Famed Cowichan Painter Honoured with Street Name

Check out the Cowichan Valley Citizen here as they cover the unveiling of the street sign.

E.J. Hughes Place on CHEK TV News

Very nice, CHEK TV!! Well done…except it is not E J Hughes Street, it is E.J. Hughes Place!

E.J. Hughes Place Unveling Set for February 15th at 1:30 pm

EJ Hughes Place SignWe hope to see you at the unveiling of the E.J. Hughes Place street sign unveiling at the north end of the Round Building on government St.

Mr. Hughes’ niece, June Simpson will be in attendance as well as old friends and admirers of his work.

There will be a small reception to follow in the Valley Seniors’ Organization, where tea, coffee and cookies will be served.

Everyone is welcome and the event will not be a long one.

E.J. Hughes Place to be named in the City of Duncan

E.J. Hughes with Award

E.J. Hughes with Award

We have learned that Duncan City Council has decided to re-name Station Street, west of Government St., E.J. Hughes Place.  Janet Martinez of Excellent Frameworks is thrilled.

“That’s quite appropriate, and a great way to honour Mr. Hughes’ memory,” she said of the Order of Canada and B.C. recipient, who died at age 93 in 2007.

“Victoria has Emily Carr, and we also had one of the most famous Canadians here, and should certainly honour him,” she said, noting the street salute perfectly twins Hughes’ hundredth with Duncan’s Centennial year that ends on March 3, 2013.

It is to be hoped that once the planned for statue of Mr. Hughes is created, that it might be placed at the entrance of E.J. Hughes Place  near Government Street.