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SingYourJoy is a non-auditioned chorus of people aged 16 to 29 with in-person rehearsal locations in Oak Bay and Langford, as well as online. (Courtesy SingYourJoy)

Chorus expands online options to in-person rehearsal in Langford, Oak Bay

Free, non-auditioned SingYourJoy recruits those aged 16 to 29

SingYourJoy is a non-auditioned chorus of people aged 16 to 29 with in-person rehearsal locations in Oak Bay and Langford, as well as online. (Courtesy SingYourJoy)
Monica Hofer leads the Drums Alive fitness program at the Errington Hall. (Submitted photo)

Bucket list: Mid-Island set to come alive with special drumming

Pair of programs scheduled to take place starting October

Monica Hofer leads the Drums Alive fitness program at the Errington Hall. (Submitted 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)
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2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Voting now ready for Oak Bay’s Arts Alive 2020 sculptures

Audio and written descriptions posted for all 10 sculptures

2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)

Snuneymuxw artist brings aquatic designs to Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool

Work by artist Eliot White-Hill is being installed at the pool this month

Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)
Nanaimo musician Jamie Penner is releasing his debut album, ‘Out of Curiosity,’ on Oct. 1. (Photo courtesy Mike Bonkowski)

Nanaimo musician plays all instruments on DIY debut album

Jamie Penner releasing guitar-centric instrumental record ‘Out of Curiosity’

Nanaimo musician Jamie Penner is releasing his debut album, ‘Out of Curiosity,’ on Oct. 1. (Photo courtesy Mike Bonkowski)
Candice Robillard (centre) and her Thursday evening class don their masks for a group photo. “We only wore masks to take the photo because we couldn’t maintain distance, but do not have to wear masks during class,” said Robillard. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island dance classes billed as female empowerment tool

New Comox Valley business focuses on ‘promoting positive body image’

Candice Robillard (centre) and her Thursday evening class don their masks for a group photo. “We only wore masks to take the photo because we couldn’t maintain distance, but do not have to wear masks during class,” said Robillard. Photo supplied
Hospice worker Glorie, played by Kim Rogers, cares for the dying Grace, played by Patricia Zogar (from right), in the Yellow Point Drama Group production of ‘Grace and Glorie.’ (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Hospice worker and patient butt heads in upcoming Nanaimo theatre production

Yellow Point Drama Group presents ‘Grace and Glorie’ at Cedar Community Hall

Hospice worker Glorie, played by Kim Rogers, cares for the dying Grace, played by Patricia Zogar (from right), in the Yellow Point Drama Group production of ‘Grace and Glorie.’ (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Art+Earth Festival gets growing this weekend

Find out what events are in-person and what’s happening online

There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)

Film about missing and murdered indigenous women makes Nanaimo debut

A mother and daughter search for answers in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s ‘Rustic Oracle’

Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)
Samples of work by Harbour City Photography Club members include Abstract by Design by Wally Roth, Boxed In by Ian Warren, Best Friends by Lynda Stevens, Contemplation by Ricarda Brusegard, Morning Splash by Wally Roth and Petra’s Paradox by Geri Reamer (cropped, clockwise from top-left). (Photos courtesy the photographers)

Nanaimo’s Harbour City Photography Club goes virtual to adapt to COVID-19

Club’s exhibitions, meetings and presentations are now occurring online

Samples of work by Harbour City Photography Club members include Abstract by Design by Wally Roth, Boxed In by Ian Warren, Best Friends by Lynda Stevens, Contemplation by Ricarda Brusegard, Morning Splash by Wally Roth and Petra’s Paradox by Geri Reamer (cropped, clockwise from top-left). (Photos courtesy the photographers)
Barbara Metcalf and Brian March, seen here in rehearsal, star as crossword puzzle enthusiaists who meet on the San Francisco subway in ‘2 Across.’ (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre returns to the stage in Port Theatre debut

Theatre group presents ‘2 Across,’ described as a ‘middle-aged romantic comedy’

Barbara Metcalf and Brian March, seen here in rehearsal, star as crossword puzzle enthusiaists who meet on the San Francisco subway in ‘2 Across.’ (Photo submitted)
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has been unable to hold live performances since last March. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Duncan’s Big Stick lights up red to signal COVID’s devastation of the arts

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

  • Sep 23, 2020
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has been unable to hold live performances since last March. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Authors nominated for Victoria Book Prize awards

Authors nominated for Victoria Book Prize awards

Finalists for 2020 announced in two categories

  • Sep 22, 2020
Authors nominated for Victoria Book Prize awards
Sheila Brooke of Gabriola Island and Nanaimo’s Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston (from left) have made the 35-person longlist for the 2020 CBC Non-fiction Prize. (Photos courtesy Auralia Brooke/Wendy D/Ian Warren)

Three Nanaimo-area writers up for CBC non-fiction prize

Sheila Brooke, Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston make 35-person longlist

Sheila Brooke of Gabriola Island and Nanaimo’s Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston (from left) have made the 35-person longlist for the 2020 CBC Non-fiction Prize. (Photos courtesy Auralia Brooke/Wendy D/Ian Warren)
The Origin band members Tom Hayward, Sean Allan and Curtis Duggan. (Photos from The Origin)

Pandemic reunites 2000s era Victoria rock band The Origin

Saanich musicians recording for first time since 2008

The Origin band members Tom Hayward, Sean Allan and Curtis Duggan. (Photos from The Origin)
Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)

Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

New SyFy series back after spring filming interrupted by COVID-19

Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)
Nanaimo-based country singer Joel Lee (right) has released a music video for his latest single, ‘Adrenaline.’ (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo country singer releases new music video

‘Adrenaline’ is the second single from Joel Lee’s upcoming debut EP

Nanaimo-based country singer Joel Lee (right) has released a music video for his latest single, ‘Adrenaline.’ (Photo submitted)
Author, illustrator and publisher Lindsay Ford has released her sixth kids’ book for the Awkward and Awesome series about Howard, the giant highway gnome who was relocated from Nanoose Bay to Saanich’s Galey Farm last year. (Lindsay Ford Photo)

From Nanoose Bay to the bookshelf, Howard the Gnome now a children’s book

Vancouver Island author explores Howard’s move down-Island

Author, illustrator and publisher Lindsay Ford has released her sixth kids’ book for the Awkward and Awesome series about Howard, the giant highway gnome who was relocated from Nanoose Bay to Saanich’s Galey Farm last year. (Lindsay Ford Photo)
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)

Island author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)