Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, but we are able to continue our Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). Ministry clients can call about using a drop-off/pick-up service for report cards. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Family Night

Posted in Children's & Family Programs

Fun for the whole family!

Family Night

SOS offers Family Night programs in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.The programs offer a fun place for families to connect with each other while enjoying a nutritious meal and quality family time. We provide:

  • Activities, crafts and field trips designed for the whole family
  • A delicious dinner
  • A chance to form new friendships with families in your community
  • An opportunity to learn about community resources

We even take care of the dishes!

Pre-registration is required for this program. It takes place:

Wednesdays in Parksville, 4:30 pm- 7 pm 

Tuesdays in Qualicum Beach, 4:30 pm-7 pm 

Call 250-248-2093 ext 249 to register in Parksville, and 250-752-2040 ext 201 to register in Qualicum Beach. 

The programs take place at the SOS Community Services Centres in Parksville, at 245 West Hirst Ave, and in Qualicum Beach, at 744 Primrose St. 

For more information on the Parksville program call 250-248-2093 ext 249 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the Qualicum Beach program call 250-752-2040 ext. 201  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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