Members of the Council of Canadians share many values, including wanting a Canada that is a fair and just place for everyone to live, with a clean and healthy environment today and in the future, and where there is the proper balance between the rights of companies and the rights of people.
Members who are lucky enough to live in the beautiful and bountiful Cowichan Valley also want to see that our valley remains a wonderful place to live, especially in the face of pressure to develop scarce farmland, changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve rules, and increasing threat of water scarcity, as evidenced in this year’s low river levels.
Members of the Cowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians meet every month to discuss issues like these, to formulate strategies to inform and engage the public, and come together to take action on them.
We would like to invite you to join us at a special event on October 1st that will focus on food and water in the Cowichan Valley. Our two speakers, Rodger Hunter of the Cowichan Watershed Group and Dan Ferguson of the Cowichan Agricultural Society, are well known and knowledgeable about conditions in our area. Their presentations will be followed by group discussions on how we can work more effectively as a community to ensure our valley remains sustainable.
What: Sustainability: Food and Water Security in Our Valley
When: Wednesday, Oct 1, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Duncan United Church Hall, 246 Ingram St., Duncan
Co-sponsored by the Duncan United Church Social Justice Committee
This is a free event and all are welcome. We are asking attendees to bring finger food to share, and we will provide coffee, tea and juice. Please come and give voice to your opinions.
We hope to see you then!
Cowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians
To assist in planning, we would ask that you RSVP to Donna Cameron 250-748-2444 or email CofCevent@gmail.com