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Love Where You Live



By Penny Meyer

The National Trust announced Duncan Train Station TLC as one of 10 finalists from across all of Canada and the only one on Vancouver Island for its Next Great Save competition sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

A public online vote starts on January 20 at 11 am PT and runs until February 22, 2023. People can vote once each day to save their favourite heritage place. The heritage site with the most votes becomes the Next Great Save and wins the $50,000 prize to be used to revitalize a heritage place! The winner will be announced on February 23, 2023.

The Duncan Train Station is a heritage building and a landmark in downtown Duncan. The Cowichan Valley Museum is housed in the station, and attracts visitors locally and from around the world. The building is showing its age, and needs TLC.

The Cowichan Historical Society, charged with looking after the train station, has a plan to restore the train station to its former glory and reduce the building’s carbon footprint. The $50,000 prize from the Next Great Save would help them to make that plan a reality.

This is a call-out to all Vancouver Islanders to show their support for this heritage building by voting for us starting on January 20. Head to https://nationaltrustcanada.ca/what-you-can-do/nextgreatsave to help save this Cowichan Valley treasure!

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