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MARCH 2014
Environmental Appeal Board 
SRA Fundraising
Learn.Act.Donate Sign Distribution
Letter Writing Campaign at Dwight School Canada
Community Thanks
March 27th Rally at Legislature
Shawnigan Lake Watch
SRA PSAs on Chek TV
Shawnigan Residents Association
Become a Member Today!
Shawnigan Residents Association
Stop the SIA Contaminated Soil Permit
 SRA Legal Action Fund

Environmental Appeal Board Hearings 

The Environmental Appeal Board hearing dates are March 3 through 14 and
March 24 through April 4 (Monday to Friday) in Victoria at 747 Fort Street, 9am to 4pm

Public is welcome. The hearing room can accommodate about 20 viewers. Please attend and show your support
The SRA is working to have the hearings video streamed live.  Please visit our Facebook page for updates.

Show Your Support with a Sign!


Want to send a message???

Join us at Mason's Store on Saturday, March 1 between 11:00am and 1:00pm and pick up a sign to support our efforts to keep contaminated soil out of the Shawnigan watershed.  

We will have both the blue cardboard Save Shawnigan Water signs as well as our new vinyl Learn.Act.Donate outdoor signs (pictured right)

Donations welcome.




March 27th Rally at the 
Provincial Legislature

Mark Your Calendars!
A #SaveShawniganWater rally at the legislature in Victoria is being organized for March 27.  We are encouraging large groups to participate and are pleased to announce that Shawnigan Lake School will be sending their entire student body! Thank you Shawnigan Lake School!

Please check our Facebook Page events for details.
Volunteers are needed. Please email to sign up.


Letter Writing Event at Dwight School


Dwight School Canada invites the community to join them for a letter writing event on Tuesday, March 4th at 11:30 am!

Lets send a message to the provincial cabinet that the business interests do not outweigh the safety of drinking water for a community of more than 8,000 people.
The letter writing event will be an opportunity to have our voices heard and to come together as a community in this most crucial time.



Check Out Our Learn.Act.Donate PSAs on Chek TV


Thanks to the hard work of documentary filmmaker Paul Manly, Public Service Announcements have been produced and will begin running on CHEK TV coming soon!    



SRA Fundraising

Thank to the generous support of community members, businesses and others who care about the future of Shawnigan Lake, we have raised 65% of the estimated $200,000 needed for our Legal Action Fund.  We continue to seek your support!  No donation is too small.
The SRA has committed to ongoing fundraising actives. Our next fundraising event will be a Black & White Gala Fundraiser with Live Auction.  Details coming soon. 
Please support the businesses that support Shawnigan!
Shawnigan Lake School
The Black Swan Pub
Steeples Restaurant
Enjoue Esthetics (Cobble Hill)
Mason's Store
Bonterra Pizza
Shawnigan House Coffee
Esthetics by Lois (Shawnigan Village)
Epicure (by Cathy McKinstry)
Bridgeman's Bistro
Richard Shaw, Carver
Duncan Butcher Shop
Haven Hammocks
Dewar McCarthy & Company
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Lia Sophia Jewelry
Roger's Chocolates
Carol Anne Shaw, Painter
Whiskey Point Grill
Cowichan Valley Alternative School
Leola's Weaving Studio
Cowichan Pasta Company
Ananda Ayurveda Yoga
Come Over Rover Doggy Day Care
The Malahat Legion

The Cobblestone Inn

Lexington Spa (South Shawnigan)

Valley Health and Fitness
Monet Spa (Valleyview)
Newport Realty
Third Edition Gifts
Wear It's At
Amuse Bistro
Clay & Co Web Design & Development
Dave Vaesen RMT
Redwood Green Music
Renu Laser Inc
Pharamasave Mill Bay
InTown Creative
Dinter Nursery
Mixed Metal Mimi Jewelry
doTerra Essential Oils
CanLink Marine
Mill Bay Pizza
Fiddlestick Pottery
Just Jakes
Cuthbert Construction
Hands On Massage
Studio One Hair Professionals
Oughtred Coffee
Jamieson Vitamins


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 $20 per year and you can join or renew online or by clicking here



Shawnigan 'Lake Watch'

Submitted by Alison Philp, Program Coordinator, 

South Cowichan Community Policing


South Cowichan Community Policing has created a new program called 'Lake Watch'. Similar programs have been operating in other communities with great success and this program has the full support of the Shawnigan RCMP.  


Through consistent and verifiable reporting the RCMP will be in a better position to act on unsafe or unseemly conduct on the lake and to dispatch the Police Boat when necessary or follow up on complaints. This is a volunteer driven program that puts 'eyes and ears' on and around the lake and we are looking for residents and users of Shawnigan Lake to form an Action Committee.  


Members will advise on refinements to the brochure, the webpage, signage and tracking mechanisms as well as recruit volunteers to 'man' boat launches and track activities during the summer months. On our website under Programs you will find the webpage and tracking documents. The tracking will be a means by which to identify problematic boats and also for the CVRD to keep statistics on lake usage.


'Lake Watch' has the support in principle of the RCMP, CVRD, Shawnigan Lake - BC Parks, Transport Canada, The Shawnigan Residents Association, MADD and the Victoria Aqua Ski Club. This program is fully dependent upon volunteers coming forward and we'd like to hear from people who are interested in being on the new Action Committee and/or volunteering at the launches.


Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you by phone, email or in person at our Mill Bay Centre office.


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