Don’t let social-distancing keep us apart

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s goal is to bring our communities together through the arts. Of course that’s been made more difficult by the wrenching social changes due to the global COVID19 pandemic. But we aren’t going to let that stop us. In fact, the arts are more important than ever through episodes like this.

So here’s a few things we’re doing, that will let our communities come together to celebrate:

  • We have launched a ReachOut! project, giving creators in all arts disciplines an online stage to shine on, and audiences an opportunity to enjoy art even during this period of social isolation. Anyone interested in singing, reading, exhibiting, or otherwise shining, go to the ReachOut! sign up page on the CVCAS website.
  • Plans are underway for a Writer’s Event. We hope to have the activities finalized in time to get things underway this summer. The event will be delivered and shared entirely online, so the only infectious component will be the risk of catching a literary bug! If you are a writer or reader, keep in touch. This will be an exciting event.
  • The CVCAS will be launching a new website, and looking for suggestions as to how we can improve our online presence. If you are a frequent visitor to, please let us know what you like and what you don’t, so we can better meet your online needs and expectations when we make our move to
  • Our volunteers Board and supporters will be planning to bring back, as soon as possible, a fantastic lineup of musical performances at Waterwheel Park and Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub, and inspiring art exhibits at The Rainforest Arts gallery in Chemainus.

We intend to prove we can still get close, even while the protocols of social-distancing are keeping us apart. If you have not renewed your membership, or haven’t yet joined the CVCAS, please visit our Become a member page. To everyone in the Chemainus Valley, stay safe and keep connecting with community and family every way you can.

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