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Confucius Statue Honours Chinese Community

In the last Duncan Centennial event, a bronze statue of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius was unveiled on October 4th. Donated by the family of Wah Sing Chow, the statue is seven feet high and stands in China Gardens Park on Government Street, close to where Chinatown used to be located.

Family members flew in from […]

..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!


Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tribute

As we come to the end of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, we thought we would share this with you. It is an incredible 3 minute video of the life of an amazing woman. Enjoy

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 […]

Cowichan Community Kitchens and Duncan Centennial


Jubilee Gardens in Centennial Park

As a legacy of Cowichan Community Kitchens 20th Anniversary and the City of Duncan’s Centennial, CCK are partnering to build an outdoor Community Kitchen Centennial Park.

They are excited that the BC Arts Council has come forward with funding for part of this project.

The kitchen will include […]

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 Totem Pole

Calvin Hunt delivered the maquette last night. It is 34″ high and the completed pole will be 34′ tall. The figures, in order are, The Eagle, The Guardian Spirit, William Chalmers Duncan, the Thunderbird, the Orca and the Chief Maker. The Chief Maker is a woman and this figure honours all women.

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"Duncan's V.I." Exhibit Opening

In celebration of the City of Duncan’s Centenary in 2012 the Duncan BIA, in partnership with the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives and the Centennial Committee of the City of Duncan, is pleased to announce the official opening of a new outdoor historical exhibit, Duncan’s V.I. – the story of the settlement of Duncan. The […]

Still Time to Register Your Centennial Baby

We thought we would have had dozens of Centennial Baby applications by now, but we only have five! Anyone with a Duncan (V9L) postal code can come in and fill out an application at city hall, or download the application here.

Bring the application, along with a photo of your baby, or you and your […]

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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