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Ashley Foot and Anthony Dang take the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Submitted by Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre featuring free concert from one of its own

Classical vocalist Ashley Foot to take the stage this weekend

James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

39 Days of July a wild success despite COVID-19 hurdles

Done and dusted for another year, the organizers of the 39 Days…

First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)

Cowichan Valley history part of National Film Board documentary

National Film Board of Canada will be shooting in the Duncan and Paldi area Aug. 1 and Aug. 2

First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)
Tonye Aganaba will wrap up the 39 Days of July as the final performer to hit the stage in Charles Hoey Park in Duncan on Monday, Aug. 2. (Album cover)

A&E column: 39 Days of July wrapping up

The festival wraps up after the long weekend

Tonye Aganaba will wrap up the 39 Days of July as the final performer to hit the stage in Charles Hoey Park in Duncan on Monday, Aug. 2. (Album cover)
Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)

A&E column: Art prize finalists chosen; Forest Discovery Centre holding event

A look at what’s going on in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
The Back Row Brass are going to be live on stage, and you can see them live and in person at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Island Symphony photo)

See the Back Row Brass — in person — in Duncan

“We are very excited to have live classical music back onstage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre”

  • Jul 19, 2021
The Back Row Brass are going to be live on stage, and you can see them live and in person at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Island Symphony photo)
Genevieve Singleton. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Art and the watershed: Learning about what’s here and how to preserve it

what makes her Facebook page special is her commentary includes names in Hul’q’umi’num’ language

  • Jul 17, 2021
Genevieve Singleton. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)

A&E column: New children’s book, Shakespeare Festival, comedy classes

Check out what’s going on in Cowichan arts and entertainment

The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)
Jonny Harris strolling up from the Chemainus wharf Monday while in town for filming of the CBC-TV series, Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing crew and host Harris seen around Chemainus Monday

Footage being compiled for the popular program to be broadcast in January 2022

Jonny Harris strolling up from the Chemainus wharf Monday while in town for filming of the CBC-TV series, Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Adam Nicholas (pictured) measures a tree’s age with an incremental borer. He is working with Brad Sylvester to complete the riparian study. (Susan Down photo)

Art and the watershed: Taking inventory in by Cowichan’s rivers

A vibrant riparian zone reduces extremes of flooding, erosion and drought

  • Jul 12, 2021
Adam Nicholas (pictured) measures a tree’s age with an incremental borer. He is working with Brad Sylvester to complete the riparian study. (Susan Down photo)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art exhibition explores Falun Gong; Symphony pop-up concerts

A taste of what’s going on in Cowichan arts, culture and entertainment

An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
The 39 Days of July kicked off at noon on Friday June 25 with a set from Chemainus resident Bill Hamilton. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The 39 Days of July kicked off at noon on Friday June 25 with a set from Chemainus resident Bill Hamilton. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)

A&E column: Podcast, poster contest winner, art on display

A taste of what’s going on in the Cowichan Valley

Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)
The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but they’re waiting until the July 1 public health updates before they make firm plans. (File photo)
The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but they’re waiting until the July 1 public health updates before they make firm plans. (File photo)