Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

2014 Summer Events in the San Juan Islands (continued)

August 7 – 11 – Doe Bay Fest Generally speaking, the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat is a quiet and tranquil place. But once a year, this picturesque destination explodes with creative energy in what is known as Doe Bay Fest. This five-day festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine and activities. (View [...]

2014 Summer Events in Victoria (continued)

August 9 – 27 – Arts & Music in the Gardens 2014 Since 1979, the Horticulture Center of the Pacific’s spectacular gardens have showcased thousands of plants and landscaping techniques. During their annual fundraiser, Arts & Music in the Gardens, this creative hub bursts with energy as artists, musicians and vintage car owners gather throughout [...]

2014 Summer Events in Seattle (continued)

August 8 & 9 – Seattle Street Food Festival Nosh away at the Seattle Street Food Festival where some of Seattle’s best restaurant and food truck chefs will be throwing down. Over 100 vendors are scheduled to be dishing up their cuisine, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Additionally, there will be a beer garden and [...]

2014 Summer Events in Nanaimo (continued)

July 26 – 27 – Summer Breeze Arts Tour Gabriola Island is an artist hub where creativity and collaboration abound. During the Summer Breeze Arts Tour, enjoy a self-guided excursion through the working studios and galleries of the island’s professional artists and artisans.   August 7 – 28 – Summertime Music Series Each Thursday throughout [...]

48th annual Bathtub Race in Nanaimo

Clad in pirate gear, Frank Ney raised his sword and launched Nanaimo’s first bathtub race. The year was 1967. The vessels were bathtubs strapped to pontoons and powered by engines hooked, sometimes precariously, to the back. Why in the world would Ney, Nanaimo’s mayor at the time, think up such an event? It was to [...]