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The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auction action encouraged for much-needed Chemainus Theatre support

Less than a week left to make bids on unique items for Christmas

The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre receives Island Coastal Economic Trust funding

Project will involve recording and live-streaming Playbill Presents series content

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New Chemainus mural depicts a love story in the making

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
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)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room will be open next week. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room reopening

Productions still on hold, but dining room will starting feeding people again Sept. 9

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room will be open next week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island artist showcases the Essence of the Esses

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Arcade games a bright light to Chemainus public market space

Pinball being enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages

Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Lois Flach’s painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dragonflies, bears and sasquatches mark the path toward Liam Tromans’ workshop, left. Middle, Tromans’ eagle carving admired in Hope. Right, Tromans has a yardful of creatures to stand guard and even on benches he’s devised. (Photos by Don Bodger, submitted)

Chemainus man a master at his chainsaw carving craft

Numerous competitions and workshops will wait for Liam Tromans during COVID-19 outbreak

Dragonflies, bears and sasquatches mark the path toward Liam Tromans’ workshop, left. Middle, Tromans’ eagle carving admired in Hope. Right, Tromans has a yardful of creatures to stand guard and even on benches he’s devised. (Photos by Don Bodger, submitted)
Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).

Mamma Mia! poised to be biggest Chemainus Theatre show ever

Plenty of buzz as Island dinner theatre schedules ABBA-fueled romp

Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).
The Osborne Bay Pub lineup for December includes Unfaithful Servants, who hit the stage in Crofton on Saturday, Dec. 15. (Photo submitted)

‘Tis the season for live music at its best in Crofton

Osborne Bay Pub fare will provide great holiday treats

The Osborne Bay Pub lineup for December includes Unfaithful Servants, who hit the stage in Crofton on Saturday, Dec. 15. (Photo submitted)
Ken Lavigne is starting a tour in China this week. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus singer, Island choir touring China

Beijing and Shanghai among the stops for tenor Ken Lavigne and his band

Ken Lavigne is starting a tour in China this week. (Photo submitted)