Lake Cowichan’s Ohtaki delegation recently returned from their trip to Japan with a gift from Ohtaki Mayor Kikuya — a glass samurai helmet which has been put on display inside of the council chambers.

Our Community in Brief – August 26, 2015

The Cowichan Watershed Board is seeking volunteers to join the Lower Cowichan River Cleanup.

Volunteers wanted for the Lower River Cleanup

The Cowichan Watershed Board will be picking up where the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society left off, with a cleanup of the lower part of the Cowichan River.

The cleanup is scheduled for this Sunday (August 30) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cover the area from Skutz Falls to Cowichan Bay. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Litle Big House, off River Road behind the Cowichan Tribes gymnasium. A barbecue lunch and prizes will be provided following the cleanup.

 

Downtown Market finishing first year

The Lake Cowichan Downtown Renewal Society has had a successful summer with their first event, the Lake Cowichan Downtown Market.

With summer coming to a close, organizers and vendors are preparing for the final day of the market, which will be held at Ts’uubaa-asatx Square on September 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Along with fresh produce from around the Cowichan Valley, the Downtown Market also features local craftwork and food vendors.

 

Sunfest music festival tickets now on sale

Organizers of the Sunfest Country Music Festival recently announced that Dierks Bentley would be headlining alongside Carrie Underwood at Sunfest 2016.

The musician made his Sunfest debut in 2012, though next year could mark his first time performing in the Cowichan Lake area, if the festival organizers’ are approved to move the annual festival to the proposed new location off the Youbou Highway.

Tickets went on sale this past Monday (August 24), will be valid at whichever venue is used and are available online at www.sunfestconcerts.com.

 

Wine and Cheese fund-raiser for Lake Auxiliary

The Lake Auxiliary to the Cowichan District Hospital is hosting a wine and cheese event to raise funds to purchase equipment for the maternity ward of the hospital.

The group promises a fun-filled evening on October 3. In addition to wine and cheese tasting, the event will also feature a fashion show, cash bar, 50/50 draws, silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets are available at the Footwear Centre (42 South Shore Road) for $20.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m.

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