- BC Games
Many need to be congratulated
By the way, did you hear:
• Mike Bieling writes us about daughter Amelia who graduated from Cowichan Secondary School in 2008 has been accepted as a PhD candidate at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde starting in September, “and we are proud to pass on her news that she has since been awarded a prestigious Carnegie Scholarship that will support her in these studies.” Congrats Amelia!
• Congratulations to Mark and Linda Holford of Cowichan Bay’s Rocky Creek Winery for collecting 13 medals for quality wines this year.
• And more congratulations to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association riders for their recent success in the Para-Equestrian Canada Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Video Competitions. Instructors Dani Vipond and Jane James are proud to say riders Kayla Cleugh (on Ginger), and Curtis Alphonse-Tooshley (on Red) had third- and fifth-place fnishes, respectively.
• Talk about explosive growth! Sonja Nagel, executive director of Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce tells us membership has hit 404, way up from just 280 one year ago. The group’s revamped website also went live on Aug. 12.
• Their peers tell us three local planners have been recognized for their excellent work by the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Duncan consultant Bev Suderman and her IPS Island Planning Services for Alternative Forms of Rural Development produced for the Regional District of Nanaimo.Cathy LeBlanc, a resident of Cowichan Bay was honoured for Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in B.C. for the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for whom Cathy works. CVRD senior planner Ann Kjerulf won for the Area D — Cowichan Bay Official Community Plan.
• Venerable Queen Margaret’s School continues to cement its ties across the Pacific. Hayley Picard tells us the school hosted a group of 48 young girls from Tezukayama-Gakuin in Tokyo. They explored the island from Parksville to Victoria nteracted with the residents of in the Duncan and Chemainus Seniors Centres, made dream catchers at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, enjoyed living with local homestay families, and improved their English.
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