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September 2020

Wednesday 23, September

POG Annual Show

September 23 @ 11:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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This year's theme for the POG: Printmakers Only Group annual show is "elements." Accomplished printmakers will display their works that showcase a variety of techniques.   CVAC's hours are  Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sundays: Closed

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Living in Lockdown

September 23 @ 11:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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These extraordinary times demand a creative response. As the first new show following our planned reopening, Living in Lockdown will explore the themes of isolation and humanity. Works will be in any medium including photography, fabric, clay, painting, drawing or mixed media that expresses reactions to the pandemic. This promises to be an exuberant exhibit that celebrates the human spirit.   CVAC's hours are  Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sundays: Closed

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October 2020

Sunday 4, October

WildWings Nature Artists Exhibition

October 4 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Just Jake’s Restaurant, 45 Craig St
Duncan, BC Canada
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This year, due to COVID, the 11th annual south Vancouver Island Nature Artists exhibition will still take place at Just Jakes Restaurant but there will no opening reception due to this year’s social distancing guidelines. The artworks on display are all available for sale with 30% of the proceeds going back into future WildWings Festivals and habitat restoration projects in the Somenos watershed.   Please visit Just Jakes Restaurant and enjoy their great food and service while viewing the artworks.…

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Celebrate Somenos Family Day

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on World Animal Day at the S’amuna’/Somenos Open Air Classroom (OAC). The OAC will be open for self-guided tours along the trails and boardwalk. Nature specialists, a photographer, a bird expert, a Quw’utsun speaker, the Raptors and other presenters will be located along the trails and boardwalk for short presentations. There will also be kids activity tables with nature activities, plant weaving as well as a kid’s passport to complete for a chance to win nature-themed prizes.  …

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Wednesday 7, October

The Nature of Cowichan Photo Contest

October 7 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 9:00 pm
The Ainslie Restaurant, 161 Kenneth Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1N5 Canada
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The second annual People’s Choice Nature of Cowichan photography competition is moving to our newest downtown Duncan venue, The Ainslie Restaurant. The contest, open to Cowichan photographers, will display some of the finest nature photography being made here in the Cowichan Valley. People’s Choice awards and local gift certificates will be awarded to the top two vote-getting images. The artworks on display are all available for sale with 30% of the proceeds going back into future WildWings Festivals and habitat…

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Saturday 10, October

Afloat in a Boat

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

‘Afloat in a Boat’ is the return of an old, popular event. A boatload (or two) of naturalists and other knowledgeable people will be leading a flotilla of small kayaks and canoes on a circumnavigation of Somenos Lake. The tour will take place at one of the most beautiful times of the year on the lake with fall in the air, tree colours changing and the annual waterfowl migration fully underway. The expert guides will speak about birds, fish,  S’amuna’…

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Sunday 18, October

WildWeaving Workshop: Coiling Scotch Broom

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
360 Duncan Street, 360 Duncan Street
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3W4 Canada
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Jan MacKirdy, a student of now-retired Maria Curtis, is offering her first WildWeaving basket making workshop using invasive plant materials that can be found in Somenos Marsh. Using fresh scotch broom whips and either sinew or sisal for the stitching, you will learn how to create a coil basket. While teaching this ancient process, Jan will discuss the history of this style of basket, the traditional materials used and how materials are prepared. She will also talk about other suitable invasive…

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