This year, Cobble Hill Village will be host to a variety of events thanks to the newly formed Cobble Hill Event Society (CHES). This is a a group of citizens that I met over the last year who asked me if there was a way for more people to connect and meet each other.
These community builders and I have collaborated with CVRD parks, the Cobble Hill Farmers institute, local businesses and volunteers to bring some great events to the village.
The first ever Vancouver Island Homesteading fair is happening July 16th and 17th at the Farmers Hall grounds. It will feature free workshops ranging from bee keeping, canning fruit, veggie gardening and homeschooling. website coming soon.
The Cobblestone pub will help put on a weekend long road hockey tournament in the village which will feature a junior and adult league. (Date to be announced)
A new farmers market will be taking place each Sunday this summer starting June 5th from 10-3. There will also be family events happening with the market such as a cardboard building contest, petting zoo and games day.
Last but not least will be a free open air music night in the village every Thursday evening from 6-8. Bring a blanket, chair and basket to enjoy some music under an open sky.
CHES is looking for volunteers for these events and if you are interested in donating 2 hours of your time, please email email@example.com
I am really proud of this small group of people who are committed to making Cobble Hill a vibrant and attractive place to live. In working with citizens, businesses and our local government, I hope that this summer will see people come together and get to know each other.
Near the end of summer and after these events, I will be hosting a Cobble Hill Revitalization workshop. We will talk about what a new Cobble Hill can look like that is in line with the official community plan but gives a better idea of the types of infrastructure, businesses and amenities that could make the village a place where anyone would just want to hang out. I look forward to seeing many of you over the summer.