Cobi de Vos

Cobi de Vos

Meet Cobi de Vos, our Smile of the Week for Aug. 20

Cobi de Vos fears those who don't respect the environment more than anything else in the world.

What’s your name? “Cobi de Vos”

What’s your hometown? “Guelph, Ontario, but we live in Chemainus now.”

What do you do? “I’m an author and a part-time teacher. I write screenplays.”

What do you like most about your community? “People who are willing to try new things.”

What was your proudest or happiest moment. “Recently, when we finally arrived on the Island last summer and the border guard said to us: “You’ve come to a good place.”

What scares you more than anything else in the world? “People who don’t respect the environment.”

If you were Empress of Vancouver Island, what would your first imperial proclamation be?

“My first imperial proclamation would be…oh, my goodness…to promote our local farmers.”