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29th April 2016
Community Meeting, May 2, 7:00pm, Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

Please join Calvin Cook and Sonia Furstenau on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00pm at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre. This will be an opportunity to get questions answered about the status of contaminated soil permit, learn about the work the many teams are doing, and find out how you can be involved.

Tickets for our May 28th Culinary War on the Lake Shore event will be available for purchase before and after the meeting. Cash or cheques only please.

Volunteer Sign Up: We are always looking for new volunteers. If you have a few hours a week or month to spare and want to get involved in the community and make new friends, please visit our Volunteer Table on Monday night.


Do you have a few hours to spare each week and some skills that you are willing to share for the greater good?
Do you want to get involved in community events but are not sure how?

The #SaveShawniganWater Community Action Group is currently recruiting new volunteers to help with communications, fundraising, events, and other tasks. We have a great group of folks working behind the scenes but need more. If you are interested in learning how you can get involved, please visit our table on Monday night, or send an email to

Wine Donations Needed

Please consider donating one of your favourite bottles of wine to our wine raffle. Bottle must be store bought but all varieties welcome.

These wines will be used as part of our raffle event at our Culinary War fundraiser in May.

Watershed Office Hours

The Watershed Office in the Village will be staffed by volunteers on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Please drop by during this time to:
purchase tickets to an event
drop off a silent auction donation
drop off a bottle of your favourite wine for our wine raffle
purchase a t-shirt of other SSW Swag
make a contribution to the Legal Action Fund
just to say hello and discuss the latest news

Culinary War on the Lakeshore, May 28 Shawnigan Lake School

Don't miss this exciting fundraiser for the Shawnigan Residents Association Legal Action Fund. Three Vancouver chefs and three Vancouver Island chefs will compete for Culinary Supremacy where you are the judges! Thank you to Shawnigan Lake School for providing the beautiful Marion Hall for this culinary fundraiser!

This is a stand-up cocktail style party at with six small plates from each chef.
Your Chefs for the Evening Include:
Nicholas Nutting - WOLF in the FOG - 2014 Canada Best New Restaurant by Air Canada EnRoute Magazine
James Walt - Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar - Best Whistler Restaurant Vancouver Magazine Awards 1999-2008, 2010-2015
Stephan Drolet - Camilles at 45 Bastion Square - Gold Best Restaurant Victoria Vancovuer Magazine Awards
Robert Clark - The Fish Counter - Iron Chef Challenger Battle Mascarpone
Robert Belcham - Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma - Chef of the Year Vancouver Magazine Awards
Lisa Ahier of SOBO 2003 Enroute Magazine "One of Canada top 10 best new restaurants" Countless number of awards, to many to list!
Juno and Grammy Nominated musical guest Adonis Puentes will perform. Adonis was nominated for World Music Album Of The Year at 2014 Canadian Juno Awards!

More information about this event available on our Facebook page.

Tickets are $75/person. The ticket includes one dish from each chef, one drink and a late night snack. Purchase for groups of 10 and save $10 a ticket! Only a limited number of these

Tickets available:
Online at Eventbrite
Through the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society Box Office charge by phone at 250-386-6121 or toll free 1-888-717-6121, or online at
Or at the following locations (cash or cheque only):
Shawnigan house Coffee & Chocolate in Shawnigan Lake
Cowichan Pasta Company Ltd.
Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese (office inside Valleyview Centre)

Drop Off Bottle Drive (Ongoing):

More Fundraising:

As we proceed with these hearings, we are carrying a large legal bill. Please consider making a contribution to our Legal Action Fund. If you have already given, please consider making another contribution or challenging your friends and family to contribute. If you are on a budget, please consider our new 'monthly contribution' option (also online) to make regular, smaller contributions. We need your help to #SaveShawniganWater.

Contributions can be made online at or cheques can be made payable to the Shawnigan Residents Association and mailed to PO Box 443, Shawnigan Lake, BC, V0R2W0.

Shawnigan Residents Association