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,...

Afternoon Bluegrass dispels COVID blues

Chemainus’ own Bluegrass Fever opened a two-set Afternoon of Bluegrass at the Waterwheel Park bandshell Saturday afternoon, August 1. Barrie Hemmings (banjo, guitar & vocals), Jan Norton (fiddle and harmony vocals), Bob Johns (guitar, dobro & vocals) and...

CVCAS opens new chapter for Valley writers

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society has opened up a new chapter for Valley writers, approving funds for a Writers’ Forum and Circle. An ad hoc committee report, submitted by Jonathan Churcher and Craig Spence to the  board’s July 9 meeting, was...

Bandshell shows permitted with COVID protocols

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...