During this event over 2,000 people went on the Kus-kus-sum site and got a first hand look at the place where we will be unpaving paradise! We would like to thank everyone for their support of Project’s Watershed’s fundraising efforts through their participation in this event and the Caravan Stage Theatre’s Nomadic Tempest show. We would also like to thank the Kumugwe Dancers and guest performers for sharing music, dance and culture with us all during the pre-shows. We will be sharing pictures and videos that captured the different aspects of this event in the coming week.

It was a challenging weather weekend all around, but we were fortunate that 3 out of the 4 nights of the production were able to proceed. Unfortunately, on Sunday night a wind kicked up that made it unsafe, for both performers and audience, to continue the show and it was canceled. 

Sunday night ticket holders: we  sincerely hope that you will consider making this a donation to the Kus-kus-sum Project. If you do make this a donation you are eligible to receive a tax receipt, please email us at info@projectwatershed.ca so we can ensure you receive one.

Please note you can use your unused tickets to go to another show later this year. The Nomadic Tempest is playing in Sooke on July 12th, 13th and 14th. It will also play in Victoria in the fall, more information about showtimes and locations can be found at http://caravanstage.org/.

If you are unable to make a donation at this time and going to another show doesn’t work for you we can make arrangements to refund your ticket. Please email info@projectwatershed.ca to arrange for a refund to your credit card.

Story: Please note this is an aerial opera. First you first meet the SwallowWart Twins on their tower, they are reigning rulers of the last Fossil Fuel Empire… an inharmonious dynasty that knows no boundaries in the pursuit of power and dominance. Under the tower appears Kanandra, the Prophet of the Refuge and Migration, lone adult survivor of the SwallowWart Twins rule. She tells the story to the children who have also survived the fossil tyranny. She is exiled to a rocky outcrop where she cries out for other survivors. Responding to her cries come four Monarch Butterflies, the ancient ones, from the four corners of the planet; Amel singing in Arabic, Lupe singing in Spanish, Xiu singing in Mandarin and Ciyam singing in Hunkeminen. These winged insects and their human priestess incur the wrath of the SwallowWarts. One of the Monarchs sacrifices itself and and becomes a ghost so that it can attack the SwalowWarts where they least expect it. It along with the other Monarchs in their mystery and beauty bring hope and help overcome the SwallowWarts with their magical and graceful “Butteryfly Effect”. More information about the show is available at www.butterflyresponse.com.

Please note that the content of the Nomadic Tempest Show does not reflect the views and opinions of Comox Valley Project Watershed Society or the sponsors of this event. It is an unique artistic piece created by the Caravan Stage Company years ago. It is noteworthy that the City of Nanaimo, the Town of Gibsons, and the City of Vancouver, also contracted this show to play in their jurisdictions (in some cases for up to 3 weeks), and we believe it does not reflect the opinions of these governing bodies either. However, it did provide an artistic and cultural experience for their citizens and our audience.

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society