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The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

‘The Rudderless Pair’ is a new memoir from Cowichan’s Lyle Gatley, about his unlikely rise is the sport of rowing to become an Olympian. (Book jacket)

A&E column: Olympian offers memoir; Lawson art show

What’s coming up in arts and entertainment in Cowichan

The Rivernotes Choir is back. (Submitted photo)
The Rivernotes Choir is back. (Submitted photo)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton announced as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)

4 Cowichan performers take home Joey Awards

Alora Killam, Lily Killam, Owen Hogg and Austin Friesen were all winners

Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small cast covers large number of roles in A Tiny Christmas Carol

New adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic opens at the Chemainus Theatre

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return of West Coast Chamber Players highly-anticipated

Renowned ensemble performing at Chemainus Classical Concerts Dec. 4

St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Holiday favourite The Nutcracker is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Dec. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
Holiday favourite The Nutcracker is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Dec. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
Author Larry Amstutz, formerly from Lake Cowichan, has released his personal memoir “Finding my Groove”. (Submitted photo)

Lake Cowichan author releases ‘Finding my Groove’ memoir

Larry Amstutz will be at local library on Nov. 26

  • Nov 21, 2022
Author Larry Amstutz, formerly from Lake Cowichan, has released his personal memoir “Finding my Groove”. (Submitted photo)
Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Encore! choir names new composer in residence

Deborah Sumner recently retired as a music teacher and librarian in the Duncan area

  • Nov 21, 2022
Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
The star of the show was Reed, age 11, who submitted four excellent art pieces. (Submitted by CLAC)

Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society open house results in new logo, rebranding ideas

The number one selection for a public art undertaking was a community mural

The star of the show was Reed, age 11, who submitted four excellent art pieces. (Submitted by CLAC)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus is the intimate venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Accomplished pianist performs in Classical Concerts series Nov. 6

Resume also includes extensive teaching and adjudicating

St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus is the intimate venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)

‘Blues Songs of Christmas’ ringing in the season at Duncan Showroom

Big Hank and The Kingpins perform Nov. 5

  • Oct 31, 2022
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)

Pandemic inspires many pieces in new Arbutus Ridge art show

Cowichan Valley art club hosting show and sale Nov. 5 and 6

  • Oct 30, 2022
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)