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Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Performance Notes

× Friday, March 4 2022 - 7:00 PM

Tzouhalem


Presented by Orca Cove Media

Tickets: $15 (plus tax)
Access tickets available at little to no cost through the Golden Neighbour Program. More Information

Doors Open & Preshow: 6:30 pm | Showtime: 7:00 pm (90 mins) | Q & A session to follow

*In order to maintain some physical distancing in the theatre, there will be a minimum of one theatre seat between parties.

Tzouhalem, Chief of the Cowichan First Nation during the mid-1800’s, is arguably one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in Canadian history. His story is a matter of historic record yet is the subject of legend. There is a mountain, road, and other landmarks on Cowichan territory named after him.

It is generally believed that Tzouhalem, a deformed Indigenous boy, through his strength of character and mystical powers, taught to him by his Grandmother, subdued his rivals, and transformed himself into the most powerful First Nations leader in the Pacific Northwest, before succumbing to his own immorality.

This documentary, through interviews and creative re-enactments, examines the near-mythic figure of Cowichan Chief Tzouhalem, the account of his life from both historians and First Nations Elders, the folkloric tales concerning him, his impact on the modern relationship between the Crown and First Nations, and how his legend remains alive to this day, examining critically how his story has been told and passed down to us.

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Health & Safety Measures

× Here are a few of the important measures we are currently following:

  • If you are sick or at high risk for COVID-19, please stay home and contact us for ticket options
  • Masks are recommended indoors
  • Distanced seating options are available in the theatre and dining room
  • Respect personal space as you move throughout the building
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building
  • Employees are screened daily and are required to stay home if sick

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