Vancouver Island – Coombs

altBranch # 11, Coombs, Central Vancouver Island

CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND covers an area from Qualicum Bay to Duncan.

 When initially formed, the club met and played at a venue in Coombs, hence the name.

 The community of Coombs is located 9 km west of Parksville and is well known as the home of “The Goats on the Roof” at the Old Country Market. Coombs grew out of the Salvation Army’s immigration program that brought nearly a quarter of a million poor English and Welsh to Canada. The handful of families that settled here took the name for their community from the Salvation Army’s commissioner in Canada, Thomas Coombs.

Fiddlers on you-tube May 2018

 Membership

  • Approximately 35 including 4 young students and 8 Lifetime members.  About 20 members are active musicians.  New members are always welcome.

 Regular Practices

  • Practices are held at Grace United Church hall in Coombs on Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Executive for 2022: 
President
Nell Bowles  
#208 211 Moilliet St.,Parksville BC V9P 1N8 
250-586-6666 cell 250-240-0582
nellbr11@gmail.com
Vice President
Bob Berge
1041A Bellevue Rd Parksville,V9P 2C6
250-927-5035
Treasurer
Marg Elliott
266 Chestnut St., Parksville, BC V9P 2V7
250-248-4775
tomarg333@gmail.com
Secretary
       Darlene Haupstein, Parksville
Directors
2 year - Fern Fondrick, Carolyn Dyment
1 year - Carol Hansen, Angela Maharajh, Tom Elliott
* Other Functions: Membership - Marg Elliott

  Special Events and Playouts

  • We play monthly at several of the local Seniors’ care residences.

  • When requested, we perform at various local events such as the Coombs Fair, Coombs Bluegrass Festival, etc.

 Contests

  • None Planned at this Time.