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  • Posted: 17th Nov 2014
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Christmas Dinner at Merridale’s

In Celebration of

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

You are invited to Cowichan Independent Living’s Dinner and Silent Auction on

December 6, 2014 at 5:30pm. 

@Merridale Cider Works

1230 Merridale Road

Cobble Hill

 Featuring Linea Bruce and an appearance by the Glenora Handbell Choir

Tickets $40


  • Posted: 10th Nov 2014
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Monday November 24, 2014


United Church Burns Hall Meeting Room

246 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC

 Doors open at 7:00 PM

Meeting starts at 7:30 PM


 To inform the members of Cowichan Independent Living of our activities and finances for the previous year.
To discuss and vote on any proposed by-law changes.
To …

  • Posted: 9th Oct 2014
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Thankyou to our Semi-Formal Sponsors.

We had the support of some great businesses in the Cowichan Valley and we thank each of them.

Merridale Ciderworks
Coffee on the Moon
Tim Horton’s
Oak and Carriage Neighborhood Pub
Cherry Point Wine Estates
Morning Mist Ice Cream and Candy
White Spot
Shoppers Drug Mart
Cowichan Sound and Cellular
Home Hardware
Quamichan Inn
Canadian Tire
Sports Traders
Ducks Unlimited


Discovery Honda
Bow Mel
The Shaker Mill Restaurant
Chemainus Theatre Festival
Cowichan Theatre
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Volume One Book Store
Jims Pools and Spas
The Red Balloon Toy Shop
Beverly Corners …

  • Posted: 30th Sep 2014
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Our Semi-Formal was Great!

We had a great dinner, a wonderful time, made some great new friends, and are looking forward to our next event.

  • Posted: 1st Sep 2014
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Goodbye, Colin, we already miss you.

Congratulations on leaving the nest for a new career.   We are proud to be your stepping stone to a new life, and we wish you the very best.

  • Posted: 12th Aug 2014
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Join Our Semi-Formal on September 27th

Our staff and volunteers have organized a semi-formal night filled with a delicious dinner from the Quamichan Inn, a silent auction, and entertainment.

This fundraiser will take place at the Quamichan Inn on September 27th; the doors will open at 5:00 pm.

Please join us to help make the night successful and enjoyable as our hope is to host the event annually in the near future.

Tickets can be purchased at our office, …

  • Posted: 8th Aug 2014
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Our NEW 2015 Calendars Have Arrived!

We are proud to announce our new Cowichan Independent Living 2015 Calendars are available for just $20.00.   Come into our office at #103-121 First Street to pick-up your calendar today or have it mailed to you.  We accept all major credit cards and interac.  The proceeds from the calendars will enable the continued support of programs and services available for persons with disabilities in the Cowichan Valley.

Barbeques’s at CIL all Through August!

Cowichan Independent Living will be hosting a hot dog sale outside the office every Wednesday through August from 11:00-2:00. Hotdogs $2.00, Pop $1.50, or both for $3.00. Also come check out our new calendars, epicure sales, and Change Toward Change fundraisers.

  • Posted: 21st Jul 2014
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2014 Duncan Daze Parade

Cowichan Independent Living was ecstatic about our opportunity to participate in the 2014 Duncan Daze Parade on Saturday July 12th. Our existing team worked hard to decorate a car, a truck, 4 power scooters, a trailer and even a boat from our adaptive recreation program. CIL would like to thank all of our participating volunteers for the preparations the parade event, and all of the photographers who captured these memorable …

  • Posted: 14th Jul 2014
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Stable Management Vocational Development Program at CTRA

Our Friends over at Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association are looking for participants for their Stable Management Vocational Development Program.
The program runs parallel to CTRA’s existing programs and is broken down into the same multi-week sessions.
Each participant will work on the skills and competencies outlined in the program rubrics. These rubrics are progressive, starting with basic safety skills/knowledge and progressing to basic horse care/horsemanship. These rubrics are a clear documentation of …