TAKE 1 FREE
LADYSMITH, CHEMAINUS, DUNCAN, COBBLE HILL, COWICHAN BAY, COWICHAN LAKE, SHAWNIGAN LAKE, MILLBAY
NOV23&24 INFO ON PAGE 21
Lest we forget
Remember the cost of our freedom on November 11th. November 2019 What's On Digest is produced by
Find more events online at Do you have an event?
FEATURES Cedar Yellow Point Country Christmas Tour . . . . 10 November Christmas Markets . 16 Deck The Hall Christmas Market 21
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Must See Events . . . . . . .
Local Event Listings. . . . . 4-19 Things To Do in 2/4-hours . .22-26 What's On Screen . . . . . . 30 Local Dining List . . . . . . . 29
JUST FOR FUN Joke . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 What’s The Dif . . . . . . . . 29 Trivia, well, it’s right here . .
What’s On Trivia
1. Name the Bear in Muppets. 2. What does MGM stand for? 3. Halley’s comet orbits the sun? T/F 4. Fawlty Towers lead actor? 5. Which country gives a Christmas tree to Britain every year?
Submit your event FREE online to appear in future issues of this printed magazine at whatsondigest.com Due to space limitations not all events are listed free. Call about securing your listing on the number below.
Do you want to advertise? Contact us for local or island wide advertising and digital marketing opportunities: PHONE 1 (250) 287 2510 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Visit WhatsOnMedia.ca for more traditional and digital marketing options. What’s On Digest provides event information as a complementary service. Events listed or mentioned have been compiled from sources considered to be reliable. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure event information is accurate, please contact event/activity organizers/venues for confirmation. No responsibility is taken for omissions or errors in event listings or articles.
NOVEMBER 2019 Su
26 2 7
ANSWERS 1) Fozzie. 2) Metro Goldwyn Mayer. 3) True. 4) John Cleese. 5) Norway
MUST SEE EVENTS NOV 23 TO 24
DECK THE HALL CHRISTMAS MARKET Always a huge turn out. Over 70 Vendors. Fun for all ages. Door Prizes. Concessions. 10-4PM at Cowichan Exhibition Mellor Hall, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy.
NOV 14 - 17
CHRISTMAS CHAOS Join us as we celebrate 40 years of bringing this exciting Christmas arts and crafts fair to our community... DETAILS IN CALENDAR LISTINGS.
KIM CHURCHILL Behind this seemingly laid back Aussie surfer dude’s demeanor and appearance, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter has a secret: he’s an extreme risk-taker... DETAILS IN CALENDAR LISTINGS.
LEE HARVEY OSMOND Barely North Entertainment presents musician/author/artist and esteemed Canadian story teller Tom Wilson for an unforgettable evening of music and stories.... DETAILS IN CALENDAR LISTINGS.
NOV 29 - DEC 15
THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years... DETAILS IN CALENDAR LISTINGS.
ġ NOV 01 FRIDAY LOCAL
Events more at whatsondigest.com
ġ ALL MONTH Gifts & Wishes XII: This event goes on for four-weeks so there is no excuse to miss it! 11am at Coast Collective Art Ctr., #103 – 318 Wale Rd. Under the Microscope: A thought provoking art exhibitio. Featuring a variety of mediums from local artists. 11am at 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace. Josie Bennett Cowan:Retrospective, beautiful paintings of the Cowichan Valley. 10am at Imagine That!, 251 Craig St. 250-748-6776 Movember: This month long event is a month long event to create awareness for men’s health. 12am Vancouver Island. Rainforest Arts 2019 Christmas Show/Sale: In Chemainus runs from Nov 1 to Dec 31, featuring 50+ local artists. 11am at Rainforest Arts Gallery, 9781 Willow St. 250-246-4861 Eat Stay Play at Unsworth: We will be offering a special menu for the month of November in celebration of Eat Stay Play in the Cowichan Valley. 5pm at Unsworth Vineyards, 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1. 250-929-2292 ex 1 Expressive Colour: Christine Reimer is an established BC artist whose professional career spans 40 years. 10am at Imagine That!, 251 Craig St. 250-748-6776 Melanie Thompson: Using natural materials, sculptural shapes, & unexpected lighting features, Melanie makes us look at the world differently. 12am Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, 135 McPhillips Ave. (250) 931-0011 Colour my World at Coast Collective: Vibrant and colourful artwork by three friends and artists who believe that colour brings life, passion, and emotion. 1:30pm at Coast Collective Art Ctr., #103 – 318 Wale Rd. Eat Stay Play at Unsworth Vineyards: Special menu for the month of November in celebration of Eat Stay Play. 5pm at Unsworth Vineyards, 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1. 250-929-2292 ex
New Movie Releases: Arctic Dogs, Harriet, Motherless Brooklyn, Terminator: Dark Fate Check Your Local Theatres. Lumberjacks in Love: A log splitting comedy. Check online for showtimes and ticket prices. 12am Chemainus Theatre, 9737 Chemainus Rd. (250) 246-9820 CTRA Neigh Sleigh Campaign: Horses need Christmas too! Donate to help support the cost of hay, horseshoes, etc. Donations can be accepted holiday season long. 12am Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Assoc. (CTRA), 1843 Tzouhalem Rd. 250-746-1028 Capoeira Fitness/Dance: Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. $7 kids & $10 adults. 5:30pm at The Annex at The Hub, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Taste of Cowichan: An evening of tastings, entertainment and great company. Discover a taste of Cowichan and meet the makers and taste their products 6pm at Brentwood College, 2735 Mt. Baker Rd. Canucks @ Ducks: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd.cast on PRIME and SNP. 7pm at Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave. Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon: This father and son team have been a mainstay of the blues scene for over a decade. 7pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 Murray Atkinson Power Trio: An evening of energetic tunes. $20 door $18 advance. 8pm at Duncan Showroom Productions, 133 Station St. (250) 748-7246
EVERY FRIDAY Rec and Roll (Ages 6-12): Basketballs and soccer balls, to juggling equipment, to a parachute and the always popular Kinball. 3:15pm at The Hub Gym, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Meat Draw: Get those freezers stocked for the winter and support a good cause. 4pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, 621 1st Ave. ġ NOV 02 SATURDAY Lumberjacks in Love: A log splitting comedy. Check online for showtimes and ticket prices. 12am Chemainus Theatre, 9737 Chemainus Rd. (250) 246-9820 VI Open Premiership & Duncan Highland Dance Competition & Workshop: Dancers compete for who has the fanciest footwork at the Comm. Ctr., Performing Arts Ctr., & Celtic Rhythm Dance Studio. 12am Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529
The Clay Hub 4th annual Christmas Show and Sale: View and buy some beautiful locally made pottery just in time for the holidays. 10am at Clay Hub Collective, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Cowichan Artisans Fall Tour: Professional artisans open their doors welcoming you to showcase their works. Check online for map of tour. 10am at Downtown Cowichan. A Fall Psychic Fair: 11am at The Mercury Theatre, 331 Brae Rd. 250-748-2974 Aromatherapy Bracelet Workshop: Create beautiful handmade gifts at a fraction of the cost 1pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Vernon Vipers at Cowichan Valley Capitals: 6pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 12509545040 Canucks @ Sharks: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd.cast on CBC, SN1, SNP, The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – Steely Dan Tribute: $20 advanced tickets, $25 at door. Fusing jazz sensibility with the rhythms of Rock, Pop and R&B, they’ve created a rare sound. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 Family Story Time: Stories, songs, and a fun craft project on the first Saturday of every month! For children aged 2 to 8 and their caregivers. 11am at South Cowichan Library, 2720 Mill Bay Rd. 250-743-5436
EVERY SATURDAY Duncan Farmers Market: With over 150 vendors, we are one of the largest markets in British Columbia. All our products are locally grown and produced. 10am at Downtown Duncan, 200 Craig St. (250) 746-6126
ġ NOV 03 SUNDAY VI Open Premiership & Duncan Highland Dance Competition & Workshop: Dancers compete for who has the fanciest footwork Celtic Rhythm Dance Studio. Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 The Clay Hub 4th annual Christmas Pottery Show and Sale: View and buy some beautiful locally made pottery just in time for the holidays. 10am at Clay Hub Collective, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Carols Artisan Fair: Here you will find beautiful wares made by local artisans. 10am at North Oyster Comm. Ctr., 13467 Cedar Rd. 250-924-7793 Cowichan Artisans Fall Tour: See Nov 2 CCS fundraising luncheon: Music the food of love Chermainus theatre festival dinning area is the place for lunch. 12pm at Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Rd. (250) 246-9820 Alex Coleman at Pat’s House of Jazz: Veteran bassist Coleman has formed a dynamic quartet with his fellow band members on keyboard, sax and drums. $15 at door. 02pm at Pat’s House of Jazz/Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 An Unforgettable Tribute to Natalie Cole: Hold on to your seats as this high energy show entertains you with hits like “Orange Coloured Sky” & “Route 66”. 250-748-7529. 2pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 Pat’s House of Jazz: Alex Coleman has formed a dynamic quartet featuring Ryan Oliver on sax, Brent Jarvis on keyboards and CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
Adam Robertson on drums. 2pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245
EVERY SUNDAY Song Circle at the Chemainus Legion: 2pm at Chemainus Legion (Branch #191), 9775 Chemainus Rd. (250) 246-3133 Farms Gate Sunday Brunch: A unique brunch experience. Enjoy a fresh meal cooked by a local chef. 11am at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, 2182 Lakeside Rd. 250-743-3834 Meat Draw: Bring a friend and have some fun winning meat. Get those freezers stocked for the winter and support a good cause. 03pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, 621 1st Ave. Nov 04 monday Heritage Museum: Fun for the whole family 12pm at Heritage Museum 2851 Church Way, Mill Bay, 2851 Church Way. Melanie Thompson: Using natural materials, sculptural shapes, & unexpected lighting features, Melanie makes us look at the world differently. 12:00am Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, 135 McPhillips Ave. (250) 931-0011 ġ NOV 4 MONDAY Coffee With the Mayor: Got a question for the mayor? This is your chance to talk to Mayor Al Siebring. Coffee, tea or soft drink will be provided. 07:00pm at The Fish Bowl Cafe, 580 Cairnsmore St. 250-597-4563 ġ NOV 05 TUESDAY Beaded Diamond Earrings Workshop: create beautiful earrings at a fraction of the cost. 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Canucks vs Blues: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd.cast on SNP.
EVERY TUESDAY Trivia Tuesdays at Moby’s Pub: Get you thinking caps on and get your friends together for a night of trivia. 7:30pm at Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 Freedom Gospel Choir 2019\2020 Season: Join the choir and enjoy the fun, camaraderie and joy of singing. 7:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church-Duncan, 531 Herbert St. Drop in Hockey: Break out the hockey stick and tie up those skates. 50 Years or older 9:30am to 11am. 18 Years or older 11:30am to 1pm. Tues/Thur 12am Fuller Lake Arena, 2876 Fuller Lake Rd. ġ NOV 06 WEDNESDAY Poppy Pendant or Pin Workshop: Create a beautiful timeless treasure! 3pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Victoria Grizzlies vs Cowichan Valley Capitals: Support your local hockey team 7pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 12509545040
EVERY WEDNESDAY Unsworth Book Club: The Worth Reading Book Club gathers on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss a different book read by members. 5:30pm at Unsworth Vineyards, 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1. 250-929-2292 ex 1 Music Bingo at Moby’s Pub: Listen to some great tunes and play a game at the same time. 7:30pm at Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 Bingo Wednesdays: All ages welcome. 1pm at Cowichan Lake 50+ Activity Ctr., 55 N Coronation Ave.
Poker Night at the Cobblestone Pub: Arrive before 7pm, super social, relaxed and fun! 7pm at Cobblestone Pub, 3566 Holland Ave. 2507434232 Open Mic Night at the River Rock Bar and Grill: A variety of performers drop in for a set. Music & even stand-up comedy acts could be on stage. 7pm at River Rock Bar & Grill, 140 Trans-Canada Hwy. (250) 748-4311 ġ NOV 07 THURSDAY Cultural Connections: “Journey of our Generation”. Cowichan Elders will lead us through 150 years of history to this era of reconciliation. 12am St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee St. 250-748-9712 Earring 101: Make your own jewellery for a fraction of the cost! 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Canucks @ Blackhawks: Puck drops at 5:30pm. BRd.cast on NBCSCH and SNP. Michael Kaehn – The Hot Springs Cove Story: The author presentation about his book and available for signing (“Hot Springs Cove” in gift shop) 7pm at Shawnigan Lake Museum, 1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd.
EVERY THURSDAY Drop in Hockey: Break out the hockey stick and tie up those skates. 50 Years or older 9:30am to 11am. 18 Years or older 11:30am to 1pm. Tues/Thur 12am Fuller Lake Arena, 2876 Fuller Lake Rd. Cowichan Cycles: 6:30pm. Location changes weekly and is announced day of on our facebook page: .facebook.com/cowichan 6:30pm. Cowichan Cycles, 2-2628 Beverly St. 250-748-2453 Open Mic Night at Moby’s Pub: Don’t miss your chance for a moment of fame or watch others have theirs. 8:30pm at Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 ġ NOV 08 FRIDAY New Movie Releases: Doctor Sleep, Frankie, Honey Boy, Last Christmas, Midway, Playing With Fire, The Irishman (Netflix) Check Your Local Theatres, . Legendary Duos at the Ramada: Watch all your favorite legendary singers battle it out. Kids 8+ welcome. Ramada Duncan, 140 Trans Canada Hwy. 2507484311 What’s it worth? | Free Appraisal Event | Salt Spring Island: If you are curious about it, we’ll appraise it! 11am at Steffich Fine Art, 3103-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd. 250-537-8448 Beaded Pendant: The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! 4pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd.
Canucks @ Jets: Puck drops at 5pm. BRd.cast on TSN3 and SNP. Harvest Wine Maker’s Dinner: Join Wine Maker Dan Wright for a special harvest dinner featuring Unsworth Vineyard new wine releases. 6pm at Unsworth Vineyards, 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd #1. 250-929-2292 ex 1 Dance Temple Cowichan, Juniper, Mother Rising Video Debut & Dance: An incredibly magical evening is in the works with a passionate team of 8 Cowichan locals. 7pm at The HUB at Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd. (250) 746-1794 B&B Arts Club Theatre Company: With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, it’s a heartfelt comedy about “being out” 7:30pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529. The Peripheral Visionaries: Unique arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumentation of swing, jazz, blues, folk & country tunes. $20 door $18 advance 08pm at Duncan Showroom Productions, 133 Station St. (250) 748-7246 Big Smoke – Classic Rock: A Victoria BCbased Classic Rock band covering iconic 70’s and 80’s Tunes. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
FALL/WINTER OUTERWEAR We have you covered! Lightweight Water repellent Warm and fashionable Regular and petite styles
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
ġ NOV 09 SATURDAY Pumpkin Spice Run: It starts at the Great Trail then a post-race community party at Waterwheel Park. 12am Waterwheel Park, 3828 Croft St. The Met Opera Madama Butterfly: Watch this famous opera performance live in HD. Sung in Italian. 9:45am at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 Morse Code Necklace: a fantastic way to honour our veterans! 1pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Riot Brewing 3rd Anniversary: Casks will be tapped at 2pm, Live music starts at 6pm featuring Lawson Kelly, The Daisy Stranglers, Kush and The Grinning Barretts 2pm at Riot Brewing Co., 101A 3055 Oak St. (250) 324-7468 Pine Mushroom Dinner: Themed multi-course tasting menu based on local products and global cooking styles. 5pm at Deerholme Farm, 4830 Stelfox R. 250-748-7450 Craft Spirit Festival : Enjoy a night of tasting spirits and discover your new favourite drinks. 6pm at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, 1230 Merridale R. (250) 743-4293 Coquitlam Express vs Cowichan Capitals: 6pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 12509545040 Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band!: Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40’s and early 50’s. $20 advance, $25 door. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 ġ NOV 10 SUNDAY Fiesta Ethical Trade Fair: Showcasing unique crafts from around the world! 10am at Queen Margaret’s School, 660 Brownsey Ave. 250-746-4185 Carols Artisan Fair: Here you will find beautiful wares made by local artisans. 10am at North Oyster Comm. Ctr., 13467 Cedar Rd. 250-924-7793 1919-1929 The Roaring Decade Exhibit: See Nov 3 Canucks vs Devils: Puck drops at 1pm. BRd.cast on SNP West Kelowna Warriors vs Cowichan Capitals: 2pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 12509545040 Capital City Syncopators: Victoria’s finest prohibition-era dance band. A delicious stew of trad jazz, swing and 80’s favourites. $15 at door. 2pm at Pat’s House of Jazz/Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245
Paint Nite: : This week’s theme and “Autumn Kiss”. Learn to use fun fall colours in your paintings. 5:45pm at Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn, 6457 Norcross Rd. 5-Course Dinner Experience at the Ainslie: Enjoy a 5-course dinner, partnered and paired with Merridale Cider. To book: 250-597-3695. 6pm at Ainslie, 161 Kenneth St. Church Parade: Honour our veterans by attending and showing your support as they march in memory. 10am at St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, 2858 Mill St. 250-246-4470 Cemetery Service: In honour of soldiers who have lost their lives. Everyone welcome. 1pm at Chemainus Cemetery, 9485 Chemainus Rd. ġ NOV 11 MONDAY Cobble Hill Remembrance Day: Starts inside Community Hall. Cenotaph at 11am. Everyone welcome for refreshments at branch #124. Live entertainment to follow. 10am at Cobble Hill Famers Institute, 3550 Watson Ave. Ladysmith Remembrance Day: Services will be held at the Branch Cenotaph at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments will follow at Branch 171. 10:30am at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, 621 1st Ave. Duncan Remembrance Day: Muster at 10:30am, service at 10:45. Reception after the service at Valley Seniors Organization Citizen Ctr. 10:30am at Charles Hoey Park, 130 Canada Ave. Remembrance Day Ceremony: Remember our fallen heroes at the Cenotaph at Central Park. 10:45am at Central Park Cowichan, Stanley St. Chemainus Remembrance Day: 10:45 then Open House in the Legion Hall immediately following the ceremonies with beverages, food, entertainment. 10:45am at Chemainus Memorial Cenotaph, 9799 Willow St. ġ NOV 12 TUESDAY Findings 101 Workshop: Make your own findings and components 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Canucks vs Predators: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd.cast on SNP. Paint Night at Chances: Theme,“Forest Magic”. Get creative! 7pm at Chances Cowichan, 436 Cowichan Way. Freedom Gospel Choir 2019 / 2020 Season: Join the choir and enjoy the fun, camaraderie and joy of singing. 7:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church-Duncan, 531 Herbert S. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11
Cedar Yellow Point 31st CountryChristmas tour
November crisp air brings a buzz of excitement when we think about The Cedar Yellow Point Country Christmas Self-Guided Tour. A blush of excitement and anticipation is in the air. Artists already in their studios are preparing for another incredible tour on November 21, 22, 23, 25, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm daily in beautiful Cedar Yellow Point between Nanaimo and Ladysmith. There is no need to hurry while here, relax! Enjoy! Breathe! The tour lasts for 4 days; enjoy exploring artist studios, galleries, farms, local eateries and pubs. Doing this with friends makes for a wonderful day. Make sure the trunk is empty and a map in your hand which can be downloaded or view on your phone or picked up at a local tourist info Centre. Why not make it a two-day adventure and stay at a local B&B. Cedar Yellow Point is a great place to visit. It doesn’t matter where you start the self- guided tour you won’t be disappointed. The tour will offer surprises at every turn. You will find hand forged metal, beautiful pottery, Jewellery, fiber art, amazing original art, gorgeous hand blown glass, spectacular wood products, cozy alpaca garments, incredible first nation art, and guy gifts, handy crafts and more. Be sure to stop in at the farms where you will find over 40 delicious cranberry products just in time for gift giving and fresh honey and bee products will surprise and delight anyone receiving this sweet gift. Find out more and download a map at www.cyartisans.com or pick up a map at local mid-Island Visitor Centres or at popular stores in Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Don’t miss this tour, we are waiting for you.
Claudia Lohmann AFCA is an award winning artist her studio will be open with imaginative abstract paintings on wood and furniture featuring prints, art cards, home décor, gifts and holiday décor. 3095 DecCorcy Dr # 8 on the Tour
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
ġ NOV 13 WEDNESDAY Beaded Starfish Workshop: create beautiful beaded adornments 3pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Lego Club: We provide the LEGO and you provide the imagination. This is a free, drop-in event. 3:30pm at South Cowichan Regional Library, 2720 Mill Bay Rd. 250-743-5436 ġ NOV 14 THURSDAY Christmas Chaos: Join us as we celebrate 40 years of bringing this exciting Christmas arts and crafts fair to our community. Lots of unique knitted goods, stained glass, metal art, pottery, wood work, art, pottery, food/ drink, health products, and more! 12pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 1250.954.5040. Ladder Bracelet Workshop: Bring out your inner bohemian! 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Get Together with Technology: Vision problems? or blind? There is free training available to help you learn technology. 4pm at Library – Duncan, 2687 James St. Canucks vs Stars: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd.cast on SNP Karaoke: Sing your favourite songs and be the next Ladysmith Canadian Idol. 7pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, 621 1st Ave. Hotel California – The Original Tribute to the Eagles: The next best thing besides The Eagles themselves. Get your tickets fast. 7:30pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529
Christmas Craft Fair
PProvidence rovidence FFarm’s arm’s AAnnual n nu l
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Providence Farm’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair is on December 1, from 9am to 3pm. They take great joy in creating this community event full of Holiday fun for everyone! Over thirty new and returning vendors, on both ﬂoors of the main building oﬀer unique gifts from wreaths to glass ornaments to teas, body care and candles. Enjoy live music playing in the dining hall while feasting on a home-cooked lunch and dessert. St. Ann’s Building will be ﬁlled with gifts made by Providence Farm’s talented participants, staﬀ, and volunteers. The kids can enjoy the craft area and a photo with Santa while you peruse the hand-made gifts, including stunning wooden bowls, wool and quilted blankets, fresh wreaths and swags, preserves and delicious holiday baking. The General Store will be open, and oﬀering hot apple cider made from Providence Farm apples. The store is ﬁlled with farm produce, coﬀee and tea, fresh and frozen baked goods, and ice cream. Farm Fashions will also be open for the day, and as always, ﬁlled with some ﬁne fashion treasures!
ġ NOV 15 FRIDAY New Movie Releases: Charlie’s Angels, Ford v Ferrari, The Good Liar Check Your Local Theatres, . Miracle on 34th S: Watch this Christmas classic in live theatre. This show will run till the end of December. Check online for times and price. Chemainus Theatre, 9737 Chemainus Rd. (250) 246-9820 V.I. Skating Competition: Over 300 participants from all figure skating clubs from Victoria to Gold River. 12am Kerry Park Rec Ctr., 1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd. (250) 743-5922 Jersey Day and Free Skate: Put on those jerseys and those skates and lets celebrate National Jersey Day! 11am at Cowichan Lake Recreation Ctr., 311 South Shore Rd. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan email@example.com
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
Earlybird prices become a
Christmas Chaos: See Nov 14 Spinner Ring Workshop: Create a priceless heirloom, 4pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Pizza, Movie & Skate Night: Watch a movie on the big screen in the AB room while eating pizza and then head out on the ice. 4:30pm at Fuller Lake Arena, 2876 Fuller Lake Rd. Shady Grove Square Dance – New Venue: 7pm at The HUB at Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd. (250) 746-1794 South Cowichan Music Jam: The musical talent is always outstanding, the dance floor is huge. 7pm at Malahat Legion (Branch #134), 1625 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd. (250) 743-4621 Rotten Little King: His voice is a clean throwback to the early years of rock ’n roll and is what helps rockabilly up a little of RLK’s sound. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 ġ NOV 16 SATURDAY
BOOK YOUR GETAWAY vacation or conference before Dec 31st and receive
2020 Accommodations, Tours, and Dining Call us for details.
& APRIL POINT RESORT & SPA
1625 McDonald Road painterslodge.com BOOK NOW
25 0.28 6.1 1 02
Buck Dodgers at Moby’s Pub: Old Time/ Bluegrass performance. (250) 5375559. Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 V.I. Skating Competition: See Nov 15 Sahaja Yoga Meditation – Introduction and Workshop: Meditate with us! 10am at Cowichan Library, 2687 James S. Duncan Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Craft Fair 2019: This event has been organized year after year by “The Alerts” (A spousal group) to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. 10am at Duncan Fire Department, 468 Duncan St. Artsy Craftsy Christmas Show: Unique Artworks, Crafts, Baked goods, Quilting. Open 10am to 3pm. At Saltair Ctr., 3850 S. Oyster School Rd. 250-245-3739. Let it Snow Sign Class: Fun, paint and carry Christmas workshop! Learn the basics of stenciling. 11am at Blend Creative Vintage & Studio, #1-3345 Trans Canada Hwy. 2508888156 Beaded Ornament Workshop: Make your christmas ornament extra special this year 1pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Canucks vs Avalanche: Puck drops at 7pm. on CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, Victoria Symphony – Under the Northern Lights: Victoria Symphony concert master Terence Tam takes the stage to deliver his account of a contemporary classic. 7:30pm at
Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529. ġ NOV 17 SUNDAY
Kim Churchhill: His style is explosive, with intricate fingerpicking, percussive beats on the body of the guitar, plus a talented voice 7:30pm at Cowichan Stage, 2687 James St.
V.I. Skating Competition: See Nov 15
ġ NOV 18 MONDAY
Carols Artisan Fair: Beautiful wares made by local artisans. 10am at North Oyster Comm. Ctr., 13467 Cedar Rd. 250-924-7793
Stand Up Comedy with Peter Hudson and Friends: Committed to comedy, mental health awareness and his own 5-10 ‘tv’ series. $15 advance $20 door. 7:30pm at Duncan Showroom Productions, 133 Station St. (250) 748-7246.
Nourish Cowichan’s Annual High Tea and Christmas Shopping: Money raised will be used to feed local children in need. 2pm at Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 7380 TransCanada Hwy. (250) 748-0822 Edie Daponte at the Osborne Bay Pub: Renowned for her great vocals and warm stage presence, Edie is a perennial favorite. $15 door. 2pm at Pat’s House of Jazz/Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 From Spanish to Pastiche: Artists Andrei Burdeti on guitar and Jannie Burdeti on piano will be showcasing their talents on stage. 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, 2858 Mill St. 250-246-4470. Harvest Table Dinner: An evening of amazing food crafted from all local ingredients paired with our naturally delicious wines. Call to book 250-597-407 5:30pm at Emandare Vineyard, 6798 Norcross Rd. 250-597-4075
Old Time Christmas In Downtown Ladysmith Friday, December 6th from 5pm-8pm Horse and carriages rides, Trolly Rides, Lantern building, Choirs, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Elf on the Shelf , Buskers, Visit Santa in his house, Crafts, Child minding/crafts, Shopping under the Festival of Lights, activities in businesses, and much more . . .
Enjoy an Old Fashioned Christmas in Downtown Ladysmith!
ġ NOV 19 TUESDAY Hammered Bangles Workshop: Because pounding metal with a hammer cam be quite therapeutic, why not make something pretty in the process! 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Games Night (Cowichan Library): 5:30-8pm. Grab a table, pull up a chair, and Play. Library – Cowichan, 2687 James St. 250-746-7661 Canucks @ Stars: Puck drops at 5:30pm. BRd.cast on FS-SW and SNP. Late Night Christmas: The perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping taken care of. 6pm at The Vintage Brush, 2740 Dundas Rd. 236.594-2224 ġ NOV 20 WEDNESDAY Lonesome Ace at Moby’s Pub: Watch this string band perform. (250) 537-5559 12am Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 Becky’s Baubles Workshop: 3pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. ġ NOV 21 THURSDAY Artisan Christmas Tour in Cedar Yellow Point: Visit studios, shops, galleries and farms. Enjoy the local restaurants, pubs and cafes while on tour. 10am at Cedar and Yellow Point. see article in this issue for info. Hemp Bracelets Workshop: 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Canucks @ Predators: Puck drops at 5pm. BRd.cast on FS-TN and SNP. ġ NOV 22 FRIDAY
*Stores open until 8 pm December 13th & 20th
New Movie Releases: 21 Bridges, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Atlantics, Dark Waters, Frozen II, Marriage Story (Netflix) Check Your Local Theatres, . Beaded Ornaments Workshop: 4pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Cowichan Valley Capitals – Burger & Beer Fundraiser: Enjoy a burger and a beer while supporting the Cowichan Capitals. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13
6pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 HUB Film Club Screening of “The Peanut Butter Falcon”: “Friends are the family you choose.” 7pm at The HUB at Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd. (250) 746-1794 Nanaimo Clippers vs Cowichan Capitals: 7pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 1250.954.5040. Glow in the Dark Swim: The lights will be off and the pool will be full of games and prizes. 7pm at Cowichan Aquatic Ctr., 2653 James St. (250) 746-7665 ġ NOV 23 SATURDAY ‘Salt’ at Moby’s Pub: Fun night on the dance floor. (250) 537-5559. Moby’s Pub, 124 A Upper Ganges Rd. (250) 537-5559 Akhnaten: Acrobats, jugglers, actors and an inspiring story. 9:45am at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James S. (250) 748-7529 Deck the Halls Christmas Market: Always a huge turn out. Over 70 Vendors. Fun for all ages. Door Prizes. Concessions. 10-4PM at Cowichan Exhibition Mellor Hall, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy. Artisan Christmas Tour in Cedar Yellow Point: See Nov 21 Beaded Pendant Workshop: 1pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd.
“Getting into the Spirits” Holiday Entertaining Workshop: Like hosting dinner parties? This is your chance to learn from the best. 250-743-4293 7pm at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, 1230 Merridale Rd. (250) 743-4293 Lee Harvey Osmond: Musician/author/ artist and esteemed Canadian storyteller LeE HARVey OsMOND, will make for an unforgettable evening. 7:30pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 Kodaly & Schubert: Listen to your local orchestra and support the arts in our Community! 7:30pm at Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Rd. 250-748-2122 Big Hank’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas featuring the R&B Kingpins: Big Hank has been singing the blues since 1974 and a member of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 ġ NOV 24 SUNDAY Deck the Halls Christmas Market: See Nov 23 Artisan Christmas Tour in Cedar Yellow Point: See Nov 21 Carols Artisan Fair: Find beautiful wares made by local artisans. 10am at North Oyster Comm. Ctr., 13467 Cedar Rd. 250-924-7793 Pat’s House of Jazz Presents: NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI (Crofton): Award-winning modern jazz in the vein of CONTINUED ON PAGE 19
CHEMANIUS CLASSICAL CONCERTS
“From Spanish to Pastiche” Sunday November 17th 2.00pm
St. Michael's Church 2858 Miss St, Chemainus
Jannie Burdeti, piano
BURDETI DUO Andrei Burdeti, guitar
Best Western Plus, Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro, Salamander Books, Ten Old Books.
$18 at outlets or by phone 250.748.8383 $20 at the door $10 for students under 18 www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca
Get Your Steely Dan On!
Nov 2nd|8pm PERFORMING AT The Osborne Pub, Crofton
Tickets available in advance for $20 through eventbrite.ca, or $25 at the door. There were few bands in the ’70s that conjured up as lively a presence as Steely Dan in that decade of abundance and over the top stage shows, and their production quality was the absolute top of the heap. It’s not likely we’ll ever see a Steely Dan show roll through Victoria, but the Pretzel Logic hailing from Victoria is the next best thing. The pretzel Logic Orchestra is a homage to Steely Dan and a labour of love for its nine members who are some of Victoria’s finest jazz and funky rock players. These guys have the chops it takes to interpret the complex and quirky material of the iconic 70’s songwriting partnership of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Fusing jazz sensibility with the rhythms of Rock, Pop and R&R, Steely Dan created a sophisticated sound that remains unique in music history and produced some of the most memorable and timeless songs of the decade _ “Do it Again” “Peg”, “Deacon Blues”, “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number”, “Dirty Work”. Their Pretzel Logic Orchestra’s big, cool, guitar and horn-driven sound evokes the hip, urban culture that underlies these unforgettable songs. They formed in Victoria in 2002, and have played to sold houses during their residency at Hermann's Jazz Club.
at Cowichan Station
Host your Holiday : Party at the HUB! : Reserve your : rental space now!
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • HUB Film Club
"The Peanut Butter Falcon" SIULABEQ,f
"THE SWEETESTf!�OF Tl£ OECADE:
PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a pro wrestler and training at Salt Water Redneck's wrestling school. 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!
Yoga Flow with Tara
Sat. 10am Community Drop-in Pay-what-you-can
New class starting! Weds 6.30pm at the Hub. showing Nov 22nd, 7pm USA 2019, Rated PG, 93 mins Come and watch a film at the Greatest Little Cinema in the Valley! Doors and concession open at6:30pm. Admission is by donation at the door (suggested $5) or free with club membership. MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW - 7 more films still to come this membership year! Individual now $20/ Family now $45. All proceeds go to support the community centre - the HUB at Cowichan Station. Synopsis: You can almost smell the salt marshes in this SXSW Festival 2019 Audience Award winner.
JINGUI GOLDEN SHIELD QI GONG • • • • •
Build Resilience and Vitality Reduce Stress and Tension Detoxify Chemical and Emotional Imbalances Release Meridian Stagnation Develop more Awareness and Integration
Brett Holland Certified Jingui Qi Gong Instructor Advanced Rolfer
T: 2509208818 W: www.jingui.com
CUJ'b� O, �at./
The HUB at Cowichan Station 250-746-1794 firstname.lastname@example.org cowichanstation.org 2375 Koksilah Road, Cowichan Station (office hours Mon- Fri 1.30-4 pm)
Digital Online Footprint Workshops: Topics will be “Assessing you Digital Footprint”, “Building a New Website”, “Email Marketing”, and “Social Media Networks” 10am at South Davis Rd. School, 444 Parkhill Terrace.
Charged Up! Youth Engagement Event: Youth speakers, fun art opportunities, environmental and social justice inspired music and performers, mini-workshops, food, etc 1pm at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. Susie’s Macrame Bracelet Workshop: 4pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Beautiful Maladies: The most dynamic tribute to the music of Tom Waites returns to the Duncan Showroom. $25 limited seating. 8pm at Duncan Showroom Productions, 133 Station St. (250) 748-7246 Adrian Chalifour – JOY – Album Release Tour w/special guests, Old Soul Rebel: Listen to these three talented artists rock it out. Both will have you up and out of your seat singing and dancing along. 8pm at Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245
ġ NOV 27 WEDNESDAY
ġ NOV 30 SATURDAY
New Movie Releases: Knives Out, Queen & Slim Check Your Local Theatres, . Serena Ryder: Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder is a six-time JUNO award-winner, two-time GOLD Album and DOUBLE PLATINUM Album recipient. 12am Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529. Digital Online Footprint Workshops: See Nov 26 Brick Stitch X-mas Designs Workshop: 3pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs vs Cowichan Clippers: 6pm at Cowichan Comm. Ctr., 2687 James St. 12509545040 Holiday Magic!: Two dancing schools have combined to bring you some “Holiday Magic”. Don’t miss these little dancers this November. 6:30pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 Canucks @ Oilers: Puck drops at 7pm. BRd. cast on CBC, SN360, SNE, SNW, and SNP. Newfoundland Kitchen Party: Dancing with the band, yummy food. 7pm at Chemainus Legion (Branch #191), 9775 Chemainus Road. (250) 246-3133
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
Herbie Hancock. $15 at the door. 2pm at Pat’s House of Jazz/Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. (250) 324-2245 Santa Parade: The parade starts at 5pm, then there will be the lighting of the tree, cookies, hot chocolate and of course SANTA! 5pm at Saywell Park, 125C South Shore Rd. ġ NOV 25 MONDAY Canucks @ Flyers: Puck drops at 4pm. BRd.cast on NBCSP+ and SNP. ġ NOV 26 TUESDAY
ġ NOV 28 THURSDAY LADYSMITH LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: The 32nd Ladysmith Light Up, kicking off the 6-week Festival of Lights. Lots to do spaghetti dinner (Eagles Hall), craft fair, entertainment, Santa and a parade 3pm at Downtown Ladysmith, First Ave. Tree of Life Pendant Workshop: 3:30pm at Island Gem and Bead Supply Ltd, 2 - 378 Trunk Rd. Louisiana Hayride: Join Elvis, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Shania Twain and others for a magical night of holiday favorites 7:30pm at Cowichan Performing Arts Ctr., 2687 James St. (250) 748-7529 ġ NOV 29 FRIDAY The Savannah Sipping Society: Presented by Ladysmith Little Theatre. Nov 29 to Dec 15th. A delightful, laugh a minute comedy. Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-today routines are drawn together by fate. Info and tickets at .ladysmiththeatre.com. 4985 Christie Rd. Ladysmith. 250.924.0658
5VWEMQPCJQNKFC[IKHVHQTVJGRGTUQPYJQJCUKVCNN! T VJG RGTUQP YJQ JCU KV CNNN! )QQFHGGNKPIUCTGCNYC[UCYKPPGT 7KHKROLGD\VHDVRQLVDWLPHRIJUDWLWXGHDQGJHQHURVLW\:LWKPRUHDQGPRUHSHRSOHGHFLGLQJWRRSWRXWRI PDWHULDOSUHVHQWVWKLV\HDUZK\QRWFRQVLGHUDFKDULWDEOHGRQDWLRQLQVWHDG"(YHU\RQHEHQHÂ¿WVIURPJRRG IHHOLQJVZLWKWKLVNLQGRIJLIW 7KH&RZLFKDQ7KHUDSHXWLF5LGLQJ$VVRFLDWLRQ&75$ Rá‚‡HUVKROLGD\VKRSSHUVWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRJLYHWKH JLIWRIDFRQWULEXWLRQWRZDUGVWKHLUWKHUDS\KRUVHKHUGE\SXUFKDVLQJWKH&75$KHUGVRPHKRUVH\SUHVHQWV HJKD\KRUVHVKRHV *LIWVWRVXLWDQ\EXGJHWFDQEHPDGHZLWKFRQWULEXWLRQVRIRUPRUHHOLJLEOHIRUD SHUVRQDOL]HGKROLGD\FDUGIURPWKH&75$WKHUDS\KRUVHKHUGPDNLQJD1HLJK6OHLJKGRQDWLRQDJUHDWJLIWIRU FRPPXQLW\PLQGHGIRONVDQLPDOORYHUVDQGWKRVHZKRMXVWGRQÂ¶WQHHGPRUHVWXá‚‡ 7KH1HLJK6OHLJKIXQGUDLVHUZLOOVXSSRUW&75$Â¶VHTXLQHEDVHGLQWHUYHQWLRQVIRUSHUVRQVZLWKVSHFLDOQHHGV &75$GRHVQRWUHFHLYHDQ\RQJRLQJJRYHUQPHQWIXQGLQJDQGVHUYLFHVDUHQRWFRYHUHGE\063RUPRVW SULYDWHEHQHÂ¿WSURJUDPV,QRUGHUWRNHHSWKHLUOLIHFKDQJLQJVHUYLFHVDFFHVVLEOHIRUSDUWLFLSDQWVDQGIDPLOLHV IDFLQJPXOWLSOHEDUULHUV&75$PXVWUDLVHPXFKRILWVIXQGLQJLWVHOIHDFK\HDUWRVXVWDLQRSHUDWLRQV7KH UHYHQXHJHQHUDWHGE\WKLV\HDUÂ¶V1HLJK6OHLJKFDPSDLJQZLOOEHXVHGWRFRYHUWKHGLUHFWFRVWVRIFDULQJIRU &75$Â¶VKRUVHKHUGLQFOXGLQJIRRGIRRWFDUHVKRHLQJDQGEODQNHWV %\FRQWULEXWLQJWRWKLV\HDUÂ¶V1HLJK6OHLJK&DPSDLJQGRQRUVDUHKHOSLQJPDNHDPD]LQJWKLQJVKDSSHQ :KHWKHULWLVWKHFKLOGZLWK$XWLVPZKRVSHDNVIRUWKHÂ¿UVWWLPHWRWKHLUSRQ\RUZLWK&HUHEUDO3DOV\ZKR WKURXJK WKHLU KRUVHÂ¶V PRYHPHQW UHJDLQV WKHLU DELOLW\ WR ZDON &75$Â¶V SURJUDPV FDWDO\]H SURIRXQG HPSRZHULQJH[SHULHQFHVHYHU\GD\&75$LQYLWHVDQ\RQHZKRKDVHYHUEHHQWRXFKHGE\WKHPDJLFRIWKH KRUVHKXPDQ FRQQHFWLRQ WR JLYH WKLV \HDU LQ VXSSRUW RI WKH LQFUHGLEOH HTXLQHV WKDW PDNH &75$Â¶V OLIH FKDQJLQJSURJUDPVSRVVLEOH 7R OHDUQ PRUH DERXW &75$ RU WKH 1HLJK 6OHLJK &DPSDLJQ FDOO RU HPDLO LQIR#FWUDFD &RQWULEXWLRQVFDQDOVREHPDGHRQOLQHWKURXJKWKH&75$ZHEVLWHZZZFWUDFD)LOO6DQWDÂ¶V1HLJK6OHLJK
DECK THE HALL Christmas Market
November 23 & 24
10am - 4pm and 10am - 3pm
Location Cowichan Exhibition 7380 TCH, Duncan, BC email@example.com 250.748.0822
Over 90 vendors Concession Door Prizes Mark your calendar for the 7th edition of “Deck the Hall”, the Christmas Market held at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds. Since 2012, the market has grown from 50 vendors and the popularity of the show and demand for booths has surpassed all expectations. This year is no exception as the market is completely sold out and will host over 90 artisans from all over Vancouver Island. It is the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping
done while supporting local businesses. From jewelry, textiles and accessories, to hand-crafted wooden signs, pottery and food items, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list, even your pet! Admission to Deck the Hall is free and there is a concession on-site. Be sure to enjoy some tunes by local musicians to get you into the holiday spirit and don’t forget to enter the draw for a door prize. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
] VOTED WHAT’S ON BEST EXPERIENCE Hand of the Man Museum: of Natural History, Cultural Arts & Conservation: This is the most comprehensive museum you have every seen anywhere. A collection from Jim Shockey who has travelled the world collecting artifacts and preserving the existence of animals that date back from pre-historic to today. As well as the global animal collection you can experience culture and beliefs of ancient civilizations that have survived millenia. Witness the traditions and historic tools used to harvest and gather for centuries. Explore the natural history of diverse ecosystems and efforts to protect them. Hand crafted artifacts and woven masterpieces. Learn about global efforts towards conservation through education and awareness. Look for the FREE family pass in this issue. Located at 6759 Considine Ave. Maple Bay. 1.888.826.1001 ] ATTRACTIONS The Historic Kinsol Trestle: Open to public for cycling, hiking & equestrian riding. One of the tallest free-standing timber rail trestle structures in the world, near Shawnigan Lake. cvrd.bc.ca/1379/Kinsol-Trestle The Raptor Wildlife Sanctuary: Watch & learn all about these incredible birds of prey. November & December, open
Thurs.-Sun from Noon-3pm with a flying demo at 1:30pm. Walk through the woods with a hawk, look in to the eyes of an owl, or spend a whole day immersing yourself in the world of raptors! Book-in ahead of time for a more hands-on experience. Hogwarks can be booked on arrival. For admission prices see, pnwraptors.com. 1877 Herd Rd, Duncan. 250.746.0372. Estuary Nature Center: Interpretive center and children’s programs overlooking the Cowichan Estuary 1845 Cowichan Bay Rd. 250.597.2288. Historic Chemainus Wall Murals: A visionary in the small town told the history of the town through gigantic murals painted on the many buildings for all to see. Chemainus, B.C. ] MARKETS & MUSEUMS: Duncan Farmers Market: One of the largest markets in BC! With over 150 producers & artisans of the unusual & unique. Open all year round. See Calendar. BC Forest Discovery Centre: The centre shares the history of BC’s forest & logging industry in a fun & interesting way. 2892 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan. 250.715.1113. Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives: Showcases the 1886 rural settlement of Duncan’s Crossing, also known as “Alderlea”. 130 Canada Ave, Duncan. 250.746.6612. Shawnigan Lake Museum: Shares the story of Shawnigan Lake from past to present. Admission by donation. 250.743.8675, shawniganlakemuseum.com Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre: Historic wooden boats & maritime history at the pier. 5 Museums (allow 2-3hrs to complete). Woodwork courses & activities for children, ladies & men. 1761 Cowichan
Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay. 250.746.4955. (Fall hours, Wed-Sun 8:30am-4:30pm) ] ART GALLERIES The Ou Gallery: Real sense of community, very intimate, grass roots vibe. theougallery. com. 3091 Agira Rd, Duncan. 250.510.8077. (Open Tues-Sat, 1-5pm) Imagine That! Artisansâ€™ Designs: An artisan-run co-operative store in Duncan in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. Renowned for itâ€™s high concentration of artists, imagination and fine craftsmanship. See calendar 251 Craig Street, Duncan, BC. Michaela Davidson Art & Gift Gallery: The entire building boasts 25 stained glass windows. See calendar. 63 Sahtlam Ave, Lake Cowichan. 250.749.6375. Station Street Gallery & Frame Shop: Features a wide variety of gifts by local artists & artisans including; functional pottery, woodwork and pewter. 139 Station St, Duncan. 250.748.3311.
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery: The most comprehensive visual arts organization in Ladysmith! Bringing together artists, art lovers, unique artistic opportunities & experiences. 11am-4pm. 610 Oyster Bay Drv, Ladysmith (on the way to Transfer Beach). 250.245.1252. ] LIVE THEATRE Chemainus Theatre: Exceptional, beautiful theatre. Producing a repertoire of classic & award winning performances. Make the occasion extra special and enjoy the lunch or dinner buffet in the beautiful dining room, or visit the Gallery Gift Shop before CONTINUED ON PAGE 24
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
or after the show! 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus 1.800.565.7738. Cowichan Performing Arts Centre: See live theatre, music, dance, comedy, art shows, speakers & more! 2687 James St, Duncan. 250.748.7529. cowichanpac.ca Ladysmith Little Theatre: A place to see, act or volunteer in quality community theatre. 4985 Christie Rd, Ladysmith. Reserve, 250.924.0658. www.ladysmiththeatre.com ] CINEMAS & THEATRES: Cineplex Caprice Cinemas: 404 Duncan St., Duncan. 778.855.7867. The Fritz Movie Theatre: Features everything you’d expect to find in the big city. Open Fri-Tue, monthly. 901 North End Rd. (Central Hall), Salt Spring Island. 250.537.4656. HUB Film Club: Membership facilitated community cinema. Watch films with friends & neighbours every 4th Friday of the month. Popcorn provided. Bring a cushion! Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd, Duncan. Find us on facebook or cowichanstation.org Cowichan Sportsplex: Has a short nature trail. 5847 Chesterfield Ave, Duncan. 250.746.5666.
] SWIM, WATERSLIDES & WAVE POOLS: Cowichan Aquatic Centre: Indoor Wave pool, lazy river, twin waterslides, swirl pool & more! 2653 James St, Duncan. 250.746.7665. Frank Jameson Community Centre & Swimming Pool: Waterslides, lazy river, tot pool with waterfalls & bubbles, whirl pool, 15’ climbing wall in the pool, skywalker, pool rope swing, pool basketball hoops. 810 Sixth Ave, Ladysmith. 250.245.6424. Indoor 8 lane 25m lap pools: Steam room, sauna, and more! 2653 James St, Cowichan Aquatic Ctr. Duncan. 250.746.7665. 4-lane 25m pools: easy pool access aquatic lift & stairs, sauna, tot pool and more! Frank Jameson Community Centre & Swimming Pool- 810 Sixth Ave, Ladysmith. 250.245.6424. ] ACTIVITY CENTRES Disc Golfing (Frolfing): 18 holes at Hart Memorial, Mouat Park. Take 1hr to 1.5 hrs to complete the course.Located near the end of McPhillips Ave. on Salt Spring Island.
November 16th, 2019 - February 29th, 2020
Celebrate the life of a single salvaged maple tree, transformed by the hands of over 70 artists. BATEMANFOUNDATION.ORG
Indoor Tennis: Arbutus Ridge Golf Club 3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill. 250.743.5000, or Toll Free 1.800.446.5322. Pickleball:Try North America’s fastest growing sport! 7380 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan. 250.748.0822. Find us on facebook under “Cowichan Exhibition Pickleball” for meet up times. Rock Climbing: Cowichan Climbing Academy- Open Tue-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm. Ècole Mount Prevost school, 6177 Moorfield Rd, Duncan. Closed during school holidays. firstname.lastname@example.org Duncan Boulders: Outdoor hotspot for real boulder climbing. Difficult to find. See this website for directions & more info. http://www.bcclimbing.com/areas/ duncan-boulders ] BIKING & CYCLING Cycling: Cycle Therapy- Bicycle, mountain bike, and electric bike rentals. #102-360 Duncan St., Duncan 250.597.0097. Mountain Biking: Many trails and lookout points on Mt. Tzouhalem, Mt. Maple, Mt. Prevost and Cobble Hill Mountain. Great views and wildlife. ] BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES Red Arrow Brewery: H4.9 STARH- Tour the brewery in 15mins-30mins. Tastings or just stop by for a drink. Please phone ahead for tours. Large gift shop. Open daily. 5255 Chaster Rd, Duncan 250.597.332. Small Block Brewery: Upbeat Brewery with some great tasting ales. A fun atmosphere that is complemented with great food and entertainment as well as a collective merchandise. 203-5301 Chaster Road, Duncan 250.597.0045. Riot Brewing: Stop in for a tour, a sample, a flight, or even a whole glass of beer. Stay for the afternoon, enjoy our gigantic patio, bring the kids, bring the dog. Lots of entertainment takes place call ahead CONTINUED ON PAGE 26
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
for schedule if you like. 101A-Oak Street, Chemainus, BC 250-384-7468 Stillhead Distillery: Craft distillery, made by hand in small batches using only fruits and grains grown in BC. Tastings of Vodka, Gin, and Whiskey. New seasonal releases. Wed&Thurs. 10am-5pm, Fri&Sat 12pm6pm, Closed Sun-Tues. 5301 Chaster Road, Duncan, BC 250-748-6874 ] WINERIES: Enrico Wines: Tastings 7 days a week. $7 take home crystal glass. Opens at 10am, 3280 Telegraph Road Unsworth Vineyards: Tastings and entertainment, open 7 days. Award winning wines. Open at 11am, 2915 Cameron Taggart Road Emandare Vineyard: Open 11am daily for tastings. 6798 Norcross Rd Cherry Point Estate Wines: - Awardwinning Double Gold Medal at the 2017 All Canadian Wine Championship in Toronto! Offers guided tours, wine tastings and dining. 840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill. 250.743.1272. Rocky Creek Winery: “From corporate suits to gumboots” Taste estate wines of Pinots, crisp whites, red blends and sparklings. Discover our story from Cowichan’s most awarded wine-maker. 1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay. 250.748.5622.
Winery Tour Bus: Cheers CowichanDaily winery tours to all Cowichan area destinations; wineries, festivals, corporate or mindfulness day trips. 250.710.7391. ] ON THE ICE
HOCKEY AND ICE SKATING Drop-in Adult Hockey: 50yrs+ Hockey or Skate, Parent & Tot Skates, Everyone Welcome Skates, Private Skating Lessons, School’s Out Skates & more! 2687 James St, Duncan. 250.746.0440. Youth to adult: hockey, figure-skating, public skating, learn-to-skate programs, floor hockey & field hockey. Kerry Park Recreation Centre1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay. 250.743.5922. Cowichan Lake Sports Arena: Offers public skates, drop-in hockey programs for all different ages, Hockey Skills & Drills, Learn-to-skate programs & more! 311 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan. 250.7496742. Fuller Lake Arena: Offers Parent & Tot Skates, Adult Lap Skates, Public Skating, Twoonie Skates, Adult Drop-in Hockey, 50+ Drop-In Hockey & more. 2876 Fuller Lake Rd. Chemainus. 250.246.3811.
Venturi-Schulze: Tastings of wine and estate grown balsamic vinegar. Opens at 11am. 4235Vineyard Rd., 250-743-5630
Watch A Local Hockey Game: Cowichan Capitals- Watch our local Junior A hockey team play against island hockey teams. For dates & times see the calendar in this issue of What’s On. Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St, Duncan. 250.748.9930.
Zanatta Vineyards: Open year round. Tastings and tours. Events and private functions. Specialist in Champagne types. 250-748-2338. 5039 Marshall Rd., Duncan
Duncan Curling Club: Fun mixed, men’s, ladies, senior, & junior leagues. Beginners welcome. 3191 Sherman Rd, Duncan. 250.748.9313.
Saison Market Vineyard: Open weekends. French Style Bakery and Vineyard. 250597-0484 7575 Mays Rd. North Cowichanh
Cowichan Rocks Curling Club: Leagues & drop-in programs at Cowichan Lake Regional Curling Club until March 2018. 311 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan. 250.749.6742.
Averill Creek Vineyard: Open 11am, Tastings and tours. 6552 North Rd. Duncan.
Merridale Cidery & Distillery: Apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery with a gastropub. Lots of things to eat, drink & do. Tasting Bar, Lounge, Tours & Farm Store open daily, 11am5pm. 1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill. 250.743.4293. merridale.ca
Kerry Park Curling: 4-Sheets of curling ice. Leagues & Drop-in programs for men, women, mixed, junior, doubles. 1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay. 250.743.5922.
DAILY SKI BUS SERVICE Reserve your seat at mtwskibus.com and save $5! Take а trip to Mount Washington on-board а luxury motor coach and leave the driving to us. Ski Bus open from December - April 2020. Take advantage of our 6 pack bundle and save!
We re all About skipping the Drive and enjoying the ride
Whether you need а lift, traveling with а large group, or simply don't want to drive,our ski bus service сап pick you up or drop you o ﬀat any of our 12locations оп southern Vancouver lsland.
2019/2020 Schedule www.mtwskibus.com for location addresses
Ski Bus 6-pack bundle Save 40%
LEE HARVEY OSMOND
Musician, author, artist, and esteemed Canadian story teller
are just some of the titles Tom Wilson aka LEE HARVEY OSMOND holds—he is a true Canadian treasure in the same vein as Good Downie, Stuart McLean, and Peter Mansbridge—and he will be right here in the Cowichan Valley for the only Vancouver Island performance of this show, after which he will be moving on to working on the next Blackie and the Rodeo Kings tour. He will be performing songs as a stripped-down duo, reading from his best-selling book “Beautiful Scars”, and sharing his compelling story. “Over the course of discovering my true identity, the intention of my writing, my music and my art is to reduce the gap between my indigenous culture and colonialists to make a more patient, loving community.” – Tom Wilson In mid-life, in his 50s, Wilson learned that the parents who raised him were not his birth parents; that, in fact, he was adopted and that his biological mother and father were Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve, just outside of Montreal. Grappling with this newfound sense of himself plunged Wilson into a quest for his heritage and his truth, and led to the writing of his bestselling autobiography, Beautiful Scars (Doubleday Canada). The book is a colourful and truthful tale of this quest, and his life’s tribulations and successes along the path.
The performance will be at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 23, with showtime at 7:30pm.
Tickets are available at
https://www.cowichanpac.ca/event/lee-harvey-osmond and the CPAC Box Office
CINEMA NOV 1 Arctic Dogs, Jojo Rabbit, Harriet,
Motherless Brooklyn, Parasite,
Terminator: Dark FateJojo Rabbit, Harriet, NOV 1 Arctic Dogs, Sleep, Parasite, Last Christmas, NOV 8 Doctor Motherless Brooklyn, Midway, Playing Terminator: DarkWith Fate Fire Sleep, LastFord Christmas, 8 Doctor NOV 15 Charlie’s Angels, v. Ferrari, The GoodPlaying Liar With Fire Midway, NOV 21 Bridges, A Beautiful NOV 22 15 Charlie’s Angels, Ford v.Day Ferrari, in the Neighborhood, Frozen 2 The Good Liar NOV Out, AQueen & Slim NOV 27 22 Knives 21 Bridges, Beautiful Day
VIDEO DVD, online, and blu-ray may vary. NOV 5 The Art of Racing in the Rain, Hobbs & Shaw, DVD, online, and blu-ray may vary. The Kitchen, Pavarotti, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
5 The Art of Racing the Rain, After Hobbs & Shaw, NOV 12 47 Meters Down:inUncaged, the Wedding, The Kitchen, Pavarotti, Stories to The Tell in the Dark Angry Birds MovieScary 2, Brian Banks, Farewell, NOV 12 47 The Meters Down: Uncaged, Good Boys, Peanut Butter FalconAfter the Wedding, The Birds Movie BrianCold Banks, The Farewell, NOVAngry 19 Blinded by the2,Light, War, Goodand Boys, Butter Falcon Dora theThe LostPeanut City of Gold 19 Blinded by Fallen, the Light, Cold NOV 26 Angel Has Don’t LetWar, Go, Dora andYou the Lost City of Gold Where’d Go Bernadette
in the Neighborhood, Frozen 2
NOV 26 Angel Has Fallen, Don’t Let Go,
NOV 27 Knives Out, Queen & Slim
Where’d You Go Bernadette
*General release dates only. Please confirm dates & times with your local cinema
*General release dates only. Please confirm dates & times with your local cinema
Find 10 differences.
#126 N19 ©1984-2019 Whats On Digest
The manager of a large office noticed one of his department heads had hired a new man, so the boss called him into his office for a little orientation speech. "What is your name?" he asked. "John," the new guy replied. The manager scowled, "Look, I don't know what kind of place you worked at before, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last names only - Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?" The new guy sighed and said, "Darling. John Darling." "Okay, John, back to work!”