Blog Thirteen: Armstrong pitches to packed hall at Cowichan campus (but did he get a sweater?)

We all know that CHF BC Executive Director Thom Armstrong is good at spinning a yarn, but how would that go over in the Cowichan Valley? Would his audience knit their brows as he extolled the virtues of the co-op model as “the solution to an affordable housing crisis in BC.”? Of course not – Thom was given a warm welcome and undivided attention in a packed hall at the Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus at a workshop aimed at laying the foundations for the Cowichan region's first housing co-op.

“Kudos to Cowichan Co-operative Connections.  They were awesome.  And the energy and enthusiasm for co-ops in the room (and in the valley) was palpable,” Thom reported.

All in all, a wild and woolly time was had by all. And about the sweater – Thom knows we’re just needling him...

Check out this piece in the Cowichan Valley Citizen for more about the purpose of the meeting.