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January 2021

Youth Employment Mentorship Program

January 4 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 3:00 pm
Free

Hello Everyone! Another round of YEMP (Youth Employment Mentorship Program) is right around the corner. Please apply here or drop off your resume at the Cowichan Valley Youth Services by December 11th to be considered for our next intake! The next group of participants will begin the program on January 4th. A bit about the Youth Employment Mentorship Program: YEMP is aimed to help youth (ages 15-30) gain skills and confidence to enter the working world. Through workshops and job…

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March 2021

Dine & Sip Cowichan

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its 5th year, this iconic local culinary festival is an opportunity to enjoy the tastes of the Cowichan Valley.  Participating venues will be offering a range of inspired dishes and beverage tastings at special pricing throughout the month of March. Now, more than ever, our local food and beverage operators need your support.  Whether you squeak in some extra visits to your favourite spot, try somewhere completely new, or make your way through the whole list, with over…

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VAL KONIG RETROSPECTIVE 1964-2017

March 10 @ 11:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Cowichan Valley Arts Council is delighted to present you "Val Konig Retrospective," an art show of the collection of Val Konig's work ranging from 1964 - 2017. Val Konig is well-known on the Salt Spring Island art scene, teaching watercolour and acrylics year-round in her home studio. Her love of flowers and gardening is evidenced in her floral paintings. "For many years I have focussed on light and its effect on the subject. Back-lighting and cast shadows are particularly exciting…

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Cowichan Valley Arts Council Youth Art Show 2021

March 13 @ 11:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The show will run from April 10th to the 24th! New works by young artists 13 and over. CVAC is delighted to have the opportunity to display creations from young members of the art community. Registration is $5 and participating artists will receive a one-year membership to CVAC. Registration starts March 29, 2021. Exhibit visitors get to vote on their favourite piece of art for The People’s Choice Award, sign the guestbook and share their favourite pieces.

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April 2021

Cowichan Folk Guild AGM

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Cowichan Folk Guild Board of Directors gives notice that the CFG's 2021 AGM will be held virtually over Zoom at 1pm on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The AGM is being held virtually over Zoom this year as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Members can attend the AGM by registering in advance, no later than 7 pm on April 8, 2021 by emailing Vice President Sheena Olson at sheenalanise007@gmail.com. After registration and CFG membership verification, Members will receive…

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May 2021

UPSTREAM! with the KERPLUNKS

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Livestream, Port Theatre
Nanaimo,BCCanada
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$11.50

A Virtual Livestream Performance presented by TheatreOne and the Port Theatre. Upstream! with the Kerplunks is a high-energy, colourful livestream performance guaranteed to provide children and families with 45 minutes of musical joy. The Kerplunks’ success has garnered the group three Canadian Folk Music Awards and three consecutive JUNO Award nominations. www.thekerplunks.com $11.50 per household With your ticket, you’ll have access to the online performance for 48 hours once it goes live. So you can watch when it’s convenient for…

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Watershed Show: Speaker Series

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - June 15 @ 7:30 pm
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Open during CVAC's hours

Join local scientists ONLINE for a series of five presentations on aspects of our watershed. The sessions are 30 minutes long with time for questions afterwards. Anyone interested in science or natural history will be interested as well as artists planning to contribute to the Aug. 27- Sept. 25 Watershed Art Show. Coming up: April 20 – Watershed Connections April 27 – Fish and flows The link to the meeting will be the same every week and can be found…

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Glass Vase and Botanical Coloured Pencil Workshop

May 22 @ 9:30 am - June 12 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2021

$210

This workshop will explore the fun subject of drawing a botanical specimen in a small glass vase with water. We’ll discuss the concepts of drawing glass accurately, how reflection works, how transparency is attained, and what a botanical specimen looks like in a glass vase. Along the way you’ll get tips, and information on how to work more successfully with colour pencils, how to choose your colours, how to layer and perfecting how you can apply colour on your paper…

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Joyful Island Connections: Sandi Madsen

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 25, 2021

I have reflected this last year on what makes life joyful, what unique beauty Island living offers, and the importance of connections. I work in a variety of media including clay, fabric, paper, and acrylic and have combined my creative skills in mixed-media folk art pieces that express my impressions of Island life. Each is handcrafted and original.

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Board Member Showcase

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until May 28, 2021

Every volunteer organization relies on the dedication of its board members to succeed; Imagine That! is no exception. We salute our five leaders in the main window this month. Enjoy the artistry of Sandra Greenaway, Joyce Leroux, Carolyn Morris, Margot Page, and Veronica Scott.

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2021 MS Walk

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

MS is Canada’s disease with over 90,000 Canadians living with MS. While we can’t gather in person to support the MS community, we can still act. This year’s MS Walk will be a virtual nationwide event encouraging you and members of your household to move forward together–your way.  Join thousands of Canadians moving forward together to support the MS community on World MS Day, Sunday, May 30, through a live-stream event. You can participate in MS Walk by walking in your own backyard, around your block, setting a month long walk challenge or virtually…

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June 2021

Annual Crofton Town-wide Yard Sales

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The annual Crofton yard sales are happening on the second Saturday of June, as is tradition. There will be at least 25 yard sales on June 12, 2021 around town, most from 8AM to 12PM. Come, visit Crofton and just follow the signs or click the website link for a handy map.

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Bottle Drive

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road
Duncan,British ColumbiaCanada
Free

Duncan Eagles, welcome your empties on June 12, at the Eagles Hall. Fraternal of Eagles is a nonprofit, charitable organization. We have managed to give to bursaries and COVID relief. We hope you will donate your empties to the Eagles. There will be a sign at the entrance, 2965 Boys Road, 9 am -3 pm. Maria is your host.

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