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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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Mill Bay PROCESSORS Put the Island First

Trans Canada Hwy, Mill Bay, BC Canada

Poultry demand is up and small-scale poultry production on Vancouver Island has become stagnant over the last few years.  With our population growing, we now only have 3 days of food in the system.  Mill Bay Processors looks toward aiding the local farming community in securing our food chain and improving accessibility while leveraging its processing capacity to grow the industry.

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Blue Dog Kayaking offers a premier adventure for water enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable paddling experience. Nestled in scenic coastal surroundings, Blue Dog Kayaking provides a range of guided kayak tours that cater to both novices and experienced paddlers. Their expert guides not only ensure safety on the water but also share their wealth of knowledge about local marine life and ecosystems, adding an educational dimension to the adventure. Whether it's exploring hidden coves, navigating through tranquil waters, or witnessing breathtaking wildlife, Blue Dog Kayaking creates a perfect blend of excitement and serenity. With top-notch equipment and a commitment to sustainable practices, Blue Dog Kayaking invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while enjoying a thrilling and eco-friendly kayaking experience.

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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.