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MUST SEE EVENTS

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JAN 1 - POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

Take a dip in the Pacific Ocean New Years Day to start out your new year!

JAN 14 - JOIN PIANIST PABLO CARDENAS AT PAT’S HOUSE OF JAZZ

Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton. Sunday afternoon entertainment at its best.

JAN 18 - INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

An evening of genius guitar showmanship hosted by gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt and three other sensational guitarists.

FEB 2-3 - ISLAND AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Calling all farmers and general public to come see the over 60 trade show exhibits and attend a variety of interesting conferences to educate and share new farming techniques FEB 2,3,4 - ANYTHING GOES

“Boy meets Girl” musical filled with dance, music and laughs. Local talent, local musicians and local directors. Great family entertainment.

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JAN 1, MON New Years Day: 12:00am, Various Locations in Your Community, In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their calendar, New Year’s Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday. Often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the New Year starts in each time zone. Cowichan Bay Polar Bear Plunge: 11:00am, Hecate Park, Started on January 1, 2002, as a Dare, three of Cowichan Bay’s Fire Fighters jumped off the dock and into the Icy Waters of the Pacific Ocean in Cowichan Bay.Registration at 10:30am cbvfr. com/polar-bear-swim 250-743-7111. Cowichan Bay Road. Polar Bear Plunge on Salt Spring: 12:00pm, Vesuvius Beach, saltspringmarket. c o m /s a l t- s p r i n g -

island-event/polarbear-plunge-2/ . 250 537 5559. Goodrich Road & Langley Road. JAN 2, TUE Mt. Washington Winter Wonderland: 9:00am, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, Join us from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2, 9am9:30pm at the fabulous Mount Washington ski resort when we transform into a Winter Wonderland Extravaganza..mountwashington.ca/ things-to-do/events 250-338-1386. Strathcona Parkway. Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion,every Tuesday and Saturday chemainuslegion191.ca. 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Paint Night at The Cobblestone: 6:00pm 250-7434232 thecobblestone. ca 250-743-4232. 3566 Holland Ave. Canucks vs Ducks: 7:00pm,

Dress Rehearsal Tuesday: 7:30pm, Duncan Showroom Productions,’open mic’ for those that want to get on stage for the first time, showroomproductions.ca. 250-7487246. 131 Station Street. Trivia Tuesdays at Mobys Pub: 7:30pm, Every Tuesday .mobyspub.ca 250.537.5559. 124 Upper Ganges road. JAN 3, WED Tastings and Tours at Cherry Point Vineyards: 10:00am, The tastings allow guests to sample our awardwinning wines. In the tasting session, you will experience the full characteristics of each available wine, along with an explanation from one of our staff members and suggested pairings. Please call to book tours and tastings, open 10am-5pm daily.cherrypointestatewines.com 250 743-1272. 840 Cherry Point Road. Girl Guides (Youth): 3:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Wednes-

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days from 3-8pm at The Annex. Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Contact: janicefrueh@hotmail. com 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd Open Mic Night: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar & Grill, Wednesday nights from 7-10pm is open mic night, come out and showcase your talent. Every week. theoldfork.com/riverrock. 250-748-4311. 140 Trans Canada Hwy.. Poker Night at “The Cobblestone”: 7:00pm, thecobblestone.ca 250-7434232. 3566 Holland Ave. Cowichan Valley Capitals vs Victoria Grizzlies: 7:00pm, Island Savings Centre, cowichancapitals.ca 250-748-9930. 2687 James St. Song Jam at Mobys Pub: 7:30pm, 250.537.5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road . JAN 4, THU Open Mic w/Jesse at Mobys: 7:30pm, Mobys Pub, Every Thursday Night 250-


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537-5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road . JAN 5, FRI Movie Release: The Current War I, Tonya,Insidious: The Last Key IM-POSSIBLE: 10:00am, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Daniela S. Herold is a German-Canadian painter who uses oil paint as her main means of expression, cowichanpac. ca/event/im-possibl 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Fresh Start Fitness for Seniors: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, 30 Minute Strength & Stretch leah.mattin@gmail.com 2375 Koksilah Rd. Rec and Roll (612 years of age): 2:45pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Fridays at The HUB are filled with fun and games at our popular afterschool recreation drop-in program. Children have a great time with their friends and meeting new people while staying active and healthy through participating in in-

formal sports games, tag games and other organized activities. cowichanstation.org. 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd.. JAN 5, FRI Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 4:30pm,Meat Draw then stick around for some Musical Entertainment from 7PM until Midnight. bcfoe. com 240-701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. Dance Par ty: 6:00pm, Duncan Showroom Productions, showroomproductions.ca 250748-7246. 131 Station Street. Indoor RC Flying: 7:00pm, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, Meet with us every Friday, and fly your remote control plane, helicopter or drone! $5 to fly. Free to watch! Don’t have an RC to play with? Check out Duncan RC for all your RC fun! duncanrc.com. 250-597-0104. 7380 Trans Canada Highway.

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Duncan Farmers Market: 10:00am, We close the first 2 Saturdays after Christmas duncanfarmersmarket.ca

Adaptive Winter Snowsports Snow Festival: 8:30am, Mount Washington Alpine Resort or Adaptive Snowsports for V.I,, This program is offered to people with learning challenges who would like to expand their horizons with asport which can become a lifelong family activity. Anyone over the age of 6 yrs and who has some ability to learn is welcome. mountwashington.ca/ things-to-do/events 250-334-5755.

Zumba Fitness: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, cowichanstation.org 250-735-0770. 2375 Koksilah Rd. Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion Meat Draw every Tuesday and Saturday from 3-6pm.chemainuslegion191.ca. 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 4:30pm, Meat Draw starts at 3:30PM followed by Music from 8PM until Midnight. bcfoe.com 240-701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. MCanucks at Maple Leafs: 4:00pm, 604.899.4625 Live Entertainment at Mobys: 7:30pm, Now or Never.mobyspub.ca. 250-5375559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road .

The Guitar Around The World: 2:00pm, St. Michaels Church, Guitarist David Sossa. A wonderfully sensitive musician passionate about sharing his music and communicating through his instrument. chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca. 2858 Mill Street. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 3:30pm, Meat Draw at 3:30PMwith a Sunday JamSession from 2-6PM. We hope to


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A friend hosted a dinner party for people from work and everyone was encouraged to bring their children. All during the sit-down dinner one co-worker’s three-year-old girl stared at the man sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food from staring. The man checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place, but nothing stopped her from staring at him. He tried his best to just ignore her but finally it was too much for him. He asked her, “Excuse me little girl, but why do you keep staring at me?” Everyone at the table had noticed her behaviour, and the table went quiet for her response. The little girl said, “I just want to see how you drink like a fish.”

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see you there! .bcfoe. com 250-701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. Canucks at Canadiens: 4:00pm JAN 8, MON Drop In Spin Classes (ages 15+): 8:00am, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena,Check out our 14 manual spin bikes that are comfortable to ride and easy to adjust. Three days, and two time slots to choose from. cvrd. bc.ca/408/ArenaComplex. 250-7496742. 311 South Shore Road. Adaptive Winter Snowsports Snow Festival: 8:30am, Mount Washington Alpine Resort

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School Back in Session for District 79: 8:30am, School District 79, sd79.bc.ca . 250-748-0321. Floatplane RC Meet: 9:30am, Art Mann Park, Meet with us every Monday, 9:30am at Art Man Park, Quamichan Lake. Bring your own floatplane, meet new friends, feed to ducks. Check out Duncan RC

for all your RC fun! duncanrc.com. 250597-0104. 5990 Indian Road. Drop In Spin Classes (ages 15+): 4:00pm, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Check out our 14 manual spin bikes that are comfortable to ride and easy to adjust. Other times may be arranged on a one-to-one basis by calling Tanya at 250.749.6742. cvrd. bc.ca/408/ArenaComplex 250-7496742. 311 South Shore Road. Beavers Youth (Ages 5-7): 6:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Beavers youth group Monday evenings from 6-8pm.cowichanstation.org 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd.. Music Bingo at Mobys: 7:30pm,250 537-5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road. JAN 9, TUE Movie Release: Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit Adaptive Winter Snowsports Snow Festival: 8:30am,

Mount Washington Alpine Resort Maple Bay Painters Art Group: 9:30am, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 250-5971912. Play and Learn: 12:30pm, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, cvrd.bc.ca/408/Arena-Complex. 250749-6742. 311 South Shore Road.

Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion chemainuslegion191. ca. 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Canucks at Capitals: 4:00pm, Trivia Tuesdays at Mobys Pub 250.537.5559. 124 Upper Ganges Road. Dress Rehearsal Tuesday: 7:30pm,

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Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Contact: janicefrueh@hotmail. com 1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd..

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Applied Business Technology Program (Office Careers) Free Info Session: 6:00pm, VIU Cowichan Campus, campusevents.viu.ca. 2011 University Way.

Adaptive Winter Snowsports Snow Festival: 8:30am, Mount Washington Alpine Resort Girl Guides (Youth): 3:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Sparks,

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DVD Releases Cinema Jan 5: Molly’s Game, Insidious: The Last Key, Day of the Dead: Bloodline, Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel, Devil’s Gate. Jan 12: The Post, The Commuter, Paddington 2, Proud Mary, Humor Me. Jan 19: 12 Strong, Forever My Girl, Den of Thieves, The Midnight Man. Jan 26: Maze Runner: the Death cure, Arctic Justice Thunder Squad, White Boy Rick, Please Standy by me, Primal Rage, American Folk, The Competition, The Insult.

Jan 3: Middle School: The worst years of my life, Operation Avalanche, Run the Tide, Denial. Jan 10: Max Steel, The Summoning, Deepwater Horizon, The Accountant, Sold, Closet Monster, Under the Shadow, Kevin Hart: Whats Now? Jan 17: The Girl on the Train, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Keeping Up with the Joneses, The Free World, Silicon Cowboys, Harry & Snowman, The Whole Truth, Dancer, Zero Days Jan 24: Inferno, The Light Between Oceans, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, The Handmaiden, The Monster, The Vessel, I’m Not Ashamed Jan 24: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Masterminds, Queen of Katwe, Danny Says, Gimme Danger

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IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE BLACK TIE AWARDS The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Black Tie Awards. The Awards celebrate excellence and raise the profile of the business community and non-profit sector in Cowichan. The Black Tie Awards are a communitywide event and everyone is invited to nominate. There are eight award categories recognizing ex-cellence in customer service, volunteerism, art, business, environmental practices and there is a young entrepreneur category. All busi-nesses and organizations in the Cowichan Valley Regional District can be nominated. You can place multiple nominations recognizing multi-ple nominees. The Chamber announces the winners at the Black Tie Awards and Auction on April 7, 2018. The Chamber will also

present the prestig-ious 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to “Stormin” Norm Jackson. Mr. Jackson is being honoured for his exceptional leadership and accomplishments at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. A famous Master of Ceremonies at fundraisers, Mr. Jackson is also being recog-nized for decades of commitment to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, Cowichan Valley Golfers Against Cancer and many other organizations. You can nominate online, or download a nomination form. Everything you need is on the Chamber’s home page: www.duncancc.bc.ca


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JAN 11, THU Adaptive Winter Snowsports Snow Festival: 8:30am, Mount Washington Alpine Resort Cherry Point Painters Weekly Meeting: 9:30am, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds 250-732-0018. Play and Learn: 12:30pm, Cowichan Lake

Sports Arena,cvrd. bc.ca/408/ArenaComplex 250-7496742. 311 South Shore Road. Mucky Boots Folk Band: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar and Grill, Join us every second Thursday theoldfork. com/riverrock 250597-3027. 140 Trans Canada Hwy.. Open Mic w/Jesse at Mobys: 7:30pm, Mobys Pub, 250-5375559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road . JAN 12, FRI Movie Release: The Commuter, Paddington 2, The Post, Proud Mary. Tastings and Tours at Cherry Point Vineyards: 10:00am, Cherry Point Vineyards,250 743-1272. 840 Cherry Point Road. Fresh Start Fitness for Seniors: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan,leah.mattin@gmail.com Rec and Roll (612 years of age): 2:45pm, The Hub of Cowichan, cowichanstation.org .

250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Road. Canucks at Blue Jackets: 4:00pm Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 4:30pm,Music from 7PM 250-701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. Farmhouse Bench Class: 6:00pm, The Vintage Brush, includes supplies and bench to take home. 250-882-6996. 1300 Fisher Road. Indoor RC Flying: 7:00pm, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, Meet with us every Friday, and fly your remote control plane, helicopter or drone!duncanrc.com 250-597-0104.

Zumba Fitness: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, 250-7350770. 2375 Koksilah Rd. Lions Everyone Welcome Skate: 1:00pm, Island Savings Centre, We will be offering free admission and rentals for our everyone welcome skates from 1-2:20pm. These special skating sessions are generously sponsored by Duncan Lions Club. cvrd. bc.ca/2401/IslandSavings-Centre . 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legionchemainuslegion191.

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Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 3:30pm, Music from 8PM until Midnight. bcfoe.com 250-701-3921. 2965 Boys Road.

Blue Moon Marquee: 7:30pm, Providence Farm Chapel,Gypsy Blues band Blue Moon Marquee for an intimate and lively show. eventbrite%2Cca. 250-802-1213. 1843 Tzouhalem Road.

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Xan Shian Photography: Ontology: 6:00pm, The Ou Gallery, Come and visit the Xan Sian Photography: Ontology. On display from Jan.13 through Feb.4, free entry to the gallery. theougallery.com 250-510-8077. 3091 Agira Road. Live Enter tainment at Mobys:

JAN 14, SUN Snowshoe Funday: 8:00am, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, mountwashington.ca. 250-3319355. Pablo Cardenas: 2:00pm, Pats House of Jazz Osborne Bay Pub,osbornebaypub.

JAN 13, SAT The Met Opera Live in HD: (The Magic Flute): 9:45am, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, An opera for everyone! Tony-winner and Oscar-nominee Julie Taymor brings this magical recreation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute to life cowichanpac.ca 250-748-7529. 2687 James St.

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Beavers Youth (Ages 5-7): 6:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd Info Session Electrical and Refrigeration and A/C Mechanic Programs: 6:30pm, Vancouver Island University, campusevents.viu.ca 900 Fifth Street.

9775 Chemainus Road. Paint Night at The Cobblestone: 6:00pm 250-7434232 thecobblestone.ca 250-7434232. 3566 Holland Ave.

Movie Release: Black Panther, Early Man

Retrofitting Communities to Meet the Needs of 8-80: 7:00pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Gil Penalosa: He has inspired and advised decision makers in more than 200 cities around the world on how to create healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for everyone regardless of age, gender, or social status. Free Admission but Ticket is Required, 250-748-7529. 2687 James St.

Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion chemainuslegion191. ca 250-246-3133.

Trivia Tuesdays at Mobys Pub: 7:30pm, 250.537.5559. 124 Upper Ganges road.

The Burying Ground: 7:00pm, The Ou Gallery,Country Blues and Rags. theougallery.com 250-5108077. 3091 Agira Road. Music Bingo at Mobys: 7:30pm,250 537-5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road. JAN 16, TUE

JAN 17, WED Tastings and Tours at Cherry Point Vineyards: 10:00am,250 743-1272. 840 Cherry Point Road. Girl Guides (Youth): 3:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan,Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, ct: janicefrueh@hotmail.com Open Mic Night: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar & Grill,theoldfork. com/riverrock 250748-4311. 140 Trans Canada Hwy.. Poker Night at “The Cobblestone”: 7:00pm, thecobblestone.ca. 250-7434232. 3566 Holland Ave. Cowichan Valley Capitals vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs: 7:00pm, Island Savings Centre, 250-7489930. 2687 James St.

Song Jam at Mobys Pub: 7:30pm, 250.537.5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road . Daniel Champagne: 8:00pm, Duncan Showroom Productions, showroomproductions.ca. 250748-7246. 131 Station Street. JAN 18, THU Cherry Point Painters Weekly Meeting: 9:30am, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 250-732-0018. Open House at Cherry Point: 5:00pm, Release our “2017 Spritzy Rosa”, a classic Rosa wine with a touch of effervescence.cherrypointestatewines.com. 250743-1272. 840 Cherry Point Road. Open Mic w/Jesse at Mobys: 7:30pm, 250-537-5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road .

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International Guitar Night: 7:30pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, In this annual worldwide tour, another remarkable night of genius guitar showmanship. Guest host, gypsy jazz legend, Lulo Reinhardt welcomes three guitarists: Calum Graham; Dr. Marek Pasieczny; Michael Chapdelaine. cowichanpac. ca/event /international-guitar-night-1 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. JAN 19, FRI Fresh Start Fitness for Seniors: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, leah.mattin@gmail. com cowichanstation.org. 250-7461794. 2375 Koksilah Rd Rec and Roll (612 years of age): 2:45pm, The Hub of Cowichan, cowichanstation.org . 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd.. Shawnigan Lake “Paints The Town Re d ” : 4:00pm, Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, 3 on 3 road hockey tour-

nament on the eve of Hometown Hockey 250.743.1433. 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 4:30pm, bcfoe.com 250-7013921. 2965 Boys Road. Hometown Hockey Skates: 6:30pm, Fuller Lake Arena, Public skates at 50-yearold prices. northcowichan.ca/EN/main/ departments/parksrecreation/schedules. html . 250-246-3811. 2876 Fuller Lake Road. Cow i c h a n L a ke “Paints The Town Red”: 6:30pm, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Wear your favourite red sweater, hoodie, coat, mittens, scarf or toque and receive a free hot chocolate. 6:30-7:30 pm-Free Skate, 7:307:50pm- Pre-Game Welcome, 8-9:30pmLakers Rec Hockey Game Free Skate and Rentals, cvrd.bc.ca/408/ Arena-Complex . 250-749-6742. 311 South Shore Road.

Mill Bay “Paints The Town Red”: 7:00pm, Kerry Park Rec Centre, Celebrate this hometown hockey weekend with a public skate for only $2. 250-743-5922. 1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road. Indoor RC Flying: 7:00pm, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds,duncanrc. com 250-597-0104. 7380 Trans Canada Highway. Vancouver Island Symphony: Mozart Clarinet Concerto: 7:30pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Beauty, emotion, refinement, discovery ... they are all part of this exquisite program where Mozart meets the Haydn brothers, c ow i c h a n p a c . c a / event /vancouverisland-symphonymozart-clarinet-concerto. 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Co n n i e K a l d o r : 8:00pm, Duncan Showroom Productions, showroomproductions.ca 250748-7246. 131 Station Street.

JAN 20, SAT Duncan Farmers Market: 10:00am, City Hall, Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, home baking, eggs and dairy products, cheeses and fresh bread, jams, jellies and local honey. duncanfarmersmarket.ca Zumba Fitness: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, cowichanstation.org 250-735-0770. 2375 Koksilah Rd Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour: 12:00pm, Island Savings Centre, Host Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone come to Cowichan for a special live pre-game show. hometownhockey.com 250-7487529 ext.3452. 2687 James St. “An Afternoon of Music”: 2:00pm, Duncan United Church, The Duncan Choral Society duncanchoralsociety.com 250-746-2326. 246 Ingram St.. Meat Draw : 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion chemainuslegion191.

ca. 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 3:30pm, bcfoe.com 250-7013921. 2965 Boys Road. Canucks at Oilers: 7:00pm, Cowichan Valley Capitals vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs: 7:00pm, Island Savings Centre, cowichancapitals.com 250-748-9930. 2687 James St. Live Entertainment at Mobys: 7:30pm, Happy Daze mobyspub.ca. 250-5375559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road January Dance: 7:30pm, Valley Seniors Centre, Monthly Dance valleyseniors. org 250 746-4433. 198 Government Street.

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Intro to Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint: 9:30am, The Vintage Brush , Learning to apply milk paint. 250-882-6996. 1300 Fisher Road. Courtin-DevoinMcRae Trio: 2:00pm, Pats House of Jazz, Osborne Bay Hotel, osbornebaypub.com. 250-324-2245. 1534 Joan Avenue. Hometown Hockey Skates: 3:15pm, Fuller Lake Arena, 250-2463811. 2876 Fuller Lake Road. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 3:30pm, bcfoe.com 250-7013921. 2965 Boys Road. Canucks at Jets: 5:00pm,

Beavers Youth (Ages 5-7): 6:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd.. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: 7:00pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, cowichanpac.ca/ event /bombshellhedy-lamarr-story. 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Music Bingo at Mobys: 7:30pm, Mobys Pub,250 5375559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road.

Nominal fee and preregistration required. l250-597-1912 Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion chemainuslegion191. ca 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Culinary Kids (ages 6-13): 3:30pm, Lower Centennial Hall, Engaging children early on with the wonders of the kitchen can impart valuable life skills. cvrd.bc.ca/2400/ Cowichan-Lake-Recreation. 250-7496742. 309 South Shore Road. Canucks vs Kings: 7:00pm,

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IM-POSSIBLE: 10:00am, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Daniela S. Herold is a German-Canadian painter living and working in Victoria. c ow i c h a n p a c . c a / event/im-possible . 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Girl Guides (Youth): 3:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, t: janicefrueh@hotmail.com 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd Open Mic Night: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar & Grill, theoldfork. com/riverrock 250748-4311. 140 Trans Canada Hwy.. Poker Night at “The Cobblestone”: 7:00pm, thecobblestone.ca 250-743-

JAN 25, THU Cherry Point Painters Weekly Meeting: 9:30am, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 250-732-0018. 7380 Trans Canada Highway. Life Story Workshop: 6-week Memoir Writing Class: 1:00pm, Providence Farm, redbirdmemoirs.com/workshops 250-245-0003. 1843 Tzouhalem Rd. Canucks vs Sabres: 7:00pm, Young Marx-Encore Presentation: 7:00pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, The creators of One Man, Two Guvnors, reunite with a

capital new comedy.cowichanpac.ca 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. JAN 25, THU NT Live in HF: Young Marx(Encore): 7:00pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Rory Kinnear stars in this brilliant production about the revolutionary socialist Karl Heinrich Marx who spends a night on the town with his friend Engels. cowichanpac. ca/event/nt-live-hdyoung-marx-encore . 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Mucky Boots Folk Band: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar and Grill, theoldfork.com/riverrock . 250-597-3027. 140 Trans Canada Hwy. Open Mic w/Jesse at Mobys: 7:30pm, Mobys Pub, 250-537-

5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road . JAN 26, FRI Fresh Start Fitness for Seniors: 10:30am, The Hub of Cowichan, leah.mattin@gmail. com. 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd. Movie Release:Maze Runner: The Death Cure Rec and Roll (612 years of age): 2:45pm, The Hub of Cowichan, cowichanstation.org 250-746-1794. 2375 Koksilah Rd.. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 4:30pm, bcfoe.com/ . 240701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. Farmhouse Bench Class: 6:00pm, The Vintage Brush , Come to this exciting class and leave with a farmhouse bench that fits

your home and style! 250-882-6996. 1300 Fisher Road. Masquerade Glow Skate: 7:00pm, Kerry Park Rec Centre, Let’s get dressed up in our best festive wear and costumes and celebrate in style. Wear your sparkles, fancy dresses, and masquerade party best to this fun evening skate. cvrd.bc.ca/2402/ Kerry-Park-Recreation-Centre 250743-5922. 1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road. Rock n Roll Party: 7:00pm, Cowichan Aquatic Centre,Come enjoy a night of music and dance where the lights are low, the waves are high, and the music is rocking. Enjoy watching a music video on the big screen, and sing along. Activities will include Hula Hoop Contest, Rock Star

Dress up, and a replay relay.northcowichan. ca/EN/meta/events/ events-list/parks-rec. html . 250-746-3100. 2653 James Street. Indoor RC Flying: 7:00pm, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds,duncanrc. 250-597-0104. 7380 Trans Canada Highway. Stephen Fearing Trio with special guest OH Susanna: 7:30pm, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.cowichanpac. ca/event/stephenfearing-trio-specialguest-oh-susanna. 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. JAN 27, SAT Family Literacy Day: Various Locations Throughout Your Community, Family Literacy Day. FamilyLiteracyDay.ca

The Met Opera Live in HD: TOSCA: 9:45am, Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, cowichanpac.ca/event/metopera-live-hd-tosca. 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Duncan Farmers Market: 10:00am, City Hall, Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, home baking, eggs and dairy products, cheeses and fresh bread, jams, jellies and local honey.duncanfarmersmarket.ca 200 Craig Street. Lions Everyone Welcome Skate: 1:00pm, Island Savings Centre, We will be offering free admission and rentals for our everyone welcome skates. These special skating sessions are generously sponsored by Duncan Lions Club. Free Admission and Rentals,

cvrd.bc.ca/2401/Island-Savings-Centre 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion. chemainuslegion191. ca 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Meat Draw & Live Music at Duncan Eagles Hall: 3:30pm, bcfoe.com/ . 240701-3921. 2965 Boys Road. Cowichan Valley Capitals vs Penticton Vees: 7:00pm, Island Savings Centre, cowichancapitals.com 250-748-9930. 2687 James St. Live Enter tainment at Mobys: 7:30pm,Interchill Records mobyspub.ca. 250-537-5559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road. Zumba Fitness: 10:30pm, The Hub of Cowichan, co-


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The statistics are alarming. Distracted driving continues to claim more lives on BC roads than impaired driving. Every year, on average, 8 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes on Vancouver Island. In fact, distraction and driver inattention is one of the top contributing factors in motor vehicle fatalities in BC and, according to police data from 2011 - 2015, contributes to more than one quarter of all car crash deaths. But just what qualifies as ‘distracted driving’? We are all aware of the dangers of using our cellphones while behind the wheel. But it is much more than that. Driver inattention, and driver distraction from internal/external sources is also dangerous. Opening a food wrapper, turning around to check on your kids in the backseat, gawking at the scenery: it is all dangerous while operating a moving vehicle. And who hasn’t been guilty of at least one of those? Self-examination, not recrimination, is the best way to move forward and make positive change. Indeed, with all the distractions that exist both inside and out of our vehicles, always remaining focused on the road is not easy and requires a very conscious decision to do so. Many drivers might be surprised to learn that it is against the law to use your cellphone at a red light, or when stuck in gridlock.

So what can you do besides practice attentive, safe driving? Consider getting involved in a pilot project from ICBC that, with the help of an app installed on your phone, disables your phone when your car is being driven. Or pick up a distracted driving sticker at participating ICBC Driver Licensing and Autoplan broker offices. Show your support and help make your community a safer place to be! Here are a few tips to help you, your car passengers and those around you remain safe. • No call, text or email is worth risking your life for. Let calls go to voicemail and ignore text messages while driving

• Turn off your device and put it out of reach to avoid the temptation to check • Assign a designated texter. Ask your passenger to make or receive calls and texts on your behalf

It is legal to use a ‘hands-free’ device while driving, which means a Bluetooth, wired headset or speakerphone that can be operated with one touch or voice commands. It is important to note however that if you have a Learner’s (L) or Novice (N) license, using any electronic device while driving, even a hands-free one, is against the law.

• Pull over to make or receive a call when it’s safe to do so. For longer journeys, look for signs at highway rest areas, some of which now provide free Wi-Fi • Choose to activate the ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature, coming soon for iPhone users

Music Bingo at Mobys: 7:30pm, Mobys Pub,250 5375559. 124 A Upper Ganges Road. JAN 30, TUE Maple Bay Painters Art Group: 9:30am, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds Painting and a discussion on an art topic this week. 250597-1912. 7380 Trans Canada Highway. Fitness Class - Free “Try It” Week: 10:00am, Kerry Park Rec Centre or Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, Meat Draw: 3:00pm, Chemainus Legion .chemainuslegion191. ca 250-246-3133. 9775 Chemainus Road. Paint Night at The Farm Table Inn: 5:30pm, Dinner and drink specials.farmtableinn.ca 250-9333205. 6755 Lake Cowichan Road.

Paint Night at The Cobblestone: 6:00pm, thecobblestone.ca 250-7434232. 3566 Holland Ave. Trivia Tuesdays at Mobys Pub: 7:30pm, 250.537.5559. 124 Upper Ganges road. For The Love Of Words with host Bill Levity: 7:30pm, Duncan Showroom Productions, showroomproductions.ca 250-748-7246. 131 Station Street. Canucks vs Avalanche: 7:45pm JAN 31, WED Tastings and Tours at Cherry Point Vineyards: 10:00am, cherrypointestatewines.com 250 7431272. 840 Cherry Point Road. IM-POSSIBLE: 10:00am, Cowichan Performing Arts Cen-

tre, Daniela S. Herold is a German-Canadian painter living and working in Victoria. c ow i c h a n p a c . c a / event/im-possible . 250-748-7529. 2687 James St. Fitness Class - Free “Try It” Week: 10:00am, Kerry Park Rec Centre or Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Girl Guides (Youth): 3:00pm, The Hub of Cowichan, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders: janicefrueh@hotmail.com 2375 Koksilah Rd. Art Outside The Lines (ages 7-12): 3:30pm, Lake Cowichan School, Let’s explore fun new ways to get to know your inner artist. By sketching, painting, and using mixedmedia, we will explore what impact scale and colour has

on the art we create and more! lcss.sd79. bc.ca.250-749-6742. 190 South Shore Road. Open Mic Night: 7:00pm, River Rock Bar & Grill,theoldfork. com/riverrock. 250748-4311. 140 Trans Canada Hwy.. Poker Night at “The Cobblestone”: 7:00pm, thecobblestone.ca. 250-7434232. 3566 Holland Ave. BollyX (ages 13+): 7:00pm, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitnessprogram that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. cvrd. bc.ca/408/ArenaComplex 250-7496742. 311 South Shore Road.

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6 hours Museum: of Cowichan Valley 130 Canada Avenue, Duncan 250-746-6612

Library: Free @ Cowichan Branch Library 2687 James St., Duncan 250.746.7661.

Brewing Tour: Red Arrow Brewery, open 7 days a week, 5255 Chaster Road, Duncan 250-597-332

LIVE Theatre Performances: Chemainus Theater - No Live performances are scheduled for January. However they will be back in the new year in February with the musical, “Once”. When a singing Irishman, with little faith left in love & music, meets a beautiful Czech woman in a Dublin bar, they are drawn together by their shared love of music. 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus 1.800.565.7738.

Kinsol Trestle: open to public for cycling, hiking, and equestrian riding. One of the tallest free-standing timber rail trestle structures in the world, near Shawnigan Lake http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/1379/Kinsol-Trestle Aboriginal Exhibits: Totem poles and tours available through Cowichan Valley Museum in Charles Hoey Park, 130 Canada Avenue 250-746-6612. Aboriginal Art Gallery: Judy Hill Gallery 22 Station Street, Duncan 250-746-6663 World’s Largest Hockey Stick: At 62.48m long, it is a part of the Guinness World Records! On the side of the Island Savings Center, 2687 James Street, Duncan Maritime Center: Historic wooden boats and maritime history at the pier, children’s activities and gift shop. Cowichan Bay Maritime Center 250-746-4955 Hiking: 6.4km Heart Lake Loop, spectacular views and lookouts, access from Davis Rd Park or the Holland Creek Trail Estuary Nature Center: Interpretive center and children’s programs overlooking the Cowichan Estuary 1845 Cowichan Bay Rd. 250-597-2288 Sportsplex: Track, softball venue, playground, outdoor lacrosse box, outdoor fitness equipment, nature walk Cowichan Sportsplex 5847 Chesterfield Ave., Duncan 250-746-5666 Bowling: Duncan Lanes Bowling Center- 5 & 10pin bowling. 271 James St, Duncan 250.746.5421. Ice-Skating & Hockey: Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - 311 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan. 250.7496742. Fuller Lake Arena - 2876 Fuller Lake Rd. 250.246.3811.

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre - See live theatre, music, dance, comedy, speakers & more! This January features; Communities to Meet the Needs of 8-80 Speaker Series, International Guitar Night, V.I. Symphony Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, NT Live in HD: Young Marx [Encore], Stephen Fearing Trio with special guest ‘Oh Susanna’, and The Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca. 2687 James St, Duncan. 250. 748.7529. Remote Control Fun: Indoor RC Flying - Meet with us every Friday, 7-9pm at Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, Mellor Hall and fly your remote control plane, helicopter or drone! $5 to fly. Free to watch! Don’t have a RC to play with? Check out Duncan RC for all your RC fun! 1.250.597.0104. Floatplane RC Meet-up - Meet with us every Monday, 9:30am at Art Man Park, Quamichan Lake. Bring your own floatplane, meet new friends, feed to ducks. Free to fly, and free to watch! Great boredom buster over the winter! Don’t have a RC to play with? Check out Duncan RC for all your RC fun! 1.250.597.0104. Movie Cinemas: Cineplex Caprice Cinemas - 404 Duncan St., Duncan. 778.855.7867. Waterslides & Wave Pool: Cowichan Aquatic Center: Indoor Wave pool, lazy river, twin waterslides, & swirl pool. Indoor 8 lane 25m lap pools, steam room & sauna, 2653 James St, Duncan. 250.746.7665.

Historic Whippletree Junction: just 7km south of Duncan. 14 restored buildings from the early 1900’s. Coffee, shopping, restaurants, and history. 4705-4715 Trans Canada Hwy 250-709-2779

Whale Watching and Wildlife: Experience whales, sea lions, bald eagles, seals, and porpoise and on a small personal group tour. Ocean EcoVentures 1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Duncan 250-748-3800

Teafarm: Rare canadian teas, art gallery, and tea culture tours, shop local and worldwide organic teas 8350 Richards Trail, North Cowichan 250-748-3811

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Paintball: Midway Paintball 5500 Indian Rd. Duncan 250-748-6588

Golf: Kids play free! 18 holes Cowichan Golf and Country Club 4955 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan 250746-5333

Old Mill Community Park: swimming, hiking, picnicking, and playground, located on Shawnigan Lake Farm Therapy: self-guided tours in a relaxing atmosphere, general store, dining, walking Providence Farms 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan 250-746-4204 Mountain Biking: Numerous trails throughout Mount Tzouhalem, Maple Mountain, and Mount Prevost. Great views and wildlife scenery Fishing: The Cowichan River is known for its brown trout, rainbow and steelhead trout and salmon runs. Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Lake, and other nearby rivers and lakes are popular destinations. Aboriginal Cultural Center: Cafe, salmon BBQ, interpretive tours, Quw’utsun’ Dancers, and children’s crafts Quw’utsun’ Cultural Center 200 Cowichan Way 250-746-8110

Wakes Cove Provincial Park: Hiking, scuba diving, fishing, sandstone galleries, and protected anchorage for boaters. Valdes Island Scuba Diving: courses, dive travel, equipment sales and rentals Pacific Water Sports 260 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan 250-746-6669 Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Snow Tubing, Tobogganing & MORE!: Mount Washington Alpine Resort: (2hrs & 30mins drive from Duncan). Closest ski resort to Nanaimo and the largest on the island! Also has Cross-Country Skiing, Snow-Shoe Fondue, Back-Country Guided Tours. MountWashington.ca, 1.888.231.1499.


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