ETHOS Interactive Displays at the MAC

Free and open throughout the month of August

Everyone welcome

Coastal Stewards Youth Workshop

This FREE workshop for young coastal stewards will explore the connection between humans and aquatic ecosystems.

Beach Walk and Seining

This FREE activity is perfect for residents and visitors to our Oceanside area

2019 Summer Programs

Get ready for some summer fun at the MAC!

In conjunction with this summer’s art installation, Soft Shore – where land and water meet, we have some exciting activities planned for August.  ETHOS presents awesome interactive displays and activities which explore our Oceanside coastline and the ongoing local community projects to protect our unique ocean ecosystems.  The ETHOS interactive display is free an open throughout the month of August.  Coastal Stewards Youth Workshop for ages 8-12 has three workshops: Aug 7, Aug 14 or Aug 21.  And everyone is welcome to come for a Beach Walk and Seining session Aug 6, Aug 13, or Aug 20.   All ETHOS events are FREE, but pre-registration is required.  Click on the links below for more details and online registration.

This July, in partnership with the Regional District of Nanaimo, MAC School for the Creative Arts is also offering three summer courses for kids and youth:  BYTE camp (Claymation Movie Production), Readers Theatre and Digital Design using 3D Printer. These classes are filling up, so avoid disappointment and register now.  Click on the links below for more details and online registration.


Program Name
ETHOS Interactive Displays Aug 1-30 everyone ETHOS
Coastal Stewards Youth Workshop Aug 7, 14, or 21 8-12 ETHOS
Beach Walk & Seining Aug 6, 13, or 20 everyone ETHOS
BYTE Camp, Claymation Movie Production July 8-12 9-12 RDN
Readers Theatre July 15-19 8+ RDN
Digital Design Using 3D Printer July 23-25 8+ RDN



How to Register

  • for all programs, simply click on the links above to register online
  • to register for ETHOS programs by  phone or in person, visit us at the MAC Office or call 250-248-8185
  • to register for RDN programs phone the RDN at  250-248-3252, or drop by in person at either Oceanside Place Arena or Ravensong Aquatic Centre.

Meet our ETHOS partners

Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society
Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute
Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere Region
VIU – Deep Bay Marine Station
Arrowview Elementary School
Govt. of Canada Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans

Many thanks to our sponsors

BMO Nesbitt Burns
Parksville Qualicum Foundation
Regional District of Nanaimo
City of Parksville

McMillian Arts Centre