OCEANSIDE - PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH & AREA
Sat. June 8. 9:30-12:00 First Parksville Exit from Hwy 19. (#46 from Inland Island Hwy.) The last BIG cut of the season. Let's finish the loops and banks that we started this year on the mountain side of the first Parksville Exit. It looked impossible but we are almost done. Please try to come! They said it couldn’t be done – LET’s DO IT! Look for signs.
Wednesday June 5. 9:30-11:30. Along Alberni Hwy. CHEK news came and filmed us. Across from Err Road.
Thur. June 6. 9:30-11:30. At the intersection of 4A and 4… at Coombs Country Junction. A manageable amount of broom has come back where we have spent days clearing in years past. A rewarding place to cut.
Sat, June 1, 1:00-3:00. Alberni Hwy IN Parksville. Park at the Train station. We will cut on Alberni Hwy and also we may cut some on the Interchange.
Wed. May 30. 1-3:00 Along Hwy 4 towards Cameron Lake.
Wed. - 9:30-11:30. Memorial Road in Qualicum Beach. At Interchange
Sunday, May 26. Parksville Interchange #46. 9:30-11:30. Along Chattel Road. The Gun Club on Chattel Road will cut broom on the way to Top Bridge. The roads of the interchange and the road to Top Bridge are all intertwined. Lots to do... please join us!
Sunday, May 26. Qualicum Beach Family Day. Broombusters will be in the parade! Want to join in? We'll also cut along Jones and around the Civic Center during the festival.
12:00-4:00. Saturday, May 25: 1:00-3:00. Alberni Hwy from Bellevue to Fairdown Road. We finished almost all of it! (3 years in process....)
Wed. May 22. 9:30-11:30. Crystal Terrace on 19A Qualicum Beach
Mon. May 20: Victoria Day. 9:30-12:00. Parksville Esso Station on Island Hwy. (Near entrance to Rathtrevor Park.) We’ll cut all along Island Hwy towards to Resort end of Parksville. We cut there last year, and have clean up to do. WE WERE FILMED BY CTV Bruce Williams for "I Love This Island." which ran 2x on TV on Tues. May 21. It can still be viewed on the internet.
Sat. May 18. 9:30-12:30. Parksville Interchange - Alberni Hwy going under Inland Island Hwy (Hwy 19). Exit #51. Park at train station or carefully under overpass. We made huge progress last year, and we want to complete our work!
Thur. May 16. 9:30-11:30. Hilliers Road – just outside of Qualicum Beach. Hilliers Road is the extension of Jones on the other side of Rupert Road. We’ll start cutting at the first broom close to Hilliers & Rupert / Laburnum Road and head towards the dead end at Hwy 19. People have been cutting on that road. Let’s help them!
Wed. May 15. 9:30-11:30. Alberni Hwy in front of SPCA and moving towards Errington Road.
Sat. May 11. 9:30-12:00. Parksville Interchange #46 from Inland Island Hwy. Weigh Station. Park at the weigh station and then we’ll take on the yellow hills and banks on all sides. Let’s have a big turn out on this one! There’s giant broom everywhere. Plenty to share.
Sat. May 11. Parksville Flats in several locations depending on numbers of volunteers. Meeting place is in the parking lot at the bottom of Shelly Road at 9:00 am.Wed. May 8. 9:30-11:30. Downtown Coombs.
Across from General Store.
Parksville - Wed. May 1 9:30-11:45. On Alberni Hwy, on the Coombs side of Exit 51 from Inland Is. Hwy. Across from Pet Mania, at Arrowsmith welcome sign. We will finish the long stretch what we started last year.
Qualicum Beach. Sat. May 4, 9:30-12:00. Qualicum Beach. On Memorial Road near interchange with Inland Island hwy. There is lots of small broom visible from the road. Park carefully on Memorial, closer to Qualicum Beach, where it is legal to park. The Corrections Crew cut down huge amounts of broom within the interchange. Let’s make it totally broom free!
• THE RIVER NEVER SLEEPS Festival. Sunday May 5, 10-3:00. 8425 Berray Road, Fanny Bay. A celebration of salmon and their ecosystem. Broombusters will have a display and cut broom on the hatchery grounds.