Mill Bay Marine Search and Rescue are fundraising for a number of key projects. (submitted)

Coming up in Cowichan: Get your raffle tickets; dementia workshop

Get your Search & Rescue raffle tickets

Supporting Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Branch 34-Mill Bay is easier than ever before. The group is selling raffle tickets for your chance to win a roundtrip flight for two to any regularly scheduled and marketed Westjet destination. Funds raised will go towards Outboard Engine replacements and to support the boat lift and house upgrade/replacement.

Tickets are $25 each, three for $65 or five for $100. But act fast because 75 per cent of tickets have already sold. The draw will take place once all the tickets are sold, or by March 28, 2020 at the latest.

To get your hands on some tickets call 250-744-0009 or 250-618-4502, ask a station member, or email Alternatively visit to reserve your tickets online.

Dementia workshop coming Jan. 28

Supporting a person living with dementia who is living at home requires caregivers to get help from family and friends and to navigate the health-care system.

People cannot travel the dementia journey alone, says the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

To help the many family caregivers in the Cowichan Valley, the Society brings its free Accessing Services workshop to Duncan on Tuesday, Jan. 28. It is designed for residents who are supporting a person living with dementia at home.

The session reviews community supports available to caregivers, from family and friends to the health-care system. It also explores challenges that can arise when accessing services and support. Participants will learn strategies for working with service providers and acting as an advocate.

Accessing Services runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Cowichan Library, 2768 James St. Pre-registration is required by contacting 1-800-462-2833 or

If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, visit and call the First Link Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English), 1-833-674-5007 (Cantonese and Mandarin) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).

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