The Cowichan Lake Forest Cooperative has undertaken the construction of the Forest Workers Memorial Park in the town of Lake Cowichan. Major funds were provided by a Legacy Grant from Island Savings Credit Union. Other funds came from the Town of Lake Cowichan, IWA Local 1-80, WorkSafe B.C., Dorman Timber Ltd., Weyerhaeuser, Catalyst Paper, Lake Cowichan District Credit Union, New Landscapes, TimberWest Forest Corp and the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Coop. The park, in the centre of the Town of Lake Cowichan, is in honour of the workers in the forest industry who helped pioneer and develop the communities around the Lake.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, May 19th, 2007 during Heritage Days
For those who wish to support this memorial, we offer the opportunity for individuals, families, social groups, businesses and industrial enterprises to purchase a memorial brick which can be inscribed with personal names, company names or a message. A donation of $100.00 ensures that your brick will be mounted surrounding the park’s fountain (see FWMP brick form for details). Special bricks are inscribed for those who lost their lives while on the job. Brick forms are available here and at various locations around town. Including the Forest Cooperative office, Town office, or the Visitor Centre. All money raised from the sale of bricks will be used to purchase amenities for the park.
Bricks are laid, once a year in the spring; we remind the community that this opportunity exists by advertising in the local papers for 2 weeks.
Please consider a visit to this special park.
Feel free to contact CLCFC Office for further details by selecting the ‘Contact Now’ button.