Home Webinars Prayer Circle, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Alzheimer’s Webinars, Fun Fair – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Prayer Circle, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Alzheimer’s Webinars, Fun Fair – Cowichan Valley Citizen


Everyone is invited to Station Street Park in Duncan for National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday May 5th.

There will be a prayer circle at 9:30 a.m. and red robes will be hung in the park to symbolize those who have been lost.


Get something for your vegetable garden and support Ukraine at the same time on Sunday May 14th.

There will be a tomato plant sale at 6441 Tyler Place in Duncan that day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers say there will be 250 tomato plants available for sale, with three plants for $10.

Proceeds will go to supporting Ukraine.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley is looking for bowlers.

The organization holds its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake at Duncan Lanes on Sunday May 15 and is looking for teams of up to six players to join in the fun.

The event raises funds for local mentoring programs.

You can bowl five or 10 pins and the hours are 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. There is a $50 minimum commitment to bowl.

For more information or to register, call 250-748-2447 or go to cowichan.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/bowl-for-kids-sake-2022/


When someone from the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys with dementia enters long-term care, attending care conferences is part of the process, ensuring that everyone involved in the care team provides the best care. possible.

The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia helps local families get the most out of the conferences. It offers a new webinar, Understanding Care Conferences.

The Alzheimer Society invited Dr. Gloria Puurveen and Dr. Heather Cooke to talk about their experiences with families affected by dementia and discuss what to expect at a care conference. The session will cover questions to ask, documentation needed in advance, and tips for effective communication with the care team.

As a researcher passionate about understanding the experiences of older adults and people with dementia, Puurveen focuses on dementia experiences as they relate to ‘living well’ until the end of life, personality and citizenship. social. Cooke has over 25 years of experience in dementia care, both on the front line and in research.

Previously a research associate at UBC’s School of Nursing, she now works at the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, where she leads the organization’s knowledge mobilization efforts.

The free online session will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. To register, visit alzbc.org/care-conference.

Upcoming webinar sessions available for families and caregivers in the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys also include:

• Understanding Changes in Communication (Wednesday, May 25, 2:00 pm): Explore how communication is affected by dementia and learn effective communication strategies.

• Living Safely with Dementia (Wednesday, June 1, 2:00 pm): Find out how people with dementia and their families can live safely in the community.

• Focus on Behaviour: Understanding Behavior Change (Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 pm): Learn practical strategies to better understand behavior change and respond positively.

To learn more about other upcoming webinar topics, visit alzbc.org/webinars.


Cowichan Open Learning is hosting a Spring Fling Fun Fair fundraiser on Thursday, May 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

There will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, bouncy orbs, games, prizes, chicken poop bingo, candy table, Loonie Toonie and silent auctions.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to come together,” organizers said.

If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/727031139295394087/false#/invitation

You can view the silent auction online at https://www.32auctions.com/OpenLearningAuction2022


Dr. Gloria Puurveen will speak at a presentation by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia on May 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia)