EJ Hughes Place
The City of Duncan is honouring one of the Cowichan Valley’s most prolific artists, E.J. Hughes, by renaming the west-end of Station Street, between Government Street and the City Boundary, to ‘EJ Hughes Place’.
E.J. Hughes is well-known for his scenic renderings of British Columbia, most notably, the Cowichan Valley. He spent much of his life living on Vancouver Island with his last years being in Duncan. He passed away on January 5, 2007 at the age of 93.
Since the passing of E.J. Hughes, the City has been approached by several groups suggesting that the City honour this well known artist. With the recent re-alignment of the Station and Government Streets eastern intersection, the western portion of Station Street is even more disconnected than before from the eastern two blocks. It was felt by Council to be an opportune time to honour E.J. Hughes by re-naming the western part of Station Street to ‘EJ Hughes Place’.
A brief ceremony will be held at the corner of Government Street and Station Street (west) on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. E.J. Hughes’ niece will be in attendance. The public is invited to attend.