At Cowichan Eyecare, we believe that our communities deserve the best vision and eye care available! Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. It’s important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, and even if your vision is sharp. At Cowichan Eyecare, with offices in Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Cobble Hill, we take the time to get to know you, your vision and your lifestyle.
A Little About Equipoise Bodyworks
Lise Duncan is the sole proprietor of Equipoise Bodyworks, a health and fitness business established in 1999 that offers Yoga and Pilates classes, private training, health coaching & consulting, and therapeutic massage & healing bodywork services. Based in Duncan BC on Vancouver Island, Equipoise Bodyworks serves a diverse clientele with a specialty in 55+ and seniors health & fitness, and also provides customized corporate health programs and house-call services.
Lise Duncan offers all-level classes in a variety of yoga styles, Mat Pilates and Specialty Core Fitness for Seniors. She is also available to teach yoga workshops and health seminars, emphasizing all aspects of holistic health and fitness, including culinary and nutrition tips, self-care massage and bodywork techniques, breathing and meditation exercises for stress and pain management, and other relative topics that promote a better quality of life for all ages.
Gerard’s Specialty Foods Ltd. is a family operation, started in Lake Cowichan in the summer of 2012. Our Founder, President and CEO, Gerard Burg (Gerry) was a Master Pastry Chef, with over 60 years experience and actually developed his concept of ‘beef strudel’ in his native country, the Netherlands.
He was born in 1934 and lived in Holland during the Nazi occupation. He began his training at the age of 14 years. By the age of 19 years, he won First Prize in the prestigious Brussels Fair, with a 5 foot chocolate and sugar statue of a bull fighter on horseback and a bull. Gerry went on to Africa where he was a Chef on the famous Blue Train. Meanwhile, his family has emigrated to Canada; he joined them in 1958 and quickly acquired his first job as Chef in the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. He went on to own three companies, taught at Georgian College and finally moved to Vancouver Island in 1998.
He continued with his craft, creating breathtaking wedding cakes, crafted in the old style of European masters. (some of his amazing cake samples are still on display in his office.) But he had always dreamed of creating a business with his delicious strudels and with the help of family, he finally pursued his dream in Lake Cowichan.
Gerry’s brother-in-law is our Vice-President, Graham Brawnell. Born in Vancouver, he grew up on a cattle ranch in B.C.’s Interior. He eventually owned Tinit Manufacturing and from this business he gained manufacturing knowledge to Gerard’s’. He is in charge of Inventory, Shipping and Receiving.
Secretary-Treasurer and Office Manager is Gerry’s widow, Glenda, who brings organization to our company. She has had a varied career, including real estate and civic celebration management. She has written a book about her family’s adventures on their cattle ranch.
Glenda’s son, William Osborne, who was trained by Gerry to assume the leadership, is now our President and CEO. He joined the company with an interest in franchising our company in the future. He was our Director of Sales & Marketing.
William’s partner, Dana is our Director of Product Development and is currently overseeing Sales and Marketing until we appoint a replacement.
Gerry’s twin, Father Joseph Burg, has joined our Board of Directors.
Brenda Bernhardt DVM, retired
Brenda Bernhardt, retired after 23 years of veterinary practice (12/17), provides holistic wellness support services for your pets by drawing on over two decades of veterinary practice and five years of holistic veterinary practice, concentrating on species appropriate nutrition and care. Wellness consultations by telephone or housecall are available to create a pet wellness plan with a holistic focus to foster radical wellbeing in your 4-legged companions. Species appropriate, ketogenic diets; herbal and natural healing modalities can have significant contibution to your pet’s Wellness and Quality of Life.
holistic pet wellness consults
therapeutic nutrition plans
herbal and natural healing products
organic nutritional products for pets
palliative cancer care and consultations
CHECK OUT DR. BRENDA’S WEBSITE FOR HER NEW LINE OF
ORGANIC REMEDIES AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS
FOR RADICALLY HEALTHY PETS!