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Shawnigan Residents Association Newsletter
September 2013
Contaminated Soil Permit Update
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Board & Committee Members Wanted
SRA Membership
Shawnigan Residents Association
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Shawnigan Residents Association
Stop the SIA Contaminated Soil Permit
 SRA Legal Action Fund
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SRA Appeals SIA Permit


On August 21st the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) saw fit to ignore the public opposition to the high-risk South Island Aggregates (SIA) contaminated soil dump and issued a permit allowing SIA to move forward with their project.


In response on August 26th, the SRA filed a notice of appeal to the Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) requesting a hearing so that oral arguments can be heard in order to argue that the EAB reverse the MOE decision.  Subsequently, the SRA is taking further action and will be filing an application for stay to prevent SIA from moving forward until this matter has been heard.


The SRA is profoundly disappointed that the Ministry of Environment has disregarded the will of the community and is jeopardizing the health, safety and well-being of the people of Shawnigan Lake.  We call on the Minister and Premier to enact their authority through an Order in Council to overturn the MOE decision which.


The SRA will argue that the risks of the landfill failing to contain the contaminants and poisoning the watershed and lake are far too high. The SRA has committed to engaging in whatever legal means necessary to stop this permit and will continue to do so.


This will be a difficult journey emotionally and financially, however, the cost of doing nothing is not an option. 


We are seeking your support by contributing to our Legal Action Fund.  Please visit our website to see how you can get involved, attend our fundraising events and get for up to the moment information  


SRA Fundraising for Legal Action Fund

It is estimated that the SRA could need $100,000 or more in our legal battle to protect the Shawnigan Lake watershed from contamination.  To achieve this goal, we have committed to a number of fundraising activities. 
The SRA is using Crowdfunding to raise legal funds.  Please visit our page (link below left) to make a contribution and invite your friends to donate through Facebook, Twitter and email.

Contribute today.  No donation is too small!
Bottle Drive, Sunday September 8
Mason's Store, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Save those empty bottles & cans from summer barbecues & family visits - the SRA is holding a bottle drive to raise funds for our Legal Action Fund.  
Thanks to Mason's Store for their support!
Drop off only please :)
Red Wood Green Dance 
@ The Cobblestone Inn
Friday, September 13, 9:00pm
Thanks again to the Cobblestone for hosting another SRA fundraiser. Local band - Red Wood Green -will play. Tickets are $10/person. Proceeds to SRA Legal Action Fund.  Visit for ticket details.
Water Documentary Double Feature
Friday, September 20, 2013
Mill Bay Community Hall, 7:00pm

Join the SRA and learn first hand about the global water crisis.  Our two outstanding documentaries include 'Flow' and 'Blue Gold'.  Tickets are $10/person and all proceeds go to Legal Action Fund.  Snacks and other items will also be available to purchase.  Visit for ticket details. 
SwanBeerBurger Beer &Burger Night, Saturday, September 28
@ The Black Swan Pub, 7:00pm

Thank you to the Black Swan for sponsoring our September Beer & Burger Night. Your $20 tickets provides a delicious Swan Burger and sleeve of the cold beer of your choice 100% of proceeds will go to the SRA! 

Silent Auction and 50/50 draws will be held.  All proceeds to the SRA Legal Action Fund.  Stick around after our event and participate in the Swan's popular Saturday Night Karaoke! 

Visit for ticket information.

SRA Invites New Board and & Committee Members!


In addition to encouraging you, your family and friends to become members of the SRA we are also seeking board and committee members.  If you have experience in community development, business, government relations, communications and public policy we would like to hear from you. If you have previous board experience great, if not that's ok too! 


Contact us at  we need good people like yourself to help grow our organization and move forward in exciting and challenging times. 
SRA Membership - Add Your Voice!


There is power in numbers! Join us!


The Shawnigan Residents Association welcomes membership from anyone residing in the Shawnigan lake area. Membership is only $10 per year and you can join or renew online at


Support the Malahat Nation Gala Fundraiser November 2nd 2013
The Malahat Nation is holding a fundraiser for the creation of the Malahat Kwunew Kwasun (Catch a Star) Cultural Resource Centre and to celebrate its partnership with Aboriginal Leader and former Lieutenant Governor of BC, the Honourable Steven Point.
The Malahat Kwunew Kwasun Cultural Resource Centre is envisioned as a place for the community to learn, teach the values and re-build the strengths of its culture and provide books and other educational resources.
For event details and to purchase a ticket visit and lend your support to this incredibly important event.

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