News tidbits; Poker Run on hold, and vote for Jackie Johnson

The 4th Annual Poker Run, which should have taken place last week, was cancelled.
Online voting for the British Columbia Ambassadors program is now open, with Cowichan Lake representative Jackie Johnson in the running.

Poker run put on hold

The 4th Annual Poker Run, which should have taken place last week, was cancelled.

The reason organizers are providing on their website, at http://islandoffshore.ca, is a lack of appropriate venue.

“Due to the growth of our 2010 year event, we have been unable to secure a big enough venue to hose the 2011 year event,” the website reads.

“Therefore, we are kicking it up a notch. With an extra year to plan our growth, our 2012 year event will come with a bigger and better venue, complete with an event calendar that will float anyone’s boat.”

Vote for Jackie Johnson

Online voting for the British Columbia Ambassadors program is now open, with Cowichan Lake representative Jackie Johnson in the running.

The 2007-2008 Cowichan Lake Lady of the Lake has proven herself quite ambitious. On top of competing in the province-wide ambassadorship program, she has a goal of entering the competitive field of dentistry, after several years of schooling, which she is currently in the midst of.

New to this year’s British Columbia Ambassadors Program is the People’s Choice Award.

Candidates can be voted for online, at www.bcambassador.com/peoples-choice.

As of press time, Johnson was in the lead for the People’s Choice award.

The winner receives a $500 bursary.