UPCOMING EVENTS

 

VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE

Cowichan Spirit of Volunteering

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Ramada Conference Centre

9 am to 3pm

Phone to register

250 715-6481

 

 


 

To Donate
Become a Member
Membership Type
Become a Volunteer

Supported Transportation

Volunteer as often as you like. Make it once per week, Once per month, how often you accept a ride is up to you.  This program offers rides to medical appointments for seniors who no longer drive.

 

Meals on Wheels

Deliver hot and nutritious meals to seniors.  Openings for holiday relief work are available.

 

To Register to become a volunteer contact:

Vicki Holman
Executive Director
250 715-6481

cscfoundation@shaw.ca

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WHO WE ARE

 MEET THE BOARD

 

Chuck Thompson, Board Chair;

Entrepreneur, an educator, a volunteer, a community leader, Chuck is active within our community. He has a financial planning practice under the banner of Sun Life Financial and he is a long-time resident of the Cowichan Region.  Chuck is an enthusiastic planner with a focus on ensuring quality of life as we age and he brings this perspective to the Foundation.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra Bajkov, Treasurer;

Kendra is a Senior Accountant at Grant Thornton LLP and has worked in public practice since 2012. She enjoys working with private businesses and not-for-profit organizations to help them with their accounting needs. Kendra received her bachelor of business administration at Vancouver Island University and is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. She is looking forward to contributing to the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation and the Cowichan Valley Community. 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Sheila Service, Past Chair;

Sheila has an RN and BSN and worked on Vancouver Island for over 40 years in various senior roles at VIHA, from a Nurse Administrator and retired in 2012 as the Manager of Emergency Preparedness. Sheila has a history of volunteering in the community and in addition to her health care career she has belonged to and chaired numerous volunteer Boards ranging from Island Saving Credit Union to Evergreen Independent School.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 John Allen, Director;

John is a long term resident of North Cowichan and an insightful, multi-talented leader, accomplished manager and professional. A sound decision maker with 25 + years of broad experience in the management of resource sector projects, commercial operations, and business development.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, is a Registered Professional Forester, a life member of the Maple Bay Fire Hall, and is looking forward to serving the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Photo ID to come                            Jason Czettisch, Director;

Jason is a pharmacist and owner of Mann’s Pharmacy an independent store in downtown Duncan.  He graduated from the University of Manitoba and after working in Manitoba and Saskatchewan moved to Duncan in 2004.  Jason is a member of the Kinsmen Club of Duncan and has held most executive position in the club.   To the Board, he will bring many years of experience dealing with seniors from a medical, pharmacy and community point of view.

 

Heather Olson, Director;

Heather began her insurance career in 2005. Since then, she’s expertly navigated the always-changing and always-improving insurance industry while successfully working her way up to a management position. Heather takes a well-rounded approach to insurance, considering what each business needs to grow in the long term, what their staff needs and their perspective. Heather moved to the Cowichan Valley when she was five years old. She shares her love of the region with her husband and two children. Her family enjoys cruising the Gulf Islands by boat and hiking mountains. She also volunteers through Islands Savings community involvement. She sits on the board for the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation and is  the vice president of the CUISA (Credit Union Insurance Services) board.

 

Kevin Rodger, Director;

Kevin Rodger is the Business Development Analyst at Community Futures Cowichan and has helped to deliver business services and financing to businesses in the Cowichan Region for the past 7 years. Kevin is a 20 year member of the Kinsmen Club of Duncan and has participated in numerous community projects and fundraising initiatives in that time. He has also recently re-joined the board at Clements Centre.

 

 

   

 

 

  Photo ID and Bio to come                            Marsha Todd, Director;

Marsha’a career has been very diverse:  retail, banking, securities, advertising, promotion and PR. Upon moving to to the Cowichan Valley Marsha personally raised funds, purchased the property, designed and built the Cowichan SPCA – she became its President.  Marsha received the BC SPCA’s  Centennial Humanitarian Award. Marsha was involved with the formation of the Duncan, Downtown Improvement Association (DDBIA). As a professional fundraiser Marsha organised a “Wheelchair-Walk-a-Thon” with the support of Rick Hanson to raise funds for wheelchair accessible washrooms for the Cowichan Community Centre. To support local businesses Marsha wrote  the column “Talk of the Valley” for the Cowichan Citizen. She is very involved and a sponsor of the “39 Days of July”. Marsha is currently serving her third term as a Director for the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce and sits on numerous committees. In 2001 Marsha founded Unique Home Health Care, an accredited in-home nursing and support service.  Marsha truly believes in supporting and giving to her local community.

 

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Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation
135 Third Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1R9
Phone: (250) 715-6481   |   Fax: (250) 746-8819
Email: Cowichan Seniors Community