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The following are lifetime members of the Institute:

  • Jessie Anderson
  • Margaret Baird
  • Cobble Hill Legion – Branch 226
  • Marian Davies
  • Gerry Giles
  • John & Claudia McLeod
  • Gord Dickenson
  • Nellie Poelman
  • Romey Pringle
  • David and Shirley Thomson

Our Mandate

  • To promote rural life and the theories and practices of agriculture;
  • To promote public awareness of the role of agriculture in today's society;
  • To promote the management and maintenance of the assets of the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society on behalf of its members;
  • To promote and celebrate the legacy of agriculture;
  • To promote and support the education and participation of youth in agriculture.
  • To help support children, families and seniors of the South Cowichan area;
  • To provide an opportunity for those in South Cowichan to celebrate their local identity and character;
  • To celebrate South Cowichan's agricultural roots;
  • To showcase the agricultural bounty of the South Cowichan area;
  • To showcase the South Cowichan culture, industries and environment;
  • To create a greater awareness of the South Cowichan Region;
  • To come together once a year to have a great time with family, friends and neighbours.