Theatre Fundraising

Thank You to Our 2014 Gala Supporters


We would like to thank the supporters of our gala fund raising event “Sherlock’s Masquerade”

Gala Sponsors

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Coastal Community Credit Union

Orchard & Co

Island Savings

Willow Street Cafe

Chemainus Valley Courier

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn

Take 5 Publications


Gala Supporters

49th Parallel Grocery
Accent Inns
Alderlea Vineyards
Alders Plantation
Amy Ankersmit
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Art & Daphne Carlyle Photography
Arts Club Theatre
B & H Excel Tire
Belfry Theatre
BC Forest Discovery Centre
Betty Short
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn & Suites
Best Western Barclay- Port Alberni
Best Western Carlton Plaza
Best Western Plus Chateau Granville
Best Western Plus Kamloops
Beverly Corners Liquor Store
Beyond the Usual
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
Bly Kaye
Bonnie Martin Restaurant
Book Nook
Boston Pizza
BowMel Chrysler Ltd
Bound to be Different
British Allsorts
Bridgemans Marina Bistro
Butchart Gardens
Caldera Glass Studio
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble
Carousel Theatre
Caravan Theatre
Cheers Cowichan Tours
Cherry Point Vineyards
Chemainus Auto Parts
Chemainus Festival of Murals
Chemainus Foods
Chemainus Health Food Store
Chemainus Valley Courier
Chemainus Village Computer Centre
Christine A. Allan
Christmas in Chemainus
Cim MacDonald
Coast Realty Group Ladysmith
Coastal Community Credit Union
Comfort Inn and Suites
Cowichan Bay Pub
Cowichan Capitals
Cowichan Golf and Country Club
Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club
Cowichan Sound and Cellular
Cowichan Theatre
CRVTEK I.T. Consulting
CVRD-Economic Development
Damali Winery
Darcy Johnson
David & Diana Pink
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Dennis A. J. Brown
Dinter Nursery
Doan’s Overhead Doors/Clopay
Doc the Barber
Eaglecrest Golf Club
Echo Design Custom Sewing
Everything Under the Sun
Excellent Frameworks & EJ Hughes Gallery
Fairwinds Schooner Cove Resort
Flowering Tree Spa
Flying Fish
Foot Loose Reflexology
Foxglove Inn & Cooking School
Gateway Theatre
Get West Adventure Cruises
Great Canadian Dollar Store
Hansel & Gretel
Harlan’s Chocolate
High Street Hair
Hillside Printers
Honeypot Liquor Store
Horseshoe Bay Pub
Hotel Grand Pacific
House of Indigo Boutique
IMAX Victoria
Impulse Electonics
Island Farms
Island Savings Credit Union
Jamie’s Whalting Station
Jan Donaldson Designs
Jim Pattison Toyota Duncan
Joann Harding
Johnny Lee
Kathi Diewert
Khaya Gift Store
Kinney Clothing
Kirsty and Nita Grant
Ladysmith Health Food Store
Let’s Knit
Little Caesars
Lush Eco Lawns
Lynn James
Martin Kaspers Photography Art
Matrix Marble and Stone
Mary Fox Pottery
Merridale Ciderworks
Michaela Davidson Art & Gift Gallery
Mid Island Coop
Midas Auto Service
Morgan Warren
Morningstar Golf Club
Mountain View Stables
Mount Brenton Golf Course
Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Bar
Nanaimo Theatre Group
Neil Newton
North Cowichan Municipality
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Odika Cafe
Old Farm Garden
Orchard and Co Barristers and Solicitors
Owl’s Nest
Pacific Opera Victoria
Panago Pizza-Rob Smith
Parkside Dog Grooming
Peller Estates Winery
Pharmasave Chemainus
Philip Mix
Phillips Brewing Company
Pho Triple 7 Restaurant
Pink Stix
Post Office Antique Mall
Pottery by Peggy
Rexall Drugs
Robson O’Connor
Rock Cod Cafe
Rocky Creek Winery
Rose Cowles
Roses and More
Royal Scot Hotel
Russell Food Equipment
Salamander Books
Saltspring Soapworks
Sandpiper Garden & Glass
Screaming Reels Fishing Charters
Sealegs Kayak
Sheer Essentials
Soul Comfort
Station St Gallery
Steve Williamson
Subway Chemainus
Susan Lumholst-Smith
Sushi to Go
Take 5
The Art of Secondhand
The Cedars Escape and Spa
Theatre Under the Stars
Tom Lee Music
Tony Easton
Top Hat Antiques and Collectables
Travelodge Hotel Duncan
True Grain Bakery
Twisted Sisters
Unsworth Vineyards
Urban Legends
Utopia Bakery
Van Gorkom Custom Boots
Vancouver Island Soap
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Chamber Orchestra
Victoria Symphony
Village Chippery
Warren Goulding
Western Canada Theatre
Willow St Cafe
Worldly Gourmet
Yellow Point Cranberries
Zin Frames
By |November 28th, 2014|Categories: Theatre Fundraising, Theatre News|0 Comments

Become a Super Patron

Donate $100 or more with your season ticket package and become a Super Patron!

Join the inner circle of Theatre supporters and receive a host of perks including invites to Member soirees, advance booking privileges and a complimentary welcome drink in our Fireside Lounge during your first theatre visit in 2015.

Plus,Super Patrons who book into selected Gala Opening Nights are automatically invited to attend a post-show party, your exclusive chance to mix and mingle with the cast and crew in a relaxed environment.

For more information on our Membership programs email:

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: 2015 Season, Theatre Fundraising|0 Comments

2014 Online Auction On Now!


We are excited to offer selected limited edition serigraphs by internationally acclaimed artist Arthur Vickers, generously donated by the Pink Family. The private collection, purchased directly from the artist, is currently on display at the Chemainus Theatre in our Playbill Dining Room. You may arrange for a viewing of the collection by contacting Marlie Kelsey or Anita McCallum. Five serigraphs are available for online auction. In addition, we are featuring a variety of other prizes and getaways!

All proceeds from this auction benefit the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society and will help us continue our passion of presenting engaging and enriching live theatre for Vancouver Island residents and visitors.

Start Bidding Now!

Fall Message from the Managing Director

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatre recently released a study that found 80% of Canadians believe live theatre is important to making communities both vibrant places to live and helping attract visitors. Looking at Chemainus and the Cowichan region, this certainly holds true as the Chemainus Theatre has become a cultural and economic cornerstone drawing close to 70,000 theatre goers per year to our artsy seaside corner of the Island.

Even on the broad national scene, Chemainus plays an integral role. Last year, roughly 8 million tickets were sold for live theatre across our country. This means 1 out of every 114 people who attended a theatre performance in Canada did so by visiting the Chemainus Theatre.

Theatre plays a key role creating vibrancy and drawing us together to help create and support that elusive sense of community. Even if it’s just for a few hours as an audience sharing a collective experience, theatre is a living breathing thing that flourishes and grows with greater participation.

Randal Huber

By |September 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Season, Theatre Fundraising|0 Comments

Summer Message from the Managing Director


Randal Huber

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a not-for-profit, registered charity, just the same as theatres across Canada including even the largest companies like Ontario’s Shaw & Stratford Festivals. In fact, the arts & cultural sector of our beautiful country is comprised of more than 14,000 organizations: theatres, opera & ballet companies, museums and galleries. Survival of this sector depends on the financial support of the public and each year more than 750,000 Canadians donate over 100 million dollars to the arts & cultural sector.

Producing live theatre is a delicate balance. Here in Chemainus, revenue from ticket sales cover about 74% of the expenses that we incur to create live theatre. We’re required to raise the balance through private donations, corporate sponsorship, grants and fundraising events. We encourage you to pick up a Membership brochure and consider making a charitable gift. It will help ensure that we can continue to produce live theatre and grand experiences such as the one that you’re about to experience.

Live theatre is one of the great things that make life on Vancouver Island so incredible. Join us and keep it alive.

Island Stories Festival – May 13, 2014


Island Stories Festival, featuring new songs written and performed by The Other Guys Theatre. “BC in Song – Creating Legends” is a collection of dramatic stories and songs of Western history, along with readings, songs, skits and stories from locals across Vancouver Island and special guests. If you enjoyed Good Timber and the Island Stories Festival in 2013, you won’t want to miss this intimate, casual evening.

This show is presented by Chemainus Theatre Festival to provide opportunities for patron and community members to view, engage and participate in the arts. These auxiliary programs, that include Playwright Pairings, Kidzplay shows, Talkback Tuesdays and the Island Stories Festival, are about enhancement, deepened engagement and investigation of stories that are part of the heartbeat of Vancouver Island.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Price: Tickets by donation – bring a friend!
Where: Chemainus Theatre Festival

Help Give Chemainus Theatre Festival a Little Push


As a not for profit registered charity (like all theatres in Canada), we rely on the support of the community to survive. There are many ways to support Chemainus Theatre and some of them won’t cost you a thing.

If you enjoy today’s performance, please share your experience with others! Post it on Facebook, blog about it or write a TripAdvisor review. Word of mouth is the most effective and compelling form of marketing. By sharing your experience you help convince others to buy tickets and that helps us.

Another great way is to support Chemainus Theatre is by supporting one of the amazing businesses that sponsor us. Check out the list of companies below that are not only great at what they do but great for giving back and supporting the arts. As you’re out and about ticking items off your to-do list. gives these folks a try. After all, they’ve helped make your experience here today possible and each dollar you spend with them helps ensure they can continue to support us. It’s a wonderful merry-go-round that needs to keep turning. Help by giving it a push.

Our Sponsors:

49th Parallel Grocery
Boulevard Transportation Group
Coastal Community
Cowichan Sound & Cellular
Doc The Barber
Duncan Iron Works
Intact Insurance
Island Farms
Island return It
Island Savings
LMG Pringle Insurance
reMax Bonnie Siddals
South Cowichan Eyecare
TD Bank Group
Western Forest Products Inc.
Willow Street Café
Season Media Sponsors
89.7 Sun FM
Cowichan Valley Citizen
CVV Magazine
Nanaimo Daily News / Harbour City Star
Valley Voice
Times Colonist

By |April 28th, 2014|Categories: Theatre Fundraising|0 Comments