Filmmaker Nick Versteeg (left) talks ‘One Man’s Dream’ at it’s opening in 2015. (Citizen file)

Filmmaker Nick Versteeg (left) talks ‘One Man’s Dream’ at it’s opening in 2015. (Citizen file)

Coming up in Cowichan: Malahat history; Trivia Challenge

Fuel Good Day coming at Peninsula Co-op Tuesday

Peninsula Co-op wants its members and customers to fill up and Fuel Good about it at their gas centres on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Five cents from every litre of fuel sold that day at any of Peninsula Co-op’s 16 stations located in Victoria, Mill Bay/Cowichan, Duncan or Comox, will be donated to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. This includes all grades of gasoline and diesel fuel.

“We are extremely excited about next Tuesday’s Fuel Good Day. Anyone who fills up their vehicle will be contributing towards an amazing cause to help kids in our communities,” said Penny Sopel, marketing and community relations manager, Peninsula Co-op.

“The amount raised on Fuel Good Day will make sure even more Island kids reach their full potential through facilities, programs and equipment that the Foundation supports in our communities, including Jeneece Place, the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, as well as dozens of innovative and urgently needed health projects. We can’t thank Peninsula Co-op enough for this generous donation as the beneficiary of their Fuel Good Day,” said Veronica Carroll, CEO of the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

Keep an eye out for Foundation staff and volunteers thanking everyone for filling up on Fuel Good Day at Peninsula Co-op Gas Centres.

History of the Malahat on Society agenda

Do you know the history of the Malahat?

The Cowichan Historical Society will be featuring Maureen Alexander, president of the Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society in a presentation on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Alexander will focus on the construction of the road now known as the Malahat, which opened in 1911.

She will show the entertaining documentary produced by the Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society, One Man’s Dream, The History of the Malahat Highway.

“This is an opportunity for Cowichan Valley residents to take in a unique part of local history,” says a press release for the event.

The event will be held at St. Peter’s Church Hall, 5800 Church Rd., off Maple Bay Road.

Know your trivia? Literacy Now Cowichan Challenge

If you can name all seven dwarves, the two movies for which Clint Eastwood won Oscars for best director, and the person who developed the first viable rotary internal combustion engine, you and your team just might be winners in Literacy Now Cowichan’s upcoming Trivia Challenge scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24.

From 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., teams of two to eight people will wrestle with skill-testing questions as they vie for their name on the Team Trivia trophy in LNC’s third annual trivia afternoon.

Entry fee per person is $45 so the entry fee for a team of six is $270.

It’s all to raise money for local non-profit organization LNC, which pairs highly trained volunteer tutors one-on-one with more than 300 adults per year searching to upgrade their literary skills in areas like reading, writing, math, computer basics, smart phones and tablets, speaking and writing in the English language for immigrants, budgeting money, job search and job readiness skills.

“For many of our clients, this free tutoring provides a bridge to trades programs, adult high school programs and other job training,” explained Barb de Groot, long-time chair of nine-year-old LNC and member of its predecessor, a school district committee launched in 2005.

“The entry fee includes yummy afternoon treats; contestants can compete on general knowledge questions, bid on our silent auction and loonie-toonie items; and raise money to help others in the community,” she added.

Last year’s Trivia Challenge raised $1,800.

For entry registration forms, contest rules and further information about Trivia Challenge, contact:

Literacy Now Cowichan, 250-597-1776, or