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The Shawnigan Players are offering scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August for a limited audience. (submitted)

Scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ coming to live audiences in Cowichan Station

The Players had been preparing two new shows for the annual summer theatre festival

  • Jul 20, 2020
The Shawnigan Players are offering scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August for a limited audience. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)

Summer wilderness photo contest opens

Mosaic Forest Management launched its annual photo contest on July 1.

  • Jul 13, 2020
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movies such a success in Cowichan they doubled the features

One hundred per cent of the money collected is going to Nourish Cowichan.

The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Duncan’s Carlow Rush (third from left) and Gigabots perform for the judges on NBC’s World of Dance. (Submitted)

Rush reflects on his take two on ‘World of Dance’

“It was a good experience, no matter what”

Duncan’s Carlow Rush (third from left) and Gigabots perform for the judges on NBC’s World of Dance. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch livestreamed a show on Facebook in April to great results. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch livestreamed a show on Facebook in April to great results. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Musical Society holding auditions for mystery show June 21

“Still can’t tell you the name of this well-known Disney show”

The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A scene from the 1982 movie “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”

Movie theatre to reopen in Duncan with ‘E.T.’ and more

‘We will be one of the first indoor theatres to open in Canada’ since COVID-19 forced closures

A scene from the 1982 movie “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)

Artists lined up as Duncan gallery gets ready to reopen

“Our window displays for June showcase the work of some of the Island’s finest artists”

Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)
Eric Burnett headed up the Duncan studio that helped create Bron Studios’ “The Willoughbys,” which was recently released on Netflix. (Submitted)

Maple Bay animator helps lead Netflix’s ‘The Willoughbys’

Family comedy with A-list voices has Cowichan Valley ties

Eric Burnett headed up the Duncan studio that helped create Bron Studios’ “The Willoughbys,” which was recently released on Netflix. (Submitted)
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets on sale tonight for drive-in theatre at Cowichan Exhibition

Fresh Air Cinema bringing Onward and The Lion King to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)

Murray Hatfield and Teresa present evening of magic and comedy streaming live May 29

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department is inviting you to an evening of magic and comedy

Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)
Calligraphy by Warmland Calligrapher Marilyn Boechler. The Warmland Calligraphers are celebrating their 25 anniversary this year. (submitted)

Cowichan Calligraphers mark 25 years of love of letters

For the last 25 years our group has worked regularly with the public.

  • May 22, 2020
Calligraphy by Warmland Calligrapher Marilyn Boechler. The Warmland Calligraphers are celebrating their 25 anniversary this year. (submitted)
Cowichan Valley dancer Carlow Rush will appear on NBC’s World of Dance for the second time. (Citizen file photo)

Vancouver Island dancers returning to ‘World of Dance’ reality show

Cowichan’s Carlow Rush among those competing for $1-million prize

Cowichan Valley dancer Carlow Rush will appear on NBC’s World of Dance for the second time. (Citizen file photo)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)

CVAC 50th anniversary show opens online

More than 100 artists have entered the show

The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
Duncan’s Betty and Norm Worthy created the one-of-a-kind “Mumdala” from their mothers’ silver-plated heirlooms. (Submitted)

‘Mumdala’ a tribute in silver to Cowichan couple’s families

“Gord was willing to try the tricky job of halving the teapots”

Duncan’s Betty and Norm Worthy created the one-of-a-kind “Mumdala” from their mothers’ silver-plated heirlooms. (Submitted)