Save the Date for next year!  September 16-18, 2022, SurrEY, BC

It is with great sadness that the Chehalis Contra Dance Weekend Committee has decided to once again to postpone Chehalis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time to September 16-18, 2022. The health and well-being of our many dance friends are of primary concern to us, and we are hopeful that by September 2022 the COVID-19 outbreak will be over, 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 16-18, 2022 in Surrey, BC. Surrey is a suburb just southeast of Vancover, BC.

NOTE:  With the exception of 2022 dates and the talent information, details given on this site may change as final plans evolve.

2022 Talent

Fortunately, the fabulous talent originally hired for 2020 is available to join us in 2022:

Bands

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.

Callers

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

For details, see Bands and Callers.

New Location(s)

The location planned for Chehalis 2022 (to be confirmed), 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 will open as health regulations allow, but hopefully in early April, 2022.



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