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,


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