Building Strong Communities – initiatives

What we are working on

Make sure you come out and check out what CUPE does to support the community, including the use CUPE water cart at the following upcoming events.

Stuff the Truck

Stuff the Truck is Juice FM and Vista Radio’s week to give back to the Cowichan Valley and use the power of radio to raise food and cash donations for our local food banks. CUPE358 did our part by purchasing 2 pallets in 2018.  Last year the generous donors purchased 62 pallets helping raise over $135,000 and smashing the previous years record!

The Shawnigan Lake Adventure walk

The Shawnigan Lake Adventure helps raise awareness and funds for the Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society, a non-profit society dedicated to supporting family caregivers – those who care for family members or friends with a long term illness or disability.

Folk Festival

The Island Folk Festival will be held on July 18-20, 2014 at Providence Farm in beautiful Duncan BC on Vancouver Island. Take this great opportunity to explore the location site and find our more about the festival. CUPE helps the event organizers in their goals to produce zero waste and create a water bottle free programs with CUPE water cart.

The Island Folk Festival will be held on July 18-20, 2014 at Providence Farm in beautiful Duncan BC on Vancouver Island. Take this great opportunity to explore the location site and find our more about the festival. CUPE helps the event organizers in their goals to produce zero waste and create a water bottle free programs with CUPE water cart.

SunFest

The original vision of Sunfest was to bring headline acts to the Cowichan Valley and provide opportunities for local artists to share the spotlight. Starting out as a one day rock concert at Providence Farm almost 12 years ago, Sunfest now embraces Country Music as the roots that have helped grow the one day concert into the ultimate music festival experience. Our gracious hosts at the Cowichan Exhibition provide the ideal concert bowl where local and international artists grace the Sunfest stage surrounded by the stunning backdrop of scenic Mount Prevost. CUPE is helping to reduce the carbon foot print of this event and is offer the use of the CUPE water cart to avoid the use of plastic bottles.