Arts and Entertainment

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: 200-physician choir sings to benefit mental health, addiction recovery

Led by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, the video calls attention to mental health needs

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)
The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)

Cowichan pantomime production postponed until late January

‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ was scheduled for late December

The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Symphony Society will host a free streaming production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ by the Victoria Baroque players on Dec. 17 on its website and Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Victoria Baroque players to live stream Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Production will be on Cowichan Symphony Society website and Facebook page on Dec. 17

The Cowichan Symphony Society will host a free streaming production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ by the Victoria Baroque players on Dec. 17 on its website and Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
There are many beautiful items to bid on in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s online auction to raise funds for youth programs. This limited edition print is one of the items you can bid on. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraising auction and classical annual meeting

A taste of what’s happening in the arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

There are many beautiful items to bid on in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s online auction to raise funds for youth programs. This limited edition print is one of the items you can bid on. (Submitted)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
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)
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)
Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dinner events satisfying for the Chemainus Theatre and patrons

Small groups enjoy entertainment and the food in the Playbill Dining Room

Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
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)
Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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