Local Entertainment

Riot Brewing features regular live music and fun-filled trivia contests each month. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley weekly events and entertainment schedule

For the week of Feb. 9-15

Edie Daponte loves performing in Crofton and she’s back Friday, Feb. 10. (Photo by nuttycake.com)

Heartfelt delivery makes Daponte the pulse of Valentine’s love songs

Return engagement at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub Friday, Feb. 10

A Cedar Is Life will be screened at the Chemainus Theatre Festival Feb. 11. (Photo submitted)

Cedar’s prominence in Indigenous lives featured in documentary

Screening of A Cedar Is Life at Chemainus Theatre’s mini film festival

A Cedar Is Life will be screened at the Chemainus Theatre Festival Feb. 11. (Photo submitted)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has some fitness classes happening that will be of interest to seniors. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has some fitness classes happening that will be of interest to seniors. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artistic director Mark DuMez and managing director Randy Huber take a vantage point in the Chemainus Theatre seats that they hope will be predominantly full during the 2023 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre staging a bigger comeback during 2023

Five shows of multiple interest sure to attract strong audience numbers

Artistic director Mark DuMez and managing director Randy Huber take a vantage point in the Chemainus Theatre seats that they hope will be predominantly full during the 2023 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sarah Smith is at the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, Jan. 13. (Photo submitted)
Sarah Smith is at the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, Jan. 13. (Photo submitted)
The Chemainus Classical Concerts series returns to St. Michael’s Church on Sunday, Jan. 15. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Music the food of love for classical concert

Program at St. Michael’s Church celebrates the many facets of love

The Chemainus Classical Concerts series returns to St. Michael’s Church on Sunday, Jan. 15. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Cougars junior boys basketball team is playing well into the home stretch of the season and has another home game Thursday. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Cougars junior boys basketball team is playing well into the home stretch of the season and has another home game Thursday. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Brandon Isaak Trio plays the Osborne Bay Pub Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. (Photo submitted)
The Brandon Isaak Trio plays the Osborne Bay Pub Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. (Photo submitted)
Big Hank’s blues songs of Christmas are legendary. He’s at the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, Dec. 9. (Photo submitted)
Big Hank’s blues songs of Christmas are legendary. He’s at the Osborne Bay Pub Friday, Dec. 9. (Photo submitted)
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus’ Ken Lavigne has a huge following on the Island. (Photo submitted)

Lavigne generates Christmas spirit with his lone Island show

Chemainus singer returns from Alberta as the headline performer Dec. 9 in Nanaimo

Chemainus’ Ken Lavigne has a huge following on the Island. (Photo submitted)
There’s fun games for the kids at Little Town Christmas, like when Kael Harvey went fishing in the fish pond in 2018. (File photo by Don Bodger)
There’s fun games for the kids at Little Town Christmas, like when Kael Harvey went fishing in the fish pond in 2018. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small cast covers large number of roles in A Tiny Christmas Carol

New adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic opens at the Chemainus Theatre

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return of West Coast Chamber Players highly-anticipated

Renowned ensemble performing at Chemainus Classical Concerts Dec. 4

St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Colourful wreaths made by Sarah Kelly, who also does magic bags, were attention-getters at the Chemainus Fire Department’s Christmas Craft Fair in 2018. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Colourful wreaths made by Sarah Kelly, who also does magic bags, were attention-getters at the Chemainus Fire Department’s Christmas Craft Fair in 2018. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Baked goods and all sorts of vendor stalls are sure to appeal to the early Christmas shopper. (Photo by Rob Watson)
Baked goods and all sorts of vendor stalls are sure to appeal to the early Christmas shopper. (Photo by Rob Watson)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has regular activities throughout the week and a soup and sandwich lunch with entertainment this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has regular activities throughout the week and a soup and sandwich lunch with entertainment this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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