Valley Calendar


Kick-off the summer at Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre’s 30th annual Small Wooden Boat Festival, June 27-28. Details, complete schedule of events: classicboats. org.

Make a splash participating in the 18th ever popular Fast Furious Boat Building Challenge on the second day of the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre’s 30th Annual Small Wooden Boat Festival, Sunday, June 28. Details and registration: Canadian Firearm Safety course (non-restricted and restricted) starts Friday, July 24. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or Love horses? Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association needs dedicated volunteers in lots of different areas. Help our special needs riders to reach their goals in the ring. No experience necessary, training provided. Info: 250-746-1028, email, website


The C.L. Golden Agers are holding an Anniversary Tea Dance Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m.-2p.m. At the 50-plus Activity Centre, Lake Cowichan. Semi-formal attire, with a fancy hat. Delicious afternoon tea plate $6.50, with prizes for most popular hats.

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 4,45pm. starts at 6.40pm. Loonie Pot, G-Ball, Bonanza, 50/50 draw. Everyone Welcome.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre, 55 Coronation St., needs volunteers of all ages. Info: 250-749-6121.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre, 55 Coronation St., holds bingo Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m. Volunteers needed. Info: 250-749-6121.

Attention Lake Cowichan! Rivernotes Women’s Choir meets Mondays, 6 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Senior Centre. Lots of fun and a great vocal workout!

Valley Seniors Activity Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $20 per year. Carpet bowling, cribbage, billiards crafts, bridge, choir, bus trips on our own bus. Live music Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dances every 1st and 3rd Saturday evening 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Open to public for Bingo each Tuesday. Many special events throughout the year. Check out Monthly Newsletter at valley-seniors. org and consider membership if you’re 55 years or older. Info: 250-746-4433.Info: 250-746-4433 or


Pickleball beginner lessons, Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m., two hour lesson at outdoor Fuller Lake pickle ball courts, Chemainus. Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in North America with the Vancouver Island Pickleball Association in conjunction with the Municipality of North Cowichan. Paddles available. Wear good court shoes. Lesson free, but register 250-246-3811. Info: 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: Teen Yarn Craft Group, Duncan library, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., ages 13-18. Learn to knit, crochet. Extra needles and yarn provided.

Family storytime at Duncan library Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., ages 0-5 and families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun.


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.

SLAA meeting Mondays 7 p.m. A 12-step recovery program for those wishing to recover from sex and love addiction. Information: 1-250-592-1916 or 250-748-1238.

Cobble Hill Women’s Institute meets in the small room of the Cobble Hill hall, noon pot luck lunch, second Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. Info: Jessie Anderson 250-743-9040.

Living with Cancer Support Group meets the last Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cancer Society Office, Unit 100, 394 Duncan St., Duncan. Anyone with cancer and their caregivers welcome. Info: 250-746-4134.

Somenos Women’s Institute meetings second Wednesday of the month, Sept. to June, 1-3 p.m., Somenos Community Hall, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway, Duncan. Info: 250-246-2120. Educating women to make a difference.

Cowichan Valley Citizen