With The Beatles and British Invasion came two decades of rock-n-roll, transforming the music scene forever.
From the creators of the hit show Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Rock Legends, the Sequel to Twist and Shout will have you snapping your fingers and dancing in your seats . . . this time to the beat of classic songs by rock and roll’s musical legends.
Experience this most influential music in a live tribute to the incredible artists from the mid-1950’s through the 1970’s, including the Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, and many more incredible artists!
“Audiences are going to be blown away by the calibre of talent on stage.” – Alex Mustakas
“Over-flowing with more great songs than I could count” – Phil Main, Classic Rock 94.5
Rose Cowles paints because she can, and in her opinion there is nothing better than getting messy in the studio, losing track of time, and mucking about with a playful attitude, knowing that her trials and errors will often churn out the most amazing results. Cowles paints what she loves and prays along the way it will eventually all come together and translate a message of sincere joy, hope and gratitude through subject matter, words, colour, and glorious textures. Her passions are varied, however her desire to lift souls in a positive way is constant.
Rose Cowles is a Governor-General Award nominated Artist and has won many awards for both book illustration and and graphic design and has illustrated and painted on a full time basis out of her home based studio in Victoria BC for the past 25 yrs.
– Gilbert de la Frogponde” by Jennifer Rae
– Dog Tales” by Jennifer Rae
– I Know An Old Laddie” by Jean Little
– The Queen, The Bear and The Bumblebee” by Dini Petty
– The F Team” by Anne Laurel Carter
– The Mysterious You Series” with Kids Can Press
– The Amazing International Space Station” with Kids Can Press
– Puppies On Board” with Orca Books Publishing
– Science Detectives” with Kids Can Press
(Not all picture books are still in circulation)
– Recipient of two Silver Awards for illus. Studio Mag 1990
– Two Alcuin Awards for book cover design 1991 and 1997
– “GDC” Awards for book design and self promotion 1997
– Nominee for Governor-General Award (2000)
– Shortlist: 2003 Silver Birch Award
– Starred selection: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 2003
– Starred selection: Red Cedar Book Awards 2002-03
– Shortlist: 2005 Silver Birch Award
– Red Cedar Book Awards 2006
– Red Cedar Book Awards (2) 2008-09
– Peoples Choice award for 2D art in the International Women’s Day Show through the Victoria Arts Council 2017
– Peoples Choice Award and Best in Show through the Victoria Art Councils “LOOK”show for 2D 2017
Join us every Wednesday until September 20th for our outdoor farmers market presented by the Chemainus District Chamber of Commerce.
We have farm produce, flowers, baked goods, sweets, crafts, hand made clothing, and so much more. Waterwheel park is the perfect place for this market. Follow us on Facebook by clicking the learn more link below.
Chemainus’ Canada Day Celebrations are gearing up for another successful year. Waterwheel Park sets the stage for their annual family friendly event there little something for everyone of all ages. Guest can enjoy a myriad of FREE activities and perks like tasty treats, a petting zoo’s, pony rides, a bouncy castle, games, live music and much more. All events take place between 11 am – 3 pm leaving lots of time for you to simply enjoy a day in the park dressed in red and white.
Chemainus Valley Museum Garage Sale
With a little of this and that the garage sale is the perfect place to find something special. Books galore both old and new. Come and try to win that quilt at our twice yearly raffle, you cannot win without a ticket. Come and help support the Museum in keeping Chemainus History alive.
Tropic Mayhem, Community Band, and Bluegrass Fever – Music
Sway to the beat of a perfectly comprised mixture of vocals, guitar, bass, and drums while reminiscing to fun upbeat music that you won’t be able to get out of your head.
Reid Ellie the crowd with his beautiful acapella rendition of our countries will serenade us with the National Anthem.
Cake – FREE
What better way then to celebrate then with a piece of cake! At noon after the National Anthem, enjoy the delicious flavours of our Canada Day Celebration Cake in front of the new expansion.
Ice Cream – FREE
The 49th Parallel and Island Farms come together to make sure that everyone cools down with a creamy scoop of delicious ice cream.
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo – FREE
Whether you want to pet those cute barnyard animals or take a tour on the pony express, Tigerlily farms provide wonderful hands-on experiences to share with the whole family.
Face Painting – FREE
If you like a little or a lot, they have everything to please. Show your pride with our Canada flags and maple leaf body emblems, or you can really get into the spirit of family fun with their face painting artist.
Pins & Flags – FREE
Come with your Canada gear and celebrate, but don’t worry, if you forget it at home they have you covered. Show your love of Canada and claim your FREE pins and flags before they are gone.
Hotdogs, Hamburgers & Fresh Pizza
Savoury and juicy; the Chemainus Legion #191 and Chemainus Valley Museum will be cooking and plan delicious lunches in the park. The Legion will be fundraising to ensure they can continue to support community events such as this one. These hotdogs and hamburgers are worth their weight in spare change. The Chemainus Valley Museum will also be offering hot dogs, so don’t worry if one line is busy try the other. Impulse pizza will be on site bringing their hot and delicious cheesy pizza!
Canada Day T-Shirts
Mr.Tee has some amazing t-shirt they have printed up and will be ready for your Canada Day spirit! With a table onsite and close to the food, they will be able to offer everything you need to wear your Canada Day Pride!
Kids Crafts – FREE
Mary Dolan from the Inspiration Station helps to foster children’s creativity through a variety of crafts.
Panning For Gold
Kids, spend your time rooting around in Silver Mine’s slew looking for precious stones and other goodies – trading them in for a chocolate kiss!
The event is FREE due to the generosity of Chemainus BIA, Coastal Community Credit Union, Remax Debbie Simmonds, Beyond the Usual, and the Legion are our sponsors this year. Join Chemainus in celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!
Two exciting days and a dozen great blues bands – the Chemainus Valley Blues Festival will be a highlight of the year on Vancouver Island for all who enjoy quality blues music.
Relax and enjoy this wonderful weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Waterwheel Park in Chemainus, beneath the great Douglas firs and giant cedars of this unique music venue. The festival is conveniently located for blues lovers from the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Victoria.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $20 per day, or just $30 for the full weekend.
Bands include: David Vest, Bill Johnson, Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners, Dave Harris, Shades (featuring Gene Grooms), Renovation Blues Band, Lady V & Key Krasher, Gary Preston, Mark Crissinger, Curl, and Deb Rhymer. It’s gonna be good!
Saturday, July 8th, 2016 at Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC
Lazy Mike and Slim
Mark Crissinger Blues Band
Sunday, July 9th, 2016 at Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC
Chemainus Theatre Festival Society is a not-for-profit registered. Every year we raise funds to help cover the remaining expenses which ticket sales do not cover. This year we are holding a Giant Book Sale Fundraiser on July 8th in front of the theatre during the giant street market.
We are always looking for book donations. It’s a great time to clear off those overflowing book shelves. We are looking for quality books. Please no reference books, self help, outdated travel books. Cookbooks need to be recent and special. (These days people are using the internet). We are looking for books you would consider buying yourself. Please drop them off Monday to Friday at our Admin building located behind the Best Western at 9574 Bare Point Road.
Thank you for your generous patronage and support!
Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our yearly Chemainus Giant Street Market! Over 100 unique vendors will be lining Willow Street on Saturday July 8th, featuring a wide variety of new and used products, goods, and services. Come on down to check out the various crafts, antiques, collectables, clothing, jewelry, skincare products, food, and so much more!
If you enjoyed the Chemainus Bluegrass Festival in past years, you’re going to really love the 2017 version!
This year’s festival will provide the rare opportunity to see the Gold Heart Sisters here on the West Coast. This multi-award winning group from Virginia is in great demand anywhere that bluegrass music is enjoyed, so we are particularly proud to have them here in Chemainus for our festival.
The fun will continue with Scout Mountain from Powell River. You won’t want to miss their performances!
This festival’s host band will once again be Bluegrass Fever, a band that is always highly appreciated by the crowd.
It will be a great line-up this year, so don’t miss it! Visit the event website listed below for more details.
Gold Heart to come and visit us from Virginia. The band is made up of the Gold sisters (Tori – mandolin & vocals, Jocey – guitar & vocals, Shelby – fiddle & vocals) with their father Trent on double bass, and brother Kai on banjo. Their award-winning instrumental ability and their accomplished, harmony-laden vocals are sweetly unique and rootsy.
We’ll also be featuring a lot more great bands. Here’s one you’re going to love, it’s Scout Mountain, from Powell River. This five-piece band came together to do traditional bluegrass music, and they do it with with lots of harmony.The band is greatly inspired by the stylings of Doyle Lawson, but they also have a large range of artists they look up to: Jr Sisk, Tony Rice, Joe Val, Del McCoury, Jim and Jesse, The Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, and of course Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs… Well yes the list goes on and on.
The 2017 festival’s host band will once again be Bluegrass Fever, a band that is always highly appreciated by the crowd.
Blugrass Fever is based on Vancouver Island and plays traditional, modern and original bluegrass music. The band has developed a solid reputation as one of the most crowd-pleasing bluegrass bands.
Over the past few years, the group has become the host band for this festival.
The 5 ON A STRING band was founded in September 1989, and our home base is Vancouver, British Columbia. We’ve always leaned toward traditional bluegrass with some original tunes and the occasional foray into old style country music like Merle Haggard and sometimes even Fats Domino!
Since ’89 the band has played many of the Northwest’s major bluegrass festivals such as: Granville Island, Mt St. Helen’s [Toledo, WA], Chilliwack, Salmon Arm, Prince George, Coombs, Kamloops, Burns Lake, Sorrento, Shady Grove [Nanton, AB], Blueberry [Stony Plain, AB], Canadian Rockies [Nordegg, AB.], Darrington [WA], Wintergrass [Seattle], Folklife [Seattle], The Straight Bluegrass Festival [Port Angeles, WA.], and the Cottonwood Festival [Fort St. James].
The band members have instructed at various bluegrass workshops, particularly the BC Bluegrass Workshop in Sorrento, and the Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops in 108 mile House, B.C.
The popular duo Harmony Ridge, which is made up of Mike “Boomer” Boyd (guitar) and Luann Burton (bass), provides some wonderful vocal harmonies, along with some talented picking.
Luann and Boomer put on a really enjoyable show, with years of experience beind them.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC
1:00 pm Bluegrass Fever
2:00 pm Scout Mountain
3:00 pm Gold Heart
4:00 pm Five on a String
5:00 pm Bluegrass Fever
6:00 pm Scout Mountain
7:00 pm Gold Heart
8:00 PM Five on a String
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC
1:00 pm TBA
2:00 pm Bluegrass Fever
3:00 pm Scout Mountain
4:00 pm Five on a String
5:00 pm Gold Heart
Chemainus Theatre’s KIDZPLAY production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Through the wardrobe and into a land where imagination and magic conquer all. Follow four curious children from the English Countryside to Narnia – where peculiar talking animals, an evil White Witch, a spectacular rescue mission, and destiny awaits.
PLUS ON OPENING DAY JULY 15: 49th Parallel Grocery Store will be putting on an event prior to the show in the courtyard in front of the theatre. Come early and have fun before the show which starts at 11am.
Discover some of the best craft breweries in the Vancouver Island/Vancouver region. Featuring multiple hand picked selections of premimum craft beer. You will find everything from IPA’s to seasonal limited editions.
Pub fare at its finest, local gourmet chefs bring their most extraordinary tasting dishes. Savour hand crafted artisnal sausages, slow roasted pulled pork, and of course hot fresh pretzles; just to name a delicious few.
Like any proper Missouri gentleman in 1944, Matt has taken to wooing Sally Talley. Alas, the timid, bookish, and delightfully honest maiden fears her family’s disapproval. Romancing reveals their innermost secrets – and their chance for a future together.
The first play ever produced at the Chemainus Theatre Festival