The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53 presented cheques to three community organizations in June.
Andrew Brown accepted at $1,000 donation on behalf of Providence Farm from poppy chairperson Alyce Joy Blom at the legion meeting on June 21.
Two cheques of $140 each were presented by Blom to Alexandra Gelinas on behalf of Duncan’s Navy League, one for RCSCC Admiral Mainguy branch and one for the RCSS Summerville branch.
Cowichan Valley artist Keith Chisholm is one of 52 finalists for the first ever Salt Spring National Art Prize.
Chosen from over 800 artists and 1,367 works, these 52 artists will contend for $25,000 in prize money and have an opportunity to elevate their careers by gleaning exposure and valuable industry recognition.
A jury made up of Vicky Chainey Gagnon (St. John’s, NL.), Holger Kalberg (Winnipeg, MB.) and Ian Thomas (Salt Spring Island, B.C.) chose artists from four regions.
The show will be unveiled Sept. 25 with the announcement of prizes about a month later.
Ray Wheeler of the Golfers Against Cancer committee presents the proceeds from the 26th annual event held at Mt. Brenton, Cowichan and Arbutus Ridge golf courses on June 12 to volunteers, Margaret Davis and Maureen Hyde, of the Canadian Cancer Society Cowichan Valley Unit.
This year’s event raised $35,500 for the Canadian Cancer Society bringing the total raised to over $500,000, Hyde said, praising "the very generous support from the three golf clubs, the golfers who participate and all of those who donate auction items each year."
Alex Lukas was raised in the Cowichan Valley, and, with the help of donations and scholarships from the community, attended Brentwood College School. He has now graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a double major in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. He’s now off to begin work with Barclays in New York City as a trading analyst within their Global Markets division, according to his proud father Charles Lukas.