Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper set to perform soul-stirring music July 24

July 18, 2014 - 4:14am

Award-winning Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper is the next performer July 24 in the Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s summer Music by the Bay concert series in Bowser.

Harper's music is described as "melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core."

Among other achievements, Harper has co-scored Kevin Spacey’s movie entitled Inseparable, worked closely with Grammy award winning producer KC Porter and The Office’s Rainn Wilson.

The Music By the Bay concert series concludes August 15 with the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra playing favorites tunes, from classics to pops, to ragtime to show tunes.

Tickets ($60 per concert) include a delicious buffet dinner, and are available at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser, Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach, and at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Doors open at 5:30 pm; dinner is served at 6 pm.

Meanwhile, Tea by the Sea at the Field Station continues every Tuesday between 11 am and 2 pm, featuring a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and other goodies.

High tea ($20 per person) includes admission to the Field Station where visitors can enjoy stunning views of Baynes Sound, and self-guided tours to learn about marine science through colorful exhibits, large public aquaria and touch tanks teeming with marine life collected from BC waters. Proceeds from Tea by the Sea benefit Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s education programs. Please reserve in advance as space is limited.

A regional transit package ($25 per person) is available for guests visiting the Field Station from Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum. The package includes admission to the station, High Tea, shuttle to and from Magnolia Court in Bowser, and time to explore.

Every Wednesday at 11 am, staff are available for one-hour guided tours ($10 per person) of the Field Station. “It’s a great chance for the public to learn about our green building, and the projects we are working on,” says Stephanie Richards, coordinator of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. “They will also have the chance to get up close with local marine species in our touch tanks.”

Deep Bay Marine Field Station also offers marine biology camps for kids throughout July and August. Each day will be packed with adventures, experiments, scavenger hunts, crafts, games and more.

The Station is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours and “Sunset Dinner on the Deck” are available upon request.

For more details, and driving instructions please visit www.viu.ca/deepbay or call 250.740.6611. The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is located at 370 Crome Point Road, Bowser.



Janina Stajic, Manager, Communications and Public Engagement, Vancouver Island University P: 250.740.6288 E: Communications@viu.ca Twitter: @VIUNews

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