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Local businesses,Lake Days Road Hockey Tourney, Outdoor fires prohibited ...

+ Local businesses

The Footwear Centre now has lots of Baggallini hand-bags in stock in a variety of colours — from bright pink to teal to orange. There is also a new line of striped, washed -leather purses to check out.

Link & Company now offers hair extensions and hair tattooing by Jorge Hidalgo. Call 250-749-6710 and book a free consultation.

Remedy is pleased to offer Reiki treatments on Saturdays. For appointments, call Sue Potter 778-429-2910

+ Lake Days Road Hockey Tourney

Lake Days Road Hockey Tournament registration forms are available online at: www.cowichanlakedays.com. Games are Sunday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saywell Park. Categories are 4-6-year-olds, 7-10-year-olds, 11-13- year-olds, 14-16-year-olds and 17 – adult. The cost is $10 per player and that includes a hotdog or hamburger, T-shirt and kids a chance to win prizes.Helmets and protective gear are recommended. Waiver forms must be signed at time of registration.Teams need atleast four players and a goalie. Hand forms in to Kelly Bergstrom — call 250-749-4710 or email: lakecowichanroadhockey@shaw.caRegistration deadline is May 15.

+ Outdoor fires prohibited

Town of Lake Cowichan reminds residents that starting or maintaining outdoor fires in Lake Cowichan is prohibited. We need to take all precautionary steps to ensure that those with respiratory ailments do not have their health adversely affected.

In a study conducted by the Vancouver Health Authority, Lake Cowichan had the highest percentage of residents with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) of all the VIHA local health authorities. That is not a statistic Lake Cowichan should be proud of. Respect the right of your fellow residents to enjoy a cleaner air environment and avoid potential fines in the process.

+ Cell phone recycling

Cowichan Lake Community Services collects old cell phones that go toward a program that is a good cause via www.shelteralliance.net and CLCS receives some money from it as well. It’s a win-win program! Visit shelteralliance.net for more information or call Community Services at 250-749-6822

+ Local organic vendors presentation

Lake Bloomers Garden Club will host two local guest presenters at their next meeting on May 9 at 7 p.m. at St.Louis de Monfort Church on Fern Rd. They are Reindeer’s Natuarl Plant Food and Honeymoon Bay Herb and Garlic Company — both are local organic products.

+ Food Bank donations

Donations to this registered charity are recognized with a receipt for tax deduction purposes. Monetary donations can be made to the Lake Cowichan Food Bank by mailing a cheque to PO Box 1087, Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0.

You can also contact the food bank at: lakecowichanfoodbank@gmail.com

+ Heritage Days is coming

Lake Cowichan Heritage Days is May 18 and 19. The annual event’s logging truck parade starts at 11a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at O.K. Tire and travels to Saywell Park. The children’s decorated bicycle parade will commence in Saywell Park along with -story-telling of the legend of the Stin-Qua starting at 11 a.m.

Look for details in the May 16 issue of the Gazette.