Local Entertainment

Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus is part of the Sip, Savour, Support Cowichan campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Tourism Cowichan’s “Sip, Savour, Support Cowichan” campaign underway

Chemainus’ Sawmill Taphouse & Grill and Riot Brewing and Saltair’s Ma Maison among participants

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rainforest Arts maintains a strong presence

Public continues to respond well to showcased artists

Featured artist Rohana Laing will be displaying her works – and giving people a break from the winter blahs – at Rainforest Arts January through February. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Los Colores show sheds new light on Chemainus

Artist’s show featured at the Rainforest Arts gallery through February

  • Jan 12, 2021
The dynamic duo of Dennis Brown and Skye Skagfeld display colourful examples of work from their winter solstice art exhibit at the St. Joseph’s Artist Studios Gallery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

All the elements on display inside and out for winter solstice art exhibit

Weather conditions prevent some people from coming to view the art of Skagfeld and Brown

The dynamic duo of Dennis Brown and Skye Skagfeld display colourful examples of work from their winter solstice art exhibit at the St. Joseph’s Artist Studios Gallery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
An over-the-shoulder look at what Skye Skagfeld is working on for the winter solstice art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Bright and vibrant art to illuminate darker days

Winter solstice exhibit features abstract landscapes in eye-popping colours

An over-the-shoulder look at what Skye Skagfeld is working on for the winter solstice art exhibit. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)

Treble Makers make a beautiful music video together

Second place awarded in Elementary Vocal for CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)
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Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gerland shares personal story of the season

Chemainus author’s offering features in Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas publication

Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite are appearing at the Chemainus Theatre Playbill Dining Room on Nov. 20 and 21. (Photo by Jon Blacker)

Popular blues duo playing two shows at Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room

Braithwaite & Whiteley back in town for special dinner performances

Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite are appearing at the Chemainus Theatre Playbill Dining Room on Nov. 20 and 21. (Photo by Jon Blacker)
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Head to the Duncan Showroom for the songs and stories of Diamond Joe

Diamond Joe White will be entertaining folks at the Showroom on Saturday, Oct 17

  • Oct 11, 2020
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Philip Mix’s Paloma in Amsterdam, oil on linen. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist likes to Mix up his work into different categories

Portraits, landscapes and an abstract yacht series show incredible versatility

Philip Mix’s Paloma in Amsterdam, oil on linen. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Entertainment by ‘Papa’ Steve Hughes helps takes the blues away for people dwelling too much on COVID-19. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Downtown tunes

Musicians keeping folks entertained

Entertainment by ‘Papa’ Steve Hughes helps takes the blues away for people dwelling too much on COVID-19. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Larry Skaggs performs on the cello for the Pablo & Friends concert. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Classical Concerts season opener in October already sold out

Waiting list being taken with only 40 tickets made available for social distancing requirements

Larry Skaggs performs on the cello for the Pablo & Friends concert. (Photo submitted)
Andy McCormack on guitar for Tropic Mayhem at Waterwheel Park. (Photo by Craig Spence/Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)

Mayhem ensues

That’s a good thing for entertainment at Waterwheel Park

  • Aug 29, 2020
Andy McCormack on guitar for Tropic Mayhem at Waterwheel Park. (Photo by Craig Spence/Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)
‘Papa’ Steve Hughes of Chemainus performs some tunes downtown on a sunny Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music to our ears

‘Papa’ Steve Hughes among the entertainers helping to chase the blues away in downtown Chemainus

‘Papa’ Steve Hughes of Chemainus performs some tunes downtown on a sunny Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Hardware Girls followed JoHannah Knight in a great double-bill at the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Double-bill of engaging entertainment

Knight, Hardware Girls perform at Waterwheel Park bandshell

  • Aug 13, 2020
The Hardware Girls followed JoHannah Knight in a great double-bill at the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Exhibit showcases one side of artist’s wide-ranging personality

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
The Copper Canyon Band – Doug Fitzpatrick (guitar/vocals), Gord Bigham (guitar/Vocals), Dawn Geddie (double bass) and Ian Smith (percussion) – took to the bandshell stage at Waterwheel Park Saturday, July 25, 2020, and put on a county and blues performance for the crowd. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Schedule announced to the end of August for Tuesday and Saturday performances

The Copper Canyon Band – Doug Fitzpatrick (guitar/vocals), Gord Bigham (guitar/Vocals), Dawn Geddie (double bass) and Ian Smith (percussion) – took to the bandshell stage at Waterwheel Park Saturday, July 25, 2020, and put on a county and blues performance for the crowd. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Mark Crissinger in the first performance at the Waterwheel Park bandshell of a rejuvenated summer program. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Music soothes the COVID beast

Cultural Arts Society launches a summer entertainment package with restrictions

Mark Crissinger in the first performance at the Waterwheel Park bandshell of a rejuvenated summer program. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)