April, 2024

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Brentwood College Students

Brentwood Service Day 2024 reportedly saw 68 teams fanned out across Cowichan Valley farms, homes, etc. to lend a hand and “make light work” of spring-cleaning chores and related projects. Proceeds from the various Service Day client donations will be shared by five local non-profit organizations.

“We’re proud of our students for representing the School with their efforts and good humour, and we know they enjoyed getting to know our community neighbours better,” said Brentwood Manager of Communications and Marketing Erin Coulson.**

In addition to raking leaves, trimming ferns, cleaning off rooves and gutters, hauling winter tree and plant debris, and repairing the Green Door’s garden bleacher benches, the teens had the opportunity to tour the CPAG exhibit ‘a Stitch in Time’, get to know our volunteer directors a little, and even poke their noses into the lively Saturday Duncan Market once the chores were complete. Many had never been through Downtown Duncan before and appeared delighted to learn more about local shops and artisan businesses.

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Coastal Community Credit Union people

One of the Cowichan Public Art Gallery’s corporate sponsors: Coastal Community Credit Union, sent a cheerful and energetic team to lend a hand tidying the grounds of the Green Door property. With all the huge and very old trees on the property, there were many, many bags of leaves to be filled and taken away.

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We here at the Cowichan Public Art Gallery really appreciate friends such as these pitching in to make this annual clean-up task a joyful few hours on a brisk Spring morning!

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About the Cowichan Public Art Gallery (CPAG)

Founded in 2017, CPAG is working to build a world-class art gallery in the town of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley. Once completed, the Gallery will welcome exhibitions from British Columbia, Canada and the world — including engagement and educational events for the public. In the meantime, CPAG has an annual exhibition program enhancing and expanding arts and cultural opportunities for everyone. More than 400 individuals have signed our petition in favour of the project and it enjoys support from all levels of government. CPAG is a registered charity.