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Our Facilities.

History

On June 28, 2013, after months of negotiations and effort, CGC became the proud owner of the Phoenix Station Motor Inn in downtown Duncan (360 Duncan Street), which was renamed “The Station”. The facility is approximately 20,000 square feet on two levels. CGC converted the ground floor to a mix of office and ‘green sensitive’ retail businesses. Through the acquisition of the hotel, CGC’s office and storefront have a permanent home, and the organization has access to its own commercial kitchen from which to operate its food security workshops and events. This kitchen is also available for the community to rent. As a result of this purchase, CGC is in an ideal position to spread the message of food sustainability and environmental responsibility. Cycle Therapy is one of the main anchor tenants on the ground floor and opened their expanded space in March 2014. Harmony Yoga became the second anchor tenant in September 2014. CGC’s intentions in purchasing the hotel include:
  • Expanding our food security initiatives and fulfilling CGC’s mission of creating a more food secure Cowichan
  • Playing an important role in downtown Duncan becoming a vibrant, safe, and resilient community
  • Acquiring financial stability through building assets and resources

Winner of a 2014 Land Award

On Friday, October 17, 2014, CGC’s Station Project won the Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Land Award in the Non-profit category. There was stiff competition from SOUL – Society for Organic Urban Land Care – for its Municipal Organic Land Care Training and Accreditation Program, and the Kettle Friendship Society’s affordable housing project in Vancouver. Factors which may have influenced the judging included the emphasis on community healing to rid the area of its negative history, and its financial sustainability, by not relying on public funds. All of the finalists addressed the social and environmental aspects of their individual projects or programs. Winners of the City of Duncan’s Residential and Commercial Building Awards In 2015, CGC’s building received two awards from the City of Duncan. One was for the Commercial Building of the year, and the second was for Residential Building of the year. This was the first time, both awards were won by one organization!

Partners behind the project

  • CGC Board & Staff,
  • VanCity Credit Union,
  • IPS Island Planning Services,
  • Fraser Campbell (Campbell Commercial Group),
  • Penny Lehan (Coleman, Fraser, Whittome, Lehan Lawyers and Notaries),
  • Doyle Childs (Cunningham & Rivard Ltd. Real Estate Appraisers),
  • Dan Little (Hays Steward Little & Co., accountants),
  • David Coulson (David Coulson Design).