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The young and the old promoting health in Lake Cowichan.
Tod Spooner and his daughter spend a sunny afternoon at the skateboard park on their custom-made longboard that Spooner built with his wood lathe.

Nominations still open for LC Community Awards

The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce continues to seek nominations for their annual Citizen of the Year and Nichole Stock Community Service awards.

The Citizen of the Year Award will go to an individual who has spearheaded a project that has benefitted the community as a whole.

Nomination forms can be found at the Visitor Centre and will be accepted until April 17.


Lake Cowichan School to host health fair

LCS will be hosting a health fair on April 16, designed to inform students and the community about health issues and opportunities in the area.

Grade 10 students will be presenting their research on various health topics and activities, and several local groups will be represented with booths. The event is open to the public.

To participate, contact Noni Battye at


Town receives age-friendly action plan grant

The Town of Lake Cowichan recently received an age-friendly action plan grant of $19,850.

The Town will be using the grant to hire a contract planner who will be looking at the needs of Lake Cowichan’s senior community, and how the town can continue to pursue the establishment of a seniors’ care facility in Lake Cowichan.


Cowichan optometrist receives award

Trevor Miranda, owner of Lake Cowichan Family Eyecare, South Cowichan Eyecare and Chemainus Family Eyecare was named the British Columbia Association of Optometrists Optometrist of the Year.

Lake Cowichan Family Eyecare is located on 44 Stanley Road.