To be the first choice for conferencing and community events in Parksville.
Our mission is to provide the residents of Parksville and beyond with a Gathering Place that will more than satisfy their expectations of a Community and Conference Centre.
- To encourage people to come to our Centre and have them enjoy their experience.
- To be innovative and empathetic while providing our services
- To meet or exceed our Client's expectations.
Parksville has always been a very desirable destination for area residents and visitors alike. Prior to 2000 it had lacked only one thing - a central gathering place. The Community & Conference Centre was designed and built to attract audiences to sporting events, club gatherings, cultural events, concerts, conventions and trade shows year-round. All of these activities had no adequate facilities within the Parksville core until our inaugural year in 2000. A Board of Directors governs the Centre to ensure that it continues to enhance economic activity, community participation, and public events. We have succeeded in building a “Gathering Place” to be proud of!
Oceanside Arts Council
The interior beauty of the Parksville Community & Conference Centre is enhanced by the gallery of local artwork that is available for sale through the Oceanside Arts Council. The vision of the council is "to encourage and support Arts and Culture as part of the daily lives of all citizens in the Oceanside area".
The Oceanside Emergency Social Services (ESS) Program
The following four service organizations deliver our local Emergency Preparedness Program and will serve as the command centre coordinators should disaster strike:
- Oceanside Emergency Social Services (www.ess.bc.ca);
- ORCA - the Oceanside Radio Communications Association,
- COPS - Citizens on Patrol program;
- Community Police Officer and RCMP volunteer members .
With offices housed at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, the ESS team can respond quickly to community emergencies. These volunteers will work at the Community Centre site to provide reception services, meals, housing and support in times of crisis. Please call 954-3411 for office hours.