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


April 7th

CYMH Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Session – Helping parents of children and youth with challenging behaviors.


March 2nd / March 9th

Grand Gathering Workshop Series – Resilience in the Face of Adversity / Boundary Building in Relationships with Adult Children & Extended Family

March 4th

Child & Youth Mental Health Anxiety – Learn strategies to help your son or daughter cope in stressful situations.

March 8th

Free Parent Workshop via Pacific Care – Vanessa LaPointe: When the Worry Monsters Attack

Organizations, Supports & Services

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

Society of Organized Services Program Guide –  January to March 2021

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

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

Kids HelpPhone – Supports for Children and Youth

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

Oceanside Community Makerspace – Creative minds at work!

School District 69

School District 69 – Website

School District 69 Calendar – 2020 to 2023

School District 69 – Community Events, Programs, & Information

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

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

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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