The idea for creating the first community workshop in the Cowichan Valley was spearheaded by Elder Care Co-op member/owner John Dunbar, who, like many seniors (male and female alike), was downsizing his home of many years and, in the process, losing his workshop and/or space to pursue hobbies. The Cowichan Community Workshop Cooperative (CCWC) in partnership with The Hub at Cowichan Station are excited to offer the Cowichan Community Workshop. The goals of the workshop are to provide a safe, welcoming place for members to do recreational and utilitarian projects in a well equipped workshop.
Who is the Cowichan Community Workshop for?
Anyone is welcome to join the workshop (you must be 18+ to be a member).
Who operates the Cowichan Community Workshop?
Volunteer member/owners in the Cowichan Community Workshop Cooperative operate the workshop, in space provided by The Hub at Cowichan Station. You can join the Cowichan Community Workshop here.
How do I access the workshop?
To use the workshop, you must first become a member then you can schedule time in the workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Availability of the workshop depends on scheduling and a monitor being on site – check the events calendar.
What is a community workshop?
The goals of the workshop are to provide a safe, welcoming place for members to do recreational and utilitarian projects in a well equipped workshop. This kind of space is sometimes also called a makerspace.
Where is the Cowichan Community Workshop?
The Cowichan Community Workshop is at The Hub at Cowichan Station – 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6M5. The Hub is located in Cowichan Station, a couple kilometres south of the city of Duncan, about 1.5 km west of the Trans Canada Highway. (Just 8 minutes from Trunk Rd in Duncan.)