Cowichan Lake hosts community workshops

From June 27 to 29 leaders from diverse cultures, generations, abilities and places will gather at Cowichan Lake Education Centre for workshops on inclusive community-building.

Kix Citton will be hosting this annual session because, "We are part of a world-wide movement made up of individuals and groups who care about people and the planet in ways that are life-enriching and life-sustaining. We look forward to learning with and from everyone who attends the gathering."

The global framework for Inclusive Leadership is the Earth Charter.

Now in its 15th year, the Earth Charter is an international declaration on diversity and includes the vital need for respect for both people and nature.

With 44 acres of forested lakefront as the back-drop at the venue, which is owned by the Town of Lake Cowichan, participants will share not only workshops but enjoy art, music, nature walks and co-operative games. Child care is available during workshops and lifeguards will be on the beach every afternoon.

Inclusive Leader Tara Jordan said, "Last year, our children thrived in the outdoors with all the loving and caring people around them as they bravely made new friends. They didn’t want to come home! We are all looking forward to coming back again."

The cost is $25 per day for adults and $15 per day for children and youth plus the cost of meals and accommodation. For more information and to register phone 250-746-6141 or go to