Keeping up the fight + two community meetings this week

Thank you, Shawnigan, for doing an incredible job of getting the message out that our future does NOT include a contaminated soil dump in our watershed.

Please continue to write letters to members of the Provincial Cabinet, and send letters to the local papers. In addition, ensure that you have signed the Shawnigan Residents Association’s petition, available in the Watershed office, in local businesses, and online at

I continue to be amazed and impressed with the incredible efforts made by so many in this community to fight to protect our watershed and our future. Do not give up and do not lose hope – we are fighting for what is right, and it is a justified fight.

Visit the Media page to see how we are getting the message out:

I will be holding my Area Director’s meeting this Monday, April 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre. Calvin Cook will be available to provide an update on the terrific efforts of the SRA. All are welcome – bring your questions, ideas, feedback, and suggestions.

On Thursday, April 16th at 7:-00 pm, the Shawnigan Lake Parks Commission has its Annual General Meeting, when the eight members of the Commission are elected. Anyone interested in running for the Commission is encouraged to come out, and all adult residents of Shawnigan Lake are eligible to vote in the election. The Parks Commission is primarily an advisory role to the Board with respect to community parks and trails matters within the Electoral Area (Shawnigan Lake).

Parks Commission involvement includes:

  • Organizing/assisting with volunteer events (i.e. Shawnigan Hills
    Park Mother’s Day Picnic)
  • Participating in /supporting volunteer activities (i.e. community
    trail building, invasive species removal)
  • Providing input/feedback on annual parks budget preparation, parks
    capital projects and parks planning initiatives (i.e. park plans,
  • Providing input/feedback on potential community park acquisitions

See you there!