Poem takes ‘Un’-Fair First Ribbon

Rosemary Ratcliff took the top ribbon for a poem the wrote about the COVID-19 pandemic. Poetry, of course, stands on its own. In fact, one of the joys of all literature is the creative response it evokes in the minds of readers. If you want to simply hear Rosemary...

Rainforest Arts hires gallery manager

Stephanie Allesia has been hired as Gallery Manager by Rainforest Arts. Rainforest Arts has hired a gallery manager. Stephanie Allesia comes on board with experience as Front of House Coordinator with the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Her work with volunteers and...

Bandshell spruced up by Rotary

Rotarians Tom Andrews and Bob Smith at work on the Waterwheel Park bandshell Members of the Chemainus Rotary Club have been hard at it, power washing, scraping and re-staining the log and wood trim exterior of the bandshell in Waterwheel Park. Rotarians Tom Andrews,...

Black Moon Valley’s foot-stompin’ catchy

Black Moon Valley They describe themselves as a “four-piece foot stompin’ country rock & roll explosion” and the Waterwheel Park bandshell audience tapped and clapped to the Black Moon Valley’s blend of classics, original songs and musical...

CVCAS forms Writers’ Circle

Begin with the end in view. That could be the motto of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s newly established Writers’ Forum and Circle, which is looking to hold its inaugural startup (Zoom) meeting in early October. “We want Valley writers...

Big Pacific rocks bandshell audience

Big Pacific took to the Bandshell stage at Waterwheel Park, August 18, and rocked an appreciative audience with their music. It was a first for the group in the Music in the Park series, but it looks Roly Sandoval, guitar; Nick Dokter, drums; Wayne Veillet, bass; and...

Hardware Girls harmonies move audience

The Hardware GirlsBarb, Jessica and Jade, the Hardware Girls, took to the Bandshell Stage in Waterwheel Park August 11, after an opening act by JoHannah Knight. JoHannah Knight Barb Blakney Jessica Blakney Jade Blakney More Music in the ParkThere’s more music...

Rhythm Kings a bandshell crowd-pleaser

The Rhythm Kings had people clapping and dancing at the Waterwheel Park bandshell August 8, as part of the summer music in the park series. Mike Mallon, Carson Mallon, Nick Docter, Dan Dube and Joe Spinelli had their audience tapping and clapping in their two sets....

Mad Hatter – Reading by Amanda Hale

Amanda Hale read from her novel Mad Hatter at the Askew Creek Book Shop recently. Mad Hatter and books by other Chemainus Valley and Vancouver Island authors are on the shelves of the Askew Creek Book Shop, which is located in the Chemainus Market on Willow Street,...