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.
Providing yard and garden maintenance throughout the Cowichan Valley: mowing, trimming, weeding, mulching, pruning, rototilling, brush cutting, and broom pulling. We also construct fences, pathways, beds, borders, sheds, and animal shelters. Help with clean-ups, hauling, moving, and odd jobs is also provided.
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!
Public Market – All Local Products, experience our little piece of paradise. We offer a variety of baked goodies, garden produce, candles, body care products pewter, artwork, jewelry, knitting, preserves, glass work, rustic wood furniture, wild rice, spices, teas, wooden toys and unique floral arrangements.
Family & pet friendly piece of paradise. Quiet neighbourhood minutes from downtown Lake Cowichan. Walk to lake with public beach and swimming area.
Room to park large vehicle or RV (no hook up).
Free Wifi. There is a television in the suite that can be connected to a computer by an HDMI cable.
MAXIMUM number of pets…2.
IMPORTANT: GPS and (Hidden by Airbnb) do not show our location accurately. Contact us before starting your journey for more information.
Your ground floor suite is completely private with a separate entrance with laundry facilities in the suite. No stairs to negotiate and no steep driveway. Parking is right beside the entrance.
One bedroom contains a double bed while the other provides a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a single on top. There is also a single bed in the same room. This would provide accommodation for 2 adults plus up to 4 children. The space would also be suitable for 4 adults plus 2 children.
We prefer to limit the number of people to suggestions shown above. We reserve the right to decline or cancel any reservation that does not meet this criteria unless we have given prior consent. We want all our guests to be comfortable and do not wish to overcrowd the space.
There is a fully appointed kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher and full size microwave. Everything is provided to enable you to self cater your meals.
Complimentary Keurig coffee maker is provided. Some complimentary pods are provided to get you started.
We welcome pets and ask that owners please pick up after them during their stay.
As Islanders, we’re committed to the communities where we do business. Investing in the regions where we live and work promotes social development and economic sustainability, which ensures long-term success for our members and communities.