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A Site for Quench, The Centennial Fountain

“Quench,” our Duncan Centennial Fountain now has his own website. Since Quench is made from a mold, we will be able to create up to 25 more versions of him for sale to institutions, universities, embassies and cities all over the world!

These posts will not be as frequent as when this was the Duncan […]

..and into our Second Century

Our 100th year was finally over yesterday, March 3rd and what a year it was. The Time Capsule was buried next to the caboose on Friday, witnessed by a small group of councillors, public works crew and a couple of bystanders. Hopefully more people will show up when it is opened 25 years from now!


The First Youtube Video of Quench Unveiling

“Quench” is the name of our Duncan Centennial Fountain.

The KWAKWAKA’WAKW honouring chant starts at about 6:30. The first Official Drink was taken by Ken Slade of Drillwell, who drilled Duncan’s first wells 40 years ago.

The dog of distinction is Tony, with handler Cst. Henderson. Tony has found lost children, lost seniors […]

Quench was a smashing success

What a wonderful day it was on Friday for the unveiling of the Duncan Centennial Drinking Fountain! About 150 people showed up to witness Town Crier Ben Buss call the crowd to order and listen to speaker Dzawada’enuxw Chief Frank Nelson welcome the crowd. He and many of the family of sculptor Rande Cook were […]

Centennial Drinking Fountain Unveiling Postponed for a Week

After a morning meeting between team leader, Peter Lewis, sculptor Rande Cook and sculptor and casting expert Richard Gibson, the tough decision has been made to postpone the unveiling of the Centennial Drinking Fountain by one week.

The artists are determined to give us perfection. They are not willing to hurry through the final stages […]

Fountain is Nearing Completion

Meetings have been held between the fountain designers and developers and the staff at Public Works to make sure that everything will be properly in place for the fountain installation prior to October 26th.

The sculpture is complete and has been sliced into pieces preparatory to the creation of a mold and the casting of […]

Centennial Fountain on Schedule and Coming Along Beautifully!

Artist Rande Cook is starting to put the fine details into the clay that will be the basis for the mold for the Duncan Centennial Fountain. This fountain, which will compliment the City’s Totem collection will be a stand alone tourist attraction. The unveiling date is scheduled for October 26th at 2:00 pm.

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Watch the Opening of the Summer Olympics for Cowichan Valley People!

The Summer Olympic Games in London is being graced by three people from right here in the Cowichan Valley!

The opening of the Games will contain a water feature by Cowichan’s very own Peter Lewis, who is the designer of our Centennial Fountain. We are not at liberty to say what it is, but […]

The Centannial Drinking Fountain- The Dream Becoming Reality

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Rande Cook writes: “It is styrofoam. Now I start applying a clay base over it, into which I’ll sculpt the details. Lots of fun!!”

Last Minute Gifts for the Holidays

Do not wait for a vampire to make you immortal. Buy a brick or bench in Duncan City Square instead!

What to give someone who doesn’t need anything? How about Immortality??

Buy a brick or a bench with your name, then the name of your friend or loved one will be inscribed into it. […]