Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. 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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