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Lottery system would have been better to fill extra Still Standing seats

Excluding ordinary townsfolk defeats the purpose of the show

 

Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island hip hop dance duo Funkanometry promotes ice cream dream

Nanaimo-based pair work on video in Parksville

 

Brittany Pickard being interviewed by Jonny Harris and filmed by the Still Standing crew for the show. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Limits curtail rare experience

Many miss out on enjoying Still Standing’s visit

 

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Don Wilkie is a veteran of many years as a musician. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music soothes the COVID beast

Chemainus the place for entertainment on the street

Don Wilkie is a veteran of many years as a musician. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on July 22, 2019. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she’ll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Britney Spears’ new attorney says father must step aside

‘If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is’

FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on July 22, 2019. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she’ll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Still Standing crew and host Harris seen around Chemainus Monday

Footage being compiled for the popular program to be broadcast in January 2022

Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bluegrass Fever on stage at Waterwheel Park. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Cultural Arts Society brings music programming back to full strength

Crowds already enjoying the start of the outdoor entertainment at Waterwheel Park

Bluegrass Fever on stage at Waterwheel Park. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Chemainus Still Standing through all sorts of adversity

Crew from the popular CBC-TV program coming to film an episode

Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Julie Nygaard’s By Moonlight Raven Flight is one of the photo-artist works in her show Through My Eyes – A Visual Journey, which will be featured at Rainforest Arts through August. (Photo submitted)

Photographer-painter Nygaard featured at Rainforest Arts

Real images enhanced through digital means to create compelling art

  • Jun 15, 2021
Julie Nygaard’s By Moonlight Raven Flight is one of the photo-artist works in her show Through My Eyes – A Visual Journey, which will be featured at Rainforest Arts through August. (Photo submitted)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special classical concert available for viewing

Recording session helps fill a void for patrons

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Theatre announces return of cabaret series and online auction

Tickets available soon for dinner and entertainment in the dining room

The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)

Sunfest country music bash won’t be shining on B.C. in 2021

Annual Vancouver Island Festival cancelled due to COVID-19, along with Laketown Shakedown

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo

A Passion for Pinot

Sea to sky on the BC pinot noir trail

  • Apr 28, 2021
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Artist Ira Hoffecker

Exhibition captures painter’s incredible journey

  • Apr 27, 2021
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

And the band played on

Copper Canyon Band further brightens a sunny day

Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus where Frank Ludwig honed some of his musical skills as a youth. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Musical repertoire encompasses many instruments and bands

Ludwig’s humble beginnings in Chemainus lead to great experiences in the industry

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus where Frank Ludwig honed some of his musical skills as a youth. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo