3rd annual free Christmas dinner in Lake Cowichan

For the third year running, Lake Cowichan resident Eric Olson is kindly inviting the community to dinner on Dec. 25.

  • Dec. 21, 2011 11:00 a.m.

For the third year running, Lake Cowichan resident Eric Olson is kindly inviting the community to dinner on Dec. 25.

Olson and his family are hosting the event in the Centennial Hall from 5-7 p.m. on Christmas Day. There will be food for between 30-50 people. Last year roughly 35 people attended.

“It’s for fun. Our family has done well and we thought it was time to give something back,” he said.

Olson decided to pioneer the supper after realizing a great deal of Lake Cowichan citizens spend Christmas on their own. The supper is designed to get those out who may not have a family to celebrate the holiday with.

“It’s for anybody, especially anyone who is on their own or for elderly couples who might find it too much work to make dinner for themselves,” he added.

Olson noted they won’t have to outsource catering since him and he family have done it as a business.

“It’s something we can do easily,” said Olson.

Out of all of Olson’s admirers for throwing the party, he said his six-year-old granddaughter enjoys the free Christmas dinner the most.

“It makes me feel great. It makes my granddaughter feel great. She thinks it’s very special.”