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Lake Cowichan Canada Day organizers call for performers

Performers to receive and honorarium
Lake Cowichan’s Four Tenors entertain the crowd at Central Park in Lake Cowichan with popular cover songs on Canada Day, 2022. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Organizers of Canada Day celebrations at Lake Cowichan are looking for people who want to take the stage.

“We want to make this year’s Canada Day celebration in Lake Cowichan to be a big family friendly event,” said town councillor Carolyne Austin. “We have so many talented people in our communities around the lake that we would like to showcase.”

Rather than simply asking everyone to come and perform for free, Austin has partnered with the Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society (CLAC) and Country Grocer to make the event one that everyone will remember.

“We have budgeted some funds for this event that will allow us to at least give the performers an honorarium for their participation,” said Loretta Puckrin, treasurer of CLAC.

“Nothing makes children smile more than food and family fun,” said Kyle Wilkinson of Country Grocer. “That will be a part of our contribution.” Wilkinson also noted that the watermelon offered last year was a hit and will be part of the 2024 celebrations as well.

The Canada Day committee hopes to have up to 10 groups and individuals performing, each filling a 25-minute slot starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.

“For people and groups that would like to participate, we need you to send us a short video/audio clip of your performance. It doesn’t have to be just musicians, we are looking for all types of entertainment such as dance, comedy, magicians etc.,” said Puckrin.

Send your clips to with the subject line “Canada Day”.

Not-for profit groups are invited to attend if they can have a Canada Day themed participatory event at their table. Although you must register to have table space, there will not be a cost to participate. To register email Austin at

“Plans are still underway, and many more things will be happening, but we wanted everyone to know that they need to be in town on July 1,” Austin said. “If you have an idea that you think will make this day a special event that all the town can enjoy, please get in touch with me.”