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Get ready for an eco-friendly extravaganza with the Downtown Duncan Earth Day event on April 20th, 2024! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Charles Hoey Park, this year's festivities centre around sustainable fashion choices.

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What to Expect at Duncan's Earth Day

The Goldstone Clothing Swap Tent

Following the success of last year's Clothing Swap Tent, it's making a triumphant return, sponsored by Goldstone Boutique! The Clothing swap tent promises a fun exchange of fashion finds so be sure to dig through your closets to find three pieces of gently worn clothing to trade at the Goldstone Clothing Swap Tent!  No stains, no rips, and everything clean! 

Goldstone clothing Swap Rules:

1- Bring up to 3 items of gently worn women's clothing (no shoes or intimates please).

2- Trade for up to three items in the tent.

The Earth Day Eco-Fair 

Explore the Eco-Fair, brought to us by PlentiFILL, where 15 vendors will showcase their eco-friendly services and products. From organic skincare to sustainable home goods, visitors will have the opportunity to discover and support businesses committed to environmental responsibility. This marketplace serves as a platform for promoting sustainable consumption habits and encouraging individuals to make greener choices in their daily lives. 

Technology Solutions, Goldstone Boutique, PlentiFILL, Vancouver Island Regional Library, Searl Soap Company, Small Footprint Farm, Cowichan Independent Living Resource Centre, Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society, Cowichan Green Community, CVRD, Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.

The Sustainability Showcase Stage 

The Sustainability Showcase stage will be another focal point of the event, where businesses and organizations will demonstrate and discuss their green products and initiatives. From innovative technologies to grassroots initiatives, these presentations will highlight the collective efforts being made to combat climate change and promote sustainability on both local and global scales.

11:00 AM:   Island Return It

11:30 AM:   Cowichan Green Community 

12:00 PM:   Cammy Lockwood, B.C. Green Party

12:30 PM:   Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

1:30 PM:     Technology Solutions

2:00 PM:     Cowichan Valley Climate Solutions Expo

The Earth Day Busker's Stage 

Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, the event will feature a Busker’s Station, generously sponsored by Wishes and managed by Jim Scales. Local musicians and performers will provide live entertainment, infusing the air with melodies and rhythms that celebrate the spirit of Earth Day.


11: 00 am John Forrest

11:30 am  Janet Falkner

12:00 pm  Amanda Armisham

12:30 pm  Lennon

1:30 pm    Chance

2:00 pm    Kaytee booger

2:30 pm    Malakai

DDBIA Business Awards

Once each year, we give each member an opportunity to get some richly deserved recognition for themselves and their staff.  The two DDBIA business awards are: 

  • the Excellence and Innovation award

  • and the BEST NEW Business [or Organization] award


Excellence and Innovation award eligibility criteria:  You are an active business or organization and have been operating in the downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area since May 1, 2022. 


BEST new business award eligibility criteria:  You are an active business or organization and have been operating in the downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area sometime after May 1, 2022.  The nomination process kicks off March 29 (will take about 20 minutes of your time to nominate your business) – more information to follow shortly.  ALL Nominees must attend the Annual General Meeting on May 13th. 

**This is a self nomination process, please fill out and submit the forms by clicking the buttons below

Upcoming Events

  • Applications for Duncan Days Vendors opens, April 22

  • Earth Day, April 20

  • Member Social, April 25 hosted by Cowichan Independent Living

  • DDBIA Business Awards – nominations open March 22nd.

  • DDBIA Business Awards – voting begins April 15.

  • DDBIA AGM and Business Awards Celebration – May 13

  • Duncan Days, July 12, 13 and 14.

  • Member Social, July 25 location TBD.

  • Member Social, November 7 location TDB.

  • Christmas Kick-Off November 22nd.

  • Christmas Contest Window Themes (two BIG PRIZES this year):  The Christmas Sweater OR West Coast Christmas. 

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