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Art Supplies Donation
We are so grateful to those in our community who are able to make donations. We'd like to say a big thank you to Neil and Stephanie Ballard at Clairity. The youth in our Art Group will be so excited to start new projects with this donation!
Thank you to the students at Ecole Cobblehill for your creative donations of 100 handmade gift bags full of scarves, cookies, hats, and other gifts of love. They will be greatly appreciated by the families and youth at CVYS.
The Orange Door Project
The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign takes place at all The Home Depot stores across Canada for the month of December. Buy a $2 ‘paper door’ at the Duncan Home Depot checkout or donate online. 100% of funds raised will benefit Cowichan Valley Youth Services. Together, we can put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. Learn more at orangedoorproject.ca.
A few weeks back, COS was stunned to learn that someone had entered our office unlawfully and stole from us. We lost several things including but not limited to a TV, DVD player, Xbox game system, luggage, and coffee beans! The toughest to swallow was several cell phones where stolen…
This month’s feature: FAST FACTS ABOUT FIREWOOD WITH JULIE Julie is a grade ten student at Cowichan Valley Alternate School (CVAS). Julie is a huge animal lover, and envisions a future for herself in the military working with canines in the bomb detection squad. During the past nine months, Julie…
Does it make sense to say “Happy International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia”? In some ways it does. I’m happy that we live in a country that recognizes others as human beings. I’m happy that in many communities people are not afraid to walk around hand-in-hand. I’m happy that we…
Since the New Year, The Leadership and Resiliency Program has been busy working with our three youth groups in Lake Cowichan, Chemainus and Duncan. The LRP is a three component program which includes workshops on various resiliency topics, providing service learning through volunteer opportunities in the community and partaking in…