The Muncipality of North Cowichan has approved COVID-19 plans by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society to hold events in the Waterwheel Park bandshell, while adhereing to social distancing protocols to prevent spread of the virus.

Bob Johns delivered the good news to a meeting of the CVCAS performance committee, which has had to cancel most of its summer events programs due to the COVID pandemic.

Although large events won’t be possible under the plan, crowds of up to 50 can be accommodated, and the CVCAS plans to get its scaled down shows on stage by Saturday, July 18. Tuesday evening concerts are also being planned.

Reminders to maintain social distancing will be posted; a hand sanitation station will be provided; and markings in the aisles and on the benches will indicate crowd flow and seating to avoid getting too close.

Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming acts. The crowd size of up to 50 will have to be maintained, which means no more people will be admitted once 50 seats are taken. For the Saturday shows there may be two sets, which would allow up to 100 people to see the act in separate sittings.

Go to the CVCAS Connect page and choose your option if you want to receive updates about upcoming show.

(Please note: This site is under development. For more information about the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society go to our CVCAS.com site.)