Valley Calendar

Valley Calendar


École Cobble Hill Ecostravaganza celebrating World Environment Day, Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school. Theme: Water. Yours to Protect.

Koksilah Farmers Institute presents Linda Gilkeson: Canning and Preserving workshop, June 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Hub, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Limited seating. Contact for info and registration. $40 fee.

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

Friendly Visitors wanted! Volunteer Cowichan program connects an isolated or lonely senior in the community with a Friendly Visitor. Interested? Call 250-748-2133.

ShoDai Peace Chant new location Nichiren Peace Centre, Johnny Bear and Cambrai Road. Meditation Thursdays, 7 p.m., Discovery Sunrise Sundays, 10 a.m. Website: Info: 250-710-7594. Email:

Duncan United Church Thrift Store, operating for 20 years, supports outreach programs. Great bargains, reasonable prices. Open Fridays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Duncan Family History Centre (Genealogy) is open, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Free access to, FindMyPast available, 1815 Tzouhalem Rd, LDS Church. Info: 250-748-9618.

The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving "quality of life" for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations, wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or email

SDA Thrift Store, 3441 Gibbins Rd., open every Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and every second and third Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Saltair Country Market, Mt. Brenton Centre, 3850 South Oyster School Rd. (off Old Chemainus Road). Info and to book a table ($10) 250-416-0363 or

Little Eagles Stay and Play, a Chemainus Community Schools Association program for 0-3 year olds at Chemainus Elementary Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Stories, songs, crafts, creative movement, snack, social time. Drop in and enjoy. Info: 250-246-3588;


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.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre hosts Music at the Lake, Saturday, June 20, doors open 6 p.m., $5 entry fee, light meals and snacks for sale. Ray Harvey and Jack Gunderson will perform an eclectic program for all ages.

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 and consider membership if you’re 55 years or older. Info: 250-746-4433.Info: 250-746-4433 or

Bingo for over 19s, Seniors Activity Centre (198 Government St., Duncan), Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. Early Bird Draw, Loonie Pot, Odd and Even, Number Seven and Bonanza. Info: 250-746-4433 or

Chemainus 55+ drop in centre new activities: floor curling and darts.

Chemainus 55+ drop in centre cribbage every second and fourth Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Chemainus 55+ drop in centre line dancing every Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m.

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre ladies exercises Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Come and get fit with Lesley.

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre choirs. Mens Choir Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m.; Ladies Choir Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Mixed Choirs Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.


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.

Art Film Night at Sylvan United Church, monthly double features $5. For info see Facebook page or sign up for distribution list at artfilmnightatsylvan@gmail. com Seniors Dragon Boating, Monday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m., Hecate Park. Info:

Swing Dance Lessons Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Island Oak High School, 5814 Banks Rd. Duncan, $10 per class, $12 drop-in fee, private lessons available. No partner necessary. Info: Josef 250-709-8583,

Cowichan Valley Scottish Country Dancing Thursday evenings 6:30-8 p.m., singles, couples, beginners welcome, Chemainus Seniors Centre. Info: 250-748-9604.

Calling all chess players, every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. All levels welcome. Info: 250-743-8740.

Interested in rocks? The Cowichan Valley Rockhounds meet the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Duncan Airport. Info: 250-743-3769.

Duncan Badminton Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10 p.m., Multi-purpose Hall, Island Savings Centre. Recreational and ladder. All welcome. Info: 250-746-4380.

Beginners meditation, Wednesdays, 6:30-7 p.m., regular meditation, 7-8 p.m. Info: email peace@viretreats. com or 250-710-7594.

Drop in table tennis, Monday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Queen of Angels School. All ages welcome, coaching available. Drop in fee $3. Info: Frank 250-748-0566 or email

Free Holistic Fitness for everyone, Wednesdays 5-6 p.m., gifting is welcome. Info: 250-597-3993.

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