The Gipsy Rovers, were very popular in Nanaimo. Along with the group 'Shawanagan' they helped get the first night club in Nanaimo established in the early '70's. The Longhouse was a restaurant that expanded into a regular hot spot during the night in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo is home to the bathtub races and, it's been said, had the record for the most beer drinking establishments per capita in the '70's than any other city in Canada.
Alan Burns, July 2004
In Memory of Jerry Paquette (1949 - 2010)