Community

Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank volunteers, from left: Jennifer Blackhurst, Carol Granger and Margeret McPherson, backed up by Jason Farrugia of Island Savings Credit Union. (Photo submitted)

Hefty totals raised in food and cash donations for the Harvest House

Food bank benefits greatly from community support at Fill The Truck event

Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Our historical feature for the week is the Fisherman’s Resort on the Chemainus River. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

A River Runs Through It

Historical Moment Sept. 16

Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)

The truck stops here for a fill-up

Saturday fundraiser to benefit the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)
The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tree stands as a memorial to Benyamini

Popular Chemainus resident died in October 2020 after a long cancer battle

The plaque by the tree dedicated to Pnina Benyamini. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch ready for play on Penelakut Island

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion for Indigenous youth

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
Danielle Groenendijk on the family farm with her running partner Bo. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Recipient of 4-H scholarship reaps many rewards

Groenendijk makes the most of life experiences throughout the pandemic

Danielle Groenendijk on the family farm with her running partner Bo. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cozy picnic shelter project finally completed

Joint effort between Rotary Club and municipality a great addition to Kin Beach

Ribbon-cutting by Ken Stanton and Don Stewart with Tom Andrews marks the official opening of the Rotary picnic shelter. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.

Counter-rally sends messages of thanks to Vancouver Island hospital workers

Residents hold support rally one day after COVID restrictions protest at Comox Valley hospital

Some residents held a counter-rally at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Thursday afternoon, showing their support for health care workers. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
Mike Cooper with the card given to him by the clients in the Chemainus Adult Day Program. (Photo submitted)

Health care adult day program clients appreciate man’s gesture

Card presented for helping hand during a traffic backlog

Mike Cooper with the card given to him by the clients in the Chemainus Adult Day Program. (Photo submitted)
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Chemainus Gun Club members in 1908. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Chemainus Gun Club

Historical moment August 19

  • Aug 28, 2021
HISTORICAL MOMENT
Chemainus Gun Club members in 1908. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.

Crops grow just as well in the fall as spring

Good time for second round of spinach, Swiss chard, broccoli and kale

  • Aug 27, 2021
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.
From left: Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown and Mike Munro with the Vax Van. (Photo submitted)

Vax van motoring into Chemainus

First and second doses will be administered Friday and Monday

From left: Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown and Mike Munro with the Vax Van. (Photo submitted)
Curious otters cast an eye toward Cim MacDonald to see what she’s doing. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Chemainus photographer’s pandemic wildlife scenes on display in Duncan

Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives housing MacDonald’s striking images until Oct. 15

Curious otters cast an eye toward Cim MacDonald to see what she’s doing. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Organ technician and builder Jason Barnsley hands one of the 541 pipes in the pipe organ at Duncan United Church to Connie Masson, the church’s music director, for cleaning. For the full story, see page 15. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)