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Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus with surprise mosaic

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 19, 2021
Trickster author Eden Robinson will be reading from her new book during an online conversation hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library on April 23. (Red Works Photography)

A&E column: Music, art, fundraising and renowned author

What’s going on in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

The McCloskey-Hydro Rain Garden, located in a sunny Hydro corridor and receiving about 2.5 million litres of rainwater runoff per year from the roof of nearby McCloskey Elementary School. (Deborah Jones photo)

A&E column: From nature to poetry to puppets, there’s plenty afoot

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment scene

Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Kickstarter launches for fully accessible exhibit focused on food

Raising awareness has been Sherred’s life’s work.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)

Koksilah Music Festival to air March 20 and 27

Family-friendly performances and workshops centred on Indigenous culture

  • Mar 17, 2021
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)
Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)

Arts and entertainment column: From the beauty of nature to the beauty of art

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment scene

Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)
Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: Lots to see in Duncan in March

Funding success, painters show, folk art, tell your COVID story

Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley writer Jennifer Manuel will headlining YakFest on March 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cowichan Valley writer to headline next YakFest on March 1

YakFest is a B.C.-based monthly women’s event held online via Zoom

Cowichan Valley writer Jennifer Manuel will headlining YakFest on March 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Forests bracket the Cowichan River. Those forests are the focus of a presentation by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 1, 2021. (Lorne Duncan photo)

Seeing Cowichan forests beyond trees focus of meeting March 1

Over the last 150 years, intensive development has changed the landscape from extensive old forests

  • Feb 22, 2021
Forests bracket the Cowichan River. Those forests are the focus of a presentation by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 1, 2021. (Lorne Duncan photo)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)

Call for entries for Salt Spring Island Art Prize

There will be 10 prizes awarded, with a first prize of $15,000

Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)
A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)

Arts and entertainment column: Family Day fun in Cowichan; Marine SAR online auction

Check out some of the things you can do on the Family Day weekend

A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)
Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Arts and Entertainment column: Woodwork, poetry, and podcasts

Here’s what’s happening in the arts community in Cowichan

Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Cabin Fever recorded a performance at Duncan United Church which was available for free streaming from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website, using CPAC’s new professional live streaming equipment. (Ashley Foot photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre helping performers reach online audiences

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has invested in live streaming video equipment

Cabin Fever recorded a performance at Duncan United Church which was available for free streaming from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website, using CPAC’s new professional live streaming equipment. (Ashley Foot photo)
‘Spirit Bear’ preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
‘Spirit Bear’ preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia. (Andrew S. Wright photo)