour Day celebration of community arts, music, and pastimes in August. Our set of djembe-style hand drums is a valued community resource used for drumming classes and youth camps. We host the annual Islands Luthiers Guild showcase as well as film screenings and fundraising shows for non-profit groups. The hall is also the venue for the Islands Celtic Festival. Independent schools use our large and small halls for rehearsals and performances.

Annual EventsProgramsCommunity Support

Annual Events

Hi Neighbour Day Festival
Live music, arts and crafts exhibit, world’s shortest parade, children’s games, farmers’ market, Greater Errington Memorial Zucchini Race, all ages dance.

Guitars by Hand
Islands Luthiers Guild Show of handcrafted instruments.

Halloween Dance
All ages costume dance with live band.

Pumpkin Trail
Performance arts in the Errington Park.

Christmas Concert
Themed event with performers of all ages.

Christmas Craft Fair
Works by local crafters and artisans.

“A Night at the Palace”
4-night vaudeville and burlesque extravaganza with live band.


Programs

Performance Series
Season of 8-10 shows by touring artists.

Monthly Coffee House
Local and Island performers.

Youth World Music Summer Camp
Songs and rhythms from Africa, Latin America, and beyond

Children’s Dance Club
Drop in activity.

Errington Children’s Music Program
– Pre-school class.
– After school classes.
– Errington Children’s Choir.


Support for Community Organizations

Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative
Classroom space, rehearsal space, theatre performances and kids open mic nights.

Arrowsmith Independent School
Concerts and theatre performances.

Errington Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
Fundraisers.

Errington Volunteer Fire Department
Fundraisers.

Parksville Qualicum Beach 4H Club
Activities.

Errington Farmers Market Society
Infrastructure.

Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association
Beginner, intermediate drumming classes.

Islands Celtic Festival Society
Weekend event with workshops, performances.


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