Community Hub

The Parksville – Qualicum area is a busy place brimming with all kinds of activities, events and opportunities for families and residents. We created this hub as a ‘go-to’ place to find things out. Our community partners will have a place for their posters, and all other happenings in the neighborhoods of Oceanside.

Looking for parenting help – especially during Covid?  Our Resources and Research folder has links to some great information.  

We will do our best to keep things current and relevant to you, our friends of Oceanside BLT. Visit often as details can change regularly.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

OBLT Events


Community Events

Parenting Book Club – Join us for 8 weeks via Zoom and on our Facebook group, to discuss the reading material; have the space to ask questions; receive information and resources; and connect with other parents & caregivers.


RESP Workshop – Join us for a virtualworkshop where we willcover RESP how-to’s andimportant info!


Parent Support Circle – Parenting Teens Vancouver Island Thursday Evenings on Zoom.  To register click here.

Organizations, Supports & Services


Parent Support Services of BC – Supports Available During Covid-19

Sources – Providing help and hope for individuals and families in the Oceanside area and beyond.


 Society of Organized Services – Essential Services Available during Covid-19

Society of Organized Services Program Guide –  Fall 2021

Flowerstone Family Health Clinic -A new health clinic located in Qualicum Beach, BC.

Kids HelpPhone – Supports for Children and Youth

Oceanside Health and Wellness Network – OHWN is a network of community partners that identify and address health related issues in the oceanside area.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Resources and Supports for Mental Health during Covid 19

Safe Seniors, Strong CommunitiesThe Safe Seniors, Safe Communities program allows volunteers to be connected with seniors in their region who need help with grocery shopping, meal prep and prescription pick-up or receive friendly check-in call.


Oceanside Community Makerspace – Creative minds at work!

School Night Out – Grades 7, 8, & 9 – Delivering snacks and program materials & checking in with young people. Locations in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Youth Open Space – Grades 10,11, & 12 –  Delivering food and providing support and additional resources. Locations in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Youth Programs – Grades 6 – 12, Something for everyone to enjoy.


School District 69

School District 69 – Website

School District 69 Calendar – 2020 though 2023

School District 69 – Community Events, Programs, & Information

Qualicum International Student Program – Host families wanted, for students 15 – 18 years old in Parksville and Qualicum Beach for the up coming school year.

Videos & On-Line Activities


OBLT’s YouTube Channel – Check out our wide range of videos from music, story time, crafts and much more!

Tadpoles – The Big Little Migration

Call Of The Coastal Wolves – British Columbia sea wolf mini-documentary

On-Line Activities

RDN REC Connect  – Recreation and Fitness Activities, Resources and Videos

Decoda Literacy Solutions – Screen Free Activities

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Register for a Library Card Online to Access Amazing Online Resources

Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association – Preschool Games at Home

Heart-Mind Online – Nature Art: 10 Activities for Creativity and Calm

Natural Beach Living – Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults

Resources & Research

Psychology Today – Parenting Right Now is Really Hard

Centre on the Developing Child – The brain architects podcast.  Focuses on specific, parctical questions that often arise for parents and caregivers during the critically important period of early childhood.

Dr Vanessa La Pointe – Parenting During COVID: The Emotional Impact of Social Distancing

University of Toronto – 10 Ways to Teach Kids Through Play at Home

Rediscovering Play Podcast – Going Easy on Ourselves as Parents with Rebecca Parlakian –  Parenting During COVID-19

ACES Connection – Mental Health Renewal in the Midst of Covid-19

Berkley Conversations – COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-being for Ourselves and our Children

BC Mental Health Services – Tips for supporting your mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Centre for Disease Control – BCCDC promotes keeping up with immunizations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Conversation – Children’s grief in coronavirus quarantine may look like anger. Here’s how parents can respond

HuffPost – We Are Doctors Who Study Trauma. Here’s How To Cope With The COVID-19 Crisis

SELF – What is Resilience and Can it Help us Bounce Back from This

Zero to Three – Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

WE Well-Being – Wellbeing Resources, Tools, Articles, Podcast

Casel Cares Initiative – Resources for Supporting Adults and Children during Covid 19

How Older People Can Cope With Isolation – Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains how older people can draw from their personal strengths to get through the pandemic.

The Lego Foundation – Learning through play: increasing impact, reducing inequality

Play With Our Kids – The most important thing you can do with your kids? Play with them! says Dr. Bruce Perry

TED Talk – How every child can thrive by five.

Technology Learning Resources

Technology Tutorials

GCF LearnFree – Wide variety of well produced free technology tutorials from beginner to intermediate.

Mac For Beginners – Great collection of tutorials, tips & tricks for the Mac OS.

iPhone Beginner’s Guide – From setup of a new iPhone to basic use.

Basic iPad Lessons – How to set up and use your iPad in 10 lessons.

Getting Started with Windows 10 – Short, to the point tutorial for the inexperienced Windows 10 user.

Basic Android User Tips – These are tips and tricks that you can do on most Android phones.


Upcoming Events

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.

– Albert Einstein

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