Ensemble Laude, directed by Elizabeth MacIsaac, is an award winning women's choir founded in 1998. They enchant their audience with a creative blend of medieval repertoire and contemporary choral works from around the world. In 2015 they won Second Place in the national CBC choral competition and in 2016 represented Canada at the international Choralies choral festival in France. In 2018 they were featured at the national Podium festival in St John's NFL as a Spotlight choir.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division