left to right: Elizabeth Croft, Kendall Gross, Jock Hildebrand


Island Savings announces $10,000 sponsorship to Cowichan Public Art Gallery

The Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society (CPAG) is excited to announce a $10,000 sponsorship agreement with Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union. The sponsorship supports the development of a world-class gallery in the Cowichan Valley. The President of Island Savings, Kendall Gross made the official presentation to Jock Hildebrand, President of the CPAG and Director Elizabeth Croft.

“Arts and culture are such an integral element in helping our communities thrive, and we are thrilled
to be able to make this significant investment in the Cowichan Valley through the support of our members. We believe that the construction and establishment of a public art gallery will be a significant economic force in the area and a driving force for local businesses and the economy.”

– Kendall Gross, President, Island Savings.

left: Jock Hildebrand, President of CPAG – right: Kendall Gross, President of Island Savings

Jock Hildebrand, thanked Mr. Gross and Island Savings for their generous support for the Island community, noting that Island Savings is a long-time gallery supporter, with sponsorships dating back to 2019; Island Savings has helped CPAG to deliver some of Cowichan’s most successful art exhibitions.

We’re proud that we share similar values with Island Savings in
serving our communities. The future gallery will be a focal point for the art community, businesses and families. Island Savings’ generous sponsorship brings us closer to making the gallery a reality”.

– Jock Hildebrand


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.


About Island Savings

Island Savings is a premier provider of banking and investment services for residents and businesses throughout Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. As a division of First West Credit Union, BC’s third-largest credit union with 46 branches throughout the province, Island Savings brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. For more information on Island Savings, visit www.islandsavings.ca