Annual General Meeting Wrap-Up
Cowichan Green Community’s (CGC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on May 29th this year attracting over 70 people. After beginning the evening with a blessing by local Indigenous healer Della Rice-Sylvester, the AGM continued its Potluck tradition. In partnership with Transition Cowichan, participation in the 7th annual Eat Local 24 Hours challenge was encouraged. As we feasted on a spread of local delights, The Cowichan Food Recoverists highlighted the impact of food waste on the Cowichan Region. This group is working to redistribute excess grocery produce to local organizations securing food for people in need.
The awards ceremony was jam-packed as we recognized several outstanding citizens of our region. The Board Award was presented to the Cowichan Valley Basket Society for their indispensable presence distributing food to the Duncan community. The Green Super Hero award showcases environmentally conscious leaders within the Cowichan Region. This year we celebrated Kayla Kremer (youth category), Moe Vesey (individual category) and Fisher Road Recycling Centre (group category).
Cowichan Green Community is in the process of major change as we say goodbye to three long standing board members. Bev Suderman, Alan Philip and Mark Hazell were instrumental in the purchase of the Station Building in 2013 and have supported CGC through many challenges. Their knowledge, passion and dedication to CGC will be missed. With the loss of board members came three enthusiastic new ones. CGC would like to introduce and welcome Shannon Norris, Lucy Thomas, and Holly Frost to the Board. They come with rich community connections, a deep appreciation for food, and are excited to contribute back to our vibrant community.
CGC welcomes members of the community to attend and participation in our workshops and events. If you are interested in becoming more involved please check out cowichangreencommunity.org for more details.