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Alex Apostoli, P.Eng., of AAE Structural Ltd., is a structural and seismic engineer and consultant. He designs and CAD drafts residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings as well as civil, marine and bridge structures. He is experienced in designing with steel, concrete, masonry, timber, aluminum and light gauge steel, and is conversant with the latest design codes for those materials. Alex's technical skills also include computer 3D solid modeling of unconventional structures, and static and dynamic 3D Finite Element Analysis of structures for gravity, wind, earthquake and other loads. In addition to new construction, he is experienced at upgrading existing buildings and has unique experience in the analysis and design of self- and suspension-supported fabric dome structures for industrial and cold climate use.
Contact: AAE Structural Ltd. 3791 Cavin Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6T2 Tel.:  (250) 748-7544 Cell:  (250) 715-5156 Fax:  (250) 748-7004 E-mail:  aaestructural@shaw.ca
Daphne and Bob Zeitz own the Blueberry Lane Farm, of which one-and-a-half acres is devoted to blueberries. The blueberry bushes (mostly Bluecrop) are seven years old. You can 'U-pick' by appointment between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or place an order for pick-up. These large, sweet berries are organically grown, and are ripe mid-July through early September. Please bring containers, if possible. Also available are garden produce and cut flowers (dahlias, lupins and sweet peas).
Contact: Blueberry Lane Farm 3955 Rowe Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6T1 Tel.:  (250) 748-0246 E-mail:  dlzeitz@shaw.ca
Tim and Jean Hale started the Cairnpark Nursery Services Inc. in 1996 with two greenhouses. Today, their operation has expanded to eight greenhouses and an open compound. They produce a variety of tree stock types and species for reforestation, as well as Christmas trees, hedging material, landscape trees and shrubs (both native and non-native). They also produce and sell hanging flower baskets (three varieties of fuchsia, plus cascade ivy leaf geraniums) and hanging baskets of mosses.
Contact: Cairnpark Nursery Services Inc. 3467 Glenora Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S2 Tel.:  (250) 715-0559 E-mail:  cairnpark@shaw.ca Web:  http://members.shaw.ca/cairnpark
Guy Colbourne of Colbourne's Woodcrafts is a fine cabinet- and traditional furniture- maker. He has been doing custom and spec work for private and corporate customers, using mostly local woods, since 1996. His products feature hand-rubbed finishes and range from entertainment centres, tables, bookshelves, cabinets and dressers to picture frames, mirrors, bowl- and spindle-turning. Japanese-style cedar soaker tubs are also available from this craftsman.
Contact: Colbourne’s Woodcrafts 4955 Waters Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S9 Tel.:  (250) 748-6641 Fax:  (250) 746-1922 E-mail:  colbourne@telus.net
The Cowichan Fish and Game Association has been in continuous operation since 1931, despite a name change early on. The shooting range scored second-highest in B.C. for government safety approval, and is used by the RCMP, game wardens and officers of the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, as well as by the general public. The Association runs a Junior Rifle Program, taught by an accredited instructor. Many graduates have gone on to win medals at the B.C. Summer Games. One member competes internationally, as she is one of the top women shooters in Canada. The Association also has an active co-ed Horseshoe League, hosts a free fishing derby/campout and pot-luck supper in Port Renfrew on B.C. Day every year, and each June, they celebrate Brown's Day with a campout at which they BBQ a whole pig. On Hallowe'en, the public is invited to their bonfire and fireworks display, with free hot- dogs and Hallowe'en goodies for the kids.
Contact: Cowichan Fish and Game Association 4295 Robertson Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S8 Note:  No `Robertson Rd.`street sign; follow Vaux Rd. to the end. Tel.:  (250) 746-1070 Cell.:  (250) 416-9013 E-mail:  tlduncan@uniserve.com Web:  cowichanfishandgame.com/
Dan and Regan Ferguson own Dragonfly Farm on which they grow certified organic veggies in their four greenhouses. They specialize in spinach, swiss chard and mixed greens for their wholesale customers, producing high-quality vegetables for both on- and off-season consumption.
Contact: Dragonfly Farm 4064 Vaux Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S7 Tel./Fax:  (250) 746-3970 E-mail:  spinach2u@uniserve.com
Glenora Store is the local general store, located at the four-way stop across the street from the community hall. The property at 'The Corners' has been owned for several years by the Ita Wegman Association of B.C. This non-profit group runs Glenora Farm Camphill Community, a 100-acre farm where people with deveopmental disabilities live and work with caregivers. In November, the Association took over the operation of the store and is now in the process of renovating. They will soon be opening 'The Corner Cafe' as well as bringing in local products for sale in the store. Already they are selling items made by the weavers in the weavery next door. All these products are made by farm companions with disabilities. If you have a product you would like to sell, please contact Katherine at the store Monday to Friday 2 to 5 p.m.
Contact: Glenora Store 3630 Glenora Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S3 Tel.:  (250) 746-5313 E-mail:  itaweg@shaw.ca Web:  www.glenorafarm.org/articles/           glenora-store-and-cafe
Godfrey Brownell Vineyards currently has twelve-and-a-half acres in grapevines on its 60-acre property. The vineyard uses neither pesticides nor herbicides. They sell oak-barrelled wines and 'bubbly' directly from the winery, and also supply a number of restaurants on the Island and in Vancouver. Godfrey Brownell is currently (2004) open daily (except Christmas) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for wine-tasting and tours. Guests can bring their own picnics, use the tables and chairs, and enjoy the shade and view. On summer weekends, food plates are available and oftentimes there is live music on the patio. The following wines are usually available:  Colette, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, French Oak Chardonnay, Merlot. Phone ahead re availability of the Wild Blackberry Classique.
Contact: Godfrey Brownell Vineyards 4911 Marshall Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6T3 Tel.:  (250) 715-0504 Fax:  (250) 477-5958 E-mail:  info@gbvineyards.com Web:  http://www.gbvineyards.com
The Ita Wegman Society runs Glenora Farms, Glenora Store and Glenora Weavery (the building beside Glenora Store). For more information, please see their listings for Glenora Farms and The Weavery (both under ‘Artists and Artisans’) and Glenora Store (above).
Grant Haynes is the owner/operator of Libra Tree Service Ltd. As a certified arborist, he offers professional tree care, including limbing, pruning, hazardous tree removal, selective clearing and view enhancement. Grant is licensed and insured, and is certified for B.C. Hydro work. His 55-foot aerial lift accelerates access to higher limbs and treetops.
Contact: Libra Tree Service Ltd. 4945 Waters Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S9 Tel./Fax:  (250) 748-4449 Cellphone:  701-3469 E-mail:  libra-tree@shaw.ca Web:  www.libra-tree.com
Contact: Sunflower Inn Bed-and-Breakfast 3415 Glenora Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S2 Tel.:  (250) 748-7920 E-mail:  sunflower-inn@shaw.ca Web:  www.sunflowerinn.ca
Sunflower Inn Bed-and-Breakfast has been around for 10 years. The seven-and-a- half acres include an orchard, pond and a labyrinth in a hay field. Bonus:  A hiking trail passes through the property. There are three guest rooms (two with balconies overlooking the pond). Your hostess, Joy Larson, provides a full breakfast and menu choices.
Twin Creeks Bed-and-Breakfast is Glenora's newest B&B . . . and one with a twist: Not only are guests welcome on their eight-acres of horse heaven, but so is the guest's horse. Twin Creeks' pastoral setting backs onto the Trans-Canada Trail, affording extensive opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird-watching or horse-riding. The private b&b suite boasts a bedroom, 3-piece bathroom, living room and recroom, complete with a ping-pong table, plus a hot tub for guests' use. The generous country- style breakfast offered by your host, Deb Macmurchie, ensures guests will be well- fortified for the coming day's activities. Guest horses have shaded pastures, a horsy playground, large sand ring, eventing practice area, 50-foot round pen, shelters and stalls at their disposal.
Contact: Twin Creeks Bed-and-Breakfast 4820 Marshall Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6T3 Tel.:  (250) 746-8769 E-mail:  twincreeks@shaw.ca Web:  www.twincreeks.ca
Twin Creeks Horsemanship lessons is about learning the horse's language, instead of the horse learning ours. It's about learning how a horse's mind works and recognizing that horses are herd animals who instinctively seek and depend on good leadership from their owner. Clients will discover what motivates horses, acquire ground skills, learn to ride safely and with confidence outside the arena, and develop a connected relationship with their horse.
Contact: Twin Creeks Horsemanship 4820 Marshall Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6T3 Tel.:  (250) 746-8769 E-mail:  twincreeks@shaw.ca Web:  www.twincreeks.ca
Vinoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar is located at the Zanatta Winery and Vineyards. Lunch is served during the summer month in our early 1900's farm house.
Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards has 30 acres devoted to wine grapes. The wine shop is open March to December but hours do change with the seasons so please call or visit the website for further information. All wines are produced from grapes grown on our Glenora vineyard. Specializing in champagne-style wines, we also produce a number of white and red wines.
Contact: Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards 5039 Marshall Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S3 Tel.:  (250) 748-2338 Fax:  (250) 748-2347 E-mail: winery@zanatta.ca Web:  www.zanatta.ca
AIRPORT JUST OUTSIDE GLENORA
Contact: Duncan Flying Club Kevin Maher, President Duncan Flying Club Duncan Butler Airport (on Langtree Road, off Glenora Road) Duncan, B.C. Airport Tel.:  (250) 216-8001 E-mail:  gary@action-ultralights.com
The Duncan Flying Club and its airstrip and hangars are privately run and funded. The airport is located just outside of Glenora. Transient tie-down accommodation is available. The airport is listed in the Canadian Flight Supplement.
Contact: Action Ultralights Unltd. Aviation Centre Physical address: Duncan Butler Airport (on Langtree Road, off Glenora Road) Duncan, B.C. Postal address: 3612 Braemar Drive Cobble Hill, B.C., V0R 1L4 Tel.:  (250) 216-8001 or toll-free:  877-644-8001 E-mails: Information: auu@action-ultralights.com Sales:  sales@action-ultralights.com Customer Support: support@action-ultralights.com Web:  www.action-ultralights.com
Action Ultralights Unlimited Aviation Centre Inc. is one of the many residents of the Duncan Airport located just outside of our community. Pilot Gary O'Brien and company flight instructors routinely fly visitors and prospective aviators on an aerial tour of Glenora. Their two airplanes (a Genesis and a Tecnam) each have Rotax engines. As well as renting and servicing ultralights, Gary and Ross run a Ground School for those wishing to become ultralight pilots.
Contact: Vinoteca on the Vineyard (at Zanatta Winery and Vineyards) 5039 Marshall Road Duncan, B.C., V9L 6S3 Tel.:  (250) 709-2279
Wild Goose Qigong Centre offers classes, seminars and private lessons in an 1800- year-old style of traditional Chinese exercise for health. Lee Masters has been a certified instructor since 2002 and teaches ongoing classes every Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning at the Rivendell Yurt on Bills Road. Everyone can benefit from these movements to bring more health and vitality into their lives. For those looking for something more rigorous, Lee also teaches a more dynamic style of martial arts movement for health called Chun Yuen Quan, which originates from the Northern Shaolin Temple. All are welcome.
Contact: Wild Goose Qigong Centre 'Rivendell' 5215 Bills Road Duncan V9L 6S7 Tel: 250 748 4060 Email: rivendellrhythm@shaw.ca Web:  www.wildgooseqigongcentre.com
Sadie Bartram of Inspiration Yoga offers weekly yoga classes, monthly Sacred Chant Circles and private yoga classes at Rivendell Yurt, 5215 Bills Road in Glenora.  Monday evening yoga classes integrate postures, breath, sound, meditation and visualization to increase health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. Classes are suitable for all levels. Weekly Yoga Classes:  Mondays 6:30-8:00 p.m. Sacred Chant Circle:  the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Sadie Bartram Tel.:  (250) 748-2089 E-mail:  sdbartram@gmail.com
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