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There are plenty of fun ways to enjoy January here in Nanaimo. Check them out!


David Francy was born in Scotland but calls the Canadian Prairies his home. Famously, Francey was a working carpenter who wrote songs to entertain himself before his wife encouraged him to record them. He took her advice, and he then went on to become one of Canada’s favourite songwriters, winning the SOCAN Folk Music Award, multiple Junos, and scores of prizes abroad.

A beguilingly forthright songwriter and storyteller, Francey writes about life without glamourizing it, rather he revels in the simple beauty of what’s real and authentic. His songs are dressed-down, seeking depth in the daily routines of life and exploring its' true meaning. He performs at St. Andrews United Church on January 14th at 7:30 pm.


Winter can be trying. There’s a reason call it “the winter blues” – the shorter days and darker skies can be depressing, and by mid-January, most people need a lift. Luckily, there is a cure where laughter really IS  the best medicine!

That’s why the Snowed In Comedy Tour was created and conceived twelve years ago – to bring some relief and levity to Canadians across the country! The show features amazing comedians gathered together to deliver one of the best nights of laughter and fun you’re ever likely to experience. This year’s tour lineup includes Debra DiGiovanni, Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug and Pete Zedlacher – all comedians at the top of their game! They’ll be taking to the stage on January 15 at the Port Theatre – don’t miss out on the laughs!

Winter never really hits that hard on the Island, which makes Nanaimo, BC an ideal place to escape from the winter blues! Book a room at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel for warm and superbly comfortable rooms and suites in the heart of downtown Nanaimo, overlooking the harbourfront. Inquire about our pet-friendly rooms so you won't be missing the company of your furry friends. During your stay, you'll have access to a variety of shops and services onsite: Roman's European Cuisine, Oasis Lounge & Bar, Vanilla Alley Hair Salon, Let's Boutique, Elizabeth's Lingerie Drawer and more. 
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