Economic Development Cowichan is pleased to host this year’s Welcome Reception. The Welcome Reception is an opportunity to network and connect with people who are passionate about agriculture. It is an opportunity to sample local food and wine and recognize the importance of the variety of food and beverage that Vancouver Island/Coast has to offer.
This year, the Islands Agriculture Show is celebrating the International Year of Family Farming. We wanted to reflect this theme at our Welcome Reception and we have done this by visually displaying the history of family farms that make up the rich cultural heritage of our agricultural regions. Museums from all over Vancouver Island/Coast have contributed to this collection that will remain on display for the rest of the show.
We are pleased that the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, and former Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be joining us and welcoming you to the reception. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure and Cowichan Valley Regional District Chair and Mayor of Ladysmith Rob Hutchins will also be providing welcome comments.
Economic Development Cowichan