Completed Cuts of 2016
Tuesday, Apr 26, Errington Area. 9:30-3:30 We're making a Video of How to Cut Broom. Want to be in the video? Meet at 9:30 at Winchester & Grafton in Coombs; or 10:00 at Errington Road at Price Road. Then we'll go to Errington School, and then Alberni Hwy across from Express Trailers. Richard Boyce is filming.
Wednesday, Apr 27: Village Way All Day.Qualicum Beach. 10-12:00 near Island Hwy. 12:45-2:30 near Qualicum Road. KSS Students will start in front of their high school from 12:30-2:30. Be sure to cut at the level of the ground. It’s small broom and will require that kind of care. Let's get rid of all the broom on Village Way starting on Wednesday and done by May 1!
Thursday: Errington / Coombs. 9:30-11:30. Errington Road and Price Road until 10:00. Then we'll move to Grafton Ave. If you come late, turn right on Grafton and you'll see our signs.
Saturday, Apr 30. 10-12:00. Parksville - across from the Visitors Center.
Sunday: River Never Sleeps in Fanny Bay. May 1
Wednesday, May 4 - End of Hilliers Road. 10-12:00. 1-2:00. Park at the turnaround at Hilliers, and walk onto Hwy 19. There's the broom!
Friday, May 6 - French Creek. 9:30-11:30. Lee Road - at the bend. 1/2 km from Island Hwy.
May 7 - Saturday. Broomfest in Qualicum Beach. 10-12:30.
Memorial Road at the Powerlines. BIG 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Be there at 10:00 - 10:30 for fun, a big family photo with gratitude to all!
Tuesday, May 10 - Errington / Parksville. 9:30-11:00 Allsbrook Road. We’ll start cutting at 9:30 and continue until 10:00 across from the funeral home.
Wednesday, May 11 - 9:30-11:00. Qualicum Beach. Park at the circle at the end of Hilliers Road (which is the other side of Jones Road in Qualicum Beach) and walk through some young trees onto the Highway. Nice big broom!
Thursday, May 12 - Coombs. 9:30-11:30. Alberni Hwy at Errington Road. We’re making great progress on Alberni Hwy!
Friday - May 13. Grafton Ave & Winchester Road. 9:30-11:00. Winchester Road intersects Alberni Hwy at Butterfly World. See you there!
May 14 - Saturday. "Broombusters and Parksville Saturday." 10-12:30. Join Mayor and Council cutting the broom at the Train Station and Alberni Hwy. Goats on the Hoof are bringing their goats to eat along the railroad tracks. Raffle prizes for participants. We want to cut all the broom on Alberni Hwy in Parksville. So please come to help - no matter where you live!
Tuesday, May 17, 10-11:30. Alberni Hwy across the road from Bradley Center. If you are coming from Parksville, the Bradley Center is the big building on the left as you approach Virginia Road and Goats on the Roof. On the right, there is a BIG bank of broom. We're going to clear the broom from either side.
Wednesday, May 18,1:15-2:45. Qualicum Beach. Hilliers Road. Under the power lines. Hilliers is on the extension of Jones Road, on the other side of Labernum. The powerlines are less than 1 km down - on the left side.
Thursday, May 19, 10-11:30. Errington. Cutting on Leffler Road and Grafton Ave intersection. Meet on Grafton Ave close to Leffler.
Parksville - Friday. May 20, 10:00. Train Station & Alberni Hwy - clean up cut. Park at the Train station. There are still some broom plants to cut along Alberni Hwy, at the intersection of Despard and Alberni Hwy. And you can always cut more at the interchange. Elly will have an extra tool or two.
Coombs - Friday. May 20, 10:00 - 11:30. Coombs Country Corner - starting where Winchester Road intersects Alberni Hwy. Close to the intersection of Hwy 4 and Alberni Hwy (4A). Where Buttefly World is. There is safe parking up on Winchester Road.
Saturday - May 21 - 9:30 - 11:00. Parksville Interchange - Exit 51 from Hwy 19. Park and meet at the Train Station & Alberni Hwy.