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The Cobble Hill Fair celebrates 110 years on August 24

The Cobble Hill Fair celebrates 110 years on August 24

This year the Cobble Hill Fair celebrates 110 years of the past while cultivating the future. The fair is an opportunity for the South Cowichan Region to celebrate their rural heritage and character and agricultural roots. The fair began in 1909, and it is a hallmark event hosted by the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society, to showcase their agricultural bounty, culture, industries and the incredible talents within their community. The day kicks-off with a Rotary...

The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival kicks-off August 23

The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival kicks-off August 23

If you love wine this festival is for you.  Join us in Cowichan for a weekend-long event to enjoy wine tastings, great entertainment and delicious cuisine. The festival kicks-off with a Party at the Pavilion on Friday, August 23. You will enjoy live music and wine tastings from all the participating wineries in a beautiful setting at the Shawnigan Lake School. On August 24 & 25, spend the festival weekend self-touring the 12 participating wineries hosting special activities taking place at...

Sunfest Country Music Festival August 1 – 4

Sunfest Country Music Festival August 1 – 4

Join the fun this August Long Weekend to see all that Laketown Ranch and beautiful Lake Cowichan has to offer.  The Sunfest Country Music Festival runs August 1 to 4 and is a world class music event.  This years festival headliners include Jason Aldean; Maren Morris; Kip Moore, Randy Houser; Terri Clark; Michael Ray; Cody Johnson and many more.  But wait, there is more than just music, there is camping, beverage gardens, food and merchants, artists, multiple concert stages and of course...

EDC Supports Cowichan Food Processing Action Plan

EDC Supports Cowichan Food Processing Action Plan

Economic Development Cowichan is working in partnership with the Small Scale Food Processor Association to help food producers and processors reach new opportunities. The current project will include engagement with regional food producers and processors, education and health institutions, beverage-sector producers and others to quantify demand for local food inputs and new production opportunities.  The second phase will outline the infrastructure needed to support increased shared food...

Save the Date for the Warmland Heritage Workshop!

Save the Date for the Warmland Heritage Workshop!

Regional heritage association members and local government representatives are invited to “save the date” for a dynamic heritage workshop taking place in Cowichan on Friday, October 18, 2019. Hosted by the Cowichan Valley Museum in cooperation with Heritage BC, Cowichan Tribes and Economic Development Cowichan, the Warmland Heritage Workshop is themed around linking heritage stories. The purpose of the event is to invite heritage representatives and local government to think differently about...

Spacelist is now available on the EDC Website!

Spacelist is now available on the EDC Website!

Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) is excited to announce that Canada’s largest commercial real estate marketing platform, Spacelist, is now available directly from the EDC website. Spacelist is a Vancouver-based tech company that was launched in 2011, that strives to make available office, retail and industrial real estate easily accessible on one platform. A listings website provides a one-stop shop for investors and business owners to browse through available real estate, to find the...

2019 Wood Forum Takes Place in Cowichan

2019 Wood Forum Takes Place in Cowichan

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is hosting its 2019 Wood Industry Forum this June with support from Economic Development Cowichan and other forest industry partners. The forum is a follow-up to an event held in March 2018 at the Cottonwood Golf Club, where more than 100 industry representatives came together to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector, including access to wood fibre on Vancouver Island. Since 2018, the Province has placed new emphasis on...

New Tourism Hub for Nitinaht Lake

New Tourism Hub for Nitinaht Lake

Nitinaht Lake, a world-renowned destination for windsurfers and kiteboarders, will soon be home to new visitor recreation amenities. Developed by the Ditidaht First Nation, the Caycuse Recreation Site project is receiving $237,000 in funding support from the Island Coastal Economic Trust. The Caycuse Recreation Site project will feature the development of new facilities including 52 new campsites and related cultural tourism amenities. The project will also include the development of 5.1 km...

Chemainus Art Group is Celebrating the Big Five Oh!

Chemainus Art Group is Celebrating the Big Five Oh!

This May, the Chemainus Art Group is proudly celebrating 50 years creating art within their community. The “Big Five Oh” art show is a showcase of the people and communities that have helped the Chemainus Art Group flourish from 1969 to 2019. The group began with 12 artists who started the Chemainus Sketch Group and met at the home of founding member, Edith Harris. Now with 65 members, the group has updated their name to the Chemainus Art Group. True to their original vision, participating...

See the Garry Oak Preserve in Bloom April 27

See the Garry Oak Preserve in Bloom April 27

Nature lovers, native plant gardeners and curious ecologists of all ages are invited to attend the annual In Bloom Wildflower Festival at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (1241 Maple Bay Road) on April 27 . Hosted by local volunteers from the Oak Park Preservation Society, the event offers local residents at chance to tour the nationally renowned site, which is now owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.  The preserve is ecologically sensitive, so visitors are asked to leave pets at home for...

 

 

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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