Bob Day sports a stetson to show just how country Lake Days is going in 2013.

Bob Day sports a stetson to show just how country Lake Days is going in 2013.

Lake Days’ board picks western theme for 2013 event

New fun-filled event added to the week of celebration

Dust off your cowboy hats, rustle up a lasso, and mark June 2-9 in your calendar for this year’s Lake Days celebrations.

Lake Days Goes Country is the theme the Lake Days committee chose for this year’s event at its annual meeting, Jan. 28.

When asked how they came up with that theme, Lake Days chair Bob Day said they decided to have a raffle and get tickets for Alan Jackson at this year’s SunFest in Duncan as one of the raffle prizes.

“And of course we’ll have country music,” added Day, “As for the parade, people often like to have a theme to go by.”

As always, you can look forward to the Lady of the Lake Ambassador competition, as well as the soap-box derby and the exciting road hockey tournament.

Lake Cowichan residents can expect another fantastic parade and community fair at Saywell Park, with a logger sports exhibition.

“This year we will be adding one more fun- filled event called the Build-Sail-Bail,” said Day. “Teams of two will be able to use up to $100 worth of materials and have four hours to build a watercraft that they will have to compete against the other builders in a fun- filled race.”

The Lake Days committee also elected its 2013 executive at the meeting. Day is staying on as chair, secretary Eileen Pilkington will keep a record of the minutes of the meetings, and Laurie Johnson is the Lake Days’ treasurer.

To see all the details, go to cowichanlakedays.com or look for them on Facebook at Lake Days.