PALM vintage clothing store opens in Shawnigan Lake – Lake Cowichan Gazette


A new store specializing in vintage and “pre-loved” clothing, home decor, organic smoothies, smoothie bowls and juices has opened in Shawnigan Lake.

The store, which opened last week, is called PALM and is located at 1770 Shawnigan Lake/Mill Bay Rd. where Beaux Bohème was located.

PALM, owned by Shawnigan Lake newcomer Cadie Piecuch, aims to reuse used clothing and other used items in a sustainable way, and use all organic produce in its smoothies, smoothie bowls and juice.

Piecuch also owns two online businesses, one in which she shares healthy plant-based recipes and the other is centered around litter-free living, and she said she’s always wanted to own a brick-and-mortar business. of mortar centered on a sustainable and healthy life.

“I have fun with it and having the company is a really good way to meet people and connect with the community,” Piecuch said.

“Shawnigan Lake is a great place to live and the community really supports small businesses like mine.

PALM is open Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

You can connect with the store on the Instagram account


Duncan’s Dairy Queen customers helped raise $15,500 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation on Miracle Treat Day on August 11.

Net proceeds from the 1,968 Blizzard treats sold in the restaurant that day, along with a number of donations, will go to BCCHF, one of 12 Children’s Miracle Network hospital foundations in Canada.

Miracle Treat Day is a 21 year tradition by Dairy Queens across Canada, working miracles for children and their families.

What’s collected locally stays local, so every dollar donated by Duncan’s Dairy Queen will go directly to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

“Thank you to our local customers and our hard working team, led by managers Emily and Marie,” the restaurant’s Facebook page said.

“So far this year, with Miracle Treat Day, donations to BCCHF total $20,292.”

Dairy Queen employees, franchisees, volunteers and stakeholders come together throughout the year to help raise funds that enable children’s hospitals to provide the best care possible.

Since the partnership began 38 years ago in 1984, Dairy Queen has become one of the largest contributors to the Children’s Miracle Network, raising over $46 million to date in Canada alone.


Economic Development Cowichan creates roadmaps to improve internet and cellular connectivity for four of Cowichan’s most underserved communities.

If you live, work or have interests in any of these regions – which includes Ditidaht First Nation, Cowichan Station, the Cowichan Lake region and Thetis and Penelakut Islands – then EDC needs your help to understand the aspirations your community and what happens you come back.

Join EDC for an in-person conversation to explore the ways connectivity and technology can improve your community or business, and discuss the barriers you need to overcome to achieve your digital goals.

“We are excited to find out how connectivity and technology can protect and increase what people love in these communities,” said Brittany Taylor, Acting Director of Economic Development Cowichan.

“One community might be interested in using agricultural technology to improve farmers’ livelihoods, while another might want to enable home-based businesses to reach customers around the world. Tourism, health care and distance education, and emergency response are other topics that could be discussed. »

EDC invites you to join the conversation.

You can register online at—-CVRD-Community-Connectivity-Conversations.html?soid=1103956636254&aid=dilltoxE-Ws for the sessions, which will run from September 13 to September 13, 17, focusing on the four underserved communities.

Visit to learn more about the project, or call 250-746-7880.

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