Save the Date for next year!  September 17-19, 2021, SurrEY, BC

It is with great sadness that the Chehalis Contra Dance Weekend Committee has decided to postpone Chehalis 2020 to September 17-19, 2021. The health and well-being of our many dance friends are of primary concern to us, and we are hopeful that by September 2021 the COVID-19 outbreak will be under control, the US/Canada border will be open, and we can again dance safely and joyfully with each other.

Save the date now, and join us September 17-19, 2021 at Sullivan Community Hall in Surrey, BC. Surrey is a suburb just southeast of Vancover, BC.

2021 Talent

Fortunately, the fabulous talent we had hired for 2020 is available to join us in 2021:


Stingrays: From New England, Max Newman on guitar, Rodney Miller on fiddle, and Stuart Kenney on bass.

KGB: From Seattle, Claude Ginsburg on violin; Dave Bartley on mandolin; guitar, and cittern; and Julie King on piano.


Lisa Greenleaf from Bolton, MA., and Wendy Graham from Durango, Colorado.

For details, see Bands and Callers.

New Location(s)

The location for Chehalis 2021, Sullivan Community Hall (see map), is easily accessed from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and the US border, and has a bus stop within a half block; driving from City Hall in Vancouver takes approximately 45 minutes.

Accommodations and Food

See Information for details. We encourage out of town visitors to find accommodation with Vancouver dancers, or at one of a number of reasonably priced hotels and RV/camping sites within a 10-15 minute drive of Sullivan Community Hall. Just down the street from the hall is a mini-mall with three restaurants, with several more choices within 15 minutes by car, or you are always welcome to bring lunches and dinners to eat in the Hall lunchroom, as many did in Raincoast Ruckus days.

Reduced Fees

See Registration for details. We are reducing the weekend fees by approximately our cost for camper room and board at our previous location, Camp Luther, and hope more Vancouver dancers will be able to attend this less expensive weekend. Registration opens in early April, 2021.

"Laurel and Luther" by June Harman
"Laurel and Luther" by June Harman