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Dick Zuyderduyn brought new life to this friendly cougar, now displayed at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Woodworker restores cougar to prime condition

A lot of TLC goes a long way with cleaning and touch-ups

 

Dick Zuyderduyn beside the cougar sculpture, now located at the front of the Chemainus Valley Museum, that he spent considerable time on refurbishing. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Raising a cougar sculpture to a Museum perch requires many hands

Collaborative effort brings new life to historic carving

 

Fire department role quite different on Thetis Island

Fire department role quite different on Thetis Island

Expanded duties include road rescue and medical emergencies

 

More events hit by COVID’s wrath

More events hit by COVID’s wrath

Tour de Rock doesn’t pack the same punch for obvious reasons

More events hit by COVID’s wrath
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Rotarians Tom Andrews and Bob Smith at work on the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Rotary Club members spruce up the Waterwheel Park bandshell

CVCAS venue receives the royal treatment of power washing and re-staining

  • Sep 22, 2020
Chemainus Rotarians Tom Andrews and Bob Smith at work on the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Delivery by Loaves and Fishes of Nanaimo provides lots of crates of food for Jan Aikman and John Siebring to sort out. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Harvest House food bank volunteers an efficient group

Many steps required in the process before clients receive food

Delivery by Loaves and Fishes of Nanaimo provides lots of crates of food for Jan Aikman and John Siebring to sort out. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Betty Martindale devoted herself to Meals on Wheels in Chemainus for 29 years. (Photo submitted)

Martindale honoured for her many years of service with Meals on Wheels

Retiring chair part of a remarkable history for volunteer organization in Chemainus

  • Aug 2, 2020
Betty Martindale devoted herself to Meals on Wheels in Chemainus for 29 years. (Photo submitted)
The diligent Chemainus Communities In Bloom group at work along the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The diligent Chemainus Communities In Bloom group at work along the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)
This is what the lineup looked like in the afternoon of reopening day at the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop on July 2. You can expect lineups at the store frequently, with only a certain number of people allowed in the store at any one time. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Keeping them in line

Popular thrift shop reopens to the return of customers’ quest for great bargains

This is what the lineup looked like in the afternoon of reopening day at the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop on July 2. You can expect lineups at the store frequently, with only a certain number of people allowed in the store at any one time. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Donna McCaskey does her part for Chemainus Communities In Bloom, getting down on her hands and knees for planting at the Henry Road roundabout. Left, it’s a sign of the times, as Laura Dussault of Chemainus Communities In Bloom dons her mask for planting at the Henry Road roundabout, with pylons put out to maintain distancing for group members. (Photos submitted)

Planting conducted calmly, kindly and safely

We Dig Chemainus June 2020

  • May 31, 2020
Donna McCaskey does her part for Chemainus Communities In Bloom, getting down on her hands and knees for planting at the Henry Road roundabout. Left, it’s a sign of the times, as Laura Dussault of Chemainus Communities In Bloom dons her mask for planting at the Henry Road roundabout, with pylons put out to maintain distancing for group members. (Photos submitted)
The famous Chemainus Health Care Auxiiary Thrift Shop will start taking donations again on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop accepting donations again, starting Friday

Actual store being renovated during the pandemic and not likely to reopen for at least a month

The famous Chemainus Health Care Auxiiary Thrift Shop will start taking donations again on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rotary Club of Chemainus members, from left: Ken Stanton, Helen Fowler, Tom Andrews and Richard Calverley. Absent: Denise Stanton. Extra suitcases are filled with donations from our local community. (photo by Art Carlyle)

Mission accomplished for Chemainus Rotarians in Guatemala in the pre-COVID-19 world

House construction, gas stoves, shoes and nutrition efforts a boost to residents

Rotary Club of Chemainus members, from left: Ken Stanton, Helen Fowler, Tom Andrews and Richard Calverley. Absent: Denise Stanton. Extra suitcases are filled with donations from our local community. (photo by Art Carlyle)
The Chemainus Rotary Club team before heading out on their Guatemala trip. From left: Helen Fowler, Richard Calverley, Tom Andrews and Ken Stanton. Denise Stanton was joining them during the second week. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Rotarians make seventh straight trip to Guatemala for work projects

Building houses and beds and bringing donated items on the agenda

The Chemainus Rotary Club team before heading out on their Guatemala trip. From left: Helen Fowler, Richard Calverley, Tom Andrews and Ken Stanton. Denise Stanton was joining them during the second week. (Photo by Don Bodger)