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Canadian Firearm Safety course (non-restricted and restricted) starts Friday, July 24. Info and registration: Mike 250-748-0319 or

Love horses? Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association needs dedicated volunteers in lots of different areas. Help our special needs riders to reach their goals in the ring. No experience necessary, training provided. Info: 250-746-1028, email, website

Friendly Visitors wanted! Volunteer Cowichan program connects an isolated or lonely senior in the community with a Friendly Visitor. Interested? Call 250-748-2133.

ShoDai Peace Chant new location Nichiren Peace Centre, Johnny Bear and Cambrai Road. Meditation Thursdays, 7 p.m., Discovery Sunrise Sundays, 10 a.m. Website: Info: 250-710-7594. Email:

Duncan United Church Thrift Store, operating for 20 years, supports outreach programs. Great bargains, reasonable prices. Open Fridays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Duncan Family History Centre (Genealogy) is open, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Free access to Ancestry. com, FindMyPast available, 1815 Tzouhalem Rd, LDS Church. Info: 250-748-9618.

The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving "quality of life" for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations, wishing to

affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or email


Dance to music from the 50s and 60s at Valley Seniors Centre, 198 Government St., every Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., $5. Info: 250-746-4433.

Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre – Bingo every Monday, doors open at 4,45pm. starts at 6.40pm. Loonie Pot, G-Ball, Bonanza, 50/50 draw. Everyone Welcome.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre hosts Music at the Lake, Saturday, June 20, doors open 6 p.m., $5 entry fee, light meals and snacks for sale. Ray Harvey and Jack Gunderson will perform an eclectic program for all ages.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre, 55 Coronation St., needs volunteers of all ages. Info: 250-749-6121.

Lake Cowichan 50 plus activity centre, 55 Coronation St., holds bingo Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m. Volunteers needed. Info: 250-749-6121.

Attention Lake Cowichan! Rivernotes Women’s Choir meets Mondays, 6 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Senior Centre. Lots of fun and a great vocal workout!

Valley Seniors Activity Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $20 per year. Carpet bowling, cribbage, billiards crafts, bridge, choir, bus trips on our own bus. Live music Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dances every 1st and 3rd Saturday evening 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Open to the public for Bingo each Tuesday. Check out the Monthly Newsletter at valley-seniors. org and consider membership if you’re 55 years or older. Info: 250-746-4433.Info: 250-746-4433 or


All-ages chess club: all skill levels and ages welcome to play and learn chess in supportive, fun environment. Mondays 6-8 p.m., Duncan library gathering place or available tables.

Cowichan Fly Fishers meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Air Cadet Hall, Gibbins Road. Doors open 7 p.m. Open to all ages and skill levels. Info: Teen Yarn Craft Group, Duncan library, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., ages 13-18. Learn to knit, crochet. Extra needles and yarn provided.

Family storytime at Duncan library Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., ages 0-5 and families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun.

Art Film Night at Sylvan United Church, monthly double features $5. For info see Facebook page or sign up for distribution list at Swing Dance Lessons Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Island Oak High School, 5814 Banks Rd. Duncan, $10 per class, $12 drop-in fee, private lessons available. No partner necessary. Info: Josef 250-709-8583,


Cowichan 950 Toastmasters meets Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Island Savings Centre, Duncan. Info: www.cowichan

Silverbridge Toastmasters meets every Tuesday, Island Savings Rec. Centre, Duncan, noon to 1 p.m. Learn and improve public speaking and communications skills. Info:

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Cowichan Valley chapters meetings: BC 1376, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sundance Room, Duncan United Church; BC 4311, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Kidz Co 2, 2739 James St.; BC 1395 Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Alano Building, 107 Evans St.; BC 2933, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Dining Room, 3550 Watson Rd., Cobble Hill; BC 5295, Wednesdays, 5 p.m., 9909 Esplanade St., Chemainus. Info: Dianne 250-743-1851 or

The Diggers Club of Cowichan meets the second Wednesday of the month, Chemainus United Church, 7 p.m. Come meet other collectors and see and hear about collections. Refreshments served. Info: 250-748-5707.

Support group for stroke survivors and caregivers every Friday, 1-3 p.m., Cowichan Library, Duncan, multi-purpose room. Different topic each week eg. education, awareness, communication strategies, coping skills, brain fitness, caregiver support. Membership $20 per year (less than 50 cents a meeting). Contact: Chris Rafuse 778-455-2095 or

SLAA meeting Mondays 7 p.m. A 12-step recovery program for those wishing to recover from sex and love addiction. Information: 1-250-592-1916 or 250-748-1238.

Cobble Hill Women’s Institute meets in the small room of the Cobble Hill hall, noon pot luck lunch, second Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. Info: Jessie Anderson 250-743-9040.

Dads Make a Difference weekly support group for Dads Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., West Coast Men office, 80 Station St., Ste 213. Info: 250-597-2801 or www.west

Men’s Circle (West Coast Men’s Support Society) Wednesdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Cowichan Station Hub, East Annex. Directions: Info: 250-597-2801 or www.westcoast

Living with Cancer Support Group meets the last Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cancer Society Office, Unit 100, 394 Duncan St., Duncan. Anyone with cancer and their caregivers welcome. Info: 250-746-4134.

English Corner, every Monday, Duncan library, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free of charge, come discuss interesting topics, practice English, make new friends, improve vocabulary. Info: or 250-746-4509.

Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous is here to help. For meeting times call 250-746-9366 or go to Codependents Anonymous Duncan meeting Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. at The Alano Club at 107 Evans St., Duncan. More info:

Adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families: a 12-step program for those whose childhood is still causing them problems. Fridays, 7 p.m. Alano Club, 107 Evans St. Info: 250-748-5993.

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