Total Donated to Date 10-09-2019 : $88,765 

Three charities are randomly selected,  the members who nominated the   Charities will each make a 5 minute presentations to the group. Members in attendance then vote for their first choice. The top vote-getter receives 100% of the total funding and the other two charities return to the draw bucket. The total amount granted is based on the number of members who pay $100 for that event.

8. Meeting: September 10, 2019 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch$11,300

Canadian Mental Health Association Cowichan Valley Branch

Our key values and principles

  • Embracing the voice of people with mental health issues and addictions
  • Promoting inclusion
  • Working collaboratively
  • Influencing the social determinants of health (e.g. housing, justice)
  • Focusing on the mental health needs of all age groups
  • Using evidence to inform our work
  • Being transparent and accountable

CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch


Phone: 250-597-1372 , Email:

Our Vision:

The Cowichan Valley Branch strives to promote mentally healthy people in a healthy society.

The primary focus of this organization, are the rights and needs of persons involved in the mental health system.

7. Meeting: June 03, 2019 @ Brentwood College School

CMS FoodBank Society$11,115

CMS Food Bank Serving Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake

The CMS Food Bank is a registered non-profit society since 1983. We have served the Cobble Hill – Mill Bay – Shawnigan Lake community for over 30 years. Every year we provide food and necessities to the needy.

Last year, with the help of our 46 steadfast volunteers, we served over 4000 people, sadly 40% of whom are children.


Phone: 250.743.5242 , Email:

Our Vision:

The Food Bank was started by a collaboration of churches in the basement of the Catholic church. Different denominations of Christians got together to lend a helping hand to their poverty stricken neighbours.

These churches continue to play a key role in the operation of the Food Bank. One of our board members has been there since the first day.

Our food bank is always looking for donations. Donations of canned goods, dry goods, & fresh produce are always welcome.

6. Meeting: March 04, 2019 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Clements Centre Society $11,300

The CCS Mission and Vision:

Our Vision

The Clements Centre Society envisions a community in which all individuals are included, valued and celebrated.

Our Mission

We assist children and youth with developmental needs and adults with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. We do this by providing a comprehensive range of services for individuals and the families who care for them.

Our Values

  • All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • All people should have access to needed services that achieve optimal outcomes.
  • All people are entitled to live and participate as full citizens in the community of their choice, with the same rights, obligations and responsibilities as other citizens.
  • All people must have their personal autonomy protected, with every effort made to nurture and enhance self-determination.

5. Meeting: November 26, 2018 @ Shawnigan Lake School
Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation $10,850

The CVPAF Mission and Vision:

  • Our Mission is simple … To enrich the lives of Cowichan Valley youth through bursaries and scholarships dedicated to the performing arts.
  • Our Vision to is also clearly defined … To help support children in the Cowichan Valley to pursue their interests in performing arts programs by assisting in removing financial obstacles which may impede their participation in youth-based performing arts programs



4. Meeting: Sept 04, 2018 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Cowichan Valley Youth Services Society $11,200

Mission;- We are dedicated to creating and providing opportunities that strengthen the bonds of young people to their families and the community.

3. Meeting: June 05, 2018 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Cowichan Hospice Society  $10,500

Mission;- We are a dedicated, compassionate, client-centered team collaborating to offer accessible, high quality, end-of-life care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of our clients in a respectful and caring environment.

2. Meeting: March 06, 2018 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
(Roots of Empathy) CCCSA Chemainus Crofton Community Schools Association  – $10,000


Mission;- Roots of Empathy is an international, evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program is designed for children ages 5 to 13.  In Canada, the program is delivered in English and French and reaches rural, urban, and remote communities including Indigenous communities.

1. Inaugural Meeting:December 04, 2017 @ Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Nourish Cowichan Society
– $8,100 + $4,000 work in kind by Cowichan Woodwork Ltd + $400 Unsworth Vineyard.

Nourish Cowichan Society:


Nourish Cowichan is a society that provides nutritious school-based breakfasts to the children of the Cowichan Valley, thereby helping them reach their full potential.