Coming up in Cowichan: Whisky Festival and car workshop

Daybreak Rotary is inviting the Cowichan Valley to their sixth annual Whisky Festival Saturday, March 4.

Whisky Festival promises to get tastebuds tingling

Daybreak Rotary is inviting the Cowichan Valley to their sixth annual Whisky Festival Saturday, March 4.

Tickets are $85 with all proceeds going to Daybreak Rotary community projects.

The event takes place at Duncan Ramada on the Trans Canada Highway from 7-10 p.m., and promises attendees the chance to sample more than 50 whiskies from around the world.

There will also be appetizers, wine, beer and a silent auction.

Tickets can be ordered online at cvwhiskyfest.ca or in person at Beverly Corners Liquor Store, which is also a sponsor of the event. Call 250-732-2565 for more information.

There’s also a special room rate at the Ramada for those who don’t want to drive home after the festival.

Free workshop for women to learn about wheels

A free workshop on Saturday, March 4, entitled “Women and Wheels: Helping Cowichan women understand their cars” will offer local women an insight into car care.

“It will be a fun and informative way to show you what to ask the garage and how to maintain your car in a safe and cost-effective way,” said Cowichan Auto Repair owner Elly Ruge.

She is a veteran of many grueling car rallies through places like Mongolia, India and South America, a passion that has taught her some things about keeping a car running in all circumstances. She wants to pass these tips on to others in the community. Elly’s service writer Natasha Smith has been a car “crackerjack” since she was a young girl and rebuilt her first car at 16. The event starts at 2 p.m. Register: 778-422-3100 or drop by CAR at 3-3050 Allenby Rd. in Duncan.

 

 

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