A quaint little town of just over 4,000 inhabitants, nestled on the sheltered west coast of Vancouver Island, wouldn’t be worth a second thought except for the fact that its residents and mayor overcame a near slide into oblivion and ruin and became known as ‘The Little Town That Did’.

Chemainus has justly earned the nick-name “The Little Town that Did”, but in the early ’80s, facing a devastating unemployment rate, and a global recession, the little town that did, almost didn’t.

Stsu’minus: The Beginning

Long before the English-speaking settlers arrived, Chemainus was an important…