A successful sporting event – like a winning team – needs a magic mix of talent and support to make it happen.
You know your sport, and we know our communities. Let us help you put both together so your sport event is the best ever.
The Cowichan region has what it takes: proven ability at delivering high-calibre events, a huge volunteer base, excellent indoor and outdoor facilities and easy access for visiting teams.
Our warm climate sets Cowichan apart as a year-round sports destination. Set in the maritime Mediterranean climate zone, Cowichan experiences Canada's mildest mean temperatures, has less rain than other west coast areas and enough sunshine to make this a thriving winery region. It is no wonder the Coast Salish people called it the “Warmland.”
Our Sports Venues
Cowichan’s commitment to sports is evident in the number, quality and variety of facilities throughout the communities of Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, Lake Cowichan and South Cowichan.
More than 50 options include modern, state of the art sports centres, playing fields maintained to international standards, impressive facilities at the area’s private schools, plus numerous outdoor spaces for rowing and other water sports.
Just as a coach knows the rulebook, Cowichan knows the event playbook inside out, so we can help you put all the elements together.
We have a proud track record of hosting successful events such as the 1991 BC Winter Games and the 2005 BC Seniors Games. The 2008 North American Indigenous Games had 4200 participants competing in 14 sports, ably assisted by 2500 volunteers.
In July of 2018, the BC Summer Games were held in Cowichan. More than 2000 volunteers provided an exceptional experience for more than 2300 athletes who competed in 18 sports at 27 venues throughout the region.