Welcome to Valley Voices

Welcome to Valley Voices

We hope you enjoy this growing collection of stories and poems by Chemainus Valley and Vancouver Island writers. The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society Writers’ Forum is committed to nurturing and sharing literature that’s connected to the people and...

The Squirrel & The Owl

Click above for Video ReadingStory Craig Spence / Art Diana Durrand Ptero was  going about his business one evening, searching for nuts, berries and tasty insects to eat, when – whoosh – Bubo, the owl swept down and snatched him up in her talons. He...

CVCAS supports Day for Truth & Reconciliation

The CVCAS fully supports the First National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and encourages our community to join in, honouring the children who survived Residential Schools and those that did not return. Truth and education are the keys, and the CVCAS First Nations...

Playing Scrabble with my father

These are his words – weak  wilt  sorrow  soul My letters could spell – death attaching to his word – atheist the horizon, a black storm front we both sense,                               lifting the hair                                                on the back of...

CVCAS 20th – Lots to celebrate

We’ve been so busy over the summer months, that we’ve had to put our 20th Anniversary celebrations and reflections and aspirations on pause. Here’s what’s kept us from tooting our horns… it’s a pretty good snapshot of what the CVCAS...

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis is a solo artist, interpreting the blues with a respect for its traditions as well as writing contemporary blues. He plays electric guitar, slide guitar, and 3 string cigar-box guitar. He tours constantly and plays over 200 dates a year across North...

David Vest & Friends

David Vest tickled the ivories for an appreciative crowd at the bandshell in Waterwheel Park Sept. 7, 2021. A five-time Maple Blues Award winner, Vest has been called one of the greatest living boogie-woogie piano players, and his roots run deep. Who else has had his...

Cats Meow

Cat’s Meow returned to the Waterwheel Park stage Saturday, September 4, 2021 for a performance in the rain. This combo of veteran players brought a selection of swing, latin jazz, and more.  The deliver familiar and eclectic songs with soulful vocals and solid...

Hank Leonhardt & the Kingpins

The Kingpins, a hard-hitting fun-loving band of veteran musicians, bring classic R&B from the ‘50s and ‘60s (plus a few original songs penned within the idiom) to the stage. Fronted by Hank Lionhart and powered by a dynamic horn and rhythm section, they bounce...