Vancouver Island’s economy is in uncharted territory. Business owners and professionals are grappling with the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis as they battle to survive. We’ve talked to leaders about how they’re coping and feeling about this extraordinary time in our history and shared their perspectives with you (read HERE).

We wanted to do more, so we’ve embarked on a community partnership with Vancouver Island’s locally owned, independent television station, CHEK TV, to share and explore those stories, challenges, and opportunities.

The series is focused on understanding the challenge, learning what it teaches us, and finding ways to not only survive it, but thrive when it has passed. We are producing timely interviews around topics that are relevant to an ever-changing environment, with CHEK News anchor Joe Perkins conducting the interviews.

Featured Guests:

Calen McNeil of Big Wheel Burger and Zambris (March 29)

Tessa McLoughlin of KWENCH Culture Club (April 5)

Ian Chisholm of The Roy Group (April 12)

Nicole Smith of Flytographer (April 19)

Stephen Roberts of FamilySparks (April 26)

Tami Tate of Social Media Camp (May 3)

Matthew Clayton of LoopShare. (May 10)

Christina Clarke of Songhees Development Corporation (May 24)

Indu Brar, Fairmont Empress Hotel (May 31)

Craig Cavin, Country Grocer & Terry Michell, Michell’s Farms (June 7)

Conversations In A Crisis streams live online as well as on cable television. Watch the interviews HERE.

Also read our series Coping with COVID: Business Leaders Speak Out.