The Leggats launched a Treat Week fundraiser for the SPCA. (submitted)

Cowichan Coffee Time: Honours, fundraising and golf

• Duncan’s Jizelle Balae, a student at Frances Kelsey Secondary, has won a $5,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.

The Association, a charitable organization dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles, unveiled the 170 students chosen to receive its post-secondary scholarships. These students are part of the 200 new scholars who will receive scholarships from the association this year.

Prem Watsa, the president of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada and a member of the organization since 2012, congratulated this year’s winners.

• Every member of North Cowichan council wore a pink shirt to their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in acknowledgment of Pink Shirt Day, which was coming up on Feb. 27.

Pink Shirt Day was started by two Canadian high school students in 2007 to raise awareness about bullying in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. As an organization and as council, North Cowichan participates in Pink Shirt Day as a symbol of the importance of being a respectful workplace.

• One family got together on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to take part in the annual SPCA Treat Week Fundraiser.

Treat Week is created out of National Cupcake Day. The idea is to raise money by baking and selling treats (cupcakes, cookies, etc.) for human consumption with all money received by donation and going towards your local SPCA.

Jeff Leggat, his 84-year-old mom Frances Leggat, sister Cheryl Baudin, and niece Kenzie Baudin put together a “street stand” to offer their home baked double chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies and ginger crinkle cookies. They set up at the corner of Canada Way and Government street facing all the cars and foot traffic.

“We had a wonderful time and got lots of honks, waves and dog ‘barks’,” Leggat said.

• The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board is pleased to introduce its 2019 board of directors.

Included are past president Don McClintock of Re/Max of Duncan, who passed the presidency to Kaye Broens of Nanaimo.

Also from Cowichan is director Blair Herbert of Royal LePage Duncan Realty.

• The Mid Island Seniors Golf Association (MISGA), have announced that they are now accepting new members into their association.

MISGA was established on Jan. 1, 1976 and has been in continuous existence for more than 40 years. During the golf season, each of 17 gold clubs, including Duncan Meadows, will host a tournament and invite participation by all members of MISGA.

The group currently comprises of more than 500 senior golfers from the various participating golf clubs in the mid Vancouver Island area. Membership in MISGA has recently been expanded to allow membership to individuals that are not currently members of an affiliated golf club. The cost to join MISGA is $5 initiation and annual dues of $5.

If you do not currently have a Golf Club membership, handicap registration is available by taking out a Public Player’s Club membership with Golf Canada, go directly to the website

The cost for the Golf Canada Membership is approximately $50 per annum.

The objectives of MISGA are to promote friendly competition among senior male golf players of the mid-Island area as a means of encouraging them to continue golfing as an active form of recreation.

Check out the MISGA website (, for further information.

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