Amy Hughes of Bound To Be Different at the Our Chemainus - A Celebration event. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus celebration brings a great response

Courier’s role in spreading the message brings considerable exposure

On behalf of the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce I would like to say “Thank You” to all the people, businesses and organizations that made ‘Our Chemainus – A Celebration’ day such a great success.

The atmosphere and the vibes were incredible, it was a pleasure to be there.

However, a large part of our success was due to the supportive role that Don Bodger and the Chemainus Valley Courier played. The response from their article in July about the event was incredible; within a week 10 tables were spoken for.

I was questioned about it the day before the paper was published, courtesy of their on-line version.

The article two days before the show did wonders to remind residents.

To me, it reinforces the importance of community newspapers. They can act as the heart and soul of communities, especially small ones like Chemainus.

However, this support must be a two-way process. We need them but equally they need us.

We live in an era where all companies, governments and organizations are controlled and/or directed by accountants, not by philosophy or for the greater good. This is true whether it a local newspaper or health care and education issues.

Therefore, I would ask that we all bear this in mind and include the Courier in our future promotions and advertising needs. Thank you.

Roy Summerhayes,

Chemainus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Starting a Riot experience back at the brewery again

Lounge reopening and potential for patio extension has owners enthusiastic

No lifeguards this summer for Cowichan’s Fuller Lake, Arbutus Park; Crofton pool closed

Fears of risk to health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic to blame

Elementary schools return with 40 per cent class attendance

RCMP issue 39 warnings in school zones around the region

North Cowichan parks reopening

Park Ambassadors to help address any issues

Wave washes over local businesses with reopenings

Third Wave Coffee Company accepts mini cupcake donations for Crofton Elementary PAC

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Greater Victoria drive-thru window smashed after man receives burger without mustard

Greater Victoria Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

Murder charge upgraded in George Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

Floyd’s family and protesters have repeatedly called for criminal charges against all four officers

Friendly Cove and Kyuquot will remain closed until further notice

Transition of other B.C. communities will be monitored before a decision to ease restrictions

Racist incident shocks Vancouver Island First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP investigating after video shows truck wheeling through Tseshaht territory

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit was en route as whale broke free from prawn trap line

Most Read