After not having our monthly meetings in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we held our June meeting on Zoom – the first-ever virtual PNC meeting! Thank you, Susan for setting it up and figuring out the hosting side of things!

Our guest speakers were:

Jason Kuffler, Sales and Marketing Officer for Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) and Nathalie Jones from the Sooke branch joined us to talk about VIRL’s online resources.

There are an amazing number of resources available online at no cost with your library membership, including access to ebooks, newspapers, magazines, streaming entertainment shows & movies, learning platforms (eg. photography, arts & crafts, languages), and even free access to

  • Sign up online to access the library’s many online entertainment and educational resources.

Jackie Ferguson has been a member of the Qualicum Beach Garden Club for 12 years. She gave us a brief introduction to their club of gardening enthusiasts, their monthly meetings and special interest groups. Jackie also shared information on the Eaglecrest Garden Club and their “Parlour Shows,” as well as The Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island club.

The guest presenters’ portion of the meeting was recorded, so that all members can access it here.






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