Valley Calendar


Canadian Firearm Safety course (non-restricted and restricted) starts Friday, July 24. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or canadianfirearm Bring a lawn chair and blanket and join Kerry Park Recreation Centre for Summer Movies in the Park on Field A, starting at dusk (9:15 p.m. approx.) Aug. 8 Guardians of the Galaxy, Aug. 22 Cinderella. Admission by donation, snacks available for purchase. Info:

Kerry Park’s Skate Swap Shop Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Kerry Park Curling Rink. Get rid of hockey and figure skating equipment you no longer need and find new stuff at reasonable cost. Donations accepted: drop off at Kerry Park Aug. 9-15 or rent a table to sell your items. Info: 250-743-5922.


Dance to music from the 50s and 60s at Valley Seniors Centre, 198 Government St., every Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., $5. Info: 250-746-4433.

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre – Bingo every Monday, doors open at 5 p.m. starts at 6 p.m. Loonie Pot, G-Ball, Bonanza, 50/50 draw. Everyone Welcome.

Lake Cowichan’s air-conditionded 50 Plus Activity Centre open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Bridge, canasta, cribbage, shuffleboard, pool, line dancing, music. Exercises 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Bingo for over 19 Wednesday, 1 p.m. and Sunday, 7 p.m. Kitchen serves home-made lunches, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., weekly specials. Banquets, bazaars and bus trips organized throughout the year. More volunteers wanted. Info: 250-749-6121.


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.

All-ages chess club: all skill levels and ages welcome to play and learn chess in supportive, fun environment. Mondays 6-8 p.m., Duncan library gathering place or available tables.

Cowichan Fly Fishers meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Air Cadet Hall, Gibbins Road. Doors open 7 p.m. Open to all ages and skill levels. Info:

Art Film Night at Sylvan United Church, monthly double features $5. For info see Facebook page or sign up for distribution list at


Duncan PROBUS Club meets 10 a.m. every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Cowichan Golf Club. Membership information:

Cowichan 950 Toastmasters meets Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Island Savings Centre, Duncan. Info: www.cowichan

Silverbridge Toastmasters meets every Tuesday, Island Savings Rec. Centre, Duncan, noon to 1 p.m. Learn and improve public speaking and communications skills. Info:

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Cowichan Valley chapters meetings: BC 1376, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sundance Room, Duncan United Church; BC 4311, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Kidz Co 2, 2739 James St.; BC 1395 Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Alano Building, 107 Evans St.; BC 2933, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Dining Room, 3550 Watson Rd., Cobble Hill; BC 5295, Wednesdays, 5 p.m., 9909 Esplanade St., Chemainus. Info: Dianne 250-743-1851 or

The Diggers Club of Cowichan meets the second Wednesday of the month, Chemainus United Church, 7 p.m. Come meet other collectors and see and

hear about collections. Refreshments served. Info: 250-748-5707.


Ladysmith Camera Club presents "Putting Together a Slide Show", a how-to guide by Patricia Haugen, Saltair-based photographer, Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m., Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. Info: www.Ladysmith

Portals presents the Printmakers Only Group 24th Annual Show and Sale, Aug. 5-29, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Island Savings Centre. Etchings, relief printing, serigraphs, embossing, collagraphs, letterpress, carborundum, monoprints.

Ladysmith Camera Club presents "Flash Photography" with Boomer Jerritt, widely published Courtenay-based commercial and fine art photographer, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith. Non-members $5 drop in fee. Info:

Cowichan Valley Heritage Quilters meet Mondays, St. Peter’s Church Hall, Maple Bay Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $1.50 drop-in charge, $10 annual membership. All skill levels accepted. New members welcome. Info: Darlene 250-748-9738.

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