What should join the Cowichan Valley Regional District heritage list?

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has put out a call to help expand the Community Heritage Register.

The register is an official list of heritage resources in the CVRD’s nine electoral areas.

Already on the register are sites such as the Kinsol Trestle, the Mill Bay Church, the Old Koksilah School, the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club and the Cowichan River.

"These are the treasured places in Cowichan that mean so much to us," said CVRD board Chair Jon Lefebure.

Having such a register is vital to both the local population and community-building and to drawing people to the Cowichan Valley from elsewhere.

"Stewardship of our heritage and cultural assets will support and encourage tourism development and contribute to building a healthy and vibrant region," Lefebure said.

The CVRD established heritage conservation as a service in 1999 and created the register in 2009.

To find out more about the register and to nominate a historic place in the Cowichan Valley for inclusion go to www.cvrd. bc.ca/heritage