Welcome to Cowichan Station – Hub of the universe!
The Easter Fundraiser at The HUB was a huge success, attracting close to 500 people and raising over $4000. We had more than double the expected community turnout for this first ever Easter Fair. An incredible team of hardworking volunteers organized activities for families, including an Easter egg hunt, pancake breakfast, pony rides and a bouncy castle. Many local businesses and groups pitched in to support the event – we’d like to thank Barshorn Gardening, Dinter Nursery, Island Face Painting, Great Canadian Superstore, Mbira Spirit, Shoppers Drug Mart, Thrifty’s Foods, Warmland Dance, and dozens more businesses that donated generously to the Silent Auction.
Funds raised from the Easter Fair will be matched by a grant from Western Economic Diversification to help communities celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Read our press release about the Easter event by please clicking here.
Photo credit: Jeremy Koreski
Stay tuned for more news about our spring fundraising campaign, including pending grant applications and ways that you can pitch in.
Announcing our new Executive Director!
Cowichan Station Area Association is pleased to introduce our first permanent employee, Barry O’Riordan, Executive Director.
The job of an E.D. is to take the vision, goals and strategic plan of the community and make it a reality (within reason!).
Barry has great energy and a positive engaging attitude, and he brings experience in non-profit administration, volunteer coordination, project management, event planning and support, environmental initiatives, and more.
CSAA will continue to be powered by volunteers though – don’t think you can slack off! Barry is just one part-time person and keeping The Association and all the HUB renovations and events on track would be about 3 full time jobs and Barry will help us step up to the task.
Please give Barry, Nico and their daughter a warm welcome in the New Year.
The Hub Café is back – 11:30-2:30 every Friday
Clay Studio Now Open visit – www.theclayhubcollective.weebly.com
Cowichan Station Business Directory Click Here