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Welcome to the Cowichan Valley Car Picnic

a project of the Rotary Club of South Cowichan (Mill Bay)

and car enthusiasts from Vancouver Island

The Cowichan Valley Car Picnic was started by a group of friends in 1985, who decided it would be fun to take their cars for a drive through the country and stop for a Picnic Lunch somewhere. One of these was John Queen, who was a House Master at Brentwood School. He suggested we use one of the playing fields at the School. From this idea of a "fun" event for "Car Nuts" or "Petrol Heads"and their families. The Cowichan Valley Car Picnic grew into what it is today. The best "fun" car event on Vancouver Island and also the longest running.

This year the picnic will be held on:

Sunday, August 10 , 2014 ( our 29th year! )

NEW Location: Frances Kelsey School - Mill Bay

953 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road

Entry Fee: $15

All moneys raised are used to support local Rotary projects.

Once again the Rotary Club will provide a food concession.

Please contact David Knott for more information (250-743-1821) or dtknott@shaw.ca

For those driving in the Convoy, please meet at the Valley View Shopping Centre

(junction of TCH and Cobble Hill / Cowichan Valley Rd) at 10:30 am.

Convoy will leave at 11 am

updated: June 24, 2014


We were advised by Brentwood School that we will no longer be able to use their field for our car show. We thank them for their cooperation over the past 28 years. Our new location is Frances Kelsey School. We thank the school administration for allowing us to use the school for this community event.