Our community in brief: April 22, 2015

Entrepreneurs young and old getting ready to sell their wares.

Palsson Elementary School’s grade four volleyball team recently finished their season with a handful of victories for Lake Cowichan. From left: Justice Charlette-Bird

Young entrepreneurs open for business at LCS next week

Lake Cowichan School students who have been participating in Powerplay Young Entrepreneurs, an educational program that helps students develop the tools needed to start their own business, are ready to display their business plans and sell products they’ve developed.

Residents are invited to attend the show on April 30 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the LCS gymnasium.


Spring Community Bazaar next weekend at CLSA

Cowichan Lake Recreation will be hosting another bazaar on May 2 at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena curling rink.

Residents can book a table to showcase their crafts, treasures and home-based business for $15.

Admission is free and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors open for setup at 8:30 a.m.

Call Cowichan Lake Recreation at 250-749-6742 for more information or to book a table.


Kaatza Art Group creating 2016 community calendar

After a positive response last year, Kaatza Art Group will be launching a 16-month calendar starting in September, with space for 17 local photographs.

The theme this year will be “celebrating the beauty of nature around Cowichan Lake.” Entry is free and photographers can submit three images to calendar@kaatzaartgroup.ca until May 8.


Cowichan News Leader Pictorial closes doors

One of the Island’s oldest newspapers, the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, officially closed its doors earlier this month.

The staff of the newspaper, which was published for over 110 years, had been on strike since last December.


Music in the Lake: Summer Nights emergency meeting

The organizers of Lake Cowichan’s annual summer concert series Music in the Lake will be holding an emergency meeting on April 28 at 7 p.m. at Country Grocer.

Mike Bishop, chair of the Cowichan Valley Community Radio Society, said that due to a lack of volunteer help and funding cutbacks event may need to change or stop.

The fate of the event will be decided at the upcoming meeting.

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