Barbara Allen, ‘giving back and joining in’

For Barbara Allen volunteering with the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society is about giving back and joining in. It’s also about not giving in to the obstacles life confronts you with. Moving to Chemainus five years ago, she has continued her life-long habit of...

Just Another Indian – Warren Goulding

Author Warren Goulding reads an excerpt from his best selling book about serial killer John Crawford, and the ‘indifference’ of the Canadian media and public to the murders of the indigenous women he killed. Just Another Indian: A Serial Killer and...

New 2022-23 Board rolls up sleeves

A new Board of Directors was voted in by members of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society at its March 10 Annual General Meeting. Bob Johns will be Chair; Bev Knight, Vice Chair; Kathy Wachs, Treasurer;  Craig Spence, Membership; Val Bob, First Nations Committee;...

Welcome to Valley Voices

We hope you enjoy Valley Voices, a 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...

Why Volunteer?

Bringing community together to enjoy the arts, and fostering creative talents through the CVCAS is only possible because of the volunteers who keep the shows on the road.  Giving has its own rewards for CVCAS volunteers Volunteers make the arts happen in the Chemainus...

The Children of Wondria

The story so far: Three children, Becky, Sammy and Nicky, live in a place called Wondria. It’s a place where all creatures have wings and can fly, and the children each have a flying horse. They are out for a day’s fun when they see a terrible storm...

Shut the Front Door

  A friend asked us a question one day shortly after we married: “When you put your hand on the front door knob, what do you feel?” He asked it to gauge how home life was.  Coming home from a school board meeting where the politics can be brutal, I consider this...

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...