Hockey, Curling, Figure Skating, Roller Skating, Bowling, Kids Programs, Daycare, Community Events and Hall Rentals
Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) Society works from a feminist perspective to provide a supportive environment primarily to women and children who have been affected by abuse. We support diversity, change, choice and growth through counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter, community development and education.
Economic Development Cowichan is the economic development arm of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).
The CVRD is governed by a 15-member board. The board is comprised of appointed directors from our four municipalities and an elected director from each of the nine electoral areas.
Economic Development Cowichan is a part of the CVRD’s Land Use Services Division. A key part of our mandate is to build connections between community, business, and local government. Working in collaboration with our regional economic development partners, we focus on:
Strengthening the regional economy by supporting and attracting businesses and sector development
Strengthening communities through engagement and support for community-based initiatives
Communicating the advantages of living, working and investing in Cowichan
We collect, conserve, catalogue, research, display and interpret the history of Cowichan Lake Area. Including the communities of Youbou, Mesachie Lake, and Honeymoon Bay. Logging, Railway, Mining and Outdoor equipment displays.
The Kaatza Lakeside Players’ focus is to broaden the opportunities for residents of the Cowichan Lake District to enjoy and participate in learning theatre arts.
Candace Barber Stirling is an experienced Registered Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse and International Addictions Counselor and Interventionist who seeks to come alongside people in a compassionate, non-judgemental manner so that they can engage in their personal journey toward healing and wholeness, meeting their own goals.
Benefits of Membership
Joining your Chamber of Commerce Links you with fellow businesses and provides numerous benefits associated with the District and Provincial Chambers of Commerce.
Your area Visitor/Business Centre with a wide range of services availabe to the business chamber member and the traveling visitor.
Maps, post cards, photocopying, faxing, laminating, word processing, and internet access available. Community Access to Computers. Visitor information services. Chamber Business Advertising
Contact the Visitor/Business Centre for more details and application package. (250) 749-3244
Dedicated to Creating a Diverse and Resilent Watershed
Our purpose is to act to ensure the health and protection of the Cowichan watershed; to inform and educate landowners, other citizens and governments about the environmentally sustainable use of the upper Cowichan watershed and its riparian zone; and to work with schools, citizens and other like-minded groups for this purpose.
We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territories used by the Cowichan, Lake Cowichan and Ditidaht First Nations for centuries. Our aim is that the work of our organization will make a positive contribution to our shared future in this valley.
We conduct our business using the Fourfold Way:
We respect each other by having just one speaker at a time;
We expect people to speak from the heart with passion;
We expect people to show up to solve problems; and
We expect people to speak without blame.
We believe we are facing a climate emergency and must act accordingly.
Our stewardship actions are focused in the Cowichan Lake and upper Cowichan River in active partnership with residents of Honeymoon Bay, Youbou and Town of Lake Cowichan as well as the CVRD, Cowichan Watershed Board, British Columbia Conservation Foundation(BCCF), Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable and other active valley organizations.
Cowichan Lake Arts & Culture Society is dedicated to the recognition, application and advancement of
the many forms of art and culture found in the communities around Cowichan Lake.
The purpose of the society is to:
Encourage and foster appreciation of a broad spectrum of arts and culture in the Cowichan Lake Region (area I, area F and Lake Cowichan) by serving residents, of all ages, through the development of connections and partnerships, identifying and securing funding, providing advocacy and by enhancing both exposure
to and participation in arts and culture.
Theatre Music Dance Visual Arts
Literary Arts Culinary Arts Photography and Film
Knitting Quilting Weaving
Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society is privileged to serve the communities surrounding Cowichan Lake.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are operating in the territories of the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation (Lake Cowichan First Nation), Ditidaht First Nation and Cowichan Tribes.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the original peoples of the Cowichan Valley
for sharing their culture with us.’