Mayor appreciates patience during revitalization work

Many of you have probably experienced delays or have been inconvenienced by some of the work currently taking place.

Wow! It has certainly been a busy time — Lake Days, the new and outgoing Lady of the Lake royalty, Firemen’s Ball Tournament and 2012 Lake Cowichan Secondary School graduation, just to name a few. Congratulations to all of you.

Once again, the Lake Days Committee (Bob Day, chairperson) and its many volunteers have put on an outstanding event. The countless hours committed by each and every one of you is very much appreciated.

As outgoing Lady of the Lake, Jorden Matson, first princess Mary Batyie, and second princess Amber Bell, relinquished their crowns, it is abundantly clear that our community will remain well represented with their successors. Congratulations to our newest Lady of the Lake, Alicia Falls, first princess Sydney Allan, and second princess Nikki Gibson. Thank you to the outgoing royalty for a job well done.

The Lake Cowichan Fire Department may have defeated Duncan’s team to win the ball tournament recently in Mesachie Lake, but the real winners are all the individuals who are associated with the Fireman’s Annual Ball Tournament. Your contributions to Muscular Dystrophy are amazing.

The graduating class of 2012 and their families displayed a great deal of pride as they participated in the graduation ceremony. Well done students of Lake Cowichan Secondary School — good luck with your future endeavors.

The recently installed automated door at the post office has brought to our attention that our municipal office was also in need of one. We apologize to anyone who has encountered any difficulties wrestling with our doors, however, that should be a thing of the past.

Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for allowing me the opportunity to explain some of the Town’s plans at their last dinner meeting. Discussion and questions by chamber members was encouraging for us on council. It was great having you share in our excitement for upcoming improvements.

After years of discussing plans for downtown revitalization, work has now begun. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share your ideas and feelings regarding what you envision for your town. Many of you have probably experienced delays or have been inconvenienced by some of the work currently taking place. We appreciate your understandings, as progress doesn’t happen overnight. Every precaution will be taken to complete these projects with the fewest possible delays or inconveniences. Please be patient and bear with us.