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Flash Mob feeds many mouths
By the way, did you hear:
• Chef Fatima da Silva’s Flash FEED Mob Part 2 was a huge success, raising $7,013.74 to be allocated to several local food banks and $800 in non-perishable food items. Among those going above and beyond to make it happen: CVRD directors Loren Duncan and Gerry Giles, North Cowichan councillors Al Siebring and Jen Woike, Island Savings Centre staffers like John Elzinga, and Jamie Rigby, Jim Harnden of the Duncan Lions Club, the Duncan Rotary the Kinsmen, the Duncan branch of the TD Canada Trust, especially Michael Green and Kayla Peters, and the Duncan Fire Department.
A key to the events success was the Cowichan Chefs Table Bake Sale featuring food from chef Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm, chef Marisa Goodwin of Organic Fair, chef da Silva (of Bistro 161) chef Janice Mansfield of Real Food Made Easy, and chef Matt Horn of Cowichan Pasta.
• Duncan’s Pat Fiddis said she wonders if anyone else in the valley has a taller sunflower than hers, which stands at 11.5 feet. “Certainly not a record with the Guinness Book of World Records, but very tall, nevertheless,” she said.
• With the purchase of the old Phoenix Station Motor Inn safely complete, Cowichan Green Community has launched a fundraising campaign to start beautifying the building. Executive director Judy Stafford tells us loyal CGC supporter Sandy McPherson is spearheading the Communitree Building Beautification Campaign, until Sept. 27.
Local artist Henk Scholten has create a a banner in the image of a tree. As the building beautification fund grows, we will see the tree ‘leaf out’ in $100 and $500 increments. People who donate $100 or more can have their name on a leaf. Fundraising chairwoman Nadeane Nelson says go to cowichangreencommunity.org for details.
• Finally, a quick clarification on last week’s Valley Person profile: Anna Tibbetts and Sonja Todd are two of the partners who have recently purchased Hilary’s Cheese from Hilary and Patty Abbott. But the name of the popular Cowichan Bay business remains Hilary’s Cheese. Best of luck for the future to the owners, past and present.
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