September Events

Sept 6 – 8
2013 COWICHAN EXHIBITION Loads of fun for the whole family with entertainment, animals, shows, kids zone, antique tractors, carnival rides, vendors, food and MORE!! Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan cowex@shaw.ca

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE: DESIGNING YOUR PROPERTY hosted by CGC and Javan K. Bernakevitch of Permaculture BC Sept. 6 evening, Sept. 7/8 9:30am-4pm. $200+HST Limited to 20 participants. 250 748 8056

Sept 7th
MOVIES IN THE PARK 9pm at the Crofton Old School Museum Park by the Salt Spring Ferry Terminal Bring a blanket and enjoy “We Bought a Zoo” under the stars. By donation.

HERBAL MEDICINE WHEEL AND MEDICINE MAKING WORKSHOP 9am-4pm at the Benoit Herbal Sanctuary in Glenora Will cover harvesting and preparation of herbs, with a focus on calendula. Info 250-748-6802 or www.naturalpathremedies.com

REGISTRATION FOR THE SCHOOL ROWING PROGRAMME Maple Bay Rowing Club, Maple Bay Rowing Club 6735 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay 10am -1pm For info Cheryl Thibodeau at 250 701 5100

COWICHAN CULTURE SPEAKS EASY

2pm at Mason’s Hall in Mill Bay

CVAC project creating an online mapping of cultural treasures in the Cowichan Valley. Free

Sept. 11- Twisted Sisters Tea RoomChemainus Sept. 14- Inspire!Shawnigan in Shawnigan Lake www.cowichanculture.ca/speakeasy

Sept  7th – 15th
COWICHAN WINE AND CULINARY FESTIVAL A locavore’s paradise in this 8 day festival, featuring 15 participating wineries and more than a dozen other venues. Enjoy wine tastings, workshops and winemakers’ dinners. Tickets and locations vary, info and updates http://wines.cowichan.net/

Sept  8th
OVARIAN CANCER WALK OF HOPE
Registration at 10am at the Cowichan Sportsplex, Walk begins at 11am
Wear your teal ribbon toshow your support! www.oviariancancerwalkofhope.ca

THE JOHN MILLER QUARTET Sunday Jazz Series with Monik Nordine on saxes, Rob Cheramy on guitar and James Young on bass. 2 -5 pm Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave

PAWS FOR A CAUSE WALK
Register 9:30am at McAdam Park on Castle St, Duncan, Walk begins at 11am Walking, BBQ, vendors and prizes. All money raised stays here to help the valley’s homeless animals.

FREEDOM TO FARM
A long table dining series fundraising dinner featuring the Valley’s best chefs. Tickets $100pp all inclusive. 5:30pm at Dragonfly Farm in Glenora, 4064 Vaux Rd for more info
cdbarlow@hotelrialto.ca

9&13th
CHOIRS BEGIN at the CHEMAINUS SENIOR DROP-IN CENTRE Mens Mondays 9-10:30am, Ladies Mondays 11am-12:30pm, Mixed Fridays 10-11:30am. 9824 Willow St, Chemainus 250-246-2111

10th
BLUES TUESDAY 8-11pm at the Duncan Garage Showroom

SOMATIC CONSENSUS AND NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION TELECONFERENCE 7pm 6-month training program. Dial in- 712-432-1500 Access code- 454349# For info www.liminalsomatics.com

11th
BLUE SKY MINERS WITH RUNNING RED LIGHTS AND JOHN PIPPUS
A triple bill of folksy, west coast roots and harmonies. 8-11pm at the Duncan Garage Showroom. $20 / $15 Adv

12th
RUTH MOODY Founding member of the Wailin’ Jennys, multi award winner and outstanding ethereal vocalist and instrumentalist performs at the Duncan Garage Showroom, 8-10:30pm. $25/$20 Adv

CHEMAINUS TASTINGS: A WINE AND CULINARY EVENT Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus Pair local food and wine with beautiful art by Arthur Vickers and music on the baby grand piano. Free

DISCOVERING YOUR ENGLISH ROOTS
6-7:30pm at the South Cowichan Library in the Mill Bay Centre. Learn how to trace your English roots and ancestry! 250-743-5436

Sept 13,14, 15th
13th ANNUAL BUDDHA IN THE PARK RETREAT
Nichiren Peace Center, 4 Johnny Bear Rd. 250-710-7594 Sunday Discovery Series, 10am- Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22. Meditation Thursday, 7pm- Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26.

13th – 28th
CHEMAINUS THEATRE PRESENTS A PRETTY GIRL Set in 1946, this story of two sisters separated at birth during the Holocaust explores powerful love and the strength of the human spirit.Tickets and Info 1-800-565-7738

14th
4th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY 1-3:30pm at 931 Trunk Rd, Duncan Free Community Event! Carnival games, giveaways, food, bouncy castles, live music and more!
Info 250-748-1423

Cowichan Community Kitchen’s
FIRST COB OVEN COMMUNITY COOK OFF
Centennial Park, Duncan 11am – 4pm
cckcob@gmail.com

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM: ADVANCED GARDENER THEORY AND PRACTICE
Runs to Dec. 7, 9am-4:30pm
Register at VIU Cowichan 250-746-3519

KIDS LEARN TO FISH DAY
10am-2pm at the Duncan Fish Hatchery Open House where kids will learn how to fly, knot, tie, cast and learn to fish! Volunteers needed! FREE
kidslearntofish@shaw.ca

PHOENIX GARAGE SALE 9am-1pm at the Phoenix Hotel in Duncan Info 250-748-8506

Sept 15th
PROVIDENCE FARM FUNDRAISER: 3rd ANNUAL JAMES BARBER CHEF’S TABLE Noon-4pm at Providence Farm. Fabulous top local chefs will have stations throughout the historical building offering culinary delights paired with local beer, wine and cider. Tickets $100 including beverages, with $50 tax receipt issued. 250-746-4204

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Chemainus and Ladysmith Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus 250-246-4532, Ladysmith 250-245-2273

Sept 16th
SACRED CIRCLE CHANT
Rivendell Yurt, by donation.
Info 250-748-2089 or sdbartram@gmail.com

“FACES OF LOVE” CONCERT 2pm at Sylvan United Church in Mill Bay Classical Music by donation, proceeds to encourage young musicians.

CHAKRA YOGA CLASS With Sadie Bartram at Rivendell Yurt. Info 250-748-2089 or sdbartram@gmail.com

Sept 17th
EQUINOX LABYRINTH GATHERING 7-9pm at Kilpahlas Beach in Cowichan Bay (Beside Oceanfront Hotel) A gentle ceremony honouring the landscape, with temporary labyrinths to walk and beautiful music on harp, flute and drum while the full moon rises over the water. By donation. Contact plfenske@shaw.ca

TRUST YOUR INTUITION! Talks at 1pm+7pm. Travelodge 140 TC Hwy Duncan $25 at door. Aura reading. All welcome. www.innerpeacemovement,ca
877-969-0095

AFRICAN WILDLIFE WITH NATURALIST ALICE SINCLAIR 7:30pm at Freshwater EcoCentre, 1080 Wharncliffe Rd, Duncan. Free Info 250-746-6141

COWICHAN VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION AGM Calling all future members! 7pm at Mr. Mike’s Restaurant, Duncan Info 250-709-4048

POWER TO PARENT: THE VITAL CONNECTION Video course and Discussion Group Matraea Centre, Duncan 7-9pm For info heartmatters@shaw.ca

Sept 18th
MICHAEL REINHART 2-4pm at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Montreal-based singer/songwriter, composer, artist and photographer.

Sept 19th
SOUTH END SENIORS SOCIAL CLUB 11:45am (3rd Thursday each month) at Kerry Park Recreation, 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd. New to the area? Want to meet new friends? Call Gloria D250-743-9485 or
Gloria S 250-929-8592

COWICHAN VALLEY GREEN PARTY OF BC 7pm Vancouver Island University Café

Sept 21
PEACE IN THE VALLEY GLOBAL YOGA MALA 8:30am – 3:30pm Cowichan Station Hub Come practice Sun Salutations for World Peace! An all-day yoga festival for everyone– beginners welcome!Afternoon workshops in meditation, dance, kirtan, and more yoga! swarnleung@gmail.com or 250-709-3744

COWICHAN SYMPHONY SOCIETY PRESENTS: VICTORIA SYMPHONY 7:30pm

Featuring internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Alain Lefevre Cowichan Theatre 250 748-7529

GREAT LAKE WALK AND ULTRAMARATHON
5am starts the 56km walk around Cowichan Lake, beginning at Youbou Hall and ending at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Registration and Info 250-749-6742

BUILDING BEE-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPES
1-3:30pm with Instructor Ted Leischner
Register at VIU Cowichan 250-746-3519

MARK CRISSINGER CD RELEASE SHOW
7:30pm at The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, No Cover

INSPIRE!FEST- A CELEBRATION OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN SHAWNIGAN LAKE 2 -7pm Annual festival with arts and entertainment for the whole family, buskers, dance, music, vendors and a family picnic. Free. Shawnigan Lake Village, 2740 Dundas Rd.250-732-6713

Sept 22
GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEAN-UP 1pm, Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre 1845 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay. Please bring gloves and small grocery sized bags. Snacks, clean up tools and large garbage bags provided.

THE JOSH AGAR QUINTET, Sunday Jazz Series2 -5 pm Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave

Sept 24
Ladysmith Camera Club EVALUATING YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHY 7pm a guide to improving your photography by Cim MacDonald, award-winning photographerr and curator of the Chemainus Murals. Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Ave, Ladysmith. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

HOMELEARNERS GROUP RIVER SHORE CLEAN UP Young NaturalistsClub uesday Sandy Pools on Riverbottom Rd. www.ync.ca

DUNCAN GARAGE SHOWROOM 10TH ANNIVERSARy Fundraiser Garage Sale on the Patio – Sept. 28th Music in the Parking Lot – Sept. 29th

Sept 28th
MUSHROOM FORAGING WORKSHOPS AT DEERHOLME FARM Chef, author and mycologist Bill Jones hosts this workshop, forage and feast. Tickets $135pp 250-748-7450

CARI BURDETT AT THE OLD FIREHOUSE WINE BAR 8pm, 40 Ingram Street, Duncan Free cover. Singing an eclectic selection of passionate songs with a local small band.

ONE NIGHT STAND WITH DON BURNSTICK A night of laughter with the man who has inspired many First Nations comedians. Live at the Cowichan Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets $22

DANCE WITH THE “HAPPY HANS”
7pm at the Chemainus Senior Drop-In Centre, 9824 Willow St, Chemainus $9 includes lunch 250-246-2111

WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK
Mill Bay Marina, Noon-4pm, noah@canucksautism.ca

Sept 28&29th
LK COWICHAN SALMON MUSHROOM FESTIVAL 2013 Family friendly event with vendors, children’s art table, demos, roving minstrels and experiencing wild edibles! Adults $20 Kids Free! 250-749-6291

Sept 29th
GABRIEL PALATCHI, LATIN JAZZ Sunday Jazz Series 2 -5 pm Crofton Hotel Pub, 1534 Joan Ave

Sept 30
JAKE’S GIFT Chemainus Legion, 7pm Julia Mackey stars in this acclaimed one-woman show about veterans. $20 250-246-4532