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These are some of the clients that Community Futures Cowichan has helped.

* Note: only clients who wish to be profiled on our website are listed.

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Bayview Brewing Co.

For Foodies & Beer Lovers Alike

Bayview Brewing opened in April 2022 in Ladysmith, BC, with a special focus on creating interesting sour beers. Their food program offers an eclectic selection of fusion cuisine that features fresh ingredients from local farms. Further, they offer a selection of local beverages alongside their own lineup of craft beer. Community Futures Cowichan worked with Bayview Brewing to secure them financing for renovations and other start up costs.

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A Refillery & Sustainable Living Store

PlentiFILL features carefully curated refills and low to no package sustainable replacements for all of life's single use products. PlentiFILL is on a mission to drastically reduce consumer waste in the Cowichan Valley, and they offer a wide selection of homewares, bath and body products, cleaning products, and so much more.

Community Futures Cowichan worked with this female owned and operated business to help them obtain start-up capital for their popular downtown Duncan business.

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GIDEON Plumbing

The Trusted Defender Of All Things Plumbing!

Gideon Plumbing has decades of experience waging war against - and declaring victory over - enemies of household plumbing systems. Gideon Plumbing has a skilled, friendly, easy-to-reach and quick-to-respond team that services the Duncan/Victoria (and nearby) area.

Community Futures Cowichan was able to help them fund the purchase of a new van, as well as other start-up costs.


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sugarwell offers new and preloved clothing in Lake Cowichan

Sugarwell is an exciting new clothing store located in Lake Cowichan.  Sugarwell offers both new and preloved clothing choices for everyone.

Cowichan is proud to have been a part of sugarwells' business financing process with funds for renovations and start-up costs.

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The Fort

Play games, eat good food, and gather with friends.

The Fort is a unique board game café & videogame café with yummy food and a licensed drink menu.  The Fort offers cozy chill vibes in the quaint downtown of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island.

At The Fort you can find classic, party, and modern board and card games, as well as retro and modern videogames from Atari and Nintendo up to virtual reality on the PS4 and Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch. The Fort is fun for all ages and has a selection of board games for purchase, too.

Community Futures Cowichan is proud to have been a part of their business financing process with funds for renovations and start-up costs.