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This Sunday’s 35th annual Marathon of Hope will forever hold a special place in the heart and mind of 37-year-old Jared Huumonen of Duncan. He spent part of the summer filming a video Heritage Minute about Terry Fox for Historica Canada and the film was released Wednesday, Sept. 16, just days before the annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 20. The Minute, which will be broadcast widely across Canada until January, tells Fox’s story of courage and perseverance in his own words. Huumonen, who shares the same cancer background and amputation as Fox, was chosen to act the part of the stubborn, idealistic young Canadian, who continues to inspire millions of people around the world. You can see it at https:// w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / watch?v=H2F9LbF_pF0

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Firefighters from North Cowichan’s South End hall and from the City of Duncan work to put out a fire at the Cowichan Green Community Portable at Kin Park off Alderlea Street about 3:15 a.m. Thursday. Nobody was injured, but the building was a loss. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

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Cowichan says goodbye to food bank icon The Cowichan Valley is grieving a woman with a seemingly boundless desire to help others. Betty Anne Devitt, one of the original founders, and the acting face of the Cowichan Valley Basket Society for more than 20 years died Wednesday, Sept. 9 at age 83. Renowned for hating to be in the spotlight, Devitt nevertheless fought fiercely for years to establish a safe place where those with nothing could go, share some fellowship and have at least one decent meal a day and find a warm welcome. The Basket Society, located on Garden Street in Duncan, also offered a place where the working poor, single parents and the elderly could get a food hamper to help supplement meagre incomes through the month. According to her daughter, Christine Parlee, Devitt “started this when I was a teenager, when everyone you talked to said, ‘There is no such thing as homeless in Duncan!’” Parlee is proud of her mom’s accomplishments. “She stood up to council members, the mayor and the priest

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Betty Anne Devitt, centre, receives her Diamond Jubilee medal from MLA Bill Routley and MP Jean Crowder in 2012. It was one of many awards she received over the years for her tireless devotion to feeding those in need through the Cowichan Valley Basket Society. [CITIZEN FILE] were losing her, little pieces every day, and she was forced to retire from the one thing she really cared about,” Parlee said, remembering her mom as “this wonderful woman who thought about everyone but herself.” Parlee asked anyone who remembers Betty Anne Devitt

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Chemainus Secondary School’s intrepid adventurer, Janet Ruest, is living her dream in the Galapagos Islands this week, touring aboard the National Geographic Endeavour as a Grosvenor Teaching Fellow. When she and fellow Fellow Nicole Means from Louisiana flew in to San Cristobal Island on Saturday, Sept. 12, they saw the ship anchored in the bay. It didn’t take long for the adventure to begin. “While waiting to board the ship we came across two sea lions (not seals), lying on a bench on the waterfront esplanade. Not a care in the world and certainly not frightened of humans... More sea lions were sunning themselves on the rocks immediately below the walkway and many Sally Lightfoot crabs with their colourful shells decorated the unoccupied rocks. Two green turtles played in the water below...frigate birds flying over the ship, six foot wing span,” she reported on her blog of the trip at http://jrsjourneys. weebly.com And they weren’t even officially on the ship yet. They were welcomed aboard Endeavour by the Galapagos handshake — grabbing the wrists of two crew members to get out of the Zodiac — met their expedition leader and had their first briefing. The next day they arrived at Espanola Island where they got their first taste of snorkeling, Galapagos style. “Fabulous colours of fish, sea lions who played around our group and then I spotted a rock that seemed to ‘grow wings’ as I swam overhead. A massive ray revealed himself to our delight.”

Chemainus Secondary Geography teacher Janet Ruest “mails” a post card home at the unique barrel mail box at Post Office Bay: the Pacific’s oldest postal system. [SUBMITTED] Her early tour experiences with the wildlife have already shown Ruest she’s not in Chemainus anymore. “’Wild’ animals who stay near humans have usually become habituated and have lost their fear...the opposite process has taken place in the Galapagos. The birds and animals have never had a fear of humans and therefore do not flee. On our walk this

afternoon, marine iguanas continued to sun themselves without the slightest worry as we walked within a few feet. Nazca boobies — a bird the size of a very large seagull — did not take to the skies in fear, they simply watched us taking pictures of them. Waved albatrosses flew overhead and appeared to be purposely providing fabulous photo opportunities.”

Back aboard ship at sunset, she enjoyed the evening discussion with one of the experts and saw some of the photos taken that day by naturalist Juan Carlos. Ruest said a highlight of her day was seeing some of Darwin’s famous finches coming right up and “pecking at my runners.” By Monday, Sept. 14, the expedition had reached Floreana Island and some participants began

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hile watering restrictions in the Cowichan Valley have been relaxed a bit, we still can’t go crazy and just let the hoses flow. While the recent weather, with cooler temperatures and, most importantly, some rain, has taken the edge off of the drought we’ve suffered most of the summer, we still need to be careful about our consumption and note that we’re only back to Stage 2 water restrictions, not off water restrictions entirely. So it’s still a good idea to refrain from that big power washing project, even though

the grass is already greening up again. We need to continue to think before we use. We also need to think before we burn, because while the ban on open burning put in place by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has been lifted, most in the Cowichan Valley are still not free to light up the pile in the backyard. All of North Cowichan and the Cowichan Valley’s electoral areas A, B, C, D and E are only allowed to burn between mid-October and mid-November.

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And if you live in the City of Duncan, Town of Ladysmith or Town of Lake Cowichan you’re not allowed to burn in the backyard at all, at any time of year. Yet as soon as we got the tiniest amount of rain, even before the ban was lifted in the Coastal Fire Centre, we personally observed several people within the areas under restrictions flouting the law and sending up columns of smelly, polluting smoke. No big surprise that the folks that have such little regard for the rules also don’t have much regard for making sure their materials to be burned

aren’t going to choke out the neighbours and anyone who happens to be passing by. But it’s still disappointing. We have long endorsed the idea that every area in the CVRD should move towards the total ban on backyard burning in place in Duncan, Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan. Our air quality here is a problem. But we’re especially unhappy to see folks lighting up outside of the specified burning windows when, in truth, our landscapes are barely damp after such a long period with no rain. So put the matches away.

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Spin doctor not necessary at the CVRD It is no surprise that CVRD staff have recruited a $130,000 per year spin doctor (the real cost is always higher than the budget cost!) over the objections of their own CVRD board and taxpayers. However, it is shocking that the board chair went along with this lapse in good governance. The CVRD Economic Development department has mostly ignored the board and taxpayers as well. CVRD staff have hired more staff and continually enriched themselves beyond reason over the past two decades using a faulty salary increase system and weak boards. It compares themselves to other irrespon-

sible local governments when the only group they should be compared with is local taxpayers and local businesses. The result is CVRD has pay rates and generous benefits way more than the private sector and out of reach of most taxpayers in the Cowichan Valley. Every year staff get a pay raise through promotions or general increases. CVRD taxes would be a third to a half the current level if raises and spending had been kept to the level of growth and inflation in the Cowichan Valley. This same leadership vacuum has been used to ramp up CVRD staffing to more than 225 employees and spending of $79 million a year for an organization that has a rather limited

responsibility but likes to boast about everything it does and controls. It is always in the lineup when some new idea or goofy spending project pops up for attention. You can bet the new spin doctor will have a field day spitting out press releases. It seems reasonable to me that if someone quits and that job is no longer of use to the organization you cut spending and taxes. But neither has occurred in hiring the spin doctor — staff claim they are only using money saved by other people quitting and not being replaced to pay for this new permanent CVRD hire. Hey, that’s pretty darn good spin doctoring itself! W.E. (Bill) Dumont Cobble Hill

Things that make you go huh? 1. Passing a law that says you need to drive in the right lane unless you are passing, with virtually no way to enforce it. Meanwhile in Europe they have been driving in that manner for years. 2. Christy Clark’s penchant for spending tax payers dollars on appeals until she gets the judge who will give her what she wants instead of using those funds to address the problem. 3. Stephen Harper who has been decimating and dismantling our national parks for years gives us a few million of our tax money back, then expects us to be grateful and vote for him. 4. Upgrading South Shawnigan Lake Road by improving the road bed and repaving it as far as Stebbings Road in advance of the permit approval to truck contaminated soil to Shawnigan and then putting in a long left turn lane for north bound traffic off the Malahat. 5. Malahat “upgrades” which include the reduction from two lanes to one lane just prior to the merging of traffic on to the Malahat “freeway”. 6. Having Hydro borrow money to pay a “dividend” to the government and a government no fault insurance program that keeps increasing rates in order to pay a “dividend” to the provincial government. Who’s fault is that? Glenn White Shawnigan Lake

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LETTERS to the editor Area E pay into Island Savings Centre The doctor is in! The spin doctor that is. I read the main editorial headline that “Area E pool contribution would be small” and then that other electoral areas: “are paying for the Kerry Park Recreation Centre and Cowichan Lake Recreation Centre”, and that needs to be taken into account (!) when comparing rates. Editor, the municipality spin doctors gotcha! Area E is a full paying partner to the Island Savings Centre, always has been. As well, only the south end of North Cowichan is a full ISC partner, along with the City of Duncan. Much to their chagrin the north end of North Cowichan pays a full share of the Aquatic Centre, but a modest contribution to Fuller Lake compared to the significantly more robust south half of North Cowichan’s contribution to the ISC, the same robust dollars Area

E pays year after year. Sooo, Area E does in fact pay big bucks to recreation facilities, all in other jurisdictions. The fact that Area E is a full ISC partner is treated almost as an afterthought, a secret, seldom recognized, and only begrudgingly seen as a partner or commonly known broadly, both within, and outside of Area E. I agree that the south end of North Cowichan takes a thrashing on both the ISC and the Aquatic Centre. That is their problem and doing however, not Area E. And finally, regional recreation funding is mentioned with angst — there are reasons why regional recreation dialogues have never got very far, ever, after many attempts. Simply put, that sucking sound always scares the skittish electoral areas away. Sooo, editor, you stand corrected. Loren Duncan Past director Area E

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IMPROMPTU THANK YOU TOUCHES HEARTS This big sign painted on a bed sheet and hung on the Mesachie Lake Forest Research Centre says a loud thank you to the firefighters who came from many parts of B.C. to save Cowichan’s forests, homes and lives. The Centre served as a temporary barracks for the firefighters. “This tribute expresses local people’s gratitude to the firefighters based at the station. It is both touching and inspiring to see that someone took the time to say the thank-you that we all would have liked to have said in person,” said photographer Kathryn

Swan. “A nearby homeowner says that the word seriously in black was sprayed on later, a stronger comment, a bigger compliment to the loads of tired workers as they head back to base for a brief respite from their hot smoky fight.” But there is more. Up close there is a skinny lettered reply from a team of firefighters from Merritt who call themselves the Fire Devils. The crisis brought together total strangers saying thanks to each other without ever meeting. And that rocks too. Seriously. [KATHRYN SWAN PHOTO]

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through such a fast construction job in my old city. Great work everyone for getting traffic moving smoothly again so fast for everyone! Last time I checked, the schools weren’t abusing their water privileges. So next time you are travelling through the Cowichan Valley, stop to smell the roses, stop at a local restaurant, say hello to the person you pass on the sidewalk. I have met so many great people and visited so many great local businesses. Whether it be, the pub or restaurant in Maple Bay, offering AMAZING views with great prices. Or so many of the great stores downtown. Say hi to Sarah at Eclectic Avenue, or Alan at Indigo Children’s Consignment. How about Anna, Bree and Sheridan at The Ginger Room? Let’s not forget the ladies at Leaf & Petal, Cherries, The Twisted Mug, I could go on and on as there are so many more great businesses downtown. We have it so good here. So let’s look at the bright side of things and focus less on our “firstworld problems.”

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Most burning activities are still banned by local bylaws. [CITIZEN FILE]

Local bylaws trump lifting of open burning ban tional local bylaws or restriction in place that might regulate open burning.” While burn barrels, open burning, fireworks and tiki torches are now permitted in certain areas, chances are local bylaws restrict or prohibit those activities so check with your local government before you light a match. In North Cowichan and CVRD electoral areas A (Malahat/Mill Bay), B (Shawnigan Lake), C (Cobble Hill), D (Cowichan Bay) and E (Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/ Glenora), backyard burning is generally permitted between mid-October and mid-November, albeit with regulations. Backyard burning is banned completely in other local municipalities, including the City of Duncan, the Town of Ladysmith and the Town of Lake Cowichan. For more information contact your local government directly.

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Open fires are now permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction due to a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. That is not to say, however, that they are allowed in every municipality as every local government has its own set of rules and regulations. “The rescinding of the open burning prohibition applies to all B.C. parks, crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department,” said a press release issued by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “People who intend to conduct an open burn must first check with their local government to ensure that there are no addi-

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“There are two possible suspects but it’s an ongoing investigation to determine the cause,” she said. For Stafford, there’s not much she can do from Kelowna except to let the events sink in and ponder Cowichan Green Community’s next move. “It’s so sad because the summer was so great,” she said. “We had such a good summer at the park. The kids were so happy. But I’m glad it didn’t happen in the summer, I’m glad there were no summer camp kids there. I’m glad nobody got hurt.”

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“I’m pretty upset,” Stafford said from a conference in Kelowna. “At least it was insured.” It is her understanding that authorities may be investigating a suspect. “I don’t know exactly what happened but I guess somebody broke in through a window,” she said. Perhaps they were cold and wanted to warm up, she speculated. Nor th Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday said the fire has been deemed suspicious.

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Students trying to get to École Cobble Hill for opening day last week found a favourite opening in the fence closed to them. According to parent Mari Ann Nissinen Rockson, her children and others were surprised to encounter a locked gate and had to make their way around outside before getting onto the school grounds. “All I know is that the kids showed up for school this morning and the gate was locked. The principal didn’t have a key and nobody knew who put the lock there. Maintenance had to go find bolt cutters to cut it and in the meantime the kids had to go tromping around to the other side of the field to get to one of the other access gates,” she said. The school owns the fence but it accesses a trail that crosses some parkland. “My kids are older so I very rarely go to the front end of the school. I really don’t need to park and walk my kids into the building; I drop my kids off, and they can run. There are also lots of kids that ride their bikes to school that use it; they live across

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“They came and they broke the lock and since then we have put our own chain and lock on it and it’s open for use and there’s no problem. The kids have access to that back area.” LISA PAGÉ, École Cobble Hill principal

the highway in that whole area around Braithwaite. That’s how they get into the school. If they can’t get in there, the detour is two or three kilometres,” she said. Lise Pagé, principal of École Cobble Hill, said Sept. 16 that the problem has been solved. She said that she phoned the school district’s operations department immediately. “They came and they broke the lock and since then we have put our own chain and lock on it and it’s open for use and there’s no problem. The kids have access to that back area,” she said. Pagé said between 40-60 students, parents and teachers use the access.

Inside the Kwunew Kwasun Cultural Resource Centre Wednesday night people crowded around informational posters at the first open house hosted by Steelhead LNG and the Malahat First Nation to inform the community about a proposed LNG project for the area. Outside, a small group of protesters gathered to make known their opposition to the proposed project, which would involve undersea and overland pipelines to and from an LNG liquefaction facility at Bamberton. Much more public consultation is to come. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

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One Cowichan goes door to door for votes SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

One Cowichan may soon be knocking at your door. The citizen’s group wants to make sure residents of the region get out and vote in the federal election this coming Oct. 19. “We did an election survey of supporters and found an overwhelming desire for change in Ottawa,” said One Cowichan spokesman Matt Price. “Now it’s up to all of us to say what kind of positive change we want, and then to get to the polls to vote for it.” Price said group members are finding on the doorstep that there’s a whole range of issues that people are concerned about: from pipelines to jobs to Bill 51 and more. “People are, I think on balance, in the mood for change,” he said. “We’re not endorsing anyone but we’re just encouraging those people to get out to the polls. We’re trying to encourage people to go out and look for the change they want to see.” Price noted the race could be quite tight this time around because the riding’s boundaries have been redefined. The Nanaimo-Cowichan riding will

“Many people have told us that this is one of the most critical election campaigns they can remember.” MATT PRICE, One Cowichan

cease to exist, dropping Ladysmith and north, to make way for the addition of Langford in the new Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding. Every vote counts. “Many people have told us that this is one of the most critical election campaigns they can remember,” Price said. “The outcome is too important to be left to the political parties alone — now is the time for citizens to fully engage in our democracy to get the change in Ottawa we need.” One Cowichan will also be active on its social media channels, collecting and showing videos of local citizens saying what kind of change they are voting for. The organization is registering with Elections Canada as a third party election advertising sponsor. Visit onecowichan.ca to learn more about One Cowichan.

Cowichan Green Community wants people to think about food when they head to the polls. [SUBMITTED]

Candidates meeting to turn campaign focus to food security SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Candidates from the Green, Liberal, and New Democratic parties have all confirmed their attendance to Cowichan Green Community’s food-focused all candidates meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Duncan United Church. The session is part of Food Secure Canada’s Eat, Think, Vote campaign, an initiative aimed at making national food policy an election issue so that “no one goes hungry and all Canadians have access to healthy, just, and sustainable food.” “As food security is linked to and affected by so many areas of our society – from the environment, health, economy, transportation, trade, culture, land access and more – CGC sees food as an important topic to address in

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this year’s federal election,” said Vanessa Goodall, a food security coordinator at Cowichan Green Community. Starting with a potluck dinner at 5 p.m., the forum kicks off about 5:45 p.m. Included in the set topic list are: healthy school food, support and preservation of indigenous food systems, support for local food production, and socio-economic barriers creating food insecure individuals. Candidates will kick things off with opening statements and will also tackle some pre-submitted questions at the end. “Given that within the Cowichan Valley, 3,456 individuals accessed food through a registered food bank in March 2014, a healthy basket of food for a family of four costs $873.08 (2011), and emerging farmers

continue to face significant barriers to entering the market, including high cost of land and infrastructure, we hope that this forum will highlight some of the key food security concerns in our community and raise their profile to the national level,” said Judy Stafford, Cowichan Green Community’s executive director. Those voting in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding are encouraged to attend and hear from at least three of the four candidates. Donations to help cover the event costs will be accepted at the door. Contributions to the potluck are welcome. The forum is expected to wrap up about 9 p.m. Visit campaign.foodsecurecanada.org for more information on the Eat, Think, Vote campaign.

The Seniors Mentor program is offered in conjunction with the Safer Seniors U programs. It is a community-based program that is operated and managed by Cowichan Community Policing. It addresses the safety concerns of seniors by:

· promoting awareness about home

and personal safety, road safety, fruads and scams, financial awareness and internet and cybercrime

· enhancing communication between seniors and the police · providing information, educational sessions, and referral services to seniors · offering direct contact with seniors through the seniors safety coordinator We recognize that not all seniors are able to attend the formal presentations to groups and yet those individuals can be more vulnerable to frauds and scams, and need personal reassurance for home and road and personal safety and to alleviate fears and change their perceptions of crime in the community. Seniors learn best from other seniors and are more likely to share their experiences with other seniors and lessen the opportunity for them to be victimized. We are reaching out to seniors who are interested in providing crime prevention and education information to other seniors throughout the community. Whether one on one over a cup of tea, in the person’s home or at the Community Policing offices, small group settings, at a table top display at a community event or even a larger more formal group, presentations maybe tailored for the need. Volunteer time is flexible and requires a commitment to learn about and keep updated on at least one crime prevention topic and make a minimum of two presentations per year - approximately 10 hours. A little time can make a big difference in keeping our seniors safe!


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‘I wouldn’t have gotten through without Terry’: Huumonen “My prosthetist said, ‘I’ve got a guy that would be perfect for it.’ I had the same kind of cancer as Terry Fox. I was younger when I got it and went through all the same experiences that Terry went through. It’s been my whole life story,” Huumonen said Wednesday. Cancer wasn’t new to his family, either, when it struck him. “My mom beat cancer when I was 11,” he said. But it was osteosarcoma, the same kind of bone cancer Fox had, that led to the loss of Huumonen’s leg

DUNCAN MAN, From Page 1 Watchers, seeing him running along the side of a highway, and later accompanied by his signature van, will get a lump in their throats, remembering the past. For Huumonen, the impact was tremendous, but he didn’t even know anything about the film project until a call from the production team, Corkscrew Media, to his prosthetist, Geoff Hall. They were looking for a possible actor to portray Fox on his famous marathon.

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Portraying an exhausted Terry Fox, Duncan’s Jared Huumonen stops for breath in the Terry Fox Heritage Minute now showing on many TV stations. See page 29 for Terry Fox Runs in Cowichan. [SUBMITTED] and his family were elated to when he was 16. The parallels were uncanny be part of such a tribute to his and Fox has always been spe- hero. Fox’s own family was involved cial to Huumonen. “I wouldn’t have gotten in the making of the film. His through without Terry when younger brother, Darrell Fox, I was 16. I was full of piss and said on the video’s release, vinegar and I got diagnosed and “You could spend a lifetime it was like, ‘Okay, Terry Fox has standing on the shoulder of done this before, who’s been the roads of Canada watchthrough this. I’ll cut off my leg ing Terry run and taking in and walk across Canada.’ But the impact he was having on when I got into Children’s Hos- others with every step. Historpital it was a lot different, you ica Canada has somehow captured in 60 seconds the power, know.” He saw the children strug- the emotion, the determination, gling there with the disease and the courage that radiated and felt all Fox’s pain and frus- nationally and globally for 143 tration at “not finding a reason Marathon of Hope days.” In that short time in 1980, for it all.” Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometres lifelong Cowichan 4Acolumn (5.83”) – Valley grayscale resident, Huumonen said he to raise money for cancer

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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Corporation of the District of North Cowichan intends to consider the adoption of “Permissive Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw, 2015” No. 3586, at its October 7, 2015 regular meeting, at the North Cowichan Municipal Hall, at 1:30 pm. The following properties are proposed to receive an exemption over the next 8 years. The list identifies each property, describes the proposed exemption, and provides an estimate of the combined amount of municipal property taxes that would be imposed on the properties for 2016, 2017 and 2018 if they were not exempt. Note: the tax figures are estimates only, and will be modified based on changes in assessment and tax rates. Owner or Occupant

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research. His story has touched generations of Canadians. When the Heritage Minute project was re-launched in 2012, a Historica Canada poll asked Canadians which events or figures they would most like to see in a Minute. Terry Fox was the number one suggestion, with 80 per cent of respondents selecting him as their top choice. CTV News anchor and host Lloyd Robertson lends his signature voice to the video, delivering the classic end narration. Days after the Marathon of Hope ended in September 1980, Robertson hosted a star-studded telethon on CTV that raised $10 million. He later served as honorary chairperson of the Terry Fox Run.

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Toad researchers in town tracking subjects SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

A research team studying Western toads in the region is hoping to learn more about them and then share its knowledge with the greater community. Group spokesperson Elke Wind said they have been actively looking for toads by scouring their known locations at night and doing pitfall trapping. Once they catch them, they have some work to do before the toads are re-released. “We record various things and then fit the toad with a transmitter and belt,� Wind explained. “Once released, we return to check on it a day or two later using a receiver to locate it. Then, the toad is tracked every four to six days throughout the fall and winter.� So, if you see groups of two or three people wearing high visibility safety vests wandering around your neighbourhood, they may be tracking toads. “We would appreciate your support and cooperation as our crew See SIX TOAD, Page 23

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The 2015 Cowichan Valley Kidney Walk is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the two and a half kilometre walk starting at 10 a.m. The Walk for Kidney Transplantation and Organ Donation is an opportunity for patients on dialysis, organ transplant recipients, their families, living donors, the medical community, and the public to come together to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and organ donation. Why not get a group together and walk to make a difference in the lives of the one in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease?

checks on toads as they move through the landscape,” Wind said. So far the crew has outfitted six toads with transmitters. “We had seven, but one slipped her belt so we’re down to six,” Wind explained. Western toads are listed both provincially and federally as animals of special concern. Their populations have drastically declined on Vancouver Island. Understanding what toads need for hibernation will help the future protection of the animals, which can be up to 12 centimetres long and either light to dark brown or olive-coloured, often with a cream-coloured stripe running down their back. They also have wart-like bumps on their skin. Not too much is known about the terrestrial habitat requirements of the little creatures but the researchers are looking to learn more. This multi-year project aims “to identify important terrestrial habitats on eastern Vancouver Island in order to contribute towards habitat protection and improved connectivity.” In 2014 the group first began finding toads and outfitting them with transmitters in the greater Duncan area. They wanted to follow the animals to their winter hibernation sites.

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“In total, eight adult toads (six males and two females) were captured and fitted with transmitters between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3, 2014. Of these, six were successfully tracked to hibernation sites. The toads entered into hibernation from Nov. 13 to 28, and remained there for approximately six to 13 weeks,” said a summary of the project’s work. Toads hibernate on land but hidden away from frost. “One toad hibernated under a downed log, one toad utilized two slash piles, and four of the toads appeared to hibernate subsurface (in cavities),” said the summary. This year researchers hope to find and fit more Western toads with trackers in order to increase the sample size for their study. “We are aiming for 15 before hibernation sets in around late November,” Wind said. Curious about the work? The group is hosting a public presentation at the Sahtlam Community Hall on Tues. Sept. 22. It begins at 7 p.m. with a talk and question period followed by a demonstration of toad handling procedures, how a transmitter is put on, and letting folks try their hand at finding a hidden transmitter placed outside in the trees using a receiver. Those who would like to know more can email duncantoads@gmail.com for more information.

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The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its win of a communications award, presented by the provincial Chamber. [SUBMITTED]

• The Duncan Cowichan Chamber won the 2015 Communications Award at the British Columbia chambers executives annual conference this past weekend. The award honours a Chamber with 201– 500 members, that has demonstrated exceptional quality in communicating the work of their Chamber to members, the local community and the public. “Keeping connected with our members and the community is a core priority for the Chamber,” said executive director Sonja Nagel. “Our goal is to inform and engage, to raise the profile of our members, advocate

for business and maximize the tourism experience and spending in Cowichan. Continued growth in membership and the increasing number of visitors we serve, indicates that the messaging resonates with our audiences.” The Chamber has literally tens of thousands of touch points with members, the public and government representatives throughout the year. The organization is active on social media, has regular columns and articles in local and regional papers, and holds 50 events per year. The website receives more than 300,000 hits annually, and the busiest pages by far

are the events calendar and the business directory that links prospective customers to members. Events and membership Manager Elizabeth Croft says, “We pay keen attention to how we deploy our resources and the entire communication portfolio is highly strategic — we’re delighted to be recognized.” “Were fortunate to be part of a vital business community,” said Chamber president Julie Scurr. “On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank the Chamber staff for their dedication and professionalism; this award is well-deserved,” she said.

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This sketch of a London opium den circa October 1880 gives a sense of the types of establishments that city fathers were attempting to collect a licensing fee from. [SUBMITTED]

What to do about opium: fruits of the poppy challenged city fathers According to the objected to the proposed $50 for record, 56,542 pounds six months, not — that’s 28 tons — of on moral or legal opium were legally grounds, but imported into B.C. in because experience 1884 alone. had shown him that e might it was too hard to think of collect. He thought drug abuse CHRONICLES $25 might be more as being a modern realistic. He said phenomenon. In T.W. Paterson it was common reality, it’s been knowledge that three opium around for a long, long time. Not much more than 100 years houses operated in the city “but it was very difficult to ago, opium dens not only catch them, and if brought existed in most B.C. cities, but into court would come prethey were legal — so long as pared with a medical certifithey paid for their business cate from a so-called Chinese licence — as was the use of physician”. Rather than fight opium. it, he proposed a less onerous This fact came under the $25 licence. scrutiny of Nanaimo city Coun. Miller, in seconding council in May1881 when the Planta’s motion, broadened it city fathers were revising to include opium smokers — licensing fees for various busi$5 for six months. Only Mayor nesses. His Worship Mayor Bate addressed the moral Mark Bate and Councillors issue: he didn’t think it “right Planta, Brinn, McNeil and Miller voted unanimously that to legalize the sale of such a pernicious drug as opium”. retail liquor licences be set at This prompted Planta to state, $100 for six months, wholesale obviously from his courtroom liquor licences at $25 for six experience, that smoking months, and special liquor opium was a habit; “while licences (the equivalent of it [is] sometimes used as a today’s beer licence) at $10 for medical remedy, it was more 48 hours. Six-month licences generally used as an intoxiwould cost billiard parlours, cating stimulant”. As such, he bowling alleys and skittle and thought it should be taxed like rifle galleries $5. any other stimulant. So far so good. Consensus Mayor Bate argued that was lost, however, when a modest licence fee of $25 they came to the matter of would attract other opium licensing dancing houses, the dealers to Nanaimo; why not suggested $100 for six months limit the licence to registered failing approval “for the medical practitioners only? He reason that it would legalize vice”. It got even stickier when was overruled in the following vote which saw the $25 licence they came to licensing opium fee approved. traders. A week later, when council Coun. J.P. Planta (whose met again with Councillors day-job was as a magistrate)

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COMMUNITY SURVEYS NOW AVAILABLE The following community surveys are now available for the new Cowichan-Koskilah Official Community Plan, applicable to Area E (Cowichan Station, Sahtlam, Glenora), a portion of Electoral Area F (Sahtlam), and a portion of Area B (north of the Koksilah River): • SURVEY #1 – Natural Environment • SURVEY #2 – Local Economy • SURVEY #3 – Social Sustainability To complete the surveys on-line visit: www.cvrd.bc.ca/areaEocp Paper copies of the surveys may be obtained and submitted at: • CVRD office (front counter) – 175 Ingram Street, Duncan • The Hub at Cowichan Station – 2375 Koksilah Rd, Cowichan Station • Glenora Store – 3630 Glenora Road, Glenora • Sahtlam Fire Hall – 4384 Cowichan Lake Road, Sahtlam

*** PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEYS BY OCTOBER 30, 2015 *** The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is aiming to raise $35,000, the cost of feeding their herd of therapy horses for one year at their Round Up Fundraiser on Sept. 26. [SUBMITTED]

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Quilters celebrating 25th anniversary with open house, tea Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters began as a small group in 1984, meeting in the basement of a quilting instructor’s home. Now, the group is inviting everyone to join them for their 25th anniversary open house and tea, to be held Monday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At St. Peter’s Church Hall in Duncan. Those first women who gathered in a basement were responsible for making the Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilt which eventually became the name of the group. This quilt was recently displayed at the Cowichan Exhibition and resides at the Cowichan Museum. As interest in quilting grew, Gaye Benson and others decided to see if there were enough women in the area who would like to meet regularly and form a quilt group. Notices were posted in the newspaper and at Robin’s Fabric Garden (the local quilt shop of the time). As a result, a group of about 15 women met for the first time in the Guide Hall on Cairnsmore Street in September 1990. Monday morning membership increased and the meetings were moved to the Moose Hall in 1996 and subsequently to St. Peter’s Church Hall on Aug. 1, 1999 where the group has found a home. Today, the Quilters boast about 120 members and CVHQ is organized and run by an elected executive and volunteer committees. “Fellowship, advancement of our quilting skills, promoting quilting in our community and giving back to the same community have remained strong purposes,” said Karen Killins-Robinson in a release about the anniversary. Regular donations of quilts are made to Somenos House and others. “Along the way we have had plenty of fun, laughter, and many delicious pot lucks. We contribute to our community and are a wonderful source of friendship and support to each other. We must thank Gaye Benson and her group for their vision when they decided it was time to bring quilting up out of the basement and into the light of the Guide Hall,” she said. Member Carol Henderson recalls the first quilt show hosted by CVHQ, held in the Guide Hall on Oct. 25, 1991. It was a resounding success. Each show requires a committee of dedicated hard working volunteers and takes two to three years to organize. Subsequent shows were held at the Moose Hall in 1994, the Christian Reformed Church in 1999, 2001, and 2003, the Kerry Park Arena in 2005 and St. Peter’s in 2007. But since 2007, they have not held a show — until now. The Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters are once again shaking out the quilts for a show at the Island Savings Centre in May of 2017. “I know that the public will be impressed,” promisd Killins-Robinson.

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• Chemainus Rotary Club Giant Book Sale, Friday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chemainus Village Square Shopping Centre. • Cowichan Independent Living outdoor market Fridays until Sept. 25, 4-7 p.m. in the ballfields by Vancouver Island University, 2003 University Way. • Canadian Firearm Safety Course (non-restricted and restricted) starting Friday, Sept. 18, Duncan. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or canadianfirearmsafety@shaw.ca • Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters 25th Anniversary Open House and Tea, Monday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Peter’s Church Hall, Duncan. • Living with Stroke, eight-week interactive program to help stroke survivors and caregivers, Oct. 2-Nov. 20, Fridays 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Duncan library. Register: 1-888-473-4636. • Women invited to life-transforming 2015 Women of Faith conference: Loved – the Farewell Tour, Friday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m., New Life Church, Duncan. $25 (includes meals). Register: 222.newlifechurch.ca/ register

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• Age-friendly open house, Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m., 50 Plus Activity Centre, Lake Cowichan. Age-friendly audit has been done and recommendations will be presented. Refreshments. Info: 250-749-6121. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre pot luck birthday party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 5-8:30 p.m. For birthdays in August and September. • Saturday, Sept. 26 Fall Potluck and Games Night, 50 Plus Activity Centre, Lake Cowichan. Doors open 4 p.m., bring a dish to share. Play cards, pool, darts, shuffleboard, or bring $10 gift to play bandit bingo. Door prizes. Non-member welcome — phone ahead if you wish to attend 250-749-6121. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre pot luck birthday party Saturday, Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre soup and sandwich Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre blood pressure clinic Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11 a.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre Halloween Dinner and Dance, Oct. 31, 6-10:30 p.m., tickets $20, on sale starting Oct. 1 at the centre, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 250-924-4865.

Recreation • Cowichan Kayak and Canoe Club meetings second Tuesday each month except July and August, 7:30 p.m., socializing time 7-7:30 p.m., Seniors Activity Centre, Duncan. Next meeting Oct. 13. Refreshments provided. Info: cowichan kayakandcanoe.wordpress.com • Youth rowing program, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, for ages 10-14. Get some rowing experience with summer staff Thursdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. $10 drop-in fee, call ahead to reserve a place: 250-746-4955.

Meetings • Branch 53 Royal Canadian Legion general meetings on the third Sunday of each month starting Sept. 20, 1 p.m., Royal Canadian Air Cadet Hall, 3790 Gibbins Rd., Duncan. Refreshments follow meeting. • Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous is here to help. Meetings Sunday morning, Thursday evening. For meeting times call 250-746-9366 or go to www.oa.org/ membersgroups/find-a-meeting/ • Duncan PROBUS Club meets 10 a.m. third Tuesday of the month, Cowichan Golf Club. Membership info: www.probusduncan.ca • Cowichan 950 Toastmasters meets Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Island Savings Centre, Duncan. Info: www.cowichantoastmasters.com


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The Terry Fox runs in Lake Cowichan and Duncan always draw a devoted crowd to both celebrate the life of a great Canadian and to join the fight for all of those battling cancer today. [CITIZEN FILE]

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Did you know? Terry Fox ran his Marathon of Hope in 1980, at just 21 years old. This year marks 35 years since his epic journey made an indelible mark on Canadians’ hearts, minds and history. And his story and legacy has spread worldwide, with runs taking place in China, Bulgaria, the U.S., Egypt, England, Switzerland, Japan and more.

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or prefer to eat afterwards, the kitchen is open until 11 a.m. So, mark your calendars; the entire day is over at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, up the road in Lake Cowichan, the western communities’ Terry Fox Run starts from Saywell Park on South Shore Road. Registration starts at 9 a.m with the run/walk beginning at 10 a.m. There are runs/walks of five kilometres and 10 kilometres: or any distance up to 10 kilometres. Again, folks with bikes, wheelchairs and strollers can also join in. And if you want to bring Fido, that’s great, too, as long as he’s on a leash. This event is expected to be finished by noon.

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Mind Over Metal was a fun name for a very fun welding camp held in August for young people eying a welding career. Sponsored by Vancouver Island University, the Cowichan Valley School District and the Canadian Welding Association, the sessions drew raves from parents who saw their kids take to the torches with enthusiasm. Parents Renee and Jason Kroffat were delighted, telling one of the organizers, Ron Nunweiler, “We were impressed with how the camp was run and what was supplied. Ethan was eager to go every day to see what he was going to make. Lots of hands on. We were wondering if you could send us an email regarding all the grad requirements and any info Ethan needs to know to pursue a career in welding.” A mom, Heather Calabrase, agreed. “Jack has thoroughly enjoyed this camp and his younger brother hopes he can go next year. Hopefully these types of opportunities continue to be offered to the kids in the community.” Mom Sarah Day told Nunweiler, “Matthew is really enjoying the camp and is so proud to show off his creations” and mom Jill Johnson added, “Thank you so much for what you guys are doing. Will is loving this week and comes home every night full of enthusiasm from his day’s accomplishments. I think this is such a great program and such a great life skill, whether it is pursued as a career or not.”


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Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered from September 1 and September 30, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on all new or demonstrator 2015 Spark LS 1SA, Sonic LS 1SA Sedan, Cruze LS 1SA, Malibu 3LT, Impala 1LZ, Camaro 1LS & 2LS, Trax LS 1SA Manual, Equinox LS AWD, Traverse LS FWD, Colorado 2WD, Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2WD WT / Crew Cab 2WD WT and Silverado HD’s 2WD WT with gas engine. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $40,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $476.19 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $40,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air tax ($100, if applicable) included. Licence, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. 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Discounts vary by model. †† Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between September 1st and September 30th, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $500 credit available on Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Volt, Trax, Malibu (except LS); $750 credit available on others Chevrolet vehicles (except Cruze, Colorado 2SA, Camaro Z28, Malibu LS, Silverado Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on Chevrolet Cruze and on all Silverado’s. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). 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IN LOVING MEMORY OF LES CHADWICK

June 18, 1976 – September 17, 2005 We think of you and miss you every day. Thank you for leaving us with so many happy memories. They help to soothe our aching hearts. Love always, from the Chadwick Family

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Niki Buchan Niki Nations was born on April 21, 1932 at home in Arrey, New Mexico and she died at home at Arbutus Ridge, Cobble Hill, B.C. surrounded by her family after a battle with esophageal cancer. Niki spent most of her childhood growing up in Las Cruces and because her father was in the U.S. Armed Forces, she, her mother Lucille, and her two sisters Mary-Lee and Kay lived on many different Army bases including Sendai, Japan, where Niki graduated from high school in 1950. She obtained her RN and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland in 1955, winning the most outstanding student nurse award. In 1956 she married Dr. Bill Buchan after a short courtship while they were both working at the Canadian RCAF hospital in Zweibrucken, Germany, where Niki’s father was the Commander of the U.S. Army base. After two years, including some time in South Shields, England, Niki and Bill and their new baby Keith, took the Queen Mary across the Atlantic, picked up their VW Bug, and drove 5,000 miles to take up their new life in Whitehorse, Yukon where they had two more children, Brent and Lesley. The family moved to Sydney, Australia for a oneyear surgical internship for Bill in 1965-66 and during that time Niki worked as a part-time fashion model. On return to Yukon, Niki was a busy volunteer in her community with her proudest accomplishment being the Building Chairman for the construction of the YWCA residence / recreation complex in Whitehorse in 1971. She was also a founding member and President of the Whitehorse Toastmistress Club from 1966-69. Niki returned to university in 1973 when the family relocated to Vancouver and she graduated from UBC Law School in 1977. Her seventeen-year legal career led to a partnership at Shier & Buchan. In 1994, Bill and Niki moved to Arbutus Ridge in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island where she remained active carrying-out some legal work in Victoria and serving on the Strata Council. Niki loved to travel and she was an accomplished seamstress and cook and she particularly loved hosting dinner parties for family and friends when the good china and silver would come out. Niki will be much missed by her husband of 59 years, Bill, her sister Kay, her three children, Keith (Sharon), Brent (Nancy), and Lesley (Jonathan) and grandchildren, Craig, Michael, Trevor, Will, Ella, and Joe. No service by Niki’s request. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca

Sands of Duncan 250-746-5212

DEVON ADAM SANCHEZ May 1989 – September 2007

Thank you for all the hugs and “I Love you’s” Never caring who could hear. Thank you for the joy and laughter We shared for eighteen years. Thank you for your wisdom and your strength That guides us through each day. Thank you for the memories That in our hearts replay. Thank you for being you, A friend, a son, a brother. We miss you so, we love you so Your sister, Dad and Mother. xoxoxox

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF

LES CHADWICK

Born June 18, 1976 Tragically taken September 17, 2005 The hearty laugh, the gleaming eyes, The days of hanging with the guys. The rubbing of hands, the unmatched socks, The games of hearts, the night-time talks. The shepherd’s pies, the chicken wings, The pride and joy that fatherhood brings. The adventures in the Subaru, The Friday night drinking of the “brew”. All of these things I sure do miss, Our time together was truly bliss. I was the Joker, you were the Jester, I really, really miss you Lester. Love, Dad

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Patrick John Bowman March 18, 1944 - September 6, 2015 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Patrick John Bowman.  He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 40 years, Gayle; his three sons Quentin, Chris (Ira), and Nick (Cheyenne); step-grandchildren Gabrielle and Michael, brother Robert, sister-in-law Pam (Jed) Clouthier, brother-in-law David Godin and many nieces and nephews.   Predeceased by his dear mother, Germaine ‘Jimmi’, father Richard, sister Betty-Anne, brothers David and Paul, and twin grand angels. John was born in Ottawa ON and moved to Drummondville QC at a very early age.  After serving in the military, John’s extensive travels led him to Gayle and together they continued their life’s adventure.  Gayle and John created a home in Chemainus where they raised their three sons. John will be remembered for his zest for life, his love of family and friends, good food, good conversation, and sense of humour.  John was a talented welder and fabricator and passionate about sailing, fishing, diving, motorcycling, reading, and political ranting. Special thank you to the paramedics, Community Dialysis staff in Duncan, Drs. Mohammed Ibrahim, Rene Weir, Larry Sterns, Elizabeth Swiggum and the many caring professionals who were part of John’s medical team, as well as, Joe Flannery at H.W. Wallace for making a difficult time easier. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Chemainus, 9775 Chemainus Rd. on Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m. Donations can be made in John’s honour to the Kidney or Heart Foundations. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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Garriock, Shirley Margaret (Gooding) March 21, 1919 – Sept 08, 2015 Shirley passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan; where she spent her final 3 weeks. She was able to remain in her home at Maple Bay until that time, as was her wish. Shirley was born at King’s Daughters Hospital in Duncan. Her maternal grandparents were William and Sarah Duncan. The city of Duncan was named after William. She was the niece of Kenneth Duncan the city’s first mayor. The Duncan’s homestead was where Sands Funeral Home now stands. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St John’s Church. She was a graduate of Nursing at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria and served as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II in Britain. Mom returned and married David (he soldiered in Vernon and Vancouver) in 1945. He predeceased her in 1998. They lived in North Vancouver and retired early to Maple Bay in 1974 (her sister Joyce died that year). She is lovingly remembered by her children Brenda (Ashley; son Gavin), North Vancouver; Robin, North Vancouver; Cathie ( Jim) Kamloops; John (Shauna) Maple Bay. Granddaughters Tamara, Natalia and Taylor; grandson Shawn (Laurel) and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Over the years Shirley was very active with the garden club, art club, Cowichan Lodge, her church, pastoral care and the Legion. She loved entertaining and the tea pot was always ready. Many thanks to Dr Gilbert, nurses on the second and third floor of the Cowichan hospital and mom’s special friend Vicki Halme. In lieu of flowers a donation may be sent to the Alzheimer Society or C.N.I.B. A memorial service will be held at 1pm Saturday Oct 3rd at St John’s Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee Street, Duncan, BC; with Reverend Clara Plamondon officiating. Sands of Duncan 250-746-5212

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PERSONALS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Call us. Cowichan Valley AA. Toll free 1-866-233-5255 (24-hours) ARE YOU Looking for a Conservative Christian fellowship? If so, call Glen (250)792-3929.

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CELEBRATION of LIFE RONALD J ZABOK. to be held on Sept 20th, 2015, 2-4pm at the Chief and Petty Officers Mess located at 1575 Lyall St, Esquimalt, BC.

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ISLAND DOMESTIC needs experienced house cleaner to work with various clients in the Cowichan Valley. PT leading to FT. Wages $15.25/hr. $18.00/hr for move-out cleans. Medical and dental may be offered. Must be bondable and have reliable vehicle. Email: info@islanddomesticservices.ca ROSS GERMAN Shepherds requires occasional p/t help. Cowichan Bay. (250)743-9475 SERVER required at Kim Wah’s Restaurant, 5871 York Rd, Duncan. Please apply in person with resume.

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DEATHS

Tedd Genest

(Theodore Albert Joseph) June 20, 1940 – August 23, 2015

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family was informed of Tedd’s unexpected passing of a cardiac event. Tedd was predeceased by his father Arthur Genest, on January 30, 1993, his mother Bibbiane Genest on March 6, 2014 and his sister, Beverly Lich on January 7, 2013. Tedd is survived by his four siblings; Rosemarie (Fred) BeneschVictoria, Terry (Karen)-Red Deer, Carole (John) Cash-Parksville, Joan (Kal) Czotter-Victoria, brother-in-law Ralph Lich-Calgary, 13 nieces and nephews and their spouses, 20 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great nephew and 1 great great niece. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 27th at 1:00 p.m. in Duncan at Sands Funeral home and a service will be held in October in Edmonton. Our sincere appreciation to Chris and Susan Benesch of Earth’s Option in Victoria for all their involvement in assisting the family at this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Please visit the tribute wall at Earth’s Option Cremation & Burial Services to read his biography and offer condolences. www.earthsoption.com.

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IN-HOME CAREGIVER in Cowichan Bay for lady with MS. Optional accommodation available at no charge on a live-in basis. Note: This is NOT a condition of employment. 40 hrs. per week $10.95 per hour. Duties: bathing, dressing, using hoist, housework, meal prep. HS graduate. Start Nov 2015, 3 yr contract. Please send resume to: davidg82@shaw.ca.

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GLENORA TRAILS HEAD PARK CARETAKER SERVICES HOLLAND, Richard Henry

(November 28, 1943 – September 9, 2015) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Henry Holland, suddenly and peacefully on September 9, 2015, with his family by his side at Cowichan District Hospital. Rick was born on November 28, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is survived by the love of his life, wife Aileen Holland of 51 years, his children Peter (Sara) and Christopher (Serene) and cherished granddaughter Brianna, his Aunt Gail who was like a sister to him, and his faithful dog Misty. Rick lived in Victoria for many years and then moved his family to Crofton where, with the help of his sons and wife, he built his dream home overlooking Osborne Bay. Rick valued hard work and was a welder by trade. He worked at the Victoria Shipyards and Crofton Mill. In retirement he loved to tinker in his workshop on his vintage cars, fix houses, and go fishing and crabbing. Rick and Aileen visited many places in their motorhome and also travelled to over 75 countries. Rick was generous with his time, enjoyed teaching his sons and many people his trades’ skills and could always be relied upon when family and friends needed help with a project. He had a passion for life, enjoyed meeting new people and had a wide circle of friends from many walks of life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rick’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Everyone who shared in the joy and fun of knowing Rick is invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Crofton Community Centre, 8104 Musgrave. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

OVERVIEW The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Parks & Trails Division invites proposals from interested parties for park caretaker services for Glenora Trails Head Park located in the Glenora area of the Cowichan Valley. RFP Documents Request for Proposal documents may be obtained as of Friday, September 18, 2015, from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Planning & Development Department, located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, and the CVRD website at http://bc-cowichanvalley.civicplus.com/index. aspx?NID=1486 and on BC Bid. PROPOSALS Proposals will be received by Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent, Cowichan Valley Regional District, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8, until 2:00 pm, Monday, October 5, 2015, in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Glenora Trails Head Park Caretaker Services Request for Proposals No. 2015-PRK-004”. SITE MEETING Interested parties are encouraged to attend a site meeting at 4284 Robertson Road, Duncan, BC, on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 10:00 am that will provide a tour of the park caretaker residence and overview of duties (Note: park caretaker contract does not permit pets as a condition of caretaker residence occupancy).

From all your family and friends. Married September 24, 1955.

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GORDON WILKINSON

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PROPONENT INQUIRIES Request for Proposals inquiries must be directed by email to Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent, Parks & Trails Division, Planning & Development Department at rdias@cvrd.bc.ca

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12 CU.FT deep freeze, $125. GE washer and dryer, $300. Kenmore stacking FL washer/dryer, $350. Maytag washer, $150. Kenmore W/D, $300. Inglis dryer, $100. Built-in dishwashers, $100-$150. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.

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For all your cleaning, cooking and laundry needs. Island Domestic has experienced housekeepers. We also do apartments, offices and onetime cleans. Serving Mill Bay to Ladysmith. Bonded, Insured, WCB, registered with DVA. 250-710-0864. www.islanddomestic services.ca

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ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Senior’s discount. Nico 250-746-6167

CUSTOM HARDWOOD FLOORING Professional installations of solid, engineered hardwood floors, laminated, viny plank, etc. Over 20 yrs. experience. FOR ESTIMATE CALL 250-710-5712

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Sarah & Co. Property Maintenance Free Estimates Seniors Discount Lawn Care Packages, Gardening,Landscaping & Design, Carpentry, Deck Work, Eavestrough Cleaning, Moss Removal,Power Washing,Rubbish Removal, Painting RECYCLING Sarah: 250-732-3591

HANDYMAN SERVICES 30+ years experience in house repairs: indoor & outdoor, carpentry, drywall, painting, odd jobs, clean-up, general help, etc. FOR AN ESTIMATE CALL ROLF 250-710-5712

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REAL ESTATE A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

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1886 Sandra Pl., Duncan Sat., Sept 19, 9:00 to 3:00 Sailing and marine supplies, incl prawn traps; household items, including depression glass. 3551 Dougan Dr, Cobble Hill TWO FAMILY SALE Saturday Sept 19th 9:00 - 3:00 4950 WATERS Rd- Sat, Sept 19, 8-3pm. Big Multi-family Indoor Sale! Something for all ages. No Early Birds!

4 Shih-Tzu X Pom. 2 males and 1 female. Vet checked. 1st shots. Born Aug 6/15. $600.00 each. 250-748-4477.

5280 Cormorant Pl. Saturday Sept 19th 9:00 - 2:00 Cocacola collectibles; household items; Blue Mountain pottery; ladies pant suits; music boxes galore & much, much more! CORNER OF Hwy 18 & Somenos Rd Sat & Sun, Sept 19 & 20, 9:00 - 3:00 ...TOOLS! DUNCAN: 2305 Moose Rd., Sat., Sept. 19, 9-2pm. Rain or shine! BIG garage sale! No early birds!

GARAGE SALE 3260 Cobble Hill Road. Saturday, Sept. 19, 9am3pm. Antiques, die-cast cars, under counter safes, air & paint compressors, ‘73 Ford tailgate; Kid’s toys, clothes & books; and DVDs. Something for everyone! GIANT GARAGE SALE DUNCAN UNITED CHURCH Furniture, Books, Plants, Baking, Toys Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 am - 1:30 pm Corner of Ingram & Jubilee SWAP MEET at Cedar Community Hall, Sundays 8am1:30pm. 2388 Cedar Rd. Household items, books, tools, baking & more! For table info call 250-245-3460.

SNAP SELF STORAGE 2840 Roberts Road Sat, Sept 19, 9:00 - 2:00 New items weekly. St. John’s Anglican Church 3295 Cobble Hill Road SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 19 10 am - 2 pm Free admission. Bargains. Books, clothing, jewellery. MEGA YARD SALE Food Court. Fun for kids. Info: 250-743-3095 www.stjohnscobblehill.ca YARD/ ESTATE SALE * OVER 2000 RECORDS * Saturday September 19, 8 am to 2 pm. Collectibles, CDs, Ornaments and Records. 1087 Islay Street, Duncan Elementary School area.

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BEVERLY ARMS APARTMENTS 2562 - 44 BEVERLY ST 1 bedroom - $650 2 bedroom - $750 FREE hear & hot water Close to schools and town • BAI - Please call Bonnie 250-746-4155. • BAII - Please call Ron 250-746-4424. QAll our apartments are clean quiet & secure. Sorry, no pets! • •

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SUITES & CONDOS $625 #1513 Regent Pl, Cobble Hill, BC. $675 #8-2516 Alexander St, Duncan, BC. TOWNHOUSES & DUPLEXES $800 #5 & #10 583 Banks St, Duncan, BC. $895 #2 & #5 660 Jubilee Rd, Duncan, BC. $1100 #10 2121 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC. $1100 5202 Francis St, Duncan, BC. $1395 #23 3242 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC DETACHED HOUSES $1195 520 High St, Ladysmith, BC. $1395 9905 Cedar St, Chemainus, BC. $1450 #6 1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay.

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EVERY SAT. FROM 9AM TIL 2PM. Girl Guide Hall: 321 Cairnsmore St. For info phone Gloria at 250-746-9678 or Dave at 250-746-3616

2687 James Street Multi Purpose Hall Tables still available!! Call 250-748-7529

$1,700 - 413 Winter Drive, Lake Cowichan 4 bed/3 bath two story home. Custom 3100 sq ft home in the Slopes. Vaulted ceilings & beautiful fireplace, heat pump & built-in-vacuum. Double garage with room for an RV. Too many features to name them all. No smoking & no pets.

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MAPLE BAY: 1215 McKenzie Dr, Sat., Sept. 19, 9-1pm. Appliances, furniture, books, sports equipment and more! MILL SPRINGS- 2562 Stubbs Rd, Sat, Sept 19, 10-2pm. Lots of great stuff...

HOUSES FOR SALE No Mortgage Required! Rent-To-Own 7 Homes for $10K - $20K down ea. (Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan). No mortgage needed for 3 yrs!

HIMALAYAN RAG DOLL Siamese kittens. Born June 3. White flame points. Call or text 250-510-4825.

COUNTRYWIDE VILLAGE REALTY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION 145 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC Phone: 250-749-6660 Toll Free: 1-800-729-3246

1-bdrm apt in downtown Duncan. Numerous upgrades in well-maintained 55+ building. Asking $90,000 Call 250-710-4705

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1173 KATHLEEN Dr., Sept., 19, 8-2pm. Rain or shine! (Off Mackenzie, off Maple Bay Rd), Downsizing; house wares, dishes, pots & pans, small appl’s, antiques, knick knacks. Too much to list. No junk or kids stuff!

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Belonging to the CareCorp Seniors Services team means becoming an integral part of the people’s lives we care for. No two days will be the same, nor should they be. If your passion and commitment is caring, we need you with our team at Sunridge Place in Duncan, BC.

Now hiring… Registered Care Aides Licensed Practical Nurses Housekeepers Food Service Workers Laundry Workers Recreation Aides E-mail resumes to employment@carecorp.ca or fax to 1.888.306.1118 More about who we are and what we do at www.carecorp.ca CareCorp is dedicated to lifestyle values of respect, independence, support, happiness, and trust for our team, those we provide care and services for, and all those we encounter. We have a diverse team from all walks of life.  We value and embrace the diversity of race, colour, place of origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, self-identified gender, and gender expression.

CHEMAINUS LOCKWOOD Villa- 1 bdrm, small pet welcome, $700 Includes heat/hot water. Available now. Call 250-709-2765. CHEMAINUS LOCKWOOD Villa- Bachelor top floor, $625. New paint, new carpet, heat/hot water included, small pet welcome. Available now. Call 250-709-2765. LOVELY 2 bdrm suites in seniors oriented building, Central Duncan. Heat incld. NS/NP. $800. Please call Resident Manager at 250-732-0342.

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T-Men hoping to gel before home opener this Sunday KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

One week into the season, the union between the midget football programs from the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo still needs some ironing out. Cowichan and Nanaimo joined forces to better compete in the Vancouver Mainland Football League this season, and the team was renamed from the Bulldogs to the Timbermen to acknowledge the Cowichan program’s former name — and the 1976 provincial champions — as the organization celebrates 50 years of existence. “It has been a little bit of a learning curve for the players getting to know each other,” head coach Opie Williams said following last Sunday’s season-opening defeat at the hands of the White Rock Titans. “I am very excited about the 50th year of Cowichan football and returning the midget program to the Timbermen.” The Timbermen struggled in the first half last Sunday as they opened the fall season with a 40-7 loss. The first offensive series ended with the complete opposite of the desired result as quarterback Braemon Conville threw a pick six, but with Cowichan trailing 14-0 Kain Melchior got the Timbermen on the scoreboard by returning the Titans’ second kickoff for a touchdown. When the T-Men kicked off after that score, however, the Titans responded by running it back to score. Second-half highlights were few and far between for the

T-Men, but James Dennis-Orr came through with a key sack late in the third quarter to give his team some momentum. Williams had to watch the game from the sidelines as he served the first part of a twogame suspension dating back to the end of last season. Williams had to hand the reins to his brother Mike, the head coach of the bantam Cowichan Bulldogs, who had the weekend off. “It was very difficult for me sitting on the fan side of the field,” Williams admitted. Ve t e r a n c o a c h e s R o s s McCauley — who played for the provincial champion Timbermen in 1976 — JP Sterling and Terry Conville are back in the mix this season, along with recent Cowichan graduates Landen Conville and Andrew Ketola, with former Nanaimo head coach Sean Roden taking charge of the defensive line and linebackers. Both Cowichan teams will be at home to Coquitlam at McAdam Park this Sunday. The bantam Bulldogs play at 12:30 p.m., followed by the midget Timbermen at 2:30 p.m.

After taking a pass from teammate Sherry Spence, Laura Russell carries the ball in to score against Westshore during Cowichan’s season-opening loss last Saturday. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Sudden scoring surge not enough to get a win for Cowichan women KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

An offensive surge late in the first half of last Saturday’s season opener kept Cowichan’s senior women’s rugby team in the game against Westshore, but it wasn’t enough for the host team to earn a victory. “Westshore was previously the Velox club, so [we knew they were] a very strong team,” Cowichan captain Sherry Spence

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thanks in part to some veterans who are back in the Cowichan fold after time away: Ashley Smith, Brandi Van Eeuwen and Jamaina McLeod, all of whom had great games last Saturday, with Van Eeuwen joining Moore as Players of the Game. The next three games for the senior women’s team will be played on the road, beginning with a match in Comox this Saturday.


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The Cowichan Valley’s own Matt Evans will head up a group of four former Cowichan Piggies playing for Team Canada as the 2015 Rugby World Cup gets underway in England this weekend. Evans, who grew up in Maple Bay and attended Shawnigan Lake School, will be joined by Ontario products Aaron Carpenter, Doug Wooldridge and Brett Beukeboom,

Duncan ballplayer Katie Murphy and coaches Brian Bull and Stan McKinlay helped the Victoria Fastball Club Devils 2002 team to a bronze medal in the Plate Division at the U14 Girls Fast Pitch Canadian Championship Jamboree at Helmcken Park in View Royal last month. The 2002 Devils were awarded the bronze medal after a tough loss to the Tri-City Titans, who went on to win gold. [SUBMITTED]

Piggies drop opener, salvage bonus point KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

The Cowichan Piggies didn’t win their Vancouver Island Rugby Union season opener last Saturday, but a couple of late tries in a 55-20 loss to the UVic Norsemen allowed them to salvage a bonus point in the Cowichan Cup standings. The Piggies got off to an excellent start, going up 5-0 just minutes after the opening kickoff when Peter Budina crashed over the line from a tap penalty. The Norsemen responded quickly with a penalty and a converted try to go up 10-5 before Andrew Gudmundseth

scored to knot the score at 10-10 at the 20-minute mark. Over the remainder of the first half, however, UVic capitalized on a series of Cowichan turnovers to go up 30-10 before the whistle blew. Things continued to go poorly for the Piggies in the second half as some poor tackling allowed the Norsemen to score two more tries within the first five minutes. Cowichan managed to settle down after that. “From that point on we were able to regroup and limit their scoring opportunities while scoring a couple late tries from Mike Roberts and Rob

McDonnell to salvage a bonus point,” Cowichan coach Gord McGeachy said. “We knew we were in for a tough day. UVic are an extremely strong outfit that utilizes speed, skill and fitness to get out around the edges of field and we really had no solution for what they threw at us. “However, we managed to score four tries and definitely pinpointed a few areas that we absolutely have to be better in, so it wasn’t a total wash.” The Piggies will head to Comox this Saturday, with their home opener set for Sept. 26 against Port Alberni.

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all of whom have donned the green and black hoops at one point or another in their respective careers. Evans, Carpenter and Beukeboom all currently play professional rugby for the Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship in England. This will be Carpenter’s third Wo rl d C u p, a n d t h e s e c o n d appearance for both Evans and Wooldridge. Canada will play Ireland in their tournament opener on Saturday, then face Italy on Sept. 26, France on Oct. 1, and Romania on Oct. 6 to wrap up pool play.

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Both the Maple Bay Yacht Club and the Maple Bay Regatta celebrated major milestones in 2015, the club marking its 90th year of existence — in B.C., only the Royal Victoria Yacht Club is older — and the regatta reaching its 60th running on the Labour Day weekend. “The Maple Bay Regatta has always been a popular event for sailboat racers due to the outstanding backdrop and uncertain wind conditions,” spokesperson Brigid Reynolds said. “During the regatta, keel boat racing took place in the eastern part of Maple Bay, with a possible course extending to North Reef just south of Thetis Island or from Paddy’s Mile Stone to Burgoyne Bay on Salt Spring Island and the Octopus Point mark near Sansum Narrows South. The windward/ leeward courses this year took place mainly between Paddy’s Mile Stone and Octopus Points or Burgoyne Bay. The dinghy racing took place in the Southern part of Maple Bay and Bird’s Eye Cove.” Sailors from up and down Vancouver Island and the Mainland entered 43 keelboats in five divisions and 32 dinghies in four fleets. Because of inconsistent and

A combined 75 keelboats and dinghies took part in the 60th annual Maple Bay Regatta over the Labour Day weekend. [SUBMITTED] light winds, Maple Bay is known for its challenging conditions, Reynolds noted, and the Labour Day weekend was a perfect example of that as converging winds from Bird’s Eye Cove, Sansum Narrows and Burgoyne Bay and off the surroundings made for difficult wind patterns. “This year proved a challenge for Kirk Palmer, the principal race officer, who is familiar with the local winds and conditions

having won the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup multiple times in previous regattas,” Reynolds said. “The tides and currents were not big factors this weekend and the racers played the shifts and oscillations instead. Winds were predicted from the north but we saw an unexpected easterly instead.” Thanks to young Maple Bay sailor Abby Brown, there was a resurgence this year in the dinghy events as she encouraged

racers from Victoria, Comox, Saltspring Island and Maple Bay to participate. The 32 vessels managed five races over the weekend. Winners in the dinghy fleet included Andrea Cairns in a fireball, opti sailor Ruben Rozen, Devin Roberts in the 420s and Ally Irwin in her laser. The Lieutenant Governor’s Trophy for winning the combined A and B divisions went to April

and Paul Faget from the Port Madison Yacht Club on their left coast dart, Ogopogo. The Adams Cup for winning the C and D divisions went to Antony Zegers of the Canadian Forces Sailing Association on his boat, Ducati. Other winners included Rags, skippered by Judy Button in the ultra class, Nigel Martin on Bullet Proof in division B and Two Bits, owned by Penny and Bruce Cameron, in division D.

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AUTHOR PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING Saving Farmland: The Fight for Real Food by Nathalie Chambers Alderlea Farm Cafe 3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan Noon & 6:30pm ALL ABOUT YERBA MATE teafarm 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 11am & 2pm BIRDS EYE COVE FARM LAST PIZZA NIGHT Face painting, farm tour, hay wagon rides. 3pm -8:30pm, 5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan EAST MEETS WEST: SPICY ENCOUNTERS! Village Chippery partners SEPTEMBER 26 with Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces to heat up your tastebuds at HAWAIIAN STYLE PIG ROAST AND LIVE MUSIC featuring The Rollie this sit down dinner 2740 Dundas Road Shawnigan Lake 5pm-8pm Barrett Band. $7.50 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay 1-7pm AN INTRODUCTION TO TEA Did you know that ALL tea comes from the BURGER BLOW OUT @ THE OLD FORK $5 off ALL burgers! House made burgers - this is fun for the whole same plant? tea farm, 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 11am & 2pm family! 140 TCH, Duncan SPANISH PAELLA & SANGRIA AT CHERRY POINT VINEYARDS Free sangria and paella to celebrate Wine and Culinary Festival & Savour SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 2 Festival. 840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill 11am - 4pm BEHIND THE SCENES AT AVERILL CREEK Learn the details of how our DEERHOLME FARM DINNER $90/person wines are made. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery followed by a tasting 250 748-7450 www.deerholme.com of 5 of our wines. Weekdays during Savour. 1pm Free. FAMILY DAY AT GREAT GREENS Pony rides, face painting, sampling, & 6552 North Road, Duncan $2 ice cream cones. 4485 TCH, Duncan. 11am - 3pm SEPTEMBER 29 LIVE MUSIC & TASTINGS AT BLUE GROUSE UNSWORTH WINES BY THE GLASS Any wine of your choice by the Complimentary tastings 11am -5pm & live music 1-4pm. glass for $5 each ($3 savings!) 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd 11am-5pm 2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan Free CHAI… A SPICY AFFAIR During the day we will be sampling all of our GUIDED VINEYARD & WINERY TOURS AT UNSWORTH very popular chai blends. Tea Farm Complimentary guided tour offered at 12, 2, & 4 pm. 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 10am-5 pm No reservations required. 2915 Cameron Taggart Road, Mill Bay. LAND & VINE: FARM & WINERY TOUR $99 Raincoast Aquaponics, WHITE DINNER AT ROCKY CREEK WINERY Teafarm, tastings at 2 wineries 250-710-7391 Wear your whites and bring a picnic. CAN Fundraising Picnic 1854 Myhrest Rd, Cowichan Bay 5-7:30pm. RSVP 250-748-5622 By Donation. SEPTEMBER 30 SINGLE MALT TEAS Taste the finest teas the region of Assam has to CREATE YOUR OWN BLEND’ BARREL TASTINGS AT offer. Teafarm 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 10am-5 pm AVERILL CREEK VINEYARD Try your hand at winemaking by putting together your own blend of CELEBRATE SALISH ON THE MALAHAT! Come experience authentic bannock and fish soup. Learn about dream catchers, drums and native different varietals. 3pm $20. 250-709-9986. 6552 North Rd, Duncan art! 5 pm. $12 per person Bring the whole family! CHEMAINUS LONG TABLE ARTISAN DINNER Open air venue 5 course gourmet meal with signature Chemainus Bar 778-432-4606 Malahat Chalet, 265 Trans-Canada Hwy, Malahat COOKING CLASS & WINE PAIRING w/ GARY FAESSLER Blue Grouse dessert $65 (Optional Wine pairing, add $25) Waterwheel Park Estate Winery, 2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan $70 + gst 6:30pm www.savourchemainus.com 250-743-3834 SMOKEHOUSE SATURDAY & OPEN MIC CHEERS CRAZY HAT WINERY TOUR $79 Bring your own chapeau or The Old Fork, 140 TCH, Duncan 11am -10pm, Open Mic 7pm borrow one of ours. 3 wineries 11-2/3-6 250 748 4311 www.cheerscowichan.com

BARGE ON IN KICK OFF PARTY at MILL BAY MARINA - SOLD OUT Join us on a floating barge to sample and swig 50 local artisan food & drink producers to the backdrop of DJ Natty and live conga player Supersmooth. 6-9pm $35 www.savourcowichan.com LIVE MUSIC & TASTINGS AT BLUE GROUSE Complimentary tastings 11am -5pm & live music 1-4pm. Blue Grouse Estate Vineyard, 2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan. FREE

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SALMON MUSHROOM FESTIVAL Wild edible market and events. Cooking Demos, Fish painting adventures. Proceeds to Valley’s Natural Sciences students. , $2 Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, 309 South Shore Rd 250-749-6291 BUBBLES & BRUNCH - HUDSON’S ON FIRST Valley’s best bubbles served alongside an unmissable brunch menu. 163 First St Duncan 10am - 2pm SPIRITS TASTINGS AT MERRIDALE Sample our craft spirits in a Savour Cowichan cocktail. Kids can search for the merridale faeries. 1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill 11am -5pm SAVOUR SUNDAY AT THE COMMUNITY FARM STORE Featuring samples and demos by Om Grown Foods. 5380 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, 10-2pm

SEPTEMBER 27 SUNDAY GOOD CHEERS TOUR Cheers guided transport 11am-5pm Averill Creek, tour and tasting Red Arrow Brewery tasting Apatate Poutinerie (lunch avail for purchase), Ampersand Gin, Emandare Vineyard 250-710-7391 INTERNATIONAL CITTA SLOW CELEBRATION AT CHERRY POINT VINEYARDS Free sangria and paella to celebrate 840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill. 11 am - 4pm COWICHAN PERFECT PAIRINGS WINE DINNER AT HUDSON’S ON FIRST Hudson’s On First, 163 1 Street, Duncan. 6:30-9:30 pm. PIZZA NIGHT WITH LIVE MUSIC AT MERRIDALE Last Pizza Night featuring Jon Middleton of Jon & Roy. Reservations recommended. 1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill 5 pm - 9 pm 250-743-4293 LIVE MUSIC & TASTINGS AT BLUE GROUSE Kick up your heels to live music 1-4 pm and enjoy tastings. 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan Free TEA MAKER’S JOURNEY WITH TEA MAKER VICTOR VESELY teafarm, 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 11am & 2pm 250.748.3811 $80 FEAST OF WINGS AT THE OLD FORK 49 cents per wing and over 20 flavours to choose from The Old Fork, 140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan 250 748 4311

SEPTEMBER 28 GET YER GOAT WITH CHEERS COWICHAN Happy Goat cheese tasting/tour, Author Nathalie Chambers book signing at Alderlea Farms, followed by tastings at 2 wineries. 250-710-7391 $99 11-4 BUBBLES CELEBRATION! @ UNSWORTH VINEYARDS Complimentary Prosecco style wine tasting 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, FREE No reservation required 11-5pm

OCTOBER 1 BEHIND THE SCENES AT AVERILL CREEK Guided tour and details of winemaking followed by a wine tasting. 6552 North Rd, Duncan. 250-709-9986. 1pm. CHEMAINUS TASTINGS AT CHEMAINUS VILLAGE SQUARE Wine & beer tastings w/ food, local art, live music CVS 3055 Oak St tickets @ 49th Parallel Chemainus, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and Chemainus Info Centre 5:30-9:30pm $30 LAND & VINE: FARM & WINERY TOUR $99 Raincoast Aquaponics, Teafarm, tastings at 2 wineries 250-710-7391 THE CHAMPAGNE OF TEAS Complimentary samples poured throughout the day. Pair with local culinary sweets a la carte. teafarm 8350 Richards Trail, Westholme 10am-5 pm FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FUNDRAISER Screening of “Connected by Coffee” Cherry Point Vineyards, 250-597-3405 7-9:30pm $15 www.cowichanvalleyfilm.ca

OCTOBER 2 COW BAY CRAB FEST, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre 5pm & 7pm seatings. $25 per person Fundraiser for Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Pier Restoration 250-746-4955 or email cwbs@classicboats.org BEHIND THE SCENES AT AVERILL CREEK Guided tour and details of winemaking followed by a wine tasting. 6552 North Rd, Duncan. 250-709-9986. 1pm. LIVE MUSIC & TASTINGS AT BLUE GROUSE Complimentary tastings and live music. 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan. www.bluegrouse.ca. 11am - 5pm. GOOD CHEER WINERY TOUR BY CHEERS COWICHAN $79 3 wineries 250-710-7391 call to schedule pickup VENTURI-SCHULZE ANCIENT METHOD BALSAMIC VINEGAR TOURS & TASTINGS 4235 Vineyard Rd, Cobble Hill Book in advance 250-743-5630 11am & 1pm $10 donation AFTERNOON ACETAIA TOUR AND TASTING Tour the acetaia and taste a selection of ancient method balsamic vinegar Venturi-Schulze Vineyards book in advance 250-743-5630. $10 donation 1-2pm THE GROUSE MARKET DAY! 3-7pm Local market day at the winery with culinary arts, wine, artist and live music. Live Music 1-4 and complimentary tastings all day Blue Grouse Estate Vineyard, Free CHEERS TO COWICHAN WINERY TOUR $79 3 wineries 250-710-7391 call to sched pickup

ENRICO WINERY OKTOBERFEST GOURMET BBQ & MUSIC Meet mini fondo riders and Cdn Olympic gold medal rowers. Octoberfest 4pm -10pm, 3280 Telegraph, Rd, Mill Bay 250-733-2356 FREE A VISION OF WORDS presented by Cowichan Valley Arts Council A selection of 10 written pieces and corresponding artworks. The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, 40 Ingram St, Duncan Runs to October 24.

OCTOBER 2-4 WEAVERS & MORE SHOW & SALE Everything weaving and fiber art! Work by Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre 9am-8pm, Oct 3/9am-8pm, Oct 4/9am-4pm Free FOUR COURSE WINEMAKER’S DINNER Featuring Averill Creek & Unsworth Vineyards Winemakers will speak about each pairing. Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club $67 including wine pairings 6pm 250-743-5100

OCTOBER 2&3 TRAVELLING WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL 25 documentary films over Friday and Saturday. Home made goods, fruit and soup. VIU, Duncan Campus, $10 full pass, Oct 2 7:30-9:30pm / Oct 3, 1-9pm www.cowichanvalleyfilm.ca

OCTOBER 3 DUNCAN FARMERS’ MARKET Downtown Duncan. 9am - 2pm. Free. TRAVELLING WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL Documentary film screenings on food security and environmental and social justice issues. $10 full pass. www.cowichanvalleyfilms.ca. 1-9pm. BLUE GROUSE WINERY PIG ROAST! Pig roast featuring live music and complementary wine pairings 12-4pm 2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan $5 AVERILL CREEK “GLASS MATTERS” RIEDEL TASTING Learn why the shape of a wine glass really does matter! Take home your set of 4 varietal specific Riedel wine glasses. Please call for tickets. 250-709-9986. 6552 North Rd, Duncan. 3pm $60 SIP, SAVOUR, & SUPPORT – LONGTABLE DINNER at The BARGE MILL BAY MARINA Dine, Drink and Dance alongsideVancouver Canucks legends, “Captain” Kirk McLean and Orland Kurtenbach, Dave Babych and Jack McIlhargey. 4 Course long-table dinner featuring mouthwatering fare, prepared by a dream-team of notable chefs, led by Executive chef James Walt, from Araxi Group, Whistler and Chef Brock Windsor (Sooke Harbour House), Chef Dan Hudson (Hudson’s on First), Chef Rob Martin (Old Firehouse Wine Bar) James McClellan (Shawnigan Lake School) and Chef Tom Corless (Bridgemans Bistro) Each course paired with local wine, cider and gin. Local winemakers will discuss and present each pairing. Also featuring LIVE entertainment - The Famous Players Band, Live & Silent Auction. Limited Seating $175/pp emily@canucksautism.ca 5:30pm – midnight Table of 10 special! Buy 8 tickets receive 2 free! Shuttle available to and from Victoria. UNSWORTH FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS AT THE MARKET! Tastings paired with fun food from Unsworth Restaurant Duncan Farmers Market 10am-2pm Free “ART TALES AND COCKTAILS” presented by Cowichan Valley Arts Council. A selection of 10 written pieces and corresponding artworks. Hilary’s Cheese & Wine Bar, 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay Runs to October 30. 4-6pm

OCTOBER 3 & 4 BUBBLES AND BRUNCH Cowichan Valley bubbles with locally sourced food Hudson’s On First, Reservations 250-597-0066 10am-2pm SPIRITS TASTINGS AT MERRIDALE Sample craft spirits in a Savour Cowichan cocktail. Kids can search for the merridale faeries. 1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill 11am -5pm

OCTOBER 4 CHEERS FARM TO TABLE TOUR Cheers guided transport. 250-7107391 LIVE MUSIC & TASTINGS AT BLUE GROUSE Complimentary tastings and live music. 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan. www.bluegrouse.ca. 11am - 5pm. COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY AT THE COMMUNITY FARM STORE Featuring Kilrenny Pasta sampling pastas and sauce 5380 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, 10-2pm COWICHAN VALLEY WILL RIDE Choose to ride 50km or 125km past lush lavender fields and vineyards throughout the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Start and finish at Merridale Cider. Coffee and muffins at the start and Merridale Pizza and beverage at the finish! Organizer: Cycle Therapy Bikes Register 250-597-0097 10am-4pm www.cycletherapy.ca SUNDAY GOOD CHEERS TOUR Cheers guided transport 11am-5 Averill Creek, tour and tasting Red Arrow Brewery tasting Apatate Poutinerie (lunch avail for purchase),Ampersand Gin, Emandare Vineyard 250-710-7391 AVERILL CREEK “RARE VOLUMES” LIBRARY WINES TASTING Sample rare & interesting wines from our past vintages and learn what happens to a wine as it ages in bottle. Please call for tickets. 250-709-9986. 6552 North Rd, Duncan 3pm $25 ENRICO WINERY - VANCOUVER ISLAND KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay, 250-733-2356


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On October 3rd a dream-team of talent descends on the sleepy hamlet of Mill Bay to stage a spectacular show on a floating barge. However, if you think fireworks are the main event of this show, you’d be quite mistaken. The show, called “Sip, Savour & Support” is a culinary one, specifically a gala “long table” dinner event that serves as the wind up to the “Savour Cowichan Festival”, an annual 10-day affair that celebrates the Cowichan Valley’s vast cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink. Yes, there will be various luminaries in attendance (including Vancouver Canucks Hockey Legends ), but the real stars are the ones who have donated their time to make this culinary event one for the ages. No less than 7 extraordinarily talented chefs will be converging on the Mill Bay-moored barge to serve up an unforgettable four-course dinner. In alphabetical order, the “Sip, Savour & Support” culinary dream team consists of: James Walt, Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Whistler, Brock Windsor, Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, Dan Hudson, Hudson’s on First, Duncan, Matt Horn, Cowichan Pasta, Cowichan Bay, James McClellan, Shawnigan Lake School, Tom Corless, Bridgemans Bistro, Mill Bay and Rob Martin, Old Firehouse Wine Bar, Duncan In addition to the gourmet dinner prepared by the celebrity chefs, guests will have a chance to bid on exclusive auction items while being entertained by the live sounds of one of Vancouver’s finest dance bands, The Famous Players Band. James Walt, Executive Chef at Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar in Whistler won’t divulge exactly what the culinary dream team is cooking up for the evening, but sums it up like this, “With the amazing supply of locally produced food and award-winning wine, coupled with great culinary talent and entertainment, I expect it will be an unforgettable evening.” If that’s not enough of an enticement, you might like to know that all proceeds from “Sip, Savour & Support” benefit the “Canucks Autism Network”, a non-profit organization that provides high quality programs for individuals and families living with autism in BC. If that’s the good news, the bad news is there are only 200 tickets for Sip, Savour & Support. They are just $175 each and table of 10 can be purchased for $1,400 (a saving of $350). Tickets are expected to sell quickly - to avoid disappointment, make sure you order yours soon! For tickets and more information, please visit www.savourcowichan.com

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Savour Cowichan Festival Events Behind the Scenes – Winery Tour Monday Sept 28th - Friday Oct 2nd, 1pm

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Criss Cross The Valley And Pop Into Over 50 Local Festival Food And Drink Events Over 10 Days! Savour Cowichan Festival Chair Janet Docherty is particularly excited about this year’s lineup, but doesn’t want to let too much out of the bag. “We have a record number of participants this year and some big surprises in store too—like a new local gin and vodka launch, 25 yearold balsamic vinegar release, a new brewery participant, a local chocolatier and some new restaurants to sample.” On Saturday, September 26, families can begin savouring Cowichan at the Salmon & Mushroom Festival in Lake Cowichan, enjoy a Hawaiian pig roast at Enrico Vineyard or Paella at Cherry Point Estate Wines. Great Greens will be hosting pony rides and serving up $2 ice cream cones at the market and, just around the corner is live music and tastings at Blue Grouse Winery. Learn all about tea at Teafarm in Westholme or create your own blend with the winemaker at Averill Creek Vineyard.

and vineyard tours taking place every day of the festival. Similarly, Victoria’s Island Time Tours is offering a Cowichan Shuttle with a hop on/hop off bus throughout the Valley. For those in Victoria, there is a regular shuttle going to and from the festival every day. The Savour Cowichan Festival takes place from September 25 to October 4 and kicks off with the already-sold-out “Barge on In” tasting party held on a barge moored at Mill Bay Marina. The “Sip, Savour &Support” event that takes place on October 3 (also on the barge in Mill Bay) is a gala charity fundraiser event featuring a four-course dream dinner paired with local wines, cider, spirits and beer. Winemakers will be on hand to present their vintages between courses. The night also features a 10 piece band, live auction with some incredible getaway prizes and is even rumoured to have professional sports heroes there to dine, drink and dance alongside.

Foodies can kick off the weekend in Cowichan Bay with a White Dinner picnic at Rocky Tickets for this year’s events are expected to sell out quickly. As Janet wisely suggests, “to Creek Winery, enjoy delicious smokehouse food and music at the Old Fork Diner in Duncan, avoid disappointment, make sure you order yours early.” For more information and tickets, or enjoy a long table artisanal dinner at Waterwheel Park, Chemainus. And that’s just the beginning! Local folk can leave their cars at home and call Cheers Cowichan for specialty farm please visit www.savourcowichan.com

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THE COWICHAN VALLEY WILL RIDE:

A Savour Cowichan Festival Event There are not many (are there even any?) big rides after October 4th. The Cowichan Valley WILL Ride is arguably the very last big annual cycling event. This is a grass roots organized ride (yup…it’s a timed ride, not a race) that will begin and end at Merridale Cidery in Cobble Hill in support of the Canucks Autism Network. Cyclists will begin by gathering at Merridale Cidery any time after 9 am on Sunday, October 4th where they will find refreshments and muffins to fuel the start of their ride. Riders can choose a 50km or a 140 km distance that will wind past the lush lavender fields and vineyards found throughout the exquisite Cowichan Valley. The ride is sponsored and organized by local bicycle store owners David and Sandra Beggs of Cycle Therapy Bikes, and will be supported throughout by many Savour Cowichan participants. They will be setting

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up aid stations along the route so cyclists can choose to stop and savour some of what Cowichan has to offer at many points along their ride. The 140km route will commence at 10:30 and the 50km route will depart 15 minutes later. There will be support vehicles at the start and the finish of each distance; however, cyclists are expected to carry everything they might require to be self-sufficient on their ride. You will also notice a few ride ambassadors along the way who will be able to answer questions or help you out if necessary. At the end of the ride participants will find a Merridale Pizza and beverage waiting for them. What’s the hope? The hope is that the very first annual Cowichan Valley WILL ride will be a rousing success and that everyone has a great and memorable day of riding. Check out www.cycletherapy.ca for event details (parking & package pick-up etc.) and to register for the ride.

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The Cowichan Wooden Boat Society is proud to host a CrabFest dinner on Friday, October 2nd. In conjunction with “Savour Cowichan”, the Society is kicking off a fundraising drive to finance the restoration of the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Pier. This historic pier now requires major renovation in order to maintain it as a major tourist attraction in Cowichan Bay. The pods and the pavilion on the Pier house fascinating artifacts from bygone ages including wooden boats and canoes, First Nations exhibits, old-fashioned outboard motors and other artifacts and photos from the Valley. As with all wooden structures, the time has come to renovate and this time-consuming and expensive process will ensure that our Pier will endure for years to come. To pay for the more than $500,000 estimated for this restoration, the Society is starting off by hosting this CrabFest, a fun and family-friendly event served right on the pier with cracked crab straight from the pot, corn on the cob and buns for sopping up! Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Sing along to piped in maritime music and enjoy the ambience of an old-fashioned open-air crab boil! Join us on the Pier on Friday, October 2nd. To accommodate all, a first sitting will be at 5p.m. and a second sitting at 7p.m. Only 300 Dungeness crabs will be available, so get your tickets today! Tickets are $25; call 250-746-4955 or email cwbs@classicboats.org.

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Get your tickets to Sip, Savour & Support on October 3rd and rub shoulders with some Vancouver Canucks legendary heroes. One of Savour Cowichan Festival’s premiere events is called “Sip, Savour & Support”, a gala “long table” dinner and dance that takes place October 3rd on a barge in Mill Bay and benefits Canucks Autism Network programs in the Cowichan Valley. Seated for dinner - and perhaps at your table - will be none other than Vancouver Canucks legend, “Captain” Kirk McLean plus other Canucks heroes Orland Kurtenbach, Dave Babych and Jack McIlhargey. Although you may well sit next to a legend, the night’s real star is the cuisine and local libations. A plated, four-course menu has been prepared by Executive Chef James Walt, from Araxi Restaurant, in Whistler and a dreamteam of other notable chefs, including Brock Windsor of Sooke Harbour House and Dan Hudson of Hudson’s On First., Matt Horn, Cowichan Pasta, Cowichan Bay, James McClellan, Shawnigan Lake School, Tom Corless, Bridgemans Bistro, Mill Bay and Rob Martin, Old Firehouse Wine Bar, Duncan. Each course will be exquisitely paired with something local and will feature Red Arrow Brewing Company, merridale cider, Averill Creek Winery, Unsworth Vineyards, Salt Spring Island Vineyards, Blue Grouse Vineyards, Rocky Creek Winery, and Ampersand Distilling Co. In between courses the pairings will be presented and described by the winemakers themselves. Also on the menu for this event: live music from “The Famous Players Band” and a live and silent auction. One of the items certain to receive plenty of bids is a “Canucks Getaway”, which includes two tickets to a 2015/16 Canucks home game, plus transportation and accommodation. Tickets for Sip, Savour & Support are just $175 each and table of 10 can be purchased for $1,400 (a saving of $350). Tickets are expected to sell quickly - to avoid disappointment, make sure you order yours soon! For tickets and more information, please visit www.savourcowichan.com

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One of Canada’s Premier Party Bands is Coming to Cowichan! Famous Players Band is Vancouver’s best dance band, offering live dance music for special events and private parties. Famous Players Band is composed of a group of talented musicians at the top of their craft who have been performing together for years, creating a powerful musical synergy that makes everyone want to get up and dance the night away! They have mastered every musical genre into a show stopping performance. This rare combination of musical prowess and the ability to accurately read a crowd leads to the most energetic, lively and powerful performance you can get on the Vancouver music scene.

Sip, Savour and Support will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay Marina. Dine, Drink and Dance alongside Hockey legends like “Captain” Kirk McLean.

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If your summer was a little on the relaxed side, maybe it’s time to “find your fitness” in downtown Duncan this fall. With the lovely September we are having, why not get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on a bike? Maybe the bike you own needs a tune-up, or you’re looking to buy a new one, or else you’d like to rent one for a day or two; whatever your cycling needs and dreams, Cycle Therapy is the place to go. They have all sorts of bikes: hybrids, mountain bikes, commuting bikes, cyclocross, road and triathlon bikes, BMX and dirt jumpers. The only thing better than their selection is their knowledgeable and friendly staff! If a healthy connection to body, mind and spirit is what you’re looking for – visit Harmony Yoga Center, Bikram Yoga or the Duncan Wellness Centre to find the perfect yoga practice for yourself. Yin, gentle, restorative, ashtanga, hot yoga, hatha, somatic yoga – all these choices are waiting for you downtown. If dancing is how you like to keep fit, there are two great dance studios downtown; drop by the Shelley Cassidy School of Dance on Jubilee for all things highland and Adage Studio on Government for ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and more. Adage also has a variety of fitness classes as well - from Zumba to Fitness Fusion, Pilates to Fitcore – their awesome instructors will help you find your fitness and have fun at the same time! And of course the place to find activewear for all these great classes, lessons and workouts is Body Wrapsody on Canada Ave. So what are you waiting for? Head to Downtown Duncan to pedal, stretch, leap or plié your way to fitness this fall – you’ll be glad you did!

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NEW FACES, NEW PLACES A fond farewell to Janet Martinez and Michael Shaw who, aafter years at the helm of the highly regarded Excellent Frameworks & E.J. Hughes Gallery, have passed the torch F tto the very capable hands of Suzan Kostiuck, a familiar downtown face. No stranger to the art world (or Station St.) d SSuzan brings years of experience to the framing studio and gallery space. Suzan wants clients to know the consistency g aand quality they are used to will be maintained and she looks fforward to introducing new artists in the gallery space.

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250.746.7112

All of downtown Duncan wishes the very best to Laura Finch as she retires from Island Bagel and sets off on the journey of a lifetime – hiking the Camino de Santiago. The new owners of one of downtown’s favourite lunch choices, Gloria & Lou Fengrong, will not be messing with a winning formula – fresh, local products prepared in a wholesome, healthy way. Menu specialties include hearty soups, an endless variety of healthy salads and an impressive offering of vegetarian options. The attentive staff, led by manager Polly Ann, are there bright and early every morning serving up delectable delights with a heap of friendly smiles!

Island Bagel Company 48 Station Street

250.748.1988

Everyone Welcome!

FREE!

B6

2015 UNITED WAY KICK-OFF CLASSES · Drop In Somatics · Somatic Yoga, Level I & II · Somatic Health Class Series – shoulders and hips · Community Somatics (by donation)

To register call

250 748-6600

For class list - www.duncanwellnesscentre.com

50% OFF

PANCAKE BREAKFAST & FUNDRAISER Saturday, September 19th 9am-11am Charles Hoey Park (Downtown Duncan by the train station • By donation only

Only valid in the

DUNCAN SWIM STORE

Cowichan

38 Station Street With this coupon only and valid on regular priced merchandise only.

SALE ENDS SATURDAY, SEPT. 5TH at 5:30 pm

250-748-7467 www.sheer-essentials-swim.com

Live Entertainment 50/50 & Raffle Items FUN for the Whole Family! www.cowichanunitedway.com • 250-748-1312 PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE DONATION FOR OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK


Friday, September 18, 2015

| Cowichan Valley Citizen

Friday, Septem September 18, 2015

Savour Downtown Duncan

t D Find your Fitness in Downtown Duncan

If your summer was a little on the relaxed side, maybe it’s time to “find your fitness” in downtown Duncan this fall. With the lovely September we are having, why not get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on a bike? Maybe the bike you own needs a tune-up, or you’re looking to buy a new one, or else you’d like to rent one for a day or two; whatever your cycling needs and dreams, Cycle Therapy is the place to go. They have all sorts of bikes: hybrids, mountain bikes, commuting bikes, cyclocross, road and triathlon bikes, BMX and dirt jumpers. The only thing better than their selection is their knowledgeable and friendly staff! If a healthy connection to body, mind and spirit is what you’re looking for – visit Harmony Yoga Center, Bikram Yoga or the Duncan Wellness Centre to find the perfect yoga practice for yourself. Yin, gentle, restorative, ashtanga, hot yoga, hatha, somatic yoga – all these choices are waiting for you downtown. If dancing is how you like to keep fit, there are two great dance studios downtown; drop by the Shelley Cassidy School of Dance on Jubilee for all things highland and Adage Studio on Government for ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and more. Adage also has a variety of fitness classes as well - from Zumba to Fitness Fusion, Pilates to Fitcore – their awesome instructors will help you find your fitness and have fun at the same time! And of course the place to find activewear for all these great classes, lessons and workouts is Body Wrapsody on Canada Ave. So what are you waiting for? Head to Downtown Duncan to pedal, stretch, leap or plié your way to fitness this fall – you’ll be glad you did!

‘Somatic Specialists for 20 yrs in Cowichan’

| Cowichan Valley Citizen B7

NEW FACES, NEW PLACES A fond farewell to Janet Martinez and Michael Shaw who, aafter years at the helm of the highly regarded Excellent Frameworks & E.J. Hughes Gallery, have passed the torch F tto the very capable hands of Suzan Kostiuck, a familiar downtown face. No stranger to the art world (or Station St.) d SSuzan brings years of experience to the framing studio and gallery space. Suzan wants clients to know the consistency g aand quality they are used to will be maintained and she looks fforward to introducing new artists in the gallery space.

28 Station Street 2 excellentframeworks.ca e

250.746.7112

All of downtown Duncan wishes the very best to Laura Finch as she retires from Island Bagel and sets off on the journey of a lifetime – hiking the Camino de Santiago. The new owners of one of downtown’s favourite lunch choices, Gloria & Lou Fengrong, will not be messing with a winning formula – fresh, local products prepared in a wholesome, healthy way. Menu specialties include hearty soups, an endless variety of healthy salads and an impressive offering of vegetarian options. The attentive staff, led by manager Polly Ann, are there bright and early every morning serving up delectable delights with a heap of friendly smiles!

Island Bagel Company 48 Station Street

250.748.1988

Everyone Welcome!

FREE!

B6

2015 UNITED WAY KICK-OFF CLASSES · Drop In Somatics · Somatic Yoga, Level I & II · Somatic Health Class Series – shoulders and hips · Community Somatics (by donation)

To register call

250 748-6600

For class list - www.duncanwellnesscentre.com

50% OFF

PANCAKE BREAKFAST & FUNDRAISER Saturday, September 19th 9am-11am Charles Hoey Park (Downtown Duncan by the train station • By donation only

Only valid in the

DUNCAN SWIM STORE

Cowichan

38 Station Street With this coupon only and valid on regular priced merchandise only.

SALE ENDS SATURDAY, SEPT. 5TH at 5:30 pm

250-748-7467 www.sheer-essentials-swim.com

Live Entertainment 50/50 & Raffle Items FUN for the Whole Family! www.cowichanunitedway.com • 250-748-1312 PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE DONATION FOR OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK


Cowichan Valley Citizen, September 18, 2015