Mark your calendars for Nov. 13. That’s the day of the big Lake Cowichan Christmas Countdown craft and bake sale.
It’s the kick-off event of the holiday craft show season and while most of the region’s events are being hosted by the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Lake Cowichan’s is being organized by volunteer Nadine Reeves.
“We’re aching for some fun in Lake Cowichan,” she said with a laugh.
Last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic but this year it’s a go with safety precautions, such as a mask mandate, in place.
Running from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Nov. 13, the sale will take up both levels of Centennial Hall on South Shore Road.
“Ours is the first one and we want to bring out the folks to have a fun time,” Reeves said.
The hall’s kitchen/concession will be open and more than 40 tables featuring vendors from all around the Cowichan region, from Victoria and more will be attending.
“I lucked out getting really good vendors,” Reeves said. “It’s been really positive. As soon as I posted it on Facebook for vendors it was really busy. There’s so much different stuff: local honey, glass blowing, woodwork and other stuff,” she said.
First Nations art and Cowichan sweaters will also be available.
Reeves hopes the community will get out there and enjoy the first craft show of the holiday season.
“It’ll be fun,” she said.
Entry will be granted with a donation of cash or non perishables to the Lake Cowichan food bank.