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Premier John Horgan and Rob Douglas, BC NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley, meet with Cowichan First Nation elders, as they demonstrate spearfishing along the river. (Submitted)

Horgan acknowledges A&E sector hit hard by COVID-19, but showing signs of recovery

Hollywood North doing better than Hollywood South, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Rob Douglas, BC NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley, meet with Cowichan First Nation elders, as they demonstrate spearfishing along the river. (Submitted)
Duncan-based author Jennifer Manuel took home the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Heaviness of Things that Float, at the 33rd Annual BC Book Prizes. She will be part of an online reading session on Oct. 22, 2020, featuring Cowichan Valley writers. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Valley authors to be featured in online readings Oct. 22

The Cowichan Valley Writers Spotlight will feature readings by eight area writers

  • Oct 19, 2020
Duncan-based author Jennifer Manuel took home the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Heaviness of Things that Float, at the 33rd Annual BC Book Prizes. She will be part of an online reading session on Oct. 22, 2020, featuring Cowichan Valley writers. (Submitted photo)
Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)

Duncan Showroom hosts storytellers series

Monthly shows will be broadcast live on YouTube

Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Head to the Duncan Showroom for the songs and stories of Diamond Joe

Diamond Joe White will be entertaining folks at the Showroom on Saturday, Oct 17.

  • Oct 11, 2020
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Auditions in Cowichan this month for ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’

Auditions in Cowichan this month for ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’

New youth theatre group producing 30 neo-futurist plays in 60 minutes

Auditions in Cowichan this month for ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’
Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)

Arts and Entertainment column: Art, film, books and music all on tap in Cowichan

Here are a few of the things going on in Cowichan’s arts community.

Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)
Crystal Wolff, fashion show organizer, and Jan Bate of Cowichan Women Against Violence at the Fall Flow Fashion Show Sept. 12, 2020. (Amelia Beauregard photo)
Crystal Wolff, fashion show organizer, and Jan Bate of Cowichan Women Against Violence at the Fall Flow Fashion Show Sept. 12, 2020. (Amelia Beauregard photo)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
Artwork by Jennifer Lawson, 2018 Artist of the Somenos. This year’s WildWings Festival has been condensed due to COVID-19, but will go ahead next month. (submitted)

WildWings Festival pandemic edition coming to Cowichan in October

Three outdoor events, two reception-free art shows, and one small indoor workshop.

  • Sep 28, 2020
Artwork by Jennifer Lawson, 2018 Artist of the Somenos. This year’s WildWings Festival has been condensed due to COVID-19, but will go ahead next month. (submitted)
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has been unable to hold live performances since last March. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Big Stick light up red to signal COVID devastation

“COVID-19 has been truly devastating to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre”

  • Sep 21, 2020
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has been unable to hold live performances since last March. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)

Arts & Entertainment column: A new book, an art prize, and an AGM

Here are a few of the things happening in Cowichan’s arts and culture scene.

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)
Youth art show at the HUB at Cowichan Station gets enthusiastic response

Youth art show at the HUB at Cowichan Station gets enthusiastic response

The CVYS Art Show was inspired by the amazing youth and their artistic expression,

  • Sep 11, 2020
Youth art show at the HUB at Cowichan Station gets enthusiastic response
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch is hitting the Duncan Showroom on Sept. 18. (Tara Cooper photo)

Switch goes live at the Duncan Showroom Sept. 18

Cowichan rapper will do livestream with special guests

Cowichan Valley rapper Switch is hitting the Duncan Showroom on Sept. 18. (Tara Cooper photo)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Joley Baker’s first-place entry in the A1 class (Most Unusual Vegetable).
Joley Baker’s first-place entry in the A1 class (Most Unusual Vegetable).
Denise Holt sang her way to first place in Cowichan Lake Idol 2020. (Submitted)

Denise Holt wins Cowichan Lake Idol 2020

Competition goes online this year due to COVID-19

Denise Holt sang her way to first place in Cowichan Lake Idol 2020. (Submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii at a remote fishing lodge

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
Cowichan Symphony Society Board Members Ian Kennedy and Alice Sinclair present the Peggy C. Boiston Away to Bryn Posey. (submitted)

Cowichan’s Posey wins award for Outstanding Performance

Posey will be attending UBC’s Operatic Program as a full time student in the fall

  • Jul 20, 2020
Cowichan Symphony Society Board Members Ian Kennedy and Alice Sinclair present the Peggy C. Boiston Away to Bryn Posey. (submitted)