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Coming up in Cowichan: Every Child Matters March; Coexisting with wildlife; volunteer visitors wanted

Some of what’s coming up in Cowichan
Lesley Fox will be giving a presentation to the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on Oct. 3, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Naturalists)

The Every Child Matters march on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30, is back in Duncan for 2022.

The march starts at 9 a.m. at the Si’em Lelum soccer fields on River Road and also ends there, after doing a loop of approximately two kilometres.

“Please wear your orange shirt, bring your drums and sing with us as we walk in memory of the children that did not make it home,” says a press release for the event.

Organizers are also collecting new or gently used shoes to donate them to local schools for children in need. Contact the Downtown Duncan BIA at 250-715-1700 to drop off your donation.


The Cowichan Valley Naturalists are presenting a webinar titled “Coexisting with Wildlife” on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Lesley Fox of The Fur-Bearers will talk about “innovative B.C.-based projects that are working to promote human-wildlife co-existence with animals including coyotes, black bears and beavers.”

Fox is the executive director of The Fur-Bearers and is a certified Humane Education Specialist through the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education and a BCIT graduate in Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Non-Profit Management.

Email for the Zoom link.


The Cowichan District Hospital Auxiliary members have resumed tea and visiting services at Cairnsmore Place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but need more volunteers to provide full service on those days.

If this sort of gentle socializing appeals to you, and you have two hours per week to contribute between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., please contact membership director Linda for more information at

The HATS thrift store is also understaffed, and there are many different assignments to choose from there. Contact Susan (store director) 250-597-1428 during store hours (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday) if you are interested.

Andrea Rondeau

About the Author: Andrea Rondeau

I returned to B.C. and found myself at the Cowichan Valley Citizen.
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