Welcome to Cowichan Station – Hub of the universe!
We made it!
Huge appreciation for everyone who donated, supported the Easter Fair, rented HUB spaces, or helped in other ways. Last week, thanks to a welcome announcement by the Government of British Columbia’s Major Capital Funding for New Child Care Spaces, we met our goals for this summer’s capital renovation projects. We have now fully MATCHED the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Fund contribution. Yay!
Collectively, this means we can complete $92,000 of exterior upgrades to the HUB buildings and grounds, as well as important daycare-specific renos inside The Annex to create a 16 space combined Group Child Care / Preschool facility with room to grow.
Watch for lots of repairs and improvements outside at The HUB this summer, and hopefully a Montessori child care/preschool by September, pending licensing. (That’s Inayat in the stripes – daycare provider ;0))
We are grateful to the Government of Canada and Government BC for this financial support in our community, and to all of you who helped by raising or donating the rest of the matching funds.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HUB:
Koksilah Watershed Community Conversation – Everyone Welcome June 28th
Do you live in the Koksilah Watershed? Do you want to learn more about the watershed and how to care for it? If so, you are invited to a community conversation jointly hosted by the Cowichan Station Area Association and CVRD Director, Alison Nicholson.
We will start with an overview of the watershed followed by roundtable discussions with maps so we can identify and discuss key watershed places and concerns.
· Tim Kulchyski – An overview and Cowichan perspective
· Tom Rutherford – The state of the watershed – flows, fish and water quality
· Emily Doyle-Yamaguchi – CSAA’s proposed ecosystem-based planning project
Tuesday June 28th, 7 pm at The HUB at Cowichan Station
For further information contact Alison Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The HUB Annual Plant and Pancake Sale
Saturday July 2nd – 9 am to 3 pm
There will be both plants and pancakes – food, fun and great plants – what more could you want?!
This is a volunteer-run, fundraiser for The Hub. A big thank you to Dinter Nursery for the plant donations!
Contact email@example.com if you are able to help out as a volunteer.
FireSmart Your Neighbourhood Workshop – July 7th
Come find out what makes our homes vulnerable to the threat of wildfire. In this free workshop you will learn to assess your home’s potential for risk and how to reduce the risk by FireSmarting your home and landscaping. This workshop is free but you need to register by July 4, 2016 (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-746-2560).
For more information click on the poster here.
New Skills and Capacity for Cowichan Station Area Association Board
Extending a big welcome to the six new directors and one returning director elected at the Cowichan Station Area Association AGM April 15th:
Thanks to these lovely community volunteers, our organization now has added skills and capacity in accounting, media, marketing and communications, event planning, volunteer coordination, business management and administration, customer service, graphic design, one-handed cartwheels and winemaking. We are in terrific hands!
Welcome to Hilary Else (VP), Mitzi Modgen-Dupuis (Secretary), and Directors at Large: Donna Shaw, Kevin Westwick, Melanie Watson, Bailley Williamson and Jeannie McIntosh (returning).
Continuing Board members are Angela Davies-Long (Treasurer and Facilities/Design Chair), Swarn Leung (Watershed Committee), Lisa Daugenet (Water safety and HUB-keeping), Zena Green (Smiles and whatever else is needed), and Jill Thompson (President and Fundraising Chair).
You can learn more about new and returning directors here.
We are so grateful for the insights, energy, humour and wisdom of our outgoing Board members, Sarah Davies-Long (founding Director and Design team member), Pat Calveley (Seniors Social Club founder), and Michael Andringa (Mr. Fixit and also our funniest Director ever).
Thank you everyone, including Madelaine, Mitzi, Barry and Jill for organizing our AGM. Looking forward to a great year!
The Hub Café is open – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm every Friday for a delicious lunch!
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