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School Supplies: 2017-2018

The School Supplies Conundrum:

Is it just us or does buying school supplies seem to be a lot of work?  Where do I go to get everything?  What if I already have some of the items – can’t I just buy what I need?  (Seriously, how many glue sticks does a family need?!)  Where can I go to find staff who can help me and know what school supplies are on these lists?  Is that brand the same, or different?  As parents, we know that is our experience, so we’re trying to help out.

2016 – 2017 School Year:

Last year, Parks West had all of the items required for the various grades at the various schools here in School District 69.  They were available at our shop in downtown Parksville including; those helpful pencils for young children who are learning to write, quality binders of many colours, paper – lined and plain, and – well – everything.  If it was on your kids’ school supply list, we had it here!

School Supplies for This Upcoming School Year:

Parents are starting to consider what they are doing for school supplies for the fall.  Here is what we at Parks West will be offering – choice.

Like last year, Parks West will have all of the items required for the various grades at the various schools here in School District 69.

Parents will have options.  They could come in and shop for it themselves; or, they could leave the list for us to put together for them.  They could buy the entire class list; or, just buy what they need or want.

Let’s Get At It!

Some schools in the School District have released their school supply lists already.  For those schools that have, Parks West has their lists available below or in the shop.  So, if you would like to start purchasing your school supplies, come on in, bring your list or get it from us (for those schools that have made them available).  Let us shop for you and you can pick it up later, or you can shop yourself.

All school supplies (only those on school lists) will be available for parents at 20% off plus 5% if you mention that you saw us here or on Facebook.  (See in-store for details.)


See you soon.  Cheers!


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Information on PST:

Note, some school supplies are exempt from PST.  See this link to know more: How PST Applies to School Supplies


Available School Supplies Lists:

Arrowview Elementary School Supplies Lists

Errington Elementary School Supplies Lists

Ecole Oceanside Elementary School Supplies Lists

False Bay Elementary School Supplies Lists

Qualicum Beach Elementary School Supplies Lists

Springwood Elementary School Supplies Lists

Ballenas Secondary School Suggest Supply List

Kwalikum Secondary School Suggested Supply List


ALERT – FedEx Email SCAM

Recently, we have seen a significant increase in calls to our store from folks who have received an email from “FedEx”.  This emails typically state that FedEx was unable to deliver a package and provide an attachment to click through.




Please, do not click the attachment as it may contain a virus.


For more information, please refer to the FedEx web site for details.


For information on keeping your computer health, please read our read our earlier post called, “Maintaining a Healthy Computer”.


The Toughest Cable on the Planet – Here at Parks West!

From FUSE CHICKEN:  The maker of the toughest cable on the planet:



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Welcome to the first blog of Parks West’s Electronics department. For this first blog I would like to talk about one of the most asked about topics that I deal with on a daily basis; Computer viruses. Most people use a computer every day but know very little about how to maintain and protect their devices. In many ways computers are like cars in that they need servicing from time to time however this is something that many people put off until something goes wrong.

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Paper & Document Shredding

Shredding your sensitive documents is becoming more and more important everyday as people take measures to protect their privacy and businesses comply with legislation and ensure that their client, employee and confidential business information is properly destroyed. 

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