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The area surrounding the Chemainus Rotary Club’s bunker door is one of the new surfaces that will feature a mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Up to three new murals coming to Chemainus

Project will be coordinated between the Rotary Club and Festival of Murals Society

The area surrounding the Chemainus Rotary Club’s bunker door is one of the new surfaces that will feature a mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)

Act your age means more movie roles for seniors like Mark Brandon

Island-filmed The Baker’s Son provides a prominent role as a news anchor

Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)
“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Colorful scenery abundant in Chemainus spring equinox art exhibit

St. Joseph’s Artist Studio Gallery the site for bright landscape paintings

It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Popular Island dinner theatre hoping fundraiser can Bridge The Gap

Chemainus Theatre patrons launch campaign to assist in filling the void until performances return

Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus provides the perfect small town atmosphere for movie shoot

Community takes on the persona of Windward, Washington for Hallmark production

Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Willow Street Cafe is going to be looking good as the central building in filming of a movie in Chemainus next week. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Hallmark movie crews moving into Chemainus for the week

Filming of The Baker’s Sons being conducted downtown

Willow Street Cafe is going to be looking good as the central building in filming of a movie in Chemainus next week. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)