What is the I Love Cowichan Blog About?

A Community blog celebrating the Cowichan Valley’s beauty & bounty

Welcome and thanks for visiting the I Love Cowichan blog! Mighty neighbourly of you 😊 Come right in. I hope you’ll stay awhile and have some fun poking around.

So, what’s this blog about?  Mostly it’s about sharing the joy of living in our little slice of paradise on Vancouver Island 🌴 A virtual Van Isle destination if you will. Which showcases the Cowichan Valley’s scenic beauty and agricultural bounty in pictures, videos and stories.

Cowichan Blog Celebrating the Valley’s Scenic Beauty
We are grateful to be surrounded by Cowichan’s Scenic Beauty

Shop Cowichan

The I Love Cowichan blog team is all about shopping locally. We believe it’s important to do our part by supporting local businesses; our neighbours, our friends and our community. By shopping, hiring and dining where we live we help keep the Cowichan Valley’s economy strong.

Join us on the I Love Cowichan blog as we share our local shopping stories and take you along to some of our other favourite Vancouver Island destinations like Nanaimo & Victoria.

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Social Media Articles

We have a lot of fun with social media, especially Instagram. I’m constantly learning about the latest ways to promote small businesses on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress blogs. There’s so much info out there it’s hard not to suffer from information overload. So I try to post about useful social media articles and tips that I’ve personally found to be useful.

If you haven’t already — don’t forget to follow the I Love Cowichan blog, and our Instagram & Facebook accounts.

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Timeline PhotosWoot woot! You heard it here first! Brand new website AND.....online shopping coming to you very soon!! We are super excited to offer the whole shop to you! We will be offering free shipping, pick up and yours truly ( Jane ) will happily drive to your doorstep ( hey, I have a full tank of gas and nowhere to go! ) #fabrications125 #onlineshop #wegotthis #inittogether #ilovecowichandotca #selfisolate #bekind #staysafe #homeiswheretheheartis #weloveyou #doingitright #flattenthecurve #responsible ...

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3 days ago

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Mmmmmmm cucumber pancakes for supper last night 😋 They were DILLisious 😉

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5 days ago

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Timeline PhotosAnyone else looking forward to tossing a beautiful pan of lasagna in the oven tonight? Traditional and vegetarian options available online! Thanks to all of you for keeping our wheels turning during this time! While we can’t connect with you in person we as so happy to connect with you over dinner 🧡 ...

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Look At those peppers.Time to get your pre orders in for all your garden starters!
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It’s that time of year again... Earth Day is coming! 💚🌎🌍🌏💚 *
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Unfortunately, due to this year’s health risks, we must make changes to our 5th #AnnualEarthDayEventwithTREE. We are keeping it simple and safe... and PRIVATE. This year for our AMENDED #AnnualMillBayBeachCleanUpwithTREE... our TREE Family will take to the beaches and forests of our community to do what we can! *
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We will surely miss the opportunity to connect with all you amazing folks... and obviously our collection will not rival last years incredible haul of over 1,200 lbs... But we will definitely do our best! *
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***** UPDATE! After an inspirational comment of support in our event posting on FB, we would like to officially invite you to “show up in spirit”! Take a walk in your own neighborhood, favourite forest or beach, and collect what you can. We encourage you to be mindful of all safety and distancing recommendations... and to enjoy some feel good fun with your family!!! And if you are inclined... we would love to see a photo of you and yours showing up! 🤗 You can share it in our event on Facebook, find the link in our bio! April 22. #togetherwecan ***** *
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In a time of great uncertainty... we are certain we still want to take a moment to show up for our Earth! And maybe you do too???💚
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🙏 A big shout out to Fisher Road Recycling and DL’s Bins for continuing to support our cause!!! 🙏
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#TREEfamily #EarthDay #itsdifferent #butitcanstillbegreat #anewkindofcommunity
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The School District is transitioning to a very different model of education and community support as our world deals with the ever-changing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our initial focus is on ensuring staff and student safety while we develop plans to support Essential Support Workers, develop educational opportunities for our learners, and come together for families that may be in a vulnerable position. ⁣

Many of our schools have food programs that ensure our learners have full bellies and hungry minds. To ensure this crucial work continues, the District has joined the Cowichan Emergency Food Access Task Force, organized by Judy Stafford at the Cowichan Green Community. This coordinated body is preparing, packaging and distributing food in the community. As a District, we are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community, and grateful that our staff can contribute to the goals of this Task Force in a meaningful way. ⁣

“The continuation of these food programs during the pandemic is a top priority”, said Candace Spilsbury, Chair of the Board of Education. “We know that there are families in our community who are under significant pressure because of this pandemic, we don’t want them to have one more thing to worry about.”⁣

Working primarily with Nourish Cowichan, the Rotary Starfish Backpack program, and Shawnigan Lake School, over three dozen bags of food were distributed to students and families last week; this week 150 bags of food will be distributed. The District is dedicated to ensuring that as many families as possible are being served. ⁣

We would like to sincerely thank the community organizations who have always, and continue to, provide food to our students, families and community members. ⁣

A list of the Cowichan Emergency Food Access Task Force members is provided on Social Planning Cowichan’s website at:⁣

www.socialplanningcowichan.org/covid-19-feeding-cowichan.html. ⁣

Each organization needs donations to continue to support the community with the identified food needs. If you are able, please donate and we thank you for your support!⁣
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