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All Aboard the Christmas Express Train

All Aboard the Christmas Express Train

Be sure to visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 12 days of holiday magic in December.  This 100 acre property transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, displays, and tons to do for the whole family. The Christmas Express Train leaves the station every 20 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and daily December 18 through to the 23rd. This 1901 steam locomotive travels through the enchanted woods and makes it’s way across the Somenos Lake...

CVRD welcomes a new manager to Economic Development Cowichan

CVRD welcomes a new manager to Economic Development Cowichan

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry O’Riordan to the role of Manager of Economic Development Cowichan. Barry joined Economic Development Cowichan as a Special Projects Assistant in June 2019 and demonstrated his ability to learn quickly and take initiative on a number of active projects following the departure of the former Manager, Amy Melmock. Barry has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and...

EDC Supports Upcoming Land Linking Workshop

EDC Supports Upcoming Land Linking Workshop

Young Agrarians, a farmer to farmer resource network, is hosting a Land Linking Workshop to assist farmland owners and land seekers with their vision for their land or future farm dream. On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at The HUB at Cowichan Station you can attend a Land Linking Workshop with Vancouver Island/Cowichan Land Matcher Azja Jones Martin and learn more about land lease arrangements through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Land Linking workshops provide a great opportunity for landowners...

Study Assessed the Feasibility of Developing a New Airport in the Cowichan Region

Study Assessed the Feasibility of Developing a New Airport in the Cowichan Region

The Cowichan Air Transport Feasibility Study, commissioned by Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) in partnership with the Duncan Flying Club, determined the advantages of expanded air transport balanced with the cost of providing this service for the region. Dillon Consulting Ltd was contracted to undertake the study with coordination by local aviation expert, Robert Stitt. The feasibility study looks at the various levels of government regulations and financial supports, develops goals for...

Linking the Stories: A Warm Land Heritage Workshop

Linking the Stories: A Warm Land Heritage Workshop

On Friday, October 18, 2019, A Warm Land Heritage Workshop took place co-hosted by the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives and Economic Development Cowichan in cooperation with Heritage BC, Cowichan Tribes and the BC Museums Association.  Heritage representatives and local government were invited to think differently about the concept of heritage storytelling and how best to support heritage in the Cowichan Region. This dynamic workshop provided examples of how shared history, First Nations...

‘Think Shawnigan’ invites community to co-design plan for future village centre

‘Think Shawnigan’ invites community to co-design plan for future village centre

In partnership with community representatives, the Cowichan Valley Regional District is sponsoring a design and planning exercise for the Village of Shawnigan Lake. The ‘Think Shawnigan’ is considered a village centre vitalization, a collaborative project that enables residents to express and record their vision for what is considered the heart of their community. The design process is expected to tackle a number of challenges including mobility improvements, intensity of desired development,...

Cowichan Tribes voted to accept a Land Management

Cowichan Tribes voted to accept a Land Management

Cowichan Tribes is the 89th First Nation in Canada and the 49th First Nation in B.C. to have voted to accept a Land Management! Cowichan Tribe members on and off-reserve participated in the “Quw’utsun Tumuhw”, Cowichan Tribes Land Code vote to replace the land management provisions of the Indian Act of 1867. Cowichan Tribes has developed a community-driven Land Code and will now enter an agreement which will provide for the transfer of their land management from Canada to Cowichan Tribes....

‘Think Shawnigan’ invites community to co-design plan for future village centre

Think Shawnigan – Development Designed by Community

Economic Development Cowichan is proud to support the Shawnigan Village community to envision its future. EDC is working in partnership with Sierra Acton, Director Electoral Area B, community champions, stakeholders, and design consultants on Think Shawnigan, an intense design and planning process generating creative ideas for the future look and feel of Shawnigan Village. There are many opportunities for community input and participation in the process.  The outcome will be a highly visual,...

The Cowichan Exhibition Fair pays tribute to the Cowichan Region’s dairy industry.

The Cowichan Exhibition Fair pays tribute to the Cowichan Region’s dairy industry.

The Cowichan Exhibition is celebrating its 151st Fair on September 6 – 9.  This year’s exhibition theme of "Milk & Cookies" pays tribute to the Cowichan Region’s dairy industry.  Milk is one food product in which our region is self-sufficient.  And butter is a key ingredient in cookie making. At the time of the first exhibition the local milk produced by the black and white Holstein cows was processed at the Cowichan Creamery.  Those first farmers took great pride in their dairy cattle,...

The Koksilah Music Festival celebrates community, arts and resurgence in Quw’utsun Territory (Cowichan Valley)

The Koksilah Music Festival celebrates community, arts and resurgence in Quw’utsun Territory (Cowichan Valley)

The Koksilah Music Festival is organized in recognition and celebration of the sovereignty of Indigenous Nations throughout BC with the intention to highlight the perspectives of Indigenous musicians, artists, activists and knowledge keepers. This year’s festival will take place on September 6 - 8, in the unceded territories of the Quw’utsun People at Tuwe’nu (Providence Farm). Festival activities includes an eclectic lineup of music performers, workshops and speakers and the renowned...

 

 

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edc@cvrd.bc.ca
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Economic
Development
Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
edc@cvrd.bc.ca
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508