YOUR GUIDE TO THE
Miss Canada (petite 2016/17) spends A DAY ON THE ISLAND & ZMSOCIETY FARM!
jessica YOUNG MODEL
Model for Chic Luxury Soaps and Cosmetics and Chic Girls Club.I'm a driven aspiring model that has an eye for creativity.
david GOATLEY FEATURE ARTIST
The story of the painting of an official portrait of the Maharaja of Jaipur by artist David Goatley
eugene SMITH SINGER . MUSICIAN. SONGWRITER
Eugene Smith is a venerable icon of the Canadian music industry. With over 50 years in the business and over 200 original tunes to his credit, Eugene brings a warmth and generosity to his performances that entertains and captivates audiences wherever he goes. His prodigious vocal talents are supported by solid rhythms from his unusual 4 string tenor guitar, and he holds as well in his bag of tricks a variety of musical instruments including the harmonica, kalimba, jaw harp and djembe. Each show is delivered in his own unique, humorous and entertaining style, bringing to each performance a sense of harmony and the magical power of music!
the best of
tafadzwa MATAMBA PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTFOLIO
Born in Vancouver and from Nitnaht Lake, BC on
A musician for16 years and currently a Solo Artist and in
Philo is a lead singer and plays guitar, bass and drums.
“Farmer by day,
musician by night!”
From Montreal and recently relocated to the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, Greg discovered music in his teens.
And while there’s not a single musician in his family tree, he realized, that “hard work and passion clearly are more relevant than genetics”.
HULA HOOP ARTIST
from TANZANIA to VANCOUVER ISLAND
ACTRESS . SINGER . MODEL
Global Makeup Artistry Diploma from Blanche
MacDonald Centre for Applied Design in Vancouver.
MODEL & MACHINE ROOM OPERATOR IN PULP MILL
4th generation on Vancouver Island.
Experience in modeling, film and voice-overs.
Diane officially signed with modelling Numa Models after photo shoot with Tafadzwa Matamba
Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, Ianna Vilimon is a European make-up artist, personal stylist
BACKGROUND WORK IN FILM.
“I am devoted to my seniors”
COWICHAN FOLK DANCERS
The Cowichan Valley has been home to the Cowichan International Folk Dancers for thirty-two years as indicated on the Certificate of Incorporation. Unofficially, however, the group has been dancing for about forty years when Mike Crown, a former member of the Saanich International Folk Dancers, moved to Duncan and initiated a new group. Our database holds an enormous selection of cultural music and dances. Many of these cultures had developed dances that were compatible with the musical instruments of their time, regardless how rudimentary they might have been. Every hand gesture, foot placement and movement of the body was meant to tell a story that held a special meaning for the group. As folk dancers we have the privilege of repeating these dances, some of which had been performed throughout the centuries. It's a very humbling and powerful experience. I am particularly fond of the Israeli, Romanian, and Armenian dances. The music is passionate with the rhythm almost leading you through the dance. Our selection of dances comes from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Bolivia, Turkey, to name just a few. Regularly, we are introduced to new dances by our very talented and knowledgeable teachers. We are a very social folk dancing club and enjoy supporting and dancing with other clubs on the Island, Salt Spring Island and occasionally on Gabriola Island. We hold in house dance parties and workshops. Our group meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mill Bay Community Hall. No partner necessary as we dance mostly circle dances. Your first visit is free and we have a drop in fee of $5.00. Our yearly membership fee is only $85.00, and we dance throughout the year.
By: Oriana Parker, President Cowichan International Folk Dancers
COWICHAN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL
LADYSMITH WATERFRONT GALLERY
HAPPINESS IS HEALTHY! ~ monthly affirmation by Stephanie Ceirns
I, choose to look at my grief in a new way. Each time in life when my needs are not met, I feel a bit of grief.
When a job ends or a friendship changes it is normal to feel grief. I welcome my grief into my heart. I befriend my grief. The grief I feel is my perceived loss of love, affection, an opportunity, or a relationship. When I am sad it is like exercise for my heart, when I comfort me.
It is up to me to reassure myself that all will be well.
After a loss I surround myself with supportive people who understand me. I allow myself to feel the loss of the dream when a relationship changes. I let the pain of the grief go through me as if I were a gold wire. I accept the situation wholeheartedly. I keep that faith that I am right where I am supposed to be for my souls highest growth. I embrace the challenges in my life as if everything is going just as I planned. Bravely facing my grief empowers my heart and creates in my spirit a feeling of empowerment.
I am a creative child of Universal Love and Universal Love feels brave when I am brave.